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HTC Desire X announced for SA

HTC unveiled the HTC Desire X at IFA Berlin today (30 August), with a South African spokesperson saying that it is expected to launch locally during October 2012.
The device will feature a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) Super LCD display, 5 megapixel camera, and Beats Audio.
In a press release issued today, HTC announced that the camera specifications are: f/2.0 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode, and automatic adjustable flash along with its proprietary ImageChip.
As with its One range of smartphones, users can take photos while shooting video, or take screenshots of a video playing back.
Another feature shared with the One range is Dropbox integration that gives 25GB of free online storage for two years, so long as you sign up before the end of 2013.
The HTC Desire X will be available in selected markets across EMEA and Asia Pacific from September 2012, HTC announced.

htc-one-xHTC unveiled the HTC Desire X at IFA Berlin today (30 August), with a South African spokesperson saying that it is expected to launch locally during October 2012.

The device will feature a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) Super LCD display, 5 megapixel camera, and Beats Audio.

Uganda: MultiChoice to stream Big Brother Africa 7 updates on G+

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“At MultiChoice we are constantly on the look out for opportunities to serve our customers better and we have realised a forum that can enable us do just that. The technology industry in Uganda is growing and so is the adoption of smartphones among Ugandans. As such we realised the need to reach out to our customers through social networks such as Google+ that are readily available to many of our customers on their internet enabled laptops and smartphones,” said Mr. Charles Hamya, the General Manager for MultiChoice Uganda.

Rwanda’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ project extends to 400 Schools

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Facebook privacy settings finally go mobile

FacebookIn response to user complaints about its privacy settings, Facebook in October debuted its privacy dashboard. But you could only use it from a computer.

This week, Facebook has made it easier for users to check and change their privacy settings from mobile devices, too.

In a December 8 blog post, Facebook product manager Rose Yao explained: "Now you can see a detailed view of the information you've shared with various applications and websites and adjust your settings on the go...

Microsoft could generate $8.8 billion annually from Android royalties by 2017

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Kenya’s Communication Regulator Clamps Down On Political Texting

he Star in Nairobi reports that Kenya’s Communication Commission (CCK) has put in place guidelines to control political campaign text messages in order to gate-keep any hate speech disseminated.
The CCK has drafted new rules to control political text messaging. (Image: File)
According to new rules, mobile operators will be responsible for filtering messages being transmitted through their networks.
Political parties are only allowed to deliver messages to customers who have subscribed for the service and then only through third party Content Service Providers (short code texts).
The article makes reference to the CCK website and specifically “the guidelines for prevention of transmission of undesirable bulk political messages via cellular mobile networks.”
“CSPs shall not send unsolicited Political Messages to customers who have not subscribed for the service. Such opt in will require the express consent of the recipients and opt-out procedures must be clearly notified to customers and kept functional at all times,” claims the site.
The regulator has also stipulated that any messages should be sent in English or Kiswahili and only between 8am and 6pm.
The Star states that the guidelines have been drafted in consultation with operators and various bodies including CSPs, the National Cohesion and Integration Committee, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the Registrar of Political Parties.

The Star in Nairobi reports that Kenya’s Communication Commission (CCK) has put in placeCCK-300x225guidelines to control political campaign text messages in order to gate-keep any hate speech disseminated.

The CCK has drafted new rules to control political text messaging. According to new rules, mobile operators will be responsible for filtering messages being transmitted through their networks.

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