Saturday, September 29, 2012

Nokia brings down Smartphone prices before new launch

Nokia has been facing a horrid time in the market. And now as they are going to launch the Smartphone, they have decided to cut down on the prices already. The cut is expected to be anywhere between 10% and 15%. The prices will be brought down on the top two models in the Smartphone range.

The price cut is done in the hope of boosting the sales. The price of Lumia 800 was cut by around 15% and that of Lumia 900 by 10%. The price cut has been brought into effect for the European region. This month the company has already launched a couple of Lumia phones – the Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920.
Experts and buffs in the field take this launch as one of the most important for the company and feel that the very existence of Nokia is based on these two phones. However, the phones can be brought in the market only in November. That means the company has to make do with the older phones for the entire October, which might prove to be a challenging task.
Life has indeed been tough for Nokia. The company has lost as many as $3.86 billion in a year and a half. Moreover, Nokia also had to face tough competition from other companies and fell behind in the race.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Samsung might pronounce Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Note II for India

 The successor to the Galaxy Note Phablet – the Galaxy Note II might be announced for the Indian market. The announcement is likely to be made in the city of Hyderabad in India today – Thursday, September 27. The Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) powers the Galaxy Note II. The 1.6 GHz quad-core processor powers it.
One of the best features of the Note II is the Air View. It allows the users to hover the S Pen over your emails, image gallery, S Planner or video to preview the content without the need to open it. Another plus point of the Air View is that users can search and view additional information without the need to work on the screen.
The Galaxy Note II comes with a screen of 5.5”. The screen is a super AMOLED touchscreen and has a pixel density of 1280 X 720. For data transfer, there is the Bluetooth 4.0 along with the USB 2.0 host. The Note II comes with two cameras. The back camera is an 8MP Touchfocus camera, while the front camera is a 1.9MP VT camera.
Samsung has taken full efforts to redesign the S Pen, which will make it easier to hold and comfortable to use. Apart from that the pen has been made longer and thicker too.
As far as the Galaxy Camera is concerned, it also runs the latest version of Android – the same as Galaxy Note II. There is the wireless network connectivity for easy and safe data transfer. The Galaxy Camera is said to be ideal for those people who wish to shoot as well as edit high quality images.
The camera is armed with 16MP BSI CMOS sensor and has a display of 4.8” HD LCD. To edit the photos, there are a whopping 35 features to make the image according to your liking. The ‘Photo Wizard’ allows you to edit the photos on the go.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Want Einstein’s brain? Pay $9.99

Albert Einstein is known to have one of the most fertile brains, arguably of all times. Now, if you are interested in knowing what exactly this great man had stuffed in his brain, you can easily know it. Sneak a quick look at the great man’s brain for just $9.99.
Well, that is not funny. You can actually study Einstein’s brain. This has been made possible as his brain has been turned into an app. Download this app at a cost of only $9.99, that’s it. Einstein had made a revolution in Physics and you can now know how he did it.
It is actually an iPad app that has toiled to make the images of his brain easy to get for the scientists. Anyone who is willing to spend the said amount can get to see how the brain of the great scientist actually was.
In the study conducted, a specific region of the brain, which is known as the parietal lobe, was detected to be wider by at least 15%. It is the parietal lobe that plays a part in the understanding of the languages and especially mathematics.
There had been debates over the intentions of Einstein. However, he was a man who allowed the science to have a look at his brain and study it. No doubt, Einstein’s intentions have been respected.

Apple says 5 million iPhone 5 units sold in three days

The official report on the sales of the iPhone 5 claims to have sold as many as five million units over the weekend. Since its launch on September 21, in just three days, the figure has reached such a staggering height. Apart from that Apple also said that they have updated at least 100 million iOS gadgets with iOS 6.
The demand for the phone has been phenomenal and the company is trying to make every customer an iPhone 5 owner at the earliest, who wish to own one. The primary stock of the units has been sold off already and the stores are filled with more demands for the Smartphone.

In the first phase of the release, the phone has been made available in UK, US, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Japan, Canada, Singapore and Germany. By Friday, the phone will be accessible to at least 22 countries. That will also naturally boost the sales, which are already rocketing.
Before the year ends, the Smartphone will have reached more than 100 countries. So, most of the customers are likely to get their share of the pie sooner than later.

