Month: May 2015

HP and Bang & Olufsen collaborate to deliver premium audio experience to PCs


HP and Bang & Olufsen have tied up to bring the globally recognized sound of Bang & Olufsen and B&O PLAY to HP’s new devices.

HP has announced HP Omen with Bang & Olufsen and a range of HP Pavilion Notebooks with B&O Play to deliver powerful and immersive audio experience. These devices also feature customizable graphic equalizer that helps the user create a personalized audio experience.

“By introducing a new range of notebooks with Bang & Olufsen, HP is looking to blend high-end technology seamlessly into the lifestyle of the new-age consumer enabling the consumers enjoy rich and immersive audio experience. We are thrilled to work with Bang & Olufsen to create exceptional sound experiences for customers through HP Notebooks,” said Ketan Patel, Director Personal Systems, Printing and Personal Systems, HP India.

The HP Omen Gaming notebook with Bang & Olufsen has been designed specifically for hardcore gamers. Aggressive, yet stylish, the 15.6-inch laptop, delivers the power to dominate with a stunning design to give users the ultimate gaming experience. HP has outfitted the Omen with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB gaming graphics and an Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, along with a 1920 x 1080 Full high-definition (HD) display. The Omen features a customizable back-lit keyboard with six programmable function keys, weighing just 2.12kgs and is only 19.9mm thick.
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Vodafone strengthens its footprint in Maharashtra and Goa

vodafone-300x300Vodafone has invested over INR1,050 crore on ramping up its network and distribution and retail presence in Maharashtra and Goa circle over the past 12 months (April 2014–March 2015). The company has been focussing on closer engagement and enhancing customer experiece in an endeavour to be future ready.

Pursuing an accelerated growth strategy since April 2014, Vodafone has expanded its network footprint by adding over 3,000 new 3G and 2G sites across Maharashtra in the last financial year. During this period, Vodafone has increased its exclusive retail footprint by rolling out 17 Vodafone Stores and 200 Vodafone Mini Stores.

With this ramp-up, Vodafone has further strengthened its position in Maharashtra and Goa across relevant industry parameters – network coverage, subscriber base, retail footprint and revenue market share (RMS).

Ashish Chandra, Business Head – Maharashtra and Goa, Vodafone India, said, “Gaining the trust of our customers and winning the distinction of being one of the most preferred mobile services provider in Maharashtra and Goa circle is not incidental. We have won the hearts of our customers by pursuing a continued and consistent customer-centric strategy to bring the best connectivity solutions to our valued customers.”
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Lenovo unveils two new laptops


Lenovo has unveiled three new consumer laptops in advance of Lenovo Tech World, the company’s first exclusive global technology innovation event in Beijing. The new Lenovo Z41, Lenovo Z51 and the IdeaPad 100 laptops are as versatile as Lenovo’s customers are.

The new 14-inch Lenovo Z41 and 15-inch Lenovo Z51 laptops are equal parts home-entertainment centre and powerful workstation. Featuring a stunning FHD display, optional AMD discrete graphics and immersive Dolby DS 1.0 Home Theatre Surround Sound for crisp sound and sharp visuals, they are ideal for streaming videos, downloading music and gaming. The new Lenovo Z41 and Lenovo Z51 come with advanced 802.11 a/c WiFi technology for up to three times the Internet speed of regular laptops for faster web surfing, streaming and downloading content. Engineered for productivity, the new laptops are powered by up to the latest Intel CoreTM i7 processor with up to 1 TB of storage. The new Lenovo Z51 and Lenovo Z41 stand out for their beautiful colour options in ebony black, chalk white and crimson red (for the 14-inch laptop).

The new Lenovo Z51 also features an optional Intel RealSense 3D camera. Featuring full 1080p colour and a depth sensor, the revolutionary 3D camera allows the new Lenovo Z51 to sense and capture depth like the human eye. Users can 3D scan objects to 3D print, play 3D games or use gestures to control the laptop. Customers can also create a more lifelike video chat experience by changing the background and sharing content.

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Oppo to set up handset manufacturing unit in India


OPPO has announced its plans to set up its own brand handsets manufacturing unit in India by August focussing on the domestic market.

