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Nokia Announces C5-06: Specifications and Features

Nokia is definitely the most trusted mobile brand in India. Even though Nokia has undergone huge loss over the years in many countries including our own country but still Nokia is trying its best to get back on track. Nokia needs to launch new phones in order to get back to the superiority.

Nokia is currently targeting the entry-level and middle-level market. A new phone has been announced by Nokia which will be an affordable touch screen phone. The specifications are quite good and by the specifications it looks that the price would be as low as Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 10,000.

The specifications are given below:

  • It has a TFT resistive touchscreen.
  • The size of the screen is 3.2 inches with a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels.
  • It weighs 93 grams.
  • It has an internal memory of 40 MB which is expandable up to 16 GB using a microSD card. It has a RAM of 128 mb.
  • It has a 2 megapixels rear camera with geo-tagging. Video recording is available at 640×[email protected] fps. No secondary camera is available.
  • It runs on Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5.
  • GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 and microUSB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It is available in Graphite Black, Aluminium Grey, Red, Orange, Blue, Black Illuvial, White Illuvial and White/Red colors.
  • It has a Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery. The details are:
    Talk Time: Up to 11 hours 30 minutes
    Standby: Up to 500 hours
  • The phone is expected to hit the stores in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Nokia C5-06 would be a great phone for the touch-screen fans because it is a fine and affordable touch screen phone which the most people would be looking for. It will get a lot of success here especially in India because the demand of affordable touch screen phones is increasing day by day and Nokia did a smart thing by launching such a phone.

Share your views and opinions in the comments.

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iOS 5 Beta 4 and iTunes 10.5 Beta 4 Released

Apple has, quite surprisingly, released iOS 5 beta 4 in such a short period of time. The last update, iOS 5 beta 3, was only issued about a week back, maybe more and there’s already a new one. Apple, earlier today, seeded a new beta of iOS 5 to the developers, which brings the much awaited over-the-air software updates to iOS.

The last update was released to the developers on July 11, but this new update doesn’t bring much new things to the table. However, it does bring something quite important and useful for all iOS users. Remember, Over the Air Software Updates, the easier way to update your firmware without the need to download those 700-800mb ipsw files. As of now, that’s about the only new thing with this update, which isn’t heavy at all. To update your iOS 5 beta to beta 4 all you need to do is go to Settings>General>Software Update. If you can’t see the update then you could also download it from the developers site. You can also download iOS 5 beta 4 with the Direct Links provided at the end. This is how the OTA updates look like:

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To support the OTA update, Apple has also released an update for iTunes 10.5 beta. The beta 4 is required to perform the over the air update, without which you’ll have to resort to your developers account or the direct download links. The amazing thing about the OTA update is it’s size. It only weighs 133 mb, whereas the regular .ipsw file is around 800 Mb.

Visit this page for Direct Download links of iOS 5 beta 4 and iTunes 10.5 beta 4.

New in iOS 5 Beta 3: Assistive Touch & AirPlay Mirroring for FaceTime

This is something customary, every time a new version of iOS is out, it is our duty to keep you well informed of the most promising and interesting new features they bring along. The latest release of iOS 5 adds two new major features, Assistive Touch and the ability to mirror FaceTime calls through AirPlay.

Apple released iOS 5 beta 3 few days ago and everyone started to spend time on it and set on to discover new features. Not many new features were discovered, but there were some minor bug fixes and some bug upheavals. All that aside, let’s discuss the two new and very interesting features.

Assistive Touch

A very cool feature that lets you accomplish tasks such as going back to the Homescreen, increase or decrease volume, mute or unmute, change screen orientations  and many other custom gestures. This feature is currently only available in beta 3 and can be activated by going to Settings>General>Accessibility>AssistiveTouch. This function was also there in the previous releases of iOS 5, but did not function. In the latest release it actually does a lot and makes using an iPhone even more easier.

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As you can see in the image above, the Menu is launched using a gesture that you can create and lets you use all the basic and even not-so-basic tasks right from the touchscreen. Creating custom gestures is also super easy and assigning them as well. If you’re running on the latest beta of iOS 5, then you should try this feature now.

AirPlay FaceTime Mirroring

FaceTime calls can be mirrored on an iPad 2 using AirPlay, but this feature was never available for the iPhone 4. Now, it’s also possible to mirror FaceTime calls on a big screen and let more users enjoy that Family call. Normally this would require lot of cables and that is not something people enjoy, hence wireless FaceTime calls on a big screen is pretty awesome, don’t you think?

