Friday, December 10, 2010

India's Invention Labs wins President Award for 'Avaz'

Avaz - a touchscreen device that can be used by people who are unable to speak has been Nationally recognized by the Govt of India. Developed by Invention Labs, Chennai, India is a portable touch screen device whose software is developed in Qt. More after the jump.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ma Shiny New N900

After waiting for the N8 and learning Qt.... I had to get a new touch to experiment Qt... I was hardpressed b/w N8 and N900 and finally decided on the N900. I dint get the N8 bcos N900 is a computer and N8 is not... U'll understand what I mean by this after the following pics. N8 may be better in terms of touch, battery life but.... nothing can beat the N900 not even Android or iPhone. By the way, if you are having a N900 and wondering whats this, its Easy Debian. Also, there's more like web with Flash..etc...

Hit the link for the pics...
PS: Pics taken from ma Nokia E72

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab Launched in India

India is one of the first three countries in the world to get the Samsung Galaxy tab - a much awaited, android running tablet. But however, the sales will begin in the month of November for a whopping Rs 38000/-... It may be a balanced price point for some but naturally one may opt a Laptop instead--- wont you???

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Commuter: A short HD movie shot on the N8

A fantastic example as to where future technology is heading. This short movie named "The Commuter" was shot entirely on a Nokia N8. It seems really surprising to me to even imagine that the optics on a mobile phone can shoot so good a video. The legacy of the w900i, N95..etc when we first saw movies shot on a mobile is truly being carried on.. Video after the bump...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Microsoft India sets a Limca Record

Good News India and congratulations Microsoft employees @ Hyd. This neat logo took 1056 hours and 7000 wooden dominoes. Wow, when did a company last invest time and money on such deeds. Windows 7 did see success and its a whopping successful anniversary. But I wonder all the time about the poor vista users.... Vista should have been the win 7 in the first place... but you see as they say "Failure is a stepping stone to success".

Image & Story courtesy: The Hindu

Monday, October 11, 2010

Nokia N8: My First Impressions of The Device

As you all know the N8 is available in some places. I had a brief time to play with the phone. Dont worry, I wont type in an extensive review of the phone. This is just my initial impressions of the device.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nokia N8 starts shipping : Finally(Official)

Finally the wait is over.... The much awaited Nokia N8 has begun shipping after all the fanfare... This is a good indication that the phone is soon to be available in our stores. And yes this news comes straight from nokia's official trumpet: Nokia Conversations

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nokia's new advertising campaign for N8: a new record

Nokia makes yet another attempt for a world record. First it was worlds smallest movie character: Dot. Now its the worlds largest screen... But still, the phone is yet to arrive in the markets. Video after the break..

Blackberry Boys: Indian Ad

A cool ad of the BB service by vodafone India. Makes sense cos BB is not anymore enterprise centric right? Video after the break...

Monday, September 27, 2010

WebOS 2.0: New Screenshots surface

New round of screenshots of the long awaited WebOS 2.0 screenshots emerge. What does this mean to us in India? As you all know Palm is now Hp and Hp has an awesome presence in India which the Palm never had. Palm had a major comeback(before the hp acquisition) with its very important releases, namely the WebOS and Plam Pre which we could never see in the Indian market(Legally). As I mentioned this might have been due to the lack of the market presence or the demand for Palm based devices in India.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Firmware Update for Nokia E72 Available for India

Hey ppl who have their E72's in India, today morning I was notified of the new firmware for our region i.e. APAC. I was able to update the firmware over the air with no issues. However, I notice that the time font was decreased as you notice in the screenshots above. All screen shots of the process after the break....

Review: Motorola Droid2

Android fans in the US will rejoice over this. The highly anticipated Android based phone successor of the phone which started the Android buzz a year ago. The Droid2 which is the US version of the Milestone2 succeeds the Droid which we have as Milestone in India, that was sadly launched a little late in India i.e. a few months ago.

Impressive: Games on the Nokia N8

Take a look at this video showing some impressive games on the N8, namely Asphalt 5, Avatar, GT Racing & Hero of Sparta. This guy was taking the video with one hand and playing with the other, so lets forgive him of the video quality and recognize the effort he has taken to film it... Hit the read link for the video.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Volkswagen: Worlds First Talking Newspaper

Volkswagen in India thrilled everyone's hearts on 21st September morning in six major cities of India with this talking news paper publised in "The Hindu" and "The Times Of India" newspapers. I tried to capture the claim of the Worlds First talking newspaper by The Hindu the following day here... Hit the Read link for a video...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cadbury's Dairy Milk

Nothing gadget related here, but I simply love the new series of adverts that are coming in these days on the Indian TV channels. Hit the Read link for the videos... I just love the bg music, goes so well...

