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HTC One Dual SIM with 3G GSM+CDMA coming to India for Rs. 48,490

The HTC One has proven to be quite a popular model for the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer and has got rave reviews across the internet including from us. The company is now all set to launch the coveted dual SIM model that also incorporates a micro SD card slot that has been missing from the single SIM international variant.

The handset supports both CDMA and GSMA networks on the first SIM card slot while the second will top off at EDGE speeds on GSM networks. The phone should have an MRP of Rs 49,500 though the MOP is expected to be around Rs. 48,490 :mad: . Other specifications remain the same with the only addition being the micro SD card slot hidden under the removable back shell.

Despite the removable back plate, the phone will not have a replaceable battery pack. The phone should be available widely in retail over the next few days. HTC is also expected to have a tie up with RCOM for the handset.

HTC One Dual SIM with 3G GSM+CDMA coming to India for Rs. 48,490
 
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Nokia Lumia 925 up for pre-orders in India for Rs. 33,999

Nokia may not have officially announced its Lumia 925 in India but the handset has popped up on Flipkart carrying a price tag of Rs. 33,999.
The online retailer is taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 925 and claims the estimated release of the device to be fourth week of August. The handset is available in two colour variants Black and Grey. The listing was first spotted by Fone Arena.

The Nokia Lumia 925 was introduced back in May at an event in London and was seen as a new interpretation of company's flagship Nokia Lumia 920.

The Nokia Lumia 925 comes with a polycarbonate body. As far as the specs on the device go, it comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with 768x1280 resolution and Gorilla 2 Glass. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor alongside 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It has an 8.7-megapixel PureView rear camera and 1.2-megapixel wide-angle front camera. Nokia claims that the Lumia 925's camera is better than the one in Lumia 920.

With the launch of the Lumia 925, the company also introduced the new Nokia Smart Camera mode that offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus. It comes with a 2,000 mAh battery and runs Windows Phone 8.

With the Nokia Lumia 925 now set to make its way to India, the wait for Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Lumia 625 continues.

Nokia Lumia 925 key specifications

4.5-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with 768x1280 resolution
1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
1GB RAM
16GB of internal storage
8.7-megapixel PureView rear camera
1.2-megapixel wide-angle front camera
Windows Phone 8
2,000 mAh battery

Nokia Lumia 925 Price in India - Buy Nokia Lumia 925 Grey Online - Nokia: Flipkart.com

source Nokia Lumia 925 up for pre-orders in India for Rs. 33,999 | NDTV Gadgets
 
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In an interview to CNET, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed that they are working really hard on second generation Surface to make it a success. This confirms two things. First, Microsoft is indeed working on next generation Surface RT device. Second, the upcoming Surface RT device will also run on Nvidia Tegra platform. He said that the lack of Outlook was one of the significant problems in first generation Surface launch.
Microsoft News | Nvidia CEO Confirms Next Generation Surface With Tegra Chip Is In The Works
 
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edios , allhyundai and other experts

Which is a better chip ? The tegra 4 or the snap dragon 800 ?
 
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landing cost for nokia lumia 925 is Rs 28,709

see customs date

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from china its cheaper
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and a lot of dummy phones :p:
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landing cost of HTC ONE Dual sim is 33500 odd
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Sony Xperia Z Ultra display compared to the HTC One - GSMArena.com news

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the company's first ever phablet and with an expected global debut in September, the smartphone is topping the wishlists for a lot of people. One of the reasons for the excitement is its 6.4" Triluminos screen with 1080p resolution.
The screen not only has the nice sounding 344ppi pixel density but it also uses Sony's OptiContrast and X-Reality tech, which is the successor of the Mobile BRAVIA. But how good is it actually? Vietnamese website Secafe tries to answer this question by comparing it to the 4.7" full HD Super LCD 3 display of the HTC One.

As you can tell from the photo above, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra 6.4" display produces more saturated and vibrant colors than the display of the Super LCD 3 display of the HTC One. Contrast is superior as well, thanks to Sony's OptiContrast and X-Reality baked into the display.
Even though the pixel density of the Xperia Z Ultra screen isn't as high as that of the HTC One's display (469ppi for the One against 344ppi for the Z Ultra), Sony's phablet doesn't appear to struggle with the sharpness. Naturally, we'll pass a final judgement when we get to see them both in person, but looking at the photos below, the Xperia Z Ultra's display is almost certainly the best one Sony has produced to date.
Here are some of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs. HTC One display comparison photos for you to judge.