AirPlay FaceTime Mirroring

However, the quality might be compromised if you have a poor internet connection, since you’d be mirroring on a huge display. But, wireless is better!

Do try out these new features and let us know if you think they’re useful.

Google Introduces New Chat Feature in Google Docs

Google Docs is coming up with new features very often and I am very exited to share a very useful new feature in Google Doc. Google rolled out a new advanced chat feature in Google Docs which will allow you to chat with multiple people simultaneously. You can invite people to chat just by adding thier email address like @[email protected] People can also edit the document simultaneously.

You can easily resolve the chat and when someone replies to chat, you get an email notification in your Inbox. Getting email notification is very handy but if you think that it’s creating spam in your Inbox then you can change the notification setting also.
Here is what Google have to say about the new feature in it’s official blog:

With this feature, we want to encourage rapid and seamless discussions, help the right people participate, as well as integrate discussions with email in an intuitive way

Here is the detail on how to use this awesome feature in Google Docs:

  • When you will create a new doc ( Right now the feature is only enabled in newly created docs), you will see an  option ‘Discussion”.

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  • Discussion option allows you to enable discussion on that doc and you can even change the notification settings of discussion.

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  • When you will select any content on the document and Right-click it, you will notice comment option.

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  • Clicking comment options, you can start the discussion with other people. If you want to add new people to discussion, you can use the format : @[email protected] That person will get the invitation to join discussion via Email.

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  • Whenever you will get new reply in thread, you will get an email notification ( By default) and you can reply via email itself.

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  • Another good part is that you can resolve the discussion also and reopen it by clicking “open discussion” option.

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Check out the video below to know better:

I tried this featured and found it useful and clutter-free. It’s is useful for everyone who is using Google docs as collaboration tool for sharing content and projects with thier team and friends because it makes easy to share views and makes discussions fast and easy.
So, explore the new feature of Google docs and do share your feedback with us.

 

Compact Smartphone – HP Veer [Features & Specs]

Previously we have introduced you all with the HP’s WebOS SmartPhone, HP Pre 3. In the category of HP WebOS phones, one more phone is also showcased known to be as HP Veer. HP WebOS  is the HP’s own developed OS, with quite beautiful and attractive interface.

HP Veer

HP Veer is a High-End Smartphone with compact size and 2.6-Inches Touchscreen. HP Veer is running by HP’s OS, HP WebOS. The phone is slider in design with Full QWERTY Keyboard on slide-out. HP Veer is bit Similar to HP Pre Family.

HP Veer
HP Veer

Features & Specifications of HP Veer

  • 2.6-Inches LCD Capacitive Display
  • HP WebOS
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • HSDPA @ 7.2 Mbps & HSUPA @ 5.76 Mbps
  • Multi-Touch Support
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm Processor
  • 5 MP Camera with Geo Tagging Feature
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB
  • GPS & A-GPS Support
  • Integrated Social Networking Apps

One Feature which is missing in HP Veer is Expandable Memory, this phone do not support expanding the memory.

Do share your views about this phone. We would love to hear from you.

Samsung Star Nano 3G S3370 [Price & Specs]

As the competition in the market is increasing, 3G phones are getting cheap. All the Mobile manufacturing companies are attracting the 3G lovers towards their high-end phones with affordable price. Even Samsung is aggressive in the competition of low cost 3G Phones and I am sharing about Samsung Star Nano 3G S3370.

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Samsung Star Nano 3G S3370

Samsung Star Nano is one of the cheapest 3G phones in the market from the very well known company Samsung. Samsung Star Nano Features Resistive TFT Touchscreen of 2.7-Inches and 1.3 MP Camera. The phone is having Internal memory of 30 MB and supports MicroSD card support upto 8 GB. What you expect about the price? The price of the phone is just Rs. 5800. Isn’t Great?

Samsung Star Nano 3G S3370
Samsung Star Nano 3G

Features of Samsung Star Nano 3G S3370

  • 2.7-Inches Resistive TFT Touchscreen
  • 3G Network Capability
  • Samsung Proprietary OS
  • 1.3 MP Camera and support Video Recording
  • DNSe Sound Functionality
  • Internal Memory: 30 MB
  • MicroSD Card support upto 8 GB
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • FM Radio with RDS Support

Keeping in mind about the price, the phone is just fine. But if I talk about the features, at this price tag phone is featuring less camera capability.

Do share your views about this phone. We would love to hear from you. 🙂

5 Cheapest 3G Phones in India [Price & Specs]

After a long wait, 3G is rapidly expanding in India. Many Telecom service providers are going to launch their 3G services in Various Cities. Whereas some of the companies had already started their 3G services like Reliance, TATA Docomo in India. You might be excited to enjoy the 3G services, but for that you need to get a phone which is 3G Compatible. If you want limited & low budget 3G Phone, Here are the top 5 Cheap 3G Phones available in India.

