Apple iPhone 5 Launched in India Finally

After being launched globally on September 21, the much-awaited Apple’s iPhone 5 launched in Indian market on Friday on November 2, 2012. The latest version of Apple Inc.’s iconic iPhone will be now available in retail stores across India.
Apple iPhone 5 Launched in India
Apple iPhone 5 is launched at promotional events in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore. The company has partnered with distribution masters Redington and Ingram Micro, which revealed the launch date for the phone last week, to retail the device across India.

Apple iPhone 5 has been priced at Rs.45,500 for the 16GB model, Rs.52,500 for the 32GB model and Rs.59,500 for the 64GB model.

The device is featuring a larger 4-inch screen and a much more powerful A6 processor, the iPhone 5 is a major step up from the iPhone 4S.

The phone is now incredibly slim with a thickness of just 7.6mm. The svelte smartphone is also remarkably light weighing just 112gms.

The new phone is built on A6 chip, which Apple says, is up to twice as fast compared with the A5 chip that were available in previous version of phone.

“Response is very good. Our first stock is already booked, still we are getting bookings,” said Vikas Malhotra, store manager at iWorld.

Although Apple’s products are not as popular in India compared to western countries, the brand is steadily gaining traction among affluent professionals who don’t mind paying a premium for the iconic products. In a change from previous years, the iPhone will be available in retail stores and not just through Apple’s carrier partners.

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How To Update Samsung Galaxy S Duos With Official XXALHB ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Like other devices Samsung Galaxy S DUOS S7562 can now be updated with the latest firmware of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware version which is called XXALHB version.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos ICS Update
It is the first ever firmware released by Sammobile which can be flashed with the Odin. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can apply this firmware update in your device. Very soon and most probably users of Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 might just get the latest Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware which is the latest firmware released by Google few days back.

Though this firmware is released officially for users in Germany, one can apply this update irrespective of the country you are from.

The best part of this update is that you need not root the device for applying this update and is an official firmware released by Samsung. Also, after applying this update, the warranty won’t get lost.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

Pre Requisites:

  • Create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t backup the files with the help of KIES as this ICS XXALHB 4.0.4 firmware is not yet rolled out all over the globe.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 and also make sure that all of your PC’s USB ports are active and are working. Also, last but not the least ensure that your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 is left with the minimum of 60% battery charge so as to ensure that the device doesn’t run out of battery in the middle of firmware update.

So assuming that you are done with all the above steps, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update.

Galaxy S DUOS S7562 with Official ICS Android 4.0.4 Firmware Update Procedure :

  • Download the Galaxy S DUOS S7562 with Official ICS Android 4.0.4 Firmware Package and odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, extract the odin in your computer and turn off your phone to enter the device in the download mode.
  • Extract the firmware zip file so as to get the tar file. Open Odin in your computer.
  • Download Mode in Galaxy S DUOS S7562 can be entered by pressing the Volume Down rocker key + power button at the same time while the device is turned Off. If the device starts in the normal mode, you need to re try the process of the entering the device into the download mode. You can alternatively, enter your phone in the download mode with the help of below mentioned Video tutorial.
  • Click on “PDA” to select “tar file which you got after extracting the firmware zip file” and then click on “Start”. Once you click on start, it will take around 2 – 3 minutes for applying the update. As soon as the firmware is applied successfully, the device will reboot on its own and it may take more than the normal time for rebooting the device.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Now, you have now successfully applied the latest firmware of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware in your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562. In coming days we will be coming out with a detailed tutorial on how to root Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562. Please comment…

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Zen UltraTab A900 ICS Tablet Launched

Zen Mobile has launched the Zen UltraTab A900 in India. It is every day story in India that Tablet PC launches in India as one after another tablets are announced.
Zen UltraTab A900
The UltraTab A900 is a 9-inch tablet that features a 5-point multi-touch display, a 1.5GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 4,000 mAh battery, USB support, 3G dongle support and a trans flash card reader. The UltraTab A900 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has support for Adobe Flash.

It has Live Panel menu that lets users to customize the home screen content with images, bookmarks, social feeds and a application tray in the home screen with shortcuts to launch task manager, calendar, music player and more.

