4G tablets overtake 3G models in India for the first time

The sales of 4G-enabled tablets overtook that of 3G tablets for the first time in the April-June quarter of this year, numbers from CyberMedia Research showed. About 36% of the tablets sold in India during the three months came with 4G technology, while 33% came with support for only 3G high-speed data. In the preceding … Read more4G tablets overtake 3G models in India for the first time

India tablet sales fall 16%, but 4G picks up in Jan-Mar 2017

The tablet market in India continues to shrink as phones become larger and larger, numbers from CyberMedia Research showed, but more and more people are opting for connected tablets with 3G and 4G options built-in. The total number of tablet PCs sold in India fell 16% in the first three months of this year when … Read moreIndia tablet sales fall 16%, but 4G picks up in Jan-Mar 2017

DataWind’s market-share continues to increase as cheap tablet sales grow

DataWind Inc — which specializes in entry-level tablets — said it was No.1 in the tablet market in India for the April-June quarter. The company said it had a market share of 37.2% in terms of volumes. A total of 950,000 tablets were sold in India during the three months, the firm said, quoting CMR … Read moreDataWind’s market-share continues to increase as cheap tablet sales grow

Cheapest 16 nm smartphone: Huawei Honor 5C priced Rs 10,999 in India

Huawei has priced its latest phone, the Honor 5C, at a competitive Rs 10,999, taking the fight to other models like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Meizu M3 Note and LeEco Le 2. The phone, which is priced around Rs 15,000 in Europe, was expected to be priced along similar lines in India as well. However, … Read moreCheapest 16 nm smartphone: Huawei Honor 5C priced Rs 10,999 in India

Upcoming Intel Apollo Lake could disappoint going by Broxton Goldmont benchmarks

Intel’s upcoming Apollo Lake low-end tablet and PC processor could trail ARM-based chips by a big margin if a benchmarking result from a product using similar technology is any indication. Goldmont, the core inside Apollo Lake is to be the first major update to Intel’s Silvermont architecture and was supposed to take on ARM chips. When first … Read moreUpcoming Intel Apollo Lake could disappoint going by Broxton Goldmont benchmarks

Youtube Gaming now lets Indian gamers stream their play live

Google has launched the YouTube Gaming mobile app on Android and iOS in India. YouTube Gaming is an app that seeks to keep gamers connected to the games, players, and culture with videos, live streams, and the community. Globally, video games are quite a spectator sport unlike in India where they are mostly a living room … Read moreYoutube Gaming now lets Indian gamers stream their play live

Pantel overtakes Samsung, Micromax in Indian tablet market

In a surprise, Pantel Technologies, which sells its wares under names such as Penta, has overtaken bigger brands such as Samsung and Micromax to emerge as the No. 1 seller of tablet PCs in India in terms of volumes. The company, a long-time supplier to BSNL, had a 16.4% share of the Indian tablet market … Read morePantel overtakes Samsung, Micromax in Indian tablet market

Intel Skylake brings 4k to basic desktops, boosts battery life in cheap laptops, convertibles

Intel has unveiled 40 of its new chips belonging to the Skylake or 6th Generation family. While there many advancements all over, for the price-sensitive customers, the launch gives special reasons to celebrate. FOR DESKTOPS First, the Skylake processors bring 4K UHD display support at a silicon price of just $64 (Rs 4,200). This was … Read moreIntel Skylake brings 4k to basic desktops, boosts battery life in cheap laptops, convertibles

iBall launches 8-inch Slide O900-C tablet with dual-SIM; price Rs 13k

iBall has introduced its latest tablet – Slide O900-C, priced at Rs 12,999. The iBall Slide O900-C comes with a an Octa Core processor, 2 GB RAM, Dual SIM support and 16 GB in-built memory, expandable upto 32GB. It also has a 7.85inch HD IPS Display featuring a 1024×768 resolution and a and 4000mAh battery. … Read moreiBall launches 8-inch Slide O900-C tablet with dual-SIM; price Rs 13k

Reliance Jio unveils ambitious plan to retail smart devices across India

Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani has said that the group will invest Rs 2.5 lakh crore in projects related to Digital India, the government’s vision to boost growth of information technology in India, and will set up a network of 1.5 lakh retailers who will sell and service mobile phones and other smart devices. Most … Read moreReliance Jio unveils ambitious plan to retail smart devices across India

