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Zen Mobile launches its Android phone at Rs 4,999

Zen Mobile launches its Android phone at Rs 4,999Indian mobile phone maker, Zen Mobile has announced the launch of its first Android powered mobile phone device in the Indian market.

The company launched its Zen Ultraphone U1 dual SIM phone in the Indian market. The device is powered by Android 2.3 and comes with a 1 GHz processor. The phone has a 3.5 inch HVGA (480x320 pixel) capacitive touchscreen and a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash.

Tablet options galore this holiday season

Tablet options galore this holiday seasonThere is an over-abundance of tablet options this holiday season; with Apple's market-leading iPad, and its latest iPad Mini version, set to witness fierce competition from some of the other attractive tablets, including Amazon's Kindle Fire and Fire HD; Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and HD+; Google's Samsung-manufactured Nexus 10 and Asus-manufactured Nexus 7; and Microsoft's Surface tablet, among others.

LTE-enabled iPad Mini and fourth-gen iPad now available in stores

LTE-enabled iPad Mini and fourth-gen iPad now available in storesIn an indication that Apple's LTE-enabled iPad Mini and its fourth-generation iPad have hit some carrier stores, AT&T and Sprint said in a Friday announcement that they are now carrying both the devices.

Though Verizon has still to announce the availability of the two new Apple devices, it was being speculated that the carrier - as well as Apple Stores - will also start carrying both the tablets in its stores on Friday. The Verizon website already shows the devices available for immediate shipping.

New York Post: 3,600 iPad Mini units, worth $1.5mn, stolen from JFK airport

New York Post: 3,600 iPad Mini units, worth $1.5mn, stolen from JFK airportAccording to a New York Post report, 3,600 units of Apple's new iPad Mini tablet have been stolen from the cargo storage area of New York's John F. Kennedy (JKF) International Airport. The total value of the stolen devices was approximately $1.5 million.

HTC Windows Phone 8X: ET Review

HTC Windows Phone 8X: ET ReviewThe recently released 8X smartphone is HTC's latest flagship device for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform.

The 8X features a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen, which is covered with ultra-tough Gorilla Glass 2. The screen delivers a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. It is the highest pixel density being offered by any smartphone. Thus, it beats even the retina display of the iPhone 5. However, the 8X could not beat the iPhone when it comes to sharpness, black levels, viewing angles and colours.

Motorola starts rolling out Android ‘Jelly Bean’ upgrade for Droid Razr M

Motorola starts rolling out Android ‘Jelly Bean’ upgrade for Droid Razr M In a Friday disclosure, via an update on its Twitter account, Motorola said that it has started the rollout of the latest version of Google's popular Android mobile OS - the Android 4.1 `Jelly Bean' version - to the Droid Razr M handset.

B&N starts shipping $199 Nook HD tablet; reduces cost of last year Nook tablet models

B&N starts shipping $199 Nook HD tablet; reduces cost of last year Nook tablet models With the shipments of the new Barnes & Noble (B&N) $199 Nook HD tablet having already begun, the cost of the last-year-released Nook Tablets models have been reduced by the company.

The price markdown on the 2011 Nook Tablet versions by B&N has brought down the cost of the entry-level Nook Color to $139; while the cost of the 8GB and 16GB versions of the Nook Tablet have been lowered to $159 and $179 respectively.

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou says coping with iPhone demand is difficult

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou says coping with iPhone demand is difficultAccording to a Reuters report, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told the media after a Wednesday business forum that coping with the overwhelming demand for the popular Apple iPhones was becoming increasing difficult for the company’s flagship iPhone- and iPad-assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, which is the main listed entity of the parent Foxconn Technology Group.

IHS iSuppli: Microsoft's Surface more lucrative to produce than Apple's iPad

IHS iSuppli: Microsoft's Surface more lucrative to produce than Apple's iPadAccording to new statistics released by tech research firm IHS iSuppli, Microsoft's own-branded Windows-based Surface tablet is apparently a much more lucrative device to produce, as compared to the Apple iPad.

As per the figures shared by IHS iSuppli, the production cost of the $599-priced model of the Surface tablet is only $284; which means that nearly 53 percent of the device's production cost is profit.

