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Friday, September 7, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire HD - 7 and 8.9-inch Tablets

Amazon has launched the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet which is available in two display sizes 7-inch and 8.9-inch. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch is more powerful , sports higher resolution , and in contrast is quite slim in comparison to its 7-inch sibling.

Micromax A25 Smarty - Cheapest Android Phone

The new Micromax A25 (also known as Micromax Smarty ) is a 2.8-inch touchscreen mobile phone. It is the cheapest price Android mobile loaded with the older version of the Android OS. Such phones are expected to bring down feature phones prices as anyone will prefer a smartphone in comparison to a feature-phone at the same price range. It does not support 3G connectivity but sports Wireless LAN connectivity.

MTNL Launches Tablet Plan for Rs. 800, Offers 10 GB 3G Data for 60 Days

In an endeavor to provide affordable and dedicated 3G Data service over Tablet Devices like Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Micromax Fun Book, and all other low cost Tablets available in the market, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) today announced the launch of Special Tablet Data Plan SIM Kit for Prepaid customers in Delhi circle for Rs. 800.

MTNL 3G Data plan SIM Kit for Tablet PCs will be available for Rs. 800, offers 3G Data usage up to 10 GB valid for 60 Days (2 months) from the date of recharge or activation plus 20 minutes free Voice and Video calls. The data of 10 GB will be given through special Tablet Plan SIM Kit only and no STV will be issued.

Fly Mobile Launches E 281n – Dual SIM 3D Handset for Rs. 3499

Fly Mobile today announced the launch of new Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) handset E281n which comes with the 3D feature for Rs. 3499. Along with the 3D glasses, it brings to you a plethora of experiences like social networking applications, 1.3 MP camera with flash, rich 2.8″ screen, a 3.5 mm jack, Bluetooth with A2DP support, external memory expandable up to 32 GB, and an 1100 mAh battery that offers up to 12 hours of talk time.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

BSNL To Provide Satellite Phone Connectivity To 37000 Villages Which are Yet to be Connected With Mobile Services

India’s National Telecom back bone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is ready to provide connectivity to uncovered 37000 villages through Digital Satellite Phone Terminal (DSPT) technology and the technically feasible villages are expected to be provided with VPT facility by 31st March, 2013.

The progress and the changes in telecom have been astronomical, with new and cheaper wireless and mobile technologies taking birth almost each year. With an addition of approx 18 million subscribers every month and contributing to nearly 2% of the Indian GDP, Indian telecom industry is considered to be the largest telecom markets of the world.

But still about 37,000 villages in India are yet to be connected with mobile connectivity as per the analysis carried out by CDOT (Centre for Development of Telematics) and nun of private operator much interested to expand their telecom/mobile services in remote and rural or commercially not profitable areas.

Aircel Launches PocketBuddies – Affordable 3G Data and SMS Combo Plans

Aircel today reinforced youth as its primary customer segment by launching yet another innovative product called the Aircel PocketBuddies – Srf n Txt’, specially designed for the youth offering single packs for High Speed 3G Data, SMS and Unlimited 2G Internet access.

Lumia 920 PureView Trailer Shot with a Professional Camera

Yesterday was supposed to be a big day for Nokia, announcing its new lineup of devices that would run Windows Phone 8. Great day, great announcements, save for the lack of availability and price. Oh and not to mention, the devices weren’t even running the final version of Windows Phone 8. One could hypothesize that the announcement was premature, especially given how the iPhone launch is just days away. Something this halfhearted would definitely not work in Nokia’s favour.

The Nokia-Microsoft event introducing the new Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices was not the highlight of the day though. Nokia’s Lumia 920 includes the PureView technology as according to Nokia, “it’s not about the megapixels.” So the Lumia 920 houses an 8.7 megapixel sensor, but the main attraction of the imaging section of the phone is the floating lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0. A floating lens is essentially hardware based optical image stabilization, which Nokia is dubbing OIS.

BitTorrent Debuts uTorrent client for Android

Image Credits : Torrentfreak

BitTorrent Inc. released a native uTorrent client for Android smartphones and tablet computers today. This is the first official BitTorrent client released by the uTorrent team that works on mobile devices, a relatively underserved market of BitTorrent users.

Milagrow launches Windows 7-based tablet Kupa X11

Milagrow has launched a Windows 7-based tablet in association with Germany-based Windows tablet manufacturer KUPA. The Milagrow Kupa X11 is a 10-inch tablet that runs Windows 7 and allows stylus and touch-sensitive controls. It also has SSD storage, a built-in SIM card slot and allows you to make calls.

