Tag Archives: February

Alcatel Tipped to Launch a Modular Smartphone on February 26 at MWC 2017

Handset manufacturers including Nokia, LG, Sony, BlackBerry, and Lenovo have already confirmed their presence for the upcoming MWC 2017 trade show next month in Barcelona. A report now claims that TCL-brand Alcatel has also sent out invites for an event on February 26 where the company is expected to unveil up to five smartphones including a modular one which will ... Read More »

Oppo A57 India Launch Set for February 3

Oppo on Friday announced that its recently introduced selfie-focused smartphone, the A57, will hit Indian markets on February 3. For now, India price details of the Oppo A57 are not known. To recall, the Oppo A57 was launched in China in November at a price of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,000). It will launched in two colour variants – Rose ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5c Launch Pegged for February in New Leak; Won’t Support Fast Charging

Just when we were about to give up hope on the Xiaomi Mi 5c, it has cropped up online again. The device has reportedly been spotted on the website of China’s Quality Certification (3C) centre, revealing key details about the device, and also re-igniting hopes of a launch. GizmoChina reports that five different Xiaomi models went through certification on the ... Read More »

BlackBerry Mercury QWERTY Android Smartphone Set to Launch on February 25, Ahead of MWC 2017

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCT) at the CES 2017 preview event had announced that the new BlackBerry smartphone codenamed Mercury will be launched at an MWC event. Now, the Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has finally confirmed the launch date. In a tweet, BlackBerry Mobile official Twitter handle revealed February 25 as the launch date for the upcoming Mercury smartphone. ... Read More »

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global VP, Is Leaving the Company in February; Senior VP Xiang Wang to Lead Global Expansion Now

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President, is leaving the Chinese smartphone brand to return to Silicon Valley after a three and a half year stint at the company. He had been the face of the company and played a crucial role in Xiaomi’s growth as a prominent name in the highly competitive smartphone market. Before joining Xiaomi, Hugo Barra was ... Read More »

Nokia 6 Price, Launch Date Revealed; More Android Smartphones Expected on February 26

The first of the much-anticipated Nokia Android phones, the Nokia 6, was unveiled earlier this month without much fanfare exclusively in China. The new Nokia 6 smartphone will be going on sale next week in the country, the company said in a Facebook post. “Get ready! The Nokia 6 is coming to China! More announcements to follow on February 26th… ... Read More »

Import of Mobiles Without Panic Button Allowed Until February, Says DoT

The Department of Telecom on Tuesday allowed import of mobile phones without panic button or emergency calling feature till February 28, 2017. “…it has been decided by the competent authority that the import of mobile phone handsets without Panic Button/Emergency call button feature prescribed as per ‘Panic Button and Global Positioning System Facility in all mobile phone handsets Rules 2016…shall ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 6 Leak Says Launch on February 6; Sale Rumoured to Start in March

Xiaomi Mi 6, the successor to the Mi 5 smartphone, is expected in the first half of 2017, with reports earlier this week suggesting that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be launched in either February or April. However, new reports now say that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be unveiled on February 6 with sales starting in March. The earlier ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 6 With Snapdragon 835 Tipped to Launch in Either February or April

Xiaomi Mi 6, the successor of the Xiaomi Mi 5, is anticipated to launch in the first half of 2017, but a precise timeline is uncertain. Now, two recent rumours are separately suggesting a February or April launch for Xiaomi Mi 6. A well-known tipster has suggested on Chinese website Weibo that the Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone will be launched ... Read More »

Honor 8 to Get Android 7.0 Nougat Update in February 2017

It has taken some time but smartphone manufacturers have finally started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat updates for their respective smartphones. Huawei Terminal’s brand Honor has reportedly announced that its Honor 8 smartphone will receive the Nougat update with the company’s EMUI 5.0 interface in February next year. Apart from bringing the Android Nougat features such as split-screen multitasking and ... Read More »