SMARTPHONE

  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales surpass expectations but iPad volumes slide 3 hours 10 minutes ago

    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 23 hours 15 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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? 6 days ago

    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' 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Apple's Siri could crash your car October 8, 2014

    Washington: Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio, send a text message, or make...
  • 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...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus up for pre-order in India at Rs 53,500 onwards October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now up for pre-booking in India at a starting price of Rs 53,500. Not only e-commerce majors Flipkart and Amazon, but authorised distributors of the iPhone 6 smartphones have also started taking pre-orders for the upcoming iPhone models in...
  • LG G3 Stylus: LG launches a pen-enabled G3 variant in India at Rs 21,500 October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: LG Electronics (LG) has launched a new variant of its flagship smartphone in India. Named the LG G3 Stylus, the new phone comes with a stylus. The LG G3 Stylus is a pen-enabled smartphone that offers a large display and many of the premium user experience (UX) features...
  • Does excessive smartphone use by your kid keep you worried? Here's an app for you October 5, 2014

    New York: Does excessive smartphone use by your kid keep you worried? Now a new app allows parents to keep track of everything that their children do with their phones. Called TeenSafe, the web-based service co-founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, Ameeta Jain, allows parents to gain access to all incoming, outgoing...
  • 77 % air passengers hooked to smart watches, glasses: Survey October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A major chunk of air travellers the world over are tech-savvy and are gradually getting hooked to using devices like smart watches and glasses to help them on their journey, a latest global survey has shown. The survey carried out jointly by the Geneva-based aviation communication and IT firm...
  • Apps that reinvent smartphone keyboards to reduce typing frustration October 2, 2014

    Toronto: New smartphone apps aim to solve the problem of keyboards causing aching fingers or auto-correct resulting in embarrassing blunders. The apps replace QWERTY keyboards with alternatives designed to provide better auto-correct and more seamless typing. Minuum, which launched for the iPhone and is available for Android devices, converts the keyboard into...
  • 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...