Author Archives: Loknath Das

MWC 2018: LG V30S ThinQ is a new AI phone, but also more of the same

The V30S is expected to be first rolled out in Korea over the next few weeks, and the global availability as well as pricing is currently not confirmed. The Mobile World Congress is an annual mobile tech show in Barcelona, and this year, it is again hosting some of the largest tech brands from 26-February to 01-March. Over the past ... Read More »

Telefonica rolls out personal assistant ‘Aura’ in data focus

The telecom carrier is set to release Aura in six countries, a key plank of chief executive officer Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete’s data-focused strategy. Photo: Reuters Madrid/London: Apple Inc. has Siri, Amazon.com Inc. has Alexa and now Telefonica SA is promoting its own digital personal assistant with a voice, Aura. The telecom carrier is set to release Aura in six countries, a ... Read More »

MWC 2018: Nokia looks at the past and the future, and tries to perfect both

The Nokia 8110 Reloaded will be priced at €79 and will start shipping in May this year. Every year, phone companies make a beeline for Barcelona to showcase the very latest smartphone tech, at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event. This year is no different, but it is HMD Global that has pulled a rabbit out of the hat—a ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Will Be Available via Airtel Online Store, Pre-Registrations Now Open

Airtel has announced that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ via its online store, and pre-registrations are now open. The latest flagship smartphones were recently unveiled by Samsung at the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event ahead of MWC 2018. Meanwhile, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pre-bookings had already commenced in India via Samsung’s online and offline channels. As mentioned, the pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S9 ... Read More »

Samsung Leader in 4G LTE Device Shipments in India Last Year: CMR

With 21 percent market share, Samsung retained the top spot in the 4G LTE device shipments in 2017 while Chinese handset maker Xiaomi stood second with 18 percent share, market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Wednesday. The 4G LTE shipments in India grew 80 percent in 2017 Year-on-Year (YoY), with total shipments reaching 148.3 million units, according to CMR’s annual “4G LTE ... Read More »

Xiaomi Opens First Mi Home Experience Store in Chennai to Showcase Products Not Launched in India

When launching the first Mi Home store in India, Xiaomi’s own store last year, the company’s Global Vice President, and Managing Director India, Manu Kumar Jain said the goal was to have a store where you could see not just the products launched in India, but everything that Xiaomi had to offer. On Wednesday, Xiaomi launched its first Mi Home Experience store in India, ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Nokia Headline MWC, OnePlus 6 and Mi Mix 2s Leak, Reliance Big TV Offer, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launching in India on Tuesday Nokia’s slate of MWC phones will start launching in India from April OnePlus 6 leak promises an iPhone X-like ‘notch’ Welcome back to our weekly roundup of all the tech news that you can use. The biggest event of the week was probably the launch on Sunday of the Samsung Galaxy ... Read More »

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Mi A1: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 6 (2018) is one of the handsets launched at MWC 2018 Smartphone debuted in Chine earlier this year Nokia 6 (2018) is an Android One smartphone Nokia 6 (2018) is one of the four new Nokia-brandedAndroid smartphones that HMD Globallaunched at Mobile World Congress 2018. While Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 1 are new handsets, the Nokia 6 (2018) isn’t exactly a ... Read More »

Nokia 1 First Impressions

Nokia 1 global average price will be $85 (roughly Rs. 5,500, before taxes) HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 1 will be launched in India in April this year It will compete with the likes of Micromax Bharat Go and Lava Z50 The smartphone has 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage HMD Global unveiled a trio of premium metal-bodied smartphones and one gimmicky feature phone at ... Read More »

Words Matter in Gauging Public Confidence

College and university leaders have been consumed since last summer with trying to understand public attitudes about them, as surveys and studies — like this and this and this and this — have delivered evidence of growing skepticism and doubts about the value of what consumers and society get from higher education. Gallup injected yet more data into the mix Friday, with a new survey that both reinforces ... Read More »