The world has gone totally mobile and we are all hooked on to our mobile phones more than ever before. For most of us, it is even our main computing device. To be honest we have become increasingly obsessed with our mobile devices and too much of anything is certainly not a good thing. Youngsters and children have increasingly been exposed to mobile devices at an very young age and this is a major cause of concern. Rightly so, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has today issued a guidance which sounds more like a warning for anyone who want to decrease their exposure to the radiation / RF energy linked to mobile phones.
Amazon India has made some rather disappointing changes to its return policy for mobile phones. Now, mobile phones that are fulfilled from Amazon India on or after 7th February 2016, will no longer be eligible for refunds.
India has become a hot bed for mobile manufacturing plants, buoyed by a positive response from mobile phone makers to Governments ‘Make in India’ initiative. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the country is now producing 100 million mobile phone units.
Last week, Vineet Taneja resigned from the Micromax as CEO and the four promoters are now gearing up to take the entire control of the homegrown company. Now, a new report from Economic Times is stating that, Micromax is bringing back a couple of top executives to take charge of its smartphone business.
Following reports in June this year, Videocon has kick started manufacturing mobile handsets at its Salt Lake unit in Kolkata. The company already has a mobile manufacturing plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
The myth that using personal devices, like a mobile phone or tablet, during take off or landing affect the radios of the plane, have been widely disproved but the practice of not letting consumers use their devices in that specified time is still being strictly followed, just as a precautionary measure. But, it looks like it will be a thing of the past, as the Federal Aviation Administration in the US has expeditiously approved the use of personal devices throughout the entire period of flight with minimal restrictions so as to provide the passenger with freedom of uninterrupted productivity.
You might have seen us reporting on various marketshare reports each month coming from a company called IDC. Usually, the company provides a wider perspective of the global market for mobile phones as well as smartphones, but this time, they have focused on the second fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, India. We saw in June that the overall shipments of Smartphones in India was at just 6.1 million devices, but in a quarter, it has risen to 9.3 million shipments, according to IDC. And over half of the shipments were from local players like Micromax, Karbonn and the others, with the former taking the no. 2 and 3 positions of the Top 5 Smartphone vendors in the Indian market respectively.
International Data Corporation(IDC), the market research firm that usually outs numbers for the mobile phone market every quarter has something new to say this quarter. According to them, the first quarter of 2013 has been the first time ever in the history of the mobile phone market that the Smartphones have outshipped feature phones. The whole worldwide mobile phone market seems to have grown 4% this quarter. Samsung still remains the leader in the mobile phone market dominating sales in both smartphones as well as feature phones.
Samsung was recently involved in a mobile phone price fixing case along with many other manufacturers like LG, etc. The Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC) was investigating Samsung on this case and Samsung got fined 400 million for obstruction.
In the future almost everything is going to be mobile and compact, and Canonical has just taken a step further to prove this fact. I am a big fan of Open Source and when I heard about Canonical working for a mobile version of Ubuntu I was excited, like I was excited when I heard about Google working on a Linux based mobile platform, but I had no idea that Ubuntu for Android was what they have been working on and this concept is really beautiful, the merger of mobile O.S and a desktop O.S is here.
RIM has been selling its famous Blackberry phones, throughout the world except in Finland , but this is going to change from April this year as the stores in Finland will be stocking on Blackberry devices for consumers.
A previous infringement judgment might be dawned on HTC by patent licensing bureau IPCom, and the label might not be able to sell its product in Germany, in the upcoming holiday season. The ruling was factually made when just as a Mannheim court stated that HTC was imposing a vital mobile telephony patent that was obtained from Bosch, three years ago.
We’re still waiting for more information regarding this but Reuters reports that Sony has bought out Ericsson’s 50% share in the Sony Ericsson joint venture. Sony Ericsson has recently completed 10 years of the JV and started off making feature phones and the iconic Walkman , Cybershot series of devices.
Motorola is one of the leading mobile phone companies and they are offering several good high Android smartphones. Well, they are not offering smartphones only; they also have a very good line of low-end mobile phones. They has some devices based on Qualcomm mobile OS which is known as Brew. Continue reading “Brew powered Motorola EX130 leaked, comes with two displays”
The Union Budget 2008 is announced, it has brought smiles to the faces of salaried class people but it has disappointed mobile phone lovers a bit as mobile phones will be costing more from now. The government proposing to levy one per cent excise duty on mobile handsets. Continue reading “Mobile Phones to cost more in 2008 in India”