Month: November 2015

Lenovo’s Zuk Z2 Smartphone to Launch in 2016, Confirms CEO

November 11, 2015

Lenovo-owned Zuk, the company that launched the Zuk Z1 smartphone earlier this year, would be launching the handset’s successor Zuk Z2 next year, said the company CEO. However, no particular dates were given. The announcement, which came from the company CEO’s Weibo page (via Gizmochina), also suggested that the Zuk Z1 users would be receiving […]

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Nod to Arianespace for Launch of Isro Satellite

November 8, 2015

European space agency Arianespace has got the nod to go ahead with the November 10 launch of Indian communication satellite GSAT-15 and Arabsat-6B, the agency said. In a statement early Saturday, Arianespace said the November 10 dual-passenger mission with Ariane 5 rocket the spaceport in French Guiana got the authorisation after the Launch Readiness Review […]

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China’s QiKU Set to Launch Terra 808, Terra 810 Smartphones in India

November 8, 2015

QiKU, a joint venture between Chinese Internet company Qihoo 360 and handset maker Coolpad, announced on Friday that it plans to begin selling smartphones in India. The company says that it is planning to launch the QIKU Terra 808 and QiKU Terra 810 in the country. Both the handsets offer top-of-the-line specifications. The company also […]

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Trai Rejects Telecom Operators’ Demand to Shelve Call Drop Regulations

November 7, 2015

Sector regulator Trai has rejected demand of telecom operators to withdraw the order mandating compensation to customers for up to three call drops in a day. Telecom operators, through their respective associations namely COAI and AUSPI, had written to Trai on October 27 to withdraw the regulations and asserted that it was not possible to […]

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BlackBerry Priv Android Smartphone Officially Launched

November 7, 2015

BlackBerry Ltd launched its first Android-based device on Friday, with the future of the company’s hardware business riding on a slick smartphone called Priv that boasts an impressive array of features and a hefty price tag. The company is betting the Priv’s large curved screen, full array of Android apps from the Google Play store […]

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Apple Opens Vietnam Subsidiary to Tap Smartphone Growth in the Country

November 6, 2015

Apple Inc has opened a subsidiary company in Vietnam, allowing the maker of iPhones to import and distribute cellphones directly in one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia-Pacific. Apple Vietnam Limited Liability was established on October 28 with a registered capital of VND 15 billion (roughly Rs. 4.3 crores), according to a […]

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Meizu Pro 5 mini With 4.7-Inch Display Listed Online Ahead of Launch

November 6, 2015

Meizu may not have revealed plans to launch a mini-variant of its Pro 5 smartphone; though a third-party online retailer has listed the handset ahead of any official launch. Listed as Meizu Pro 5 mini, the handset has been priced at EUR 359.99 (approximately Rs. 26,000) at a European online retailer. The dual-SIM based Meizu […]

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Acer Liquid Z530, Liquid Z630s Selfie-Focused Smartphones Launched In India

November 5, 2015

Acer on Thursday launched two smartphones under its ‘Liquid’ series in India – the Liquid Z530 (seen above) and the Liquid Z630s (seen below). While the Liquid Z530 is priced at Rs. 6,999, the Liquid Z630s costs Rs. 10,999. Both smartphones are exclusive to Flipkart. While the Acer Liquid Z530 will be made available to […]

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Sony Starts Making Premium Smartphones in Thailand in Quest for Profits

November 5, 2015

Japan’s Sony Corp aims to make 600,000 to 700,000 premium smartphones in the first year at its new wholly-owned plant in Thailand which began production in September, a spokesman said. The start up of its first overseas mobile phone plant in two decades is part of Sony’s strategy to turn around its loss-making mobile phone […]

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Apple to Launch a 4-Inch iPhone Next Year Alongside iPhone 7

November 4, 2015

Last year, Apple introduced two larger-sized iPhone models. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus were a forward step for the company from its 4-inch iPhone lineup. The company this year launched the successors to both the handsets that retain the same screen sizes, and did not launch its anticipated 4-inch iPhone […]

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