Report: India Seeks Restrictions on Cheap Chinese Smartphone Sales

New Delhi is allegedly seeking ways to prevent Chinese smartphone manufacturers from selling their devices for less than 12,000 rupees ($150) within India as part of an effort to protect domestic technology companies struggling to compete with the cheap phone makers, Bloomberg reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter.

Children play games on their mobile phones at a street corner in Mumbai on September 6, 2021. (Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP) (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

Obscure Chinese Telecom Company Dominates Africa

Chinese telecom company Transsion has not sold a single phone in China, but it beat out heavyweight competitors like Samsung and Apple to quietly dominate the African smartphone market, a CNN report revealed Wednesday.

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Butt Dials Overload San Francisco 911 Dispatchers

San Francisco’s 911 call center has been burdened with a “painful” problem. A surge in butt dials over the past three years (28% increase between 2011 and 2014) has been cutting into valuable time for operators who are forced to work longer hours as they seek to determine whether each butt, or pocket, dial is a true emergency.

Butt Dial’s Smartwatch: Worst Wearable Ever Designed?

Black Eyed Peas founder announced last year the release of the wrist-wearable Puls smart phone. While one reviewer described the device as “the worst product I’ve touched all year,” Mashable took an in-depth look at the Puls recently to assess its features.

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