Asus Takes a Dig at Xiaomi, Promises Continued Availability of Zenfone Series

Asus Takes a Dig at Xiaomi, Promises Continued Availability of Zenfone Series

The game is on! Just a couple of days after Xiaomi announced suspension of sales of the Mi 3 smartphones in India, Taiwanese giant, Asus, has sent out a press release reiterating their commitment to support and sell all the phones in the Zenfone series in the Indian market. The statement to the press starts off like this With few […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi’s Manu Jain: We’re Discontinuing Mi 3 for now to Focus on Redmi 1S

Xiaomi’s Manu Jain: We’re Discontinuing Mi 3 for now to Focus on Redmi 1S

In a shocking move, Xiaomi has pulled the hugely popular Xiaomi Mi 3 off the (virtual) shelves in India for an indefinite time, as the focus shifts to the Redmi 1S which goes on sale on September 2. Hugo Barra, their global VP had confirmed yesterday that the company had sold over 95,000 units of Mi 3. Although that’s not […]

 
     
 
 

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Priced at Rs.5,999 on Flipkart, Will go on Sale on Sep 2

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Priced at Rs.5,999 on Flipkart, Will go on Sale on Sep 2

Xiaomi has announced that the company’s budget Android smartphone, the Redmi 1S, will go on sale in India at just Rs.5999 (less than $100), which is Rs.1000 lesser than what they had announced back in July. The phone will be sold exclusively on Flipkart from September 2nd, and registrations will start today, August 26th from 6pm onwards. This means, that […]

     
 
 

Intex Cloud Fx: Firefox OS-based Smartphone for Just Rs.1999 ($33)

Intex Cloud Fx: Firefox OS-based Smartphone for Just Rs.1999 ($33)

Previous week, we reported about the launch of the first Firefox OS smartphone in India – the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1. And, at the time it seemed that the price of 2, 299 was too good to be true. But now Intex announces the Cloud Fx, a Firefox OS-based smartphones which can be yours for just 1999 INR, […]

     
 
 

Making ‘Value for Money’ Hot: the Xiaomi Way in India

Making ‘Value for Money’ Hot: the Xiaomi Way in India

“Sold out in 2.3 seconds.” “Servers crash due to excess demand.” “Next batch of products to be available on August xx. Register for you order. Limited units.” Earlier this year if you had told us that a smartphone would generate headlines of this sort, we would have shoved a breath analyzer in your face. Today, a month and a half […]

     
 
 

OnePlus Launch in India Nears as Company Starts Hiring Personnel

OnePlus Launch in India Nears as Company Starts Hiring Personnel

The hugely popular smartphone amongst geeks, OnePlus One could soon officially arrive in the Indian market. The Chinese manufacturer is keen on foraying into India, one of the world’s largest smartphone markets, and is in fact looking for a General Manager of OnePlus India. Bridget Hickey, the PR executive of OnePlus mentioned that the company is seeking a General Manager […]

     
 
 

Amazon ‘Droning’ India for Prime Air Test Drive, This Could Be Why

Amazon ‘Droning’ India for Prime Air Test Drive, This Could Be Why

Last year the US technology giant Amazon announced Prime Air, a project through which the company plans to deliver customer’s packages using drones. The company was hoping to get this project up and flying in the US air by 2015. But now an Economic Times report claims that the company is going to have India as the launch-pad for its Prime […]

     
 
 

Newegg Starts Shipping to India

Newegg Starts Shipping to India

Newegg, the popular e-commerce site from the US, has just announced that it is expanding is global footprint into India, as well. Newegg now welcomes online shoppers from India and also launches online stores in Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and Singapore. With this move, Newegg’s availability extends beyond the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Soren Mills, Chief Marketing Officer of Newegg North America, […]

     
 
 

XOLO Launches Hive OS-Powered Flagship XOLO 8X-1000 for Rs 13,999

XOLO Launches Hive OS-Powered Flagship XOLO 8X-1000 for Rs 13,999    

Last week smartphone vendor Lava announced Hive, a heavily customized Android-based operating system which it will implement on its premium XOLO smartphones. At an event in New Delhi today, the Indian company launched its new flagship Hive OS-powered handset XOLO 8X-1000. The XOLO 8X-1000 offers a 5-inch display with not so impressive hardware specifications. Clearly, the company is hoping that the new […]

     
 
 

Samsung Stumbles in India and China as Micromax and Xiaomi Take Top Spot

Samsung Stumbles in India and China as Micromax and Xiaomi Take Top Spot

All is not well for Samsung these days. The Korean giant has slipped up in two of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world. Micromax in India and Xiaomi in China have taken the top spots by pipping Samsung, who has had a golden run over the past few years with impressive sales of its Android based smartphones across […]