Friday, February 8, 2013

Incipio feather, Dual Pro and [OVRMLD] Series Cases for BlackBerry Z10

A company called Incipio introduces its line of cases built for the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. The range includes feather, feather SHINE, DualPro, DualPro SHINE with holster and [OVRMLD] with holster. The BlackBerry Z10 is the upcoming flagship full-touch BlackBerry that will be released next month.
Incipio feather BlackBerry Z10 case
Incipio feather
The feather ($24.99) and feather SHINE ($29.99) are a slim cases crafted with what the company called Plextonium shell to hold structure and prevent scratches from daily wear and tear. They have a low profile at 1mm and offers acess to all ports and controls. The SHINE version features a sleek brushed aluminum finish.
Incipio Dual Pro BlackBerry Z10 case
Incipio Dual Pro
The DualPro ($29.99) and DualPro SHINE ($34.99), as their names suggest, have a dual layer protection, combing hard-shell Plextonium frame with soft-touch, shock-absorbing silicone core. While both of them provide enhanced protection, the DualPro has a soft touch finish for comfortable grip and comes in different color combinations, and the DualPro SHINE has a smooth brushed aluminum finish for elegance and style and comes with a holster.
Incipio feather SHINE with Holster case for BlackBerry Z10
Incipio feather SHINE with Holster
The [OVRMLD] ($39.99) case is a dual-injected flexible hard shell case with a hybrid design. It is also built with Plextonium shell and adds raised Flex2O inner core to protect from surface wear. The case, ideal for active users, provides “full-coverage protection and shock absorption. A holster is included. It comes in a variety of color combinations.
Incipio Dual Pro SHINE BlackBerry Z10 case
Incipio Dual Pro SHINE
Incipio [OVRMLD] with Holster BlackBerry Z10 case
Incipio [OVRMLD] with Holster

Samsung Galaxy Discover for Net10 and Straight Talk

You just can’t stop Samsung. Here comes another Galaxy phone for the US market. Called Galaxy Discover (model SGH-S730G), the handset will be available from prepaid networks Net10 and Straight Talk, both owned by TracFone Wireless. What you are seeing is an entry-level handset running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung Galaxy Discover for Net10 and Straight Talk
The low-end Galaxy Discover packs a 800MHz MSM7225A processor. It has a 3 Megapixel camera with video recording, and a 3.5-inch 320×480 touch display. Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi are all available, and the phone works on quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band HSDPA mobile networks. It offers 2.7GB of usable internal storage and supports 32GB microSD card.
The Discover is compact measuring 4.59″ x 2.42″ x .45″ and weighs 4.4oz.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sony Releases the Dual-Sim Budget Phones, the Xperia E and E Dual

You simple can’t deny the growing popularity of mid-range phones running on Android and as more and more manufacturers are getting onboard the ship, the number of such type of phones is increasing rapidly too.
The Xperia E is one of them. What’s more is that there is a dual-sim version of this phone too.
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But what really makes this phone stand out from the crowd is its amazing design which is unarguably better than most mid-range phones right now.
Both the versions have got decent processor with 512MB of RAM, that will run on Android ICS. Users may find its battery little on the lower end, otherwise its a solid phone for the price range.
Here are the complere specifications:
  • Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Timescape UI
  • 1 Ghz Cortex A5 processor
  • 512MB RAM with 4GB expandable storage
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • Dual-sim support
  • 3.5 inches display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and 256K colors
  • Capacitive, multitouch display with scratch-resistant glass protection
  • Thickness: 11mm
  • Weight: 115.7g
  • 3.15mp camera with FWVGA video recording
  • Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, GPS
  • 1530 mAh battery
  • Available in Black and Gold flavors
The two phones are available right now and should cost around or less than Rs. 20K.

Apple Releases the 128GB iPad for Hard-core Users, Worries Competitors

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Apple, the undisputed leader of the tablet market has released its tablet with the highest storage capacity. The new iPad with retina display and 128 GB retails for $799 for the Wifi model and $929 for the LTE version.
The tablet will be the dream device for people who are always running short of storage spaces on their devices.
Other than the 128GBs of storage space, a feat unmatched by any of its competitors, this iPad doesn’t feature anything different from its other iPad 4 brethren.
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Must’ve worried competitors

Everyone knows the impact that Apple products make on the market so this product won’t be any exception. Right now, most of their competitors are offering tablets with storage space of 16 and 32 GBs and some even with 8GBs. Getting more than 64GBs of space is still an extremely rare thing.
You may have been thinking of the Microsoft Surface which comes in a 128GB version too although memory partitions lower it down to around 80GB which is a bit of a disappointment.
But still, I advice on not hoping this version of the iPad to become a best-seller because firstly, its really expensive and secondly, only a handful of users need THIS much space.
Did I mentioned that it won’t be as readily available here in Pakistan as the other versions of the new iPad? Also for such prices you can easily buy an ultrabook nowadays.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Motorola MASTER TOUCH for Nextel Mexico
Motorola launches in Mexico the MASTER TOUCH entry-level iDEN smartphone. The phone is powered by a 1.2Ghz processor and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with access to over 700,000 apps on Google Play store. It supports Nextel Radio Evolution technology that allows for group calls with up to 25 participants simultaneously. Tri-band WCDMA and quad-core GSM/EDGE network are supported.

