Netbooks might be a thing of the past, but a few still expect to keep the breed alive by giving it a flavor of its successor, the Tablet. Of the few convertible netbooks known, Novero Solana caught our attention for the ability to dual-boot in Android and Windows 7. The netbook converts into a tablet with the flip of its display which rests on the frame above the keyboard. Read more
HTC’s latest Android offering is now available in the Indian market. The unibody design phone comes with a range of in-box and optional matching accessories. At Rs.27,499, the phone has some decent specs on offer along with looks to kill for. Read more
Recently launched and most economical Galaxy phone (infact the most economical smartphone) is positioned by Samsung as the entry to ‘smart life’. Targeted at the young and dynamic, Samsung Galaxy Y is the most pocket friendly smartphone in the market. But does it live upto a decent smartphone experience? We bring you the full review to look at what this entry level Galaxy has to offer.
- Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G with HSDPA
- 3″ TFT LCD Display with 240 x 320 Pixels QVGA resolution
- 832MHz ARMv6 processor with 256MB RAM
- 180MB internal memory with microSD expansion upto 32GB
- 2 megapixel camera with Smile Shot and 15fps video recording
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack Read more
Samsung Galaxy Note made its first public appearence at IFA 2011 Exhibition in September. And now, Samsung has launched it in India at the same time it would be launched in other parts of the world. The 5.3″ tablet-cum-smartphone would hit the stores mid-November and is priced at Rs. 34,990. Read more
Originally known as the HTC Runnymede in the rumor lane, HTC’s second smartphone with beats audio is now official and called HTC Sensation XL. It is a large 4.7″ Super LCD display phone as suggested by the ‘XL’ in its name. It has a resolution of 480×800 pixels and is juiced by a single core 1.5GHz processor. It is an Android 2.3 phone with latest version of Sense UI built over it.
Its 8MP camera with F2.2, 28mm lense and BSI sensor is capable of recording 720p HD videos and has dual LED flash. 16GB of internal storage ensures that you won’t feel the need for missing memory expansion slot. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, WiFi, GPS and microUSB port.
HTC would release a limited edition version of Sensation XL which would come bundled with Beats Solo Headphone . There would also be a standard edition would come with in-ear beats headphones. From its looks and specs, HTC Sensation XL is the Android version of forthcoming windows-based HTC Titan. No news on pricing yet while it is expected to be available next month.
Fujitsu-Toshiba mobile is all set to start its Android expedition with a bang. The company launched Arrows Z ISW11F, which is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4430 and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The WiMax enabled phone has a 4.3″ LCD with 1280 x 720 resolution, while the star on its spec sheet is a 13 megapixel snapper which supports 1080p video. It also features a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and usual connectivity bundle of 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth. And, did we tell you, its waterproof, too. The Arrowz Z would be available in 3 colors white, black and red. Expected to hit the shelves sometime in November in Japanese markets, the phone’s pricing is not yet official.
It was only recently that Pantech Breakout got leaked in pictures along with an FCC visit. Now, the phone has started arriving in stores and one of them also leaked a few unboxing pictures. Breakout, as suggested by the leaked specifications, would be a mid-range 4G LTE device for Verizon.
Pantech Breakout is a single core 1GHz processor phone with a 4″ 800 x 480 resolution display. Its USP is the ability to tether upto 10 devices at a time. A Pantech UI built over Gingerbread may be disapproved by many Android fans. A 5MP rear snapper is good enough to provide decent pictures, while one would have to make-do with a VGA camera for video calling. The 390MP internal storage is expendable upto 32GB with SD card support and it comes preloaded with an 8GB card. Expected to go on sale on September 22nd, the phone’s price is not yet official. For the specs, this isn’t going to be too heavy on one’s pocket. More updates soon.
Samsung’s Illusion made its debut appearance in a leaked picture by Pocketnow and has now has been ‘officially leaked’ by Samsung. Samsung’s Flickr account while boasting “Green” certification for three of its handsets, spilled the beans for the upcoming Illusion smartphone. Read more
T-Mobile has announced that it is rolling out over the air OS update to G2X (Optimus 2X) users. Apart from the regular bug fixes, the upgrade would give G2X users a better battery life, improved front camera functionality when used with Qik and easy Car Home disabling.
If you are a T-Mobile G2X user, go to Settings> About Phone> Software update to check for availability of the OTA update.
AT&T would be start selling Xperia Play at a holiday preview event in New York. Xperia Play on AT&T would be the same as the one available on Verizon, except for a new color option – “Stealth Blue”. It would ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed. For those who do not know, Xperia Play boasts of a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chip, a 4-inch 854 x 480 display, and a 5 megapixel camera. AT&T is yet to announce the date of shipping or pricing of the phone.