Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bigflix app now available on Windows phone marketplace


India's movie on demand service Bigflix has launched its app for Windows phone, after releasing apps for Android and iOS. Users can download the app free from Windows phone marketplace.

Users can use their same log in credentials watch movies on smartphones, tablets or laptops. Bigflix points out that the Windows phone 7.5 OS has been especially optimized for seamless multimedia experience on mobile devices.

Windows marketplace is one of the fastest growing apps store as it has granted over 50,000 apps in less than a year since the launch of Windows phone 7.5 in the country.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Shreyash Sigtiya, Business Head, Bigflix said " with the mobile platform becoming popular with high-end smartphone users globally, Bigflix aims to fulfill the need gap of Indian movies on Windows phone. I am sure that the Bigflix app will be able to achieve the same success it has witnessed on iOS and Android. 

Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cents coins


This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cents coins arrived at Apple's headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

The funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they seem best.

The dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will  need to put extra time to check whether the amount is up to the mark and then ti find a bank which could deposit the 30 trucks of coins.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mahindra to launch SUV Quanto in September


Mahindra will be launching the much awaited Quanto-SUV in the second half of September 2012. Based on the Xylo platform, the Quanto will be a sub 4-metre SUV.

It will come with a new three-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine producing 65PS and wear the same tyres as the Toyota Innova in size. The car will be pitched in the same space as the Premier Rio SUV and the prices are expected to start from Rs 5 lakh.

Speaking on the Quanto, Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd said, customer centric innovation has always been at the heart of any product development at the Mahindra Group. With the Quanto, Mahindra is aiming to fill a need gap in the Indian automotive market for a versatile and compact SUV.

We are confident that with its unique value proposition, the Quanto will carve out a segment for itself in the market. The Quanto will cater to the needs of young urban India which enjoys an active lifestyle. We expect the Quanto to offer an exciting upgrade at a premium to customers who are otherwise looking for premium diesel hatchbacks or entry level diesel sedans.

Samsung Electronics unveiled LED Square display and transparent display


Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest LED Square display and transparent display in the market. This launch will further accelerate the leadership of the South Korean company in the commercial display market for the second half of 2012.

Let us take a closer look at the distinctive 1:1 ratio square display from Samsung. For starters, it is touted to support unlimited configurations while opening up new potential for creating immersive visual experiences. Sporting a 5.5mm bezel-to-bezel measurement that delivers seamless installation as well as digital loop out in order to produce a single image across up to 100 displays, Samsung's 21.6 square display enables commercial users to explore limitless possibilities - whether they are involved in designing artistiv video walls or otherwise.

iPad mini to be unveiled in October


Apple is expected to unveil their sixth generation iPhone, called the iPhone 5, on September 12. But that's not only the device making the rounds on the rumour mills all over the internet.

Apple's long debated iPad mini that has been rumoured since the launch of the original iPad may finally be unveiled after the iPhone 5.

Sources have told that only after the next-gen iPhone is out the door that Apple will unveil the iPad mini, a tablet that is expected to have a display smaller that 8-inches. The tentative launch period of the device is October, a mere month after the launch of the iPhone 5. The reasons for the split in the event of the two devices is quite obvious, since both the devices have generated considerable hype.

The late Steve Jobs, ex-CEO and co-founder of Apple was quite against the idea of the iPad mini but he isn't in charge anymore. Rumors of the iPad mini have been have been making their appearances online every time a new 7-inch tablet is launched in the market. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nokia may unveil Phi and Arrow Windows Phone 8 devices on Sept 5


Nokia is expected to unveil two devices, running on latest Windows Phone OS, Windows Phone 8.

Nokia will hold a media briefing along with Microsoft on September 5th where they are expected to launch devices running Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS.

Today, news has surfaced that two devices that will be unveiled at the event are called the Phi and the Arrow. The two devices are expected to be a part of Nokia Lumia's smartphone range.

The Nokia Phi is expected to look a lot like the Nokia Lumia 800 and 900 and will launch in the US with carrier AT&T where as the Arrow, which is expected to be a mid-range device, will launch with AT&T as well as T-mobile.

