WhatsApp Suffers Outage on New Year’s Eve, Traditionally Its Busiest Day

2nd January 2016

Users across the world reported issues connecting to WhatsApp on New Year’s Eve, with services impacted for several hours before normalcy was restored. “Earlier today, some people had trouble accessing WhatsApp. We investigated the problem and have restored access for everyone. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish everyone a happy new year,” a WhatsApp spokesperson told Gadgets 360. Earlier, users took to Twitter to complaint about problems connecting to…

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Gionee’s India Strategy: ‘If You Don’t Have Offline You Can’t Survive’

More and more phone brands in India are looking at special sales and online-only products, but Gioneehas steadfastly followed a different approach. Its focus is still largely on offline retail in India and it doesn’t allow online sales unless e-commerce players agree to sell at the price set by the brand. Brands such as Obi Worldphone, OnePlus, Qiku and Xiaomi are going for either online-only or largely online sales strategies….

31st December 2015
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Nokia 230 Dual SIM Internet-Enabled Feature Phone Launched at Rs. 3,869

Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia 230 Dual SIM feature phone in India. Priced at Rs. 3,869, the Internet-enabled feature phone is now available to buy via the company’s official store. Unfortunately, there is still no word on the availability of the single-SIM Nokia 230 phone. Last month,Microsoft had promised that the Nokia 230 (and Nokia 230 Dual SIM) will be launching in India this month. Considering that the Microsoft’s official…

31st December 2015
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Microsoft Lumia 850 Design Tipped by Leaked Cases

After launching its Lumia 550, Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL smartphones, Microsoft seems to be working on its Lumia 850 handset. Few leaked images showing handset’s protective cases have emerged online, giving us some idea on the design of the device. The images shared by Gizmochina (via GSMArena) show the handset to house a rear camera at the top-centre position with single LED flash placed above it. The power…

31st December 2015
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HP to Launch First Windows 10 Smartphone in Early 2016: Report

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is reported to be set to unveil its first Windows 10-powered smartphone early next year. The surprise announcement about what is being called the “HP Falcon” flagship smartphone may come during the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, from February 22-25, Bidness Etc reported. The HP Falcon is rumoured to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and Adreno 530 GPU, with at least…

31st December 2015
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Sony Xperia Z6 Lite With 5-Inch Display, Snapdragon 650 SoC Tipped

Sony nearly three months ago launched its Xperia Z5 range of smartphones and rumours for the Xperia Z6 series have already started to pour in. Sony was earlier said to launch five smartphones under its Xperia Z6 series, a figure that was later reduced to four as per a leaked T-Mobile roadmap. However, according to a new report, the Sony Xperia Z6 will include one more variant dubbed Xperia Z6…

31st December 2015
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Meizu Pro 6 Tipped to Feature Samsung’s Exynos 8870 SoC

Meizu has been one of the handset manufacturers that has previously used Samsung-made Exynos chips for its devices. A new leak tips that the Chinese company’s upcoming Meizu Pro 6 may pack Samsung’s unannounced Exynos 8870 processor. Chinese site My Drivers reports that Samsung’s Exynos 8870 will be a less powerful variant of the high-end Exynos 8 Octa 8890 system-on-chip (SoC), which was set to go into mass production by…

30th December 2015
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Karbonn Titanium S205 2GB, Titanium Moghul Budget Smartphones Launched

Karbonn has launched two new budget Android smartphones, the Titanium Moghul and Titanium S205 2GB, priced at Rs. 5,790 and Rs. 6,790 respectively. Both the new Karbonn handsets are now available via retailers in India. Notably, the Titanium S205 2GB was initially announced back in October but will be going on sale only now. The Karbonn Titanium Moghul (seen above) runs the now dated Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. On the…

30th December 2015
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Samsung Galaxy A9 Price Leaked

Samsung in the past couple of weeks refreshed its Galaxy A smartphone series by launching the second-generation Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 handsets along with the first-generation Samsung Galaxy A9. Although the company did launch the Galaxy A9 in China, it failed to reveal any price tag for the phablet. However, a new leak has hit the Web suggesting its price tag in China. According to leaked pricing posted…

30th December 2015
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OnePlus X Champagne Edition to Go on Sale at Rs. 16,999 From Wednesday

The OnePlus X Champagne variant will be available to purchase in India from midnight on Tuesday. Users with a regular Onyx variant OnePlus X invite can purchase the smartphone via Amazon India at Rs. 16,999 – the same price as the Onyx variant. Originally a China-exclusive, the Champagne edition was earlier this month made available in European markets. Under the hood, there is no difference in the specifications of the…

30th December 2015
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LG, Samsung to Supply Oled Displays for Apple’s iPhones: Report

South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd and the panel-making unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply organic light emitting diode (Oled) screens for Apple Inc’s iPhones, the Electronic Times reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources. The report comes after years of speculation that Apple will start using the next-generation technology in its phones. Oled screens are thinner and offer better picture quality than the mainstay liquid crystal display screens….

30th December 2015
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iBall Andi 5.5H Weber With 5.5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 6,499

iBall has officially launched the Andi 5.5H Weber smartphone, which went on sale earlier this month via a third-party online retailer. Priced at Rs. 6,499, the iBall Andi 5.5H Weber is now available to buy via retailers. The Andi 5.5H Weber is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device which runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. It comes with a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and offers a pixel density of 267ppi. The…

29th December 2015
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