Other features of the Zen UltraTab A900 include Wi-Fi connectivity, 3G connectivity via USB dongle, microUSB slot with USB On-The-Go, 4GB built-in storage, 32GB microSD card support, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 4,000 mAh battery rated to deliver up to 3.5 hours of video playback, and 14 hours of Wi-Fi usage.

Zen UltraTab A900 will come with plenty of apps preloaded, such as Bollywoodji, ibibo, Kundli, nexGTV, Nimbuzz, MapmyIndia, Mig 33, Paytm, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Rummy, and Teenpatti. Zen Mobile has also skinned ICS with their own UI, called Ultra Tab sense, which features a 3D home-screen  and a variety of widgets.

Zen UltraTab A900 Specs :

  • Display : 9-inch capacitive touch screen display with (800 x 480 pixels) resolution
  • CPU : 1.5 GHz single core processor
  • GPU : Mali 400 GPU
  • OS : Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • Camera : 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera
  • Dimensions :11.8×148.6×238.6mm
  •  Weight : 512.9 grams
  • 3G via External Dongle
  • Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Multi format Music (Mp2, Mp3, Wav, AAC, WMA) playback
  • 512 MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory with micro SD
  • Battery : 4000 mAh battery

Zen UltraTab A900 is priced at Rs. 7,999. Moreover, Zen Mobiles have once again partnered with HomeShop18 for the tablet launch and the tablet will be available across the country soon.

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Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Pune in India

After successful launching of 4G services in Kolkata and Bengaluru Airtel has announced the launch of its 4G-LTE services in Pune of Maharashtra state.
Airtel 4G LTE Service in Pune
Airtel has also reduced the price of the LTE CPE and dongles, the Indoor CPE with Wi-Fi and the 4G Multi Mode Dongle, that are now available for Rs. 4999 each.

Airtel has also announced the availability and free trial offer of Airtel Broadband TV and Games On-Demand for their 4G LTE customers. They have introduced cash back offers for post-paid customers. Airtel 4G services would be available soon for prepaid customers in Pune .

The 4G services theoretically provide upto 20 Mbps upload and 40 Mbps download speeds.

While commenting, K Srinivas, president – consumer business, Bharti Airtel said, “Today, we are excited to launch Maharashtra’s first 4G experience for Airtel customers in Pune. The response received by Airtel 4G services in Kolkata and Bengaluru has been compelling – thus reinforcing our long term focus on delivering technologies to fulfil the needs of India’s rapidly growing data evolution story.”

Airtel 4G LTE Plans

Name of the Bill Plan break free break free max break free ultra break free ultimate
rental (in Rs) 999 1399 1999 2999
free usage (in GB) 6 9 18 30
charges after free usage Nill Nill Nil Nil
speed post free usage 128 Kbps 128 Kbps 128 Kbps 128 Kbps

Introductory postpaid Offer (60 days)

Plan name Plan (Rs.) Cash back  (Rs.) Monthly Bill Discount (Rs.) Period (Months)  Remarks
Break free 999 99 167 6 1 month rental off
Break free Max 1399 2798 466 6 2 Month rental off
Break free Ultra 1999 3749 312 12 75% device cost off
Break free Ultimat 2999 4999 417 12 100 % device cost off

Airtel 4G Smartbytes

Plan name Price
(Rs)
Free usage
(GB)
Charge after quota
(INR)
3 GB 600 3 GB Nil
5 GB 875 5 GB Nil
10 GB 1500 10 GB Nil

Airtel also announced the launch of three offerings on top of 4G data – Airtel Broadband TV, Games On-Demand and Airtel Movies. Airtel Broadband TV service lets customers view 76 channels and on-demand videos across various genres including movies, music, entertainment and news. The price applicable for this pack is Rs.150 and Rs. 49 for monthly and weekly subscribers respectively.

Airtel also announced the Games On-Demand, offers games from popular publishers including EA, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, PopCap, Alawar and more starting at Rs. 5 per day for 30 games and Rs. 199 pack offers over 350 games per month. Airtel 4G customers can enjoy 7 days of free games as an introductory trial offer. Airtel plans to roll out their 4G LTE services in remaining circles soon.

