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Sunday, 1 December 2013

All-new 2014 Honda City

Honda has just unveiled the much awaited all-new City in a global reveal in New Delhi. The fourth-generation car is bigger, sleeker and sharper looking than its predecessor but it’s more of an evolution than a revolution. The New Honda City follows its ‘Exciting H’ design language which is to be carried over to other Honda models as well.
The front still retains the ‘arrow-head’ shape of the earlier car but has a more prominent grille, twin-barrel headlights and a sharper bumper.
The sides of the car have strong character lines running through the doors whilst the rear tail-lamps which extend into the boot lid of the car, accentuates the 1695mm width of the car. In fact, carmaker claims the new Honda City is the widest car in its class which is quite believable when you get into the car. Legroom is particularly spacious thanks to the increased wheelbase (up by 50mm to 2600mm) and the flat floor only adds to the sense of space and comfort. Rear seat passengers are further pampered with a rear air-con vent, a first on a City.
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The new 2014 Honda City is loaded with equipment like never before. You get a large, five inch multi-function screen takes care of all the audio functions but the talking point is a unique touch panel for the all the aircon controls which is easy to use and looks pretty high-tech and upmarket.
The 8-speaker sound system is supported with USB, aux-in inputs and unlike the previous City Honda has caved heeded to customer feedback and given a CD player. Another unique feature are four power output sockets to keep to full house of battery munching smart phones topped up. Other features include; a start/stop button, sunroof, cruise control and a rear view camera with different views.

The all-new interiors feel much more upmarket than before with richer plastics, a piano black finish on the top bit of the instrument panel and sturdy vents that sit right at the top of the dash. The chunky steering wheel feels great to hold and the mesh finish on one of the spokes is a cue taken from the Honda Civic.
The driving position, like most Hondas, is spot on with the stubby, leather clad gearlever falling nicely to hand. The dashboard cowl, however, is higher than before which will make short drivers make full use of the seat height adjust function.
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The new Honda City will be powered by the familiar 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine from the previous City but this latest version has been tuned for further efficiency. The big news, however, is the addition of a diesel engine in the City, which is essentially the same 1.5 i-DTEC motor from the Amaze. Honda has concentrated on fuel efficiency over performance and the Honda City diesel is expected to return best-in-class fuel economy, no doubt aided by the disappointingly skinny 175/65 R15 tyres.
The new Honda City is expected to go on sale in January 2014 and is likely to cost between Rs. 8.3 lakh for the base petrol model to Rs. 11.6 lakh for the top-end diesel.
Disclaimer : All prices estd. ex-showroom

Google Nexus 5 - Review

Google's new platform showcase device which has been manufactured by LG. It's also the first time that Google has launched its flagship device in the Indian market just weeks after its international launch. The pricing of the phone and the promise of priority software updates makes it an irresistible proposition. So, how does it perform in real world conditions? We put it to test and find out in our review.

Build/ Design
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The Nexus 5 sports a very understated look and there's nothing really striking in the phone's design that will shout for your attention. The phone is made of plastic and doesn't feel very premium.

However, when you place the phone in your hand, you'll feel that it's very pleasant to hold thanks to the soft touch matte finish. Also, despite its large 4.95-inch screen, we didn't face any issues operating it with one hand. This is also due to the phone being quite lightweight at 130 grams.

The Nexus 5's edges are less curved and its corners less rounded compared to other phones, including the Nexus 4. The phone is available in Black and White color variants.

The 4.95-inch full-HD display dominates the front of the Nexus 5, and there are no hardware buttons. A round LED notification light is placed below the display, while the sensor array and the front camera sits above it.

The right edge of the Nexus 5 features the Power/ Screen lock and the Micro-SIM card tray, and the left edge features the volume rocker key. All the keys are made of ceramic and offer decent tactile feedback.

The 3.5-mm headset jack sits at the top edge of the Nexus 5, while the Micro-USB port and speaker grill sits at the bottom edge.

As we mentioned, the back of the Nexus 5 sports a matte soft touch finish giving it a good grip. It is a bit susceptible to smudges, though. The rear features an 8-megapixel ring shaped camera lens and the LED flash, apart from LG and Nexus branding.


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The Nexus 5 comes with an IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and pixel density of 445 ppi. The display comes with Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 protection making it resistant to scratches. 

