Feature Phones

  • Nokia 130: Microsoft's new feature phone comes with built-in video player, FM radio; expected to come to India for under Rs 2,000 August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced the launch of a new Nokia phone. Named the Nokia 130, it is an affordable feature phone that comes with built-in video player, MP3 player and FM Radio. The phone also supports a microSD card of up to 32GB. It is priced at euro 19...
  • Panasonic launches two feature phones EZ180, EZ240 at Rs 1350, Rs 1790 February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to expand its reach to price-sensitive mass market, Japanese electronics major Panasonic launched two feature phones EZ180 and EZ240 for Rs 1,350 and Rs 1,790, respectively. The company said the devices offer a good battery life, Hindi support and security features like mobile tracker, security...
  • Celkon launches feature phone C76 at Rs 1,899 December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Celkon launched its multi-lingual phone, C76, which is equipped with 8 regional languages. The Celkon C76 supports wireless FM and comes with a 2.8-inch display with a spate of features like dual SIM, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, audio-video Player and WAP/GPRS. The phone has a 1400mAh battery. It is...
  • Feature phone sales fall for the first time in India: Report November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Sales of feature phones, which drove mobile phone adoption in India, fell for the first time by 0.8 per cent to 51.8 million units in July-September 2013 as smartphones continue to capture consumer interest. Mobile handset shipments grew 10.9 per cent to 62.9 million...
  • How will Microsoft solve the India riddle? September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business gives the software behemoth control of its main Windows smartphone partner, but leaves a question mark over the bigger business it has bought: Nokia's cheap and basic phones that still dominate emerging markets like India. Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has said he...
  • Here is how feature phones can run apps designed for smartphones June 24, 2013

    Jerusalem: An Israeli technology company has developed a method where old or outdated phones can run apps available only on smartphones. The system developed by the VascoDe company allows users to obtain apps with the firm's cloud-based system that requires no downloads and uses the text-based Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD),...
  • Nokia announces Asha 501 at $99, offers free Facebook access May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: At an event in New Delhi, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveiled the latest phone in the company's Asha series - the Asha 501. The Asha 501 runs on a new software platform. The Asha 501 has a 3-inch QVGA TFT capacitive display and includes 128 MB of inbuilt flash...
  • Smartphones overtake features phones worldwide: Report April 27, 2013

    New York: Research firm IDC said more smartphones than "dumb" phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide. Manufacturers shipped 216 million smartphones worldwide in the first three months of this year, compared with 189 million...
  • Samsung launches Rex 90, 80, 70 and 60 feature phones February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Samsung has announced the launch of its new range of smart feature phones under the Samsung Rex series. The four new phones unveiled at an event at New Delhi are the Rex 90, Rex 80, Rex 70 and Rex 60. The price range of the four new Samsung Rex...
  • Samsung aims at 50 per cent share of India's handset market by 2013 December 2, 2012

    Kolkata: South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung is aiming to capture 50 per cent market share in value terms of India's overall mobile phone market by 2013, a top executive of the company said here Friday. Currently, the electronics major enjoys 40 per cent share of the country's Rs 45,000-crore handset...
  • Fly Mobiles launches Vision E 370 at Rs 5,099 April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Fly Mobiles has launched a new phone Fly Vision E 370, which has been priced at Rs 5,099. The phone features a 3.7-inch (9.5cm) HVGA 262K touchscreen with a resolution of 320 X 480 pixels. Powered by the feature phone turbo chip processor ARM 9, the handset is claimed...
  • iBall launches Aaura 3 and Glam 3 feature phones April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian mobile equipment and IT peripheral manufacture iBall has announced two new feature phones - Aaura 3 and Glam 3, for the Indian market. The Aaura 3 is a full-touch screen phone that features a 3-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display. The device is a dual Sim, dual standby based...
  • Samsung launches 5 dual SIM phones in India February 14, 2012

    Samsung has announced the launch of dual SIM smartphones in the Indian market. Expanding its Galaxy portfolio, the company launched three new dual SIM smartphones - the Galaxy Ace Duos (SCH-i589), Galaxy Y Pro Duos (GT B5512) and Galaxy Y Duos (GT-S6102). Besides, the company also strengthened its feature phone...