Smart Phone

With 53% market share, Chinese vendors eclipse Indian smartphone players

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:44

New Delhi, Feb 14 Despite the government's continuous push to help domestic smartphone manufacturers, China-based vendors are thriving and their collective market share has reached a massive 53 per cent in 2017 from 34 percent a year ago, International Data Corporation (IDC) has said.


The year Chinese smartphone players dominated Indian market

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:38

New Delhi, Dec 20 There are nearly 650 million mobile phone users in India -- and over 300 million of them have a smartphone. For these users, Chinese players became the first choice this year as they launched devices with compelling features, thus dominating the budget and mid-range price segment in the country.


What exactly is wrong with China's 'Apple' Xiaomi?

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 12:42

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Although it crossed $1 billion in revenue in 2016 within the first two years of its operations in India, Xiaomi -- once touted as the "Apple" of China -- has slipped to fourth spot back home as the demand for its smartphones declined 22 per cent annually -- eventually taking it to seventh spot in the global smartphone ranking with a 16 per cent drop in sales.


Smartphone app can help you avoid unplanned pregnancy

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 13:52

Washington, June 27 (IANS) A smartphone app that alerts a woman if she is on a high or low risk day for the purpose of planning or avoiding pregnancy would be 96-98 percent effective if used correctly, say researchers.


Japanese girl hit by moving train while using smartphone

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:22

Tokyo, June 27 (IANS) A 17-year-old Japanese girl was hit and injured by a moving train while walking along the edges of the station platform, fully engrossed in her smartphone, the media reported on Monday.