The MASTER TOUCH features a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, a 5 Megapixel camera with auto focus and 720p video, Bluetooth 2.1 and WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity. It supports up to 32GB microSD card. Ideal for business users, the handset comes pre-loaded with Quickoffice suite for opening and editing documents, presentations and spreadsheets.


Samsung Announces the Dual-Sim Galaxy Fame and Young

Continuing its habit of covering all bases, Samsung has released yet another duo of budget Galaxy smartphones, which come with optional dual-sim functionality.
The Galaxy Young and GalaxyFame will run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with a 1GHz processor. Also, with 4GB of internal storage and a 1,300mAh battery capacity, users can enjoy extended multimedia use and longer talk time. Connectivity through Wi-Fi Direct allows easy content sharing between nearby devices.
Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame will come preloaded with Samsung Game Hub Lite, which will allows you easy access to fully optimized games for these devices. Samsung’s device management software, S Cloud, provides safe and simple syncing, back-up and storage options for information such as contacts, bookmarks, and SMS.
Both the phones will be available in two versions depending on the market. The additional value of a Dual SIM delivers the convenience of two phone numbers for calling, texting and web usage. With the Always On feature, you never miss a call with call forwarding to the other SIM. And Hybrid Dual SIM lets you use 3G data on one SIM while receiving a call on the other SIM.
Here is a showdown of the specs:

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  • Optional dual-sim functionality
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz UI
  • Weight: 112g
  • Thickness: 12.5mm
  • 3.27 inch display with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels
  • 1Ghz single-core processor
  • 768 MB RAM with 4GB internal expandable storage
  • 3 mp fixed-focus camera with VGA video recording
  • microSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi, Wifi-Hotspot, GPS
  • Samsung Apps
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • Available in White

GALAXY Fame Product Image 1 Samsung Announces the Dual Sim Galaxy Fame and YoungGalaxy Fame specs

  • Optional dual-sim functionality
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz UI
  • Weight: 120.6g
  • Thickness: 11.6mm
  • 3.5 inch display with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels
  • 1Ghz single-core processor
  • 512 MB RAM with 4GB internal expandable storage
  • 5 mp auto-focus camera with VGA video recording and LED Flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi, Wifi-Hotspot, GPS
  • Optional NFC
  • 1300 mAh
  • Samsung Apps
  • Available in White
Samsung hasn’t announced any details for pricing and availability yet but expect the phones to be available for less than Rs. 20K.

Windows Phone sales expected to reach 45 million in 2013

Windows phone sale in 2013Windows Phone smartphones sales are expected to reach 45 million units in 2013 as predicted by ABI research. The year 2013 is predicted to be a boon for both Microsoft and Blackberry as suggested by the ABI Research senior analyst Aapo Markkanen. Blackberry will be able to ship 20 million units in the said year and there will be 5.5 million tablets running Windows worldwide.
The recent advent of Microsoft into the hardware domain with Surface Pro Tablet and its possible acquisition of stakes in Dell have enabled the analysts to make this bold claim. Blackberry has also been in the runt for the last few years and is expected to come of its stagnant state after launching Blackberry OS 10.
ABI Research also proposes that the global installed base of smartphones will be around 1.4 billion by the end of 2013. 57% are expected to run on Android and 21% on iOS as compared to the analytic stats of year 2012 which claim 70% of smartphones running Android OS. The firm seems optimistic about the market capturing ability of Blackberry X10 and Q10 which are aimed at capturing existing smartphone users.
The analysts’ beliefs and calculations may be close to the actual results but it will be quite difficult for Microsoft and RIM to recapture the market where Android and iOS are tied in battle already.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 On iPhone 5 And Other Devices Untethered Using Evasi0n Full Tutorial

