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The Smartphone Wars Are Over, Everyone Wins

The mobile smartphone wars are over. Everyone won. At least, in terms of functionality and ease of use. Though I’ve been an iPhone advocate for years, this past week I’ve been using a loaner Nokia Lumia 928 running Windows Phone 8 and, well, I haven’t missed my iPhone. That’s not to say the Lumia is better, or that WP8 is ... Read More »

Amazon Appstore now available in nearly 200 countries including India

Inline with last month’s announcement, Amazon has expanded its Appstore for Android to about 200 countries including India, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. This international expansion is the latest in a series of Amazon Appstore for Android launches, which have included the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan. The Appstore app for Android has been updated to version 5.0 and ... Read More »

BlackBerry announces EMI scheme for Z10, Curve 9220; Rs. 999 a year plan for Idea customers

BlackBerry has announced the introduction of new EMI schemes for its flagship BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and its entry-level offering, the BlackBerry Curve 9220. Customers can now buy the BlackBerry Z10 or BlackBerry Curve 9220 via their credit cards offered by select banks over EMI. The EMI for the BlackBerry Z10 (Review | Pictures) is Rs. 4,799 per month for 9 ... Read More »

Motorola’s bid to block Xbox imports rejected by US trade panel

The US International Trade Commission sided with Microsoft on Thursday in a patent dispute with Google-owned Motorola Mobility that could have gotten Xbox 360 videogame consoles banned from import. “The investigation is terminated,” the ITC said in a notice announcing it was rejecting a Motorola Mobility patent complaint dating back to late 2010. Motorola Mobility had argued that Xbox 360 ... Read More »

Asus launches Transformer AiO PC with dual OS for Rs. 86,999

Taiwan-headquartered motherboard maker Asus on Wednesday rolled out the world’s first dual OS (Windows 8 and Android 4.1) All-in-One PC ASUS Transformer AiO, which is priced between Rs. 87,000 and Rs. 1.07 lakh. ASUS Transformer AiO comes with a detachable display that can also be used as a standalone tablet around the home, the company said. “With the introduction of ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Star listed online for Rs. 4,990

Samsung’s entry-level Android smartphone, the Galaxy Star (S5282) has been listed on e-commerce websites for Rs. 4,990. The phone is available  on leading Indian e-commerce sites including Flipkart. However, the Samsung India Online store has still not put a price with its own listing. We had earlier reported that the phone has been listed on the Samsung India Online store. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active pictures leak

Purported images of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, the ruggedised version of Samsung’s flagship phone Galaxy S4 have appeared online. Mobile phone focused site GSMArena claims to have received pictures and some information about the phone from a tipster. The site mentions that the phone was recently showcased in Croatia. The Galaxy S4 Active is pegged to be a dust ... Read More »