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PowerSound 405 : Bluetooth speakers for active people. Water resistant, compact Bluetooth Speakers with in-built microphone for hands free calling. Bluetooth speakers for smartphone, laptop, any devices with Bluetooth connectivity.

Asia Powercom, just hours back launched its first Bluetooth speakers – PowerSound 405. With these bluetooth speakers one can enjoy the music stored on their tablets and smart phones. With a built-in noise canceling microphone, the bluetooth speaker automatically cancels the music for receiving calls and can be used as a speakerphone for hands-free calling when paired with a mobile device. This will give much amplified voice, particularly when you’re in a habit of using smartphone speaker while calling someone or receiving a call.

Bluetooth speakers are comparatively new additions to the tech world, but they have reached a stage where no maker can ignore the aesthetics. The Asia Powercom bluetooth speakers are available in three lively and vibrant colors, and you decide for yourself whether you find them beautiful or stunning.

The maker claims that the bluetooth speakers are for tune lovers who wish to add a pop of color to their everyday music companion. Featuring with a 400mAh rechargeable Lithium battery, this mini speaker gives more than 2hrs of continuous wireless audio playing. 

Mr Tejas Sheth, Director at Asia Powercom, said

PowerSound 405 has the power to fill a room with clear, full range sound including deep lows in a compact package that easily tucks into a bag.  Available in three different bright and bold exteriors these speakers can match any taste, personality and décor.

 

Price, Warranty and Availability

PowerSound 405 comes with the MRP of Rs 1999/- and carry a warranty of 1 year

 

PowerSound 405  Bluetooth speaker Features & Specifications:

  • A2DP function
  • Hands free calling function
  • Water resistant Rubber Oil finish
  • 400 mAh rechargeable Li ion battery
  • More than 2hr music playback
  • Operating frequency 2.4 – 2.48 Ghz
  • Range 10m max
  • Aux in function

 

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Attractive festive discounts : iPower IceQ X² Gamers Choice Edition. Around 40% discount on HIS R9 270 graphic card – faster, cooler and quieter.

Savera Marketing has brought high end PC buyers, PC assemblers and PC gamers in India the customers with the festival discount offer on the HIS R9 270 iPower IceQ X². High end Pc users, as one has always the option to use the onboard Graphic card on the motherboard or add a more capable graphic card. R9 270 graphic card offers latest Boost Clock technology, providing extra performance for the most demanding games and applications. This card is anticipated with PCI Express 3.0 – engineered for stability, reliability and advanced multi-display capabilities. IPowerX² is designed with one of the superior cooling technologies to make the graphic card cooler and quieter. The noise level will be below 28dB when watching movies, surfing and working.

 

graphic cardHIS is recognized for its faster, cooler, quieter and far superior graphic solutions. HIS has increased clock speeds significantly on their R9 270 iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost, making this as one of the highest-clocked R9 270 in the market.

 

Mr Subir Mahapatra, Vice President at Savera Marketing said, “As the festive season of Dussehra and Diwali are around, we are very happy to announce the exclusive offer on HIS GPU. R9 270 has received well recognition in the Indian market and to continue this, we are giving a massive 40% discount on this edition. Now PC enthusiasts and gamers can experience accelerated performance with the HIS R9 270 graphic card at an affordable price point.

 

graphic cardWith Ultra Resolution Gaming, HIS R9 270 provides expansive experience even on a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors. It comes with inbuilt dual axial cooling fans, pass the cool air directly to the GPU directly and 2048 MB memory space. The card remains quiet yet performing powerfully during gaming, browsing, socializing, entertaining or working. It offers 4.5 times computer performance and 95% lower GPU Idle Power Consumption.

