Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 610


Samsung Galaxy Chat goes big on texting


Hack Wifi : WiFiSlax 4.1 Final (WiFi Hack BootCD)


Samsung Galaxy Pocket


Motorola Atrix 2

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Download : Computer Desktop Wallpapers Collection (1) HD (High Defination)

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Samsung Notebook SERIES 3 : NP300V5A-S06IN

Samsung Notebook SERIES 3

Make a big impression with a slim bezel
MRP Rs. 40,990/-*

Now it’s easy to look good on the go – for longer. A modern, premium-style design features a slim bezel and a choice of vivid colours. But it also has up to 7.0 hours of battery life – and can wake up within a few seconds. So when you’re hanging out you won’t be left hanging around.

Vividly stylish

Be a real style leader and stand out from the crowd with a truly individual colour. The fashionable, modern
design is accentuated with a premium finish that’s available in a choice of various vivid colours that simply 
demand attention. *Colours may vary depending on availability.

Slim bezel display

An ultra portable design features an extremely narrow display bezel that's as slim as a finger (55-60% slimmer than previous models*). It’s much smaller and lighter, without compromising on screen size, so it’s easy to take with you when you’re out and about. Especially as you’ll always look good on the move with its premium styling.* Compared to the RV/RC Series notebooks.

The key to easier use

A high quality, full-size, island-type keyboard makes typing easier, so get more done and waste less time correcting errors. Its ergonomic, premium-style design features isolated keys with optimised spacing for maximum comfort. Each key has also been extensively tested for durability and reliability 10 million times (equal to 6 years of writing).

Up to 7.0 hours battery life

Set yourself free with an extended battery life of up to 7.0 hours* (4,400mAh battery)/9.0 hours* (5,200mAh battery) on a single charge. So you can carry on working longer in a cafe, classroom or wherever you chose to be – and still have the power to squeeze even more into your day.* Battery life based on BatteryMark test scores that will vary based on configuration.

Ports Information


Operating System

Operating SystemGenuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit) 


ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 Processor 2430M (2.40GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) 


LCD39.6cm (15.6) HD LED Display (1366 x 768), Anti-Reflective 

Physical Specification

Dimension (WxDxH)366.9 x 240.0 x 29.9 ~ 31.6mm (14.40" x 9.40" x 1.17" ~ 1.24") 
Weight2.45Kg (5.40lbs) 


Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520MX Graphics, Optimus™ technology 
Graphic Memory1GB gDDR3 


System Memory4GB DDR3 System Memory at 1,333MHz (4GB x 1) 
Memory Slot2 DIMM Slots 


HDD640GB S-ATAII Hard Drive (5,400RPM) 
ODDSuper Multi Dual Layer 


SoundHD Audio 
Sound EffectMic Noise Suppression
Speaker3 watts Stereo Speaker (1.5 watts x 2) 
Integrated Camera1.3 megapixel HD Webcam 


Wired Ethernet LAN10/100/1,000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN 
Wireless LAN802.11bg/n 1 x 1 (up to 150Mbps) 
BluetoothBluetooth 3.0 

I/O Port

Headphone OutHeadphone-out 
Internal MICYes 
USB3 USB 2.0 
Multi Card Slot4-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC) 
RJ45 (LAN)Yes 
DC-In (Power Port)Yes 


Keyboard103 Key
104 Key
Touch PadTouch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type) 


VirusNorton Internet Security (60-day Trial)* 
LockKensington Lock Slot 
Recovery SolutionSamsung Recovery Solution 


AC Adapter90 watts*
60 watts*
Standard Battery6 Cell (48Wh) 


Standard DVDOS DVD 
Installed S/WEasy Partition Manager
Samsung Support Centre
Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Easy File share
Easy Content Share
Cyberlink Media Suite
Cyberlink Youcam
Control Centre
Easy Migration

Monday, July 30, 2012

Watch & Download : Jism 2 Hey Walla Song | Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh

