Idea Aurus 2 officially launched at Rs. 6,490

Idea has put forth its first Jelly Bean offering naming it Aurus 2, even as the network operator has heated up the competition in this category by pegging the device at an affordable price. In spite of being marked with a retail value of Rs. 6,490, which is comparatively less than its predecessor, the smartphone has slightly better components to proffer.

For instance, the Idea Aurus 2 takes a major leap over its older sibling’s Gingerbread OS and adopts Jelly Bean, as mentioned earlier. It bears a similar 3.5-inch capacitive HVGA touch screen, but it has been embellished with a 3.2MP camera as opposed to the first generation entry-level device’s 5MP snapper. Inclusion of Wi-Fi and 3G complement the integrated VGA front-facing webcam while facilitating video conferences.

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At the given asking amount, the phone’s onboard 1GHz single core processor can be counted as a fairly good deal, although the make and company of the CPU hasn’t been revealed yet. In addition to 4GB of internal storage capacity, the embedded microSD card will allow expansions of up to 32GB. Speaking of memory, there exists 512MB of RAM lying inside the device’s frame.

Even though the Idea Aurus 2 has received official recognition, details regarding some of its components haven’t been revealed yet. For instance, the company has still to make a statement spilling out information pertaining to the incorporated battery and the operation time it renders to 2G as well as 3G users.

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Although the carrier has stated that the Idea Aurus 2 is available in stores across India, at present there is no e-retailer who has stocked or has stated its intentions to welcome the device either. Whenever the phone arrives, users will find it clubbed with the service provider’s data plan worth Rs. 261. This happens to be the sixth smartphone belonging to the carrier’s 3G Android portfolio, with the Zeal, the Ivory, the ID918 and the Blade being some of the initial introductions.

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Let’s run through the handset’s highlighted specifications:

– Android 4.1 OS
– 3.5-inch capacitive touch display
– 320 x 480 pixel resolution
– 1GHz single core processor
– 512MB of RAM
– 4GB inbuilt memory, expandable up to 32GB
– 3.2MP main camera with digital zoom
– VGA secondary webcam
– Dual SIM slots

MY OPINION : –
According to me, this mobile gives consumers the best deal, with really good specs & Android 4.1 , this mobile is gonna attract lot of new smartphone buyers who are looking to buy a cheap smartphone.

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IntexAquaMarvel+andSwadesh officiallyunveiled

Within less than a week of announcing the Wonder Quad Core, Intex has turned its attention towards the lower-end Aqua Marvel+ as well as Swadesh and disclosed their price details as well. Having said that, neither one of the smartphones has paid a visit to any of the online shopping outlets in India as of now. Without much ado, let’s directly jump to the handsets’ specifications. The first device encloses a 3.5-inch HVGA touch display within its dimensions of 116mm x 61mm x11.9mm. If the capacitive screen rules over the front panel, a 5MP camera has been attached to the phone’s flip side. In addition to a 1GHz MediaTek processor backed by 512MB of RAM, a 1,400mAh battery helps power up the phone’s functions.

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The next gadget offers slightly modest components, walking a step behind the aforementioned phone. It gives refuge to a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen which holds the ability to spurt out pictures and videos at a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. A 2MP snapper resides on its rear surface and is in charge of clicking images and recording clips. Both the gadgets have been optimized for the Android Gingerbread OS, which might just be a drawback with budget ICS and Jelly Bean devices rapidly catching up. Another attribute that runs common in each of the handsets is that they have individually been graced with a microSD card port which permits up to 32GB expansions.

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Those interested will spot the Intex Aqua Marvel+ showing off a retail tag of Rs. 3,990 on the company’s website. The Aqua Swadesh on the other hand has been pinned at relatively lesser MRP of Rs. 3,790. Since the handsets haven’t struck online or retail stores like we have mentioned earlier, take a look at the company’s other devices from the same portfolio such as the Style, Wonder 2, SX and Star.

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Highlighted specifications of: 3.5-inch smartphone – Android Gingerbread OS – 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen – 320 x 480 pixel resolution – 1GHz MediaTek processor – 5MP rear camera – 95MB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB – 512MB of RAM – 1,400mAh battery 3.2-inch handset: – Android 2.3.6 OS – 3.2-inch capacitive touch display – 240 x 320 pixel resolution – 1GHz MediaTek CPU – 2MP main snapper – 76MB inbuilt memory, expandable up to 32GB – 512MB of RAM – 1,200mAh battery MY OPINION : – These both mobiles have really good specs with such a low price. These both mobiles will have a good demand because of very low price and good specs, though it has a not so big screen like 4 inch or 5 inch and also a bit old OS but at such a low price point, it is definitely is a good entry level smartphone.

