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Tech News India: iphone 4S hits Indian market on Friday

Friday, November 25th, 2011
New Delhi, Nov 25 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): For all those who are eager to buy Apple’s latest iphone 4S in India, the wait finally came to an end on Friday. 

Two leading telecom operators Airtel and Aircel launched the much-awaited phone which is now available in six major cities of India, namely – Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore.


However, the customers are a bit skeptical about purchasing it as it has been priced at exorbitant rates. The 16-GB model will sell in for Rs. 44,500. On the other hand, the 32-GB and 64-GB will cost around Rs. 50,900 and Rs. 57,500 respectively.


Archika Arora, who plans to buy iphone 4S, said, “I was waiting for this one for so long. I, even, knew it would be expensive but the price that has been quoted is a bit too much for Indian market.”


The phone which comes in both white and black colour has loads of features in it and would appeal to anyone who has a love for gadgets.

‘iphone 4S’ is powered by A5 chip which has two cores in it and delivers up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics than it’s predecessor iphone 4. Moreover, this chip is so power-efficient that it gives the phone amazing battery life.

Apart from this, it has camera with 8 mega pixel resolution, which is 60% more pixels than on iphone4 , a custom lens with a larger f/2.4 aperture, improved backside illumination sensor, excellent auto white balance, advanced color accuracy, face detection, and reduced motion blur. It can also record 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second.

But one feature that makes usage of iphone 4S even more interesting is the voice-activated personal assistant- ‘Siri’.

Archika said, “Siri is the most amazing part of this phone. It does what you say, understands what you intend, finds information about whatever you speak and then, answers back! It’s just like having a conversation with a real being.”

At the same time, it is doubtful whether the feature will work successfully with the Indian accent and most people here speaking not-so-fluent English.

Ironically, the announcement about this phone was announced a day before the death of Steve Jobs, co-founder of ‘Apple’.

(Reporting by Vatsal Verma)

HDTV deal: Save more than 200 bucks on Samsung

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Samsung HDTV DealAug 24, 2011 (calcutta Tube): Save more than $200 on Samsung LN40D630 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV (Black) on today.

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Samsung LN40D630 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV (Black)

Captivating images and elegant design from a TV with a crowd-pleasing style.From its crystal-clear onscreen motion to its elegant Touch of Color design, the SamsungLN40D630 LCD TV offers up plenty of visual attractions. Even the quickest action on the 40-inch LCD screen is smooth and lifelike,thanks to Samsung’s Auto Motion Plus 120Hztechnology with Clear Motion Rate. Even when it’s not on, the Touch of Color design – a red accent around the bezel – provides subtle yet attention-getting eye candy. A suite of connectivity technologies including All Share and Connect Share Movie – along with four HDMI inputs – turns this HDTV into a full fledged multimedia center.

HDTV Deal: Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 22-Inch 720p LED LCD HDTV: Save $170

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Philips 22PFL4505D HDTV
Philips 22PFL4505D HDTV

August2, 2011 (Calcutta Tube): Save BIG on new HDTVs in August. Save $170.00 on Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 22-Inch 720p LED LCD HDTV today from Amazon.Com. The registered retail price of the incredible HDTV is $349.99. Purchase the HDTV for only $170.00 and receive FREE Shipping. With an ultra-thin LED display that offers rich colors, stunning clarity, and dynamic contrast, the Philips 22-Inch 720p LED LCD HDTV offers high-quality viewing in a size that fits virtually any room in your house. Featuring TruSurround sound for a cinematic viewing experience, eco-friendly features, and a variety of connection options that make it easy to add additional entertainment devices, this state-of-the-art HDTV can be used to view photos, play music, or as a monitor for your PC.

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With a 1366 x 768p widescreen resolution, the Philips 22-Inch LED LCD HDTV offers the ultimate high-definition standard, progressively scanning images to bring you a smooth, flicker-free image. Because its Pixel Plus HD works by improving each and every incoming pixel and matching it to the surrounding pixels, you’ll see improved natural detail, vivid colors, and superior contrast with any signal type.

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Buy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD: Film earned $43.5 million on opening night

Friday, July 15th, 2011

July 15, 2011 (Calcutta Tube): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 earned $43.5 million at the midnight box office in North America making the Harry Potter franchise to be the most profitable film franchise ever.  The final Harry Potter film in the magical franchise topped all other Harry Potter movies’ midnight grosses. If you have not purchased your ticket to the theater yet, purchase ASAP. Expect overwhelming crowd with small children at the movie halls over the weekend and many weekends to come.

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Harry Potter and Deathly Hollow 2 DVD Release

Harry Potter and Deathly Hollow 2 DVD Release

The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the film all Harry Potter fans have waited 10 years to see, and the good news is that it’s worth the hype–visually stunning, action packed, faithful to the book, and mature not just in its themes and emotion but in the acting by its cast, some of whom had spent half their lives making Harry Potter movies. Part 2 cuts right to the chase: Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has stolen the Elder Wand, one of the three objects required to give someone power over death (a.k.a. the Deathly Hallows), with the intent to hunt and kill Harry. Meanwhile, Harry’s quest to destroy the rest of the Horcruxes (each containing a bit of Voldemort’s soul) leads him first to a thrilling (and hilarious–love that Polyjuice Potion!) trip to Gringotts Bank, then back to Hogwarts, where a spectacular battle pitting the young students and professors (a showcase of the British thesps who have stolen every scene of the series: Maggie Smith’s McGonagall, Jim Broadbent’s Slughorn, David Thewlis’s Lupin) against a dark army of Dementors, ogres, and Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter, with far less crazy eyes to make this round). As predicted all throughout the saga, Harry also has his final showdown with Voldemort–neither can live while the other survives–though the physics of that predicament might need a set of crib notes to explain. But while each installment has become progressively grimmer, this finale is the most balanced between light and dark (the dark is quite dark–several familiar characters die, with one significant death particularly grisly); the humor is sprinkled in at the most welcome times, thanks to the deft adaptation by Steve Kloves (who scribed all but one of the films from J.K. Rowling’s books) and direction by four-time Potter director David Yates. The climactic kiss between Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), capping off a decade of romantic tension, is perfectly tuned to their idiosyncratic relationship, and Daniel Radcliffe has, over the last decade, certainly proven he was the right kid for the job all along. As Prof. Snape, the most perfect of casting choices in the best-cast franchise of all time, Alan Rickman breaks your heart. Only the epilogue (and the lack of chemistry between Harry and love Ginny Weasley, barely present here) stand a little shaky, but no matter: the most lucrative franchise in movie history to date has just reached its conclusion, and it’s done so without losing its soul. –Ellen A. Kim