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Foreign telecom companies could eye India post polls, says Deutsche Bank

Apr 11, 2014 at 03:11 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Foreign telecom operators could soon explore tie-ups with Indian partners, now that the general elections underway and would end shortly, says Joequin Rodriguez Torres, head of technology, media and telecom for Deutsche Bank. In an intervi...

Gionee Elife E7 mini smartphone launched for Rs 18900; iBall Slide 3G 7271 <b>...</b>

Apr 11, 2014 at 02:00 | Source: VC Circle

Just last week, Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee had launched the Elife S5.5 in the Indian smartphone market for Rs 22,999. The company has now added yet another device to its Elife portfolio in the form of Elife E7 mini, which was unveiled along ...

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

Apr 10, 2014 at 15:47 | Source: Market Watch

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your private data unsecured for more than two years. Enlarge Image Websites encrypt your information, like emai...

Number of smartphone apps for voters to make informed choice

Apr 10, 2014 at 12:22 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: A range of smartphone applications has been launched to help voters in making an informed choice this elections. The applications feed users with statistics, profiles and allegations against the candidates on their phones. 'India Election...

BlackBerry may consider exiting handsets, eyes investments

Apr 10, 2014 at 12:22 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, as the technology company looks to expand its corporate reach with investments, acquisitions and partnersh...

Facebook smartphone chats pushed to Messenger app

Apr 10, 2014 at 12:22 | Source: Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday began pushing smartphone chats between friends to a stand-alone Messenger application. The move to make members of the world's leading online social network resort to Messenger for text exchanges on the move comes...

Facebook to require separate mobile app for messages

Apr 10, 2014 at 12:22 | Source: Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc will no longer let users send and receive private messages within its main smartphone app, and will require that users install a separate messaging app, the Internet company said on Wednesday. Facebook began notifying user...

In smartphone mass-market, Samsung, Apple have margins on their minds

Apr 09, 2014 at 10:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

Seoul: As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales. And that may spell trouble for already-softening margins....

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Watertight Yet Still Not Quite Right

Apr 09, 2014 at 03:53 | Source: Wall Street Journal

Personal Tech Columnist Geoffrey Fowler took the new water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone for a spin, and for a dunk—in a margarita, Jell-O, and (yes) a toilet. Here&#39;s what you need to know about the new flagship smartphone from Sam...

Analysts tie Samsung's success in India to low-end devices

Apr 08, 2014 at 22:11 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Samsung Electronics' share in India's smartphone market is both growing and shrinking, based on different metrics. Samsung has expanded its volume market shares to 38% in last quarter of 2013 from 32.7% in the first, according to latest ID...

HTC reports bigger-than-expected quarterly loss

Apr 08, 2014 at 16:42 | Source: BBC

Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC has reported a worse-than-expected loss for the first quarter of the year after losing ground to its main rivals. HTC reported a loss of 1.88bn Taiwanese dollars ($62m; £40m), compared with a profit of T$85m a year e...

Samsung 'puzzled' by early S5 smartphone launch

Apr 08, 2014 at 16:42 | Source: BBC

Mobile operators in South Korea have started selling Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 phone three weeks early. Due to go on sale on 11 April in South Korea, the S5 is already available from three operators, including the country's biggest netwo...

Asian shares lower, Japan leads losses

Apr 08, 2014 at 13:12 | Source: Market Watch

Japanese stocks led Asia lower on Tuesday, as the yen strengthened before the end of the Bank of Japan’s policy meeting, while regional technology stocks fell. The region continued to face pressure from a U.S. selloff that started late last week, ...

Samsung Electronics forecasts drop in profits

Apr 08, 2014 at 07:22 | Source: BBC

Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of TVs and mobile phones, has forecast a drop in profit for the second quarter in a row. It expects to make an operating profit of 8.4 trillion won ($7.9bn; £4.8bn) for the January-to-March quarter...

The Brave New World of Talking Plants

Apr 06, 2014 at 14:01 | Source: Wall Street Journal

The Parrot Flower Power monitors your plant, then sends advice to your smartphone or tablet. Parrot SA. Some people talk to their plants. One of my plants has started talking to me. Electronically, that is. A new gadget called the Parrot PARRO.FR +0....

Apple and Samsung fight over who was the follower

Apr 06, 2014 at 08:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

Last year, a member of Apple&#39;s sales team prepared a research document expressing concern about the growth in sales of smartphones with larger screens, while sales in the segment of phones including the iPhone were slowing. Also last year, Ap...

Apple and Samsung fight over who was the follower

Apr 05, 2014 at 15:41 | Source: Economic Times

By: Brian X Chen Last year, a member of Apple's sales team prepared a research document expressing concern about the growth in sales of smartphones with larger screens, while sales in the segment of phones including the iPhone were slowing. Also last...

MTS Blaze 4.5 smartphone &amp; Lava&#39;s QPAD e704 tablet launched for Rs 9999 in <b>...</b>

Apr 05, 2014 at 00:00 | Source: VC Circle

MTS and Lava have each launched a device in the Indian market that has been priced by the companies at Rs 9,999. While Lava&#39;s offering is a 7 inch tablet christened QPAD e704, MTS has further expanded its Blaze line-up with the launch of Blaz...

Lumia 630: Nokia&#39;s first-ever dual-SIM Lumia phone to be launched in India <b>...</b>

Apr 04, 2014 at 14:02 | Source: IBNLive

New Delhi: Nokia will launch four Lumia smartphones in India starting with its first dual SIM handset Lumia 630 in May for around Rs 10,000 excluding taxes. It will also start selling a low cost 4G smartphone Lumia 635 for about Rs 11,300 plus taxes ...

Sony overtakes Apple to emerge second largest smartphone brand in India

Apr 04, 2014 at 04:32 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Sony has overtaken ace rival Apple to emerge the second largest smartphone brand in India in value sales, thanks largely to its strategy to focus on the Rs 10,000-20,000 smartphone space, backed by Rs 300-crore marketing spend. According ...

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