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Mobile firms seek 10-year tax holiday, raise case of components makers

Mobile firms seek 10-year tax holiday, raise case of components makers

Mobile industry body Indian Cellular Association has sought a 10-year tax holiday to scale up mobile manufacturing to international standards to help India become competitive as against preferred destinations like China and Vietnam.

Videocon to manufacture mobile handsets at Salt Lake unit

Videocon group would start manufacturing mobile handsets at its Salt Lake facility near the metropolis in a few months' time, an official of the company said.

Mobile phones market expected to cross 300 mn devices this year

Mobile handsets market in India is expected to cross 300 million devices this year while only 46 million are likely to be built locally, says a report.

Spice Mobiles handset assembly plant to begin production soon

Mobile handset maker Spice Mobiles' handset assembling unit at Noida is likely to begin commercial production by June.

Govt bans import of mobile phones with fake, duplicate unique identity numbers

Government on Monday banned import of mobile handsets with duplicate or fake unique identity numbers.

LinkedIn hits 300 mn milestone;50% traffic to come from mobile

With over 300 million members, professional networking site LinkedIn is betting big on mobile handsets to drive growth, as 50 percent of its traffic is expected to come from handheld devices.

New radiation rule on mobile handsets effective from Sep 1

Companies manufacturing or importing mobile phones for sale in India will have to ensure that the handsets are compliant with new radiation norms that will be effective from September 1.

Now, it’s illegal to unlock cell phone without permission

The U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress are no longer allowing phone unlocking as an exemption under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which is starting Sunday.

Smartphones to rule over handsets in 2013: Report

ABI Research said that the shipments of smartphones will account for half of all handset shipments by 2014 and become the largest handset segment in the world.

Demand for handsets in India likely at 250 mn units by 2014

Indian Cellular Association (ICA) has said demand for mobile handsets in India is projected to reach 250 million in 2014 with an estimated value of Rs 54,000 crore.