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October 24th, 2015 10:10 AM 0 COMMENTS

Intex Aqua Trend Review

Intex has launched its second 4G-enabled smartphone, the Intex Aqua Trend in India. The device is priced around Rs. 9,400. Box Content Apart from the smartphone and its battery, Intex has also provided a screen guard, a smartphone case, a microUSB cable for charging and file transfers, and earphones. This is a pretty decent packaging for a device in this price range, but the quality of the accessories in nothing great. Design... Read More

October 16th, 2015 12:47 PM 18 COMMENTS

The best and cheapest 3G plans in Mumbai

I am back again to talk about 3G in Mumbai. Telcos are gearing up to launch 4G but many mobile Internet users in India are yet to make a shift to 3G. What keeps them away? Exorbitant cost of 3G plans and equally bad on-ground speeds & coverage. Reliance Over the last few months, I’ve been using 3G “unlimited” plan by Reliance. It’s something Reliance offered as a custom data... Read More

May 24th, 2015 1:48 AM 39 COMMENTS

Comparing top DTH operator’s maximum channels and service packages

When you have to choose a DTH monthly package, it's nothing short of doing some CFO level calculation. Quite unnecessary indeed. When I asked around how people choose DTH service packages, the unison reply I received from all channels was that they typically subscribed to the costliest one which provides maximum number of channels. @unitechy Just get the costliest one available. Not worth the headache. — Ravi Handa (@ravihanda) May... Read More

March 23rd, 2015 11:28 AM 10 COMMENTS

Face Off: Airtel’s Wynk vs Times Internet’s Gaana

Airtel recently made an entry into the overcrowded music streaming app space by launching Wynk Music app. Currently, the app competes with San Francisco based Rdio, which made its entry in the Indian market by acquiring Dhingana and Times Internet’s Gaana, and Saavn. We spent last two weeks with premium subscriptions of Airtel’s Wynk and Times Internet’s Gaana. User Interface & Music Discovery: Airtel’s Wynk was surprisingly clean and easier... Read More

March 1st, 2015 12:35 PM 1 COMMENTS

WhatsApp web client adds support for Opera and Firefox web browsers

Recently, WhatsApp added support for desktop client for its popular messenger app, albeit only supporting Google's Chrome web browser. The company has now added support for Firefox and Opera web browsers. WhatsApp's desktop client merely mirrors your conversations from your mobile handset to your web browser. In order to do that, it requires users to scan a QR code on your computer from your mobile device. Users are required to... Read More

February 26th, 2015 12:36 AM 0 COMMENTS

Huawei unveils world’s first LTE-M wearable device – 4.5G Smartband

Huawei has unveiled a 4.5G Smartband claiming it as the world's first LTE-M wearable device. The device will support 4.5G connectivity, which the firm will launch commercially next year. The 4.5G network will said to deliver up to 1Gbps bandwidth. Huawei will disclose detailed specifications of the device next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. What we do know is that the device sports LTE-M chip making cellular... Read More

February 24th, 2015 11:43 PM 1 COMMENTS

IDC says iBall overtook Samsung as largest tablet brand in India, Samsung says it still leads

Yesterday, International Data Corporation (IDC) released a report stating that iBall, an Indian tablet manufacturer, has overtaken South Korean giant Samsung in the Indian tablet market with a market share with 15.6 percent, followed by Samsung with 12.9 percent, and DataWind with 9.6 percent. Today, Samsung has refuted IDC's claim that iBall had overtaken Samsung to top the Indian tablet market. It claims that the company is still a leader in the... Read More

February 18th, 2015 11:43 AM 0 COMMENTS

Samsung Galaxy E5 and E7 gets price cut; available at Rs 17,900 and Rs 20,900 respectively

Last month, Samsung launched the Galaxy E5 and the Galaxy E7 priced at Rs 19,300 and Rs 23,000 respectively. Just a month after its launch, the company has decided to give both the devices a price cut. Following the price cut, the Galaxy E5 is available at Rs. 17,900 and the Galaxy E7 is available at Rs. 20,900. Both the smartphones run Android 4.4 KitKat, and feature 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core... Read More

February 5th, 2015 2:48 AM 7 COMMENTS

Airtel in Q3-FY15: Mobile data connection at 42.25M, 3G data connections increase by 92% YoY

Airtel has reported consolidated mobile data revenue of Rs 2,114 crore, up by 74.3% YoY in India, for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. The company has disclosed that the mobile data revenues now contribute more than 85% of the incremental revenues of the company. Consolidated revenues for the quarter were at Rs 23,217 crore, up by 5.8% YoY. Net Income was at Rs 1,436 crore, up by 135.4% YoY. India revenues... Read More

February 3rd, 2015 9:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Intex launches Power HD with 4000mAh battery, HD display, Android Kitkat for Rs 9,444

Intex has launched Intex Power HD, a successor to its handset Power launched in December, for just Rs 9,444. The device is available at all Intex stores across India. Just like its predecessor, the Power HD also comes with a 4000 mAh battery, which the company claims to power the device with more than 20 hours of talktime and up to 500 hours on standby mode. The device's battery can... Read More

February 3rd, 2015 7:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

Motorola shipped 10 million smartphones last quarter, added $1.9 billion to Lenovo’s revenue

For the financial year that ended December 21, 2014, Lenovo reported a revenue of $14.1 billion. What's more interesting is that Lenovo also disclosed that Motorola Mobility, which is now a part of Lenovo, sold over 10 million smartphones in the quarter adding $1.9 billion revenue to the total Mobile Business Group. In the first quarter of 2014, Motorola had shipped 6.5 million smartphones globally, while in Q2 2014 it... Read More

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