Friday, April 6, 2012

Tablets from lesser known brands

6 April 2012
A few days back tech world was curious about what's new with new ipad....all tech geeks are abreast now, so lets talk what's cooking in tech world beyond renowned tablets. In India dozens of low cost tablets are being launched, India being a price sensitive market, fully loaded tablets are available at highly competitive prices. These tabs are real value money though the screen does not match retina display but these babies are surely value for money. Check out the top few which deserve to be checked out.

Android 4.0 ICS
1.2 GHZ cortex A8 processor
7 inch capacitive touch screen with 800x480 pixels resolution.
512MB of RAM, HDMI out, WiFi capabilities and a USB 2.0 port.
4GB of built-in storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microsD card and a 2800 mAh battery.

Priced @ $130

Android 4.0 ICS
1.5 GHZ K3 quad-core processor
10 inch screen with 1920x1200 pixels resolution.
2GB of RAM.
8MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera

Price @ unknown

HCL MyEdu Tab

Android 4.0 ICS
Cortex A8 1GHz Processor
apacitive Touch Dispaly,7 inches 800x480 pixels
Connectivity via 3G, WIFI and USB Dongle
Front side camera - 0.3 Megapixel 
512MB of RAM
4GB - Flash (MLC - MultilevelCell technology) expandable up to 32 GB through external microSD Card 

Priced @ $160

Zync  Z990

Android 4.0 ICS
1.2 GHZ processor
7 inch touch screen with 800x480 pixels resolution.
1GB  RAM, HDMI port, WiFi and a USB 2.0 port.
4GB of built-in storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microsD card
3600 mAh battery.

Priced @ $180
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
1 GHZ processor
8 inch touch screen with 800x480 pixels resolution.
1GB  RAM, WiFi and a USB port.
8GB of built-in storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microsD card
5000 mAh battery.

Priced @ $240

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What's new with Ipad?

Apple shares rose 43 cents to close at $530.69 tells a lot about the excitement new ipad has generated. Cat is out of the bag and there is nothing earth shattering in new ipad which will make people que up outside apple stores. Most of the rumors floating in tech world have been confirmed and no big surprises. So in a nut shell what's new with ipad?
  • Crispier Display thanks to retina display already in current generation iphones...
  • Zippier processor due to  A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip
  • Voice diction which let's you to command ipad if you are not in a mood to type.
  • Access to 4g networks....
  • Some more minor feature upgrades related to applications.
If you want all of the above in your ipad, it will set you back by $499 for a Wi-Fi-only model with 16 gigabytes of storage and by $599 for a 32 GB version and $699 for 64 GB.
Unless you are an ardent apple fan...i advise to check out other promising tablets with matching features and do not require deep pockets.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

iPad 3 - What's in store?

Tech world is rife with the speculations on 3rd avataar of iPad. Most of the rumor mongers do not expect it to be a game changer but will have catch up features like higher screen resolution, a faster processor and improved camera. Siri might also get introduced in this installment of the hit tablet. These changes would not lure existing users to drop legacy ipads and grab this one, but will give stiff competition to android based tablets which have better specifications than iPad2. 

iPad is still the king of tablets and these upgrades (if they happen) will ensure sales momentum is maintained. Let's hope that iPad 3 has more fire power than what rumors suggest.    

Friday, March 2, 2012

Is your life out of sync?

Ranbir always wears a seat belt but jump reds lights.

Govinda on his way back from gym stops buy Aggarwal sweets to have jalebis.

Shakti just celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary and is sleeping with his secy.

Tina donated big moolah at a social event and then negotiated hard with domestic help over salary.

Acts done consciously are more controlled than unconscious ones. In case we are trying to build a good habit  or trying to shun a bad one, it is imperative that unconscious behavior related to these habits is also taken care. People who are mostly on autopilot find it difficult to adapt to changing environments. For instance Salman wants to be a kind and loving partner. Yet he has developed habits and reactions that mean he acts in cold or uncaring ways. 

If we are aware of our auto pilot reactions its easier to bridge these gaps and bring them into alignment. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Road trip to life....

Life is like a road trip, and traveling is like working towards a goal.Imagine that you are traveling to mountains, you start from your home which is located in a busy town and fight through a lot of traffic to reach the free way and then you find a smooth road…just remember it is the right time to hit the gas and go full throttle, because when you again enter a city you would have to slow down, so go all guns blazing when you think the time is favoring you things are happening for you... luck is favoring you …. and never look back….smooth patches or good roads (people in India would relate to it) do not come your way often, so when ever you feel there is a smooth patch(opportunity) in the journey of your life just do not think much about the outcome and do your bit and you would realize you have made a great leap towards your goal, it is for sure that obstacles and hindrances will come in your way like speed breakers and pot holes, so make sure you take good leverage out of this free way, as this can boost your speed towards your goal (personal or professional) and shorten the tenure in achieving it.