The Lumia 925 comes packed with 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon and 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.
Nokia finally launched its Lumia 900 in the Indian market for Rs 32,999, a spokesperson of the company confirmed this to The Mobile Indian. Nokia Lumia 900 is a non 4G version but will support download speeds up to 42 Mbps. However there is no network in India offering that kind of speed as the maximum speed available here in the country is just 21 Mbps.
Brasilia, Nov 26 (IANS) Leader of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party in the Senate was arersted for interfering in the corruption probe of state-owned oil giant Petrobras, the media reported on Thursday. Delcidio do Amaral was accused of interfering in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) operation, which investigates corruption in governmental contracts, especially those related to Petrobras, police said. The senator had offered a 50,000-reals ($13,360) monthly bribe to former Petrobras director Nelson Cervero in exchange for keeping his involvement in the corruption scheme a secret, Xinhua news agency reported.
OVER a dozen phone conversations between April 28 and May 1, 2012, all recorded by Rahul Mukerjea, were the final piece of evidence that the CBI heard repeatedly before connecting his father Peter Mukerjea conclusively with Sheena Bora’s murder. Sheena is believed to have been killed on the night between April 24 and 25. The conversations were mostly conference calls among Indrani, Peter and Rahul and paved the grounds for Peter’s arrest, confirmed CBI officials speaking from New Delhi.
Samsung has emerged as the largest 4G smartphone vendor in India as per the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, with shipments of smartphones going up by 21.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2015. According to Karthik J, Senior Market Analyst for Client devices, 4G devices were the driving force behind this quarter’s smartphone growth in India with a three-fold increase in unit shipments over the past quarter.
While most of India associates Micromax with smartphones, the company is making important strides in the television segment and is already in the top 5 with a 12.5 per cent market share. This has given us a good space to grow in the value segment,” said Sunil Dutt Sharma, business head of consumer durables and Micromax Informatics Ltd. For Micromax, the venture into the television space seems to have been a natural progression since there were clear indicators that the technology is going to be similar for both.
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Apple, the third-largest brand in the Indian cell-phone market, crossed USD one billion sales mark in Indian operations for the first time in the year ended March. According to the results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday, the company posted a 44 percent increase in sales to Rs. 6,472.89 crore from Rs. 4500.35 crore. "With a view to conserving its financial resources, no dividend payout to the company's shareholders has been recommended by the board of directors for the current year," said the Apple India annual report.
Micromax's Canvas Amaze smartphone, which had been listed on the company's site last week, is now selling on ebay.in for Rs 7999. Canvas Amaze comes with a 5-inch HD IPS Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection. Canvas Amaze has only 8 GB storage space, although a MicroSD card slot is supported with 32GB as the limit.
After launching the flagship Canvas 5 smartphone recently, Micromax is all set to launch another budget 4G smartphone. The company today sent out invites for its launch event at New Delhi on November 18. The new Canvas 4G smartphone is expected to be priced under Rs 8,000 and will compete with the likes of similar smartphones from Xiaomi, Lenovo, Coolpad and others.
My first encounter with a robot was the LG HOM-BOT vacuum cleaner a few year back. While the small Indian market has predominantly been the domain of LG and local players like Milagrow, it seems iRobot now wants to make an impression here. The iRobot Roomba 870 is the size of a large frying pan and stands about 3.6 inches tall and weighs 3.8 kg.
Tokyo, Nov 26 (IANS) Japan's leading wireless carrier announced on Thursday that it has for the first time made a successful trial of 5G data transmission in a commercial complex, part of efforts for its commercial launch by 2020. NTT DOCOMO INC. said the trial it conducted with Nokia Networks at the Roppongi Hills high-rise complex in Tokyo on October 13 achieved ultra-high-speed data transmission in excess of 2Gbps, Xinhua news agency reported. The trial used millimetre-wavelength signals with an extremely high frequency of 70GHz, a key development for the eventual commercial use of 5G wireless technology in actual-use environments, said the Japanese mobile service provider in a release.
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The smartphone market in India is really getting interesting. The phone, which is the result of a joint venture between Coolpad and security firm 360, is powered by a very unique, but trendy and usable UI from the latter. This is one of the fastest user interface and certainly one of the less cluttered ones that I have used.
E-commerce major Snapdeal on Wednesday said it was "neither connected nor plays a role in comments made by Aamir Khan in his personal capacity". The company was forced to make the statement after it started drawing lot of flak online after Khan's comments on intolerance in India at the RNG Awards in New Delhi resulted in a controversy.