Another company that is expected to launch Windows Phone 8 devices before the end of the year is HTC. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MTS launches 3 new Android based smartphones

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) which nationally operates its telecom services under the MTS brand has launched three new Android based smartphones - MTS MTag 351, MTag 352 and MTag 281. These smartphones run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and come with MTS's unlimited data plans.

MTS MTag 351 features a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with 320x480 pixel resolution. The device is powered by an 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor and comes with a 1,300 mAh battery. The MTag 351 boasts a 3MP rear camera and also a VGA front camera. This phone comes with a 2GB memory card which is expandable upto 32 GB. The smartphone has been priced at Rs 7,499.

MTS MTag 352 also features a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with 320x480 pixel resolution. This device is powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 Processor and comes with a 1,400 mAh battery. This phone boasts a 3MP rear camera and an expandable memory slot of upto 32GB. This phone is available for Rs. 6,499.

MTS MTag 281 features a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen with 240x320 pixel resolution. This device is also powered by an 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 Processor and comes with a 1,200 mAh battery. This phone has a 3MP rear camera and comes with an expandable memory slot of upto 32 GB. This device is available at Rs. 5,499.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Samsung unviels dual-SIM Galaxy S Duos


Korean giant Samsung has announced its new dual-SIM Android Smartphone Galaxy S Duos. This smartphone will reportedly go on sale next month in Europe followed by other countries.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos boasts a 4-inch display with 480x800 pixel resolution. The smartphone runs on Android 4.0 ICS and is powered by a 1 GHz single-core processor. The device also comes pre-loaded with Samsung Chat On messenger.

This device carries a 5 MP front camera with LED flash and 720p video recording where as the secondary front-facing camera is a VGA quality camera. This smartphone consists of 512 MB RAM and 4GB Internal storage which is expandable by a microSD card. On the battery part, this device is equipped with a 1,500 mAh battery.

Pricing details are not discussed so far.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Now enjoy 3D movies without glasses


Tired of viewing 3D movies using glasses, want a change in it. Now its time for the change. Researchers have developed a technology that is capable of displaying 3D content without the use of glasses. This amazing technology is developed in Germany.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications at Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin have developed a technology that converts a Blu-ray's existing 3D content in a manner that enables them to be shown on autosterioscopic displays.

"We take the existing two images and generate a depth map.. a map that assigns a specific distance from the camera to each object," says Christian Reichert, research fellow at HHI.

Researchers have finished the software that converts these data. In the next step, the scientists, working in collaboration with industry partners, intent to port it onto a hardware product so that it can be integrated into TV. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Shoes made for charging devices


A tremendous amount of time has been spent developing new ways to produce power. Smaller batteries, solar power, charging stations, thermo-electric power, all of these are examples of what we have done to produce power from alternate ways. But that's not the end.

A guy from Kenya has just come forward with his invention, a shoe which comprised of an incredibly thin chip of crystals that can actually create power while you walk, run or jog. The energy produced can be stored for later use, or charge your devices via a thin cord from your shoe to your pocket.

Anthony Matua, the inventor of this technology tells that the chip responsible for the production of power can be inserted inside the sole of any shoe. And when you walk, you generate pressure and in turn, that pressure generates energy. The device is patented and it looks like it may be set to enter the market at a very modest price point.

New individual first-aid kits for US Army soldiers


In order to improve first-aid medical response of soldiers in the field, the US Army has come up with the latest Individual First-Aid Kit, better known as IFAK in short in order to meet the needs that have surfaced at the battle-scarred countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. Since when it comes to battlefield, things get very ugly pretty quickly and it is not a playground where military might assure success.

Since the IFAK proved to be bulky and get in the way of other equipment and ammo, developers at Natick Soldier Systems Center decided to bring the IFAK to the drawing board for a complete redesign. The new and improved pack allows it to be stashed away at the back, and is easily accessible from either side by the soldier injured or another trying to help him.

