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  • Imported mobiles, tablets to cost dear as excise duty goes up to benefit domestic producers 5 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a move to boost local manufacturing of mobile phones and tablets, the government increased duty benefits for domestic producers of these electronic items. Excise duty structure for mobiles handsets, including cellular phones, is being changed to 1 per cent without CENVAT credit or 12.5 per cent with CENVAT...
  • Government to help Indian tablet market grow in 2015: Report 2 days ago

    New Delhi:Large government and education projects, coupled with re-entry of older players in consumer segment, are expected to help the tablet PC market in India post single digit growth this year, research firm IDC said. The tablet market in India, which saw a correction post the introduction of BIS regulation in...
  • Samsung losing grip of Indian tablet market after leading it in 2014: Report 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung is still the leader in Indian tablet market with 19.2 per cent share in 2014, but the Korean electronics giant's grip on the segment is slipping, CyberMedia Research (CMR) said today. Overall, the tablet market in India fell by 9.2 per cent to 3.89 million units shipped in...
  • iBall overtakes Samsung as the top tablet seller in India: Report 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Domestic devices firm iBall has de-throned Korean technology giant Samsung as the top tablet seller in the Indian market in the quarter ended December 2014, according to global research firm IDC. The Mumbai-based iBall had a 15.6 per cent share of the tablet shipments in India in the October-December...
  • Tablet sales show more signs of cooling: Surveys February 4, 2015

    New York: Tablet sales cooled dramatically in 2014 from the red-hot growth pace a year earlier, surveys showed. Research firm IDC said global tablet sales for the full year rose just 4.4 per cent for the year to 229.6 million units, after a jump of more than 50 per cent in...
  • Acer One: Acer launches new tablet-cum-laptop in India at Rs 19,999 February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Taiwanese tech major Acer has launched its new tablet-cum-notebook Acer One in India at a price of Rs 19,990. The 2-in-1 device features a magnetic detachable hinge design for transition between its four modes - notebook, pad, display, and tent. The Acer One with up to 32GB of storage...
  • Using smartphones to pacify kids may harm their development February 2, 2015

    Boston: Parents, take note! Using tablets, smartphones or e-books to distract children may be detrimental to their social-emotional development, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed many types of interactive media available and raised important questions regarding their use as educational tools, as well as their potential detrimental role in stunting the...
  • Indian tablet users may reach 40 million in 2015 January 25, 2015

    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...
  • Will Apple launch a stylus for the rumoured 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro'? January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple is likely to launch a stylus alongside the much-anticipated 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," said KGI Securities' Ming-chi Kuo - an industry analyst who has a good track record when it comes to Apple predictions. The new tablet and the rumoured stylus are expected to be introduced in the...
  • Fonepad 8: Asus launches new voice-calling tablet at Rs 13,999 in India January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Asus has launched the Fonepad 8 voice-calling tablet in India at a price of Rs 13,999. The new tablet comes with dual-SIM support and has 3G phone functionality. The Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) is an 8-inch tablet with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality. It has a 5.06mm bezel, 1280x800...
  • India to track toilet use with tablets January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nationwide online programme to check whether people are using toilets as part of his cleanliness drive. From next month, officials will head out with mobile phones, tablets and iPads to report on whether toilets are being used in rural India, with...
  • You may soon be able to turn your skin into a smartphone display December 29, 2014

    New York: A wearable device that projects the image of a Android tablet on your skin will be a reality soon. Once worn on your wrist, a small light beam on the device, known as the Cicret Bracelet, would project your Android homepage right on your forearm. Basically, your arm essentially becomes...
  • Bhim Niroula: The guy who sang the legendary song 'Sunday morning love' has a Christmas present for his fans December 26, 2014

    If you are addicted to web virals, you have at least once been forwarded a link to singer Bhim Niroula's music channel. Titled 'Give me tablet', Niroula's latest song sees him pondering about the effects of the weather on his health. ...
  • Government may review technical specifications of Aakash 4 tablet December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is considering a review of technical specifications of Aakash 4 tablet, the previous UPA government's trumpeted low-cost computing device project. The first and second versions of the Aakash were shipped by vendor Datawind for Rs 2,276 and Rs 2,263 per unit. The Department of Electronics and IT (DEITY), which...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    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...
  • Toshiba WT-8: Toshiba's 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet launched in India at Rs 15,490 December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Toshiba has announced the India launch of its Windows 8.1 Tablet WT-8, powered by Intel AtomTM Processor Z3735G. The WT-8 tablet The WT-8 tablet is exclusively available on Amazon.in at a price of Rs 15,490. Available in an 8-inch screen size, the Toshiba WT-8 comes equipped with a bright...
  • Lots of tablet choices? Here're some buying tips for you December 1, 2014

    New York: People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to have Apple's iPads, for instance, there are advantages to sticking within the...
  • India's tablet market clocks strongest growth in Q3: Report November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fuelled by festive buying and strengthening commercial demand, India's tablet market reported its strongest third quarter growth so far during July-September 2014, said a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Friday. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10 per cent making it a 0.94-million-unit...
  • Apple launches iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 in India; prices start at Rs 28,900 November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple has finally launched the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in India. Both the models are available online as well as across Apple authorised retail stores. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters thin, adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes the...
  • Asus PadFone Mini: Asus launches a new hybrid device that transforms from a 4-inch phone to a 7-inch tablet at Rs 15,999 in India November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Asus has launched the PadFone Mini (PF400CG), a smartphone-cum-tablet hybrid, in India at a price of Rs 15,999. Asus says the PadFone Mini saves the hassle of having to carry two permanently-separated devices. It has a combined weight of 376g. PadFone Mini comes with a total battery capacity of...
  • Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 to be available in India from November 29 at Rs 28,900 onwards November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Thinnest model of Apple's iPad Air 2 and the new iPad Mini 3 will be available in India from November 29. "Pre-bookings for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have already started. Both the models will be available across Apple authorised retail stores from November 29," an authorised...
  • Jolla plans to launch a budget Sailfish tablet; aims to take on Nokia N1, Nexus 9, iPad Mini 3 November 20, 2014

    Helsinki: Finland's Jolla, a group of ex-Nokia software developers, announced a plan to launch a crowd-sourced tablet computer just a day after Nokia said it was reviving its consumer brand by entering the tablet market. Jolla was founded by Nokia's former MeeGo software team that was shut down after the Finnish...
  • Nokia N1: Nokia re-enters the mobile devices business with its first Android tablet November 18, 2014

    Helsinki: Nokia is back in the fray. Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new tablet. This time the device operates Android instead of the Windows software that Nokia adopted on its cellphones when it...
  • Dell launches new Venue 7, Venue 8 voice-calling Android tablets in India at Rs 14,999 onwards November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Dell has launched its latest Android tablets - the Dell Venue 7 and Dell Venue 8 - in India. The new tablets are equipped with voice calling feature as well as 3G. The tablets come with a 4,550 mAh battery, the latest dual-core Intel Processor, and Android 4.4...
  • Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550 hybrid device coming to India on November 14; to be priced between Rs 45,000-50,000 November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taiwanese tech major Asus is all set to launch three new products under its Transformer series in India on November 14. Of the three products scheduled for the Friday launch, one will be a hybrid device, one tablet and a notebook, say sources with knowledge of the event. The...
  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 tablet October 23, 2014

    New York: Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes & Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced. Samsung and Barnes & Noble said in June they would team up on the devices and the first-co branded Galaxy Tab 4 Nook...