Fujifilm introduces X-E1 mirrorless ILC, starting at roughly Rs. 70,000

Fujifilm has finally gone ahead and unveiled the X-E1, their new mirrorless camera that they claim can take photos of quality that will match 35mm full frame DSLRs.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

An App to Know about Medicines, an e-health store has launched a comprehensive generic drug search engine HealthKartPlus, which is a smartphone application that can be downloaded on Android and iPhone devices.

Samsung launches Galaxy S Duos in India for Rs 17,990

Korean mobile brand, Samsung has announced the launch of its Galaxy S Duos Android smartphone for the Indian market. The dual SIM smartphone is priced at Rs 17,990 and comes with a 1 GHz 

Sony's cheapest Android 4.0 phone now at Rs 9,499

Flipkart has opened pre-orders for Xperia Tipo which comes Android 4.0, 3.2 inch display, 3.2 megapixel camera and 800 MHz processor.

Motorola unveils Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD, Droid Razr M

Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unveiled three smartphones to help compete with bigger rivals Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co for the holiday shopping season. Verizon Wireless will sell all three devices - the Droid Razr HD, the Droid Razr Maxx HD and the Droid Razr M - the companies said yesterday.

Check if your Apple UDID is among the ones Leaked

You can now check if any of your Apple devices’ UDID is among the one million Apple device Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) that were dumped online recently. The Next Web has come up with a search tool that can help you find out if your device’s UDID is among the ones leaked.

Asus launches S Series Ultrabooks, and F Series Notebook in India

With 'high price' being a major hurdle for the acceptability of the ultrabooks in India, Asus has announced the launch of S Series ultrabooks, starting below Rs. 50,000. The Asus S Series ultrabooks are based on Intel's third generation Core i (Ivy Bridge) processors. Moreover, Asus has expanded its notebook offering in the country with launch of the F Series.

Asus S Series

Idea launches cloud-based 3G dongle at Rs. 1,799

Idea Cellular has launched a new 'cloud-based' 3G dongle in India. According to Idea's official statement, the new 3G dongle offers Internet access, storage up to 2GB on the cloud, and Cloud Messenger - a cloud-based messenger service allowing free and unlimited communication between cloud users.

Micromax X45 - Transparent Screen Phone

The new Micromax X45 is a stylish unique design mobile phone studded with a Swarovski Zirconia Crystal . It is targeted at the girls as it doubles up as a vanity mirror as well . Its unique design is in its transparent display screen.

Micromax X455 - 3.5-inch touchscreen Dual SIM Phone

The new Micromax X455 is a 3.5-inch touchscreen Dual SIM GSM mobile phone . It is an affordable price mobile and features basic camera with flash-light.

Nokia Lumia 820 - Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

The new Nokia Lumia 820 is an upcoming smartphone running the Windows Phone 8 OS . It sports a large 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen and an 8MP camera at the back with LED flash . It is the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Nokia and is the successor of the Nokia’s first Windows flagship mobile , the Nokia Lumia 800 . It will be available in various vibrant colors of Red, Yellow , White , Grey , Black , Sky Blue , and Purple.

Nokia Lumia 920 - First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone from Nokia

The new Nokia Lumia 920 is the first Nokia Windows Phone 8 Smartphone . It is the second addition to the Nokia’s recently launched Pureview brand of phones after the popular 41MP camera phone , the Nokia 808 Pureview . So expect high quality picture taking camera in this smartphone along with the powerful performance processor and most importantly high capacity storage . It Nokia’s flagship Windows smartphone and sports a huge 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+multi-touch display.

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2012 Brings the Cloud Down to Earth

While it is in just a few more weeks that Windows 8 will hit store shelves, the Redmond Company has already released its enterprise solution to the market. Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Server 2012, which it has dubbed as the cloud OS. Microsoft says that the new server OS maximizes the utility of cloud computing.

Micromax A87 - Superfone Ninja 4

Micromax has launched the new Micromax A87 Superfone Ninja 4 smartphone . It sports a large 4-inch multi-touch display and is loaded with the older version of Android OS (Gingerbread).

Sony unveils Windows 8-powered Vaio Duo 11 tablet, Tap 20 AIO

Sony has also joined the Windows 8 bandwagon as it introduces the Vaio Duo 11 tablet PC and Vaio Tap 20 portable touchscreen all-in-one.