 

HIS R9 270 Graphic Card Price, Warranty and Availability

HIS R9 280x graphic card is being offered at Rs 11,000 + Tax only instead of Rs 17500 with 3 years of warranty. This limited edition offer is valid till 26th October, 2014 only.

graphic card

HIS graphic cards are engineered with the highest standard of safety, preventing them any potential damages. Solid State Choke stabilizes the card and Full Solid State Capacitors ensures the best power quality and enhances the card’s stability in critical gaming situations. With its best features, users can use this Graphic Card for 24/7/365 for years also.

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MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2, Bullet Proof 4 SSDs for Tablets, ultrabooks, Hybrids, notebooks and PCs. Consume Less Power. SATA III.

ONLYSSD.com has launched MyDigitalSSD Super cache 2 42mm SATA III/6G 2242 M.2 NGFF SSD to boost performance in UltraBooks, notebooks and tablet PCs consuming less power to preserve battery life on the go and MyDigitalSSD BP4 50mm SATA III/6G mSATA SSD for many Tablets, UltraBooks, Hybrids (HDD/mSATA Notebooks) and Desktop PCs.

 

Mr Gulbir Bhatia, Managing Director at OnlySSD.com said,

My Digital SSD has been serving the SSD needs of its customers since 2007 with high performing, reliable and value added products. Bullet Proof 4 is a high performing and least power-hungry SSD at low price, available in today’s market. Similarly, Super Cache 2 is a no-brainer when it comes to thinking about upgrading user’s cached notebook. Software flexibility allows the installation of the OS on the SSD with a portion allotted to HDD caching feature allowing users to custom fit SSD partition requirements.

 

MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 42mm SATA III/6G 2242 M.2 NGFF SSD

Compact than their mSATA counterparts, Super Cache 2 maximize mobile device applications performance when used in tandem as a cache drive with a HDD in any mobile PC or NAS appliance that has an available M.2 slot. Featuring low density high queue depth read/write speeds of the PHISON S9 controller with a SATA 6GB/s interface. As a bonus, they include a free license code for FNet HybriDisk cache software to increase your overall PC speed up to 5x. HybriDisk uses intelligent caching algorithms to continuously monitor the way you are using applications, data and automatically keeps all of your “hot” data ready on the SSD for optimal performance. This SSD fills the void of an affordable high speed/high capacity SSD that can match the speed of high end SSDs, making them the perfect solution for next generation mobile computing.

 

Note: FNet HybriDisk is an optional software, to be used exclusively with MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 SSDs. FNet HybriDisk will not work if used in the same capacity on other solid state drives. Super Cache 2 SSDs are compatible with all cache solutions and can alternatively be used as a boot drive for operating systems or important programs.

 

MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 4 50mm SATA III/6G mSATA Solid State Drive

Bullet Proof 4 SSDs are over provisioned featuring improved random Read/Write performance and IOPS, extended performance endurance, prolonged drive life, reliability and low power consumption at the unequaled price to performance ratio. Backwards compatible with SATA II applications, this SSD increases user’s productivity up to 70X by eliminating the bottle-neck of stock hard drives. S-Module III S8 feature in this SSD is based on the mSATA form factor which is generated by JEDEC, designed to operate at a maximum operating frequency of 300MHz with 40MHz external crystal. The S8 can reach 500MB/s throughput based on ONFI/Toggle NAND (with DDR3 cache enabled and measured by CrystalDiskMark) with markedly lower power consumption than that of a traditional hard drive.

 

Note: Solid State Drives DO NOT require defragmentation. It may decrease the lifespan of the drive

 

Technical Specifications:

Click here for the Technical Specifications.

 

Price, Warranty and Availability

 

Model

Model code

MRP

My Digital BP4 16GB Msata SSD

MDMS-BP4-016

2,050

My Digital BP4 30GB Msata SSD

MDMS-BP4-030

2,835

My Digital BP4 60GB Msata SSD

MDMS-BP4-060

4,305

My Digital BP4 120GB Msata SSD

MDMS-BP4-120

7,035

My Digital BP4 240GB Msata SSD

MDMS-BP4-240

11,025

MyDigital SC2 32GB M.2 NGFF SSD

MDM242-SC2-032

2,675

MyDigital SC2 64GB M.2 NGFF SSD

MDM242-SC2-064

4,095

All the above models are available with OnlySSD.com and carry 3 years of warranty.

