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How Xiaomi’s new Mi5 flagship device differs from its predecessor

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched its highly anticipated Mi5 flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Wednesday. The phone is the successor to Mi4, which was launched two years ago. The phone goes on sale in China on March 1 and will be released in other markets later....

25 February, 2016 | More »


StartupXseed, others seed fund unmanned aerial vehicles maker Aarav

AaravUnmanned Systems, an unmanned aerial vehicle startup incubated at IIT Kanpur, has secured an undisclosed amount in seed funding from StartupXseed Ventures, The Phoenix Fund and other investors. 3ONE4 Capital, a new family fund floated by former Infosys director and Aarin Capital promoter TV Moh...

23 February, 2016 | More »


At Rs 251, this ‘smartphone’ is cheaper than a memory card, iPhone cover

A little-known NCR-based company claims to have launched the world’s cheapest smartphone. Priced at Rs 251, the Freedom 251 is cheaper than a 16GB micro SD card (costs around Rs 300) or an iPhone cover (over Rs 400). Specifications Ringing Bells, the Noida-headquartered company behind Freedom ...

17 February, 2016 | More »


Apple may no longer sell sub-Rs 20K iPhones in India

Apple Inc is discontinuing sales of its cheapest iPhones in India—iPhone 4s and 5c—to increase the average selling price (ASP) of its devices in the country, according to a report by The Economic Times citing unnamed sources. With this move, the Cupertino-based company may exit the affordable su...

17 February, 2016 | More »


Wearables startup GOQii raises funding from VC arm of Edelweiss

GOQii Inc, a wearable devices startup launched by Indiagames founder and former CEO Vishal Gondal, has raised an undisclosed amount from the venture capital arm of Edelweiss Financial Services Pvt Ltd. The investment round comes two months after Goqii raised $13.4 million (around Rs 90 crore) in S...

10 February, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Snapdeal’s Chandrasekaran invests in Teewe maker CREO

Bangalore-based CREO, the maker of HDMI media streaming device Teewe, has secured angel funding from Snapdeal’s chief product officer Anand Chandrasekaran. Chandrasekaran’s investment is part of the recently concluded $3 million (Rs 20.4 crore) funding round that was led by Sequoia Capital India...

2 February, 2016 | More »


All you wanted to know about Motorola’s priciest handset Moto X Force

Lenovo-owned handset maker Motorola on Monday launched its costliest device in India since it re-entered the country two years ago. The Moto X Force, which is the Indian version of Droid Turbo 2 in international markets, starts at Rs 49,999. The device’s claim to fame is its ‘shatterproof’ scr...

1 February, 2016 | More »


Apple plans to sell used iPhones in India

Apple Inc wants to sell refurbished iPhones in India and has sought government approval, The Indian Express reported on Friday. The tech giant also plans to set up a renovation facility to refurbish used iPhones imported from China, the report said. Queries sent by Techcircle.in to Apple Inc went un...

29 January, 2016 | More »


Quick peek at Lenovo’s new flagship K4 Note, VR headset bundle

Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo made headlines with its highest-selling budget smartphone K3 Note last year. And it has kicked off the new year in style. The company launched the first flash sale of its new flagship Vibe K4 Note smartphone on Amazon India and bundled it with a virtual reality headse...

19 January, 2016 | More »


How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 stacks up against top of line iPad, Tab

Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro 4 at a whopping Rs 89,990. The devices will be available for shipping from January 14. Similar to Apple’s iPad Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy TabPro S, the Surface Pro 4 is a hybrid device that doubles up as a laptop and a tablet. Here’s how the devices stack u...

12 January, 2016 | More »