BlackBerry Z10 Hands on By TechnoRapper(Display Feature)
Remember the wireless charging orb for the Nexus 4? It was a big part of the reason people wanted the device. No fumbling with cords, just drop it on the charger and go. It was simple, elegant, and a really nice touch for the Nexus line. That was teased before the device even came out, and yet… we wait. We also wait for the device itself. We stare at a giant red "sold out" in the Google Play Store, like a middle finger being waved in our face.
Same ol' song and dance
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is a pared down version of the top-tier Galaxy S3, but does it do enough to compete with its rivals?
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini review
Packing an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS in a smaller package than the original, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini offers Super AMOLED skills but it's up against the Motorola Razr i, Sony Xperia P and the original iPhone 4.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini: Size and build
The Mini remains identical to the Samsung Galaxy S3 in design terms. There's a slim plastic body and removable back panel for the battery, SIM and MicroSD card. On the surrounding edges, there's just the power button and a volume rocker.
Everything is smaller than the Galaxy S3, naturally. Samsung can claim an ultra lightweight body as the Galaxy S3 Mini clocks in at 111.5 grams, designed to undercut the iPhone 5 by just half a gram. It matches the body of the iPhone 5 for size and the screen is now 4 inches as opposed to 4.8 inches.
Jelly Bean as standard
Lack of storage
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 to be launched in India on January 15New
Windows 8 skills
Poor battery life
Lack of apps
The Nokia Lumia 920 is a bigger, faster, brighter Windows phone but can it take on the might of the iPhone 5?
Nokia Lumia 920 review
Nokia Lumia 920: Build
The Nokia Lumia 920 packs Windows 8 and a 4.5 inch IPS display over the Nokia Lumia 900. It's the flagship Windows Phone 8 handset for 2012 and introduces PureView camera technology in a bid to compete with the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.
Nokia Lumia 920: Build
We like the slick unibody design which makes the Nokia Lumia 920 feel like a sturdy, luxurious slab of chocolate in the hand although the pure bulk of the Nokia Lumia 920 could disappoint. It's more of a family-sized treat for gadget fans, weighing in at a colossal 185g.
No DVD Drive
In the Apple world of Retina display MacBooks and ultra thin iMacs, is there still a seat at the table for the new Mac Mini?
Mac Mini 2012 review
The concept of the Apple Mac Mini is simple. It's a small desktop Mac that needs a monitor, keyboard and mouse to function. At £499 for the entry level model reviewed here, it's the cheapest way of getting OS X Mountain Lion in your life - the next available option is a MacBook Air or the new iMac 2012 with all hardware built into the ultra thin monitor.
NEW DELHI: Videocon, the manufacturer best known for its home appliances, recently expanded its smartphone range with the addition of two dual-sim devices - A30 and A20. Both the phones are targeted at the budget segment that is ruled by the likes of Micromax, Lava and Karbonn. While Videocon A30 features a dual-core processor and is priced at Rs 7,299, its smaller sibling - A20 - costs Rs 4,999.
But do these two devices have what it takes to topple the current segment leaders and capture significant market share? Let's find out.
When it comes to design, Videocon A20 beats its bigger brother as it looks similar to Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. The screen is outlined by a chrome bezel and has four haptic buttons underneath. The front panel also has the usual sensors though the presence of the VGA camera was surprising to us. The rear panel of the smartphone is a fingerprint magnet and features a 3MP camera and speaker grille. Videocon A20 is easy to hold and looks good in the hand.
Coming to A30, we were a bit disappointed with the design language followed by the manufacturer. As the more feature-rich device, A30 was expected to look as good as its smaller brother, if not better. It features a black-coloured front, while the rear is painted white. The sensors, VGA camera and haptic keys are present on the front panel of this phone as well, while a 5MP camera with flash and speaker grille are placed on the backside.
Videocon A30 features a 4-inch screen and runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor, paired with 512MB RAM. The dual-sim phone has 4GB ROM and support for microSD card up to 32GB capacity. Powered by a 1,500mAh battery, the phone has connectivity features like 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB.
NEW DELHI: Samsung India has launched Galaxy Grand Duos with dual-sim functionality, bringing another phablet to the market just a day after Micromax announced its Canvas HD with 5-inch screen. The company said it will retail the device with a flip cover in the box and price it at Rs 21,500.
The all-new Galaxy Grand Duos has a 5-inch WVGA TFT screen and is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). This smartphone runs on a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and has 1GB RAM. Samsung has continued with the design language it introduced in the Galaxy S III in this smartphone as well.
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Xcover 2, which also happens to be a waterproof smartphone. We had previously reported that Galaxy Xcover 2 could launch in February at MWC, but it seems like Samsung has jumped the gun.