Dell introduces S series of HD monitors

Dell will be bringing out the S series monitors soon. The monitors promise to be a feast for those who give preference to smooth and quality viewing. All the monitors will be of HD quality. So there will be nothing but total clarity in viewing. It will certainly be a unique viewing experience while working on a computer.
The monitors will be available in a variety of sizes like 21.5-inches, 23-inches and 24-inches. The largest of them all will come in a size of 27-inches. The monitors come in a panel and so it will be easier to use them as they can easily tilt according to the users’ needs.
The monitors offer a high resolution of 1920 X 1080. The ultra-wide viewing angles make the resolution possible. With the help of the panels, the monitors can be tilted at least 4 degrees to the front and 21 degrees to the back. The Dell Display Manager is always there to help you out.
The DDM allows the users to access the software programs quicker. It can allow you to select from a range of the preferred preset mode as per a certain app. The monitors will be available from Dell’s web site.
The common specifications of the Dell S series for all the monitors are as follows:
  • ·        You can get a full High definition, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz.
  • ·        There is the 178 degree/ 178 degree (vertical/horizontal) wide viewing angle as well.
  • ·        And finally, there is the 8 million:1 (typical) mega dynamic contrast ratio too.

The iPhone 5’s 64GB version costs Rs. 1 lakh

The iPhone 5 has been making news for various reasons of late. There is still a lot of time for the gadget to make its way to India as it falls in the third wave of the nations to get the Apple gadget. This means it will be at least the fag end of October before the Indian users can get the iPhone 5.
However, in some grey markets, the phone is available at this moment. And as expected, the costs of the phone are way too high. Out of the three versions of the phone, the basic version of 16GB memory costs around Rs. 76,000. The 32GB memory phone goes up to Rs. 85,000.

And here is the bombshell – the top end model of the phone can make you poorer by a six-figure mark of Rs. 1, 00,000 flat. Yes, the iPhone 5 with the 64 GB memory costs that much right now. The reports claim that the latest Apple device is easy to repair that either the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 4S.
Well, it is hard to say right now, which Indian buyers will be going for that big an amount to buy a phone from the grey market. Most of the users could prefer waiting for the official launch of the phone by the end of October.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Shocking: 250 iPhone 5 devices stolen from a London store

In one of the most shocking and unfortunate incidents regarding the sales of iPhone 5 in London, around 250 iPhone 5 units have been stolen. Incidentally, all these units were put on sale. So now the store is left without even a single unit of iPhone 5. The police are smelling something fishy and wish to interrogate the O2 shop assistant.
The O2 Store is in the Tandem Centre in Colliers Wood close to Wimbledon. As a matter of fact, the booty was stolen just hours before it was to be put on sale. The cost of these 250 iPhones is estimated to be in the region of £100,000, which equates to Rs 87 lakh approximately.
            Read the comparison between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4

Queues were already seen for the iPhone 5 on the day on the launch itself. The phone was up for sale in Asia, Australia and Europe. The demand for the phone was so huge that according to Apple, they had booked orders amounting to two million in number in just 24 hours flat - certainly loads of demand.
It is an estimate that the company could sell as many as 10 million units of the iPhone 5 in the rest of the month. That could boost the US economy by as much as $3.2 billion – the amount is equivalent to the entire economy of a nation like Fiji.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Google might bring Google Maps for Apple App Store soon

The Apple Maps app was probably the first ever failure for the company on such a huge scale and they are finding options for the app. However, Google may rope in the Google Maps for Apple App Store. It is expected that it may materialize sooner than later, probably this year itself. The release of iOS 6 saw the phone coming with pre-loaded maps app from Apple.
The decision of the company to do without Google Maps has proved to be on the negative front. There are loads of negative comments and complaints about the same. The reason is that there is a high amount of inaccuracies. However, Google might bring the Google Maps for Apple App Store.
According to the sources in the industry, Google was busy with the work of releasing the Maps app for the iOS gadets. Steve Troughton Smith, who is the iOS developer, confirmed the reports. If the latest reports are to be believed, Google may come up with the launch sometime before Christmas.
Apple had also brought out a statement replying to the complaints they were getting from the users and customers. The new app had come with an iOS 6 update. Apple was of the view that when more and more people will use it, the better it will be getting.
There will be newer features like the Siri integration and Flyover along with the turn by turn navigation. The features used in Siri as well as the traffic are available only in a few countries.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Samsung to bring Champ Neo in the market

