Tag Archives: Mobile

37 Mobile Manufacturing Plants Set Up in India in Last Year: Prasad

India has attracted investment from 37 mobile manufacturing companies in last one year that have generated 40,000 direct jobs and 1.25 lakh indirect employment, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. “We decided to make India a big hub of electronics manufacturing. In the last one year, 37 new mobile manufacturing units have come,” Prasad said after inaugurating government-funded ‘Electropreneur ... Read More »

ChampOne C1 Registrations Open but Is This Mobile the New Freedom 251?

ChampOne, an unknown company, has listed a Rs. 501 smartphone called ChampOne C1 on its website, with registrations for the first flash scheduled for September 2 now open. Well, sort of. After the listing went viral on Monday, the company updated its website to say “only existing customers are eligible for flash sale” – what that means for a company with ... Read More »

Microsoft Says It’s ‘Almost Ready’ With Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update

Microsoft is busy working round the clock to have its Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update ready for rollout. The update for Windows 10 PCs and tablets started rolling out from August 2 while the Windows 10 Mobile rollout is still expected. To allay concerns of a delay, head of the Windows Insider Program, Dona Sarkar, announced the team is “laser-focused” ... Read More »

ZTE Project CSX Launched to Crowdsource Ideas for 2017 Mobile Device

Telecommunications company ZTE has launched a new crowdsourcing campaign in a bid to generate ideas from customers for its 2017 mobile device. The crowdsourcing campaign is being called Project CSX, and ZTE will begin the project from Saturday. ZTE is looking for concepts to build innovative new technology for 2017. The only rules are that the device has to be ... Read More »

Sony Warns Over Falling Mobile Sales; Stays in Black Thanks to PlayStation

Sony on Friday cut its sales forecast for the current fiscal year, citing the impact of a surging yen and slower smartphone sales, as net profit also took a hit. But it managed to stay in the black as strong sales of its PlayStation 4 offset negative impacts from a sharp rise in the yen and deadly earthquakes in Japan ... Read More »

Mobile Privacy Pioneer Silent Circle Raises $50 Million in Funding

Silent Circle, a Geneva-based pioneer in securing mobile communications, said on Friday it has raised $50 million in a Series C financing round led by Santander Bank as it looks to reinvent itself as an enterprise-focused business. The firm, which was founded by well-known cryptologists in 2011, said it plans to use the funds to expand development of software products ... Read More »

Mobile [Dis]service Centres Bring Customer Despair

Smartphones are a huge deal in India, and manufacturers do all sorts of things to get the attention of potential buyers. From giant hoardings on major thoroughfares, to sending out dozens of units to reviewers all over the country, smartphone makers spend crores of rupees ever year to place their phones into your attention. Unfortunately, once you’ve actually bought the ... Read More »

New Import Rules Adversely Affecting Mobile Manufacturing, Says ICA

Mobile manufacturers have demanded roll back of new import norms that mandate companies to provide bank guarantees for availing duty concessions. They claimed that due to new import rules this fiscal, funds to the tune of Rs. 15,000 crores of mobile companies have been blocked and manufacturing in the country has become very complex. “Mobile companies are estimated to have ... Read More »

Best 4G Mobile Phones Under Rs. 10,000

Most new smartphones support 4G in India, but there are so many options in the market that it can be hard to zero in on any one of them. You could spend several hours poring over specification sheets and still be unable to decide which phone you should buy. That is where this article will help. We’ve reviewed several of ... Read More »

Samsung India to Focus on New Mobile Launches to Bolster Market Share

Being the leader in the Indian smartphone market, Samsung India Electronics will now focus on new launches with innovative features to maintain its position and gain more market share, a top company official said in Kolkata on Tuesday. “We continue to focus on all the segments of mobile phones with different price points and value proposition. Innovation is important and ... Read More »