Drool of the Month – March 2013

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Blackberry Z10 – (Rs. 45,000)

  • Operating system
    BB10
  • Screen size
    4.2 inches
  • Screen resolution
    1280 x 768 pixels (356 pixels per inch)
  • Processor
    Dual-core CPU 1.5 GHz with 2 GB
    RAM
  • Camera
    Rear: 8 MP with HD video recording
    Front: 2 MP
  • Memory capacity
    16 GB inbuilt with microSD slot extendable to 32 GB
  • Battery life
    10 hours

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Iphone 5 – (Rs. 45,500)

  • Operating system
    iOS6
  • Screen size
    4 inches
  • Screen resolutin
    1136 x 640 pixels (326 pixels per inch)
  • Processor
    Dual-core A6 CPU 1.3 GHz with 1 GB RAM
  • Camera
    Rear: 8 MP with HD video recording
    Front: 1.9 MP
  • Memory capacity
    16 GB (also available in 32 GB and 64 GB versions)
  • Battery life
    8 hours

 

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Samsung Galaxy SIII – (Rs. 34,000)

  • Operating system
    Android 4.0
  • Screen size
    4.8 inches
  • Screen resolution
    1280 x 720 pixels (306 pixels per inch)
  • Processor
    1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor with 2 GB RAM
  • Camera
    Rear: 8 MP with HD video recording
  • Front: 1.2 MP
  • Memory capacity
    16 GB (also available in 32 GB and with microSDX slot extendable upto 64 GB)
  • Battery life
    8 hours

FINAL VERDICT: Based on the current market options, BlackBerry Z10 is the best in its category. But there are rumours that Apple and Samsung will be releasing better phones in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikon Coolpix S01 (Rs.8,950)

  • Compact size which fits in the palm of your hand and weighs less than 100 grams
  • Equipped with 10 MP camera; video recording at 1280 x 720 at 30 frames per second
  • Optical zoom is 3x and digital zoom is 4x
  • 2.5 inch LCD touch screen for operations
  • Inbuilt battery and memory storage of 7.3 GB with capacity for 190 shots
  • Direct USB connectivity for easy charge and transfer
  • Comes with a one-year warranty period

FINAL VERDICT: Extremely convenient with the size and weight but smart phones can perform similar functions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lock Alarm Mini (Rs. 999)

  • A number lock built-in with intelligent multi-sensor
  • 8.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm weighing only 100 gms
  • 60 cm cable which can wrap around your belongings
  • 100 decibel alarm goes off if anyone tampers with the lock
  • Has brackets to mount onto almost any surface
  • Runs on 1.5 V button cells
  • Comes with a one-year warranty

FINAL VERDICT: Like a car alarm for your belongings; useful security system if you can afford the price

 

Apps of the Month

Diptic (Free)

Diptic is a fun application which allows Apple users to lay images on different preset layouts and make photo collages which can be shared later. The layouts can be adjusted by the user to fit a style which is most suitable and effects can be added to the images which include colour correction, filters, gradients, etc.

 

 

Requirements: Compatible with iOS 5.0 or later (version 6.1)

Final verdict: A great app to make creative photo collages.

 

Pocket (Free)

Pocket is a brilliant utility application for those who keep finding interesting websites to check out but don’t have the time to do so. Pocket allows you to save the website, video or article on your phone and view it any time in the future, even if you don’t have an active internet connection.

Requirements: Android 2.2 or higher (version 4.3.4)

 

Final verdict: One of the best apps out there since it is available for free and serves a brilliant function.

 

 

 

 

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