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New Acer E Series laptops : ES1-511 , E3-111, E5-511, E5-471, E5-571 and E5-571G. Windows 8 Laptops ranging at Rs 20,999 to Rs 59,999.

Netbooks are around fro some years, but when one has to do sperious work, then notebooks (laptops) are still the preferred choice. Yesterday, Acer launched six new E Series laptops starting at Rs 20,999 and going up to Rs 59,999. All the new Acer E series notebooks run Windows 8 Operating System.

The new Aspire E series notebooks come in six models

  • One ES1 Series : ES1-511
  • One E3 Series: E3-111
  • Four E5 Series: E5-511, E5-471, E5-571 and E5-571G

As said the price range from Rs. 20,999 to Rs.59,999. The Acer e Series come with Windows 8 and with One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW).

Acer E Series

Acer E Series laptops Key Features

Screen Size : Available in 29.464cm (11.6 inch), 35.56cm (14 inch) and 39.624cms (15.6 inch) models

Battery Life: Claims up to 7 hours of battery life.

Aspire E5-571/E5-571G/E5-471 Specs and Features

The new Acer E series additions in E5 series have the slimmest form factor in this size and product segment.

  • Run on Windows 8.1
  • Up to 12GB memory
  • 1TB hard disk (1000 GB)
  • Powered by NVIDIA GeForce 800M series card and up to 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • Has a Precision Touchpad (PTP) that supports six core Windows 8.1 TouchPad gestures
  • Are powered by a 5000mAh 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Features M-DISC Ready optical drive.

Acer E Series Aspire E5-571

Comes in two variants – graphics and non-graphics – and is available in five colours- Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, Tiger’s Eye Brown, Sapphire Blue and Garnet Red.

Acer E series Aspire E5-471

Comes in 14-inch screen size that is available in Pearl White colour.

Acer E Series Aspire E5-511

Has a 15.6-inch screen, claims 7 hours battery life and has Precision Touchpad (PTP).

Precision Touchpad (PTP) supports six touchpad gestures: tap, two-finger tap, left edge swipe, right edge swipe, two finger scroll and pinch zoom.

Is available in three stylish colours, Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, and Garnet Red.

Acer E Series Aspire E3-111

The notebook weighs 1.29 kg and has a distinctive FlowCurve and fan-less design. There’s a segregation of the ports. All the essential but less frequently required ports, including USB 3.0 and HDMI, are placed on the rear of the notebook, while frequently-used I/O connectors like audio jack, USB ports, and the SD card slot are placed on the left side or the notebook.

  • Up to 500GB of storage space
  • Runs on Windows 8.1 OS
  • Maximum battery life of 5 hours
  • Comes in two colors—Cool Silver and Rhodonite Pink

Acer E Series Aspire ES1-511

  • Runs on full suite of Windows 8.1 productivity programs
  • has Acer Finetip keyboard
  • Up to 500 GB of storage
  • Fibonacci Dot pattern design
  • Up to 5.5 hours battery backup
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In an interview in November 20111, Apple CEO Tim Cook emphasized that Apple mobile devices command close to 60 percent share in the total time spent by people online. A feat which makes it mandatory for any e-retailer to have its retail app for iOS. The rapid adoption and transformation of online shopping via mobile devices in the recent months, makes it even more necessary to have an iOS app.

Myntra iPhone app- Product Detail PageTo cater to this growing need, Myntra.com, India’s largest fashion e-retailer, recently acquired by Flipkart for a whopping $300 million, launched the iPhone shopping app. A right move keeping in view , over 40 percent of Myntra’s orders now happen on mobile devices, a year back it was less than 10 percent. Mobile shopping has finally arrived in India.

