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  • Pizza ordering fridge magnet to fingernail-sized 200GB SD card: 5 quirky gadgets at MWC 2015 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    Barcelona: The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show. For those who couldn't join the tens of thousands in Barcelona for the four-day event, here is a look at some...
  • BlackBerry to launch 4 new phones this year; one of them will have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge-like dual-curved screen 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year, one of them featuring a dual-curved screen akin to Samsung Galaxy S6-Edge, which was launched at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While announcing its plans for the upcoming smartphones, the company said that one of them will be...
  • Smartphone shopping in India grows by 100% over last two years: Survey 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Online purchases made through mobile phones in India have grown by more than 100 percent over the past two years, indicating a steep upward trend in e-commerce propelled by expediency, reveals the MasterCard Online Shopping Survey 2014 released here on Wednesday. The survey covers 14 countries across Asia Pacific. China...
  • Apple is the biggest 4G smartphone, tablet vendor in India: Report Yesterday

    New Delhi: iPhone maker Apple has emerged as the largest 4G LTE device vendor in the country with a market share of 45 per cent in October-December period, CyberMedia Research (CMR) today said. According to the research firm, over one million LTE devices, including smartphones, tablets and data cards were shipped...
  • Tips & Tricks: 13 simple ways to protect your smartphone this Holi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Holi is almost here and while all of us are busy preparing for H-day from what to wear, which colours to use and where to party, we often overlook the indispensable mobile phone, than can easily turn dispensable after a Holi mishap. If the phone you own is...
  • Tinder launches Tinder Plus paid service with prices based on age, location Yesterday

    Washington: Tinder, the popular dating app which allows smartphone users to find a partner by swiping on a picture, launched a premium, paid subscription version of the service Monday Smartphone dating app Tinder launched a premium paid subscription version on Monday, but drew criticism over a pricing system that charges older...
  • Here's why smartphone makers are shifting their focus to developing countries like India, China Yesterday

    Barcelona: Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming. Even though mobile network coverage is generally weaker in the developing world, firms are mining a gold rush of new clients in...
  • Two Google Nexus phones rumoured to be launched this year; one from LG, the other made by Huawei Yesterday

    New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, rumours are simmering that the next Google Nexus smartphones will come in two variants - one of them will be develeoped by LG and the other could be by Huawei. A Weibo user who claims to have information on the next...
  • BlackBerry Leap: First official hands-on with BlackBerry's latest budget smartphone Yesterday

    New Delhi: Here's BlackBerry's latest Leap smartphone that was unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BlackBerry Leap sports a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge HD display and runs on the BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. The phone is powered by a 2,800mAh battery, which is said to last for 25 hours...
  • Apple dethrones Samsung as the world's No.1 smartphone maker in Q4: Report 2 days ago

    New York: iPhone maker Apple has dethroned Samsung from the top spot on the global smartphone tally, a position that the Korean electronics giant had strongly held for over three years, research firm Gartner today said. For the entire year, however, Samsung firmly held on to the top slot. According to...
  • Qualcomm seeks to pave road to marriage of cars and smartphones 2 days ago

    Detroit: Qualcomm Inc, a maker of smartphone chips and software, unveiled on Monday fourth-generation LTE modems that will enable cars to stay better-connected wirelessly to cloud-based services via the Web. Cars using the new technology should be on the market within a few years' time. Qualcomm's Snapdragon X12 and X5 modems are...
  • Fly Qik+ review: High on promise, low on delivery 2 days ago

