Smartphone

  • Google unveils Project Ara build-it-yourself smartphone; expected to be available in early 2015 17-04-2014 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: It was in October last year when Google for the first time had announced Project Ara, its plans to let consumers design their own smartphones. The company then had revealed very less about its new project, but Google, at its first Project Ara developer conference this week, showed...
  • Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley to launch budget Obi mobiles in India 17-04-2014 02:50 PM

    John Sculley, the former chief of Apple who apparently fired the late Steve Jobs from the company in the mid-1980s, is funding a venture that aims to launch low-cost smartphones in India that will be priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 8,000. Sculley is bullish on growth in the Indian...
  • Is this Amazon's first-ever smartphone? 17-04-2014 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Amazon reportedly is preparing to launch its long-rumoured smartphone in June, but the phone has already been revealed in leaked images. BGR.com has put up a few pictures of what appears to be a prototype of the yet-to-be unveiled smartphone on its site. The phone in the leaked...
  • Lava Iris 504Q+ with 5-inch display, 10MP camera launched in India at Rs 13,990 16-04-2014 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Lava launched its new smartphone - Iris 504Q+ - in the Indian market. Lava Iris 504Q+ is the successor to the Iris 504Q which was launched in June last year. The Lava Iris 504Q+ has a 10 megapixel rear autofocus camera, which is powered by Sony Exmor RS...
  • Galaxy S5 to outsell Galaxy S4, says Samsung executive 16-04-2014 01:12 PM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor and defy predictions that the South Korean titan's latest model will struggle in a tough market for high-end handsets, a top executive said. The world's biggest smartphone maker has slashed prices of the S5, which rolled out...
  • 8 lesser-known built-in Android features that can help you make the most of your smartphone 16-04-2014 11:55 AM

    Android users install a plethora of apps to enrich their smartphone experience, but what many miss on are built-in Android features that can make it even more fulfilling. These eight features come pre-loaded on Android phones running Jelly Bean and above and not all of them may be available on...
  • Apple, Samsung join smartphone anti-theft initiative, agree to provide a pre-loaded anti-theft tool on smartphones 16-04-2014 10:26 AM

    San Francisco: A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple Inc., Samsung...
  • Micromax plans to buy a stake in South Korean smartphone company Pantech: Sources 14-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Seoul: India's No.2 smartphone marker Micromax Informatics Ltd has expressed interest in buying a stake in South Korean peer Pantech Co Ltd as part of its drive to expand overseas and go upmarket, two sources said on Monday. Pantech, South Korea's No.3 smartphone maker, has been under a debt-restructuring programme...
  • Lava Iris 450 Colour with interchangeable colourful back panels launched in India at Rs 7,999 12-04-2014 01:31 PM

    New Delhi: Lava launched its new budget smartphone - Lava Iris 450 Colour. The smartphone gives consumers an option to go for different colour combinations. The company says there are six gorgeous colourful back panels on offer in different sets with black or white. These are Blue, Tan Brown, Raspberry...
  • Amazon to unveil its long-rumoured smartphone in June: Report 12-04-2014 10:18 AM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumoured smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company's plans. The Internet retailer would jump into a crowded market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd....
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 goes on sale in India at Rs 51,500 11-04-2014 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: Samsung will be selling its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, in the Indian Indian market at a price of Rs 51,500. Samsung had, during the phone's India launch event, announced that phone would be priced between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000. A Samsung spokesperson confirmed the price...
  • BlackBerry may consider exiting handset business 10-04-2014 12:27 PM

    New York: BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, as the technology company looks to expand its corporate reach with investments, acquisitions and partnerships. "If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset...
  • Galaxy S5 review: There's enough in it to give Samsung another hit 10-04-2014 07:39 AM

    New York: There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone - among them, its relative lack of features. Don't get me wrong. The company's new flagship smartphone has plenty of innovations, including water resistance, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint reader to bypass security passcodes. The...
  • Samsung's profit falls as smartphones get cheaper 08-04-2014 05:42 PM

    Seoul: Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics Co. for a second straight quarter. The consumer technology heavyweight said Tuesday that it expects operating income of about 8.4 trillion won ($8 billion) for the January-March quarter, down 4 per cent from a year earlier. Sales were flat at 53...
  • Lava Iris Pro 20 with 4.7-inch display, 8MP camera launched in India at Rs 13,999 07-04-2014 01:16 PM

    New Delhi: Lava has launched another smartphone under its newly introduced Lava Iris Pro series. The first product in this series was the Lava Iris Pro 30 which was launched in January this year. Named "Lava Iris Pro 20", the phone is a dual-SIM smartphone and weighs 112g. It is...
  • Lava plans to launch budget Windows Phone-based handsets by July 06-04-2014 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Domestic handset firm Lava targets revenues in the range of Rs 6,200-6,500 crore in the current financial year on the back of smartphone sales that contribute over 60 per cent to its turnover. The firm is also in process to set up a joint venture for starting manufacturing...
  • Officials praise Samsung Galaxy S5's antitheft features 05-04-2014 11:47 AM

    New York: A move by Samsung to include free anti-theft features on its Galaxy S5 smartphones sold by Verizon Wireless and US Cellular won praise on Friday by two US members of an international coalition aimed at combating robberies involving smartphones. The new features allow Galaxy S5 users to track...
  • Microsoft partners with Micromax to offer Windows Phone 8.1 devices 04-04-2014 12:02 PM

    New Delhi; Tech giant Microsoft has partnered with India's homegrown handset maker Micromax to offer Windows 8.1-powered operating system (OS) smartphones in the country, which is considered one of the leaders in emerging markets for smart devices. The deal - that was announced yesterday at Microsoft's BUILD conference in San...
  • Apple says Samsung knew iPhone would be a big seller 02-04-2014 10:10 AM

    San Jose: Samsung knew Apple's iPhone would be a big seller when it first went on the market, but the South Korean company didn't have a product that could compete so it stole Apple's technology, an attorney for Apple told jurors on Tuesday. "The evidence in this case will be...
  • Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in India, to be priced between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000 27-03-2014 01:39 PM

    New Delhi: Samsung has announced the launch of its new flagship smartphone, Galaxy S5, for the Indian market. The phone will be priced between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000, with the exact price to be revealed later, said Samsung. It will be available in India starting from April 11. The...