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Old 16th December 2014, 18:50   #10606
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Bought the Note 4 recently. The improvement over Note 2 - which I had - is marginal. IMO.

The camera and improved S-Pen are nice though.
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Old 17th December 2014, 01:40   #10607
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Anyways, the order doesn't seem of permanent type, Xiaomi will soon be found selling their devices here.
You got it spot on!

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/BP...ary-subje.html

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New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Tuesday allowed Xiaomi Technology India Pvt. Ltd to import and sell communication devices such as mobile phones and tablets in India, subject to some conditions.

Xiaomi can only sell devices that use chipsets that have been imported from Qualcomm Inc., a licensee of Ericsson. Xiaomi was also told to deposit Rs.100 for every device it has sold in India or sells till 3 February.
This seems to be another advantage of device manufacturers using Qualcomm's chips (in addition to the raw performance of their very popular custom Krait cores & integrated LTE) in phones and tablets. Qualcomm by themselves seem to have licensed IPR from different patent holders. Hence, OEMs who use Qualcomm chips don't get sued by patent holders over such IPR. I'm not sure how it is with other chip makers like Nvidia, MediaTek etc.

I also got an answer to my doubt on whether Ericsson was acting alone in this patent case against Xiaomi or whether they got a little "help" from certain quarters. Going by the conditional reprieve for the Redmi makers, it looks like Ericsson were indeed acting of their own in trying to protect their IPR. If certain quarters were involved indirectly, then Xiaomi may have found the going much tougher.

Those Indian MNCs with a big presence in the land of the Redmis (Xiaomi leads there in terms of smartphones with a marketshare of 14%) can now breathe easy, I suppose. There may not be any vengeful retaliation against one of them by the big & hidden backers of the Xiaomi brand, after all.

However, Redmi's makers can surely expect similar patent cases being filed against them in a few other countries by IP holders like Ericsson. By now, the realisation would have dawned on Xiaomi that they would not be able to paint the town red in other countries as easily as they do in the land of the Redmis.

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Guys,

My cousin is looking to sell his OnePlus One bought only 2 days back from Amazon. If anyone is looking to buy one, please PM me so that I can get you in touch with him. The phone is in Delhi.
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Bought the Note 4 recently. The improvement over Note 2 - which I had - is marginal. IMO.

The camera and improved S-Pen are nice though.
Someone close to me lost his Note 3 & got the Note 4. Looks, there isn't much difference nor in any other feature, save for the fact it will support LTE/4G. But feels nice to use than the Note 3, screen resolution is better, so is screen's touch sensitiveness.

They diluted the Note 3 with the launch of Neo, this is where Samsung loses it. Anyways, save for Note series, I would avoid Samsung.
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Folks,
My 2 year old HTC desire V gave up and urgently need a new phone. I think Oneplus one will be great upgrade, but I do not have invite .
Can anybody have one invite share

EDIT: I have been looking for an invite give away for last few days, but to my bad luck nobody has one it seems. Hence posting this request.

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They diluted the Note 3 with the launch of Neo, this is where Samsung loses it. Anyways, save for Note series, I would avoid Samsung.
I want to upgrade my Xperia ZR 4.6 inch screen to bigger screen.
I have not used any Note series or even any Samsung. I am thinking of Note 3 Neo for bigger screen and S pen functionality. It doesn't matter much for lesser resolution or slower processor and 2 gb ram. Otherwise is functionality way lesser featurewise in Neo compared to Note 3? Price difference is about Rs 13000/-.
Or should I go for Z2? Waterproofness is good to have. Current ZR is very good in waterproof department. Experienced it firsthand.
I am confused. Suggestions please.
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Old 17th December 2014, 16:08   #10612
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FYI...

OnePlus One Sales Reportedly Halted By Delhi High Court After Micromax Plea



After Cyanogen withdrew support for OnePlus in India and instead announced an exclusive partnership with Micromax, OnePlus has suffered another setback here, as a report states that the Delhi High Court has ordered a temporary injunction against the company. Responding to a plea from Micromax, the court has decided not to allow OnePlus to market, sell or ship its phones in India if they bear the Cyanogen logo, since Micromax has acquired rights to be Cyanogen's exclusive partner in India.
(Also see: OnePlus' Carl Pei Talks About Cyanogen Snub; Says OnePlus Two Due Q3 2015)
Because of the deal with Micromax, Cyanogen had already clarified that the OnePlus One phones sold in India would not receive OTA updates, and as a result of this, OnePlus had started to work on a custom Android build.
Now however, with the Micromax YU Cyanogen phone launching on Thursday, Micromax moved the Delhi High Court to protect its exclusivity with Cyanogen.
According to the report, Micromax complained the OnePlus One launch in India was a violation of Micromax's exclusivity agreement with Cyanogen, and Micromax claimed that it had "incurred major expenses for creation of a brand exclusivity for providing to Indian customers mobile phones with Cyanogen operating systems." The report states that Micromax told the court "it would suffer irreparable harm and loss if the defendants (OnePlus) are permitted to continue with their illegal acts in violation of the agreement between Micromax and Cyanogen."
The case is listed as pending and the order is not available right now, but according to the report, OnePlus has been allowed to clear its stock, as long as it does not import more handsets.
Bridget Hickey, Communications Manager OnePlus told NDTV Gadgets that the company is working to find a solution. "In accordance with a judgement passed by the Delhi High Court, we will no longer be producing the OnePlus One with CyanogenMod to be sold in India," she said. "We are still fully committed to serving our users in the region and, in light of this decision, are working to find a solution that will allow us to continue operations as soon as possible."
NDTV Gadgets has also reached out to Micromax for comment, and will update this story when the company responds.
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Guys,

Any keypad phones for aged persons.

Looking only for basic features. Nothing more.

Need to present it this christmas time.
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Any keypad phones for aged persons.
iBall Aasaan.
I bought it for my mom and so far it's been good.
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Guys,

Any keypad phones for aged persons.

Looking only for basic features. Nothing more.

Need to present it this christmas time.

http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-206/p/itmdzkkvtj4ehs5n
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+1 to this. Have brought two of this for first time mobile users (both are senior citizens and not tech savvy at all) and they both find it very user friendly.

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@ Anoop, Netfreak, dmplog

Thanks a ton guys. Will explore it physically before buying the same.

Appreciate all your help
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Any keypad phones for aged persons.

Looking only for basic features. Nothing more.

Need to present it this christmas time.
Check Nokia 108 as well, cost around 1.5 K and very good phone.
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Any keypad phones for aged persons.

Looking only for basic features. Nothing more.

Need to present it this christmas time.
Check Gionee L800. No nonsense phone. Comes with an awesome battery - lasts for weeks. Loud & clear for elderly folks. I got one from ebay for 2000 few weeks back.
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I want to upgrade my Xperia ZR 4.6 inch screen to bigger screen.
I have not used any Note series or even any Samsung. I am thinking of Note 3 Neo for bigger screen and S pen functionality. It doesn't matter much for lesser resolution or slower processor and 2 gb ram. Otherwise is functionality way lesser featurewise in Neo compared to Note 3? Price difference is about Rs 13000/-.
Or should I go for Z2? Waterproofness is good to have. Current ZR is very good in waterproof department. Experienced it firsthand.
I am confused. Suggestions please.
If you are not too brand conscious, try this:

http://www.amazon.in/b/ref=amb_link_...d_i=1320006031

Mindblowing features for just Rs.9000. Not sure where you can get it serviced though.
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