Friday, May 31, 2013
The first smartphone being developed jointly by Google Inc and Motorola, Motorola X, has generated some hype and now some details have been revealed.
The latest details have been revealed through an FCC report. The model number of the handset will apparently be XT1058 and it will come with bands for the telecom services of AT&T. It will be equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and a Wi-Fi antenna capable of connecting to 802.11ac bands. The smartphone will also have NFC capability like all other high-end smartphones.
However there are no details as to when the phone would be launched but the venture is going at a decent pace.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
BlackBerry shares fell more than five percent after Pacific Crest Securities issued bleak report on the sales performance of the latest BB smartphones, Z10 and Q10.
Both the smartphones have been launched recently with the latest Blackberry 10 OS and the company had lot of expectations from these two phones to give the required boost to the operations of the company. But the company seems to be getting no respite inspite of the decent hype at the time of launch of these phones.
James Faucette, an analyst at Pacific Crest stated in the report and even mentioned that the company may be forced to curtain production if the sales remain the same.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini has denied the rumours of accepting the deal to replace Roberto Mancini as the manager of Manchester City.
After losing the FA Cup final to Wigan on Saturday, there was news that the manager Mancini may be sacked and then rumours started doing rounds that Pellegrini may get the post of the manager as a replacement to Mancini.
He specifically stated on the Malaga’s website, “I categorically deny that I am the new Manchester City coach.” He further released a statement stating that he had an agreement with Malaga not to talk to anyone and that nothing has been agreed with any other outfit as of now.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
As we all know that Samsung Galaxy S4 will release in a few hours, the next amazing smartphone in the same series – Galaxy S5 is already in news. The smartphone has started receiving the rumors from all across the web. And here is what the Top 3 rumor sources have to say about the smartphone!
1. Galaxy S5 will have a 3D Screen
We have all seen and experienced the 2D displays in our smartphone. They are good, no doubt, but 3D displays are a different experience for sure. So, the Korean company would love to introduce a three dimensional display for the new smartphone, which will add glitz to its looks, features and specifications.
2. Galaxy S5 will have a 16 MP Camera
The smartphone will own a blazing camera of 16 Megapixel with LED Flash and many more attractive features like dual-shoot mode. This will entitle the smartphone to reach the top position in its run for the best phone in the market. As far as the front camera is concerned, there are further rumors that fans could get a 2 Megapixel astonishing shooter on the front. This will add to the charm of the smartphone, as you can just click your photograph yourself.
3. Galaxy S5 will Release this year
So far, we have talked about the specs and features of Samsung Galaxy S5. The reports on many sites say that the smartphone will release the same year as its predecessor to give a competition to the Apple iPhone 6. Would it be a good move by Samsung? We would love to have your opinions in form of comments below.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Samsung has launched its latest flagship phone Galaxy S4 in India for a price of Rs.41,500.
The phone looks very similar to the its predecessor Galaxy S3, but there are some minute aesthetic changes done to it which include flatter back and sides that have been straightened out. Overall the changes make the phone appear less curvaceous.
The Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch display with a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and is covered with Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. It also comes with brand new 13-megapixel camera at the rear and 2- megapixel camera in the front.
Friday, May 10, 2013
LG has recently unveiled a new smartphone dubbed as Optimus GK in Korea. The handset is considered to be a competitor to the Samsung's new flagship handset, the Galaxy S4.
It is powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, comes with a 3,100 mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD. It also has a 13 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a huge 5-inch full HD display.
The company has released it only in Korea and there is no word from the company about a possible release in other parts of the world.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
LG has plans to launch its new smartphone, dubbed as Optimus F5, in different countries in Central America, Asia and the Common-wealth of Independent States, including India very soon and we can see it in the stores in the coming weeks.
The LG Optimus F5 runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and runs on LG's own UI with features such as QSlide, Live zooming, Video Wiz and QTranslator. The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm and 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 5 MP camera, 1.3 megapixel rear camera ,4.3-inch IPS display with a pixel density of 256 PPI.
The pricing has not been revealed, but the company has stated that the pricing will be competitive.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Lenovo has not been able to capitalize the growing smartphone market in India and now it seems they have realized the potential and so they are also planning to launch its 5.5-inch phablet, the K900 in India.
The phone may be launched on May 10 and at a very aggressive price as per the report by NDTV Gadgets. The price has not been revealed but as per the report it may be around Rs.25,000.
The launch will reportedly be accompanied by a big marketing push and will likely include a TV campaign, which may be run during the ongoing cricket tournament Indian Premier League.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Motorola has been developing a phone in collaboration with Google Inc since a very long time and now they have given some information about the product that will be made by them together.
According to one of the reports in a magazine, Motorola will just go for a size that is described by them as "just right" instead of going for a bigger screen size as others are doing.
The first device from this collaborative effort is expected to be launched in latter half of 2013. The device may run on stock Android and will lack Motorola's MotoBlur UI.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Samsung is planning to purchase mobile memory chips from its rival SK Hynix Inc for its future mobile products including its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S, as stated by the head of Samsung's mobile business, J.K. Shin.
SK Hynix will be pretty happy with this deal because it currently it relies heavily on Apple for selling its mobile dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips.
