HTC has launched a new Android smartphone called - HTC One X, which will be the India's first Quad-Core Smartpahone to be available in market. The phone will be available in India from April 2nd. Its already available in European Market.
One X will feature extraordinary quad-core power that gives you lightning-fast web browsing, remarkable picture quality and hyper-realistic gaming effects --all on a giant, 4.7-inch HD screen. Then there's the amazing camera that captures every moment with crisp, vivid, beautiful photos.
Powerful multi-tasking. Web browsing and games run more smoothly and are quicker to respond, thanks to a powerful quad-core chipset.
This is a true digital camera on your phone. It easily handles low light settings and turns action shots into crisp photos, thanks to the HTC ImageChip. Always Focus and Continuous Shooting means you won’t ever miss a shot again. You can even snap a picture while shooting HD video.
Wirelessly project a movie or listen to your favorite music while browsing the web. You’ll get amazing clarity, vivid detail and enhanced color range. And with just one swipe, movies go wirelessly from your phone to a wide-screen TV.

With Beats Audio, listening is different. It's a deep, finely-detailed sound; the actual sound the artist hears in the recording studio--and what they want you to hear.
Enjoy HTML5 and Flash rich content on the go. And our Text Reflow adjusts text to the width of your screen so no more panning left and right. Read Later keeps a copy of what you're browsing so you can read it later without Internet connection.

FULL SPECIFICATION

CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz, quad core
Platform: Android™ 4.0 with HTC Sense™ 4
RAM: 1 GB
Memory: 32 GB
Display: 4.7-inch HD 720p touch (1280 x 720 resolution)
Network: HSPA/WCDMA/GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Sensors: Gyro sensor, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0, micro-USB 2.0 port with MHL for USB or HDMI connectivity
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA: For wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
Camera: 8MP with HTC ImageSense, auto focus, smart LED flash and BSI sensor, 1080p HD video recording
Front Camera: 1.3MP (720p for video chat)
Audio: Beats Audio
Size: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight: 130 grams with battery


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Introducing Google Play: All your entertainment, anywhere you go

Entertainment is supposed to be fun. But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite—moving files between your computers, endless syncing across your devices, and wires…lots of wires. Today we’re eliminating all that hassle with Google Play , a digital entertainment destination where you can find, enjoy and share your favorite music, movies, books and apps on the web and on your Android phone or tablet. Google Play is entirely cloud-based so all your music, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available to you, and you never have to worry about losing them or moving them again.

With Google Play you can:
Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles

Starting today, Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play. On your Android phone or tablet, we’ll be upgrading the Android Market app to the Google Play Store app over the coming days. Your videos, books and music apps (in countries where they are available) will also be upgraded to Google Play Movies, Google Play Books and Google Play Music apps. The music, movies, books and apps you’ve purchased will continue to be available to you through Google Play—simply log in with your Google account like always.

To celebrate, we’ll be offering a different album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price each day for the next week in our “7 Days to Play” sale. In the U.S., today’s titles include the collection of top 40 hits Now That's What I Call Music 41, the popular game Where's My Water, the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and the movie Puncture for just 25 cents each. In addition, you'll find great collections of hip-hop, rock and country albums for $3.99 all week, detective novels from $2.99, some of our editorial team's favorite movies from 99 cents, and our favorite apps from 49 cents.

In the U.S., music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps. Everywhere else, Google Play will be the new home for Android apps. Our long-term goal is to roll out as many different types of content as possible to people around the world, and we’ll keep adding new content to keep it fresh.

To learn more, head over to play.google.com/about or keep up with the latest on our Google+ page . If you’re headed to Austin later this week for South by Southwest, come to the Google Village to see Google Play in action. We can’t wait for you to try Google Play and experience a simpler way to manage your entertainment.
 
Yes you read it right...Experience the new sense of touch...Add the magic touch. Without the touch.
Xperia Sola from Sony – the smartphone with a sense of magic 
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE 
Introducing “floating touch” navigation for magic web browsing without touching the screen
Easily open apps and launch actions in an instant with NFC and Xperia SmartTags
Reality Display with Mobile Bravia engine and fast capture camera boosted by a powerful dual-core processor

13 March, London, United Kingdom
Sony Mobile Communications today announced Xperia™ sola* as the latest addition to its portfolio of Android powered Xperia smartphones. Complete with Sony technology, premium entertainment and innovative floating touchTM navigation, the NFC enabled Xperia sola comes equipped with Xperia SmartTags, allowing consumers to change their smartphone’s settings and applications to fit their lifestyle in an instant. Xperia sola will be available to consumers globally in black, white and red in the second quarter.
Introducing “floating touch” navigation for magic web browsing without touching the screen
Easily open apps and launch actions in an instant with NFC and Xperia SmartTags
Reality Display with Mobile Bravia engine and fast capture camera boosted by a powerful dual-core processor

13 March, London, United Kingdom
Sony Mobile Communications today announced Xperia™ sola* as the latest addition to its portfolio of Android powered Xperia smartphones. Complete with Sony technology, premium entertainment and innovative floating touchTM navigation, the NFC enabled Xperia sola comes equipped with Xperia SmartTags, allowing consumers to change their smartphone’s settings and applications to fit their lifestyle in an instant. Xperia sola will be available to consumers globally in black, white and red in the second quarter.

