Launchpad: Sony RX 10

Launchpad: Sony RX 10

Sony has launched a 'bridge-style' Cyber-shot RX10 promising great picture quality in a compact body.

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After the stupendous success of its RX100 premium compact camera in India,Sony has now launched a ‘bridge-style’ Cyber-shot RX10 promising great picture quality in a compact body. The Cyber-shot RX10 will have a fixed Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm F2.8 lens which will cover almost all the needs of the average user from macro to the telephoto. The F2.8 maximum aperture means the camera will do well in low light,but not as good as the F1.8 lens on the RX100 series. Plus,on-board Wi-Fi allows easy one-touch connection with a NFC-compatible Android smartphone or tablet. It can also connect to an iOS device over the air. The camera will be available by the end of December.

Photon max wifi

Many urban households now several devices that connect to WiFi. Not all of these devices are used at the same time,so having a separate internet connection for each one may not be practical or affordable. For those who travel with several devices,Tata Docomo Photon has launched Photon Max WiFi. This is a USB WiFi hub,which means that up to five devices can connect to it and browse the web. Photon Max WiFi promises speeds of up to 6.2 Mbps. The device costs Rs 1,999 and the plans start from Rs 650 per month for 3 GB (after which speeds are throttled). The top tier plan offers 15 GB data for Rs 1,500 per month. The dongle works across the country. There are no data roaming charges.


Free talktime

State-owned BSNL has stepped into the smartphone segment with two new devices – PS501 and PS650. BSNL is offering free talktime to lure buyers. The PS501 is a 5-inch smartphone that costs Rs 6,999. It comes with 3 GB of 3G data and 300 minutes of talktime. It has a 1.2-GHz A7 dual-core CPU,512 MB RAM,4 GB internal memory,a 5-MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. The PS650 is a 6.5-inch smartphone with the same data and talktime bundle. For Rs 7,999,users get a phone with a 1.2-GHz A7 dual-core CPU,a Mali MP400 graphics chip,512MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. It runs Android 4.2.2

C SEED 201

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Outdoor TV

The C SEED 201,the world’s largest outdoor LED TV,can be yours if you are willing to open your purse strings wide enough and have a house with a backyard large enough to accommodate this leviathan. Designed by Porsche Design Studio for maximum impact in an exclusive setting,this 201-inch LED giant spurts out of the ground at the press of a button. Its column takes 15 seconds to reach its full of 15 feet before silently unfolding panels that interlock to form a seamless screen with ultra-high-resolution-images in 281 trillion radiant colors. The 2012 Red Dot award-winning waterproof design promises a 16:9 aspect ratio and high-fidelity three-way audio system with 15 speakers.