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Get top offers on bestselling smartphones at the EMI Store!

UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Find the best-selling mobile phones on EMI with money-saving offers such as cashback of up to Rs.2000, zero down payment, No Cost EMI schemes, as well as discounts on the final price.
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In the study, commissioned by handset maker Vivo and conducted by CMR about 70 per cent agreed that if their usage continues at the current rate or grows, it is likely to impact their mental or physical health.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the study, commissioned by handset maker Vivo and conducted by CMR about 70 per cent agreed that if their usage continues at the current rate or grows, it is likely to impact their mental or physical health.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Average time spent on smartphone up 25% to 6.9 hrs amid pandemic: Vivo-CMR report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 06:31 PM IST
About 74 per cent said they get moody and irritable when they stop using their mobile phone, while 73 per cent said they “feel compelled” to constantly check their smartphone.
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Govt should provide free smartphones to all school children: NGO

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 01:27 PM IST
To ensure that no children are left behind in education in the COVID pandemic situation, governments should distribute textbooks, free smartphones or tablets to all school children, an NGO has said.
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jadavpur University to provide handset, data pack to students not having smartphones

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Jadavpur University has formally decided to provide android handsets and data pack to students, not having such facilities, as new semester classes are slated to begin this month, an official said on Sunday
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The F17 Pro, with a wide array of features such as 30W VOOC charger and 6 AI portrait cameras, is a beast of a smartphone.
The F17 Pro, with a wide array of features such as 30W VOOC charger and 6 AI portrait cameras, is a beast of a smartphone.

The wait is finally over! 2020’s sleekest smartphone, OPPO F17 Pro, hits stores today!

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:19 PM IST
The F17 Pro comes with a vivid 6.43-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display with a huge screen real estate for all those binge-watching and gaming sessions. It also boasts 6 AI portrait cameras that can take some dazzling images!
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The OPPO F17 Pro ensures you get the best premium experience on a mid-range smartphone, without compromising on comfort and reliability!(OPPO)
The OPPO F17 Pro ensures you get the best premium experience on a mid-range smartphone, without compromising on comfort and reliability!(OPPO)

OPPO F17 Pro: With ultra-sleek design & 6 AI Portrait Cameras, this smartphone is gearing up to be a millennial favourite

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 04:04 PM IST
That’s not all – the smartphone introduces the new Shiny Matte design that boasts a fingerprint-proof finish. Find out more here!
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Based on the complaint made by the company representative, police have registered FIR under Section 395 of IPC.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
Based on the complaint made by the company representative, police have registered FIR under Section 395 of IPC.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))

Smartphones worth around Rs 2 crore looted from a vehicle in Andhra’s Chittoor

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Andhra Pradesh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Nagari urban police took Irfan and started searching for the container lorry. They could trace out the lorry at around 11 AM at an area between Narayanavanam and Puttur.
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The smartphones measured acceleration and mediolateral (side to side), vertical (up and down), and anteroposterior (forward and backward) movements while the participants walked. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The smartphones measured acceleration and mediolateral (side to side), vertical (up and down), and anteroposterior (forward and backward) movements while the participants walked. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Smartphones can detect how inebriated you are by analysing your walk: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | New Jersey [US]
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Having real-time information about alcohol intoxication could be important for helping people reduce alcohol consumption, preventing drinking and driving or alerting a sponsor for someone in treatment.
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Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

At least 27% students do not have access to smartphones, laptops for online classes: NCERT survey

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 01:31 PM IST
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16, when the Centre announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as part of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mobile- view of IBPS Login Page(Screenshot)
Mobile- view of IBPS Login Page(Screenshot)

IBPS recruitment 2020: Now you can apply through your smartphone too

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has now allowed the aspirants to apply for recruitment process through their smartphones also. Earlier, the application process was not mobile- friendly
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched the ‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’ through video conferencing.(HT file)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched the ‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’ through video conferencing.(HT file)