Currently, 30 new IFAK's underwent evaluation at Fort Polk, La where there was a platoon of soldiers who carried them through a training rotation.

Logitech Wireless Solar keyboard K760


World is extremely hungry for energy - developing nations are consuming more and more resources as they have to build up their infrastructure, while the developed countries are improving efficiency by making most out of the least they have. Solar power is one of the renewable energy that many companies are looking seriously as it is free and many countries get a decent amount of sunlight each year.

This is what Logitech used and introduced the solar powered keyboard, K760. This keyboard will target Apple products Mac, iPad and iPhone. This keyboard sports a built-in Bluetooth connection and because of its easy-switching capability it enables you to pair different devices simultaneously just bu pushing a button.

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 comes with Mac specific keys, such as Command, Brightness, Eject and more to make you feel as comfortable as possible. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Micromax set to launch A84, A90 and A100 tomorrow

Micromax is all set to launch three of its new devices. Reportedly, the devices will be launched in a big event tomorrow. If you are willing to get a good smartphone but don't want to spend more, then it is the time for you to grab any one out of these three spectacular Android devices.

These smartphones have already been spotted on various online shopping sites and the specifications and pricing of the devices have already been revealed.

The Micromax A84 is powered by a 1GHz processor and runs on Android 2.3.6 OS. The device boasts a 3.97-inch capacitive display, 5MP camera, 0.3MP  front facing camera, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. The phone is also loaded with AISHA, voice recognition service by Micromax. This device comes with a price tag of Rs. 9,999.

The Micromax A90 was recently rumored to launch in India with a price tag of Rs. 12,999. The Micromax A90 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4.3-inch super AMOLED display, dual-SIM support and an 8MP camera with LED flash.

Pinterest unvieled application for iPad and Android


Here's the good news for Pinterest users. After months of waiting Pinterest has finally launched its application for iPad and Android users. The application is introduced after many requests from Android and iPad users. Before this mobile application, the visual bookmarking service was only available for the web and iPhone users. With the increase in demand from the users Pinterest finally introduced its native app.

Users can download these application from

The company says that the iPad owners may have the best Pinterest experience yet. The Pinterest for iPad features new ways to engage with pins, making it easier to swipe the screen, resuming browsing after viewing a board or checking out what others are pinning from their websites.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cam Scanner: Use your phone as a Scanner


In this post we are going to tell you about an app which works on both the platform, Android and iPhone. With this app you can make your device work as a scanner and scan documents, convert to PDF or print the documents, whatever you want.

This software is a free as a trial, but the trial version only has a limited number of documents and pages. After that, you need to purchase a license for the full version.

So what are you waiting for get it from the play store or iStore. And don't forget to give your valueable comments if you like it.

Logitech comes up with Optical Gaming mouse G400 at Rs. 2,095


Logitech has announced a good news for gaming maniacs. It has launched a new optical gaming mouse, G400 featuring a 3,600 DPI optical sensor. According to Logitech its new mouse sports a high-powered optical sensor and provides on-the-fly sensitivity switching, which ensures greater precision and control.

Announcing the launch of the G400, Logitech India, South West Asia Country Manager Subrotah Biswas says, "The G400 is yet another example of the seamless integration of uor world-class product design and technology. It is specially engineered for people who prefer to work smarter and play better as every feature is designed to offer the precision you need for complete control."

The Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 is available for Rs. 2,095.

Soon virus will charge cellphones


Soon in the coming days no one would worry by seeing the discharged battery of their cellphone. As scientists from the University of California have claimed to develop a technique to harness electricity from a  bacteria eating virus to power your mobile phones. The team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley used the virus, M13 Bacteriophage to replace toxic elements used to charge the cellphone.

All this came to reality because the virus posseses a property known as piezoelectricity, which means it can convert mechanical energy to electrical energy.

Researchers believe the discovery could pave a way for mobile phones that can be charged while one walks and replace the toxic piezoelectric elements already used in mobile phones. Most mobile phone microphones are piezoelectric because they need to convert energy from sound waves into electric output that can be transmitted and then translated back into sound waves at the other end of the line.