Samsung launches Samsung Galaxy Tab A & E; prices Rs 20k, 17k

Samsung, which has successfully met competition from HTC in the mid-range phone segment, today announced two mid-range tablets in an attempt to reclaim some of its market share. The two tabs are Galaxy Tab A (price Rs 20,500) and Galaxy Tab E (16,900). Galaxy Tab A is 4G-LTE enabled and supports both type of 4G … Read moreSamsung launches Samsung Galaxy Tab A & E; prices Rs 20k, 17k

Asus is No 1 in fast-growing hybrid PC market, Lenovo No 2 – Gartner

Worldwide shipments of hybrid devices will increase 70 percent this year to 21.5 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Hybrid devices will account for 12 percent of total sales of mobile PCs in 2015, rising to 26 percent in 2019, it predicted. Ultramobile is Gartner’s term for new-age computers (similar to Intel’s Ultrabook nomenclature). Within … Read moreAsus is No 1 in fast-growing hybrid PC market, Lenovo No 2 – Gartner

Phicomm Passion P660 in India next week, will support SD card unlike Meizu M1 Note, Xiaomi Mi 4i

It looks like no one can hold the distinction of being the cheapest 4G LTE phone with a full HD-display for long. Days after the launch of the Meizu M1 Note at Rs 11,999, next week will see Amazon India launch the Phicomm Passion P660 with almost the same specs at just Rs 10,999. The … Read morePhicomm Passion P660 in India next week, will support SD card unlike Meizu M1 Note, Xiaomi Mi 4i

Mukesh Ambani – Rs 4,000 LTE Smartphones come by year-end

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani today made several key announcements about the launch of the company’s telecom, Internet and media services under its Reliance Jio brand. The details set forth in his speech give an idea of how Reliance Jio can totally disrupt the existing telecom and Internet scenario in the country. Here is a … Read moreMukesh Ambani – Rs 4,000 LTE Smartphones come by year-end

iBall launches excellent Windows tablet at a throwaway price – Slide i701

It looks like Windows Phone is about to enter a whole new era in India with the launch of the iBall Slide i701 seven-inch tablet. While the tablet, which offers a 7-inch, HD IPS display and a quad-core Atom processor, may not be the best device in the market, it’s certainly unbelievably low-priced at just … Read moreiBall launches excellent Windows tablet at a throwaway price – Slide i701

ARM Cortex A72 continues to set new records, Intel Broxton under threat

With every passing day almost, the next-generation ARM Cortex A72 processor core continues to surprise with its robust performance in benchmarking charts. The ARM Cortex A72 is the new heavy-hitter processor technology from UK’s ARM Holdings that will feature in nearly all high-end, and some mid-range, processors that are going to be launched starting from … Read moreARM Cortex A72 continues to set new records, Intel Broxton under threat

Despite Skylake launch, PC semiconductor sales to decline in 2015 – Gartner

The launch of Windows 10 and Intel’s Skylake architecture is likely to happen in the third quarter of 2015, and this would give a boost to semiconductor sales along with factors such as tablet and smartphone markets, Gartner said. The market research firm forecast a 4% growth for semiconductor sales in 2015, boosted primarily by … Read moreDespite Skylake launch, PC semiconductor sales to decline in 2015 – Gartner

ARM-MediaTek-TSMC combo could threaten Intel’s market by year end

New benchmark scores for MediaTek’s implementation of ARM Holdings’ latest core design indicate that MediaTek and ARM are likely to have potential chips suitable for notebooks, servers and even desktop PCs by the end of this year or early next year. These chips would be potentially more powerful than those found in the new Apple … Read moreARM-MediaTek-TSMC combo could threaten Intel’s market by year end

Can Indian brands like Micromax, Lava etc survive the Chinese onslaught?

Yesterday was that many Indian smartphone vendors such as Micromax, Spice Mobility, Lava and Xolo would remember. It was yesterday that Lenovo proved that it’s low-priced 4G phone, the A6000, was no flash in the pan like Xiaomi Mi3, but that it intended to follow through and put up the capable A7000 as proof of … Read moreCan Indian brands like Micromax, Lava etc survive the Chinese onslaught?