Thought this might be of interest to Afrik-IT'ers....


   -- Bridges communications gap for African and Global mobile phone and
telecomms enthusiasts


African Cellular Resource (ACR), the hugely popular South African-based
Internet Web site dedicated to cellular and telecommunications in Africa,
has launched a unique live Telecommunications and Cellular Chatroom
facility on the site.

ACR -- at Web address -- has been a huge success
since it's inception in April this year, with over 620,000 hits recorded.
While the site is aimed primarily at cellular users and telecommunications
in Africa, it's strong, complementary global cellular component has
attracted recurrent visitors from around the world.

The new ACR Chatroom facility now allows enthusiasts and professionals from
around the world to easily communicate with one another in real time on
specific cellular and telecommunications issues from one convenient,
contextually-relevant location.

The Web site has almost doubled in size since it's inception, with over 300
pages now accessible. It is updated daily to keep pace with the frenetic
growth of the IT, cellular and telecommunications sectors. The ACR site is
considered as one of the most comprehensive of it's kind in the world and
certainly the most comprehensive site covering the African region.

Visitors can view an extensive compilation of the specifications and
pictures of the latest GSM cellphones available. Visitors to the ACR site
can also access a listing of a number of secret cellphone functions
designed to enhance their cellphone usage. With the new Chatroom facility,
visitors wanting advice on functions and features can now call on a large
body of surfers to the ACR site for their live input.

The site also boasts a large "Mobile Office" section, a detailed and
updated list of the world's cellular networks, including extensive details
of the world's cellular standards and packet radio networks.

A large hyper-linked Glossary section provides information on a wide range
of cellular, computing and telecommunications issues. There is also an
updated New Products and Services section, with a number world-first
launches of GSM-related products.

The African Cellular Resource can be found at .