Tag Archives: India

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 »

Lenovo Yoga 900 Convertible Laptop, Tab 3 Pro Android Tablet Launched in India

At a media event on New Delhi on Monday, Lenovo announced the launch of the Yoga 900 convertible laptop and the Yoga Tab 3 Pro in India. The high-end laptop, which houses an Intel 6th generation Skylake processor, is priced at Rs. 1,22,090, whereas the Yoga 900 tablet will set you back by Rs. 39,990. The Lenovo Yoga 900 is ... Read More »

Fear of Losing Jobs Recedes in India, Says Survey

Seventeen per cent of Indian employees fear about losing their jobs. This is the finding of a survey by global human resource consulting firm Randstad conducted during the December quarter. In the September survey, 23 per cent of employees had expressed fear about job security. The survey also revealed positive sentiment among Indian employers for 2016: A staggering 90 per ... Read More »

Central Bank of India Posts Rs 837-Crore Loss in Q3

New Delhi: Central Bank of India on Tuesday said it has registered a net loss of Rs 836.62 crore for the third quarter ended December. The public sector lender had clocked a profit of Rs 137.65 crore in the corresponding October-December qaurter of 2014-15. Total income of the bank decreased to Rs 6,911.62 crore during the third quarter of 2015-16, ... Read More »