Electronics News

iPhone 5 doing brisk business in India's grey market

The new Apple iPhone isn't in India yet, officially. But as you read this, there are people in Mumbai's Heera Panna Market and Khan Market in Delhi shelling out upwards of Rs 1.15 lakh, a little less than the price of a Tata Nano car, for the shiny new glass-and-aluminium device, according to traders in these markets.

While you can actually drive the car around once you pay the price, those shelling out this neat sum can't just start making calls. They have to jump through hoops to make their SIM card fit the phone's specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Tab sales ban to be reconsidered

A US appeals court ruled on Friday that a lower court should reconsider a sales ban against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 won by Apple in a patent dispute with the South Korean electronics maker.

The injunction was put in place ahead of a month-long trial that pitted iPhone maker Apple against Samsung Electronics in a closely watched legal battle that ended with a resounding victory for Apple last month on many of its patent violation claims.

BlackBerry 10 smartphones pics leaked online

The images of Research In Motion's (RIM) upcoming smartphones, which will launch next year, have reportedly been revealed online.

The pictures showed both the full touchscreen devices BlackBerry L Series and N series.

They also showed a long-awaited BlackBerry 10 phone with a full qwerty keyboard, the Telegraph reports.

According to the paper, briefly posted on video sharing site Vimeo, the film appears to be an internal pitch for marketing agencies, and was apparently posted by the editor.

BlackBerry site Crackberry.com copied images before the film was removed.

RIM shows BlackBerry 10 phones to telcos

Canadian phone maker Research In Motion has begun showing its new BlackBerry smartphones to wireless carriers around the world, but the struggling company says it is still months away from starting to sell them.

The smartphones running the new BlackBerry 10 operating system are critical to RIM's survival. RIM executives met with wireless companies this week and provided a glimpse of the much-delayed system.

It is due out early next year and comes as North Americans are abandoning BlackBerrys for flashier iPhones and Android phones.

Apple, Samsung products banned in South Korea

Flat-screen maker LG Display has started mass production of a new and thinner display, widely speculated to be for use in Apple's next iPhone, and the display's production schedule remains in line with customers' product release plans, LG's chief executive said.

"We just began mass production and we don't expect any disruption in supplies," Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display, a panel supplier for Apple products, told reporters late on Wednesday.

Apple dethroned by Lenovo in Chinese smartphone market: IDC

Apple's share in China's smartphone market almost halved to 10 percent in the second quarter as buyers waited for the next iPhone model - expected later this year - or switched brands, data from industry research firm IDC showed on Friday.

Smartphone shipments in China overtook feature phones for the first time in April-June, with domestic vendor Lenovo Group knocking Apple from second place in the world's largest mobile market, the data showed.