SMARTPHONE

  • Lava Iris Fuel 60 with a 4,000mAh battery launched at Rs 8,888 in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Lava launched a new smartphone - Iris Fuel 60 - offering a greater battery life to help users work for longer hours without frequent charging. Priced at Rs 8,888, the handset is second in Lava's range of smartphones focussed on longer battery life. "With smartphones becoming part...
  • By 2018, 9 out of 10 phones to be smartphones: Report Yesterday

    New Delhi: Smartphone sales grew over 20 per cent in the July-September quarter, 2014, on the back of strong growth in emerging markets, research firm Gartner said today. Given the fast pace of smartphone sales growth and declining preference for feature phones, Gartner estimates that nine out of ten...
  • Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone coming to India today; could be priced around Rs 30,000 2 days ago

    Update: Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone comes to India at Rs 32,980 New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to launch what is touted to be the world's slimmest phone in India on December 15, Monday. At 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max dethrones the recently launched Oppo...
  • A new technology that could help your smartphone track sleep disorders 3 days ago

    New York: Researchers are working on a smartphone-based technology which can help track sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, much easier than visiting a doctor. Using earbuds, equipped with an in-line microphone and an Apple iPhone, researchers from Florida State University and New Jersey-based Stevens Institute of Technology analysed participants' breathing habits...
  • Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider patent risk 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges. Xiaomi Technology only started selling in India in July and...
  • Vivo X5 Max: The world's slimmest phone coming to India on December 15 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to launch what is touted to be the world's slimmest phone in India on December 15, Monday. At 4.75mm, the Vivo X5 Max dethrones the recently launched Oppo R5 as the world's slimmest phone that measures 4.85mm thick. The phone that...
  • Indians most addicted to smartphones: Survey 4 days ago

    Berlin: Nearly 57 per cent of Indians admitted they cannot live without their smartphones, making them the most addicted group of respondents in a survey of users from top five smartphone regions globally. One in three Indians said they would give up their TV for a week before their smartphone, according...
  • Xiaomi may face major setback in overseas market: Report 4 days ago

    Beijing: An Indian court which restrained the online sale of Xiaomi smartphones in India till February following a patent infringement petition from Ericsson could be a major setback for the Chinese company's "most important overseas market" and its globalisation plans, reports said today. The sudden ban may weigh on Xiaomi's performance...
  • Girl's Samsung Galaxy Ace explodes while she was asleep 1 week ago

    Toronto: An Ontario University student revealed that her Samsung Galaxy Ace phone exploded next to her while she was sleeping. The incident, which happened in October, only came to light when the media reported it Monday. Hope Casserly said she was awakened at 1.30am Oct 22 by a loud popping sound...
  • Xiaomi's India debut one of the most talked-about topics on Facebook in India in 2014 1 week ago

    New Delhi: It's that time of the year when Facebook takes a look back at the redefining moments of the year and curates a list of the most talked-about topics and events on its social networking site. This year's list is out and Xiaomi's India debut has come out as...
  • Acer Liquid E700, Acer Liquid Jade smartphones launched in India at Rs 11,999, Rs 16,999 December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Taiwanese IT company Acer restarted its smartphone business in India in partnership with e-commerce firm Snapdeal with the launch of two new handsets - the Acer Liquid E700 and Acer Liquid Jade - priced at Rs 11,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively. "We have strong presence in IT business. IT...
  • Intex Aqua i5 Octa with a 5-inch display, octa-core processor launched at Rs 7,499 December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Intex Technologies has launched its new smartphone - Aqua i5 Octa - priced at Rs 7,499. The phone is exclusively available on e-commerce site Amazon.in. The dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5-inch display, 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM, Android KitKat operating system, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel...
  • Xolo launches new Omega 5.0, Omega 5.5 smartphones at Rs 8,999 onwards December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone maker Xolo has launched two handsets under the Omega range, priced at Rs 8,999 onwards. The handsets - Omega 5.0 and Omega 5.5 - are powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 1GB RAM and Xolo's proprietary Hive platform. The 5-inch Omega 5.0 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with...
  • The 5.1mm thin Gionee Elife S5.1 now available in India at Rs 18,999 December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Gionee's slimmest smartphone - ElIfe S5.1 - is now available in India at a price of Rs 18,999. Available in White, Black, Blue and Pink colours, the phone comes in a thin 5.1 mm shell comprising both glass and metal. The handset has a 4.8-inch screen and runs...
  • Lava Iris Win1: Lava's first Windows Phone smartphone launched at Rs 4,999; to be available from December 4 December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Lava International has launched its first Windows smartphone, Iris Win1, in India at a price of Rs 4,999. The phone will be available exclusively on e-commerce site Flipkart starting December 4. The 4-inch smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The...
  • OnePlus One (64GB) with a 5.5-inch 1080p display launched at Rs 21,999 in India December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: OnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has launched its OnePlus One smartphone (64GB) in India at a price of Rs 21,999. The OnePlus One, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, will be exclusively available in India on the...
  • 4 things to consider before buying a new smartphone December 2, 2014

    New York: Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hit shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, and there's likely to be a lull in new releases until next spring. So why wait? Here are some things to consider before hitting stores. If you're upgrading...
  • Celkon Win 400: Celkon launches its first Windows Phone smartphone at Rs 4,979 December 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Celkon Mobiles, a city-based mobile handset manufacturer and wireless solutions provider, today launched Celkon Win 400, one of the country's cheapest Windows smartphone, with a price tag of Rs 4,979. Murali Retineni, executive director of Celkon Mobiles, said 'Win 400', the first Windows phone from Celkon's stable, runs on Windows...
  • ZTE Grand S II with a 5.5-inch display, 13MP camera launched at Rs 13,999 in India December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese handset makers, ZTE has launched its Grand S II smartphone in India. The phone, priced at Rs 13,999, is exclusively available on e-commerce portal Amazon.in. The smartphone with a 5.5-inch multi-touch full high-definition (HD) screen display and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 2 GB of...
  • Motorola's new Moto X (2nd generation) review: An excellent phone, but camera a party pooper December 1, 2014

    In times when flagship phones from leading smartphone makers are coming at prices close to half-a-lakh, Motorola has been releasing its top-of-the-line phones with price tags way lower than the competition. Motorola appears to have the right mix of hardware and software in what it brews, while keeping aside the...
  • Your smartphone could soon receive data twice as faster November 30, 2014

    Washington: Your smartphone and other compact wireless devices could soon receive data twice as faster, thanks to a tiny new inexpensive circuit developed by researchers. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin created the radically smaller, more efficient radio wave circulator that could be used in cellphones and other wireless...
  • Xolo Opus 3 with a 5-inch display, 8MP rear camera launched at Rs 8,499 in India November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Xolo announced the launch of the Opus 3, the latest addition to the Opus series, in India. The Opus 3 comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The Xolo Opus 3 is priced at Rs 8,499. It sports an 8-megapixel rear...
  • OnePlus One coming to India on December 2; to be exclusively available on Amazon.in November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: OnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has announced its entry into the Indian market. Named OnePlus One, the phone will be available to purchase in India from December 2. The phone, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, will...
  • Sony to cut TV, smartphone lineup; sees growth in PlayStation, image sensor businesses November 25, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's loss-making Sony plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product lineups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple and Samsung in consumer electronics, Sony...
  • 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...
  • A device that can charge your phone in just 30 seconds November 25, 2014

    Tel Aviv: An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. Using nano-technology to synthesise artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed...