Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Review in India

By on 21:12

Sony Ericsson India recently launched their latest Android smartphone in India by the nameSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, it is an enhanced version of previously launched Xperia Arc. The new Xperia Arc S comes with a 4.2 Inch touchscreen, 1.4 Ghz Qualcomm processor, 8 MP Camera, HD recording, Bravia engine display and much more smartphone connectivity features. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Price in India as of January 2012 is Rs.28,000. (Buy It Here)

Size and Design:
The smart phone has the most elegant of the design that you’ll find in the Xperia smart phones. It is just 8.7mm thick and weighs just 117g. It is 125mm long and has 63mm wide.
It features a 4.2 inch LED Backlite LCD capacitive touch screen having a resolution of 480*854 pixels and 16M color support. The screen supports multitouch and has scratch resistant glass. The display is powered by Sony Mobile Bravia Engine and Timescape UI.

Motorola MotoYuva A810 a cool Mobile Handset!

By on 21:04

The handset is having a multimedia capabilities via touch screen, and a 2 Mega Pixel camera. This set supports MP4, MP3, AAC, Midi, AMR, WMA formats. The set has a strong entertainment sections like inbuilt stereo FM radio

5 handy mobile phones!

By on 21:00

Can you imagine your life without a mobile phone? Impossible I guess!
These days mobile phones are quickly replacing even computers and laptops as all their features are now available in mobile phones. An urban person can do without his food, family, friends, but the whole world crashes down if the mobile is not working!
Here are five handy mobile phones that can revolutionalize the way you communicate and share information.

LG Optimus L3 E400 goes quietly up for pre-order in Sweden

By on 20:48

In the quietest manner possible, LG's latest Optimus L3 E400 budget smartphone has gone up for pre-order at a Swedish online retailer. The smartphone, despite lacking a massive spec sheet, is bound to bring a serious dash of good looks to the market for lower end Android handsets.

Upcoming Qualcomm MSM8960 GPU benchmark score surfaces

By on 20:45

Qualcomm's upcoming 28nm based Snapdragon SoCs, codenamed Krait, are expected to arrive later this year. But a NenaMark 2 benchmark score on an unidentified device has leaked ahead of launch.

Xperia S to feature a fast-charge battery and anti-stain coating

By on 05:29

The first Xperia to have stripped itself of the Ericsson brand, the upcoming Sony Xperia S, is rumored to feature a sunlight-activated coating which should help repel dirt and other stain-forming materials, as well as a quick-charge battery.
Dirt and chocolate stains on the cover are said to come off easily after the UV coating is exposed to sunlight for several seconds, and the battery charge times are expected to be reduced by half when compared to previous Xperia models. A ten minute charge should provide an hours worth of standby.

Leaked RIM roadmap reveals a really boring 2012

By on 05:26

A recently leaked RIM roadmap reveals all the upcoming BlackBerries for 2012. Unfortunately there is nothing really interesting scheduled before November this year.
RIM is preparing two new mid-range Curves for the spring season - 9220 and 9320 - for Q1 and Q2 release respectively. White Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 will hit the market in March or April as well.

Curve 9220 and 9230 specs
The BB OS 7.1 update is already out for all compatible devices, while RIM is expected to demonstrate the newly announced OS 10 at the upcoming MWC.

Bada 2.0 update seeding to the Samsung S8500 Wave

By on 05:19

The Bada 2.0 update certainly took its time to arrive, but it's finally seeding to S8500 Wave smartphones. So if you have resisted the temptation to flash it by yourselves from one of the leaked ROMs, you time has come.
The release isn't officially announced by Samsung just yet and there is no information about its rollout schedule, but we suspect it will go global quite quickly. Bada is not too widespread a system and while the Wave was a pretty popular smartphone, Samsung servers should handle it quite easily.
You can check if the update is already available for your region by hooking up your Samsung S8500 Wave to your computer and launching the Samsung Kies software suite. Then you should follow the steps to backup your data and flash it on your smartphone.

Exynos 5250 SoC goes into mass production in Q2, tablets get it first

By on 05:18

During Samsung's earnings call, they took a minute to talk about the Exynos 5250 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) they announced last year. It's already sampling to manufacturers and it will go into mass production in Q2 this year.
The chipset packs two Cortex-A15 cores running at 2.0GHz, which reportedly have double the performance of their Cortext-A9 predecessors. We can't wait to see how Exynos 5250 stacks up against quad-core chipsets coming this year.

Friday, 27 January 2012

BBC News app for Android tablets released

By on 07:30
BBC News app
BBC has announced the launch of a BBC News app forAndroid tablets, which has been optimised to run on Honeycomb and above.
In an announcement on the BBC Blog, Kate Milner, Mobile Product Manager confirms that the app has been designed especially for tablets with screens larger 7.2-inches – such as the Motorola Xoom and Sony Tablet S – so those of you using HTC’s Flyer, for example, will continue to receive the existing BBC News app.