A floating touch of magic
Making its smartphone debut exclusively on Xperia sola, Sony’s unique floating touch lets consumers navigate the web by hovering their finger above the screen so it acts like a moving curser, without actually having to touch the screen. Once the desired link is found it can be highlighted and a simple tap will load the page. Floating touch will evolve with new user functionality and applications through software updates and engagement with developers.

Calum MacDougall, Head of Xperia Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications, commented; “Xperia sola comes with the power of Sony and a sense of magic with floating touch, giving consumers a fun new way to browse the web and latest technology to show off. With Xperia SmartTags out of the box and access to the latest content through Sony Entertainment Network, Xperia sola is perfect for consumers looking for ease of use and the best in entertainment in a smart and innovative smartphone.”

Specification
Processor: 1 GHz STE U8500 Dual Core processor
RAM: 512 MB
OS: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) (Upgrade to Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich, planned in Quarter 2 2012)
Internal phone storage: 8GB (up to 5GB user-accessible memory)
Expansion slot: microSD, up to 32GB
Display: 3.7 inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen, 16 million colours, 854 x 480 pixels
Camera: 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, 16x digital zoom, LED flash, HD video recording (720p), 3D Sweep Panorama
Talk time: up to 6 hours
Standby time: up to 475 hours
Music listening time: Up to 40 hours
Video playback time: Up to 6 hours
Weight: 107 grams
Size: 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm
FM Radio with RDS, 3D surround sound, USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support, WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, DLNA Certified, AGPS
Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Xperia SOLA Introduction 
Xperia SOLA Close-Up 
Xperia SOLA Smart Tags
 
Ovi Share to be discontinued
Nokia have made the decision to discontinue the Ovi Share service as of May 30, 2012
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If you are an Ovi Share user, you will have until May 30 to download your content before the web service will be discontinued and won’t be accessible any longer.

To download your content:
Visit http://share.ovi.com     from your personal computer
Login to your Ovi account
Go to Download your media library and click “Download now”
Follow the instructions on the site

You can either download your items in one zip package or in various smaller parts. If you have a big media library or are on a slower internet connection we recommend you to download your content in various packages as it will certainly be the more convenient option.

Discontinuing Ovi Share was a business decision to help Nokia to focus on core Nokia service offerings. The new business unit Location & Commerce, established in June 2011, is now in the center of Nokia's revised services strategy, bringing you leading location-based services like Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps and Nokia Transport.

Here is a reminder of the important dates:
March 13: Web uploads no longer possible
May 30: Last day for downloading user content
May 31: Service discontinued and no longer accessible

If you have any further questions about this service change or need help in downloading your files, please contact Care by going to http://nokia.com/support     and then selecting “Contact Support.”


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One biggest problem with our mobile phones seems to be their battery life, mainly at a time where the mobiles are used for media and internet. It becomes necessary to recharge the mobile atleast 3 or 4 times a day.

So, I thought of sharing a tip to extend the battery life. Its called the Battery Calibration. Many would be aware of this, but for the few who are not aware, this would be useful.

STEP 1: Let the Battery drain till it is completely dead.
STEP 2: Charge the device till the battery is full.
STEP 3: Unplug the charger, as soon as the battery is full. (this is very important, since leaving the charger on, even after the battery is full can damage the cells in your battery)
STEP 4: After unplugging the charger, turn off your mobile, take the battery out and put it back (this step removes the statics from the battery)
STEP 5: Turn on the mobile and start using it.
STEP 6: Repeat these steps atleast for 3 days.

OTHER TIPS:
1. Charge your battery only when it shows the 'low battery' message. Avoid frequent charging.
2. Always charge the battery until it shows the battery full message.
3. Switch off power consuming apps and services like Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi etc., when not in use.
4. Always use the OEM chargers, avoid other brands or duplicate chargers.
5. Never leave the phone, charging overnight (we often do this), this might damage the cells.
6. The above steps are not only for mobile phones, it is for any Lithium-Ion batteries like Mobiles, Smartphones, Laptops, Digital Cameras, etc. 
 
The GSM Association announced various awards at the MWC 2012 under the Global Mobile Awards for 2011-2012. Among the winners, the Samsung Galaxy SII won the ‘Best Smartphone’ award, Samsung also grabbed the ‘Device Manufacturer of the Year’. Other winners included the Apple iPad 2 for the ‘Best Mobile Tablet’ and the Nokia C3-00 winning under the category of ‘Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone’. 

