Category: Mobile

Micromax to replicate Xiaomi’s business model; launches new Yureka phone

Micromax will be launching a new array of Android devices running on popular Cyanogenmod custom ROM. The first one has already been launched in India. The new phones are introduced under a new brand ‘Yu’. The is one the first wave of Yu phones. The model is named Micromax Yureka, a wordplay by adding Yu and Eureka. Key specs of Micromax Yureka Screen: 5.5″ LCD IPS display with HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection Camera: 13 MP (Sony sensor), 5 MP rear cam. Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE Software: Android (Cyanogenmod OS 11) Speed: 1.5GHz octa-core CPU with...

Project Ara

Google’s Grand Plan with Project Ara Modular Smartphone

Google made a lot of buzz in the tech-world in the beginning of 2014 by announcing its plan to launch a modular smartphone platform with interchangeable units. It almost feels like a science fiction project and rightfully so. After-all, the project is headed by former DARPA director, Regina E. Dugan. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military. But what is really behind Google’s initiative? Is it just another way to monetize already booming smartphone market? Or, is it...

Ebook Reader

3 Best E-book Readers for Java Mobiles

If you own a Java supported feature phone like Nokia’s Asha Series phone, and you want read e-books on your device, here are a few useful apps. Although feature phones don’t have app support nowhere near Android or iOS, it sure has a well matured app eco-system from pre-iPhone era. Most of these projects are no longer maintained properly but you can still use these applications to achieve a comfortable reading experience. All for these are free to use and will work on Symbian smartphones like Nokia 5800/5233. 1. Albite Reader This is the best Ebook reader available for Java...

You cannot experience 3D-movies like Avatar on Amazon Fire Phone. Here is why.

There is a lot of buzz about Amazon’s new 3D smartphone. The best thing is, it is possible to look the screen from any angle and see the amazing 3D effects on this phone. But, at least for now, the 3D effects are limited to UI and some simple games Amazon introduced at its launch. The 3D effects of existing 3D-films cannot be experienced when watched on Amazon Fire. The reason is how 3D is implemented in the Fire phone. This phone equips four ultra low-powered IR sensors to constantly track the position of eyes and mouth of the user....

How could Motorola make Moto E so cheap?

For $120 Moto E is one of the cheapest phone you could buy that offers excellent value for money. But how could Motorola manage to keep its price so lower than its competitors? When it comes to pricing of a mobile phone model, each company has their unique priorities. Apple couldn’t sell their products for cheap or its premium brand value will be diminished. Android smartphone manufacturers on the other hand, cater a wide range of customer segment. If a reputed manufacturer offers a device much lesser than their competitors there should be some reason. Google bought Motorola in 2012...

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Moto E sets New Standard for Budget Mobile Devices

Once in a while there comes a product that revolutionizes the whole industry by radically introducing a new concept into its product, like the time when iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs. The mobile industry in particular, is like the battleground to introduction of new technology. The wow-factor each release of new iPhone is enormous, but not everybody can afford the newest hot iPhone with all the latest bells and whistles. With the release of Moto E, Motorola Mobility has brought a new kind of innovation to the mobile space – cheap devices with rock bottom prices. Moto E is...

Full review of Unisurf 16GB 10-inch budget tablet

The budget tablet market is flooded with devices that have some impressive specifications and are capable enough to outlook its shortcomings. Unisurf launched a 7 inch and a 10 inch tablet in the December of 2013. The price at launch was AU$199. Later, in the beginning of 2014, Target has slashed its price to AU$129, a whooping A$70 discount. Is Unisurf 10’’ a dream come true, or is it better left untouched?   Design and Build At a distance, the Unisurf device looks like an expensive tablet, but don’t let the looks deceive you. Once you pick up the tablet...