Myntra iPhone Shopping App

The light-weight app is designed specifically to help consumers search the portal’s vast online store of over 70,000 products with ease to cater to their fashion and lifestyle needs. Through this app, Myntra is building an interactive shopping experience for iPhone users, taking consumer engagement to a new degree of personalization and service by customizing the display and filtering of products. Since its launch, the app is already among the top ranking lifestyle apps on Apple iStore.

Speaking on the launch, Shamik Sharma, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Myntra, said

“We’re always looking for ways to make life easier for customers. The iPhone app will empower customers with an intelligent product discovery experience which enhances ease of purchase.”

How To downlaod Myntra.com App at App Store

Visit the Apple Store to download the Myntra.com app and enjoy shopping on the go or follow this link to visit the app store – Click Here

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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PowerConnect 7200 3G Data Card : Faster uninterrupted internet connectivity. Download speed up to 7.2 Mbps. Upload speed up to 5.76 Mbps. SMS, voice call support. Compatible with all service providers. Plug and connect.

3g data cardAsia Powercom, has launched its first 3G Data card – PowerConnect 7200. The 3G data card for mobile internet user is designed to be slim and light weight, compatible with all service providers and supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850/900/1800/1900Mhz – one device for all.

While most data cards require a prior installation the 3G data card from Asia Powercom is a simple plug-and-connect device. Simple plugging to USB port allows users to access internet straightaway with no settings or tweaking. The 3G data card is claimed to deliver and give the users an experience of blazing speed and uninterrupted data connection with no slowdown, so that it becomes just the right portable 3G data card for your office, home and during travelling.

The auto connect feature will detect and get connected to the available range of networks.

On the launch, Mr Tejas Sheth, Director at Asia Powercom, said

Our entry into peripheral range as seen a great success in the market and we are happy to add a new product to our wireless range – PowerConnect 7200 3G Data card. Today, everyone wants to be the first to research and complete their work in time, be connected with their near & dear ones, professionals, get entertainment and lead a stress free life. Our PowerConnect 3G data card is the perfect device to meet these needs of our customers.

Built in a sleek yet compact design, this data card weighs only 22grams and measures 90L x 27W x 12H mm. You can carry this data card in your trouser pocket or hand bag, just as you carry your pendrive. This wireless data card supports micro SD cards up to 32GB and is compatible with most of the operating systems such as Windows 2000, Win XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and Mac OS 10.4 or later respectively. Powered with Qualcomm chipset this data card also provides access to SMS and phonebook and supports Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), which lets users check their pre-paid balance.

 

PowerConnect 7200 Data Card Price, Warranty and Availability

PowerConnect 7200 3G data card comes with the MRP of Rs. 1499/- and comes with a warranty of 1 year.

 

PowerConnect 7200 Data Card Features:

  • HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS 2100Mhz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
  • USB connection, plug & play, auto installation
  • Qualcomm chipset
  • USSD function (optional)
  • Voice calling facility (optional)
  • HSDPA data transfer speed up to 7.2Mbps Downlink
  • HSUPA data transfer speed up to 5.76 Mbps Uplink
  • High capacity phonebook/ SMA box
  • Micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Supports Windows  2000, Win XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and Mac OS 10.4 or later
  • Dimensions: 90L x 27W x 12H mm
  • Weight 22gm
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Is the threat from continuous changing or mutating malware distributed through the online ad network adverts ( Unwanted Adware )displayed on the most popular domains Yahoo, Amazon and Youtube, Real ?

According to ESET, which makes its living by monitoring the Web and creating products to threats online, says that the threat is real. And the sites such as Yahoo, Amazon and Youtube do contribute to what ESET calls ‘Malvertising’. Hence the Online Ad threat on Yahoo, Amazon, YouTube is real,and an online user must safeguard himself/herself from becoming ‘Victims of Malvertising’.

