BlackBerry : BBM App Won’t Relaunch This Week

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BlackBerry has provided an update to the millions of eager BlackBerry Messenger users who are waiting for the app to arrive on both iPhone and Android.

The app was successfully launched on iPhone in several countries on time on Saturday, but the Android version was met with difficulty and never arrived. Many Android users resorted to install leaked and “unreleased, older version” from various file sharing sites that apparently “resulted in volumes of data traffic orders of magnitude higher than normal for each active user and impacted the system in abnormal ways.” BlackBerry then paused the launch on both platforms. The app had been installed over 1.1 million times.

Andrew Bocking, head of BBM at BlackBerry, took to the company blog and informed the masses that “the team is now focused on adjusting the system to completely block this unreleased version of the Android app when we go live with the official BBM for Android app. We are also making sure that the system is reinforced to handle this kind of scenario in the future.”

As for a release of BBM for iPhone and Android? Well, nothing concrete from BlackBerry. Bocking noted that getting BBM to operate as it should is not a “simple task” and “will take some time and I do not anticipate launching this week.”

Micromax Canvas 4 Launched At Rs.17,999

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SPECIFICATIONS

Company/Brand Micromax
Type Dual Sim Smartphone
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Price Rs. 17,999
Price Range Rs. 15,000 – 20,000
Announced June 2013
Released July 8th 2013
Hype 4/5
Chipset Mediatek 6589
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
GPU Power VR SGX
RAM 1 GB
Battery 2000 mAh
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Weight 182 g
Main Display 5 inch, 1280×720, IPS
In-Built Storage 16 GB
Special Features Blow to Unlock

Although many websites were reporting that the Micromax Canvas 4 A210 will launch for upwards of 24 thousand Rupees, it’s been officially launched today at a price of Rs 17,999.

Micromax Canvas 4′s key feature is a blow to unlock software. That and a 5 MP camera in the front ensure that the users have nothing to complain about lack of basic features. The main camera is a 13 MP autofocus camera and the back panel is glazed just like on Samsung Galaxy phones.

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The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 has a HD 720p display on a 5-inch screen. The phone sports the MediaTek MT6589 SoC. There will be 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and a 2000 mAh battery. It will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone is 144 mm high (5.67 inches ) and 76 mm wide (2.87 inches).

Micromax presently moves out over 300,000 units of their canvas series on a monthly basis and a device like this priced around the 15,000 Rupee price mark could easily increase that by 50%.

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Micromax had managed to create a lot of buzz around the Micromax Canvas 4 launch with aggressive marketing on social media and Television. It also started pre-booking of the Micromax Canvas 4 at a price of Rs. 5,000.

Micromax has launched the Canvas 4 A210 in White and Black colors, with a graphic texture back panel. There will also be a flip cover included inside the box. You can expect iGyaan style videos to follow suit.

Micromax Canvas 4 Pre-Orders Begin

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SPECIFICATIONS

Company/Brand Micromax
Type Dual Sim Smartphone
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Price Rs. 16,999
Price Range Rs. 15,000 – 20,000
Announced June 2013
Released TBA July 8th 2013
Hype 5/5
Chipset Mediate 6589
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
GPU Power VR SGX
RAM 1 GB
Battery 2500 mAh
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Weight 182 g
Main Display 5 inch Display
In-Built Storage 8 GB
Special Features Blow to Unlock

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Galaxy Note III screen might not grow that much

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Rumors about Samsung’s alleged sequel to the Galaxy Note II (above) have yet to converge upon a unified description of the phablet’s hardware. We’ve heard a number of ideas put forth for what SoC that Note III might run, as well as for just how large a display Samsung might be thinking about. Numbers like 6.3 inches and 5.9 inches have been mentioned, in line with the company’s new Mega-series models, but the latest Note III rumor to arrive suggests that any size gains could be much more modest.

At least, that’s the impression that tipster @evleaks has, who posted to Twitter that he’s learned the Note III should feature a 5.7-inch display. With more smartphones pushing into the five-inch range, we wondered if Samsung might be interested in making the Note even larger in order to differentiate it, but this could spell for a Note III only modestly larger than the Note II and its 5.5-inch screen.

Separately, industry rumors suggest that production of the Note III will take place in earnest beginning sometime in August; that timing could mean that Samsung will announce the Note III at this year’s IFA in Berlin, just as it did last year with the Note II.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Officially Announced

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Samsung has continued the expansion of the Galaxy S4 family of devices and announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom.

This cameraphone will potentially be loved by the picture-taking crowd with its 16MP CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom lens and a Xenon flash. Other key specs of the Zoom have it sporting a 4.3-inch QHD DISPLAY (960×540 resolution), runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, powered by a 1.5GHZ dual-core processor, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, 1.5GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage (expandable storage up to 64GB) and a 2330mAh battery. Continue reading

Micromax Teases Next Canvas : is this the Canvas 4?

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Micromax is clearly working on the next version of their popular Canvas series and has already started teasing it on TV. A small teaser caught between morning sessions of cricket tells us that another version of the Canvas is headed our way.

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Apple iOS 7 unveiled

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We heard it would be flat. We heard it would be black and white. We heard that it would be
a totally different experience.It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s flagship mobile
operating system, is here, and it’s almost entirely different from the versions that
came before. Gone are the skeuomorphic designs and 3D effects, replaced by Sir Jony
Ive’s “flat design.” Rumors had been flying for weeks about the new OS and now it’s here
and it is, at least at this early reckoning, a massive change for the six year old operating
system.

  • First, we must remember that Ive, Apple’s industrial designer now in control of software

following the departure of Scott Forstall, isn’t a believer in interfaces that copy real-world

objects. In the past, making the Notes app look like a legal pad or the calendar app look

like a Moleskine calendar notebook were part of the iOS design philosophy, as ingrained in the OS as “Slide To Unlock.” All that is gone now.

Are you ready for a whole new world?
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LG Optimus L7 II Dual listed running Android 4.3?

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While Android 4.3 never actually materialized at Google I/O last month, the latest version of Jelly Bean keeps popping up and making cameos all over. It most recently appeared in the specs for LG’s Optimus L7 II Dual (that name’s a handful, we know) on the company’s website. The handset was running Android 4.1 when we played with it at Mobile World Congress and appears to have shipped with that OS version in some markets. Obviously, it’s only a matter of time until Android 4.3 becomes official but we fully expect it to debut on Google’s own Nexus 4 flagship before coming to any other device. In light of this, and considering the Optimus L7 II features a 4.3-inch screen, perhaps we’re just looking at a typo? We’ve reached out to LG for clarification — we’ll keep you posted.

BlackBerry puts kibosh on tweeted release date for BBM on Android, iOS

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BlackBerry has told that the date mentioned in the T-Mobile UK tweet is inaccurate, and that the company has never indicated a specific date for the release of BBM on iOS and Android.

“On May 14, BlackBerry announced plans to make its ground-breaking mobile social network, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), available to iOS and Android users this summer, subject to approval by the Apple App Store and Google Play,” BlackBerry said in a statement.

“While there have been reports that BBM will be available to iOS and Android on June 27, this is not accurate. We will communicate an update as soon as we have an availability date to share.”

On a related note, the tweet from T-Mobile UK with the June 27 date has since been deleted.

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Additional Shots Of The Nokia EOS Surface Online

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 Nokia currently has three versions of its Windows Phone flagship, in the form of the Lumia 928, the thin and light aluminium-bodied Lumia 925, and the original Lumia 920. But as we’ve known for some time, a new range-topper is set to join the company’s line-up soon, Nokia’s 41-megapixel ‘EOS’ device.

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