The iOS 6 / 6.1 untethered jailbreak has now become a reality, thanks to the hard work from those involved in the newly formed Evad3rs jailbreak team. The release of the new userland-based Evasi0n jailbreak tool means that users now have an extremely efficient way of making a complicated background process seem extremely simple.
Supported devices:
As mentioned in our previous post, Evasi0n supports all 20+ variants of iOS devices, including the likes of iPhone 5, on iOS 6.0 through iOS 6.1. Apple TV 3 though is not supported.
Supported firmware versions:
iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1 are all supported.
  • A computer running at least Windows XP or above, Mac OS X v10.5 or above, Linux
  • An iOS device running iOS 6.x
  • A USB cable for connection your iOS device to your computer.
How-to jailbreak iOS 6.1 (instructions):
If you happen to be one of those who have been waiting extremely patiently for this jailbreak, then you’ve come to the right place. Follow our extremely simple step by step guide below to jailbreak your iOS device on iOS 6 / 6.1 fully untethered.
a. It is highly recommended to make a complete backup of your device using either iTunes or iCloud before proceeding with the steps below.
b. If you happen to have followed our guide for older A4 based devices for tethered jailbreak iOS 6.1, the good news is that you can easily convert your tethered jailbreak into untethered by installing “evasi0n 6.x Untether” from Cydia.
Step 1: Download Evasi0n jailbreak tool tailored for your OS (Windows / Mac / Linux).
Step 2: Download iOS 6.1, and update your device to it using iTunes. Make sure you restore your device to 6.1 using iTunes, and not OTA, to avoid issues with jailbreak. Even though Evasi0n supports all versions of iOS 6, it is recommended to update to the latest 6.1 version before jailbreak so that you can get all the new features of iOS 6.1, with the added bonus of jailbreak.
Step 3: Make sure you don’t have any passcode set on your device. You can disable Passcode lock from: Settings –> General –> Passcode Lock –> Off
iPhone 5 Jailbreak How To Tutorial
iPhone 5 Jailbreak How To Tutorial
Step 4: Make sure both iTunes and Xcode (if installed) are not running.
Step 5: Start the Evasi0n jailbreak tool on your computer.
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Step 6: Connect the relevant iOS device to your PC or Mac via the 30-pin or Lightning cable (depending on the generation of the hardware). Make sure that the connected hardware is recognized by the jailbreak tool.
Step 7: Select the Jailbreak option and relax as the software performs the necessary steps in the background to inject and run through the jailbreaking process.
Step 8: Be patient, do not touch your device or anything on computer during  jailbreaking process.
Step 9: Once done, you will need to unlock your iOS Device, you will then see a “Jailbreak” app on the home screen. Tap on this icon, the screen will go black for a few seconds. After a short while, it will be back on the home screen.
Step 10: Rest of the process is automated, once the Evasi0n software on desktop says “Jailbreak complete!”, after a short while, your device will reboot several times to complete the process. Once this is done, you will have Cydia on the home screen.
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Running Cydia on iOS 6.1
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Runing Cydia on iOS 6.1 iPhone 5.jpg
Start Cydia from the home screen of the device. Be aware that the first run of Cydia after a jailbreak will require the owner to choose what type of user they are (user, developer or hacker) as well as a run-through of some initial repository setup. Please be patient as this could take some time depending on server load.
As always, remember that the release of any new jailbreak will always see an initial spike in activity at first release. The servers of Cydia and the stock repositories are expected to handle an unusually high load in the first few days, so expect some possible delays and frustrating moments when trying to load and refreshing data.

Monday, February 4, 2013


Following the Connect 4G and Motion 4G, MetroPCS adds to its 4G LTE lineup another device from LG. Known as Spirit 4G, it is a budget-friendly mid-range smartphone with a big screen, LTE 4G connectivity and sleek, stylish design. It comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with LG’s custom user interface.
MetroPCS LG Spirit 4G LTE Smartphone

The Spirit 4G packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5-inch touchscreen wih Gorilla Glass, 5 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera for self portrait and video chat. The main camera is capable of Full HD 1080p video recording and features Cheese Shutter and Time Catch Shot. The phone comes pre-loaded with LG’s QuickMemo for on-screen notation to express and share ideas.
The LG Spirit 4G smartphone is available from MetroPCS for $199 after mail-in rebate without contract. Users can join MetroPCS’s unlimited 4G LTE talk, text and data plan for $60.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Pop SHV-E220 Heading to Korea with Quad-core

Samsung Galaxy Pop SHV-E220 Heading to Korea with Quad-core
Back in October, Samsung brought the Galaxy Premier to Eastern Europe market. Now, the Korean electronic giant is bringing back the phone to its home country and gives it a new name and spec bump. The Korean version is called Galaxy Pop (model SHV-E220 aka Superior), and will sport a quad-core CPU instead of a dual-core on the Premier. Needless to say, the handset follows the design of the Galaxy S III but is slightly smaller.
To “make it more like a fashion statement’, the Galaxy Pop will be available in Korea in multiple colors. It sports a 1.4Ghz Exynos 4412 quad-cire processor and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software. You can find a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, a 8 Megapixel rear camera, 2 Megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi connectivity. Built for Korean market, the phone also packs T-DMB mobile TV tuner. It supports 4G LTE network.
The Samsung Galaxy Pop will be available from SKT, KT and LG U+. It comes in 8GB and 16GB models. A flip cover will be included with the phone. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S2 Touch Screen Enabled Supporting Super Features

