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A lot has happened in the tech scene in the last week, here’s a bite sized summary

Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II was launched in Kenya last week at a star-studded event at the Mercury Lounge.

Key features include a new (larger than the previous Galaxy )4.27-inch 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus display, an 8 megapixel primary camera with 1080p video capture ,Android Gingerbread with TouchWiz 4.0and a shell measuring just 8.49mm thick, making it likely the thinnest smartphone ever to roll off an assembly line.

SES enters the Kenyan Market

SES is worlds leading satellite solution provider.

Christoph Limmer, Senior Director of Market Development in Africa at SES, the world leading telecommunications satellite operator, spoke at a cocktail to discuss how satellite can strengthen the local broadcast scene in Kenya . Locally, SES powers Zuku’s Satelite TV solution.

SES’s focus on Africa stems , in part, from the highly successful rollout of TopTV in South Africa ( http://www.toptv.co.za/ ) a service that has attracted 300,000 subscribers since inception in 2010.

Around Me

Local developer James Mwai released a new version of his Around Me application on Nokia’s Ovi store. (Click here to download) The new version offers an improved user experience and introduces a Favorites feature which allows you to save places you like on your phone, which can be accessed when the phone is offline.

That’s it for this week, feel free to get in touch with any news or events you have found interesting for next weeks edition.

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