 

The recent attack has been nicknamed Kyle and Stan, due to the naming scheme of the subdomains within the group – “stan.mxp2099.com” and “kyle.mxp2038.com”. These online ad malware is distributed via online advertising networks, basically by conning one of the large companies whose ads are seen on thousands of sites into forwarding an ad with a malicious payload.

The size of the attack is much larger than the 700 domains and nearly 10,000 users have hit these domains and been exposed to the malicious advertisements. This attack vector is not new, as the New York Times has previously fallen victim to a malvertising campaign – but that ‘Kyle and Stan’ takes a unique approach. The attack is extremely effective and delivers a unique malicious payload for every visitor, packaged with a legitimate media player, and a piece of malware which is tailored to each user.

 

How to cleanse your PC from unwanted adware and 10 Tips to avoid Unwanted Adware online

1. Enable ‘Potentially Unwanted Applications’: Which is usually provided all top antivirus providers

2. Diagnose the condition:

Spotting if you are infected is actually quite hard – If you ever see ads popping up on your desktop, or within apps other than your browser, or different sites appear than the one you expect when you type in a URL, you probably have a problem.

3. Check your bookmarks and favourites

Changing home pages, adding new bookmarks and favourites are all signs of adware. In this case, visit to Control Panel to see if new programs have appeared, and uninstall them.

4. Spring clean your browser

Ensure your browser is set up to block installation of extensions by default, and to block pop-up adverts, check your extension panel regularly, as a precaution. If you see programs you don’t recognize, kill them.

5. ‘Freeware’ is rarely a free lunch

Often adware is delivered as part of ‘free’ software, with your ‘consent’ to this buried deep within a licence agreement. Think hard about whether you really need software – and read reviews on other sites, not the owner’s before downloading.

6. Hard to kill – but worth it 

If your PC has been around a while, uninstalling software can be a daunting task – there’s often pages of it. But adware can be killed. Look for publishers you don’t recognize, software whose name you don’t remember, but Google first before hitting the button. Some companies install ‘helper’ apps which are perfectly legitimate such as Apple’s Bonjour, which arrives alongside iTunes – so it pays to select targets carefully.

7. Actually read licensing agreements

Be careful with software that claims to be ‘free’ open the licensing agreement and search for words such as “information” and “advertising”. Read about the developer – and read reviews before installing. Intrusive adware usually causes a storm of internet fury, so if freeware does come with unwanted ‘passengers’, it’s often not hard to find out.

8. Toolbars are tools you don’t need

Not content with providing cybercriminals with many of the ‘entry points’ they use to attack PCs. Java also ‘offers’ users a toolbar for the unpopular search engine Ask, each time they install one of its many, many security updates. Untick this box. Ask is laden with far more adverts than Google. Toolbars often offer little service to the user bar ‘binding’ them to one search tool or email provider.

9. If your browser asks for permission for an app, read it

Both Chrome and Firefox will warn you if an app is installing an extension in your browser – don’t ignore these warnings. Adware is often installed this way, so read the warning, and if you don’t recognize or want the program, say no. This does not apply, however, to stealthy malware such as Boaxxe.32, which arrives in disguise, so it’s worth visiting extensions folder often.

10. Most anti-adware is, in fact, adware 

The worst possible thing you can do is to search for ‘anti-adware’ software – the web is loaded with such ‘free’ software, most of which is adware, often worse than the adware you already have. There are some legitimate, and good, programs – PC Decrapifier does a good job but most such ‘free’ tools are traps, pure and simple.

11. Recognise Too Good for Real Offers

12. Don’t Roam in Web too much  

Just like the Real world, there are both good places and bad places on Web as well.

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A Cost-effective wireless ADSL modem router. Wireless Modem Router offers up to 150Mbps transmission speeds, 3x faster than any standard router.

