Monthly Archives: March 2014

HTC Desire 310 Android Smartphone Now Available At Rs 11.350

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HTC seems to have understood the Indian consumers (finally) and has just quietly slipped in a budget quad core device, the HTC Desire 310 for Rs 11,350 on online stores to rival a slew of budget Indian smartphones and the uber-popular Moto G. Let us take a look at what HTC Desire 310 has on offer:

4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 218 ppi
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.1 UI on top of it
1.3 GHz quad core Mediatek MT6582M chipset
1GB RAM
4GB internal storage which can be expanded by another 32GB
5MP rear camera without flash and a VGA front camera
3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
2,000 mAh battery
Rs 11,350
The smartphone misses out on a flash and eventhough some may say that it is priced at a premium of about Rs 1,000-2,000 over similarly specced budget devices, we say that it’s HTC and the peace of mind it brings to the table along with it is surely worth the extra money spent


IBall Launched Slide 3G17 Android Tablet Priced At Rs 8.199

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The iBall Slide 3G17 features a 7-inch multi-touch display and dual-SIM slots for voice-calling”

iBall has expanded its tablet portfolio with the launch of the iBall Slide 3G17 Android tablet. The entry-level tablet is priced at Rs 8,199, but you can get it at a market price of Rs 7,649 via the online retail store, Snapdeal.

The iBall Slide 3G17 features a 7-inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor (unspecified chipset), paired with 512MB of RAM. There is 4GB of internal storage on board (only 2GB is accessible to users), but it is further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. It sports a 2MP rear shooter accompanied by LED flash, and a 0.3MP front camera.

The dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) Slide 3G17 tablet offers 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS for connectivity. It also offers voice-calling functionality. It is powered by a 2,500mAh battery, but talk time and standby times have not been disclosed at the moment.

Earlier this year, the iBall Slide 3G 7271 HD7tablet was introduced It features a 7-inch display (1,024 x 600 pixel resolution), 1.3GHz dual-core processor 512MB of RAM and a 3,000mAh battery. It also runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and sports 2MP rear and 0.3MP front cameras.


Google Made “Powerd by Android” Compulsory For Android Smartphone Maker

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Google seems to have decided that manufacturers should start giving Android its due and one of the ways to do it, is the inclusion of “Powered by Android” logo on the device boot-screen. The logo was first noticed in the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) smartphones recently but now Android Police and Geek.com are reporting that it is indeed a compulsion from Google’s side.

Google has made “Powered by Android” logo necessary for all devices that want GMS certification, which is needed for installing Google apps and Play Store on any Android device.

Google has given explicit instructions to the Android manufacturers on ‘how to’ and ‘how not to’ put the logo as you can see in the images below.

Looks like, Google has realised that it is the only way that the consumers will know that they are buying or using an Android device as manufacturers continue to put their interfaces on top on Android, which makes Android virtually un-identifiable.

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TOP 7 Android Apps For Indian General Election 2014

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Check out the top 7 applications that shall keep you abreast and give you everything you need to know about the Indian elections 2014.

The general election fever in India commences from April 7, 2014 although the campaigning by the key players has already gripped the nation. This is the first election in the modern decade that has seen the participation of youth to such a large extent. From campaigning and support on Facebook, to following live tweet wars between various politicians; everybody is involved.  With each candidate trying to bring down competition by aggressively using the social platforms, how does one know what is the truth?

Why not use your smartphones and make smarter choices before voting? The android market is known to have an app for anything and everything. So it stands to reason that it has an app for tracking the General elections 2014 too. Listen to speeches, read about the candidates and find out the latest happenings to make your own opinions. This time we do have choices, let’s make informed ones.

Listed below are the top 7 applications that shall keep you abreast and give you everything you need for the elections 2014:

1. INDIAN ELECTION:  The official app from the Election Commission helps you find the polling station closest to your home. The app also lets you enroll your name on the electoral list or find you name for confirmation. Corrections and updates too can be made using this app. Download it here. 

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2. ELECTION WATCH REPORTER: Have a valid complaint against or a party or a candidate? The EWR app lets you register and file it. Each complaint should include a picture, map location, category and description.  Download EWR to make the elections clean and corruption free.

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3. ELECTION INDIA: Know about the various party histories, get latest updates on the election front or organize mock votes to gauge results with the Election India app. The app also gives bio-data of the leading candidates. Stay informed, download here

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4. VOTER REGISTRATION INDIA: If you don’t have your voter id card, worry not. With the Voter Registration app you simply have to fill the form and upload a photo to the app. Your voter id card shall be made within a month. Download it here.

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5. INDIAN ELECTION 2014: From 1947 to 2014, get the entire history of the Indian democracy on your fingertips.  Read about parties, know their manifesto and delve into the origins of Indian politics. Get the app to have a detailed knowledge about the system and its origins. Download

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6. LIVE INDIA ELECTION RESULTS: This is an app solely dedicated to provide you the latest results of election across the country. Download the app to stay updated.

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7. INDIA ELECTIONS: This is another excellent app for complete knowledge on candidates and updates on election news. It has a wonderful UI and can be downloaded here

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Spice Introduced Stellar Mettle Icon At Rs 6.999

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The Stellar Mettle Icon with a sleek metal build is targeted at younger audiences”

A few days ago, Spice Mobility announced a ‘Milaye Sapnon Se’ contest It gives participants a chance to win a Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 smartphone everyday. At the time, we only knew name of the latest Spice smartphone, and now we have its specifications and availability details too. It will be priced at Rs 6,999 and will be available after the contest ends on April 2nd.

The Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 features a 5-inch FWVGA capacitive display with a resolution of 854 x 880 pixels. The phone is targeted at younger audiences in the country, with its sleek and sturdy metal build quality. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor (unspecified chipset), paired with 512MB of RAM and a Mali-400 GPU. There is 4GB of internal storage on board with a microSD card slot to expand it further up to 32GB.The imaging features of the Mettle Icon Mi-506 include an 8MP rear shooter accompanied with LED flash, and a 1.3MP front camera. The dual-SIM smartphone is offered with 3G+3G SIM slots, Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi Tethering and Bluetooth 3.0. It is powered by an 1,800mAh battery, which Spice says will deliver 11 hours of 2G and 5.30 hours of 3G calling time.

The Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 also comes with a few software tweaks, like Pop-up Play, Intelligent Answer, Flip to Mute, Direct Call and more. Spice is also offering 2GB of free storage on Spice Cloud with the Mettle Icon.


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