Possible new Samsung tablets’ specs leak

The unconfirmed tablets include an 8- and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 and a possible Google Nexus 10 competitor.

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There are many different Galaxy tabs but Samsung isn’t done with the line just yet.

Leaked specifications for three new Samsung tablets show some promising additions to its already expansive lineup. Android Community reports that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, in 10.1-inch and 8-inch versions, were leaked in addition to a higher-end 10.1-inch tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 models are rumored to ship with Android 4.1, sport a 1,280×800-pixel resolution, and house a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, as well as a 3-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front camera, and microSD card slot.

The 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 is listed to have 1GB of RAM, in comparison to the 8-incher’s 2GB of RAM, and has 16GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the 8-inch tablet wasn’t leaked but it is expected to match the 10.1-inch model with 16GB.

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This low-quality image, which shows some Galaxy Note design influences, is said to be the rumored Samsung “Roma” tablet.

The rumored high-end 10-inch Samsung tablet, code named “Roma,” runs Android 4.2, features a 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution, and a dual-core 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5 processor.

Other leaked specs include 2GB of RAM, a Mali-T604 GPU, and 16GB of internal storage with a microSD slot. The tablet is also said to feature Bluetooth 4.0, a front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera, and a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera.

Overall, the Samsung Roma tablet appears to be a direct competitor to Google’s Nexus 10 tablet. The high resolution, CPU, GPU, and RAM that the Roma is rumored to sport are the same as the Nexus 10’s.

The Roma tablet could have an edge over the Nexus 10 with its microSD card slot and slightly thinner and lighter, yet unconfirmed, dimensions.

All tablets are speculated to have 3G or 4G connectivity and Samsung has yet to confirm or announce the release of the Galaxy Tab 3 or Roma tablets, so check back to GSKmobile for future developments.

MY OPINION : –
Samsung Tablets have always impressed me, and their rumours are really exiting because now Samsung is concentrating on 8 inch tablets. Like Note 8.0 , Tab3 will also features 8.0 inch screen, that is just small upgrade from tab2 which was 7.0 inch.

Micromax A51 Bolt Launched Online at Rs 4599

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Micromax came up with a new lineup of smartphones called Bolt with the launch of A35 Bolt in February. Following the success of the dual SIM smartphone priced at Rs 4,250, the India based vendor has come up with another handset in the same lineup.

In March, a new handset dubbed as A51 Bolt was spotted on the company website with all the specifications and features. However, there was no information on its price at that time.

Now, it seems like Micromax has silently announced the launch of the A51 Bolt in India. Well, the handset has appeared online on a couple of retailer sites including Snapdeal and Saholic at a price of Rs 4,599. From the listing, it is evident that the handset is available for instant purchase and hence, it can be said that Micromax has launched them online with an official announcement on the same pending.

Specifications

Have a look at the main specifications of Bolt A51 below.

Display: Bolt A51 has a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels.

Processor: The handset has an 832MHz processor under its hood.

Operating System: Bolt A51 is based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread platform, which is an older version of the operating system.

Camera: In terms of camera optics, Bolt A51 has a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera for video calling.

Storage: Bolt A51 has 512MB internal storage, 256MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 16GB additional storage.

Connectivity: The handset comes packed with connectivity features including Bluetooth, 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi.

Battery: Loaded with a 1,500 mAh battery, Bolt A51 has up to 4.5 hours talk time.

Other Features

Bolt A51 will come preloaded applications including MiStore and MiBuddy as the other Micromax smartphones and Flash Transfer as in Bolt A35.

Intex Launches Aqua Wonder Quad Core at Rs 9990 While Aqua Glow and Aqua Active Appear Online

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Well, a few days back, there was a report claiming that Intex is planning to launch several smartphones with impressive specs in the sub Rs 10,000 price range. Also, the report suggested that the company will come up with a quad core handset on April 15.

Following the report, a listing on Flipkart shows the Aqua Wonder Quadcore smartphone with a ‘Coming Soon’ status. Now, as mentioned before, Intex has announced the launch of the handset at a price of Rs 9,990.

Aqua Wonder Quadcore Specs

Lets have a look at the specifications of Aqua Wonder Quadcore below.

Display: Aqua Wonder Quadcore sports a 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.

Processor: Aqua Wonder Quadcore is powered by a quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor under its hood.

Operating System: The handset runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS as the other budget offerings do.

Camera: Aqua Wonder Quadcore comes with an 9MP rear camera with dual LED flash and a 2MP front camera for video calling.