Jism 2 Hey Walla Song | Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh

Hey Walla is the latest song of soon to be released bollywood movie "Jism 2" sung by Unoosha. It is a trance song that will give you a feel of international music. New music director Arko Mukherjee has done a great job with his debut album.
Song: Hey
WallaSinger: Unoosha
Movie: Jism 2
Starcast: Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh
Music Director: Abdul Baasith Saeed
Lyricist: Abdul Baasith Saeed, UnooshaMusic

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Sony Xperia Mint details leaked


Another well stocked high-end smartphone

Details of another Sony handset have made their way onto the web, this time surrounding the Sony Xperia Mint.
We first got wind of the Mint name back in January, when a leaked roadmap of Sony handsets for 2012 turned up, with the Mint pegged for a September arrival and a price tag of 562€ (around £440/$680).
According to Russian site Mobile-review, the Xperia Mint (or Xperia ST30p as it's also known) packs a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch HD (1280x720) display, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, a decent sounding 13MP camera with LED flash and micro SD slot.
IFA arrival?
The Xperia Mint looks to slide into Sony's handset range alongside the Xperia S (and Xperia Ion in the US), which sport a similar array of specifications, so similar in fact we struggle to see why we'd need the Mint at all.
This could well be an indication that it won't be making its way over to the UK or US, with Sony focussing the Xperia Mint on other markets instead – but it's likely to make an appearance at IFA 2012 in September, so keep an eye out for more information.
We've contacted Sony asking for more information on the Xperia Mint and we'll update this article once we hear back.
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Life Of Pi - Official Trailer

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Based upon the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, 'Life Of Pi' tells the story of a young man's incredible survival at sea against impossible odds. A remarkable technological breakthrough in 3D epic adventure, Pi is an emotionally captivating experience that will inspire, touch and transport audiences to a place of discovery that they will never forget.

From Academy Award Winning Director Ang Lee, comes 'Life Of Pi', starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Tobey Maguire, this December in theatres near you.

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Heroine - Official Trailer - Kareena Kapoor | Arjun Rampal | Randeep Hooda

Published on Jul 25, 2012 by

Watch the official trailer of "Heroine" which releases on 21st September, 2012. The film is based on the life and times of a superstar heroine from the dream factory we call 'Bollywood'. The film is a daring, shocking, glamorous, scandalous behind the scenes account of the reality behind the world of glitz and glamour that our film stars inhabit.

Cast Crew :- Kareena Kapoor , Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda, Shahana Goswami
Directed By :- Madhur Bhandarkar
Produced By :- UTV Motion Pictures, Bhandarkar Entertainment
Music By :- Salim-Sulaiman

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Is Android an easy target for hackers?

Hacking experts have demonstrated ways to attack Android smartphones using methods they said work on virtually all such devices in use today, despite recent efforts by search engine giant Google to boost protection.
Experts showed off their prowess at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, where some 6,500 corporate and government security technology workers gathered to learn about emerging threats to their networks.
“Google is making progress, but the authors of malicious software are moving forward,” said Sean Schulte of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs.
Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano declined to comment on the security concerns or the new research.
Hackers say Android is easy to hack
Accuvant researcher Charlie Miller demonstrated a method for delivering malicious code to Android phones using a new Android feature known as near field communications.
“I can take over your phone,” Miller said.
Near field communications allow users to share photos with friends, make payments or exchange other data by bringing Android phones within a few centimeters of similarly equipped devices such as another phone or a payment terminal.
Miller said he figured out how to create a device the size of a postage stamp that could be stuck in an inconspicuous place such as near a cash register at a restaurant. When an Android user walks by, the phone would get infected, said Miller.
He spent five years as a global network exploit analyst at the US National Security Agency, where his tasks included breaking into foreign computer systems.
Miller and another hacking expert, Georg Wicherski of CrowdStrike, have also infected an Android phone with a piece of malicious code that Wicherski unveiled in February.
That piece of software exploits a security flaw in the Android browser that was publicly disclosed by Google’s Chrome browser development team, according to Wicherski.
Google has fixed the flaw in Chrome, which is frequently updated, so that most users are now protected, he said.
But Wicherski said Android users are still vulnerable because carriers and device manufacturers have not pushed those fixes or patches out to users.
Marc Maiffret, chief technology officer of the security firm BeyondTrust, said: “Google has added some great security features, but nobody has them.”
Experts say iPhones and iPads don’t face the same problem because Apple has been able to get carriers to push out security updates fairly quickly after they are released. Two Trustwave researchers told attendees about a technique they discovered for evading Google’s “Bouncer” technology for identifying malicious programs in its Google Play Store.
They created a text-message blocking application that uses a legitimate programming tool known as java script bridge. Java script bridge lets developers remotely add new features to a program without using the normal Android update process.
Companies including Facebook and LinkedIn use java script bridge for legitimate purposes, according to Trustwave, but it could also be exploited maliciously.
To prove their point, they loaded malicious code onto one of their phones and remotely gained control of the browser. Once they did that, they could force it to download more code and grant them total control.
“Hopefully Google can solve the problem quickly,” said Nicholas Percoco, senior vice president of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs. “For now, Android is the Wild West.”

