Recently, Panasonic announced its latest Toughbook H1 that has been specially developed for health environments. Basically the low power Intel Atom processor is incorporated by this rugged mobile clinical assistant (MCA). The latest Panasonic Toughbok H1 aims at redefining performance and functionality for the MCA category via offering six long hours of battery life, dual hot swappable batteries, screen that can be viewed in daylight and integrated Gobi technology.
Dell Inspiron Mini 12 was launched on Sunday. According to Dell, Inspiron 12 will be available in the U.S. by mid- November.
Inspiron Mini 12 is the first notebook that has a 12 – inch screen. The newest model from Dell with competer with 10 inches notebooks by Lenovo, IdeaPAd S10 and MSI Wind. The resolution of the screen would be 1,280 by 800. It is shaped like a wedge, 9 by 11.8 by 0.92 inches.
Recently, the upgrades for Photoshop Lightroom and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in were released by Adobe. As of now, both of these upgrades are available as free upgrades for Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 users.
These releases offer added raw file support for 15 digital cameras that include names like the Nikon D90, Nikon D700, Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 1000D.
In the latest move to grab more market share during the festive season, Canon India released its latest PowerShot A 1000 IS camera, that is 20% smaller in size than the older cameras by Canon. The stylish and compact camera would provide users with more functions and mobility.
A lens with 4x zoom, 2.5-inch wide LCD and a special high-end photographic control for point-and-shoot capability are supported by the Canon A 1000 IS camera.
Recently, Nokia revealed its plans to release a novel and extraordinary handset titled Nokia 2228. This handset is equipped with some unique features, is a perfect combo of slim 12 mm compact design and ultra light weight, and is meant for those, who want style as well as functionality.
It has been learnt that Nokia 2228 would be launched in selected CDMA market in the Q4 of 2008.
The Indian mobile and PDA market, which is witnessing a big revolution with new technological gadgets coming everyday, yet sees the arrival of the new P552w PDA phone by Asus that is equipped with the novel touch-responsive user interface called Glide, which let the users navigate and perform tasks on a mobile phone without any effort.
This innovative high functional mobile, which comes packed with a 624MHz processor, 3.5G HSDPA connectivity, GPS and seamless Google integration, is basically aimed at tech-savvy professionals.
Medialets, a mobile analytics and ad network firm, tracking the Android Market in its first day after launch and comparing it to Apple’s App Store, found a lot of similarities between the two. In fact, Android Market looks a lot like App Store in terms of Games, Multimedia and Lifestyle applications.
To tap rapidly growing entry level mobile handset market, Sony Ericsson has revealed its first “Made in India, Made for India mobile” phone, the R300 Radio phone.
The company’s latest step is an attempt to address the needs of its customers in tier 2 markets and provide them with an option to listen to their favorite show or live cricket commentary on the move.
According to the company, R300 is targeted at those customers who either don't want a phone with an MP3 player or can't afford one.
The Apple Inc.’s new iPhone, which was grabbed by iPhone fans during first couple of weeks of launch, has got into troubles due to Infineon chip used in the gadget. The agitated users are constantly asking Apple the reason behind all these errors.
According to a research report from Nomura, an Infineon chip could be responsible for the trouble being caused to the users. The users are encountering the problem of dropping of the calls suddenly and unknown internet links, which they are not aware of.
Private-sector lender Yes Bank has announced an increase in PLR by 50 bps effective August 1, 2008 and an increase in fixed deposit interest rates for tenors ranging from 6 months 1day to 2 years.
Under the revised rates, deposits for a tenor of 1 year and 1 day up to 18 months will earn a higher return of 10.00% p.a. (previously 9.75%) while Senior Citizens will earn an attractive return of 10.50% p.a. (previously 10.25%).
These fixed deposit interest rates are effective from August 1, 2008.
Sify Technologies will use RedMAX products for implementing WiMAX technology in India. Redline Communications is a major wireless and broadband player in the wireless technology market. Sify is a major internet and enterprise service provider in India.
