• Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 announced along with new GPS accessory


    Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, Peble Core accessory have been announced by the company on its new Kickstarter project.
    Pebble’s smartwatches are getting an upgrade, with the company announcing a new Kickstarter project for Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and two new GPS accessories.
    Pebble’s Kickstarter project has already raised over $5 million, nearly five time the original $1 million goal. Pebble’s new smartwatches come with a heart-rate sensor, a feature that was in missing the previous version.
    Pebble Core accessory comes in two versions: one designed for runners and one for the hackers. Core has 3G support, which allows for a phone-free running experience with GPS and music, and interestingly runs on Android, rather than Pebble’s own watch OS.
    Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are two new smartwatches which put the focus on activity track…

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  • Datawind again on top as India’s tablet market stays flat: IDC


    Datawind remains on top in the tablet market in India, according to IDC numbers.
    India’s tablet market for Q1 2016 remains flat with a total of 0.86 million units (including slate and detachable form factors) getting shipped, even as the detachables saw triple digit yearly growth, according to the latest numbers from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
    IDC says shipments grew by a marginal 1.3 per cent over the same period last year thanks to declining consumer interest.
    Detachables saw triple digit year-over-year growth, although it was on a low base as uptake in this form factor began mainly from Q2 2016. Interestingly, Micromax leads in the detachables category accounting for more than one-third of total shipments in Q1 2016.
    “Windows based detachables continue to account over 70 per cent share. Howe…

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