Use photos to ask for directions while travelling in foreign countries


Travelling in a country where you don't know the language could make problems when you need to communicate. If language is the problem and id becoming a cause of failure carry some photos or drawings of common things that you might some drawing of a toilet with a question mark if you want to know where is the bathroom.

Carrying around a stack of printed pictures might not be the most appealing option, but that's why we have smartphones and other handy gadgets. Just have some drawings in your photo album and snap some photos of places you'll need to return to at some point. If you can ask "how do I get there?" or "where is it?" and show someone a photo, you'll have a better chance of getting the information you need.

Sunita Williams wished Happy Independence Day from Space


Indian American Sunita Williams wished Indians on the eve of 66th Independence Day.

"I wish India a very Happy Independence Day for 15th August India is a wonderful country and I am very proud to be a part of India," she said in her message.

Sunita Williams was a flight engineer on the station Expedition 32 crew, became commander of Expedition 33 after reaching the space station.

She was selected as an Astronaut candidate by NASA in 1998. She was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and then joined Expedition 15. She holds the record of longest spaceflight (195 days ) for female candidates.

HCL launches ME Y2 3G tablet at Rs. 14,999


HCL Infosystems Ltd. has launched its 3G tablet ME Y2 in Indian market for Rs. 14,999. This third-generation tablet from HCL is Android based and is a trendy and stylish device.

HCL ME Y2 tablet runs on the latest Android OS 4.0.3 ( Ice Cream Sandwich ). The device also sports a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera. The tablet features a 7-inch multi touch capacitive screen with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels.

This tablet is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor and a 1GB RAM with 8GB of internal storage. It boasts a 4,000 mAh battery and contains 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Huawei to start smartphone manufacturing in India, at Chennai plant


According to a report by the Financial Chronicle, Huawei is planning to start production of smartphones for the Indian market in its Chennai plant, helping it expand its presence in the country to over 200 cities and 20,000 outlets. uawei right now has a presence in over 35 Indian cities, with 2,500 outlets across the country.

Currently Huawei's Chennai plant makes networking equipment such as the recently introduced E35 data card with Wi-Fi hotspot support. The company is reportedly doing quality testing and strengthening logistics channels before it embarks on smartphone production.

Speaking to the Financial Chronicle, Victor Shan, President of Huawei India's devices business department, said: "Low level feature phones are preferred in rural areas while smartphones are preferred in cities. "Tier I cities reportedly account for 60 percent of its smartphone sales.

Apple iPhone4 not suitable for left-handers


Apparently, the designers and technicians of Apple iPhone 4 have ignored the needs of left-handers.

Some people were unable to call or surf internet on the Apple iPhone 4, which had hit shops in 2010, as holding the device in left hand could in some cases cover the phone's antenna, thereby cutting off reception.

Agnes Maria Forsthofer, a member of an association for left-handed people in Germany, pointed out that "there are essentially no devices for fitted for left-handers.

Even standard devices like a mouse or keyboard have some pitfalls for left-handed users.

According to News 24, Barbara Sattler, who heads an information center for left-handers in Germany, pointed out that the "number pad for example is difficult to use with your left-hand".

Micromax to launch 5-inch Android phone A100 soon


Micromax is going to launch its 5-inch dual-SIM Android smartphone Micromax A100. The phone will feature a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 480x854 pixels. The phone will run Android 4.0 ICS OS. The phone will sport a 5MP camera with flash.

The phone is listed on for Rs. 9,999, but is not available for purchase. According to, the phone will have an internal memory of 4GB which will be expandable upto 32GB using a microSD card. It will come packed with a 2000mAh battery. However processor and RAM details are still not known.

The phone is highly expected to give tough competition to Spice's 5-inch Mi500 Stellar Horizon, which was announced a long time back, but has not hit stores yet.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Internet attacks from China and US increased in first quarter of 2012:Report


Attacks from China increased three percentage points compared to the last quarter of the 2011 and attacks from the US increased one percentage point in the same period. Russia ranks third in the top ten and generated 7 percent of all attack traffic, a slight increase compared to last year's results.

