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Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone has chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone has chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:00

The handset, which includes four cameras that track a user`s head movements to enable special screen effects, ships this week to customers in the United States who ordered the device.

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:33

Amazon.com Inc`s new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung`s Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

China registers sale of over 200 mn smartphones in 1H

China registers sale of over 200 mn smartphones in 1H

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:53

Over 200 million smartphones were sold in China during the first half of 2014, an increase of over 20 percent compared to the same period in 2013, a top official said.

Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal at Rs 7,999

Oplus launches XonPhone 5 on Snapdeal at Rs 7,999

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:52

XonPhone 5 is powered with a MediaTek 6582 Quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 processor.

Spice launches hexa core smartphone Stellar 526 at Rs 11,499

Spice launches hexa core smartphone Stellar 526 at Rs 11,499

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:17

Stellar 526 comes loaded with features. It has a 8 GB of ROM and 1GB of memory. It gives multicore gaming support, clear motion technology which will give a blur-free video playback.

Amitabh Bachchan launches LG G3 smartphone

Amitabh Bachchan launches LG G3 smartphone

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:32

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has launched LG’s new flagship smartphone -- LG G3-- in Mumbai.

BlackBerry cuts prices of QWERTY handsets

BlackBerry cuts prices of QWERTY handsets

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:18

These compelling price-points will enable QWERTY fans to experience the latest technology and ease of use in one device, he added.

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:57

Yes, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been working with the small free-flying robots since 2011. Now, they believe that these small spherical robots, which are being upgraded with the smartphones, will be able to perform the housekeeping jobs for them.

China's Xiaomi announces latest flagship Mi 4 smartphone

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:09

The Mi 4 has a 5 inch, 1080p screen and a Qualcomm Inc Snapdragon 801 2.5 Ghz processor, said Chief Executive Lei Jun at a launch event in Beijing.

China's Xiaomi announces latest Mi 4 smartphone

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:19

The Mi 4 will feature a Qualcomm Inc Snapdragon 801 2.5Ghz processor and 5-inch 1080p screen.

Smartphones to drive future cars

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:36

Hold on to that steering. Cars of the future are set to get rid of traditional controls like buttons and switches and have a touchscreen smartphone for your driving comfort and overall safety.

Apps that monitor your financial health

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 15:32

Another app called "Mint" is the most comprehensive personal-finance smartphone tool available.