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ET Review: Garmin Vivofit

Aug 20, 2014 at 06:51 | Source: Economic Times

PRICE: Rs 9,990 SPECIFICATIONS: Simple LCD, no backlight, one-button operation, accelerometer-based pedometer, Bluetooth pairing, interchangeable straps, compatible with external wireless heart rate monitor (sold separately) 1 year battery life, easy...

Despite exclusive tieup with Flipkart, Xiaomi Mi 3 is available on eBay, Quikr, OLX for significantly higher price

Aug 20, 2014 at 04:20 | Source: Economic Times

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...

Xiaomi sells 20,000 devices within 2.3 seconds at fifth flash sale

Aug 20, 2014 at 03:35 | Source: Economic Times

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 reveals cut-price One M8 Windows Phone device

Aug 19, 2014 at 23:01 | Source: BBC

The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system. The modified One M8 is being sold at roughly half the price of the same handset running Google's Android. This is the first time the struggling manuf...

HTC's time to refocus

Aug 19, 2014 at 23:01 | Source: BBC

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...

New HTC One: The internet reacts to new Android phone

Aug 19, 2014 at 23:01 | Source: BBC

Most of the details of HTC's latest phone had leaked out in advance of its official launch in London and New York. But maybe that's a good thing - at this point the firm could do with all the publicity it can get. The previous model won hig...

Xiaomi sells 20,000 more Mi3 handsets, again in a few seconds

Aug 19, 2014 at 15:11 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi has again sold all of its handsets through flash sales via Flipkart, latest being Tuesday where the largest handset maker in China sold 20,000 Mi 3 smartphones, within a few seconds. Over 100,000 people had registered for the sale e...

China's JD sells 570,000 smartphones in Tencent 5-day promotion

Aug 19, 2014 at 13:27 | Source: Economic Times

BEIJING: China's second-largest e-commerce company JD.com sold 570,000 smartphones in a five-day promotion offered exclusively on Tencent Holdings Ltd's Mobile QQ, the two companies said on Monday, to show their partnership has paid off. Investors ha...

BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets

Aug 19, 2014 at 13:27 | Source: Economic Times

TORONTO: BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets - cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices. The Canadian ...

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: Economic Times

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...

Samsung leads India market in Q2 but Micromax narrows gap, reshuffle on cards: IDC

Aug 18, 2014 at 15:35 | Source: Economic Times

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...

Offline retail to compete with online as economy showing signs of recovery

Aug 18, 2014 at 03:20 | Source: Economic Times

KOLKATA: Ahead of Diwali, there's a battle brewing between online and offline. Brick-andmortar retailers, backed by makers of electronic devices and phones, are resolved to meet the virtual challenge head-on with the economy showing signs of a recove...

India to be world s factory hub, says Samsung's president CEO BD Park

Aug 18, 2014 at 02:05 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: South Korean giant Samsung, among the top multinational companies with major manufacturing operations in India, says the country is set to become the next global factory as China loses its competitive edge, given the available talent and n...

World's first smartphone IBM Simon turns 20

Aug 16, 2014 at 14:45 | Source: Economic Times

LONDON: The first ever smartphone - a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone - has turned 20 toay. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994. At around 23 cm long and...

Samsung acquires SmartThing, a startup that turns mobile apps to remotely control devices

Aug 16, 2014 at 11:55 | Source: Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung Electronics, which is competing with Google and Apple to gain a foothold in home automation, is acquiring SmartThings, a startup that makes makes mobile applications to remotely control devices in houses. Terms of the deal were...

Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China

Aug 16, 2014 at 05:12 | Source: Economic Times

BEIJING: Apple Inc has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, marking the first time the tech giant is storing user data on Chinese soil. The storage of user data in China represents a departure from the ...

We believe in net neutrality: Viber CEO Talmon Marco

Aug 15, 2014 at 15:31 | Source: Economic Times

Viber is planning to shortly introduce carrier billing in India that will allow it bill customers via telecom companies, as the instant messaging and voice call app looks to work around challenges in monetising services in the key market with more t...

New software to calculate leaf area from digital images

Aug 15, 2014 at 15:31 | Source: Economic Times

WASHINGTON: A new software allows researchers to accurately measure leaf area from digital images in seconds. Leaf measurements are often critical in plant physiological and ecological studies, but traditional methods have been time consuming and so...

Low-cost smartphones boost Android: Survey

Aug 14, 2014 at 22:20 | Source: Economic Times

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 ...

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