Lewis Hamilton in Chennai

An old news it may be, but I decided to publish it anyway. I should have attended this, but owing to some health issues I was at the hospital instead... :-)

Anyway, it was good to know this and to see the merc being rocked by him. He was here in India for a promotional event which is the Indian Grand Prix scheduled for next year at New Delhi(Noida). There were some contests by Vodafone and others of which the winners got a chance to accompany Hamilton's drive on the Madras Motor Race Track. Hit the link for more info

Via The Hindu Newspaper

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nokia Qt

Qt all the way.. Qt pronounced as "cute" because its cute. Yes you heard that right and I am learning it now after a course at Blore. I may also continue working on what I used to work on i.e. - mainframe- Cobol-DB2. But for the next 2 months or so my target is "mission Qt".

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dot. The world's smallest stop-motion animation character shot on a Nokia N8

Nokia's marketing simply at its best to regain its lost glory in the smartphone biz... If you have been following the phone biz for some years, you may remember the N95, N82 microscopes...etc that created some buzz. Also some movies that were shot with the phones... etc and etc.. But this is totally awesome and incredible... Hit the read more link for the videos.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Anssi Vanjoki resigns from Nokia

If there was one hope for Nokia it was Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President in charge of mobile solutions. I thought he was the contender for the Nokia CEO race after OPK was seemingly loosing investors confidence.

Nokia N8 Commercial

This is a sweet(cos the music) commercial of Nokia N8. It describes the travel annoyances one may never wish to face! Its quite well made.....

So many events --- Exciting Mobile Devices in queue!

Hi all, Nokia world 2010 and Nokia Developer summit 2010 will kick off tomorrow. We may be able to see some new devices / services from tomorrow. Hmm we also have the Meego Developer Day event tomorrow.. Phew! So many events on a single day!

But most likely we may see some Meego devices come to light only on November during the Meego Conference 2010 that'll be at Dublin...

Expect some good Symbian^3 devices to be release tomorrow... May be the E90 successor?...

First Official Interactive Unboxing Videos of the N8

Nokia is betting its fortunes on the N8! The PR team is doing all that it can.... Check out the cool unboxing videos of the N8. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Update(Comparison): WNDR3700: Lower 2.4GHz signal than 5GHz

Hey guys, its almost been a week since I got the WNDR3700. While its been stable and I have had no problems with it. I am having a concern that is disturbing.

Friday, September 3, 2010

WNDR3700 - R21, Its Cool!!

Hey guys, I've got myself the Netgear WNDR3700 dual band simultaneous a/b/g/n router. Its cool! As soon as I set it up, it automatically updated the firmware... These are some pics that I took while unboxing.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The iphone 4 Blends - Hilarious!!!

You must be knowing Blendtec by now. There is nothing new in this video. Its the same fate that the previous iphones faced. But whats different in this video is ... c'on watch it... But, I assume you know the story behind this. The iphone4 story at the bar and gizmodo... You gotta know that before you find this video funny...
Good job Blendtec, really hilarious!

Maemo Masters

Hey readers, do you want to be a maemo master?? Whats that? First let me ask you - are you in India and planning to get a N900?

Why is the E72 Annoying and why the E71 still rules?

RAM, RAM, and RAM. Way too less on the E72. It gets on my nerves many times. On this occasion, I was trying to open which I do agree is a heavy site, but that doesnt justify a phone built on a strong past - the E71 which can easily take this site though it is acually E72's older sibling.... Sad, really sad.

All of these experiences make me really want the N8 or the N9. I'm really looking forward for these phones from Nokia that are going to be bang on target, hopefully :-) I'm drooling over the N8's youtube videos daily... Did you get a chance?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Update: More Pics - Is this the Hyundai i30 - Made For India? the Ford Fiesta Hatchback?

The Hyundai i30 Two Ford fiesta hatchbacks were seen embracing open roads of Chennai in full freedom. In the mean time, I decided to capture 'em - on the camera that is... :-)