13 Sep

Apple Unveils iPhone 5 – Complete Coverage

Apple iPhone 5 Screen


Apple finally unveiled its new iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is the most amazing and beautiful iPhone yet with larger screen(4-inch-1136*640 Pixels-Retina Display), faster chip, 8 MP iSight Camera and 4G LTE.
The all new iPhone 5, is made up of glass and aluminum and it’s just 7.6mm thin, (18% thinner than the iPhone 4S). It also weighs only 112 grams,(20% lighter than the 4S). Infact, iPhone 5 is the thinner and lightest iPhone ever.

Apple iPhone 5 Screen

The new model provides “ultrafast” wireless with its 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi.

It is powered by a new processor, the Apple A6. It is twice as fast as its predecessor, 22% smaller and more power efficient using less battery life.

iPhone 5 White

Talking about the iPhone’s camera, it is still an 8 MP sensor, but it’s 25% smaller with better features such as Dynamic low light mode, improved color & tone, spatial noise reduction, 40% Fast shooting response time and a smart filter.

Apple says there is also a built-in panorama mode for high resolution widescreen pictures.

As expected, Apple has also changed the dock connector of the iPhone with its new 80% smaller “Lightning” connector.

The new iPhone is packed with 3 separate microphones — on the bottom, on the front & on the back. Apple says the multiple microphones will help Siri’s performance, and will also improve noise cancellation.

Apple iPhone 5 Pricing

The iPhone 5 will be available starting September 21 at Apple Retail Stores in the United States, Japan, Canada, U.K., France, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. Pre-order online starting September 14.


Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S 3 vs. Droid RAZR HD vs. Nokia Lumia 920

iPhone 5 Comparison with Samsung Galaxy, Nokie Lumia
Apple iPhone 5

Apple Unveils New iPod Touch and iPod Nano

iPod Touch

iPod Touch

iPod Nano

iPod Nano

Apple also unveiled new iPod Touch and iPod Nano at the event.

Both 5th Gen iPod touch and new iPod nano are 6.1mm thick. The iPod touch will feature the same iPhone 5′s new 4-inch retina-enabled display. It is powered by a dual-core A5 processor.

See Also:
Top 10 Things You Need To Know About iOS 6

The iPod touch has a 5 MP iSight camera having the same technology as the iPhone 5. Users would also be able to record videos in 1080p on the iPod touch. The new iPod Touch has dual-band 802.11n network, as well as Bluetooth 4.0.
Siri is also available on the iPod touch.

The iPod touch will be available starting October in multiple colors such as white, black, red, blue, and yellow.

iPod Touch Pricing

Image Courtesy: Mashable.com

06 Sep

Samsung Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Lite launched

Samsung Galaxy S Duos


Samsung launched the Galaxy S Duos and the Galaxy Y Duos Lite, Dual SIM phones in India. The Galaxy S Duos comes with a 4.0-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Y Duos Lite comes with a 2.8-inch (240 x 320 pixels pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Both these phones have Dual SIM ‘Always On’ (GSM+GSM) support. It means Call on Number one will be forwarded to Number Two if Number one is busy.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Specifications

– 4.0-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display
– Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
– 1 GHz processor and 512MB RAM
– 5MP Rear Camera with LED Flash, Auto Focus and 720p video recording. VGA Front Facing Camera.
– 3.5mm Audio jack
– FM radio with RDS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth3.0 and aGPS
– 4GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB with microSD.
– Dual SIM Active (GSM+GSM) Support
– 1500 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs. 17,900 in India

Buy Samsung Galaxy S Duos on Flipkart.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

Galaxy Y Duos Lite Specifications

– 2.8-inch (240 x 320 pixels pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display
– Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
– 832 MHz single core processor
– 2MP Full Focus Camera
– 3GB Internal memory, which is expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD.
– 3.5mm Audio jack
– Dual SIM Active (GSM+GSM) Support
– FM radio with RDS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth3.0 and aGPS
– 1200 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs. 6990 in India.

Buy Samsung Y Duos Lite on Flipkart.

06 Sep

Nokia unveils Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 920


Nokia officially unveiled Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 – its first Microsoft Windows Phone 8 running smartphones, at a press conference in New York, USA. The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with the Nokia PureView camera technology while the Lumia 820 does not have the Nokia PureView imaging technology.
Both Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are expected to be available later this year.