In our use, we found the Nexus 5's screen to be very bright, with text and images looking crisp and sharp. Colours looked vivid and not over saturated like they look on AMOLED display though blacks don't look very deep.

The screen delivers great viewing angles, though it was a little reflective. Sunlight legibility was good though the screen brightness levels could be better.

Overall, the Nexus 5's display is one of the best in its class.

Software/ User Interface

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The Nexus 5 is the first smartphone to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest release of the operating system. As with all Nexus devices, the phone includes the stock build of the operating system, without any additional UI skinning.

Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 5 features a number of visual changes including a new launcher, making the interface even more minimalistic. It sports flatter design elements, muted colours in status icons, transparency, and smoother transition animations.

The first change that you'll notice is the transparent status and navigation key bars at the top and bottom, making the Nexus 5's screen look bigger and brighter. The Android 4.4 KitKat lock screen also features a small camera button, which helps in opening the camera app via the lock screen widget directly from the lock screen.

With Android 4.4 KitKat, you can now have as many home screens as you want by simply dragging an icon or placing a widget on a new one. After enabling Google Now, Google's smart assistant that fetches information and offers updates based on your data and usage behaviour, you'll see that the left most home screen would be Google Now pane with information cards and a search bar. The screen can also be invoked by swiping up the screen from the Home button. The Google search bar with the voice search icon is present on all home screens and cannot be removed.

Interestingly, you can also initiate voice search from the Nexus 5 when it's in the unlocked state by simply saying, 'Ok Google.' The option is only available when you choose US English as the default language option in the Google Now app's settings, though. With this change, Google search is integrated deeply with the phone.

The status bar icons and and UI elements in the notifications tray have been stripped off the blue colour in Android 4.4 KitKat, and now sport a muted white-grey shade.

The launcher has been revamped with icons looking bigger than their Jelly Bean avatars and dots are used to indicate the pagination in the home screen and app launcher, similar to iOS.

When you launch the KitKat app launcher or go back to the home screen, you'll notice a smooth fly away animation.

The app launcher now only features app icons and gets rid of widgets. Due to the larger icons, you'll see a 4x5 grid instead of a 5x5 grid.

Long pressing on the home screen brings up the menu to change the Wallpapers, Widgets and Google Now settings. The choice of default still wallpapers, live wallpaper and custom wallpapers are now available under a single menu.

The KitKat notifications tray features notifications that can be expanded by using two finger pull. It also features buttons for clearing all notifications and for displaying toggles for Brightness, Settings, Wi-Fi, Network, Battery, Aeroplane Mode, Bluetooth, Location settings and Alarm clock.

Android 4.4 KitKat also includes an immerse mode that hides the status and navigation bars offering a full screen experience in apps. Apps like Google Play Books already support this mode and developers can choose to enable it for their apps. The OS also allows developers to display semi-transparent navigation and status bars. We've not seen any apps that take advantage of this feature, however.

Android 4.4 also includes a revamped Phone app that now automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. When you first launch the app, you'll see a screen that displays a search bar, a place where most frequently called contacts and favorites are displayed and shortcuts to launch all contacts, the dialling pad, call history and settings.

You can also search for nearby places and businesses, contacts, or people in their Google Apps domain directly from the search bar. 

If you receive a call from a phone number that is not saved in your contacts, the Android 4.4 KitKat-based Nexus 5 will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps. 

We felt that the new Phone app could be a little overwhelming for some as it's not very intuitive when it comes to describing what the shortcut keys do. However, the search feature packs in an online phone directory in the app. It will even fetch numbers for users who've registered their phone numbers with Google.  The number identification feature also works for incoming calls eliminating the need for apps like Trucaller.

Google has also combined its chat service and the Messaging (SMS) app into one app, Hangouts. The app lets you chat with your friends who use the Hangouts (erstwhile Google Talk) service and send messages to contacts. For people who don't actively use Google's instant messaging service or Google+, there's no value add that the unified app offers. It could also confuse these users if they've got unkempt Google+ profiles as it lists Google contacts on top when you want to compose a new message.

The Nexus 5 also includes the new Photos app that allows you to view and edit local and Google+ images. The new Photos app features deeper integration with Google+ and can be used to enable tagging in photos. The old Gallery app is still included in the app, though.

The Email app has also received an overhaul with KitKat, and the app displays the pictures of contacts for emails. Navigation has been made similar to the Gmail app and it also offers the swipe to delete gesture.

