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HMD Global launches Nokia 5310 feature phone for music lovers

22 Mar 2020

HMD Global launches Nokia 5310 feature phone for music lovers

As the latest addition to the list of resurrected classic Nokia phones, brand licensee HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5310. The handset is inspired by the original Nokia 5310 Xpress Music that arrived back in 2007.

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

03 Jan 2020

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

If you are looking to use your technical expertise to make quick money then Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has something that might fit the bill.

HMD Global launches Nokia 110 feature phone at Rs. 1,600

18 Oct 2019

HMD Global launches Nokia 110 feature phone at Rs. 1,600

After unveiling it globally at the IFA 2019 tech fair, HMD Global has introduced the Nokia 110 (2019) feature phone in India at Rs. 1,599.

Soon, we could see Android-powered feature phones: Details here

23 Sep 2019

Soon, we could see Android-powered feature phones: Details here

Android's dominance in the smartphone market has given buyers plenty of options to choose from.

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

07 Aug 2019

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

Over the last two years, Reliance JioPhone and JioPhone 2 have taken services like WhatsApp and Facebook to the mass market.

Is this the first Android enabled feature phone?

20 Jul 2019

Is this the first Android enabled feature phone?

Over the past few months, we've heard rumors of Google readying an Android version for feature phones.

#TechBytes: Top entry-level feature phones that can run WhatsApp

01 Jun 2019

#TechBytes: Top entry-level feature phones that can run WhatsApp

WhatsApp, the leading messaging app in the world, has redefined personal communication. But if you think only high-priced phones can run the app, you are wrong.

#TechBytes: Top entry-level feature phones that can run WhatsApp

09 May 2019

#TechBytes: Top entry-level feature phones that can run WhatsApp

WhatsApp, the leading messaging app in the world, has redefined personal communication. But if you think only high-priced phones can run the app, you are wrong.

Nokia 8110 4G 'Banana phone' gets Facebook, WhatsApp support globally

26 Apr 2019

Nokia 8110 4G 'Banana phone' gets Facebook, WhatsApp support globally

Nokia 8110 4G, which recently received WhatsApp support in India, is now getting support for both WhatsApp and Facebook globally.

Phone explodes in pocket, claiming man's life: Details here

03 Jan 2019

Phone explodes in pocket, claiming man's life: Details here

In a shocking incident, a Rajasthan-based man lost his life due to the explosion of a feature phone.

Reliance Jio could soon launch affordable large-screen smartphones in India

28 Dec 2018

Reliance Jio could soon launch affordable large-screen smartphones in India

In a bid to attract India's 500 million feature phone users and net them under its 4G network, Reliance Jio is working to launch affordable VoLTE smartphones.

This is 'world's thinnest' credit card-sized smartphone: Details here

21 Oct 2018

This is 'world's thinnest' credit card-sized smartphone: Details here

Japanese telecom giant NTT Docomo and electronics manufacturer Kyocera have come up with an adorable smartphone, one that carries the same footprint as a credit card.

#SmartphonesFaceoff: JioPhone 2 v/s Micromax Bharat 1

30 Sep 2018

#SmartphonesFaceoff: JioPhone 2 v/s Micromax Bharat 1

JioPhone 2, the successor to Reliance's popular JioPhone, recently went on sale in India.

#SmartphonesFaceoff: JioPhone 2 v/s Micromax Bharat 1

17 Sep 2018

#SmartphonesFaceoff: JioPhone 2 v/s Micromax Bharat 1

JioPhone 2, the successor to Reliance's popular JioPhone, recently went on sale in India.

JioPhone 2 flash sale today starting 12pm: All details here

06 Sep 2018

JioPhone 2 flash sale today starting 12pm: All details here

Reliance's latest feature phone, the JioPhone 2, will go on sale for the third time today starting 12pm via Jio.com.

JioPhone 2's third flash sale slated for September 6

31 Aug 2018

JioPhone 2's third flash sale slated for September 6

Reliance's latest feature phone, the JioPhone 2, will go on sale for the third time on September 6 starting 12pm via Jio.com.

#SmartphonesFaceoff: JioPhone 2 v/s Micromax Bharat 1

23 Aug 2018

#SmartphonesFaceoff: JioPhone 2 v/s Micromax Bharat 1

JioPhone 2, the successor to Reliance's popular JioPhone, recently went on sale in India.

Second flash sale of JioPhone 2 on August 30

18 Aug 2018

Second flash sale of JioPhone 2 on August 30

In case you've been itching to buy a JioPhone 2, but missed the flash sale on August 16, worry not, there's another one coming.

JioPhone 2 flash sale starts at 12pm: All details here

16 Aug 2018

JioPhone 2 flash sale starts at 12pm: All details here

JioPhone 2, the successor to the popular JioPhone, will be available for purchase starting 12pm today, via a flash sale on Jio.com.

JioPhone 2 sales start from August-15: Here's how to buy

13 Aug 2018

JioPhone 2 sales start from August-15: Here's how to buy

JioPhone 2, the recently announced successor to JioPhone, will go on sale in India starting August 15.

