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Samsung, BlackBerry speed arrivals of new smartphones

Sep 25, 2014 at 03:51 | Source: Economic Times

SEOUL: South Korea's Samsung on Wednesday moved up the release date for it hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 big-screen smartphone, hitting the key Chinese market ahead of arch-rival Apple. Samsung's head start in the sizzling "phablet" race came as A...

Samsung laptops to be pulled from sale in Europe

Sep 25, 2014 at 00:47 | Source: BBC

Samsung has announced that it is ending sales of its laptop computers in Europe. The move includes its Chromebook model, which had previously been one of the category's best-sellers. The South Korean company's decision follows Sony's a...

Samsung profit hit as smartphone growth slows

Sep 25, 2014 at 00:47 | Source: BBC

Profits at Samsung Electronics fell 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency. It made a net profit of 6.25 trillion won ($6.1bn; £3.6bn) in the April-to-June period, down from 7.77 trillio...

Samsung reveals Gear VR headset and Galaxy Edge smartphone

Sep 25, 2014 at 00:47 | Source: BBC

Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality headset and a smartphone whose screen bends around one of its sides. The new kit was revealed at the Ifa tech show in Berlin. In addition to the Gear VR and Galaxy Note Edge, the company also showed off the four...

BlackBerry launches square-screen smartphone Passport in turnaround push

Sep 24, 2014 at 21:11 | Source: Economic Times

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 o...

Low cost devices make Android affordable

Sep 24, 2014 at 20:55 | Source: Economic Times

Blurring the lines between feature phones and smartphone, Indians are switching to entry level smartphones over the plain-vanilla feature phones. "Opera Mini's basic java phone users are upgrading to Android smartphones. Of all the Opera Mini users, ...

Blackberry Passport introduces dual-control keyboard

Sep 24, 2014 at 20:47 | Source: BBC

Blackberry has launched a distinctive handset featuring a square screen and a keyboard that offers both physical keys and touch-enabled gesture controls. It said work-focused users in particular should benefit from the Blackberry Passport's inno...

Blackberry's Passport to a better future

Sep 24, 2014 at 20:47 | Source: BBC

It is the company that first brought us email on the move, and seemed to be in prime position to prosper in the smartphone era. Then it all went wrong for Blackberry. But today sees the launch of a device which the Canadian company believes could win...

Motorola Moto X now available in India at Rs 31,999

Sep 24, 2014 at 13:11 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Motorola India said that its Moto X second generation device will be available on Flipkart from midnight tonight priced at Rs 31,999 The device was launched a few weeks back in India along with the Moto G (second generation) and the Moto 3...

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4 'phablet' ahead of schedule

Sep 24, 2014 at 10:51 | Source: Economic Times

SEOUL: South Korea's Samsung launched the latest version of its oversized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6. Samsung said the Galaxy Note 4 initially scheduled for...

HTC unveils Desire 816 GSM-only model at lower price point of Rs 18,990

Sep 23, 2014 at 19:05 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker HTC today unveiled GSM-only model of its Desire 816 range at lower price point of Rs 18,990 that will be available from mid-October. The current model 816 E, which is a dual SIM 3G phone (CDMA GSM), is now available for a...

Mobogenie launches next version of its Android app store

Sep 23, 2014 at 18:40 | Source: Economic Times

BANGALORE: Mobile application solutions firm Mobogenie today today launched its latest next generation Android store and entertainment hub, Mobogenie 2.0 Android Store. Mobogenie 2.0 aims to redefine how users interact with their smartphone, featuri...

Jolla looking for local partners in India for Sailfish OS

Sep 23, 2014 at 17:40 | Source: Economic Times

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 today in the Indian market with eComm...

HTC expects to ring in higher sales in India

Sep 23, 2014 at 05:31 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Taiwanese handset maker HTC expects India revenues to grow very strongly this year, driven by the increased traction towards its mid segment smartphones, which the company aims to expand further. Faisal Siddiqui, India head at HTC, said t...

BlackBerry launching cheaper phone with bigger screen

Sep 23, 2014 at 03:25 | Source: Economic Times

MONTREAL: BlackBerry is set to unveil its latest smartphone Wednesday, in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the struggling Canadian tech group. The BlackBerry Passport with a square 4.5-inch screen and physical keyboard will be priced at $599 ...

eBay under pressure as hacks continue

Sep 22, 2014 at 22:26 | Source: BBC

Leading security researchers have called on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings, as the problem continues to put users at risk. The BBC has now identified more than 100 listings that had been exploited to trick customers into handin...

Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

Sep 22, 2014 at 22:10 | Source: Economic Times

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co, which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said today. Samsung's first Tizen-based device will be laun...

iPhone opening weekend sales top 10 million: Apple

Sep 22, 2014 at 18:40 | Source: Economic Times

WASHINGTON: Apple said Monday it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening weekend of record sales of the bigger-screen version of its smartphone. The US tech giant broke its own record for launch weekend sales of ni...

Samsung may launch Galaxy Alpha on September 27

Sep 22, 2014 at 15:50 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Korean smartphone maker Samsung is likely to expand its high-end smartphone range with the introduction of the Galaxy Alpha on September 27, ahead of Apple's much awaited iPhone 6 launch in the country. The company is hosting an event in N...

Smartphones to account for 2/3rd of world market by 2020: Report

Sep 22, 2014 at 15:50 | Source: Economic Times

DUBAI: Smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile connections globally by 2020, according to a new report that pegs India as the fourth largest market of hi-tech phones in 2014. The report, " Smartphone forecasts and assumptions, 2007...

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