First Take

Recently launched Gadgets in the market: Xiaomi Mi 3, Facebook Messenger App for iPad, Toshiba Satellite S series, Airtel 4G LTE
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First Take
Xiaomi Mi 3

Xiaomi Mi 3

Xiaomi is yet another Chinese handset manufacturer making its way into the Indian market. The Mi 3 features a 5-inch full HD display along with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB onboard storage. It has a 13MP camera and supports HDPA+ 3G connectivity and packs in a 3,050 mAh battery. The phone will be available for purchase on online retailer Flipkart starting July 22.

Price: Rs 13,999

Facebook Messenger App for iPad

Facebook Messenger
Facebook has finally launched a tabletoptimised version of its Messenger app for the Apple iPad. Messenger for iPad introduces a new multi-window layout, in addition to carrying over features from the iPhone including voice calling, and stickers among others.

Toshiba Satellite S series

Toshiba Satellite S series
Toshiba's new Satellite S Series features a stylish brushed Aluminum finish and a thinnerthan-ever profile, making it easy to carry and comfortable to use anywhere. The laptops are powered by 4th Gen Intel CoreTM i5-4200U Processors and run on Windows 8.1 OS. The notebooks have 4 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM (expandable up to 16 GB) and include 1 TB 5400 RPM SATA drive. The laptops also feature a full array of ports for a variety of computing needs, including an HDMI port capable of 4K output and dual USB 3.0 ports.


Airtel 4G LTE expands

Airtel 4G
Following the successful launch of its 4G services in Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Panchkula, Mohali, Ludhiana and Kolkata, Airtel has now launched its 4G LTE services in four more towns in Punjab -Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara and Kapurthala. The service will enable customers in these cities to enjoy high-speed Internet not only on their smartphones but also enable the same speed with 4G LTE dongles and Wi-Fi at home. Airtel also offers free 4G SIM with every purchase of dongle, priced at Rs 1,500, or CPE, priced at Rs 2,500, whereas for mobile users it will cost a nominal amount of Rs 49. The plans will start as low as Rs 100. For heavy users, Airtel has a Rs 999 plan for postpaid users and Rs 995 for prepaid users, which will give them 10GB of data.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Focusing on the imaging, Samsung has launched a successor to its Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone. The K Zoom sports a 20.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor at the back accompanied by a xenon flash and features optical image stabilisation for low-light imaging. The rear camera supports 10x optical zoom and comes with some advanced features, including AF/AE Separation (Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure). The Pro Suggest mode offers five optimised filter settings, while the Selfie Alarm allows users to take timed selfies.

Pooch-O app

Pooch-O app
Hiring an autorickshaw in the national capital has been made easy with a new app called "Pooch-O". Launched recently, this app has been developed by Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS). It allows users to locate autos fitted with GPS nearest to them. The users can then call the drivers whose numbers are registered with DIMTS and book a trip. The app can be downloaded on only Android phones from Google Play store. Thereafter, people have to ensure GPS of their phone is on and can find out auto nearest to them through Maps.

Binatone 3G Data Card with portable WiFi

Binatone 3G Data Card with portable WiFi
Tata Photon WiFi Max was an instant hit. Following the success, other players too are launching such devices. Binatone has come up with a 3G dongle that can support a 3G SIM card from any operator. Plugging it in a power source, the dongle can use the SIM network and turn it into a WiFi network. This dongle can be used to connect up to 5 devices on the WiFi network.

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