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch(1280×768 resolution) ClearBlack Pure Motion HD+ IPS LCD display. It means you can use the touchscreen even with the gloves on. It has been made possible with the new Nokia PureMotion HD+ technology which makes it most sensitive and fastest display so far. The new Nokia ClearBlack technology brings higher brightness & Sunlight Readability Enhancements – means text can be read even under bright sun. It comes with 8.7 MP Auto focus camera with LED Flash, Cark Zeiss Optics and Nokia Pureview Camera Technology.

Nokia Lumia 920 Review

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications

– 4.5-inch (1280 × 768 pixels resolution) ClearBlack Pure Motion HD+ IPS capacitive Touch screen display
– Windows 8 Phone OS
– 1GB RAM and 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
– 8MP Rear camera with LED Flash, Carl Zeiss optics, Optical imaging stabilization and Pureview Camera Technology, 1080p HD video recording
– 1.2MP 720p HD Front-facing camera
– 4G, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.1, GPS/aGPS, and Near Field Communications(NFC)
– 32GB Internal memory and No Capacity to add micro SD card.
– Free 7 GB SkyDrive Support to Backup files
– Comes with 3 distortion free microphones for HD voice clearer calls, better audio recording, and Dolby Earphone for better music experience.
– City Lens Application to find out information about important places, subways, cafes and much more.
– 2,000mAh Non-removable battery with Integrated Qi wireless charging (10 Hours of Talktime)
– Available in red, grey, yellow, white and black colors.

The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available later this year in select markets initially.

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 comes with a 4.3 inch-inch (800 x 480 pixels resolution) OLED ClearBlack display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It comes with 8MP Auto Focus camera with Dual LED flash at the back and Carl Zeiss optics that can record videos at Full HD 1080p resolution.

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 Specifications

– 4.3 inch-inch (800 x 480 pixels resolution) OLED ClearBlack Touch Screen display
– Windows Phone 8 OS
– 1GB RAM and 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
– 8MP Rear camera With Auto Focus, Carl Zeiss optics and Dual LED flash, 1080p HD recording
– VGA Front-facing camera
– 8GB internal memory, which is expandable memory with microSD
– 4G, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.1, GPS/aGPS,and NFC
– 1650mAh battery with Integrated Qi wireless charging
– Available in yellow, purple, grey, red, cyan, white and black colors with exchangeable shells that also adds wireless charging.

The Nokia Lumia 820 will also be available later this year in select markets initially.

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Nokia Unveils Nokia 808 Pureview [ 41 MP Camera Phone ]

30 Aug

Samsung announced Galaxy Note 2 at IFA 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung announced the successor of the Galaxy Note at IFA trade show in Berlin today. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a 5.5-Inch HD Super AMOLED Display smartphone which is powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.
The new smartphone is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, making it amongst the first few devices to run on the latest Android operating system.
The highlight of Galaxy Note 2 is S Pen itself which has undergone some improvement. Now you can add quick commands to gestures. There is also a new feature which has been added known as ‘Air View’ that allows users to preview content just by hover the S-Pen over display and without touching the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

– 5.5-Inch HD Super AMOLED with 1280 x 720 pixels Resolution
– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and TouchWiz Nature UX
– 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor and 2GB RAM
– 8 MP Rear Camera with 1080p HD Video Recording and 1.9 MP Front facing camera
– Digital S-Pen
– 16GB/32GB/64GB memory variants
– Micro-SD card slot
– 3,100 mAh battery
– Available in Marble White & Titanium Grey colors.
– Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available starting October.

29 Aug

OwnFone: World’s Simplest Phone



OwnFone is the world’s simplest phone that connects you directly to the most important people in your life. It is little personalized phone with upto 12 numbers with their names printed on it to dial and you can also receive calls – that’s it.

There are no keys or buttons on the phone. You have to let OwnFone know which numbers you want to add on your phone and they will send you a custom-printed phone. You can choose any format with 2, 4, 8 or 12 contacts. Contacts will be written in black on a white box. If you want to change someone’s number or add new contact, you need to call OwnFone support. The phone is really handy for children and elderly people.


OwnFone is about a credit card sized, 7mm thick and weighs only 40g. The battery lasts 3 days on a single charge. Currently, the phone is available only in the UK where it costs £ 55 (Rs 4850). However, the company has announced its plans to soon launch it elsewhere.

Visit the OwnFone website here.

15 Aug

HCL ME Y2 3G Android Tablet Launched in India

HCL ME Y2 Android Tablet


HCL has launched its latest 3G Android tablet, HCL ME Y2 in India. This new 3rd Generation Android-based tablet from HCL with dual cameras is officially priced at Rs 14,999.
In April also, HCL launched three Android Tablets viz My Edu Tab U1, My Edu Tab K12 and My Edu Tab HE.

