SUSPENSE: Will Flipkart sell OnePlus 3 or not?

With minutes remaining for the planned 4 PM flash sale of heavily discounted OnePlus 3 phones, the suspense over whether Flipkart will actually go ahead with the sale or not has hit a peak. On social media, there are reports that Flipkart will actually go ahead and conduct a sale anyway. However, there are no signs of the impending flash-sale on the retailer’s website. The OnePlus3 listing that was there has still not made it back to the website even after nearly 24 hours of it being taken down. Flipkart,…

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Will OnePlus 3 from Flipkart get warranty support from manufacturer?

OnePlus 3, arguably the most successful premium phone of 2016 in India, may not get warranty support from the manufacturer if purchased from Flipkart, going by a statement by the company. The company issued a statement that seemed to suggest that Flipkart’s sale of the model is not authorized by the company. “We have an exclusive partnership with Amazon in India. We advice customers to purchase OnePlus products only through official channels as we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the products sold elsewhere,” the company said. Typically, warranty is provided to a…

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Flipkart to sell OnePlus 3 with huge discount; Company says not done!

Flipkart, the homegrown ecommerce giant, has listed OnePlus 3 as one of the prominent mobile deals being offered under its ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale to be held from Saturday, Dec 17 onwards. It has also put up a ‘coming soon’ page for the sought-after smartphone model. However, OnePlus has an agreement with Amazon India that it will only sell its phones via the international retailer. Not surprisingly, OnePlus founder Carl Pei was not very happy with the promotion. UPDATE https://ultra.news/t-t/25767/flipkart-withdraws-oneplus-3-listing-follows-negative-feedback-brand “Brother, what’s this, we’re exclusive with Amazon India,” said Carl…

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Noble Skiodo launches 40-inch Android TV at Rs 24,999

Noble Skiodo, a new-age TV brand that sells exclusively via Amazon, has launched one of the cheapest 40-inch smart TVs in India. The 42SM40P01 Full-HD LED TV will be priced at Rs 24,999 and comes with a Cortex A7 Dual Core CPU running on android Kitkat 4.4. The television also has 1GB DDR4 RAM along with external 4GB EMMC FLASH memory. (The company said DDR4, but we believe it’s probably DDR3). The cheapest 40-inch full-HD TVs are priced around the Rs 20,000 price band, but without smart TV features such…

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Amazon India to launch Prime video streaming service

Amazon, one of India’s top two online retailers, sent out a teaser today with a promise that Amazon Prime Video is coming soon to India. Prime video is a service like Netflix that streams TV shows, films and other content. The service was launched in the United States ten years ago. At present, Amazon Video is currently only available to residents of the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and Austria. It is possible that Amazon could also launch its Fire TV set-top-box in India as well. The video streaming…

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Noble Skiodo launches washing machines at Rs 5,999 on Amazon

After establishing its presence in smart TV business with Amazon India, Noble Skiodo, has launched its washing machines on the website with a starting price at just Rs 5999 ahead of the upcoming festive season. Noble Skiodo is offering three price points — Rs 5,999, 7,999 & 9,999. The company is a new-generation TV brand that has launched all its models on Amazon so far, keeping its marketing and advertising costs close to zero. This in turn has helped the company keep its prices among the lowest in the country….

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AMAZON DIWALI 2016 Sale : Top 10 MOBILE deals

Amazon has kickstarted its ‘Great Indian Fesival Sale’ today morning and is offering some decent deals on mobile phones, especially smartphones, for those on the lookout for value. The most interesting offers are on the Moto range, followed by Samsung, Xiaomi and LeEco. And unlike earlier years, most of the deals this Diwali are focused on the entry level and mid-range segments. MOTOROLA OFFERS ON AMAZON Leading the charge is the range of Motorola phones, and among them, the latest Moto G (4th Generation). The devices, launched three months ago,…

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Flipkart Big Billion Day Mobile Sale: Xiaomi Mi5 @Rs 17,999; Moto X Style, Samsung A8 @Rs 19k; Le2 for Rs 10,499 on Diwali

What do you do when your rival Amazon is holding its big holiday sale two days ahead of you? If you’re Flipkart, you make sure that your customers know what’s in store for them if they wait. According to clues we’ve picked up from the social media and other promotions, Flipkart will offer some hefty discounts on its biggest selling category — mobile phones, as part of its Diwali sale. HIGH END SMARTPHONES The most interesting of the offers is likely to be the Rs 5,000 off on Xiaomi’s Mi5…

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Chetan Bhagat’s “One Indian Girl” to start shipping on Sunday

Chetans Bhagats new book, ‘One Indian Girl’ will start shipping on Sunday. The novel is now available for preorder on Amazon for Rs 119. The author announced the title of his new book last month . Bhagat had earlier said that the new book will be written in female first person style and will put female voice to the fore. “One Indian Girl is about an Indian girl who is intelligent and successful, because of which she finds it difficult to get love,” says Bhagat in his introduction to the…

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Flipkart beats Amazon in a user survey

