Everyday news breaks left right and centre in the world of technology. It is pretty much impossible to capture all these stories and bring a detailed report. And to not bring this news to our readers feels unfair.
Just as a disclaimer, we would not be divulging into details of the story and just give a brief outline of what the story was all about. So without any further adieu lets begin on what caught our attention on the Holi-Monday of March 17th, 2014.
Flipkart to Offer Moto X with interesting EMI schemes and 70% Discounts on Covers
Moto X is set to land in India on March 19th. After glamorous success of the Moto G, the Moto X would be a great way for Motorola (read Lenovo) to further establish itself as a household name in the Indian Market. Just like the Moto G, the Moto X is expected to be a Flipkart exclusive, who are set to offer some very interesting offers with it. Not only can you get a 6 month EMI scheme with Rs. 1000 cash back, but also pick up cases for 70% off. It has been reported that the device will come with 5 colour choices and 2 wooden options too (Source: BGR India) (Image: Pocketnow)
Nokia X already hits 1 Million Pre-Orders in China
After a very successful launch in India about a week ago, Nokia is all set to bring the Nokia X, its first Android smartphone to China. Barely 5 days after announcing that they are open to pre-orders for the device in China, Nokia claimed that it has already received more than 1 Million pre-orders for the device. Nokia took to its official Weibo page to announce the figure which perhaps could indicate the beginning of their resurgence in the Chinese market after rapid decline in 2011.
HTC explains Zoe in a new Technical Video
HTC has been released some very interesting video around the features of their flagship device HTC One which most probably will be carried on to the All New HTC One. The most recent one to the series is the video that explains Zoe, which is HTC’s feature of converting your pictures and videos into interesting short videos. HTC explains in the video about Zoe, “It’s super-organized, efficient, instant story-telling. It’s all your photos and movies automatically cut into highlights that you can share with your friends.” Check out the video here:
Chromecast set to launch on March 19th in UK
The Google powered HDMI dongle that allows you to stream content from your Android or iOS powered device over Wi-Fi to your HD TV is all set to be rolled out in the UK on March 19th. In a leaked document, it is clear that the device is in stock and ready to go on the shelf. So far, for everyone apart in the US, you had to resort to importing it. The news is significant because this news just may open doors to Chromecast coming to other countries such as India after Australia has been reportedly getting the device too.
First images of Whatsapp Call Screen supposedly leak out
We heard just days after Facebook acquired Whatsapp that, Whatsapp would soon be bringing in the ability to make Internet phone calls. The acquisition and the news of VOIP may not be related, but it certainly would be another feather in the cap of both Facebook and Whatsapp. It is certainly not clear how Whatsapp would be implementing the feature, but supposedly the first screenshot of the call screen of Whatsapp has been leaked out. iPhoneitalia, an Italian blog has published these images, but we can obviously not comment on the credibility of the same. They go on to point in the report that you can call the contact right from within the chat screen and get full call features such as putting call on mute or putting the call on loudpeaker.