Motorola Moto 360 (2015 edition) smartwatch is all set to launch in India on December 1, if one were to go by the company's media invite. Moto 360 2015 edition was announced in September in New York along with the new Motorola smartphones. While it's not clear how many versions of the Moto 360 (2015) will come to India, this year Motorola has launched three versions of the watch on the basis of size: two aimed at men and one at women. Moto 360 2015's screen has Gorilla Glass and a resolution of 263ppi (360 X 325) for the 42 mm version. It runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU and comes with 4GB storage space with 512MB RAM.
HTC is struggling, its profits are shrinking and in spite of superior design, it is failing to move its flagship smartphones in huge numbers. In fact, HTC’s newest One A9 copies the design of iPhone 6s and runs Android Marshmallow in near stock form. There is absolutely no 'Sense' UI or BoomSound in One A9. HTC has even come to terms making mid-range smartphones with the flagship One brand. But it still seems to have a bright spot in India.
Optiemus Infracom, the founders of domestic mobile brand Zen Mobile, on Tuesday signed a joint venture with Taiwan-based OEM Wistron Corporation to set up mobile manufacturing unit in Noida. The joint venture, in which Optiemus Infracom owns a majority stake, will bring investments of around $200 million and will create over 15,000 jobs over the next five years, the company claimed. “The first factory of 100,000 square feet in Noida will be commissioned by March 2016.
Motorola has started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the Moto X Style smartphone in India. The new update will offer features such as Doze mode, app standby, expandable storage, do not disturb, Google Now on Tap, direct share and more. Motorola says that users should keep the battery at least 50 percent charged and the phone connected to a Wi-Fi network when installing the update.
AN increase in pre-placement offers (PPOs) compared to last year and a keen interest by start-ups and multinationals are indicating a good hiring season coming up in IIT Bombay, according to officials. The first phase of campus placements will start on December 1 at the institute. At least 1,570 students are part of the campus placements, this year.
IBM has put its Watson supercomputer to the task of using Big Data to help shoppers on the hunt for trendy seasonal gifts. This aims to give shoppers a real-time ranking of hot products. "You can browse top overall trends or view the top trends within each category to know the latest and get a sense of zeitgeist, a snapshot of this day in history," IBM said on its website for Watson Trend.
Rihanna announced Monday a global tour next year as the R&B superstar undertakes extensive commercial tieups in the run-up to her long-awaited next album. Rihanna will open her tour on February 26 in San Diego, performing a total of 70 shows around North America and Europe before ending on August 12 in Zurich, promoter Live Nation said. Rihanna has said that the new album and tour will be called "Anti," although she has not confirmed a release date.
Google LG Nexus 5X, which was launched in India in October, has already seen a massive price drop on Amazon India. The LG Nexus 5X was introduced at a starting price of Rs 31,990 for the 16GB version, while the 32GB was priced at Rs 35,990. When Google had introduced the phone in India along with LG, it had defended the pricing for the new devices.
Lenovo's Vibe S1 has just been launched in India for a price of Rs 15,999 and comes with a solid spec sheet to complement its great design. Lenovo itself has been flooding the market with smartphone after smartphone. After announcing the Vibe P1 range of smartphones for the battery conscious audience, Lenovo is now going after those who crave for some genuine design with the Vibe S1.
Samsung makes history by launching the first major consumer-oriented virtual-reality headset. The biggest surprise after using the new Gear VR for a few days: There's a lot of stuff to watch and play in the virtual worlds the headset opens up. You do need your own headphones, preferably wireless, plus a recent Samsung phone — the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus or Note 5.
Bombed-out buildings tower overhead, and rubble is piled high in the deserted streets of Syria's onetime economic hub Aleppo. "Welcome to Aleppo" is one of more than a dozen virtual reality videos available on a mobile app launched this month by Los Angeles-based media company RYOT. Users -- watching on a mobile device or wearing a virtual reality headset -- can shift their viewpoint at will -- looking up, down and even behind them to take in collapsing buildings and ruined streets by moving or tilting their device.
Samsung Gear VR headsets, powered by Facebook-owned virtual reality developer Oculus Rift, have gone on sale in the US for $99. With this, Samsung's Gear VR is the first consumer-ready virtual reality product to hit the stores. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his wall that for Oculus and virtual reality, this was a historic day.
By Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, the security ministry said. At least two armed men launched a dawn raid on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on Friday last week, killing six Russians, three Chinese and an American among others, in the worst jihadist strike on the West African country in years. The siege ended hours later when Malian commandos stormed the hotel and freed 170 hostages.
Given that the vast majority of mobile subscribers in India are still on 2G networks, Telenor India today announced a unique music and video streaming service. Subscribers can stream unlimited videos on YouTube and Dailymotion between 11pm and 7am for as low as Rs 2 a day. The operator is also offering unlimited music streaming from Hungama Music and Eros Now music starting at Rs 41 with a validity of 28 days.
By end of this year, our country will have over half a billion unique mobile subscribers, accounting for 13 per cent of the world’s mobile population, according to a new GSMA report. The report also highlights that despite mobile operators having extended 3G network coverage to three-quarters of the population, only 11 per cent of mobile connections in 2014 were on 3G, majority of the mobile population is still on 2G. As the ecosystem moves from just voice and data to a full fledged digital economy, in which mobile internet is the fundamental platform for delivery of services , the concern is that the people who are still on 2G will not be able to participate in this economy,” said Alasdair Grant, Head of Asia, GSMA.
Shares in Bang & Olufsen, the Danish firm that produces upmarket sound systems and high-end televisions, soared on Thursday after the company said it was in talks with a potential buyer. The news was music to investor's ears, sending the firm's shares up by more than 25 percent on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in afternoon trading, in a slightly firmer overall market. Bang & Olufsen has posted annual losses over the past three fiscal years as more people listen to music on their mobile devices and after failing to attract younger consumers.
Obi Worldphone, the smartphone company led by former Apple head John Sculley today, announced its entry into India with its flagship smartphone SF1. Obi Worldphone is launching the phone in 2 different RAM and storage options. The 2GB RAM with 16GB storage space version costs Rs 11,999. The 3GB RAM with 32GB storage space costs Rs 13,999.
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) Did it ever occur to you that sex in a hotel room is much steamier, longer and fulfilling than at home? "More than half (53.5 percent) of Canadian participants say they feel more sexually adventurous in a hotel room," revealed the global survey conducted by mobile booking service HotelTonight and reported by globalnews.ca. The participants from North American countries led the list globally when it came to feeling more sexually adventurous in a hotel room.
A troubled teenage girl who seeks refuge in a fantastical online world is the star of a new musical co-written by Blur frontman Damon Albarn to mark the 150th anniversary of "Alice in Wonderland". Loosely based on Lewis Carroll's book, "wonder.land" will be performed at London's National Theatre from Friday, before moving to the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris next year. The rock opera-style musical opens in the bedroom of Aly (Lois Chimimba), a complex teenager who is in conflict with her parents and picked on by classmates who post insulting messages on social media.
If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers. For the first time, there's expected to be more people visiting retailers' web sites through their smartphones than on desktop computers or tablets during the first weekend of the holiday shopping season that begins on Thanksgiving Day. Mobile sales are expected to account for 36.1 percent of online sales, up from 27 percent last year, according to IBM Watson Trend.
Canberra, Nov 26 (IANS) Australia is set to deploy drones on its beaches to prevent shark attacks, the media reported Thursday. The trials for the drones will begin next week as part of a strategy by the New South Wales state government, which will install hi-tech drum lines to allow sharks to be hooked, tagged and released farther out to sea. The first drones will be deployed off Coffs Harbour, about 530 km (329 miles) north of Sydney, while the first of the drum lines will be installed at Ballina, where a Japanese tourist was killed by a shark in February, and a local surfer was bitten by a bull shark earlier this month.
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Jeetendra says he used to pen love notes to his wife Shobha with the help of a telegram. Reminiscing the times at an event for a mobile phone launch, he said: "I belong to an era where the first time I wanted to express myself to Shobha, who's my wife now, she was my girlfriend that time... I sent her a telegram, 'Love you'.
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Following terror attacks in Mali, Paris and Beirut, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a new mobile app designed to help keep his citizens safe, Digitaltrends.com reported. Called "See Something, Send Something", the app encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity through a simple mobile app on their smartphone. Not only does the app allow users to instantly send tip-offs to law enforcement officials, it also attempts to educate its users on "what to look for and when to submit suspicious activity reports".
