Moto G is officially Motorola’s best selling smartphone ever

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According to Motorola Vice President Magnus Ahlqvist, Motorola’s latest budget smartphone, the Moto G, has become the best selling smartphone in the history of the company. We already knew it was beating expectations, but it’s pretty impressive that it’s now outsold every other smartphone Motorola has made, and it’s only been out for 6 months.

Ahlqvist explained that a large factor in getting sales this high had to do with the Indian market, where consumers are very picky about their phones. Motorola tackled this by partnering with Flipkart, a very large Indian online retailer, and chose to sell the phone online-only. Seems like a weird strategy, but it’s worked extremely well for the company and they’re continuing to make a profit on every Moto G sold. » Read the rest

Moto X coming to India tomorrow

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Motorola’s VP of Product, Punit Soni, has announced on his Google+ page that the Moto X will be launched in India tomorrow for 23999 Indian Rupees (just under $400 USD).

Not much more to say here other than it’ll be interesting to see how Motorola will be affected by its recent ownership change from Google to Lenovo. Expect the company to increase its availability to new and emerging markets as time goes on, as Lenovo’s international presence is relatively large compared to the Motorola of yesteryear.

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Single and dual-SIM Sony Xperia E1 now available in India

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XperiaE1The Sony Xperia E1 is finally available – in India. Both the single and dual-SIM versions are available for purchase in three colors – black, white, and the purple you see above. The black models are in high demand, and are quickly diminishing from stock. The dual-SIM version is priced at  ₹9,750, or around $160 USD, while the single-SIM variant is oddly more expensive at ₹9,990, or $163.

As a reminder, the Xperia E1 was announced on CES with a 4″ WVGA display and a Snapdragon 200 SoC with dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 302 and 512MB of RAM. The smartphone features Jelly Bean 4.3, a 3MP rear camera, a microSD card slot, 3G with HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio.

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Leaked info reveals what may be upcoming Galaxy S 5 Neo

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Just last week we showed you leaked info from Zauba, an Indian import site, which receives data on devices being shipped in and out of the country.

The previous leak showed a device going by the model number SM-G87oa, which we believe is the Galaxy S 5 mini.

Today we have another leak from Zauba, outing a device with the model number SM-G800F. The phone was shipped into India from South Korea for research and development testing, and according to the above data table, it’s valued at 31,790 INR ($520 USD).

The model number is a lower number than the SM-G900F (the Galaxy S 5) so it’s expected that this device is the Galaxy S 5 Neo. Expect more information on the device to come out before its announcement.

Via: Phone Arena
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Motorola Moto G launched in India, will be available for sale starting tomorrow

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The much awaited Motorola Moto G has been launched in India and will be available on India’s most popular e-commerce site, Flipkart, for sale from tomorrow. At the moment, the phone has been released in Malaysian, Dubai and Australian markets.

The Moto G with a Dual-SIM option, carries a price tag of Rs 12,499 ($200) for the 8GB model and Rs 13,999 ($225) for the 16GB model. The device is being offered with other special offers such as Free Flipkart eBook vouchers, Rs. 1000 off on clothing, 70% off on colorful Moto G shells, as well as a chance to get 100% cash-back.  » Read the rest

Samsung device appears in Bangalore for testing, could be Galaxy Tab 4

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Zauba, an Indian website listing imports and exports, listed a device titled “SM-T330″ as having arrived in Bangalore for testing. Sporting an eight-inch display, the same device recently underwent Bluetooth certification. The model number suggests that the device could be the Galaxy Tab 3′s successor, the Galaxy Tab 4, but we’ll know for sure soon enough.

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New 12.2-inch Samsung tablet (SM-T905) ships to India, likely a Galaxy Note Pro variant

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Over at Indian import/export tracking site Zauba, a 12.2-inch tablet has surfaced in their listings. The tablet, model number SM-T905, is likely another variant of the Galaxy Note Pro coming next year. The Note Pro (SM-P905) will also have a 12.2-inch screen and Zauba lists this unidentified tablet at the same price. It is possible that this is an Indian-only model that will leave out features like the S Pen or AMOLED display to keep cost down. We will keep you updated on the Galaxy Note Pro and Samsung’s other devices slated for an early 2014 release.

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Adam II tablet by Notion Ink unveiled with ticker-style display on side

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The Indian manufacturer Notion Ink finally announced its upcoming tablet, and it’s coming with a bit of a surprise included: a side-display featuring ticker-like content.

The tablet, which will come in both WiFi and 3G variants, has a 10.1-inch IPS (1280 x 800 pixels) display, a dual-core Cortex A9 SoC at 1.5GHZ. The GPU is a quad-core Mali 400, and the device has 1GB of RAM, a 3.15MP rear shooter as well as a front camera. There’s also 8GB of storage built in, as well as a 6,000mAh battery. The tablet runs on Android 4.2.2 as well.

The device is only available in India as of now— there isn’t any word on whether it will hit the international market, but it’s going for RS16,500 ($265) for the WiFi variant and RS19,000 ($305) for the 3G version.

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Google to open Android Nation retail stores in India

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Google took a step today to improve its presence in India with the announcement that it will be opening brick and mortar stores called Android Nation. Google’s retail locations in India will follow the opening of two such stores in Jakarta, Indonesia last year. The stores carry Android powered tablets and smartphones from several manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and ASUS. Besides buying the latest in Android devices, customers can visit Android Nation locations to get expert help with their devices and the Android operating system, get info and help with the latest apps, or browse the aisles and shelves for accessories. The stores in India will be opened in partnership with Spice Global. » Read the rest

Panasonic launches P51 in Indian markets, packed with 5-inch screen and stylus

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Panasonic recently decided to launch its first device in Indian markets with the Panasonic P51. The phone will come loaded up with Android 4.2, a 5-inch, 720p LCD screen, and a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek processor. The phone is slightly reminiscent of a lower-end Galaxy Note 3, as it ships with a capacitive stylus and a magnetic flip cover. The RAM sits at only 1GB, there are 4GB of expandable storage, and the phone includes an 8MP rear-camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and support for both HSPA+ and dual SIM cards.

The phone will launch in India next week at 26,900 rupees ($517 USD) contract-free which is a little expensive but should be a bargain when compared to its competition from Samsung. Hit the break for the full press release. » Read the rest

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