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Airtel Launches Public “Wi-Fi Hangout” Service In India

“Wi-Fi Hangouts” is the latest pre-paid Public Wi-Fi service launched by Airtel. Although this service has been launched in Delhi, NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore but considering the present scenario it may soon spread out in other cities as well. This Wi-Fi Hangout will be available for access at several public spots like restaurants, cafes, clubs, etc. Though the paid Wi-Fi concept is not unknown in India but Airtel’s initiative definitely provides it a new commercial touch to this domain that had been missing earlier.

Users will be able to use these Airtel public hotspots by activating ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Zone” vouchers that are available on Airtel’s official website. There are different vouchers available at various rates, depending upon the need the user may choose the voucher of its choice. The various plans that are available are: for Rs.20 (provides internet for 30 minutes), Rs.30 (provides internet for an hour), and Rs.50 (provides internet for two hours). All the three vouchers will provide the users with unlimited internet usage. Any further queries will be answered at toll free number 18001022244.

Airtel Wifi Zone

Times of India launches “Alive” Augmented Reality News Application

Nokia hired SRK and used the Nokia City lens with Augmented Reality app to sell the complete Lumia series. It was quite the capable application and following in its footsteps in another application which has been launched by India’s largest media group in India. The Times of India has launched an Augmented Reality News application and has been named Alive. It was launched on the 16th of December with an estimated 15,000 downloads a day but it went on score 2,50,000 downloads with 3,00,000 augmented reality views! That is quite a number for any application, let alone a news application.

Times of India Alive Application

Intel To Launch A Budget Android Phone Under Rs. 7000

Few days ago Debjani Ghosh, Intel’s MD for South Asia has said that they are working with some OEMs to launch a Rs. 7000 phone in India which will be powered by Intel’s processor. By doing this Intel is trying to enter one of the most rapidly growing mobile market in the world. If Intel launches phone in this segment then they will hit upper middle segment of the mobile market in India.

Few days ago, Lexington was listed on Bluetooth SIG website, BGR India is reporting that this device could be the same device about which Debjani Ghosh was talking. Intel might sell this device to all OEMs partners around the world. This device might run on Android platform. This phone is currently headed to Kenya, Africa

Currently we don’t have full fledge information about Lexington, but what we know is that this device might have a 3.2 or even smaller HVGA screen, it might run on Android 4.0, as Intel wont want to introduce its phone on Gingerbread OS which is very old. It will have 3G and WiFi support for connectivity.

Intel Budget Android Phone

Apple iTunes Audio and Video Store Launched In India

Last week Apple finally launched their iTunes audio and video store for India. Recently Apple also released their latest iTunes version that is iTunes 11 which is not mere an increment in the version number but also bundles few drastic improvements in performance and user experience. This update was available worldwide and was for 200 MB.

Apple iTunes Store Launched in India

Samsung Galaxy Note II “Incredible Art Piece” World Record Breaking Attempt

Samsung Mobile India has launched an initiative to beak the Guinness World Record for most artists contributing to a single art. This Incredible Art Piece was campaign was announced in New Delhi India on 23rd Nov 2012. To kick start this artistic record, popular artists duo Thukral and Tagra contributed their first art piece for this campaign online using the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Also popular Bollywood actress Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh also participated in the campaign. The present world record is held by Great Britain with 201,958 contributions which was established in UK in April 2012.

Samsung Galaxy Note II “Incredible Art Piece”