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Gionee: Still Betting on Ye Olde Retail!

Gionee: Still Betting on Ye Olde Retail!

“They told me it is a business meeting. So I had to wear this suit.” Gionee India’s MD and CEO Arvind Vohra has the knack of getting the giggles going in any room, and yesterday was no different as he took the stage to announce his company’s association with some of the biggest tech retailers in the country – Croma, […]

 
     
 
 

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 […]

 
     
 
 

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. […]

 
     
 
 

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 […]

 
     
 
 

BlackBerry, Samsung, Microsoft, HTC, LG, Sony… In a World of Their Own?

BlackBerry, Samsung, Microsoft, HTC, LG, Sony… In a World of Their Own?

The Bible talks of much gnashing of teeth and wailing when final judgement visits those that have sinned. Well, similar are the sounds (well, metaphorically at least) that seem to accompany the announcement of prices of devices from ahem, some brands these days. Ironically, these are the very brands that had dominated the mobile landscape for years – the likes […]

 
     
 
 

For Android, the iPhone is Not the Enemy, it is a Benchmark!

For Android, the iPhone is Not the Enemy, it is a Benchmark!

“That is a very good phone.” When Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says that about a device, you would expect it to refer to one of his own company’s phones, or perhaps one of the high-profile Androids in tech town. But nay, the device he was referring to was from the company that many of his brethren consider THE enemy. It was […]

 
     
 
 

LG G4 Confirms the Premium-Mainstream Split in Android Flagships

LG G4 Confirms the Premium-Mainstream Split in Android Flagships

When LG unveiled its G4 flagship day before, it rounded off the flagship fleet for the current Android generation, the most notable of which are the Samsung S6 Edge, the HTC One M9, the Sony Xperia Z4, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, the Honor 6 Plus, the Nexus 6, the Moto Turbo, the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, the Asus ZenFone […]

 
     
 
 

The Day Barra Channeled Jobs

The Day Barra Channeled Jobs

Apple fans can have a new accusation to level at Xiaomi, the company that some call the “Apple of China.” After being accused of copying/being inspired by/paying tribute to the Cupertino company in product terms, now their Vice President is likely to be accused of a copyright violation on a spiritual level. Of channeling Steve Jobs. For about an hour […]

 
     
 
 

Micromax, YU and I: Meeting Rahul Sharma!

Micromax, YU and I: Meeting Rahul Sharma!

There are some people who charge into an office, as if wading into battle. Rahul Sharma is not one of them. The founder of Micromax and YU tends to ooze in quietly, a bit like PG Wodehouse’s iconic gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves. I had been waiting in the reception of Micromax’s head office in Gurgaon (near the Indian capital of Delhi) […]

 
     
 
 

Seven Things Tech Writers Could Learn From Richie Benaud

Seven Things Tech Writers Could Learn From Richie Benaud

He enjoyed iconic status in cricket – be it on the crease or in the commentary box. When he passed away earlier today, millions mourned. But Richie Benaud could teach a lot of us tech writers a lesson or two in the noble art of coverage, analysis and commentarty. Here are seven things that tech writers could learn from the […]