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After tablets, Reliance intros smartphones with bundled plans

The D530 is Coolpad's first CDMA-only Android Éclair handset being introduced in the country. Coolpad Overseas, joint-venture of Reliance Communications and Hong-Kong listed China Wireless Technologies, launched a 3.5 inch, Android Eclair (2.1) based CDMA smartphone, D530, in Kolkata, which will arrive in Chennai on Thursday, and will subsequently appear across the country. The D530 is Coolpad's first CDMA-only Android Éclair handset being introduced in the country. The phone will offer CDMA

Angry Birds gets a new episode

In the new level, the goal for the Angry Birds is to save other birds from their cages. Rovio Mobiles, the creators of Angry Birds, has introduced a whole new episode, titled Airfield Chase, to the game. With this, the popular mobile game has got another 15 new levels. The Amazon AppStore users already have access to the new levels for past some days. Users can refer the Amazon AppStore to get

First Windows Phone 7.5 hits Japan

Officially called Windows Phone 7.5, Mango includes the integrated People Hub where users can check their updates on leading social networks, and they don't need to launch applications separately. The first Windows Phone Mango handset, called IS12T, is being launched in Japan by Fujitsu. The phone will be made available in Japan through KDDI (a Japanese telecom operator) and Okinawa Cellular Telephone. The 59 mm thin phone comes in three colours

A solar powered iPhone in the making?

One patent is related to multi touch display in which the company has reported to have found a way to reduce the cost and improve the performance of these displays. Apple, the makers of iPhone, has recently been awarded 16 patents including one related to solar-powered charging for Apple devices, reported a website. It was earlier reported also that Apple was working on solar power panels, but now the company appears to

Sony Ericsson smartphones to come preloaded with McAfee

Existing Xperia Mini Pro users may get the software soon though Sony Ericsson's PC companion software. McAfee mobile security software will come preinstalled with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro and forthcoming Xperia Pro smartphones. With McAfee's Mobile Security software, users can keep track of their device with the alarm and location tracking feature; prevent misuse with remote lock; wipe feature and preserve important data with remote back-up / restore feature even

Beetel Android tablet today

Beetel has a new Android tablet in the market at Rs 10,000-15,000. The tablet runs on Android 2.2 and has a 1 GHz processor. Beetel, Bharti's handset brand, is set to launch its latest tablet PC based on Android operating system today. The tablet, to be called 'Magiq', has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with Android 2.2 Froyo OS, and is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Other details include a front

Apple may soon add projector to iPhone

The idea of an iPhone with a projector was first discussed by Apple in 2009. Apple is reportedly looking at the possibility of adding projectors into its iPhones and iPads. According to a blog, Patently Apple, the company has filed for a patent to integrate Pico like projectors in its iOS devices. The level of detail reported in the patent filing is surprising, as Apple looks to have sufficiently advanced on

Acer Iconia Smart arriving in September

The Acer Iconia Smart weighs only 185 grams and has 8 GB storage along with 512 MB RAM. The Acer Iconia Smart, which runs on Android Gingerbread, is expected to hit the market in September. It has a comparatively bigger display and comes with Qualcomm manufactured 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Its display has an aspect ratio of 21:9 and is 4.8 inch in size. Other notable additions include 8 megapixel back facing

Apple iOS 5 to feature speech-to-text function

The latest beta build of iOS 5 seeded to developers has a speech to text transcriber. A similar feature already exists in Google Android devices and requires an active data connection to run. Apple had released the fifth beta build of its iOS 5.0 software update for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. Apple centric blog 9to5Mac was tipped with a screenshot and details about a new speech to text

Amazon may launch 7 inch tablet by Sept

The Amazon tablets are likely to be innovative due to the pointers already out there in the market — Amazon Cloud driver is already there in place, and so is the Amazon App Store. Amazon is preparing itself for massive infusion of 7 inch Android tablet in the market by the end of September, according to a report. The report said that Amazon's manufacturing partner in Taiwan, Quanta, expects to sell one

