October 31st, 2014 6:50 PM 34 COMMENTS

Vodafone India Ramps up network coverage by activating almost 1000 new 3G and 2G sites in Kolkata

Vodafone today announced that they have invested Rs. 4400 Cr. in West Bengal since the time they came in and they have invested Rs. 440 Cr. in last 1 Year(June’14 Exit). While Vodafone is the largest operator in the state of West Bengal it has also added the most number of subscriber in last 1 year. Vodafone also has the highest rural subscriber base in the state of West Bengal.... Read More

October 31st, 2014 1:42 AM 11 COMMENTS

Samsung Q3 2014 earnings reveals a sharp decline in its smartphone sales

Provided, the stiff competition prevailing in the global smartphone arena, Samsung Electronics has reported its third quarter earnings, representing stark decline in profits, by almost 49 percent compared to the last year. Global profits registered at $3.9 billion, which is in accordance with the guidance Samsung had previously issued. Revenues steeped by almost 20 percent to $45 billion when compared to the third quarter previous year. Samsung’s profits from its mobile business has hit a... Read More

October 30th, 2014 9:03 PM 14 COMMENTS

Is Airtel getting too ambitious with 4G?

At the Code/Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Airtel's Chief Product Office Anand Chandrasekaran disclosed that Airtel hopes to get 40 to 50 percent of its revenue from data, and more specifically from 4G. "For every operator in the US, 50 percent of their revenues is from data. Part of my journey is getting that 12 percent (current data revenue percentage) to 40 or 50, through 4G and apps... Read More

October 30th, 2014 7:15 PM 2 COMMENTS

BlackBerry is bringing the QWERTY Back with Q20 Classic

BlackBerry is not giving up on smartphone bandwagon as yet. It is making a return to its roots with the highly anticipated smartphone, the ‘Q20’ Classic, which was originally announced at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014, along with Passport. While addressing lately at the MIT Enterprise Forum in Hong Kong, the company's CEO John Chen, disclosed the launch timeline for the Classic smartphone, though he didn’t mention an exact date for that. Chen said,... Read More

October 29th, 2014 3:11 PM 1 COMMENTS

Uninor Reports 38 per cent year on year improvement in gross revenue

Uninor has reported a 38 per cent year on year improvement in gross revenue amid challenging operating environment in Q3 FY 2014. As a part of its third quarter result presentation (quarter ending September) in Oslo, Telenor Group reported sustained business growth of its operation in India. Uninor’s strong business performance continued with 1.8 million new subscriptions being added in its six circles during the third quarter. The average revenue... Read More

October 28th, 2014 4:52 PM 1 COMMENTS

Lava QPAD R704 tablet with quad-core processor launched for Rs 8,499

Lava has added one more tablet, QPAD R704 to its QPAD series of tablets. The QPAD R704 is enabled with voice-calling over 3G and can be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat. It is priced at Rs 8,499, available pan India through physical and online stores. In terms of specifications, the QPad R704 boasts a 7-inch IPS (1024x600 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor with... Read More

October 28th, 2014 1:14 PM 2 COMMENTS

OnePlus will continue to sell devices via the invite system in India for some time

OnePlus had recently mentioned their plans to enter the Indian market by the end of this year. They also ditched the invite systems to buy their devices this week, moving on to pre-order based system. But don't get your hopes too high just yet. As per Carl Pei, when they officially enter the Indian market, they will continue to sell the device through invite-only system for some time before they... Read More

October 27th, 2014 6:28 PM 24 COMMENTS

Lava to shift smartphone production unit from China to India: Report

In a tentative declaration, Lava might be planning to shift its manufacturing unit from China to India. In a report published by the Economic Times, one dominant reason behind this move is PM Narendra Modi’s “Make-in-India” campaign. As per the report, Lava will spend whooping Rs 500 crore in the coming three years, as they will shift the production base to India. The company will be utilizing its Noida plant, which... Read More

October 27th, 2014 5:53 PM 10 COMMENTS

Xiaomi to meet authorities to clarify IAF allegations on data security

Last week, in a cautionary, the Indian Air Force (IAF) asked its personnel and their families to refrain from using Chinese ‘Xiaomi Redmi 1s’ phones, as the device is suspected to be transferring personal user data to its servers located in China and could surface as a major security risk. Emphasising that it does not track or snoop on any personal user data without permission, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has affirmed that it... Read More

October 27th, 2014 3:35 PM 34 COMMENTS

Would you buy a Microsoft Lumia smartphone?

Microsoft has unveiled new branding for its smartphone line-up - Microsoft Lumia, transitioning from Nokia Lumia. This means that Microsoft brand name will be featured prominently on front and back of the device. As a part of the re-branding, the websites and social media pages have already been moved to Microsoft's mobile pages. It should be noted that Microsoft took 18 months to make the transition, according to the acquisition agreement... Read More

October 25th, 2014 4:26 PM 8 COMMENTS

LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5 might get Android 5.0 Lollipop before 2015

Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop recently but it was seeded to smartphone vendors long back so that, they could bring this update faster to its existing devices and looks like it is happening. Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3 might get Android 5.0 Lollipop update by the end of 2014. According to a report from SamMobile, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 is in testing phase and might... Read More

October 25th, 2014 3:53 PM 0 COMMENTS

A teaser image hints that Oppo might announce two variants of the N3 on October 29

Oppo is expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the N3 on October 29. Prior to the announcement, Oppo has posted a teaser image on its official Sina Weibo account which shows two devices side-by-side. The company had earlier announced that they would release a variant of the Oppo N3 which would use lithium-aluminum alloy in its construction which is said to be very sturdy unlike aluminium. Other specifications of the Oppo N3 might... Read More

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