Google also includes its other apps including Drive, Keep, Play Games, Play Movies, Play Movies, Play Books, Play Newsstand and Quick office for creating and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The new OS also supports printing through Google Cloud Print plugin or apps made by printer manufacturers.

Overall, KitKat on the Nexus 5 is an improvement when it comes to the overall experience of using the phone, though there's till some scope for improvement, especially in apps like Hangouts. The status icons are also inferior at offering feedback compared to the ones seen in previous versions of the OS.


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The Nexus 5 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera. The phone features the stock Android 4.4 Camera app with 4 default shooting modes - Still, Video, Panorama and Photo sphere (360-degree).

In the Still mode the app features settings for turning on HDR+, tinkering with Exposure, turning the LED flash on or off, switching between the front and back lenses and revealing more settings that include Geotagging toggle, Countdown timer, changing the picture size, White balance and the scene mode (Night, Action, Sunset, and Party). 

Similarly, in the Video mode, you can change video quality settings (1080p, 720p or 480p), Time lapse, Exposure settings and Flash. We have to say that we're no fans of the nested arc shaped settings toggles and find the app a bit unintuitive. 

Putting the camera of the Nexus 5 to test, we observed that images taken outdoors during daylight came out a tad brighter. 

However, there are a number of issues with the phone's camera that we encountered in our use. We observed that auto-focus is not consistent, and focusing manually takes time resulting in images being different from what we desired. We also observed that there was a slight lag between the time we fired the shutter and when the phone captured the image. 

Comparing images with the ones taken with an iPhone 5 in the same settings revealed that the white balance on the Nexus 5 camera (in the default mode) is skewed towards the warmer end of the spectrum. Low-light shots were also not up to the mark and had noise.

The camera does a good job for shooting videos and supports 1080p video capture.

The 1.3-megapixel front shooter does a decent job for video calling and taking self clicks. It supports 720p video capture.

Overall, the Nexus 5's camera is underwhelming at best. We hope Google pushes out a software update to fix the focus issues and shutter lag.

Performance/ Battery Life

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The Nexus 5 comes with top of the line hardware (at this point in time), as it is powered by a quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, and an Adreno 330 chip for processing graphics. Our review unit had 32GB of built-in storage (a 16GB variant is also available), out of which 26.7GB is available to the user. The phone doesn't offer a microSD card slot for expandable storage. 

The overall experience of navigation through the Nexus 5's interface was extremely impressive, thanks to all the power under the phone's hood and the UI being devoid of unnecessary bells and whistles such as transition effects. 

We did not experience any lag at all while launching apps, playing games, scrolling web pages or switching between apps on the Nexus 5. 

The gaming experience on the Nexus 5 was pretty good with games like Temple Run 2, Subway Surfers, Shadow Gun: Dead Zone and Asphalt 7 running without encountering any issues.

We were able to run a number of video formats except for full-HD MOV and AVI through the native video player on the Nexus 5. We also experienced some issues with audio while playing an MKV format video. This was easily fixed by downloading a third-party video player. The phone then plays full-HD videos without any issues. 

Notably, the Nexus 5 doesn't include FM radio functionality.

Call quality was good on the Nexus 5, and we were able to receive cellular signals even in low signal areas. 

The Nexus 5 comes with a 2300mAh battery, it lasts just about a day with medium usage, including 1-1.5 hours of phone calls, two e-mail accounts with push notifications, playing some music, clicking a few pictures, Twitter notifications and WhatsApp chats. 

It's worth pointing out that we had mostly used 3G data with intermittent use of Wi-Fi and had put the phone's screen brightness at the highest level. Altering these settings might help in running the phone for a longer duration, depending on your usage pattern. 

The Nexus 5 also includes NFC capabilities, and we were able to transfer and receive files through Android Beam, which combines Bluetooth and NFC for sharing data. The phone also allows you to transfer files to other devices through Wi-Fi without being on the same Wi-Fi network. 

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Our Verdict
The Nexus 5 is one of the best Android smartphones that you can buy for under Rs. 30,000. Powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB RAM, the phone ticks all the right boxes in terms of hardware specifications. Since it's a Google experience device, you're always assured of regular software updates (at least for the 18 months promised period).

