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Panasonic Launches Eluga Arc with VoLTE Support

Quick TEQ: Panasonic has launched its new Eluga Arc smartphone for USD 188 or INR 12,490.

Panasonic’s Eluga Arc features a 4.7 inch IPS 2.5D curved 720 x1280 display, and houses a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 system on a chip cloaked in at 1.2GHz with an Adreno 306 GPU. The Eluga Arc is also powered by 2GB of RAM, and has 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 32GB via microSD card.

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HP Spectre is the “World’s Thinnest” Laptop

Quick TEQ: HP will be releasing it’s so called “world’s thinnest” laptop which it calls Spectre.

HP’s has announced that its new laptop, Spectre will soon be the “world’s thinnest” laptop. Being measured in at 10.4mm in width, which is just as thin as a triple-A battery. HP’s Spectre has an aluminium chassis that will be CNC machined. The Spectre will have a full HD 13.3 inch edge to edge display, and will be available in two variants.

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Innov8: Seagate’s 8TB USB C Powered External Hard Drive

Quick TEQ: Seagate will release its 8TB external hard disk next month and it will require just a USB C port for power. Seagate calls it the Innov8, and will cost about USD 350.

Seagate has announced its massive 8TB external hard disk with no need for external power. It will use just the power from its single USB C type port.  Seagate calls its new 8TB hard drive Innov8. Seagate has played it quite wittily on this one, by adding a pun on the 8.

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Gionee releases the W909, Dual Touchscreen Flip Phone

Quick TEQ: Gionee has released its first ever dual touchscreen flip phone, the Gionee W909 and will be available for about USD 650 or about INR 41,000.           

It seems that the Chinese smartphone maker Gionee will be giving its the Samsung SM-W2016 some stiff competition now that they have launched the Gionee W909. Gionee is bring back the flip phone fad, but with a twist. A Dual touchscreen. Yes you’ve heard us right.

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OnePlus X Review

Quick TEQ: The OnePlus X is a great smartphone that meets most user’s needs at the average cost of USD 260 or INR 17,000. It’s got a 5 inch full HD Amoled screen, is 4G enabled, has a dual SIM slot, had a 13MP and 8MP camera, comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 128GB, and runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM.

OnePlus has managed to blow the world away again with its OnePlus X. For those of you who don’t know, OnePlus is a small Chinese smartphone manufacturer that was founded about two and a half years ago, and entered the Indian market about a year ago. The OnePlus X was initially being sold using the ingenious invite based technique, but is now widely available for purchase online.

OnePlus is the same company that launched their flagship OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 phones which were absolute hits in Asia. Let’s take a closer look at the OnePlus X:

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Starts Shipments

Quick TEQ: Oculus Rift will start shipping out its Virtual Reality or VR headsets for consumers on the 28th March 2016. If you weren’t one of the first to preorder it, then you will have to wait till July if you order it today.

According to Oculus Rift’s CEO Brendon Iribe, the very first consumer versions of the VR headset will be arriving on preorder customers’ doors on Monday the 28th of March, 2016, as Brendan tweeted a photo commemorating the achievement. Check out Brendan’s tweet below:

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Asus Transformer Book T100HA Review

The Asus Transformer Book T100HA is a hybrid between a tablet and a laptop, as it essentially is just a tablet with a keyboard accessory, except more durable than one of those old school netbooks. Asus has managed to place all the components behind the screen of the tablet, making the top half thicker than the lower half.

The Asus Transformer Book T100HA is one of the first models in the series to come with Windows 10 preloaded on it. Let’s take a look at the T100HA, and see if it can really be a replacement to your laptop:

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Some of the Best and Worst Things about the iPhone SE

Apple’s new product launch did not come to us as a surprise as the much talked about rumors became true, Apple released its brand new iPhone SE.

It seems that the 4 inch phones are still a fad, as Apple reportedly sold 30 million iPhones with 4 inch screens in 2015.  Some companies don’t even manage to sell 30 million of their flag ship devices, and here Apple manages to sell 30 million and that of their 4 inch screen models.

Apple has certainly played their cards right by identifying the demand in the market and taking advantage of it.  For those of you who don’t know, the iPhone SE is basically the build of the iPhone 5S, but with the power of the iPhone 6S.

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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

If you are a video streaming junkie, or like to play games for hours at a time, then the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 is the best tablet for you. The battery just keeps going, and going until you eventually fall asleep. Believe it or not, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 can last an entire 15 hours before running out of juice. This is longer than any tablet currently in the market. The tablet also comes with a Snapdragon 212 processor with 1GB of RAM, but falls short, as the device tends to lag. To make your viewing experience even better, the tablet has a set of stands that fold out from the back, so it can stand vertically by itself. Another cool feature is that it has an 8 MP camera that can rotate 180 degrees, hence you actually have an 8MP front and back camera!

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Microsoft Lumia 650 Starts Pre Orders in US and Canada

Microsoft has announced that its latest smartphone running Windows 10, the Lumia 650 is now available for preorder in Canada and the United States. Having debuted early this year, the device is a mid-range budget smartphone that will cost about USD 200. Preorder it now, and shipping will begin by April 1st.

Apart from the stellar metal design and Windows 10, the Lumia 650 has been largely criticised for the lack of Continuum, Microsoft’s new feature that lets you turn your phone into a light desktop. We’ll you can’t quite complain considering the modest hardware of the phone.

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