The Xperia Z Ultra is powered by Qualcomm's most powerful chipset to date - the Snapdragon 800 - featuring a quad-core 2.2GHz Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. We had the chance to put this beastly configuration under some benchmarking treatment and the results were astounding.

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Key features
7" LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, 16M colors
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box with the best update support in the business
1.5 GHz quad-core Krait CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset
5 MP autofocus camera with face detection; 1080p video recording @ 30fps
1.2MP front-facing camera
16/32GB internal storage
Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n support
Optional LTE support
NFC connectivity
GPS with A-GPS connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0 LE
microUSB port with USB host and TV-out (1080p) support, MHL, charging
Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
Wireless charging (Qi charging standard)
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Built-in stereo speakers
3950 mAh battery
Thin and light construction; solid build quality



Main disadvantages

Awkwardly positioned stereo speakers
Poor video codec support out of the box
Stock Android does not allow manual re-arrangement of app icons or folder creation
Memory not expandable
Limited availability at launch
 

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According to industry sources, Samsung might be breaking the hearts of other Android developers by slowing down its development of the Tizen OS. Seeing that it would benefit its Android competitors by releasing a Tizen flavored device, Korean based Samsung is in no hurry to complete development of a smartphone powered by the OS. And while Co-CEO J.K. Shin has denied that his company has stopped working on Tizen, he did not say anything about a delay. Originally expected to launch August 1st, the last we heard is that the first Tizen phone might not hit the market until October or November.

The drum beats for Tizen were at their loudest when it appeared as though Samsung wanted Google to understand that Samsung's success with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II had a lot to do with the manufacturer itself and not just the Android platform.

While at the time, there was talk about Samsung switching to Tizen for its smartphones, that seems unlikely considering the huge market share that the Google open source OS owns globally. Swapping Android for an unproven platform would not only be likely to knock Samsung down from its leadership among smartphone manufacturers, it would probably breathe some life into other Android handset producers like HTC and Motorola that are trying to recapture attention from the smartphone buying public. Knowing that a Samsung move to Tizen could positively impact its wholly owned Motorola subsidiary is probably one reason why Google has been so calm about the whole affair.

Samsung pulling back on Tizen?
 
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BlackBerry thrown in the towel, puts company up for sale | WMPoweruser

Blackberry formerly known as RIM today announced that they are looking for strategic alternatives to escape from the clutches of death. They stated that the strategic alternatives includes sale of the company, some joint ventures, partnerships, etc,. Making such an open announcement publicly shows that Blackberry really does not have any of the above in discussions right now.

This reminds me of Palm few years back. Even though Blackberry has few billions dollars more than Palm in the balance sheet and a huge declining install base, they are pretty much in the same point. Just like Palm, some technology company like Dell who have no or little experience in mobile could buy them and shut them off their operations in few years. According to their current CEO, they are going to focus on BB10 and BES1 10 platform to see some success. BB10 and BES10 faces an uphill battle against three big ecosystems Windows, iOS and Android backed by three largest tech companies Microsoft, Apple and Google. I highly doubt they will be able to emerge as a winner again.

With Blackberry going away, Windows Phone has become the only other viable alternative other than iOS and Android. Carriers may soon start supporting Windows Phone more than ever to stop market being dominated by Android and iOS.
 
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Carriers may soon start supporting Windows Phone more than ever to stop market being dominated by Android and iOS.
feel sad for BB. hope they bounce back stronger and saner.
 
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Call quality


The earpiece of the Z Ultra is just a small slit at the top of the frame, and our callers sounded quite hollow and muted, even at the highest volume. The two noise-canceling mics did there job well in weeding out the background fluff and relaying our voices strong and clear to the other side.

Talking on the Xperia Z Ultra is actually not that uncomfortable if you have somewhat larger hands, as the phone is pretty thin and you can rest your index finger against the huge back for support. You'd be, however, looking rather dorky from the side with that giant slab against your ear, so might want to invest in a nice Bluetooth headset, like the small SBH52 companion Sony unveiled together with the Z Ultra.


Battery

Despite sealing the battery unit in a 6.5 mm profile, Sony still managed to equip the Xperia Z Ultra with a 3000 mAh juicer. That capacity is plenty for way above average talk times, at 14 hours cited in 3G mode, and 22 days of standby.

Music playback will run uninterrupted for 110 hours, says Sony, but when the huge screen lights up, the endurance numbers become about average. Video playback is listed as good for up to 7 hours by Sony, which can be expected with such a giant Full HD display.


