India's tab market grows 9 per cent in Q2; Samsung tops tally: IDC
Sep 01, 2014 at 19:11 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Buoyed by improving business sentiment, the tablet market in India is showing signs of recovery with 9 per cent growth in sales at 0.85 million units in the April-June quarter, research firm IDC today said. Tablet sales stood at 0.78 milli...
Google may bring Android One devices to India this month
Sep 01, 2014 at 18:40 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Google is expected to launch its much-awaited sub- $100 (around Rs 6,000) smartphones in India this month, which will further intensify competition in the booming multi-billion dollar smart devices market here. According to an invite sent ...
Micromax beats Apple for No. 2 spot in tablet sales in India
Sep 01, 2014 at 13:51 | Source:
BANGALORE: Micromax has overtaken Apple to reach the number two spot in the tablet market in India, with 14% marketshare in the second quarter as the market is still trying to recover. As per IDC, strong performance in Q2 allowed Micromax to beat App...
Emerging markets to push smartphone sales up 23.8% to 1.25 billion
Aug 31, 2014 at 18:25 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Emerging countries in regions like India and China will help smartphone sales jump close to 24 per cent this year to 1.25 billion, even as the growth pace slows down in mature markets, research firm IDC said. According to IDC, more than 1....
A good device at low price point is a major challenge: Lenovo
Aug 31, 2014 at 13:10 | Source:
NEW DELHI: The Indian market may be flooded with affordable smartphones with indications of prices declining further, but Chinese tech giant Lenovo believes that providing a good device at a low price point has become a major challenge. According to ...
Tablet sales slow as PCs find footing: IDC
Aug 30, 2014 at 12:17 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO: Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "two-in-one" devices combining t...
Tablet market slows down as PCs find footing
Aug 30, 2014 at 08:00 | Source:
San Francisco: Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "two-in-one&...
VMware sees huge opportunity in India
Aug 29, 2014 at 06:55 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO: US-based VMware, which makes virtualization software, said India's large base of desktop users and a growing mobile phone market made it an important country for its new suite of products. Announced at its annual VMworld conference th...
Improving demand helps Indian PC market grow 23.6 per cent in Q2: IDC
Aug 27, 2014 at 18:11 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Helped by improving demand in the consumer and commercial segments, the PC market in India grew 23.6 per cent to 2.55 million units in the April-June period over the previous quarter, according to research firm IDC. Even though the market...
Flipkart launches five tablets under Digiflip Pro series
Aug 27, 2014 at 15:51 | Source:
NEW DELHI: India's e-commerce marketplace Flipkart Wednesday launched five new tablets under the Digiflip Pro brand series in a price range of Rs 5,999 to Rs 13,999, and said that it is optimistic about the tablet market, going forward. "We believe t...
Mozilla's first low-cost smartphone on sale in India
Aug 26, 2014 at 19:22 | Source:
Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, has launched a new low-cost smartphone in India that will retail for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90). The phone is only for sale on India's online shopping site, Snapdeal. The Intex Cloud FX run...
Moto G's bet on e-commerce works; more launches planned ahead
Aug 24, 2014 at 12:30 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Tech giant Motorola today said its strategy of using only the e-commerce route, instead of the traditional brick-and-mortar stores, has worked in its favour as validated by competitors who are now adopting similar ways to sell their device...
Spice launches India's first Firefox-based smartphone at Rs 2299
Aug 23, 2014 at 10:35 | Source:
NEW DELHI: BK Modi-led Spice Retail has launched India's, and possibly, the world's cheapest smartphone at Rs 2,299 (around $ 38) powered by the Firefox OS on Friday, aimed at millions of feature phone users in the country who want to switch to smart...
Spice launches India's first Firefox-based smartphone at Rs 2200
Aug 23, 2014 at 10:05 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Spice Retail has launched India's, and possibly the world's, cheapest smartphone at Rs 2,299 (around $38) powered by the Firefox OS, aimed at the millions of feature phone users in the country who want to switch. Spice's entry with Firefox...
Xiaomi sells 20,000 devices within 2.3 seconds at fifth flash sale
Aug 20, 2014 at 03:35 | Source:
NEW DELHI: If you haven't managed to get your hands on the Xiaomi Mi 3 despite several attempts on Flipkart, don't be disappointed. The Rs 13,999-priced smartphone is available on eBay, Quikr and OLX through a number of resellers, though at sharply h...
HTC's time to refocus
Aug 19, 2014 at 23:01 | Source:
It was by common consent the standout smartphone of 2013. The HTC One, with its sleek steely looks and its zippy performance, won all kinds of awards. But what it didn't do was sell enough to pull HTC out of its downward spiral. So can the new v...