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Knowing Johannesburg like a pro

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You can name it Johannesburg, but then you are anything else than a pro, or a local. Locals name it Jozi, or Joburg. Name it like that, and you will be much nearer to locals.

Jozi could be in some places a dangerous city, but it is doubtless a nice one

Jozi could be in some places a dangerous city, but it is doubtless a nice one

Fact is, that that Joburg is Africa‘s second megacity, after Cairo. It simply counts 10 millions people. It is the most important economical hub of Subsaharian Africa, producing 10 % of the GDP of this region. The biggest problem of this vibrant city is the high crime level, due to the very unequal distribution of the produced wealth (you can find first class standards and also third class conditions, very close one to another). Try at any price to look like the locals do, and don’t show any sign of wealth (expensive camera, ear rings, goodlooking handbags etc). If you travel to Johannesburg by your own car check before you start that all windows are shut. Avoid at any cost unprotected sex affairs, as AIDS is very wide spread.


BlackBerry Tour 9630 All Set For North America Market

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Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the  worldwide mobile communications market. They have recently announced their upcoming BlackBerry Tour 9630  Smartphone for the North America Market. The BlackBerry Tour allows you to stay connected across town and  around the world. It has support for both 3G EV-Do Rev. A networks in the N.America as well as quad-band  GMS/EDGE and 3G UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz) networks.

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“BlackBerry continues to be the top selling smartphone brand in North America and we are proud to add this  powerful new 3G world phone to our successful product portfolio,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO  at Research In Motion. “With its striking design and exceptional performance, the new BlackBerry Tour will  offer a compelling choice for the growing number of wireless customers looking to upgrade their existing cell  phone to a smartphone.”


Toshiba Introduced the Satellite L500 and L550 Notebook Pcs

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Founded in 1975, Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified  manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information &  communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems,  including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

They have recently announced introduced the new Satellite L500 and L550 notebook PCs that are specially  designed for your everyday computing. The Toshiba Satellite L500 is powered by Intel’s Celeron, Pentium or  Core 2 Duo processor. On the other ahnd the L550 gets Pentium and Core 2 Duo. It is also possible for  consumers to get them with AMD Athlon Dual Core, AMD Turion Dual Core or AMD Turion Ultra Dual Core  processors.

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HP Launched 16-Inch LCD Notebook Pavilion dv6z Artist Edition

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HP is the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. Being a proud owner of one of their notebook I’m more than happy to spread the word that they have recently added a new notebook to the Pavilion family code name “Pavilion dv6z Artist Edition”.

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It features the award winning design from the 2008 HP MTV Notebook Design content. This design is said to be inspired by the sea and sky in Okinawa, Japan.

I’m currently using DV 6500 with 4GB of Ram, Nvidia 8800 Graphics card and 160 GB hard drive. As expected the new Pavilion dv6z is much more stronger and is powered by AMD’s Turion X2 dual core processor and offers up to 8GB of Ram. In addition to that it offer choices of ATI Graphics cards include


Nokia Announced the Availability of N97 | Pre-order yours now

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The world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries, Nokia has recently announced the availability of their much anticaipated Smartphone in 75 countries worldwide. Starting June 2009 Nokia N97 QWERTY phone will be available in your local market.

The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of an integrated GPS with electronic compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display. Furthermore it will offer a full web browsing of real web pages and streaming Flash videos for better internet experience. The Nokia N97 comes with a Home Screen that features the people, content and media that matter the most. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen.

The 16:9 widescreen display can be fully personalized with frequently updated widgets of favorite web services and social networking sites.

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New Tongfong S30A Thin and Light Notebook Announced

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VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. They have recently announced the adoption of the VIA Nano processor platform by one of China’s leading notebook providers known as Tongfong.

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The new Tongfon S30A is a think and light notebook that is powered by 64-bit 1.3GHz+ VIA Nano U2250 processor coupled with the unified VIA VX800 MSP and discrete S3 Graphics Chrome 435 ULP graphics for an HD video proficient, DirectX 10.1 certified notebook.

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“VIA is delighted that Tongfong has selected the VIA Nano processor for their new Tongfong S30A,” said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With its advanced processing performance, DX10.1 graphics support, and stylish 13.3″ design, the Tongfong S30A sets a new standard for the fast growing thin and light notebook segment in the China market.”


LG to Launch GW520 and GT505 Social Networking phones

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The Korean electronic giant has recently released announced their 2 new handsets codename “GW520” and “GT505“. These phones are specially designed for social networking. I think it will be a great phone for all the social media freaks because it allows the user to receive instant update alerts from social networks including Twitter and Facebook. In addition to that both devices also support push email via an ActiveSync connection that makes sure that the user receives email instantly on their phone.

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The GW520 comes with a 2.8 inch touchscreen and supports up to 7.2Mbps HSPDA connection. It features a full slide out QWERTY keyboard and is equipped with a 3 Megapixel camera. Further more it supports “2G and 3G” networks and has build-in Live Square.

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Key features include

  • TFT 2.8 inch touch screen
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • 1000 entries with multiple contact storage entires

Nokia and Vodafone Announced Nokia 6730 Classic

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I bought my Nokia 6220 Classic navigator a few days back and I must say it is an excellent communication device with  a really cool music player. Recently Nokia and Vodafone has announced the launch of their new and exclusive Nokia  6730 Classic giving access to full range of Vodafone services.

Nokia 6730 Classic is a featured packed mobile that offers Mobile internet, Vodafone Music Client and personal and  business email access along with mobile navigation capabilities. It utilises S60 software which allows customers to  download their choice of additional applications from the web.

The director of Terminal Marketing at Vodafone says that the Nokia 6730 is a great all-round handset, just as  perfect for mobile internet users as for music fans who want to take their tracks with them.He also added that this  product follows a successful line-up of Vodafone exclusive devices from Nokia and is another great example of our  collaboration.