SMARTPHONES

  • Xiaomi Mi 4: Xiaomi launches the Mi 3 successor in India at Rs 19,999 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has launched the Mi 4 in India today as it looks to strengthen its position in the booming Indian smartphone market. The Mi 4 is priced at Rs 19,999 and will be a Flipkart exclusive. Registrations begin on January 28 at 6 PM and the...
  • Apple overtakes Samsung, Xiaomi in Chinese smartphone market for the first time 23 hours 43 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Apple has shipped the most number of smartphones in China in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics and homegrown companies such as Xiaomi for the first time, according to data firm Canalys. Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched last September have proved to be popular in Asia despite being...
  • Xiaomi to launch Mi 4 smartphone in India today Yesterday

    Update: Xiaomi Mi 4: Xiaomi launches the Mi 3 successor in India at Rs 19,999 New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi 4 in India today as it looks to strengthen its position in the booming Indian smartphone market. The company, which entered the Indian market...
  • Samsung to make Tizen smartphone Z1 in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the market response to its Tizen OS-based smartphone in India, tech giant Samsung plans to manufacture the 'Z1' at its Noida facility soon. The South Korean firm, which is the world's largest smartphone player, had launched the device earlier this month in India. "The compelling proposition of...
  • Indian tablet users may reach 40 million in 2015 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Among the fastest growing tablet markets in the world, India is expected to see over 40 million users of the smart device this year, although the popularity of phablets may restrict that growth, research firm eMarketer said. Phablets are devices with screen size in the range of 5-7 inches. The...
  • Where, oh where, is a better battery? 5 days ago

    New York: At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for hidden electrical...
  • Asus ZenFone 2 coming to India in second quarter of 2015; to be competitively priced 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Asus that launched the attractively-priced 11.6-inch EeeBook in India on Wednesday seems to be having a clear product roadmap for the Indian market. In an interview with IBNLive, Asus India country manager Peter Chang, on the sidelines of the EeeBook launch event in New Delhi, revealed about the company's...
  • Samsung Z1 'is like a phone from 2010'; Samsung's first Tizen smartphone receives a cold welcome in India 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Samsung Electronics' first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a frosty welcome after its launch in India, with reviewers and consumers criticising its low-resolution cameras and dearth of software applications. The South Korean giant's latest handset stands out not so much for its no-frills specifications but for...
  • Government bans mobile handsets with fake, duplicate identity numbers January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has prohibited imports of all kind of mobile handsets with fake or duplicate unique identity numbers, a move that will help security agencies in tracking callers using different SIM cards. "GSM mobile handsets with duplicate IMEI or fake IMEI & 'CDMA mobile handsets' with duplicate ESN (Electronic Serial...
  • A new type of glass that could double your smartphone's battery life January 20, 2015

    London: Researchers have discovered a new type of glass material that may be used as an electrode in lithium-ion batteries to almost double a smartphone's battery life. A material discovered by ETH Zurich researchers led by Dr Semih Afyon and Reinhard Nesper may have the potential to double battery capacity. Researchers...
  • Lava Iris Alfa with a 5-inch display, 5MP camera, quad-core processor launched at Rs 6,550 in India January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Lava has launched a new budget Android phone in India. Named Iris Alfa, the new phone is priced at Rs 6,550. The phone features a 5-inch FWGA screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Its memory is expandable up to 32GB. The...
  • Sony's new flagship Xperia Z4 likely to be unveiled at MWC 2015; could come in two variants January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Sony's new flagship smartphone, Xperia Z4, which was expected to be launched at Consumer Electronics Show 2015 (CES 2015) held earlier this month, could now be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 scheduled to take place between March 2-5. If rumours are to be believed, Sony will launch two...
  • HTC One M9 'Hima' expected to launch its next One flagship smartphone on March 1 January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: HTC, which had launched its last flagship smartphone in March last year, seems to be all set to unveil the next flagship. The company has sent out media invites for its March 1 event, scheduled a day before this year's Mobile World Congress kicks off. The cryptic invite states...
  • Are your kids ignoring your calls? Here's a new app that lets you lock their smartphones January 18, 2015

