Saturday 29 December 2012

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to arrive in April with S Pen functionality

 Samsung IV (four)

We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Samsung‘s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, and we don’t expect it die down anytime soon. The latest rumor fresh out of South Korea is that Samsung is preparing the Galaxy S IV for an April 2013 launch, and it’s said that the new handset will come with S Pen functionality right out of the box.

Multiple Korean sources are saying that the new phone will land in April, and the accompanying S Pen feature hints that Samsung is allegedly looking to bring some of the best features of their Note series to the flagship Galaxy S IV, which wouldn’t be too terribly surprising, even considering how different the two devices are just from the screen size alone.

The alleged April 2013 release windows is right on the money with a previous rumor that we heard at the beginning of the month, saying that Samsung was working on “Project J” that is set for an April 2013 announcement. However, an announcement and an actual release are completely different, so we’re not really sure what to believe at this point.

It’s rumored that the Galaxy S IV will come with a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a quad-core Exynos 5440 chip, a 13-megapixel rear auto-focus camera, and will feature a slightly thicker 9.2mm body, a change that would make the S IV very Note-like this time around, and would explain the S Pen functionality.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Facebook in talks to buy messagin application thunder Whatsapp

Will whatsapp appear @ your facebook timeline.........?????

"Whatsapp, the multiplatform mobile messaging app that has been one of the runaway success stories for ad-free, paid services, has been in talks to be acquired by Facebook, " a technology blog said citing sources close to the matter.
Social networking  Facebook Inc is in talks to acquire popular  messaging app Whatsapp , a move that will beef-up its mobile services business, says a media report.

Facebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Mark Zuckerberg. As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users

"We are still digging around on potential price and other details...," the report said citing sources.

Whatsapp, which was founded in 2009, has 1,000 million daily active users globally and delivers about one billion messages per day.

Facebook has been making efforts to improve its mobile service business and made buyouts including the purchase of photo-sharing mobile app Instagram.

Earlier in July, Facebook acquired the team behind start-up firm Spool, in an aim to beef up its mobile business. Besides, the social networking firrm also purchased Israeli facial recognition firm in June.

Sunday 2 December 2012

Latest BB10(Blackberry OS 10) likely to be features video chat

It might be a good news for all BlackBerry lovers because something exciting coming up in their hand  soon.                                                          
Research in Motion may be working on integrating video calling to its popular  BlackBerry  Messenger service. According to industry speculation, the next version of the company's mobile operating system, named BB10, is likely to support video calling via its secure messaging service, just like Apple's FaceTime, Android's Google+ Hangout and Microsoft's Skype. 

RIM has already said it would be enhancing the communication suite of BBM by adding voice calling. However, a RIM executive recently told tech blog The Next Web that 'something else' is also on the horizon. Could video be that 'something'? 

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In the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update released by RIM, reviewers at CrackBerry had chanced upon a folder titled bbm_video in the notifications section. This folder contained a ringtone by the name of video_chat.m4a, same as the tone used in video chat on RIM's PlayBook tablet. 

Though there is no official confirmation, it is likely that such new features will be included in BB10, which is RIM's last shot at succeeding in the smartphone market. The company has lost a lot of market share since the first iPhone was launched, but is still praised for its BBM application. It has recently been dumped by Yahoo as well as several US government agencies in favour of iPhone and Android devices. 

RIM delayed the launch of BB10 operating system as it seemingly did not want to release a half-baked product in the market and drive away customers. Many consider BB10 to be the company's last hope of regaining the lost market share.