2010: Great year for mobile phones in South Africa

increase-chart-1Here is interesting news, the guys from cellular-news inform us that the South Africa handset sales will grow up 17% in 2010. Good news, right?

And it also make a lot of sense if you consider the fact that the  Mobile Trends and Predictions tell us 2010 will be a great year for smartphones overall.

Alex Spektor, Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “We forecast mobile handset sales in South Africa to grow by a healthy 17 percent annually to 11 million units in 2010. South Africa is the fourth largest handset market in Africa. Growth is being driven by post-recession economic recovery and the feel-good factor generated by the country’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, one of the world’s most popular sporting events.”


And talking about mobile phones and FIFA World Cup, this would a great opportunity to remind you all that if you are coming to South Africa to see the event you will need a cheap way to stay in touch with friends and family back home. You know, bragging how nice is here and tell them how is it to attend one of the world’s most popular sporting events.

Well, for that we recommend you to use Nimbuzz on your mobile for free VoIP calling and cheap international calling ;) while in SA. Here is an article that explains more about it: Use your cellphone when travelling (to South Africa)!



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