Category Archives: Mobiles

AT&T Opens iPhone Price War With Buy-One-Get-One-Free Offer

And so it begins. The promised truce among wireless carriers is over. After vowing to avoid a repeat of the blistering iPhone price war of last year, AT&T will fire the first shot – offering a free iPhone with the purchase of another, for customers who also subscribe to its DirecTV satellite service. The buy-one-get-one-free promotion starts Friday and applies… Read More »

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Have Smaller Batteries Than iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Tips TENAA Listing

We have mentioned it time and again that with Apple’s iPhone handsets, specifications on paper often don’t reveal the full picture. However, the TENAA listings of the new iPhone 8 models have revealed an interesting aspect about the handsets. The listing suggests that the new handsets from Apple pack smaller batteries than their predecessors. The TENAA listing, spotted by popular tipster @onleaks,… Read More »

Moto X4 Android One Edition Tipped to Launch in US, Render Image Leaked

After multiple leaks spread over several months, Lenovo’sMoto X4 smartphone was launched at IFA 2017 recently. While the launch didn’t throw many major surprises, as it turns out, we are not yet done with the smartphone. A Moto X4 smartphone with Android One branding has now been leaked in a render image and the handset has been tipped to make its way to… Read More »

Apple Said to Move to Ward Western Digital Off Control of Toshiba Chip Business

Apple has sought to stop Western Digital from taking control of Toshiba’s chip business by threatening not to buy its products in the future, people with knowledge of the deal said. Apple, which uses Toshiba’s NAND flash memory chips in its iPhones, is concerned about losing pricing power if Western Digital is running the operation, the sources said on Friday. However, if… Read More »

Apple Lawsuits Against Qualcomm Can Proceed, US Judge Rules

Apple’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a US federal judge in San Diego ruled September 7. Qualcomm and Apple are facing off in federal court over Qualcomm’s licensing for modem chips, which provide mobile data connectivity to devices like the iPhone. Because those chips have become a standard across… Read More »

Apple Said to Move to Ward Western Digital Off Control of Toshiba Chip Business

Apple has sought to stop Western Digital from taking control of Toshiba’s chip business by threatening not to buy its products in the future, people with knowledge of the deal said. Apple, which uses Toshiba’s NAND flash memory chips in its iPhones, is concerned about losing pricing power if Western Digital is running the operation, the sources said on Friday. However, if… Read More »

Apple Lawsuits Against Qualcomm Can Proceed, US Judge Rules

Apple’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a US federal judge in San Diego ruled September 7. Qualcomm and Apple are facing off in federal court over Qualcomm’s licensing for modem chips, which provide mobile data connectivity to devices like the iPhone. Because those chips have become a standard across… Read More »

Airtel Said to Be in Talks With Handset Companies for Rs. 2,500 4G Smartphone to Rival Jio Phone

India’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, is in talks with multiple handset makers to bring a 4G smartphone for a price as low as Rs. 2,500-2,700 to take on Reliance Jio. While Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has announced plans to offer Internet-enabled feature phone for a refundable deposit of Rs. 1,500, Airtel is placing its bet on a full-fledged smartphone as… Read More »

Lenovo K8 Plus With Dual Rear Cameras Launched at Rs. 10,999: Event Highlights

The Lenovo K8 Plus launch event has started, giving us the look at the latest smartphone in the company’s new K8 series. The handset joins the growing list of smartphones with dual rear cameras with its 13-megapixel Purecell sensor and 5-megapixel depth sensor to deliver the bokeh effect. In the front of the smartphone is the 8-megapixel camera with 5-element… Read More »

Huawei Surpasses Apple in Global Smartphone Sales, Takes Second Spot: Counterpoint

As Apple prepares to launch its next flagship device – probably iPhone 8 – on September 12, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei, which is now at second spot after South Korean giant Samsung, could be on the… Read More »