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Nexus 5 in India – pricing and availability

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The Google Nexus 5, manufactured by LG, has been one of the most awaited smartphones of year, with good reason. And unlike previous releases, the device is not only already available in India so soon after launch, but is also officially available from the Indian Google Play Store! Here’s everything you need to know about the pricing and availability of the Nexus 5 in India.

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Pricing and Availability

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As you know, this is the first time a Nexus smartphone (the Nexus 7 is also available) can be bought in India directly from the Play Store, as well as from LG retail stores, albeit at a slightly higher price. The LG retail stores also only have the 16 GB version of the device on sale for now. A roundup of where you can pick up the Nexus 5, and the current availability status, is listed below -

Store
Version (Storage)
Price (Rs)
Availability
Delivery
Google Play Store 16 GB 28,999 Out of stock N/A
Google Play Store 32 GB 32,999 Available Dispatched in 1-2 days
LG Retail Stores 16 GB 29,990 Available In-Store pickup

Most online retailers such as Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Infibeam have the device listed with the “Coming Soon” tag, and the table above will be updated as and when this information is available.

Specifications

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  • Size: 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.95 inches (~445 ppi pixel density) True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Storage: 16/32 GB, no expandable storage
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
  • Main camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash
  • Front camera: 1.3 MP
  • OS: Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
Review and Comparisons

Considering the great specifications and its price point, the Nexus 5 is definitely a great buy, but if you’re still in two minds about picking up the latest Nexus smartphone, don’t forget to check out our detailed hands-on review, the drop test (!), and even a color comparison video to decide which option suits you best.

What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up the LG Nexus 5? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Moto G benchmark results and possible pricing leak, could run Android 4.4

The Moto G is set for release this Wednesday in Brazil, but some interesting information has been finding its way out ahead of the launch. Motorola has set an announcement date, but we may have seen a clue as to when it will be widely available for order. There are also benchmark results that could tell us a lot more about how it performs, as well as some info about what version of Android it will be running on.

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GFXBench has come through with benchmark results for a Motorola XT1032, which we already know is the Moto G. The screen size on the tested device is 1196 x 720, which probably puts it right around 4.5-inches. We also see that the Moto G will be powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcom processor, and sport an Adreno 305 GPU.

We also see that both Android 4.3 and 4.4 have been tested, with 4.3 appearing to be the stock variant Motorola will run with. It also looks like Android 4.4 was simply a test, and could see a rollout later on, probably with the update for the Moto X. Both are listed under release, though, so we’re not quite sure on which direction they’ll go.

We also see mention of GPE in both the fingerprint and display language, suggesting at least one of the tested variants could make their way to the Play Store as a Google Play Edition device. We’ve long asked for a lower-end, near stock variant of Android. The Moto G may be just what we’re looking for, too. As the Moto X exhibits, contextual info is much more important to most users than a spec-heavy device. A lower-end device that can keep up with Google Now is an interesting option we’d like to see.

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There is also news that an Amazon listing for the Moto G popped up, but was quickly removed. In the UK, Amazon briefly had a listing for the Moto G, but it was listed as the Moto DVX/XT1032. The product description had Moto G listed, but the pricing was of more interest. Listing at £159.99, the Moto G would run us around 0 in the US. That, coupled with Play Store availability, makes for a very interesting device.

We’re anxiously anticipating Wednesday, and the official announcement, but all signs point to a true, mid-range monster of a device. If specs and pricing hold to what we think they will, the Moto G has the makings of a widespread winner. A listing on Amazon UK also suggests a worldwide rollout, making it that much more interesting as we head ingot he holiday shopping season.

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LG G Flex official: specs, features, release date and pricing

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The LG G Flex appeared in a variety of leaks these past few weeks, but it’s only now that LG decided to make it officially official.

As the previous leaks suggested, LG has a different flexible display concept for smartphones that Samsung’s, with the G Flex resembling certain TVs that currently have curved displays on the horizontal axis.

Specs and features

When it comes to specs and features, the G Flex is expected to offer some high-end features, including an impressive battery:

  • Weight: 177g
  • 6-inch 720p video display
  • 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13-megapixel camera
  • 3500mAh battery

Just like the LG G2, the G Flex has the button on the back, which is another feature we’ve spotted in leaked images.

Also, interesting is the back of the display, which is apparently made of a “special protective film” that can fix itself “within minutes” after being scratched.

When it comes to custom software features to take advantage of the curved screen, it looks like LG hasn’t (yet) gone Samsung – Samsung has some special features based on tilting its Galaxy Round handset.

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The LG G Flex does have a tilting wallpaper and different unlocking effects when the screen is touched in different places.

But the G Flex’s purpose is to offer a better video experience – users can turn on multimedia apps directly from the lock screen – and “better ergonomics” for phone calls.

Pricing and release date

The LG flexible smartphone will hit all three major South Korean mobile operators in November, but the phone is yet to receive an international launch date.

Pricing details for the LG G Flex aren’t available at this time, but we’ll be back with more details about the handset once we have them.

Will you purchase a flexible display smartphone first chance you get?

