Tag Archives: planning

Planning to buy a new car? Wait for e-vehicles if you can

India on its path to embrace electric cars Are you planning to buy a new car? Consider this: petrol and diesel cars are on their way out. India is zipping ahead on its path to embrace electric cars as automakers as well as the government are gearing up to bring electric mobility to the country. Next year, a number of ... Read More »

Planning to buy a second-hand car on loan? Here’s what you need to do

According to a survey done last year, the size of the Indian pre-owned car market is 3.5 million cars. This, as per the survey, was 1.2X of the annual sales volume of new cars. But, despite having a much bigger share in terms of the number of cars sold, only 15% of the used cars sold, were financed through used-car ... Read More »

Apple Reportedly Planning New UAC Connector in Its MFi Licensing Program

Apple is reportedly introducing support for a new connector type in its MFi (Made for iPhone) licensing program for certified accessories. Apple calls it the Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC) and it’s much smaller than the USB Type-C and Lightning connectors currently used by the company. It is used for the same purposes as all connectors – for charging and transferring ... Read More »

Google Planning to Launch Mid-Range Android One Smartphones in the US This Year

Google’s Android One initiative, which was launched back in 2014, is aimed at manufacturing affordable devices that meet a certain set of quality standards and are targeted at emerging markets. However, the search giant is now reportedly planning to launch mid-range Android One smartphones in the US later this year. The US-targeted Android One devices are expected to cost between ... Read More »

Samsung Said to Be Planning Refurbished Smartphone Programme

Samsung Electronics plans to launch a programme to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The South Korean technology firm is looking for ways to sustain earnings momentum after reviving its mobile profits by restructuring its product line-up. As growth in the global smartphone ... Read More »

Lava Planning to Set Up R&D Facility in Hyderabad

Domestic mobile handset manufacturer Lava plans to set up a research and development (R&D) facility in Hyderabad. A company official on Thursday said this would be their second facility and would be bigger than the existing one in Bengaluru, which employs 400 people. Sandeep Dongre, senior vice president and hub head, east, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, told reporters that they ... Read More »

Datawind CEO Questions Freedom251 Price; Planning to Launch Rs. 1,500 Smartphone

Datawind, the maker of world’s cheapest tablet PC, today questioned the Rs. 251 pricing of Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone, and said that the scheme will neither impact the company nor market players. “Every month, about two crore mobile phones are sold in India. The company [Ringing Bells] claims to have 25 lakh bookings and some crore registrations. If the ... Read More »

Government Planning Hike in FDI for PSU Banks: Report

New Delhi: The government is planning to increase the foreign investment limit in public sector banks to 49 per cent from 20 per cent with a view to attract overseas inflows. The Finance Ministry is looking into the proposal, sources said adding it may be announced in the forthcoming Budget 2016-17. If the government accepts this proposal, it would lead ... Read More »

No-stress wedding planning

(L-R) Chelsea Obsniuk, Vana and David Smart are seen at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Man. Tuesday February 02, 2016. They will be participating in the Big Deal Wedding Expo later this month. So you got engaged on Valentine’s Day and want to start planning for your big day, but don’t know where to start. Chelsea Obsniuk says the Big Deal ... Read More »