SMARTPHONE

  • India to be the second largest smartphone market by 2016: Report 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will surpass the US as the second largest market for smartphones globally by 2016, helped by device makers offering affordable handsets, research firm eMarketer said. According to eMarketer, increasing penetration of affordable smart mobile devices in emerging markets will help smartphone users worldwide surpass the 2 billion-mark in...
  • Motorola launches 32GB Moto X (2nd generation) in India at Rs 32,999 onwards 12 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Motorola has now launched the 32GB variant of its new Moto X (2nd generation) in India. The 32GB Moto X is priced at Rs 32,999 for the base variant and Rs 34,999 for the wood finish and the leather back panel versions. The new model is also exclusively...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing 16 hours 15 minutes ago

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • India likely to have 10-15 million 4G subscribers by December 2015: Report 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With more operators launching the super-fast fourth-generation mobile services next year, the 4G subscriber base is expected to reach 10-15 million by December 2015 in the country, consultancy firm PwC has said. "We expect 4G LTE subscribers to reach 10-15 million by December 2015 driven by competitive pricing, superior...
  • China's Xiaomi raises more than $1 billion in funding: Report 17 hours 51 minutes ago

    Beijing: China's top smartphone seller Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in a fresh round of funding, a move which would raise its valuation above $45 billion, a report said Sunday. Dow Jones Newswires, citing a person familiar with the issue, said the latest round of funding could close as...
  • BlackBerry working with Boeing on a high-security self-destructing Android smartphone 2 days ago

    Waterloo: BlackBerry is working with Boeing on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defence contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with. The Boeing...
  • Huawei to launch 4G smartphones below Rs 10,000 within 6 months 4 days ago

    New Delhi: To cash in on the next generation high-speed mobile data services, Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei said it has plans to launch 4G smartphones for less than Rs 10,000 within six months. "We are largest owner of essential patents for 4G technology. The essential patents are technology required to...
  • Lumia 638: Microsoft launches the most affordable 4G Windows Phone smartphone in India at Rs 8299 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft launched its most affordable smartphone 4G device in the country - Lumia 638 - powered by Windows Phone 8.1 operating system for Rs 8,299. The smartphone, sporting a 4.5-inch screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera, 8GB memory (expandable upto 128GB)...
  • BlackBerry Classic: BlackBerry returns to its roots, woos keyboard loyalists 4 days ago

    New York: BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens. With the Classic, BlackBerry is courting its core customer, the business user. The physical keyboard...
  • Lava Iris Fuel 60 with a 4,000mAh battery launched at Rs 8,888 in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Lava launched a new smartphone - Iris Fuel 60 - offering a greater battery life to help users work for longer hours without frequent charging. Priced at Rs 8,888, the handset is second in Lava's range of smartphones focussed on longer battery life. "With smartphones becoming part...
  • By 2018, 9 out of 10 phones to be smartphones: Report 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Smartphone sales grew over 20 per cent in the July-September quarter, 2014, on the back of strong growth in emerging markets, research firm Gartner said today. Given the fast pace of smartphone sales growth and declining preference for feature phones, Gartner estimates that nine out of ten...
  • Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone coming to India today; could be priced around Rs 30,000 1 week ago

    Update: Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone comes to India at Rs 32,980 New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to launch what is touted to be the world's slimmest phone in India on December 15, Monday. At 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max dethrones the recently launched Oppo...
  • A new technology that could help your smartphone track sleep disorders December 14, 2014

    New York: Researchers are working on a smartphone-based technology which can help track sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, much easier than visiting a doctor. Using earbuds, equipped with an in-line microphone and an Apple iPhone, researchers from Florida State University and New Jersey-based Stevens Institute of Technology analysed participants' breathing habits...
  • Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider patent risk December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges. Xiaomi Technology only started selling in India in July and...
  • Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone coming to India on December 15 December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to launch what is touted to be the world's slimmest phone in India on December 15, Monday. At 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max dethrones the recently launched Oppo R5 as the world's slimmest phone that measures 4.85mm thick. The phone that...
  • Indians most addicted to smartphones: Survey December 13, 2014