HCL ME Y2 Android Tablet

Price and Specs of HCL ME Y2:

– Android OS 4.0.3 (ICS)
– 7″ Multi Touch capacitive Screen( 1024*600 Pixel) Display
– Cortex A9 1 GHz Processor
– 1 GB RAM
– 2 MP Rear Camera and 0.3 MP Front Camera
– 8 GB Internal memory(Expandable up to 32FB with a memory card slot)
– 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth
– 4,000 mAh Battery
– Powered by an integrated back up service – HCL Touch, a 24*7 one touch service facility.
– Packed with Cool Applications such as Bollywood Hungama, Bigflix, ThinkFree Office Mobile, LinkedIn, Twitter, Games, 3D Digital Weather Clock, ICS Browser and Saavn.
– Priced at Rs 14,999.

02 Aug

Apple iPhone 5 – Rumored Design and Specs (Pictures)

Apple iPhone 5 Rumored Design

Every year we see constant flow of design rumors before iPhone is finally launched. This year is no different. Apple iPhone 5 is rumored to be launched in September this year but World wide web is already full of design rumors, speculating what the new offering by Apple could look like.

Here are Few Possible Apple iPhone 5 Concepts:

iPhone 5 Concept by iLab Factory

Apple iPhone 5 Rumored Design

– Smaller Dock Connector
– 16×9 screen
– Long form factor
– Metal back

( Via Mashable.)

iPhone 5 With Aluminium Body

iPhone 5

– 4-Inch Display
– No teardop shaped devices
– Aluminium Backs
– 10 MP Camera

(Via Youngblah)

LiquidMetal iPhone 5 Concept

iPhone 5 Liquid Metal Concept

– 4.14″ x 2.25″
– 7mm thick
– 10 MP Camera
– Quad Speakers.

See Also:
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iPhone 5 Concept by Ciccarese Design

iPhone 5 Ciccarese Concept

iPhone 5 Retro Concept

iPhone 5 Retro Look

(Via Gizmodo)

iPhone 5 Transparent Concept by Dakota Adney

01 Aug

HTC Desire VC Dual SIM Launched in India For Rs. 20,950

HTC Desire VC

HTC Desire VC Dual SIM (GSM+CDMA) Android phone is now available in India for Rs. 20,950 from online retailer Saholic. The smartphone was announced in June along with HTC Desire V(GSM+GSM).
The HTC Desire VC ia a dual SIM smartphone with dual active features.

HTC Desire VC

Features and Specs of HTC Desire VC:

– Android 4.0 (ICS) with HTC Sense 4.0 UI.
– 4.0-inch (480×800 pixels) Capacitive Touch Screen Display.
– Thickness:9.44mm and Weighs 118g.
– Dual SIM (GSM+CDMA) and Dual Active.
– 1 GHz Single core Processor and 512 MB RAM.
– 5 MP Camera with Auto focus and LED Flash.
– Beats Audio.
– 4GB Internal memory which is expandable up tp 32 GB with microSD.
– WiFi, and Bluetooth v4.0.
– 3G 3.1 Mbps EVDO Rev.A on one SIM and GPRS on the other.
– 1650 mAh Battery.
– Available for Rs. 20950 on Saholic.

30 Jul

Samsung Omnia M Launched in India for Rs.16,400


Samsung Omnia M is now officially launched in India at an MRP of Rs. 16,400. It runs on Windows Phone OS 7.5 (Mango) with 384MB RAM and 1 GHz processor.

Samsung Omnia M is packed with 4-inch Large Super AMOLED display (800×480 pixels), 5 Mega Pixel Camera with Auto focus & LED Flash and a VGA camera for video calling.


It has FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio Jack, and 4GB Internal Memory. The connectivity specs include 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth V-2.1, GPS, and USB 2.0. It is powered with 1500 mAh Li-on battery. The phone also comes with Samsung ChatOn cross-platform communication app, Xbox Live app, Tango voice-video calling application, & more.

The Samsung Omnia M is available for Rs. 16,400 from Samsung eStore. You can also get it from Flipkart for Rs. 15,900.

