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I was going to write a first impressions article, but we all know this is not the first time I am meeting this beauty. I happened to have been there at the launch of the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 in Abu Dhabi and got a first hand desert treatment during Nokia World Abu Dhabi at the St Regis Hotel. So this is just about what you get when you open the box, beyond the...

Nokia today at Nokia World added three more devices to it’s Asha lineup, the Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503. The latter of the three is a 3G device. Nokia was clear that the imaging capabilities in a smartphone go unrivalled at every price segment. below are the images of the Asha 500 Asha 502 and Asha 503. ...

Posted on Aug 12 2013 - 5:32pm by Martin Gicheru
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I like reviewing beautiful phones, particularly if they come in beautiful colours. I assume that by now you are aware that I like Cyan colour. The Lumia 520 I reviewed earlier could well be a hint. Now this is in the low end, the devices that you would buy for your mothers or fathers. Today we have a look at the Nokia Asha 210. Announced on the 24th of April, the...

Nokia unveiled the the Nokia Asha 501 in India on May 9th, the first device on the new Asha platform that is an upgrade from Series  40 OS as we previously knew it. Asha platform is a blend of Series 40 and Smarterphone OS that was acquired by Nokia some time ago to improve the experience on the low end devices. Nokia also pushed in a new user interface called fast...

It’s been a week since I got the Blackberry Z10 for review. As usual, I love talking about my first impressions before I give the complete review of the exterior and the entrails of the device. Launched on the 30th of January, the Blackberry Z10 was the mark of a turn-around by RIM which on the same day was renamed to Blackberry. Blackberry Z10, together with...

Today we received the developer preview device from  Mozilla and found it an interesting device. Doing things differently from what we previously had. This is the first Gesture UI device I am playing with outside of Nokia, and it feels pretty different. The device I have with me here is the Geeksphone Keon. Below are the device specs: CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1...

Lumia 720 and 520 were announced at Mobile World Congress late February at Mobile world Congress. These were meant to be the mid range device and entry level respectively. Priced at Kshs 29,000 ($346) for the Lumia 720 and Kshs 16,000 ($191) for the Lumia 520 in Kenya, each has a customer segment they seek to address. Both have their own compromises to be priced...

I was quite eager to get my Galaxy S4 a case as soon as it arrived in my hands that as soon as cases were available online I made my request from Mobile Fun. The one I found to strike a balance between fit, sleekness and care for my device was the Olo Cloud case by Casemate. I chose the black one since I had a preference for the Black Mist Galaxy S 4 over the frosty...

Samsung earlier this year unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 at Mobile World Congress to bring the stylus to 8 inch devices. The device has since been launched in India as Galaxy Note 510 and later on announced at Samsung Africa Forum. This is one device that seeks to bring productivity to the smaller screen tablets. Previously, the S-Pen was available for the Galaxy Note,...

Samsung Galaxy Camera’s official accessories were showcased earlier this year at CES 2013, and they include the Wrist Wrap, Premium Pouch, Carrying case, Allshare Cast Dongle, Battery Pack and Screen Protector. Some have rolled out to most markets like the premium pouch we have here and others are still shipping. The Wrist Wrap is available in four colours,...

Samsung Galaxy S 4 was unveiled on the 14th of March and will be launching on the 26th of April in South Africa among other markets. Here in Kenya it will launch a few days after that. I have since laid my hands and eyes on this beauty and we have some awesome shots I took showing the design, build and a few features. The Galaxy S 4 is a 5 inch full HD display device,...

In this age of mobile computing, almost everything we do is expected to occupy as little space as possible, while at the same time ensuring the essentials are catered for. The uptake of the Ultrabook  as main PC is quite enough evidence of this. The average passport holder is a long sheath that covers the boarding ticket in it’s wholeness. Well, that does it’s...

Samsung released the Galaxy S III mini in a move that seemed like one to appease the spirits of those who felt the Galaxy S III was a tad too large for their hands. At 4 inch Galaxy S III mini comes some 0.8 inches smaller than the Galaxy S III. There were also a few compromises made to the Galaxy S III mini, these being the screen resolution, the processor capacity,...

 I met with the Galaxy Grand in Cape Town prior to the Samsung Africa Forum at a welcoming party at Shimmy Beach Club, a restaurant by the port beach. It was a short lived moment as the device was going to be announced for the South African Market the next day, meaning the rest of Africa will have it in the shops in the next few days. Some like Nigeria already...

I have the Samsung Galaxy Music for review, and before we delve deep into the cores of architecture and design, I thought we should see the device all round. Basically what you will see in the first one hour after opening the box. I have included all box contents, minus the Galaxy Music Case I reviewed a few days ago. Samsung sells this device with music in their...

I reviewed the Intel Yolo before launch and thought I should show more what the device has visually. Intel Yolo had much focus on hardware as opposed to design. So the exterior isn’t really much to look at. Infact is you are one person who puts in design and looks first when making smartphone purchase you will be disappointed. But as I have told many of the...

It’s day three with the Lumia 920, as always I am a white person, even when presented with the myriad of colour options Nokia offers for the Lumias. Nokia Lumia 920 is available in 5 colours, these being Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, White. Tell me which one feels most stylish, let’s not forget the classic Gray is not easy to find. Beyond the colours,...

Nokia announced the Lumia 620 towards the end of last year, 2012, actually on the 5th of December, it left a good taste in the mouths of Windows 8 enthusiasts who would otherwise not spend the sum that the devices up the food chain ala the Lumia 920 and 820 would demand. Priced at just $50 above the Windows 7.5 driven Lumia 510, this device actually created a need...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is one device that Samsung developed with the sole aim of productivity, from the stylus applications, battery life to data support. This device was built to be a winner. We had a debate earlier with some techie friends of mine over what Android device one would choose between the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Nexus 10. The Note took the day. Simply...

Tecno N3, an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone for the entry level was launched last year towards the end in Nairobi. This is a first of QRD designed devices in partnership with Qualcomm where the plan was to make quality smartphones available at a low price for mass market. Most people love a device that can do manage most of their stuff like email, internet access...

Nokia Lumia 510 is the cheapest Lumia device there is in the market, and is currently selling in most emerging markets. In Kenya it was launched last month at Kshs. 17,000. Lumia 510 runs Windows 7.5 Mango and is expected to get a Windows 7.8 push by the end of January. Infact some super-users already have installed the Windows 7.8 version and it runs smoothly, they...