Punjab govt distributes free smartphones to class 12 students

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Giving free smartphones to the youth of the state was one of the key poll promises of the Congress during the 2017 assembly elections.
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The short film ‘will make you re-imagine your relationship with your smartphone’.(Twitter)
The short film ‘will make you re-imagine your relationship with your smartphone’.(Twitter)

This short film about a man’s addiction to his smartphone takes a startling turn

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 09:35 AM IST
Titled ‘Unlocked’, the short is one of the top 10 films of the Lights Camera Lockdown competition and has been created by Manish.
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Jadavpur University. (facebook/@jadavpuruniversity)
Jadavpur University. (facebook/@jadavpuruniversity)

Jadavpur University says it will ‘do something’ to reach out to students with no smartphone

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 12:38 PM IST
The university will certainly do something to bridge the digital divide, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Chiranjib Bhattacharya said.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Punjab Cabinet approves smartphone distribution to all Class 12 govt school students by November

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The distribution of the first batch of 50,000 smartphones, which have already been received by the state government, to boys and girls will begin shortly.
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Punjab to distribute 1.78 lakh smartphones to class 12 students by November

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 09:01 AM IST
The distribution of the first batch of 50,000 phones, which has already been received by the state government, will begin shortly, an official spokesperson said.
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The HONOR 9S brings the latest technologies such as HONOR’s upgraded AppGallery, Petal Search, and the flagship Magic UI 3.1 powered by Android 10, among others.(HONOR)
The HONOR 9S brings the latest technologies such as HONOR’s upgraded AppGallery, Petal Search, and the flagship Magic UI 3.1 powered by Android 10, among others.(HONOR)

Smart and sleek, HONOR 9S is the best all-rounder for an entry-level smartphone!

By Brand Post
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2020 11:49 AM IST
Priced at just INR 6,499, the smartphone will be sold for just INR 5,999, with a lot of other offers, during the first sale. It starts from August 6, 2020, 12:00 PM onwards, on Flipkart!
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A 50-year-old farmer allegedly died by suicide following an argument with his daughter over his failure to buy a smartphone at a village in Sepahijala District of Tripura.(File photo for representation)
A 50-year-old farmer allegedly died by suicide following an argument with his daughter over his failure to buy a smartphone at a village in Sepahijala District of Tripura.(File photo for representation)

Tripura man ends life after failing to buy smartphone for daughter’s online classes

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:40 PM IST
The daughter, a Class 10 student, demanded a smartphone for herself so that she could continue her online classes. But her father managed to buy an ordinary phone which the girl didn’t like and smashed the phone. This led to an argument between them.
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Putting smartphones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world.(Unsplash)
Putting smartphones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world.(Unsplash)

Smartphones empower women in less developed countries, here's how

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Washington D.C. [USA]
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Women who have access to mobile phones in less or least developed countries are more likely to be involved in decision making, hence, bringing a chance of empowerment.
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OPPO A52 flaunts a magnificent FHD+ punch-hole display with 1080P resolution in the affordable segment.(OPPO)
OPPO A52 flaunts a magnificent FHD+ punch-hole display with 1080P resolution in the affordable segment.(OPPO)

OPPO takes the A Series legacy forward, launches A52 with a massive 5000 mAh battery and a punch hole display

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The new phone is the perfect amalgamation of technology, performance and aesthetics.
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Even as the government extended the coronavirus lockdown by another two weeks, e-commerce platforms can resume the sale of non-essential goods, including smartphones, laptops and personal computers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Even as the government extended the coronavirus lockdown by another two weeks, e-commerce platforms can resume the sale of non-essential goods, including smartphones, laptops and personal computers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Lockdown 3.0: You can buy smartphones, laptops but here’s the fine print

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 08:44 AM IST
The government hasn’t clarified whether brick-and-mortar stores can also start selling phones as well as laptops in green zones.
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No smartphones, exhausted internet data turn barrier for online study