10 Jul

Samsung Continues To Rise in the Smartphone Market

samsung galaxy chat qwerty keyboard

According to a survey conducted across the most populous cities of India in late 2011, Samsung had taken over as the no. 1 Smartphone brand in the country. Although rivals claimed that such an analysis was not exhaustive by any means, one thing was clear: Samsung had gained tremendously in the latter half of 2011, thanks largely to the gigantic success of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the increasing popularity of the Galaxy Note. But that was not all; Samsung, unlike its main Smartphone rival Apple, had made a dedicated entry into the budget section of the market as well, offering such dependable models as the Galaxy Ace and entry level phones like the Galaxy Y. The company’s strategy was crystal-clear: to produce a vast array, or to use its own moniker, a Galaxy, of Smartphone that could cater to everyone’s pockets, and more importantly, to everyone’s needs.

samsung galaxy chat qwerty keyboard

The rise of Samsung continues in 2012, with the company finally being declared the global Smartphone leader again, selling 38 million units worldwide, and reclaiming the crown that Apple had snatched from its head earlier. Once again the company’s flagship product, on this occasion the Samsung Galaxy S3, is already promising to outdo its predecessor. Curiosity about this magical upsurge, which has been in evidence for a number of years now, are natural. What has driven this once-modest phone maker to the top of the Smartphone stack? How is it that the Korean giant is well on its way to achieving the highly ambitious target of doubling its sales in a year? Here is a brief analysis of the some of the major ingredients that go into making Samsung’s concoction of success.

A plethora of versatile features

Every consumer does not have the same requirement of features in a phone. While an enterprise customer may look for security, a phone geek may prefer killer specifications, and a lady an attractive design. And, of course, at the fundamental level, everybody wants to be able to make calls and messages in an easy and intuitive manner. Samsung Smartphone, across their massive range of models, makes sure that all consumers find their desires and requirements satisfied. A look at Samsung mobile price list confirms the sheer range of the phones the company provides. The following examples illustrate a few of the alluring features that come bundled with different Samsung models:

QWERTY offerings: In an era when the touch screen is fast becoming synonymous with the Smartphone, Samsung has come out with a number of QWERTY devices, culminating in its upcoming release, the Galaxy Chat. The Galaxy Chat runs the Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and is expected to target the medium price segment. Other QWERTY offerings from Samsung include the E2222, the Chat C3222 and the Corby TXT. Venturing into the physical keyboard market underlines Samsung’s resolve not to leave any corner of consumer preference untouched.

OS functions: While Samsung’s most major releases run the ever-so-popular Android, some of the lower-end phones run on the company’s proprietary OS, Bada. Android, combined with a variety of Samsung skins, is a multifunctional experience that integrates normal phone functions seamlessly with multimedia and Internet usage. For people who don’t want to spend too much, Bada is a good choice for a reasonable web-centric Smartphone experience. Samsung even has a Windows 7.5 phone Samsung Omnia W which has gained significant demand. It is about to follow this up with an affordable phone, the Samsung Omnia M.

Camera diversity: A long time ago, the CEO of RIM remarked that Smartphone will never have cameras. The idea is now ludicrous, as cameras are becoming ever more integral to Smartphone design. Samsung offers a wide variety of cameras in its various models, ranging from as high as 8 MP in the S3 and the S2, to as low as 2 MP or even lower, with a corresponding reduction in price. Other camera features like shutter speed are also customized to the price segment being targeted.
Screen and display: Samsung offers high quality LCD and super AMOLED display, starting in the sub-INR-20K category. This new technology offers unprecedented screen contrast and color resolution. The touch screen displays on most Samsung Smartphone are highly responsive capacitive surfaces, overlaid with super strong Gorilla glass. In effect, a Samsung user is not only assured of a rich and vibrant experience, but also a rugged one.
Hardware and security: For tech enthusiasts and professional users alike, Samsung phones offer a variety of hardware specifications, ranging from single processors between 750 MHz and 1.5 GHz to dual and even quad-core varieties. As for security against theft, Android, Samsung’s OS-of-choice, comes armed with foolproof security options that get strengthened with every update.

Besides this, worth remarking upon is Samsung’s strategy to keep focusing on the middle and low budget markets. These sections are the most populous in emerging nations like India and China, where the company’s continuous activity in the entry and middle-level markets is paying rich dividends. As a bonus, Samsung is also peppering this segment with its newly acquired mastery of dual-SIM technology.

Variety with economy

Here is a brief look at Samsung’s forays into the dual-SIM and budget markets:

● With the Galaxy Ace Duos and the Galaxy Y Duos, Samsung has lent high quality to the dual-sim Smartphone market. The dual-GSM option in these phones adds versatility to their already dependable features. While the Ace Duos is priced a touch above the INR 10K mark, the Galaxy Y Duos prices in at nearly INR 8K.

