Tag Archives: Phones

More Gujarat Villages Ban Single Women From Using ‘Distracting’ Phones

Several villages in Gujarat have banned girls and single women from owning mobile phones, saying the devices distract them from their studies. A couple of villages in Mehsana and Banaskantha districts in Gujarat have imposed the ban in recent weeks, with more villages joining the campaign, said Ranjit Singh Thakor, president of the Mehsana district council. The ban applies to ... Read More »

Sony Says Xperia X Phones Will Replace Flagship Z-Series

Sony took the stage at MWC 2016 to announce the re-branding of its Xperia brand, aiming it at an ecosystem of connected devices, alongside the launch of three X smartphone series. Although the company did not give even a slightest hint about its next flagship Z handsets at the trade show, it revealed its plans that might come as a ... Read More »

Gujarat Village Bans Single Women From Using Mobile Phones

A village in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat has banned single women from using mobile phones, with elders deeming the technology a “nuisance to society”. Members of the Suraj village council in Mehsana, the Prime Minister’s home district, passed a resolution in early February outlawing the use of mobile phones for teenage girls and young women. ... Read More »

Moto Phones Get Discounts With Flipkart and Motorola’s ‘2nd Anniversary Sale’

Motorola India and Flipkart are commemorating the two-year anniversary of their partnership with offers that are valid until stocks last or till the offer ends. Interested consumers can head to Flipkart website as well as mobile app to get new offers only on Moto devices. To start off, the popular budget Moto E (Gen 2) 3G, priced at Rs. 5,999, ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Raze, Aqua Wing Affordable 4G Phones Launched

Intex has expanded its 4G smartphone portfolio with the launch of the Aqua Raze and Aqua Wing. Priced at Rs. 5,199 and Rs. 4,599 respectively, the Intex Aqua Raze (see above) and Intex Aqua Wing smartphones are now available to buy in India. The biggest highlights of both the devices are they feature 4G LTE. To recall, a physical retailer ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Wing, Aqua Raze Budget Phones Reportedly Launched in India

Intex has reportedly launched two new Aqua-series phones in India, the Aqua Wing and Aqua Raze, according to an established Mumbai-based retailer. The retailer claims that the Intex Aqua Wing and Intex Aqua Raze smartphones are now available to buy in India priced at Rs. 4,599 and Rs. 5,199 respectively. Notably, Intex hasn’t yet announced or listed the devices officially ... Read More »

BlackBerry Layoffs Point to Shift Away From Phones

In what appears to be part of its retrenchment from making phones, BlackBerry said Friday that it has laid off “a small number of employees” at its head office here and in Florida. John S. Chen, the company’s executive chairman and chief executive, is shifting BlackBerry to a company largely based on selling software and services to businesses and governments. ... Read More »