Smartphone

  • Xiaomi Mi 4: Xiaomi's new flagship phone coming to India year-end 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi, often referred as the "Apple of China", plans to launch its flagship Mi 4 phone by the year-end in India and also plans to set up its Mi Home experience zone in Bangalore within four to six months, a top company official said. "The next...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Registration for Xiaomi's cheapest smartphone in India begins; to go on sale from September 2 at Rs 5,999 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Following the successful flash sale of Mi 3 with eCommerce major Flipkart, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi said it will follow the same strategy for its new handset 'Redmi 1S', which will hit Indian shores on September 2. Priced at Rs 5,999, the second smartphone from Xiaomi's portfolio to be...
  • Mobile use lowers children's grades in school: Study 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found. Among the nearly one-in-nine 14 and 15-year-olds who use their handheld device for at least four...
  • The 4.5-inch Asus Zenfone 4 up for pre-order on Flipkart at Rs 6,999 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Asus that entered the Indian smartphone market with its three smartphones - ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and the ZenFone 6 - last month, has now announced a new variant of its Zenfone 4 smartphone. The phone is exclusively available via Flipkart. The company mentions the estimated release date...
  • Intex Cloud FX: Intex's first Firefox smartphone launched in India at Rs 1,999 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Intex has launched its first Firefox smartphone in India at Rs 1,999. Named the Cloud FX, the phone is exclusively available on e-commerce site Snapdeal.com. The Intex Cloud FX runs Firefox OS and has a 3.5-inch display (480x320 pixels), 128 MB RAM, and 1GHz processor. The phone, which...
  • The Rs 6,999 Xiaomi Redmi 1S to be launched in India on August 26; features quad-core processor, 4.7-inch display 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Not only the Mi Power Banks, Xiaomi will also be launching its second smartphone in India this week. The company is all set to launch the budget Redmi 1S smartphone in India on Tuesday (August 26). The phone will be priced at Rs 6,999. The Redmi 1S is a...
  • Are you suffering from smartphone-loss anxiety disorder? 6 days ago

    Toronto: If you consistently live in the denial mode of losing your smartphone, remember that once it happens, you are the one at a greater risk of developing smartphone-loss anxiety disorder. According to fascinating research, loss of one's smartphone not only represents an immediate disconnection from one's online contacts but is...
  • Here's why most people are not downloading apps 6 days ago

    New York: Most apps are free and even when these come with a price tag, the amount is nominal. Even then, people are not downloading them. Why? According to a latest report by American internet analytics company comScore, most US smartphone owners download zero apps in a typical month. It may be...
  • Smartphones may make young people emotionally stunted 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Young people may be losing the ability to read emotions as digital devices such as smartphones, TVs and tablets are destroying their face-to-face social skills, a new study has found. Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use...
  • Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1: Spice launches its first Firefox smartphone at Rs 2,299; to be available from August 29 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Spice has launched its first Firefox OS-powered smartphone, Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1. Priced at Rs 2,299, the Spice device - to be launched on August 29 - aims to tap the vast majority of feature phone users who wish to switch to affordable smartphones. ...
  • Xiaomi may launch a premium limited edition smartphone with sapphire glass protection 1 week ago

    Seoul: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has tapped South Korean manufacturers to produce sapphire covers for a limited edition premium smartphone that it may launch as early as the year-end, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Friday. The report, citing no sources, said Xiaomi had ordered sapphire covers for 50,000 smartphones. The...
  • Future gadget screens could automatically correct vision August 22, 2014

    New York: You can soon kiss goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses as future smartphones can adjust the display screen for better visibility for you. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a "vision-correcting display" technology that fits on your smartphone's screen or laptop or any other...
  • Future smartphone screens could correct vision automatically August 21, 2014

    Washington: You may soon be able to ditch your glasses and contact lenses, thanks to a new display technology that automatically addresses vision problems. Researchers are developing computer algorithms to compensate for an individual's visual impairment, and creating vision-correcting displays that enable users to see text and images clearly without wearing...
  • Will defective units, poor service put the brakes on India's Xiaomi Mi 3 excitement? August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The flash sales that has earned Xiaomi fame and fortune in its home country China is also apparently working wonders for the four-year-old company in another of the world's largest mobile phone markets - India. But beneath the craze is a lingering rage - that of dissatisfied customers...
  • LG unveils L Fino, L Bello; aimed at first-time smartphone users August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled a pair of its new L Series smartphones - the L Fino and L Bello. According to LG, the smartphones are aimed at the first-time smartphone users in emerging 3G markets. Powered by quad-Core processors, the L Fino and L Bello will continue...
  • Karbonn Titanium S19 with a 5-inch HD display, Android 4.4 KitKat, 13MP camera launched in India at Rs 8,999 August 20, 2014

    Karbonn Titanium S19 New Delhi: Karbonn has launched what is claimed to be a selfie phone - the Titanium S19. The phone features a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. The camera features Voice Capture and Live Photo Mode, a built-in BSI Sensor to help users take...
  • Smartphone growth in India slips; Samsung still at top: Report August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India, the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific, is witnessing a weaker pace of growth at 84 per cent year-on-year compared to the triple digit expansion seen in the first quarter this year. During the April-June quarter, smartphone shipment in the world's second most populous market grew 84...
  • Xolo Q510s with 4-inch display, Android 4.4 KitKat launched in India at Rs 6,499 August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Xolo has launched its new budget Android smartphone - the Xolo Q510s - in India at a price of Rs 6,499. There is no information yet on its availability. This dual-SIM smartphone features a 4-inch (480x800 pixels) WVGA IPS display and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The phone has an...
  • Hackers could use smartphone gyroscopes to eavesdrop on private conversations August 18, 2014

    London: Your smartphone can be used to eavesdrop on private conversations using the device's internal gyroscopes, scientists warn. Hackers may not need access to phone microphones and cameras, they could use a smartphone's internal gyroscopes to decipher audio waves that hit the device, according to a study by Stanford University and...
  • iBerry Auxus Note 5.5 with a fingerprint sensor coming on August 21; to be priced at Rs 13,990 August 17, 2014

    Chennai: Technology firm iBerry has launched Auxus Note 5.5 smartphone with fingerprint scanner that will be sold exclusively on eBay India from August 21. Powered by Mediatek true octa-core processor, the Auxus Note 5.5 is equipped with an inbuilt fingerprint scanner on a 5.5" HD full lamination one-glass-solution (OGS) active matrix...
  • Low-cost smartphones boost Android: Survey August 17, 2014

    Washington: A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 per cent over the past year to 255 million units, and accounted...