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Friday, May 27

Micromax Launches best Android 4 ur GF's :: Bling 2

After the resounding success of the Q55 Bling phone, Micromax Informatics Limited has launched the A55 Bling-2, which is the second model in its Bling series of phones designed for the fashion-savvy woman. True to its name, this trendy mobile phone sports a glossy finish frame made with Swarovski Zirconia and comes with a white leather carry case enclosed with a compact mirror and special pouch to keep your lip gloss, making it easy for you to retouch your makeup anytime and anywhere. Then there is also the Swarovski encrusted Home button adding a touch of style.

Apart from the glamour of the phone, it runs Android 2.2 Froyo and you can therefore install different apps from the Market to make the phone more useful. There are also built-in apps such as MiRoamer- Mobile radio, Saavn- Music on Demand, Mosho- Mobile shopping, Mundu Live TV (1 month free trial) and Whatsapp- a messenger that works across platforms (VAS) to meet the demand of today's demanding women.

On the hardware front, this phone is powered by a 600 Mhz processor and sports a 7.1 cm capacitive touchscreen. Capable of 2G as well as 3G, the phone supports quad-band GSM networks (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and WCDMA (2100 MHz) technology. It also features Mi-Fi pocket wireless internet feature, which turns the phone into your personal Wi-Fi hotspot on the move. A 3.0 Megapixel camera is also present with lens framed in Swarovski Zirconia. Phone memory can be expanded up to 32 GB with microSD memory card. Thanks to the 3.5 mm headphone jack, you can plug in any standard headphones to listen to your favourite music. The phone also features Bluetooth for wireless file transfer and audio, and GPS to aid in navigation.

Micromax Bling-2 (A55) is available at an M.O.P. of Rs.8,999, which is a bit expensive for the hardware that is included, but then it is the "bling-factor" for which you are paying the premium

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Wednesday, May 25

Hands On the new Windows phone 7 update :: Mango ::

Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Phone 7
(Credit: Microsoft)
Microsoft today showed off the next version of its Windows Phone 7 software, code-named Mango, that includes 500 new features, including smoother integration with social-networking programs, built-in voice-to-text and text-to-voice support for hands-free use, and the ability to run one application while another is working in the background.
"We set out to make the smartphone smarter and easier," Andy Lees, president of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft, said at the end of a news conference in New York City this morning.
The software giant said Mango will be available this fall.
The challenge for Microsoft will be living up to the hype created prior to the announcement. Holding an event in New York and encouraging media attendance comes with expectations. And it stumbled early, with the video feed of the press conference bogging down and not loading for many Web watchers, greeting them instead with a screen with a bar slowly loading the video feed.
The company announced plenty of new features, including a version of Internet Explorer 9 for the phone. It introduced a program called Local Scout that offers hyper-local search results, based on a user's location, and recommends nearby restaurants, shopping, and activities. And it's created a new feature called Quick Cards, which provides a brief summary of relevant information and related apps when users search for a product, movie, or event.
Some of the other new features include:
• Threads: Gives users the ability to switch between text, Facebook chat, and Windows Live Messenger within one conversation.
• Groups: Lets users compile contacts in one place so they can see the latest status updates from the start screen and quickly text, e-mail, or instant-message the whole group.
• Linked inbox: Puts multiple e-mail accounts in one linked inbox.
• App Connect: Deepens the integration between apps and search so that applications surface when they are relevant to a user's Web search query.
Windows Phone has had a rough start. Launched in 2010, the mobile-phone software has yet to make any sort of dent in the leads held by Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Just last week, market research firm Gartner found that of the 100 million smartphones sold worldwide in the first quarter, only 1.6 million of them ran Windows Phone 7. Android, which had just 9.6 percent of the market a year earlier, soared to 36 percent of the market, while Apple held a 16.8 percent share.

Let's See can this mango update deal with Ice Cream.