Government Withdraws BAN on Sulk SMSes and MMSes

Government on Thursday lifted the ban on bulk SMSs and MMSs with immediate effect -- a day before the earlier stipulated deadline of August 31.

The telecom ministry had, on direction of home ministry, imposed the ban for 15 days on August 17. Later, the restriction was reviewed on August 24 when the telecom ministry increased the limit from five SMSes to 20 SMSes.

"After reviewing the matter again on Thursday, the ministry lifted the restriction allowing citizens to use text messages and MMSes without any limit of numbers with immediate effect," said a home ministry official.

As MPs cutting across party lines had pitched for a foolproof mechanism to check spread of rumours that led to exodus of people from the northeast in certain states, the government on August 17 had imposed the ban on bulk SMSs and MMSs for 15 days across the country.

IFA 2012: Sony announces Xperia T, V, J and the Xperia Tablet S

Sony has unveiled three smartphones in its Xperia range called the Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J at IFA Berlin 2012. It also introduced the much awaited Sony Xperia Tablet S.

Airtel Now Offers Unlimited On-net Calls in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh

Airtel has come up with a new recharge voucher that will enable Airtel prepaid mobile customers to make unlimited Airtel to Airtel local mobile and landline calls in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

To avail this incredible offer, existing Airtel prepaid customers can recharge their mobile accounts with a voucher of Rs. 299 and make all local Airtel to Airtel calls absolutely free for a period of 30 days from the date of recharge.

Steve Jobs' Monument to come up in St. Petersburg

A monument of Apple founder Steve Jobs is to be established in Russian city of St. Petersburg. An exhibition of draft projects for a future monument to Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died last October, opened in St. Petersburg Monday, a spokeswoman for the project's organiser said.

Nokia Lumia 920 to feature wireless charging

The Windows Phone 8 army is coming. By the looks of it, it seems to be coming in quite a large number. At the start of the IFA 2012 event, Samsung took the wraps off the world’s first Windows Phone 8 handset dubbed the Samsung ATIV S. It appears the Finnish brand is preparing some handsets that feature capabilities that are surely going to stand out of the crowd. According to a recent report by The Verge, the upcoming flagship phone from Nokia, the Lumia 920, will have wireless charging, thus paving the way for future charging of handsets.

Karbonn Mobiles introduces Smart A18 Android phone for Rs.12,990

Karbonn Mobiles has announced its flagship mobile device – the Karbonn Smart A18 running Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’. The Karbonn Smart A18 is all set to fulfill every technoratti’s dream of a fully-loaded and affordable smartphone. The smartphone is powered by a 1GHZ processor and is fuelled by a 1500 mAh battery. The Karbonn Smart A18 smartphone features a 4.3-inch display and sports a 5MP shooter.

Airtel Introduces ‘My Airtel’ Mobile App To Manage Various Services

Airtel has come up with first of its kind innovative mobile app named as ‘my airtel’ app for Airtel customers in India.

My airtel app will allow Airtel customers across various services (mobile, fixed line, dth etc) to check their outstanding bills, recharge their accounts, make payment, activate deactivate any service; raise requests-complaints, at just a click of a button across.

Further, using this, Airtel digital TV customers can also order movies and games, without any assistance from the customer care. Customers can download the application by simply logging into or visiting their device app store. Alternatively, they can also SMS ‘myairtel’ to 54321.

Probable 'Redesigned' iPhone 5 Headphones

Joining a rather lengthy list of iPhone 5 rumours is a video posted on Vietnamese site, of what it claims to be a pair of redesigned headphones for the iPhone 5. The video, a translation of which is available at MacRumours, talks about the redesigned pair of headphones as resembling a "horse's head" in appearance and ones with a "smaller profile" after they're worn. Among other things, the video reveals that the headphones have been manufactured at Phax Co factory in Vietnam.

Vodafone Blue -The Facebook Phone Now for Rs. 2100

Leading Mobile service provider, Vodafone India has reduced the price of its flagship Vodafone Blue – the Facebook phone from Rs. 3795 to Rs. 2100.

Vodafone Blue handset was launched in India on September 6th, 2011 for Rs. 4950 with bundled offer of Unlimited free access to Facebook for one year, later price were reduced to Rs. 3795 (without Facebook offer). The handset is developed in collaboration with Facebook and Alcatel that has the qualities of a smartphone and deep integration of social networking functions.

No Mobile Connection For More than 3 Months to Foreigners : Govt Of India

Concern for the security issues and check misuse of prepaid and postpaid SIM cards or mobile connections in country, Government of India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked Telecom / Mobile Service Providers Not to provide any mobile connection/ SIM Cards for more than three months to any foreign tourist visiting India.

