Monthly Archives: December 2013
XOLO has officially launched the Play Tegra Note in India for a MRP of Rs 17,999. The tablet will be immediately available on online stores as well as in retail channels starting today. This is India’s first tablet that’s based on Nvidia’s latest Tegra 4 chipset and also marks the lunch of Nvidia’s Tegra Note platform. In India, XOLO will be manufacturing and selling the Play, that’s built very closely along the lines of Nvidia’s reference design.
YouTube Unboxing the XOLO Play Tegra Note
In the meantime, here are some of the highlights of the new tablet. The Play Tegra Note is powered by a 1.8GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 Cortex A15 processor. The site hasn’t mentioned which version of Android it will run. The tablet is also known to come bundled with a slide cover that flips and bends to act like a kickstand, and can be set up in three distinct positions.
7-inch IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixels of resolution
5-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera
16GB onboard storage, expandable via microSD card slot
One of the key highlights of Nvidia’s Tegra Note platform is the DirectStylus technology that can significantly enhance passive stylus performance. So, one can expect a responsive stylus and a slew of apps to take advantage of it. Reportedly, even the top portion of the stylus is touch sensitive and can be used as a brush, and also acts as an eraser when aligned in line with the screen. Removing the DirectStylus from its holding compartment activates the stylus-related apps.
Xolo Q1000 Opus that went on pre-order in India online recently, is now available from online retailer Infibeam. It comes with a 5-inch (854 ×480 pixels) FWVGA capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Broadcom
(BCM23550) processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, LED flash and 720p HD video recording and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. It comes
The Q1000 Opus was announced last month with huge expectations. Xolo first partnered with Intel for their X series phones and used MediaTek chips to power their Q CORE series. This is the first time Xolo is partnering with Broadcom to expand their Q CORE line-up. Since the Broadcom chip supports 720p display and up to 12-megapixel camera, hope we can see a new smartphone from Xolo with these features.
5-inch (854 ×480 pixels) FWVGA capacitive touch screen display at
1.2 GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 processor with 312
5MP Auto Focus Camera with BSI sensor, LED Flash, 720p HD video
3G HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
1GB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, Expandable memory up to 32GB
The Xolo Q1000 Opus comes in white color and is priced at Rs. 9,999.
HTC has provided consumers with some of the finest products. Their handsets offer an amazing combination of brilliant features and latest technology. News is that the company has launched three new smartphones in its ‘Desire’ series in the market. One of them is HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM smartphone. This smartphone has been launched at a price of Rs. 33,050. Let us have a look at some of the key features and specifications of this device:
Built: The HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM smartphone is about 10.3 mm thick and it weighs approximately 149 grams.
Display: This device carries a capacitive touch display of 5 inches with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.
Processor: This smartphone has been loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 Giga Hertz.
Operating System: The HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM works on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean platform.
Memory: This smartphone offers a RAM of 1 GB. It features internal memory of 8 GB and expandable storage of up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Camera: This device has been equipped with a rear camera of 8 mega pixels with 1080p video recording, BSI sensor and LED flash features. It also offers a front facing shooter of 2.1 mega pixels with BSI sensor.
Connectivity Features: The connectivity features included in the HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM device are Bluetooth 4.0 with apt X, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, DLNA and 3G.
Other Features: This smartphone comes with HTC BlinkFeed, HTC BoomSound, a 3.5 mm audio jack and other interesting features.
Battery: This device functions on a removable battery of 2100 mAh.
Our Take: HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM smartphone is a good device but is far from being a value for money device. The device could have somewhat been a good seller if launched around Rs 15,000 but HTC thinks otherwise. The device costs more than double for what its worth and you shouldn’t really go in for it.
Nokia has finally taken the wraps off the off its first Windows Phone phablet for the Indian market, the Lumia 1520, at an event held in Delhi. The 6-inch device has a full 1080p full HD display, 20-megapixel PureView camera and a new Nokia Camera app. The Lumia 1520 is priced at 46,999 and will be available from today onwards.
Much like the other phones in the Lumia series, the polycarbonate shell of the phone will come in a multitude of colours. The phone runs on the latest Windows Phone OS with the GDR3 update. This has added a third column to the Live Tiles feature on the Lumia device. This third column will definitely help users to see and do more on the larger screen. One of the key points that the company focussed on was the presence of four built-in microphones, for better audio capture.
Lumia 1520 launched in India
Under the hood, one will find a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The 1520 comes with 32GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. The 20-megapixel camera on the phone is one of the highlights and Nokia has added a bunch of new features to the Nokia Camera app as well as the Pro Camera app. This is in addition to apps such as Nokia Refocus and the suite of Nokia Lenses.
Take a quick look at the specifications:
6-inch Full HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution
GPS with A-GPS, GLONAAS
20-megapixel PureView camera with dual-LED flash, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
32GB onboard storage, expandable up to 64GB
Nokia will be entering a market that already has the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the HTC One. How will Nokia’s first Windows Phone 8 phablet fare against these rivals? We’ll bring you all the comparisons and coverage from the launch through the day. For now, see our specifications review of the Nokia Lumia 1520.
Nokia Asha 502 that was announced back in October, is now available in India from the official Nokia shop. It has a 3.0-inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) display and runs on the latest Nokia Asha software platform v1.1 with Swipe UI. It is the company’s first phone in the Asha series to feature a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. It features Nokia Fast lane multi-tasking screen that brings all the recent activities together.
It has 2G connectivity, Dual SIM support, WiFi,Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM and FM Radio. The phone has new crystal-clear look fusion of ice-like transparency and bold inner color similar to the Asha 501. It comes with 10 free downloadable games from the Nokia store, Nokia Express Browser that compresses data up to 90% and comes with WhatsApp, Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter apps.
Nokia Asha 502 specifications
3.0-inch QVGA 320 x 240 pixels display
5MP rear camera with LED Flash
Dimensions: 99.55mm x 59.50mm x 11.10mm; Weight: 100 g
Dual SIM with dual standby
2G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM and FM Radio
Nokia Asha software platform v1.1 with Swipe UI
64MB RAM; 64MB internal memory, up to 32GB micro SD card support
1110 mAh battery with up to 13.7 hours of talk time and up to 24 days of standby
The Nokia Asha 502 comes in Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black colors and is priced at Rs. 5739. We got some hands-on time with the device at the Nokia World 2013.