More details about Sony lens-cameras leaked online

It is pretty much confirmed at this point that Sony is going to announce DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lens cameras in the coming weeks.

After the recently leaked promo shots, Sony Alpha Rumours site has now got hold more information about these lens cameras from a leaked manual.

According to the blog, QX10 and QX100 weigh 105 grams and 179 grams respectively. You can check out more dimensions below.

  • DSC-QX100: 62.5 mm × 62.5 mm × 55.5 mm (W / H / D)
  • DSC-QX10: 62.4 mm × 61.8 mm × 33.3 mm (W / H / D)

Here is an image from the leaked manual detailing the various parts of these lens cameras.

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Some features of the lens-cameras are as listed below:

  1. Power Button
  2. Microphone
  3. Display Panel: Indicates that the card is not inserted, and the remaining battery charge
  4. Hook for belt
  5. Tripod
  6. Ring Control (DSC-QX100)
  7. The power / charge / movie: Green (Power on), Orange (running charging) and Red (running video)
  8. Zoom lever
  9. Shutter button
  10. Multifunctional jack
  11. RESET button

Sony is expected to launch these lens-cameras after launch event of Sony Xperia Honami.

Micromax to launch A240 with 5.7-inch HD display soon

Micromax will introduce its next flagship smartphone very soon, according to sources with information on the matter. The new smartphone will be dubbed as A240 and sport a 5.7-inch 720p HD display, the sources told us. While the exact launch date is unclear at this moment, we are expecting an announcement in next few weeks.

micromax-a240With such a giant display on-board, Micromax A240 will be competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 5.8. The smartphone will be powered by 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and come with Android 4.2 and 12MP rear camera with LED flash.

According to sources, A240 will also pack 5MP front camera, dual-SIM support, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 2,600 mAh battery.

In terms of the software customizations, the phone is expected to include all tweaks that were made available as a part of A210 Canvas 4 including support for vertical panorama in camera app, video pinning to home-screen support, Flip to mute, and Smart Pause.

Micromax A240 will most likely carry a price-tag around INR 18,000-20,000.

Nokia Lumia 1020 goes to China, to cost $980 unlocked

The Nokia Lumia 1020 flagship cameraphone is finally ready to expand its availability outside of the US. The PureView monster has just hit the shelves in China and is available for purchase both SIM-free and on contract.

If you use China Unicom’s network, you will be able to get a shiny new unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 for CNY5,999 which translates to around $980. Alternatively, China Unicom will be offering the Nokia Lumia 1020 for just CNY999 ($163) if you agree to sign a 3-year CNY386 ($63) per month contract.

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China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, will be next in line to receive the cameraphone, but the rest of the world will probably have to wait for at least another month.

iOS 7 Golden Master coming in September

The final iOS 7 beta, number 6, is primed to arrive sometime next week (two weeks after beta 5), which puts the Golden Master release of the OS sometime in September.

ios-7-betaAccording to sources close to BGR following the sixth beta Apple will release iOS 7 Golden Master to employees and carriers first on September 5 and then to developers on September 10, which is when we’re expecting to see the next iPhone hardware announcement.

Apple is expected to release the GM version of its OS to developers at the same date. This would mean that the company will stick to a tradition is has kept every year since it launched iOS.

Apple may be close to securing a deal with China Mobile

Apple has deals with two of China’s three carriers – China Unicom (China’s second biggest carrier, deal signed in 2009) and Chine Telecom (third biggest, deal signed last year). But the Cupertino giant is yet to enter partnership with the biggest carrier in China and in fact the world, Chine Mobile (with 740 million subscribers).

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has traveled a second time this year to China and met with Xi Guohua, the carrier’s chairman. “We are actively negotiating and both sides are keen. There are still some commercial and technology issues that need time to resolve,” said the chairman. What’s changed from previous years is Apple’s move to Qualcomm-made chipsets, which support China’s proprietary 4G tech that most other chipsets don’t. With these chipsets, Apple won’t have to spend time and resources designing a China-specific version of the iPhone (which the company has been reluctant to do).

Apple really needs that deal – China is the world’s biggest smartphone market but the iPhone has been struggling there – its market share has been sliding and is now far behind Samsung and local brands. Analysts from Canalys believe the lower-cost iPhone 5C that has set the rumor mill on fire will be perfect for China’s market as the regular iPhone is too pricy compared to low-cost, highly-specced phones from Chinese brands. This deal can be beneficial for both Apple and China Mobile as both giants have seen their profits slump recently.

Samsung Galaxy Note III country distribution list leaks, Thanks to SamMobile

SamMobile has got hold of a list of countries to which Samsung is going to distribute the Galaxy Note III powered by the Exynos 5420 Octa chipset and the Snapdragon 800 variants.

The Exynos 5420-powered Galaxy Note III is listed under the SM-N9000 model name, while the Galaxy Note III with Snapdragon 800 goes by the SM-N9005 name and it is the one to sport LTE connectivity. Unfortunately, the Exynos-one lacks 4G network support. Both versions are going to pack 3GB of snappy LPDDR3 RAM.

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Additionally, there’s going to be a third Galaxy Note III variant that’s going to feature two SIM card slots. According to the leaked country list, it’s going to only be available in China and carriers the SM-N9002 model number. It’s going to be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 5420 with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note III on September 4 event in Berlin and we’ll be covering it live so make sure you stick around when the time comes.

You can find the whole list of countries here.

Amazon.in is expanding, now selling computers and computer accessories

The baap(big-daddy) of e-commerce Amazon.in has now added Computers and Computer Accessories categories to its online store.

