Monday, 31 August 2015


Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.  Both are similar, but the difference is on the scree size.  Lumia 950 coming with 5.2” screen with a native resolution of 2560×1440 and Lumia 950XL coming with 5.7"  with same resolution. 

20 MP camera is the distinguishing feature of this smart phone, even though number of other features are also accompanying .  3GB RAM, iris scanner, wireless charger, 32 GB Internal storage expandable through micro SD card

The device is reportedly Qualcom  QCOM 1.79 %s Snapdragon 808 with Adreno 418 series graphics. USB 3.0, BT 4.1, and 802.11n/ac WiFi, among numerous other features.

Releasing date not yet released.  But for sure it is not far. 

Sunday, 30 August 2015


Cell phones for hazardous areas

Every day the media have been flooding with news of smart phones with varying capabilities and features. Mobiles with scratch proof screens, mobiles with metallic case, water proof mobiles etc.  How many of us knows about instruments being used in hazardous areas. Industries established in advanced  countries are very keen in the selection of instruments to be used in plants or hazardous areas. Intrinsically safe products that are approved by recognized agencies are only allowed in those areas.  German based Ecom is such company producing various IS (Intrinsically safe) instruments to cater safety requirements. Since a considerable period they are in this market.  Ecom mobiles also now switched from Symbian to Android platform  by transforming to touch screen models. Latest among this series is  Smart - ex® 01/and 201.  These are using Android 4.4 OS. 

 ECOM Smart - ex®01 -

MSM8926 1.2 GHz Quad core 

4G / LTe-Standard Quad Band UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
 Quad Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 
EU: B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B38 (TDD) US: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B17

802.11 a / b / g / n dual-band, WiFi Direct, WiFiHotspot

16 GB internal Storage / 1GB RAM
User memory : 12GB RAM

Blue Tooth 4.0 / BLe (Low energy)
Support SMS and MMS

Battery life : Up to 1000 hours Stand by, up to 40 hours talk time

Audio: Extremely loud speaker

Other features: 

An ultra-rugged, unlocked, LTE / WiFi / Android™ smartphone, the Smart-Ex® 01 comes with unrivaled features

Saturday, 29 August 2015


Leading electronic manufacturer Huawei has released a new smart phone having a single camera but can be used as both front and back cam.  "Honor 7i " possesses  a rotating camera which can be rotated at 180 Degrees.  This is 13 MP camera that cater mobile lovers who are involved in Facebook ,Twitter or any other social network sites.  The rear  camera allows to take pictures of the front side by rotating 180 Degrees. 

Other important feature of the Huwei Honor 7i is the finger print scanner on side panel.  This adds features like unlock the phone by finger print scan. Also to access the documents stored in the mobile. 

The key features are as follows:-

Honor 7i  having 5-2 inch full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
64 bit octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor 1.5 or 1.2 GHz Quad Core OS : Android 5.1 Lollipop, Supports dual SIM, Supports expandable storage via micro SD card up to 32 GB 

For specifications, the Honor 7i features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display offering a pixel density of 423ppi. It packs a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor (clocked at 1.5GHz quad-core + 1.2GHz quad-core) with Adreno 405 GPU. The smartphone supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB)
Connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. 
Honor 7i is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop 

Friday, 28 August 2015


Enthusiasts are wondering what happened to Project Ara?
Its true there is no any news about Project Ara in the web hardly after May 2015.  What may be the reason?  There were strong rumors that Project Ara will be released in Puerto Rico in August. But nothing happened.

PROJECT ARA at a glance

As the Google says the common man can customize their mobile phones as per their required specifications. He can upgrade his RAM, he can change the camera, he can even upgrade the processor   etc.  The different units (modules) we can assemble as do in our PCs.  As project ara team says “ it will revolutionize the cell phone industry”.  One of the advantage is that people can avoid buying new mobiles time to time when ever the mobile companies launches new models with advanced specs.  Why to buy a whole set of mobile phone by spending handsome amount of cash if the modules are available to suit our taste? Another advantage what Ara is claiming is that with the prevalence of Ara, lot of e-waste will be reduced as the practice of buying new mobiles will decline.


 Finally there is a news.    One day ago Google tweets “ Project Ara didn’t failed in drop test, but working on better designs to hold firmly the different modules.  Project Ara is getting better camera and battery.  There is also a rumor that Google is rethinking about Project Ara’s release scheduled for this year in Puerto Rico, but planning its release in 2016 some where in US itself.
Any ways the eager fans have to wait few more months than expected, but expect for a better one than what we have expected.