BlackBerry Bold 9790 launches on Vodafone

By on 07:13

BlackBerry Bold 9790Research In Motion‘s latest mid-range handset, the BlackBerry Bold 9790, is now available over at Vodafone.
The Bold 9790 was launched in November, running the latest version ofBlackBerry software: BlackBerry OS 7. The software’s reworked UI is displayed on the phone’s 2.4-inch capacitive touchscreen, which comes paired with RIM’s traditionally tactile portrait QWERTY keypad.
Adopters of the phone will also find a 1GHz single-core processor, a 5 megapixel camera with VGA video, 8GB of memory expandable to 40GB, integrated NFC technology and fast HSDPA and WiFi connectivity.
Although O2 are offering the phone on a cheap and cheerful £27 tariff, Vodafone are asking customers to sign-up to a steeper 24 month £31 contract to get their hands on a free BlackBerry handset. Still, this does come with a reasonable amount of monthly allowances, including; 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of monthly data.

Motorola posts $80 million Q4 loss

By on 07:01
Motorola has announced a fourth quarter 2011 loss of $80 million, due to lacklustre sales of its smartphone devices.
Throughout the three month period ending December, the firm managed to shift just 10.5 million mobile devices – including 5.3 million smartphones and just 200,000 of its Xoom tablets. This brings Moto’s 2011 total to 42.4 million mobile devices sold, and a mere 1 millon of its Android-powered tablets. These sales bring the firm’s yearly loss to $249 million, compared to $86 million in 2010.
Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility said: “In the fourth quarter, we received very positive consumer response to Motorola RAZR, which combined an iconic brand with ultra-thin in an innovative smartphone.

HTC admits it over reached in 2011 and decides this year, less is more

By on 06:58
HTC Explorer
HTC will scale back its handset range for 2012 confessing they tried to ‘do too much’ last year, releasing too many models.
HTC UK chief Phil Robertson acknowledged that a stack of too many mid-low end models released in the final quarter had a disappointing effect, with HTC reporting a quarterly net income of $364 million – a fall of 26%.
He said the Taiwanese company will focus more on high end devices and aim to improve the brand reputation: “We have to get back to focusing on what made us great – amazing hardware and a great customer experience.  We ended 2011 with far more products than we started out with. We tried to do too much.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Xbox Live gaming coming to the iPhone?

By on 05:24

Xbox LiveMicrosoft is reportedly planning to bring Xbox Live gaming, one of the major perks of its Windows Phone platform, toAndroid and iOS.
Given the growing popularity of the Xbox, which was the best-selling games console of 2011, the Redmond-based company is supposedly planning to bring the Xbox mobile gaming experience – currently only available on Windows Phone 7 – to other platforms including iOS and Android.

Apple iPhone 5 bezel leaks: Larger 4-inch screen incoming?

By on 05:20

An image purportedly showing the iPhone 5‘s bezel has surfaced online, suggesting that the next-gen iDevice will sport a larger display.
The photo (right), which was published by Apple insiders9to5Mac, comes from Chinese part reseller’s website, a page which has since been taken down. As you can see, the bezel looks similar to that found on the iPhone 4 and 4Shandsets, but the cut-out appears to be for a larger display. No exact measurements have yet been revealed, but a Foxconn employee has supposedly let-slip that the phone will tout a 4-inch touchscreen.

Carphone Warehouse to sell White Samsung Galaxy Note

By on 05:12
White Samsung Galaxy Note
Looking to pick up the gsm-arena on a pay monthly contract? Well it looks like you won’t have long to wait, as it’s coming to the Carphone Warehouse next month.
No pricing details have yet been confirmed, but we’re assuming it’ll be available on the same steep contracts as the original Galaxy Note. Available on tariffs with O2Orangeand Vodafone, the darker-hued Note can be picked up for free on a 24 month £41 contract, including 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB data.
It may be pricey, but this is reflected in the phone’s high-end specs. Described as a smartphone-cum-tablet device, the Note packs a 5.3-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen, complete with a reworked version of Sammy’s TouchWiz UI which comes with onscreen stylus support.

Is Samsung delaying the launch of Galaxy S III until after MWC?

By on 05:05

It is needless to say that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most anticipated Android devices, which are going to break cover this year - one of the brightest stars of the MWC which is set to kick off next month in Barcelona.
Or not? According to a fresh new rumor, the yet to be revealed Korean flagship might break cover after MWC, but before the summer. The reason for this shocker is the company's consideration for the U.S. market - one of its most important ones. Apparently, Samsung wants to avoid a huge gap of availability as in the case of the Galaxy S II last year.

