Jio Phone: Micromax Says Yet to See Any Impact, but Open to Idea of 4G Feature Phone

JioPhone demand is on the radar of Indian smartphone maker Micromax as it explores whether its feature phone lineup needs to be upgraded to support 4G networks. The JioPhone bookings start online and offline officially on August 24, and deliveries will start in September. Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder of Micromax, said the company already has 4G-enabled feature phone […]

iPhone 8 Launch in September, But Availability Will Be Limited: KGI Securities

iPhone 8, the tenth anniversary Apple smartphone, has been in the news for nearly a year, and it seems the time is finally coming for the handset to become a reality. The production issues the smartphone faced have been reported several times now, but a fresh report from one of the most reliable sources of Apple leaks claims […]

ITC’s cigarettes business lit up Q1 results but cess hike a wet blanket

ITC Ltd’s June quarter results give an idea of what might have been had the government not sharply hiked the cess on cigarettes. Cigarette sales rose by 6.6% from a year ago, while this segment’s profit rose by 9%. This was in a period when destocking by dealers led to most consumer companies reporting lower […]

JPMorgan: iPhone 8 isn’t delayed, but quantities will be limited

JPMorgan analysts predicted that the anniversary iPhone 8 will arrive on time and will start selling in the usual end-of-September timeframe. The only caveat is the units won’t be nearly enough, meaning it will be hard to actually purchase. In a report to investors, JPMorgan’s Rod Hall said they expect a small amount of late September EMS […]

Modi, Trump discuss terrorism but no mention of visas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for the joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday. Photo credit: @narendramodi In their joint statement, Modi and Trump also touched on trade, security, bilateral co-operation and instability in Afghanistan NEW DELHI, JUN 27:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi and […]

Most US homes have mobiles but no landline

Less than half of US households now have a landline, according to a study from the US government. Of the households surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50.8% of homes had at least one mobile phone but no landline. A further 3.3% of homes surveyed had neither a mobile phone nor […]

Apple Beats Projections, But iPhone Earnings Still in Decline

Apple has beaten analyst expectations again. But that victory is not without some bitterness.  And Apple’s troubles may be indicative of a much broader trend. Apple Earnings Report Q3 2016 In its 2016 third quarter results, the company reported earnings of $1.42 per share on revenues of $42.4 billion, above the $1.38 per share on […]

No concessions for Apple, but govt to review mobile manufacturing policy to boost the sector

NEW DELHI: The government won’t offer any special concessions to Apple but is reviewing its entire policy on mobile phone manufacturing as part of an effort to promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative, officials said. This could meet some of the demands that Apple has made apart from benefitting other phone makers as well. Apple […]

Mi Notebook Air May Remind You of Another Computer — But Cheaper

The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, doesn’t like to be compared to Steve Jobs, but the latest product from the company, the Mi Notebook Air will do very little to convince people otherwise. You don’t have to have a degree from Stanford in computer science to see the similarities with Apple’s Macbook Air, […]

Mi Notebook Air May Remind You of Another Computer — But Cheaper

The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, doesn’t like to be compared to Steve Jobs, but the latest product from the company, the Mi Notebook Air will do very little to convince people otherwise. You don’t have to have a degree from Stanford in computer science to see the similarities with Apple’s Macbook Air, […]