by Stephen Schenck | June 16, 2014 5:28 PM
Microsoft is really trying to grow Windows Phone beyond the mainly-Nokia show the platform has become lately, and earlier this year we heard the company announce a boatload of new OEMs tapped to start producing WP hardware. More than just getting new companies involved, this effort also seeks to give Windows Phone a higher profile in developing markets, and a lot of this focus has been on Asia. We've been keeping an eye on what this means for India, like last month's news from Obi Mobile, and today we check out another player, as Micromax launches its first two Windows Phone 8.1 models. ...
by Stephen Schenck | October 25, 2013 6:57 PM
Ever hear of Micromax before? Even if you consider yourself a pretty big Android fan, the name might have missed your radar so far – certainly, we haven't covered the company's hardware in any appreciable manner. There's a very good reason for that, as our focus on phone markets doesn't often take a close look at what's happening in India, where Micromax is based. From the sounds of things, though, the company is setting itself up to become a much more familiar name to wider and wider audiences, as it begins a global push into new markets. Moving beyond the subcontinent, Micromax plans ...
by Michael Fisher | June 7, 2012 4:46 PM
A little while back, I posed the question of what makes a smartphone "too thin." There's no question that the race is still on when it comes to measurable physical specs, with OEMs biting and snapping at one another, engaging in petty wars of engineering in order to claim the title of "thinnest" or "biggest" or "fastest." Everyone wants to claim they're the "best" at something, especially corporations which stand to make a fair bit of money with such ostentatious proclamations. So much of the mobile communications world is subjective, though; "best" is in the eye of the beholder when it ...
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