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Vertu TI luxury mobile launched in India

May 24th, 2013

So there are simple phones and there are smartphones. Oh wait, there are also premium smartphones and then there are luxury phones. But how do you define a luxury phone? Well a Titanium body and a sapphire crystal screen would sure make the cut.

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That’s exactly what the new luxury phone Vertu TI has. The new smartphone by luxury mobile maker Vertu has been launched in India at a price of (Believe it or not) Rs 6,49,990.
For those who are still reading this, the Vertu TI is equipped with a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The phone also has 64GB of internal storage and an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video capability as well as a 1.3MP front camera.

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The display of this luxury phone is 3.7-inch WVGA screen and runs the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system which has been customized by Vertu to provide a new user interface.
Talk about the luxury of it, the Vertu TI is made of 184 individual parts crafted specially by Vertu’s craftsmen in England. The body of the phone as mentioned earlier is made of Grade 5 Titanium and the screen of the smartphone is made of sapphire crystal which gives it scratch-proof quality and four times higher strength than any other smartphone.
Like the saying goes, you just can’t put a price on some things. It is yet to be seen whether this phone is one of those things.

Source: http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/vertu-ti-luxury-phone-launched-in-india-for-rs-649990-365303
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Nokia Asha 501 unveiled

May 22nd, 2013

The latest budget range phone Asha 501 by Nokia has been unveiled for the emerging markets such as Indian and Latin America. It sports a 3-inch touch screen and is available in numerous vibrant colors, all at a price of $99!
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Anybody would guess, this phone wouldn’t appeal to people who have been using premium smartphones but it sure takes its looks from Nokia’s Lumia range of premium handsets. The phone is equipped with the Asha operating system and features a grid of application icons similar to iOS. Among the installed apps are some essentials such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Asha 501 uses a plastic casing, so it can actually be changed quite easily in case it’s damaged or you’re simply bored of it. (Girls would surely love to switch colors to match their outfit.)
The downside is that the phone uses only 2G networks and thus the users wouldn’t be able to access high speed internet. In other words, this phone is designed specifically for countries such as India where 2G networks have a larger user base.
Overall, this phone would a fine smartphone upgrade for someone who has been using basic phones. Another feature, as some would call it, is the sturdiness and strong build quality of the 501 which can most likely withstand a few mild falls quite easily.
The phone is likely to be launched in India in June 2013 while UK would get it in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Given the low features and lack of 3G and 4G network compatibility, the phone may not see a US launch.
For those of you who do plan to get your hands on one of these, try out the Nimbuzz application on the Asha 501 to stay connected on various social platforms. Source: http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/nokia-asha-501/4505-6454_7-35757120.html

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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Nimbuzz – Subscription Pack

December 17th, 2012

Its Christmas time! That means a lot more talking and a lot more money spent.

We realize the need to connect and that’s why ahead of Christmas & New Year
We are introducing 3 amazing subscription packs for India calling on their VoIp service.
There are 3 cost effective packs targeted at all kinds of users from first time users to frequent

Users can purchase,
– 90 minutes of calling per month to India at just $2 (or)
– 360 minutes of calling per month to India at just $5 (or)
– 950 minutes of calling per month to India at just $10

Now you can call friends and relatives in India and talk for as long as you like without burring a hole through your pocket.

Get yourself one of these packs today!

Nimbuzz – Winner Of The Opera Top Apps Awards

December 14th, 2012

We are extremely proud to be the winner in the Opera Software’s 2012 Top Apps Awards in the communication category for Android operating system and also the overall winner for Symbian operating systems.

Nimbuzz, a free all-in-one communications app that allows users to call, message, chat, meet, and share photos, music and videos – anytime, anywhere, across multiple devices – wins Opera Software’s 2012 Top Apps Awards in the Communications category, specifically for its Nimbuzz Messenger Chat and Call for Symbian.

For more information, here’s the link to the announcement: http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2012/12/12/

It brings us tremendous joy to know that there are a great number of users out there who appreciate the services provided by Nimbuzz.
Thank you all for your support!

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.

Nimbuzz Hits 50 Million Registered Users Worldwide

June 21st, 2011

Awesome news, we just reached the amazing milestone of 50 million registered Nimbuzz users!

Since July 2010, Nimbuzz increased its registered userbase by more than 28 million, with 100,000 new users every day. This means that in less than a year the Nimbuzz community doubled its size ! :)

Next we are aiming to leverage and improve our existing mobile social graph and add an entertainment layer to our existing proposition. By doing this we want to offer a richer user experience to all Nimbuzz users with access to social games, virtual goods and local daily deals.

Our goal is to create a new experience for you so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. By doing this we hope to redefine the way users interact with their mobile social applications and pioneer a whole new app category :D .

You can see the latest Nimbuzz facts revealed in the infographic below but to quickly sum it up here are the most important numbers:

  • 50 Million registered users worldwide
  • 100.000 new users join the Nimbuzz community every day
  • Our users talk for 3.7 billion voice minutes  per year
  • Nimbuzz supports over 5000 handsets
  • The average Nimbuzz user has 203 contacts in his list

Thank you very much for choosing Nimbuzz as your favorite free calls and messaging app :D !

HD calling from PC to Mobile and Vice Versa – Nimbuzz 1.4

December 23rd, 2010

Having released HD quality voice calls for iPhone (iOS) and Android users, we are back with even more goodies. The new Nimbuzz 1.4 bridges the HD calling gap between smartphones and Windows PC users.

Want to test the HD quality calls? Get Nimbuzz now!

And here is the complete features list:

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New! Nimbuzz 3.0 for Nokia Symbian phones

November 6th, 2010
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I know you all have been waiting for this. Well, it’s finally here: the new Nimbuzz 3.0 for Nokia Symbian and Symbian^3 devices is ready to download.

The new version was specially optimized for Nokia’s N8, E7, C6 and C7 which run on Symbian^3.

Here are the useful new features you will enjoy in this version:

  • Customizable tabs: select which tabs you want to see and the display order.
  • Facebook Connect: removes the 400 contacts limit and connectivity issues.
  • Recent calls tab: see all your received, missed and outgoing calls.
  • My info tab: gives you quick access to your profile, NimbuzzOut credits, accounts,  suggested friends and friend invites.
  • NimbuzzOut call rates are displayed in real time below the number before placing the call.
  • 3 options to view the Contact List.
  • 2 new chat styles: with avatars and without.
  • Sort contacts by status.

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