India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart has emerged as India’s most preferred e-commerce platform, the company said quoting “E-tailing Leadership Index” of research firm RedSeer Consulting. “With an overall score of 95, Flipkart has been ranked ahead of players like Amazon (87), Snapdeal (66), Paytm (65) and Shopclues (59), in the second edition of the survey for the months of May-July 2016,” it said. RedSeer is a Bangalore-based market research firm. The quarterly survey was conducted among 3000 online shoppers across 30 cities and was split between SEC A, B and…

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Amazon, Noble Skiodo launch India’s cheapest 65-inch smart TV for Rs 85k

Noble Skiodo TV — which has attracted attention with its ultra-cheap prices, has launched its biggest model in India: a 65-inch Full HD Android TV priced at Rs 85,000. At present, 65-inch TVs are the domain of big brands such as Samsung, LG, Sony and more recently, LeEco. However, these models cost above Rs 1 lakh. Not just that, smaller brands such as Intex and Micromax typically don’t launch 1 lakh and above products because of consumer aversion towards spending such high amounts on items produced by relative newcomers. However,…

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Amazon Prime lets you to jump queue for smartphone flash sales

Amazon has brought ‘premium membership’ program Prime to India at an inaugural price of Rs 499 per year. It is also offering a two-month free trial period. While the main selling point of the program is cheaper and faster shipping, it also comes with a unique advantage in India — if you are a Prime member, you can jump the queue when participating in flash sales. Amazon, along with Flipkart, is one of the two main sellers of smartphones under the flash sale model, and as many mobile fans know,…

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Lenovo Zuk Z1: One Grandpa processor, Rest is OK

Are you tired of running after the elusive, almost ephemeral Xiaomi Redmi Note 3? Do you want something that you can get your hands on quickly, but at the same time don’t want to go for the LeEco Le 1s? Fret not, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 is here. BE WARNED, IT’S OLD The phone is not a new model, and was released around October of last year, and comes with the really old Snapdragon 801 chipset. Some may ask, what’s the big deal? Well, the Snapdragon 801 found inside the…

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No word on 32 GB Redmi Note 3 availability in next flash sale on March 30

Fans are eagerly waiting for information on whether or not the 32-GB version of Redmi Note 3 will be put up for sale on March 30, the date of the next flash sale. While the invite for today’s sale initially said ’32 GB and 16 GB’ and was later corrected to ’16 GB’ only, Amazon’s registration page for the next sale of March 30 does not say anything about which model will be available (see above). UPDATE: Responding to complaints, Xiaomi has clarified that more stocks are on their way to…

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SOLD OUT: First Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 flash sale over in a blink

The first Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 flash sale got sold out literally in the blink of an eye. Even the waitlist on Amazon.in was filled almost instantly. It is possible that people were using software-based booking, which could have resulted in such a fast emptying out of the stocks. It is also possible that the number of phones put on sale was very small. For example, when the first LeTV Le 1s sale happened, the proportion of those who got a phone and those who could not was around 2:3….

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COMING UP: Amazon’s blockbuster flash sale for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the most exciting phone from the Chinese brand in India after the Mi3 two years ago, is all set to go on its first flash sale on Amazon and Mi.com today at 2 PM. While details about the phone have been revealed, what remains to be seen is how good the company is in terms of living up to its hype. Specifically, we will see whether or not Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will also go the way of Mi3 — an extremely attractive phone with superior…

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Amazon buys stake in Tata’s publishing co Westland for Rs 9.5 cr

Trent Ltd, which operates the various retail chains of the Tata Group, said US-based Amazon.com has agreed to buy a 26% stake in its fully-owned subsidiary Westland for Rs 95 mln. It will also get an option to buy out the remaining 74% from the Tatas. Before the transaction, the entire shareholding of Westland was with Trent, which in turn is controlled by Tata Sons. According to Tata’s group website, Westland distributes books from publishers like Random House, Transworld, St. Martin’s Press, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins and Pan Macmillan….

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Google ends the Great Online Shopping Festival in India

Google India has cancelled its three-year-old annual shopping event – the Great Online Shopping Festival, taking a step back to let the big giants like Flipkart and Amazon do their own thing. As Google pointed out, back in 2012, when it launched Great Online Shopping Festival to rival USA’s Cyber Monday, the total online shopping Industry had a revenue of $2 billion. Over the last three years, it’s grown to $10 bln. “Back then India had 130 million Internet users with only 8 million Indians shopping online… Fast forward to 2015, India…

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4G mobile phone at 3,999? Amazon makes the best Diwali offer vs Flipkart, Snapdeal

There have been many discounts and offers on smartphones from ecommerce players such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon this Diwali. But none would come close to what Amazon and Phicomm are offering — a 4G phone with Snapdragon processor and a 5-inch HD display at a jaw-dropping price of Rs 3,999. Users can also avail of credit card offers to reduce the price further on Amazon. The offer is on Phicom Energy 653 — which was earlier selling for Rs 4,999. The phone has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which…

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Flipkart gets brickbats on Big Billion Day sale

Flipkart was in the cross hairs of irate customers after the company’s application failed to cater to many users today – the third day of its Big Billion sale. Twitter users were unforgiving in their comments, reminding the company of a similar ‘meltdown’ a year ago. Last year, Flipkart’s website had crashed after lakhs of users tried to access it at the same time when the annual Diwali sale was held. This time, Flipkart has added to users’ frustration by refusing to give details of the offers easily on its…

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