China’s Coolpad Dazen chooses Snapdeal as its vendor for LTE phones

Coolpad Group, also known as Coolpad Dazen, has chosen Snapdeal as its official and exclusive partner for its India entry, giving the Delhi-based e-commerce player a crucial victory in its fight against bigger peers Amazon and Flipkart. Flipkart has landed most of the exclusive launches in India, and according to our estimate, has a market … Continue reading China’s Coolpad Dazen chooses Snapdeal as its vendor for LTE phones

iBall launches excellent Windows tablet at a throwaway price – Slide i701

It looks like Windows Phone is about to enter a whole new era in India with the launch of the iBall Slide i701 seven-inch tablet. While the tablet, which offers a 7-inch, HD IPS display and a quad-core Atom processor, may not be the best device in the market, it’s certainly unbelievably low-priced at just … Continue reading iBall launches excellent Windows tablet at a throwaway price – Slide i701

Lumia 540 available; but at Rs 10k price, 640 is a better option

Microsoft’s latest entry-level smartphone, Lumia 540, is now available in India at a price of Rs 10,000, but it will struggle to compete with the recently launched Lumia 640, which is available at the exact same price from Flipkart. The only area where the Lumia 540 has an advantage over its competitor is in still … Continue reading Lumia 540 available; but at Rs 10k price, 640 is a better option

SBI worried over weak demand, seeks rate cuts

State Bank of India, the country’s biggest bank has expressed concern over continuing weak demand in the economy due to “entrenched disinflationary impetus and weak demand,” and suggested that the RBI should cut key interest rates. While economic growth is moderately strong right now, it said, these factors will impact IIP (Index of Industrial Production) … Continue reading SBI worried over weak demand, seeks rate cuts

HTC Desire 326G to take on Huawei Honor Bee, 4C; price Rs 8,000

HTC Desire 326g, the Taiwanese company’s cheapest smartphone to be launched in India in over a year, will be available around the end of this month at a price of around Rs 7,999, taking on the Huawei Honor Bee and other entry level models such as Honor 4C. At present, the cheapest recent offering from … Continue reading HTC Desire 326G to take on Huawei Honor Bee, 4C; price Rs 8,000

Why Google’s ‘Open Internet’ is doomed, and future belongs to Facebook

One of the questions any investor in Internet stocks must come to terms with is the future of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), and how it will be impacted by the rise of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Should you bet on the search giant or the social networking giant? Can Facebook ever be as good as Google in … Continue reading Why Google’s ‘Open Internet’ is doomed, and future belongs to Facebook

Uninor beats Airtel, Vodafone and Idea in subscriber growth rate in April

Uninor beat bigger peers by adding a total of 1.17 mln subscribers, translating to a month-on-month growth of 2.6%, in April. In terms of the absolute number, however, Uninor was third, after Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular, in the month. In all, a total of 6.35 mln subscribers were added during April, a slight decline … Continue reading Uninor beats Airtel, Vodafone and Idea in subscriber growth rate in April