Yesterday we exclusively reported about Apple’s plans to launch the iPad mini in India in coming weeks and now we have some more details to go along with out initial report. According to multiple sources, the iPad mini is likely to be priced at Rs 21,900 for the base 16GB Wi-Fi only model.
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Apple is all set the iPad mini in India in coming weeks. Multiple sources have confirmed to BGR India that distributors are expecting iPad mini stocks to be available any day now and will be ready to be shipped to retailers by the end of next week. However, Apple is yet to freeze the launch date and could possibly push the launch by another week or so to ensure retail preparedness.
Earlier this month Nokia sent out this global press release that stated it will launch the Lumia 920 in India in November. This took us by surprise as all our sources had indicated that Nokia would launch the new Lumia smartphones in India later and not in the first wave. And that remains to be the case. Nokia is not launching the Lumia 920 in India in November as it had always planned. So what happened? Read on…
A lot has been written about Google’s next Nexus smartphone. Heck, it has even received a review treatment. According to reports in the press the phone is being made by LG, but till today LG stayed mum. Today at the LG Optimus Vu launch in India an LG Official confirmed to BGR India that the LG Nexus phone would be launching in India in the next few weeks.
This is the news you all had been waiting for and you read it first on BGR India! Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on the last Friday of this month, which happens to be October 26. As we had exclusively reported earlier, Apple will be distributing the iPhone 5 in India on its own rather than relying on its carrier partners.
Apple India has slashed prices of the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 as it prepares for the launch of the iPhone 5 in India. The iPhone 4S, which was earlier available for Rs 44,500 is now available for Rs 41,500. Unlike every year when Apple used to bring a 8GB variant of the previous generation model, the iPhone 4S would continue to sport 16GB storage that explains the marginal price drop.
Apple’s Indian carrier partners Aircel and Airtel won’t sell the iPhone 5 in India this year. Instead, Apple will take over the distribution process for the iPhone 5 as well as the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, multiple sources have confirmed to BGR India. Apple India has appointed Ingram Micro and Redington for distributing iPhones and has already ramped up its sales team to prepare for the iPhone 5 launch.
The iPhone 5 might launch in India earlier than anticipated. Indian carriers have started placing orders for Nano SIM cards, which is currently being used exclusively in the iPhone 5. According to multiple sources, Airtel and Vodafone have already placed orders for Nano SIM cards. Airtel is sourcing them from Oberthur and Vodafone from Syscom. Aircel, which along with Airtel has been Apple’s carrier partner in India, is also said to be placing its orders. Sources tell us that almost every carrier would bring Nano SIM cards and make it more widely available than Micro SIMs as users would no longer be able to cut a regular SIM card to convert it into Nano SIM. Read on for more details.
The whole controversy of how Samsung allegedly stranded a couple of Indian bloggers has been doing the rounds all day today. I won’t repeat the story but it has led many people to question about the credibility of tech blogging scene in India and how it really works. Most major tech companies these days have two separate PR arms – one for the regular press and another for the blogger community. However, the opinion of who is a blogger and what a blogger is expected to do for the company has been a closely guarded secret for the public but the few who work on these projects and bloggers who participate in these programs. After our story about the Samsung blogger fiasco at IFA, an insider reached out to us on how Samsung’s Mob!ler works and it really blew my mind away considering what has happened in the past 24 hours. Read on…
Apple is currently hiring people for its sales team in India in the build-up to the launch of the next iPhone. As BGR India exclusively reported, Apple will be retailing the iPhone 5 in India in the open market rather than relying solely on its carrier partners Aircel and Airtel. This means Apple would import and distribute the iPhone 5 on its own and make it widely available, unlike earlier when it was imported and distributed by the carriers.
Motorola is shutting down its operations in India and across Asia Pacific, industry sources have confirmed to BGR India. The news comes after Motorola Mobility CEO, Dennis Woodside, confirmed the company would be letting go of 20 percent of its workforce and would be shrinking its India operations. Emails and calls to Motorola Mobility’s APAC region PR and employees at Motorola Mobility India remain unanswered.
It is that time of the year again when we start ringing up our sources to find what Apple’s planning for launching the iPhone in India. And boy, do we have some juicy details today! According to a source who has always been spot on regarding the iPhone’s India launch in the past, Apple will change the way it retails the iPhone in India. Rather than relying on carriers alone, this year Apple will launch the iPhone in the open market as well. This means the iPhone will be available to buy across retail stores and not just a few retailers apart from Airtel and Aircel stores. Read on for more…