4G Mobile Network First Time in South Asia

Sri Lanka auctioned a block of airwaves to become the first country in South Asia to roll out a full nationwide mobile fourth-generation (4G) network, a top official said Friday.

Anusha Palpita, the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, said he allocated the airwaves to Sri Lanka's largest cellular operator Dialog Axiata for $26.25 million on Thursday.

He said Dialog, the Sri Lanka unit of Malaysia's Axiata, will roll out a 4G mobile network that will allow users to download content from the Internet at speeds four to five times faster than the currently available 3G.

Charge Your Phone's Battery by Sending an SMS

I have seen mobile batteries being charged by a charger or wireless charging like that of Nokia Lumia 920 but this is a totally a new concept where your Phone's battery gets charged up by just sending a "SMS". Buffalo Grid has developed a solar-powered cellphone charging station that gets activated by an SMS. The system can be beneficial for people living off-grid as recharging their phone is now an SMS away.

HTC One 468Mp Camera Phone on Sale

Taiwan's HTC unveiled a new flagship smartphone in its domestic market Thursday with revamped designs which analysts said may boost the company's sluggish sales against rivals Apple and Samsung.
The much-anticipated HTC One, which carries a 4.7-inch full high-definition screen, made its local debut following the gadget's launch in London and New York last month.

Asus PadFone Infinity: Best of MWC 2013

Asus’s PadFone range isn’t the most popular one out there, but that doesn’t mean the company is not putting its full weight behind the phone-tablet combo. The PadFone Infinity comes with improved internals and competes directly with other 2013 flagships such as the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z.

Nokia Lumia 720: Best Windows Phone in MWC 2013

Of the two devices that Nokia launched at MWC, the Lumia 720 seems to be a more capable performer and fills the gap between the Lumia 620 and 820. The company is targeting photo enthusiasts with the Lumia 720. The primary camera is 6.7 megapixel with an f/1.9 aperture and Carl Zeiss optics, while the 1.3 megapixel snapper at the front is described as an "HD-quality, wide-angle" camera.

ZTE Open: First Firefox OS Phone

This is an interesting one. Mozilla’s choice of ZTE for its first Firefox OS phone is curious, to say the least. The open source foundation is banking on ZTE’s mastery of the low-end market to deliver its first device. As such, the Open is a largely-low-end device with specs that will make Android crawl if it ran on top. However, Firefox is built for emerging markets and the OS can run smoothly on the ZTE Open’s hardware. The ZTE Open is powered by a Cortex A5 processor clocked at 1GHz and has 256MB of RAM.

Huawei Ascend P2: Best Super Slim Smartphone in MWC 2013

Succeeding the Huawei Ascend P1, the P2 has a similar tuxedo look, with a sleek, glossy black face that curves along the top and bottom to dip into points that meet the white backing. Huawei credits the infinity pool as inspiration. While there is a slim bezel, the screen approaches the edges, giving the display an expansive feel. There's an all-black version as well.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0/Galaxy Note 510: Best of MWC 2013

Samsung has officially announced its 8-inch display clad Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet for India, soon after it was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) last week. The Note 8 in India is being sold as Note 510 and not as N5100 as was announced during at the MWC.

Galaxy Note 8.0 arrives with the S-Pen stylus and several features specially crafted to support it. Featuring a 720p HD display, the Galaxy Note 8.0 joins the club with Note, Note II and Note 10.1 tablets - all with voice calling facility. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is a subtle take to compete with Apple iPad Mini tablet coming in similar form factor.

LG Optimus G Pro: Best of MWC 2013

One of the first things I noticed about the Optimus G Pro was how thin it was. Though this keeps it lightweight and sleek, it also made it slightly cumbersome to hold with one hand and navigate with my fingers. There were a lot of times when I used my thumb to click on something on the far right of the screen only to have the bottom part of my thumb accidentally select and open something on the right. It's still an attractive handset, however, and I think it's a step up from both the LG Intuition and the original Optimus G.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X : Best Smartphone 2013

The Alcatel One Touch Idol X is a 5-inch smart phone that pulls off a neat trick: it doesn't feel massive. Thanks to an incredibly slim bezel and a big colorful case, it doesn't feel oversize -- but is the Idol X worthy of idol worship? 

By phone standards, 5 inches is enormous, yet the Idol X doesn't feel huge at all. That's partly because it's so slim, and partly because the screen completely dominates the face of the phone. The bezel is incredibly thin, giving the feeling that not a millimeter is wasted.

Our Fortune Tech Products: Best of MWC 2013

With the drastic change in our technology our tech products are also changing and these products are making our lives easy to sustain, In the Mobile World Congress that ended last week and as expected, the show brought us the first glimpses (and in most cases second, thanks to a slew of leaks in the build up) of many of 2013’s flagship phones. Of course, it wasn’t all about the big-name OEMs in this brave new world of open source and we don’t mean only Android.

Water Proof SmartPhone: Sony Xperia Z

Water proof Smartphones are about to become fashion in a few days as all of us are so reluctant in caring our phones and sometimes we wash these electronic gadgets in water unknowingly.

Japanese phone maker Sony launched its flagship smartphone Xperia Z at an event in Delhi. Sony Xperia Z features a 5-inch full HD display, is water and dust resistant and sports a scratch-resistant glass body. The device costs Rs 38,900 in India and competes against the likes of HTC Butterfly, Nokia Lumia 920 and BlackBerry Z10, along with upcoming smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S IV and LG Optimus G Pro.

Budget iPhone 5 at just Rs 18K

iPhone 5 is the most popular phone by Apple till now but due to its high price its selling graph is average. Now a budget iPhone 5 is about to come to Market with a price tag of only Rs 18,000. 

A plastic iPhone 5 that would cost roughly half the price of the standard Apple smartphone will be launched soon to target young, middle class consumers in countries like China and India.

Tablets at just Rs 25 for Goa Students

Are you a student from Goa ?? If yes then there is a great offer for you, the state government is offering the Tablet at just Rs 25 for all the students.

In a significant move to digitally empower school students, the state government of Goa is all set to provide tablets or notebook to school students for just Rs 25. Not only this, as per the officials, the state government is working to purchase nearly 50,000 notebooks and tablet PCs for distribution amongst the students.

Anil Powar, additional director education, stated, “The digital largesse is a part of the Goa government education department’s initiative to familiarise Class V and VII students with computers in order to “prepare them for the life ahead and get them curious about the e-systems."

“General category students will have to pay only Rs. 25 while SC and ST students will have to pay Rs 10 to register for the scheme," added Powar. The official said that the state government was making arrangements for purchasing nearly 50,000 notebooks and tablet PCs for distribution.

“All the computers will have a special e-learning packages. After a day in class, the students will now be able to revise their tutions at home over the tablets,” Powar said, informing that a provision of Rs 95 crore had already been made for the purchase of the computers in the last budget presented by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

In order to ensure that there is no misuse of the computers for pornographic purposes and other questionable and suspected Web applications, all the systems will be pre-installed with inbuilt security systems. Not only this, the education department will also take an undertaking from the student’s parents before handing over the computers. "It is a no objection certificate saying they are OK with us giving them the computers. The parents should also be in a position to both goad the students to logging onto the right websites," he said.   

Sources: Efytimes