Samsung is already the world's biggest maker of DRAM chips but since the market for the smartphones is increasing tremendously, it may look for outside suppliers for these chips so that there are no supply disruptions for key models of its Galaxy S smartphone.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Indian mobile service provider Idea has recently launched its first Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean) based Aurus 2 dual-SIM smartphone.
The Idea Aurus 2 smartphone has features such as 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, resolution of 320x480 pixels, internal memory of 4GB with 512 MB of RAM, 3.2 MP camera with digital zoom, front-facing VGA camera, supports video calling and is powered by a 1 GHz processor.
The smartphone has been priced smartly at just Rs.6,490 which is a competitive price and is available at all major mobile retail stores and Idea galleries across India.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Andy Rubin, the man behind the creation of the Android OS, said recently that the Android was actually built for the smart cameras and not for the mobile devices.
Andy mentioned this fact at the Japan New Economy Summit held in Tokyo recently. He said that the smart cameras that he and his co-founders envisioned would use the Android OS to connect to PCs but then they reworked on it better to fit then OS into the smartphones which gained popularity like fire and today it is one of the most widely used OS in smartphones.
Infact Andy also showed some slides from the original pitch to investors in early 2004 wherein the camera is connected to the PC through Android Datacenter.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Apple has posted mammoth 223 percent growth in revenues in 2012 as compared to the previous year 2011 in India.
The revenues of Apple India stood at Rs.2,000 crores approx which is around three-fold increase as compared to previous year and the analysts are expecting more than a double sales in 2013. Infact they are of the opinion that the revenues may touch around Rs.5,400 crores ($1 billion approx).
In terms of profits also, the company did pretty well in 2012. The profit for the year increased to Rs.311 crore as compared to just Rs.58.6 crore in 2011.
Samsung is still the market leader in India and Apple just comes after that in terms of sale of smartphones.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Recently Facebook announced Facebook Home to be the leader of the mobile space (attracting most eyeballs for the longest time). The first Facebook phone rumours came out around a couple years ago and at that time there were not many who would agree to this idea and also who were optimistic of the success of this phone.
With Facebook Home, the company has essentially co-opted Google's Android platform by building a launcher or a wrapper on top of Android that controls all the user interactions. There are various reasons why Facebook may win the mobile war in coming years over the existing companies and competitors Apple, Google and Microsoft. Some of them can be:
Everything they will get from you using Facebook Search on your device.
Every SMS and message is going through Facebook. As a result they can sense when you're fighting with your spouse and this would be just the right time to inject some florist ads into the cover feed Facebook already knows who you are connected to through their site. Now they'll also know how many times one has called, texted, or otherwise interacted with any person irrespective of whether they are on Facebook or not. They will come to know which businesses' pages have been "Liked", they make it easier to utilize Facebook events for your main calendar/appointment book, that unlocks even more data for them to utilize.
Looks like Facebook has decided to give some serious competitions and if the idea works they will be among the top positions in the mobile segment as well!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
T-Mobile USA has some good news for the iPhone lovers. They are offering the latest iPhone 5 without any down payment to customers in exchange for their iPhone 4 and 4S smartphones. The trader had earlier announced the scheme in which iPhone 5 can be bought for $100 down payment and monthly payments of $20 for 24 months. But now the down payment has been removed with only requirement being the monthly instalments. The new plan can also help the customers earn $120 credits which will depend on trade-in value of the device. This amount could be used in making monthly payments, existing T-Mobile bill, or the purchase of accessories or another device.
The U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom has been making all efforts to attract customers from its competitors like AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel by offering the iPhone 5 for the first time in US without usual annual contracts. Recently a plan called Simple Choice plan was announced by the company which starts with base rate of $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and Web with 500MB of 4G data. T-Mobile USA is the fourth largest operator with customer base of around 34 million mobile customers by the end of the first quarter, after AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Also merger of MetroPCS Communications, a small mobile operator, with T-Mobile was cleared by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission last month and in this week the shareholders will vote on it. If the merger takes effect, it will boost T-Mobile's subscriber base.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
India is one of the rapidly growing markets in mobile industry and China is aware of the fact and so now they are planning to enter the markets. A group of Chinese mobile makers are planning to make an entry into India with the help of a start-up organisation, which would set up around 200 sales and service centres for different manufacturers. Start-up company, AndroidGuruz, is planning to set up the sales and service centres to give the Chinese companies a foothold in Indian markets. Vivek Despande, Asia Support Manager of AndroidGuruz, stated that the Indian Government had already given FDI clearance to many of the Chinese brands and in process of giving clearances to many more of them. There are about 40 to 45 brands who have applied for the FDI permission.
The consortium based out of Shenzen wants a franchisee network in the country, which will comprise various brands such as Zopo, UMI, JiaYu and Mogu. The company has plans to open first store in the capital if India, New Delhi in the coming next three months. Further more stores will be opened in the IT hub, Bengaluru and financial capital, Mumbai by the end of this year. Initially, they may decide to sell just android based phones but later it may expand to selling tablets and such other devices. The smartphone industry has been growing tremendously in India and Chinese brands such as Huawei and Lenovo have been making slow and stable entries. Infact, Huawei has plans to set up around 250 experience zones in 2013. Another Chinese firm Konka recently announced its plans to enter India with an investment of $30 million.