IHS iSuppli teardown shows entry-level iPad Mini costs only $188 to produce

IHS iSuppli teardown shows entry-level iPad Mini costs only $188 to produceAccording to a recently-released `iPad Mini teardown' report by IHS iSuppli, an analysis of the internal components used in Apple's new smaller tablet has revealed that the production cost of the entry-level version of the tablet is approximately $188.

Sony’s PS3 console may be ‘officially’ available in China in near future

Sony’s PS3 console may be ‘officially’ available in China in near futureWith China having banned game consoles in the country way back in 2000, the situation is apparently set for a change in the near future, with some reports revealing that Sony's PlayStation 3 is seemingly on the cards for the Chinese market.

Apple’s Philip Schiller confirms that iPad Mini’s speakers are “stereo”

Apple’s Philip Schiller confirms that iPad Mini’s speakers are “stereo”In its announcement of the iPad Mini tablet earlier this month, Apple did not make any official confirmation about the audio of the device, despite the fact that the rumors which have been circulating of late hint at the tablet having dual speakers.

With Apple refraining from letting out any details on whether the iPad Mini had single or stereo speakers, the ambiguity about the tablet's audio increased further when the Apple website simply listed that the device has a built-in speaker.

Game-centric Wikipad tablet hit by delay on October 31 launch day

Game-centric Wikipad tablet hit by delay on October 31 launch dayThe scheduled October 31 launch of the game-centric Wikipad Android tablet has been delayed indefinitely by the developers, apparently for making some final changes to the Wikipad bundle which will be offered at the tablet's release.

Images of much-rumored 13" Retina MacBook Pro leaked

Images of much-rumored 13" Retina MacBook Pro leakedA few days ahead of Apple's October 23 scheduled media event, Chinese language forum Weiphone has recently leaked new images which supposedly are of the still-to-be-released 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

The Weiphone-leaked images, via MacRumors, point to the battery cell as well as external connectivity ports - including an SD card reader, two Thunderbolt ports, and HDMI output - of the Retina display-equipped MacBook Pro 13-inch version.

Microsoft’s lowest-priced Surface RT tablet sold out

Microsoft’s lowest-priced Surface RT tablet sold outWithin a day of the October 16 opening up of the pre-orders for Microsoft `Surface' Windows RT tablet, the company has revealed that it has run out of its initial supply of the low-end, Touch Cover-less, 32GB model of Surface RT.

Beats Electronics launches all-new pill-shaped portable speaker

Beats Electronics launches all-new pill-shaped portable speakerAn all-new portable speaker system - dubbed `Beats Pill' - was launched by high-end headphone firm Beats Electronics on Tuesday; and can now be purchased from the Beats Store, as well as through authorized Beats resellers. The retail cost of the speaker is $200.

With its size nearly the same as the Jawbone Jambox, the pill-shaped Beats Pill wireless speaker has four separate speakers; sports a range of 30 feet for changing music tracks wirelessly; and boasts compatibility with all Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad Twist convertible tablet

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad Twist convertible tabletLenovo has recently taken the veils off its Windows 8-based convertible tablet - dubbed ThinkPad Twist - which boasts a 12.5-inch screen that can be swiveled all the way around, and folded down to enable it work as a tablet.

Tablet vendors sell 0.55 million units in Apr-June quarter in India

Tablet vendors sell 0.55 million units in Apr-June quarter in IndiaTablet PC makers sold more than half a million units in India in the quarter through June this year, according to a fresh report by CyberMedia Research (CMR).

In its India Quarterly Media Tablet Market Review, CMR said that manufacturers sold 0.55 million tablets in April to June quarter of this year, as compared with 71,788 units in the corresponding period of previous year.

In the first quarter of 2012, the total sales stood at 0.34 million.

HTC announces new One X+

HTC announces new One X+Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC has announced a new version of its HTC One X smartphone called, the HTC One X+.

The device will be launched with the latest version of Google operating system, Jelly Bean or Android 4.1. The new model is a refreshed version of the original X, which was launched in April by the company.

HP unveils new business-centric ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet

HP unveils new business-centric ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tabletHewlett-Packard (HP) has recently unveiled its Windows 8-based ElitePad 900 tablet, which is essentially aimed at business users and will compete with a horde of other business-centric mobile devices in the coming months.




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