According to latest guidelines on “New prepaid and postpaid mobile connections”, which came into effect immediately DoT has told to all mobile service providers that the proof for issuance of a postpaid and prepaid mobile connection to any foreigner would be the passport having a valid visa and validity of mobile connection should not be beyond the visa period and also not exceeding 3 months at the time even if the validity of Visa is beyond 3 months.

The new guideline also classified that for ‘Address Proof’ of a foreigner, the address of the local reference which may also be that of the tour operator shall be taken and in case there is no local reference, the address of stay shall be taken.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Samsung Ativ S - Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

The new Samsung Ativ S is a large 4.8-inch touchscreen smartphone loaded with the upcoming Windows 8 OS . It is the first Samsung mobile announced with the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 OS and also the first Samsung Ativ series smartphone .
Samsung Ativ V

HTC Desire X

The new HTC Desire X is a 4-inch touchscreen smartphone running the Android OS v4.0.4 and HTC sense User Interface v4.0 . It is the HTC Beat audio series mobile and will come with Beats audio earphones for enhanced music listening experience . It comes with free 25GB Dropbox cloud storage.

LG Optimus L9

The new LG Optimus L9 is a huge 4.7-inch touchscreen smartphone loaded with the Android OS v4.0 (ICS) . It is powered by a powerful 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM .

MTNL Launches 3 Android 4.0 ICS-based Tablets with Free 10 GB 3G Data, Price Starting From Rs. 3999

India’s first 3G Mobile service operator, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) announced the launch of three 7 inch Android 4.0 (Ice-Cream Sandwich) 3G Tablets TZ100, TZ200 and TZ300 in association with Teracom.

Reliance Launches STV 94, Offers 36000 Local & National SMS and 6 GB High Speed Data Valid for 6 Months

In an endeavor to provide affordable CDMA Mobile Services, Reliance Communications (RCom) comes up with another value for money SMS and High Speed Data (EVDO Mobile Internet) combo offer at Rs. 94 (STV 94) for its CDMA mobile customers across India.

After the launch of STV-92 for cheapest local and STD calls Reliance Mobile today introduces one more  Special Tariff Voucher (STV) 94 for its Pan-India CDMA mobile customers where in one can enjoy 36000 Local and National SMSes (200 SMS/day) and 6 GB High Speed Data (EVDO – 3.1 Mbps Speed) valid for 6 months (3 Months + 3 Months) from the date of recharge. The STV 94 will be available on E-recharge & My services in all circles across India.

Uninor Launches ‘Super Wednesdays’ Offer, Unlimited FREE Own Network Calls Without Any Recharge

It’s raining freebies in Mumbai with the launch of Uninor ‘Super Wednesdays’ special that provides unbeatable offers exclusively for Uninor subscribers in Mumbai. Every Wednesday, Mumbai subscribers will be able to enjoy free-of-charge Uninor-to-Uninor local calls, valid for the entire month (all Wednesday).

Exclusive : Tata Docomo Offers 1GB 3G Data Valid for 30 Days Just at Rs. 90

Tata Docomo, that has always adopted a different approach in bringing Mobile and Data services to its customers today announced the value for money 3G Data Prepaid Pack offer wherein 1GB 3G data costs just Rs. 90 for 30 days. Yes, you read it right 1 GB 3G Data for Rs. 90 with 30 days validity!

Ban on Bulk SMS and MMS Withdrawn By Govt of India

Now, there seems to great relief for all the SMS fans! According to our exclusive sources, Govt of India’s (Home Ministry) today withdrawn SMS Bans and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) sends new directive to all mobile service providers to withdrawal of the SMS Ban and remove the the limit of 20 SMS per day per SIM for all mobile subscribers with immediate effect.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nokia India announces Create To Inspire Programme

Nokia India has introduced its "Create to Inspire" fellowship program in a bid to get the nation's youth on the track of sustainable consumption. With its fellowship program, Nokia India claims to present an out of the box challenge for the nation's youth to generate ownership and awareness pertaining to the effective and judicious use and management of water, energy, transport and e-waste. Essentially, the program will be a platform for young minds to put to use their creative arts and create innovative social

Nokia announces Belle Refresh update for N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro

Nokia has announced the rolling out of the Nokia Belle Refresh update for the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro devices.

