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RIM’s Regional Director Waldi Wepener, in an interview with BusinessDay explained the performance of RIM’s BlackBerry devices in Nigeria. Perhaps Nigeria’s 40 Million mobile phone users are the solution to RIM’s dwindling revenue and marketshare. He says in the fiscal year of 2011, which ended in February, RIM grew by 43%. RIM now has more than 67 Million BlackBerry users worldwide and they added over 1Million new users in the first three Q2 weeks of the new fiscal year. RIM also has plans to introduce a local office by theRead More

Posted On August 31, 2011By Paul OgunlowoIn Business

Sprint to Land iPhone 5

Sprint has been given the privilege of carrying the highly anticipated iPhone 5 when it launches. The iPhone 5 – whose launch date is still unknown – is the predecessor to the largely successful iPhone 4 which revolutionized the mobile phone industry. The iPhone 5 is rumored to come pre-loaded with 4G capabilities which Sprint will use to their best advantage seeing as they have a 4G –LTE enabled network. This news would be largely good news to Americans, because this will mean that the iPhone will now become availableRead More

Posted On August 29, 2011By Ehima OsazuwaIn Gaming

EA Releases New Fifa 12 Ad (Video)

During the half time of Arsenal against Manchester United yesterday, EA debuted the new TV commercial for Fifa 12. In case you were too busy celebrating United’s win to watch it, we’ve posted the ad below. The ad stars Wayne Rooney, Kaka, Gerard Pique and Karim Benzema, and is based on the concept of loving and playing football. The game is set to be released on PS3 to the public on the 30th of September, while the demo is available for download on the PlayStation store on the 13th ofRead More
Steve Jobs resigned from his post as Apple’s CEO on Wednesday. Here are 20 Awesome iQuotes from Jobs the Great. We’ve separated them into a few categories for your ease. The first is a personal favorite: On Competition “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” PBS Documentary, Triumph of the Nerds, 1996 “Apple doesn’t have to lose for Microsoft to Win. Microsoft doesn’t have to lose for Apple to win” WWDC 1997. When asked about Apple’s low marketshare of the PC Market. Advice to Others “You make someRead More

Posted On August 24, 2011By Dunni AbiodunIn Business, Gadgets, Top Stories

Steve Jobs Resigns

Apple CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs, ended today, his 14-year reign as the CEO of the most valuable tech company in the world. In a brief letter announcing his resignation, Steve writes, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” As expected, COO Tim Cook has stepped up to take over as CEO. The resignation is not entirely unexpected, as concernsRead More
HP touchpad on sale for $100
It’s 5.55 AM, Nigerian Time as  I draft this. I woke to find TouchPad trending on Twiter and I’m like ‘What’s happening to HP Again?’. Turns out the TouchPad 16GB now goes for $100 and 32GB goes for $150 in Canada! Yes, Canada has carried first in something! Dunni says it’s sold out in a lot of stores right now. My other friend Ruvie confirms it’s sold out online too. In the last 2 days, we’ve seen HP make some HUGE announcements. The first was its plans to buy Autonomy, theRead More
Twitter Retweet Tshirt
  Winning uh? The 12th Edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary now contains 400 new entries including cyberbullying, domestic goddess, gastric band, sexting, slow food, textspeak, retweet and woot. An additional meaning for ‘follower’ was also added ‘someone who is tracking a particular person, group, etc. on a social networking site’. Earlier in the year, The Oxford English Dictionary added ZOMG, OMG, Twittersphere and LOL  to its online library. There’s also an addition to the meaning of ‘friend’ ‘a contact on a social networking website’, while the first edition of the ConciseRead More
Reports emerged about a month ago, that Google+ was going to take on Facebook on the social gaming side. Google said they will offer developers cheaper publishing fees and even host the games on Google’s servers. Google announced via a blog post that it has launched an initial set of games for Google+ users. The games include Angry Birds, Bejeweled Blitz and Zynga Poker. The games will be rolled out gradually and will get to all users soon. To access the games, click the games button at the top of yourRead More

Posted On August 17, 2011By Demolu DabiriIn Gaming, Top Stories

Nintendo Reveals Streamlined Wii

Nintendo has announced that it would be releasing a slightly redesigned version of the Wii console in time for the Christmas holidays. This new streamlined Wii will come in a bundle with Wii Party and Wii Sports. But wait, there’s more; also included with the bundle will be the new Wii Remote Plus Controller and a Nunchuk. Nintendo has referred to this as the “Family Edition” bundle and for now it is only going to be released in the UK, at a reduced holiday season price. The catch is thatRead More
Google announced on Monday morning that it had agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.2 billion. Motorola had, since 2008, made Android its sole operating system for its smartphones. This acquisition is very unusual for Google. Google usually buys small software startups, not large hardware companies. Google’s CEO, Larry Page says this will help it supercharge the Android ecosystem. The acquisition also means Google will run Motorola’s home devices and video solutions divisions. Larry Page also explained that Google’s acquisition will increase competition buy giving it a larger patent portfolio.Read More