● Samsung’s Star Duos series is available even in the sub-5K category. In this budget market extending across much of Asia, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, at a best price of around INR 6345, is perhaps the most attractive option for users wishing to enjoy the functionalities of Android with their pockets barely feeling the pinch.

● Samsung Galaxy models veritably litter the sub-20K category, and no other phone manufacturer can claim to provide the same reliability and specifications at such prices. This is one section of the market that Apple never focuses on, and isn’t likely to in the coming years either, offering Samsung the opportunity to further lengthen the gap on its primary rival.

A third most important ingredient in Samsung’s growth potion is its product marketing, which is explored next.

Consumer-savvy marketing

Features and prices apart, any business needs strong marketing to survive and flourish. Samsung is ahead of its competitors in this department as well, as displayed by the following:

● The company achieved record-breaking pre-order numbers for the Galaxy S3. Such was the hype the company had built around its “nature-themed” groundbreaker that no less than 10 million units were ordered before it even touched a store-shelf. By the end of July, another 10 million units are expected to be sold. The most remarkable aspect of Samsung’s sales promotion is that the Galaxy series is projected as a unified whole, thus accelerating the profits of each price segment of the market.

● Another popular marketing ploy used by Samsung involves sending messages to iPhone users offering them as much as USD 300 to trade their iPhones with Samsung devices. This unique strategy has fuelled a mobile advertising boom in the US and elsewhere.

● A deep-rooted Korean philosophy that influences the design as well as the promotion of every Samsung device is that every product must ultimately appeal to the customer. Therefore, it is the buying end of the transaction scheme that influences the process, thus implementing a proven strategy for success.

Samsung’s climb to the top of the Indian the global Smartphone market can be attributed to its diverse-featured model gamut, extensive presence in every price range, and its super-smart and consumer-centric product development and marketing. If sales trends are anything to go by, Samsung, and in particular its Galaxy series, is set for a long and unchallenged reign atop the Smartphone market. In other words, At the risk of sounding corny, Samsung’s Galaxy is expecting to keep spiraling ever further.

{ Guest Article contributed by Ashwin Sreekumar Nair who works with with MySmartPrice.com. MySmartPrice is a price comparison website that helps users find the best price for Mobile phones , Books, Cameras and lots more. }

06 Jul

Samsung Galaxy Chat with Qwerty Keyboard Announced


Samsung has announced their new smartphone – Samsung GALAXY Chat specially designed for socially-active users. Now stay connected with all your friends and family around the world easily with GALAXY Chat. It will be available from July starting in Spain and subsequently rolled to other parts of the world.


Samsung Galaxy Chat

Specifications and Features of Samsung Galaxy Chat:

– Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UI
– 3-Inch QVGA touchscreen display
– Qwerty Keyboard & Candy bar form factor
– 850MHz Processor
– 2 MP Camera and Easy sharing on the social networks
– Music Player and FM Radio with RDS
– HSDPA 7.2/ HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
– Samsung’s ChatON instant messaging App
– Game Hub, AllShare Play and Office Quick App
– Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi & micro USB 2.0 port.
– 4 GB Inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 32 GB with a micro SD card
– 1,200 mAh Battery (Talk time : 2G/ 880 minutes and 3G/ 300 minutes)

Samsung did not reveal the price of Galaxy CHAT but claimed that it will be available at a competitive price point.

28 Jun

Google Launches Nexus 7 Tablet With Android 4.1 For Rs. 11,000

google nexus 7 tablet

Search Engine Giant Google finally launched its Nexus 7 tablet running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) , at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco for Rs 11,000 ($199).

The Nexus 7 tablet is made by the Taiwanese company Asus and not by the Google’s own Motorola hardware unit.

google nexus 7 tablet

Specification and Features of Google Nexus 7 Tablet:

– Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean): It includes an all new intelligent new keyboard, voice search, offline voice typing support, accessibility improvements, Google Now and 18 new input languages.

– 7-inch (1280×800 Pixels) IPS display

– 10.45mm thick and weighs 0.7 pound

– 1.3 GHz Quad Core NvidiaTegra 3 Processor

– 1 GB RAM

– GeForce 12 core Graphics Processor

– Near Field communication (NFC)

– 1.2 MP front-facing camera

– 9 Hours of Video Playback

The Nexus 7 tablet can be ordered starting today on Google Play in US,Canada,Australia and UK and it will be available to ship from mid-July. But there is no information on the Indian launch date. The tablet will be available in two versions, 16 GB and 32 GB, priced at $199 and $249. You will also get free $25 credit for the Google Play store with the Nexus 7 tablet.