Motorola sells 3 million smartphones in India, looks at launching mobile service centres

By on January 29, 2015 at 1:02 PM.

Motorola sells 3 million smartphones in India, looks at launching mobile service centres

Motorola today announced it has sold over three million smartphones in India. The company, which had exited the Indian market returned to the country in February last year with a unique online-only retail model with Flipkart. More →

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Xiaomi is testing refurbished and “unboxed” smartphone retail in India

By on January 23, 2015 at 1:41 PM.

Xiaomi is testing refurbished and “unboxed” smartphone retail in India

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi is testing a retail model where it could sell refurbished and unboxed smartphones in India. Xiaomi has tied up with four to five players both in online and offline retail to pilot the model in India with very limited quantities of its popular Redmi 1S smartphones. The first such sale has gone live with Overcart today. More →
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Desperate BlackBerry CEO uses net neutrality argument to cover up for company’s failure

By on January 22, 2015 at 11:34 AM.

Desperate BlackBerry CEO uses net neutrality argument to cover up for company’s failure

Desperate times call for desperate measures. But today's letter from BlackBerry CEO John Chen sent to US lawmakers around net neutrality defies all common logic. In the letter Chen proposes that US does not look at net neutrality just from the perspective of carriers and ISPs but extend it to app developers as well. More →
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WhatsApp finally comes to your PC or Mac via Chrome browser client; doesn’t work for iPhone users

By on January 22, 2015 at 12:47 AM.

WhatsApp finally comes to your PC or Mac via Chrome browser client; doesn’t work for iPhone users

After months of denying any plans of launching a version for PCs, WhatsApp today announced a web client that will enable users to use the world's most popular mobile IM client on their PC and Macs. Screenshots of the app were leaked yesterday. More →
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WhatsApp bans users of third-party clients including WhatsApp Plus

By on January 21, 2015 at 5:00 AM.

WhatsApp bans users of third-party clients including WhatsApp Plus

Earlier this week BGR India reported how WhatsApp Plus was being wrongly claimed to be the next version of WhatsApp and how it could pose a security and privacy threat to users. Today, WhatsApp has banned WhatsApp Plus users from accessing WhatsApp's services. More →
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Hands On

Lenovo A6000: Hands-on and first impressions with India’s most affordable 4G LTE smartphone

By on January 16, 2015 at 5:29 PM.

Lenovo A6000: Hands-on and first impressions with India’s most affordable 4G LTE smartphone

Even before 4G LTE networks light up across the country, smartphone vendors are rushing to launch 4G LTE handsets in order to differentiate their products. The first 4G LTE smartphone was launched way back in 2012 before even a single city had a 4G network. However, now the race is to launch the most affordable 4G LTE smartphones targeted at young and first-time smartphone users who want to be "future proof." Lenovo today launched India's most affordable 4G LTE smartphone, the A6000. I spent some time with the smartphone and here are my first impressions. More →
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Opinion

Three reasons why Samsung would acquire BlackBerry

By on January 15, 2015 at 3:43 AM.

Three reasons why Samsung would acquire BlackBerry

Samsung reportedly wants to buy BlackBerry. While we won't say we were anticipating the news, but acquiring BlackBerry makes a lot of sense for Samsung to fill some missing holes. Here are three reasons why we think Samsung needs BlackBerry. More →
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Samsung reportedly in talks to acquire BlackBerry

By on January 15, 2015 at 3:13 AM.

Samsung reportedly in talks to acquire BlackBerry

Samsung has reportedly reached out to BlackBerry to acquire the struggling smartphone maker, Reuters reports. According to sources, Samsung has offered BlackBerry as much as $7.5 billion, with an initial price range of  $13.35 to $15.49 per share - a 38 to 60 percent premium over BlackBerry's current trading price, the report says. More →
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Misleading media report on Apple’s patent sends GoPro’s stock crashing by 12%

By on January 14, 2015 at 6:32 AM.

Misleading media report on Apple’s patent sends GoPro’s stock crashing by 12%

Investors in rugged action camera company, GoPro, had a scare that sent the company's stock price by over 12 percent at the end of trading day on Nasdaq. The stock price started falling after reports emerged that Apple was assigned a patent for a product similar to GoPro's offering. More →
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