First Take

A monthly window of the most recent launches
Team G&G        Print Edition: August 2013

Latest gadget, car launches you must know about -

FORD ECOSPORT - Rs 5,59,000+
Ford EcoSport tries to bring the compact utility segment to the masses with aggressive pricing. There will be 10 variants across four trims, three fuel efficient engine options in manual and a petrol automatic and seven colours. EcoSport is also the first car in its class to offer voice-activated in-car connectivity system called SYNC co-developed with Microsoft. The system enables drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel while choosing their favourite music and making phone calls using voice commands. It also has Smart Keyless Entry.

HUAWEI TE 30 - Price On request
This is aN all-inone Full HD videoconferencing solution in a compact body and with simplified installation making it ideal for small businesses. Huawei TE 30's Installation and deployment can be wrapped up within five minutes. The all-in-one design integrates a camera, microphone and codecs.

SAMSUNG UHD TV 85S9 - Rs 27,00,000
This is the big daddy of all televisions. Samsung's first Ultra High Definition (UHD), or 4K, television comes with a unique timeless gallery that makes the 85-inch screen appear like it is floating within its frame. The TV also features the new One Connect solution that eliminates cable clutter with a single cable.

This 5-inch Android 4.0 smartphone has a 1 Ghz dual core Processor and a 8MP rear camera, making it good value for money for budget conscious users. The Signature One A107 is packed with an 2100 MAh battery that promises seven hours of talk time. And has a expandable storage capacity of up to 32GB.

CANON EOS 70D - Price: TBA
The success or of the EOS 60D, this camera comes with the latest Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and the latest DIGIC 5+ image processor and a 20.2 megapixel AP S-C sized CMOS sensor. With an ISO range of 100 to 12800, the EOS 70D can handle subtle light conditions with ease. The camera has a vari-angle 3.0-inch wide Clear View LCD touchscreen monitor with anti-reflection coating.

The Transf ormer Book TX300 is the world's thinnest Window 8 tablet and detachable notebook, but still promises good all-round performance. It is actually a 13.3-inch notebook, but with a detachable Full HD tablet side. It is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, that sets it apart from other Atom hybrids. There are separate storages for the notebook and tablet with a high-capacity hard drive and an Ultra-fast SSD.

GIONEE CTRL V4 - Price: Rs 9,999
Gionee's latest for India is the CTRL V4 smartphone. The phone comes with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor and a 4.5 Inch display with capacitive touch. Running Android OS v 4.2, the phone has a sleek 9.7mm body and a 5MP rear camera. It will also feature Yamaha PA 168 digital sound.

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