PHONES

  • Delhi: Class 12 student killed by friend after a scuffle over a phone charger 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In another shocking incident of crime from the capital, a class 12 student was allegedly murdered by his friend following an argument over a phone charger. The incident occurred on Thursday evening at Delhi's Ranholla aread. According to the police the deceased went to his friend's place to get...
  • Xiaomi suggests Apple's Jony Ive to use a Mi phone to verify 'theft' allegations, could gift him one 1 week ago

    Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi refuted Apple's allegation of stealing iPhone technology, saying one can only judge its products after using them. Responding to Apple's design head Jony Ive's accusation that Xiaomi has stolen iPhone technology, President Lin Bin said Ive should use a Xiamomi phone to know the difference between...
  • Zen Mobile to launch Firefox phone this month October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The fourth Firefox phone will enter the Indian market this month. Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox OS and Firefox Web browser, announced that Zen Mobile will launch its Firefox OS-based smartphone in the ultra-low cost category in India this October. The Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 was the...
  • Cyclone Hudhud approaches Odisha, Andhra; relief teams make final preparations October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Hudhud is fast approaching the Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh coast. It is likely to make landfall at Visakhapatnam on Sunday afternoon. Odisha government has asked the Center to send satellite phones for rescue and relief work. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also spoken to the chief ministers...
  • HTC Desire Eye: HTC's selfie-focused smartphone with a 13MP front camera launched October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After Samsung and Microsoft, HTC has now introduced its selfie-focused smartphone. Named the HTC Desire Eye, the new smartphone is claimed to include one of the best front-facing cameras. The Desire Eye has a 13 megapixel front and rear cameras for detailed image quality. Its front camera is the...
  • Is the smartphone your better half? October 8, 2014

    Sydney: Is the smartphone your new partner? A survey says so, suggesting that most people check their mobile phones on an average of 1,500 times a week, that too even before the sun rises. After analysing the smartphone habits of 2,000 Britons, digital marketing agency Tecmark found that smartphone users were...
  • Fire C: Alactel OneTouch launches Firefox smartphone at Rs 1,990 in India October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Handset maker Alcatel OneTouch has partnered Mozilla to launch a new smartphone, priced at Rs 1,990. Alcatel Onetouch's claims the entry-level smartphone - Fire C 2G - is the most affordable device in the category in India. The phone will be available exclusively through eCommerce major Flipkart. "We see a...
  • Nokia Lumia 730: Microsoft launches its 'selfie' phone at Rs 15,299 in India October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft's 'selfie' phone - the Lumia 730 - that was unveiled early this month has come to India at a price of Rs 15,299. The Lumia 730 will be available in India from October 8. Microsoft says the 5 megapixel wide-angle front camera on the Lumia 730 dual-SIM lets...
  • Microsoft launches Lumia 730, 830, 930 smartphones in India; prices start at Rs 15,299 October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched three new Lumia smartphones - the Lumia 730, 830, 930 - in India. The dual-SIM Lumia 730 carries a price tag of Rs 15,299, while the Lumia 830 and 930 are priced at Rs 28,799 and Rs 38,649, respectively. The Lumia 930 will go on...
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with a 5MP selfie-focused front camera launched in India at Rs 15,499 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding a new entrant to the Grand family, Samsung has launched a new smartphone - the Galaxy Grand Prime. Priced at Rs 15,499, the phone is available in White and Grey colours. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has a 5-inch qHD (960x540) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz...
  • Portal: A 6-inch Android smartphone that can be strapped to your arm September 30, 2014

    Washington: A new wearable smartphone that features a flexible 6-inch display and can be wrapped around the lower arm has been invented. The Android based smartphone, called the Portal, is a phone, smartwatch and fitness tracker in one. The water resistant and shatterproof device features 2GB of RAM and 64GB of...
  • Beware! You have no idea what information your smartphone may be giving away September 29, 2014

    Singapore: When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to just how little we know about what happens between our...
  • India needs political will to promote phone banking, says Sam Pitroda September 24, 2014

    Singapore: India needs strong political will to enable phone banking services across the country to facilitate payment of government salaries and school fees through electronics, Sam Pitroda, who piloted the telecom revolution in the country, said on Wednesday. Speaking at the MasterCard Innovation Forum, Pitroda said that fiber optic infrastructure was...
  • The first Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS coming to India today September 23, 2014

