Tag Archives: Mobile

Faraday Future strikes deal to make cars in China with mobile gaming company

Troubled electric car startup Faraday Future has received another surprise lifeline in the form of a new 50/50 joint venture partnership with Chinese online video game company The9, the EV company announced Sunday. The9 says it’s willing to contribute up to $600 million to the joint venture, and Faraday Future has promised to use that money to make a new ... Read More »

Budget 2017: Mobile Phones Prices Likely to See 1-2 Percent Hike, Says Counterpoint

With the Union Budget 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley levied a 2 percent Special Additional Duty (SAD) on imported populated PCBs for use in the manufacturing of mobile phones. The new customs duty is likely to affect the pricing of the ‘Make in India’ mobile phones considering price of the PCBs make up a significant part of a phone’s cost. ... Read More »

Budget 2017: ‘Made in India’ Mobile Phones Likely to See Price Hike

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday presented the Union Budget 2017-18 with some changes in customs duties to “provide adequate protection to [the] domestic industry.” The government has imposed Special Additional Duty (SAD) on populated printed circuit boards (PCBs) for use in the manufacturing of mobile phones. The Budget 2017 has levied a 2 percent Special Additional Duty (SAD) on ... Read More »

270 Million Mobile Phones Expected to Be Shipped in India This Year: CMR

The Indian market is estimated to ship 270 million mobile phones in 2017, of which 130 million (48 percent) will be smartphones, Gurgaon-based market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Wednesday. Samsung continues to remain the leader and its immediate next ‘floating’ competitor is still half the size in market share by volume. “However, as we see most of ... Read More »

LG Books First Quarterly Loss in 6 Years on Worst Mobile Result

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc on Wednesday reported its first quarterly operating loss in six years in October-December due to its worst mobile performance. Its fourth-quarter loss reached KRW 35 billion ($30.06 million or roughly Rs. 204 crores), in line with its guidance earlier this month, said LG Electronics, the world’s second-largest television maker behind Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. That ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Confirmed, Will Be ‘Safer’ Says Mobile Chief

In a bold move, Samsung is not planning to discontinue its Note series, and will launch its Samsung Galaxy Note 8 later this year. The news comes from none other than Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh, killing all rumours of the death of the Note series. Koh told CNET that the Note series has a lot of loyalists, and the ... Read More »

Flipkart 4G Smartphone Buyers to Get 15GB of Idea Mobile Data at Price of 1GB

Flipkart and Idea Cellular have teamed up to introduce a new 4G deal for its customers. Customers who buy a 4G smartphone from the e-commerce website stand a chance to get 15GB of mobile data from Idea Cellular at the price of 1GB. The offer is applicable only on select smartphones available on Flipkart. How to Avail the Idea-Flipkart 4G ... Read More »

iPhone Most Reputed Mobile Phone Brand in India, Followed by Samsung, Micromax: Survey

Apple’s iPhone has been named as India’s most reputed mobile phone brand, followed by Samsung and domestic brand Micromax. According to a report India’s Most Reputed Mobile Phone Brands 2017 by media analytics company BlueBytes, in association with business intelligence company TRA Research, Apple’s iPhone has the highest positive media appearances in terms of sheer volume. Samsung Mobile had a ... Read More »

Panic Button: Mobile Manufacturers Get a 2-Month Extension for Mandatory Implementation

The government has extended the deadline by two months for mobile phone manufacturers to implement the panic button feature in new handsets. “On the request of mobile device manufacturers, we have extended the period for implementing panic button in new handsets by two months … the players had made a request saying they have unsold inventory of mobile phones without ... Read More »

BlackBerry Partners China’s TCL to Make BlackBerry-Branded Mobile Devices

BlackBerry Ltd said China’s TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd would make and sell BlackBerry-branded mobile devices globally, the Canadian smartphone pioneer’s first licensing deal since its transition to a software company. The devices made by TCL, which also makes Alcatel-branded mobile devices, will be coupled with BlackBerry’s security software and service suite, the company said on Thursday. BlackBerry is betting ... Read More »