OnePlus One announced in India, to go on sale on December 2 exclusively on Amazon India

By on November 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

OnePlus One announced in India, to go on sale on December 2 exclusively on Amazon India

For the past few months, there have been numerous rumors around when the OnePlus One will launch in India. The rumor mills can finally take a break as OnePlus has today officially announced the One in India, which will go on sale on December 2, exclusively via Amazon India. The company is also hosting an event in New Delhi on the same date, where it is expected to reveal the price of the smartphone. More →
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Xiaomi Redmi Note launched in India for Rs 8,999, pre-orders for December 2 sale begin tomorrow

By , on November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Xiaomi Redmi Note launched in India for Rs 8,999, pre-orders for December 2 sale begin tomorrow

Four months after unveiling the Redmi Note in India, Xiaomi has today launched the Android phablet at an event in New Delhi. The Redmi Note is priced at Rs 8,999, which is Rs 1,000 lower than what Xiaomi had announced in July. As expected, the phablet will go on sale on Flipkart on December 2, with pre-orders kicking off at 6.00PM tomorrow. More →
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Xiaomi Redmi 1S will go on sale again on Flipkart at 2PM today

By on October 28, 2014 at 1:43 PM.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S will go on sale again on Flipkart at 2PM today

Another round of sales of Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S smartphone will begin on Flipkart at 2PM today. It would be interesting to see whether the latest batch of Redmi 1S units are sold out in seconds, considering last week's sale of about 90,000 units took little over a minute to sell out. Around 300,000 customers had participated in the sale. Xiaomi India's Manu Jain had earlier suggested that it could be because of Diwali festivities. More →

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Dual-SIM Lava IRIS 351 Android smartphone with a 3.5-inch screen goes on sale for Rs 3,899

By on February 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM.

Dual-SIM Lava IRIS 351 Android smartphone with a 3.5-inch screen goes on sale for Rs 3,899

Following the launch of the IRIS 501 last month, Lava has revealed an entry-level dual-SIM phone called the IRIS 351. The 351 will join the IRIS N320 as a sub-4K phone priced at Rs 3,899. Though there has been no official launch from the company, the 351 is already listed on retail websites like FlipkartSaholic and Infibeam. More →
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RIM considers sale of its BlackBerry handset division

By on January 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM.

RIM considers sale of its BlackBerry handset division

In an interview with a German daily Die Welt, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins revealed that RIM might consider the sale of its hardware division post the group’s strategic review. The review could also lead to the sale of its software licenses among other options. More →
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Research In Motion pushing for sale to Samsung [updated]

By on January 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM.

Research In Motion pushing for sale to Samsung [updated]

Research In Motion is currently weighing every single option it can think of in an effort to reverse a negative trend that is approaching a boiling point for investors. Reports that RIM is currently in talks to license its software to other vendors are accurate according to our trusted sources, though we have been told that RIM is most likely leaning toward an outright sale of one or more divisions, or even the whole company. The front runner, we have been told by a trusted source with knowledge of the situation, is Samsung, which might be interested in RIM for a number of reasons.

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Nokia again rumored to sell smartphone business to Microsoft

By on December 14, 2011 at 7:10 PM.

Nokia again rumored to sell smartphone business to Microsoft

Rumors again surfaced on Wednesday suggesting that Nokia plans to sell its smartphone business to Microsoft. Danske Bank, Denmark’s largest bank, issued a report to clients Wednesday morning that said Nokia will sell its smartphone division to Microsoft during the first half of 2012. Danske raised its rating on Nokia stock to Buy from Hold, and shares rose more than 3% on the news. Similar rumors first surfaced in May when an industry insider said Nokia and Microsoft were about to enter negotiations for a deal that could close before the end of 2011. Nokia immediately denied the rumor, though subsequent reports indicated that the two companies had in fact entered into discussions. ”We put these rumors to rest a long time ago,” a Nokia spokesperson said in response to Danske Bank’s new report.

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HP may decide fate of webOS tonight

By on November 9, 2011 at 12:40 AM.

HP may decide fate of webOS tonight

HP is reportedly holding a meeting Tuesday night during which it may decide the fate of its webOS mobile platform, The Verge reported on Tuesday. The meeting will take place after the market closes and will be led by CEO Meg Whitman at 4:30 p.m. PST. According to Reuters, HP has been toying with the idea of selling the unit and possible suitors include Amazon, Intel, Oracle, Research In Motion and IBM. The potential sale will likely fetch far less than the $1.2 billion that HP paid to acquire Palm in 2010. HP originally said it was killing off webOS hardware in August, and recent reports have suggested HP will soon put the final nail in the webOS coffin and subsequently lay off 500 webOS employeesMore →

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Yahoo fires CEO, puts company up for sale

By on September 7, 2011 at 4:45 PM.

Yahoo fires CEO, puts company up for sale

Following recent rumblings surrounding discontent atop Yahoo’s executive chain, the struggling Internet company fired its CEO Carol Bartz. In the same stroke, Yahoo! also revealed that it is for sale. News broke Tuesday night that former chief executive Carol Bartz sent an email to the entire Yahoo organization. In her brief note, she stated that Yahoo’s chairman of the board had fired her — over the phone, no less. Yahoo confirmed the news, stating that Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse would step in as interim CEO while the company searches for a new chief. Following the news, a Yahoo employee speaking with The Wall Street Journal also confirmed that the company would be open to selling itself. “Yahoo is open to selling itself to the right bidder,” the Journal wrote. No additional details were provided. Carol Bartz’s full email to Yahoo staff follows below. More →

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Samsung could be preparing to purchase HP’s PC business

By on August 23, 2011 at 9:40 PM.

Samsung could be preparing to purchase HP’s PC business

While Michael Dell laughs it up on Twitter, a new report suggests that Samsung could be preparing to purchase Hewlett-Packard’s PC business, which the company revealed it may soon spin off. According to a new report from DigiTimes, Samsung may be eyeing a purchase of HP’s PC division, which would catapult the South Korea-based electronics giant past Dell and into the No. 1 PC vendor spot globally. The report states that Samsung is currently meeting with various leading manufacturers including Quanta and Compal to investigate outsourcing the production of its own netbook computers. Samsung has held similar meetings in the past to no avail, but anonymous source tell DigiTimes that the company may be particularly motivated this time around as it negotiates a deal to take over HP’s PC business and free up space to build the machines in its own factories. HP announced last week that it may spin off its PC business, but a sale is also possible according to this new report, which suggests that HP’s announcement was “testing the market’s reaction” as the company weighs its options. More →

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