Lenovo's metal bodied Phablet K900 which was introduced in CES 2013 is to be launched in India on May 10. According to NDTV Gadgets latest report, Lenovo will be looking to employ aggressive marketing strategies and might capitalize on the final stages of IPL 2013.
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Although, the official price of the device is unknown yet, but is expected to be priced around Rs. 25,000 or less. Considering the fact that this smartphone is packed with specifications that could give competition to the Galaxy S4, it is indeed a value for money device.
Display: K900 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS capacitive touch Full-HD display, which makes it a Phablet. Processor: K900 runs on Intel Atom Z2580 2GHz dual-core processor (Clover Trail+), with can compete with quad core or octa-core processors, as it come with high performance x86 architecture.
Memory: The phablet comes with a 2 GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Camera: K900 features a 3-megapixel camera with Sony's Exmor BSI sensor and 2-megapixel front camera.
Operating system: The Phablet runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Operating System. Looks like HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4 will have a new and more cheaper competitor in the name of Lenovo K900.
Galaxy S4 has been released in India at Rs 41,500. The heavyweight packs a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a stunning resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 441 ppi, Octa 5410 processor packing two quad core chips, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 16GB internal storage, a micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB expandable storage, 2GB RAM, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Infrared port and a 2,600 mAh battery.
The good news for Mark Zuckerberg and company is that there appears to be a lot of interest for Facebook Home, the new Android launcher that puts the world's most popular social playground front and center on compatible devices. As first noted by Twitter user Benedict Evans, Facebook Home raced to 500,000 downloads from Google Play in its first week of availability. At the time of this writing, Google Play is listing between 500,000 and 1 million downloads.
That's still only a tiny fraction of Facebook's entire userbase, but it's an impressive feat nonetheless, especially considering the short time it's been available and the limited number of devices the launcher is compatible with. So, what's the bad news?
Out of 11,355 users who bothered to rate the app, over half gave it a 1-star rating. Facebook Home's current user rating sits at a measly 2.2 stars on Google Play's 5-star scale. One of the most common complaints is that the app drains battery life, though that's not the only gripe.
"Battery runs out at dinnertime. Allows anyone to pick up my phone and read, like, and comment without entering my PIN. No widget support, fewer apps per Home screen. Once unlocked, resorts to old boring Facebook app. A software blunder with the ranks of Apple Maps," Google Play user Matt Gauthier wrote.
Not everyone dislikes the app. The 5-star category currently has the second most votes at 1,862. Another Google Play user, Clemen Chiang, writes that "It saves so much time in navigation. Who would ever thought of such a product design. Awesome!"
Have you given Facebook Home a test drive? Do you plan on using it?
Security researchers have identified 32 separate apps on Google Play that harboured a bug called BadNews.On infected phones, BadNews stole cash by racking up charges from sending premium rate text messages.
The malicious program lay dormant on many handsets for weeks to escape detection, said security firm Lookout which uncovered BadNews.
The malware targeted Android owners in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries in eastern Europe.
The exact numbers of victims was hard to calculate, said Lookout, adding that figures from Google Play suggest that between two and nine million copies of apps booby trapped with BadNews were downloaded from the store.
In a blogpost, Lookout said that a wide variety of apps were harbouring the BadNews malware. It found the programme lurking inside recipe generators, wallpaper apps, games and pornographic programmes.
The 32 apps were available through four separate developer accounts on Play. Google has now suspended those accounts and removed all the affected apps from its online store. No official comment from Google has yet been released.
Lookout said BadNews concealed its true identity by initially acting as an "innocent, if somewhat aggressive, advertising network". In this guise it sent users news and information about other infected apps, and prompted people to install other programmes.
BadNews adopted this approach to avoid detection systems that look for suspicious behaviour and stop dodgy apps being installed, said Lookout.
This masquerade ended when apps seeded with BadNews got a prompt from one of three command and control servers, then it started pushing out and installing a more malicious programme called AlphaSMS. This steals credit by sending text messages to premium rate numbers.
Users were tricked into installing AlphaSMS as it was labelled as an essential update for either Skype or Russian social network Vkontakte.
Security firm Lookout said BadNews was included in many popular apps by innocent developers as it outwardly looked like a useful way to monetise their creations. It urged app makers to be more wary of such "third party tools" which they may include in their code.
Half of the 32 apps seeded with BadNews are Russian and the version of AlphaSMS it installed is tuned to use premium rate numbers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia and Kazakhstan.
NEW DELHI: Indigenous mobile phone manufacturer Micromax is all set to launch its first 3D smartphone in next few days.
The model - likely to be named Canvas 3D A115 - runs on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). Other than the 3D feature, Canvas A115 will have hardware specs inferior to its predecessor Canvas HD.