The Wireless modem router offers Internet access over devices like desktops, laptops, PDA, smart phones and more. Internet connectivity can be shared easily by connecting Wi-Fi enabled devices like printer, gaming consoles and more, across networks area.

wireless modem routerSavera Marketing has launched Edimax AR-7188WnA wireless modem router. All-in-one solution – the AR-7188WnA functions as ADSL modem, wireless router and switch. A switch in a network serves as a controller, enabling networked devices to talk to each other efficiently. With advanced MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology, AR-7188WnA wireless modem router provides faster data transmission rate of up to 150Mbps with better signal coverage than any standard 802.11g/b router. The Edimax AR-7188WnA is claimed to be high performance wireless router that provides reliability and cost-effectiveness for the SOHO and home users.

The AR-7188WnA incorporates high-speed Wireless N and a powerful signal for the simultaneous connection of Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, smart phones, gaming consoles, tablets and PC’s. Featuring the 802.11n wireless technology for increased range for faster and better performance. It allows consumers to enjoy multimedia streaming and VoIP calls with its high-quality wireless connection.

Mr Subir Mahapatra, Vice President at Savera Marketing said,

Many current ADSL subscribers suffer from a slow and restricting broadband connection due to their old Wireless devices leading to less productivity. To address this issue we are launching Edimax AR-7188Wn, inbuilt with modem, router, switch into a single device to save the hassle of extra cords and cables and the cost of leasing a router from DSL service provider. With this SOHO and home users can experience faster and quicker internet connectivity. Users can increase the speed and range of wireless bandwidth in their offices and homes by upgrading their existing broadband connection to a wireless device. This Product comes with a Lightening protector and a detachable 5-DBI Antenna.”

 

The lightning protector, that’s the technology which protects your router or modem from the lightening and thunder storm is a good thing, as many modem router get destroyed by the lightning. Although the best way to protect one’s wireless modem router and your connected PC is to switch off the modem router and PC until the weather clears.

The Wireless modem router comes embedded with 5dBi high-gain detachable antenna, to boost user’s signal to ensure an extended and stable wireless networking range. The AR-7188WnA supports multiple SSIDs for up to four wireless networks. What SSIDs are ? Every packed shared wirelessly has an SSID or Service Set identifier attached to it. Having the support for more SSIDs means better and easy detection over a LAN.

The AR-7188WnA wireless modem router provides powerful functionality, robust performance with simple and easy operation.

wireless modem routerEdimax strives to connect homes, businesses and mobile platforms in smart and original ways, and designs products to make real-world impacts on user’s home entertainment experiences and productivity. The AR-7188WnA wireless modem router supports 802.11b/g/n with wireless speeds up to 150Mbps.

 

This modem router provides four RJ-45 Fast Ethernet ports, a power on/off button and virtual server and DMZ functions to safeguard your network’s security. Additionally, an extensive browser based management system gives users powerful control to configure the product as required, and setup is extremely easy with the built-in, multi-language setup wizard and pre-configured ISP selector. There’s also a WPS button for quick one-touch connection with wireless access points or clients.

 

Edimax AR-7188WnA Features and Technical Specifications

  • 150Mbps wireless transmission rate with MIMO technology for a smooth wireless N experience
  • Supports multiple SSIDs for up to four wireless networks
  • Easy wireless security encryption with the push of the WPS button
  • Powerful 5dBi detachable antenna

 

Price, Warranty and Availability

Edimax AR-7188WnA wireless modem router comes  with the MRP of Rs 3499 and comes with 3 years of warranty.

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Google collaborates with three Indian Mobile makers — Karbonn, Micromax and Spice to launch low-cost smartphones under its Android One Concept.

low-cost smartphonesIndian smartphone makers Micromax, karbonn , Spice have made a name for themselves in the low-cost smartphones market in India. That’s why it’s not surprising that when Google decides to unveil low-cost smartphones with its own logo, then it looks at these makers. Yesterday, Google has unveiled its first set of Android One low-cost smartphones in the Indian market, partnering with Indian mobile makers Spice, Micromax and Karbonn.

