The manufacturer has become the market leader with a 15 percent local market share, ahead of Micromax and Apple. That's even without factoring in the numbers from its government-backed Aakash budget tablets.
Nitin Puri discusses key mobile communications developments in India, home to one of the world's largest mobile phone population.
Originally from Canada, Nitin has been residing and working in India since 2009. He has worked in different ICT industries in countries such as India, Canada, and Tanzania. He is an avid follower and application developer within the growing mobile phone sector in India.
Common sense would prevail, in addition to laws in many jurisdictions around the world, including India, that using a hands-free device while driving can in fact be distracting for the driver and lead to driver error.
Many associate HCL and HCL Infosystems as tech companies specializing in outsourcing. But many may not realize HCL Infosystems has gradually been releasing both smartphones and tablets in the Indian market over the past year.
The Japanese electronics firm, traditionally more active in the laptop space, has launched three new Android tablets to its Excite lineup.
Some developers are tapping into the niche market of mobile app users who prefer to use local Indian languages instead of English, and this presents another huge opportunity for m-education.
Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet and Galaxy Mega 5.8 reinforce how mobile devices are growing larger, and Indian consumers will now have to decide if they buy this design trend or stick with smaller handsets.
Traditional console game companies such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo need to address the growing popularity of mobile games, or face the prospect of being irrelevant like Atari.
Goan native Andrea Colaco, with her co-partner Ahmed Kirmani, wins US$100,000 from MIT to develop their "3dim" gesture-sensing tech with interested mobile manufacturers.
To remain competitive and profitable, Indian mobile operators are gradually increasing tariff rates as lowering prices and growing subscriber base are no longer deemed beneficial tactics. But what does that mean for customers?
China’s largest Internet company, Tencent, is eyeing India for further growth for its messaging platform as it ventures overseas. It will be up against an increasingly crowded market where rivals such as Whatsapp have had a headstart.