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LG Optimus Zone 3 leaks out on its way to Verizon

Verizon is getting ready to launch a new affordable smartphone from LG. The Optimus Zone 3 has been given the leaked press render treatment by none other than @evleaks today. The images show a 4G LTE capable device sporting software-rendered on-screen Android navigation buttons – not something often seen in this price range. The Optimus Zone 3 will be offered ... Read More »

Government sets up panel for policy directives on startup ecosystem

The government has constituted a team which will assist in policy formulations for creating a conducive ecosystem forstart-ups , Parliament was informed on Monday. Besides, the Centre has also appointed a consulting agency to help the team in its work, Commerce and Industry MinisterNirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. After the ambitious ‘Make in India’ ... Read More »

$2,440 buys you a gold plated BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 from Vietnam

The gold plating experts from Vietnam are back again with a new offering. This time, Karalux focused its efforts on BlackBerry’s Porsche Design P’9983, launched last year with BlackBerry OS 10.3 on board. If you still enjoy the Canadian company’s own operating system (and thus don’t care about the newer, Android-running Priv), this might be for you – especially if ... Read More »

Microsoft exec confirms Lumia 650’s existence

Although the Windows 10-powered Lumia 650 has been the subject of some rumors lately, there hasn’t been any official word or hint about the device by Microsoft. However, that was until now as the company’s CMO Chris Capossela has effectively confirmed the handset’s existence. At a recent Windows Weekly podcast, while replying to a question from ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley ... Read More »

India moving in right direction on GST and reforms, says Arvind Panagariya

Amid the government’s resolve to push GST bill in Parliament this week, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Monday said he is hopeful about its passage and India is moving in the right direction on big ticket reforms. “We are moving in the right direction (on GST). I am optimistic that we shall resolve the whole issue. I am ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini with 4.6-inch display spotted listed on online retailer’s website

Speculations about a possible Mini version of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 smartphone have been there for quite some time now. Although we saw some purported live photos of the handset earlier this year, there’s hasn’t been a more concrete proof of the device’s existence. However, that was until now, as the Galaxy S6 Mini has now been spotted listed on an ... Read More »

Microsoft Lumia 550 now available for purchase in India

In line with what was reported earlier this week, the Windows 10-powered Microsoft Lumia 550 is now available for purchase in India. The device went on sale in the US and Europeearlier this month. In India, the Redmond, Washington-based company is selling the device for INR 9,199 (around $139), a discount of INR 200 on its official pricing of INR ... Read More »

Domestic steel prices fall on muted demand, cheap imports, says government

The prices of steel items in the country have witnessed a fall in the recent months on account of slow growth in the domestic demand and cheap imports, Parliament was informed on Monday. “The prices of steel items in the domestic market have decreased in the recent period due to various reasons like slow growth in the domestic demand and ... Read More »

Oppo A35 with octa-core CPU and 13MP camera passes through TENAA

A new Oppo smartphone, dubbed A35, has been certified by Chinese certification and regulatory authority TENAA, revealing some of its key specs. The device is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz processor and sports a 5-inch (720 x 1280 pixel resolution) display. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. In ... Read More »

India to grow at 7.5% this fiscal: Fitch

Fitch Ratings on Monday affirmed India’s rating at ‘BBB-‘ – the lowest investment grade – with a stable outlook, saying strong medium-term growth outlook and favourable external finances balance out weak structural features, including its business environment. “India’s sovereign ratings and a stable outlook balance a strong medium-term GDP growth outlook and favourable external finances, including a strong foreign reserves ... Read More »