Month: February 2012

3 top smartphones from MWC 2012

Lately, at MWC 2012, three exclusive smartphones by renowned names like HTC, Nokia, and ASUS acclaimed a lot of appreciation. 1. HTC One X One X by HTC is a big 4.7-inch smartphone that incorporates Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This model comes with various fancy additions, including Beats audio software and HTC ImageSense with HTC ImageChip. 8MP high-resolution camera, 1280×720 display, 1GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory are a few other aspects of HTC One X. 2. Nokia Lumia 610 Based on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Nokia Lumia 610 is another smartphone that didn’t go unnoticed at MWC 2012. This novel Windows-based smartphone equips a list of impressive features, such as an easy access to social media functionality, WLAN support, data synchronization, Xbox Live Hub, music, and GPS apps. If you want a phone with sleek design, superior connectivity, and fast browsing, Nokia Lumia 610 is an ideal option to consider. 3. ASUS PadFone The prime objective behind making this smartphone by ASUS is to give tablet and smartphone experience at the same time. This one-of-its-kind innovation will let you seamlessly switch between phone and pad. The main highlights of ASUS PadFone includes, 4.3 inch Super AMOLED qHD display, 8MP camera, Adreon 225 GPU, 16-64GB of internal storage, microSD slow, and 42Mbps HSPA+radio. If you are willing to own any of these smartphones, you may...

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63% People Spend more on Technology Bills than Utilities

The increasing influence of technology has changed the priorities of households. People nowadays prefer to spend more on technology than on basic necessities. iYogi, a leading provider of online subscription-based technical support services, has thrown light on this recent trend in our modern-day lifestyle. According to a customer survey conducted by iYogi Insights, 63 percent of nearly 1100 respondents spend more on technology bills than on utility bills. This astonishing report is a clear indication that technological services and devices have become integral components of our lives and we cannot even carry out our day-to-day activities without them. To read the whole survey, visit iYogi...

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Google™ at MWC 2012: Android is the lifeline in 300 million smartphones

Google continues to compete with other mobile app stores. Once again, the company updated that more than 3 million apps are stored in the Android Market. Google is recognized as an important exhibitor for an event like the Mobile World Congress. Last year too, the company could create a center of attention in MWC just by sharing about apps developed for Android smartphones and tablets. Undoubtedly, Android is a terrific innovation and there are millions of apps posted for different purposes. Recently, it has been reported that in MWC 2012, Google has disclosed that the Android Market is holding about 450 million apps. Not only this, approximately 1 billion apps are downloaded within a single month. However, there is still some more time left to cross Apple’s app store. In a blog post, Andy Rubin ( SVP for Mobile) mentioned “If you walk around the Android stand, it’s also evident that our hardware partners are thriving. There are 100+ devices on display at the conveyor belt bar, which is just a small portion of the 800+ Android devices that have launched to date.” And as new Android tablets are going to come later this year, the figure mark for apps will definitely go on...

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Sony® and Toshiba® to demonstrate TransferJet at Mobile World Congress® 2012

Sony and Toshiba will be demonstrating their latest products at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. TransferJet technology works on the principle of combining the speed of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and Near Field Communications (NFC) to enable high speed data transfer. TransferJet is the latest in technological arena that has been doing rounds recently. This is a new mode for transferring data between any two devices like camera, tablets, smatphones and PCs. It requires the devices to be in close proximity with each other. They just need to be touched together to enable quick exchange of data without taking aid from any physical mode for connecting. The maximum transmission rate depends from 375 to 560 Mbit/s. This is dependent on the wireless environment, in which the system is. It utilizes the bandwidth of 560 MHz. Around 50 companies, including Sony and Toshiba are participants of TransferJet Consortioum, which was established in July 2008. The Mobile World Congress 2012 will see the demonstration of TransferJet technology on prototype and devices like tablets, PCs, smartphones and cameras. While Sony is boasting its ability to transfer at a speed upto 560Mbps in a single tap; Toshiba is all set to showcase the first Single-Chip TransferJet solution (TC35420). [youtube...

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BlackBerry® OS 10 likely to get launched at MWC 2012

Research In Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry smartphones, will publicize their BlackBerry OS 10 in the Mobile World Congress 2012. A prestigious event like the Mobile World Congress will unfold some fresh handheld devices running modern mobile operating system like Android and IOS. And one such operating system (BlackBerry) will obtain a major update in the same event. RIM will take its BlackBerry OS 10 at MWC 2012 and talk about the built-in features. For quite some time, it was informed that the BlackBerry OS 10 will reach the customers this year as one of the spokesperson from BlackBerry said “2012 will be the year BlackBerry 10, so we will show the possibilities of our future operating system, and demonstrate the ability of BlackBerry OS 7, in particular, focusing on NFC technology and applications of that work in conjunction with BBM.” But later it got clear that the company will be focusing at MWC for its release. Apart from NFC and BBM, the developers would get a specific environment within BlackBerry OS 10 to experience HTML5 on BlackBerry phones along with some capabilities for social apps. However, the BlackBerry devices running the new software are still under way. So, get ready to welcome a faster and a robust platform for your BlackBerry phones. In one way, it is quite certain that once BlackBerry devices (smartphones and tablets) based on...

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