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Apple India iPhone Plans

Apple won’t be allowed to sell used iPhones in India

May 30th, 2016

Apple recently made a commitment to have a presence in India for the “next thousand years.” But the first month isn’t going well — Apple won’t be able to open retail stores straight away, and now, India has rejected its plan to sell low-cost refurbished iPhones. During a visit to India last month, Tim Cook …

Apple iPhone Cheaper Price

Apple wants to sell cheaper iPhones

May 23rd, 2016

In most countries, the iPhone is the most expensive smartphone you can buy. The iPhone’s price can be quite prohibitive in certain markets where Apple would like to see growth, including China and India, and the company is apparently aware of the problem. Without committing to anything, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during his visit …

India Space Shuttle

India’s tiny space shuttle is adorably cute

May 23rd, 2016

The pinnacle of the space race was the shuttle battle: America’s flew repeatedly, and Russia’s…didn’t. India is the latest country to enter the space shuttle contest, as its Reusable Launch Vehicle blasted off into space early this morning. As these images of the 22-foot craft show, size isn’t everything when it comes to space.

iPhone Encryption Hack India

India can supposedly bypass iPhone encryption

May 10th, 2016

First, it was the FBI to break into an encrypted iPhone without Apple’s help. Around the same time, the LAPD was breaking into its an iPhone on its own. In either case, the mysterious hacks used by law enforcement did not actually break Apple’s encryption algorithms, but they allowed investigators to access data on devices …

iPhone 5c 8GB: Apple introducing cheaper iPhone in India

New cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c headed to India to replace iPhone 4

May 12th, 2014

Apple is about to expand the availability of the new 8GB version of its iPhone 5c to India, according to a report from BGR sister site BGR India. Apple’s 8GB iPhone 5c debuted less than two months ago and it is currently available only in in Germany, France, the UK, Australia and China.

India testing new solution for spying on BlackBerry users

October 4th, 2011

India’s government is currently in the process of testing a solution that will allow it to spy on BlackBerry users sending and receiving data over India’s cellular airwaves. The country’s Telecom Secretary has confirmed that India’s Department of Telecommunications is testing the solution, which will allow government officials to monitor several services tied to Research In Motion’s …

BlackBerry PlayBook rolling out to 16 new countries soon

June 10th, 2011

RIM has announced that the company’s first BlackBerry tablet will go on sale in sixteen new countries over the next month, including Australia, France, Germany, India, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Its unclear if RIM has any carrier partners lined up or how much the device will retail for abroad. In the …

New UAE smartphone rules will affect others as well, RIM says

April 18th, 2011

The United Arab Emirates’ Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) on Saturday stated its intentions to limit the access its citizens have to RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Servers. RIM said on Sunday, however, that new regulations in the UAE will impact all smartphones and not just BackBerry devices. “The TRA has confirmed to RIM that any potential policy regarding enterprise services in the …

India bans Nokia's push email service

April 15th, 2011

Though the move has yet to cause Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to storm out of an interview, India’s Economic Times reported on Thursday that the country’s government has barred Nokia’s upcoming push email service. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs has relayed directives to the Department of Telecom stating that Nokia’s new push email product should not be …

RIM's Mike Lazaridis halts BBC interview when pressed on India

April 13th, 2011

In a recent BBC interview, Research In Motion’s CEO Mike Lazaridis was not digging a line of questioning posed about India. RIM’s co-chief, who is usually calm, cool, and collected, became agitated when pressed about what the interviewer perceived as “security issues” with his company’s platform. In fairness to Lazaridis, we are only given a brief, sixty-second excerpt of the interview …