The much awaited Google drive with 5 GB of storage, launches this week, likely on Tuesday at http://drive.google.com
Now let’s talk details. It’s no surprise that it will roll out for free. What’s interesting though is that Google is planning to start everyone with 5 GB of storage. Of course you can buy more, but that trumps Dropbox’s 2 GB that is included with every account. Dropbox does make it easy to get more space, including 23 GB of potential upgrades for HTC users.

What’s also interesting is the wording related to how the system will work. It’s been long-thought that Windows integration will come easy, but that getting the Google Drive icon into the Mac a la Dropbox would be a bit harder. From what we’re reading, Google Drive will work “in desktop folders” on both Mac and Windows machines, which still leaves the operation question unanswered.
But there is one very solid piece of news – Google Drive is expected to launch in the middle of next week. Given how big companies such as Apple, Google and the rest operate, I’m placing my bets on Tuesday, but Wednesday is also a popular day for Google updates. In fact, TechCrunch seems to have gotten their hands onto the app itself.

Now as for the reliability of the information? It’s not at all uncommon for big companies to launch with partners for new features. When that happens, the partners will often-times have a heads up to integration and specifics, and that’s exactly what appears to have happened here as it did with the Lucidchart leak from last week. We’ll have to wait and see exactly how it all works out, but let’s just say that our earlier prediction of in-app document editing is pretty solid as well, given the nature of the release that was sent to us today.

But the question remains – Can Google Drive hold a candle to Dropbox?  
 
Intel in partnership with Indian handset maker Lava today announced the launch of India's first Intel Powered 'Xolo X900' phone.

"This is the first smartphone in India, powered by Intel's Atom Z2460, which is the fastest (mobile phone) processor available in the market. Xolo X900 will be available from April 23 at a best buy price of Rs 22,000," Lava Co-Founder and Director Vishal Sehgal told.
The partnership between Lava and Intel was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February this year. Sehgal added that the company is also working on "value smart phones", which would be launched soon in the sub Rs 15,000 price range. Lava has also partnered with Croma as preferred retail partner for promotion and sale of the product.

Intel is now looking at strengthening its presence in the mobile telephony space and wooing smartphone makers to use its processor architecture. "We are talking to players, including Motorola and Lenovo, to bring devices on the same platform in other geographies," Intel Architecture Group Vice President and Mobile and Communications Group General Manager Mike Bell said.


The phone is powered by a 1.6GHz Atom processor with Hyper Threading technology that, according to the companies, brings speed and multi-tasking performance.  The phone features a 4.03-inch high resolution LCD display and an 8 megapixel camera. The Xolo X900 runs Android 2.3, which is upgradable to Android 4.0 operating system.  It comes with a 400MHz Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) and its 8 megapixel camera can click up to 10 pictures in less than a second.

Intel South Asia Managing Director (Sales and Marketing Group) Debjani Ghosh said, "We are working on an integrated marketing campaign which will be out in May."



 
This article is based on a product available in the Korean market. Design, features, components, etc may differ by region.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7 LTE Weighs only 335 grams and featurs a powerful battery providing up to 10 hours of video playback time, a crisp Super-AMOLED Plus display, and lightning fast LTE mobile broadband. Let’s see what lies in between those 7.89 millimeters.

Touch Panel
The Tab 7.7 features a touch sensing reinforced glass and to reduce thickness, a touch-screen panel (TSP) pattern is printed on the AMOLED panel.

Display: WXGA(1280X800) Super AMOLED Plus
The GALAXY Tab 7.7 LTE’s Super AMOLED Plus high resolution screen offers life-like real colors, and crystal clear images at virtually any angle. The backlight-less superslim design is perfect for multimedia viewing which leaves no after image because of its fast response time.

Front
The front cover contains magnesium, providing durability for slimness, while the camera, speaker and other parts have been modularized to maximize space.

Rear Cover
The border of the rear cover has been increased by 0.1mm than the original size to prevent scratches on the touch panel and rounded out to increase grip. Also it reduces rear camera protrusion to achieve an appearance of neatness. The metal finish add a sense of refinement with durability.

DMB Antenna
For viewing DMB broadcasts in supported regions.