Over the past four years US has been responsible for as little as 6.9 percent of attack traffic and as much as 22.9 percent. The highest concentration of attack traffic generated from China was observed in the third quarter of 2008 when the country was responsible for 26.9 percent of attack traffic.

Akamai operates a global server network and maintains a distributed set of agents across the internet that monitor traffic. Its quarterly report offers statistics not only on attack traffic but also on connection speeds.

New Sony ion smartphone to hit MEA by end of month


Sony mobile communication has announced that its latest smartphone from Xperia range will hit the Middle East and Africa (MEA) markets before the end of August.

The region will become amongst the first to receive the exciting new Xperia ion. Running on Android platform 4.0, the smartphone will be available in Saudi Arabia and the UAE this week with a price tag of Dh2,299.

Through its Xperia smartphone portfolio, the company delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences.

The Xperia ion is a combination of Sony's all top technologies like its screen is a Bravia screen, inside the phone there is a Walkman media player and you take photo its actually the same sensor Sony uses in its cyber shot cameras, Sony Mobile Communications director of marketing for MEA Spyros Gousetis told at the launch.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Micromax Superfone A84 launched at Rs. 9,999


Micromax has rolled out a new smartphone named A84 Superfone Elite in India at Rs. 9,999. The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) powered phone features a 10.1cm IPS WVGA display that supports multi-touch and runs on a 1GHz processor. The Superfone comes pre-installed with AISHA, Micromax's voice assistant.

The indegenous company offers a 5MP camera with LED flash in the newly-launched A84 Superfone Elite. There's also a 0.3MP snapper in the front. This phone runs on a 1630mAh battery that can provide upto 5 hours of talktime and 160 hours of standby time.

Users can expand the memory of the A84 Superphone Elite upto 32GB. The connectivity options in the device include Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi and 3G. It also features GPS with A-GPS functionality for location tracking. 

Krishna aur Kans game launches for Android, Blackberry and Symbian


A game based on the recently released movie, Krishna aur Kans has been launched for various mobile platforms. The game has been developed and published by mobile game maker, Jump Games.

Jump Game has collaborated with Reliance Animation to launch the game. The game is available for free on the mobile platform.

The game puts players in the shoes of Lord Krishna. The plot has demons that have kidnapped all the village kids and are hiding out in Putna's den. All the parents of the children have approached Krishna to help them find and rescue the children. Krishna saves the kids by killing the demons.

Speaking about the game, Mr. Ashish SK., CEO, Reliance Animation said, " Krishna aur Kans revisits one of the greatest stories ever told - the story of Krishna, the naughty prankster who emerges as the greatest savior. While developing the movie and the game we have given special attention to adhere the Indian sensibilities towards our heritage characters. I am sure this Janmashtami casual players of all ages across India will enjoy enacting Krishna via the mobile game".

Google gets record fine over privacy bypassing cookies


The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined Google $22.5m for monitoring Apple Safari browser users even though they had a "do not track" privacy setting selected.

The fine is largest to date to be imposed by the FTC on a single company. According to the settlement agreement, Google does not have to admit any wrongdoing.

The FTC has fined Google for misrepresenting what it was doing, not for the methods it used to bypass Safari's privacy settings. The FTC launched an investigation after a Stanford University researcher reported that Google was bypassing browser privacy settings.

Google was found to be exploiting a Safari browser loophole that enable it to install monitoring-enabling cookies on web surfers machines through adverts on websites.

Privacy groups have welcomed the FTC's action against Google, saying it is vital that any organisation that seeks to override consumer choices about sharing their data is held to account.

Google voice search improved on iPhone


 When the iPhone 4S was announced it was undoubtedly Siri which stole the show. However, since then Apple's voice-assistant has been hugely criticised due to its inaccuracy and unreliability.

Google has tried to take advantages of the Siri's shortcomings by launching their Voice Search application on the iPhone. Google's Voice Search application is a lot more reliable and has performed much better in tests than Siri, which had led to a number of iPhone 4S owners using the application instead of Siri.