Google launches scientific calculator

Google calculator
Next time, you need to do a quick calculation, you can head to Google. The search giant has added a scientific calculator to its varied array of features.

The company's new 34-button calculator appears the moment you type in the word "calculator" or a mathematical expression say "4x5" into the search box.

The calculator gives users ability to do everything from arithmetic to trigonometric calculations. The calculator has functions for calculating sines, cosines, square roots and tangents as well as also dedicated buttons for Pi and Euler's number.

Not just this, Users can also use Google's voice search feature -- found in mobile version and in Chrome browser -- to do calculations without actually touching keyboard.

The search giant has also announced its Panda algorithm update (version 3.9) via its official Twitter account.

Launched in February 2011, Panda is aimed to lower the ranks of low-quality websites and list high-quality sites close to the top of the search results.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Microsoft unveils new Office suite

At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft has unveiled the new Office suite, sporting a new look in line with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
One of the key features of the new Office is cloud integration using SkyDrive. Users will be able to sync key settings across multiple devices after logging in to SkyDrive. You can continue working on the same document using a different device, as well as share it with others.
Microsoft also showed off how users can collaborate on Office through social network integration. For example, you can see if your Skype contacts are available from any application in the new Office suite and make Skype calls directly from within Outlook. There's also the ability to collaborate on documents through Microsoft's Lync application.
Good news for tablet users: A Microsoft RT version of Office for ARM-based tablets will be included for free on RT devices, including the Surface. According to CNET, Ballmer says that Office on a tablet will be an "uncompromised experience" and that it wouldn't be a "junior version" of the full PC edition.
The new Office will have touchscreen capabilities, where users can use taps, swipes, and other gestures to create presentations. You can also draw on your presentations using a stylus.
Meanwhile, the subscription-based Office 365 will now come with three tiers--Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 Small Business Premium and Office 365 ProPlus--with pricing information to be announced later.
Microsoft also unveiled a new version of its notetaking app, OneNote, which will have touch, pen and keyboard input.
Although Office is currently being used by more than one billion people, it faces stiff competition from cheaper alternatives, such as Google's suite of Web-based office applications.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Jism 2 (2012) Mp3 Songs


 Director: Pooja Bhatt
Cast: Sunny Leone, Arunoday Singh & Randeep Hooda
Music Director: Dr. Arko Mukherjee
Lyricist:Neelesh Misra, Dr. Arko Mukherjee & Munish Makhija


01 - Abhi Abhi (Male) - K.K.
All Songs in Zip Folder

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Size - 44 mb

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 610

New Delhi: We first heard about Lumia 610 in February. It is a phone that Nokia has specifically designed for price-sensitive markets like India and China. On Friday, the device was launched in India.

Nokia Lumia 610 is the cheapest of the Lumia phones, all of which are powered by Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango. Its primary aim is to compete with the bevy of budget Android phones that have managed to get attention of customers who don't want to spend more than Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 on their smartphone. To make sure that Lumia 610 has a relatively low price, Nokia has made several 'compromises' in the hardware. But at the same time, the company says the device offers the full Windows Phone experience.

