Launchpad: Apple iPod Touch, Panasonic Lumix GH4, HTC Desire 516, Nokia X2
Sun Jun 29 2014, 16:32 hrs
Apple iPod Touch 16GB: The Apple iPod Touch 16GB version is now available with a 5 MP iSight camera for Rs 16,900. Now, the entire iPod touch lineup features the 5 MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, 4-inch Retina display, Apple’s A5 chip and FaceTime camera. iPod touch features an ultra-thin and light anodised aluminium design and is available in pink, yellow, blue, silver, space grey and red. The 32GB version will come for Rs 20,900 and 64GB for Rs 24,900. iPod touch comes with iOS 7, offering more than 200 features.
Panasonic Lumix GH4: Panasonic India has launched the hybrid Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera DMC-GH4 with the world’s first 4K video recording camera or four times the resolution of a full HD camera. With a 1235mm F2.8 HD lens, it costs Rs 1,72,990. The body alone costs Rs 1,11,990. The GH4 offers enhanced image quality, and has a new 16.05-MP Digital Live MOS Sensor. The camera integrates functions, like its new Venus Engine, Moirè Suppression, maximum ISO of 25600, 4K 30p/25p/24p, 1080 60p/50p/24p, High Bitrate, 4:2:2 10-bit Output, VFR 3.0-type LCD (460K). It also has a 12fps Burst, Shutter 1/8000 sec 28mm wide-angle lens for covering a larger shooting area in indoor shooting.
HTC Desire 516: HTC seems to be bombaring the Indian market with new phones across price ranges. Its latest is the HTC Desire 516 which promises a stylish design and a powerful Quad-core processor at a very affordable price tag of Rs 14,200. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor and dual sim with a 5MP rear camera. It will also feature HTC BlinkFeed which brings content directly to the home screen of the 5-inch qHD screen. The new HTC Desire 516 dual sim will be available in Dark Gray and Pearl White at all major retailers in India from end of June.
Nokia X2: Microsoft Devices Group has just unveiled the Nokia X2, the latest in the Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that takes forward Nokia’s “next billion” goal. The phone is actually Nokia X with better hardware and design tweaks. The Nokia X2 comes with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and offers “more visually striking Fastlane” and Microsoft services.The Nokia X2 comes with a a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor featuring a dual core 1.2GHz CPU and 1 GB of RAM. The Nokia X2 will be available initially as a dual-SIM device and will begin rolling out globally in July 2014 for euro 99.