Breaking—Code Names For Lumia 940 And More Upcoming Microsoft Flagships Revealed

The world is going crazy over the alleged arrival of Lumia 940 or any new Lumia flagship from Microsoft. Thanks to evleaks or Evan Blass, the leaker, we have news that there are four new Lumia handset in the making that are codenamed Honjo, Saimaa, Saana and Guilin.

Breaking—Code Names For Lumia 940 And More Upcoming Microsoft Flagships RevealedBreaking The Code Game

The leak did not reveal the release date.  However, Blass mentions that Talkman and Cityman too are codenamed that are linked to the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL. We also got to read Nokia is all set to release few tablets soon. The Lumia 2520 (Sirius) too might be out soon.

What’s Not Coming Out?

 Few other tablets and phones that had been rumored to release soon have been chopped off the block. Of course, we must remember that these are conjectures at the moment.However, nothing is confirmed. Microsoft has not forayed in to add any more sparks to such things. Stay tuned to this space to know when what leak surfaces. 

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No Need To Charge, Portable Devices May Soon Have Power Banks

Power banks for smartphones and tablets have come as a boon for many people, who have to stay connected all throughout the day. However, that is not all, the recent updates available on the web hints that another portable device, laptop, may soon get a power bank to save users from the hassles of searching for charging points.

As a large number of users often complain that the lack of power backup restricts the portability of the laptop, manufacturers might be interested to launch power bank in the coming days.

Laptop Power Banks Might Be A Reality Soon Power banks to replace portable chargers

Availability of power banks for smartphones has indeed eased out things for people. Not only that, with multiple brands launching power banks for smartphones, the price have also plummeted. However, that is no longer in news in the recent days, as laptop power banks might be introduced soon.

Watt and mAh value of the batteries are listed on every laptop. Thus, very soon it might be possible to replace portable laptop chargers with power banks. Though portable notebook chargers are already in the market, none of the laptop manufacturers have so far confirmed anything related to the availability of power banks.

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Is The HP Stream 11-D023tu: Worth A Buy Or Does It Miss The Mark?

At a time when you have phablets, tablets, smartphones and mini-laptops, it is tough for an entry level laptop to make a big mark. So when a maker like HP decides to push the boundary with the HP Stream 11-D023tu, one is made to sit up and take notice.

In terms of physical looks, we so love this piece. While the color—a bright shade of blue—could be distracting for many, it has a funky feel to it.

The challenge with this laptop is that there are so many entry level laptops flooding the market that we need to actually weigh its pros against the plausible cons. Only then can we know if it scores a hit or a miss.

HP Stream 11For starters, we barely found any impressive hardware on the Stream 11. However, this is well made up for by the presence of the integrated 3G modem. Basically, this allows for smoother internet connectivity sans the worry of hotspot or dongles.

There are three ports and the usual HDMI output. However, all of these are on one side. The basic flaw we noticed here is the absence of any vent or fan. In fact, the speakers fire downwards being located on the lower lip curve of the device.

Moving in to greater details—there is no touch input support but then, the 11.6-incher screen is of poor quality and comes with 1366 x 768 resolution. The laptop is powered by Intel Celeron N2840 CPU.  Other specs around his niche are-

  • 2.16 GHz dual core processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB  memory
  • Flash support of only upto 32 GB
  • Windows 8.1, 34-Bit

While the full size keyboard is a good spec, we are let down with the pre-installed apps such as Connected Music, Trip Advisor and MySMS among others. The battery is beefy and offers 5 hours of activity post a single round of charging. However, this is just about it. For us, the HP Stream 11-D023tu misses the mark—big time!… Read the rest

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Apple iPad Mini vs HTC One Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: Are They Worthy to Break A Bank?

When big firms roll out a device, you know you’re in for a treat. When we begin to look where to splurge, we get confused because of the variety. Read on as we get into the territory of all small devices; Apple’s iPad Mini, HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to compare what suits our readers the best.

