LG G4 Dual and One Plus 2 – Making the case for dual SIM flagships

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The dual SIM feature has long been the mainstay of lower end budget phones rather than flagships. Sure, some flagships have had variants, but they aren’t launched everywhere. The One Plus 2 is possibly the first popular mainstream flagship that comes with a dual SIM setup by default, and based on our recent experiences with it and the LG G4 dual, we think an additional SIM slot should be considered for every flagship out there. This might seem like a stretch but consider these use cases that are widely in place.

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Why 2 in 1s are great for traveling professionals

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In the age of multiple personal computing devices, packing for travel is always a big dilemma “Which device to take along with the smartphone?”. A tablet is the obvious first choice but then, most tablets aren’t good enough if you’re traveling for work, so most of the times, a chunky laptop ends up inside the bag along with a tablet. It not only is impractical, it makes the bag heavier too. There is of course, a solution and it’s called a 2-in-1. Let’s see why they are best suited for traveling professionals. Continue reading “Why 2 in 1s are great for traveling professionals”

Zophop offers real time information of public transit and online cabs in 13 cities

Zophop is a new app that aims to make it easy for daily commuters to navigate in their city by offering all the required information about the public transport including bus, train, metro, monorail and even cab services.

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Uros GoodSpeed Mobile Hotspot with 10 SIM cards aims to say good bye to steep roaming charges

Meet the Goodspeed Mobile Hotspot which is a 3G MiFi with 10 , yes ten sim card slots. The product comes from  a Finnish company Uros founded by 2 Ex-Nokia employees.The Goodspeed is a special MiFi or Wireless hotspot which automatically uses any of the 10 SIM cards depending on your current location for internet access. It supports 3.5G networks with download speeds up to 21 Mbps.Users pay a flat fee for unlimited 3G access in select countries in Europe as of now.The service just launched this month and is currently available in Finland , Germany , Italy , UK  , Switzerland and Ireland Continue reading “Uros GoodSpeed Mobile Hotspot with 10 SIM cards aims to say good bye to steep roaming charges”

Tour of Japanese Mobile Market by NTT DOCOMO

Earlier this month,  I was off to Japan on invitation from NTT Docomo as a part of the Tata Docomo 3G Life activity. Sounds like fun right ?  Excitement is an understatement.  I have always been amazed by the Japanese mobile market. Almost all of the products are not available outside the land of the rising sun.I have been very interested in NTT Docomo ever since I saw them at MWC and CommunicAsia. Stuff like Separable Phone and Eye controlled earphones are not something you would expect to see everyday. As you all might know NTT DOCOMO is one of the leading mobile operators in Japan with over 55% market share. The company holds 26% stake in Indian telecom operator Tata Docomo which sparked of the per second billing revolution and became the first private operator to launch 3G services.

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Lufthansa FlyNet to offer In-flight WiFi along with GSM/GPRS connectivity

Lufthansa will be the first airline to offer in-flight internet access on intercontinental routes.The service will be offered under the banner FlyNet in partnership with Panasonic Avionics. FlyNet will be initially available only on select North Atlantic routes but they plan to offer it on the airline’s entire intercontinental network by end of 2011. Continue reading “Lufthansa FlyNet to offer In-flight WiFi along with GSM/GPRS connectivity”

Google Maps Mobile 2.3 brings Street View to Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile

The Google Phone HTC G1 was the first to have street view in Google Maps..

Apple iPhone was soon to follow with the 2.2 firmware bringing StreetView

Finally its available for Nokia S60 phones and Windows Mobile Phones

This update brings a total revamp of the User interface .. I tested it on E71 and loved it ..

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