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Following this announcement, there are now seven categories of products on Amazon.in including Books, Movies and TV shows, the Kindle family of ebook readers, ebooks and Kindle Fire tablets, Mobiles and Accessories, Cameras and Photography, and Portable Media Players.

Amazon.in started with selling books, movies and TV shows, with the Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader and Kindle Fire HD range of tablets following soon after. The company later added mobiles, cameras and portable media players.

Amazon will offer these products from 180 popular retailers including Croma, Vijay Sales, Compuindia.com and Gadgetsguru using Fulfillment by Amazon, offering customers Cash on Delivery, delivery tracking to the doorstep, and free returns pickup.

New leaks show off Sony lens for smartphones, captures Sony Honami

Sony seems to have a new, innovative product up their sleeve. This is a leak and a rumor, but it’s pretty damn credible. The rumored devices are the DSC-QX10 and QX100, which are new products Sony will probably call “lens cameras.” With a lens, image sensor, BIONZ image processor, WiFi, NFC and an SD slot, they are fully equipped to take high quality photos. However, they lack a screen or any way to control them.

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They are made to attach to a smartphone. Using WiFI and/or NFC, they will connect to the phone and allow it to control the lens camera. With this fairly small accessory, you’ll be able to take awesome photos on the go using your favorite smartphone. And best of all, these accessories will work with both Android and iOS devices.

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According to this leak, there will be two models. The bigger one will contain the 20.2MP RX100 Mark II sensor, which is a very large 1-inch sensor. The other model will come with a smaller 1/2.3-inch 18MP sensor and 10x zoom lens. Those are pretty impressive sensors for phone accessories.

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This photo is a double leak, because if you look closer, the phone that is being used is actually the rumored Sony Honami.

We hope that Sony will price these devices well, because these could really improve mobile photography while we wait for phones to get better sensors and lenses. We may see these devices at IFA on September 4, so stay tuned.

Micromax working on Canvas 5 A240 already?

Looking for best smartphone in affordable price than your search going to end soon because Micromax Canvas 5 A240 coming soon to fulfill your dream. If rumors come true Canvas 5 will lunch in Q4 this year either on Diwali or on Christmas priced around Rs 20,000.  The upcoming Canvas 5 is coming to replace Canvas 4 which is available in India priced at Rs 17,999.

 
According to rumors, Micromax Canvas 5 is the Samsung Galaxy S4 killer. It offers you waterproof and dust resistant (IP55/IP58) durable design expected to be powered by the most powerful Octa core processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB runs on latest OS  Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).

Other rumored specifications include 5 inch display sporting a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera offers you 4G connectivity, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack with Battery 3000 mAh Weight 150gm will be available in black and white color.

How ever no words of pricing, specification ans release date from Micromax.

If Micromax is preparing cheap alternative of Samsung Galaxy S4, then your wait might come to end. Let us know your thoughts in comments section.

Micromax Canvas HD A116 getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon

The Micromax flagship Canvas HD A116 is getting the latest Android 4.3 operating system update.

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The phone is currently under test for the update. As always, Micromax tipster @MMXNewscaster posted “Micromax testing Android Jelly Bean 4.3. #Canvas HD #ComingSoon”. The leakster also tweeted “You CAN get it before anyone else could. #Android4.3” earlier.
 
The recently launched A210 Canvas 4, A116 Canvas HD, A111 Canvas Doodle, A110Q Canvas 2 Plus and A115 Canvas 3D will receive the updated OS in quarter four of this year. But the latest tweet shows that the Canvas HD will receive it very soon.
 
The Android 4.3 OS brings a list of new features to the Os including dial pad auto-complete, better location detection through Wi-Fi at low power without turning on Wi-Fi all the time. It also brings multiple user support in the device so that each user can enjoy his/her own space on the device.

Looks like Micromax is taking serious care of its phone owners. It would be really nice if customers don’t have to go to Service center to get the update done.

iPhone 5C name and design confirmed thanks to Amazon-listed cases

Popular iPhone case maker SPIGEN has launched a series of cases and a screen protector for the heavily rumored affordable iPhone 5C. This acts as a pretty serious confirmation that the phone does exist.

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Its photos align almost too perfectly with the recent leaks the device got during the past couple of weeks, so it might also be a cheap publicity stunt.

There’s one difference though – according to those exact leaks, the iPhone 5C lacks the silence mode switch, but as we can see from SPIGEN’s image below it’s present and is placed exactly where you’d expect it to be – above the volume rocker.

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According to rumors, Tim Cook is going to announce the Apple iPhone 5c on September 10, which isn’t too far for my liking.

Galaxy Note III passes DLNA certification, Android 4.3 confirmed

Samsung has already set the date for the Galaxy Note III announcement – September 4. The next phablet flagship will be unveiled in Berlin.

There have been lots of leaks and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note III. The phablet has passed the DLNA certification routine. The documents reveal the Galaxy Note III runs on the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and supports Wi-Fi a/ac/b/g/n connectivity. You can find the Note III under its N900S/N900K/N900L model numbers.

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According to rumors, Samsung Galaxy Note III is confirmed to feature a 5.7-inch display, 3 GB of RAM, improved 13MP camera and 3450 mAh battery. Furthermore, the alleged spec sheet of Galaxy Note III reveals that the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with the latest 4G LTE-A support.

We will know more about the Galaxy Note III, when Samsung unveils its next generation Galaxy phablet on September 4 in Berlin.

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