Monday, January 12, 2015

Cyanogen-based Yureka to go on sale for Rs 8,999 on Jan 13

Micromax is putting its latest smartphone, the Yureka, on sale on Jan 13 at 2pm for Rs 8,999. Yu Televenture, a subsidiary of Micromax, is releasing 10,000 units for the sale on Amazon; a paltry number in in relation to the more than 3 lakh registrations for the sale.
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Micromax is putting its latest smartphone, the Yureka, on sale on Jan 13 at 2pm for Rs 8,999. Yu Televenture, a subsidiary of Micromax, is releasing 10,000 units for the sale on Amazon; a paltry number in in relation to the more than 3 lakh registrations for the sale. 
The Yureka is the company's budget smartphone, in line with Xiaomi's products, and runs the unique CyanogenOS. The difference here, however, is that sales for the YU are limited to one piece per user, and will have a "waitlist" feauture, much like booking train tickets. When a user adds the phone to cart, they have 15 minutes to complete checkout, failing which the sale will be offered to the next person on the waitlist. 
Here's how you can get your piece:
Log on to with your username before 2pm and save your payment details for a faster checkout. 
As soon as you see the "Buy" button, click and proceed to checkout within 15 minutes. 
If the phone is out of stock, join the wailist button, in the hopes that some unlucky user will miss their window to complete the process and the sale comes to you. If that happens, you will receive a notification and you'll have three minutes to add the phone to cart and 15 minutes after that to complete checkout.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Xiaomi's next 5.1 mm thin Mi5 flagship tipped for Jan 15 launch

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi looks all set to unveil a new device, come January 15, 2015 and buzz has it that the alleged device might just be the company's next flagship. If you head over to the Xiaomi's official website , you'll be treated with a poster that teases the said device to be launched on January 15 at the National Conference Center in Beijing.
Although the poster keeps you asking for more in terms of what's in store, it playfully asks viewers to guess what kind of device the company is set to reveal at the upcoming event.
Whatever be the case, one thing is sure, the mysterious device looks all set to be razor thin for the company goes on to ask "What does it look like? What is as thin as a cicada's wings?", in Mandarin, dropping in the hint.
We have our bet firmly placed on the Mi5 flagship. A new report (via Phone Arena) suggests that Xiaomi's next flagship is likely to be extra slim and stand head to head with the slimmest of devices in the market today. The report cites leaked images of the alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 in all its glory sporting a razor thin aluminum body.
That's not all, the report goes on to reveal the exact amount of thickness in store: 5.1mm to be precise. At the said thickness, it's likely to stand along the Gionee Elife S5.1 and with Xiaomi's reputation of packing in a power-house in its devices, it is likely to be a worthy beast of sorts.    
Rumour has it that Xiaomi's next flagship, the alleged Mi 5 will sport a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It is expected to be powered by either a Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810 SoC. Further, a 20/16MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary snapper are on the cards.    

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hands On With the LG G Flex 2

LAS VEGAS—It's hour one of day one of CES, and we already have a contender for the best phone of the show: the gorgeously refined LG G Flex 2.
Last year's LG G Flex was a very large phone that seemed to be a showcase for curved display technology. The G Flex 2, on the other hand, is a great-looking, well-sized phablet that uses its curve to improve its screen quality and make it a little more rugged. With the latest specs and a really lovely screen, it's one to watch. I spent an hour with the phone and really liked it.
The G Flex 2's most obvious upgrade is its screen, going from a somewhat dim 6-inch, 720p panel to a very bright, clear 5.5-inch, 1080p OLED. LG Mobile's head of smartphone planning, Dr. Ramchan Woo, said that LG Display's curved screen technology had significantly advanced in the past year, making it possible to create denser, brighter OLEDs with a 20 percent tougher Gorilla Glass covering.
LG G Flex 2 CurveThe phone's "self-healing" plastic back has also been improved, Dr. Woo said, speeding up its scratch removal time from 3 minutes to a mere 10 seconds. LG can also now produce self-healing plastics in various colors, picking gray and a striking deep red for the new phone.
With the smaller size and brighter screen, the phone literally snaps into focus. LG is well-known for its nearly bezel-less devices, and the G Flex 2 is 5.87 by 2.96 inches - noticeably narrower than the iPhone 6 Plus$199.00 at Verizon, which has the same size and resolution screen. Its curved, tapering body makes it much easier to hold, too, although the self-healing back is a bit slippery.
That's so important to me: you're getting the maximum screen size with the minimum width. Held next to a Samsung Galaxy Note 4$0.00 at Amazon, the G Flex 2 felt lighter, friendlier, easier to hold, more organic and less rigid.
LG pulls off the width trick in part by moving the power and volume buttons to the back, of course. They've been doing this for a few years now, since the G2. It's still devisive. As with other LG flagships, you can wake up the phone by tapping on the screen in a pattern LG calls a "knock code."

Do you know 112

  1. 112 (emergency telephone number)

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    112 (emergency telephone number)
    112 is the common emergency telephone number that can be dialed free of charge from any fixed ormobile telephone in order to reach emergency services (ambulance, fire and rescue, police) in numerous European Countries, including all member states of the European Union, as well as several other countries in the world. In some countries other numbers previously used also continue to be available; e.g. 999 and 112 both function in the UK. In the United States, some carriers, including AT&T, will map the number 112 to its emergency number 9-1-1.
    In some cases calls to emergency numbers can be made when other calls cannot, e.g., when a telephone has been barred from making outgoing calls for non-payment of bills.
  2. Adoption[edit]

    112 is managed and financed in the European Union by each Member State (country) which also decide on the organization of the emergency call centres. The number is also adopted in the candidates for EU accession and members of the EEA agreement.
    The International Telecommunications Union recommends that member states that are selecting a primary or secondary emergency number choose either 911, 112 or both.[1] 112 is one of two numbers (the other being the region's own emergency number) that can be dialed on most GSM phones even if the phone is locked.[2] The GSM mobile phone standard designates 112 as an emergency number, so it will work on GSM phones even in North America where GSM systems redirect emergency calls to 911, or Australia where emergency calls are redirected to 000.