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Intex launches Power HD with 4000mAh battery, HD display, Android Kitkat for Rs 9,444

Intex has launched Intex Power HD, a successor to its handset Power launched in December, for just Rs 9,444. The device is available at all Intex stores across India. Just like its predecessor, the Power HD also comes with a 4000 mAh battery, which the company claims to power the device with more than 20 hours of talktime and up to 500 hours on standby mode. The device's battery can [...]

Micromax allows installation of unwanted apps remotely

Micromax, the Indian handset maker, has added another way to provide bad service to its users. GSMArena reports that multiple Micromax users are finding new apps on their device that they didn't install themselves. This was reported by a reddit user couple of days ago, where his Micromax A093 Canvas Fire started installing apps without the user's consent. Turns out Micromax has replaced Google's Over-The-Air update service by FWUpgrade.apk from [...]

Micromax to launch its Cyanogen powered ‘Yu’ smartphones on December 18

Micromax has started sending out invites for its upcoming event, which according to the invite will take place on December 18. Last month, Micromax had announced that it will launch a new mobile device brand called 'Yu', whose handsets will be sold online, following the latest trend of Chinese handset makers like Xiaomi and OnePlus. The reason Micromax wants to try out the online model is understandable. As a company, it can cut costs [...]

Google Chromecast launched in India for Rs. 2,999 on the eve of GOSF 2014

Yesterday, Google launched the Motorola Nexus 6 and the HTC Nexus 9 in India. Today, Google has announced that the Chromecast is now officially available in India on the eve of GOSF 2014, the yearly online shopping festival in India organised by Google. Google has partnered with the e-retail giant Snapdeal and Airtel to being the Chromecast to India at a price of Rs. 2,999. The Google Chromecast, which was launched 16 [...]

Google Nexus 9 16GB Wi-Fi variant now available on Amazon

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, which went on sale in October on Google Play store, is now available on Amazon for purchase. The 16GB WiFi Indigo black variant is priced at Rs 28,900. However, it's not clear whether the LTE version will also available. The Nexus 9 32GB LTE version is currently priced at Rs 44,900 on the Google Play Store. There's no difference in pricing of both the variants listed on [...]

OnePlus One users in India won’t receive updates from Cyanogen; company plans to make its own software

OnePlus One is about to launch in India on December 2 via Amazon but it has been greeted with a bad news today. Cyanogen has announced on its blog that it has inked a deal with Micromax, in which, it will provide software Cyanogen OS to Micromax's YU brand of smartphones exclusively. This came as a shock to OnePlus and OnePlus One users in India, as the device won't receive [...]

Would you buy a Microsoft Lumia smartphone?

Microsoft has unveiled new branding for its smartphone line-up - Microsoft Lumia, transitioning from Nokia Lumia. This means that Microsoft brand name will be featured prominently on front and back of the device. As a part of the re-branding, the websites and social media pages have already been moved to Microsoft's mobile pages. It should be noted that Microsoft took 18 months to make the transition, according to the acquisition agreement [...]

Oppo N3 to feature a fingerprint sensor on its back

Oppo has released a new teaser image of the its upcoming flagship device, the Oppo N3. The teaser image indicates that the device might have a fingerprint sensor at its rear end. That said, the teaser image, which was posted on the company's Facebook page, highlights the device's precision optics. As of now it's unclear how the company plans to take advantage of the device's fingerprint scanner - whether it is to [...]

Review: Tenda N150, Ultra Affordable Wireless router priced at just Rs 660

The WiFi router is a quintessential piece of puzzle when it comes to Internet connectivity. Major chunk of people opt for a broadband connection and pair it with a WiFi router which will let everyone in the home connect to the network through WiFi enabled devices and save on their carrier based data packs. I have been using G Broadband in Bengaluru and I have a direct LAN cable coming [...]

IFA 2014: Which smartwatch did you like the most?

At the IFA 2014 event which was held in Berlin, all the big name brands including Samsung, Motorola, Sony, LG and Asus have announced their smartwatches. HTC was the only known brand who did not have a smartwatch to show off during the event. Here is a technical specification comparison of Samsung Gear S, Motorola Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3, LG G Watch R and Asus ZenWatch which were announced last [...]

Binatone launches 3G SIM Based Mifi Router with Turbo Power Bank (5000 mAh) at Rs. 4995

BINATONE has now launched “3G SIM Based Mifi Router with Turbo Power Bank (5000 mAh)”.  Which can create a Wi-Fi hotspot for upto 10 users at a time also has a built-in SD card reader upto 32 GB for Wireless Files Sharing. The Auto APN function offers hassle free plug n play feature where in a 3G SIM card from any service provider is automatically configured. It offers download speed [...]

Netgear launches Nighthawk X6 wireless router with 3.2Gbps transfer speed

It is very rare when we report about wireless routers but I thought it would be good to write about this product. Netgear has recently launched a cool new wireless router named as Nighthawk X6 R8000 which is an industry first tri-band router with a data transfer speed of 3.2 Gbps (intranet). The Nighthawk X6 operates on two 5GHz bands and one 2.4GHz band simultaneously. Netgear has used its proprietary [...]

Forbes hints about compatibility and features of Microsoft’s smartwatch

We've been hearing about Microsoft coming up with their own smartwatch but no one had the details of what features it could have. According to Forbes, which has come up with some details about Microsoft's upcoming smartwatch, it would be feature a touchscreen and will be compatible with all the major smartphone platforms; iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Other features include an ability to continuously keep track of user's heart rate and can [...]

More than 8.8 million Sony Xperia smartphones were sold in Q1, 2014

Sony has announced its sales numbers for fiscal year 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014) today. Sony has reported sales of $75.4 billion with an operating income of $257 million, thanks to strong sales of PlayStation 4 and Xperia line-up of Android smartphones. Sony stated 8.8 million smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2014, which is higher than smartphone sales in the same quarter last year. Sony Mobile expects sales [...]

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