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In the devices section we offer our readers latest device news and developments around the devices industry – be it global or local. We track new launches, leaks, updates and scoops around various devices – smartphones, feature phones, wearables, smart watches, accessories, AR and VR devices. We bring hands on, previews and reviews of various devices online. We also conduct an annual seminar on the Indian devices ecosystem named the Device World to create a collaborative platform for the device industry stake holders.


ZTE to sell Open Firefox OS phone

ZTE to sell Open Firefox OS phone

August 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

ZTE today announced that sales of the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone will start soon on the ZTE store on eBay US and UK. Recently launched with Telefónica in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia, the ZTE Open will now be available for the first time in Orange priced at $79.99 andRead More

236 mn mobiles shipped in Q2, 2013: IDC

236 mn mobiles shipped in Q2, 2013: IDC

August 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 236.4 million mbiles in 2Q13. This is an increase of 51.3 percent from 156.2 million units shipped in 2Q12. Second quarter shipments grew 9.3 percent when compared to the 216.3 million units shippedRead More

Sub-$200 smartphone demand to exceed 750 mn in 2018

Sub-$200 smartphone demand to exceed 750 mn in 2018

August 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

ABI Research forecasts low cost smartphone shipments to grow from 238 million in 2013 to 758 million by 2018 Low cost smartphones, defined as hones with a wholesale ASP below $200, are increasingly appearing in OEM and operator portfolios in both emerging and developed markets. The low hanging fruit forRead More

Apple starts trade-in programme for non-Apple chargers

Apple starts trade-in programme for non-Apple chargers

August 7, 2013 at 1:19 am 0 comments

Apple today said that starting August 16, it would launch a worldwide programme to replace counterfeit Apple mobile chargers. This initiative was a response to the reported death of a Chinese woman while using a non-Apple charger with her iPhone. “Customer safety is a top priority at Apple,” the companyRead More

238.1 mn mobile phones shipped in Q2, up 50 percent

238.1 mn mobile phones shipped in Q2, up 50 percent

August 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

According to Canalys, the industry shipped 238.1 million mobile phones in Q2, an impressive 50 percent year-on-year increase. Samsung and Apple grew their shipments by 55 percent and 20 percent respectively to maintain first and second place. Lenovo, Yulong and Korean vendor LG completed the top five vendors. Collectively, theRead More

Vodafone K3800 3g Dongle launched with webchat support

Vodafone K3800 3g Dongle launched with webchat support

August 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Vodafone today launched a 3G USB dongle that the company claims to offer data speed of 14.4 Mbps and can be used with laptops and desktops. Named K3800, the high speed 3G dongle supports all major operating systems like Windows 8, Mac, Linux, Fedora and Ubuntu. Priced at Rs 1750,Read More

D-Link launches 3G USB and 21.6 Mbps mobile router

D-Link launches 3G USB and 21.6 Mbps mobile router

August 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

D-Link (India), the end-to-end networking solution provider today launched two new portable 3G device- 14.4 Mbps USB dongle and 21.6 Mbps mobile router. Both these devices enable users to access high speed internet access anytime or even while on the go. D-Link DWM-156 is a 14.4 Mbps 3G USB UnlockedRead More

Videocon Mobiles unveils Videocon A24 smartphone

Videocon Mobiles unveils Videocon A24 smartphone

August 1, 2013 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Videocon Mobiles today announced its latest budget Android smartphone, Videocon A24. This well-built, faster, smarter, value-for-money smartphone from Videocon Mobiles brings in an Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) experience out-of-the-box. The smooth and sleek Android ‘Jelly Bean’ ecosystem brings in huge improvements from the previous versions and enables the users toRead More

Samsung to launch LTE enabled smartphones

Samsung to launch LTE enabled smartphones

August 1, 2013 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Samsung is planning to launch TDD/FDD dual Mode LTE versions of Samsung GALAXY S4 and Samsung GALAXY S4 mini, which will enable continuous and seamless voice and data communications. Samsung Electronics has announced the world’s first commercial devices capable of TDD-LTE (Time-Division Duplex) and FDD-LTE (Frequency Division Duplex) seamless handoverRead More

Sony launches Xperia Z Ultra, biggest ever smartphone for Rs. 46,990

Sony launches Xperia Z Ultra, biggest ever smartphone for Rs. 46,990

July 31, 2013 at 2:05 am 0 comments

Sony today launched the biggest ever smartphone -Xperia Z Ultra- in the Indian market. The phone bears a sleek look and offers a 6.4 inch full HD display. Dimension wise, it comes with 6.5mm width, weighs 212 grams and provides a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. With Xperia Z Ultra, theRead More