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 Amazon.de 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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Get Your Hands On Windows 8 For The Starting Price Of $ 69.99

9Windows 8-Pro up for pre-ordersPrior to the release of its latest Windows 8, Microsoft has opened up the pre-orders for the boxed version of its latest offering. Windows 8 Pro is now rolled out for pre-orders, starting at a price of $69.99 for the DVD pack in the US. Microsoft is slated to officially launch its Windows 8 on October 26th.

Also other PC makers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung, and Sony, who have their latest Windows 8-based devices lined up for release, have also started taking pre-orders.

Users can order the DVD version of Windows 8 operating system from Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, and the Microsoft Store.

Available in several colors, the packaging of the version as per Brandon LeBlanc, spokesman, Microsoft is composed of paper-based materials, excluding the Windows 8 DVD. In his blog post, he said that with this the firm made a reduction of 80 percent in greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption.

However, for those looking for the upgrade to Windows 8 with no boxed product can purchase the Windows 8 upgrade via Windows.com for $39.99. They are advised to rush a bit as the online and boxed upgrade options are available only until Jan. 31st, 2013.

Those who bought a Windows 7 PC since June 2, can get a Windows 8 upgrade for $14.99, starting Oct. 26th. Earlier this week, Microsoft also took out an update to features of Windows 8 prior to its final release.… Read the rest

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iPhone 5 Emerges As A Smash Hit, Pre-Orders Surpass iPhone 4S’s 1M Record

It was just last week when news crammed up the web surrounding the much anticipated release of stylish iPhone 5 at the press event in San Francisco. And yesterday, in a press note, Apple disclosed that the new iPhone 5, broke the record of any iPhone model on the first day of its pre-order and over the weekend.

The much-created hype and exciting features of the stylish iPhone 5 led to the surge of demand, which made this model break all sales records that were earlier set by the iPhone 4S.

In a statement by Apple, the firm said the pre-orders of iPhone 5 topped two million in first 24 hours, more than twice the record set by the iPhone 4S last year, which was one million.

The Cupertino Calif.-based company said the demand of iPhone 5 exceeded its supply and although first few orders will be shipped on 21st Sept., many will be delivered in October.

Here is a link to what Apple posted- http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/09/17iPhone-5-Pre-Orders-Top-Two-Million-in-First-24-Hours.html

Also in an announcement by AT&T, the firm mentioned iPhone 5 to have the “most successful iPhone launch ever.” AT&T said that the rush of customers who lined up at the online stores to order this model of iPhone was more than any of its earlier models.

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Just Within an Hour, Apple’s iPhone 5 Pre-orders Sold Out With a Bang!

Apple has been keeping the web and news all over in a loop following the launch of its sixth-generation smartphone iPhone 5.

Apple started taking pre-orders for its iPhone 5 yesterday at 3:01 am and within an hour, online shoppers were told it’s sold out.

All online shoppers visiting the Apple Store were told that the orders for iPhone 5 won’t ship for at least two weeks. Just as the online site opened for pre-orders, there was a blowup of demand, which made it all sold out for 21st Sept.

However, opportunity for those in Washington was still open, as at around 10 am, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint were still taking pre-orders for shipping estimates of Sept. 21.

The iPhone 5- long-awaited smartphone of the year has been revamped with small notable changes that have made it the latest and technologically upgraded choice. Made of sleek glass and aluminum, Apple has made the iPhone 5, 12 percent less in volume, 18 percent thinner, and 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S. The phone is the sleekest, largest, fastest iPhone that Apple has ever made.

Following the announcement, Apple shares opened at a record high Friday at $689.96 per share, and kept soaring, hitting $694 by 3 pm.

The smartphone is clearly a hit, it’s the best Apple has ever launched. But for those who still need more convincing, let’s take a look at the iPhone5 pros and cons:

Thin and Sleek: The iPhone 5 is taller, thinner, and lighter than its predecessors. This phone boasts a 4-inch screen than iPhone 4S, which makes it a great choice for watching HD videos and reading. The iPhone 5 weighs 112grams, and is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S, which surely makes it a pro.

Stunning Retina Display: Along with a bigger display, iPhone 5 also has a larger Retina display, with 18 percent more pixels for 1136-by-640 resolution as compared to 4S. The latest Apple smartphone has 44 percent greater color saturation than before with an improved camera sensor. This feature also makes the phone a pro. 

Faster Performance and Graphics: The new iPhone 5 runs on an A6 chip, which runs twice as fast as the A5 chip in the iPhone 4S. With A6 chip, users can get a better mobile gaming experience, along with faster web surfing.

4G LTE: The 4G LTE technology of iPhone 5 will offer ultrafast wireless speed, making it much easier to consume data online. This fourth generation feature is also available on Apple’s iPad.

A Smaller and Smarter Connector: With iPhone 5, Apple has changed the trend of using 30-pin connector, which was used to charge the iPhone 4S. iPhone 5 will come with a small connector, which is made with a all-digital, eight-signal design. Called Lightning, the new dock connector will have faster transfer speeds.

Pricing: As with all Apple latest release, iPhone 5 is also priced a little high. The iPhone 5 makes an expensive purchase at $199 and up. This could be a con as there are many other smartphones out in the market, which come with similar features at a much lower cost including Samsung, Android phones, and Windows phones.

Considering all the updated features and the fact that Apple sold-out all pre-orders within one hour is surely impressive. As with all previous launches, this release by Apple has also drawn big lines outside the stores, which surely makes the iPhone a hit already, even with a hole in the pocket!… Read the rest

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