TRAI rejects floor pricing proposal for data and voice calls by telecom operators

Today the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) rejected proposal of Telecom players to fix a floor price for both voice and data services and said it did not seem to be a ‘workable idea’. After proposal from telecom industry stakeholders last week for fixation of a minimum floor price for data and voice calls, TRAI had given them a meeting today, where Idea Cellular is said to have prepared a presentation to support it.

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Motorola Pulse M Premium Designer Over-Ear Headphones launched in India for Rs. 2999

Motorola Pulse M

Motorola Pulse M Over-the- Ear Wired Headphone has launched in India. It is premium headphones targeted at those who are looking for a rich audio experience. It has a white leather and rose gold metal finish design for a premium look and also promises comfortable experience. It has over-ear cups and 40mm drivers. Continue reading “Motorola Pulse M Premium Designer Over-Ear Headphones launched in India for Rs. 2999”

WD Blue 250GB SSD Review

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After completing SanDisk acquisition last year, Western Digital introduced WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA SSDs for consumers in October. These were was launched in India a few months back. Both these promise near-maximum speed of SATA drives. Is the WD Blue 250GB SSD worth the price? Let us find out in the review.

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Clips app gets Disney and Pixar characters and new graphic overlays

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Apple had launched Clips video creation app for iPhone and iPad earlier in March. Now, the company has updated the app with addition of classic Disney and Pixar characters. The update which bumps the app to version 1.1 also features animated overlays of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck.

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ZOPO Speed X with 5-inch 1080p display, dual rear cameras, Android 7.0 launched in India for Rs. 9499

ZOPO Speed X

ZOPO announced the Speed X smartphone last month, today it has officially launched the phone in the country. It has a 5-inch 1080p display, unibody metal design, 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera to capture depth information. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

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Reliance Jio clocks 125 million customers, has over 100 million paying Jio Prime users

Reliance Jio 100 million paid customers

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries at the company’s 40th annual AGM announced that Reliance Jio has crossed 120 million customers in 10 months of launch, adding 7 customers every second on average. He also said the company has over 100 million paid customers, since March, which is the biggest free to paid user migration, and most have recharged for Rs. 309 or more. Earlier this year the company had crossed 100 million customers in 170 days of launch. Continue reading “Reliance Jio clocks 125 million customers, has over 100 million paying Jio Prime users”

Google Motion Stills GIF-making app launched for Android

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Google has finally launched Motion Still app for Android. Introduced for iOS last year, the app uses video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans to remove shakiness for creating smooth GIFs. You can simply tap the camera button that will automatically capture a three-second clip as a looping GIF. Continue reading “Google Motion Stills GIF-making app launched for Android”

JioPhone ‘Made in India’ VoLTE feature phone launched, effectively free with refundable security deposit

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Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Reliance Industries at the company’s 40th AGM today announced that Reliance Jio has crossed 125 million customers in 10 months of launch, adding 7 customers every second on average and has more than 100 million paying Jio Prime customers. Continue reading “JioPhone ‘Made in India’ VoLTE feature phone launched, effectively free with refundable security deposit”

Paytm Gold now available as cashback on transactions

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Paytm will now offer Paytm Gold as cashback on transactions. Now, users can choose to receive their cashback in their Paytm Wallet or as Paytm Gold. Customers will receive the option to opt for a special promo code which will enable them to convert their cashback into Paytm Gold.

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LG Q8 with 5.2-inch Quad HD display, dual rear cameras, water-resistant body announced

LG Q8

LG has announced Q8, a smaller version of the V20 smartphone in Italy. It has a 5.2-inch Quad HD screen along with a 2.1 (160 x 1040 pixels) second screen. It has a 16MP rear camera with 78-degree lens along with a secondary 8MP secondary camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens. It has a slightly smaller 3000mAh battery compared to 3200mAh battery on the V20 and this is non-removable since the phone has a unibody metal design.
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Moto Z2 Force press image shows its slim body, said to pack 2730mAh battery

Moto Z2 Force leak

Specifications and new images of Moto Z2 Force surfaced earlier this month and the company even confirmed its announcement in new teaser, now @evleaks has posted new image of the phone from all the angles that shows its sleek body, which is said to be about 6mm so it doesn’t look bulky when Moto Mods are connected. It also reveals that the phone will have just 2730mAh battery, 22% smaller compared to 3500mAh in the predecessor, Moto Z Force. Just like the Z Force, this doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack and there is a 16-pin Moto Mod connector on the back.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 announcement scheduled for August 23

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Unpacked August 23 invite

After rumors, Samsung has finally sent out invites for the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 23 where it is expected to unveil the flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone. Samsung says that it will be the ultimate multitasking device for those who want to do bigger things with their phone. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note8 announcement scheduled for August 23”

OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.6 update rolling out to fix reboot caused when dialing emergency numbers

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Earlier this week few OnePlus 5 users started report a bug that make the device reboot immediately after dialing emergency numbers ‘911’ (US) or ‘999’ (UK). As the company already had promised, it has released a new OxygenOS 4.5.6 hotfix update to fix the issue. Continue reading “OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.6 update rolling out to fix reboot caused when dialing emergency numbers”

Google starts rolling out Play Protect to all Android devices

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Google had announced the Play Protect feature security at this year’s I/O conference. Now, the company has started rolling out the feature to all Android devices. Play Protect automatically scans the phone in the background to check if there are any malicious apps. Continue reading “Google starts rolling out Play Protect to all Android devices”

Interconnection: Airtel says it is losing Rs. 550 crore per quarter due to calls from Reliance Jio’s network

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After an open-house held by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today regarding interconnection usage charges (IUC) where Reliance Jio proposed to make IUC zero, Airtel has sent out a release saying that Reliance Jio is creating monopoly, throttling competition by proposing zero IUC. “By proposing a transition to the ‘Bill and Keep’ regime with zero MTC, Reliance Jio wants to simply transfer its cost to Airtel and other operators,” said Airtel.

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