Smartphones

  • Apps that reinvent smartphone keyboards to reduce typing frustration 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Toronto: New smartphone apps aim to solve the problem of keyboards causing aching fingers or auto-correct resulting in embarrassing blunders. The apps replace QWERTY keyboards with alternatives designed to provide better auto-correct and more seamless typing. Minuum, which launched for the iPhone and is available for Android devices, converts the keyboard into...
  • Fire C: Alactel OneTouch launches Firefox smartphone at Rs 1,990 in India 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Handset maker Alcatel OneTouch has partnered Mozilla to launch a new smartphone, priced at Rs 1,990. Alcatel Onetouch's claims the entry-level smartphone - Fire C 2G - is the most affordable device in the category in India. The phone will be available exclusively through eCommerce major Flipkart. "We see a...
  • Xolo Q2100 with fingerprint sensor launched in India at Rs 13,499 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Xolo has introduced its new smartphone - the Xolo Q2100 - in that comes with a fingerprint sensor to ensure that the data is accessed only by the user. Priced at Rs 13,499, the phone offers advantage over regular patterns locks as only the owner can access the...
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with a 5MP selfie-focused front camera launched in India at Rs 15,499 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Adding a new entrant to the Grand family, Samsung has launched a new smartphone - the Galaxy Grand Prime. Priced at Rs 15,499, the phone is available in White and Grey colours. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has a 5-inch qHD (960x540) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz...
  • Portal: A 6-inch Android smartphone that can be strapped to your arm 2 days ago

    Washington: A new wearable smartphone that features a flexible 6-inch display and can be wrapped around the lower arm has been invented. The Android based smartphone, called the Portal, is a phone, smartwatch and fitness tracker in one. The water resistant and shatterproof device features 2GB of RAM and 64GB of...
  • Huawei Honor 6 with a 5-inch 1080p display, octa-core processor, 3GB RAM launched at Rs 19,999 in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese telecom firm Huawei said it aims to sell 1 million smartphones in India this year as the company charts out a new retail strategy with launch of Honor series, which will be its online only brand. The company launched four devices under Honor series, which will be available...
  • Gionee CTRL V4S with a 4.5-inch display, 8MP camera launched in India at Rs 9,999 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Adding a new product to its portfolio, Gioness has launched a new smartphone - the CTRL V4S - in India at a price of Rs 9,999. The dual-SIM Gionee CTRL V4S is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and runs Android 4.4 OS. The device comes with a...
  • Beware! You have no idea what information your smartphone may be giving away 3 days ago

    Singapore: When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to just how little we know about what happens between our...
  • BlackBerry Passport: BlackBerry launches its square-shaped smartphone at Rs 49,990 in India; features a 4.5-inch touchscreen, 3-row keyboard 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Within a week of its global release, BlackBerry has launched its unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport in India as it embarks on what may be the most critical phase of its long turnaround push. Priced at Rs 49,990, the BlackBerry Passport is up for pre-order on Amazon...
  • A new technology that could help your smartphone batteries last longer 4 days ago

    New York: A new technology to control energy consumption inside transistors could pave the way for a smartphone that does not die after a few hours of heavy use, says a study. This technology taps into the power of a single electron to control energy consumption inside transistors. "We devised a technique...
  • HTC confident of grabbing 10 per cent market share in India by 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Smartphone maker HTC is confident of attaining 10 per cent market share in India by 2015 in terms of volume. "Our internal estimate shows that HTC sales volume in India has tripled. As per our assessment, we now have 5 per cent market share. It will reach 7 per...
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 to go back on sale in India around Diwali: Hugo Barra 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Chinese firm Xiaomi is stocking up on its smartphones in India in readiness for the festive season as it looks to gain ground in the world's third largest smartphone market, a top executive said on Friday. International Vice President Hugo Barra said the company is now making provision to sell...
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Samsung attempts Apple's design emphasis but falls short on tech 5 days ago

