December 22nd, 2017 10:48 PM 22 COMMENTS

BSNL-MTNL Merger to Give Them Fighting Chance, Says Parliamentary Panel

In a report on Petitions tabled in the Lok Sabha, a Parliamentary Panel on Friday said that merger of state-run telcos BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) and MTNL would give them a chance to take on the might of private sector which is currently reeling under pressure and undergoing consolidation. Favouring the merger of loss-making state-owned telcos, the panel said that this move would only be a viable proposition for... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 8:01 PM 2 COMMENTS

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Prices Slashed in India for a Limited Period; New Prices Start at Rs 49,999

Google has now officially announced a limited period discount on its flagship smartphones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2 is down to Rs 49,999 on Flipkart for the 64GB model, while the Pixel 2 XL is retailing for Rs 67,999. The prices will further go down to Rs 40,999 for the Pixel 2 and Rs 56,999 for the Google Pixel 2 XL if a customer... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 7:48 PM 192 COMMENTS

Airtel Effect: Reliance Jio Intros Two New Tariff Plans of Rs 199 and Rs 299 Offering 1.2GB Data and 2GB Data Per Day for 28 Days

Reliance Jio has been off the radar for a while now. The company has been watching incumbent telcos introduce new tariff plans since October 19, and today, it introduced two new tariff plans of Rs 199 and Rs 299 touting them as Happy New Year 2018 plans. The new tariff plans are here to compete with tariff plans from Airtel, Idea Cellular, and Vodafone India. So, Reliance Jio now has... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 6:27 PM 3 COMMENTS

Ziox Duopix R1 is an Affordable Dual-Camera Smartphone With 4G VoLTE and 2600mAh Battery; Priced at Just Rs 6,249

Ziox Mobiles, an Indian mobile company today announced a new smartphone, dubbed as the Ziox Duopix R1. Priced at Rs 6,249, the Duopix R1 is the affordable smartphone to offer dual cameras. The smartphone will be sold in the offline market, and a customer can head over to any retail store to pick up the smartphone. The Ziox Duopix R1 comes in three colour options: White and Gold, Black and... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 3:46 PM 1 COMMENTS

Gionee S10 Lite With 16MP Selfie Camera, Reliance Jio Data Offer Officially Launched in India at Rs 15,999

Chinese smartphone brand, Gionee today announced the launch of its selfie-centric smartphone, the Gionee S10 Lite in the Indian market. The Gionee S10 Lite is the first 'S' series smartphone to launch in India this year, and it's aimed at selfie enthusiasts. The smartphone is priced at Rs 15,999 and will be available in all the retail stores in India from December 23, 2017. Gionee S10 Lite Specifications and Features... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 2:41 PM 87 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Bharti Airtel Started Offering 1GB Data Per Day With the Rs 199 Unlimited Combo Open Market Plan

After being silent for a couple of weeks, Airtel is back with another massive change to counter the incumbent telecom operators. As you all might be aware of, Airtel has a Rs 199 unlimited combo base tariff plan for prepaid customers which goes against Reliance Jio's Rs 149 tariff plan. Airtel has now revised the Rs 199 plan, and it now offers 1GB data per day, instead of the earlier... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 1:25 PM 15 COMMENTS

After Nokia 3310, HMD Global is Looking to Bring Back the Nokia E71 Feature Phone With 4G LTE Functionality

HMD Global is now rumoured as bringing back the Nokia E71 feature phone with modern features. The Nokia E71 (2018) is also said to be the company's first 4G feature phone. Recently, an Nokia device with model number TA-1047 was certified by FCC and Bluetooth SIG agencies, and now a new report from Chinese media revealed the specifications of the upcoming Nokia feature phone. [caption id="attachment_171759" align="aligncenter" width="690"] Image Source:... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 11:45 AM 10 COMMENTS

OnePlus 6 With Underglass Fingerprint Scanner Already Rumoured to Launch in March 2018

OnePlus is already working on its next-generation flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6, which will succeed the OnePlus 5T is already rumoured to launch in early 2018. A new report cited that the Chinese company is planning the OnePlus 6 release in March 2018 and it will come with fingerprint scanner under the display. [caption id="attachment_171756" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] OnePlus 6 Concept (Source: UpcomingPhones)[/caption] A report from GizmoChina cites... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 10:53 AM 8 COMMENTS

Sony Xperia XZs Received a Massive Price Cut in India; Now Available for Just Rs 36,399

Sony’s premium smartphone, the Xperia XZs has received a massive price cut of Rs 13591 in India. First unveiled at the MWC 2017, the smartphone arrived in April at Rs 49,990 but is now effectively priced at Rs 36399. The smartphone is notably available in three colour variants - Black, Warm Silver, and Ice Blue. The Black colour variant is available at Rs 36,399, whereas Amazon India has a discounted... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 9:17 AM 0 COMMENTS

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 32GB Variant With Samsung Pay Mini and AR Stickers Launched in India for Rs 12,990

Samsung has officially launched a new 32GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt smartphone in India. The new 32GB variant of the Galaxy J7 Nxt also has 3GB of RAM and Samsung Pay Mini. Furthermore, Samsung has also added its AR Stickers pack to the smartphone. The new variant is launched for Rs 12,990, and it's already available for purchase in the offline market. Online retailers such as Flipkart... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 8:01 AM 0 COMMENTS

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Users Can Now Update Their Device to Android 8.0 Oreo Beta in India

Samsung rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program for its flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in November. The company has since then released multiple beta updates with most recent being beta 4. With the latest update, the South Korean Electronics giant has expanded the Android 8.0 beta program to other countries including India, Germany, France, and Poland. Though the update hasn’t gone official yet, Samsung Galaxy S8... Read More

December 22nd, 2017 7:01 AM 16 COMMENTS

UIDAI Allows Airtel to Resume Aadhaar Based E-KYC; Maintains Suspension Order on Payments Bank

Bharti Airtel, on Thursday, said that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has allowed India's leading telco to resume Aadhaar-based eKYC verification for its telecom subscribers till January 10. However, the UIDAI has maintained its 'suspension' order on the telco's payments bank, Airtel Payments Bank, and it will take a view on the issue after it receives a report from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the telecom... Read More

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