Samsung Note 10 sales surpass predecessor

Samsung Note 10 sales surpass predecessor

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is already out-performing its predecessor, the Note 9, in the South African market. This is according to Sung Yoon, Samsung Africa president and CEO, speaking at the company’s ‘Empowering Tomorrow’ event this week. “The Note 10 is actually the best performer sales-wise, selling 50% more than the Note 9 for the same period.” This year, Samsung unveiled a range of new premium devices, including the Galaxy S10e, S10, Note 10 and the highly-anticipatedGalaxy Fold. In October, the company celebrated the 10th year of Galaxy smartphones in SA through the ‘Power of 10’ celebration, which coincided with the brand’s 50 global anniversary and 25th anniversary in the country. As part of the celebration, Yoon said the company decided to empower South African youth through its Empowering…
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Low subscriber numbers and debt kill Cell C Black

Low subscriber numbers and debt kill Cell C Black

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SA’s tightly-contested video-on-demand (VOD) market and a poorly executed strategy are the main reasons for Cell C’s termination of its VOD streaming service, Black. Commenting on Cell C pulling the plug on Black, which was introduced in 2017, analysts believe that while there is still hunger for innovative streaming offerings in SA’s competitive market, a number of factors caused the telco to shutter the service. Cell C reportedly spent over R1 billion on acquiring content rights for the VOD and live TV streaming platform, which focused on delivering entertainment, movies, gaming, sports, travel, music and children’s content, among others. In a statement sent to ITWeb, Cell C confirms that due to low subscriber numbers, it will shut down its streaming content service at the end of December. “Following a review…
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