We spent some time with Lumia 610 at its launch event. While you will have to wait a bit for the full review, for now we can share our first impression of the device.

For its price — Rs 12,999 is the official tag but market price can be lower — Lumia 610 feels well built. It has a glossy plastic cover with a large screen of 3.7 inch. Also, there is faux chrome frame around the screen, which makes the device look better than what its price indicates. Another surprise, as far as the build quality is concerned, is the presence of touch-sensitive buttons. On Lumia 710, Nokia had used physical buttons, which looked out of place. On Lumia 610, Nokia doesn't make the mistake.

The phone is powered by an 800Mhz processor and has 256MB RAM. It has only one camera that can shoot 5 megapixel images. Internal storage is 8GB and there is no option to add a micro SD card. The screen that has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels — very good for its price — is not as bright as we would have liked it to be, but it's not bad either.

The relatively modest hardware means Windows Phone 7.5 user interface is not as fluid as it is on Lumia 800 or Lumia 710. However, the OS hides lags well. This means users may have to wait a while — 1 or 2 seconds — before apps launch but unlike many budget Android it doesn't manifest on the screen in the form of very low frame rates. We opened several websites on Lumia 610 and the browsing experience was good. Pinch to zoom worked well, though opening too many apps in the background or too many tabs in the browser did slow down the phone.

For now, we can say Lumia 610 looks to be a pretty decent device compared to other smartphones with similar price tag. But there are still many unknowns like battery life, camera performance, compatibility with apps and how the phone's hardware holds up when used for longer durations. We will advice you to wait for our full review before taking out your wallet and pulling the trigger.

Karbonn to launch Android Jelly Bean-based tablet in September

NEW DELHI: Mobile device maker Karbonn on Thursday said it will invest Rs 445 crore in brand promotion and product development in the next two years, and expects revenues to touch Rs 3,500 crore by 2013-14.
 "We are extending our portfolio to targcustomers of high socio-economic class. We will continue as 'value for money' brand. Our estimate is that we should have Rs 2,500 crore in revenues this fiscal and Rs 3,500 crore in FY'14," Karbonn Mobiles MD Pradeep Jain told reporters.
The company will invest Rs 195 crore in product development and marketing expenses during the ongoing financial year and Rs 250 crore in next financial year.
"Last year we invested Rs 150 crore which has shown the result. We grew faster than other Indian brands. We are expanding service centres. Presently, there are over 650 service centres and by FY'14 we will have 1,000 centres," Karbonn Mobile Executive Director Shashin Devsare said.
The company is looking to 15 per cent market share by end of FY'14 from 6 per cent it has in FY'12.
The company today launched its first tablet on Google' Android platform with 1.2 Ghz processor for Rs 6,990 and unveiled three new smartphones on Google Android's Gingerbread platform in the price range of Rs 5,790 to Rs 9,490.
Internet on the tablet unveiled by the company can be operated using Wi-Fi service or 3G dongles.
The company's high-end smartphone has 1 Ghz processor, 5 megpixel camera and a front camera to support video calling facility.
"We are planning to launch four new smartphone and three new tablets in next three months. Karbonn will be first Indian company to launch smartphone of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich platform which is next version of Android after Gingerbread," Devsare said.
The company will launch 9.7 inch screen size tablet in September on Google's Jelly Bean platform.
In the smart device range, Karbonn will provide push mail service and instant messenger of its own.
"These services will be free for first year. We have tied up with foreign vendor for this who has customised this application to suit our customer's need," Devsare said.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Huawei launches world’s first plug and link datacard HiLink in India

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, on Thursday commercially launched the world's first plug and link data card, the HiLink E303Cs in India.