    New York: Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller phone that looks and feels more like an iPhone. The new iPhones measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally, up from...
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Samsung launches its thinnest Android smartphone at Rs 39,990 in India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung has launched its thinnest Android smartphone - the Galaxy Alpha - in India at a price of Rs 39,990. The phone will be available in India from the first week of October. The phone will come in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White and Frosted Gold colours. With the Galaxy...
  • Intex launches three dual-SIM Android smartphones in India at Rs 6,990 onwards 5 days ago

    Panaji: Homegrown handset maker Intex launched three new smartphones, priced Rs 6,990 onwards under its new 'Star' range as it looks to capture a larger share of the strongly contested Indian smartphone market. The three new devices - Star, Star HD and Star Power - will be available from September...
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Samsung's thinnest Android smartphone to be launched in India on September 27 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung is all set to unveil its thinnest Android smartphone - Galaxy Alpha - in India at its event on Saturday, September 27. The company has sent out invites to its press conference in New Delhi. While the invite does not mention the product, but a source with...
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Samsung's thinnest Android smartphone coming to India on September 27 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Samsung is all set to unveil its thinnest Android smartphone - Galaxy Alpha - in India at its event on Saturday, September 27. The company has sent out invites to its press conference in New Delhi. While the invite does not mention the product, but a source with...
  • Driving while texting with Google Glass as distracting as phone: Study 6 days ago

    Orlando: The first scientific study of driving while texting with Google Glass found that the hands-free eyewear is no safer to use on the road than a smartphone. "When you look at how fast people react to an unexpected traffic event - how fast they slam on their brakes, we didn't...
  • The 5.1 mm thin Gionee Elife S5.1 is the Guinness World Record holder for the slimmest smartphone 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Gionee said its latest device which comes with a 5.1 mm body has been recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as the slimmest smartphone in the world. The device, which has been launched in China, will come to the Indian market by early November. "We are...
  • Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact launched at Rs 51,990, Rs 44,990 in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sony launched its flagship smartphones Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact in India priced at Rs 51,990 and Rs 44,990, as the Japanese electronics giant aims to further strengthen its position in the premium handset category ruled by the likes of Apple, Samsung and HTC. The smartphones, which...
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Samsung attempts Apple's design emphasis but falls short on tech 1 week ago

    New York: Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller phone that looks and feels more like an iPhone. The new iPhones measure 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally, up from...
  • BlackBerry Passport: BlackBerry launches a square-shaped smartphone; features a 4.5-inch touchscreen, 3-row keyboard 1 week ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry launched an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport on Wednesday as it embarked on what may be the most critical phase of its long turnaround push. At simultaneous events in Toronto, London and Dubai, BlackBerry showed off the device, which is the size and shape of a closed passport,...
  • Jolla looking for Indian partners to develop Sailfish smartphones September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Finnish firm Jolla, founded by former Nokia employees, is looking for Indian partners to develop smartphones powered by its Sailfish operating system. The company, which has launched its maiden handset in the Indian market with eCommerce major Snapdeal for Rs 16,499, said its OS offers users a differentiated user...
  • Motorola's new Moto X (2nd generation) launched at Rs 31,999 onwards in India September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Moto X (2nd generation) smartphone, which was unveiled early this month, has now got a price tag. Motorola has priced the new Moto X at Rs 31,999 in India. The smartphone will go on sale on Flipkart.com starting from midnight of September 24. At Rs 31,999, the...
  • The first Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS comes to India at Rs 16,499 September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has announced its entry in the Indian smartphone market with its Sailfish OS phone at Rs 16,499. The new Jolla smartphone with its button-less design, Sailfish OS gesture-based user experience, and Android application compatibility will be available in India exclusively on Snapdeal.com. Jolla has a...
  • HTC launches the 64-bit octa-core Desire 820, quad-core Desire 820q, dual-SIM Desire 816G in India September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: HTC has launched its recently announced Desire 820 smartphone in India at an event in New Delhi. HTC also unveiled a quad-core variant of the Desire 820, called the Desire 820q. The 820q is also a 64-bit phone. The HTC Desire 820 is the successor to the Desire 816. The...