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  • Lenovo closes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola unit from Google 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    Beijing: China's Lenovo Group said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 billion acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google, paving the way for a fresh assault on the US smartphone market. The purchase comes as Lenovo, the world's leading PC maker, ramps up its effort to diversify its business and...
  • Karbonn Sparkle V review: This Android One phone is like a Bollywood masala potboiler 7 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: One of the major differences between marrying a guy your parents picked out for you versus dating the college hottie is the thrill of chase and rebellion. Your 'susheel' husband might not sport 6-pack abs, or gel his hair with the precision of television commercials, but more likely...
  • Xiaomi is now the world's third-largest smartphone maker 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    Beijing: China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics and Apple, according to a new industry study. Strategy Analytics said Xiaomi accounted for 6 per cent of all 320 million smartphones shipped during July-September. Samsung made up...
  • BlackBerry teases Bold-like Classic smartphone; coming later this year 11 hours 39 minutes ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen penned an open letter to current and former BlackBerry users on Wednesday in a push to create some buzz for the company's new BlackBerry Classic device, which is set to debut later this year. The Classic, which bears striking similarities to the company's once wildly...
  • Oppo R5: At 4.85 mm, this new Oppo smartphone is the world's thinnest Yesterday

    Singapore: Leading global electronic gadgets maker Oppo launched the latest edition of its N series smartphone at a grand event here on Wednesday, featuring its unique rotating camera, as also another which it claimed was the world's thinnest yet. Besides featuring the much-loved swivel camera feature, the N3 also has the...
  • A new app that helps you water your lawn 2 days ago

    Washington: If you find watering your lawn a bit troublesome, here is an app to make your task easier. The new app, Rachio Iro, aims to greatly simplify things by allowing you to set up and tweak complex lawn irrigation schemes. Rachio Iro simplifies the process of sprinkling your lawn, and it...
  • Microsoft drops Nokia name from Lumia smartphones, new devices will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' 5 days ago

    Washington: US software giant Microsoft said it will now start selling Lumia smartphones as 'Microsoft Lumia' device instead of calling them Nokia Lumia. "Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new name too ?...
  • Intex Aqua Amaze with a 5-inch display, 13MP camera, octa-core processor launched at Rs 10,690 in India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Handset maker Intex today launched a new smartphone, Aqua Amaze, priced at Rs 10,690. The dual-SIM Android KitKat powered device features 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB memory. With a five-inch screen, the smartphone sports a...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales surpass expectations but iPad volumes slide October 21, 2014

    Apple forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 per cent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when...
  • India has the highest number of smartwatch owners, second highest number of Google Glass owners October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The...
  • A dead smartphone battery can now be charged up to 70 per cent in 2 minutes October 20, 2014

    Singapore: Imagine a dead smartphone battery getting charged up to 70 per cent in flat two minutes? By using a common ingredient found in sunscreen, researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a smart battery that uses a gel-based material to speed up the charging process. To do so,...
  • Most Indians feel smartphones important part of life: Survey October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The findings...
  • Celkon Campus One A354C with a 3.5-inch display, Android 4.4 KitKat launched at Rs 2,599 in India October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Extending its portfolio, Celkom has added a new low-cost smartphone to its portfolio. Named the Celkon Campus One A354C, the phone comes with a 3.5-inch display and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. Priced at Rs 2,599, the new smartphone sports a 2-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a...
  • Videocon launches gesture-controlled Infinium Graphite smartphone at Rs 10,499 in India October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Videocon Mobile Phones launched a smartphone, Infinium Graphite, with gesture control feature at a price of Rs 10,499. The intelligent sense feature facilitates function like 'auto answer' to answer calls in proximity to ears, 'auto switch speaker' feature that automatically switches from speaker to earpiece on proximity to ear,...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus go on sale in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available in India at a starting price of Rs 53,500. The phones are available via online retailers and also through Apple dealers across the country. Prices of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are in the range...
  • Why the Google-Motorola Nexus 6 is priced $300 more than the Google-LG Nexus 5 October 16, 2014

