Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones, to offer limited replacements

By on February 7, 2016 at 4:47 PM.

Amazon India ends return policy for mobile phones, to offer limited replacements

Amazon India has notified buyers that effective today they won't be able to return mobile phones bought from the online retailer. According to the new policy, buyers will only be eligible for getting the device replaced, that too only if the product is defective or was damaged during transit. Buyers will no longer be able to return the product by citing the "No longer needed" option. More →
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BGR India Awards: Best smartphones of 2015

By , on December 30, 2015 at 8:50 PM.

BGR India Awards: Best smartphones of 2015

The year 2015 was an interesting one for the Indian smartphone space, and buyers were spoiled for choice no matter their budget. From smartphones at the very high-end to the affordable segment where companies redefined what could be offered on smartphones without having to burn a hole in one’s pockets. With less than 36 hours remaining in the year, it is time we look back at the year that was, and choose the very best of smartphones that launched in 2015 in India. More →
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TRAI reportedly asks RCom to stop Free Basics, Facebook gets aggressive with full page ads

By , on December 23, 2015 at 11:59 AM.

TRAI reportedly asks RCom to stop Free Basics, Facebook gets aggressive with full page ads

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had asked RCom to stop offering Facebook's Free Basics for the time being as it seeks comments on whether telecom operators should be allowed to have differential pricing for different online content. RCom is Facebook's sole carrier partner in India for Free Basics and has faced severe backlash for the service amidst campaigns claiming it voids the basic principles of net neutrality. More →
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Apple iPad Pro Review: The perfect iPad, almost

By on December 22, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Apple iPad Pro Review: The perfect iPad, almost

I bought the first-generation iPad when it was launched in 2010. Five years later, it still works and is actively used by my family. For my mom, it is her only access to the Internet. My sister sketches on it, while my five-year-old niece watches her favorite YouTube videos. Since then, I have used multiple variants of the iPad, including the mini and the Air, but I never ended up using any of them daily. With smartphone screens getting bigger and being able to handle most of my needs, the iPad seemed a device I could do without -- it couldn't replace my smartphone and at the same time was not good enough to substitute for my laptop while traveling. For me, the iPad was dead. More →
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In Focus: From connected streetlights to surveillance analytics, Jaipur’s smart city efforts

By on December 18, 2015 at 12:27 PM.

In Focus: From connected streetlights to surveillance analytics, Jaipur’s smart city efforts

Walk into the historic Amer fort in Jaipur and you would be able to connect to a public Wi-Fi network. Though the scenario isn't something to boast about, it is a considerable achievement in India. Our first monument to be Wi-Fi enabled was the Taj Mahal only earlier this year. A few others, identified by Archeological Survey of India, are in the process to be Wi-Fi enabled. What perhaps sets Amer Fort apart from the rest is the fact that it is not just Wi-Fi enabled but is getting a number of smart solutions like connected street lights, intelligent kiosks and much more, along with the rest of Jaipur.  More →
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Ola, Didi Kuaidi, Lyft and GrabTaxi form global taxi hailing alliance to take on Uber

By on December 4, 2015 at 12:56 AM.

Ola, Didi Kuaidi, Lyft and GrabTaxi form global taxi hailing alliance to take on Uber

In a bid to dominate the global taxi hailing market, China's Didi Kuaidi along with Ola, Lyft and GrabTaxi today announced forming a global alliance. The move would enable users to get on-demand rides when they are traveling abroad while using the app they use at home. The alliance would cover 50 percent of the world's population, according to a joint announcement issued by the four companies. More →
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Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) review: The best Android Wear smartwatch gets better

By on December 1, 2015 at 5:13 PM.

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen) review: The best Android Wear smartwatch gets better

Motorola set the benchmark for Android Wear smartwatches last year with the Moto 360. It was the face of Android Wear by being among the first smartwatches with a round display, metal finish and overall premium design. It was probably the only smartwatch that looked like a watch and something that didn't make the 'nerd alert' alarms to go off when worn. The Moto 360 (2nd Gen) retains almost everything good about its predecessors and improves on its shortcomings.  More →
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Inside Motorola India: The untold story of bringing Moto back to India

By on December 1, 2015 at 2:03 PM.

Inside Motorola India: The untold story of bringing Moto back to India

It was a cold, foggy morning in Delhi on January 21, 2014. I had just broken a story about Motorola's quirky plan to re-enter the Indian market on BGR India. My sources had confirmed that Motorola was indeed coming back to India and had planned an online exclusive go to market model and was most likely partnering with Flipkart. It had barely been 30 minutes since the story went online when my phone rang. On the other end was a seemingly irritated man, who identified himself as Amit Boni from Motorola and who didn’t exactly seem too pleased with my reporting. There were two big things I did not know back then when I answered that call. I had no idea that I had unwittingly stolen the thunder from probably one of the biggest moments of Boni’s professional life. I also did not know that this partnership between Flipkart and Motorola will change the way India sells and buys smartphones. What follows is the story of Motorola India, and how it went from being a smartphone brand no distributor wanted to touch, to being the pioneer of a successful online sales model. More →
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OnePlus X review: Do not settle

By on November 23, 2015 at 11:23 AM.

OnePlus X review: Do not settle

OnePlus came out of nowhere last year with its sensational flagship killer, the OnePlus One, which offered high-end smartphone specifications at a third of the price most tier one brands would command. This year the company launched the OnePlus 2, which received mixed reviews. However, OnePlus had one last trick for the year - a mid-end smartphone focused on premium design and build quality. A lifestyle smartphone, if you may. Say hello to the OnePlus X. More →
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Apple iPhone 6s upgrade plan in India offers up to Rs 43,000 off for existing iPhone users

By on November 13, 2015 at 5:19 PM.

Apple iPhone 6s upgrade plan in India offers up to Rs 43,000 off for existing iPhone users

While launching the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus earlier this September, Apple CEO Tim Cook also unveiled an iPhone upgrade program where users could buy the new iPhones for $34 a month and upgrade to the latest iPhone every year. The plan is only available in the US but one of Apple's distributors in India is offering an upgrade plan for India that could push iPhone users to upgrade to the latest iPhone. More →
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