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...
Micromax Closing in on Samsung in India: IDC
Aug 19, 2014 at 16:00 | Source:
Though Samsung is still the leading phone maker in India, homegrown brand Micromax is closing in on the Korean company's lead, says a report. According to a report by research firm IDC, Samsung was leading in the Indian handset market with a ...
Mobile growth intact
Aug 19, 2014 at 05:52 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
Calcutta, Aug. 18: The domestic smartphone market grew 84 per cent to 18.42 million units in the April-June quarter against 10.02 million units in the year-ago period. However, the pace of growth was slow compared with January-March 2014 when sales ...
Samsung leads India market in Q2, but Micromax narrows gap: IDC
Aug 18, 2014 at 17:51 | Source:
NEW DELHI: The Indian handset market currently led by Samsung with Micromax at No. 2 could see a reshuffle in the rankings among the top five vendors in coming quarters, as Chinese and local device makers aggressively tap the entry level segment of s...
Low-cost smartphones boost Android: Survey
Aug 14, 2014 at 22:20 | Source:
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 Thursday. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up ...
India wins back some voice-based BPO services from Philippines
Aug 14, 2014 at 13:12 | Source:
MUMBAI: India is winning back some voice-based BPO services from the Philippines, as the small southeast Asian country grapples with high attrition and the advent of multi-channel customer service offerings. Voice call centres, which handle customer ...
Samsung reveals Galaxy Alpha metal-framed smartphone
Aug 14, 2014 at 12:07 | Source:
Samsung has announced a new smartphone with a metal frame that is smaller and thinner than its flagship model. The South Korean company describes the Galaxy Alpha as representing a new design approach . The firm has previously been criticised for the...
Paytm in talks with Asian private equity firms to raise $350 million
Aug 14, 2014 at 04:56 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Mobile commerce player Paytm has started talks with Asian private equity firms to raise about $350 million, most of which will be used for technology improvement and logistics expansion, with a deal expected to be sealed by the end of this...