“Killer Note” Continues Lenovo’s Budget Charge

“Killer Note” Continues Lenovo’s Budget Charge

“Every player is not Wayne Rooney. But even Wayne Rooney is useless without ten players around him,” Lenovo India’s product manager Anuj Sharma does let his support for English football club Manchester United, seep into some of his similes. And in this case he was talking of the company’s increasing focus on the ‘affordable’ phone segment in India. Unlike other […]

     
 
 

Manu Kumar Jain: The Xiaomi India Head… With a Smile!

Manu Kumar Jain: The Xiaomi India Head… With a Smile!

“He is the man heading Xiaomi India? I thought it was Hugo Barra!” That is the reaction of just about every non-Geek I met in recent times who read Fortune India’s “40 under 40″, which features 40 CEOs in the country who are on the right side of forty. One of them is Manu Kumar Jain, the head of Xiaomi […]

 
     
 
 

Can Be Premium? Micromax’s Canvas Sliver Gambit!

Can Be Premium? Micromax’s Canvas Sliver Gambit!

There was an audible gasp of surprise in the room when Micromax CEO Vineet Taneja revealed the price of the latest device from the company. “This is a trick. He is going to make the numbers roll down to a lower figure,” one of the bloggers in the crowd whispered. Well, he did not. If you had told us a […]

     
 
 

Review: Nexian Air Chromebook – For Browsers on the Write Path

Review: Nexian Air Chromebook – For Browsers on the Write Path

Chromebooks have been around for a while now, and they have pretty much divided the digital world into two camps – those who think they are awesome, cloud-oriented, affordable tech wonders; and those who think they are awful, under-powered blots on the fair name of notebooks. The truth, as in so many cases, lies somewhere in the middle. Yes, Chromebooks […]

 
     
 
 

The Chromebook Q&A: Everything You Wanted to Know About Chromebooks

The Chromebook Q&A: Everything You Wanted to Know About Chromebooks

Google launched a new range of Chromebooks in India recently. And while we will be reviewing a few of them, we have also been deluged by questions about what a Chromebook actually is and how it is different and/or better than existing notebooks. Here is our attempt at answering some of these queries. Right, so what is a Chromebook? Simple. […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Xiaomi Mi 4i – The Return of the Price Jedi

Review: Xiaomi Mi 4i – The Return of the Price Jedi

They say that well begun is half done, but for Xiaomi in India, the insanely quick start provided by the likes of the Mi 3 and the Redmi 1S has been a bit of a double-edged sword. Yes, those two products with their too-good-to-be-true price tags did create a sensation and multi-second sellouts online (the Mi 3 came to India […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Asus ZenFone 2 – The Rahul Dravid of Smartphones

Review: Asus ZenFone 2 – The Rahul Dravid of Smartphones

Asus had surprised us all very pleasantly with the ZenFone 5 last year. Priced below Rs 10,000, the device nevertheless was a brilliant performer, and outshone even the likes of the Moto G. It was an outstanding product, but was squarely aimed at the budget smartphone market segment. Well, its successor, the ZenFone 2 (we got the ZE551 ML, with […]

 
     
 
 

Dear Phone Manufacturers, Stop the DSLR Camera Comparisons Please!

Dear Phone Manufacturers, Stop the DSLR Camera Comparisons Please!

Dear Phone Manufacturers/Brands, It has been raining phone launches of late, and while most of the attention still is hogged by the design-processor-display-price quartet, a recent trend that I’ve observed in many of your events is a stress on the camera of your phones. From Samsung on the Galaxy S6 to Huawei on the Honor 6 Plus to Xiaomi on […]

 
     
 
 

YU and We: The YU Yuphoria Review Interview

YU and We: The YU Yuphoria Review Interview

We have been snowed under with queries about the YU Yuphoria, the second phone in the YU series – after the much-hyped Yureka – which goes on sale today. Well, we could have done a normal routine review, but we felt the sheer quantity of queries merited a different approach. So we have made this review an interview of sorts, […]