Amazon India has notified buyers that they won’t be able to return mobile phones bought from the online retailer. The new policy is only applicable to mobile phones that are fulfilled by Amazon. Buyers will be eligible for getting the device replaced only if the product is defective or was damaged during transit, and not by citing the No longer needed option. The replacement is available for a duration of 10-days from delivery of the product.
Everything is crazy.
For being in the weird pre-MWC quiet time, it was a busy week. The biggest news was a surprise acquisition: Microsoft snapped up keyboard app company SwiftKey for $ 250 million. The slow burn leading up to MWC got a little bit hotter with Sunday, February 21, being the official day for Samsung’s next big event — *cough*Galaxy S7*cough*. Speaking of the GS7, it’s backside got leaked, we asked what you want in [Read More…]
LG will be unveiling the LG G5 later this month during MWC 2016. The latest G-series phone will actually make its first appearance on Feb. 21, the day before the show starts. The event will take place at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain.
From LG USA on Twitter:
#LGG5, February 21st. #MWC16 pic.twitter.com/yvQU3FZ2kq
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) February 3, 2016
Time for some play! With new [Read More…]
After months of speculation, Nintendo has unveiled its launch plans for its first ever mobile app, Miitomo.
The app, which will be available on Android, will allow users to create Mii avatar characters and use them to communicate with friends.
In Miitomo, users can issue and answer questions like “What song has been stuck in your head lately?”, “Do you believe in aliens?” or even more hilarious ones like “If you saw a nose hair sticking out of your friend’s nose, [Read More…]
Virgin Mobile today rolled out three new “unlimited” rate plans for customers seeking service without long-term commitment. Essentially, the carrier scaled price points back five bucks each and tweaked the data allotments.
Indeed, the plans include unlimited talk and text as well as access to the unlimited streaming feature recently introduced. Playing music through services such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, or Slacker does not affect data consumption.
As of now, Virgin Mobile [Read More…]
Your phone probably has a fantastic display and there is no better way to see the beauty of it than through a wallpaper. We’ve collected a huge library of over 100 HD (1080p) and QHD (1440p) wallpapers of abstract art for your backgrounds. These are perfect to show off the pixels and color gamut on your Android, iOS or Windows smartphones. They’ll also look great on your tablets as well.
We’ve changed things up lately and will be sharing the [Read More…]
Following Xiaomi’s statement that US Mobile is not an authorized distributor of its products in the U.S., the carrier has taken to a blog post to explain its decision to partner with a third-party distributor to sell imported smartphones from China in the U.S..
From US Mobile:
Here’s where we created a better experience for our customers. By partnering with third party distributors who sell and ship the devices, US Mobile is able to offer our [Read More…]
Both Xiaomi and Meizu are huge companies outside of the U.S., but neither has really broken into the market in North America yet. Now, US Mobile, a network which runs off of T-Mobile’s towers, is offering its customers smartphones from both companies. The carrier is selling the Meizu M2 Note, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Mi 3 and Mi 4i, with prices ranging from $ 120 to $ 220. Ahmed Khattak, founder and CEO of US Mobile told PCMag:
Mobile phone production in India has crossed the 100 million mark in 2015, with major companies like Samsung boosting their local manufacturing efforts. All Samsung devices sold in the country are assembled locally, and the government’s “Make in India” initiative is making it easier for international vendors to set up shop in India.
From Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad:
Today, I am happy to announce that in December, Rs 1.14 lakh crore investment has come in [Read More…]