Tag Archives: India

HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM Price Slashed in India

Following its launch of the HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM on Friday, HTC has dropped the price by Rs. 1,000 on Tuesday. The smartphone, which was launched Rs. 14,990, will now be available at Rs. 13,990. As before, the HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM will be in Blue Lagoon and White Birch colour variants with major retailers in the coming ... Read More »

HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM Gets a Price Cut in India

A month after launching the HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM in India, the Taiwanese company realises that perhaps its smartphone would sell better with a cheaper price tag. HTC announced on Tuesday that it has slashed the retail price of the HTC Desire 728 (dual-SIM variant) in the country to Rs. 16,990. Launched in India last month, the HTC Desire ... Read More »

Apple Set to Gain Approval to Open Retail Stores in India: Report

Apple has been lately making moves to get approval to open its own retail stores in India, as it seeks to tap the second biggest smartphone market in the world. In the meanwhile, Tim Cook, the company’s chief executive, was recently quoted saying that Apple was was looking to bring its retail stores to the country. Now, a new report ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Wing, Aqua Raze Budget Phones Reportedly Launched in India

Intex has reportedly launched two new Aqua-series phones in India, the Aqua Wing and Aqua Raze, according to an established Mumbai-based retailer. The retailer claims that the Intex Aqua Wing and Intex Aqua Raze smartphones are now available to buy in India priced at Rs. 4,599 and Rs. 5,199 respectively. Notably, Intex hasn’t yet announced or listed the devices officially ... Read More »

Mobile Phone Production in India May Reach 500 Million in 2 Years: DoT

Mobile phone manufacturing in the country may reach 500 million units in coming two years on the back of good base of talent and an incentive policy, a top Department of Telecom (DoT) official said Sunday. This year, India produced 100 million phones as compared to 45 million last year. “The number of phones being manufactured was 10 million sometime ... Read More »

Oppo F1 Selfie-Focused Smartphone Now Available in India

After launching the selfie-focused smartphone in India last month, Chinese manufacturer Oppo on Sunday announced availability of the smartphone in the country, starting with New Delhi. Priced at Rs. 15,990, the dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM) supporting Oppo F1 runs on ColorOS 2.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The sports an aluminium body and is slim at 7.25mm. The Oppo F1 ... Read More »

Tim Cook ‘Confirms’ Apple Looking to Open Retail Stores in India

Apple is getting serious about India. The iPhone maker sees the country as one of the most important growth areas, Tim Cook, company’s chief executive was cited as saying. Cook also confirmed that Apple is in early stages to bring its official retail stores in India. As Apple worries of slowing growth in its main markets, the Cupertino-based giant is ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Social Networking Startup, Loans Marketplace, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed investments in Indian startups engaged in healthcare, retail, social networking, budget salon aggregators, and loan marketplaces. Affimity Bengaluru-based social networking startup Affimity announced Wednesday that it has secured $1.2 million (roughly Rs. 8.1 crores) in angel funding from Silicon Valley angel investors and founders. Founded in 2014 by Venkata Ramana, Amar Singh, and Parveen ... Read More »

Crowdfunding a Pollution Monitoring System for India

Thirteen of the world’s 20 most-polluted cities are in India, according to the World Health Organisation, but detailed information on what India breathes is scarce. The National Air Quality Monitoring Index launched by PM Modi in consultation with IIT Kanpur in October 2014 highlights this paucity of data – the city of Bengaluru, for example, has only five polling stations, ... Read More »

Uber vs Ola in India: How Do They Stack Up?

It’s hard to believe that a company whose only product is an app on your phone that calls taxis it doesn’t even own, is valued at $62.5 billion (approximately Rs. 4,19,562.5 crores). Uber’s business model depends on being the middleman between the taxi driver and the rider, and managing transactions on the app. Doing this, Uber has scaled globally to ... Read More »