Tag "smartphones"

HMD Global launches two new Nokia feature phones starting at Rs 999

By : CIOL Writers

Smartphones may be a global craze these days but that doesn’t mean feature phones are dead. Far from it, over 1.3 billion feature phones are used across the world according to many estimates. It is to cater to such users that

Not just Chinese cuisine, we Indians love Chinese smartphones even more!

By : CIOL Writers

Indians’ love for Chinese cuisine is world renowned. But looks like, our love for Chinese smartphones is even bigger. For the first quarter of 2017, the revenues of Chinese vendors grew 180 percent as against the same quarter last year, according to CMR’s

Your denims finally get the much needed sixth pocket for smartphones

By : CIOL Writers

Sonal Vats Necessity is the mother of all invention. But sometimes necessity takes time to be realised as one and then worked upon. Scratching your head, Huh! We have been using smartphones for over a decade and if we take

HMD unveils 3 new smartphones; resurrects Nokia 3310 and iconic Snake game

By : CIOL Writers

HMD Global, the new home for Nokia phones made the most awaited announcement of MWC in the form of a new version of the cult status game, Snake and a rebirth of one of the best-selling feature phones of all time, Nokia

Lenovo’s Moto G5 and G5 Plus leaked ahead of MWC launch

By : CIOL Writers

Barely ten days before their much-anticipated unveiling at Mobile World Congress 2017, full pics and specifications of Lenovo’s upcoming Moto G5 and G5 Plus phones were accidentally posted by e-tailer Ktronix in listings that have now been pulled down. First

Lenovo’s Phab 2 smartphone launching in India tomorrow

By : CIOL Writers

Last week, we saw One Plus 3T making its way in India and creating enough rage with every smartphone user wishing for a hands-on experience. Next in line is Lenovo, getting geared up to take the stage tomorrow with Lenovo

Popular Reliance Jio 4G mobile phones starting Rs 1000

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A major part of people in India, today are literally going by Reliance Jio’s tagline, “Jio Jee Bhar ke”. With free voice and video calling, Reliance Jio is providing the luxury of internet services to many, including those in the

Amazon India’s Cloudtail stops selling mobile phones to comply with FDI norms

By : CIOL Writers

Smartphone is one of the high-value categories for e-commerce platforms like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. However, the government’s new FDI regulations are going to affect their high value and volume segment, if they are handled by a single large seller

DuoSkin: Gold and silver tattoo that can control your smartphone

By : CIOL Writers

We all know about wearable techs like fitness trackers, smart watches that add to our human capabilities by just wearing a band around our hand or leg. Moving forward, we now have a tattoo that can function as an interface

Android powers 97pc of smartphones in India

By : CIOL Writers

It’s Android for Indians. Wondering, what does that mean? Well, according to latest findings from Strategy Analytics of all the smartphones running in the country, almost 97 percent are powered by Android and rest 3 percent is jointly occupied by

Why mobile banking for the poor failed in India?

By : CIOL Writers

With the coming of smartphone technology, for many countries across globe, mobile banking has become a popular and preferred channel of communication with banks. For e.g., the number of mobile banking users in the United States has been projected to

Samsung continues to ride on Galaxy wave with profits at 2-yr high

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Samsung Electronics, on Thursday, said that it expects solid earnings to continue in the second half of 2016, with stronger components demand likely to offset heightened margin pressures for smartphones. The tech giant reported a 2 percent hike in its

Your mobile phone records can tell if you are illiterate

By : CIOL Writers

Relevant data is crucial in tackling the menace of illiteracy, especially in developing nations, where statistics are often outdated. To aid that, Pål Sundsøy at Telenor Group Research in Fornebu, Norway has found a machine learning algorithm to tell whether

Our diminishing attention span poses trouble for mobile marketers

By : CIOL Writers

In this age of aplenty, we are spoilt for choices. And that, according to a report conducted by Jampp, is eroding our attention span by a dramatic 88 percent year over year, especially in the way we use apps and smartphones.

Mobile internet access can increase farmer revenue by 50pc

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Telecom operator Vodafone believes if farmers are given access to mobile internet via smartphones, disseminating relevant agricultural information, it can lead to a 50 percent increase in their revenue. “A 1 percent increase in yields can lead to a 0.6

Jatpanchayat bans use of mobile phones by girls in Muzaffarnagar

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Yet another case of curbing women’s rights in the name of moral policing. The Jatpanchayat in Uttar Pradesh has decided to restrict mobile phone use by girls, saying they would not be allowed to use cellphones without parental supervision. According

Google gearing up to design and manufacture own smartphones

By : CIOL Writers

Google’s Android is one of the most widely used mobile platforms, but the tech conglomerate has till now relied solely on partnerships with major handset makers like LG, Huawei, and HTC to develop the hardware for it—Nexus. All that will

Paid iPhone apps on sale this week

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There are so many iPhone apps that you wish you had in your mobile if only they were free. I don’t know how many of these you ever wished for but here’s a list of some paid iPhone apps that

Starbucks Coffee coming to your smartphone

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Starbucks is all set to make the coffee sipping experience more special, by allowing users to order and pay using mobile phones. The service would be first for India and Starbucks is expecting bumper response once the app is launched

Awaiting a Steve Jobs moment for smartphones!

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Apple iPhone SE: iPhone 6s in iPhone 5s’ size. Samsung Galaxy S7: water resistant. G5: an accessory slot. HTC 10: Android at it’s purest. This description is all that all of these super smartphones genuinely have or can boast of.