    Berlin: Nearly 57 per cent of Indians admitted they cannot live without their smartphones, making them the most addicted group of respondents in a survey of users from top five smartphone regions globally. One in three Indians said they would give up their TV for a week before their smartphone, according...
  • Xiaomi may face major setback in overseas market: Report December 13, 2014

    Beijing: An Indian court which restrained the online sale of Xiaomi smartphones in India till February following a patent infringement petition from Ericsson could be a major setback for the Chinese company's "most important overseas market" and its globalisation plans, reports said today. The sudden ban may weigh on Xiaomi's performance...
  • Girl's Samsung Galaxy Ace explodes while she was asleep December 10, 2014

    Toronto: An Ontario University student revealed that her Samsung Galaxy Ace phone exploded next to her while she was sleeping. The incident, which happened in October, only came to light when the media reported it Monday. Hope Casserly said she was awakened at 1.30am Oct 22 by a loud popping sound...
  • Xiaomi's India debut one of the most talked-about topics on Facebook in India in 2014 December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It's that time of the year when Facebook takes a look back at the redefining moments of the year and curates a list of the most talked-about topics and events on its social networking site. This year's list is out and Xiaomi's India debut has come out as...
  • Acer Liquid E700, Acer Liquid Jade smartphones launched in India at Rs 11,999, Rs 16,999 December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Taiwanese IT company Acer restarted its smartphone business in India in partnership with e-commerce firm Snapdeal with the launch of two new handsets - the Acer Liquid E700 and Acer Liquid Jade - priced at Rs 11,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively. "We have strong presence in IT business. IT...
  • Intex Aqua i5 Octa with a 5-inch display, octa-core processor launched at Rs 7,499 December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Intex Technologies has launched its new smartphone - Aqua i5 Octa - priced at Rs 7,499. The phone is exclusively available on e-commerce site Amazon.in. The dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5-inch display, 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM, Android KitKat operating system, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel...
  • Xolo launches new Omega 5.0, Omega 5.5 smartphones at Rs 8,999 onwards December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone maker Xolo has launched two handsets under the Omega range, priced at Rs 8,999 onwards. The handsets - Omega 5.0 and Omega 5.5 - are powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM and Xolo's proprietary Hive platform. The 5-inch Omega 5.0 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with...
  • The 5.1mm thin Gionee Elife S5.1 now available in India at Rs 18,999 December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Gionee's slimmest smartphone - ElIfe S5.1 - is now available in India at a price of Rs 18,999. Available in White, Black, Blue and Pink colours, the phone comes in a thin 5.1 mm shell comprising both glass and metal. The handset has a 4.8-inch screen and runs...
  • Lava Iris Win1: Lava's first Windows Phone smartphone launched at Rs 4,999; to be available from December 4 December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Lava International has launched its first Windows smartphone, Iris Win1, in India at a price of Rs 4,999. The phone will be available exclusively on e-commerce site Flipkart starting December 4. The 4-inch smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The...
  • OnePlus One (64GB) with a 5.5-inch 1080p display launched at Rs 21,999 in India December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: OnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has launched its OnePlus One smartphone (64GB) in India at a price of Rs 21,999. The OnePlus One, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, will be exclusively available in India on the...
  • 4 things to consider before buying a new smartphone December 2, 2014

    New York: Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hit shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, and there's likely to be a lull in new releases until next spring. So why wait? Here are some things to consider before hitting stores. If you're upgrading...
  • Celkon Win 400: Celkon launches its first Windows Phone smartphone at Rs 4,979 December 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Celkon Mobiles, a city-based mobile handset manufacturer and wireless solutions provider, today launched Celkon Win 400, one of the country's cheapest Windows smartphone, with a price tag of Rs 4,979. Murali Retineni, executive director of Celkon Mobiles, said 'Win 400', the first Windows phone from Celkon's stable, runs on Windows...