According to Sky Li, Vice-President, OPPO, “India is the top priority in our expansion plans in South Asia this year. We have received tremendous support and appreciation from the customers and it is now time to reciprocate the feeling. The smartphone boom in India indicates the time is just right to focus on expansion plans and increasing volume in India to a comparable level with the China market in the next five years. 2015 will be a year of expansion for us. We are already among the ‘top three’ players in Indonesia, with more than 11 percent market share. Similarly we have 13 percent in Vietnam and almost 11 percent in Malaysia. Globally, we plan to sell more that 15 million units this year.”

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Dell’s new security solutions help businesses thrive and innovate with risk reduction

Dell Logo new1 Dells new security solutions help businesses thrive and innovate with risk reductionDell has announced new mobile security and network security updates and solutions designed to help businesses thrive and innovate while reducing risk.

Murli Mohan Director dell software 300x300 Dells new security solutions help businesses thrive and innovate with risk reduction“Threat landscape and advancements in IT infrastructure is growing relentlessly which is compelling organizations to reconsider their overall security strategy. Also, the number of entry points that cybercriminals use to penetrate corporate networks is increasing rapidly. Therefore, it is recommended that companies deploy a stringent and multi-layered security solution that will give them an inside-out network protection. Dell SonicWALL’s line of security appliances and solutions incorporates the broadest level of protection which helps organizations protect their network against both malicious and non-malicious threats,” said Murli Mohan, Director & General Manager, Dell Software Group.

The Dell Secure Mobile Access (SMA) solution increases mobile and remote-worker productivity, protects data from threats, and integrates with industry-leading mobile management solutions. SMA also provides a secure end-to-end mobile management and security solution for BYO, CYO and managed devices. With the new SMA 11.2 release, the solution adds secure access to more resources using a standard HTML 5 browser, enabling intuitive access for most smartphones, tablets and laptop users and reduces reliance on Java and ActiveX components.

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New Xperia M4 boasts of performance and design


Sony India has unveiled Xperia M4 Aqua, a smartphone highlighting Sony’s leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. This unique device is waterproof and protects against water as well as fine dust particles.

Xperia M4 Aqua represents Sony’s renewed mid-range focus with no compromises.  Offering the most popular standout features made famous by  Sony’s Xperia Z Series; camera capability, two-day battery life and waterproofing – Xperia M4 Aqua brings a proposition and price, products in this section of the market simply cannot match.

Xperia M4 Aqua’s impressive 13MP rear camera is powered by Sony’s Exmor RS mobile sensor with a large F2.0 aperture, and ISO 3200 sensitivity. It’s powerful digital compact camera technology – and intelligent Superior Auto Mode simplifies your interactions, automatically sensing up to 52 different scenarios, for vivid shots in low-light or strong backlight every time.

Just as with the rear, the 5MP selfie camera has a super wide-angle lens with an 88° field of view, so no-one’s left out of shot – and Portrait Retouch allows you to add fun finishing refinements. The popular selfie editing feature sits alongside Sony’s full suite of preloaded Xperia Camera apps, including other favourites; Sound Photo for adding short clips to your pictures and Movie Creator, which automatically converts your pictures and videos into snappy thirty second vignette clips, which makes collecting memories or sharing on social media, super quick and easy.

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20 Million Indian SMEs will be Online by 2017-Google


Cementing its commitment to help SMEs go digital in India, Google India has announced the launch of a nationwide initiative to help small medium businesses to go digital and get online presence on Google search and Google maps, without having to invest in a website or domain. As part of this new initiative, Google India will get 20 million SMEs online by 2017 by using a simple mobile-based app called, “Google My Business”, that will help businesses to create and manage their business information across Google products for free in both Hindi and English.

With over 300 million plus Internet users and over 6 million new Internet users coming online every month, Indian users are increasingly looking for information about businesses online. There is a massive information gap for local businesses on the Internet today, out of the total 51 million SMEs in India, less than 5 to 6 per cent have an online presence. With this new product, Google aims to bridge this gap through a massive feet on street initiative to help SMEs all across in India to get online.

Speaking about the initiative, Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director, Google South East Asia & India, said, “In the next three years, India will have over 500 million Internet users – and these users will need access to all kind of information in their local languages. Indian SMEs have struggled to build and maintain their online presence.  Search experience for local business in India is broken today and we want to fix it by connecting businesses with their customers.”See more