Monthly Archives: August 2016

Report Nintendo Switch Price

The Nintendo Switch release date and price is yet to be confirmed by Nintendo but that hasn’t stopped a slew of reports suggesting what to expect.

This latest one comes courtesy of Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei. It states that the price of the Nintendo Switch will be JPY 25,000. Despite a direct currency conversion pegging the US price at around $213, it should end up being $250.

The reason for this is the price of Nintendo’s previous consoles. At launch, the Wii cost JPY 25,000 (around $213) in Japan with the US price being $250. The difference is because the Japanese edition of the Wii did not include any bundled games while the US version did.

In the past Nikkei reported that Nintendo stopped production of the Wii U, which the company vehemently denied despite it being true

This latest report is in line with previous ones suggesting a similar price point.

“UK specialist gaming retail chain GAME has been informed of the Nintendo Switch’s wholesale price to retailers, and is planning on selling their basic SKU (stock keeping unit) of the system in stores for £199.99,” a post on LetsPlayVideoGames reads.

“We have also learned that a separate SKU featuring more internal storage and a packed in game is planned to sell at £249.99. We have heard rumours as to what this pack in game is, but we currently have only one source on this information so we are unwilling to talk about that pack in title at this time. Both our sources have told us that additional Switch Pro Controllers are expected to sell at launch for £39.99 at GAME.”

This would, if Nintendo’s plans bear fruition, result in a dollar pricing of $249.99 (approximately Rs. 17,000) and $299.99 (around Rs. 20,250) respectively.

Japanese publication Nikkei says the Nintendo Switch will cost JPY 25,000

Going by Nintendo’s past pricing history, we could see a $250 price point

An official Nintendo Switch announcement will take place on January 12

Nokia 6 Android Phone Now Already Launched

The first Nokia-branded Android phone – yes, we like to pretend the half-baked Nokia X series never happened – has finally launched. The rather unimaginatively named Nokia 6 was introduced on Sunday by HMD Global, the new custodians of the Nokia brand.

Without any fanfare, HMD Global announced the launch of Nokia 6 via a release on its website, well ahead of the rumoured MWC debut. The Nokia 6 runs Android 7.0 Nougat and it sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Nokia 6 is a dual SIM smartphone that is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

The unibody Nokia 6 is built using 6000 series aluminium and its home button has an embedded fingerprint scanner. It packs a f/2.0 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus and dual-tone flash, as well as an 8-megapixel f/2.0 front camera for selfies. The smartphone also includes Dolby Atmos tech and ‘dual amplifiers’ for louder sound.

Also seeNokia 6 full specifications

There’s no word yet on what software features, if any, the Nokia 6 will offer in an attempt to stand out from the rest of the Android crowd, though HMD Global had previously hinted its Nokia-branded Android phones will offer a near stock experience.

Nokia 6 price in India and release date
Unfortunately for Nokia fans in India, the Nokia 6 is a China-exclusive smartphone that will be available only via at 1699 CNY (roughly Rs. 16,750) in “in early 2017”.

The company says it has no plans to launch the Nokia 6 in other markets though it confirmed that the “Nokia 6 marks the first step for the Nokia brand into Android smartphones with more to come in H1 2017.”

Nokia 6 is the first Nokia-branded Android smartphone

The Nokia 6 smartphone will be available only in China

More Nokia-branded smartphones will launch in other markets soon

Happy iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Apple CEO Tim Cook Says ‘Best Is Yet to Come’

It all started ten years ago when Apple CEO Steve Jobs took centre stage at MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco to introduce the first ever iPhone. 2017 is a big year for Apple as it marks the tenth anniversary of the revolutionary mobile device, but January 9 is even more special, as it is the day Jobs took the stage to unveil it for the first time ever. In commemoration, Apple has issued a press release highlighting the journey of what it claims is the “gold standard” in the smartphone industry.

Apple claims that since inception, the company has managed to sell over one billion units, and now CEO Tim Cook claims that the “best is yet to come.”

Cook says, “iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work, and live. iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”

Just to recap, the first iPhone was launched on this day 10 years ago, however it went on sale on June 29, 2007. It spearheaded the smartphone revolution, and was the first phone with a touchscreen 3.5-inch display. In its first year, Apple managed to sell as many as 6.1 million units. However, 2008 was the year of reckoning, as Apple managed to sell as many as 1 million units in the first week of the iPhone 3G launch. With the iPhone 3G, the company introduced 3G mobile network and GPS capabilities. It was also the first time Apple introduced the App Store and allowed third-party apps integration.

“It is amazing that from the very first iPhone through to today’s newest iPhone 7 Plus, it has remained the gold standard by which all other smartphones are judged. For many of us, iPhone has become the most essential device in our lives and we love it,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

Celebrating its decade of success, Apple looks to create ripples this year as well with the iPhone 8. The smartphone has been heavily rumoured, and is expected to come in an all-glass display, sport wireless charging, feature three variants, lose the Home Button, and introduce a new Haptic feedback system.

Now Lenovo P2 India Already Launch Set on Wednesday

Lenovo has finally announced that its P2 smartphone will be made available in India exclusively via Flipkart on Wednesday, January 11. The smartphone’s India launch was teased by the company earlier this month on Twitter. Even though company’s earlier teaser didn’t mention any release date for the smartphone, Lenovo has now said that the P2 will be unveiled on Wednesday at 12:30pm IST.

The Lenovo P2 was first unveiled by the company earlier last year at IFA 2016 and has been made available by the company in several other regions, including home country China, already. Notably, in China, only 4GB LPDDR4 RAM variant with 64GB of inbuilt storage has been made available whereas in other regions around the world variants with 3GB or 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage will be made available.

Even in India, the phone is expected to be made available with both the above mentioned memory/ storage variants. The highlight feature for the Lenovo P2 is its 5100mAh battery, which comes with fast charging capability.

Lenovo’s dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, and has a 5.5-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display. The Lenovo P2 is powered by a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 processor, and as we said, this is coupled with memory options of 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. In terms of optics, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX258 sensor and a 5-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies.

The phone has a unibody metal design and comes with either 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). In terms of connectivity options, the Lenovo P2 offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, and FM radio. The smartphone is expected to be made available in Champagne Gold and Graphite Grey colour variants.

With display 5.50 inch, processor octa core and front camera 5 megapixel.