The good news for iPhone users is that Google will be improved their application with the release of anew version of the application.

The new version of Voice Search is linked to Google's "Knowledge Graph" which is a database of more than 500 million people, places and attributes. This information is combined to improve the relevancy of search results to ensure users find exactly what they want.

The latest version og Google's Voice Search, which is already available on Android, will be downloadable for the iPhone and iPad very soon and the app comes with 3G's recommendation.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Portronics launches 'Charge it' USB phone and tablet charger at Rs. 799

Portronics has launched a new USB based charging device called 'Charge it'. It meant for easy on the move  charging of your smartphone tablet, via laptops and other USB devices.

The company says that the 'Charge it' device is aimed at users of Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy tablets as well, devices that don't easily support USB charging, or take a very long time without the AC adaptor.

Portronics new charging device is claimed to provide 1.3A of current via computers, laptops allowing users to charge tablets in less than 4.5 hours and smartphones in 1-2 hours supposedly nearly as fast as if they were charging via AC power.

The 'Charge it' device also supposedly enables users to charge even in sleep mode with most laptops. Portronics has priced it at Rs. 799.

Virus found in Middle East that can spy on finance transactions: Kaspersky


A new cyber surveillance virus has been found in middle east that can spy on financial transactions, email and social networking activities, according to a leading computer security firm, Kaspersky lab.

Dubbed Gauss, the virus may be capable of attacking critical infrastructures and was built in the same laboratories at Stuxnet, the computer worm widely believed to have been used by the United States and Israel to attack Iran's Nuclear Program, Kaspersky lab said on Thursday.

The Moscow based firm said that it found Gauss had infected personal computers in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories. It declined to speculate on who was behind the virus but said it was related to Stuxnet and two other cyber espionage tools, Flame and Duqu.

Kaspersky Lab said it called the virus Gauss because that is the name of the most important module, which implements its data stealing capabilities.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Delhi boys discovered a new asteroid


Shubham Sharma and Mayank Sharma are on cloud nine which is still well below the asteroid they have just discovered. The provisional discovery of the asteroid is made by the duo as part of All India Asteroid Search campaign 2012.

Students of standard XII at DAV Centenary School, Paschim Vihar and Astronomy enthusiasts Shubham and Mayank along with 75 other teams comprising two participants each from across the country were given access to exclusive data for three months to spot moving objects which could be Asteroids.

The discovery has been made by the students under the guidance of Science Popularisation Assciation of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) in collaboration with International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC).

Shubham and Mayank's interest developed in Space activities after winning Space Satellite Design contest organised by NASA last year. "Though I want to do computer science engineering from IIT, I have a huge interest in Astronomy and space activities also," says Shubham.

Kareena to launch iBall's Android ICS phones


India based iBall will shortly be launching a series of smartphones in different screen sizes running Android. Most of them will run on the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android and will be loaded with powerful processors to give users an extremely enjoyable experience. The Indian mobile phone manufacturer said this while announcing Kareena Kapoor as its brand ambassador.

High camera quality, 3G, built in GPS will be included in these phones. They will also be bundled with impressive applications social networking, communications and entertainment apart from the freedom to use over 2.5 lakh applications available on Android market. iBall has plans to launch atleast a few first time in India products in its Andy Smartphone series in the next few months, "the company said in a press release.

Karbonn Mobiles to launch sub-Rs. 5,000 tablet by October


Aiming to start a price war in the branded low-end tablet segment, Karbonn Mobiles today said it will launch a sub-Rs. 5,000 tablet by the first week of October.

The company that entered into the tablet segment in July with the launch of its first tablet with a 1.2GHz processor priced at Rs. 6,990 is aiming to cash in on the opportunity in the segment.

Asked if the company was considering to enter the extreme low-end of the market, which Aakash had attempted with a price of around Rs. 2,400, Karbonn Mobiles MD Pradeep Jain replied negative.

"We don't intend to launch cheap products without quality. Our new product will have lots of new features and will come at a reasonable price, "Jain reclaimed".

