Opinion

Samsung misses the biggest tectonic shift in smartphones after the iPhone

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Samsung misses the biggest tectonic shift in smartphones after the iPhone

The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 was one of the biggest shifts in trends for the smartphone industry. Just look at where companies that chose to ignore the iPhone - Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola, among others - are today. Samsung, on the other hand, realized the threat that Apple and its iPhone brought and also saw it as a great opportunity to make its presence felt in the smartphone industry. However, seven years later, it seems Samsung has missed the next big shift in the smartphone space and is paying dearly for it. More →
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Do Xiaomi smartphones covertly spy on its users?

By on July 30, 2014 at 10:40 PM.

Do Xiaomi smartphones covertly spy on its users?

An article today claimed that Xiaomi smartphones secretly sent data to a server in China without the user's permission. With Xiaomi, China and secret handshakes with servers involved, needless to say the story spread like wildfire. So what is it all about? Do Xiaomi smartphones really spy on its users? We finally have an answer. More →
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Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley is hell-bent to sell you his new phone; and we know how…

By on July 30, 2014 at 6:08 PM.

Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley is hell-bent to sell you his new phone; and we know how…

"There is very little difference between what is there in a bottle of Pepsi and a bottle of Coca Cola. Yet there is fierce loyalty between the Coca Cola drinkers and the Pepsi drinkers," he says. I find myself sitting face to face with the man who isn't only one of the greatest marketers the world has ever seen but was also the CEO of Apple during Steve Jobs' wilderness years. John Sculley is in town to talk about his latest venture - Obi Mobiles - where he is looking at selling smartphones in India and eventually other emerging markets. With over two dozen smartphone brands operating in India, I'm curious to understand Sculley's play with Obi Mobiles and he is willing to oblige. More →
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Xiaomi claims 20,000 Mi 3 units sold in India so far, last batch gone in 5 seconds

By on July 30, 2014 at 9:12 AM.

Xiaomi claims 20,000 Mi 3 units sold in India so far, last batch gone in 5 seconds

After selling the second batch of Mi 3 smartphones in just 5 seconds, Flipkart and Xiaomi have announced they have sold 20,000 units of the Mi 3 in India so far. The first batch of Mi 3 smartphones, which went on sale on July 22 were sold out in under 40 minutes. According to sources, the first batch had less than 10,000 units. More →
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“F**k You, Xiaomi” – A great price for a great phone isn’t enough if you don’t respect your customers

By on July 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM.

“F**k You, Xiaomi” – A great price for a great phone isn’t enough if you don’t respect your customers

In slightly more than 12 hours from now, Xiaomi will start selling its second batch of Mi 3 smartphones in India via Flipkart, its official retail partner. The first batch sold out in under 40 minutes last week and it wasn't exactly surprising considering the raving reviews the smartphone received. Priced at just Rs 13,999, the Xiaomi Mi 3 promises features that smartphones from rival brands priced at Rs 35,000 provide. Even I was impressed and recommended the Xiaomi Mi 3. But having a great device at a great price isn't enough. More →
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Exclusives

Apple to set up exclusive stores in India selling just iPhones and iPads

By on July 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM.

Apple to set up exclusive stores in India selling just iPhones and iPads

After witnessing encouraging growth in iPhone and iPad sales in the country, Apple India is now looking at setting up exclusive stores across the country that will sell only iOS devices, multiple sources who have been briefed by the company on its plans told BGR India. Sales of iPad in India increased by 45 percent year-on-year at the end of last quarter while iPhones too grew by 55 percent in the BRICS region, Apple had revealed during its quarterly earnings call yesterday. More →
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How many Xiaomi Mi 3 units did Flipkart sell in India?

By on July 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

How many Xiaomi Mi 3 units did Flipkart sell in India?

Xiaomi debuted in India with much fanfare and its typical style the Mi 3 was sold out in less than 40 minutes. Despite introducing the pre-registration system, Flipkart's site crashed multiple times as soon as the flash sale began. It wasn't surprising, considering over 100,000 people had pre-registered to buy the device. But how many units did Xiaomi and Flipkart sell? More →
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Apple granted ‘iTime’ patent for upcoming iWatch

By on July 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

Apple granted ‘iTime’ patent for upcoming iWatch

If there were any doubts whether Apple was working on a smartwatch, put them all to rest. Apple was today granted a patent for the iTime, which clearly is a smartwatch, which Apple has been rumored to launch since last year as the iWatch. The patent not only shows what the iWatch could look like but also details most of the functionalities the wearable would have, which has been detailed by Apple Insider that first spotted the application. More →
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Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac sales post strong growth in India

By on July 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac sales post strong growth in India

Apple announced its third quarter 2014 results last night where it posted earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $37.43 billion. Apple’s net profit climbed to $7.7 billion and its gross margin was 39.4 percent. It sold 35.2 million units of the iPhone, a jump of 12.7 percent year-on-year, though iPad sales stuttered at 13.3 million units. However, Apple posted strong growth in India across iPhones, iPads and Mac. More →
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