Developing…

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Imagining iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Pricing and availability

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Analyzing rumors and speculation surrounding Apple’s 2013 iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, including how much it will cost and where you’ll be able to get it

New designs, new processors, new radios, new features big and small, at the end of the day it still all comes down to how much it costs and whether or not you can even get it. Urban myth tells us Steve Jobs was responsible for dreaming Apple’s amazing products into existence, but Tim Cook was the one who figured out how to get them made as efficiently and affordably as possible. For the iPhone 5S there probably won’t be any big surprises, though there could be some storage size and color option twists. For the iPhone 5C, however, it could be a whole new thing.

iPhone 5S: The 128GB wildcard

The original iPhone launched in June of 2007 at 9 for 4GB and 9 for 8GB – on-contract. That price turned out to be a non-starter. In September of 2007, Apple dropped the 4GB model entirely, and dropped the price of the 8GB model to 9 and later introduced a 16GB model at 9. Still to high. So, in 2008, Apple switched to the subsidy model for the iPhone 3G. It debuted at 9 for 8GB and 9 for 16GB on-contract. Those price points have stayed consistent ever since, even as storage options have changed to the current 9 for 16GB, 9 for 32GB, and 9 for 64GB.

One wild card this year is a potential 128GB model. If that happens, does 128GB slide in on top of existing models, like 64GB did with the iPhone 4S, or does the 16GB model get dropped to make room for it in the existing grid, like 32GB did with the iPhone 3GS? When the iPad 4 got a 128GB option, it slid in on top. Given the premium 128GB could demand, and given past as prolog, we could well be looking at 16GB for 9, 32GB for 9, 64GB for 9, and 128GB for 9.

As to availability, there’s been some speculation that new colors like gold, and possibly steel gray, could be exclusive to certain regions, like Asia, or to certain versions, like the 128GB model. Apple hasn’t done regional color exclusives in the past, both white and black have been available internationally ever year they’ve been available. They have done price point exclusives, however, going all the way back to the iPhone 3G. The white version was 16GB only. Like storage, color is an option that could be presented as premium.

iPhone 5C: The new deal

There are far more questions when it comes to iPhone 5C pricing and availability, simply because there’s never been a second, less expensive iPhone released before, so there’s no history or pattern to draw upon. The closest thing we have to a point of reference is the iPad mini, which was somewhat cheaper, but still available in the same basic model sets and tiers as the full-sized version. In order to protect the more lucrative higher end iPhone, however, Apple might be tempted to offer fewer options, including storage sizes.

Best guess, it starts at 0 off-contract. That’s pretty much what’s assumed to be Apple’s subsidy, which means there’s a possibility it could be on-contract in subsidized markets, if Apple chooses to release it that way. Since people like free, but ultimately don’t respect it, or on-contract might be more realistic to preserve perceived value. Again, if it’s offered that way.

That 0 model could be 16GB, maintaining the current bottom end of the storage lineup. If higher storage options are made available, they’d likely follow the same tiers, 32GB for 0. Would Apple offer 64GB and 128GB models for a less-expensive iPhone? They don’t currently offer 128GB for the iPad mini, so that’s one data point to consider.

When it comes to availability, it may be tempting to think Apple will keep the iPhone 5C restricted to emerging markets like China, India, South America, and Africa. However, there’s an emerging market of first-time smartphone buyers and upgrades in established markets as well, and unlike early adopters, they tend to be more price sensitive. The iPhone 5C, colorful and less expensive, could be highly attractive to them as well.

Besides, China doesn’t start with a “C” in China.

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The Nexus 7 sleeve is in stock, but the pricing is out of line

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The Nexus 7 is the darling of the tablet world, and has been since its inception last year. Like any Nexus product, it pushes the envelope for the hardware/software marriage of Android.

What it isn’t, however, is rugged. If you’ve seen our drop test for this years’ device, you’ll know it falls short (pun intended!) of being a device that can stand to get knocked around. So, if you don’t think you need a way to protect the device, think again.

For 66% of the cost of the sleeve, you get it shipped to you.

Like most people, you’re probably more apt to have official accesories. The sleeve for the Nexus 7 is a nice one, too: microfiber lining, fitted, asymetrical zipper, neoprene outer shell. It’s also got a smaller pocket on the outside, just like a proper sleeve should!

The sleeve sells for .99, which isn’t a bad price at all — until you go to checkout. Currently, the Play Store is charging nearly in shipping. For 66% of the cost of the sleeve, you get it shipped to you. That’s not including tax, which could push the total cost to just over .

In a time when Amazon has perfected fast, cheap shipping, especially for an item that simply needs to be slipped into a padded envelope with a mailing label slapped on, this is abhorrent. I’d like to assume this is some sort of glitch, as the Play Store has recently begun offering multiple shipping options, so I’ll reserve total judgement for now. If it doesn’t change, though, there are plenty of wonderful options available via Amazon.

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Apple Store app for iPhone now notifies you when you’re ready for upgrade pricing on a new iPhone

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The Apple Store app for iPhone has been updated with a handy little feature that will notify you when you’re eligible for upgrade pricing on a new iPhone. You can even buy your new iPhone directly with the app after receiving the notification since all you need is your Apple ID credentials to do so.