Powered by a number of patented technologies, the HiLink E303Cs automatically connects users to the Internet in as little as 15 seconds after the datacard is inserted into the USB port, without the need for a tedious dial-in process, driver installation or manual configuration. This is up to 75% faster than products currently on the market. The HiLink E303Cs is the first EDGE/GPRS/GSM-compatible product in the Huawei HiLink series that supports HSPA+network with 7.2 Mbps Downlink. The HiLink is available pan-India July 2012 onwards, in telecom and PC stores and online channels. MRP of HiLink is 2199.
 “Huawei is committed to providing Indian consumers with products that feature ease of use and optimal user experience. With customers at the heart of our strategy, we have been at the forefront of datacard development with industry leading technologies and product form factors. Leveraging revolutionary 4th generation datacard technology, the HiLink series is poised to change the datacard industry landscape. The HiLink technology is the result of more than one year of dedicated research and development and we believe that it will not only enhance consumers’ user experience, it will also enable operators to reduce backend development and maintenance costs and speed up UI customization, enhancing the competitiveness of their products”, said Victor Shanxin, President, Huawei Device India.

Samsung Galaxy Chat goes big on texting

Samsung Galaxy Chat Phone
Scrolling down the Galaxy lineup, the new Samsung Galaxy Chat can be seen seated on the lower end of the shelf. Going by the specifications sheet, it’s a very basic smartphone crafted for those who find themselves texting or chatting quite frequently.
Centered on social networking, the device sports a full QWERTY keypad as well as a 3-inch, 240 x 320p TFT LCD touchscreen which surfaces a virtual keyboard with Swype technology. It is powered by Android 4.0 and an 850MHz application processor. The 4GB of internal memory can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card and there’s a 1,200mAh battery providing all the steam.
“Navigating the phone’s app menus is a breeze with more visual icons incorporating 3D effects, a fully customizable Favorites tray, and widgets that you can resize or reposition according to your preferences. You also have the ability to launch the camera or view your notifications directly from the lock screen; and multitasking is made even easier with features such as the ability to swipe apps to instantly dismiss them,” says Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy Chat
Navigating the Touchwiz UX, users should be able to access various Google Mobile services as well as Samsung applications. For business-centric requirements, the Quick Office app is present to allow opening and editing of Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents. On the connectivity front, this Samsung phone has been loaded with USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.
Even though the company hasn’t been very forthcoming with the Samsung Galaxy Chat price, we do know that it will start rolling out in Spain in July. Latin America, Europe, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and Southwest Asia will welcome it thereafter.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Particle resembling the Higgs boson discovered, say CERN scientists

Particle resembling the Higgs boson discovered, say CERN scientistsPhysicists working at the CERN laboratory on the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) and A Toroidal LHC Apparatus (ATLAS), claim to have discovered a particle which resembles the elusive Higgs boson popularly known as the God particle which is the key to understanding the formation of the universe in a way. At a seminar held at CERN, the ATLAS experiment – one of the seven particle detector experiments at the LHC – presented its preliminary results observing a new particle in the mass region of around 125-126 GeV.
“We observe in our data clear signs of a new particle, at the level of 5 sigma, in the mass region around 126 GeV,” said ATLAS experiment spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti. Which means that scientists are 99.999 percent sure of the results or a false positive probability of 1 in 9 trillion!
Although the results are preliminary, based on data collected in 2011 and 2012 with the 2012 data still under analysis. The complete results will be presented towards the end of the year when the LHC will have completed more experiments with more data. The announcement definitely points to a new particle's discovery which fits the description of the Higgs boson.
In a leaked video from CERN, which is now taken off from the CERN website, Joe Incandela, the CMS experiment spokesperson says, “We've observed a new particle... we have quite strong evidence that there's something there with a mass roughly 130 times the mass of the proton.”
According to the Standard Model – a theoretical model which describes the fundamental particles and forces that control the Universe - the Higgs boson provides mass to all other particles. The experiments being conducted at the LHC aim to collide protons travelling towards each other at the speed of light. The debris that would be formed after the collision would be examined. Here is a graphical video of the same collision.

