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Google Duo is available in South Africa

Up until today, Google Duo was not available in South Africa from the Google Play store. The only way to install it was to side load the APK which you had to download from somewhere.  What you could do was to pre-register on the Google Play store to be informed when it will be available […]

HTC One X soon in South Africa

As I posted before, I am due for a new cellphone and top of the list is the HTC One X.  I have just noticed that it will be at MTN soon.  See front cover of the May 1-17 MTN Catalog Now lets just hope that it is actually in the stores also.

Time for cellphone upgrade — HTC One X is the front runner — but when in South Africa

My current cellphone contract has come to an end and I am due for an upgrade.  It will definitly be an Android phone and the current front runner is the HTC One X. I am a MTN contract subscriber and have tried to find out if and when this phone will be available on contract […]

Cellphone contract due for renewal — either HTC OneX or Samsung Galaxy SIII

My current 2 year cellphone contract is up for renewal this month.  I have been using a HTC Desire for the last 2 years and absolutely loved it.  Comparing to today’s Android phones, the Desire is very limited particularly when it comes to internal memory and storage. I have already decided to stay with an […]

HTC Desire — upgraded/updated to Android 2.2 – How To!

I have decided to not wait any longer for HTC / LEAF to get Android 2.2 on my phone – HTC Desire.  And surprisingly the process was fairly simple.  For the time being I have decided to stick with the stock HTC ROM which can be downloaded from here (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=773997).  This works if you are […]

Believe it .. HTC responded again … but am not hopeful at all.

Yesterday I posted the response from HTC on my Open Letter.  I was not happy with their answer and here is what I responded with. Suzanne, to be honest, your reply is meaningless and does not address the issue. I want to know what will be done regarding the pathetic support that is given to […]

Response to Open letter to HTC re HTC and Android support in South Africa

Yesterday I blogged about the Open Letter that I have send to HTC.  Well, I received a response from them but as they say, it is not worth the paper it is written on.   Here is the response I received. Dear Marius Bock, Dear Mr Marius Thank you for contacting HTC. Please kindly accept […]

HTC – Open Letter to HTC regarding LEAF and upgrade availability in South Africa

Open Letter to HTC.  I want to lay an official complaint about your (HTC) agent, LEAF in South Africa. The Android 2.2 upgrade for HTC Desire is available for users around the world for a couple of months already.  However here in South Africa we are still waiting.  Everytime that Leaf get contacted for an […]

HTC Desire rooted — very easy .. now to upgrade to another ROM.

I just got fed-up with the time Leaf (HTC agent in South Africa) take to roll-out the upgrade to Android 2.2 in South Africa.  So I have take the plunge and decided to go the manual way.   First step was to root my phone.  And this was so easy.  Download Unrevoked 3.2.1 for my […]

MTN Shop (Wollowbridge) customer service shocking – refuce to replace faulty HTC Desire SD Card #MTN #HTC

I have a HTC Desire with a faulty SD Card.  This morning I went to the MTN Shop in Willowbridge, where I got the phone less than a month ago, to have the SD Card replaced.  I was amazed at the shocking service that I received.  First they wanted me to buy a new SD […]