Telecos must tell users on activation of services: TRAI

If the telecos fail to contact the users, the value added services shall be de-activated without any cost to the consumer, according to the regulator. Taking exception to the unauthorised activation of value added services, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued direction to the telecom companies in the country asking them to obtain a confirmation from consumers within 24 hours of activation of the same through SMS or e-mail

Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphones get upgrade

The latest instalment of Android smartphones, the Xperia Arc and the Xperia Play get update while nothing changes with the operating system. Sony Ericsson is set to release a non-operating system related upgrade for its Xperia Arc and Xperia Play devices that focuses mainly on improving the user experience and device's usability in various aspects. According to a latest post on the support website of Sony Ericsson, Xperia Arc will soon be

BlackBerry Messenger 6 gets social features

BBM connected apps integrate the popular functionality of the BBM service and offer users the ability to interact with their friends from within the app itself. Research In Motion has announced the availability of BlackBerry Messenger version 6, which provides support for "BBM connected" apps, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the BBM connected app. BBM connected apps integrate the popular functionality of the BBM service and offer

Windows Phone Mango devices to arrive soon

Microsoft has officially signed off the Windows Phone project and handed the source code over to device manufacturers for further optimisation of the latest Windows Phone operating system for their relative devices, according to the official blog post on the Windows Phone blog. With this, the Windows phone "Mango" OS officially enters the RTM (Release to manufacturing) build phase. This is a good news that the much awaited operating system has

Apple iPhone gets another upgrade

Just after 10 days of releasing the security patch update for the iOS PDF vulnerability, apple has released another patch fixing a vulnerability associated with certificate validation. While many people are still busy updating the iOS 4.3.4 security patch on their Apple devices, the iPhone maker has now released yet another security patch, named as the iOS 4.3.5. The new security patch was released by Apple right after 10 days of releasing

Microsoft Windows Marketplace comes to India

Microsoft has some really big plans for the upcoming Mango update for the Windows Phone operating system; internationalisation of its Windows Marketplace is one to begin with. Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Marketplace for Mobile, which allows users to browse and download applications on their Windows phone, in 19 new countries including India. The internet giant has also added many more things to the marketplace to give users a personalised

Google+ circles likely to become more personal

The circles of Google+ is unique to it, which allows users to create different groups — such as friends, family, work and more. This way, the users are able to share different contents with different groups. Fridge, a social networking startup, has been acquired by Google to improve the capabilities of Google+ in group sharing. Fridge started with a vision to make the process of creating ad-hoc online social groups simpler

Viewsonic to launch WiMax tablet this Diwali

Viewsonic is going to launch a 7 inch Android Honeycomb tablet with WiMax support this Diwali. It is likely to be the first such Android tablet in India. Viewsonic is planning to launch its first WiMax tablet in the country. The tablet will be a 7 inch Android Honeycomb device. WiMax is a 4G technology that is faster than current 3G networks. Currently, BSNL offers this service on a large scale, but

Top five gaming smartphones

Gaming is gaining momentum as device manufacturers shoot for faster devices. Mobile gaming has emerged as a promising new frontier as more and more people migrate from PC or console gaming to handheld gaming. The era, which was commenced by devices such as Nokia nGage, has undergone a drastic change. Today people's perspective has changed completely towards mobile gaming and the expectations from handheld gaming devices will only rise in times

More malware apps found in the Android Market

The names of the malware app are Quick FallDown, Scientific Calculator, Bubble Buster and Best Compass and Leveler. For the Android users, some more trouble seems to be headed their way as it has been reported that more malware has been detected in the Android Market. The news is definitely not a bolt from the blue since only some time ago infected apps were pulled out from the Android Market and

Nokia promises to support MeeGo for years

A top Nokia executive stated over Twitter that the company will support MeeGo for years and release software updates. Despite its transition to Windows Phone 7 platform, Nokia will support the MeeGo mobile operating system for years to come and will continue to release its updates in future as well. "We will support NokiaN9 for years and release several SW updates," said Klaus Stroem, head of portfolio management in marketing for Nokia,

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