RIM is all set to globally launch the BlackBerry Z10 and X10 today, featuring BB10, the completely overhauled version of the BlackBerry operating system. Sunil Dutt, Managing Director, RIM India, had earlier revealed that after the global launch on January 30, the BlackBerry Z10 will reach Indian shores within two to three weeks. On the other hand, analysts have been predicting that these devices will not hit stores until March. However, BlackBerry fans may not have to wait that long as the Z10 is expected to be available in the next four to five days, owing to the tried and true grey market. According to a source, the device is likely to reach India in the next three to four days and the price quoted is around Rs. 40,000.
The wait is finally over. BlackBerry has announced its new BlackBerry 10 device - the Z10. The phone was announced by BlackBerry during its BlackBerry 10 launch event today. The company claims that it is the best BlackBerry smartphone to date. It features a screen that has been designed specifically for touch input. The company has also announced the full QWERTY-based Q10, though not much is known about it yet. It is worth noting that the device will make it to Indian stores before it goes on sale in the US.
Five features we like about the new Blackberry 10
For most users, Blackberries were made for two things only - composing emails and chatting on Blackberry Messenger. RIM has now unveiled a full touchscreen phone, the Z10, so it was crucial for the team to translate the great typing experience you get on a physical keyboard to the virtual version.
The predictive keyboard on the new BB10 shows up the words it thinks you want to type just above the letter you just pressed. Just swipe up to enter it. This seemingly makes typing easier than with conventional predictive keyboards like Swiftkey. We haven't tested the new system yet, but, at least at first sight, it does look like a step forward.
Unified inbox - Blackberry Hub
Dubbed Hub, the unified inbox on the new BB10 phones is always just a swipe to the left away. The Hub is cooked right into the OS, so it's not actually an app like on Android. This makes it possible to access it from every corner of the operating system with a simple swipe.
For a device primarily oriented to texters and email fiends, the integrated Inbox is a great feature. But you won't get only emails into the Hub - you can access your other communication apps from there, including, say, Skype or Twitter.
As always, RIM bets big on corporate with the launch of BB10, and to do so, they needed to make the system super secure. Security has always been a sensitive issue for the open source Android, and customers interested in using it in secure environments had to opt for third-party solutions, like Samsung's SAFE.
With BB10, security is built-in. All communication is encrypted (and they are notoriously hard to intercept for governments) and the system has been awarded the FIP 140-2 certification, meaning it's safe for corporations and government agencies to use.
Blackberry Balance is RIM's implementation of contextual profiles - in other words, the phone has two modes, one for work and one for personal use. Users can quickly switch between the two modes, simply by swiping down and clicking on an icon.
The best thing about Balance is that you can have apps (even the same one) running simultaneously in the two profiles. For instance, you can have your Twitter account running on the personal profile, and the corporate account in the other. Needless to say, system administrators will love it.
Android is a very flexible operating system that lets you customize its appearance to great extents. Still, the basic launcher plus homescreen combo has remained unchanged for years.
To their credit, the folks at RIM avoid threading on that well-worn path with BB10, and they produced an interesting new interface. On the main screen you have the currently running apps, frozen as frames that act pretty much like widgets. Swipe left, you get the Hub, the unified inbox. Swipe to the right, you hit the app launcher.
Yes, you can emulate this behavior with a custom Android launcher, but honestly, it's a breath of fresh air to see it the default UI on BB10
[Samsung UNPACKED] Be ready 4 The Next Galaxy
1. 4.5" display
2. will include a dual-LED flash to improve the phone's low-light photo clicking abilities.
3. made of materials similar to the glossy polycarbonate body seen on the company's entry-level MacBook.
4. Apple is also said to be planning to sell it at around $330 (Rs 17,820 approximately) which is iPad mini territory.
5.iPhone 5S will hit markets in 2014 instead of this year as was previously believed.
The Google Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus, is known as the "People's tablet". Many owners toy with the thought of rooting it so as to gain full access to the system, This will allow them to experiment with custom ROMs or install apps like Titanium Backup et al. This can be done since rooting is very simple thanks to the All-in-one solution Google Nexus 7 Toolkit. In one work step, this tool unlocks the boot loader, sets up the root access and installs important extras like Superuser, BusyBox and ClockworkMod
IDC Predicts Android Tablet Shipments Will Overtake iPad Shipments in 2013
Nokia announces handset insurance service with New India Assurance
Nokia today tied up with New India Assurance to offer handset insurance initiative in India. The service would cover every device in Nokia's product portfolio bought from Nokia's branded retail store.
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Sony Xperia SP rendered image leaked online
Samsung announces Galaxy S4, comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera and Exynos Octa 5 8-core processor
Wickedleak quad-core phablet Wammy Titan II launched in India at Rs 13,990
Lava launches the Iris 349, the Iris 351 and the Iris 355, three entry-level Android smartphones priced under Rs 4,000