    The Google's new showcase smartphone, the Nexus 6, boasts a nearly 6-inch screen, eclipsing the 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus that Apple began selling last month. Google is charging a comparable price for the Nexus 6, with prices beginning at $649 for a phone without a wireless contract commitment....
  • Motorola Moto X (1st Gen) price slashed by Rs 6,000, now available for Rs 17,999 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Motorola has slashed the price of its first-generation Moto X smartphone in India by Rs 6,000. The phone, which was earlier available for Rs 23,999, is now available on e-commerce site Flipkart for Rs 17,999. The original Moto X( first-gen) features a 4.7-inch touchscreen, Android KitKat OS, dual-core 1.7...
  • Is this the much-awaited Google 'Nexus 6' smartphone? October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Google reportedly will be officially unveiling the next-gen Nexus smartphone on Wednesday, but famous tipster @evleaks has given us an early look at what it claims is the upcoming Nexus smartphone, codenamed "Shamu". Google is said to have hired Motorola for manufacturing the "Nexus 6" smartphone, which reportedly...
  • '1 billion global mobile subscribers added in last 4 years' October 14, 2014

    Dubai: The world has added more than a billion mobile phone subscribers in the last four years alone, with the total number reaching 3.2 billion, almost half the earth's population, organisers of an industry event here said. More than a billion of these devices are smartphones, bringing the disruptive power of...
  • LG L Bello with a 5-inch display, 8MP camera launched at Rs 18,500 in India October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics today launched a smartphone under its L series, Bello, priced at Rs 18,500 in India. LG L Bello is a mid-tier smartphone, which has been developed as an affordable yet powerful alternative to its G3 flagship handset, the firm said in a statement. The...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launched at Rs 58,300 in India; to be available from October 17 October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung has finally launched its next-generation Note smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, in India at a price of Rs 58,300. The Galaxy Note 4 will be available in the market from October 17 - the same day Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus will hit the store shelves...
  • Xiaomi suggests Apple's Jony Ive to use a Mi phone to verify 'theft' allegations, could gift him one October 13, 2014

    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...
  • iBerry Auxus Aura A1 with a 5-inch display, octa-core processor launched at Rs 9,990 in India October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: iBerry has launched its new smartphone - the Auxus Aura A1 - in India at a price of Rs 9,990. The phone is available exclusively on e-commerce store ebay.in. The smartphone is powered by MediTeak's octa-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and runs Android 4.2.2 KitKat OS....
  • Google's 'Nexus 6' smartphone with a 5.9-inch display to be launched this month: Report October 12, 2014

    New York: In a bid to intensify competition in big-size smartphone segment, Google is all set to release its next phablet with a 5.9-inch screen and a high-resolution display this month. Named Shamu (killer whale), the new Nexus phone will be larger than Apple's iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inches) and...
  • India can be a tough market for Google's Android One October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Google's ambitious move to address the fragmented Android ecosystem with its Anrdoid One devices will help in redefining the affordable smartphone segment, but the Indian market will be a tough call for the US-based tech giant, feels research firm IDC. Last month, Google launched Android One range of...
  • Videocon launches new Infinium Z40 Quad smartphone at Rs 5,490 in India October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Videocon has launched its new smartphone in India. Named the Infinium Z40 Quad, the smartphone has a 3.2-megapixel front camera and a 5 megapixel BSI auto-focus rear camera. It features a 4-inch WVGA IPS display. Running Android 4.4 KitKat OS, the phone has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired...
  • Nokia's Here map comes to Android - but limited to Samsung Galaxy phones for now October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia's Here Map app has finally made its entry into Android. The Here Map, which was earlier restricted to Windows phones and Nokia X series, is now available (in beta) for the Galaxy smartphones from Samsung. Owners of Samsung's Galaxy phones can download the Here map app, which...