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HTC Posts Seventh Consecutive Quarterly Loss

Taiwan’s HTC on Tuesday announced worse than expected fourth-quarter results and analysts said its much-hyped virtual reality products had failed significantly to boost the struggling smartphone maker. Revenue from October to December was down 13.62 percent year-on-year to TWD 22.2 billion ($720 million or roughly Rs. 4,820 crores). The net loss was TWD 3.1 billion, an improvement on the year-before ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Is Finally Available in India but There’s Nothing Official About It

Nokia’s comeback smartphone, the Nokia 6, is finally available in India. But there’s no reason for you to be happy, as the Nokia 6 in India is available via a third-party online retailer and that too with a pricey sum. HMD Global, which owns rights to the Nokia brand, has so far not announced any availability details for the Indian ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Rumours Fuelled as Apple Joins Wireless Power Consortium

In a fresh development, Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) – an industry group behind wireless charging standards. This move testifies to Apple’s rumoured plans of introducing wireless charging with the iPhone 8 – a feature that has been rumoured several times in the past. Business Insider reports that Apple joined WPC last week, becoming a part of ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Tipped to Be Sized Like 4.7-inch iPhone 7, Sport Larger Battery

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is on a roll, and his latest report is indicative of the iPhone 8’s improved battery capacity. The analyst, who is seldom wrong, claims that the iPhone 8 will sport dimensions similar to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 – but will have a battery capacity nearly as large as the one seen on the iPhone 7 ... Read More »

LG G6 Teaser Promises ‘Reliability’; Select Users to Trial Phone Ahead of Launch

LG is leaving no stone unturned in creating interest around its upcoming G6 flagship. Soon after confirming Quad DAC support for the G6, LG has now confirmed that the smartphone will be given out to select users under ‘Preliminary Experiment Group’ ahead of the actual launch. The South Korean company has also reportedly shared a new teaser that promises “reliability” ... Read More »

MWC 2017: Vernee Apollo 2 Launch Confirmed, With 8GB of RAM, MediaTek Helio X30 in Tow

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vernee, which launched its Apollo smartphone with 6GB of RAM last year, has now announced that it will launch the smartphone’s successor – Apollo 2 at MWC 2017 later this month. Interestingly, the company has gone a step further with Apollo 2 as the smartphone features an impressive memory with up to 8GB of RAM. Depending on ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day 2017 Offers: Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung Discounts, and Other Deals

Joining all the tech companies rolling out Valentine’s Day 2017 offers, Xiaomi has also announced its own sale. The Chinese smartphone maker is hosting a one-day Valentine’s Day sale on Mi.com/in and is making available various tech gift options on the site. Valentine’s Day discounts by Xiaomi Xiaomi’s Valentine’s Day 2017 sale will begin at 10.00am IST, and the first ... Read More »

Nokia 3310, the Iconic Nokia Handset of the 2000s, Expected to Get a Reboot Next Week

Nokia 3310, one of the iconic phones of early 2000s, will be in the limelight once again next week, as HMD Global – which holds the rights to the Nokia brand on mobile devices – is rumoured to reboot the handset at its February 26 event, on the sidelines of MWC 2017 trade show. Other Nokia phones, including the Nokia ... Read More »

Apple Hits Record High but Leaves Some Investors in Dust

Apple shares cruised to a record-high close Monday, helping catapult the S&P 500 stock index over the $20 trillion (roughly Rs. 13,38,94,055 crores) mark in what amounts to a victory for plain-vanilla mutual funds over a bevy of hedge fund managers who recently backed away from the iPhone maker. The largest component of the S&P 500 and a core holding ... Read More »

LG G6 Confirmed to Come With Improved Quad DAC to Better Sound Quality

LG has teased yet another feature of the G6 flagship smartphone ahead of its launch later this month. The South Korean company has confirmed that the LG G6 smartphone will sport a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback. To recall, LG V20 was the company’s first smartphone to come with Quad DAC feature, and ... Read More »