iPhone Prices in India Get a 29% Surge [Update]

iPhone Prices in India Get a 29% Surge [Update]

Update: Apple India has squashed the report as being baseless. Any increase in online prices are due to the new government regulations for online eCommerce firms prohibiting them from offering predatory discounts/pricing. Earlier: In a surprising turn of events, Apple has drastically raised iPhone prices by up to 29% in India. Products including the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and the […]

     
 
 

Nextbit’s Cloud-Centric Robin Smartphone Coming to India Later this Month

Nextbit’s Cloud-Centric Robin Smartphone Coming to India Later this Month

Nextbit, the company known for launching a cloud-first Android phone has finally decided to enter the Indian market with their ‘Robin’ smartphone. They will launch the handset in the week of April 25th, however, an exact date is yet to be decided. Unveiled back in 2015, the Nextbit Robin focuses mainly on its cloud capabilities that can sync user data […]

     
 
 

Tesla Model 3 in India: Observations & Analysis

Tesla Model 3 in India: Observations & Analysis

Disclaimer: I’m in no way an auto expert, neither do I know a lot about Indian import system. Over the last couple of days I managed to read some stuff about Tesla’s plans for India and had some meaningful conversations about the same on Twitter. This is just a summary of things as I understand. Elon Musk and Tesla unveiled […]

     
 
 

Sony Xperia Z3+ Now Available for Rs 25,999

Sony Xperia Z3+ Now Available for Rs 25,999

Launched back in June 2015 at a hefty price of Rs 55,990, Sony’s Xperia Z3+ is now available for a reasonable amount of Rs 25,990 on Amazon, dropping half of its original price in just 9 months. Considered as a flagship upgrade, the Z3+ failed to gain popularity mostly because of its inconsistent heating issues and mediocre battery life. Despite […]

     
 
 

Ringing Bells Freedom 251: Cheapest Android Smartphone for Just Rs 251 ($3.65)

Ringing Bells Freedom 251: Cheapest Android Smartphone for Just Rs 251 ($3.65)

No, that’s not a typo in the title. An unknown Indian company by the name Ringing Bells has introduced what’s probably the cheapest Android smartphone for just Rs 251 which is less than USD 4 (actually $3.65 at present rates). What’s even more surprising is the looks and specs of Freedom 251. Take a deep breath and have a look […]

     
 
 

Facebook’s Free Basics Isn’t Free Anymore, Morphs into a Paid Platform [Update]

Facebook’s Free Basics Isn’t Free Anymore, Morphs into a Paid Platform [Update]

Free Basics is now Paid Basics. No, that’s not the official name change, but as per the fresh reports flowing in, Facebook’s pet project which hit a major roadblock in India earlier this week is being converted into a paid platform to make it compliant with the latest TRAI regulations. As per this report by TOI, Reliance Communications, the first […]

     
 
 

Micromax Maintains Second Position in India, but Fast Losing Ground

Micromax Maintains Second Position in India, but Fast Losing Ground

Guest Post by Sanjeev Kumar. Whenever one talks about the Indian smartphone market, especially the budget segment, the first brand that comes to the mind is Micromax. No matter wherever you go, you will spot every third person flaunting a Micromax smartphone. The Indian brand, which threatened the market leader Samsung in the year 2014, appeared to be losing its […]

     
 
 

Facebook Poised to Dominate India

Facebook Poised to Dominate India

Facebook currently isn’t the most liked company in India, thanks to the Net Neutrality debacle the company is entangled in. However as a company, Facebook has been doing pretty good for itself. On August 28 last year, one billion people accessed Facebook in a single day for the first time, and by comparison, Twitter’s monthly active user base is just […]

 
     
 
 

5 Key Challenges for Netflix in India

5 Key Challenges for Netflix in India

CES 2016 was pretty boring for me all along till the time Netflix took the stage. The company announced a massive expansion which would see it operate in 130 new countries across the globe. India happens to be one of them. The subscription prices of Netflix in India is very similar to their US pricing, although the content availability and […]

 
     
 
 

Moto X Play Now Receiving Marshmallow Update in India

Moto X Play Now Receiving Marshmallow Update in India

After the Moto G3 and the Moto X Style, the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now rolling out to the mid range handset, Moto X Play in India just as promised last month by Amit Boni – the General Manager of Motorola India. It’s impressive to see that Motorola is staying firm on their plans as it is currently […]