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Windows Phone Turns 3 Today. Happy Birthday. Also, A Comparison With Android

Windows Phone Turns 3 Today. Happy Birthday. Also, A Comparison With Android

Microsoft’s smartphone operating system, Windows Phone, turned 3 today (thanks to Joe Belfiore for reminding me!). While the OS has evolved quite a bit, it’s still lagging behind in both marketshare and features, when compared to Android.

Microsoft always had its task cut out, and it still has to do a lot to bring Windows Phone to competitive terms with Android…

Samsung Announces ISOCELL Technology for Camera Sensors, Promises Better Low Light Performance

Samsung Announces ISOCELL Technology for Camera Sensors, Promises Better Low Light Performance

Samsung Electronics announced ISOCELL technology for its CMOS sensors earlier this week. Previously Samsung were using Sony’s BSI-CMOS sensors (popularly known as Exmor-R sensors) for many of their flagships. BSI-CMOS is an excellent technology. However Samsung claims that the new ISOCELL “substantially increases light sensitivity and effectively controls the absorption of electrons, resulting in higher color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions.”

Samsung hasn’t mentioned it anywhere but…

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The Nokia Limbo

The Nokia Limbo

India is a familiar territory for Nokia. They were once the undisputed kings here, and still trail Samsung only by a small margin. You could say it’s a second home for them, looking at the sheer number of users here.

Samsung stuck around for years, but with a pretty small share. Then, Android came…

HTC One’s UltraPixel camera vs the competition

HTC One’s UltraPixel camera vs the competition

HTC’s latest flagship “One” aks M7 has 4MP ultrapixel camera. HTC aims to end the megapixel race by providing consumers with better image quality rather than just numbers. Looking at Android smartphone cameras, there has been very little improvement in image quality. Phones are getting anorexic and engineers are forced to pack more megapixels while sensor size continue to…

Ecosystems

Ecosystems

Things happen. And when they’re less than favourable, you either work hard and fast to ensure you’re competitive, or you fall back, exhibiting your inability to prevent the fact that you’re the market leader has got to your head. Every leader is susceptible to the latter, but good leaders work hard and maintain their lead. It’s one thing to become a leader, another to retain your leadership.

Smartphones excite me….

PureView 2 Explained: How Good Is The Lumia 920 Camera

PureView 2 Explained: How Good Is The Lumia 920 Camera

The word is finally out. Nokia announced the Lumia 920 with a different form of PureView camera. The camera specs don’t look extraordinary at first glance. It has no oversampling or lossless zoom. Neither can it produce highly…

Is A Slimmer PureView Possible? I Look Into Some Of Those Ways

Is A Slimmer PureView Possible? I Look Into Some Of Those Ways

We still don’t know what Nokia has in surprise for us when it launches its new Windows Phone 8 running Lumia smartphones in less than 24 hours from now.  Nokia is known for superb cameras in its smartphones. With 808 PureView Nokia made sure that no one questions their authority when it comes to camera performance. However the 808’s camera module…

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Review: Monster HD Headphones – Music Is In The Air

Review: Monster HD Headphones – Music Is In The Air

As they say, Music is in the air all around, you only need a medium to experience the magic of the music and get mesmerised with its charisma. World has never been short of amazing Singers, Music Directors, Musicians, Lyrists and composers. We have been lucky to be bestowed with some great music over…

Apple’s Patents Cannot Be An Excuse For Samsung To Not Design Beautiful Devices

Apple’s Patents Cannot Be An Excuse For Samsung To Not Design Beautiful Devices

I’ve been reading a lot of opinions from people who have tried the Samsung Galaxy S3. 99% of them just hate it outright. Some people like it. I like the front of the device, for one. The back is fugly, though. Again, I’ve only seen the device in pictures, as of now. But I’ve also seen other devices, and they look better from every angle.

Lee Williams: “At Old Nokia, We Could Sell Anything, Even Crap”

Lee Williams: “At Old Nokia, We Could Sell Anything, Even Crap”

Funny morning this. I woke up to a rather surprising interview of Nokia’s ex-SVP of Series 60 Software, Lee Williams (who was also the Executive Director of the Symbian Foundation, before Nokia took it back in 2010). He spoke a lot, trying to spread a lot of FUD around Nokia’s Lumia brand and its Windows…

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If You Are A Smartphone User, You Also Are A Beta Tester

If You Are A Smartphone User, You Also Are A Beta Tester

I love Twitter. It has been my favorite social media platform, even better than Facebook. Why? Because I have had some useful conversations here. And recently, I had another interesting conversation, but at the end of the day, the positions of the debatees remained the same – none of us could come to a conclusion, so I…

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Smoked By Windows Phone: Good concept, failed execution

Smoked By Windows Phone: Good concept, failed execution

If you are active on Twitter or Facebook and follow some tech blogs, Microsoft or Nokia you must have seen the hashtag #SmokedByWindowsPhone. It is a campaign by Microsoft to promote their Windows phone lineup. Nokia is conducting a similar campaign in India. Nothing wrong in that.

The rules are simple. You are given a random challenge from a set of…

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