How Soon You Can Switch To 4G?

3G is an old story now as 4G is gradually taking over the market. The ongoing year has offered a strong platform for introduction of 4G services in India and the major players of the field have already designed different 4G plans for the users.

India gets ready for 4G

Reliance Jio is expected to be a major player of this field with an investment amounting to Rs.70,000 crore. The company has tied up with several telecom services and have set up their own infrastructure for rolling up the new services in the best way. Bharti Airtel is all set to give a tough competition to Reliance and have already gained popularity among users with their new 4G services. Aircel, Augere, Tikona Digital and Videocon Telecom are also expected to become strong contender of this competition.

Complete switch-over to 4G expected in 2016

Though the 4G market is gradually expanding in the country, it might not be possible to get complete switch-over to 4G soon, as several operators are yet to announce their plans. Uninor, Idea Cellular, Vodafone India though have 4G plans in store have not specified any roll out date. MTS too is on the way of developing 4G services. Therefore, users may have to wait till 2016 to get a complete shift to 4G services and enjoy internet at a lightening speed.… Read the rest

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD Launched, A Challenge for iPad?

The world’s largest internet retailer Amazon on Thursday took covers off its latest offering- a 4G tablet that’s designed with HD and is a lot cheaper than the Apple’s iPad.

Amazon uncovered four new tablets and a new e-reader: the light-up Kindle Paperwhite e-ink reader, which is an innovative and latest version of the Kindle Fire. The company also launched three versions of an enhanced tablet that it named the Kindle Fire HD.

Offering devices with price tags ranging from $159 to $599, these new tabs designed by Amazon make a great buy as they offer some features just as Apple’s iPad, but at a much lower costs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD is designed with ads called ‘special offers’, which has helped the firm keep the prices low.

The announcement by Amazon included a 4G LTE-enabled, 8.9-inch, 32GB tablet that’s priced at $599, whereas if you see Apple, a 32GB iPad with a 4G connection costs $729. Quite a difference!

However, if you compare, there are also some differences between the two tabs. The iPad has a 9.7-inch screen and comes with iCloud storage and a lot more variety of applications as compared to the latest Kindle Fire HD.

Amazon offers a $50 per year data plan for its tablet for the plan that comes with just 250 MB of data whereas AT&T’s plan is $14.99 per month for the same amount.

The Kindle Fire HD is great for some light e-mail and Web surfing.

Jeff Bezos, chief executive, Amazon said, “We want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy our devices,” at the conference in California.

With such low prices, it’s going to be a good tab race and beating the price Amazon offers is going to be tough for all rivals.

Amazon’s new e-reader is $69 and has a built-in, adjustable light, which will make users read e-ink in the dark.

With twice as much RAM and an improved battery life, the new Kindle Fire will cost $159, which is $40 less than its predecessor.

The Kindle Fire HD line that got the attention is launched by Amazon with two options. The model with a seven-inch screen is priced at $199 with a choice of 16 GB or 32 GB storage and 3G connectivity. This model will also have the dual-WiFi antennas and speakers. Then there is an 8.9-inch version, which is made with the same specifications as the other model but will come with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

Launching a 4G tablet has made it clear that Amazon is taking a direct stand in the tab market, with its main competitor being Apple.

Now only time will see if Amazon Kindle Fire HD becomes a preferred tablet of users to access media over the Internet, read books, play games, watch movies, and do Skype chatting with friends and family!

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