The three Android One smartphones launched yesterday are:

Spice Dream UNO Mi-498
Micromax Canvas A1
Karbonn Sparkle V

Android One smartphones

low-cost smartphonesAndroid One is an interesting concept of Google. Under the Android One programme Google partners with local phone makers or indigenous phone makers, whatever you want to call them, to create and sell affordable yet feature-packed Android phones. Google essentially provides hardware reference boards and software support to partner vendors under the programme.

Micromax, Karbonn , Spice have particularly perfected the art of Low-cost smartphone making. Their phones may not be perfect, but they are surely popular among Indians. Unfortunately Nokia took long time, not only to chalk out a coherent strategy with respect to smartphones, it also failed to retain , what it specialised in — making robust low cost mobile phones. Nokia kept assuming that Indians want low cost feature phones, when the aspirations of increasingly young India transitioned to smartphones. Local makers Karbonn, ,Micromax filled this supply gap. Low-cost smartphones in India, which are without exception, dual SIM have nearly all the market commanded by Indigenous phone makers, who particularly excel in low-cost smartphones .

low-cost smartphonesTaking cue from online smartphone retailer Xiaomi, Google for the time being, has decided to sell the Android One smartphones online only. In order to make up for the real hands on experience, which many Indians will want before actually buying the smartphone, Google will also have Wi-Fi-equipped mobile demo trucks called ‘Showroom on Wheels’ in 600 locations across 20 cities. A move which has real potential to make the Android One popular among Young. Google has also appointed 30,000 Android One ambassadors who will spread the word about the phones. Although, the Android One makers in India will not be assisted monetarily to market the smartphones in India.

Adhering to its multiple OEM (Original Equipment manufacturer) devices strategy, Google said that Acer, Alcatel, Asus, HTC, Intex, Lava, Panasonic, Lenovo, Xolo and Qualcomm are also joining the Android One programme.

Airtel Data coupled with Android One

low-cost smartphonesAirtel will offer 200MB free data per month for app downloads and updates via Play Store. Google aims to bring other telecom operators in the programme in the near future.

Google Play News Stand gets 0n Indian publications on board

Google is also launching support for Google Play News Stand in India with 30 Indian publications on board.

Direct Updates from Google

The Android One devices will get direct software updates from Google, with early access to Android updates just like Nexus devices.

The phones will be available for purchase online starting September 15, 3:30pm IST.

The three phones will be available online on Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal and via Reliance Digital, Croma and The Mobile Store, offline.

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Karbonn Sparkle V at Rs 6,399 is a low cost smartphone from Google Android One smartphone concept. Manufactured in collaboration with Karbonn.

Among the three Android One smartphones Google launched yesterday is Karbonn Sparkle V. This Android One phone, is part of Google’s efforts to make popular low-cost smartphones in developing countries. The Karbonn Sparkle V has been priced at Rs 6,399. This Android One is Dual SIM.

Notably, Google collaborated with local mobile makers such as Karbonn, Micromax and Spice to launch the first batch of three Android One low-cost smartphones.

Karbonn Sparkle VKarbonn Sparkle V Specs and Features

  • Sports a 4.5-inch IPS FWVGA (480x854p) display
  • Powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor
  • Runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the latest iteration of the OS.
  • Mali-400MP graphics Card
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB inbuilt memory or internal storage, which can be extended further 32 GB with a microSD card .
  • Comes bundled with 35GB Google Drive space
  • Has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and is capable of full-HD video capture.
  • Has a 2MP front-facing camera
  • Backed with a 1700mAh battery
  • Connectivity Options include: Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

Specs-wise, the Spice Dream UNO, may not be called the best in this price range, as some mobile makers have increased the buyers’ expectations; but still the hardware optimization with respect to the software by Google, will surely have enhanced the user experience.

Karbonn Sparkle V Price and Availability

Karbonn Sparkle V has been priced at Rs 6,399. Karbonn Sparkle V will be available in blue, red, white, and grey colours.

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