Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A look at the Google Nexus-10 inch tablet

As the name suggests, the Google Nexus-10” tablet is a 10” tablet, that has been manufactured with the help of another manufacturing giant Samsung. The best thing about the Google Nexus tablet is that it boasts of having the best screen resolution in the tab segment. The resolution is 2560 X 1600, which is equal to about 300 ppi.
This means the Google Nexus-10” tablet beats the iPad 3 and even the iPad 4’ Retina Display. The gadget comes with a pair of stereo speaker to the front. The speakers sit pretty to the either side of the tab. The tab is also equipped with two cameras. The 8MP camera is located to the rear, while the 1.9MP camera makes it to the other side.
The tab is built with the help of dual-core processor. There will be 2GB RAM and the tabs with 16GB and the 32GB hard disk will be built with it. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will be seen in the Google device. It will have a unique feature like the gesture typing keyboard.
It is pretty much similar to Swype and is seen in Samsung products. There will also be the Panorama photo feature, which is also included in the iPhone 5. This Google product will be up for sale from November 13. It will take some more time until the device lands in India.
The cost of the 16GB version is $400 and the 32GB version will cost $100 more.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A small bit of information about Window 8

A lot of hype has been created around the latest operating system – the Windows 8 by Microsoft. Many people are terming this as an experience they have hardly had in the field of computers. However, as this OS still in its infancy, there are many things that need to be told from the scratch.
But before beginning, do you know that there are a couple of versions to Windows 8. It is designed exclusively for the touch screen use. This will make the laptops and even computers function exactly like a tab does. There is no doubt that Microsoft has indeed brought out something new. But don’t forget that there is still the option of using the good old mouse and the keyboard as well.
Here is a users’ guide to Windows 8.

You should be aware of the fact that Windows 8 has two versions – the Windows 8 and the Windows RT. Their visual appearance might not be too distinct from each other. However, both of them work on diverse processing chips. When on one hand Windows 8 runs on chips from Intel and AMD, the Windows RT can work on smaller tabs and on hybrids of laptop and tab.
Navigation for the new Windows 8
After you start, a picture greets you upfront. Swipe from bottom to top to go to the next screen. If you are using a keyboard or a mouse, just hit a key and you are done. The next screen shows the Mosaic of Live Tiles. They indicate an app. Windows 8 programs will run her comfortably. If you wish to open apps that are for the old Windows version, it will shop up like your old desktop computer. Switching between Metro – the unofficial name of the new environment, and the new desktop is easy.
There is no ‘Start’ button for Windows 8. However, programs can be started with the help of the Metro tiles. To get back to the original screen, you can do so with a mouse or with a touch screen as well. If you are using a mouse, get your mouse cursor towards the top hand right corner of your screen and then do swipe it downwards towards ‘Start’. With a touch screen, swipe from the right side of the screen.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

iPhone 5 to cost Rs. 45,500 in India

As a follow-up to our earlier report about the launch of the iPhone5 news update, here is the latest news. The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to cost about Rs. 45,500.  There are two official distributors of the Apple gadgets in India, namely Ingram Micro and Redington India.
It is Redington India that has come up with the prices of the Apple gadget. According to the distributing company, the basic version – the 16GB version will cost Rs. 45,500.  If you wish to go for higher capacity phones, the prices are Rs. 52,500 for the 32GB version and Rs. 59,500 for the 64GB version.
Both versions of the phone – the black and the white are likely to be up for sale this coming Friday. Saholic and Infibeam – the online retailers have begun to accept the preorders for the phones. To book your phone now, you will have to pay Rs. 5000 for the basic version.

Related Article: Apple iPhone 5 prices

Friday, October 26, 2012

iPhone 5 to hit Indian markets on November 2

After making millions of sales all over, Apple’s iPhone 5 is all set to make a grand entry in the Indian markets come next Friday. On November 2, the Apple gadget will be up for sale in retail stores in India. Are you interested in buying the device? Well, you will still have to wait for some more days.
But the wait is not until the phone launches. It is about the price tag. Apple has not yet made it public as to what price the phone will be sold for the Indian customers. So until the price tag is finalized, which will soon be, there is nothing one can decide about the iPhone 5 – to buy or not.
But as the craze for the Apple products is so high, there should not be a problem for the customers going for the iPhone 5. The two official Apple distributors in India – Ingram Micro and Redington India will be supplying the phones to various retailers all over the country.
40 cities across India will see the launch of the iPhone 5. The phone that Apple has built on an A6 chip is twice faster than the A5 chip, which came in the last version of the iphone.