Here is the video that was taken off by CERN but which is still available on the net. Do also check out the live webcast of the news conference announcing the discovery, here.
Courtesy: CERN, Telegraph

Samsung Galaxy Pocket

samsung galaxy pocket2-336.jpgBudget smartphones are those that hold consumers’ hands as they transit from feature phones to the smartphones. They offer a “smart OS” and features that give users a tip of the iceberg view of the potential of owning a smartphone. They may skim on certain features but then again, you get what you pay for.
Today we have with us the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, an entry-level Android smartphone that’s small enough to fit in anyone’s palm.
Is the Samsung Galaxy Pocket one of those good things that comes in small packages, or are you better off overlooking this device?
Design and Build
One look at the device and it looks like a mini Samsung Galaxy Y. The device is really small and fits in the palm. The body of the device is plastic but with a classy enough finish considering the price point.
On the face, the device has a 2.8-inch display with a resolution of 240x320 which is the standard resolution found on devices with display sizes up to 3-inches. Below the touchscreen, the device has the menu, home and back button. In terms of connectivity, the device has the headphones jack and the micro USB port on the top of the device and the volume rocker rests on the left. The right of the device houses the on/off/sleep/wake button. The rear of the device houses the 2MP camera without a flash and it compromises on a front facing snapper.
All in all the build of the device is sturdy, small and in a word, cute. It wouldn't be a surprise if you mistake the device for a toy. It is really light too, weighing in at a mere 97 grams.
Features and Specifications
Straight out of the box, the device is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread skinned with the TouchWiz UI. Under the hood, an 832MHz processor powers the device. The device also has Wi-Fi along with Bluetooth 3.0.
The hardware under the hood is basic and just enough to run the OS and some apps. The other budget Android devices that boast of similarbasic features are the Micromax A50 Ninja and the Spice MI 350N.
In terms of preloaded apps, the device comes with the same ones you get on other budget Samsung Android phones. You get Social Hub, Samsung Apps and Polaris Viewer, apart from access to the Google Play store to download the plethora of apps available.
TouchWiz is quite good as a skin. For those of you that don't like it can always download third party skins from the Play store.
You can run most of the apps on the device but don't expect stellar performance. Angry Birds Space took its own sweet time to load but once it loaded, the game ran very smoothly.
In terms of raw benchmark performance, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket performed surprisingly well. It was neck to neck with the Spice MI 350N.
In Quadrant the Galaxy Pocket scored 885 as compared to the Spice MI 350N that scored 801. In AnTuTu, it scored 1878 as compared to the closest runner up, the Spice MI 350N that scored 1704. In GL Benchmark - Egypt Standard however, the Spice MI 350N blew the Galaxy Pocket out the window. The Pocket scored 2801 whereas the Spice scored 3057.
In terms of the multimedia performance, the Galaxy Pocket is a mixed bag. YouTube ran extremely well on the device. The audio was very clear but the visuals were a bit disappointing. Considering the hardware under the hood of the device we didn't expect it to play anything above .3GP videos and low res MP4’s.
The Galaxy Pocket’s 2.8-inch display has a resolution of 240 x 320, which is average. The display was clear, colours were good but the screen lacks vividness. Under direct sunlight however, the device is susceptible to a lot of glare.
The speakers on the other hand of the Galaxy Pocket are quite good. Running apps like Angry Birds was a treat as the audio was immersing and loud. We played a bit of Nickelback as well through the device and the speakers were loud even though there was loss of clarity at high volumes. Playing games and running apps on the device was smooth even though some apps took their own sweet time to load. Don't expect the device to be handle multitasking as the hardware under the hood is bare bones.
The surprise element of the device is however the keyboard. Since the screen is so small, we thought that the onscreen keyboard would be cramped and cumbersome but we were proven wrong. Even though it is small, the typing experience is better than the HTC Explorer and quite good. Errors during typing were few and far between.
The device houses a 2MP rear snapper without a flash whose performance can be considered average. You will rely heavily on ambient lighting for most of your shots, as the night shots are plain dark. The device doesn't have a dedicated camera button but this really isn’t missed. The camera app gives you access to a bench of scene modes and settings, which is nice.
Coming to the core function of a phone – making calls. The device is a single SIM phone and boasts of 3G capabilities. The call quality from the device is very good. The audio at both ends was clear and the loudspeaker performance was solid as well.
The device boasts of a 1200 mAh battery. In real world usage, the device will last you about one and half days. We ran a bunch of apps, sent some social networking messages, and made an average number of calls - the Galaxy Pocket still had some juice towards the end of the next day.
Bottom Line
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a decent phone considering the price point and the features on offer. The device has a good build, and the features and specifications will provide you with an entry-level Android experience. The screen size may be too small for some but in that case you can take a look at the Spice MI 350N. If you are considering picking up your first budget Android device, this phone can definitely be on your list.

