Call it a tradition or a strategy but our Indian handset vendors always come up with low-cost feature phones. This time, its MAXX Mobiles that has come up with a dual-SIM touchscreen phone called the MAXX Maestro (MT255) at just Rs 4,586. And the deal doesn't ends here, the handset vendor is also giving away
Lava XOLO X900, the first Intel-powered smartphone which was launched a few days ago is finally up for sale. Users can either buy it from Lava's official online channel or from Croma for Rs 22,000. From Lava's online channel, you will be required to place your order by calling on 1800-103-3155 and you will also be given the option to pay cash on delivery. And if you order from the latter place, the device will ship within 7 working days and they will also offer EMI options. While we have done a short "First Impressions" post on this device which will give you a fair idea of what all you can expect from this handset but just for the specs round-up, this Android Gingerbread based handset sports a 4.03-inch display with a resolution of 1024 600 pixels.
Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly working on its Facebook Messenger app for iOS devices. According to 9to5mac, the Facebook Messenger app for iPad would essentially be a larger version of the iPhone application with one-to-one messaging, group chatting, push notifications, the ability to see friend locations on a map and more.
In an effort to make it easier for you to be able to communicate better with people who don't speak the same language, Google has rolled out automatic language translation feature on Gmail. Over the next few days, Gmail users will get the convenience of translation added to their email. The next time you receive a message in a language other than your own, just click on 'Translate message' in the header at the top of the message.
Here's adding another leak to the mighty "rumor-diary" of the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S III and this one suggests that the phone will start shipping one week after its announcement. According to this latest leak by SamMobile, this Android Ice Cream Sandwich device's model number would be GT-I9300, will pack a 12-megapixel camera, a notification LED and a 4.65-inch display. While all the tech specs match with the ones we had reported in our earlier reports. Samsung still continues to sheath the device in a dummy case and no one has seen the actual device in all the photographs and videos we've seen so far.
News is abuzz that Indian handset vendor Karbonn Mobiles is geared up to launch its own instant messenger for mobile phones (similar to BBM or Samsung's ChatOn service) which are priced below Rs 5,000. According to an Economic Times report, the vendor will also introduce its pushmail service within the next 10 days. The instant messaging and e-mail services will be offered free of cost for the first few months except for data charges from the operator.
Today RIM has not only shown its new Cascading UI for BlackBerry 10 but it has also unraveled what all is in store for its next generation Operating System which should be launched later this year. The Canadian vendor has been working on BB 10 for about an year-and-a-half and today CEO Thorsten Heins has described how the UI will let you float through applications which will keep running in the background.
Bharti Airtel had deployed ZTE to supply and manage its 4G LTE network in Kolkata last month. However, this time around, the carrier has appointed Huawei to set up its 4G network in the state of Karnataka. Under this agreement, Huawei will deliver the LTE solutions comprising of network infrastructure and devices. Huawei has partnered with Bharti Airtel in Sri Lanka and is also the 3G provider in the state of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Besides, they are also providing pan-India 4G optical network, Carrier Ethernet infrastructure and NGN switches.
BlackBerry smartphone maker RIM has revealed which all gaming titles are in the pipeline for its PlayBook tablet and for its upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices. After Angry Birds Space, the second most anticipated title which has made its way to the PlayBook is the Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. These announcements have come from RIM'S Head of Gaming, Anders Jeppson, who revealed these upcoming titles on Twitter. Some pretty big names in mobile gaming are getting set to launch popular titles such as Halfbrick with Jetpack Joyride along with 4 others, SEGA with Sonic 4, Unity with Smashcops, GlitchSoft with Star Marine and Fishlabs with Galaxy on Fire 2.
Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app, now has more than 50 million users and adds roughly about 5 million users on a weekly basis. The app was recently gobbled up by social networking giant Facebook last month for $1 billion. According to Mashable, Instagram hit 30 million users during the beginning of April and then crossed 40 million users by mid-April. This is of course tremendous growth considering the app had only 15 million users when this year started.