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RSAWEB Launches 50 mb/s ADSL – SuperPIPE

Published by on Sep 6th, 2012, No Comments

Local Internet Service Provider (ISP) RSAWEB announced today the release of their new aggregated ADSL product, aptly called SuperPIPE, which can deliver download speeds up to 50 mb/s.

SuperPIPE works by aggregating multiple ADSL lines into a single fault tolerant high speed connection of up to 50 mb/s that can be managed as simply as if it was single ADSL connection.

Rob Gilmour, MD of RSAWEB said ‘Telkom have been far too slow in rolling out faster speeds for business and consumers alike, and although they have just announced their 20 and 40 mb/s ADSL pilots – we know that this will be unattainable for many and limited to certain areas. We are launching SuperPIPE to fill this gap in the market.”

Gilmour went on to say “Some of our competitors have launched bonded ADSL products to the market, however we have taken a different approach by placing hardware onto either side of the Telkom IPC (ADSL) network in order to ensure a quality high speed experience. We are delighted to be able to offer the first truly aggregated ADSL product to the market which performs very well for both uploads and downloads alike.”


Nokia Announces Latest Lumia Flagship Phones

Published by on Sep 6th, 2012, 10 Comments

Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, which includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.

“Nokia PureView continues to deliver cutting-edge technology to make it possible for a smartphone camera to take the kind of images usually only seen on a standalone SLR camera,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “With the Nokia Lumia 920 we have made it possible to shoot pictures and video at home, outdoors, in a restaurant or even at night, and come out with professional-looking results.”

“We view imaging as a core area for differentiation in the smartphone space,” said Crawford Del Prete, Executive VP WW Products and Chief Research Officer, IDC. “Low light photography has been a weak point for smartphones. Nokia has addressed this with PureView to create real customer value. By applying its rich expertise in imaging Nokia has created a best of breed experience for everyday use.”

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Possible reveal for Amazon phone tomorrow

Published by on Sep 6th, 2012, No Comments

According to The Verge, among the devices expected to be unveiled at a press event tomorrow in Los Angeles, is the Amazon smartphone.

Two of the devices, namely the updated Kindle Fire and new backlit “Paperwhite” Kindle e-reader, had already leaked online ahead of the event but the company’s smartphone could be a surprise addition.

While the phone itself has already been confirmed for production, there has been no indication of a reveal date.

According to The Verge the phone “runs a variant of the Kindle Fire’s Android-based operating system.”

However, sources have revealed that the phone isn’t entirely finished either and so few details would be revealed if the device does make an appearance at all.

Chinese company threaten to sue Apple over knockoff

Published by on Sep 5th, 2012, 1 Comment

Sometimes you can’t help snicker when you read a small titbit on the web. Almost everyone in the tech world is really getting tired of Apple suing anything that moves when it comes to mobile gadgets and we certainly want all of it to stop. But I find this hilarious.

Last week at IFA a Chinese company called GooPhone showed off a device based on the leaked images and rumours about the iPhone 5. And yes, they are really going to sell this device, in the picture above. But not just that, they are actually threatening Apple with lawsuits in China, with their device already patented there.


Galaxy S3 becomes top selling smartphone in U.S.

Published by on Sep 5th, 2012, 4 Comments

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has recently surpassed Apple’s iPhone 4S as the top selling smartphone in the U.S. in the month of August. This is the first time this has occurred since the iPhone was launched in October 2011.

This is an interesting result, as Apple attempted to impose an injunction on the Galaxy S3 to prevent it from entering into the U.S. before its scheduled launch date on 21 June on the grounds that the popular smartphone infringed on two of its patents.

More recently, Apple wants the court to add the S3 to the list of devices that were banned in the U.S. in a big case they won just the other day.

With the much anticipated release of Apple’s next generation iPhone, expected to take place on 12th September in San Francisco, it is anticipated that this lead will be short-lived however.

This was according to an analyst Michael Walkley who also commented that according to some U.S. service providers, iPhone sales have been soft ahead of the launch of Apple’s next iPhone, as buyers hold out for it, allowing the Galaxy S3 to catch up on sales and take the lead.

This remains to be seen, once Apple has unveiled its latest iPhone.

The table below, indicates the Top 3 Selling smartphones in the U.S. by service provider from May to August 2012.


Apple announces special upcoming event

Published by on Sep 5th, 2012, No Comments

According to The Loop, Apple sent out invitations on Tuesday to various media for an upcoming event that will be held in San Francisco on September 12, 2012. The Loop was also a recipient of this very special invitation.

The event will begin at 10am PDT at the Yerba Buena Center.

As is with these secretive invitations, while no other information was revealed, it is expected that Apple will announce its next generation iPhone at the event.

Next Nokia Lumia to feature Wireless Charging

Published by on Sep 4th, 2012, 5 Comments

The rumour mill is in full force today, with specs for Nokia’s next Lumia smartphone showing up everywhere. We have always been big fans of Nokia’s Lumia range – we love the great looking hardware and great Windows Phone interface, but it was let down somewhat by Windows Phone 7′s poor multitasking and slow uptake of apps. Microsoft is hoping to change that with Windows Phone 8, and Nokia is these days Microsoft’s new best friend.

The upcoming Lumia 820 and 920 will arrive in the near future – both sporting Windows Phone 8, with the 820 featuring a 4.3 inch screen, and the 920 a 4.5 inch screen. The 920 carries a similiar look to the older Lumia 900, while the 820 will have more rounded corners. The big news is that these phones will apparently have Pureview lens technology (remember that Nokia phone with the insane 41 Megapixel sensor?), but maybe not at the same level as the original PureView cameraphone – this time it will have a 8MP camera, but it will use some of the PureView tech for image stabilisation.


New iPad Mini mockup pics published

Published by on Sep 4th, 2012, 4 Comments

Apple.pro recently published photographs of a mockup of the upcoming iPad Mini on its site.

The mockup of the device, expected to be launched in October, features a thinner bezel around the screen than originally speculated, a smaller dock connector resembling that of the next-generation iPhone, larger speakers and cellular data antenna.

Take a look at the images below: