Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Alpha Not to be Sold Online in India

Samsung has decided it in principle not to sell any of its phone models including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Alpha not to be sold online in Indiaupcoming Galaxy Note 4 and Alpha through the online mode. In this intense age of cut throat competition, this move by Samsung might look surprising at the first glance.

Other brands like Motorola, Asus and Xiaomi have been making considerable profits by selling mobile phones through online mode. However, by deciding to sell its products only through the retail outlets, Samsung has tried to send a message to its business partners that it cares for them.

However, by this move of Samsung a notion has gone down to the customers that the products will be priced on the higher side. The customers will have to wait more for any official price reduction whenever Samsung does so, especially for the Galaxy Note 4 and Alpha series.

The better option would have been to follow a combination of online and offline modes of business operation. This way, both the customers and the retailers would have been happy. Galaxy Note 4 is all set to be launched either by end of September or October beginning. It waits to be seen as to how do customers take this new initiative from Samsung as countdown to launch of Galaxy Note 4 nears.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge Pre-Orders Stared For The Price of EUR995.91

Samsung, a leading mobile manufacturer, showcased its much-awaited Galaxy Note 4 during the IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The company also unveiled the latest version of the Note, the Note Edge.motorola releases 2014

According to the latest report both the devices are now up for pre-orders in Germany. Retailers have started taking pre-orders through and are seeking a price tag of as much as EUR995.91 for the devices. Other retailers including Notebooksbilliger, redcon and MediaMarkt are also demanding a heavy price of EUR699 for the Galaxy Note 4. Notebooksbilliger is also taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note Edge at a price of EUR1,000 price tag.

The Galaxy Note 4 is equipped with a Quad-HD display having a pixel resolution of 2560×1440 along with a Super AMOLED screen. It has a screen size of 5.7 inches, and its pixel density has been increased from 386 ppi to an astounding 515 ppi. The device has a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Meanwhile, the Note Edge is equipped with a 5.6-inch screen with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440. It has a Quad HD+ display. The device allows users to quickly access used apps, alerts and device functionality even at the time when the cover is closed or the screen is locked.

The Galaxy Note 4 is available in two versions with one having a 2.7 GHz quad-core one and the second one with a 1.9 GHz Octa-core processor. The quad-core version features Snapdragon 805 chipset, while the Octa-core processor sports Samsung’s Exynos 5433 chipset and LTE Cat 4 connectivity. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note Edge is available in only one version with a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor.

Both smartphones have 3 GB of RAM and support microSD upto 64 GB. Meanwhile, the Note 4 is available only in a 32 GB version, and the Note Edge has both the 32 GB and 64 GB versions.

Samsung Note 4 sports a rear-facing camera of 16 megapixels having a Smart Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) system, while its front camera is 3.7 megapixels. The Note Edge also offers the similar camera specifications.

The Galaxy Note 4 features a 3,220mAh Li-ion battery along with an Ultra Power Saving Mode to save power, while the Note Edge has a 3000mAh battery.

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Apple iWatch Update Details: Price to be Raised , Release Date Delayed

The online world is flooded with lots of news related to the launch, price and other details about the much awaited and rumored Apple iWatch. Majority of analysts are predicting the launch of the device in October 2014, but at least one analyst is expecting a delay in the launch to November 2014 with mass production beginning as late as September 2014. Meanwhile, notorious Apple tax could increase the price of iWatch to USD250 or even USD300 given the rumored production difficulties and components involved.

The online world is flooded with lots of news related to the launch, price and other details about the much awaited and rumored Apple iWatch. Majority of analysts are predicting the launch of the device in October 2014, but at least one analyst is expecting a delay in the launch to November 2014 with mass production beginning as late as September 2014
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It is being noted that the iWatch is not only about health and fitness but will also be known for its good looks, aesthetics and luxury. The device would be fashionable and would have the capability to work in sync with the iPhone, iPad and Mac.

The screen size of the smartwatch is believed to be 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch respectively with flexible AMOLED displays. However, another report claimed that the smartwatch is likely to have a display measuring 2.5 inches diagonally and be slightly rectangular.

In terms of power, the iWatch is expected to be available with a 200mAh to 250mAh battery along with wireless charging.