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Nokia 2730 Classic

It comes to Nokia 2730; it is one of cheapest 3G phones from Nokia. It features all the basic needs of a multimedia cum 3G phone. Nokia 2730 Classic will be costing you around  Rs. 4000

Nokia 2730 Classic
Nokia 2730 Classic

Features of Nokia 2730 Classic

  • 2 MP Camera
  • Single Camera
  • MicroSD Card Support
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack Support

Samsung Metro 3210

It is a newly launched 3G phone from Samsung and features ergonomic keyboard and High-Speed 3G HSDPA Connectivity.  It is going to be the cheap phone from Samsung, but the price is not revealed yet.

Samsung Metro E3210
Samsung Metro E3210

Features of Samsung Metro 3210

  • 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  • VGA Camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • MicroSD Card slot support and Internal Memory: 36 MB

Nokia C2-01

Nokia C2-01 is an elegant design mobile phone with beautiful finish. It is offering high-end features at very low price, like 3.2 MP camera, Expandable memory upto 16GB and 3G Connectivity. It will be costing you around Rs. 4000

Nokia C2-01
Nokia C2-01

Features of Nokia C2-01

  • 3.2 MP Camera
  • MicroSD card slot expandable upto 16GB
  • FM Radio Support
  • Symbian S40 Operating System.

Samsung Corby Pop

Samsung Corby Pop sports 2.8-Inches screen with 1.3 MP. It support expandable memory upto 8GB, and offers slot for 3.5mm Jack Headphones. It is having Internal Memory of 22 MB. It is priced at Rs. 5500

Samsung Corby Pop
Samsung Corby Pop

Features of Samsung Corby Pop

  • 2.8-Inches Screen
  • 1.3 MP Camera
  • MicroSD Card slot expandable upto 8GB
  • FM Radio Support

Spice G-6500

Spice is also revolutionizing the mobile market with their cheap and featured phones. Spice G-6500 is a cheap Android Phone available at just Rs. 3000

Spice G-6500
Spice G-6500

Features of Spice G-6500

  • 3G Connectivity
  • WAP Browsers Support
  • Dual Camera for Video Calling
  • 262K TFT Color Screen

So what is your choice? Are you ready for Experiencing Powerful 3G Data Services? Do share your views with us. 🙂

New Detailed Features of iPhone4

Yesterday Apple had lots of surprises in its bag for iPhone 4. There are more than 100 new features in iPhone4. No doubt it met all expectations of all Apple lovers. From 100 new features there are few features which I found worth sharing. In my last post I gave you a brief idea about the features and if you want to know more about important features of iPhone4, check out this article.

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New Features of iPhone4:

Design:

iPhone 4 is attractive and thinnest SmartPhone yet made. It is made up of stainless steel and glossy pannels of aminosilicate glass. Includes 5 MP camera at front and back. It has the highest resolution phone ever with 960 by 640 backlit LCD display and density of 326 pixel per inch. Unlike previous iPhone, iPhone 4G have 2 microphone one at bottom and one up.

Multitasking:

Multitasking is really awesome feature of iPhone4 and can be switch from one task to another easily. You just need to double click your Home button and you get the menu of the entire current application running. You just need to select the required application and switch. It’s fun and easy. Notifications can also be sent between applications on the phone.

Apps folder:

Everyone who is found of using lots of application would surely love this feature. Now you can easily sort the applications in App Folder with simple drag and drop facility. Really important feature to organize all the applications on iPhone4.

A New Mail App:

iPhone OS 4 is ready to give you best mailing experience with unified inbox, fast inbox switching and threaded messages. With just few clicks you can easily check and access your all inbox.

iBooks and Gaming:

Gaming and iBook is another feature which is attractive for iPhone lovers. You can easily read the books with iBook app. Gaming will be fun on iPhone because of centralized gaming service where you can connect with games to one another.

Camera and Bluetooth:

iPhone 3G was having 3MP camera but iPhone 4 is out with 5 MP camera that too with HD recording. You can also use iMovie for editing the video on iPhone. iPhone is also providing Bluetooth keyboard support, which is again something new to iPhone series.

Video calling:

With 5 MP camera in front as well as back, iPhone supports video conferencing. The improvement in density (326 pixel per inch) the images, text and video looks awesome and much sharper than earlier iPhones.

iAds:

This is good news for developers that iPhone 4 will be having mobile advertising platform, iAds. This will help to generate some income from free iPhone apps. It is inbuilt in iPhone OS and expected to focus on emotions and interactivity.

