India right behind China in buying mobiles: This Chinese brand sells the most in country

Out of the five best selling phone brands in India, four are Chinese viz Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme, and Oppo. India recently became the second-largest smartphone market in the world after dethroning the US from the same position. In 2019, smartphone shipments in India jumped 7% on-year and the total shipments reached 158 million, according to … Read more

Essential wants to reframe your perspective on mobiles; the result looks promising

The new handset which is codenamed Gem comes with an elongated body. There have been rumours from quite a while which suggested that Android-inventor Andy Rubin and his team over at Essential was working on the second-generation Essential Phone. There was a lot of chatter online regarding how the handset would look since the original … Read more

Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza: Discounts and Offers on Oppo A3s, Redmi 6, Realme 3 and More

The Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza kicks off today and the ecommerce portal is offering special deals and discounts on various smartphones. Scheduled from September 5 to 9, you can expect deals on the Oppo A3s, Redmi 6, Realme 3, Motorola One Vision, and various Asus smartphones. Apart from that there is extra exchange discount on certain … Read more

Chandigarh: ‘No mobiles please, focus only on driving’

Vehicles being checked in Sector 19, Chandigarh. (File Photo) Written by SSP Shashank Anand We live in the age of multi-tasking. Computer and mobile phone processors are more and more valued for their ability to seamlessly operate many different applications at the same time without hanging.This fascination for multi-tasking is not just limited to machines. … Read more

Sangeetha Mobiles plans to raise ₹500 crore from private equity

To tap capital market in two years Sangeetha Mobiles Pvt Ltd, a Bengaluru-headquartered multi-brand retail chain dealing in mobile handsets and mobiles accessories, plans to raise ₹500 crore from private equity in the next six months. This is the first time that the company plans to tap external funding to expand its presence beyond South India, … Read more

Samsung produces 1TB UFS for mobiles

No more need for microSDs Samsung has started mass producing what it says is the industry’s first one terabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) technology for smartphones. It will give the company’s mobile devices PC-like storage without the need for large-capacity microSD cards and be jolly useful if you are bolstering your flagging ego by … Read more

Smartphone for every family: Andhra CM Naidu promises 14 million mobiles

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that nearly 14 million smartphones should be manufactured for distribution in the state. He also said that the state government is planning to distribute a smartphone to each family in Andhra for ease of living. The state government made the announcement in a press release … Read more

A new inflection point for Indian ecommerce, as sales move beyond mobiles, fashion

Naseeb, owner of Royal Interiors, a 6,000 sq.ft. three-storeyed furniture store in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar has already sold more than Rs 1 crore of goods online during this year’s festive season sale thanks to Amazon. But, there has seen a consistent drop in customer walk-ins. Naseeb even believes that in the next three to five years … Read more

Panic Button on Mobiles: Trial to Begin From on January 26

A pilot project to test ‘panic button’ feature on mobile phones to ensure women safety will kick-start from Uttar Pradesh on January 26, Union minister Maneka Gandhi said on Tuesday. In April, 2016, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had, through a gazette notification, made it mandatory for mobile manufacturers to provide panic buttons in cell phones by January 2017. … Read more