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  • Fly Qik+, Qik, Snap: Fly Mobiles launches 3 Android smartphones at Rs 2,999 onwards in India 3 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...
  • Pakistan orders mobile users in country to give fingerprints or lose connection 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to fast process biometric data collection to curb terrorism, the Pakistan government is pushing its citizens to either provide their fingerprints in time or face cancellation of their cellular services. However, as the task of fingerprint scanning of the country's million-odd population includes tedious amount of...
  • Encryption keys of mobile SIM cards powerful spying tool for NSA 1 week ago

    Washington: It would be another powerful tool in the arsenal of US and British spy services: the encryption keys for a large share of the SIM cards used for mobile phones. A report by the investigative news website The Intercept, citing leaked documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden,...
  • 1,500 new mobiles phone models to be launched in 2015: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As mobile phone brands such as Xiaomi, Asus, Motorola, Obi etc slug it out for increasing their market share in India, around 1,400-1,500 new models are expected to be launched in 2015, a report said today. "We expect around 1,400-1,500 phone launches in 2015, up around 20 per cent...
  • Microsoft pulls out Windows Phone's Rooms group chat feature February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is officially lowering down the curtains to its Rooms group chat feature that was rolled out with the Windows Phone 8 back in 2012. Rooms was one of the biggest new features in the phone and allowed users to hold conversations and share photos, notes, and calendars in...
  • Flip-phones are gaining popularity as smartphone sales go down February 16, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese shipments of traditional flip-phones rose in 2014 for the first time in seven years while smartphone shipments fell, highlighting Japanese consumers' tenacious attachment to the familiar and typically less expensive older models. Dubbed "Galapagos" phones because they have evolved to meet unique Japanese standards and tastes, flip-phone shipments rose...
  • There is no proof that mobile radiation causes cancer February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time when various studies are going on whether radiation from mobile phones is harmful for health, an US expert Saturday said no study or research has proved that non-ionising radiation, as produced by these devices, causes cancer. "No study or research about cancer has proved that non-ionizing...
  • Gionee to launch latest range of ulta-slim smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Gionee, the current Guinness World Record holder for manufacturing world's thinnest smartphones, will unveil its new products at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. At the three-day event, which brings mobile industry's major companies and top management under one roof, Gionee is going to launch its new...
  • Asus ZenFone C with a 4.5-inch display, 5MP camera launched at Rs 5,999 in India February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Asus has launched its new low-cost Android smartphone in India. Named ZenFone C, the new phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with Asus Zen UI atop. This new phone in the ZenFone series has a 4.5-inch display (854x480) and a 5-megapixel rear camera with PixelMaster technology and...
  • Pockets: ICICI Bank's new digital banking service lets users send money to any e-mail address, mobile number, friends on Facebook February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank announced the launch of 'Pockets', what the company claims is India's first digital bank. According to the bank, anyone, including those who are not customers of ICICI Bank, can use the e-wallet to instantly send money to any e-mail id, mobile number, friends on Facebook and bank...
  • High school girls in Japan spend 7 hours a day on mobiles: Survey February 10, 2015

    Tokyo: High school girls in Japan spend an average of seven hours a day on their mobile phones, a new survey has found, with nearly 10 per cent of them putting in at least 15 hours. Boys of the same age average just over four hours mobile phone use a day,...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 available for as low as Rs 33,999 February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's recently launched Nexus 6 smartphone is now available for purchase at a discount of up to Rs 10,000 under Flipkart's new exchange offer. The phone, based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, is originally priced at Rs 43,999 for the 32GB version. However, under Flipkart's exchange program, one can...
  • MediaTek keen on expanding business in India February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Taiwan-based electronic chip firm MediaTek's Chairman MK Tsai met Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and expressed keen interest in expanding presence in the country. "MediaTek chairman (MK Tsai) shared his commitment to make technology more accessible for people. He was encouraged by the great market potential that India holds...
  • Samsung leads Indian mobile phone market, but losing grip: Report February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung may be the leader in the burgeoning Indian mobile market, but the Korean handset giant is losing ground in one of the world's largest markets as it faces stiff competition from rivals like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and Microsoft (Nokia). According to the latest data from CyberMedia Research (CMR),...
  • Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is the world's first Ubuntu phone; will go on sale next week February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Almost a year after Ubuntu developer Canonical joined hands with Meizu and BQ to manufacture handsets with the Linux-based OS installed on them, the company has now announced its plans to release the world's first Ubuntu smartphone - the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. Built by BQ, the yet-to-be...
  • Micromax Joy X1800, X1850: Micromax launches two new phones at Rs 699 onwards February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Mobile handset major Micromax has unveiled two new low-cost devices, with prices starting at Rs 699, as it targets consumers looking for affordable devices as back-ups to their smartphones. The first device - Joy X1800 - has a 1.76 inch screen, 750 mAh battery, 0.08MP camera, expandable memory up...
  • Maximum phone billing disputes are against Vodafone, Idea, Tata, BSNL: TRAI February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Customers of Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices and BSNL in some circles have reported maximum discrepancies in their phone bills, according to a latest report by telecom regulator TRAI. As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) guideline, not more than 0.1 per cent of the total bills...
  • Datawind to launch mobile phones with free Internet services at Rs 3,000 January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Low-cost mobile device maker Datawind has earmarked about Rs 150 crore to launch mobile phones with free basic Internet services for one year to start with. These phones will cost Rs 3,000 per unit. "We are in talks with a private operator to launch mobile phones with free basic...
  • India turns to grocery stores, petrol pumps for banking revolution January 27, 2015

    Mumbai: India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches. The clock is ticking down to a February 2 deadline for applications to...
  • TRAI issues draft rules for full mobile number portability January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has issued draft regulations to facilitate full mobile number portability which is set to start from May 3. The full or nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) will allow consumers to change service provider in any part of the country while retaining their existing number. At present, mobile...
  • Google planning to sell wireless Internet plans directly to consumers: Reports January 22, 2015

    San Francisco: Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better deals and services or risk...
  • LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone on January 30 January 22, 2015

    Seoul: LG Electronics said it will start selling a new curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market. The South Korean company said Thursday that the G Flex 2 will be launched locally on January 30 and overseas in coming months. Curved screens are...
  • Xiaomi to launch Mi 4 smartphone in India on January 28 January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is expected to launch its latest 4G device Mi 4 in India later this month as it looks to strengthen its position in the booming Indian smartphone market. The company, which entered the Indian market last year, has launched three devices here so far -...
  • 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...
  • Separation from iPhone can lead to anxiety: Study January 10, 2015

    Washington: Separation from cell phone can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Missouri suggest that iPhone users should avoid parting with their phones during daily situations that involve a great deal of...
  • 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...
  • Separation from iPhone can lead to anxiety January 9, 2015

    Washington: Researchers from the University of Missouri (MU) have found that separation from cell phone can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests. "Our findings suggest that iPhone separation can negatively impact performance on mental tasks," said Russell Clayton, doctoral candidate at the...
  • Hike acquires US voice-calling firm Zip Phone January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Home-grown chat application, Hike Messenger, said it has acquired US-based voice-calling company Zip Phone for an undisclosed amount. This is Hike's first acquisition and is aimed at expanding its product range in the Internet-based communication, the company said in a statement. Zip Phone, a one-man startup founded by Anuj Jain...
  • Nokia 215: Microsoft's cheapest 'Internet-ready' phone launched at $29 January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced the Nokia 215, its most affordable Internet-ready phone. The Nokia 215 is designed to connect and introduce first-time mobile phone buyers to the Internet and new digital experiences. Available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, the Nokia 215 is priced at $29 (around Rs 1,850). The...