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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Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra quits to return to Silicon Valley

12194980_10153040623041612_3346759682183267064_oHugo Barra, vice president at smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. and one of its most celebrated executives, has left the company for a new project based in Silicon Valley. In a Facebook post, Barra said he was “taking some much-needed time off before embarking on a new adventure in Silicon Valley.” He also said that the […]

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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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TCL to unveil BlackBerry devices at Consumer Electronics Show

For-Blackberry-Story_pexels-photo-87736TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCT) will be unveiling the new BlackBerry devices at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). An annual trade show, CES will be held on January 4 next year in Las Vegas. With a mobile handset product portfolio that includes devices from Alcatel and BlackBerry, TCT is currently the fourth-largest handset […]

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Nokia to re-enter smartphone market in 2017; to be powered by Android

nokia-pixabayNokia officially announced that it will re-enter the smartphone market in early 2017 with a range of new smartphones in a blogpost on Thursday. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown around the world for the return of the Nokia brand to smartphones. The HMD Global team has the ambition, talent, and resources to bring […]

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Samsung temporarily halts production of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung_7South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended the production of its flagship device Galaxy Note 7 after several reports said a few Note 7 replacements have caught fire. The halt is to comply with consumer safety regulators from South Korea, the US and China, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported quoting a company […]

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BlackBerry to stop making smartphones itself, focus on software

BlackBerryBlackBerry Ltd, the Canadian company that introduced smartphones to the world, will stop manufacturing its iconic devices internally to focus on growing its software business. BlackBerry-branded phones will now be developed by the company’s partners, who will license the Waterloo, Ontario- based firm’s technology and brand. The company, whose devices ruled for nearly a decade, […]

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