    Read: The first Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS comes to India at Rs 16,499 New Delhi: Finnish smartphone maker Jolla is all set to launch its first Sailfish smartphone in Indian on September 23, Tuesday. The company will unveil the device at its press event on Tuesday in New Delhi. Jolla...
  • Court acquits inmate in Tihar assault case September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted a Tihar Jail inmate for grievously injuring a fellow prisoner during a fight over a cell phone as the victim turned hostile. The court freed Jagdev while coaccused Gajinder Singh was declared proclaimed offender in the case. "In the instant case, as per the...
  • Jolla to launch its first Sailfish smartphone in India on September 23 September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Finnish smartphone maker Jolla is all set to launch its first Sailfish smartphone in Indian on September 23, Tuesday. The company will unveil the device at its press event on Tuesday in New Delhi. Jolla has entered into a partnership with Indian ecommerce web site Snapdeal to sell...
  • Is the Android One best value for your money? September 18, 2014

    The first Android One phones have arrived. Google has launched the first set of three phones under its Android One project in India at a price starting at Rs 6,299. The first Android One devices to be available in India are the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and the...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus come with preinstalled kill switch September 18, 2014

    Washington: New Apple phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, a victory for regulators who have long pushed the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. The tool, known as a kill switch, will be standard...
  • Centre nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas on September 27 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the muchawaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day. "We have got inprinciple approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no...
  • Phone connectivity restored in most parts of J&K, problems persist in Srinagar: BSNL September 17, 2014

    Phone connectivity has been restored in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir. But problems persist in Srinagar. "The main town of Srinagar is still having problems because main switching machines are under water. Otherwise the situation is normal in the whole valley," said BSNL CMD AN Rai. ...
  • Galaxy Grand Prime: Samsung readies its selfie phone September 17, 2014

    London: At a time when the world is going crazy over the selfie phenomena, Samsung is rumoured to have developed its first selfiecentric smartphone. The Galaxy Grand Prime reportedly has a 5MP frontfacing camera fit for clicking selfportraits. It has a 5inch, 540x960 pixels display, a 1.2 GHz quadcore Snapdragon 400 processor...
  • Meet Sundar Pichai, the man behind Android One phones September 16, 2014

    He is the most important man in the mobile industry, the man behind the launch of Android One phones. Sundar Pichai is a Chennai boy who made it big and is already being spoken of as a possible successor to Larry Page. ...
  • One in five college students addicted to smartphones September 15, 2014

    Washington: One in five college students in the US rate themselves as totally dependent on their smartphones, with more than half admitting they use their device as a way of escaping from problems or relieving a bad mood, a new study has found. Researchers, including those from the Alabama State University,...
  • Rebuked for using mobile phones, two girls commit suicide September 13, 2014

    Agartala: Two teenage girls committed suicide after their hostel superintendent and parents rebuked them for using mobile phones, police said on Saturday. Three class 10 girls of the Takarjala higher secondary school in Western Tripura were reprimanded for secretly using mobile phones which is against the hostel norms, police said. "After being...
  • On duty police constables banned from using mobile phones: Goa IGP September 12, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's police constabulary has been banned from constantly using mobile phones while on traffic and picketing duty according to newlyappointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sunil Garg. Garg, who was on a visit to the Panaji police station on Thursday where he interacted with civilians, said the ban was a...
  • Watch: Experts rate iPhone 6 September 10, 2014

    In an interview to CNN, experts rate the all new iPhone 6. "Apple behind the curve when it comes to phone size. It is hard to say whether or not it would be distinctly different from some of the larger phones that are already in the market," say experts. ...
  • Amazon slashes Fire Phone price; $200 model now available for 99 cents September 9, 2014

    New York: Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone on Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a twoyear contract with AT&T. That's...
  • Beware! Secondhand smartphones available online might be stolen September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The slick looking smart phone with great camera and apps you bought cheap at an online store could just be stolen ware. Thieves are increasingly palming off high end stolen mobiles through online trading portals, say police. "Thieves are selling stolen mobiles on online trading sites like Quikr.com, ebay.in...