Motorola Atrix 2


Review :

 For what is essentially a higher mid-range Android smartphone, the Motorola Atrix 2 ticks most of the boxes on the checklist. Unfortunately, a couple of things are missing. But then again, only the very finicky ones among us will probably give that fact too much weightage.
Build & Design
The Motorola Atrix 2 has very plain Jane looks. Unlike the new Sony NXT range of smartphones, or even the unibody of the HTC One V, the Atrix 2 keeps it pretty much old school. A thin frame on two sides flanks the 4.3-inch display. But the top and the bottom have a couple of design elements. The earpiece stands out, with the silver grille finish. The front facing camera is visible when you look closely, but it almost blends in seamlessly. On the bottom are four touch sensitive keys – menu, home, return and search. The left spine hosts the USB and HDMI ports, while on the right are the volume rocker and the camera key. The power key and the 3.5mm jack on the top. Flip the Atrix 2 over, and the plastic back has a slightly rubberized feel with an imprint design on it. The 8MP camera and the flash are placed towards the left, near the top, a placement that may seem odd, but works well. We will explain that in a bit. The silver Motorola logo lies in the middle, with the chrome bordered speaker on the bottom.
There is not much to rave about the build quality, except that it seems well put together. This phone will not stand out in the crowd like an Xperia NXT or the HTC One V would, but should get the job done. There is a sense of reassurance when you hold the phone. It is technically a big screen phone, but doesn’t feel like it in the hand or in the pocket. The thin bezel could have something to do with it. Very comfortable to use overall, and you can use it with the same hand that is holding it, and still reach the further edges of the display without having to stretch.
Features & Specifications
A 1GHz dual-core processor, paired with 1GB of RAM, powers the Atrix 2. The graphics capabilities are quite good, with the Power VR SGX540 chip driving the gaming bit. The 4.3-inch display on the Atrix 2 has a 540x960 pixel resolution, and while it is a humble LCD one, there is the Gorilla Glass treatment on it.
The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot upgrading it to a maximum of 32GB more. The 8MP camera is pretty standard spec, with recording for 1080p HD videos.
The disappointing thing is that the phone comes with Android Gingerbread (2.3.6), and till the time of writing this, there has been no Ice Cream Sandwich update released for the phone. This is just truly disappointing, considering even older phones from Sony and HTC have received the updates, already. The skin over the OS is pretty simple and there is no gaudy nature to it. In turn, sacrificing some of that eye candy does have a silver lining – system performance does not get affected, much. But then again, it doesn’t have to be this bland to ensure performance! We had criticized the MotoBlur UI even when we had reviewed the flagship Razr handset, primarily because the widgets have a very boxy design, and the sharp edges across all elements on the display do tend to become quite boring after a while.
About the performance and stability of this UI, we didn’t face any stutters or slowdowns while using it. However, the lock screen “tap and slide” did disappear a couple of times, not letting us unlock the phone. A couple of restarts solved the issue, but this was extremely annoying during testing. And surely will be scary for a consumer, who will probably be worried that his phone is broken!
No one can fault the Atrix 2’s power ambitions with its 1GHz dual-core, that's coupled 1GB of RAM. Ideally, this phone was probably visualized to be selling with a higher price tag, but the new quad-core ones just came along and spoiled the fun! For the sake of a more like-for-like comparison, we will be comparing the Atrix 2 to the HTC One V.
In the performance benchmarks, the performance is quite neck and neck. With Quadrant, the One V has a very slight lead. There are two ways to look at it – one, the Atrix 2 is holding on well despite being a on a slightly older generation hardware. Second, just to annoy the HTC fanboys – the One V isn’t much better in terms of performance than a phone that has been around for quite a while now! In AnTuTu and LinPack benchmarks is where the Atrix shows a clear lead over the One V. The biggest surprise has been the sheer superiority of the Motorola’s web browser over the one on the HTC One V.
The 4.3-inch display is one of the Atrix 2’s strong points. The resolution of 540 x 960 pixels means this one will handle video playback well, potentially. And it truly does that. Black levels are surprisingly good, and fast moving frames are handled quite smoothly. But the real cherry on the cake is how crisp the text on this display is, and that really makes texting and web browsing very comfortable. Colour vividness is okay, but then again, that is limited by the display technology of the display – possibly the only aspect where this display takes a beating.
Call quality is quite good, as long as you are in a good signal reception zone. The moment signal reception goes below 50%, the audio tends to drop quite a bit. But for the rest of the time, the quality and clarity of the call, at both ends, is pristine. The earpiece is loud, but has a soft tone to it, and won't hurt the ear even at max volume. The handsfree speaker isn’t very loud, and will not work outside a room.
The 8MP camera is quite good in good natural light, and when there is sufficient amb7ient light indoors. The details are retained for the most part, and you can blow up the images to a certain extent and not detect the noise bit. Lower light step by step, and the images tend to become noisy. Video quality needs the same amount of hand holding, and 1080p videos are smooth, even when panned quickly. Interestingly, the camera will not take images unless you have a memory card slotted in! We quite understand this limitation, and it seems to be an unnecessary roadblock in an otherwise smooth journey.
Battery life is decent enough to get you through a day, and still have some juice left. Under medium call, text and data usage, the 1785 mAh battery will last a day and a half. And that is actually quite good, mostly thanks to the big battery in this one.
We love the Atrix 2, and for a price of around Rs. 20,000 in stores, this one is a very solid Android phone to have. The best part is the battery life on offer. However, we have one big complaint, and that is the OS version on the phone. It isn’t doing any justice to be users that they get palmed off with an older Android version, while phones with lighter price tags get the latest build. Motorola needs to sort this quickly. Till then, we will recommend the HTC One V to most buyers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Official VLC media player beta for Android

