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Infinix launched their most premium smartphone yet in Kenya, the Alpha Marvel X502 some three weeks ago and this market a turn in the way we look at new entrants to the smartphone segment of the mobile industry. At least locally. Barely known in this side of the world, Infinix launched with a well designed device that had most of the things going for it. They are...

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 G7102 was announced in Q4 last year and hit the first market India in late January. Here in Kenya it started selling last week officially and is available via the usual retail channels and Samsung partners. The device which is a follow-up to the very successful Galaxy Grand now makes the Grand a series of mid range devices. These were specifically...

Nokia Asha 503 was unveiled late last year in Abu Dhabi at Nokia World and hit the Kenya market on the last week of January. This is one of the three devices announced then running the version 2 Asha Platform OS that is a blend of Series 40 and Smarterphone OS that was bought by Nokia sometime back to improve on the low end Nokia experience. Now the Asha 503 is the...

Samsung late last week announced the Galaxy S3 Lite, a low cost Android smartphone to sell exclusively at mobile carrier Safaricom in Kenya. This is a Kenya only affair. Now the S3 Lite is a 3.5 inch screen device running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S 3 Lite started selling on the 7th of February, a day after Samsung Africa Forum started and I made my purchase...

Over the last few months the conversation about Digital Migration in Kenya has been unavoidable. This is in tandem with the global analogue to digital migration date of June 2015 and Kenya among others set an early date to get things set. Now Startimes Media is one of the Digital TV providers and they have both PayTV and Free To Air capabilities. They have two Set...

When it comes to recover lost or deleted photos from a hard drive, USB flash drive, or an SD card, you have no other option but using a reliable and efficient photo recovery software. Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software lets you recover all your lost or deleted photos, plus audio and video files, thereby keeping their original color, effects, and all other properties...

Installation applications on remote PCs were quite difficult few days back when the remote installer tools like EMCO MSI package builder weren’t available. IT administrators or professionals in a large organization have to physically visit the client computer to install/modify/update applications. As the numbers of computers were huge, say hundred or even thousand...

Posted on Oct 5 2013 - 1:07pm by Martin Gicheru
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The Asus VivoBook S200 is one notebook that is built for portability and everyday use. The Asus S200 is one of the everyday computing laptops that has almost everything working for it. I have used this device for the last two weeks and one thing has come out clear. This device is cut out for work. The Asus VivoBook S200 has the following specifications: Intel Core...

Samsung Galaxy Mega introduction was a way for Samsung to tell consumers that they can get all that screen real estate on a smaller budget. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is huge! There is no two ways about it. 5.8 inches are something you hols with one hand, but for several applications you will need to use more than a hand for effectiveness. Fortunately, the person who buys...

Two years ago, anyone would have shrugged off a device having humongous screen size of 6.44 inches, but thanks to Samsung for launching its Galaxy Note series. Not only did it popularize large screen devices which are even impossible to be held by one hand, it also coined a new and apt term for such devices- phablets, i.e., hybrid of phones and tablets. Xperia Z...

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...

Lumia 520 is Nokia’s entry level Windows phone device, and that naturally makes it Nokia’s answer to Huawei’s Ascend W1. The device has specs similar to the higher priced Lumia 620 with even a larger screen but minus some design specifics that are unique to the Lumia 620. Announced in February at Mobile World Congress, the Lumia 520 is selling to...

It is worth considering Western Digital SE 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive released by WD to target the users who need bulk storage. WD Se is a low-cost version of WD Re enterprise drive, which is very popular in the marketplace. It can also be introduced as a solution that is intended to consider where users need to place data in bulk and the data does not have to be moved...

Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Mega 5.8 in Kenya, that was unveiled globally sometime in April. They positioned it for the user who wishes to have more than a smartphone in their hand, but a large screen with which to do more productivity and media consumption. The Galaxy Mega which will be retailing at between Kshs. 35,000 and Kshs 38,000 is already available...

I have never been a fan of flip cases, so I always want to get the best of snap on cases for my precious phone. I have been using the Galaxy S 4 for some time now, and it’s a precious device for me. And what do you do to your precious devices? Get them the best care you can get for them. That’s why getting the Cygnett Urbanshield Case was’t a big...

One day if we take a time travel back into year 2003 and someone told you that the dumbest of dumb phones could access Facebook, you would be the round eyed guy wondering what someone is chewing. Fast forward to 2013 and we have Facebook Bila Net. This service is meant to give access to internet for that person who has a non-data enabled phone. At-least Facebook...

Samsung Galaxy Music, as it’s name suggests is one device that was developed with music experience on mind. It was even developed with speakers spread out on the front at the top and bottom for stereo experience. The Galaxy Music is an entry level Samsung Android device running Android 4.0 and priced accordingly. At launch it was selling at Kshs 14,000 ($164)...

Food! This is a topic that goes through everyone’s mind several times a day, fortunately that never hurt anyone, some even live for food. In today’s office setting, the working population have time as one of the most important variable in productivity, hence that lunch break comes as a distraction, even as it brings the much needed nourishment for us....

Samsung Galaxy Grand is one device that was made to provide some “premium features”at a low price. At 5 inches, the device has the same size display with the Galaxy S 4 which is the most premium device from Samsung so far. The Galaxy grand has quite a bundle of features only found in high end devices from Samsung, but the focus is to have the mid-range...

Posted on May 20 2013 - 2:51pm by Martin Gicheru
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Nokia’s Lumia 820 was unveiled late last year as the first gen Windows phone 8 devices, you could call it a second gen Windows phone device, together with the Lumia 920. This was when Microsoft slightly got it’s act together with a mobile operating syste that could actually work and convince an existing smartphone user to give it a second look. Windows...

The Galaxy S4, they got it right and they also got it wrong. Dive into the review to discover the good, the bad, and the ugly about this great product. THE GOOD!!! The screen… 5′ is brilliant (any way you read this).  441 ppi packs a punch…I personally can’t see the pixels. Legibility in sunlight is good,  better than that of the S3. This...