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Do you purchase a device based on the hype and specifications only? Do you keep in mind the reparability factor? iFixit has published a list of reparability scores for tablets belonging to current and previous gen. Here’s all

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Intel’s revenue from Atom series of CPUs is going down, partly due to competition from AMD and partly from phones transforming into phablets, not to mention growing popularity of tablets.trans Intel demoes Dual Core Atom processors at the MWC 2013 Well Intel is all set to turn the tables. Continue reading »

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Ubuntu, a flavor of Linux and undoubtedly one of the most loved OSes around the globe, is all set to make it’s debut on tablets. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Continue reading »

Microsoft has moved the Office 365 from preview to retail phase. A new business model where Microsoft will provide the software on both subscription and one time buy mode. Continue reading »

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Operator group VimpelCom inked an alliance with Microsoft and Nokia to add operator billing support to the Windows Phone Store for subscribers, in a move it said will “deliver a new, enhanced digital entertainment experience for VimpelCom customers across its markets”. The companies will also add a “VimpelCom Shelf” to the store, which will feature up to 200 selected apps, tailored to support local content and services.

Vimpelcom, the Russaian operator group has signed a deal with Microsoft and Nokia to add operator billing support to the Windows Phone Store for subscribers.

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The much rumored Windows Phone Blue got another evidence that it is a real thing, and not a conjuration of the blogosphere.

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Brand Trust in India has voted Nokia as India’s most trusted brand for the year. In India, Nokia holds a strong stand among the general public. The tag line of Nokia, “Connecting people” holds apt and is followed literally when it comes to India. Continue reading »

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Of all the technologies created and/or promoted by Nokia, mapping services have undoubtedly been the the best. Nokia’s mapping performance has been unmatched in each aspect. Owing to this, Toyota has signed a deal with Nokia to use its “Here” service as it’s in-car navigation solution from 2014

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Well this prank is classic.  Reminds us of the infallibilty of ideas.

A tweet by Mikko Hypponen reads as follows:

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At times, it pays to be local. Micromax, the name behind super cheap mobiles and now tablets has emerged as a clear leader for tablets segments in India.

According to CyberMedia Research, Tablet shipment in India grew by 673 percent year-on-year and 59 percent over the preceding quarter to reach 0.55 million units. According to the report, Micromax had a 18.4 percent market share followed by Samsung at 13.3 percent and Apple at 12.3 percent.

The key factors responsible for these figures are an appetite for 7 inch form factor which is favored over 10+ inches and the price factor. While Tablets used to sell for around Rs. 25000 ($1=Rs 55) a year back, their prices have almost reached the Rs 12000-15000 mark, with a horde of vendors offering them for as low as Rs 6000.

We await the launch of the iPad mini and Windows 8 Tablets. Only then would be there some real competition for Micromax. Until  then, we should hail it as the king.

The computer processor company AMD has announced an app store to bridge the prevalent gap in smooth running of the Android apps on the computer. This store will showcase how the apps will be optimized for its processors. With this, we will be able to download and run popular Android apps on AMD based PC running Windows. The joint efforts of Blue Stack and AMD have enabled the AMS AppZone Player which in turn has led to such possibilities.

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This is expected to be a big leap to bridge the gap and enabling the Android apps to be run on AMD-powered devices. With this collaboration, the software developers will now be able to easily tap AMD’s products and keep the great expectations of the users satisfied. Manju Hegde, corporate VP of heterogeneous applications and developer solutions at AMD confirmed the news.

Further, users will be able to download featured apps directly from the AppZone Player or search for the AppZone store. This collaboration is a success already and they are now planning and working with leading OEMs to preload the player on the upcoming AMD-powered devices.

We are waiting fingers crossed for more surprises. Thanks to AMD for the good news!

The Indian mobile app development market is expected to grow past the $227 million mark in 2012, growing at a 22.6% from last year, as analyzed by Gartner.

Growing at a steady pace, the mobile app development market is expected to surpass the PC software market by a whopping ratio of 4:1 by 2012. According to Asheesh Raina, principal research analyst at Gartner:

Application modernization and increasing agility will continue to be a solid driver for app development spending, apart from other emerging dynamics of cloud, mobility and social computing.

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These emerging trends are directing app development demand towards newer architectures, programming languages, business model and user skills.

The report also predicts that 90 percent of large, mainstream enterprises and government agencies will use some aspect of cloud computing by 2015.

Open source software tools will continue to erode revenue for some App development categories in design, testing and Web development.

This is being driven primarily by the success of Eclipse and NetBeans, as well as by overall revitalization of the market by new small software providers looking for technical and market disruptive approaches for offering products. Limited budgets and economic conditions compelling enough to focus on cost reduction, also fuel the use of open-source software in various development projects.

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A road block on the sale of Lumia 900 Windows phone has been set up by the German T-Mobile company. Its decision to not stock the phone is assumed to be due to its incapability of delivering quality to the user experience. Nokia has already experienced customer wrath by Lumia 900 users in other countries for denying them an upgrade to the latest mobile operating system.

Digging in deep in a personal interview the inside source confirmed that phone’s incompatibility to upgrade to the upcoming OS versions is the prime reason. The stand of the mobile company is much appreciated. T-Mobile’s bold step to opt out of the sale of the Lumia 900 in Germany defines the customer centric approach that other carriers have to keep in mind while designing the phone.

Kudos to T-Mobile for the admirable stand..!!

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Lumia offers more music to your ears…

Lumia purchase will get you a pair of Nokia purity headphones, manufactured by audio powerhouse Monster. Nokia has offered this deal only to all Lumia buyers at least 18 years old and of UK nationality. The monster of a deal is valid for entire month of June in four shades to match your Lumia phone.

The rules are below

Buy a Nokia Lumia in June* and you can rock out with a free pair of Monster® headphones worth up to £199.

All you have to do is

• Go to www.nokiamonsteroffer.co.uk and enter your mobile number

• Purchase a Nokia Lumia 610, 710, 800 or 900 in June*

• Text ‘nokiamonster’ to ‘64446’

• Visit www.nokiamonsteroffer.co.uk  28 days after purchase and enter your details

• Tell us which colour headphones you want

• Then we’ll send you the headphones your music deserves

*while stocks last – See T&Cs

This move is strikingly similar to Samy’s wherein it is *still* offering the Sennheiser headsets with the purchase of Galaxy note.

Tip: Keeping checking the deal before the purchase to ensure the stock. Purchase one for yourself before the 1571 left vanish.

Nokia yesterday presented its new strategy where it would be undergoing some major changes including a massive reduction in workforce. A part of that strategy is to acquire the Scalado AB.

Håkan Persson, chief executive officer of Scalado AB commented

This is a great opportunity for many of our people to show their leadership in imaging and to continue to build its future…

Doing this as part of Nokia, already a leader in mobile imaging, will reinforce the strength of the technologies and competences developed at Scalado. We are very excited about this opportunity, which is a natural next step in our longstanding relationship with Nokia.

While Jo Harlow, EVP, Smart Devices at Nokia, said

Nokia has been working with Scalado for more than ten years and they’ve contributed to many of our leading imaging applications. This transaction would enable us to combine our leadership in camera devices with their expertise in imaging, helping people move beyond taking pictures to capturing moments and emotions and then reliving them in many different ways

Scalado’s solutions are used in millions on devices worldwide. Post this acquisition, the existing licensing agreements will stay in place. However, any future developments are likely to be exclusive to Nokia. It will also give Nokia an upper hand position in smartphone imaging related intellectual property.

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