Phone

  • Microsoft expected to launch a 'selfie' phone soon; likely to come with a 5MP front camera, 4.7-inch display 8 hours 29 minutes ago

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday. Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO who now runs Microsoft's devices business, showed off the phone in...
  • Microsoft pits Apple's Siri against Cortana in new ad Yesterday

    Though Windows Phone smartphones are nowhere close to being a credible competitor to Apple's iPhone, but Microsoft does see its personal assistant app Cortana as a credible answer to Siri. In this new ad Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri to highlight the features that Apple's personal assistant lacks. ...
  • 'Dropped' calls may measure rainfall: Study 3 days ago

    London: We know that cellphone calls break up and crackle when it rains. But did you ever think that tracking this disruption in cellphone signals could help you calculate the amount of rainfall? Now researchers in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, have done just that. Scientists demonstrated that cell...
  • There is life after mobile phones for Nokia 4 days ago

    Helsinki: Shares in the Finnish wireless equipment maker surged after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of the sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division. The Finnish company said its second-quarter profit rose 20 per cent to 213 million euros ($285 million) on the...
  • Amazon's Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP, reveals iFixit teardown 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. The Fire phone also houses chips from Synaptics and Skyworks Solutions, said the repair outfit, which made a name for itself taking...
  • Reviewers pour cold water on Amazon's Kindle Fire smartphone 5 days ago

    Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said. Among the features of its first smartphone, Amazon has introduced "Dynamic Perspective", four cameras that track...
  • Spice launches its first hexa-core smartphone Stellar 526 in India at Rs 11,499 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Spice launched two new Android smartphones - Stellar 520 and Stellar 526 - priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 11,499, respectively. The 3G dual SIM Stellar 526 features a 1.5 GHz True hexacore processor, the latest Android Kitkat operating system, five inch IPS HD display, 1GB RAM, 8GB memory...
  • Spice to soon launch Firefox, Android One phones in India; Firefox phones to cost Rs 1,500, Android One phones Rs 6,000 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Spice today said it will bring the much-awaited Rs 1,500-Firefox and Rs 6,000-Android One smartphones to India before Diwali. Earlier this year, Mozilla (developer of Firefox web browser) had tied up with Indian firms - Intex and Spice - to bring smartphones priced at USD...
  • Nokia Lumia 530: The most affordable Lumia announced; features a 4-inch display, 5MP camera 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices Group has announced the most affordable Lumia smartphone - the Lumia 530. The phone has a 4-inch (854x480) LCD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM. The Lumia 530 has a 5-megapixel camera. While 15GB of free cloud storage...
  • Microsoft to merge different Windows operating systems into one 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company's quarterly earnings call. Nadella told analysts that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into...
  • Xiaomi unveils new flagship Mi 4 smartphone July 22, 2014

    Beijing: China's Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mi 4 will feature a Qualcomm Inc Snapdragon 801 2.5Ghz processor and 5-inch 1080p screen, said Lei Jun, Xiaomi's chief executive, at a launch event...
  • LG G3: LG launches its flagship phone with 2560x1440 pixel display in India at Rs 47,990 July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Two months after its global unveiling, LG has launched its new flagship smartphone - the LG G3 - in India. In India, the LG G3 comes with a price tag of Rs 47,990 for the 16GB version and Rs 50,990 for 32GB. It will be available in three colours. LG...
  • LG G3: LG's new flagship smartphone coming to India today; features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display (2560x1440, 538ppi) July 21, 2014

    Update: LG G3: LG launches its flagship phone with 2560x1440 pixel display in India at Rs 47,990 New Delhi: LG is all set to launch the much-awaited G3 smartphone in India today at its event in Mumbai. The LG G3, which is the company's new flagship smartphone, however, has already made...
  • Microsoft to end Nokia's brief affair with Android, aims to strengthen Windows Phone loyalty July 18, 2014

    New York: In what could be the end of the road for Nokia X smartphones, world's largest software maker Microsoft plans to shift select products from the Android- powered range to the Windows platform as it beefs up the affordable Lumia range. Microsoft announced axing of upto 18,000 jobs over the...
  • InkCase Plus: A second screen that can extend your Android phone's battery life July 16, 2014

    Singapore: Know how to improve battery life of your smartphone? Attach a second screen. This low-power screen will stop you from turning on the smartphone's main display. Called InkCase Plus, the device by Singapore-based firm OAXIS is able to display incoming notifications and run certain special applications. The device comes with a...
  • Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth with octa-core processor, 5-inch display launched in India at Rs 8,450 July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: WickedLeak, India's smartphone and tablet manufacturer, has launched the Wammy Neo Youth smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 8,490, the phone has an octa-core processor and a 5-inch HD display with a pixel density of 320ppi. This dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 4.2 OS (upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat). The...
  • Text messages can help reduce binge drinking in youth July 13, 2014

    Washington: Text messages can motivate young adults to reduce their binge drinking by more than 50 per cent, according to a new study. Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 per cent after receiving mobile phone text...
  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Assembly panel has made a bizzare recommendation that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges in order to curb rapes. The panel blamed mobile phones for the rise in rapes and molestation cases. "Karnataka government should direct the Education Department to impose a compulsory...
  • Can't go without your phone for even 10 minutes? Here's why July 12, 2014

    Washington: Can't live without your smartphone even for 10 minutes? Join the club of addicts who cannot go without their phone before suffering from anxiety. According to a recent study by Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, most people cannot last for 10 minutes without getting highly...
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that...
  • From computer keyboard to mobile phone: The dirtiest things you touch everyday July 8, 2014

    In a study conducted recently 33 keyboards were randomly sampled and four out of them were considered a health hazard? There are many such things that we use on a daily basis unaware that they can take a toll on our health. Here are the 10 dirtiest things that you...
  • Phones, shoes to face scrutiny as airport security tightened: US July 4, 2014

    Washington: Airlines with direct flights to the United States have been told to tighten screening of mobile phones and shoes in response to intelligence reports of increased threats from Al Qaeda-affiliated militant groups, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials singled out smartphones including i Phones made by Apple Inc and...
  • Photo: The iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right. July 1, 2014

    This is why the Internet is so cool. For people who live for strange things that go viral, the iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right of course. The hilarious image was...
  • Xolo Win Q900s: The 'world's lightest smartphone' up for pre-order at Rs 9,999; features Windows Phone OS, 8MP camera June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After Micromax, Xolo has now announced the launch of its first Windows Phone-based smartphone in India. Named the Xolo Win Q900s, the phone is claimed to be the world's lightest smartphone that weighs merely 100 grams. The phone is exclusively available on the e-commerce site Snapdeal.com at Rs 9,999....
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, say health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a long-term disaster management measure, the Centre should make available 100 satellite phones on a permanent basis to the...