Meanwhile, the device is anticipated to be equipped with sapphire lens cover, biometric recognition, an NFC chip as well as health-related sensors.

Additionally, KGI securities’ analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who has a good track record with Apple predictions, has recently said that the rumoured iWatch will have varying price points.

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Sony Likely To Soon Release Its Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

One of the leading smartphone manufacturers, Sony, is scheduled to soon release its mid-range smartphone, Xperia M2 Aqua. The company showcased the device in the FCC and it was also reportedly showcased on the company’s website with model numbers PM-0770 and PM-0771. The smartphone is most likely to have the water-resistant capabilities.

The upcoming Xperia M2 Aqua is expected to be very much similar to the original Xperia M2 which was launched earlier in 2014. The two devices are also likely to be equipped with similar dimensions and design. The Xperia M2 Aqua would also have the specifications that would be similar to the the original Xperia M2.

The Sony Xperia M2 would be equipped with a screen size of 4.8 inches with qHD TFT LCD display, and it would be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The smartphone would also sport 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage capacity. Some of the other rumored capabilities of the smartphone include an 8-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front shooter, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a 2,300mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone offers several options including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, ANT+, NFC and GPS.

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The Xperia M2 Aqua model is mo0st probably to have only single-SIM support. We will provide you more updates as soon as there is more information either from the company or other relevant sources.

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Good Friday: iPad Mini, Fourth Generation iPad To Hit Shelves In India On Friday

With the release of next generation iPad and iPad mini It’s going to be a good Friday in India.  The 16 GB Wi Fi mini iPad would hit the stores for the price of Rs. 21,900. The higher versions i.e. 16 GB and 32 GB would be available for Rs 27,900 and 33,900 respectively.

The other version of iPad mini with cellular connectivity, which uses a nano SIM has been priced at Rs 29,900 (16GB), Rs. 35,900 (32GB) and Rs. 41,900 (64GB).

The fourth generation iPad would be available for Rs. 31,900(16GB), Rs. 37,900 (32GB) and Rs. 43,900 (64GB). The full pricing for fourth generation iPad with cellular connectivity, which uses a micro SIM, is as follows: 39,900 (16GB), Rs. 45,900 (32GB) and Rs. 51,900 (64GB).

iPad Mini and fourth generation iPad were unveiled at a special event in San Jose, California. iPad mini sports a 7.9- inch display, 1024×768  display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance and 10 hours of battery life.

The new fourth generation iPad has a 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance with a 10 hours of battery life.… Read the rest

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X6 is finally here. German automotive giant BMW launched the new version of its crossover model X6 in India and has priced it between Rs.78.9 lakh and Rs.93.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

BMW who is competing against Audi and Mercedes, said that to keep its leadership position it would add new dealers and expand model range.

“In 2013, we expect some growth on the basis of new dealerships and new model range. We will launch new X1 and 7 Series, besides introducing the 1 Series,” BMW India Group President Philipp von Sahr told the media

He said the company would increase its dealers to 50 by 2014 from 29 at present across India, while inaugurating its largest dealer here.

The president made it clear in the statement that it is not going for volume production rather it is going to focus on long- term sustainable leadership.

“We’ll continue to be sustainable leader in India. Sales are important, but not at any cost. We don’t give discounts to push sales for competition. With discounts, someone can gain in short-term, but not in the long-term,” he added.

“It’s not important to look at numbers always. The most important is the profitability of dealers and company,’’ he restated.… Read the rest

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Samsung’s Andriod –powered galaxy camera has finally hit the Indian shores. The camera has been priced at Rs 29,900. It sports a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen. Unlike other camera’s you can control many features of the camera with voice control such as ‘Zoom in’ and Shoot. The camera runs on the latest Andriod OS Jelly Bean.

The camera weighs 300gram and has 1,650mAh battery power. It’s memory is expandable till 64 GB and has 1.4 GHz Quad-Core processor. You can pick your camera from the market starting today.

It can support micro SDXC card up to 64GB. It is armed with a 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor. The camera is available in the market starting today.

Key specifications:
· Image Sensor: 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
· Lens: 21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8(W) ~ 5.9(T)
· Display: 121.2 mm (4.8″), 308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
· Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
· OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
· Memory: 8GB + memory slot : micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
· Video Output: HDMI 1.4
· Connectivity: 3G and WiFi; Bluetooth 4.0; USB 2.0
· Battery: 1,650 mAh
· Standby Time: Up to 280 hours (3G)
· Dimension (WxHxD: 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
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Microsoft Surface Vs iPad Mini: The Price Is The Real Factor


The latest to come out in the Tablet market is the Surface and the iPad mini. Both the Tablets have their advantage and disadvantages. Apple has already gained popularity in the Tablet market, thanks to the soaring sales of iPad. Microsoft Surface has the latest operating system which has been designed to work on multiple platforms.

According to an analyst the worst nightmare of Windows 8 Surface can be iPad mini.

As per a report on Cnet, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu states that the iPad mini will cause major agitation for the competition that runs on the Windows 8 platform. In an investor’s note he states,“We continue to believe iPad Mini is the competition’s worst nightmare and will likely slow down adoption of competitor tablets. In particular, we believe this could end up being a very tough holiday season for Windows 8.”


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Windows 8 Surface has been exorbitantly priced at $599 which gives iPad mini an upperhand (priced at $329) in the competition. Wu calls the Surface “arguably overpriced”.

The iPad mini  sports an aluminum and glass body with 7.2mm thick, and weighs only 0.68 pounds. As per an official statement by Apple, the iPad mini has 35 percent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets, and up to 67 percent more usable viewing area when browsing the web. The dual-core A5 chip on the iPad mini lets the graphics respond quickly and a multi-touch experience that Apple believes to be both, fast and fluid provides all day battery life.

The iPad mini has a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5-megapixel iSight camera at the back, which makes for a great video experience. The iSight camera includes video image stabilization and both cameras feature backside illumination, which  as per Apple claims lets users to capture great pictures in low light.… Read the rest

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The Nokia Lumia 822 Experience

Nokia recently launched a new Windows Phone 8 based smartphone available on contract with Verizon for a price-tag of just $99. For its cost, it sure is a steal – loaded with features and definitely engaging. Now it may not look quite as eye-catching as the typical Lumia range – the Lumia 822 comes in subdued color options, black, grey and white. The overall finish also doesn’t quite look expensive enough, and the phone definitely takes a beating when placed next to the HTC 8X. Here’s more about the Lumia 822.

To begin with, Windows Phone 8 is a very interesting interface. What’s more, the phone comes loaded with a host of Nokia’s exclusive apps, like the Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit. The phone also features fun camera apps with which you can make instant animated GIF images. The Lumia 822 features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack OLED display with a resolution of 800X480 pixels and is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor. The phone has 16GB of internal storage space and a powerful 8MP rear camera.

Microsoft has also included its new Data Sense feature exclusively on Verizon phones. This technology monitors the data being sent and received by each running app and compresses the data being exchanged on your device. It makes for more efficient use of your data plan, letting you surf up to 45% more on the same data plan.… Read the rest

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Which One Is Better Windows 8 or Windows 7?

According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Windows 8 has seen much higher demand ever since its release last Friday when compared to Windows 7. If this trend continues, then Windows 8 officially overthrows Windows 7 as being the best-selling version of Windows yet. Ballmer admits that there was quite the overwhelming response from customers worldwide for Windows 8 as well as the Microsoft Surface tablet.

This announcement from Ballmer came during a promotional even showcasing Windows 8 based smartphones, which are set to go on sale starting this weekend. Microsoft’s previous version of Windows Phone has experienced a lukewarm response from its customers, given that it takes up just 3.5% of the smartphone share, as opposed to 68% for Android-based phones and 17% of Apple iPhone.

Microsoft hopes that it can turn things around with the latest Windows Phone 8, especially with its features like the cloud-based SkyDrive that lets users sync and transfer files across multiple devices, as well as over 120,000 apps for the smartphone users. The USP of Windows Phone 8 devices has got to be the ultra slim dimensions and the quirky colors, in addition to the unique tile-based design of the OS. You can expect them out in the US markets with multiple carriers by November.… Read the rest

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