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KYOCERA launches ultra-tough 'TORQUE X01' phone

KYOCERA launches ultra-tough 'TORQUE X01' phone

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 : Kyocera Corporation has announced the release of TORQUE® X01, a rugged feature phone for Japanese service provider KDDI Corporation.

The TORQUE X01 is the latest in Kyocera's international portfolio of rugged devices that offers ultimate toughness. The 4G LTETM device is compliant with 18 categories of military standard 810G durability testing, as defined by the United States Department of Defense.

It is also certified as IPX5/IPX8 waterproof and IP6X dustproof, and has additionally passed a proprietary Kyocera drop test from a height of 1.8 meters onto a steel plate and concrete.

HTC launches U Series of smartphones

HTC launches U Series of smartphones

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 22 : HTC Corporation, a leading innovator in mobile and virtual reality technology, unveiled the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play smartphones in the Indian market, on Tuesday.

The Phones embody everything that is brilliant, unique, sophisticated and a reflection of everything that is beautiful. Both the smartphones come with beautifully 3D contoured, liquid surface, adaptive HTC U sonic technology for personalised hearing and a unique combination of MegaPixel and UltraPixel camera technology on the front to provide vivid light, color and detail.

Casio launches keyboard series for professional musicians at Rs. 50,000

Casio launches keyboard series for professional musicians at Rs. 50,000

New Delhi[India], Nov. 16 : Casio India has announced the launch of its MZ series targeting groups like performing/studio musicians and music examination students/teachers looking for a premium keyboard

Customers can avail the newly launched MZ-X500 at Rs. 65,000 and MZ-X300 at Rs. 50,000.

The new MZ-X series is the evolutionary successor to Casio's powerful MZ-2000 Series instruments.

It is the most ambitious keyboard from Casio and will jump-start the performing musicians' creativity with its authentic sound, intuitive Color Touch Interface, and extensive control.

The series of Keyboards developed by Casio would feature two models, MZ-X500 (Body Color: Blue) and MZ-X300 (Body Color: Black).

LinkedIn launches new app to help users know co-workers better

LinkedIn launches new app to help users know co-workers better

A new standalone iOS app from LinkedIn will help users know about their co-workers better. The aim behind developing the app named LinkedIn Lookup is to allow users to have better information of co-workers, either who work in the same organization or users with a specific set of responsibilities and skills.

The inspiration for developing the app came from the company's research that found only 38% of users who were polled were satisfied with their company's internal tools when it came to look for information about their coworkers.

Image of ‘Plus’ version of Samsung's S6 Edge shown on Twitter

Image of ‘Plus’ version of Samsung's S6 Edge shown on Twitter

An image of new, ‘Plus’ version of Samsung's S6 Edge handset has been shown on Twitter. It seems that it may have a display between 5.5 and 5.7 inches, however the industrial design is almost the same.

The famous account @OnLeaks, which is also considered reliable, shows the device that is both taller and wider compared to the original S6 Edge. From dimensions released alongside the shot, it seems that it is 154.45 millimeters by 75.80 millimeters and 6.85 millimeters thick.

Some minor changes have been introduced in the larger handset. In this model, the bottom microphone has been swapped to the opposite side, and it appears that the volume buttons are slightly at different position.

Blackberry in Collaboration with IBM and Samsung launches ‘Secutablet’

Blackberry in Collaboration with IBM and Samsung launches ‘Secutablet’

Secusmart, a Blackberry-owned company, has recently partnered with IBM and Samsung in order to create a new, secure tablet. The tablet, named Secutablet, is based on the Samsung galaxy 10.5 and runs on Samsung hardware, the firm revealed.

Secusmart further said that the additional security offered by the new tablet aims at businesses and governments. But it said that some less protected social media and video platforms can also be used on the device.

The Secutablet which is also compatible with Blackberry 10 is presently undergoing security certification at the German Federal Office for Information Security. Also, IBM's app wrapping technology has provided the new tablet with extra layers of security.

