Not so ‘Mini’ on tech: Driving the Mini Cooper D

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A wide grin spread across my face as i felt the car pull ahead and push me back into the body hugging seats. Inside that ‘practical’ guise was a car that lived up to the Mini Cooper tradition and was a supremely fun drive. But hey, we’re a technology website, what the heck are we doing writing about cars? That’s a question i had for the folks over at Mini when they called us over to check out their range of cars. Their answer? There’s more to the Mini than pure driving. We spend a day driving the Mini Cooper D to find out more about the technology that ticks below the surface! Continue reading “Not so ‘Mini’ on tech: Driving the Mini Cooper D”

HTC M8 Mini to go light on specs, include 720p 4.5″ screen, 1.4 Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor


The Moto G and Xperia Z 1 compact are the two benchmark devices for ‘mini’ phones across price segments. While the Moto G aims to give you an extremely value for money experience, the Z1 compact goes the other way around by stuffing top of the line specifications in a tiny shell. The likes of HTC on the have have typically aimed at creating a device that might have a passing resemblance to their higher end models but pack much lower specifications. If the latest leak is to be believed, this will continue to be true.

Evleaks has provided us a glance at what are expected to be the specifications of the HTC M8 Mini. This device will accompany the higher end HTC M8. Specifications include a 1.4 Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 processor which has recently been seen powering the Moto G. Paired with this will be 1GB of RAM which does seem a bit low. A 4.5 inch 720p display is what’ll be placed up front. Running Android 4.4 KitKat, expect to see Sense 6.0 on board. The rear camera is expected to be a 13MP unit paired with a 5MP front camera. The device should ideally be revealed at the upcoming Mobile World Congress alongside the flagship device ie the M8. While the specifications of the phone aren’t particularly exciting, a mix of good industrial design and pricing to match could make it an interesting device. We’ll be there to bring you the lowdown on the phone straight from the showfloor!

iPad Mini 2 housing spotted in Space Gray and Gold with Touch ID sensor


With the yearly iPad refresh right around the corner, we’re starting to see leaked images of the upcoming products. Spotted first on Weibo, we now have our first glimpse of the upcoming iPad Mini 2 housing. Expected to ship in all the same colors as the new iPhone 5s, the iPad Mini 2 was spotted in both space gray and gold. The three colors are expected to be silver, space grey and gold which are the same as that of the new iPhone 5s.  Continue reading “iPad Mini 2 housing spotted in Space Gray and Gold with Touch ID sensor”

HTC prepping One Mini to challenge Samsung says Bloomberg

If rumors are to be believed then HTC is all set to introduce a smaller and cheaper variant of its popular flagship, the HTC One. The Taiwanese company posted its highest sales in almost an year owing to strong demand for the HTC One. To compete with the likes of Samsung, HTC plans to introduce a more affordable mid range variant of its handset. While the design is believed to be very similar to the One, the One Mini will pack a smaller 4.3″ screen and is expected to include a less powerful processor. That said, it is believed that the handset will have the same Ultrapixel camera that has been highly praised in most reviews for its low light capabilities. HTC’s front facing BoomSound speakers too are expected to make a comeback. We’ve previously reviewed the HTC One and found it to be an excellent high end device. The Android running smartphone should prove to be quite popular in its mid range avatar.

[Via – Bloomberg]

Samsung Might Be Working on a Galaxy S4 Mega


Samsung recently released an update for their WatchOn application. But it seems that they might have accidentally leaked the name of an upcoming device – the Galaxy S4 Mega.

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Apple iPad mini Prices Compared across the World

Apple unveiled the iPad mini with a 7.9-inch (1024 x 768 pixels) display yesterday. Apple announced that it would be available for Pre-order starting this Friday, October 26th in 33 countries. The iPad Mini WiFi version would go on sale on November 2nd, while the WiFi+Cellular models will go on sale in mid-November first in the US on AT&T , Verizon and Sprint. We decided to do a comparison of the price of the new iPad mini in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. We have even converted them to Indian Rupees INR for your ready reference. The iPad mini with WiFi is priced at $329, $429 and $529 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions respectively in the U.S., while the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB WiFi + Cellular versions would cost $459, $559 and $659 respectively. Continue reading “Apple iPad mini Prices Compared across the World”

Apple iPad mini announced with 7.9 inch display, starts from $329

At an event in USA today , Apple unveiled a lot of new products and one of the most interesting products announced was the iPad mini which packs a smaller 7.9 inch display. It is almost half as heavy as the iPad 3 and is 20% thinner.Yet Apple claims 10 hours of battery life on this tiny little tablet. As you can see in the picture above , the iPad mini is being held in one hand. It is as thin as a pencil and as heavy as a pad of paper according to Apple. The iPad mini follows the same design language as the iPhone 5 with a  glass and metal design. In terms of specs the iPad mini packs  dual-core A5 processor, 7.9 inch display with 1024x768px resolution ,  front and rear cameras. As expected the lightning connector is used for charging and syncing. Continue reading “Apple iPad mini announced with 7.9 inch display, starts from $329”

Apple iPad Mini Event Live Chat and Meta-Live Blog

Apple is holding an event in USA at 10:30 pm IST where the company is expected to announce the smaller iPad dubbed iPad mini and also a 13 inch retina macbook pro. It is also expected to refresh it’s Mac mini and iMac line up. Apple is going to be live streaming the event too . Join us for a interesting live chat about the event and the products which are going to be announced. We are also going to be blogging about the announcements as they are out so stay tuned to this page for all the updates.

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Watch Apple iPad Mini Launch Event Live Stream on Apple TV

Apple will be holding an event today to launch their upcoming iPad Mini. The event will take place at 10A.M PST (Pacific Standard Time).

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 heading to MWC

GSMArena has got hold of a promotional image of an upcoming Samsung handset. The Galaxy Mini 2 or the S6500 is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. The phone is going to be another lower end Android phone and will slot in between the Galaxy Y , Galaxy Ace.

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Acer Liquid Mini launching in India at Rs.11990


The Acer Liquid Mini which was launched at MWC 2011 this February is launching in India soon for a market price of Rs.11990.In a image sent in by a user what looks like a promo flyer or advert , the Acer Liquid Mini is clearly making it’s way to India.

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Download Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 Now !

If you love browsing the web on your phone or tablet , you should be familiar with Opera Mini and Opera Mobile.Today the company announced the next major version of it’s mobile browsers – Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 which the company promised to launch at CTIA Wireless Continue reading “Download Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 Now !”

Samsung Galaxy Mini will be Galaxy Pop in India, gets priced at Rs. 8999

Samsung recently announced a line up of budget android phones, and one of the phones that was announced there was the Galaxy Mini and now it is named as Galaxy Pop in India. And this phone has been listed at FlipKart for pre-order. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Mini will be Galaxy Pop in India, gets priced at Rs. 8999”