According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 21 percent annually to reach 345 million units in the first quarter of 2015. Samsung overtook Apple to recapture first position as the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume.
News from India
Samsung announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. SamsungÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s revenue for the quarter was KRW 47.12 trillion, an 11 percent decrease quarter-on-quarter (QOQ), while the operating profit for the quarter was KRW 5.98 trillion.
Indian operator Reliance Jio Infocomm has launched Jio Chat, a new chat apple for Android and iOS platforms. In addition to instant messaging, the app also offers voice & video calling, one-to-one & group chats, conference calling, stickers and Channels that lets you follow your favorite brands.
Microsoft on Thursday introducted the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the latest addition to its affordable range of Lumia smartphones and its cheapest yet.
Healthcare is an important vertical segment for BlackBerry. At Mobile World Congress, Dr. Pavan Kumar of Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai, India showcased an innovative solution.
Facebook has announced that Internet.org is now available in India, potentially bringing Internet access to tens of millions of new users for the first time.
Auction of telecom spectrum due March 4 may burn a hole in the pockets of the operators and may increase call and data charges, experts have opined.
OnePlus has announced that it will be selling its OnePlus One without an invite every Tuesday, starting on February 10. Every Tuesday, the company will open up sales for 24 hours, starting at 8 am London time (midnight in Los Angeles; 4 pm in Hong Kong).
Flipboard has announced that it is adding Topics support for UK and Indian users of the application. Originally introduced in October, 2014, Flipboard Topics allow users to easily follow news and views from hundreds of sources that are available on the application.
BlackBerry today held their launch event in New Delhi, India and as expected, launched the BlackBerry Classic. The smartphone will be available to purchase via Snapdeal and BlackBerry exclusive stores from Thursday.
Samsung has launched its first Tizen-based smartphone in India. TheÃ‚Â Samsung Z1 will be available from Wednesday itself in Black, White, and Wine Red colour variants, and has been priced at Rs. 5,700 rupees ($92).
BlackBerry has sent out press invitations to the media for an event on January 15 in New Delhi. The invite simply reads,"Join us to witness the unveiling of the new BlackBerry 10."