Microsoft Unveils ‘Always Connected’ PCs From Asus, HP With 4G LTE and 20-Hour Battery Life

HIGHLIGHTS ASUS and HP will make the first Always Connected PCs The PCs will have built-in 4G LTE connectivity and longer battery life Pricing and availability details to come later, third model in works At an event in Hawaii on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the launch of the world’s first ‘Always Connected’ PCs, running Windows 10 on ARM-based Qualcomm SoCs. Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson showed off the first-ever Always Connected PCs from Asus and HP. These new laptops will offer built-in LTE connectivity and longer battery life than…

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Reliance Jio offers up to 30GB 4G data on select Xiaomi phones

Reliance Jio is offering a whole bunch of free data to Xiaomi customers. People buying select devices will be eligible for 30GB of free 4G data. The way this works is that customers of Xiaomi devices will need to have a Reliance Jio SIM activated on or after June 16, 2017. After that, for every prepaid recharge of INR 309 or above they will get 5GB additional data (on top of whatever the recharge normally entails). This can be done for six recharges, totalling 30GB, till March 31, 2018. The…

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Vodafone’s Challenge to Reliance Jio, Airtel: 1GB of 4G Data at Rs. 150, 4GB at Rs. 250

To give rivals Reliance Jio and Airtel tough competition in the ongoing telecom war, Vodafone has launched a new offer that provides prepaid 4G users with four times the data benefits without raising the prices of the data recharge packs. This means the Vodafone Rs. 150 data pack will offer 1GB of data a month, Rs. 250 pack will provide 4GB data, and Rs. 1,500 data pack will give 35GB of data a month. Vodafone’s move is just one more amongst the numerous reactions by established telecom operators to compete with…

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Idea Offers 3GB Free Data With New Plan to 4G Users

Idea Cellular has announced a new offer under which it is offering 3GB of additional mobile data to customers who switch to new 4G handsets. This comes a week after market leader Airtel offered a similar plan to get users to move its 4G network. “While all Idea customers will now get free data bundled in the plans, customers with 4G handsets will get even more data benefits on the new plans,” Idea said in a statement. Under the new Idea bundled 4G data offer, existing prepaid 4G handset customers…

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Vodafone Launches 4G Services in Tamil Nadu

Leading telecom service provider Vodafone on Thursday launched its 4G (fourth generation) services in the state. The service “Vodafone Supernet 4G” initially launched in Coimbatore and in neighbouring Tirupur, will be made available in all major towns and cities across the state by March 2017, Vodafone India Business Head-Tamil Nadu, S Murali told reporters in Coimbatore. Built on the efficient 2100MHz, this state-of-the-art network will enable Vodafone Supernet 4G customers to access Internet via mobile with speed, across a range of smart devices including Mi-Fi and Dongles, he said. On…

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Over 18.2 mn 4G devices shipped in Q2 2016: Report

New Delhi: With content and video consumption set to grow with 4G, over 18.2 million 4G devices were shipped in the second quarter of 2016 as against 15.4 million in the first quarter this year, market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday. Of the 4G devices shipped, 97.8 per cent were smartphones followed by data cards at 1.6 percent and tablet PCs at 0.6 percent. According to CMR`s `Quarterly India LTE Devices` report, Samsung, Micromax and Reliance`s LYF brands are the leaders, with 41 percent, 8.62 percent and…

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