Phones

  • Nokia Lumia 730: Microsoft launches its 'selfie' phone at Rs 15,299 in India 13 hours 36 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 53 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Centre taps over 1 lakh phones a year, many more by states: Report September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: More than one lakh phone tapping orders are issued by the central government every year, but the total number of such interceptions can be of a 'staggering scale' after taking into account the directions from state governments, a new study has found. The study, 'India's surveillance state', prepared on...
  • Nokia Lumia 830: Microsoft unveils the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The metalframed Nokia Lumia 830 is what Microsoft calls "the affordable flagship" of the Nokia Lumia family. The Windows Phone 8.1 device priced at 330 euros (about Rs 26,200) is also the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet with an 8.5mm thin profile. The Lumia 830 has a 10 megapixel...
  • Xolo Win Q900s: The 'world's lightest' Windows smartphone goes on sale in India at Rs 9,999 September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Xolo Win Q900s, which is claimed to be the world's lightest Windows smartphone, is now available in India for Rs 9,999. Weighing 100 grams, the Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone has a 4.7inch 720p display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz quadcore processor paired with 1GB...
  • Hollywood actresses photo leak: Why syncing your mobile may be a bad move September 3, 2014

    Days after nude photos of several prominent Hollywood actresses were leaked online, the focus is back on how insecure information online is. CNN's tech correspondent Samuel Burke explains why syncing your mobile phone to your computer at home is a bad move. ...
  • Markets such as India to push smartphone sales up 23.8 per cent to 1.25 billion units September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Emerging countries in regions like India and China will help smartphone sales jump close to 24 per cent this year to 1.25 billion, even as the growth pace slows down in mature markets, research firm IDC said. According to IDC, more than 1.25 billion smartphones are expected to...
  • 79% of people are ready to give up alcohol, chocolate to get their mobile phones back August 28, 2014

    Washington: A whopping 47 per cent of Americans admit they wouldn't last more than a day without their cell phones and 79 per cent say they would be willing to give up alcohol or chocolate to regain access to their devices, according to a new survey. When ranked by importance to...