Here's how you can book JioPhone 2: A step-by-step guide

07 Aug 2018

Here's how you can book JioPhone 2: A step-by-step guide

First announced at Reliance's 41st AGM last month, the JioPhone 2 will be available for purchase from August 15.

For Rs. 1,095, you can exchange your feature-phone for JioPhone

23 Jul 2018

For Rs. 1,095, you can exchange your feature-phone for JioPhone

Reliance Jio has introduced its Monsoon Hungama offer for all Jio stores and authorized retails partners.

Monsoon Hungama: Get JioPhone 2 for Rs. 501 on exchange

20 Jul 2018

Monsoon Hungama: Get JioPhone 2 for Rs. 501 on exchange

Among the slew of announcements made at Reliance Industries Limited's 41st AGM was the much-awaited feature phone, JioPhone 2.

KaiOS-based Nokia 8810 4G feature phone to get WhatsApp support

06 Jul 2018

KaiOS-based Nokia 8810 4G feature phone to get WhatsApp support

Reliance Jio recently announced its new KaiOS-based smart feature phone JioPhone 2, which will support WhatsApp as the app gets native compatibility for KaiOS.

All you need to know about Reliance's JioPhone 2

05 Jul 2018

All you need to know about Reliance's JioPhone 2

With Reliance's JioPhone being quite the success, Mukesh Ambani, at Reliance's 41st annual general meeting (AGM) announced a successor.

Reliance JioPhone tops global feature phone market with 15% share

25 May 2018

Reliance JioPhone tops global feature phone market with 15% share

With a share of 15%, Reliance JioPhone grabbed the top spot in global feature phone market in Q1 2018, according to market research firm Counterpoint Research.

Amazon India offers feature phones at up to 40% discount

18 Apr 2018

Amazon India offers feature phones at up to 40% discount

Amazon India has launched 'Feature Phones Fest' to offer feature phones at discounted prices.

Rivalling Jio and Nokia, Jolla to enter India's feature-phone market

04 Apr 2018

Rivalling Jio and Nokia, Jolla to enter India's feature-phone market

Finland-based smartphone vendor Jolla is all set to announce its second phone in the Indian market.

India becomes world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer: ICA

04 Apr 2018

India becomes world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer: ICA

Only behind China, India has replaced Vietnam to become the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in 2017, Indian Cellular Association President Pankaj Mohindroo informed Union ministers Manoj Sinha and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

HMD Global may launch upgraded Nokia 8110 with 4G LTE

25 Feb 2018

HMD Global may launch upgraded Nokia 8110 with 4G LTE

According to a report, HMD Global is expected to launch an upgraded version of the Nokia 8110 (originally launched in 2008) along side a slew of smartphones to be unveiled at their company event in Mobile World Congress, tomorrow.

JioPhone is now available on Amazon

18 Feb 2018

JioPhone is now available on Amazon

Reliance's JioPhone is now officially available for interested customers on Amazon. Last week, Mobikwik became the first non-Jio platform to offer the feature phone.

Xiaomi beats Samsung, leads Indian smartphone market in Q4 2017

15 Feb 2018

Xiaomi beats Samsung, leads Indian smartphone market in Q4 2017

According to IDC, Xiaomi has toppled Samsung to lead the Indian smartphone market in Q4 of 2017.

4G smartphones for Rs. 500, Rs. 60 monthly-plans coming soon

08 Feb 2018

4G smartphones for Rs. 500, Rs. 60 monthly-plans coming soon

You can soon get 4G smartphones for only Rs. 500 and enjoy Rs. 60-70 monthly plans.

Jio partners with MediaTek to develop affordable Android-Go smartphone

01 Feb 2018

Jio partners with MediaTek to develop affordable Android-Go smartphone

Taiwanese chipset manufacturer MediaTek has revealed it has partnered with Reliance Jio and Google to bring an entry-level Android Go (Oreo) smartphone.

Now you can buy a feature phone for Rs. 249

20 Jan 2018

Now you can buy a feature phone for Rs. 249

Indian mobile users can now buy a feature phone for as less as Rs. 249.

You can now buy the JioPhone on Amazon!

03 Jan 2018

You can now buy the JioPhone on Amazon!

The JioPhone has revolutionized the cellphone industry in India and given the best smartphones a run for their money.

JioPhone manufacturing-facility moved from China to Chennai, amid production issues

15 Dec 2017

JioPhone manufacturing-facility moved from China to Chennai, amid production issues

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm shifted the production facility of its affordable 4G feature phone, JioPhone, from China to India, after facing supply-related issues.

How's the JioPhone doing three months after launch? A verdict

13 Dec 2017

How's the JioPhone doing three months after launch? A verdict

Perhaps the most revolutionary development in the Indian market this year was the entry of the JioPhone, a feature phone at never-before prices that intensified an ongoing price war in telecom.

7 tricks to make the best of your JioPhone

27 Oct 2017

7 tricks to make the best of your JioPhone

Reliance says it sold 6mn JioPhones within days when it opened bookings.

After Jio and Airtel, Vodafone launches smartphone at Rs. 999

25 Oct 2017

After Jio and Airtel, Vodafone launches smartphone at Rs. 999

After Airtel and Jio, it is Vodafone's turn to launch its own bundled smartphone offer.