    New York: Parents, please note. If your kids ignore your calls, use this app to lock their smartphones immediately to get their attention back. Called "Ignore No More", the app promises to help parents get control back over their child's phone. Just install the app on your phones and your child's phone....
  • Oppo R5 with 4.85mm thickness goes on sale in India at Rs 29,990 January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the slimmest phones in the world, the Oppo R5, is now available for people to purchase in India. Priced at Rs 29,990, the phone had been made available for pre-booking starting January 1. The phone is a 4G-enabled model and is equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939...
  • Lenovo launches the A6000 4G smartphone in India at Rs 6999 January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Lenovo has announced the launch of is A6000 smartphone in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 6999, the Lenovo A6000 is claimed to be "India's most affordable 4G LTE smartphone." Lenovo has partnered with Flipkart to sell the A6000 in the Indian market. The phone will go on sale...
  • Google to test its first build-it-yourself smartphone this year January 15, 2015

    San Juan: Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests. The company will partner with Mexico-based carrier Claro and local carrier Open Mobile...
  • BlackBerry Classic with physical keyboard and touch display launched at Rs 31,990 in India January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has launched its Classic smartphone in India at a price of Rs 31,990. The phone is available in India starting today. The BlackBerry Classic has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 8 megapixel rear camera, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), and BlackBerry 10 OS. BlackBerry is returning to its...
  • Lumia 435, Lumia 532: Microsoft unveils two new low-cost smartphones January 15, 2015

    Washington: Microsoft unveiled two new low-cost smartphones - Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 - aimed at pushing its Windows Phone operating system to users in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The two Lumia handsets - made by the unit of Finnish-based Nokia which Microsoft acquired last year - will...
  • Samsung Z1: Samsung launches the first Tizen smartphone in India at Rs 5,700 January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung Electronics launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's ambition to build a software ecosystem to rival Android. The Z1 went on sale in India for Rs 5,700 each, targeting users looking for their first smartphone, the world's No.1...
  • Micromax Yureka smartphone goes on sale in India at Rs 8,999 January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Micromax's Yureka smartphone that was announced in December last year is now available for purchase in India. The phone is exclusively available on Amazon.in for Rs 8,999. The company put 10,000 units on sale that Amazon claims "flew fast". The phone is currently (at the time of writing...
  • Samsung Galaxy A7: Samsung unveils a new 5.5-inch smartphone January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy A7, which is said to be one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones. The Galaxy A7 is equipped with a multicore processor combining two separate quad-core processors. The Galaxy A7 has 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM and is supported by a...
  • This app will make you feel bad about your weight, insult you for all the extra calories January 12, 2015

    New York: If you have set your sight on losing weight, here is a calorie-counting app that insults you for all the extra calories you consume in a day. This app, called Carrot Hunger, makes you feel bad about your weight and if you exceed your daily calorie limit it asks...
  • Ideas 2015: More friendly apps January 11, 2015

    In this special show, we bring you the ideas that could define year '2015'. ...
  • Phones vulnerable to hacking even when the Internet is off January 10, 2015

    Washington: Hackers may be able to sneak into your laptop or smartphone just by analysing the low-power electronic signals your device emits even when it is not connected to the Internet, researchers say. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are now investigating where these information "leaks" originate so they can...
  • Samsung launches four new smartphones in India; priced between Rs 19,300 and Rs 25,500 January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Samsung India announced the launch of four new mid-segment smartphones - Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is priced at Rs 20,500, A5 at Rs 25,500, Galaxy E5 at Rs 19,300 and E7 at Rs 23,000. Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are slimmest smartphones...
  • LG G Flex 2: LG unveils successor to the curved-screen G Flex smartphone January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: LG has announced the successor to the G Flex smartphone at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Named G Flex 2, the new curved-screen phone, says LG, improves upon its predecessor and comes with a more advanced design, faster performance, and greater convenience. LG's new G Flex 2...
  • Xiaomi revenue doubled to $12 billion in 2014 January 5, 2015

    Shanghai: Fast-growing Chinese tech firm Xiaomi Technology booked 74.3 billion yuan ($11.97 billion) in pre-tax sales last year, up 135 per cent from 2013, the firm's chief executive Lei Jun said on his official microblog account on Sunday. The figures helps shine light on the rapid growth of the privately-held tech...
  • Redmi 2: Xiaomi unveils the successor to the Redmi 1S; features a 4.7-inch display, 8MP camera January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has unveiled the successor to its entry-level Redmi 1S smartphone. Named Redmi 2, the new smartphone is priced at 699 yuan (approximately Rs 7,100) and will go on sale in China on January 9. There is no information as to when this phone will...
  • Micromax plans up to $500 million IPO: Report January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Micromax Informatics, India's second-largest smartphone maker, plans to raise as much as $500 million through a stock market listing in its financial year beginning in April, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Saturday. Micromax, which entered the Indian handset market in 2008 with cheap large-screen phones, will sell a minority...