samsung galaxy s2Samsung Galaxy 2 android supporting awe some features of 3G, 4G capability feel less touch screen is product of Samsung; even see books, excellent browsing and next generation smart phone for mobile communication.
Great Viewing Experic
Average price of Samsung Glalaxy S2 is around Rs. 37,999; importantly brilliant 4.3 Super Amoled plus display let you provide the opportunity to watch the crystal clear view and vibrant colors.
4.3 Super Model Plus
Craft the colors you want and shining display delivers superior color, enhanced readability, and great battery consumption. You can clearly see division of light and dark. It also has an ultrafast response time, which takes for smoother graphics. Put that together with its amazing thinness and 4.3-inch size and you’ve got PC-like browsing in the palm of your hand.

Windows Phone 7.8 update available to Lumia users in February

Windows Phone 7.8 nokia lumiaWindows Phone 7.8 update is now available for Windows Phone users throughout the world. Windows 7.8 update will be rolling out in February for the phones currently running Windows 7.5. The update promises a number of new features including the ability to resize your tiles, new lock screen options, and more theme colors. Windows Phone 7.8 is already being shipped pre-loaded on the Nokia Lumia 510 and other phones in the Nokia Lumia family. The users review on the Windows 7.8 are quite optimistic.
Nokia has already done extensive debugging and testing of the OS and update notifications will begin to appear for Nokia Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 users in the month of February. You could update your Windows Phone by plugging your phone to PC via Zune or the Windows Phone App for Mac and follow the onscreen instructions.
Along with the major system updates, there are numerous exciting new features introduced to Nokia Lumia. These features include Internet sharing, Bluetooth sharing, imaging enhancements like Camera Extras, and apps such as Contact Share, Play To and Nokia City Lens that are now available.
The Nokia Lumia experience increases greatly with the new Windows Phone 7.8. To make sure you get the notification for update Go to Settings > Phone Update > “Notify me when new updates are found”.

BlackBerry chief confirms BB10 update for all the existing PlayBooks

BlackBerry’s latest BlackBerry 10 OS will be available for all the existing PlayBook tablets, confirmed Thorsten Heins, during the Q&A session after the platform’s launch. The different variants of the 7″ PlayBook tablets will soon be on the latest version of the OS.
According to Heins, BlackBerry is currently trying to figure a way to sell the tablet with services to bring in more cash as the company is not making sufficient profits by just selling the hardware.
BlackBerry’s goal is to quickly become the third biggest name in the smartphone market, but will it be able to achieve its goals anytime soon? Let’s wait and watch.

Case-Mate announces a range of cases for the BlackBerry Z10

Case-Mate has announced a whole range of new cases for the brand new BlackBerry Z10 announced yesterday. You have a choice of wide range of materials and colors to choose from at different price points.
If you want something in wood, there is the Crafted Rosewood and Crafted Zebrawood for $80 each. If metal is your style, then you can go for the Refined Brushed Aluminum finished case for $50. Those who like leather can go for the Black Signature Flip cover ($50) made from handcrafted, genuine leather. Then there are the two Olo cases, Tough Classic and Barely There for $35 and $30 each.
All these from just one company and we are sure to see more soon. Clearly then, if you choose to go with the new Z10, you are not going to face any shortage of cases to choose from.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Express, Another Mid range Android Handset, Announced

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Shortly after the announcement of Galaxy Xcover 2, Samsung revealed another mid range Android smartphone, the Galaxy Express, designed for young social explorers.
Design-wise, the Galaxy Express strongly resembles Samsung’s popular flagship Galaxy III. On front of this device features superb 4.5 inch VGA Super AMOLED plus capacitive touch screen display (480 x 800 pixels) and LTE support.
Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this device is powered by a1.2 GHZ dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card.
When it comes to connectivity, Galaxy Express is an all rounder device as it comes packed with Samsung’s innovative sharing capabilities, including Alls share Play, S Beam, Mobile High Definition Link, Near Field Communication, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
On camera front, Galaxy Express houses a 5 megapixel rear snapper with an LED flash along with a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calling.
Galaxy Express is embedded with Samsung specific services and apps such as ChatOn, Mobile communication services, Game Hub, Video Hub, Music Hub and Readers Hub.
The Galaxy Express pack-in an 2,000mAh battery and offers all the goodies of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top.
Overall, the specs point towards a solid mid-range handset added to Samsung’s growing catalogue of smartphones.
Here is a quick rundown of the specs:
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 5MP main camera with 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and GLONASS, MHL, NFC
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 2000mAh battery
So far, the Galaxy Express is reportedly heading towards the European and Asian markets but no details regarding the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Express have been specified yet. So, we shall have to wait for its release to know about its price.