Tech Talk September 2014

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Karbonn Launches New Phones and a Tablet
Allied Trade Link International Pvt Ltd, the national distributor of Karbonn mobiles has launched a new smartphone, a tablet and four bar phones in the market. The tablet Karbonn Smart A34 Lite is powered by 1.3 GHz dual core processor and runs on Android 4.2. it comes with a 7 inch touch screen, supports dual SIM cards and has 4 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32 GB. The tablet is priced at Rs 12,559. A100 is another smart phone with 1 GHz processor running Android 4.2. It has a 3.5 inches touchscreen and comes with 256 MB of ROM and 256 MB of RAM. Other features include a 3 MP primary camera, digital front camera and 1800 mAh battery. The phone is available at Rs 7,246. The newly launched bar phones K22 Plus, K375, K44 Plus and K455 Plus come with dual SIM support, strong battery life, big screen and wireless FM radio. 
 
Micromax’s New Hexa-core Smartphone
Micromax has come up with a new handset Canvas HD Plus A190. Powered by a 1.5 GHz hexa-core processor, the phone runs on Android 4.4 and sports a 5 inch HD screen. The imaging devices of the phone include an 8 MP primary camera with LED flash supporting vertical and horizontal panorama shots and a 2 MP secondary camera.  The phone comes with 1 GB of RAM and has an internal storage of 8 GB which can be expounded up to 32 GB. The handset has a battery of 2000 mAh. 
 
New Tablets from Colors
Colors Mobile has launched new tablets XT751 under XT721 in Netbook series. Netbook XT751 is powered by a 1.2 Ghz quad core processor and runs on Android 4.4. The tablet has a 7 inch IPS HD screen and had 8 GB internal memory. The tablet supports On the Go (OTG), 3G SIM and 2G SIM. It comes with a 3500 mAh battery, front and back camera. The tablet is priced at Rs 17045, and comes with a free leather case and 900 MB of Ncell loaded data. Likewise, XT 721 has a 1.3 GHz dual core processor and it runs on Android 4.2.2. It also has 8 GB internal storage, front and back camera and a 2800 mAh battery. 
 
Samsung Rolls Out Nook-Branded Galaxy Tab
Barnes & Noble and Samsung have unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for USD 179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The move had been expected since Barnes & Noble said in June it would team up with Samsung to release co-branded Nook tablets in August. For the first time, Nook will have a camera. The 1.3MP camera on the front is on par with what's on other tablets, but the 3.0MP rear one isn't as sharp. Nook offers access to both Nook app store and Google's Play store for Android apps - the latter unavailable in previous Nook tablets. While it's possible to install a Nook app on most Android tablets, Nook tablet goes further in offering a home screen with quick links to favourites and recently read books. Reading can be paused to check email or Facebook, and hitting a book icon on the corner of the home screen instantly resumes book. (Agency)
 
Opera Will Be Default Browser for Microsoft Mobile Phones
Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building department in Nokia," Opera Chief Executive Lars Boilsesen said. "This means that Opera Mini will become the default browser for Microsoft's feature phone product lines and the Asha phones product lines." The deal will be profitable from the start, he added. "All the current user base will be encouraged to upgrade to Opera Mini and all the new phones will come with Opera Mini pre-installed as a default browser.” In a separate statement, Opera said the licensing agreement applies to mobile phones based on the Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms.  (Agency)

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