LG G Flex officially unveiled, to be launched in February in India

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LG today launched its first curved smartphone, the G Flex, in India at an event in Delhi. The smartphone will hit the shelves in February and will be priced somewhat around Rs 60,000-65,000.

The G FLex comes with an interesting design, which includes a flexible display and a self-healing rear panel. Features-wise, it has a 6-inch HD (720p) curved P-OLED display, which is surprisingly flexible. Under the hood runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.26GHz, which was earlier seen on the G2 as well.

The processor is supplemented by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage but does not have a microSD card slot. The rear of the phone adorns a 13-megapixel camera with the rear-mounted control keys that were introduced with the LG G2 and a 3,500mAh battery. Connectivity options in the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, NFC and 3G HSPA+ network support.

Talking about the software, the phone will come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is disappointing considering Android 4.4 KitKat is already out of the gate. Hopefully, LG would probably release the phone with the latest version of Android by the time it launches in India.

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Asus Transformer Book Trio now available in India for Rs 98,099

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Asus had unveiled a Windows cum Android hybrid tablet named Transformer Book Trio at Computex, earlier this year. Today, the company has officially launched the new tablet in India which carries a price tag of Rs 98,099.

Transformer Book Trio is a hybrid device, which can either be used as a laptop running on Windows 8 or a detachable tablet running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The dock can also be connected to an external monitor to use it as a Windows PC.

When using it as an Android tablet, you get an 11.6-inch full HD display powered by a 2GHz Intel Z2580 SoC and paired with 2GB or RAM. Additionally, it also features a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 1090p video recording, 720p HD front camera, up to 64GB of flash internal memory and a 19Wh battery.

When running on Windows 8, the 11.6-inch laptop/PC is powered by an Intel fourth generation Haswell CPU supplemented with 4GB of RAM. Other features at one’s disposal are a 720pHD front webcam, up to 1TB HDD and a 33Wh battery.

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Twitter gets a redesigned, swipeable UI

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Twitter has announced a major update for its iOS and Android apps as well as TweetDeck and Chrome and PC apps. This update brings a new swipeable UI, gives more visibility and the ability to send photos with Direct Messages.

The new UI lets users swipe between Timeline, Discover, Activity screens and also between different signed-in accounts. As mentioned above, DMs can now be accessed via a button on the bottom menu and hence are always visible. There seems to be a renewed effort to encourage people to have more personal conversations on the micro blogging platform and follows the colored conversation lines introduced earlier this year. The company has also for the first time added the ability to share photos via direct messages.

Notifications can now be customized according to one’s needs. On the iOS app, Twitter has introduced improved in-app notifications, while Android users can now choose a specific person they want to be notified about by clicking on the star icon on one’s profile.

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Xolo Q1000 Opus listed online for Rs 9,999

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A few days after Xolo announced the Q1000 Opus smartphone powered by a Broadcom chipset but didn’t reveal any specifications or pricing. The smartphone is now available on pre-order online for Rs 9,999 in India. This is the company’s third Q1000 smartphone, all of which vary mainly on the basis of chipsets. This was first spotted by FoneArena.

Specifications-wise, the Q1000 Opus comes with a FWVGA IPS display with 480×854 pixels resolution unlike the Xolo Q1000 which featured a 720p display. It runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 Broadcom chipset, while the Q1000 was powered by MediaTek’s 6589 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, and the Q1000s had the MediaTek 6589T chipset with a quad-core processor ticking at 1.5GHz. The Q1000 Opus has a 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which is expandable thorugh a microSD card.
It has a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by an LED flash and also includes a VGA front-facing camera. The rest of the features on the Xolo Q1000 Opus include a 2,000mAh battery with up to 18 hours of talktime (as per the retailer’s claim) and up to 700 hours standby time, and connectivity support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ AGPS and 3G. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
It has a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by an LED flash and also includes a VGA front-facing camera. The rest of the features on the Xolo Q1000 Opus include a 2,000mAh battery with up to 18 hours of talktime (as per the retailer’s claim) and up to 700 hours standby time, and connectivity support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ AGPS and 3G. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

At this price, Xolo Q1000 Opus will be up against the likes of Micromax Canvas A76 which has similar features and is available for Rs 8,499.

Now Flipkart too offers next-day shipping for Rs 90

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Flipkart today announced its own next-day shipping guarantee, a week after rival Amazon announced it for select cities in India. The Indian online retail giant will let users in Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad to get guaranteed deliveries the next day if they pay an additional shipping charge of Rs 90. Amazon charges Rs 99 for the same service for products that are fulfilled by Amazon.
In Flipkart’s case, buyers will have to place their orders before 6PM to get the goods delivered the next day.

We have had a lot of customers requesting urgent deliveries, for reasons ranging from occasion-led gifts to pre-travel shopping. But given the large volumes that we handle it wasn’t feasible to address them on a case-to-case basis,” said Ravi Vora, senior vice president, Flipkart.com. “We have now built the capability into our supply-chain and can now offer it as a guaranteed feature. This value-added service is available to consumers who need it – making online shopping a viable option even for last-minute purchases. We hope this will further accelerate the adoption of e-commerce in the cou

ntry.”

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