Related Article: Apple iPhone 5 prices

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nokia targeting Indian market with Lumia 510

Nokia is trying to target an emerging market like India with their latest launch of the Nokia Lumia 510. The Lumia 510 is an internet-ready windows based phone. The best thing is that the phone costs about $199 – slightly more than Rs. 10,000. As the phone is built to target the emerging markets, it would be sold in India, China and some countries in the Latin American region.
The Lumia 510 stands at the eighth position in the Lumia series that run of Windows OS. A lot of hopes for Nokia are pinned on the success of Lumia 510. Actually, the company is making efforts to gain back the traction with the help of this phone. The situation does not look too cozy for Nokia as they have already lost about $1.26 billion for third quarter.
The sales of this range of Smartphones came down from 2.9 million units from where it was about 4 million units in the preceding quarter. Life became difficult for Nokia after iPhone was launched in 2007. Until then Nokia was the undisputed leader in the world of Smartphone market. In the last five years, the devices with Apple’s iOS as well as Google’s Android have dominated the market.
The Nokia Lumia 510 is a combination of Windows Phone as well as a low-priced gadget, said Mr. Jo Harlow, who is the executive vice president of Nokia's smart devices business.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Samsung launches 75-inch LED TV for Rs. 7.5 lakhs

Samsung has launched the 75-inch LED TV in India for about Rs. 7.5 lakhs. The 75” LED ES9000 is the largest in the segment of Smart TVs and LEDs with the largest screen size. There is a lot to look forward to in this Smart TV. It is a feature rich TV that gives full value for the money.
The TV has a Rose Blush Design along with a 7.9mm bezel. The two prominent features of the TV are voice control and motion control. It has been built keeping the future in mind. Therefore, it can be easily said to be the future-perfect TV.
Some of the features are the dual core processor and 3D. A couple of more features worth mentioning are the precision black and the micro-dimming. The precision black helps in the perfect viewing experience. The Sound Share technology is also in place for this TV series. It will allow wireless connection with series 6 and 7 sound docks.
Samsung is expecting to have 35% of the market share. They currently rule the 30% of the market with their flat panel TVs.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Apple comes up with the biggest Asia store

After the grand success of Apple iPhone 5, the company has come up with their biggest store in the Asia region. The new store is located in Beijing. The store is a three-storey building. There were hundreds of people in the complex. There is no doubt that the US company is not underestimating China in any way and gives it the importance it deserves.
The store falls on the shopping street at Wangfujing and is spread across a whopping 24,750 sq. feet (2300 sq. meters). It should be noted that after their home country, Apple seen China as the second biggest market. No wonder, they do have the largest store there. Let us not forget the fact that Apple had to face criticism for their conditions the way products are manufactured in China.
When the store opened on Saturday morning at 0100 GMT, the entire building was quickly flooded with customers. That is not all; there were about 100 people who were patiently waiting for their turn to enter the new store. The new store is the official store of the company and is the sixth in mainland China.
The popularity of Apple and Apple products was experienced in the recent past when people literally jostled to grab the latest Smartphone from the company.

Pen drives with a difference

The pen drives have become a major part of our lives today. Transferring or carrying data and storing them on smaller devices have become the order of the day for many people. However, there are these good old pen drives that serve you more than just carrying or storing data.
Credit Card USB

How many of you are aware of the CCUSB – the Credit Card USB. A pen drive, which is mostly miniature in nature, has still been cursed to be bulky. Bu the answer to the problem is here. The pen drive brought out by Moser Baer is the one that you can fit it perfectly in your wallet. It is the Moser Baer Zap, as it is known, will cost only about Rs. 450 for a 4GB version and Rs. 530 for the 8GB version. Certainly, they aren’t at all costly considering the service they provide.
Miniature Transfer
Get smaller than the usual pen drive. There is still space enough to let you carry out your work. We are talking about the Sandisk Cruzer Fit. The entire length of the drive is nothing hardly more than a USB dongle is. And don’t forget the cap it comes along to protect the device. However, you run the risk of losing it due to its small size. The device currently comes in two variants – the 4GB gadget costs Rs. 350, while for the 8GB device, you will have to pay Rs. 450.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Google brings out the new Chrome laptop