The VideoLAN mobile team has released the first beta version of VLC media player with several features, for Android 2.1 or higher devices.

VideoLAN mobile team has released the first beta version of VLC for Android. Currently the VLC media player for Android is in beta stage but it can still be downloaded on select Android devices running on specific versions of ARM processor. VLC media player for desktops is that all-in-one style software that supports playback of a large variety of video and audio formats. The new VLC beta (Neon) has been released for Android smartphones and tablets.
VLC media player beta for Android
Last month, The Mobile Indian reported that the VLC player for Android was expected to be released in a few months. Finally the first beta build of VLC media player for Android is available through the Google Play Store.
VLC media player beta for Android
Neon supports only select processors - ARMv6, ARMv7 and ARMv7+NEON.
VLC media player beta for Android
To use VLC beta your phone should run Android 2.1 Eclair. Though this is a beta build, the VideoLAN mobile team managed to add a good set of features such as network streaming, multiple audio/subtitles tracks selection, multi-core decoding, support for subtitles - external and embedded, and even headphone control with gestures.
Beware of the knock off VLC media players available in the Google Play store. Try out the official VLC beta from the Google Play store.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Micromax launched Ninja 2 for Rs 5,999

Presenting the Micromax A56 - Arm yourself with an 800MHZ processor accentuated with the android gingerbread 2.3! Slide around effortlessly on a full touch 8.89 CM screen & capture all your images with a 3MP camera! Flaunt your style with the complimentary back panels in the box.

Kill time or browse through games, apps & do more with the Micromax Ninja 2!