Currently, Sify will use RedMAX products for internet services in Delhi and Mumbai. It is also planning to deliver business class services in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai using cutting edge WiMAX technology. The company is expected to achieve its target with in a year.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued the final guidelines for restructuring the cable TV industry, in order to provide digital signals to viewers, aimed at providing planned and better services and growth.
Recently, TRAI had issued draft recommendations on the same, and had sought industry inputs.
Firefox Web Browser was released in November 2004. Since then its popularity has been growing as it offered secured browing and many easy to use extensions. It was the first web browser which gave a tough competition to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
As per current stats, Mozilla is used by175 million people in more than 230 countries. It is available in 45 languages. The popularity of the browser can be estimated by the number its fans on popular social networking site Facebook. Its own fan page has 91,205 fans signed up and counting.
Japan's second-largest pharmaceutical drug manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo will buy out the entire promoter stake of 35% in India’s largest pharmaceutical company, Ranbaxy Laboratories at Rs 737 per share.
Daiichi Sankyo has informed that it has entered a binding deal to acquire the 35% stake of the Singh family having controlling stake in Ranbaxy. The price is at 31% premium to Tuesday's closing price of Ranbaxy’s listed shares.
Under the terms of the deal, Malvinder Singh, grandson of Ranbaxy founder Bhai Mohan Singh, will continue as CEO and managing director of the company.
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has informed that soon biometric smart Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards may be issued to reduce chances of duplication and to ensure better tax compliance.
The move to introduce new PAN cards has been prompted not just by recent incidents of issue of fake cards but also terrorism threat.
The Indian government fears that PAN cards could be an easy tool for terrorists to open bank accounts to finance their activities.
According to estimates, around 15 lakh of the total four crore PAN cards issued are duplicated by providing wrong information about their home address or even by furnishing ‘different names in the column of father’s name’ to get two or three PAN cards.
After the recent rise in real estate prices all over India, the reports are coming about rising rental prices in major industrial towns. A recent report about rental prices in New Delhi has shown a 13 percent rise in rental prices in year 2008.
Global real estate consulting company, Cushman & Wakefield has reported a rise of 7-13% in rental prices during the first quarter of current year. The demand is high and space for further development is limited. While in Gurgaon and Noida, the rentals have grown at 10-12 percent.
Aditya Birla Nuvo has informed that the company has forayed into apparel retail business with the launch of Peter England People, its first family store, at Mumbai.
The company plans to invest Rs 400 crore to open 80 Peter England People stores, spread across 10,000 -12,000 sq ft, in next five years. It would launch the brand in Bangalore by June this year and later in cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata by end of 2008.
Honda Siel Cars India has finally launched the 8th Generation Honda Accord in India, eight months after the global launch of the car. The new Accord comes with 80 mm more length and 25 mm more width, with 8% improvement in fuel efficiency. The Honda Accord is the only car in its segment to be equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission and manual transmission with a unique 'paddle shift' option which could be operated using F1-racing inspired paddle switches.
The heart of the Honda Accord is the advanced 2.4l i-VTEC engine that delivers a power of 180 PS which is more than the outgoing Accord. For safety, the car has 6 air bags with Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body.
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s Reliance Communications, country's largest integrated telecommunications service provider, and Alcatel – Lucent, well-known telecom equipment providers, have formed a global joint venture.
The JV Company will manage telecom network services. The deal is estimated at over 400 million dollar.
Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent and RCom would form a joint venture company and the network management services would be outsourced to that JV firm.
Chennai-based business conglomerate Murugappa Group intends to spend Rs 1,300 crore on capacity expansions in 2008-09. The proposed investments are more than twice compared to last year (Rs 580 crore).
The group, in a statement revealed that it will invest Rs 350 crore in EID Parry’s Greenfield sugar refinery, coming up at Kakinada SEZ. The refinery is coming up under a joint venture with Cargill, in which the Mugurappa group owns 51 per cent.
The group will also invest Rs 250 crore in EID Parry’s distillery unit, coming up at Sivaganga.
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