According to unconfirmed sources, the phone will have a 5-inch display with 800x480p resolution, 1GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM. It is likely to sport an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front camera, 4GB internal storage and microSD support.
Micromax is expected to price Canvas 3D A115 around Rs 15,000.
Speculation is rife though the phone will have 3D interface, but not 3D playback capabilities. LG Optimus 3D, priced around Rs 26,000, is currently the only phone that supports 3D playback in the Indian market.
Phones with 3D screens that have now been discontinued due to lack of an enthusiastic response include Spice View D and HTC Evo 3D.
However, Micromax seems optimistic of a good uptake of its 3D offering. The phone is one of the 30 its CEO Deepak Mehrotra had earlier announced the company will launch this year.
The vast and diverse range at low price points is part of Micromax's ambitious plans to emerge as the largest phone seller in India, ahead of Nokia and market leader Samsung.
In smartphones, Micromax has scored quite well recently with its entry-level Canvas A110 and mid-range Canvas HD A116 phablets respectively. The company is facing a severe shortage of Canvas HD and has not been able to get its supplies in order, leading to a waiting period of up to two weeks.
As the company gears up to announce the phone next week, online retailer Saholic has already listed the device on its website, though it has not listed the price of the smartphone, or when it will be available.
In January, Micromax claimed it has emerged the biggest retailer of phablets in Q4 2012 with 1.98 lakh shipments, ahead of Samsung's 1.89 lakh units in the same period.
According to market research firm IDC, Micromax was the second biggest smartphone maker in India in the last quarter of 2012.
Honda’s Dream Neo bike launched at Rs. 43,150
The new Dream Neo entry level bike is pitched against Honda’s arch rival- Hero MotoCorp’s Splendor motorcycle in the Indian two-wheeler market. Being company’s second offering in the Dream series, this 110 cc bike would be looking at upping the ante against Splendor, which remains the best selling model in the segment, at present. As per reports, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India is targeting sales of 3 lakh units of its Dream Neo during the ongoing 2013-14 fiscal, along with sales close to 8 lakh units of its Dream range in the same period. The company is also working on increasing the number of its dealerships in India to about 2,500, by end of current fiscal.
Speaking his mind on the launch of Dream Neo 110 cc bike, Keita Muramatsu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, was quoted as saying, “We have developed this affordable bike keeping in mind the Indian customers. It is also the most fuel efficient motorcycle at 74 km/litre in the country. The bike would be our answer and next big leap in the Indian commuter segment that forms over 50 per cent of the bike market.”
Coming to the engine specification of Honda Dream Neo, the entry level bike is powered by the same 110 cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled motor borrowed from its Dream Yuga sibling. This 110 cc engine develops 8.25 bhp of peak power at 7,500 rpm. The company has claimed that the new bike delivers a class-leading fuel efficiency of 74 kmpl. Further, the new Honda Dream Neo is offered in 6 dual tone colour options, and comes trimmed with maintenance-free battery, six-spoke alloy wheels and front disc brakes.
At present, Hero MotoCorp’s Splendor remains the best selling bike in the Indian two-wheeler market, with average monthly sales of more than 2.5 lakh units. Therefore, Honda Dream Neo has a big mountain to climb, if it aspires to dislodge Splendor from the top of best selling charts. The Hero Splendor entry level is offered to domestic audience at a price tag of Rs. 42,250 (ex-showroom New Delhi).
Friends today I am here with an exciting article on checking the earnings of any website/blog (approx. income). These websites will tell you how much traffic is expected on that particular site. So let me share you the top five website that I came across.
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Today’s Google Doodle which sports a circle revolving around axes, geometrical diagrams and mathematical equations has been put up in honour of Leonhard Euler, who has been described as a “a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist”.
According to the entry on Wikipedia, Euler made “important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis, such as the notion of a mathematical function. He is also renowned for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, and astronomy.”
In other words, he was a Godfather of sorts, for the modern day geek – who as we all know, is running the world right now.
Google has special affinity for historical geeks – choosing in the past to honour people like French physicist Louis Daguerre, who created the world’s first commercially successful way of capturing permanent photographs and Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī, who was a Persian polymath and prolific writer: an architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, philosopher, physician, physicist, scientist, theologian and Marja Taqleed.
Euler is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest mathematicians to have ever lived, working in almost all areas of mathematics: geometry, infinitesimal calculus, trigonometry, algebra, and number theory, as well as continuum physics, lunar theory and other areas of physics.
Most notably according to William Dunham in his book titled Euler: the master of us all, he introduced the concept of a function and was the first to write f(x) to denote the function f applied to the argument x.
A formula he discovered while studying graph theory is acknowledged to be the origin of topology. He also helped develop the Euler–Bernoulli beam equation, which became a cornerstone of engineering.