Hyundai launches updated version of mid-sized sedan Verna

Hyundai Motor India Ltd Managing Director and CEO B S Seo

New Delhi - Seeking to regain its lost market share in the mid-sized sedan segment, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) today launched an updated version of Verna, priced between Rs 7.74 lakh and Rs 12.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The model, which competes with Honday City and Maruti Ciaz, will be available in both petrol and diesel options and have ten variants.

"The world sedan will further strengthen our line up in the sedan segment," Hyundai Motor India Ltd Managing Director and CEO B S Seo told reporters here.

The Hyundai Verna has sold over 2.3 million units globally, he added.

Beginning with a substantial share in the mid-sized sedan segment, Verna had started losing out to rivals.

HTC may unveil two new phones on March 1st at Mobile World Congress trade show

htcWashington, Jan 29 - HTC is likely to announce two new phones at the company's press event on March 1st at the Mobile World Congress trade show.

According to the Verge, a new image posted by Evan Blass to his Twitter account shows two new, never-before-seen HTC smartphones that have similar design traits to other recent phones from the company.

The image suggests that the new devices will have metal chassis, center-mounted front cameras, and HTC's signature front-facing BoomSound speakers.

One of the devices seems to have a fingerprint scanner below the HTC logo.

HTC to launch next One smartphone on 1st March

HTCWashington, Jan 17 - HTC has announced the date of launch for its next One flagship smartphone as March 1st, sending out invitations for its big event at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

According to the Verge, HTC is the first among all major Android smartphone makers to announce a date for its next launch.

However, the Taiwanese company has not disclosed further information except the launch date.

The current flagship device One M8 was launched in March last year that marked a change for the company in its retail availability.

Audi launches premium sports car R8 LMX priced at Rs 2.97 cr

New Delhi - German luxury car maker Audi on Thursday launched the limited edition sports car 'Audi R8 LMX' in India priced at Rs 2.97 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

Claiming that Audi R8 LMX is the the first production car with laser high beam lighting in India, the company said its production run is limited to only 99 vehicles globally.

Highlighting the significance of the new lighting technology, the company said the laser spot offer a higher range of visibility enhancing the safety aspect. The lights are activated at a speed of 60 kmph and above. The laser light spots one laser module per headlight generates a cone of light with twice the range of the all-LED headlight.

Microsoft to give Lumia 830, 930 'lustrous' makeover in upcoming special edition productline

Lumia smartphonesWashington, Jan 09 - Microsoft has reportedly announced two new special editions of its Lumia 830 and 930 smartphones which offer the same specifications as its predecessor but comes with the traditional bold colours replaced with black and white backs and an "anodized gold" finish.

Although Microsoft has been quite late in joining the gold trend, yet it has pulled off an impressive trick by providing the two devices a lustrous makeover without making them look tacky, reported The Verge.

Nissan announces pre-bookings of Datsun GO+ in India

New Delhi - Japanese car maker Nissan on Friday announced the start of pre-bookings of its soon-to-be-launched compact multi purpose vehicle 'Datsun GO+' in India.

The Datsun GO+, which was first previewed at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, will be available for pre-booking between January 3-14, Nissan India said in a statement.

"Prospective customers can now pre-book their Datsun GO+ with a fully refundable amount of Rs 11,000 at any Nissan dealership across India," it added.

The Datsun GO+ is India's first sub-4 meter compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).

Google Nexus 6 to be available from today for Rs 43,999

New Delhi - Google Tuesday launched the Nexus 6 smartphone which will be available from Wednesday at a premium price of Rs 43,999 in the country.

The company launched the smartphone as part of its great online shopping festival (GOSF), that will take place from December 10-12.

Apart from Nexus 6, Google launched Chromecast for Rs 2,999 and introduced some other products of companies like Lenovo, Asian Paints, Tata Housing and Van Heusen for GOSF.

