Launchpad: HTC Desire C

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Written by Pranay Parab | Published: July 2, 2012 12:23 am

HTC Desire C

HTC has launched another of its Android 4.0 smartphones — Desire C. It comes with 4GB of storage space,which can be expanded up to 40GB with a microSD card. The phone has a 3.5-inch screen and a five-megapixel camera. Like other new HTC new phones,the Desire C comes with free 25GB online storage space on Dropbox. The phone also has Beats Audio technology,which should add to its audio quality. The handset comes in red,white and black. This phone is a cheaper alternative to the premium One series phones by HTC.

Philips AquaTouch

Philips has launched a wet and dry shaver named AquaTouch. This company claims its product has a skin-protection feature,which means after using AquaTouch your skin should not burn. The shaver adjusts to the curves of the face,causing little or no damage to the skin. Philips claims AquaTouch is clinically proven to cause visibly less skin damage. It is fully water-proof,which means that it can be used wet with foam or gel. There are two models — AT890/ 16 and AT750/ 16,priced at Rs 4,195 and Rs 3,295.

Jabra Clipper

Jabra recently launched a nifty little device called Clipper. Users can clip it on clothing or a bag and connect their earphones to the clipper. It pairs with the phone via Bluetooth and doubles as a microphone. Thus,listening to music and making phone calls should be a comfortable. The Clipper is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. The company claims that the clipper’s battery lasts for up to six hours on calls and music. At 20 grams,the device is pretty light and is available in several bright colours.

Google Maps

The latest Google Maps update brings a much-needed feature — offline maps. Many of us use Google Maps while we are out of town or travelling. Mostly,we restrict internet usage during our tours. What if there is no WiFi enabled hotel around and you need Google Maps to tell you how to get to various locations? The latest update provides a great solution. Just save maps of various areas on your phone. Unable to find the way and don’t speak the local language? That’s not a big problem anymore.

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