Also, the Apple Store will now help you keep track of your shipments and send you notifications about important updates, and when it has delivered.

Anyone waiting for upgrade eligibility before buying the iPhone 5? Are you excited about being notified when that day comes?

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Rogers Xperia ZL pricing leaked ahead of early April launch

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Those Rogers subscribers interested in getting on of Sony’s new high-end Xperia handsets should be happy to hear that the Xperia ZL will soon be available from the Canadian carrier, with a new leak confirming launch details for this particular mobile operator.

Sure, it’s not the Xperia Z flagship, but the Xperia ZL is definitely worth considering when buying a new handset this year. In case you forgot, the Xperia ZL features a 5-inch 1080p display (443PPI) with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE, 13-megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

According to a leaked screenshot published by MobileSyrup, the phone will be available in Canada in early April, having an estimated ship date of April 2.

The internal document in the following image also reveals the pricing structure for the smartphone: 4.99 outright or 4.99 with a new three-year contract with the carrier. A few days ago, we told you that the handset is available for pre-order from Sony, carrying an off contract price of 4.99.

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Are you buying the Xperia ZL or are you more interested in getting your hands on the Xperia Z?

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Galaxy S4 Italy: launch set for first half of May, pricing revealed for Exynos 5 Octa version

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The Galaxy S4 will be available in 155 countries from 327 carriers starting with late April and now we have more details regarding the Italian Galaxy S4 launch.

Local Android blog Caotic.it has received a tip revealing such details from a trusted source that has some ties with Samsung Italia. The Galaxy S4 will be launched in Italy in the first two weeks of May, although an actual launch date is not available yet. The phone will cost €699 (European warranty) or €599 (Italy warranty).

This is the full price for the 16GB Galaxy S4 version, and according to the screenshot below, we’re looking at the Exynos 5 Octa model.

Like in several other markets, we expect plenty of local carriers to stock the handset in the coming months, although we have no details on subsidized Galaxy S4 offers or carrier release dates at this time.

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Are you buying the Galaxy S4, Italian Android fans?

Thanks, Andrea!

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Tim Cook to give deposition in ebook pricing lawsuit

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A federal judge has ordered Tim Cook to give a deposition as part of the US Justice Department’s lawsuit over ebook pricing. The government has been limited to deposing Cook for four hours. Executives from the companies involved in the suit have already testified, with Cook being the sole exception. Prior to the order, Apple’s lawyers had tried to argue that deposing Cook could be harmful to Apple’s business.

Orin Snyder, a lawyer at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP who is representing Apple, said in a March 11 letter that questioning Cook would “threaten disruption of Apple’s business” and “serve as a potent tool for harassment.” He also said the government’s assertions about Cook’s knowledge and role in the matter were “speculative.”

Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue was deposed on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. During the deposition, Cue apparently said that Cook had knowledge regarding Apple’s ebook pricing strategy. Apple and the major publishers settled a similar case with European Union regulators towards the end of last year.

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It’s alive: Asus Transformer AiO gets official spec sheet, pricing and release date

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Unveiled for the first time a full nine months ago, the Asus Transformer AiO part Windows 8 all-in-one PC/part Android tablet pretty much divided the tech world in two. There were those who saw it as brilliant innovation and those who called it a monstrosity. A beastly Frankensteinian creature, if you will.

A heated debate might have started, only no one really believed it would turn into reality. No matter what side were you on, you still could have smelled the vaporware stench. But then the hybrid got a second unveiling this January and now a third, along with the much awaited revealing of the spec sheet and pricing.

Where do we start? How about with the confirmation that the 18.4-inch display boasts a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution? The thing also has 10-point touch, so it definitely sounds nice.

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On the tablet part, you get a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with an unknown clocking speed, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, a 1 MP front-facing cam and a 32 Whr battery capable of around 5 hours of continuous use.

Not exactly ideal for a top-tier 2013 tab, but at least there’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to butter the thing up. As far as design goes, the slate looks like your ordinary Asus Eee Pad, only, you know, a lot bigger. It weighs 5.28 pounds by itself, so don’t even think about this as a travelling pal.

Meanwhile, once you dock the tablet into the PC station, you’ll get a far snappier computing machine with Windows 8, an Intel Core i5-3350P processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB HDD and a GeForce GT 730M GPU. There’s also a SuperMulti DVD Drive there, as well as a wide selection of ports and connectivity options – USB 3.0, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and an SD card reader.

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Of course, you can still use the hybrid with Android even when it’s connected to the dock and all you have to do is flip a switch conveniently placed on the right side of the PC station. The entire “creature” weighs in at around 9 pounds and will go on sale on April 12 for… wait for it… ,299.

Wow, that’s actually not bad. It’s a pretty penny, no doubt about it, but there are plenty of traditional all-in-one PCs around that go for just as much. And this one brings the best of both worlds. Or does it? What do you guys think? Innovation or monstrosity?

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