The cover story on audio systems was informative and showcased some amazing music players ("Loud and Clear", October 2011). I wish you had also listed some smaller gadgets, like docks and PMPs, but I guess you were focusing on the bigger systems for home entertainment. My parents talk of the tape recorder (I am sure many from my generation haven't seen that), I have seen the cassette and CD player, and now there's the music files player. I think a music product like the soundbar is a great addition to innovations. It frees the room of a clutter of speakers and wires, but provides the coveted surround-sound entertainment.
VISHAL SARDANA , NEW DELH
ON THE FAST TRACK
We read so many things in so many publications nowadays that there's always a sense of deja vu when you come across some information. Thanks, therefore, for giving us fresh news in your story on dual-core processors ("How fast is fast?", October 2011). While everyone has tom-tommed the emergence of these fast processors for mobile phones, G&Gwent ahead and pitted three phones to tell us how the new processor fared against both a rival as well as a standard singlecore processor. It was interesting to see the results. And I am glad, the Samsung Galaxy SII beat even the other dual-processor phone since I am a great fan of this device. Please carry more such stories.
ANUBHAV NARULA, NEW DELHI
It is a good thing that you have now decided to make G&G available in new places. I saw it on the newsstands in Shillong and saw it moving off the shelves quite quickly. The shopkeeper told me that mostly young people bought the magazine, but it had been picked up even by elderly buyers. A magazine like yours is of great interest to readers in this region, particularly the youngsters, who like to keep abreast of tech and gadgets, especially mobile phones, music players and computers.
TILAK RAI, SHILLONG
In the October 2011 issue in the article on the "Best Phones for Navigation", the pictures of the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS have been interchanged.
YASHOVARDHAN SHARMA, ON EMAIL
WHAT THE DOCTOR PRESCRIBED
Almost without our being aware of it, the era of tablets was upon us. After Apple stunned the world with the iPad, there is now a plethora of them in the market. Of course, the prices are another thing. Motorola and Samsung have their tablets up there with the iPad on the cost ladder. That is why it was interesting to read about Reliance's 3G Tablet ("Taking 3G on", October 2011). Earlier, the cheaper tablets missed out either on the specs or on the 3G connectivity. But the Reliance one seems quite capable and reasonably priced. It may not run on Honeycomb, but for most ordinary users, Android v2.3 is fine.
HELP AND WORTHY COMPANION
My friends and I have just graduated and got our degrees in animation. During the course of our study, we used to follow G&G a lot, not only to find out what is happening in the world of gizmos, but also because the magazine is very well produced. As those involved in graphic arts, we loved to see the special sections in the magazine like "How Things Work".
DENNIS YONZON , KOLKATA