Videocon starts phone manufacturing at Kolkata unit

  Indian electronics company Videocon on Saturday said that it started manufacturing mobile handsets at its Salt Lake facility Kolkata. Earlier this year, the company had said that it was planning to start three manufacturing units in the ...

Micromax chairman Sanjay Kapoor to resign

Micromax Chairman Sanjay Kapoor has decided to resign from the Indian smartphone maker due to difference with the promoters on the company strategies. Economic Times reported that Micromax confirmed about the resignation of Sanjay Kapoor. He ...

OPPO appoints Mike Wang as CEO of India

Smartphone maker OPPO has appointed Mike Wang as the CEO of its India operations. Mike, who has nearly two decades of experience in the mobile handset industry, joined OPPO in 2005 in its initial years and has held a range of leadership ...

Samsung drafts strategy for 4G phone market in India

Samsung India is anticipating a surge in demand for 4G devices in the near term. The company that claims 150,000 outlets in India is also looking at consolidating this network. “We have launched 17 devices this year. We also launched our ...

Smartphone push for Make in India

Mobile handset industry in India has registered a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 30 percent. With a turnover of Rs 75,000 crore in fiscal 2014, the Indian mobile phone industry is slated to reach Rs 100,000 crore in 2015. Smart ...

Microsoft to shut down Salo plant bought from Nokia

Software giant Microsoft plans to close its plant in Salo in Finland, media reported. The plant was taken over from Nokia as a part of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone sector, reported Xinhua news agency. Microsoft ...

Lenovo taps Flextronics to make smartphones in Chennai

Lenovo has tapped Flextronics to manufacture smartphones in Chennai. Chinese handset maker Lenovo, which acquired US mobile phone brand Motorola from Google last year, on Tuesday announced its plans to contract manufacture smartphones in ...

Taiwan to make electronic goods near Bengaluru

Taiwanese electronic firms will roll out products from a dedicated cluster the Karnataka government has set up for them near the Devanahalli international airport. “We expect Taiwanese firms to invest about $500 million (Rs 3,200 crore) in ...

Swipe unit to ship smartphones, tablets in 6 weeks

Pune-based tablet and smartphone manufacturer Swipe Technologies said on Wednesday would start shipping phones and tablets from its Maharasthra facility within six weeks. “We are looking at six to eight assembly lines in the facility which ...

Micromax invests in consumer cloud provider MiMedia

Indian smartphone maker Micromax Informatics announced its investment in MiMedia, a consumer cloud provider that enables consumers to access their personal content such as photos, videos, music, files on any device. This is the first ...

HTC to cut jobs and discontinue smartphone models

Hit by rivals – Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi — HTC is planning to eliminate jobs and discontinue smartphone models. The Taiwanese smartphone maker, as part of its new strategy, will focus on high-end devices to better compete with ...

Foxconn zeroes in on India as major manufacturing hub

Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn on Tuesday said it was going to invest in India across verticals like manufacturing, start-ups, energy and e-commerce portals and was also looking at bringing supply chain companies and major technologies ...

Asus to contract manufacture smartphones in India

Taiwanese handset maker Asus will start contract manufacturing in India soon, having identified the country as one of its top three smartphone markets, thanks to its mobile phone subscriber base of a whopping 980 million, a top official has ...

Intex aims to double turnover to $1.5 bn

Intex, a diversified technology firm, aims to more than double its turnover to $1.5 billion (Rs.9,000 crore) during the current financial year, a top company official said on Monday. The company, which is into the business of mobile phones, ...