    New Delhi: UK-based smartphone manufacturer, Fly Mobiles, launched three budget smartphones in India last week - the Qik, Qik+, and Snap. This week we got a chance to put to test the Fly Qik+ smartphone. Here's our take at the Android-based budget smartphone that costs Rs 6,999. Taking about the...
  • Gionee's new flagship smartphone Elife S7 with 5.5mm thickness launched; coming to India in April 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Gionee announced its latest Elife S7 ultra slim smartphone, measuring 5.5mm, at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Elife S7 smartphone has a high glossy finish and metal effect. It has a unique ergonomic design and is made out of durable aviation level aluminium magnesium alloy...
  • Sony unveils its new mid-range waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone at 299 euros 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Refocusing on its mid-range device strategy, Sony rolled out its latest Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone that packs the most popular features like the camera capacity, battery backup, and water resistant quality at a fair price. Unveiled at the ongoing Barcelona event, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua features a 13-megapixel...
  • Lenovo Vibe Shot: It's a camera. It's a smartphone. It's a crossover device! 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Lenovo, at Mobile World Congress 2015, introduced a new device - the Vibe Shot. It is the company's first 2-in-1 camera smartphone, a crossover device. "It's first a fabulous camera that shutterbugs will love, and secondly, a performance-laden, standalone smartphone," said Lenovo in a press release. While the mention...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge vs HTC One M9: How the new flagships measure against each other 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Following a string of leaks and rumours around its next flagship phones, both Samsung and HTC on Sunday launched their new high-end smartphones in the Galaxy S and One series, respectively. While the South Korean giant introduced two variants of the latest Galaxy S6 phone - one with...
  • Photos: HTC One M9, HTC Vive, HTC Grip 3 days ago

    New Delhi: HTC launched its latest Android smartphone, the HTC One M9, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It comes with a new 20-megapixel rear camera that has a lens made of sapphire to protect from scratches and in the front is the HTC UltraPixel camera.It features a dual-tone,...
  • BlackBerry plans to broaden its cross-platform strategy; to provide its security, productivity, communication tools to iOS, Android, Windows devices 3 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows. The one-time smartphone sector pioneer's devices have waned in popularity in recent years, but in a bid...
  • 10 things new in the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge 3 days ago

    While the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the first phone with a dual-edge screen, both the S6 and the S6 Edge mark significant improvements and departures from previous Samsung flagships. 1. Now Samsung's S6 phones will have a metal frame - like the iPhone. The casing is made from light-weight...
  • Q&A: Here's what you need to know about Samsung Pay 3 days ago

    New York: Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones - at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced Sunday will come with mobile-pay capabilities. Samsung's payment service won't come until this...
  • Samsung launches Galaxy S6 with a flat display, Galaxy S6 Edge with a dual-curved display; first Samsung phones to support wireless charging 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S6 smartphone featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed "Project Zero", the phone comes in two variants - the Galaxy S6 and...
  • Live: Samsung launches the Galaxy S6 at MWC 2015 4 days ago

    Samsung launches Galaxy S6 with a flat display, Galaxy S6 Edge with a dual-curved display; first Samsung phones to support wireless chargingHTC One M9: HTC's new flagship smartphone with a 20-megapixel rear camera officially unveiledHTC Vive: HTC unveils its first virtual reality headset; coming later this yearWe have got glimpses...
  • HTC One M9: HTC's new flagship smartphone with a 20-megapixel rear camera officially unveiled 4 days ago

    New Delhi: HTC took the wraps off its new flagship smartphone - the HTC One (M9) - at an event in Barcelona. From the outside, the new HTC One M9 smartphone looks and feels like last year's model. But there's a huge difference inside - the camera. For years, HTC has...
  • Live: HTC One M9 launch event at MWC 2015 4 days ago

    Samsung launches Galaxy S6 with a flat display, Galaxy S6 Edge with a dual-curved display; first Samsung phones to support wireless chargingHTC One M9: HTC's new flagship smartphone with a 20-megapixel rear camera officially unveiledHTC Vive: HTC unveils its first virtual reality headset; coming later this yearThe HTC One M9...
  • HTC's One M9 sees major leaks, rumours before the MWC 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Although HTC's official unveilings most of the times happen after their unofficial leaks, the upcoming, or should we say the already out, HTC One M9 smartphone has been worst hit by leaks and rumours. So much so that even the official press images and commercial videos were out...
  • Samsung's Galaxy S6 tops the chart of 'most-anticipated' smartphone at the MWC 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Mobile World Congress 2015 is just a few hours away and speculations are running all-time high around the possible unveilings of some of the most awaited smartphones and related technologies at the three-day event. The last two weeks have seen a lot of rumours and leaks surrounding one...
  • Micromax rolls out Canvas Selfie A255 with 13-megapixel rear, front cameras at Rs 15,999 in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Micromax has announced the price of its selfie-friendly smartphone in India, the Micromax Canvas Selfie A255, which will sell at Rs 15,999. The smartphone, a latest in Micromax's Canvas series, featuring a 13-megapixel camera both in the front and rear, was first announced later last year. The smartphone has...