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vivo X21s is official, it’s actually the vivo V11

Three things are certain in life – death, taxes, and the vivo V smartphone being sold as vivo X in China. Such is the case with the vivo V11 (better known as V11 Pro in India) that just got introduced on its domestic market as vivo X21s. The phone has the same specs, same footprint and the same UD fingerprint ... Read More »

Apple is selling refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting at $499

Apple has started selling refurbished versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from last year. You can find both in its online store. The refurb iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage can be yours for $499, which is $100 less than its regular price. The 64GB iPhone 8 Plus in refurbished form is $599, also $100 less than ... Read More »

BlackBerry KEY2 LE is now available through the company’s online store for the EU

BlackBerry’s latest smartphone, the KEY2 LE, was announced at IFA at the end of August as a toned down version of the KEY2, with lesser specs but also a more affordable price. This smartphone is now up for grabs from the company’s own online store serving the EU. At the moment only the Slate color version is in stock, and ... Read More »

Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act. But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the ... Read More »

Apple’s Legal Assault on Qualcomm Is Part of Phone Margin Grab

Apple is piling onto lawsuits that attack the way Qualcomm licenses technology for mobile phones in a widespread effort to rake back profits in a slowing market. The latest suit by Apple, filed Friday, alleges that Qualcomm has unfairly used the power of its patents, which cover the fundamentals of phone systems, and its chip business to prop up its dominant position in ... Read More »

Xiaomi Is More Like Facebook Than Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s razor-thin hardware margins are offset by its ad sales Advertising accounted for nearly 57 percent of its revenue last year Xiaomi can also make money by pushing third-party apps That’s the mantra that you’ll surely hear most as Xiaomi tries to convince investors that a hardware company with razor-thin margins is worth $100 billion. “We pioneered an amazing, innovative business model ... Read More »

Xiaomi Is More Like Facebook Than Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s razor-thin hardware margins are offset by its ad sales Advertising accounted for nearly 57 percent of its revenue last year Xiaomi can also make money by pushing third-party apps That’s the mantra that you’ll surely hear most as Xiaomi tries to convince investors that a hardware company with razor-thin margins is worth $100 billion. “We pioneered an amazing, innovative business model ... Read More »

Facebook Is Said to Research Ad-Free Subscription-Based Version

HIGHLIGHTS Now there’s more internal momentum to pursue such an option During testimony, Zuckerberg left the door open for subscription option Company generated virtually all its revenue last year by selling ads Facebook has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network, according to ... Read More »

Google Pixel 3: The best is on its way already?

It was just last week that I had written about Samsung having “a foot in the mouth” kind of a situation every time they want to launch a phone. This time around it’s Google that has “accidentally” given a strong hint of a new phone making its way to the marketplace. Reported by the XDA-Developers, Google published a new commit ... Read More »

Nokia 1 Android Go Smartphone Launched in India, Price Is Rs. 5,499

Nokia 1, the company’s first smartphone running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition), is finally available for sale in India. Nokia licensee HMD Global had announced the smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February this year. The Nokia 1 is among the first handsets in India which come with the Android Oreo (Go edition). The Android Go ecosystem promises to deliver an optimised experience ... Read More »