General Motors wants to entertain you as you are seated in the back-seat of your car. They claim the fun is nolonger in DVDs pitched to the seats, or playing Game Boys. The new technology they recently introduced will make you want to keep your windows shut all through the journey, or even travel more. Note, backseat only. The General Motors Research and Development...

The race as to which company will grab the African LTE (Long Term Evolution technology)market is on, Huawei just recently grabbed the opposrtunity to be the first company to implement it in West Africa, this being in Nigeria. The competition is between Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks and Samsung as the main service providers. Success is gauged mainly on who nabs...

Safaricom is notifying its users of an impending upgrade of Mpesa going to happen over the weekend, starting Saturday the 21st 8pm to Sunday 22nd 6am. Mpesa services wont be available during the upgrade but Safaricom wants to reassure that customers funds will be safe all through. The upgade aims to enhance M-PESA service and to deliver more innovative service.   Safaricom...

In an exclusive interview with Pocket-lint.com, Nokia CEO boss said that there was an agreement with Microsoft to barter bets. The interview according to Pocket-lint was a closed doors one during CES. Nokia was to gamble on the Windows phone and Microsoft on the other hand does the same with Nokia’s location based platform. The Nokia features to be used in Bing...

Samsung star is a Samsung OS mobile phone with a touch interface. Previously there was Samsung Star and Samsung Star 2. Star 3 and Star 3 Duos come packaged with Samsung ChatON that came to rival the likes of BBM, Whatsapp and iMessenger. It was recently preinstalled on the Samsung Ch@t222 plus, making the feature available on feature phones. Samsung Star 3 and Star...

Following the news recently of the Political Parties Liaison Committee claiming that some Mpesa Agents were selling or offering Mpesa customer data to political parties for use in illegal voter registration, Safaricom came out strongly denying awareness of the activity. Safaricom, in a message sent out to the media indicated that they are currently investigating...

It may be no Sillicon Valley, but the Kenyan technology sector – especially in the fields of telecom and information and communications technology – has been booming over the past few years. This recent success has now been highlighted in a new World Bank report. The report says that the impressive growth in these areas “could boost performance of a number...

Visiting Britain and want to get the best of it? Leave the guides alone, even the google maps. There is this android app that Samsung developed lately in conjunction with the British tourism agency. This app lists all the good that is happening in Britain. London 2012 Olympic games will be there, meaning an influx of visitors, roughly 30 million of them. Availability...

Microsoft has an aim to help build businesses in Kenya and ten other African countries. Other countries are Morocco, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal, Mauritius, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and South Africa. They launched a curriculum for micro and small businesses to enhance skill promoting. The training course dubbed “Build Your Business” will seek...

Access Kenya, one of Kenya’s major ISPs recently completed a data centre upgrade that has cost them something in the regions of Kshs 30 million. The upgrade includes installation of under-floor cooling systems. AccessKenya has in the recent years expanded its product portfolio to include a wide range of IT services including data backup, disaster recovery,...

Nokia Asha phones announced at Nokia World in October last year are the most recent of Series 40 phones that Nokia made. These were aimed at improving the user experience of the feature phone user. They were four Nokia Asha phones namely Asha 303, Asha 300, Asha 201 and Asha 200. The phones had added processing power, Nokia Series 40 browser and increased MicroSD...

CIO East Africa was among the media outlets that broke the news of a widespread hacking that happened yesterday to the Kenyan Government websites. Apparently all the websites are hosted in one server without any redundancy or good security. Once the server was compromised by the hacker all the websites became vulnerable and were brought down all in one night, well...

Just like I had noted in one of the comments in a previous article, Samsung is just growing while others are downscaling. Nokia recently downgraded the Nokia Kenya office following the announcement of downsizing their labour resources even competitors LG and Sony have had to do some radical measures like Sony buying out Ericsson to get more into the smartphone business...

Yeah, I thought I should warn Safaricom users of the limit to those Bonga points is just to free minutes and not all other redeemables in the Bonga points rewards system. The message from the Safaricom website is: Get 100% bonus on ALL free minutes redeemed using Bonga Points in the Zawadi za Bonga Points promotion. The promotion is open to all individual PrePay and...

In a report named The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012 (BTR 2012) performed by Trust Research Advisory Nokia has appeared for the second year running to be the most trusted brand in India. Nokia is closely followed by locally started and grown Tata. LG, Samsung and Sony follow respectively. Its not strange to see that all the top 5 companies deal in electronics,...

Samsung has released a Samsung Galaxy S II WIMAX Variant for the Japanese market. The device is a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD Display (720×1280) phone running Android 2.3. The processor is a 1.4GHz Dual-core and it has an 8MP back and 2MP front cameras, supports full HD recording, WI-FI, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC,  GPS, 16 GB internal memory with 32 GB MicroSD support. It...

Electronics Arts (EA) had something recently with Galaxy S and Galaxy S II with Dead Space where they partnered to give access to a free download of the premium game. Gameloft is doing the same to Symbian users in select countries. The phones getting these goodies are Nokia C7, 700 and Nokia 701. So its like almost all Gameloft games are free for these devices. Games...

Samsung Series 7 Laptop is an Intel quad Core i7 17.3 full HD LED display inch gaming laptop introduced last year, this is a high graphics machine with AMD Radeon HD6970M 2GB DDR5, 1TB hard drive, Backlit Keyboard, 8GB RAM and optional 3D visuals for the advanced gaming experience. It also has Previously sold in only one black colour, is now available in a bright...

Patents have been a very major part of the stories that make news in the mobile phone world. And a recent report by IFI  placed IBM as the number one spot holder with 6180 patents. Samsung came close second with 4894. We remember Google acquiring Motorola for the same patents. And Nokia just sold 450 of them. Nokia is selling 47 patent families to Sisvel, a company...

Posted on Jan 15 2012 - 8:06am by Martin Gicheru
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Samsung Ch@t 222 plus is so similar to the predecessor, the Samsung Ch@t 322 that you can barely tell the difference. The main phone specifications for the Samsung Chat 222 are: Qwerty bar form factor Edge connectivity Java 2.2″ TFT Video Recording at 15fps 1000mAh battery 92g VGA Camera, 2x digital zoom, no flash SMS, MMS, T9 Email (POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, SSL) Bluetooth...

Mobile Web East Africa 2012, who’s mission is “Taking the monetisation and content creation dialogue to the next level“, has the success of Mobile Web East Africa to build on. The event that is going to happen on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2012 at the 5 star Southern Sun Mayfair hotel in Nairobi, Kenya will be hosted by Kenya ICT Board and All...