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iPad Air Gets Mixed Reactions from Netizens

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ipadairApple’s newest full-sized tablet barely made the usual roar that its predecessor did. On the contrary, the most talked about aspect about the new tablet is the rather cold reception of the iPad users during its official launch date last November 1. Several Apple stores from all parts of the world noted significantly shorter lines for the iPad Air tablet, compared to the launching of iPad mini and iPhone 5c and 5s. Some outlets even expected bigger crowd, considering that Apple did not allow any pre-order for the latest tablet.

iPad air is the fifth installment of the full-sized Apple tablets, which first entered the market in 2010. In retains the classic 9.7-inch size, but only weighs 1 pound, making it the lightest and thinnest full-sized tablet to date. Apart from the improved external features, this new iPad is also equipped with the latest A7 processor of Apple, known to be the fastest so far.
Less than a week since the launching of the tablet, we have already gathered a bunch of interesting and diverse reactions on iPad air online.

Why people love it

Majority of the people who were eagerly waiting for the release of iPad Air are already users of either iPad 1 or iPad 2. Most of these stuck with their almost 9-inch tablets despite the massive success of iPad mini. Some people just need wider screen, and the forerunners of iPad air gave exactly just that. But, people were looking forward to iPad Air because of the promise of better mobility given the lightness of the tablet. That is besides the faster processor that comes with iPad Air. For some people, the improvements in iPad Air is beyond aesthetics, and it’s definitely a good catch for those who want to get their hands on the newest A7 processor of Apple. iPad Air is simply the most awaited upgrade for the tablets enthusiasts.

What the cynics say

Some reviews however claim that iPad Air offers nothing revolutionary. By this, people tend to compare the improvement from iPhone 3G to iPhone 4, or iPhone 5 to iPhone 5s. With this, they believe that iPad Air do not have the same value for money as the other gadget versions that Apple has released this year. These unmet expectations likewise prompted some avid tablet users to explore other powerful tablets in the market such as Google Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. For loyal Apple users, buzz on the release of the iPad mini 2 with Retina display is widely circulating online, with Apple execs announcing its release within the month.

What do you think of iPad Air? Could this finally be the right tablet for you?

My Gold Plated iPhone 5S

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Do you know what Gold Genie is? Well, even I didn’t know until recently when they came up with a gold plated version of HTC One. Yes, Gold Genie is known for gold plating popular gadgets and smart phones.

According to a latest update, Apple has sold over five million units of 5S. Gold Genie has built a sleek, thin, faster, popular and a more vibrant 24-carat Apple iPhone 5S. Due to the increasing demand of 5S it has been estimated that another million or two sets will be sold out within a couple of weeks worldwide.

The 24-carat gold Apple iPhone 5S will be available in black or white tops with the middle, back, and sides embellished in gold. 5S from Gold Genie is made to be grabbed in three different options – gold, platinum and rose gold. It will also feature a trio of designs that have been laced with utterly flawless and astounding Swarovski crystals. 5S will be SIM free and can be unlocked to work on all networks across the globe.

This new gold version of iPhone 5S, which is certainly an object of desire, has been officially unveiled at the Dubai Mall on 27th September at the Collector’s Palace. Take note that a 24 carat gold plated iPad 2 has also been unveiled in Dubai last year. To ensure the exclusivity and uniqueness, every single gold-plated version of iPhone 5S will be individually numbered, and will be presented in a fine, custom made wooden box, along with a certificate of authenticity. How royal!!!!

Apple iPhone 5S

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The new Apple iPhone 5s, where S means “same” brings along faster, new camera and a clever fingerprint reader. But is it enough of an upgrade? The iPhone 5S: a phone that looks like the iPhone 5, but goes so much more under the hood. Is that going to be enough to impress the consumers?

 

Apple obviously is known of this change, be it the unibody of the HTC One, or the new fight into low-light cameras or the need for a strong processor as a headline to shout about. And to be fair, it’s addressed these needs to some degree or other on the new iPhone 5S.

 

The design of this new iPhone is almost same to the previous one. theres not much really new here that’s going to help you work out if the person sitting next to you on the train is rocking a new phone.

 

But on the other hand that’s not necessarily a bad thing either; just because it’s not an unique design, this doesn’t make the iPhone 5S any less premium. It’s still a great phone to hold, coming with great things like the all-aluminium-and-glass chassis. Great no?

 

Apple has launched the new iPhone with not one, but two, chips that will help it become one of the most powerful phones in the market. The A7 and M7 chip are the new and big thing.

 

So to say that this is the best iPhone yet is pointless, as of course it was going to be. But the combination of iOS 7 freshen things up with a powerful core and great camera mean that this phone should be considered on its own advantagets, and while the high price will continue to put many off, anyone already addicted to the iPhone bandwagon, or even if they’re just on the fence, will find a lot of joy in a phone that’s a lot more than the new update.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung recently unveiled a brand new device at its Berlin conference, the Galaxy Note 3, successor to the Galaxy Note 2. The Galaxy Note 3 is a large screen tablet cum phone.
Note 3 boasts a huge display of 5.7″ Super AMOLED 1080p display, combined with a 13 megapixel camera, with the fastest chipsets around.The full high definition display is one of its kind, and
The signature feature of the Note series is its stylus. The S Pen has been improved and many apps have been developed and published like, hand writing detection and drawing tools. When you take out The S pen, you are greeted with a menu with shortcuts to S Pen specific apps like Action Memo, Scrap Booker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window. Allowing you to take advantage of the functionality of the S Pen quickly and without a hassle.