In one of the latest developments for Google, the company has decided to bring out low-priced laptops to tackle their business rivals Apple and Microsoft. Even Apple and Microsoft are planning to launch their latest products soon. So it will be a good tussle in the market and consumers will ultimately benefit from it.
The lightweight gadget was unveiled yesterday – on Thursday. The price of the gadget has been fixed at $US249. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Google have joined hands to manufacture this product. Samsung also specializes in Smartphones as well as tablet that run on Android – an OS developed by Google.
The new laptop will be functional on the OS that will have Google Chrome. The best part of the Chrome laptop is that it functions without a hard disk. It works on a terminal that is relatively dependant on a net connection to have the information. The entire data is stocked up in data centers that are looked after by Google and information providers.
This laptop happens to be the cheapest Chromebook Google has unveiled in the past two years. The two companies had jointly launched a slightly expensive Chromebook priced at $US449. As far as the latest launch is concerned, the device will be up for sale from the next week.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

One billion users use Smartphones today

Today there are one billion Smartphone users in the world. It was hardly five years ago that the iPhone has released in the market. The figures were released after an associated report was released yesterday. The findings were carried out the US firm Strategy Analytics.
One billion users with a smartphone means one out of around seven people in the world do use this device. The magical number was attained during the third quarter – July to September, of the current calendar year.
It should be noted that Nokia Communicator, the first ever smartphone came into being way back in 1996. However, the demand for such devices shot up tremendously after Apple released the iPhone around five years back in 2007.
The iPhone had a big role to play in the popularity of the device. The design played a major part in the success of the gadget. However, it is interesting to note that countries like India, China and parts of Africa still have to experience the world of Smartphones in the true sense.
Though Apple stands out when it comes to Smartphones and has tasted success with iPhone 5, companies like Samsung still remain their biggest challengers.

Apple cannot hold the copyright for tablet; loses against Samsung

In an important ruling Apple has lost against Samsung an important copyright appeal over the design Samsung was accused of copying. The ruling could potentially put an end to the legal fight between the two giant firms that spread almost all across Europe. The fight was over the patent for Smartphones as well as tablets.
The Court of Appeal in the UK did not reverse the decision taken by the High Court earlier that though there were some types of similarities between the designs of the phones by the two companies, the Galaxy Tablet from Samsung did not gatecrash the designs made by Apple because the Samsung products weren’t ‘cool’.
The decision stands for the entire Europe. So this means, there would be no legalities involved between the two manufacturers as far as the design is concerned for the European region. There were no comments from Apple as yet. That is not all. Apple has to also carry out ads in some selected newspapers as well as their web site that Samsung didn’t copy their designs.
There was enthusiasm in the Samsung camp saying that Apple wasn’t the first company to design a table that carried rounded corners to a rectangular shaped gadget.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HTC launches the Desire X smartphone for Indian market

A new and latest Smartphone has made its way into the Indian market. HTC has launched the Desire X Smartphone in India. The phone was already unveiled in Berlin about a couple of months ago. The gadget is expected to cost about Rs. 19,799. The phone comes with a LCD display screen of 4” and has a resolution of 800 X 480 pixels. The phone is a super light gadget with only 114g.
The phone is armed with a 1 GHz dual-core processor. There is the Android 4.0 with the HTC Sense 4.0a. It has an internal storage capacity of 4GB 768 MB of RAM. With the micro SD memory card, it is possible to increase the memory of the phone. However, if you wish to increase the memory storage still more, you can do so with the Dropbox. With this, you can get 25GB of more storage capacity of a couple of years.
The Desire X comes with a 5MP camera with auto focus as well as LED flash. The phone is built with 1650 mAh battery.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Here’s the cheaper Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