Karbonn Mobiles which sold around 50,000 tablets in July, is eyeing a jump in sales in the comung months.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Huawei launches WiFi data card E355 in India at Rs. 5,499


Huawei has announced the launch of its WiFi data card E355. The Huawei E355 WiFi modem works as both as a data card for a single user and as a mobile WiFi hot-spot, which can simultaneously connect upto five WiFi enabled devices, allowing users to enjoy internet connectivity anytime, anywhere.

The Huawei E355 WiFi modem comes with a USB interface. Priced at Rs. 5,499 the device is claimed to offer faster HSPA+21 Mbps DL 5.76Mbps UL speed.

According to the company. it comes equipped with the Type 3i technology that provides upto 20 percent more downloading and uploading speed compared to non Type 3i devices, thereby allowing users to experience faster browsing speed even of they are not in proper signal conditions or facing congestion in network.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

LG Optimus L3 Dual now available for purchase in India


LG has introduced a new Android smartphone in Indian market and it is called the LG Optimus L3 Dual. As the name suggests it is a dual-SIM capable smartphone placed in the entry-level smartphone category.

This android 2.3 Gingerbread based device is now up for grabs with online retailer Flipkart and it is priced at Rs. 8,299. It will go against the many such devices including Spice Stellar, Micromax Superfone and the iBall Andi series of Android smartphones.

In terms of specifications the LG Optimus L3 is powered by an 800MHz processor and sports a 3.2-inch QVGA resolution display. The device also have 384MB of RAM, 1GB of built-in memory, a 3.2MP rear camera and is equipped with a 1,500mAh battery.

Samsung to unveil new Galaxy Note in late August


Samsung Electronics is set to take the wraps off a sequel to its popular Galaxy Note smartphone at an event on August 29, about two weeks before the possible debut of Apple's new iPhone.

The two arch rivals are bracing for a full-flown battles with the expected roll-out of the two key models coming as they lock horns in a high-stakes patent trial in the United States.

South Korean media reports speculate the new Galaxy note may feature an unbreakable 5.5-inch display - slightly larger than the current one - as well as a faster processor and a much better camera.

Samsung is estimated to have increased smartphone shipments to 50.5 million in the April to June quarter of this year, nearly double the 26 million iPhones sold.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Facebook timeline compulsory from August 8


Social networking giant, Facebook will now make it mandatory for people to use its new profile page timeline.

Timeline allows members to tell the story of their life on a single page, in less than a week's time.

Untill now, the change to the new-look Facebook has been voluntary, but the site's 800 million users around the world no longer have a choice as Timeline will be made compulsory from August 8.

Timeline allows users a much more visually impactful profile and the ability to share the story of their whole lives. Some users have however expressed disappointment over the forced change.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650R coming to India


Even though most riders are on mopeds, India is still a huge market for motorcycles and there's no shortage of buyers for Japanese and European imports. The latest scheduled to arrive is he 2012 650R, Kawasaki's entry to the mid sportsbike segment.

The bike still comes with a 650cc parallel twin-cylinder, four stroke engine rated at 72bhp and 66Nm for the Indian market.

The 650R isn't exactly the most powerful bike, not even in its class, but when it does arrive in India this month, you can accept a new chassis adapt for road users and sharply defined body with integrated turn indicators.

It also comes with a 3-position wind screen, a 20mm wider handlebar, thicker foam for the seats. The only thing that's missing is the ABS, which was introduced for the 2013 model year, but isn't as important in India.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Japan's Sharp shipping iPhone screens to Apple


Japan's Sharp Corp. said it will it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October ahead of the pre-Christmas shopping season.

" Shipments will start in August," Sharp's new President, Takashi Okuda, said at a press briefing in Tokyo on Thursday after the company released its latest quaterly earnings. He declined to give a more specific date for shipments beyond this month.

Apple is planning a major product launch on Sept 12, stoking speculations that the world's most valuable technology company will announce the sale of its redesigned iPhone. Sharp, identified as a supplier by Apple last year, is one of the three companies expected to build the screens for the latest Apple offering.

