Palm-Branded Android Phones May Launch Soon, Courtesy Alcatel One Touch

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If you are aware of the history of smartphones, then you might remember mobile-computing company Palm and its popular products the Palm Centro and Palm Pre smartphones. But if you haven’t heard of these, then you might hear it soon, as reports suggest that the Palm brand could soon make its comeback. It’s been rumoured … Read more

ZTE Unveils New Logo, Corporate Identity, and Company Philosophy

ZTE on Tuesday announced its new corporate identity along with a redesigned logo. The company says the new logo and identity represent the company’s strategy to focus on “value-added M-ICT (Media Information Communications Technology) innovations for consumers, carriers, enterprises” in the changing digital landscape. The firm says its wide experience in base stations, cloud computing … Read more

Oppo R5 With 4.85mm Thickness, 64-Bit Octa-Core SoC Launched at Rs. 29,990

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Oppo India, as expected to in December, on Tuesday launched its slimmest smartphone, the R5, in India at Rs. 29,990. The company has announced that the smartphone will be available for pre-booking starting January 1, 2015. At just 4.85mm thick, the Oppo R5 is the ‘slimmest smartphone’ launched in India. Notably, Vivo’s flagship X5Max launched … Read more

Government Announces SMS-Based Cyclone Warning System

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Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday announced an SMS-based warning system which will provide alerts on cyclones, tsunami and other weather-related natural calamities. Inaugurating the system on the occasion of Good Governance Day, Harsh Vardhan said information on warnings will be disseminated to officials involved in administration, district magistrates/collectors besides fishermen, farmers and general public. … Read more

Kodak to Launch Its First Android Smartphone at CES 2015

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Kodak, a camera-making firm that recently emerged from bankruptcy, has now announced its plans to launch a new range of Android smartphones with “best-in-class image management software and features.” While the first smartphone is set to launch during at CES 2015 event next month in Las Vegas, other “Android-powered mobile devices”, including a 4G handset, … Read more

HTC Sense 7 UI With Android 5.0 Tipped to Launch With HTC Hima in March

HTC will reportedly release its Sense 7 UI customisation for Android 5.0 Lollipop around March-April next year, alongside its next flagship that is rumoured to be called HTC Hima aka One (M9). The report adds that other HTC devices launched in 2014 might receive it between May and July 2015. According to ROM developer LlabTooFeR … Read more

Xiaomi Claims It Has Sold 1 Million Smartphones in India

Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain on Thursday announced that the Chinese smartphone brand had crossed a major milestone in India this month – it has managed to sell 1 million smartphones in the country. The Chinese manufacturer, which is also known as China’s Apple, entered the Indian market only in July with its Mi … Read more

UC Browser Gets New Video Management Feature

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UCWeb, makers of the popular UC Browser app for Android, has announced the My Videos manager feature for UC Browser that it claims will enhance the user’s video viewing experience. The My Videos manager feature lets UC Browser users filter their videos into four sections, namely Watching History, Grabbed (downloaded), Grabbing (downloading), and Local Videos. … Read more

Bing Unveils International Hotel Booking for 22 Countries Including India

Microsoft on Thursday announced two new updates to Bing search – international hotel booking support across 22 countries including India, improved Bing’s mobile search results. In partnership with TripAdvisor, Bing will now allow users to internationally book hotels across 22 different countries in 14 different languages. Users will also directly get rates, and reviews for … Read more

The best of tech: From Galaxy Note 4 to iPhone 6, here are the best smartphones of 2014

This year has seen an extravaganza of smartphones, not just from the established players such as Samsung, Apple, LG and Sony and Indian smartphone makers, but also the growing bunch of Chinese handset makers. The year 2014 was also the year Chinese handset makers truly arrived in India, with Xiaomi leading from the front followed … Read more