Best Mobile App for Consumers
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. for Angry Birds Rio

Best Mobile App for Enterprise
Citrix Systems for Citrix Receiver

Judges’ Choice - Best Overall Mobile App
WhatsApp Inc. for WhatsApp

Most Innovative Mobile App
SwiftKey

Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign
Brandtone for Carling Black Label "Be the Coach"

Innovation in Mobile Advertising
Poken for the leading CMS for NFC

Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year
[am.o.bee]

Best Enterprise Mobile Service
Fiberlink for MaaS360

Best Consumer Mobile Service
Google for Google Maps for Android

Best Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
Turkcell for Turkcell TiklaKonus

Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments
Safaricom for Grundfos

mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. for Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
UBL Omni for Transparent and Efficient Cash Disbursement Service after the 2009 IDPs Crisis and the 2010 Flood Crisis

The Green Mobile Award
Flexenclosure for E-site

Best Mobile Health Innovation
Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. for Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning
OnPoint Digital for CellCast Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive, Transport or Utilities
Ford Motor Company Ltd. for Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

Best Mobile Money Innovation
Etisalat, MasterCard and Oberthur Technologies for Etisalat Commerce

Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing
Financial Times and Assanka for The Financial Times Web App

Best Smartphone
Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S II

Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone
Nokia for Nokia C3-00

Device Manufacturer of the Year
Samsung

Best Mobile Tablet
Apple for Apple iPad 2

Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets)
AT&T for Garmin GTU 10

Best Mobile Broadband Technology
KT for KT's Premium WiFi Solution

Best Infrastructure Technology
Alcatel-Lucent for lightRadio Network

Best Technology Breakthrough
Vodafone Group PLC for Quad Rate Technology: An Evolved Path Doubling the Efficiency of Mobile Voice

Best Cloud Based Technology
Appcelerator for Titanium Integrated Development Platform

Best Technology Product or Solution for Safeguarding and Empowering Customers
Cloudmark for Cloudmark Mobile Messaging Security Suite

GSMA Chairman's Award
Joint Winners KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SOFTBANK MOBILE

Government Leadership Award
Government of the Republic of Colombia 
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Tag Heuer Link: 
Right off the bat, we bring you the Tag Heuer Link, which looks like more a slab of extravagance than a phone. In the age of ultra-thin phones such as the MotoRazr and Ascend P1 S, this one looks fat as an old lady. But, don’t make judgments fast. It comes in a Crocodile skin case! Like most luxury phones, its gold-plated too. Unlike most luxury phones, it is a smartphone with an Android OS, a 5-megapixel camera, an appstore and Tag Heuer security features. But, who cares about that after a look at the price tag?
Price: Rs. 3,30,000-12,00,000 

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Goldvish Le Million: 
Goldvish Le Million is as the saying goes, ‘worth a million dollars’. Except, the million dollar part is really true. Trust us, it is loaded. It’s covered with more diamonds than your wife’s necklace and looks like a million bucks. It has an FM Radio, an 8X-zoom camera and Bluetooth. As if it really matters.
Price: Rs. 5,00,00,000 

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iPhone 4 Diamond Rose edition:
As if an iPhone wasn’t already too expensive Stuart Hughes decided to load it with diamonds and bathe it in gold. This one comes with 100 diamonds on the sides with many gracing the Apple logo and a home button built of Platinum and pink diamonds. It costs more than your house though. Stop gaping!
Price: Rs. 40,00,00,000 

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Vertu Constellation Symbian:
While talking about luxury phones, how could we give Vertu a slip? Vertu has come out with smartphone to entice the rich business types. Nope its not dancing around in gold and diamonds, rather it’s a handcrafted beauty made of leather and steel. It has an 8-megapixel snapper at the back and a concierge button in the front.
Price: Rs 3,00,000 – 7,76,000 

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Mobiado 350 Aston Martin:
Feeling a bit James Bond lately? The Mobiado 350 Aston Martin might just be as close as you could come to the real thing. Its made from aircraft grade Aluminum to help you with that covert operation in Afghanistan. The price is still unreleased. 

 
If anyone has any doubt that iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices are the future of Apple, just take a look at the chart above.

The iPhone has only been around for four years, but in that time more iPhones have been sold than all the Macs ever sold in Apple’s entire history.

The total number of Macs sold in 28 years is 122 million. In 2011 alone, if you tally up all the iOS devices including iPods and iPads, 156 million were sold—more than all Macs ever sold.

The iOS platform as a whole reached 316 million cumulative units at the end of last year.

By the way, which word you would use to describe the steepness of iPhone's graph....
I think even 'Skyrocketing' wouldn't do justice.


