Samsung- A touch for every lifestyle

The new Samsung Star S5230 and the Samsung Preston S5600 which have been launched. These phones join the popular line of touch screen cell phones. These phones are 2.5G and 3G respectively and both of them utilize Samsung’s TouchWiz GUI. The S5230 sports a 3-inch WQVGA display whereas the S5600 sports a 2.8-inch QVGA panel. They both brag of compact design and intuitive usability.

The Samsung Star S5230 measures a mere 11.9mm in thickness. It has a 3.2 megapixel camera for crystal clear pictures. It is capable of recording QVGA resolution videos at up to 15 fps. It has an internal storage of 50Mb which can be further expanded to 8GB via a memory card slot. There exists an accelerometer to flip between portrait and landscape orientations. The presence of an on-screen QWERTY keyboard aids texting and emailing. Additionally, there is handwriting recognition for ease-of-use. The Photo Contact option allows users to call a contact by simply touching an appointed image.

It also supports multi-format and DNSe to make it user-friendly and for better audio quality. Through Shazam’s Find Musicservice the phonefeatures music recognition. Browsing the Internet is easy with the accelerometer sensor for auto-rotation. In addition, the product arrives in several colors including Soft pink and Snow white.

Samsung expands its A touch for every lifestyle strategy .
The Samsung Preston S5600 shares many similar features with the Samsung Star S5230 such as camera, accelerometer and PMP functionality. However it has added benefits like 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity and 80MB of standard memory and also with an 8GB-capable card slot. Favorite applications can be accessed with ease. It features music recognition using Shazams Find Music service and Multi-codec support including H.263, MPEG4, and WMV. Samsung Preston will be available in an assortment of colors including Sweet pink, Snow white, and Charcoal grey colors.

People from Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East Africa, South East Asia and South West Asia will get to view a new television commercial for Samsung Star from end of May .It will be available in Europe and Asia from May. Again, there has been no mention about the pricing. However it is expected that the pricing will be reasonable considering the fact that high-speed data connection is not available. To add on to their pride, two million handsets have already been pre-ordered according to Samsung.
Focusing on consumer-oriented strategy, Samsung will deliver various full touch products for every lifestyle.

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Windows 7 Release Candidate1 (RC1)- Latest news

Windows XP, the predecessor to Windows Vista.

Now the eagerly awaited Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 will be posted to members of Microsoft’s Developer Network and TechNet for download on April 30. RC1 will be made generally available on May 5

Windows 7 has been pretty much completed from a usability perspective for a while, with people already using the operating system at work.

Windows 7 is delivered as final product, unless major bugs or faults are uncovered. Microsoft pointedly did not give a date for Windows 7’s release to manufacturing when it announced the RC and has been clinging to a 2010 time frame.

Consumers are expected to get Windows 7 on new PCs and as boxed product starting in September and October or the holiday shopping season a little later.

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Canon PowerShot SX200 a compact camera

Canon’s PowerShot SX200 is a pocket-sized, practical, packed with features and promises much in terms of performance.

The Canon’s PowerShot SX200 has one or two interesting design features. It has an aluminium and plastic body which curves inwards on the right-hand side for better grip. On top is a pop-up flash, small power button, large mode dial, shutter button and zoom rocker switch.

Multi-controller has functions such as flash mode, macro and self timer button. Surrounding the multi-controller is a control dial, which is used for various settings  more on this later. At the bottom are Display and Menu buttons. on the right is home to a rather tacky plastic cover hiding mini USB and mini HDMI ports. At the bottom, is a flap covering the lithium-ion battery compartment and memory card slot  the SX200 uses SD/SDHC cards, plus several types of MMCs.

The Canon measures 103 x 61 x 38mm and weighs 250g with battery and card. The Canon’s PowerShot SX200 is certainly much more compact than a DSLR

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The New Features in Gmail

A latest new features in Gmail is Suggest more recipients from the Gmail team in the Gmail Labs.

This new feature suggests you the name of the recipient (while you are composing a mail and adding recipients) from the long list of contacts whom you habitually send e-mails.

Gmail Labs adds a new feature to save time when composing messages it can now suggest contacts based on the groups you email most often. It is like a personal secretary reminding you the names of the people you are supposed to take care of.

The suggested recipients will be displayed after you enter at least two recipients. Enabling the feature works the same as all the Gmail Labs options. just head to the Labs tab under Settings and turn on the option. Now you can ensure that you dont miss someone important in the group.

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Nokia launches Nokia E75 – a new addition to its E-series phone

Nokia on Wednesday launched the new addition to its E-series range, Nokia E75.

