New app puts schoolwork online

December 9, 2013

Netsurfer Scholar, the latest app developed to enable users online access to material they need for school LOCAL company Future Mobile Technology (FMT) has developed an Android application, Netsurfer Scholar, that will give users online access to material they need for school. The app, to be launched in February, can come pre-installed on tablets made by FMT, which says it is the only SA tablet manufacturer. The app will allow access to the TouchTutor content...

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Public private partnership between FMT, NMMU takes maths and science to scholars

November 27, 2013

Public-private partnerships are key to enabling service delivery in South Africa, a fact recognised by business and government. In fact, the need for such partnerships in the education sector was highlighted in government's pivotal National Development Plan, a blueprint for getting South Africa on track for stimulating growth and development and creating jobs by 2030. Sizwe Nxasana, CEO of First Rand, said in order to solve South Africa's education crisis, the country needs an active...

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SA Company first in mobile education

November 13, 2013

A South African company has launched a game-changing tablet that comes preloaded with the country's maths and science curriculum for grades 10, 11 and 12, negating the need for often-expensive broadband access. Future Mobile Technology has launched the netsurfer SCHOLAR, a seven-inch, dual-SIM-card, dual-purpose Android tablet containing 183 hours' of preloaded maths and science educational content, with The Foschini Group. "It's a first in mobile education," says joint FMT CEO, Graham Davies. "Embedding a country's...

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New tablet marks mobile education first

November 12, 2013

A new tablet from Future Mobile Technology (FMT) comes preloaded with maths and science curricula for Grades 10, 11 and 12. According to the local company, the mobile device negates the need for often-expensive broadbandaccess. The tablet – dubbed the netsurfer SCHOLAR – is a seven-inch, dual-SIM, dual-purpose Android tablet, preloaded with 183 hours' of maths and science content. The device was launched in partnership with The Foschini Group. "It's a first in mobile education,"...

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Locally designed tablet makes debut

June 23, 2013

The South African Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has taken a step forward with the release of the first locally designed dual-chip tablet, the Netsurfer Dual. The device is designed by Cape Town-based company Future Mobile Technology and assembled in China. In size, the Netsurfer is somewhere between a large smart-phone and a small tablet. At R1999 for the flagship model, the tablet-smartphone is a bargain, but how does it compare with the high-end...

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