Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Honor 9N

Honor hasn’t really hidden away the fact that there’s a new device on the horizon. To be called the Honor 9N, we got a chance to take a sneak peak at the phone. Here’s a quick gallery of the smartphone ahead of the launch on the 24th.  Continue reading “Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Honor 9N”

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with tons of new features

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Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16215 for PC in the Fast ring. The latest build brings a number of features and improvements.
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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note Hands On & Photo Gallery

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Lenovo introduced the K5 Note in India today. The phone is positioned as a competitor to the likes of the Redmi Note 3 and others in the sub Rs. 15,000 category. We got to spend some time with the handset and here’s what we thought.

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Microsoft rolls out new Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile

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Microsoft has started rolling out the new Skype Preview for Windows 10 mobile devices with the ability to make group video calls. The new software is available to members of the Windows Insider Program. Continue reading “Microsoft rolls out new Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile”

Nexus 5 code repository shows reference for Android N

Yesterday was all about Android N as Google released the preview for its upcoming version of Android. Android N is currently limited to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices. The list does not include the Nexus 5 but it looks like there is a chance the device might get Android N.

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Jolla releases preview of Sailfish OS 2.0

Jolla has announced the early access availability of Sailfish OS 2.0, the next generation version of Sailfish OS. The software update, distributed first to more advanced users updates the current Jolla smartphones with the new and refreshed Sailfish OS 2.0 user interface.

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Microsoft Office for Android tablets exits preview, available for download

Microsoft Office for Android tablet has come out of preview phase after three months. Word, Excel and Powerpoint can now be downloaded for Android tablets.

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The new HTC One gets a 14 minute video preview

all-new-htc-oneThe all new HTC One hasn’t even launched yet, but the Internet is still abuzz with leaks and videos of this device. It is all set to launch tomorrow at an event in New York but that hasn’t stopped a German blogger from posting an in-depth video preview of the highly anticipated flagship device from the Taiwanese manufacturer. The video, in German, shows off the entire hardware and bits and pieces of the new Sense 6 UI, which gets up to speed with other OEM skins with features like Double tap to wake, gets on screen buttons and a slightly differently styled UI with Android 4.4 KitKat on board. Here’s the full video –

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MWC 2013 : What to expect?

We’ve been getting settled here in Barcelona and preparing to bring you minute by minute coverage from the greatest telecom expo in the world. With the Fira having moved from Fira Montjuic to Fira Gran Vie, we are now going to witness 240,000 square metres of space divided into 8 pavilions ALL booked by the GSMA.

The latest and greatest coverage from the show floor will be brought to you by Varun, Dhruv, Sandeep, Bharad and Michael from Team FoneArena. Our computers of choice ? Retina Macbook Pros and a Samsung Series 9 laptop. Top of the line Android phones and iPhone 5’s are part of the smartphone arsenal. Divided equally between the Canon and Nikon camp, we also have Nokia PureView 808’s to fall back on! With our equipment sorted out, let’s take a look at what we expect to be announced during the week. Continue reading “MWC 2013 : What to expect?”

iPad mini First Impressions and Photos

I received my iPad mini in the mail yesterday. Later next week, I will publish my review, but here are my first initial impressions for now:

  • I like the form factor a lot. It is easy to hold in one hand and typing with two hands is a breeze.
  • The iPad mini feels great, smooth, and really durable. It doesn’t feel cheap at all like the other seven inch tablets out there.
  • The device is very light weight.
  • It is a bliss to use.
  • Existing iPad apps already work on the iPad mini without any updates, which is a huge win for developers and customers.
  • iPad mini charges really fast.
  • The screen is no Retina display, but it is much more crisper than the iPad 2’s display. First time buyers won’t even notice the difference.
  • Switching between apps is fast and I have not noticed any issues of lag.
  • Battery life is great.
  • The entire iPad mini experience feels very polished.

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Nokia 808 Pureview hands-on impressions and more photos!

In a swift move to change the landscape of mobile photography forever, Nokia unveiled their latest camera flagship device on monday here at MWC. The intention was simple: End the Megapixel race. And end it on top. Having said that, Nokia today blew the competition out of the water by announcing the Nokia 808 Pureview, a Symbian Belle-powered, 41(!!) Megapixel device, with an obvious heavy focus on photography and videorecording. We were lucky enough to get an invite to a Q+A/hands-on session with the great people from Nokia Connects, and here’s what Nokia’s new camera flagship device is all about:

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Nokia Asha 303 hands-on

Nokia today announced the Nokia Asha 303, part of the new Asha portfolio of S40 touch and type featurephones designed for emerging markets and part of Nokia’s strategy of getting the next billion people online. Continue reading “Nokia Asha 303 hands-on”

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo Preview

It’s taken a while to emerge, but the Sony Ericsson Neo is finally with us. Shipments of this Xperia-branded Android device were delayed by the recent natural disaster in Japan, but now that it’s here we’re pleased to report that it’s been worth the wait. We’re giving you a little taster of what this likable mid-range device is capable of, and we’ll be following it up with the usual exhaustive FoneArena review in the not-too-distant future.

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