Mobile Phones

MWC 2015: BlackBerry announces touchscreen Leap, teases slider keyboard phone

For a long time now, BlackBerry’s primary target audience has been business buffs and the company held on to the niche segment for too long. Now, in order to change the beaten path, the company unveiled 'Leap' at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC), which seems like is an attempt by BlackBerry to woo the young professionals. Interestingly, the Leap has been priced at $275 without a contract. Even though [...]

Intex Aqua N7 and Aqua Speed launched in India for Rs. 3,990 and Rs. 7,444

Intex has launched two smartphones, Aqua N7 and Aqua Speed, both the devices are an addition to the company’s Aqua series of smartphones. Intex Aqua N7 comes with a 4-inch WVGA screen, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 2-megapixel front camera. It is a [...]

AOC launches 3G-enabled smartphones (M601 & E40) and 3G calling tablet (D70V50G) in India

AOC, today announced its foray into Indian smartphone and Tablet market with the launch of two 3G-enabled smartphones (M601 & E40) and a 3G calling tablet (D70V50G). The entry-level E40 smartphone comes with a 4-inch multi touch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and dual sim slots. It has a 2-megapixel rear camera inclusive of LED flash and a 0.3 megapixel front camera, 512MB RAM and 4 [...]

MWC 2015: Gionee unveils the Elife S7, to be launched in India on April 3

Gionee has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, known as the Elife S7, at the MWC 2015. It is the successor to the Elife S5.5 and Elife S5.1. The device is integrated in an aluminum magnesium alloy unibody design and will be available in India from April 3 onwards. It is priced at 399 Euros, which is roughly Rs 27,800. After facing stiff competition from Oppo R5 and Vivo X5MAx, in [...]

MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL announced

Microsoft has launched the Lumia 640 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD ClearBlack IPS display (1280 x 720 pixels) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 and sports an 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash along with a 1-megapixel front camera. It has 8GB [...]

MWC 2015: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua and Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet launched

Sony has finally unveiled its water-resistant Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone, at the MWC 2015. The phone will be available from spring this year, in 80 countries and 100 carriers for a price of EUR 299 (Rs. 20,600 approximately). The company also launched its Xperia Z4 Tablet alongside. The Xperia M4 Aqua is the successor to the last year’s Xperia M2 Aqua and it posses almost similar design profile as its [...]

MWC 2015: Huawei Watch, Talkband B2, and Talkband N1 announced

At the Mobile World Congress, yesterday, Huawei launched its first smartwatch, the Huawei Watch. The device comes with 1.4-inch AMOLED 400x400 pixels display and runs Google Android Wear operating system. The Huawei Watch is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ8026 processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB storage. It will be available in three colors, Gold, Silver and Black. The device also features heart rate monitor and a motion sensor, [...]

[Updated] MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge officially announced with glass-and-metal build

Samsung has officially announced two high-end smartphones – Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – during its Galaxy Unpacked 2015 keynote event at the ongoing MWC 2015 expo. Unlike previous generation flagship smartphones from Samsung, both these devices are made using premium materials such as metal and glass. Even the back of these devices is covered up by glass. This is a huge improvement from its previous high-end offerings as people used to [...]

MWC 2015: HTC One M9 announced, features a 20-megapixel camera and a 64-bit processor

HTC One M9 has been officially announced and unveiled by HTC during its keynote event at the MWC 2015 expo. The device looks similar to the HTC One M8, but offers a number of improvements in the camera and processing department. It features a 5-inch 1080p SLCD3 display, 64-bit 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 20-megapixel primary camera, 4MP UltraPixel secondary camera, and a 2,840 mAh non-removable [...]

Union Budget 2015: Mobiles and Tablets just got costlier

Mobile phones and tablets are set to become expensive as the excise duty on these devices has been increased. The Indian government has proposed an increase on the import cost of these devices to 12.5% from existing 6%, in its Union Budget. According to many analysts and industry insiders, the reason behind the increase is to support the domestic manufacturers of these devices, such as Micromax, Lava, Celkon etc. "Excise [...]

Xolo A1010 with a 5-inch display and USB OTG launched for Rs. 5,499

Xolo has unveiled yet another affordable smartphone, named as the Xolo A1010. It will be exclusively available through Homeshop18 for a price of Rs. 5,499, and is also listed on Xolo’s official website. The Xolo A1010 is a Dual SIM smartphone, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It features a 5-inch FWVGA IPS display with a 480x854 pixels resolution and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor coupled with [...]

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3-VE Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone launched for Rs. 6,650

Samsung has silently unveiled a new smartphone known as the Galaxy S Duos 3-VE. Going by its name, it is an upgraded version of the Galaxy S Duos 3, which was launched in India last year in September. The Duos 3-VE is priced at Rs 6,650 and can be purchased through Samsung’s India e-Store. In terms of specifications, the Galaxy S Duos 3-VE features a 4-inch WVGA display with 800×480 [...]

Buying Guide: Top 5 Android 4.4 KitKat smartphones under Rs. 5000

Since the time Motorola Moto E debuted in the Indian smartphone market, home-grown brands like Lava, Micromax, Intex have tried to counter its popularity by launching their own sets of ultra-affordable Android 4.4 KitKat smartphones. Interestingly, now there is a wide range of such low cost phones, which is good for those who are making a shifting from a feature phone to a smartphone and are not ready to shell [...]

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