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  • Motorola’s Moto G sells out in India, will return in ’10 to 20 days’

    Customers in India eager to buy Motorola’s cheap but cheerful Moto G will have to put their Android ambitions on the back-burner for a while, 10 to 20 days longer reports The Times of India. The Moto G sells for Rs 12 499 (8GB) or Rs 13 999 (16GB)  exclusively from Indian eStore FlipKart which has invited potential buyers to reserve a 16GB Moto G when it eventually goes on sale again. Motorola’s new Android phone sold out within the first four days of going on sale; when we checked the site, the 8GB model was said to be in stock,...

  • Indian inventor launches $34 Braille Android smartphone in February

    This is the ultimate expression of Google’s “Do harm policy”. In a bold move, inventor Sumit Dugar will soon launch an Android phone with a braille interface, reports the Deccan Herald. According to Dugar, the braille phone (he hasn’t named it yet) will let a visually impaired user do everything on a smartphone that a sighted user can do. Dugar unveiled his project earlier this year, saying that his braille phone will launch in February. It’s a little odd though, as Dugar says that the project is in the “testing phases”. So our best guess is that we’ll be the...

  • The return of the king: iPhone 4 8GB makes its way back to India

    Apple plans to rise the 8GB iPhone 4 from the dead in order to compete against Samsung’s stronghold in India and it’s going to happen as early as next week. Currently, Samsung reigns supreme with a 26% hold on the market, according to the IDC. When the iPhone 4 re-releases, it’ll cost 15000 rupees, or around US$250. Apple pulled the iPhone 4 as part of a global strategy, but lost ground against Samsung who went on to become India’s most successful smartphone brand. This is a major drop in price. Previously the iPhone 4 sold for 26 500 rupees or US$430....

  • India’s 5 cheapest smartphones revealed

    The mobile phone market in India is quite different from those in the US and Europe. There’s almost a sense of neglect when it comes to using carrier locked phones in India. As a result, we Indians are deprived of carrier subsidized cell phones and have to pay full price upfront when buying one. This leads to a large percentage of consumers owning cheaper or entry-level mobile phones. But thanks to Google, now they can buy smartphones at prices as low as US$100 (INR 6 000). Let’s have a look at some of the best-selling cheap smartphones of 2013...

  • India loves these 5 budget smartphones

    After the advent of the Android operating system many years ago, many new and diverse smartphone brands popped up because it became a lot easier to get the phone assembled and developed for. Android is free to install on any practically any product commercially, so it’s not hard to tweak the code a bit to make it run on standard hardware which can be acquired cheaply from component manufacturers. There are a lot of companies in Shenzen, China which can get you the required components from manufacturers like Qualcomm, MediaTek, Sharp, Omnivision and Broadcom. This helps their customers in creating...

  • ZTE aims for India with five new smartphones

    ZTE, one of China’s biggest telecom and mobile phone makers, plans to sell five new smartphones directly to India. This is the first time ZTE has marketed phones specifically for the Indian market. The five phones are priced from US$105 to US$270 according to The Next Web. ZTE is in it to win it, and will market, distribute and manage all sales of the mystery smartphones. It’s even going to ensure that post-sale customer service. ZTE has lofty goals in India, and wants to be one of the top three telecoms by 2016, says Xu Dejun, CEO of ZTE India....

  • Indian-made Aakash 2 budget tablet launches today, costs $21

    On India’s National Education day, which is today, the mega-cheap and cheerful budget tablet the Aaskash 2 launches for the price of US$21. It’s an exceptionally vanilla tablet but one that costs less than the price of two happy meals. For US$21, which is roughly the price of a cab fare across town, the Aakash 2 packs in a 1Ghz CPU, a half-gig of RAM, Android 4.0.3, 4GB flash memory, with a VGA camera on the front and Wi-Fi into a seven-inch screen. All this for less than the price of a few schoolbooks. Presenting the Aakash 2 The Aakash 2 will...

  • Samsung denies India the Galaxy Nexus

    The Galaxy Nexus won’t be sold in India, with Twitter being the platform Samsung decides to break the bad news on. India seems like a strange country to isolate from Samsung’s flagship Android 4.0 smartphone users. One user demanded an answer and Samsung shot back. @TifosoTuli The Galaxy Nexus will not be launched in India. Watch this space for the next big thing! — Samsung India (@Samsung_India) May 2, 2012 “Watch this space for the...

  • Nokia’s PureView 808 41Mpx phone launches first in Russia, India

    The PureView 808, Nokia’s 41-megapixel snapper plans to launch this month in India and Russia. Nokia mentions “select markets” but outside of Russia and India, no other country is mentioned. For the uninitiated, the PureView 808 is all about it’s high-def camera. The 41-megapixel sensor, combined with the Carl Zeiss lens and “pixel oversampling technology” equals shots like these. Also, full-HD 1080p recording. With the Nokia Belle OS on-board, don’t expect a revolution in terms of interface. This...

  • HCL launches two great new budget tablets, starts at US$160

    Budget tablets are a dime a dozen these days, but it’s interesting to watch companies push them into new market segments. With the rise of the iPad it seems that tablets will soon be commonplace in the classroom. HCL agrees. The Indian company announced two new low cost tablets –- the HCL ME U1 and the HCL MyEdu Tab. While the MyEdu Tab is aimed squarely at India’s classrooms, the ME U1 displays a good low-end price and feature mix, making it a great option for anyone shopping for a budget slate. Both tablets run the freshest version of...

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