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Mobile phone retailers to boycott Samsung for three days

Kolkata: Brick-and-mortar mobile phone retailers across the country have decided to boycott business with Samsung for three days next week, with the Korean giant not withdrawing the consumer promotion with Amazon Pay, Amazon’s digital payment service. In a Whatsapp message sent by the offline cellphone retailer lobby, All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA), to the trade on Friday evening said retailers will boycott “Samsung business ... Read More »

How a Class X pass out built India’s largest mobile phone retail chain: the story of Rs 2,000 Cr Sangeetha Mobiles

Subhash Chandra L, Managing Director, Sangeetha Mobiles Bengaluru-based entrepreneur Subhash Chandra L comes across as well-educated and has a strikingly clear way of expressing his thoughts. In displaying his business acumen, he has no trouble recalling specific dates, numbers, and financial figures from over two decades ago. One might associate this with a fancy degree from an expensive, international university. However, Subhash ... Read More »

India’s mobile handset exports more than double; overtake last year’s exports in just 8 months

A special incentive scheme for the manufacture of mobile handsets and components may be unveiled in the upcoming budget.  Mobile handset exports from India have more than doubled in the first eight months of the current fiscal year. This is on top of a 132 per cent growth rate in the last fiscal as well. The overall exports of mobile ... Read More »

Galaxy Z Flip has only one official leather cover and it costs $100

A few weeks ago we brought you news about Samsung developed a genuine leather cover for the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip. This will be the only case design offered by the OEM for the upcoming clamshell smartphone, and it will be available only in black or white, according to a fresher report from Mobile Fun. This may or may not be indicative of the ... Read More »

TFT: Teamfight Tactics Mobile release window narrowed

In the TFT roadmap for 2020, Riot Games confirmed that Teamfight Tactics Mobile will be releasing in at some point in March. Last year saw the release of Teamfight Tactics, an auto battler spinoff of League of Legends. The game mode became a smash hit, resulting in Riot Games focusing more of their effort on it. As part of their plans to ... Read More »

Web portal to enable blocking, tracing of stolen or lost mobile phone for Delhi launched

Launching the initiative, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said safety and security of phones are crucial given the country’s technological strides and digital prowess. (Photo: PTI) Phones users in Delhi-NCR who lose their handsets will now have some respite, with the government launching a portal that will enable blocking and tracing of stolen or lost mobile phones. The initiative was ... Read More »

Saying goodbye to Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft ends support for its mobile OS

Windows on mobile is dead. Again. Today ends the support for all Windows 10 Mobile products, meaning there will be no new security updates, no non-security hotfixes and no free support. It’s not all over, though, the Office apps for Windows 10 Mobile phones will continue to be supported until January 12, 2021. This means that Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ... Read More »

Odisha: Man dies after mobile explodes while charging

The exact time of blast is yet to be ascertained Aman died after his phone exploded while charging in Odisha’s Paradip area Sunday night. The deceased has been identified as Kuna Pradhan, who is a native of Ranpur village of Nayagarh district in the state and was engaged as a labourer in the construction of a temple on the office ... Read More »

Mobile phones out of bounds at Madhyamik venues

The 2020 Madhyamik examinations will start on February 18(Shutterstock) Madhyamik invigilators, teachers or any other staff member will not be allowed to enter test venues with cell phones and they will not be allowed to deposit the device in the headmaster’s office after switching them off as they did till this year. An arrangement is likely to be made outside ... Read More »

Lava only long term player among Indian mobile brands, reveals study

While the Chinese and South Korean brands dominate the Indian mobile market, the only Indian brand that is still in the fray is Lava, according to market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR). The nationwide mobile phone ecosystem assessment, covering both feature phones and smartphones, revealed that there is increasing consolidation among five mobile brands, that rank high for various parameters ... Read More »