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  • Jio 4G handset is virtually free for users; what's the game plan?

    24 July, 2017 4:39 AM 64

    This handset could rattle older rivals, but experts are sceptical about mass conversions for Jio In a move that may rattle its older rivals, already destabilised by some of the disruptive plans and freebies offered by it in the past months, Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio on Friday unveiled its ultra-low-cost 4G feature phone. However, the success

  • Analysts divided over validity of Jio's pre-installed apps

    24 July, 2017 4:25 AM 27

    NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: Analysts are divided over whether pre-loaded Reliance Jio and other apps on the JioPhone flout rules on nondiscriminatory internet access, known as net neutrality. "Jio's pre-installed apps on the JioPhone can be seen as a violation of net neutrality principles, and we believe this aspect would be highlighted by competitors to the regulator

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active likely to come with 4000mAh battery, S8-like display without the curves

    24 July, 2017 4:15 AM 25

    Samsung is reportedly planning to announce a rugged version of the recently launched S8, dubbed - Galaxy S8 Active soon. The South Korean smartphone maker has done the same with S6 and S7 as well by announcing the Galaxy S6 Active and S7 Active. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is already in works, hints a few reports making rounds about the smartphone. Now some newly

  • Jio Phone at Effective Zero Price a 'Clever Marketing Position', Attempt to Avoid Levies: COAI

    24 July, 2017 4:05 AM 28

    Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has termed the launch of JioPhone a "clever marketing" and said Jio selling the device at effective zero price is an attempt to save government levies like licence fee by the company. Reliance Jio's new 4G-enabled feature phone JioPhone at a fully refundable one-time payment of Rs. 1,500 will offer free voice

  • Reliance JioPhone FAQs: Get your doubts clarified here

    24 July, 2017 4:05 AM 64

    With 4G VoLTE connectivity and no cost at all, the JioPhone will definitely make the 2G feature phones obsolete in the coming months. It won't be an exaggeration to say that the JioPhone has set a benchmark in the feature phone market as it a one of its kind device. It isn't a smartphone but a smart feature phone with several capabilities we haven't

  • JioPhone pricing, lock-in may prove deterrent, say analysts

    24 July, 2017 2:33 AM 34

    JioPhone, the 4G enabled feature phone unveiled by new entrant Reliance Jio, may not be able to tap fully into the feature segment as analysts have expressed concernes over high initial payment of Rs 1,500 for low-end users and a lock-in period of three years. However, the new offering will be a formidable challenge for incumbents, they said. HSBC Global

  • Israeli forces arrest Hamas leaders in West Bank raid

    23 July, 2017 3:45 PM 20

    Israel installed security cameras on Sunday at the mosque. Ramallah: Israeli forces arrested a number of Hamas leaders and activists in raids in the West Bank on Sunday, media reported. The arrests took place in the Palestinian cities of Hebron, Nablus, Jenin, Qalqiliya and Ramallah, Xinhua reported. The arrests include Finance Minister in the Hamas-led

  • Batch of 1002 pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu

    23 July, 2017 3:45 PM 34

    Jammu: A batch of 1,002 pilgrims left Jammu for the 3,888-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in south Kashmir Himalayas on Sunday where over two lakh devotees have paid obeisance this year. According to an official, 1,002 is the lowest number of pilgrims in a single batch, so far, this year. "A batch of 1,002 pilgrims today left Jammu in a convoy

  • Reliance rattles Indian telcos again by unveiling 'free' 4G phone

    23 July, 2017 2:03 PM 33

    India's disruptive new mobile entrant Reliance Jio, backed by the country's richest man Mukesh Ambani, unveiled a low-cost 4G-enabled phone on Friday to woo tens of millions of new customers, further destabilising established telecoms players. Jio has enjoyed a meteoric rise since its launch a year ago, with its months of free services and sharply discounted

  • MIUI 9 (Android Nougat) eligible Xiaomi devices' list leaked; Mi 6 first in line to get new update

    23 July, 2017 12:47 PM 24

    Xiaomi's much awaited Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 OS update is all set to be rolled out in August, but there was no word on which of the devices would get the new OS update until now. It has come to light that 36 phones are eligible to receive the software. Community blog, Reviewer on Weibo in China, has claimed that Xiaomi is planning to roll out MIUI 9 update