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For an industry mourning its worst year in a decade, the launch of Honda's Amaze is a breath of fresh air. The entry-level sedan is priced aggressively, starting at Rs 4.99 lakh for the petrol variant (ex-showroom Delhi). With its first-ever diesel offering in India, better engine performance, best-in-class mileage, Honda Amaze more than holds a candle to MarutiDzire, except on one front: the Japanese carmaker's market reach in India is limited with just 150 sales outlets against Maruti's 1,200-odd.
Will Amaze help turn the tide for the industry? Will it be a game changer for Honda? Will Maruti Dzire finally be challenged? And will this finally kick-start a transition from a compact-loving India to a nation of sedan lovers? Here are some of the implications of the Amaze launch:
Honda, once the king of premium cars in India with the City and Accord models, has steadily slipped on Indian roads. Its market share has declined from 5.52% (passenger vehicles) six years ago to 3.86% in fiscal year 2013. Despite its strong branding, it has struggled to get the right product at the right price to India.
The absence of a compact till late 2011, when the Brio was launched, the cold response to premium compact Jazz because of its stiff price tag and the absence of a diesel offering significantly constrained Honda's India moves. Amaze should be a game changer for the company. It marks a big shift in the way Honda looks at India. Managing director Hironori Kanayama says Amaze will help expand Honda's market presence from just a tenth of it to half. And with a diesel variant, Honda is now ready to take on market leader Maruti Dzire.
Industry experts expect Amaze will sell between 3,500 and 4,000 units every month in the near future. Amaze also proves that Honda is finally learning to trim costs and live with slimmer margins in India. "Honda has traditionally maintained a brand premium, reluctant to compete on prices. This is the first time it is taking on market leader Maruti on pricing. It marks a big shift," says Deepesh Rathore, MD, IHS Automotive (India), an automotive strategy and analysis firm.
Honda is also trying to connect better with Indian consumers by launching ad campaigns in regional languages for both print and TV with the tagline "Badle Aapki Duniya" ("Changes Your World").
For the Industry
These aren't good times for the car industry. In fiscal year 2013, total sales dipped 7% over a year ago to 1.89 million units, the worst performance in over a decade. In an industry that typically saw 20-plus launches every year, 2013 will see very few model launches. In that context, Amaze stands out.
Ford EcoSport is the only other big launch slotted for the year. So will Amaze help turn the tide for the industry? That's unlikely. At best it will add 50,000-odd units to the overall 2 million annual sales, a few drops in the ocean. But it should certainly help turn around sentiment — something the industry badly needs. The Amaze launch can help increase footfalls in Honda showrooms, says Mohit Arora, executive director of JD Power (Asia-Pacific).
For the Competition
Honda Amaze debuts in a segment which already has Maruti Dzire, Tata Indigo and Toyota Etios. But the only competitor that matters is Dzire which, with sales of 18,000 units a month, lords over three fourths of this segment. "So far, buyers had no choice. This is the first time Dzire has got some real competition," says V Ramakrishnan, senior director at Frost & Sullivan India. Amaze's price ranges between Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 7.6 lakh vis-avis Dzire's Rs 4.92-7.5 lakh band.
So, yes, Amaze is well placed to eat into Maruti Dzire's dominant share. However, some experts see an unlikely sideeffect — the Amaze cannibalising, albeit marginally, Honda City sales. They expect Amaze to expand the entry-level sedan segment, luring compact buyers to upgrade and perhaps nudging sedan buyers to downgrade.
For the Segment
The entry-level sedan (sub-4 metre) is a uniquely Indian segment, found nowhere in the world. It is a compact car in every way but with a small boot slapped on it. It owes its origins to the lower excise duty on sub-4 metre cars. The segment is a win-win for buyers as well as manufacturers.
For a car buyer, the sub-4 metre offers advantages of a compact with sedan-like comfort at a slightly higher price. And it allows carmakers to leverage their compacts Amaze has emerged from the Brio and Dzire from the Swift) to launch a new car that offers better margins with minimal investments.
Not surprisingly, the segment is growing well. At 2.26 lakh unit car sales in fiscal year 2013, it grew 21% over a year ago even as industry sales shrunk by 7%. "Dzire was a big hit. It understood Indians' value-for-money psyche well. But it was not aspirational. Honda's entry will change that," says Ramakrishnan. Rathore sees this segment grow at 50% for the next three years.
Auto MNCs are waking up to this segment's potential in other markets such as North Africa and the ASEAN. Other players too may be readying their models. M&M's Verito Vibe (sub-4 metre) is in the pipeline. There is a buzz that VW and Hyundai may also be working on sedan versions of their Polo and i10 compacts.
Source : The Economic Times
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