After unveiling its trio of Nokia Android phones earlier this week, HMD Global has made the Nokia 3 – the most affordable Android phone – available in India from today through offline stores. Nokia 3 is priced in India at Rs. 9,499. Vodafone customers will get 5 GB of data per month at Rs. 149 per month for 3 months with the purchase of Nokia 3, as well as vouchers for Rs. 2500 discount (Rs. 1800 on hotels and Rs.700 discount on domestic flights) on travel website Makemytrip.com.

And if you’re looking for a higher-spec Nokia Android smartphone, consider holding off on the Nokia 5 and 6, which will be available on July 7 and July 14, respectively. Keep in mind that the Nokia 5, like the Nokia 3, is a retail exclusive, while the Nokia 6 is an Amazon exclusive.

RCom is offering a 28 percent discount on select one-year postpaid plans. With Reliance Jio forcing companies like Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL to cut data prices, Reliance Communications (RCom) has joined the fray. The new plans allow a consumer to get 1GB of 4G data for just Rs. 11.1, but are only available to 4G users in Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It’s worth nothing, they are only available to RCom customers who subscribe online through rcom-eshop.com. Rcom’s discount is offered on certain monthly plans and after the discount, these plans are now valued at Rs. 333 and Rs. 499 respectively. The discounted rate is offered to the subscriber for 12 months, making the discount worth Rs. 2,400 for the year.

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BSNL offers 360 GB data with new Rs. 444 prepaid packRCom isn’t the only telco announcing offers either. State-owned telco BSNL has done the same, launching new prepaid and postpaid plans, including calls and data. One of these, called Chauka 444, comes with 360 GB data to help the operator compete with the Reliance Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. With this subscription, BSNL prepaid users get 4 GB of data per day for 90 days. However, it’s worth noting that BSNL is only 3G, not 4G like Jio, so the speeds won’t be as fast. However, BSNL’s data allowance is a lot more generous and comes in at around Rs. 1.23 per GB vs Jio’s Rs. 11 per GB for the Rs. 309 package and Rs. 9 per GB for the Rs. 509 pack.

HTC U11 ‘squeezable smartphone’ launched in India for Rs. 51,990 The HTC U11 has been launched in India. This comes after an international revelation a month ago. Sports a Rs. 51,990 (MOP) price tag, India will get the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage option. It will be available from Amazon India and offline stores from June 17, along with HTC’s online store. It is available in Amazing Silver and Brilliant Black colors in India. For a limited time (starting June 26), customers who purchase an HTC U11 with a Standard Chartered Debit/Credit Card have the option of getting 10 percent cash back on the MOP value.

New OnePlus 5 Features Revealed Ahead of the OnePlus 5 launch next week, the company has been teasing new features and tweaks to OxygenOS. These include an OxygenOS software refresh in a tweet, “Software designed with style and sophistication.” as well as software adjustments to allow users to change the temperature of the screen, a kind of blue filter. And if the OnePlus 5’s iPhone 7 Plus-esque design is a turn off, you might want to act fast if you want the OnePlus 3T Now OnePlus 3T is out of stock in the US and Europe (except the UK). Notably, the smartphone is still available in India and will be on sale until later this year, according to an official statement released earlier by the company.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus Image Leak Gives New Hopes The Xiaomi Mi6 is currently the company’s only flagship. Although prior to the launch it was rumored that a bigger Mi 6 Plus would be released alongside. And while that hasn’t happened, images of the Mi 6 Plus have surfaced online, courtesy of Gizchina, reviving the hopes of those looking for a bigger Xiaomi flagship. A photo of the back of the Mi 6 Plus is, as you might expect, similar to the Mi 6, with the only difference being size. It is tipped to be offered in 4 GB RAM + 64 GB, 6 GB + 128 GB and 8 GB + 256 GB variants.

Indian IT industry hardest hit as tech jobs dry up: Study Continued volatility in the tech sector has led to a decline in hiring. Indian IT companies have hired 17 percent less than last year, according to a recently published study by Naukri JobSpeak. Within tech, BPO and telecom hires fell 10 and 7 percent respectively compared to the same period last year. The parameter for this is hiring through naukri.com, and the results are published based on job openings that are added to the site month after month.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus sales surpass Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ in US: Kantar Despite the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ getting solid reviews and a thumbs up from Consumer Reports, it seems that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have sold better at least in the US, according to research firm Kantar.

“Early indications in our data for the three-month period ended May 2017 show that the S8 and S8 Plus will reach a combined share of 8.1 percent in the US, slightly less than their predecessors the S7/S7 Edge with 8. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remain the top-selling products in the May period with a combined share of 20.1 percent,” said Lauren Guenveur, Global Consumer Insight Director for Kantar Worldpanel. It’s worth pointing out that the Samsung phones didn’t hit the market until mid-April in the US, so the data could change in a few months. iOS also gained market share in the US at the expense of Android.

iPad Pro 2017 models outperform new MacBook Pro models in some benchmarks. Especially in terms of GPU performance – the MacBook Pro of 2016 and 2017 surpasses. They also managed to hold their own in single-core and multi-core Geekbench tests. While benchmarks aren’t indicative of real-world performance, it may be a sign of things to come as technology makes its inevitable march towards the miniaturization and convergence of all devices.

Delhi rape victim is suing Uber again after new details emerge The lawsuit filed Thursday in a federal court in California is seeking unspecified damages on the woman’s behalf. The allegations are a long line of image problems for the ride-hailing company, whose CEO took leave earlier this week after an investigation revealed a dysfunctional culture that allowed sexual harassment. Twenty employees have been fired and this week a board member was forced to resign after a sexist remark at an employee meeting.

Amazon buys US grocer Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion To expand into groceries, Amazon is spending $13.7 billion to buy Whole Foods. The company is paying $42 a share for Whole Foods Market Inc., including debt, giving it an 18 percent premium to Whole Foods’ closing price on Thursday. Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under its brand.

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