Priced at : Rs. 28,999 (India - Google Play Store)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

BlackBerry apparently pauses BBM for iOS & Android

Blackberry has paused the global roll out of IM service BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on rival Android and iOS, blaming the delay on issues caused by an unreleased version.

Blackberry has not specified the time when the app will be available, said customers who have downloaded BBM for iphone will be able to use it. 

Blackberry had earlier announced that it will provide its popular chat application BBM on Android operation system from September 21, 2013 and for iPhone users from September 22, 2013

Explaining the reasons behind the delay, BlackBerry on its official blog said: "Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already, more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app, is incredible. 

"Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day." 

It further said: "Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it's ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. 

"We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM." 

The unreleased Android app will be disabled and customers who downloaded it should visit to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability, BlackBerry said. 

"As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone," the blog post said. 

These issues have not impacted the BBM service for BlackBerry.

BBM has more than 60 million monthly active customers on BlackBerry alone, and majority use BBM an average of 90 minutes per day. BBM customers collectively send and receive more than 10 billion messages each day, nearly twice as many messages per user per day as compared to other mobile messaging apps.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

New Apple iPhone 5S & 5C. Which one to buy?

Apple is launching two new iPhones, the Iphone 5C and the Iphone 5S, and the big question for many is going to be which is worth their hard-earned money. Both present attractive packages, but is there a strong reason to choose one over the other? Here’s a breakdown of the main considerations for those facing that choice.


The iPhone 5s improves the smartphone camera experience enough to make this a key point in its favor. While all flash photography that doesn’t involve expensive umbrellas, off-camera units and softboxes is inherently evil, the 5s True Tone flash really is loads better than the one in the 5c.

Flash aside, the 5s camera sensor and lens assembly is much better, and the processor means faster autofocus and faster shutter activation. Slo-mo video and burst mode are also big positives in favor of the iPhone 5s. If you’re really into mobile photography (or any kind of photography), the iPhone 5s is worth the premium.


For the money, Apple’s iPhone 5c is a very capable device. It’s cheaper than the 5s at equivalent storage sizes, and it’s not missing too many tricks at the moment compared to the 5s, besides the camera features mentioned above, and the secret payload of the A7 and M7 processing components.

The iPhone 5c’s design is surprisingly appealing, and were the 5s available in both finishes, One would be hard-pressed to choose one over the other. Basically, if you’re currently happy with an iPhone 5, 4S or 4 but are looking for a change or have an upgrade coming, but aren’t overly concerned with being cutting edge, the 5c is the phone to get.


The 5s has a secret payload, as mentioned above, which is built-in to the A7 system-on-a-chip and M7 motion coprocessor. App developers will start designing software intended specifically to leverage the A7′s 64-bit processing power, and power-saving/motion tracking features made possible with the M7. If you want to make sure you have hardware that can take full advantage when these titles start to hit, you’ll need the iPhone 5s.

Ultimately the phone that’s right for you is the one that holds the most appeal to you personally. There’s nothing wrong with that, but Apple’s new strategy of releasing two new iPhone devices means a lot more people will be trying to make up their minds between them. Hopefully the considerations above help that decision

Disclaimer: Courtesy of all images : Google Images.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Totally Digitized! - By the Reliance Digital Experience!

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As the name suggests, I am all about technology and Autos. Technology, it not only my interest, its my passion, a driving force and a motivation in my life. I cannot imagine a day in my life without having a dose of my "technological feed".

It is practically impossible to quantify what technology has given us.

Today, at a touch of a button (rather touch of a screen :-P) we transfer money from one end of the world to another, make phone calls, pay bills, book movie tickets, pay tax, read e-books and the list goes on. It is a well accepted fact that our lives before a rough 10 years weren't as simple and aided with technology as it is today.

We have reached times when the capabilities of a handheld device like a mobile phone or a tablet/ipad are brushing shoulders with high end laptops and personal computers. Multi-core processing chips, Retina/Super AMOLED Displays, 3G, LTE were all a dream years back. 

On this note, lets celebrate technology and thank inventors, developers and marketers to bring all this in the hands of the consumer.

Reliance has given us one more reason to celebrate technology...Reliance Digital - Happiness in store.

What better place than this to talk about a "Digital Store".

Lets get started. 

Saturday evening I visited a Reliance Digital store at Times Square, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E) with a friend. as we entered the store, I felt something different. It was not the usual get-in-get-out feeling. As we entered the store, we felt a warm welcoming gesture from the from the personnel and (as metaphoric as it may sound) from the store by itself. 

