TecQ: Nokia 3310 is Back, Jio Prime, Uber Strike & More

TecQ is our weekly round-up of stories that made it big in the world of technology.

1. Nokia 3310 Feature Phone: 5 Things That Are New

Nokia 3310 has been re-invented in 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/HMD Global)

Nokia has reinvented the 3310 feature phone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, and is likely to launch it in India for Rs 3,500 around June 2017. The phone is more of a smart-feature phone now, with its support for basic internet surfing, provided via Opera Mini browser.

What catches our eye in the rekindled Nokia phone? Read here about the features worth talking.

2. False Hopes & Few Perks: A Glimpse of Ola, Uber Drivers’ Plight

Ola and Uber drivers went on a 13-day strike in Delhi/NCR, demanding hike in fare, better treatment of drivers, less working hours and workable ‘Uber Share’ conditions.

The strike was called off on Saturday after Ola and Uber managements agreed to hear out their demands, but neither of them have officially come out and confirmed those reports.

To understand the plight of the drivers, we decided to speak to them individually as passengers, getting to the crux of the problem. Read the story here.

3. From Trunk to Touch: The Evolution of Telephones in India

(Photo: iStock)

Did you know that on 7 March 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for an invention, called the ‘telephone’?

Today, it is the era of mobile phones – where it has become a gaming and social media centre, a music player, and an Internet packed device which brings the world at your fingertips. But back then, a telephone was just that – a device to make and receive calls!

Full story here.

4. Reliance Jio Prime 4G Is Live for Its Users, Get up to 2GB per Day

Jio promises to never charge for voice calls. (Photo: The Quint)

March is here and as promised, Jio Prime is live on Jio. You can pay Rs 99 and avail attractive internet plans with as much as 58GB per month.

By subscribing to Jio Prime, existing Jio 4G users get 1GB per day for the next 12 months, and for this, all you have to pay is Rs 303. Those who aren’t part of the Jio family, and are keen on joining them post 1 April, their plans give as much as 2.5GB for a month at Rs 303.

Find out more about Jio Prime here.

5. FB Live: Will India Adopt Hyperloop One’s High-Speed Travel Tech?

Hyperloop One during the air propulsion test on 11 May 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Hyperloop One)

Hyperloop One is focusing on the Indian market with its futuristic transportation solution, which can reduce travel time from days to a few hours.

Mumbai to Delhi in 80 minutes, Bengaluru to Trivandrum in 40 minutes: All this is doable using the company. But has India got its eyes set on something which is realistic in the near future?

Read the story here.