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5 Key Trends that Emerged for Smartphone Market in 2015

5 Key Trends that Emerged for Smartphone Market in 2015

2015 has been a game changing year for the smartphone market. If you look at individual players, there is no common pattern between them. Some players like Apple and Huawei have had a great year. Apple’s iPhone has had its best year ever in terms of profits and Huawei managed to ship a staggering 100 million smartphones with strong Y-o-Y […]

 
     
 
 

Tech in 2015: Hits and Misses!

Tech in 2015: Hits and Misses!

The year 2015 was a happening year in tech. From autonomous cars to augmented reality to crazy space missions, many boundaries were broken. In the land of gadgets, there were many expected hits and some surprising misses as well. So we (Nimish Dubey and I) at Technology Personalized put our heads down and listed down the 10 hits and 4 […]

 
     
 
 

Is 2016 Going to See the Return of the Compact Phone?

Is 2016 Going to See the Return of the Compact Phone?

“Yes, we can make a bigger phone. We have. But the question you need to ask is: how big can your hand get?” That was Xiaomi’s Vice President Hugo Barra’s response to a query from a member of the media about why Xiaomi had not endowed the Mi 4i with a larger display. It was mid-2015 and it was high […]

 
     
 
 

Guide to 4G LTE in India – Carriers, Bands and Coverage

Guide to 4G LTE in India – Carriers, Bands and Coverage

As we move to 2016, Indian telecom operators have increased the pace of their 4G rollouts. Earlier, mostly Airtel was launching 4G throughout the country. Currently Vodafone and Idea have stepped up their games, launching 4G in various circles. With so many operators launching/poised to launch 4G in the coming weeks and months, it’s becoming increasingly confusing as to which […]

 
     
 
 

My Cloud Life Has Begun and it’s Amazing

My Cloud Life Has Begun and it’s Amazing

Guest Post by Rohan Naravane. If you’ve been using computers long enough, there’s a chance you may have experienced the failure of a storage device at least once. Your photos, videos, documents… gone in a flash as your computer storage (like a hard drive) or external storage (like a microSD card) bites the dust. You may have even put in […]

     
 
 

Is Rs 6,000 – 16,000 the New “Mid-Segment” in Smartphones?

Is Rs 6,000 – 16,000 the New “Mid-Segment” in Smartphones?

As with so many things these days, it all started with a tweet. We had seen some references to a phone that cost Rs 29,999 (about USD 440) as being a ‘mid-segment’ and felt that this was actually an expensive device and more on the high-end side in price terms. But when we said so, pat came the answer: if […]

 
     
 
 

Time for Facebook to Switch ON the WeChat-ification of WhatsApp?

Time for Facebook to Switch ON the WeChat-ification of WhatsApp?

Chat apps have become more than just a medium of communication. This is probably best demonstarted by WeChat whose massive user base in China, uses the app for more than just messaging. WeChat is being used for booking movie tickets, transferring money, hailing rides, playing games and a host of other activities as well. WeChat has provided tools (mostly APIs) […]

 
     
 
 

“If only…”: Ten Trends Nokia Spotted and Failed to Cash in On

“If only…”: Ten Trends Nokia Spotted and Failed to Cash in On

“They had so much market share a few years ago. What went wrong?” The query came with a wry grin from the former Nokia (now Microsoft) Store in Delhi. It is a store from which I had bought my first three Nokia devices – the N70, the E61i and the N95 8 GB, in a period spanning 2006-2009. And as […]

 
     
 
 

Reliance Jio : Advantages and Challenges

Reliance Jio : Advantages and Challenges

Now that we have finally entered December, it’s an interesting time for any telecom enthusiast in India. The reason for the enthusiasm is the purported launch of Reliance Jio. Although Reliance Jio has declared that they would launch officialy/commercially in December 2015, we shouldn’t hold our breath since it’s fully possible for the launch to be further delayed. Given the […]

 
     
 
 

The Best USD 375 (Rs 25,000) Phone? OnePlus 2 vs Google Nexus 5X

The Best USD 375 (Rs 25,000) Phone? OnePlus 2 vs Google Nexus 5X

A few weeks ago, the very idea of comparing the OnePlus 2 and the Nexus 5X would have seemed ridiculous. After all, they were separated by a significant price gulf – the Nexus 5X was launched at Rs 31,900 while the OnePlus 2 was priced at Rs 24,999. However, recent price cuts to the Nexus 5X (which LG insists are […]