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All of us spend thousands of bucks for our gadgets. It would be terrible to lose one of those, not just because they are expensive but they also have our important information like contacts, personal images, wallet information etc. But many do not know that we can track and even recover the gadgets we lose without spending a penny. The following article shows how we can track the lost gadgets.

Laptops & PC: LocatemyLaptop
LocatemyLaptop (Windows 2000 and newer only) requires you to download and install a small software which installs in stealth mode - you'll never see it. To manage your registered laptop, you need to go to http://www.locatemylaptop.com from any computer and sign in to your account. Locatemylaptop is free for the most part - a free account lets you locate a single laptop on Google Maps. The only time you're really charged (US$ 3 per month) is when you need to use the service to remotely shred/wipe your data or get assistance from them to recover your property - but the paid plan can also be activated in the event that your laptop gets stolen - the small price you pay is well worth the added benefit. The paid (platinum) plan also lets you connect and track multiple computers from a single account.

MAC: Find My Mac
Find my Mac is an OS X Lion-specific service from Apple that uses iCloud. When you setup iCloud on your Mac, it automatically gives you the option to enable the Find my Mac service. Location services have to be enabled so that the location of the computer can be tracked accurately. In case of loss or theft, head to http://www.icloud.com, login with your Apple ID and it will display your computer's location on a map (it needs an internet connection). Select it, and you get the option to play a sound, send a notification message or remotely lock or wipe data from the drive. Keep in mind that once remote wipe is performed, your data is not recoverable and the computer cannot be located using iCloud again. You can also use the Find my iPhone app on iOS devices to locate, remotely lock or wipe your Mac.

iOS: Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone not only works with the iPhone, but also with the iPod Touch and the iPad. The free app requires you to have iCloud setup on your device with location services switched on. Head to http://www.icloud.com and sign-in with your Apple ID. 
The page will show you the list of devices associated with your Apple ID and their location on a map. You can remotely lock them, wipe data, play a sound on the device and display notifications on it (the devices should be connected to the internet). 
If you cannot access a browser, you can perform the same actions through the same app on any other iOS device.

Android: Avast Mobile Secuity
Avast offers possibly the most complete all-in-one security solution for Android devices and that too for free! It includes an antivirus scanner that scans local files and warns of malicious URLs, a built in app advisory (scans for apps with malicious intent), SMS & call filtering, SIM change notifications and a complete anti-theft and tracking service. A handy feature of the app is remote SMS commands - in case you can't find your device, you can trigger a siren, remotely lock or wipe data, display a notification or locate your device on a map - just by sendind an SMS to it with the correct keyword. The app hides so that it cannot be easily uninstalled.

Windows Phone: Find My Phone
On your Windows Phone, go to Settings, tap on Find my Phone and check the options that say 'Connect to these features faster' and 'Save my location every few hours'. Although this consumes a bit more battery. it allows for more precise tracking of your phone's location. When lost, head over to http://www.windowsphone.com and sign-in using your Windows Live ID. Go to My Phone > Find My Phone and from here you can map your phone's location, make it ring, lock it with a password, display a notification on it or erase the content remotely.

Blackberry: BlackBerry protect
Avaialble as a free download from BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Protect not only keeps track of your phone's location, it also backs up settings and all your data to the cloud. If you lose or misplace your phone, go to http://in.blackberry.com/protect and log-in with your Black-Berry ID. Now from the browser, you can make the phone ring at full volume or see its location on a map. You can also lock the phone with a password or delete all the data. As an added bonus, BlackBerry Protect makes it easy to switch from one BlackBerry phone to another. Download and sign in to BlackBerry Protect on your new phone and it will automatically sync data associated with your ID to the new phone.

Prey project
What started off as a Windows-only open-source experiment has now grown to support computers running Mac OS X and Linux plus mobile devices running Android or iOS. Depending on whether you want to use it on a laptop or smartphone/tablet, you can trigger specific actions either by sending an SMS or by sending a command over the internet. On a computer, you can remotely grab a screenshot, use the webcam to take a photo of the thief or hide your data. On a smartphone, you activate Prey by sending an SMS. Then you can remotely track, lock, sound an alarm or display notification messages.

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Its a known fact that Consumer versions of Windows get five years of mainstream support, and business versions get an additional five years of extended support.

Under these guidelines, mainstream support for Windows Vista is set to end in less than two months, on April 10, 2012

But, now Microsoft has come up with an extension of support for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

The Official Press Release    was issued in Microsoft Japan Website.

Later the change in the support dates were updated on  Microsoft US Website  

According to the new Support scheme, Customers with the most current Service Pack will get the support for 10 years.

Support end date for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are as follows:
Windows XP -- 8 Apr 2014
Windows Vista -- 11 Apr 2017
Windows 7 -- 14 Jan 2020

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