With a beautiful 7.9-inch display, let’s start with Apple iPad Mini. Packed in a powerful dual-core A5 chip, the device holds a resolution of 1024 x 768 at 163ppi. With a 5-megapixel rear camera, the iPad Mini holds a 1.2-megapixel front camera for FaceTime HD video calling. The device comes with storage choices of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity choices with ten hours of battery life.

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Coming down to HTC One Mini, the device comes packed in a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 341ppi. Holding a 4-megapixel front camera, the HTC One Mini has a 1.6-megapixel camera at the front. Available with 16GB internal memory, the device comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity choices.

Considering the 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the smartphone brags a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at 256ppi. With 8-megapixel rear camera, the device holds a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera. Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy S4 Mini comes with 1.7GHz dual-core processor. It includes 8GB memory with 1.5GB of RAM and a microSD card expandable up to 64GB.… Read the rest

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Wake Up Retina-Packed iPad 5 & iPad Mini 2: To Put Google Nexus 7 2 to Sleep?

Previous rumors indicating towards Apple not including a Retina Display in its upcoming device can go rest in grave as considering the latest reports, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm has settled to offer its forthcoming 9.7-inch iPad 5 and 7.9-inch iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display, all set to launch coming October.

Apple is reported to trade in the required number of display panels with high resolution from LG Display in the following months. These Retina-made display panels will meet the firm’s requirement to ship around three million units of iPad Mini 2 in October this year.

iPads made with Retina Display are expected to beat previous sales record of Apple’s devices. LG Display, we hear has boosted the production process of panels to meet Apple’s original release date for the iPad Mini.

However, certain reports also indicate towards Sharp and Samsung also working on to produce some parts for the iPad Mine 2, following the reports of production problems at AU Optronics.

Apple also plans to unveil the iPad 5 this October, producing around six million devices for the last three months of 2013. Lighter and slimmer, the iPad 5 is expected to hold a 9.7-inch screen with Apple’s latest iOS 7.… Read the rest

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Google Nexus 10 vs Sony Xperia Z vs Microsoft Surface: Snazzy And Spunkier Apple iPad 5 Murderers?

In the current year, various big firms have taken a plunge into the world of tabs to offer users top-notch devices. So which full-size Android tablet works best for shoppers? Let’s read and compare.

Specifications Sony Xperia Tabet Z Microsoft Surface Pro Google Nexus 10
Display size 10.1-inch 10.6-inch 10.055-inch
Resolution 1,920 x 1,200 pixels 1,920 x 1,080 pixels 2,560 x 1,600 pixels
Pixel density 224ppi 208ppi 300ppi
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes
Operating system Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Windows 8 Pro Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M quad-core 1.7GHz dual-core, Intel core i5-3317U Dual-core ARM Cortex A15
System memory 2048 MB RAM 4096 MB RAM 2GB RAM
Built-in storage 16GB 64GB 16GB, 32GB
Camera 8.1-MP rear, 2.2-MP front 1-MP 5-MP rear, 1.9-MP front
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Connectivity USB 2.0, microUSB, HDMI USB 3.0, full-size USB, Micro USB, NFC, dual side NFC, Micro HDMI
Battery 6000 mAh 42 W-h 9,000 mAh
Dimensions 172 x 266 x 6.9 mm 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight 495 grams 2 lbs 603 grams
Price* Rs. 38, 790 Rs. 53,337 Rs. 23,672

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Microsoft Surface RT Vs Asus Transformer Pad Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: In Pursuit of Memory Expansion

There are so many innovative tablets in the market, but the dust still has to settle. While top players such as iPad or Nexus offer the best innovation, what they lack is the addition of a memory card slot with expandable storage.

To enjoy the best user experience, we have listed down some of the top tablets on the shelves, designed with memory card slots.

Microsoft Surface RT

Sitting at 10.6-inch, the Surface RT is designed to hold a microSD card up to 64GB.
The USB port of this tab can also be used as an external storage option using a flash drive.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

Running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update, the 10-inch TF700 tab rolls out with 1,920 x 1,200-pixel screen resolution, holding a microSD expansion slot that supports up to 64GB.

