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Boeing’s Supersonic Airliner

Published by on Apr 29th, 2013, 1 Comment

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When the Concorde was grounded in 2003 it brought to an end a golden era of supersonic air travel. The fleet was grounded because it became too expensive to run and maintain after a tragic accident made it clear that there were some weaknesses to the aircraft never before seen. Another problem the hook-nosed airliner had was that because it was so excruciatingly loud it could only fly certain routes.
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Samsung Galaxy S4: Jozi Launch Event

Published by on Apr 29th, 2013, 1 Comment

The Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour arrived in South Africa on the 25th of April 2013. Bandwidth Blog attended both the press briefing and spectacular public launch!

Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour arrives in South Africa.

Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour arrives in South Africa.

Arrival

I actually slammed my jacket shut in my car door trying to hastily make my way to the Sandton Convention Centre where Samsung was about to launch the Galaxy S4. No, I wasn’t late, which actually would be a conceivable excuse with the Joburg traffic these days, rather I was just so excited about this much anticipated launch that I probably looked like one of those kids on Reggie’s Rush. My excitement was fuelled by the enormous marketing hype created by Samsung and the fact that this was my first launch as a member of the media. The launch was held at the world class Sandton Convention Centre and even before entering the building I was greeted with a strange sight. Initially I thought it was balloons, but on closer inspection some Samsung kitted promo staff were creating big number “4s” out of bubbles! Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour had arrived in Jozi. (more…)

BWB TV Review: HTC One (Video)

Published by on Apr 29th, 2013, No Comments

 

It is no secret that HTC has been in some trouble in recent years, and their recent phones have been dwarfed in sales compared to companies like Samsung. The fact of the matter is that HTC does not have the marketing muscle of companies like Samsung and Apple, but their previous HTC One X was still amazing (and our favourite Android phone of 2012).

And here we have HTC’s latest flagship, this time around simply called the “One”. So does it have what it takes to become the best Android phone on the market?

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HTC One Review – the New King of Android Phones?

Published by on Apr 29th, 2013, 24 Comments

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It is no secret that HTC has been in some trouble in recent years, and their recent phones have been dwarfed in sales compared to companies like Samsung. The fact of the matter is that HTC does not have the marketing muscle of companies like Samsung and Apple, but their previous HTC One X was still amazing (and our favourite Android phone of 2012).

And here we have HTC’s latest flagship, this time around simply called the “One”. So does it have what it takes to become the best Android phone on the market?

Body

The HTC One is the best feeling phone I have held in years. It is as simple as that. While it is indeed big, it is still quite comfortable to use. It is basically reaching the limits of what you might say is a comfortable phone to use, and I suspect most people will use it with two hands. Despite its rounded back, it never feels slippery in your hand due to a few well placed ridges (the previous One X felt particularly slippery).

I have always been bothered by phones that just simply don’t feel like high end devices. The HTC One is a perfect example of what a flagship phone should feel like. The front and back is made of aluminium, and it really feels like a real upmarket phone. It has chamferred edges which contrast well with the matte steel finish. (There is also apparently a black version arriving soon.)

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FNB offers Samsung Galaxy S4 deal

Published by on Apr 26th, 2013, 6 Comments

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In a deal valid until 30 June, FNB today added the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its range of smartphones along with connectivity, content and data in a deal worth over R6 000.

“New customers who switch to FNB can get the Samsung Galaxy S4 at a 16% discount with 24 months to pay. We have also included various data options in this deal to enable digital banking, and have included ‘voice’ to meet our client demand” says Kartik Mistry, Head of Smart Devices at FNB’s Core Banking Solutions.

New FNB customers who take up the Samsung S4 before the end of June 2013, will receive: (more…)

Vodacom launches Samsung Galaxy S4 in SA

Published by on Apr 26th, 2013, 9 Comments

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Vodacom has announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in SA which will be available from 27 April 2013.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced at an event in Sandton on 25th April (Bandwidth Blog attended so watch this space for an upcoming review of what took place.)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be offered on a special deal at R429 per month on a Smart S plan that includes 75 Anytime minutes, 75 MB Mobile Internet and 150 Anytime Text. Customers can also receive additional benefits including: double the data on Mobile Internet for the first 2 months of the contract, free Voicemail 2 SMS for 3 months valued at R35 per month and free in-store set up from the Vodacom crew.

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Apple’s WWDC Conference sells out in record time

Published by on Apr 26th, 2013, No Comments

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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled to kick off on 10th June until 14th June 2013 in San Francisco is sold out.

Tickets for the annual event, that went on sale at 10am Pacific Time on Thursday, sold out in a record two minutes after which Apple posted a notice on the website saying “Sorry, tickets are sold out.”

The demand for tickets to attend the WWDC has increased over the years. In 2008 tickets sold out in 2 months, in 2009 in one month, in 2010 in 8 days, in 2011 in 10 hours and in 2012 just two hours.

For the first time, tickets could be pre-ordered for the event for developers in the various time zones in the U.S.

Another first for this year’s event is that Apple will apparently be making session videos available during the conference for those who are unable to attend.

MWEB Gaming launches Team Fortress 2 Competition

Published by on Apr 26th, 2013, No Comments

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MWEB Gaming is running a Team Fortress 2 (TF2) ladder competition in May where the winner will walk away with a full size 355 game arcade machine.

In a ladder tournament, players are listed as if on the rungs of a ladder and the objective is to reach the highest rung. The tournament proceeds via a system of challenges and any player can challenge a player above him or her on the ladder. If the lower-placed player wins the match, then the two swap places on the ladder. If the lower-placed player loses, then he or she may not challenge the same person again without challenging someone else first.

“We decided on the Soldier class for our first ladder,” says Desmond Kurz, Online Gaming Manager at MWEB. “The Soldier class is exciting to watch and extremely fun and easy, especially for new players. Hopefully the easy class and simple tournament mechanics will encourage new players to try out the game and compete. If the TF2 community shows enough interest we will look at hosting other competition formats.” (more…)

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