Jio Phone Launch, mAadhaar app, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Price, Nokia Feature Phones, and More News This Week

Jio Phone Launch, mAadhaar app, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Price, Nokia Feature Phones, and More News This Week
Welcome back to our weekly roundup of all the news that you can use from the world of tech. First up, the long-awaited Jio feature phone was finally revealed on Friday by Reliance Jio. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani introduced it as "India ka smartphone", but the phone's being sold under the name Jio Phone. Announced at the Reliance annual general meeting on Friday, the phone will only go on sale in September. Speaking at the AGM, Ambani said that the three tenets of affordable data,…
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Jio Phone Is Here and It's 'Free', Reliance Jio vs. Airtel, Galaxy Note 8 Launch Date, and More: Your 360 Daily

Jio Phone Is Here and It
After much speculation and plenty of leaks, Reliance Jio announced its ultra-affordable 4G-enabled feature phone today. Called JioPhone, the device promises to bridge the digital divide in India once and for all. RIL chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani announced the Jio Phone at the company's annual general meeting today, and declared that the combination of low hardware cost, low service subscription cost, and high-speed connectivity will empower over 50 crore users in India who cannot afford even to…
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Motorola Pulse M Over-the-Ear Wired Headphones Launched at Rs. 2,999

Motorola Pulse M Over-the-Ear Wired Headphones Launched at Rs. 2,999
Shyam Telecom, the licensee of Motorola Companion Products in India, has launched the Motorola Pulse M over-the-ear headphones. The Motorola Pulse M headphones are targeted at premium consumers at a price of Rs. 2,999. Featuring an in-line remote, the headphones come in two colour combinations - White & Gold, Black & Silver - with a metal finish design throughout. Motorola Pulse M headphones will retail at all e-commerce websites and other major outlets.The Motorola Pulse M headphones feature a…
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Zopo Speed X With Niki.ai Chatbot, Dual Cameras Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Zopo Speed X With Niki.ai Chatbot, Dual Cameras Launched in India: Price, Specifications
Zopo Mobile on Friday announced that its Speed X smartphone will be available from Friday, July 21 at a price of Rs. 9,499. Unveiled towards the end of last month, the Zopo Speed X will go on sale in the country from Friday itself via major e-commerce platforms - it's already listed on Amazon India. The smartphone's biggest notable feature is its AI-based chatbot, called Niki, which allows users to perform various tasks. Another highlight is the presence of dual rear cameras. The Zopo Speed X wi…
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Moto Z2 Force Leaked in Images, Said to Be Thinner Than Predecessor With Smaller Battery

Moto Z2 Force Leaked in Images, Said to Be Thinner Than Predecessor With Smaller Battery
Photo Credit: VentureBeat Lenovo has already confirmed an event on Tuesday where the company is expected to reveal the next Moto Z smartphone. Now, famed tipster Evan Blass in a VentureBeat report claims that the phone in question is indeed the Moto Z2 Force. He has also shared a press render with new details.Alongside the render, Blass said the Moto Z2 Force will retain the 5.5-inch display with QHD screen resolution from the previous generation. The Moto Z2 Force will also come with 'Shatte…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Renders Show the Handset From All Sides

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Renders Show the Handset From All Sides
Samsung confirmed on Thursday that the company will be launching its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone on August 23. While several leaks have already given design cues about the handset, a new set of mockups have now surfaced on the Internet and show the Galaxy Note 8 from all sides, revealing crucial details.The leaked mockups, obtained by BGR, have been prepared by a third-party case maker on the basis of details that are said to have leaked from a factory. These renders, much in line with ea…
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Jio Phone Has No WhatsApp Support, Comes With 500MB Daily 4G Data Limit

Jio Phone Has No WhatsApp Support, Comes With 500MB Daily 4G Data Limit
The Reliance Jio feature phone, which was unveiled on Friday as the JioPhone aims to bridge the digital divide between the haves with smartphones, and the have nots who tote feature phones. With an upfront cost of just Rs. 1,500 - which can be refunded in three years - it's one of the cheapest ways for people to get access to 4G data, and it's being backed up by special plans that sound really good on paper. However, there's some fine print that wasn't announced when the phone was revealed.Altho…
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Facebook's Secretive Hardware Team Working on a Modular Phone, Hints New Patent

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The modular smartphone ambition of several companies almost reached a dead end after Google shut its Project Ara initiative last year. Now, Facebook is reportedly exploring ways to get into the hardware business, and it might involve the modular smartphone route. Moreover, Facebook's modular smartphone is reportedly being built by Building 8 team which includes many former Google Project Ara team members.Business Insider has spotted a patent application published by Facebook which describes a "…
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Jio Phone to Bring New Era of Innovation for Feature Phones: Analysts

Jio Phone to Bring New Era of Innovation for Feature Phones: Analysts
With Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announcing the launch of an affordable 'intelligent' JioPhone, industry analysts have given the thumbs up to the move, saying this will bring a new era of innovation for the feature phone market in the country.As the smartphone industry is going through a massive revolution, the feature phone market has not seen many innovations while Internet connectivity grew from 2G to 4G.Jio Phone, 'Effectively Free', Launched By Mukesh Ambani at Reliance …
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Jio Phone Launched: Price, Plans, Booking Details, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Jio Phone Launched: Price, Plans, Booking Details, and Everything Else You Need to Know
On Friday, at the 40th Reliance Industries AGM, Chairman Mukesh Ambani finally unveiledthe Jio feature phone, the JioPhone. It's been long rumoured, but now it's finally official after months of speculation. Making the announcement, Ambani pointed out that the majority of phone users in India do not have smartphones, and are thus unable to access the 4G-only Jio network. The Jio Phone is meant to address this audience, and thus is an affordable, 4G VoLTE-capable feature phone with 'smart' apps. …
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