Tag Archives: Smartphone

Flipkart launches iOS app

After launching a successful app two months ago for Android (Google Play), Flipkart launches iOS (Apple) app. Looking at the growing user base of Apple/iPhone users, this app will surely prove helpful for consumers.

Flipkart, which has been in news for raising a huge sum of money in past few months, has been working towards creating a stronger reach to Indian consumers through the marketplace model.

The app will allow users to place and track orders, along with sharing product display listing with friends and also access Flipkart browsing history offline.

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Panasonic to abandon smartphone business

The Japanese electronic brand, Panasonic, moves towards abandoning research in smartphones for consumer markets as it struggles to compete with dominant brands including Apple and Samsung.

The company announced that it will  suspend developing new smartphones for the business-to-consumer market in Japan, and instead will pour our business resources into smartphones for the business-to-business market that is expected to grow.

Infact there are other brands who are finding it difficult to survive in the market. The names include Sharp, NEC and even Sony to an extent.

 

BlackBerry ‘SOLD!’ to Fairfax Financial

After Nokia selling its handset operations to Microsoft, its time for struggling BlackBerry to sell off the business to Fairfax Financial. The deal has been signed for $4.7bn (£3bn).

The company said it has “signed a letter of intent agreement under which a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has offered to acquire the company subject to due diligence”.

The statement continued: “Diligence is expected to be complete by November 4, 2013. The parties’ intention is to negotiate and execute a definitive transaction agreement by such date.” reported bbc.co.uk.

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