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Samsung announces Exynos5 octa-core chipset

NVIDIA had its moment to shine earlier in the week, and Qualcomm had its own announcements to make for 2013. Now, Samsung’s looking to turn things up a notch with its own Exynos series of chipsets. Samsung has announced the Exynos5, an octa-core chipset that makes use of some pretty interesting techniques to provide optimal battery life while delivering best-in-class performance.
The chipset features two quad-core SoCs, with one being an ARM Cortex-A15 based implementation clocked at 1.8GHz, while the other is an ARM Cortex-A7 implementation at 1.2GHz. The former will be used for the usual CPU-intensive tasks such as gaming, web browsing, HD video playback and more. If you aren’t doing these things then the phone will favor the weaker (but still powerful), more battery friendly set of cores.
The initial product will come in a 28nm flavor, but Samsung is continuing to work to bring that down to 20, 14, and then 10nm over time. With 70% battery savings over the Exynos 4 chipset this thing…

Huawei Launches Flagship Ascend Mate at CES 2013

The 6.1-inch HUAWEI Ascend Mate launched at CES 2013Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the smartphone with the largest screen in the world, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate, at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The HUAWEI Ascend Mate features a huge 6.1-inch HD display, a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and a 4050 mAh battery. Together with Huawei's proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology and fast sharing technology, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate is proof that bigger is better. "The HUAWEI Ascend Mate breaks barriers to deliver a supercharged entertainment, communication and creative experience for all your personal and professional needs," said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. "The HUAWEI Ascend Mate is an industry-leading smartphone and showcases our innovation as we continue to make great technology availab…

Huawei Ascend D2 Review

The quad-core 5-inch HUAWEI Ascend D2 is a must-have for people seeking smartphone perfection [Las Vegas, U.S.A., January 7, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled the HUAWEI Ascend D2 at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today. The latest hero product in Huawei's Ascend series of smartphones, the HUAWEI Ascend D2 runs on Android 4.1 and features a 5-inch FHD IPS+ 443 PPI Super Retina LCD display, Huawei's K3V2 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and a 13 MP BSI camera. With its 3000mAh battery and Huawei's proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology, the Ascend D2 has a stand-by time of six days on WCDMA. "The HUAWEI Ascend D2 has the style, power and all-round performance capabilities you would expect from a HUAWEI Ascend smartphone, but with a revolutionary FHD screen, unsurpassed camera quality and power saving technology to maximize…

Asus Transformer AiO, All-in-One PC-tablet hybrid with Windows 8 and Android Review

It's a tablet. It's a desktop. No wait...it's the Asus Transformer All-in One. Asus is claiming that it's the " world's first AiO PC with a detachable tablet". The best part is that the machine can function on both Windows 8 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating systems.

The ergonomics of the machine is such that it allows users to merge desktop computing with wireless mobility. In desktop mode, the Transformer AiO runs on Windows 8 sporting an 18.4-inch full-HD IPS touch screen with a 1920x1080-pixel revolution. The machine is powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors with NVIDIA GT 730M graphics.

Once the screen is detached, users will be equipped with an 18.4-inch Android 4.1 tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor powering the standalone device. The tablet will also have the Windows 8 OS for users to choose as per their liking. This happens at the touch of a small blue OS switch on the right that performs an instantaneous tr…

Micromax Canvas 2 A110 Specification

Key Features of Micromax Canvas 2 A110 (White) Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS5-inch LCD Capacitive TouchscreenDual SIM (GSM + GSM)Wi-Fi Enabled0.3 MP Secondary Camera8 MP Primary Camera1 GHz Dual Core ProcessorExpandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Specifications of Micromax Canvas 2 A110 GENERAL FEATURESIn Sales PackageBattery, Charger, Earphone, Handset, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty CardFormBarSIMDual SIM, GSM + GSMTouch ScreenYes, CapacitiveBusiness FeaturesDocument Viewer, PushmailCall FeaturesLoudspeakerHandset ColorWhitePLATFORMOperating FreqGSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100OSAndroid v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)Java

Micromax A101 Specification

Key Features of Micromax A101 (Black) 5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen1 GHz Dual Core Processor ProcessorDual SIM (GSM + GSM)0.3 MP Secondary CameraExpandable Storage Capacity of 32 GBAndroid v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS5 MP Primary CameraWi-Fi Enabled


Specifications of Micromax A101 (Black)GENERAL FEATURESFormBarSIMDual SIM, GSM + GSMTouch ScreenYes, CapacitiveCall FeaturesLoudspeakerHandset ColorBlackPLATFORMOperating FreqGSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100

Nokia sends out Lumia 920 teasers in India

Nokia has been teasing the Lumia 920 left, right and center. It has done so on its Facebook page quite loudly and even some of their ‘Priority Retailers’ have started taking pre-orders for the device which is yet to be officially launched in India. Earlier in the week we reported the Lumia 920 would arrive by January 14 and today we have received yet another hint in the form of a mail from Nokia India, which states the Lumia 920 is coming soon. Of course, this rather cements the notion that the Lumia 920 is coming sooner than later. The mail on the face of it is not exceptional, but is rather a mail we suspect Nokia has sent out to all of its registered OVI store users in India, which also includes us. So saddle up, because the Lumia 920 could be coming to India very soon.

Will the RIMpire strike back with BlackBerry 10?

Come January 30 and BlackBerry 10, Research in Motion's much awaited and make-or-break OS will be launched. While India might need to wait a few weeks to experience BB10, here's our take on the upcoming OS...

Come January 30 and BlackBerry 10, Research in Motion's much awaited and make-or-break OS, will be launched. While India might need to wait a few weeks to experience BB10, here's our take on the upcoming OS, based on our hands-on experience with the BB10 Dev Alpha B device at the recent BlackBerry Jam Asia and interviews with key RIM executives.

The hands-on experience with the BB10 Dev Alpha B was important because strong rumours state the specs of the BB10 Dev Alpha B are almost identical to the final Z10 BB10 full touch smartphone that comes with the following features: a dual core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 for the US and Canada markets) a 4.2-inch display with 1280 x 768 resolution at an eye-popping 356 PPI (pixels per inch), which…