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Scientists have developed an interactive web system that, along with your smartphone, can efficiently control your blood pressure. The participants in the study lowered their blood pressure and were better able to understand how their lifestyle affects their blood pressure. "The result showed statistical and clinical significance in lowering blood pressure between the first and last weeks of the study," said Ulrika Bengtsson, PhD student at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University.
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) For those who love Apple products as well as affordable accessories that come with them, here comes a new Apple-certified lightening cable that will cost them much less without any compromise in the quality. Ltd., has introduced state-of-the-art Apple-certified MFI (made for iphone) lightning cable at just Rs.900 for the Indian consumers. Hence, we launched the Advent Apple certified MFI Lightning cable to address an unmet need," said Vikram Kalia, director (sales and marketing) at Adit Infratel Pvt.
Raj Kundra, who was conducting a quick fun chat with guests Manish Paul, Jeetendra, Farah Khan and Malaika Arora Khan, called Shilpa on stage and bowled a googly that clean bowled the actress. 'Mere doosre Bacche ki Maa banogi?' asked Raj without batting an eye-lid in front of a packed audience. Shilpa Shetty blushed uncomfortably and looked speechless for a moment.
Washington D.C, Nov 26 (ANI): An interactive web system with the help of your mobile phone can be an effective tool for better blood pressure control, according to a new study. Test persons lowered their blood pressure and were better able to understand how their lifestyle affects their blood pressure and actively participated in followup discussions. Well controlled blood pressure reduces the risk for cardio-vascular complications.
A Congress worker in Surat committed suicide late on Tuesday night by consuming poison, allegedly after he was denied a ticket to contest the civic elections. The deceased - Hemji Chaudhary (40), who was also a diamond trader - left a suicide note, alleging that Surat Congress president Hasmukh Desai and party candidate from Ward no. 12, Bhupendra Solanki, were responsible for his death as they had not given him a ticket to contest municipal corporation elections. Police have sent the suicide note with other hand-written notes recovered from his pocket to handwriting experts at the Forensic Science Laboratory.
Delhi has come down but telcos are still short of the quality parameters set for mobile telephony services, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. I am happy with the improvement, but telecom operators still need to work to make their network better,” Prasad told the media. Prasad released data based on a survey by TERM cell, the vigilance and resource monitoring arm of the department of telecom.
Pratima Pujari, 52, is a landless daily wage earner from Koiguda, a small hamlet in the outskirts of Nabarangpur town. Pujari and Jani, both adivasis from Bhatra and Kandha communities respectively, personify a district that is India’s poorest, yet not hungry in the conventional sense. “Poverty here isn’t about two square meals or people going to bed hungry,” said Rashmita Panda, Nabarangpur’s district collector.
Pakistan is set to invite global online payment giants PayPal and Alibaba to offer their services in the country, the IT ministry has said, after easing its e-commerce rules. The move follows a decision by the global Financial Action Task Force to remove Pakistan from its list of high-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions linked to money laundering. Neither US-based PayPal nor Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (which operates a service called Alipay) currently work inside Pakistan, which had strict regulation until recently limiting online payments for services.
Intex Technologies has announced 'Appy Festive Offers', which will provide users with benefits up to Rs 18,000 on various pre-loaded apps. The Appy Festive Offer is only applicable on Aqua Ace, Aqua Star II (16GB), Aqua Stars, Aqua Star 4G, Aqua Young, Aqua Super, Cloud 4G Smart and Cloud Swift and will be live till January 2016. The offers can be availed through apps like Goibibo, Freecharge, Amazon, Saavn free pro etc. “This festive season, we are the first in the industry to provide benefits worth double the value of the phone through pre-loaded applications that touch everyday life of users,” stated Nitin Goel, General Manager, VAS & Experience, Intex Technologies.
UC mobile browser, which is owned by Alibaba Group is now the world's second most popular browser, the company said on Wednesday. According to StatCounter, an independent web traffic analytics service, the market share of the browser stands at 17.42 per cent. Chrome tops the list with close to 35 per cent market share. StatCounter further states that the UC web browser has consistently grown in the overseas market.
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra on Wednesday launched Viaan Mobiles, named for their three-year-old son. Five variants of the mobile phones, which come with a special personalised service, are priced between Rs.849 to Rs.12,999. The phones were launched at a ceremony held here with celebrity guests Malaika Arora Khan, Farah Khan, Manish Paul and Jeetendra in attendance.