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    1. Lenovo A536 affordable Android KitKat smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 8,999

      Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo unveiled a new budget Android smartphone in the Indian market called the Lenovo A536. The Android KitKat smartphone is priced at Rs 8,999 and goes on sale today.

      The phone features a 5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) display and is powered by 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor paired with 1GB RAM. It has 8GB storage on-board that can be expandable using a microSD card.

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    2. GSM rural subscribers at 303.10 million in July: COAI

      All India GSM rural subscriber numbered 303.10 million in July, up 0.12 percent from the previous month, a statement by the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) said here Tuesday.

      In July, the net addition of rural subscribers was 0.37 million. Bharti Airtel had the maximum subscription with 96.72 million connections. It was followed by Vodafone, Idea, Aircel and Telewings. Maximum rural subscriber net addition in the month was in West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar islands.

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    3. Motorola Moto G out of stock on Flipkart ahead of its successor’s launch

      Motorola started phasing out the Moto G on Flipkart ahead of the launch event on September 5, where the company is expected to unveil its successor. With a couple of days to the event, the popular smartphone is finally out of stock on Flipkart.

      The company started phasing out the 16GB variant of the Moto G towards the end of last month, while the 8GB variant has already been out of stock for quite some time now.

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    4. We will focus on smartphones priced between $100-200: ZTE

      Even as domestic handset makers rush to offer smartphones priced as low as Rs 2,000, Chinese telecom firm ZTE today said it would focus on devices priced between $100-200 (about Rs 6,000-12,000) for the Indian market.

      “Rather than low cost, our focus is on value for money products. We have smartphones starting Rs 5,000, but overall, we would want to focus on $100-200 devices to drive sales for our Indian business,” ZTE India CEO Mobile Business Yuan Kang told PTI.

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    5. Digest: Reliance, Microsoft, mGaadi, Simplilearn, Freecharge and more

      RIL and Microsoft to partner for accelerator

      Reliance Industries Limited announced a partnership with global IT company Microsoft, to incubate Indian startups with seed capital, technology and mentorship reports the Economic Times. While the exact nature of the tie up was undisclosed, and this development hasn’t been confirmed, the story suggests startups selected will be funded through RIL’s early stage venture capital firm, Covascis Technologies Pvt. Ltd and Videonetics Technology Pvt.

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    6. How SpotNSave Safety Band Can Rescue You Faster Than The SOS App You Just Downloaded

      Flicking through the newspaper not to find a rape, abduction, robbery or killing is almost as rare as winning the lottery! Day after day, even the obstinate optimist is turned into a forced pessimist. The scenes of crime that appear in the news seem like scenes enacted from a movie and the thought that it can happen to you or your loved ones, is sure to destroy your peace of mind.But fret not, SpotNSave band and pendants are here!

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    7. Xiaomi Redmi 1S manages to keep Mi 3′s tradition alive, goes out of stock in 4.2 seconds

      Xiaomi conducted its first flash sale with the budgeted Xiaomi Redmi 1S on Flipkart, and just like the previous Xiaomi Mi 3 flash sales that were over in seconds, the Redmi 1S was out of stock in 4.2 seconds.

      Xiaomi’s vice president of international operations, Hugo Barra confirmed that the sixth flash sale was over in 4.2 seconds.

      Mi India: 40,000 Redmi 1S units out of stock in 4.2 secs today @Flipkart @MiIndiaOfficial

      — Hugo Barra (@hbarra) September 2, 2014

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    8. FreeCharge Rewards-For-Recharge Startup Raises $33M From Sequoia, Sofina And ru-Net

      FreeCharge , a unit of India’s Accelyst Solutions, which offers discount coupons as rewards for topping up mobile-phone plans and satellite-television subscriptions, has raised $33 million in its second round of venture capital funding. The money will be spent on ironing out bugs in the service and ramping up its marketing campaign.

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    9. ZTE V5 affordable Android KitKat smartphone launched exclusively on Snapdeal, priced at Rs 10,999

      ZTE has today launched a new affordable smartphone in India, called the ZTE V5. The smartphone is priced at Rs 10,999 and it is exclusively available on e-commerce site Snapdeal.

      As far as specifications are concerned, the ZTE V5 sports a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Also included is 4GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.

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