iBall (company)

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iBall
TypePrivate
Industry
Founded24 September 2001; 19 years ago (24 September 2001)
FounderAnil Parasrampuria
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served
India
Key people
  • Anil Parasrampuria
    (Director)
  • Sunil Kedia
    (Director)
  • Rakesh Shah
    (Director)[1]
Products
RevenueIncrease1,200 crore (US$170 million)
Number of employees
2000+
Websitewww.iball.co.in

Best IT World (India) Pvt. Ltd., more commonly known as iBall, is an Indian electronics manufacturing services company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It imports computer peripherals, smartphones and tablets from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).[2][3][4][5]

History[edit]

iBall was incorporated in September 2001 by Anil Parasrampuria, initially selling computer mice. As of 2011, the company sold consumer electronics products in 27 different product categories.[6][7][8][9] In 2014, iBall launched the Andi Uddaan smartphone for women. An SOS button located at the back of the phone sounds a loud siren and automatically sends text messages (SMS) to five pre-selected contacts when pressed.[10]

In May 2015, iBall launched the iBall Slide i701 in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft.[11]

In May 2016, iBall in a strategic partnership with Intel and Microsoft claimed to have launched India's most affordable Windows 10 Laptop - iBall CompBook at 9,999.[12][13]

Awards[edit]

In 2020, iBall won the MEA Award for Innovative Use of Ambient Media.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BEST IT WORLD (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED - Company, directors and contact details | Zauba Corp". www.zaubacorp.com. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  2. ^ "9-Inch pintu Slide i9018 Android Jelly Bean Tablet Launched for ₹9,990". IBT. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ "iBall Launches World's First 35 Lumens Projector Phone 'Andi4a Projector', Available Online for ₹17,990". International Business Times. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ Rajan, Nandagopal (2 August 2014). "iBall Slide 3G 7803Q-900 tablet review: It's good, but would not use this as a phone". Financial Express. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ "iBall Slide 3G 7345Q-800 Voice-Calling Tablets Available Online at Rs. 10,349". NDTV Gadgets. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. ^ "About".
  7. ^ "iBall launches RUST Bluetooth headset for Rs 2,199". The Indian Express. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  8. ^ "iBall aims to capture 5% of handset mart - Money - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  9. ^ "iBall launches tablet @ Rs 13,995". The Times of India. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  10. ^ "iBall Launches 'Andi Uddaan'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  11. ^ "iBall Slide i701".
  12. ^ "iBall teams up with Microsoft & Intel to launch affordable laptops | Free Press Journal". www.freepressjournal.in. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Microsoft enables Digital India with powerful yet affordable Windows 10 devices - Microsoft News Center India". Microsoft News Center India. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Times Innovative Media, Kalpak Creative, iBall India, Brandmark win MEA 2020 Awards". PrintWeeek. 28 February 2020.

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