New Gizmos in the Market

It’s raining gizmos and gadgets in India. Almost no week goes by without a
launch of either a new mobile phone or a laptop or a notebook. Two days
ago Flipkart site crashed on account of Xiaomi Mi3 bookings. Apparantly Mi3
got sold out only in half an hour. Asus Zenphone sold 40,000 units in less
than 4 days. Motorola, an almost non-existent brand till half a year ago
has sold a million units in less than 5 months. Clearly companies
underestimate the purchasing power of the Indian consumer (Apple please
take note). Here is looking at some of the new gizmos in the Indian market
in the month of July 2014

Mi3*Xiaomi Mi3*
There are few products you can buy with your eyes closed. Mi3 is one such
product. Priced at Rs.13,999 on Flipkart this phone is a bargain. It has
top end features which include a 13 mega pixel camera, a display of
5.0-inch IPS LCD bundled with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels screen resolution and
441 ppi pixel density. Qualcomm Snapdragon 800) Krait 400 processor,
clocked at 2.3 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. This device for sure puts to rest the
“Made in China” critics. On the critical side there isn’t much to speak to
about Mi3 except maybe the memory at a low of 16GB considering the high end
features this phone offers. A thorough review is on its way soon. For
those who can wait Xiaomi Mi4 should soon be hitting the Indian markets

hp*HP Pavilion X360 Convertible Hybrid Laptop*

Launched in July this laptop is
a head turner literally. You can turn it around 360 degrees! You can turn
it into a touchscreen tablet or a laptop. Priced at an affordable 39,999,
the screen size is 11.6 inches with a LED antiglare widescreen. The OS is
Windows 8.1. The processor is Pentium Bay trail-M with 4GB RAM and a 500 GB
hard drive. Other features include Miracast compatibity and a HP TrueVision
front facing HD. The battery life is of 4.5 hours. The hardware
flexibility to be able to turn is 360 degrees converts this into a tablet
and a laptop is interesting especially for people who don’t want multiple

xonphone*Xonphone 5*
Today Oplus launched launch of Xonphone 5. Priced at just Rs.7,999 this 5
incher comes with a capacitive multi-touch, 1280 by 720, 320 PPI true to
life display. The resolution is pretty good for the price. The processor
is TK 6582 Quad core 1.3GHz Cortex A7 Processor with 1 GB RAM. The
camera is 8 MP Back Camera with auto focus with LED Flash and a 2 MP Front
Camera, 16 GB Internal Storage, powered by a 2000mAh battery. Considering
the other options at this price this phone has potential. Let’s see how the
Indian consumer reacts to this one

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