Earjack
Supports 3.5mm earjacks.

Main Board
The home of many of the main components, over 1,000 parts can be found on the main board with Samsung’s advanced integration technology. 

Gyro Sensor
The Gyro Sensor detects the up, down and sideways motion of the phone.

Internal Memory
The Tab supports 16/32 gigabytes of internal memory.

LTE, HSPA+ 21Mbps Modem Chip
The modem chip provides a speedy wireless network environment supporting HSPS + 21Mpbs and LTE
 
1.5GHz DualCore Chip
The tablet offers a much faster user environment than single core devices, thanks to the dual-core AP.

2 Million Pixel Front-facing Camera
For better self-shots and video chatting. 

3 Million Pixel Back-facing Camera
For high quality photo taking and video recording.

Flash Module
Flash LED for flash photography.

Light-Sensor Module
Light sensor used to adjust the brightness according to the light available in order to save battery.

Antenna & Stereo Speakers
Designed to catch radiowaves broadcast from anywhere in the world, the Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS is modularized with the speakers for greater slimness The area above is equipped with a vibration motor for greater immersion for games and touch response.

High-Capacity Battery
It features a 5100mAh battery with which you can watch videos or listen to music without worrying about losing power.


 
Smart Monitor, a San Jose based motion sensor devices manufacturer, has developed the SmartWatch for the health and wellness markets. SmartWatch is a patent protected, intelligent wristwatch with accurate motion detection and alerting capabilities.

Introducing the SmartWatch

SmartWatch is an easy-to-use, portable movement monitor. SmartWatch can be worn continuously and anywhere: in and out of bed, during sleeping and waking hours, in homes, schools and offices. The SmartWatch analyses activity for abnormalities, using sophisticated algorithms, and issues alerts upon the onset of various types of repetitive and excessive movements. Users can also call for help with just a push of a button. The ability to track and record movement patterns is an additional benefit of SmartWatch. It records movement patterns plus the time and duration of any unusual occurrences.  Users can securely access their private information and archived reports for later review. SmartWatch can reduce fears from the mids of the people, that something could happen without being able to notify or get help in a timely fashion. With this technology, SmartWatch offers autonomy and privacy to the users and peace-of-mind for their families.


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How SmartWatch Works

SmartWatch works in conjunction with an Android smart phone, Smart Monitor recommends the Nexus S 4G. The SmartWatch user needs to carry one of these phones with them or have it within a 3-5 foot range. When the SmartWatch detects movement outside a normal spectrum it wirelessly signals the smart phone within seconds.

 
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
 
WinZip which is a popular utility to zip and compress your files is now available on the iOS platform. While the app allows you to easily open and view zip files, it doesn’t allow you to create zip files. But, it is a free app and doesn’t need any kind of registration, so that’s a bit of a relief.

With WinZip, a zip file management application for iPhone and iPad you can:

Open Zip files and Zip attachments from email
Browse and view Zip files, including multi-file attachments
Open encrypted Zip files
Copy the contents of Zip files to the clipboard
View Zip file attachments from webmail (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc)
Zipped file types that can be previewed: .txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .rtf, .pdf, .key, .numbers, .pages, .htm, .htm, .jsp, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .png, .gif

Download the WinZip app for your iOS device over here  
 
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TAG Heuer announces TAG Heuer RACER - the 1st luxury phone crafted for high performance.

Swiss engineered for ultimate lightness and strength using only high-tech materials. The shockproof rubber chassis is supported and strengthened by the screwed-in titanium and carbon fiber bridges.

Engineered without compromise, TAG Heuer Racer achieves an unparalleled torsion and strength to weight ratio. The result is a fusion of luxury and performance inspired by TAG Heuer heritage in GT cars and Formula 1.
TAG Heuer's strive for excellence is also expressed in the high speed processor and latest Android software. Showcasing for the 1st time is a new customizable 3D user interface to fit the individual needs of each owner.

A true avant garde innovation made by TAG Heuer.

The new TAG Heuer Racer collection starts at 2800€, and will be available in TAG Heuer boutiques, luxury mobile boutiques and selected watch and jewelry retailers in July.

    Madhan

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