If you are not too happy with the price tag of the Samsung Galaxy S III, you can get the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. The great thing about this lovely gadget is that it is a cheaper version of the Samsung Galaxy S III phone. The size of the screen has been kept the same as the iPhone 5.
The screen of the S3 Mini is 4”, which is lesser than the Samsung Galaxy S III that sports a 4.8” screen. However, it matches with that of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 was the first instance of an upgrade for the screen size of the iPhone.
Coming back to the Mini, the company has said that they expect the launch to materialize in the month for Europe. However, there was no word on any timetable for the launch in other parts of the world.
It would be interesting to have a look at the price at of the Galaxy S3 Mini. The Mini is tagged at a price of $516 as against the $711 for the most affordable Galaxy S III. The only drawback of the Mini is that it doesn’t give support to 4G wireless networks.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sony brings out the ultrabook and Windows 8 Vaio laptops

Sony announced two new gadgets for the Indian market today – the Vaio T Series Ultrabook and the Vaio E14A series laptops. The laptop might cost about Rs. 74,990 while the cost of the ultrabook may be in the region of Rs. 64,990. There will be the new Windows 8 operating system on both devices.
It is understood that the ultrabook and the laptop will be available in the Indian market towards the end of this month. Apart from these two announcements, the company has introduced three more fresh devices. They are the 84” Bravia LED TV, the wearable 3D TV and the Alpha-99 camera.
The wearable 3D TV comes in HD 2D as well as 3D display. It comes with two OLED screens. The price of the TV will be about Rs. 69, 900. It will be available in the market from November this year.
The 84” Bravia LED TV is armed with the 4K technology. This relates to the fact that the TV can offer four times the resolution of the full HD. The price tag of the TV is a whopping Rs. 16,99,900.

Micromax to launch LED TVs for home entertainment

The mobile handset manufacturing company, Micromax will now have another arm to their production. The company will now also start manufacturing LED TV sets. There will be a range of options to choose from as the sets will cost anywhere from Rs. 15,990 to Rs. 1, 29,990. That will be something good to choose from for the customers.
he company has already invested about Rs. 100 crores for the new production. However, this investment will be for the next three years at least. With this, they are planning to capture no less than 8% of the market share in the next couple of years. Micromax has set up a manufacturing unit in a whopping one-lakh-square-feet area.
This manufacturing center is spread across five acres of land. The unit will have a production capacity 2000 TV sets on a daily basis. Apart from this, the company has also come up with a home theater system that comes with 5.1 surround sound speakers.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S III has a superior display than iPhone 5

Now that both Samsung Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 are there to be compared, which do you think has the better display? According to one expert in this industry, the Samsung Galaxy S III scores over the iPhone 5, when it comes to the display. However, ‘better’ is a subjective term and so the conclusions can vary.
According to the expert, the display of the Samsung Galaxy S III happens to be a bit thinner and is blessed with an improved color gamut. The key rival to Samsung Galaxy S III is the iPhone 5 and it looks like the Samsung gadget has easily overtaken the Apple phone.
It should be noted that the iPhone 5 has a 4” display, which is an improvement over it comparatively smaller iPhone 4S display. In spite of this, the Samsung has something more up its sleeve in the form of better specifications for the display screen.
The above findings were observed by Vinita Jakhanwal, who is the director for small and medium displays, IHS iSuppli. According to her the differences are quite subtle and might not even matter to the users. She further added that the display of the iPhone 5 was about 1.5 mm in thickness while that of the Galaxy S III was only 1.1 mm.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Asus to bring out Jelly Bean update for the Transformer Prime

Asus is busy bringing out the updates for the Transformer Prime. The update includes the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The Transformer Infinity is also ready for getting updates. However, it will get the updates after the Prime gets its share. The update includes the Google Now and will also help in improving the performance with Project Butler.
To see if the update is available or not, move towards the “About” part that you should find in the settings. Then select the “Check for firmware updates”. If you want to download and install the update, see to it that the tab is charged not less than 80% for a safe and secure installation process.
The Asus Transformer Prime made its way to India in March with a price tag of Rs. 50,000. However, as far as the Indian model is concerned, it comes only with Wi-Fi. It at the moment looks difficult for the company to launch a 3G adaptation.
Some of the highlights of the device are as follows:
  • The tab uses a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor – it is the first ever quad-core CPU for any handheld device.
  • It comes with 1GB RAM.
  • The gadget has a 10-inch LED backlit display and a resolution of 1280 x 800.
  • There is the 8MP camera on the back.
  • Memory is expandable up to 32GB with MicroSD card.
  • For seamless data transfer, there is the Bluetooth with A2DP as well as a USB 2.0

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