The latest model Nokia E75 offers Nokia Messaging Service, which will allow users to send e-mails while on the move.

Nokia India marketing director Vineet Taneja said that today’s world Business mobility is now a necessity. We plan to partner with telecom operators to provide this phone to the end consumers.

The Nokia E75 boasts of full desktop e-mail functionality along with both standard keypad and qwerty keypad to give an ease-of-use experience to the customer.

The Nokia E75 phone supports high standard multimedia experience with 3.2 megapixel camera, autofocus, flash and comes integrated with a music player, media player, FM and internet radio,

Nokia E75 Priced at Rs.26,299, the phone will support all features of messaging services such as e-mail solutions like – Gmail, Yahoo, Rediffmail, Sify and others.

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Yahoo-new music service

The new version of Yahoo Music, unveiled on Monday, aggregates paid and free music services available on the Internet, allowing Yahoo users to access and interact with the services directly from the Yahoo site.

Yahoo Inc is partnering with other online music providers as the Internet giant tries a fresh approach to getting an edge in the evolving digital music business.

The move comes a little over a year after Yahoo announced it was shuttering its own paid-music service, and is in keeping with the company’s latest efforts to make Yahoo a more open service by integrating products and services developed by other companies.

Visitors to the Yahoo Music site will be able to select from a variety modules representing the Web’s disparate music sites, including free, radio-like streaming audio services such as Pandora and last.fm, music videos from Google Inc’s, YouTube, and paid music downloads from iTunes and Amazon.com.

Yahoo Music was the No. 2 online music site in December, with 19.6 million unique visitors, according to research company ComScore. Time Warner Inc’s AOL Music was the top site with 24.6 million visitors, while News Corp’s MySpace Music ranked third with 17.2 million visitors. The new Yahoo Music-a major strategic shift for Yahoo.

Yahoo Music General Manager Michael Spiegelman said that We really want to focus on providing the service that’s most valuable to users, and then partner with third parties to provide the entire set of music services.

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Wipro Infotech-India’s number one Green Brand

Wipro’s ranking has moved up largely due to its continued commitment to energy efficiency and structured programme for effective e-waste management for customers.

Wipro Infotech on Tuesday said it has been rated India’s number one Green Brand and is named among the top five brands in the world, in environmental organisation Greenpeace’s ‘Guide to Greener Electronics‘.

With this, Wipro has not only reasserted its top position among Indian IT brands, but has also marked a place in the league of top-five global green brands.

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HCL Technologies bags five-year IT services contract with Microsoft Corpration worth $170 million

A spokesman for the Indian software firm confirmed the deal HCL Technologies Ltd has bagged a five-year IT services contract worth close to $170 million from software giant Microsoft Corp but declined to provide further details. Economic Times business daily reported on Monday.

HCL’s has made third outsourcing deal in four weeks, following a six-year $100-million deal from Xerox that was announced on Sunday and a $350-million seven-year contract from Reader’s Digest Association secured last month.

HCL is likely to deploy 600 employees on the Microsoft contract, with about 250 of them already working on the project.


Under the transaction, HCL will provide technology services for Microsoft’s online service business, the report said citing a person familiar with the negotiations.

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IBM- To Enter cloud computing Software Market

Cloud computingone of the latest buzz words in Silicon Valley — refers to a variety of ways in which technology companies offer computing services over the Web from remote data centers, seemingly from the cloud of the Internet.

IBM will sell a suite of Web-based collaboration software for businesses, including contact management, instant messaging and file sharing programs, the computing giant’s biggest effort to date to sell software as a service.

IBM will charge companies $10 to $45 per user per month for its software suite, which it will host at its own data centers and deliver via the Web, a company executive said in an interview on Tuesday. The suit will be available April 7.

IBM Vice President Sean Poulley said “What you are seeing are the beginnings of the whole IBM company moving toward cloud computing,”

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From April 1 Free cash withdrawals from all ATMs

There were 32,342 ATMs in the country at the end of December 2007 and various banks have entered into bilateral and multi-lateral arrangements with other banks to have inter-bank ATM networks.
At present, banks charge Rs 20 per transaction when a customer uses the cash machine of any bank.

However, banks can still charge extra for services like cash withdrawal with the use of credit cards and at ATMs located outside India.

Last year on March 10, the RBI had come out with guidelines limiting the fee charged by banks for using their ATMs by clients of other lenders to Rs 20. It had also allowed the use of ATM for purposes like balance enquiry free of any charge.

Now in April 1 and you need not have to sweat it out looking for an ATM of your own bank as you can use ATMs of your choice without shelling out any extra money- Thanks to an RBI directive

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