OnePlus One with 64GB memory launched at Rs 21,999

New Delhi - Bullish on the multi-billion dollar opportunity in the Indian smartphone segment, Chinese handset maker OnePlus on Tuesday said it expects India to become its biggest market in the next few months.

At present, China is the biggest market for OnePlus, which announced its foray into India Tuesday with the launch of its 'One' smartphone at Rs 21,999.

"In the next few months, we expect India to be our biggest market, it will overtake China," OnePlus India General Manager Vikas Agarwal said.

Microsoft launches Nokia 130 in India for Rs 1,649

New Delhi - Microsoft Devices Monday launched entry level dual-sim mobile phone 'Nokia 130', having built-in music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge, for Rs 1,649 in India.

"The Nokia 130 is a perfect device for consumers who are looking for their first mobile phone, or for those looking for a rock-solid backup phone to use alongside their smartphone," Nokia India Sales Marketing Director Raghuvesh Sarup said in a statement.

Nokia India Sales is subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Oy.

LG launches Bello smartphone for Rs 18,500

New Delhi - South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics on Tuesday launched a smartphone under its L series, Bello, priced at Rs 18,500 in India.

LG L Bello is a mid-tier smartphone, which has been developed as an affordable yet powerful alternative to its G3 flagship handset, the firm said in a statement.

The handset features a 5-inch IPS display with 2,540 mAh battery combined with 1.3 GHz quad core processor. It has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, it added.

The Android KitKat-powered smartphone has a 8 megapixel rear camera with powerful features, including Touch and Shoot whereby one can simply touch anywhere on the screen, focus and get instant shots.

Now, click pictures on-the-go with HTC's new 'Re Camera'

htc re cameraWashington, Oct 9 - HTC on Wednesday announced a new digital camera called the Re Camera, which pairs to iOS or Android smartphones to make it easier to click pictures on-the-go.

The Re Camera isn't supposed to be an extreme sports action camera and is for people that are just living normal lives, HTC said.

Priced at 199.99 dollars, the Re Camera is a handy device which is shaped like the English alphabet 'J', has a minimalist design, a button on the front and a one on the back, and a couple of LED indicator lights, The Verge reported.

However, there's no viewfinder, no display, and no graphical user interface.

Hero MotoCorp launches two bikes priced up to Rs 51,550

New Delhi - Country's leading two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp on Wednesday launched two new products in the market to cash-in on the festive season.

The company launched 100 cc Splendor Pro Classic, which has a cafe racer styling, priced at Rs 48,650 (ex-showroom Delhi) and another 100 cc on-road-off-road bike Passion Pro TR at Rs 51,550 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Commenting on the launches, the company said: "Having kicked-off the festive season with record 6-lakh plus sales in September, Hero MotoCorp has lined-up a slew of new products, including refreshes and variants in the festive season."

Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz at Rs 6.99 lakh onwards

Gurgaon - Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Monday launched mid-sized sedan Ciaz with an introductory price starting at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The petrol variants of the sedan are priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.34 lakh while the diesel variants are priced between Rs 8.04 lakh and Rs 9.8 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom Delhi).

"Millions of Indians have enjoyed Maruti cars for years. These customers are looking to upgrade to mid-sized sedans. Ciaz is for them, " MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here.

He added that the company has been able to achieve localisation content of 98 percent for the car.

General Motors launches new SAIL compact, SAIL sedan

General-Motors-SAILNew Delhi - General Motors India today launched the new Chevrolet SAIL hatchback and sedan priced between Rs 4.41 lakh and Rs 7.64 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The new SAIL hatchback is priced between Rs 4.41 and Rs 6.81 lakh and the SAIL sedan is priced between Rs 5.19 and Rs 7.64 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the company said in a statement.

Both the models are available in diesel and petrol options. The diesel option is powered by a 1.3 litre engine, while the petrol has a 1.2 litre engine.

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