The looks of galaxy note 3 are very impressive. With 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm dimensions,, and weighing only 168 g, the Note 3 has a leather back that adds to its elegance.
The Note 3 is currently the fastest device on the market. The fast and impressive Quadcore processor,and an Adreno 330 GPU and a 3gb RAM makes the Note 3 an impressive device to play games on and run apps that require superior display and processing speeds.

Overall Galaxy Note 3 is one of the best, fastest, elegant phablets out there. The much awaited successor of Note II is indeed an expertly designed gadget to have around.

ASUS FONEPAD 7 – HAS IT REALLY BEEN UPDATED?

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Only recently Asus has revealed an android tablet Fonepad 7. It is basically a tablet-sized smart phone. It features a faster HSPA+ 3G with up to 42Mbit/s download speed and is powered by an Intel® Atom™ Z2560 processor. Android Jelly Beans v.4.2 has been installed in this tablet-cum-smart phone. With Hyper-Threading technology, Fonepad 7 is perfect for heavy downloading, multitasking and extensive navigation. The Floating App allows you to open 6 apps simultaneously. Marvelous, no?

It has a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 resolution LCD screen display screen with 1280 x 800 resolution with IPS for varied viewing angles. Only 340g in weight and 10.5 mm broad, Fonepad is the perfect device for entertainment and surfing.  Fonepad 7 provides awesome visibility in bright light. The 3,950mAh battery has 28 hours talk time, 35 days of standby time and 10 hours of video playback. You can choose from 8 GB, 16GB, or 32GB of storage or add a micro SDHC card. The primary snapper is 5 MP with a front facing camera of 1.2 MP for video chatting. The TriCover case is a very beneficial addition. Made from a durable material, it safeguards both the front as well as the back. It has two mega speakers in the front to be used while watching videos and also to disturb others.

As compared to the original Fonepad 7, this modification is not a very diverse modification. Many specs have not been altered although the speed has been increased, thanks to the upgraded processor. The price is also almost the same.

 

BB 9720 – A Review

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Blackberry is back in the arena with a huge bang – the Blackberry 9720. With its splendid design and sensational display 9720 is swaying away swaying people off. Blackberry 9720 was announced in August for its potential customers. It runs on the older BlackBerry 7.1 OS rather than the new and sleek BB10 OS. It is totally affordable and appealing for those looking for an amazing yet budget-friendly phone. BB 9720 has an internal memory of 512 MB a micro SD card up to 32 GB can be inserted. BlackBerry 9720 has Micro-SIM Card Slots and will support all GSM based networks. The display and design of BB are extremely fashionable and elite. It has a 2.8 inch display screen with the perfect and shapely typical BB curves and the standard qwerty keyboard. The phone weighs 120g along with the battery. In blackberry 9720, there is a dedicated and sensitive Volume Lock Power. It is available in different shades – black, white, purple, blue and pure pink. BlackBerry has improved the display with IPS LCD Capacitive touch screen capable to display 16M Colors with a multi touch. It also supports display orientation sensor which helps you to rotate screen in any view angle feasible for you. The rear camera is 5 MP with LED flash, geo tagging and image stabilization feature. It has a stereo FM radio with RDS. It has a li-ion 1450 mAh battery which has splendid battery timing up to 432 hrs and a talk time up to 7 hr and a music play up to 30 hr.

Unveiling The HTC Desire 500

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If you are looking for an Android smart phone which is both exquisite as well as economical then your search ends here. HTC has recently announced yet another smart phone, named HTC Desire 500. HTC has surprised its users with Desire 500 as it is a mid-range smart phone with great specs and features. This dual sim phone will support Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and it will be powered with the Quad-core Qualcomm Cortex A-5. Desire 500 is leaked to be a very stylish and trendy smart phone. It will have a display screen of 4.3 inches; just perfect for a smart phone to sit comfortably in our palm. It also has Adreno 203 GPU and an 1800 mAh battery. Desire 500 will be very frothy in weight only 123g. It has only 4 GB internal memory and supports memory card up to 64 GB. It will come with the virtuoso HTC sense Ul 5.0, the sounds will be boosted. It has Wlan, Bluetooth, Infrared port and USB. iHTC Desire 500 will be coming with a splendid, high quality primary camera of 8 MP with auto focus and LED flash light. The camera features geo tagging and smile and face detection. It will also be having a stereo FM radio with RDS. It will be an impressive model for those who adore to live-stream and multitask. The design is of a rounded rectangle, no sharp edges thankfully. The handset will come in only two colors Lacquer Black and Glacier Blue.