Nokia Lumia 900 hits AT&T on March 18 for $99.99

By on 04:59

So here's a date for the WP fans in the US to look forward to and a new savings target. According to the latest bit of online rumors, the Nokia Lumia 900will hit the AT&T shelves on March 18 (as previously reported) and will cost $99.99.
The information was provided by Boy genius report, who claims to have received it from a well informed source, close to the carrier. The $99.99 price tag on a two-year contract does look cheap so if it's true, Nokia will obviously market the Lumia 900 quite aggressively.
For that kind of cash you'll be getting 4.3 inches of non-PenTile AMOLED goodness of the WVGA variety and a 1.4 GHz Scorpion CPU, which is about as fast as it gets on the Microsoft platform

Nokia seeds a new MeeGo PR1.2 beta, detailed changelog included

By on 04:44

Little over a week ago Nokia released N9 PR1.2 beta version to the Nokia N950 developer device but at the time we didn't have the full changelog at the time.
Well now we do - it includes 5 new languages, app folders, extended copy-and-paste support (finally!), lockscreen music controls, front camera support, etc. Also there are many bug fixes and tweaks. We can't wait to take it for a spin on the N9.
Here are the most noteworthy improvements in the N9 PR1.2 beta version.
• Software update notifications for content in Nokia Store

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Mac or PC - take it everywhere for free

By on 04:22

Staying connected no longer means staying put

Wouldn't it be great if you could access your stuff from anywhere, on any device, at any time - without having to lug around a laptop?
Now you can, and you don't have to pay a penny for the privilege. You can control your iMac from a Windows PC, access your home PC from the office or just grab a file you've forgotten over the air: if it matters, see more delivers it instantly.
Remote access is a very handy thing to have whether you're a road warrior or a couch potato. We've used LogMeIn Free to check on the status of downloads from the comfort of the sofa, and to check important work documents when we've been out and about.

CES 2012: Sony overview

By on 03:35

CES 2012 marks the end of Sony Ericsson and the birth of Sony as a leading smartphone maker. The first two Ericsson-free smartphones are the AT&T-bound Xperia ion and the international Xperia S(previously known as Nozomi) and they both look worthy of the occasion.
Sony Xperia ionSony Xperia ion 
Sony press conference at CES 2012
The Xperia ion is an AT&T exclusive and the first LTE-capable Xperia smartphone. The Xperia S on the other hand is a well familiar gadget - it leaked countless times before under the codename Nozomi. It's the global version of the Xperia ion and while it is based on the same platform, it looks quite different.

Absinthe jailbreak for A5 chipset gets a million hits in 3 days

By on 03:32

As we reported earlier, it is now possible to perform an untethered jailbreak on an iPhone or iPad with the A5 chipset, as long as you’re running firmware 5.0.1 and below. In fact, over 953,232 people have done it in the opening weekend.
It is clear that many Apple users wish to extend their device functionality further than that provided by iOS 5, despite the risks. If you find yourself among that list, visit the GreenPois0n downloads page here.

Apple sells record-breaking 37 million iPhones in Q1, 2012

By on 03:29

Despite being called as a "disappointment" by skeptics the iPhone 4S, coupled with the iPhone 4 and the 3GS helped Apple post the highest iPhone sales figure so far. Just in Q1, 2012 alone, Apple sold(not just shipped) 37 million iPhones, which is an astonishing figure whichever way you look at it.
Compared to last year's figures, this year's figure is up by an amazing 128 percent. In the previous quarter, Apple managed to sell "just" 17 million iPhones, a number that has been bested by 117 percent, this quarter. This quarter's figure also eclipses Samsung's 35 million smartphone shipments (not sales) that they reported last quarter. And we're talking about all of Samsung's smartphones here.

iPhone accounts for more than half of Verizon smartphone sales

By on 03:25

Verizon had already announced that they sold 4.2 million iPhones in the fourth quarter, last year. Now, however, we also know how many total smartphones Verizon sold in that particular quarter and the numbers are heavily skewed in the iPhone's favor.

Verzion actually sold 7.2 million smartphones in total in Q4, 2011. This includes the two iPhone models, few BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices and dozens of Android smartphones. However, despite being heavily outnumbered by its rivals, the two iPhones managed to account for more than half of the total Verizon smartphone sales.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

LG CX2 images leaks, it's shaping as an LG Optimus 3D 2

By on 07:40

Under an assumed name, CX2, LG is reportedly in the works to bring a successor to its Optimus 3D smartphone with a better processor, superior display, slimmer body, NFC chip and HSPA+ (21 Mbps).
Now those are only alleged specs from an undisclosed source so take them under advisement.
Speaking of which, it's expected to debut at the Mobile Word Congress in February and going retail in early spring. The OS of choice is rumored to be Gingerbread and not ICS though an update seems likely at some point.

Gingerbread update for LG Optimus Black starts rolling out

By on 07:40

As promised by LG, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Optimus Black has started rolling out. However, for now, only people in India and Europe have reported to receiving the update.

The update upgrades the phone to Android 2.3.4, which is oddly three versions prior to the latest Gingerbread update, 2.3.7. Then again, the later versions only brought minor changes and improvements so you won't be missing out on much.

About half of 2nd-gen WP7 phones are Nokias, but HTC leads overall

By on 07:29

When Microsoft released their quarterly financial results, there wasn’t a peep about Windows Phone. So, we have to look to third-party statistics, like the one from OccassionalGamer, whose games have been installed over a million times on various WP phones out there.
Their statistics show over half of the Windows Phone handsets out there bear an HTC logo with Samsung coming in after them with about a third of the handsets. LG holds third place (but they have no second-gen WP7 phones). Nokia is currently a distant fourth.