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Demonetisation resulted in 30.5% smartphone sales drop

Vivo and Oppo enjoyed steady sales during November 2016 As India’s demonetisation aftereffect is slowly disappearing, it is now a good opportunity to see which line of work was heavily affected. In comparison with month-on-month in November when compared to October, smartphone sales fell down by 30.5%. Upasana Joshi, the senior market analyst of IDC India is confident that drop ...

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Acer India suspends its smartphone business again

Acer’s decision is due to high competition and price sensitivity in India Acer has made two decisions today, one of which is related to its smartphone business. Recent reports indicate that the company is suspending its smartphone business. The company re-entered the smartphone last year, of which I reviewed on of their phones– the liquid Z530. During a discussion with ...

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Airtel India’s Myanmer Terrestrial Fiber Link is now live!

Optic Line between India and Myanmar! As on December 9th, Bharti Airtel was able to bring the terrestrial optical fiber link between India and Myanmar online. According to the telecom company, this is the first link between the countries. According to Airtel, this will help its company to reach a population of 53 million in Myanmar. The country’s economic reforms have ...

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Reliance Comm. enable Smartcare on Twitter as another self-help platform

Reliance Communications recently enabled a new service called ‘Smartcare‘ where it provides multiple user account management services via Twitter. By doing so, one can manage their accounts by using their Twitter account. This way, one can recharge their accounts, make payments, check out their outstanding amount, activate/deactivate certain specific services, special deals and a lot more. Reliance Communications’ CEO of ...

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Sony CEO dismisses claims of selling its mobile business and making in-house chipset

Not too long ago, a news was circulating that Sony will consider selling its smartphone business if it doesn’t see a profit by 2016. There were also rumours that Sony will be manufacturing mobile chipset in-house, therefore giving a competition to Qualcomm and MediaTek at some point… Of course..if that was all true. During an interview to a Chinese based website, ...

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US ITC clears charges against Samsung over Nvidia GPU patent infringement

During a US International Trade Commission hearing, all charges against Samsung over allegedly infringing over Nvidia graphics chip technology have been cleared. During the ruling, Judge Thomas Pender said that two out of three Nvidia patents were no way infringed upon, and while there was an infringement with the third patent, it’s deemed invalid since it wasn’t a new invention ...

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Airtel ordered to stop airing its misleading 4G ad by October 7

After facing scrutiny from the Advertising Standards Council of India, Airtel now needs to take down its ‘4G Challenge’ ad campaign by 7th October. The reasons cited was that its ads were very misleading. The Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) was also in the meeting who also considered taking an opinion of a technical expert. According to the Annexure 1 on ...

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