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Latest news on mobile phones, smartphones, gadgets, wearables, smart watches, fitness trackers, IoT devices and new launches. This section also talks about smartphone launches by various companies, product announcements and various offers by the respective companies. You will also get hands-on preview of the device, be it a smartphone, gadget, smart watch or any other wearable device.

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Sony launches Xperia Z Ultra, biggest ever smartphone for Rs. 46,990

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Sony today launched the biggest ever smartphone -Xperia Z Ultra- in the Indian market. The phone bears a sleek look and offers a 6.4 inch full HD display. Dimension wise, it comes with 6.5mm width, weighs 212 grams and provides a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels.

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With Xperia Z Ultra, the Japanese major, for the first time integrates its Triluminos technology, which the company introduced at CES with its Bravia televisions. The technology helps the display reproduce greater range of rich, natural colours to deliver true, natural shades. The technology also includes X-Reality for mobile, Sony’s intelligent super resolution display technology which as per the company, analyses each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimise quality for the sharpest videos.

The Xperia Z Ultra deploys a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.

Among other features the Xperia Z Ultra gives its users an 8-megapixel Exmor RS rear camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The device is LTE ready and offers NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, DLNA and Bluetooth connectivity options. It has a 3,000mAh battery that Sony claims could deliver up to 14 hours of talktime and 768 hours of standby time.

Besides, the Xperia Z Ultra is dust and water proof just like its predecessors  Xperia Z and Xperia Z Tablet. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra also offers handwriting recognition support and the device’s screen can work with a pencil or a stylus/ pen that has a tip of more than 1mm(in diameter).

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The Xperia Z Ultra also comes with updated Sony Media Applications that include apps like Walkman, Movies and Album, and some India specific apps such as Sony LIV catch up tv app and Sony Music Jive app. The phone will also bundle a month’s access to BigFlix movie streaming app and the full version of the Asphalt 7 game.

The Xperia Z Ultra will be shipped along with some accessories like a stereo Bluetooth headset, magnetic charging dock and a cover with an additional battery, all available for an extra cost.The device is priced at Rs 46,990 and will be available from August 2 in stores.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra key specifications

  •     6.4-inch TFT Triluminos display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels
  •     2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  •     2GB RAM
  •     8-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor
  •     2-megapixel front facing camera
  •     16GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  •     Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  •     4G LTE/ NFC/ Bluetooth 4.0/ Wi-Fi
  •     3000mAh battery
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Etisalat joins hand with Samsung

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Etisalat Group and Samsung recently signed a deal that will lead to an influx of some of the most sought after telecommunications technologies in Etisalat’s 15 operating markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Rathgeber signed the memorandum of understanding at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, earlier this week with Sunghak Jang, vice-president, Samsung Mobile business, Middle East and Africa. The agreement promises cooperation in areas such as product release, pricing, sales, public relations and marketing, distribution and joint events.

As a result of the deal, Samsung will deliver a wider range of products to Etisalat that will give customers more choice and priority access to popular models.

“By securing this innovative partnership, we are benefiting communities in our operating countries and helping provide a richer communications experience,” said Rainer Rathgeber, chief commercial officer, Etisalat Group.

“Our customers will have a plentiful supply of Samsung’s cutting-edge mobile technology and some products will get to the market quicker than before added Rathgeber.

“The markets Etisalat operates within represent significant areas of growth for Samsung in the coming years, and we look forward to strengthening this partnership across MENA and Asia,” said Sunghak Jang.

“We of course anticipate increased sales and deeper mobile penetration, as well as all the benefits that come with technological development – like increased prosperity – in many of Etisalat’s markets.”

Obaid Bokisha, chief procurement officer, Etisalat Group said, “The Samsung brand is known all over the world and associated with popular mobile phones, smartphones and tablets – and innovation in general. We look forward to attracting customers by promoting these products throughout our global operations and providing them with an even more valuable service.”

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Josh Mobiles launches Thunder smartphone at Rs 15,999

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Josh Mobiles has launched its latest smartphone Thunder in India at Rs 15,999.

Thunder is a massive 5.7” HD IPS screen and embraces a unique blend of design and performance. Focused on providing its users with a fast and smooth experience, this brawny smart phone is powered with a 1.2 GHz Quad core processor that allows easy multi-tasking, effortless screen transitions and superior graphics.

Plus the latest Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) has a faster and user friendly interface, making it a complete pleasure to use. Apart from being a dual SIM phone, this smartphone is a complete thrill for camera lovers.

It dons a 8MP AF camera and a 5MP front camera, which allows users to capture high-definition photos and videos. And the 2 GB inbuilt memory and 32 GB expandable memory makes sure you can save all those precious memories without worrying about space. To top all of these electrifying features, the 2600 mAh battery allows you to work and be entertained for long hours.

Commenting on their latest launch, Deepak Gupta, director, Josh Mobiles said, “Large screens and striking displays have become a must have. I’m positive that this phone’s high resolution camera, latest android version and long lasting battery is going to provide remarkable performance and viewing experience and it’s users are going to be more than happy using it.”