I met the manager of the store, who in spite in his busy hour, greeted us and asked us to spend as much time as we needed in the store. The executives were helpful too. 

For me, entering an appliance retail store is like a kid entering a toy store. I can never get enough of it. I wanted to scan through each and every department and every appliance displayed in the store. Surprisingly, my friend (who is not so much of a technology person) also seemed quite interested in the gadgets I was showing her. That's when I realized how important hospitality and planning actually is. It actually makes a total "technology virgin" (pardon me those who are) interested in it. The Store's ambience and aura attracted not only my friend but many others. 

Speaking of  the Hospitality, The executives and sales persons were courteous and gentle in their approach. They were good with their words and did put forth their helping hand when the customer seems to be in a dilemma. Every person in the store was aware of all information about the department they were handling. I can say this since I have a bad habit of testing people's knowledge about technology, specially of the people closely associated with it. Not only did they help, but they made suggestions about a better product based on your needs. This depicts that the personnel working there is well trained.

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The Store has a good collection of appliances viz. Mobile Phones, Computers, Televisions and Audio, Cameras, Home Appliances, Kitchen Appliances, Gaming Devices and Accessories like pen drives, headsets, chargers, batteries etc. You name it, they have it. 

Also to mention that all the devices, gadgets, appliances are very competitively priced. It has different sections for different categories of appliances. With more than 14 stores spread out in Mumbai itself, it is accessible to almost every class of consumer and is definitely a better alternative than other stores.

Not only is this an appliance store, it is a one stop solution to all your home and office needs. With that note, it is apt to say that the overall experience of the store has been extraordinary. I was more than satisfied with the service provided at the store and would surely recommend it to others.

Way to Go "Reliance Digital Store". I did find "Happiness in Store"!

For more information about Reliance Digital Store, Click on the link below:-

This post is exclusively written for Indiblogger's "Reliance Digital - Happiness in Store" Experience.


Saturday, 8 June 2013

WeChat with Anyone, Anywhere!

Browsing through my e-mails, I read about this extremely crazy but different contest, We chat with anyone, anywhere! So basically I gotta imagine If I could connect with 5 or more people in a We Chat group - who would they be, and why? What would I talk about?

Sounds interesting, lets do it, here we go!

Before we start, you guys should check out WeChats you tube channel.

Visit We Chats Youtube Channel

Firstly the five people I would like to connect to would be:-

1. Albert Einstein

2. Amitabh Bachchan

3. Mukesh Ambani

4. Sachin Tendulkar

5. Arnab Goswami

6. And me of course! (Jigar Dhanani)

Wondering why I chose them? Coz it'd be fun to know how would different people from completely different streams communicate amongst themselves!
1. Science
2. Bollywood
3. Business
4. Sports
5. Journalism

Here's me adding all these great people on We Chat group! 

Albert Einstien: Who woke me up from my deep thoughts I was having about secrets of the universe!

Amitabh Bachchan: Namashkaar Shubharambh! Welcome to the chat Mr. Einstien! 

Mukesh Ambani: Kem Cho! Was signing a deal with Anil..

Sachin Tendulkar: Aila! Too tired after the IPL. 

Arnab Goswami: Let's call the group  "Frankly Chatting with Arnab"!

As Mr. Goswami realises its a great chance to interview all great people at once, he doesn't waste much time and starts asking questions in his loud and clear voice: 

Arnab Goswami: So Mr. Einstien, tell us something about your newest inventions and theories you've been working on lately.

Albert Einstien: Arnab, I'm working on an invention which wil make Time Travelling a reality! 

Mukesh Ambani: Shu waat che, I wana go to the future and see if the deal that I've entered into will be successful. Albert Bhai, devana ketla!

Amitabh Bachchan: Ye toh bade Kaam ki cheez hai ! Haien!

Sachin Tendulkar: Aila! Time Travel! I think I know what it feels like!

Albert Einstien: :-P

This post is a part of Indiblogger's "WeChat, the new way to connect" Contest

Disclaimer: All image courtesy: Google Images. This conversation is only fictional and  does not express the thoughts of any person, living or dead. All humor in good faith. Everything contained in this post or this blog is without meaning any offence to any such person.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Xtreme Drive - Safari Storme

Tata motors along with Indiblogger conducted an event called Extreme Drive to promote their brand new SUV Safari Storme.

