LG exhibits world’s smallest wireless charger at MWC 2013

After the release of Nokia’s wireless car charger yesterday, LG today disclosed the world’s smallest wireless charger called WCP-300. This small device not only charges it’s own LG Optimus G Pro and Spectrum 2 but all Qi compatible devices, i.e all the portable devices which comprises a power transmission pad and a compatible receiver like Google’s Nexus 4, Vu II and LTE II.

With the help of LG’s wireless charger one can simply boast the battery life by placing the device on the charging pad. The charger is 6.98cm in diameter so that it is easy to carry. According to the company the charging area is 1.7 times wider than that of LG’s previous generation wireless charger. The charger is also compatible with a standard 5-pin micro-USB charger.

WCP-300 mainly works on the principles of electromagnetic induction which produces a magnetic field that in turn generates an electric current to charge the batteries in the devices placed on it.
LG’s WCP-300 is expected to hit the market globally very soon at a price tag of 60$

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BlackBerry Z10 Pre Booking starts at Saholic, priced Rs 45,000

Indian Retailer Saholic has started to take the pre orders for BlackBerry Z1O. The listed price tag for this smartphone is Rs 45,000 which is just an estimated one. The actual price of the smartphone may be around Rs 39,000. The online retailer has also mentioned that it would take around 18 business days for shipping after the order is placed. May be from first week of March the shipping will begin.
Currently BlackBerry ranks third in the Indian Market. First and second spot are conquered by Samsung and Nokia. The official release event of BB Z10 is expected to be held on Feb 25 where Ranbir Kapoor the new brand ambassador of BlackBerry is going to unleash the premium device in the country.

Key Features of BB Z10:
– 4.2 inch LCD screen with a 1280 x 768 screen resolution and that comes to 356 pixel per inch
– 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core CPU with 2GB RAM
– BlackBerry 10 OS
– 16 GB internal memory, Expandable upto 32GB via microSD card
– 8MP Camera with 1080 pixel HD video-recording and 2MP front camera
– 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC support, HDMI Port, USB 2.0
– Proximity sensor, accelerometer, Gyro sensor
– Colors: White and Black

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Detailed Specification Review: Lava E Tab XTRON

Lava Mobiles today released its latest low cost android tablet named as Xtron E TAB. It is ready to be picked at flipkart.com for Rs 6,499.

Features and Specs of Lava Xtron E Tablet:

Spec Table Lava Xtron E Tab
Processor 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with Quad Core GPU
OS Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Display 7-inch IPS Capacitive touchscreen
Display Resolution 1024X600 Pixels
Memory 8GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 2-megapixel front facing camera
Battery 3500 mAh
Connectivity Wifi 802.11 b/g, 3G via USB Dongles, Micro USB, 3.5mm
Sensors G-Sensor
Dimensions 184 x 131 x 11.5 mm
Weight 350g

Operating SystemAndroid Jelly Bean
Lava ETAB Xtron comes with Android v4.1.1 Jelly Bean Os. This version of the android brings butter smooth user experience along with improved performance in the whole system.
Most likely Lava will be using the stock user interface without much tweaks to it.

Display7-inch IPS Multi Touchscreen
Xtron has a standard 7 inch TFT LCD display with IPS (In Point Switching) Technology integrated. The display resolution of this capacitive touchscreen is 1024 X 600 pixels.
So the tablet scores some points here as it promises the user with better viewing angle along with some crisp and clear images.

Processor & Memory1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
Beneath the 7 Inch display lies an impressive hardware unit. 1.5GHz Cortex A9 dual core processor along with Mali 400 GPU helps the user to get a better gaming and browsing experience.
The storage unit comprises of 1GB RAM and 8GB of in built memory in which upto 5GB can be accessed by the user, rest will be used by the tablet’s software and other apps.
For more memory (which I think is required) one can spend few extra bucks on a micro SD card upto 32GB size which can be inserted into the card slot for memory expansion.
E TAB Xtron has a decent battery of 3500mAh capacity which offers around 3.5 to 4hrs of usage with Wifi enabled.

Connectivity & CameraNo voice calling support
Tablet doesn’t feature a SIM slot for voice calling. I feel this feature is a must for a tablet else it will not be a portable device completely. Anyways this issue can be solved by either Wifi or 3G USB Dongles.
If you are looking for a tablet with voice calling support then tablets from companies like HCL, BYOND, Swipe Telecom can be reviewed.
XTRON has a 2MP front facing camera. There is no secondary camera on this tablet which is quiet justified looking at the price offer.

The specs of Lava’s XTRON E Tab looks to be little better than Acer’s Iconia Tab B1 (Rs 7,999).
Design wise also the tablet scores the marks as it has an elegant looks. May be the absence of SIM Slot would disappoint some but in other segments the tablet satisfies most of the needs.

Karbonn’s Smart Tab 8 which was released last year in December has also similar features as of XTRON and is priced in the same range.

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Intex AQUA Wonder Android smartphone launched for Rs 9,990

Indian handset maker Intex Technologies has launched a low budget smartphone named as AQUA Wonder. The android 4.1 powered device is priced for Rs 9,990 in India.

Features and Specifications of Intex AQUA Wonder smartphone:

Spec Table Intex Aqua Wonder
Processor 1GHz Dual Core Processor
OS Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Display 4.5-inch Capacitive touchscreen
Display Resolution 960×540 pixels
Memory 1.93GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 8-megapixel, 1.3MP front facing camera
Battery 1800 mAh
Connectivity Dual SIM, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm
Sensors Accelerometer, Light Sensor, G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor

Intex which has a decade of experience in manufacturing electronics products for Indian market has integrated decent features in the AQUA Wonder.
The Dual SIM smartphone has a well 4.5 Inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 960X540 Pixels. It is powered by 1GHz dual core processor running on Android Jelly Bean platform.
It is in the memory segment the company has failed to impress. Wonder Aqua has 512MB RAM only with 1.93GB of internal storage and microSD card slot expandable upto 32GB. To compensate this the company is selling the smartphone with free 4GB memory card.
In the camera segment Intex AQUA Wonder has edge over other smartphones under Rs 10K. An 8MP AF rear camera with Dual LED Flash and a 1.3MP front camera for video chatting would certainly help the photo snappers.
The device is powered by 1800mAh battery which would offer around 3.5hrs of talktime. Along with the handset the customer also gets Screen Guard and an additional pouch as complimentary.

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