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FNB delivers ‘100,000’ smart devices

By , IT in government editor
South Africa , 27 Sep 2012

FNB delivers ‘100,000’ smart devices

South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) has so far delivered up to 100,000 smart devices to its banking customers since the firm started selling smartphones and tablets in October last year.

This is according to the company’s chief executive officer, Michael Jordaan, who made the announcement yesterday afternoon via his Twitter account.

“Today FNB passed 100 000 smart devices delivered to customers,” Jordaan tweeted.

Earlier this month ITWeb Africa reported how FirstRand’s chief executive officer, Sizwe Nxasana, exaggerated FNB’s sales numbers.

Nxasana told Moneyweb.co.za that FNB, a division of FirstRand, was selling up to 35,000 to 40,000 iPads per month.

In February, Nxasana made a similar statement to Moneyweb’s Alec Hogg saying that FNB was “selling one iPad a minute.”

However, FNB has since corrected Nxasana’s sales numbers, telling ITWeb Africa that it sells up to 7000 iPads a month and not the 35,000 to 40,000 figure that was previously stated by the FirstRand chief executive.

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