Archive for ‘mobile’ Category


World’s First Braille Smartphone

April 26th, 2013

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There are no limits to what one can do with the latest smartphones that feature fascinating technologies and exciting functions. For all those willing to experiment, a smartphone may act as the most convenient mobile office or a superb camera with numerous functions and even a media and designing tool.

While we were enjoying our hi-tech toys, someone was giving significant thought to mobile usage for the visually impaired. Mr. Sumit Dagar, 2011 TED Fellow decided to play along an idea for an efficient solution to make smart-phones usable for those who were not really the audiences for most global smart-phone manufacturers.

Working in collaboration with IIT Delhi, Mr. Dagar has developed a smart-phone specifically designed for people with visual impairment. The screen of the smartphone features a grid of pins which forms Braille shapes and characters for the user to read text messages and e-mails.

Although applications such as Siri, Say Text and Google Now enable users to operate some functions of the smart-phones with voice commands, they didn’t really offer any real solution to the visually impaired.

The Braille smart-phone, as described by Mr. Dagar, uses the Shape Memory Alloy technology through which the pins expand and contracts back to its original flat shape. The phone is currently being tested at the LV Prasad Eye Institute and is expected to be released by the end of 2013.

Source: http://mashable.com/2013/04/24/braille-smartphone/

Hands on With the Samsung Galaxy S4

April 19th, 2013

The Galaxy S4 by Samsung, before its launch in March 2013, had been surrounded by numerous rumors about some new ‘never-before’ features, and faster processing speed.

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Well, it has all come true and Samsung has yet again set a higher bar with the latest entrant in the Galaxy series of mobile phones. The Galaxy S4 takes from where its predecessor left off and is an improvement in every manner possible. In terms of appearance, the new handset is quite similar to the Galaxy S3 except that the S4 is bigger in size and screen and is also lighter and thinner.

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NEC Medias W N-05E Review

March 21st, 2013

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Here’s something new! The latest smartphone by NEC, the Medias W N-05E which is quite unlike any other handset around.
The Medias W N-05E is equipped with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM as well as an 8.1 megapixel camera. The phone sports 16GB of storage space and also features a microSD card slot to extend the storage.

These are quite standard features nowadays, aren’t they? So what’s new about it?
The phone has two screens and is claimed to offer twice the fun. One would wonder why two screens. Apparently there’s a lot you can do with two screens. The most obvious advantage is that it can be transformed into a 5.6-inch tablet using the two 4.3-inch displays. (more…)

One Nation One Sim

October 5th, 2012

Imagine that there is no extra roaming charge when you travel all over the country. Yes, it may now be possible according to a mandate that may be passed by Telecom Regulatory Association of India (TRAI). There won’t be any roaming charges applied nationwide from next year. There is no such fixed date as in when the rule will come into play; it is tentatively set for early next year.

The decision by TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) will definitely (more…)

Nimbuzz Ping Will Not Be Available Till September 1st, 2012

August 22nd, 2012

Hi guys,

Due to recent restrictions on SMS imposed by the Indian Government, Nimbuzz Ping will not be available to use till the 1st of September. Although Nimbuzz Ping is a nifty utility which helps you keep in touch with each other without the need for a smartphone, it has been classified under the A2P promotional SMS category and therefore restricted due to National Security reasons.

We apologize for this and assure you that Nimbuzz Ping will be back up as soon as the restriction is lifted. Till then you can use our web messenger to keep in touch with your friends and family.

Stay Safe. Stay Connected.

Nimbuzz Comes Pre-loaded On Swipe Tablets

August 17th, 2012

Swipe Telecom has just launched some very affordable tablets in the Indian market. One of them is a 3D tablet! That is a first for the Indian Tablet market. There are three different variants – the Float, Holo and 3D Life.

You can check out the tablets here.

Why are we telling you all this?

This is because the Swipe tablets come pre-loaded with all the ‘appy goodness’ you would want. Guess which awesome app is also included in that? Yes, Nimbuzz is supported out of the box in the Swipe Tablets so you don’t have to download it from Google Play or the Amazon App Store.