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

Costing $149, the Nook HD+ tab houses a microSD expansion slot that supports up to 64GB. Thin and light, this tab holds access to Google Play and all applications and services handy at the store.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

With a microSD card that supports memory up to 64GB, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z rolls out with a sharp 1,920 x 1,200-pixel resolution 10-inch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

With a S Pen and a microSD card slot that stores up to 64GB of data, this tab also holds 50GB of free space on Dropbox.… Read the rest

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Asus Padfone 2 Vs. Asus FonePad: The Secrets to Two Asus Phablets Revealed

Manufactured with almost similar names, Padfone 2 and FonePad are two phablets by Asus that have marked the entry of the Taiwanese firm into the niche world of Android.

A blend of smartphone and tablet, touted as phablets, let us compare the specifications and features of both the devices.

Starting with the 4.7-inch Asus Padfone 2, the device is slim, sitting at 10.4mm body. With an easy interface and unusual round grove pattern at the rear, the Padfone 2 is comfy to hold and use. The smartphone runs quad-core Qualcomm CPU and Adreno 320 GPU combo with 2GB of RAM. Interestingly this device can also roll out into a slot with a 10.1-inch tablet adaptor. It comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB variants with 2,140mAh battery.

Coming down to the huge 7-inch Asus FonePad, the device is made to accept a smartphone SIM for 3G calling. Built on Intel Atom Z2420 processor, the device uses PC-like Hyper-Threading cores. Backed by PowerVR SGX540 GPU, the tablet supports 1GB of RAM. The device has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which makes it good for reading and watching videos. The FonePad comes in 16 and 32GB variants with a microSD card slot and 4,270mAh battery.

Common features in both the devices include Google’s Stock People app, Android messaging app, Google Play Store and Google Music Store among many.

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The Real Deal With Microsoft Surface 2: Launching As Surface Plus It Going To Put A Strong Fight

Following the success of the Surface Pro, Microsoft, we hear is working on to offer a Surface 2 anytime soon now.

Touted as the Surface Plus, Microsoft is rumored to launch a huge collection of devices under this range. Expected to fight with other tabs in line, the range of Surface tabs might include 7-inch and 8-inch editions along with a rumored 13.6-inch touchscreen Ultrabook.

With latest and innovative technologies, the upcoming Surface might include NFC, LTE and even wireless charging. Previous rumors also indicate towards the 4G LTE version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chip running Windows RT in Surface 2 tabs. The tabs might also use the new high-speed, low-power 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

Thin and light, the Surface Pro might hold 42Wh battery along with a powered keyboard dock.

Expected to include Office 2013, we hope Microsoft offers the device with a full power adapter for quick charging rather than just a USB cable to charge.

Previous rumors also hit the web indicating towards an Xbox-branded gaming Surface to go with the new Xbox that Microsoft might unroll in 2013, possibly with upgraded graphics to let users play all the more powerful and great games.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Vs Samsung ATIV Tab 3: Evaluating The Zenith of All Devices

Running Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft Surface Pro has attested itself as an innovative tab that’s been a success. Following the bitter experience with ATIV Windows 8 tab, Samsung rolled out a ground-breaking device, tagged as Samsung ATIV Tab 3.

Announced this year on 20th June, the 10.1-inch ATIV tab 3 is touted as the slimmest tab made by Samsung so far. Its Super PLS LCD panels boast a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels at 155-ppi. The tab is powered by Intel Atom Z2760 chipset, built inside the Saltwell dual core CPU, covered at 1.8GHz. With 64GB of built-in storage, the ATIV tab 3 sports 2GB of system memory and a PowerVR SGX 545 GPU. Along with a 5-megapixel rear camera, the tab also holds a small camera at the front.

Considering the other 10.6-inch Microsoft Surface Pro, the tab comes packed with IPS LCD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 208ppi. Powered by 1.7GHz dual-core Core i5-3317U processor, the tab houses 1GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory and Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 GPU. Apparently, the device holds just 1-megapixel camera at the front.

Microsoft has kept the price tag of $900 for its Surface Pro, whereas Samsung still hasn’t announced the costing of its ATIV Tab 3.… Read the rest

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