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Launched in 2012, the Tata Safari Storme may very well look like the previous generation Safari DiCOR, but underneath the sheet metal the Safari Storme shares its underpinnings with the Aria which means a monocoque chassis for better rigidity and body control along with a lighter kerb weight.

In an attempt to distinguish the Safari Storme from its predecessor and showcase its off-road credentials, Tata hosted its ‘Xtreme Drive’ platform for the people of Mumbai. Xtreme Drive allows customers and enthusiasts alike a chance to experience the off-road capabilities of the Safari Storme on specially designed off-road tracks that consists of various obstacles such as See-Saw, Bumble Bee, Bat Flight, Dwindler, and Rumblers.

The Tata Safari Storme is a go-anywhere vehicle, a combination of technology, performance, style and comfort, and is ideal for today's motorists. Through Xtreme Drive, Tata Motors hope to give customers and enthusiast alike, an experience of what this Real SUV is capable of, in their own vicinity.

The Tata Safari is powered by a refined 2.2 litre VariCOR diesel engine that develops 140PS of power and 320Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and the 4x4 system on the Safari Storme can be operated electronically on the go. Priced between Rs 10.28 lakh and Rs 14.12 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) the Tata Safari Storme takes on the likes of the XUV5OO and others in its class.

Monday, 27 May 2013

LG officially launches Nexus 4 in India for Rs. 25,999

The Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7-inch screen with 768x1280 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB RAM and runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. The Nexus 4 doesn't feature any expansion slot.

Google Nexus devices are loved by people who prefer the 'stock' Android experience (free of any third-party skins or apps) and availability of software updates as and when they are released by Google. Google collaborates with a manufacturer to produce these devices, like Samsung (for the previous version of the nexus device, the Samsing Galaxy Nexus)

Google Nexus 4 was first announced in October 2012 and went on sale on November 13, 2012.

The Nexus 4 is a Killer Smartphone, here's why!


4.7-inch 768x1280 pixel resolution (320 ppi)
1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
16GB internal storage (non-expandable)
8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera
Micro-USB, SlimPort HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth
Wireless charging
Microphone, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Barometer, GPS
GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
HSPA+ 21
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
2,100mAh Lithium polymer battery
133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm

So if you are a nexus fan an like stock android experience, this ones for you. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ouch!! Blackberry Z10 for Rs. 43,490/-. Tweeters not so happy!

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Yea you heard it right. The newbie from Blackberry is launched in India for Rs. 43,490/-. You can surely brag about it launching in India before it launched in the US but at this price, only a handful of people would want to go for the device.

Twitter users in the country expressed amusement and anger at the sky-high price tag of Rs 43,490 for the phone and made several funny statements on the public forum.

Here are some interesting ones

‏@Craftpenter: Rs 43,490 for a Blackberry! Woohooo. Sell kindey for 50k. Buy it. And then the rest are for BBM and Internet expenses.

@VarunVandi: #Z10 for Rs 43,490 ... I think they're selling it by the kilo.. #BeingRippedOff !

@trickstreasure: Rs 43,490 for a Blackberry is like releasing a Tusshar Kapoor movie in an IMAX theatre.....and then setting the ticket prices at Rs 1500.

@womaniya_salia: "I went with Rs 43,490 in my pocket by bus to purchase Blackberry 10 today... Came back on new Bike, with some savings. #Win"

@Abhijaykapoor: A book soon going to release, A monk who sold his BlackBerry. Rs.43,490

@fakingnews: Lava mobiles showroom costs Rs 43,490

@GappistanRadio: Don't get scared after noticing the twitter trends. Rs 43,490 is the price of new BlackBerry phone and not a new petrol hike..

@GhantaBabaJiKa: BlackBerry Z10 for Rs 43,490 giving tuff competition to bajaj discover, splendor and passion..... 2 minutes silence for them

@asarode: BlackBerry for Rs 43,490 RGV can make 3 movies in that budget.

@ravibudania: BlackBerry Z10 for Rs 43,490 With tagline "kya aap c*&^%ye hain"

@Ohmmeee: #BB10 phone launched in India at Rs 43,490. It has this remarkable feature where friends laugh at you if you still have a Blackberry. :P"

(Tweet Source: Twitter)