$4 Indian smartphone is not happening
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Monday, 27 February 2017 13:17

$4 Indian smartphone is not happening


Freedom phone boss arrested

When the Freedom 251 smartphone was touted with a $4 price tag there were a large number of people who said it will never happen.

Samsung rules India
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Friday, 28 October 2016 13:33

Samsung rules India


At least it has some good news 

While you would be forgiven for thinking that Samsung is stuffed thanks to the Note 7 fiasco, the story is far from over. The Korean phone company has been making all the right moves which in the long term will pay off big time.

MediaTek plans Indian expansion
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Monday, 10 October 2016 12:29

MediaTek plans Indian expansion


Leaning on the next big thing

Now that the Chinese smartphone market has become saturated, telco makers are trying to jump through all the hoops the Indian government is setting up so they can set up shop there.

Microsoft releases a $37 feature phone
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:46

Microsoft releases a $37 feature phone


Still making Nokias

Software king of the world Microsoft appears to be still making Nokia phones, despite flogging  its feature phone business to a subsidiary of Foxconn.

Apple and Foxconn consider going to India
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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 12:19

Apple and Foxconn consider going to India


Get closer to the market

The dark satanic rumour mill is claiming that the fruity tax dodger Apple and its trampoline based supplier Foxconn are planning to set up shop in India.

India will not save Apple's iPhone cash cow
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It is just too expensive

Appleā€™s hopes that it might prolong the life of its sacred cash cow the iPhone in India are proving false.

India will provide no hope to PC makers
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Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:06

India will provide no hope to PC makers


Sales are falling there too

Hopes that India might provide PC makers with a good market while the rest of the world is still pretty depressed are proving groundless.

$3.70 phone goes on sale
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Friday, 24 June 2016 12:48

$3.70 phone goes on sale


Freedom 251 is being touted as "suspect" by some

A while back we ran a yarn about an Indian company which was bringing out a $3.70 smartphone. The phone was controversial because some Indian politicans thought it was a scam.

OnePlus 3 came with preloaded smut
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Friday, 17 June 2016 12:33

OnePlus 3 came with preloaded smut


You get so much for less these days


OnePlus has been flogging phones packed to the gunnels with software and lots of add-ons for a reasonable price, but one user has complained that his OnePlus 3 also arrived with pre-installed p*rn.

LG builds a mosquito fighting telly
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Friday, 17 June 2016 10:46

LG builds a mosquito fighting telly


Borrowing from Bill Gates

The Indian arm of LG Electronics has taken a leaf from Bill Gate's book and declared war on the mosquito by developing a telly which kills them while you watch.