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MediaTek launches world’s first triple-SIM 3G smartphones

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MediaTek, a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications today announced the world’s first triple-SIM technology for 3G Android smartphones.

The cutting-edge solution, which comes in response to widespread demand for multi-SIM devices in emerging markets, was recently commercialized in Brazil by Optimus L4II smartphone from LG Electronics.

Building on the success of its popular dual-SIM predecessor, 3G triple-SIM technology allows for three SIM cards to be used simultaneously. Each can receive calls, transmit data, send SMS messages and remain in standby mode concurrently without consuming excessive battery life.

A key feature of the 3G triple-SIM solution is its high level of stability, which prevents the occurrence of dropped or poor-quality calls, and reaffirms MediaTek’s reputation as the leading producer of multi-SIM chipset technologies.

“MediaTek has long provided state-of-art solutions for multi-SIM mobile devices. 3G triple-SIM is yet another example of that, says Brian Kwon, head of Product Planning Group from LG Electronics.

“Thanks to its groundbreaking technology, our new smartphones will significantly expand the connectivity options of our customers, and in so doing allow them to take advantage of multiple tariff plans, commented Kwon.

Beyond its pioneering technology, the 3G Triple-SIM technology also serves as a turnkey solution for manufacturers through its built-in user interface, which enables end-users to directly adjust or turn off the multi-SIM function if and when desired.

“In many emerging markets, multi-SIM support has become an absolute requirement. By creating a comprehensive total solution packed with premium features and advanced technologies, MediaTek is not only catering to end-user needs, but also attracting the attention of the world’s tier-one device makers, says Jeffrey Ju, GM of MediaTek’s Smartphone Business Unit.

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WickedLeak launches Wammy Passion Z+ smartphone

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WickedLeak, the leading growing company in the market of Smartphones has introduced a new Smartphone called as Wammy Passion Z+ for Rs 15,990.

The Wammy Passion Z+ runs on Google’s Android Jellybean 4.2 Operating System and is a smartphone with inimitable features at an affordable price.

It boasts a 5 inches FHD IPS display, which offers 1920×1080 pixels resolution. It is an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operated device and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6589 Turbo processor.

On the memory front, the smartphone features 1 GB RAM and is blessed with 4 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 64 GB. WickedLeak Wammy Passion Z+ is a dual camera smartphone featuring a 13 Megapixel rear camera and 2 Megapixel camera at the front.

Fuelled by a 2500 mAh battery, the dual-SIM Smartphone backs 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS for wireless connectivity. Other features of the device include FM Radio, Missed Calls Notification LED, E-compass, etc.

On the launch of the product, Aditya Mehta, director, WickedLeak said, “With the mounting market of smartphones in India, it is an endeavour by WickedLeak to provide a smartphone with all inimitable features at an affordable price for the users. We at Wickedleak have thoughtfully launched Wammy Passion Z+ which will enable consumers to experience better processing speeds, Phone calling, SMS, Navigation and capacity at pocket friendly prices.”

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Nokia unveils Lumia 625, to be available in Q3

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Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 625, an accessibly priced 4G smartphone to be available in Q3, 2013 in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

The Nokia Lumia 625 delivers high-speed entertainment to a wide audience with a large 4.7 inch super-sensitive LCD screen and 4G Internet access.

Building on the award winning Nokia Lumia design, the Nokia Lumia 625 includes five brightly coloured changeable shells, which add to the Live Tile personalisation brought by Windows Phone 8.

The Nokia Lumia 625 also provides many innovations found in the recently announced flagship Nokia Lumia 1020. These include a range of integrated camera applications like Nokia Smart Camera, offering handy features like removing unwanted objects from pictures, and Nokia Cinemagraph, which turns photos into living memories with added movement.

“With our largest smartphone screen to date, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a perfect example of how Nokia is delivering leading smartphone innovation and experiences at every price point,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices.

Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and including the Nokia Lumia Amber update, the Nokia Lumia 625 delivers a richer and easier to use smartphone experience at a competitive price. Live Tiles update direct to the home screen, and People Hub makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family. Windows Phone 8 also includes Xbox Live, Microsoft Office, and 7GB of online SkyDrive storage to simply make life easier.

With access to more than 165,000 apps including Vimeo, Temple Run and WhatsApp, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers faster mobile fun, as well as safer surfing with Internet Explorer 10 – making it ideal for viewing videos, games, and other content. The Nokia Lumia 625 also offers SD memory card support, allowing up to 64 GB of additional content storage.

Nokia Music provides unlimited streaming of ad-free mixes without registration or subscription, plus the ability to download mixes for listening offline with the Nokia Lumia 625. Nokia has also teamed with Coloud to create BOOM headphones that combine audio prowess with excellent value, and integrated microphone and buttons for voice calls and music control.

With its big screen and super-fast connectivity, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers leading maps and location experiences from HERE, providing free maps, turn-by-turn navigation and public transport guidance.

The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available in a range of colours including orange, yellow, bright green, white and black with an array of changeable shells enabling easy personalisation. With an estimated retail price of 220 Euros before taxes and subsidies.

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