Airtel Customer can visit their nearest Airtel Relationship Center (ARC) or call 1800-103-0405 (toll-free) to get more information.

With both home and office users opting for 4G services, it is heartening to see early adopters of this technology acknowledge the experience that Airtel 4G delivers – for everything from streaming videos and downloading music, to accessing business applications, email and rich multimedia content. We are optimistic about the traction that 4G will see in months to come and look forward to rolling out our services in other circles soon, Srinivas added.

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HTC J Butterfly HTL21 5-inch Jelly Been Phone Specs And Features

The Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has just announced the HTC J Butterfly HTL21 Phablet phones against Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. The HTC J Butterfly is the follow up to the previous HTC J model.
HTC J Butterfly HTL21
HTC J Butterfly HTL21 has 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with Full HD 1920 × 1080 pixel resolution and 440 ppi pixel density, will be running on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz providing quicker response time and in addition 2 GB RAM ensure you get no lag during multi-tasking.

HTC J Butterfly also sports with 8.0 MP rear CMOS camera with LED flash and 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video recording and Front 2.0 MP camera which can be used for the face to face video chat and web conferences during the Google Hangouts.

Connectivity features of the device includes Wi-Fi (802.11 n/g/b/a) at 5GHz, 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Tethering / mobile hotspot support and GPS.

HTC J Butterfly’s 2,020mAh battery is above average in capacity, though we’re interested to find out how it’ll keep up with powering so many pixels throughout the course of a day.

HTC J Butterfly HTL21 Specs :

  • Display : 5 – inch capacitive touchscreen display with Full HD 1920 × 1080 pixel resolution and 440 ppi pixel density
  • CPU : 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) CPU
  • OS : Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • Dimension : 5.63 x 2.8 x 0.36 inches
  • Weight : 140 grams.
  • HTC Sense 4.1
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Wi Fi, Wi Fi tether
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 16 GB internal storage capacity
  • Camera : 8.0 MP rear camera with HTC ImageSense and 2.0 MP front facing camera
  • 32 GB micro SD card support
  • 4G LTE network connectivity with micro SIM slot.
  • Battery : 2020 mAh battery

HTC J Butterfly HTL21 will be available in white, black or bright red and available in Japan on the KDDI network in December.

There is no news regarding this will arrive for United Kingdom or United States but reports points out that this could be one of the five Nexus devices schedule for release before Christmas this year.

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Swipe Tab All in One Dual SIM ICS Tablet Specs And Price

California-based Swipe Telecom has announced the launch of a dual-SIM Tablet called, Swipe Tab All In One. Swipe Tab All in One Dual SIM
This tablet is launched in response to success of Micromax Funbook Pro tablet.

The Swipe Tab All-in-One has a 7-inch TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen with 5-point multi-touch and a resolution of 1028×768 pixels. Swipe Tab All-in-One runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is powered by a 1.5 GHz processor.

The Swipe Tablet also comes with 2.0 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front-facing camera. The slate has 8GB of built-in storage and 32GB microSD card slot.

The connectivity features includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0, HDMI-out, 3.5 mm jack, micro-USB connector and GPS. There’s a 4,000 mAh battery as well. Pre-installed apps on the tablet include FM Radio, Olive Office Premium, ebook Reader, audio recording, HD and 3D Games.

Swipe Tab All In One Tablet Specs :

  • Display : 7 inch TFT LCD Full HD capacitive touch screen (1028×768) pixels resolution
  • OS : Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system
  • CPU : 1.5 GHz single core processor
  • 5 point multi-touch input
  • Camera : 2 mp rear camera 1.3 mp front facing camera
  • 8 GB of built-in storage
  • 32 GB microSD card slot
  • Wi Fi, Bluetooth v3.0, HDMI-out, 3.5 mm jack
  • micro-USB connector and GPS
  • Battery : 4,000 mAh battery

Swipe Telecom has priced Tab All in One tablet at Rs 11,999.

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