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Is your cell phone smart?

Before we answer the question posed in the title, let’s see what patterns we can divine from the bidorbuy Cell phones and Smartphones category. The supply side: Yesterday, there were more than 6000 cell phones and smartphones of 22 different makes listed for sale on bidorbuy. By far the most numerous were Other Cell Phones […]

BlackBerry woes

Bidorbuyers with BlackBerry smart phones had a harder time than usual accessing bidorbuy these past few days. That’s because Blackberry services – e-mail, messenger, web browsing – were disrupted for three days this week, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Today, on Thursday 13 October, the network seems to be stabilising, though the backlog, particularly in […]

iPhone 4S. Worth the upgrade?

The iPhone 4S was announced on the 4th of October with a mixed response from the public. Lets have a look at the new exciting features that IOS 5 and the iPhone 4S bring. From a hardware perspective, the iPhone 4S packs quite a punch in comparison to the regular iPhone 4.  The most notable […]

Will the iPhone 5 live up to the hype?

Tuesday 4 Oct 2011 will be remembered as the day when Tim Cook (Steve Jobs’ successor) announced the most anticipated phone of the year, the iPhone 5. The slick iPhone 4 created a huge benchmark to follow. So great was the hype behind the iPhone 4 that thousands camped overnight outside shops just to be […]

The fine art of iPhone 4

Life is simply not fair. South African public is still avidly awaiting the official release of iPad, and Apple goes and taunts them with another of their must-have gadgets, iPhone 4… to be meted out to the devotees situated at the tip of Africa – who knows when. One would think that FIFA World Cup […]

Google’s answer to iPhone: Nexus One

It was about time. Hats off to iPhone, but it ruled supreme as the most coveted gadget on bidorbuy for far too long. These days, Google has released Nexus One, with the open ambition to dethrone iPhone. Google calls its Nexus One the world’s first super phone. It is as slim as a pencil, feather-light […]

Brace yourself for RICA

First we had FICA, now we have RICA. Under FICA, I was separated from my own money, safely (or so I thought!) entrusted to my bank. It took about a week of frenzied re-submitting (yes, re-submitting!!) of all the paperwork to reunite me with my cash. Naturally, by then I was visibly emaciated (you know […]