From the horse’s mouth – an official word from the company says that Samsung has launched the Champ Neo. The Champ Neo has been tagged a touch phone in the entry-level category. The price of the phone is stated to be Rs 3,670. Samsung claims that the phone is rich in features.
Here’s why Samsung claims that it is feature-rich. Apart from the dual-SIM option, the user can receive a call from the second SIM card even if there is already a call going on, on the first SIM. So that will allow you to keep in touch with both the calls simultaneously.
‘True Hot Swap’ is another feature that needs a special mention. This feature allows the users to use the How Swap SIM slot. This can happen irrespective of the fact if there is the SIM card or not. There is the presence of social networking options to keep in touch with friends on the go.
The phone comes with a 2.4” QVGA TFT touch display. IMs like Yahoo, GTalk and MSN are also stuffed in along with ChatON. There are nine regional languages which the phone can support. With the Opera Mini Browser you can seamlessly surf the web and use the Bluetooth 3.0 for data transfer.
As far as entertainment is concerned, there is the MP3 player along with a 3.5mm audio jack. The 1000mAh batter can support equal to 14 hours of talk time.

Do users really need options to Apple Maps

Apple is developing its own maps. This means that there will be a stiff competition to its nearest rival Google Maps. Now this pops up another question. Will the Apple users be able to use Google Maps? Or will it have to be used as a third party application? However, the biggest glitch is that there still is no apparent answer to this question.
However, the users are not generally too happy with this new development. Some of them have expressed their frustration through various forums. Some of them feel that it is taking a backward step towards the 2009 software. There are some of the users who want to use the Google Maps once again.
Apple had already made it clear that the company would not duplicate the features that are seen in Google Maps, especially in all the countries. As compared to Apple Maps, Google Maps is far ahead and looks utterly professional as against the Apple app.
As a matter of fact, Google Maps were being used in the iPhones since 2007. And now as Google has announced that they will bring Google Maps in Apple Apps Store until Christmas, Google lovers have something to look forward to.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note will be official Phablet for US flight attendants

Looks like America loves Samsung more than their native Apple. Though there was news about the companies making available the iPads to the workers, the Samsung Galaxy Note (005930) phablet looks to have been the love of the corporate world in the United States. The 17,000 workforce will get a Galaxy Note each.
The flight attendants will be able to use the gadget as the in-flight management devices. It will be possible to have additional information about the customers who are on board. American Airlines chose the Galaxy Note for the reason that it has large display but can be pocketed in cramped room as well.
The gadget will be helpful in providing the customers with valuable information like showing their connecting gate, inform them about the possible flight delays as well as provide them with the weather information.
The Galaxy Note will also assist in having the records of customers like what meals they are going to have or what drinks they prefer. All in all, the Samsung will prevail to take care of better and relaxed flights for all.

Finally an end to Amazon’s Endless – but has a new beginning

Amazon’s popular website will finally come to an end come September 27. The site will now merge into Amazon Inc. has been the largest online retailer in the world. The web site will now be a part of the main web site.
The new web site will have the address: The news has been flashing on the index page of the current web site The changes will come into effect on September 27. A major overhaul is expected as the old site merges in the main web site of Amazon. was launched around five years ago in 2007. The site was a specialty for women’s accessories such as handbags, shoes, etc. The customers will still be able to deal on the site as usual starting from the next week where there will be watches and jewelry on the main site of Amazon.
Amazon is seriously looking to expand their business in the field of apparel as well as fashion. It will mean an automatic fight between the two big rivals – Amazon and EBay Inc. EBay Inc. has found great success as an online fashion outlet.
Only time will tell if Amazon’s new decision works in their favor!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Microsoft reveals the price of Office 2013 and Office 365

