No bonus for Nokia’s handset biz employees even as Elop pockets $25 million for Microsoft sale

By on January 28, 2014 at 3:17 PM.

No bonus for Nokia’s handset biz employees even as Elop pockets $25 million for Microsoft sale

Nokia has decided not to give any performance bonus to its employees from the devices and services unit for 2013, BGR India has exclusively learnt. The news was posted on Nokia's intranet on Friday. The company cited that "the business did not meet the threshold on operating profitability, which was to at least break even." This is the same division that Nokia has sold to Microsoft and is expecting the deal to close in this quarter itself, according to statements issued in Nokia's Q4 2013 results. BGR India has a copy of the memo posted on Nokia's intranet. More →
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Here’s why Microsoft needs Nokia to make Android smartphones

By on January 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Here’s why Microsoft needs Nokia to make Android smartphones

Nokia's first Android smartphone, codenamed Normandy, is inching closer to launch with a possibility of it being unveiled at next month's MWC, sources close to the project told BGR India. The project is going full steam ahead and could redefine the company's Asha range of phones. More →
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Xolo LT900 4G LTE enabled smartphone to launch in November in India

By on October 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM.

Xolo LT900 4G LTE enabled smartphone to launch in November in India

A few months back Micromax was reported to be working on a 4G LTE smartphone and now Xolo is also set to debut a 4G LTE enabled smartphone called the LT900 in India. The company has confirmed it to BGR India that they are working on a 4G-enabled smartphone and will be launching it as early as in the first week of November in India. More →
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Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C set for October launch in India

By on October 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM.

Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C set for October launch in India

Apple is gearing up to launch its new iPhones - the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C - in India as early as this month. Rather than doing weekly roll-outs in new sets of countries, Apple this time announced only the first wave of launch countries where the phones were launched on September 20 and has remained uncharacteristically quiet since then. Apple is now preparing to launch the iPhones in an extended list of second wave countries, which are likely to be announced within a fortnight. More →
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Sony to launch Xperia Z1 aka Honami in India on September 18

By on August 27, 2013 at 3:53 PM.

Sony to launch Xperia Z1 aka Honami in India on September 18

The buzzmaker of IFA, the Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami), will launch in India in September 18 at an event in New Delhi, sources have told BGR India. Just like the Xperia Z, which was the Japanese giant’s flagship smartphone for the first half of the year, Sony will rope in Bollywood star Katrina Kaif as the brand ambassador for the device. The fact that Sony will launch the Xperia Z1 within two weeks of its global announcement suggests India will be in the first wave of countries where it will be launched. More →
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Sony’s attachable camera lens for smartphones to be called EspressOn

By on August 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM.

Sony’s attachable camera lens for smartphones to be called EspressOn

Sony’s incoming Xperia Z1 has been making all the headlines in the tech press and with good reason because when it arrives it will arguably be the most formidable Android smartphone on the planet on the basis of its specs and design. But what has really caught our attention is a camera lens attachment, which will connect to smartphones including the iPhone via Bluetooth allowing extra imaging oomph. Our sources have confirmed that this attachment is going to be called the EspressOn. More →
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Apple iOS 7 beta 7 to be released today

By on August 19, 2013 at 7:54 PM.

Apple iOS 7 beta 7 to be released today

With the world waiting for Apple’s upcoming iPhone event on September 10th, the company is busy behind the scenes and also publicly with developers trying to finalize iOS 7, the mobile operating system that will soon power the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Last week, Apple released an emergency bug patch that the company referred to as iOS 7 beta 6, though Apple had actually planned on sticking to its regular release schedule with a different update called beta 6 today. More →
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Nokia Music Store is coming to Asha 501 soon

By on August 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM.

Nokia Music Store is coming to Asha 501 soon

Nokia's Asha 501 already has its own fan base thanks to its new UI, colorful body and a battery that keeps going on. But it is set to get even better as it is set to get the Nokia Music Store on it as well. Nokia spokespersons confirmed to BGR India that the Nokia Music Store is coming to its most high profile Asha phone. They refused to give any timeline for the launch but said that it will come soon. It is not clear at the moment whether new Asha 501 users will get any free subscription period or not. Nevertheless, having the option to buy and download legit music from one of the biggest music stores will be a great feature to have on the Asha 501. More →
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RCom to launch India’s first CDMA iPhone tomorrow

By on June 27, 2013 at 2:31 PM.

RCom to launch India’s first CDMA iPhone tomorrow

After revealing new data plans for GSM iPhone users on its network, RCom will tomorrow launch India's first iPhone running on its CDMA network. BGR India had exclusively reported on this tie-up between Apple and RCom and their plans to launch the iPhone on its CDMA network. The official announcement will happen tomorrow that will be aided by a marketing campaign, multiple sources have confirmed. More →
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Exclusive: RCom likely to launch CDMA iPhone in India

By on June 10, 2013 at 4:28 PM.

Exclusive: RCom likely to launch CDMA iPhone in India

RCom is planning to launch the iPhone for its CDMA network in India, BGR India has learnt. Multiple people with knowledge of the matter have confirmed that the two companies have signed a deal and an announcement is likely to be made soon. With increasing data revenues across carriers, RCom hopes that having a high-end device like the iPhone would help it retain subscribers and also increase its data revenues. More →
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