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Recent gadget launches in the market. Featuring: iBall Slide 7803Q-900, Twitter multiple photo sharing, ING Vysya Mobile app for Windows Phone and more
     Print Edition: June 2014
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Apple iPhone with Western Digital WD TV Personal edition and iBall Slide 7803Q-900.

Apple iPhone 5c 8GB

Apple iPhone 5c 8GB
After launching the iPhone 5c 8GB variant in a few countries, Apple Inc has now launched the device in India too. The four-inch smartphone running iOS 7 has 8GB internal storage and does not offer an expandable memory card slot. The handset is priced at  Rs 37,500 and under special offers is available for  Rs 29,500 for a limited period. These offers include cash discount, buyback and a free case/dock worth Rs 2,300.

Price: Rs 37,500


Western Digital WD TV Personal edition

Western Digital WD TV Personal edition

Western Digital has launched WD TV - Personal Edition, a Wi-Fi-enabled media player which can play any media file on your USB, external drives, network storage devices or any computer on the home network. The player, which looks similar to WD TV Live, allows users to enjoy photos, video and music on their home entertainment systems by supporting many file formats, including MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV. Files can be streamed from any connected USB or external drive. It will go on sale from August.

Price:Rs 7,999

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon has launched its Kindle Cloud Reader app in India. It is essentially a reading app that lets you read books in your Kindle library on a web browser offline and without the need to download or install anything. It is compatible with desktop web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer (version 10 and above), as well as Safari on an Apple iPad.

ING Vysya Mobile app for Windows Phone

ING Vysya Mobile app for Windows Phone

ING Vysya Bank has launched its ING Vysya Mobile app for Windows Phone users. The app has a unique balance meter that induces customer to keep more balance in the account and remain in the Green Zone. There is also an option to turn off this feature. The app offers features such as an option to scan and store cheque images for future reference, send SMS to beneficiary after fund transfer, locate nearest ATM or branch and more.

Twitter multiple photo sharing
Twitter multiple photo sharing

Making Twitter more social, the microblogging site has added a feature that allows users to share up to four images in a single tweet. Twitter also allows users to tag up to 10 people in a photo embedded in the tweets and still have 140 characters to write messages.

Airtel 3G in Punjab

Airtel logo

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has launched 3G mobile Internet services for its users in Punjab telecom service area. Airtel does not have a license to offer 3G mobile Internet services in the area but has signed intra-circle roaming pacts with other operators which had licences to provide these services. The company was earlier offering 2G services in the entire state and 4G services in Chandigarh and Ludhiana. It can now provide 3G mobile Internet services tocustomers in eight cities - Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali, Ludhiana, Jagraon, Malerkotla, Nabha and Nawanshahar.

iBall Slide 7803Q-900

iBall Slide 7803Q-900
Technology firm iBall has unveiled a 3G tablet PC - Slide 3G 7803Q-900 in India. The 7.85-inch device features a quad core processor, 5MP Auto Focus rear camera and 2MP front camera for video calling and clicking "selfies". The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It has 1GB RAM and a built-in memory of 16GB (expandable up to 32 GB). It has a 4,000 mAh battery.

Price: Rs 12,999

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