The update v111.040.1511 brings a number of new features for Symbian smartphones such as a revamped browser with HTML5 web apps support, a new set of homescreen widgets, and the previously released Microsoft Office Mobile App and Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 in one package. The Nokia 8 gets additional apps for imaging. Nokia plans to release the update in phases, starting with the vanilla version. The Nokia E6 (version number 111.140.0058) users will get the update later in the week.

Samsung Intros Galaxy Player 5.8 Portable Media Player

Samsung has unveiled a massive portable media player, set to take on the current-generation, and the next generation, Apple iPod Touch. Called the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8, it features a 5.8-inch 960x540 pixel LCD display, along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and Samsung TouchWiz UI.

Guild Wars 2 to be officially launched today

Guild Wars 2 is one of the biggest games to be released this year. The MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) had kicked off its three day headstart on Saturday for those who had pre-purchased the game. The game will be officially launched today.

Scientists Successfully Weigh Single Molecule

After devoting 12 years to the project, scientists have fabricated the first-ever device to measure molecules one at a time. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers said it would eventually help doctors diagnose diseases, enable biologists to study viruses and probe molecular machinery of cells, and even allow better measurement of nanoparticles and air pollution.

Antec HCP-1000 Platinum Power Supply Launched in India for Rs. 19,500

Antec has announced the availability of the High Current Pro 1000 Platinum power supply for the Indian market. The brand claims that the Antec HCP-1000 Platinum is the first kilowatt-class PSU offered by Antec certified for 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency. Delivering a minimum of 1000 watts of Continuous Power, the HCP-1000 Platinum makes a reliable addition to the enthusiast’s or overclocker’s PC.

LG announces V-Series Cloud Monitors with Teradici Tera2 Chipset

LG Electronics today unveiled its next-generation Teradici Tera2 chipset-powered V-Series zero client cloud monitor called the CAV42, putting it at the head of cloud computing performance.

“The V-Series represents the next generation in LG’s expanding range of cloud monitors,” said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Home Entertainment Company. “The V-Series employs the Teradici Tera2 chipset to enhance the features offered by its predecessor. The V-Series provides better picture quality than previous models and is an ideal solution for any company or large organization.”

LG Unveils Optimus G

The new LG optimus G is a 4.7-inch touchscreen smartphone powered by the latest quad core Snapdragon S4 processor . It is an Android smartphone sporting a high quality 13MP camera and a True HD IPS + display screen.

Micromax X104 - Basic Phone

The new Micromax X104 is a stylish mobile with basic features . It is a cute looking mobile with glass keypad and white color dots body.

Monday, August 27, 2012

iBall Andi 5c launched in India for Rs. 12,999

The dual SIM phone comes with 5 inch IPS display, 5 megapixel camera, Android 4.0, 1 Ghz processor and a large 2300 mAH battery.

iBall, an Indian mobile and IT peripherals brand, has launched its latest Android handset called the Andi 5C which comes with some very attractive features like a 5 inch IPS panel display but phone is priced at Rs 12,999.

Airtel directed to pay Rs.6,000 to subscriber for not activating SIM

Airtel has been asked by a consumer forum to pay a sum of Rs.6,000 to one of its subscribers for having failed to activate her SIM card, despite charging her for it. In her affidavit that which she submitted to the East District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, complainant Asha Sharma stated that she paid Rs.1,000 to Airtel to avail of the operator's services. Airtel, however, as per the affidavit, did not activate Sharma's mobile connection, despite repeated requests.

Reports further quote the forum President N A Zaidi as saying that Sharma claims that she had issued a cheque of Rs.1,000 to Airtel, who did not activate the connection. Zaidi adds that Sharma has not provided the forum with any evidence to the effect that the cheque was encashed. In the affidavit, however, Sharma claims that the cheque has been encashed by Airtel and the SIM card had not been activated, Zaidi added further.

LG introduces Game World for its Smart TV line up

LG Electronics has announced the launch of its new Smart TV game portal, Game World. According to the release issued by LG, the brand claims that in anticipating a new era of downloadable casual 3D games, LG has developed Game World exclusively for its Cinema 3D Smart TV lineup.

LG Launches 84-Inch Ultra Definition 3D TV

Breaking New Ground in Home Entertainment with 4K Ultra Definition, Industry-leading 3D Technology and Smart TV Features

LG Electronics (LG) today introduced the world's first 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV in the Korean market. LG's UD 3D TV is the company's response to growing consumer demand for larger, more immersive home TVs with greater functionality. The UD 3D TV introduces a number of new smart features with the aim of providing greater convenience and simpler interaction.