By Harvinder Kaur | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 11:35 PM IST
While some students do not possess a smartphone, others are dealing with the internet related issues amid the lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
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Constantly feeling sleep deprived? Blame it on your smartphone, here’s why.(Unsplash)
Constantly feeling sleep deprived? Blame it on your smartphone, here’s why.(Unsplash)

Constantly feeling sleep deprived? Blame it on your smartphone, here’s why

By Indo Asian News Service | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 11:28 AM IST
Sleep deprivation has been known to impact immunity, metabolism and mood, while increasing the chances of chronic lifestyle ailments such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.
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For the study,(Unsplash)
For the study,(Unsplash)

Smartphones may make your headaches worse: AIIMS

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 03:17 PM IST
According to the researchers, the study does not prove that smartphone use causes greater use of pain medication and less relief; it only shows an association.
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The Honor 20
The Honor 20

Who wins the battle of the best mid-range smartphone?

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 06:50 PM IST
Will Honor 20 trump OnePlus 7 and Redmi K20 Pro? Read on to know more.
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By analysing literature published since 2011 when smartphones first became widespread, the range of studies showed that 10-30 per cent of children and young people used their smartphones in a dysfunctional way.(Unsplash)
By analysing literature published since 2011 when smartphones first became widespread, the range of studies showed that 10-30 per cent of children and young people used their smartphones in a dysfunctional way.(Unsplash)

One in four young people ‘addicted’ to smartphones

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Almost a quarter of young people are so dependent on their smartphones that they feel panicky or upset when the phone is unavailable, according to a global study.
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A team of researchers has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based novel solution that could produce accurate, automated and near-immediate placental diagnostic reports via a smartphone or a tablet with the appropriate software.(Unsplash)
A team of researchers has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based novel solution that could produce accurate, automated and near-immediate placental diagnostic reports via a smartphone or a tablet with the appropriate software.(Unsplash)

Smartphone can scan placenta to predict health of mom, newborn

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Placentas can provide critical information about the health of the mother and baby but the cost, time and expertise required to analyse them are prohibitive.
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The study looked at smartphone as an instrument readily available for simple self-monitoring of one’s health.(Unsplash)
The study looked at smartphone as an instrument readily available for simple self-monitoring of one’s health.(Unsplash)

Smartphone can help detect mental, physical stress. Here’s how

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:57 PM IST
According to the study, by suitably processing this signal, measurements can be acquired of the heart beat rate and status of activation of the sympathetic-vagal balance, associated with the stress level.
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Bajaj Finserv allows you to convert your purchases into bite-sized monthly instalments without paying a single penny over and above the product price.(istock)
Bajaj Finserv allows you to convert your purchases into bite-sized monthly instalments without paying a single penny over and above the product price.(istock)

Check out the list of best smartphones to buy in 2019: Models and features

UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 03:39 PM IST
With over 60,000 partner sellers online and offline, you can shop for smartphones on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network at No Cost EMI and avail lucrative discounts and cashback.
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Smartphones can help heart patients take pills on time.(Unsplash)
Smartphones can help heart patients take pills on time.(Unsplash)

Smartphones can help heart patients take pills on time

By Indo Asian News Service | Buenos Aires
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 03:23 PM IST
A simple app can be a cost effective way of helping heart patients take their medicines for the period prescribed, thereby reducing risk of premature death.
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Researchers from Aalto University (Finland), University of Cambridge and ETH Zurich analysed the typing speed of tens of thousands of users on both phones and computers.(Unsplash)
Researchers from Aalto University (Finland), University of Cambridge and ETH Zurich analysed the typing speed of tens of thousands of users on both phones and computers.(Unsplash)

Millennials typing faster on smartphones than parents

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, London
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 02:45 PM IST
A study of over 37,000 users found that the ‘typing gap’, the difference in typing speeds between mobile devices and physical keyboards is decreasing, and 10-19-year olds can type about 10 words-per-minute faster than their parents’ generation.
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