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No plans to launch JioPhone rival – Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom provider by revenue, said it has no intention of launching a rival phone similar to the super-cheap semi-smartphone launched by rival Reliance Jio.Asked if the company needed to come out with a similar, affordable handset to compete with Jio, Gopal Vittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel

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Is the JioPhone really free?

The latest entrant to India's telecom market, Reliance Jio, has announced an unprecedented offer -- a 4G enabled phone with support for apps and videocalling for free.According to Mukesh Ambani, customers do not have to pay anything for the phone as the cost of the phone will be returned to

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WATCH HERE: Mukesh Ambani speech on Reliance Jio at AGM today

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Jio will make a 'significant announcement' about the 4G wireless service provider's offerings at 11 AM on Friday while delivering his annual speech at its parent's annual general meeting.A live webcast of Mukesh Ambani's speech at the AGM, at which he is expected to

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Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year.The numbers also revealed that for the first time in eight years, there could be

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Reliance Jio’s 1000-rupee phone likely to work only on its 4G network; feature

The market is abuzz with rumors of the impending launch of a 1000-rupee 'feature phone' by Reliance Jio, but comments by Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal suggests that the Mukesh Ambani firm will not be able to launch such a phone without providing a big subsidies. However, doing so would in

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itel launches VoLTE phone with Iris scanner @ Rs 8,490

itel Mobile said it has launched its s flagship selfie phone, ´it1520´ at Rs 8,490 in India.it520 is equipped with wide angle 13 MP front and back cameras, Iris scanner, 4G-VoLTE connectivity and a Reliance Jio connection.The model runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow."The latest launch from itel is the perfect

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LAVA launches A97 smartphone with 4G VoLTE @ Rs 5,949

Mobile handset manufacturer LAVA International Ltd launched its new LAVA A97 with 4G access and 5 MP selfie camera at Rs 5,949.Lava A97´s wide range of specifications includes 5 inch screen of FWVGA resolution, 5MP rear and ‘selfie’ camera (both with LED flash), 4G VoLTE connectivity, etc.The smartphone is packed

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Meet the new breed of cheap Octa-core Phones in India priced Rs 10,000-20,000

A slew of cheap octacore phones have hit the Indian market over the last one month, starting with the iBerry Auxus Nuclea X, Gionee Elife S 5.5, Intex Aqua Octa and ending with the launch of the Panasonic P81, Wickedleak Wammy Neo, Alcatel One touch IDOL X+ and the Karbonn Titanium

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As phones get bigger, tablets pay the price

The soaring popularity of big size phones, or phablets, is affecting sales of tablets in India, according to market tracker 6Wresearch.Phablets, or phones with displays of 5 to 6 inches, have increasingly gained consumer affection due to three factors. First, they come with built-in cellular and 3G connectivity, unlike low-cost

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Tizen phones to hit India in days, but Nokia X likely to hit first

It's the battle for the mid segment of India's booming smartphone market, and it looks like Nokia X series may be the first to hit the market by a whisker, beating Samsung's Tizen operating system.According to sources, Samsung has exhibited its upcoming Tizen based smartphone to developers in India and

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BBC survey chronicles the rise of the mobile

A new BBC survey has underlined the importance of mobile phones in content consumption - especially news, and shown that Indians are ahead of others when it comes to using mobile phones for productivity purposes.The study, carried out among 6,000 smartphone owners in Australia, Germany, Sweden, India, Hong Kong

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