The other two suppliers of the panels are LG Display Co. Ltd and Japan Display Inc. Apple is equipping the next iPhone 

Renault plans 800cc small car to take on Maruti, Hyundai


In order to take on Maruti Suzuki's Alto, Hyundai India's Eon and Chevrolet's Spark, french car maker Renault has geared up to construct a small car codenamed "A Entry" under the leadership of Gerard Detourbet, Renault's low cost car specialist, said a report.

According to the report published in a business daily, "Renault has started working on the smallest engine yet in its global portfolio codenamed B4A, which id likely to deliver a mileage of over 20 Km a litre. The entry level car segment in India ranges in the price bracket of Rs. 1.5lakh to Rs. 4lakh."

The report also stated that a few persons close to the development informed that the small car is likely to be rolled out from the Renault Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai in 2014-15.

According to reports, Renault managed to sell merely 1,500 cars in India in year 2011, but after getting a good response to Duster, it is now aiming to sell 30,000 units in 2012.

Micromax Funbook Pro now available in India for Rs. 9,999


Micromax has officially announced the launch of its Android 4.0.3 Icecream Sandwich based Funbook Pro tablet PC in India> Sporting a larger  10.1-inch display, the Funbook Pro is said to be an improved version of the original Funbook tablet, which was launched earlier this year. The Funbook Pro has been priced at Rs. 9,999.

The Micromax Funbook Pro recently went up for grabs via online shopping website Snapdeal. Touted as the 'edutainment device', the Funbook Pro is powered by a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor. It has 1GB of RAM, and a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution.
Other specs of the Funbook Pro include a VGA front facing camera, 8GB built-in storage and microSD card slot that supports storage up to 32GB. For connectivity, the device supports 3G via USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, and USB 2.0. It also has a HDMI port. The device comes with a massive 5,600 mAh battery.
The Funbook Pro comes pre-loaded with various apps such as Zip, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Text Editor, YouTube and more.

HTC One S: Review


The third phone in HTC's One Series of Android smartphones, the One S, was initially announced with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 (1.5Ghz dual core) processor, which offers performance similar to the quad core phones like HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III. However, due to shortage of processors, HTC launched the One S in India with an older Snapdragon S3 (1.7Ghz dual core) processor instead. However, it still gets an aluminum unibody casing, 4.3-inch super amoled display and 8-megapixel camera with simultaneous full HD video recording.

HTC's Sense 4.0 UI is user friendly and one of the best interfaces for Android. Like the other One Series phones, the One S also has a dedicated button for accessing the task manager — this makes it easy to switch between apps or close them. The audio quality across various apps is fantastic, thanks to the integrated Beats Audio technology.

Overall, the HTC One S is a perfect blend of style, build quality, top-notch display and performance. However, it has a few faults — storage is capped at 16GB (there is no microSD slot), battery life is just a day and it's priced too close to HTC's own One X which offers a larger display and quad core processor for just a few thousand more (Rs 36,000).

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Micromax launches dual-SIM A44 Superpfone Punk for Rs. 4,500


Here's another budget Android Smartphone from Micromax, the A44 Superfone Punk. The specifications of the phone aren't very different from what's already available in the budget Android smartphone category. But this is the company's cheapest Android phone till date.

The dual-Sim device runs on Android 2.3(Gingerbread) powered by an 800MHz processor with 256MB RAM. It features a 2MP camera, FM Radio, 1200mAh battery claiming 4 hours of talktime, 140MB internal memory and external memory expansion upto 32GB via microSD. There is no front camera on the device. Conectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPRS.

The device supports multiple video recording formats such as 3gp, 3gpp and mp4. It comes with a motion sensor and a mobile tracker as well.

The A44 weights 120gms and a unique pebble design. The smartphone sports a 3.14-inch full touch screen display with a QVGA resolution.

At such a low price, Micromax has made the effort to bundle in a pair of cool behind-the-neck headphones too. It is available in two colors of black and white.