These were few mouth watering features of iPhone 4 which are appealing us to purchase one soon. Do share with us, which feature you liked most in iPhone 4?

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Camera

When you want to buy a camera it is important that you must know the basic things which you must look in camera before purchasing. No matter why you want to purchase camera either for personal or professional use but you must be clear that what kind of photography you would be doing? Which features you want in your camera?

Camera

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To know which camera is suited for your requirements, you need to be familiar with few important features of camera like:

Megapixel:

Megapixel represent the maximum resolution at which camera takes photos in million of pixels. Each pixel contains a series of numbers to describe its color or intensity which is helpful to give more detailed picture.

Zoom:

There are two kind of zoom one is Digital zoom and other is optical zoom. Digital zoom simply increase the pixel to make picture big while Optical Zoom uses the physical lenses inside the camera to enlarge the scene of picture. The larger the lens (2x, 3x, 4x) the more flexibility you will get.

ISO:

ISO represents the sensitivity of image sensor to light. A low ISO number like 100 or lower are good for lighting conditions and a higher ISO range is good for photography in darker conditions. You also get “noisier” results from shooting in higher ISO range. So it is better to choose the camera with an adjust option of ISO.

Shooting and Sense mode:

It is always better to choose camera according to the shot you want to take. Scene and shooting modes helps you to make adjustments while taking shots like night, portrait, landscape etc. If you want to take close up shot then it is better to have a Macro Mode and if you want to take many shots continuously without having to press the shutter button again and again then go for Burst Mode. There are cameras which provide you different modes with just a press of single click, better to go for such cameras.

Autofocus:

Autofocus is very useful feature of digital camera for new users which helps you to get good images even you are not aware of adjustments. Autofocus will identify the item or person and make adjustment to get good images. There are few cameras which allow multi-point focus which identify different points to focus and you can choose from that which you want to focus upon.

These are the basic features which you must consider before buying digital camera. There are few more features like blur, red eye reduction, white balance etc. which you can choose according to your needs.

15 iPad Pros and Cons : Think Before You Buy

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The Apple iPad is a revolutionary tablet and no doubt almost all the products Apple launched under their brand name in last few years, has become a huge success. Not only, technical people but also general brand conscious people are jumping for Apple product and buying it.

Without any doubt, Apple iPad is an amazing piece of device and if you happen to be a Tech savvy user, you can easily utilize iPad for it’s maximum productivity. Though, newbies who are just planning to buy an iPad, they are not sure of iPad pros and cons and if they should really invest money into buying an iPad. Specially, when there are many cheap android tablets are available in the market.

Before, I start let me tell you I’m an Apple lover and I don’t hare android. In fact some of the app on Android are truly amazing but when ever I talk about usability, I always found issues with Android tablets in term of app crashing and so on. Where as, iPad usability and user experience is amazing. I initially bought iPad, then upgraded to iPad II and now I’m looking forward to grab the new iPad. For a geek, Apple iPad worth every money and if you are a frequent traveler, having an iPad with data plan will keep you on all the time. And you will be able to do many important office work on iPad screen.

Here are few Pros and Cons of iPad , which you must consider before buying iPad:

Pros of Apple iPad:

  • 10 hour battery life
  • Built in Speaker and microphone
  • Awesome App Store with Pandora of iPad apps.
  • Wi-fi + 4G
  • Good inbuilt storage: 64 Gb, 32Gb, 16 Gb
  • Retina Display
  • A5 CPU for great performance
  • 5 Mega Pixel Camera
  • Facetime for Video conferencing
  • Video chatting at 30/fps
  • Assisted GPS

Cons of Apple iPad:

  • Missing Flash support
  • No USB support.
  • No Multitasking
  • No Drag and Drop file management
  • No SD card reader.
  • iTunes dependent for syncing with system
  • Can”t connect as disk drive to computer without apps.
  • Expensive compared to other tablet in the market.
  • Supports HD connector Kit but another $39 for the same.
  • Quick update will make your iPad look like old generation stuff.
Well, these are some of the pros and cons of iPad that I can think of. For budget conscious people, Android OS is great but if budget is not an issue and you need a tablet for performance, productivity, design and look, The new iPad has no compeition. It”s worth each and every penny you spend on it. After using it for one and half year, I have no second thought recommending you to buy an iPad as your first tablet.

You won’t get all the features in single device and iPad is no exception, What is your insight about iPad? Is it worth buying?