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Samsung launching Galaxy Note 4 in September

Published by on Aug 7th, 2014, 1 Comment

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We have recently learned that Apple will likely reveal the iPhone 6 on September 9th, but it seems that we will be seeing another massive reveal the week before.

This is the time of year we usually see a lot of OEM’s release flagships before the holiday season starts, and Samsung will do the same this year as they have in previous years. They will release the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at IFA on September 3rd. (more…)

Report: Apple to hold media event on September 9th

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Finally, we have a (possible) date for the much anticipated iPhone 6 launch event – that is if these reports are to be believed.

According to various news sources, Apple has scheduled a “big media event” for September 9th and, by looking at all their previous September media events, this might be the day that we finally get introduced to the new iPhone 6.

The possible event was first reported by Re/code and quickly followed up with reports by Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Now, as we know, these sources are usually on the ball when it comes to rumours.

However, nothing is set in stone unless Apple officially confirms – which, as you may have guessed, they haven’t.  (more…)

Apple announces line up for iTunes Festival 2014

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, 2 Comments

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It’s that time of the year again – where we can all get excited about a month long music festival streamed directly to our smartphones. It’s time for the 2014 iTunes Festival.

Today, Apple announced the first batch of artists set to perform at this year’s festival which is being held in London, instead of the US as previous years.

The festival will take place in Camden in north London at the world famous Roundhouse venue all throughout September, from the 1st to the 30th.

As Apple says, the festival promises to bring us 30-days of exceptional performances by some of the world’s best artists; the likes of which include Pharrell, Maroon 5, Kasabian, Sam Smith, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and even legendary, Debbie Harry fronted rock band, Blondie.

But don’t get too upset if you don’t see your favourite performer on that list, Apple will gradually announce more acts as we get closer to the date.  (more…)

LG G3 Launch – Return of the King?

Published by on Jul 18th, 2014, 4 Comments

LGG3The hype train that is the LG G3 has finally hit our South African shores! Last night saw LG unveil their latest flagship device to the South African media at The Venue in Melrose Arch Johannesburg. Since the launch of the LG G2 last year the LG SA marketing team has certainly stepped up their game. They have been focusing on forming partnerships with the media, tech influentials and their immediate service provider partners. The venue, people and setup of last night’s launch spoke volumes of the growing confidence LG has in their smartphone offerings. Last year many people rated the G2 king of the hill. Will the king return in 2014? (more…)

Samsung teases new Exynos announcement

Published by on Jul 10th, 2014, No Comments

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Not much has been said lately about Samsung’s Exynos processors and for good reason. The Qualcomm variants of all their phones are much preferred the world over, even though the Exynos processors are “octa-core” (which it really isn’t, simply a marketing gimmick). (more…)

Germany’s crushing of Brazil becomes most tweeted sports game ever

Published by on Jul 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Last night’s World Cup 2014 semi-final between Brazil and Germany was unlike anything we have ever seen before. It almost felt unreal, as Germany absolutely destroyed Brazil and in the process, broke 200 million Brazilian hearts.

But besides breaking hearts and (hopes and dreams), this historical game also broke many a record, including becoming the most tweeted sports game ever.

Some are calling it one of the biggest disasters in football history, as the Germans completely crushed the host nation 7 – 1 in the first of this year’s semi-final matches. And while the Brazilians lost terribly, it was clearly a win for Germany – and Twitter.

Not surprising, the previous record for the most tweeted sports game ever also involved Brazil at this year’s World Cup. When Brazil took on Chile on the 28th of June, it was a nail biting finale as the game ended in the dreaded penalty shoot-outs.

This game racked up an astonishing 16.4 million tweets. However, last night’s unbelievable game more than doubled that of the Brazil, Chile game. Amidst Brazilian humiliation, their shocking loss racked up 35.6 million tweets – officially making it the most tweeted sports game in history.  (more…)

Launch: Alcatel Onetouch Idol Alpha

Published by on Jul 4th, 2014, 2 Comments

image3Alcatel is back with a bang! Some would argue that they have never left, but within the dog eat dog world of high-end smartphones they have never really featured. Until now. Bandwidth Blog was invited to join Alcatel at the launch of the Onetouch Idol Alpha (quite the name!) at Urban Tree in Sandton this past Tuesday (1 July). Alcatel are throwing down the gauntlet at the major smartphone players challenging them to produce a high quality and extremely capable smartphone at a fraction of the price.

The Idol Alpha will be available in SA quite soon (next week in fact – Monday 7 July) at all the major networks. But the launch night was all about the celebration of 4 years of hard work and the determination of the Alacatel SA team. (more…)

Windows Phone 8.1 and Nokia Lumia(s) Launch Event

Published by on Jul 1st, 2014, 3 Comments

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After a warm welcome from Microsoft’s Communications Manager, Leo McKay, we were told about how Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia brings the mobility of Nokia and power of Microsoft. It is a new partnership meant to bring the best of Microsoft and Windows Phone to a mobile device, making your life as easy as possible without being intrusive.

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