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BlackBerry Eyes New Licensing Deals to Spread Its Reach to Tablets, Wearables and Appliances

6 Apr blackberry-wallpaper-14-990x557

By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

As a part of its licensing strategy, BlackBerry now seeks to work with various device manufacturers to integrate BlackBerry Secure software into both BlackBerry-branded and co-branded devices. The company has already entered into new agreements with new licensing partners and plans to launch tablets, wearables, medical devices, appliances and point-of-sale (POS) terminals under its brand name, alongside Blackberry-branded smartphones. (more…)

Huawei’s Subsidiary Announces New Phone

6 Apr honor-8-pro-640x360

Huawei’s wholly owned subsidiary Honor has released a new 5.7 inch Honor 8 Pro smartphone which features a massive improvement from last year’s Honor 8 handset. (more…)

ZTE Announces the Prestige 2 Smartphone

5 Apr ZTE_logo_EN

ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market,* announced that the Prestige 2 is available online and in select Best Buy stores starting today for $79.99 MSRP. (more…)

Ericsson to Roll Out ‘5G for India’ Program in Collaboration with IIT Delhi

1 Apr 1200px-Isafjord_1_October_2015_01-e1490884909852

By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

Swedish telecom giant, Ericsson, recently apprised its all new focused business strategy. One of the key points entailed in the release was to fully leverage the potential of 5G across its network worldwide. In lieu of the same, it has now signed a MoU with the country’s leading tech-education institutes, IIT Delhi for a joint roll-out of ‘5G for India’ program in the country. (more…)

Panasonic India Develops “Arbo,” a New AI Embedded UI Software for Smartphones

31 Mar 01_Aribo_India

Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd. has developed “Arbo,” a software for Android phones that brings to life simple smartphone operation utilizing AI and a new user interface. (more…)

Global Average Sales Price of Chinese Branded Smartphones to Reach RMB 2,000 by the End of 2017 as ‘Affordable Premium’ Becomes Impossible, Says TrendForce

31 Mar 32573966192_452da8d91a_z-624x416

The global smartphone market, which has been experiencing slowing growth and intensifying competition, has become an even tougher environment because of recent sharp rises in component prices. Avril Wu, smartphone analyst for the global market intelligence firm TrendForce, stated that China-based brands have been raising their prices as they face significant erosion of their margins. (more…)

Here Is Everything We Know about Samsung’s Upcoming Galaxy S8 Smartphone

29 Mar samsung-e1480409515573

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone next week. The upcoming device is widely being touted as Samsung’s comeback from a series of unfortunate events including Note 7’s explosive exit. (more…)

Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 to Launch Simultaneously in 120 Markets during Q2 2017

27 Mar Screenshot_2017-01-08-11-43-18-509_com.android.chrome-990x557 (1)

By Simran Agarwal, The Tech Portal

HMD Global launched three new Android devices namely Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and a global version of the Nokia 6 (previously launched in China) at MWC 2017. Just as the iconic brand’s strong comeback surprised everyone, it now intends to rattle the smartphone industry with a huge simultaneous global release. HMD plans to roll out the devices in 120 markets at the same time during Q2 2017. (more…)

Alexa will now answer your voice commands on Huawei Mate 9

25 Mar mate-9

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

During its launch event at CES 2017 back in January, Huawei announced that its flagship Mate 9 smartphone would soon be receiving Amazon Alexa’s smarts. And the Chinese hardware maker is today delivering on its promise as Alexa is finally making its way to Mate 9 owners in the United States in the form of an over-the-air update. (more…)

VAIO Is Back to Haunt Its Former Parent Sony, But with an Android Smartphone Release

25 Mar vaio-phone-990x401

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

The Japanese market will soon witness Sony and its former laptop division VAIO go head-to-head with each other in the smartphone market. (more…)