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2013

HTC Desire 400 Dual SIM Android Smartphone

by Isaiah on December 22, 2013

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HTC has showed off a new dual SIM Android smartphone ‘Desire 400’ for the European market. The handset sports a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, a 1GB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, dual SIM card slots, dual cameras (1.6MP front & 8MP rear), WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, a 1800mAh battery and runs on Android Jelly Bean OS. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing yet. [HTC]

Xolo LT900 LTE-Enabled Android 4.2 Smartphone

by Isaiah on December 20, 2013

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Xolo has showed off their newest LTE-enabled Android 4.2 smartphone called the LT900. The handset packs a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 IPS touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor, an Adreno 225 GPU, a 1GB RAM, an 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), dual cameras (1MP front & 8MP rear with BSI sensor), GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G TDD-LTE support, a 1810mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. The Xolo LT900 is now listed at Flipkart’s product page as ‘coming soon’. [Product Page]

Blu Advance 4.0 Android 4.2 Smartphone

by Isaiah on December 19, 2013

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Blu Products has added another Android 4.2 smartphone to its product page called the Advance 4.0. The handset sports a 4.0-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen display, a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, a 512MB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 5MP rear-facing camera, 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1600mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. The Advance 4.0 will retail for $89. [Product Page]

iBall Andi Uddaan Dual SIM Android 4.2 Smartphone

by Isaiah on December 18, 2013

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iBall has introduced a new dual SIM Android 4.2 smartphone ‘Andi Uddaan’ to its range. Aimed specially at female consumers, the handset packs a 5.0-inch 960 x 540 capacitive touchscreen display, a 1.3GHz Cortex A7 dual-core processor, a 512MB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), dual SIM card slots, dual cameras (5MP front with BSI sensor & 8MP rear with BSI sensor), a dedicated SOS button on the back, an In Case of Emergency (ICE) app, GPS/A-GPS, a 2000mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. The Andi Uddaan is priced at Rs 10,990 (about $178) MRP. [Product Page]

Best cases to protect your iPhone

by Jeremiah on December 18, 2013

In today’s world, iPhone users depend heavily on this mobile device; not just for making calls, but also for taking photo’s, checking their emails, keeping up to date with the latest news, gaming and connecting with friends and family via social media. It’s become such an integral part of our lives which is why we need to ensure we get the best cases to protect our iphones from unexpected accidents.

Here are five of the best iPhone cases that will definitely protect your phone, no matter what your lifestyle is:

Hitcase

1. Hitcase waterproof iPhone case
If you are into sports, getting a high quality iPhone case is a must. Hitcase’s protective iPhone cases were specifically designed and built for the adventurous. You can now bring your iPhone everywhere with you while you go fishing, surfing, snowboarding, skiing and mountain biking. Transform your iPhone into the ultimate sports action camera with Vidometer an app included with Hitcase that allows users to record high quality video overlaid with data such as speed, elevation and g-force. This protective case also offers the deepest touchscreen capable on the market, securing your phone for up to 10m deep. The Hitcase waterproof iPhone case is available from s3 Performance.

Ballistic-HC1

2. Ballistic Case Hard Core Series case
Ballistic Case’s Hard Core Series case offers five advanced layers of protection to keep your iPhone safe from harm. The screen protector makes up the first layer, followed by a shock absorbent polymer making up the second. The third layer of protection includes the tough impact resistant polycarbonate and the fourth layer is an additional level of shock absorbent polymer material. This is rounded out by the fifth outer layer of silicone to guarantee maximum protection for your device. Additionally, it also comes with a durable rotating holster and water resistant mesh to cover your phone’s speakers. While this case offers maximum protection for your phone, it does come at the cost of it making your device bulkier than usual.

Rainballet

3. The Joy Factory RainBallet iPhone case
RainBallet from The Joy Factory offers top-notch waterproof protection for your iDevice. It is one of the best waterproof cases available on the market. Its IPX7 certification ensures that it can endure up to 30 minutes underwater without any adverse effects on your phone. The case is also shock-resistant and will protect your phone from any accidental falls and scratches. It also features a special technology called Intelli-filter, which blocks the water from entering your phone while still conducting sound waves allowing you to hear your phone even while underwater.

LifeProof

4. LifeProof iPhone case
LifeProof offers heavy duty protection for your phone, but unlike the other models on the market, their cases are slimmer and more stylish. The designers were able to balance toughness and style which can be hard to achieve for cases can protect your device from water, shock, dirt and snow. It also comes in different styles and colours to suit your lifestyle and preferences. The only drawback is that they can be expensive. These are available online as well as from most major electronics stores.

OtterBox iPhone 5

5. OtterBox Defender Series iPhone case
OtterBox is known for making tough iPhone cases, and their Defender Series is one of the best they have released so far. The Defender case offers triple-layer protection including a polycarbonate body to prevent scratches, built-in screen protector and silicone slipcover to protect your phone from shocks and drops. It also adds a bit of style with a rotating belt holster.

Huawei Honor 3C

by Isaiah on December 17, 2013

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Huawei has introduced another one of its upcoming quad-core Android 4.2 smartphone, the Honor 3C. The handset will come with a 5.0-inch 720p LTPS touchscreen display, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor, a 1GB/2GB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, dual SIM card slots, dual cameras (5MP front & 8MP rear), WiFi, Bluetooth, a 2300mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0 on top. The Honor 3C is currently available for pre-order in China for 798 Yuan / $131 (1GB RAM model) and 998 Yuan / $164 (2GB RAM model), respectively. [Unwiredview]

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