Storage: Aqua Wonder Quadcore has 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.

Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, Aqua Wonder Quadcore is packed with features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 3G and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: Aqua Wonder Quadcore is powered by a 1,800 mAh battery delivering up to 3.5 hours talk time and 3 days of standby.

Other Features

Intex Aqua Wonder Quadcore comes preloaded with applications including Music player, Video Player, FM Radio, Sound Recorder, Gallery, Email, Gmail, Browser, Flipkart, Facebook, Google Maps, Nimbuzz, Googledocs and Youtube.

Freebies

As an introductory offer, Intex offers a free pouch and a screen guard with every purchase of the Aqua Wonder Quadcore smartphone.

Price & Availability

Intex has priced the Aqua Wonder Quadcore reasonably at Rs 9,990, making it a budget offering with an impressive spec sheet and freebies.

Competition

As Intex has come up with a quad core Jelly Bean smartphone, it is evident that the company is planning to compete with the other big manufacturers, who have already forayed into that category of the market. Some of them include Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and more.

Intex could be competing to steal the likes of Canvas HD priced at Rs 14,499 with the launch of Aqua Wonder Quadcore at Rs 9,990, which is significantly lesser.

To remind of specs, A116 Canvas HD houses a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.

Commenting on the launch of its quad-core phone, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, GM – Mobile Business, Intex Technologies (I) Ltd. said, “At Intex, we endeavor to bring innovative mobile solutions to mobile users of today. Reaffirming our commitment to quality and pioneering technologies, the newly launched Aqua Wonder quad core smartphone is a step towards empowering consumers in semi-urban towns and cities with cutting edge technology at an affordable price.”

Apart from the launch of Aqua Wonder Quadcore, two more smartphones -Aqua Glow and Aqua Active have appeared on official Intex website. As of now, there is no detail about the pricing and availability of the two handsets that have surfaced online.

Specwise, both Aqua Glow and Aqua Active seem to be Gingerbread smartphones with entry level specifications including single core processor and more.

MY OPINION : –
This mobile definitely have good specs with a very attractive price but low RAM might make the mobile slow, but not very slow because it will be backed up by the quad-core processor.
It’s a device for the consumers who want a low price device with good specs, we will be out soon with it’s full review.

Google Glass specs released: 5-megapixel camera, 720p video, 16GB storage, Bluetooth, one day battery life

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Google has officially released specifications of its wearable technology innovation, Google Glass.

While Google didn’t release the exact specifications of the display inside Glass, it said the resolution will be equivalent to that of a ’25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away’. Google confirmed that Glass will feature a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p videos. It will also feature a Bone Conduction Transducer for audio.

Glass will be compatible with any Bluetooth-capable phone, however, for using GPS and SMS it requires the MyGlass companion app which is only available for phones running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher. As per Google, Glass will offer 16GB internal storage space out of which 12GB will be usable and will be synced with Google cloud storage.

The company doesn’t specify the battery capacity but mentions that it will offer one full day of typical use, however, it also warns that some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive. Glass will include a Micro-USB cable and charger, and Google specifies that Glass is designed and tested with the included charger and advises users to stick to using the bundled charger.

Glass comes with adjustable nosepads and Google also offers extra nosepads in two sizes.

Prior to listing specifications, Google posted documentation for developers discussing software development for Glass. It also mentioned that the software would be called Glassware and that they’ll need to use Google Mirror API ‘a set of RESTful services that transmit information to and receive notifications from Glass devices’.

It also informed its developer members that it was seeing the first few devices come off the production line right now and that it wants to start delivering them, although only a portion of them were ready as of date. It mentioned that it will start shipping Glass in waves. The mail was shared by Anandtech’s Brian Klug via his Twitter account.

Watch Kamasutra in 3D

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The new book called Kama Xcitra comes with images that can transformed into 3D images with ability to rotate 360 degrees when seen through an augmented reality app on a smartphone or tablet.

Kamasutra, a guide on sexual positions written by Vatsyayan some 2000 years ago, has now got a technological transformation. A new version of the book has now been released with 3D hologram technology which lets the users enjoy the images in 3D using the camera of smartphone or tablet.

This spiral bound book contains 69 illustrated positions that become interactive 3D holograms (images), which can be rotated 360 degrees to explore each position for maximum enjoyment. Colour of skin and hair on the image can also be changed.

The 3D images can be seen through the camera of a smartphone or a tablet once the user downloads any augmented reality application like Wikitude, Junaio etc from app stores like Google Play for Android.

The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 (Rs 550 approx).