African Business Review asks, are Smartphones becoming Africa’s laptop killer?

In African Business Review’s newly released technology feature, entitled ‘Smartphones – Africa’s laptop killer?’, the magazine asks whether smartphones really do sit on the verge of mobile business domination...
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Aug. 10, 2010 - PRLog -- (Norwich, UK, July 5, 2010) In African Business Review’s newly released technology feature, entitled ‘Smartphones – Africa’s laptop killer?’, the magazine asks whether smartphones really do sit on the verge of mobile business domination and take a look at how this innovation is penetrating corporate South Africa.

Ever since the developed regions of the world were introduced to the first smartphones back in the 1990s, this compact ‘mobile computer’ has grown both in its popularity and capabilities. In fact, for several years now, the innovation that was originally targeted at on-the-go businessmen has begun to rival the rest of the mobile phone market, and indeed laptop market, with huge growth in demand.

And now Africa, although a little behind the rest of the world, is following suit and beginning to experience the same effects. Last year, at Microsoft SA’s Tech-Ed Africa 2009 conference in Durban, Executive Fred Baumhardt revealed that mobile devices such as smartphones are entering the market four times faster than PCs or laptops.

Experts often talk about the ever-blurring line between feature phones and smartphones, but can that same argument be applied to smartphones and laptops?
Read the full article at this month’s African Business Review.

About African Business Review

African Business Review is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and industry-specific news throughout Africa. African Business Review is a regionally dedicated arm of the White Digital Media Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, White Digital Media retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, daily news feeds, and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

African Business Review and White Digital Media are headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in Boston, Toronto, Mumbai, and Norwich, England. For more information, contact 1-760-827-7800 or visit www.AfricanBusinessReview.co.za.

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African Business Review is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and industry-specific news throughout Africa. African Business Review is a regionally dedicated arm of the White Digital Media Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, White Digital Media retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, daily news feeds, and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.
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