Monthly Archives: November 2014

Reliance Communications States Offering ‘TalkLoan’ Service For Prepaid Subscribers

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Reliance Communications will start offering TalkLoan service for its prepaid GSM customers. With the TalkLoan service, customers with a low prepaid account balance can simply dial *141# (toll-free) and get an instant ‘TalkLoan’ recharge, which can be used for both voice and data services.

The TalkLoan service will provide RCOM’s pre-aid GSM customers with an instant loan of Rs 5 or Rs 10, which can be availed of when the balance dips below Rs 10. Once the customer dials *141#, he/she can select the denomination of the instant recharge and start using the phone for voice and data services immediately—in essence, the TalkLoan service allows all Reliance GSM pre-paid customers to keep talking and surfing without being disconnected.

Airtel and Idea also offer talktime loan for its customers.

The talk-time given through the TalkLoan loan facility does not have any validity, and customers can use it anytime they want. The ‘loan amount’ will be recovered by the Company over subsequent recharges, with a nominal transaction fee.

This service will be extremely useful when the customer is running out of balance at odd hours or in any emergency, or he/she is between recharges, or when a physical recharge is not possible.


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Acer Launched Iconica Talk with S 7-inch Display Dual Sim, 64-bit Processor Android 4.4 Tablet At Rs 15,400

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The Acer Iconia Talk S is a 7-inch Android tablet with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor”

Acer has launched a new tablet called the Iconia Talk S, which as the name suggests, features voice-calling capabilities. It is a mid-range Android KitKat-powered slate with dual-SIM slots and LTE connectivity.

The Acer Iconia Talk S is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. It sports a 7-inch IPS HD display, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat… with the Lollipop update expected in the near future. For storage needs, the device is equipped with 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. The tablet houses a 5MP primary camera on the back and a 2MP shooter on the front. The rest of the specs include dual front-facing speakers, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB 2.0, and a 3,780mAh battery.

Acer initially plans to release the Iconia Talk S in Taiwan for around $250 (approximately Rs 15,400), but there’s no word about its availability in other regions.


Amazon App Store,”Black Friday “Offer Giving Paid Apps Worth Rs 8,000 For Free

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As a part of its Black Friday deals, Amazon Appstore is offering $130 worth of Android apps and games for free until November 29. There are over 35 apps and games available as a part of this deal and Android users can now head over to Amazon Appstore website and Appstore device client to grab these apps.

Some of the popular apps and games that you can get as a part of the latest deal are Sonic Jump, Mind Games Pro, Wi-Fi Explorer Pro, Docs to Go Premium, and Photo Editor+.

If you have been keeping an eye on the past Amazon Appstore promotions, chances are that you already have majority of the apps available as a part of the latest deal as the Appstore keeps circulating the same bunch, promotion after promotion.


Panasonic Launched Eluga I with 5-inch Hd Display 1.3Ghz Quad Core Processor Android 4.4 Smartphone At Rs 10,990

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A new Panasonic Android smartphone has reached the Indian shores. Part of the company’s Eluga line-up, the new Eluga I is now available at e-retailer Flipkart.com ahead of the official announcement. It carries a price-tag of INR 10,990 and can be grabbed in White colour option from the e-retailer.

The smartphone features a 5-inch 1280x720p HD display and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The phone also comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and 2000 mAh battery. In addition, Panasonic has included 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front shooter, dual-SIM support, 3G and the usual connectivity options on the Eluga I.

The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 with Panasonic’s Fit Home UI and support gesture commands using the company’s Smart Swipe functionality.

We expect to see the official announcement and expanded availability next week and the phone will be competing with the likes of Asus Zenfone 5 and the Moto G at this price-tag.


Obi Launched Aligator S454 with 4.5-inch Display QuadCore Processor Android 4.4 Smartphone At Rs 6,450

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The Obi Alligator is a budget-friendly KitKat smartphone with an 8MP camera”

Obi Mobiles has launched a new Android KitKat-powered smartphone called Alligator S454 in India. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with support for 18 Indian regional languages. The MRP is pegged at Rs 7,990, but it will be available at a best buy price of Rs 6,450. The device is expected to be formally announced on November 24th.

Coming to the specs, the Obi Alligator S454 sports a 4.5-inch IPS display with qHD resolution, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The internal memory on board is 8GB, which users can expand up to 32GB using a microSD card. Photography is handled by an 8MP autofocus camera on the back with an LED flash, and a 2MP shooter on the front. The camera features include face detection, face beautification, HDR mode, Multi Shot, and Panorama mode.

The Obi Alligator S454 is offered with dual-SIM slots (both support 3G), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, micro-USB, and GPS. The battery capacity is rated at 1,600mAh, which as per the company, delivers eight hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. The phone supports FOTA updates, and comes pre-loaded with Truecaller and Hungama apps.

At this price tag, the Obi Alligator S454 will be up against the likes of the Micromax Unite 2review), Lava Iris X1review), Lenovo A328, Intex Aqua Slice Xiaomi Redmi 1s (review) etc. 


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