You can buy the Swipe tabs from our Ncarry store. Visit this link for more details.

So what does the Nimbuzz Android App do?

• FREE HD VOICE CALLS – Great quality telephonic sound over Wi-Fi or 3G.

HD quality voice calls for free with all your Nimbuzz Messenger contacts.

• FREE MESSAGING – Tired of paying 1 buck a text.

Replace SMS with unlimited free chat.

• OFFLINE MESSAGES: You’ll never have to worry about missing a message.

Even if you miss your push notifications or turn off your phone, Nimbuzz saves your messages offline until you retrieve them the next time you boot up Nimbuzz.

• CHEAP INTERNATIONAL CALLS – Got family and friends abroad well, Nimbuzz makes the world a smaller place. Buy Nimbuzz Out credits and make really cheap international calls to mobile and landlines.

• SIP VOIP ACCOUNTS – Connect to any of our existing SIP partners or to any other SIP provider and enjoy extremely low cost calls.

• CHAT BUDDIES – If you’re bored in class just boot up one of our popular chat buddies for Twitter, Cricket, Astrology etc. They are very entertaining.

• AND MUCH MORE: Custom chat wallpaper, Landscape mode, Contact sorting, improved Presence Icons, precise message time stamps, Chat history, N-world, free Avatars and much more.

We hope that all you guys who are looking to buy the Swipe tablet love our app. The Nimbuzz Android app is built from the ground up to take advantage of the very capable open source goodness of Android. It will keep you connected with all your friends, family and colleagues. Give it a spin and let us know how you like it.

Cheers.

New Nimbuzz for Symbian! Get it now!

November 26th, 2011

We are really proud to present the brand new Nimbuzz for Nokia Symbian. You can get your hands on this awesome version here.

One of the first things I’m sure you will notice is the beautifully redesigned Home Screen. We made the icons bigger and rearranged them in grid view so you can access the most important functions with a single touch. Even more exciting is that we added three new icons to the list: Recent Chats, N-World and Groupchat ;) .

Here is the complete overview of Nimbuzz 3.3 for Nokia Symbian phones:

  • Redesigned Home Screen for fast access to your favorite features
  • Three new icons added: Recent Chats, N-World and Groupchat
  • Block contacts that annoy you
  • New “Notifiable” icon – the green half moon
  • Change your password from the inside the app
  • 30% faster login

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NEW Nimbuzz Symbian: 9 Reasons to be excited!

May 12th, 2011

Nimbuzz 3.01 for Nokia Symbian phones is ready to download. You can get it from Nimbuzz.com.

Are you excited? Good, because you have 9 awesome reasons to be :P .

Here is what’s new:

  1. Improved Call Quality – thanks to peer to peer call connectivity.
  2. More space for your chats - for full screen  chatting experience.
  3. Chat bubbles – that bring an iPhone like chat experience to your (Nokia) Symbian phone.
  4. Custom wallpapers in the chat screen – choose a color or an image from your gallery to display as background for your chats.
  5. Custom color for the text font in your chat screen
  6. Call Quality Indicator – so you can check the expected call quality before you make a call.
  7. Free Avatars – choose new and exciting avatars for your profile picture from N-World
  8. Last Seen Online – shows you the last time your friend was seen on Nimbuzz.
  9. Fast group selection – straight from your contact list.

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NEW: Nimbuzz for iPhone with phonebook integration

May 3rd, 2011

This brand new version of Nimbuzz for your iPhone and iPod touch (2.2) comes packed with an awesome phonebook integration.

This gives you fast and easy access to all the phone numbers in your address book.  It even shows you which of your contacts are already on Nimbuzz so you can call them for free!

Other cool features you will enjoy with Nimbuzz 2.2 for iPhone and iPod touch are:

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Important things to remember for operation of 3G in India

March 25th, 2011

So guys, we are sure you must be excited that 3G is now here in India. With 3G coming in India we also sometimes want to know some important details which will help you to fully enjoy the Nimbuzz services at high speeds.

We have already made you aware of the Airtel 3G rates in Delhi and the Aircel 3G zones

So here are a few important things to remember for operation of 3G in India:

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