14 June 2013

Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD Tablets In India


Amazon has unveiled its internationally successful Kindle fire HD and Kindle Fire HD range of tablets in the Indian market.

The Kindle Fire HD comes with a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280*800 display, powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Imagination SGX540 GPU. A 4, 400mAh battery makes it lasts for 11 hours.

On the other hand, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 features an 8.9-inch display with a pixel density of 254 ppi and resolution of 1920*1200 pixels. Powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Imagination SGX544 GPU, it offers 10 hours of usage with a 6000mAh battery.

Both tablets come with 1GB RAM, dual-band Wi-Fi, Dolby Audio with dual stereo speakers, Bluetooth 3.0, and are available in 16GB and 32GB variants. The tablets run on a highly customized version of Android 4.0.3 with apps available through Amazon’s Appstore, instead of Google Play. It also consumes Amazon’s large library of audio, video and books content, although only books are available in India at present.

The 16GB variants of the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablets will be available for 15,999 and 21,999 respectively. The 32GB storage variants of the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablets will be available for 18,999 and 25,999 respectively.

The tablets will be available online at Amazon and at over one hundred retail outlets across India including Croma, reliance Digital and various other stores located in cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune starting from June 27.

12 June 2013

World's Slimmest Smartphone, Huawei Ascend P6 Is Set To Debut

Huawei, the Chinese Smartphone major is all set to unveil its latest, what is touted to be the world’s slimmest Smartphone Ascend P6 in the coming week. At a width of just 6.18 mm, the phone will surely set benchmark in aesthetics. The company has already teased a video of this ultra thin Smartphone.

The leaked images show a rectangular body surrounded by the thin aluminium bezel. The side key along with the power button looks stunning. According to Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei, "after using the P6 more and more, I've begun to notice how nice the side keys were designed and good it felt to press them. Their positioning along the edge felt just right and natural. They aren't protruding out too much so you don't have to worry about the wrong button being pushed when it's in your pocket, nor are they too flat that they're uncomfortable to feel."

However, the company has not revealed the specifications yet. But according to the reports, the device will have a 4.7-inch display with resolution of 720p, 1.5 GHz Hass K3V2 quad-core processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP of rear facing camera, Dual SIM Emotional UI 1.6, and 8GB of internal memory.

The device is expected to trade in India below 20,000 range, when compared with the international pricing.

07 June 2013

Nokia's Next Flagship, EOS Makes Online Appearance

Nokia's Next Flagship, EOS Makes Online Appearance

After the freshly announced Nokia Lumia 925 which is yet to reach stores, rumors have bubbled up on the handset maker’s next flagship Smartphone which is to be called Nokia EOS.

A CNET report says that images from GSM Arena tipster and a Twitter user going by ViziLeaks show similar dimensions and shape of the Smartphone.

The photos from the sources emphasize more on the camera module which means that the new flagship is touted to have a high-capacity censor, which reminds us of Nokia 808 Pure View and its 41 MP camera that kept camera enthusiasts flabbergasted.

Another similarity found out is the handset’s black case which looks similar to majority of Nokia Lumia phones for their polycarbonate material finish. However there has been no confirmation regarding the rest of Nokia EOS’ specs for the moment. As Lumia 925 is yet to hit the shelves, EOS may bring us bigger surprises to take note of.

02 June 2013

Govt flying training school takes wing again

The Government Flying Training School (GFTS) in Jakkur, senior officials said on Friday has got the approval from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and has enrolled the first batch of students.

“We have about ten students and will enrol the second batch in four months,” a senior official said. Currently three aircraft and two instructors, including chief flying instructor Wing Commander Amarjeet Singh Dange and procurement of a microlight aircraft and twin-engine aircraft will be done shortly.

GFTS offers two programmes—Commercial Pilot’s Licence  (CPL) and Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) and a Student’s Pilot Licence (SPL) programme to become eligible for the former. 

The duration of CPL course is 24 months which includes compulsory minimum flying requirement of 200 hours. The duration of PPL course is approximately 12 months requiring compulsory flying of minimum of 40 hours. GFTS, which came under DGCA scanner in 2011 even though it had seen no activity since 1997. It then underwent a fresh round of scrutiny by DGCA, which granted its approval on May 3.