Karbonn’s already on-the-rise reputation in the Indian mobile landscape is about to get a new boost, thanks to yet another uber-affordable quad-core Android smartphone.
Xolo may not have any fancy ongoing Black Friday promotions for its crowd-pleasing smartphones, but the OEM that’s close to snatch Samsung’s Indian mobile crown has bargain hunters more than covered with a brand new dirt-cheap handheld.
After months of speculation, seemingly unintentional confirmations, vaguer and more thorough spills of information, Nokia’s Lumia 525 has moments ago become official as a minor but meaningful Lumia 520 upgrade.
As if pricing the Moto G like no other smartphone close to its caliber wasn’t enough to prove Motorola means business, the Google-owned company has revised the 4.5-incher’s initially announced US release timeline, putting it up for grabs already.
Motorola has different plans for different markets in regards to Moto G’s rollout, as countries like Brazil and India are reportedly scoring the cheap powerhouse in a dual-SIM flavor, whereas Verizon US will be pairing the single-SIM with prepaid plans come Q1 2014.
Defying every price barrier known to mobile enthusiasts and pushing common sense to the limits, Gionee has announced the GPad G3 quad-core phablet in India, pricing it at an unbelievable $157 (Rs. 9,999).
Always a step (or several) behind competitors Samsung and Micromax as far as smartphone sales in India are concerned, Karbonn looks to finally break the rivals’ duopoly by rolling out a new flagship device dubbed Titanium X.
There are only two days left until Motorola will make its spanking new Moto G official and the low-cost version of the Moto X is pretty much an open book following previous spills of information and two fresh tidbits.
Nokia Lumia 525 fully detailed ahead of formal intro: 4-inch screen, 1 GB RAM, Guru headset in the box
Even with the highly anticipated Lumia 1320, 1520 and 2520 going official a couple of weeks ago, there’s no shortage of speculation concerning upcoming Nokia devices. In fact, we’re facing a genuine rumor overload… again, this time starring the Lumia 525, 929 and “Illusionist”.
Go big or go home used to be the motto of phablet manufacturers, as tech-savvy folks looked unable or unwilling to wrap their heads around the concept of budget-conscious larger than 5-inch phones.
Anyone from India looking to make a solid deal on an Android handheld with cool looks, decent speed and spacious display? You’re in luck, because Xolo is on a roll and, following the Q600, Play, Q1000S and A500S, they’ve just introduced the Q900.
Micromax may still be short of Samsung’s Indian smartphone market share, but when it comes to branding strategies and product portfolios, the Canvas makers have certainly learned a trick or two from their Korea-based rivals.
It may seem a little too early to call it, but it’s so obvious that there’s no point in waiting and keeping Motorola’s hopes up. Sorry, guys, the Moto X is a dud.
Despite making great strides of late in Asia and Europe and even a few waves in America with dirt-cheap yet feature-packed unlocked smartphones, not many expected Alcatel to get noticed by the major carriers stateside.
You know how there’s a small tech-focused event going on these days in Berlin, Germany and called IFA? Everybody that’s somebody in the mobile business is there to impress us with “innovations” and “upgrades”, save for Xiaomi, the Chinese OEM that’s recently snatched Hugo Barra from Google.
You can’t close in on the once undisputed leader of a smartphone market as large and important as India by releasing one new product every six months, so Micromax enriching its Canvas line-up is probably not surprising news.
Huawei’s current crown jewel is undoubtedly the Ascend P6, an uber skinny 4.7-inch phone with upper mid-range specs and budget-conscious price, but the Honor 3 might well threaten P6’s privileged spot in the company’s product line-up.
Okay, we all knew this was coming, so let’s not even pretend to be surprised. GooPhone, a Chinese OEM specialized in ripping off Apple designs, is reportedly working on an iPhone 5C clone already, which they are planning to launch as soon as next month.
Quick show of hands, who here is familiar with BLU Products? Anybody? Anybody at all? Well, it’s your loss, as the somewhat humble Miami-based mobile phone manufacturer has grown immensely in just four years of existence, making huge waves in Latin and North America, as well as Europe with solid budget-conscious gadgets.
It’s not unusual to see sub-$200 or even sub-$100 smartphones being released by obscure manufacturers from China and India that would be willing to do anything to be noticed. Not unusual, but still pretty impressive.