Arthur Goldstuck considers the various formats and price tags of the new high-end phones that have arrived in South Africa in the past few months.
Chinese telecoms equipment group Huawei has presented a device it claims can download high definition films in minutes and songs in seconds.
Huawei has been selected as the smartphone partner for Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative, launching the first Windows phone that targets Africa.
The US's distrust of China is playing itself out in the most unlikely of battlefields -- including mobile telephony.
Samsung unveiled the world's first solar-powered cellphone, "Blue Earth", in front of curious crowds at an industry show in Barcelona on Monday.