BLACKBERRY FOR THE BINS

At some moment of time, blackberry was called ‘the blackberry’, when the fruit solely became a desire for everyone in terms of the cellphone. Today, blackberry has been positioned as the least wanted phone according to reports posted worldwide. Since its inception, blackberry has also been struggling some bugs which were hopefully straightened out.

Also, during the last year, an official had made it his target to make success achieve for Blackberry but it was all a hopeless dream. Where Android and Iphone stand battling for the limelight, you can easily see blackberry fading away.

It was heard that Blackberry has failed to achieve the funds required to buy out the company and has also changed its creative director. Changing opinions do matter in a market where the sales have soared for its competition. There are quite a few invoices that we may consider before we actually bid farewell to Blackberry.

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During its inception, Blackberry had been seen making the headlines almost daily. Either the Blackberry storm made its headlines in a busy curtailing newspaper or the discovery of certain bugs made its way on television and also on the newspapers. It seems that phones and technology have been surpassed by Samsung which has the most amenable technology for which Apple even strives.

Regardless of the competitive world, Blackberry has tried to add more features, though people consider buying Android phones in contrast to Iphones or simple touch-key phones. This served to be a downfall for Blackberry as the sales marketed all the way from top to down in just a few years.

Jellybean anyone?

This may be a bit old, but believe me, let’s introduce it. As all of you know it, Samsung has or is actually trying to beat the Apple market and somehow, the latter would be preferable hoping for Steve jobs to signal them from Heaven and cite a new plan.

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In the world of competition, you would bet that this fair. And yes, it most commonly is. Samsung is surpassing its sales right like a pinnata would explode after its is beaten and when it is exposed, all the goodies are yet to be devoured. Samsung has enlightened itself to the hallmark of fame and beauty on account of its super technology which has only been designed for humans, as if all the cellphones inculcated in the technology world before had been for wild animals.

However, technology speaks. Samsung had chosen the Android 4.3 OS instead of the continual Jellybean 4.22 one. Jellybean had replaced Gingerbread once and of course, the former had then to be replaced originally by something new and big, too.

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Well, since jellybean is still provocative in tonnes of Smartphones out there, one could not see it fading away in this world of technology which is super fast in designing cool gadgets only and only for humans.

When would be the time when Android would take over the Apple Market? It has more versatile applications and as compared to Nokia’s quaint technology now, it has also been able to shoot past Windows. Well, one would still possess a soft corner for Nokia as reliability speaks. Miss it?

Two most (Useless) Expensive Applications

So yes, as applications have been soaring in the mobile market, there are tonnes of apps that have been jazzed up just to show your wealth and perhaps, brag about your wealth to the world. Come to think of it. What exactly would it bring you if you have a ten thousand Indian rupee application lying aimlessly on your not-so-expensive screen? So, you may have purchased it for the slideshow purposes, but please, all of this has of no utmost concern to the girls who may flip through your phones to see you-know-what!

So let us talk about the initial three on our hotlist.

Vuvuzela World Cup Horn Plus:

Am I thinking right or am I actually thinking right? Of course, I am right! What is the use of a ten thousand Indian rupee horn which would stick onto your Smartphone’s screen and would sound like a blowing idiot whenever you would shake it. Oh yes, it would brighten your memories regarding the cup and it may also give you utmost pleasure when you would have an annoying horn to sound off any time. It may be the perfect company for you during your cheering, as if shattering eardrums with your shrill voices wasn’t enough.

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Most Expensive App International:

Even the name sends hives and chills down my spine. This one is also for 10,000 INR. I would repeat and be sarcastic again about the same notion. What is the use of buying an application that would just add chaos on your screen? I mean, it would occupy an awful lot of space. Won’t you consider donating that money for charity or perhaps, buying your girlfriend an awful lot of sexy dresses? That would personally get you a lot of favour. Think about it!

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A phone that was Meant to be a Tablet!!

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Sony has produced a phone with the largest footprints! Yes, I am talking about the latest addition to the Xperia family. The Xperia Z Ultra! In words of Joe Levi “Z Ultra has everything you want in your next phone.” The Z Ultra is the first phone to have the Snapdragon 800 SoC inside and is also the first Android 4.2.2 device by the company. The 6.44-inch display has grabbed our attention. Undoubtedly it is a huge device, I think is huge-est among all smart phones, but with 6.5mm thickness it sits more comfortably in the hand than you might expect. The full HD screen really dazzles too. Well, the same can be said about the new touch input capabilities. Sony’s custom takes on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. With a 1080p resolution, there remains absolutely no doubt that the Z Ultra is a mega hit. As a true phablet, you’ll be able to use a stylus with the Z Ultra. While it doesn’t come with pen-style input device, the display is capable of taking notes using the built-in handwriting recognition tool. Interestingly, it also lets you use a pencil or a metal pen to write on the screen.

Indeed, the Xperia Z Ultra seems like a very capable smart phone in nearly every respect. It’s a definite possibility that this phablet might win over the smart phone market as the power and size combination are currently unique. This handset shows how keen the Japanese brand is to show it’s at the forefront of technology.