Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has Barra boots to fill as global VP

manu-kr-jain_feXiaomi Inc. has elevated India head Manu Kumar Jain as global vice president at a time when the Chinese handset maker is in the middle of a purple patch in the country, emerging as the second-largest smartphone seller. “Manu, congratulations from the entire Xiaomi family on your promotion to vice president of Xiaomi!” the company […]

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Apple to start India manufacturing soon with iPhone SE

Apple to start manufacturing in India by April with iPhone SEApple India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of Cupertino-based Apple Inc., will soon start assembling iPhones in India at a plant in Bangalore being set up by its Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp, a financial daily reported on Friday. Wistron will assemble units of the iPhone SE starting April this year, a report in The […]

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In Charts: Chinese brands now account for 1 in 2 smartphones sold in India

Chinese smartphone vendors, which have been gaining prominence in India thanks to a bevy of aggressively-priced models, continued to wrest market share from home-grown players and multinational manufacturers in the October-December quarter. Their share in the local smartphone market touched a whopping 46 percent during the period, with shipments doubling over the same period last […]

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Paytm’s Sharma, Mahesh Murthy on cloud 9 as Musk hints at summer launch for Tesla

It was just a 23-character tweet. But it came from Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric vehicles giant Tesla Motors. And it was enough to leave the poster boys of India’s startup community euphoric. In response to a question from an apparent Tesla fan, who asked, “eagerly waiting for Tesla to launch in India. […]

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Will the big-battery Zenfone 3S Max power Asus’ fortunes in India?

ASUS-Zenfone_feTaiwanese handset maker Asus on Tuesday launched its Zenfone 3S Max smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 14,999, the phone will be available starting today at both retail outlets as well as e-commerce portals. With the Zenfone 3S Max, Asus is betting not only on its heavy-duty 5,000 mAh battery, but also the fact that […]

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Apple set to start manufacturing in Bangalore

For-Apple-Story_20161007_Shah-Junaid_Apple-iPhone7-Launch-0052Apple India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of Cupertino-based Apple Inc., is set to start initial manufacturing operations in Bangalore, with the Karnataka government issuing a press release “welcoming the move.” Apple is likely to assemble iPhones at a plant being set up by its Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp in the Peenya industrial area […]

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Note ban, iPhone 7 drive Apple’s India revenue to all-time high

Apple_iphone7Cupertino-based Apple Inc. posted an “all-time record revenue” in India in the October-December quarter, the iPhone-maker’s CEO Tim Cook said during a post-earnings call on Wednesday. The Apple chief added the results were especially impressive given “the demonetisation move in India that created lots of economic pressure last quarter.” The company, however, does not break […]

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Samsung blames battery glitches for Galaxy Note7 explosions

Samsung_7South Korean giant Samsung Electronics on Monday said faulty batteries caused its popular Galaxy Note7 handsets to overheat and explode, a glitch that led to one of the biggest-ever recalls in the consumer electronics industry and put a significant dent in Samsung’s brand value. At a press conference in Seoul, company officials said exhaustive tests […]

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Reliance Jio may soon launch two sub-Rs 1,500 VoLTE feature phones

Jio_simAfter disrupting the telecom market with free calls and data, Reliance Jio may now launch two sub-Rs 1,500 4G VoLTE handsets, a major financial daily reported on Thursday. The low-cost handsets, to be launched under Jio’s LYF brand this quarter, will be priced at Rs 999 and Rs 1,500, a report in The Economic Times, […]

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