Though Microsoft has been experiencing busy working hours in the run up to their Windows 8 OS, they have taken time off to officially declare the price tags of Office 2013 and Office 365. The standalone version in the suite will be accessible to be activated on one single computer.
However, the whole suite will also be there in the form of various packages. It will be customized according to the needs and demands of the users. Office Home as well as Student 2013 will be inclusive of PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and Word. It has been priced at around $139.
Office Home and Business 2013 contains the entire range of earlier software. It will come accompanied by Outlook and bears a price tag of $219. The Professional package is the best in the category that not only has the earlier editions of the software, but will also have Publisher as well as Access. It can make your wallet lighter by around $399.
If you want to subscribe to the Office 365 Home Premium, you will have to pay $99 every year. 20GB of SkyDrive storage as well as one hour of Skype calling every month is what you will get as a subscriber.
If you were to buy the Office 2010, you will either get upgrades to Office 2013 for free or one full free year to Office 365.

Google Nexus 7 will be launched in India in November

It will not be before the month of November when Google Nexus actually reaches India. The same was confirmed at a press even in Bangalore. The news was also brought out by NDTV Gadgets. If you are curious to know the price, we will have to say sorry. There is yet no word, no official word, on the price tag of the Google gadget.
There were some reports that talked about the gadget being launched in India after September. The press even held in Bangalore yesterday – Tuesday, September 18, both Google and Asus had verified that launching the Google Nexus would not be possible before September.
The gadget will give a tough competition to Apple’s iPad. That is not all. The cool gadget from Google would also make life difficult for the Kindle Fire from the house of Amazon. To give competition to these two companies, Google might have a competitive price tag.
The Google Nexus 7 will come in two storage options – 8GB and 16GB. It is expected that the 8GB storage device might cost around $199 and the 16GB storage model will have a price tag of $249. The device will have quality hardware to add to the positive side of the features.
The dimensions of the tablet are 198.5mm X 120mm X 10.5mm and has a weight of 340 g. The tablet will run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S IV might be unveiled around February next year

The ripples created by the Galaxy S III have not died down yet and the successor to this gadget has already started peeping its head out. As a matter of fact, even the tentative release date of the Galaxy S has also been announced. The company might bring the gadget out by February 2013.
It is not sure from whom this information has got disclosed. However, it could be an anonymous person from the company itself. The flagship phone will more likely be unveiled in February, the official is said to have said. The occasion of the release of the phone will be the 2013 Mobile World Congress, which has been organized in Barcelona.
The news is certainly a great one, especially for the fans of Samsung phones. There will undoubtedly be updates and new features in the phone. One can expect lots of improvements that are not to be seen in the Galaxy S III. It is expected that the display size might get a boost.
If the reports are to be believed, the display size could be 5”. It is also expected that the phone might have used the flexible display technology. However, the same looks difficult at the moment.
Keep your fingers crossed to get more info about the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Apple is loaded with iPhone 5 demand

The iPhone 5 is one of the best dished out products from the house of Apple yet. The gadget is made entirely out of glass and aluminium. The device is a super light when it comes to weight – it weighs only 112 grams. That is, it is nearly 45% lighter than that of the iPhone 4S. That is not all the phone is the thinnest in its category, with only 7.6 mm.
Apple will be launching the iOS 6 along with the new phone. There will certainly be something exciting to look forward to in the new iOS 6. The Apple Maps app will be there along with a restructured version of Siri and a lot of more exciting features. In short, the new phone has everything in an upgraded version.
Those who are well-acquainted with these types of phones might have marked a big difference among the features of the new iOS. Initially, there were Google Maps in the Apple phones, but now the new maps will come from Apple itself.
The new Apple phone will be a 4” wonder with 326ppi Retina Display. The pixel resolution of the phone is 1136 X 640. You can find GPRS, EV-DO, EDGE, HSPA+, HSPA apart from Wi-Fi and LTE. For wireless transfer the Bluetooth sits pretty in the iPhone 5.
The phone has two cameras – the front camera is 8MP with 1080p HD recording. There is the 720p front facing camera as well. The phone comes with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB memory options.
If the reports are to be believed, there is unprecedented demand for the iPhone 5. Actually, there are queues at the Apple stores. Cube, which also refers to the queues being formed outside the Apple stores, could be seen at the 5th Avenue Street in New York. The queues were seen last on September 14 – Friday, around a week before the phone’s launch.
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