SMARTPHONES

  • Lenovo Vibe Shot: It's a camera. It's a smartphone. It's a crossover device! 6 hours 44 minutes 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 7 hours 13 minutes 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 9 hours 16 minutes 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 10 hours 32 minutes 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 10 hours 53 minutes 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 13 hours 43 minutes 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 23 hours 1 minutes 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 23 hours 44 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Samsung mass producing more efficient chip for smartphones 3 days ago

    Seoul: South Korean technology firm Samsung Electronics announced Thursday that it has begun mass production of a new flash memory chip for smartphones, offering greater speed and capacity than those currently available on the market. The new Universal Flash Storage (UFS) would be the industry's first 128GB chip, though other versions...
  • Qualcomm's new technology aims to offer cellphone users better reception even in underground tunnels, shopping malls 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm wants wireless carriers to set up new technology that would offer cellphone users better reception in places like subway tunnels and shopping malls. The San Diego, California company said on Thursday it will start selling components this year featuring LTE technology adapted for a smaller scale...
  • Karbonn Titanium Dazzle with a 5-inch display, 5MP camera launched at Rs 5,490 in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Karbonn has launched a new smartphone in India. Named Karbonn Titanium Dazzle, the phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The phone comes with 8GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 32 GB, and a 5-inch FWVGA screen. It runs Android...
  • Google to show ads for apps in Android app store; strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones, tablets 3 days ago

    California: Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most...
  • Photos: Motorola's new Moto E 4 days ago

    Motorola has announced the second-gen Moto E smartphone, which includes improvements over last year's model and a 4G LTE variant. The phone sports a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel rear camera and also a front-facing camera. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and has Motorola's personalised software experience. With a 2,390mAh...
  • HTC One M9 specs, details leaked in images, video ad. Yet again 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Images of HTC's upcoming smartphone, HTC One M9, have been leaked again on Twitter days before its official release at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. This is the second incidence when HTC appears to be marred by the constant leaks related to its HTC One M9 smartphone. On...
  • Motorola's new Moto E launched: 4.5-inch display, front camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 4G; prices start at $120 4 days ago

    New York: Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Among the improvements over last year's model: The camera now has auto-focusing, whereas the older model had a fixed-focus lens that didn't compensate for how far away the subject was. The new Moto...
  • Videocon Mobile to soon launch 4G mobile phones in India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Videocon Mobile Phones, the handset brand of the $4 billion Videocon Group, is mulling a rollout of its fourth generation (4G)-enabled mobile phones in the next couple of months, a top official said. "We are working on 4G enabled handsets and it will be out in the next two...
  • Fly Qik+, Qik, Snap: Fly Mobiles launches 3 Android smartphones at Rs 2,999 onwards in India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: UK-based mobile manufacturer, Fly Mobiles, has launched three smartphones in India- the Qik, Qik+, and the Snap. These smartphones will be sold exclusively on Snapdeal. The Fly Qik+ is priced at Rs 6,999, the Qik at Rs 5,999, and the Fly Snap at Rs 2,999. Phones under the Qik...
  • Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race with 81.5% market share 5 days ago

    Washington: Google Android dominated the global smartphone market in 2014, holding an 81.5 per cent market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player, market tracker IDC said Tuesday. Despite Apple's late surge on its newly released iPhones, the California giant saw its market share for the year drop...
  • Indian smartphone market declines for the first time in Q4 2014: Report 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a first, the country's smartphone market fell by 4 per cent in the October-December period last year as compared with the previous quarter, research firm IDC said today. Overall, mobile phone shipments in one of the world's fastest growing handset markets stood at 64.3 million units in Q4...
  • Fly Mobiles to launch 3 smartphones priced under Rs 12K in India on Wednesday, including 2 phones with octa-core processors 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Fly Mobiles may have been operating in the Indian market for a number of years, but it has not been an active player in the burgeoning Indian smartphone space. With the plans to diversify its lineup, the company now appears to have geared up and is all set...
  • Here's what all go into making a smartphone app popular 6 days ago

    Washington: With more than 1,200 apps being released daily, an Indian-origin researcher and his colleague have discovered a number of ways to determine which smartphone apps will be the most successful. "More than 1,200 apps are released each day, and we found a number of ways to determine which ones...
  • Beware! Your smartphone could be tracked even without access to your location details 6 days ago

    Washington: Malicious software can track your smartphone simply by measuring the way it uses power even without access to location data, scientists warn. The technique is based on the idea that a smartphone's power usage depends largely on the distance from the nearest base station.As a user moves, this distance changes,...
  • The 64GB variant of the Xiaomi Mi4 to go on sale in India today; priced at Rs 23,999 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In line with the announcement early this month, Xiaomi is all set to make the 64GB variant of the Mi4 smartphone available in the Indian market. The 64GB Mi4 edition is also a Flipkart exclusive and will go on sale on February 24 starting at 5PM. The 64GB variant...