Conclusion

Sony's first phablet leans farthest to the tablet side of that made-up word than any competitor out there. If you aren't worried about pocketability or one-handed operation, you won't be disappointed by the rest. The Xperia Z Ultra is an engineering marvel, with very thin and premium waterproof design, which is the only thing saving it from being called unwieldy. It is also incredibly fast at everything it does, so once you go past the huge size, interacting with the phone is a rather pleasant experience. Granted, you'd better be the type that uses hands-free kits and has baggy pants or a purse, else talking on the phablet and simply carrying it around will be a nuisance not many can accept as a daily driver.


Out of all phablets out there, the Xperia Z Ultra is undoubtedly the best-equipped to meet what the future holds. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1 can be considered direct competitors in the 6+ category, but they aren't nearly as fast and premium as the Z Ultra, plus the Mega 6.3 is not that much cheaper to boot.

The Galaxy Note II has the advantage of a stylus silo, instead of looking around for a pen or pencil, but is not waterproof and overall its screen is inferior, while the diagonal now puts it in the light phablet category, compared to the 6”+ monsters this year. When the Note 3 comes out, it would be a better match. A closer to the 6” mark competition is the LG Optimus G Pro with its 5.5” Full HD display, which also has a fast processor and sports infrared sensor, but is nor waterproof, though it will be slightly easier on your pocket, literally and figuratively, than Sony's enormous slab.

The Z Ultra towers above all those phablets not only in screen size, but in specs and design, too, so if you've thrown out ergonomics and pocketability with the decision to get one anyway, you might as well do the full song and dance. If you can afford it, that is, as Sony's first phablet will run you more than most current flagship phones at launch.

Software version: 14.1.B.0.461

PROS

Vast and quality screen with pen/pencil input
Thinnest waterproof design
Record fast chipset
CONS

Larger than other 6-inchers, uncomfortable to hold and carry
Camera lacks flash, could be better quality
Relatively weak and hollow earpiece sound
PhoneArena rating:
8.7

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion
 
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Samsung launches flip phone with dual touchscreens

NEW DELHI: South Korean manufacturer Samsung has gone for a mix of the old and new with its latest smartphone, the Galaxy W789. It features the old-school flip phone design with dual touchscreens and has been launched in China by the company.

The all-new Galaxy W789 has two 3.3-inch TFT touchscreens with 480x320p resolution. The company has placed hardware keys like Back, Options and Home in the alphanumeric keypad for the inner display, while the other one has three buttons at below the screen. It is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system and runs on 1.2GHz quad-core processor.

Samsung's new phone has a 1,500mAh battery and comes with a 5MP camera. Connectivity options in this dual-sim smartphone include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB 2.0.

While there have been several touchscreen phones with Qwerty keyboards, the new Samsung W789 is the only such handset with an alphanumeric keypad.

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CDMA + GSM Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Android 4.1
1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Dual 3.3" HVGA Display
1GB RAM
1500 mAh battery
Bluetooth, USB 2.0, GPS, WLAN

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Samsung launches flip phone with dual touchscreens - The Times of India
 
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Xperia M now available in India

Sony Xperia M now available in India for Rs. 12990

Sony Xperia M that was announced back in June, is now available in India from online retailer Saholic. It has a 4.0-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227 processor with Adreno 305 GPU and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and 720p HD video recording and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. It has LED illuminations for notification and NFC connectivity for one-touch functions.

Sony Xperia M specifications

# 4.0-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
# 1-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227 processor with Adreno 305 GPU
# Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
# 9.3 mm thick and weighs 115 grams
# 5MP auto focus camera with LED Flash 720p HD video recording
# 0.3MP front-facing camera
# 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS
# 3G HSDPA+ 21Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS / aGPS, NFC
# 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory (2.4GB user memory), 32GB expandable memory
# 1750 mAh battery

The Sony Xperia M is priced at Rs. 13,990, but Saholic offers it at a discounted rate of Rs. 12,990. Only the Black colored Xperia M is on sale right now, however White, Purple, Yellow colors are expected to go on sale soon. It would ship on 23rd August. The dual-SIM variant Xperia M dual is also expected to go on sale in India soon.

[Update: The Sony Xperia M is up for pre-order from Flipkart and Infibeam in all the four colors at a similar price of Rs. 12,990. It is expected to be shipped in the fourth week of August.]

Sony Xperia M now available in India for Rs. 12990
 

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