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A tab that does the job

A tab that does the job

Tablets are all the rage. If you don’t have one, well, why not? For one, they are now smaller than ever starting at 7-inches in size and cost less than a decent smartphone. Really. Much is in questioned about the capability of tablets like the Micromax Funtab, the Karbonn SmartTab and others in the sub Rs 7,000-range. So we set out to find the truths. With a Karbonn SmartTab 1. And we’re impressed. At Rs …

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Time for a change?

What factors can trigger the need for a change? I’ve been using a Blackberry 8900 for a year now. Lovely phone. Totally swear by it. Unfortunately, there have been issues syncing it. Earlier, with a Mac I used. And now again, with a Windows 7 computer I have. To elaborate, the BB Sync doesn’t play well with Outlook in Win7. Some dll and fixmapi stuff I don’t care to learn about. So the question: what …

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w00t!

And that’s why one feels like upgrading.

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The Dell

I’ve recently upgraded (?) to a Dell Studio 15. And the Windows Live Writer is perhaps the first piece of software that I have always wanted to use. So I am using it. And I have to say the 15” screen is quite a positive change. Not to say I’m not missing my Mac already, but I am kicked about the 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD… 😀 Unboxing pics to follow (yes, I know that’s …

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Electronics shopping in Pune

1. Some of the comments in this article may well apply to stores of the chains mentioned in other cities as well, but my experiences are limited to the specific outlets I visited. I don’t aim to generalize my opinions for the entire chain. 2. The disclaimer above is to ensure that none of those big stores sue my a** off! Now that we’re done with disclaimers (and their disclaimers!), it’s time to tell you …

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The iPhone Ad You’ll never see

Dang. Someone’s done a terrific job of screwing over the iPhone. And iPhone fans, don’t get all upset. Have a sense of humor. After all, it is true! via Crackberry.

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I was planning to buy the E71…

but then I saw this: It seems Nokia has got everything covered except for Blackberry Connect support. The company has announced that since they are offering a push email service similar to that of Blackberry Connect, they are now direct competitors and as such, they would no longer offer Blackberry Connect support starting of Nokia E71 and E66. It’s a really odd decision and it clearly shows that selling their email service to end customers …

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iPhone for mentals!

The best quote yet about the iPhone pricing: “I don’t think anyone will buy the iPhone at this price. But there is hope for Airtel and Vodafone if they have a store near a mental hospital–provided the patient has enough money with him.” Indiatimes via ContentSutraAlso: Suckers! Technorati Tags: Apple, iphone, airtel, vodafone, iphone 3g, iphone india pricing, iphone price

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Suckers (aka you, waiting for the iPhone in India)

Suckers (aka you, waiting for the iPhone in India)

To all who have been patiently awaiting the launch of the iPhone in India. And also to all those who pre-registered their interest in an iPhone. Vodafone has officially let the cat out of the bag, as it were. There was much speculation about the pricing of the iPhone in India. Despite reports confirming the price, many refused to believe. But now they must. Vodafone has sent this out today: The above, if you ask …

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iPhone to be beyond most people’s reach

Contact me if you want to buy an unlocked iPhone for the prices announced are astronomical to say the least. As my favourite humor writer (and now tech as it seems!) points out: The 8 GB version of the iPhone 3G will cost Rs. 31,000, while the 16 GB version will cost between Rs. 36,000 and Rs. 37,000. These prices are not inclusive of the plan these phones will come bundled with. So there. Go …

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