From the monthly archives:

May 2014


Here comes a new octa-core Android 4.2 smartphone from Wickedleak, the Wammy Neo. Specs-wise, the handset packs a 5.0-inch 1280 x 720 HD touchscreen display, a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, a Mali MP GPU, a 2GB RAM, an 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), dual SIM card slots, dual cameras (2MP front & 8MP rear), 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 2220mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS (upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat). The Wammy Neo is now available for pre-order via the company’s website for Rs 11,990 (about $203). [Product Page]

Xolo A500s Lite Featuring Leather Finish

by Isaiah on May 29, 2014


Xolo has listed a new dual SIM Android 4.2 smartphone on its product page, the A500s Lite. Featuring a leather finish on the back, the handset packs a 4.0-inch 800 x 480 IPS touchscreen display, a 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, a Mali-400 MP GPU, a 512MB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), dual SIM card slots (GSM + GSM), dual cameras (0.3MP front & 3MP rear), 3G, aGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1400mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. The A500s is expected to go on sale soon for Rs 5,499. [Product Page]

A mobile phone signal booster addresses the issue brought on by the shortcomings of mobile network providers in terms of providing for the needs of an increasing number of subscribers. Every day, the hundreds of new cell phone owners add to the pool of users, and networks can’t keep up with as many base stations as the demand requires.

Defining the problem

It’s not really the network’s fault that there are mountains and hills the cause interference, or that the buildings in the area are made from concrete, window tinting, and metal siding that also interfere will the cell phone signal. The geographical and structural factors exist and despite the fact that signals go mostly through air unimpeded, there will be structures that cause attenuation before it reaches the subscriber. Local building regulations and resources prevent service providers from constructing towers wherever there are subscribers. As a result, many people deal with inconsistent network service and oftentimes, work performance and even personal relationships suffer as a result of dropped calls and unsent messages.


The definitive solution

The increasing unreliability of GSM, 3G and Wi-Fi signals has led to an increased demand for the mobile phone signal booster. This is an invention that has proven very handy indeed for people who regularly experience problems related to their mobile phone signal. This device is for home use but it may also be installed in office buildings and factories. Many of the boosters being sold today can also improve the reception while on the road.

Convenient and cost-effective

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Having the means to access data wherever they are is the reason why people go for the latest smartphones and gadgets. However, no matter how hi-tech their devices are the inadequacy of 3G, GSM or Wi-Fi signal will still limit their capability to send and receive messages, images, videos, and other relevant files. Instead of swapping cell phone providers, purchasing a booster is the more convenient alternative. Having one installed will also benefit other people in the building who are using the same network. Since more people will benefit from the device, it can be considered a very cost-effective solution in the long run.

Immediate signal boost with signal amplification

Despite the efforts made by network providers to expand their coverage area, some locations remain “dead zones” and the people residing within its scope have to make do with paltry signal. Rather than wait for carriers to do something about the problem and just live with the frustration of living in an area with degraded signal, it makes more sense to be proactive about the issue and address it immediately. Reception problems, whether it involves Wi-Fi connectivity, GSM signal, or 3G signal, is rooted on the need for amplification.

A booster amplifies the signal detected by an external antenna immediately outside of the structure. Once amplified, the signal is propagated inside the structure through an internal antenna. The boosted signal is broadcast within the whole building such that the strength of the reception is the same all throughout the interior.


LG G3 Officially Introduced

by Isaiah on May 28, 2014


The all new LG G3 has just been officially introduced. This high-end handset sports a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 touchscreen display (538 ppi pixel density), a 2.46GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 2GB RAM + 16GB of internal storage or a 3GB RAM + 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, dual cameras (2.1MP front & 13MP rear with OIS+, dual-tone dual-LED flash and ‘laser’ autofocus), GPS, an IR blaster, NFC, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 3000mAh removable battery and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a simplified, flattened LG-made UI overlay on top. The LG G3 will be out in South Korea tomorrow, with a global rollout to 170 carriers planned for June. [Unwiredview]


Lava Mobiles has announced a new quad-core Android 4.4 smartphone ‘Iris X1’ to its range. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 processor, the handset packs a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 IPS capacitive touchscreen display, a Videocore IV GPU, a 1GB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), dual SIM card slots (normal SIM + micro SIM), dual cameras (2MP front & 8MP rear), an FM radio, GPS, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, an 1800mAh battery and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. The will retail for Rs 7,999 (about $136). [FoneArena]


Neken has just released another affordable quad-core Android 4.2 smartphone, the N5. Priced at just $89.87 unlocked, the handset packs a 4.7-inch 800 x 480 IPS 5-point multi-touch display, a 1.2GHz MTK6589 quad-core processor, a 1GB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), dual SIM card slots, dual cameras (2MP front & 8MP rear with 720p HD video capture), GPS, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, an 1800mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. [Product Page]

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