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Tata Motors presents Tata Pixel, a new city car concept for Europe. Based on the Tata Nano, the Tata Pixel — at just over three metres in length , is the most package efficient four-seater in the world, comfortably accommodating four adults, unlike a typical city car which is either a two-seater or can accommodate two adults and two children only.
The Tata Pixel’s ability to manoeuvre and park in the tightest of spaces is made possible by its Zero Turn toroidal traction-drive Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT), which assists rotation of the outer rear wheel forwards and the inner rear wheel backwards, while the front wheels turn at acute angles. The result is a turning circle radius of just 2.6 metres.
The ‘scissor’ doors rotate upwards from the front to allow passengers to effortlessly enter or exit the Tata Pixel, even in the tightest of spaces.A 1.2 litre three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, positioned at the rear of the Tata Pixel, gives lively performance. The engine is a low-friction design, featuring variable coolant and oil pump and rapid warm-up technologies. With optimised aerodynamic drag, low rolling-resistance tyres, stop-start technology, and intelligent battery charging, the Tata Pixel returns European combined cycle (NEDC) fuel economy of 3.4 l/100km and CO2 emissions of just 89g/km.A forward sweeping roofline, with minimal front and rear overhangs, accentuates the youthful styling. The Tata Pixel is also designed to provide a high level of connectivity. Key functions are controlled by the driver’s smart phone, running ‘My Tata Connect’ — the first integrated human-machine interface (HMI) concept from Tata Motors.
Airtel has launched their 4G LTE services in Bengaluru followed by the launch in Kolkata last month. They appointed Huawei to mange their network in Karnataka. As an introductory offer customers subscribing to 4G services will now be given a cash-back for the CPE / dongle that are priced at Rs. 7,750 and Rs. 7,999 respectively. Airtel 4G is now also available in an all new break free ultimate plan that offers 30GB free usage and is priced at Rs. 2999. They have also introduced Smartbytes so that customers can buy these add on packs and continue enjoying the 4G experience even after exhausting their monthly data limits on their plan.
Airtel 4G LTE Plans
|Name of the Bill Plan||break free||break free max||break free ultra||break free ultimate|
|rental (in Rs)||999||1399||1999||2999|
|free usage (in GB)||6||9||18||30|
|charges after free usage||Nill||Nill||Nil||Nil|
|speed post free usage||128 Kbps||128 Kbps||128 Kbps||128 Kbps|
|Cashback period||6 months||6 months||24 months||12 months|
|Description of cash back||1 month rental over 6 months||2 months rental over 6 months||Discount of Rs 7999 over 24 months||Discount of Rs 7999 over 12 months|
Airtel 4G Smartbytes
|Charge after quota
|3 GB||600||3 GB||Nil|
|5 GB||875||5 GB||Nil|
|10 GB||1500||10 GB||Nil|
Renault has finally launched its much-awaited Duster SUV in India at prices ranging from Rs 7.19 lakh to Rs 11.29 lakh. The Renault Duster will come in eight variants. Here are the top 10 features of the recently launched Duster SUV
1. The car is available at a base ex-showroom price of Rs 7.19 lakh for the 1.6-litre petrol, Rs 7.99 lakh for the 85PS diesel and Rs 9.99 lakh for the 105PS diesel engines.
2. The 8 way adjustable driver seat means that fatigue has a much lesser chance of overtaking you on a long drive.
3. Tilt steering allows you to find the most comfortable driving position. There’s even a rear AC with independent controls for rear seat passengers.
4. This newly launched SUV is available in two fuel options and three engine options. The 1.6-litre petrol engine produces 104PS of power while the 1.5-litre dCi engine is available in two states of tune – 85PS and 110PS.
5. A short turning radius of 5.2 m makes the Renault Duster extremely agile and easy to manoeuvre in tight corners.
6. A high torque at low RPM makes for easy driving in the city, while a good engine response makes driving over rough terrains effortless.
7. Renault has made significant improvements to the overall refinement levels and the cabin is quieter, engine clatter at idle and noise at speed is well controlled.
8. Being a monocoque, the Duster offers great ride and assures handling with just a bit of body roll.
9. The music system looks smart and is integrated neatly into a flatter, smarter looking centre console.
10. The Duster will compete with the Tata Safari and Mahindra Scorpio.
Renault Duster prices (All prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Petrol RxE : Rs 7.19 lakh
Petrol RxL: Rs 8.19 lakh
Diesel 85 PS RxE: Rs 7.99 lakh
Diesel 85 PS RxL: Rs 8.99lakh
RXL Diesel pack: Rs 9.99 lakh
Diesel 110 PS RxL: Rs 9.99 lakh
Diesel 110 PS RxZ: Rs 10.99 lakh
RXZ Diesel pack: Rs 11.29 lakh
Samsung has lost its attempt to overturn a ban on US sales of its flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, in a fresh blow for the South Korean manufacturer in its patent war with Apple.
A judge in California on Monday refused to lift the ban – which came into force last week – while the court weighs up Apple’s claim that Samsung illegally copied the design of the iPad.A spokeswoman for Samsung on Tuesday said the company would continue to appeal against the injunction.
Apple and Samsung are involved in patent disputes in several countries around the globe, in a row that has moved front and centre in the battle for the increasingly crowded tablet market.
Samsung was ordered on 26 June to halt US sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 – one of the closest competitors to the iPad – until the South Korean firm goes to trial with Apple on 30 July. The US district judge Lucy Koh also hit Samsung with a US sales ban for its top-end Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Friday.
Samsung said in a statement: “Samsung is disappointed with the court’s decision that denied our motion to stay. We believe today’s ruling will ultimately reduce the availability of superior technological features to consumers in the US.
“Regardless, we will continue to pursue a request for an appeal of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 preliminary injunction, which we filed on 26 June to the court of appeals for the federal circuit.”
“The impact on Samsung is limited as shipment volume of Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Nexus are quite small,” Lee Sun-tae, an analyst at NH Investment & Securities, told Reuters.
“Even if Apple wins an injunction request on Galaxy S III, Samsung will have plenty of time to get around it, as it normally takes quite a long time for a court to process such requests.”
Total sales of tablet computers will reach 105m units this year and 143m in 2013, according to the research firm IDC – compared with total PC sales of about 400m, of which more than 60% will be laptops.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab range of tablet computers run Google’s Android software, which is also used by a range of rival manufacturers including Sony and Motorola.
Apple is expected to remain the dominant player in the tablet market for the foreseeable future, with Gartner forecasting that the iPad will account for 61.4% of all sales this year. Android tablets are forecast to account for 31.9% of tablet computer sales this year.
All new Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE (regional)|
|BODY||Dimensions||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm|
|– Touch-sensitive controls|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (~306 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 2|
|– TouchWiz UI|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 64 GB|
|Internal||16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization|
|Video||Yes, 1080p@30fps, check quality|
|Secondary||Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Chipset||Exynos 4212 Quad|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|Browser||HTML, Adobe Flash|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|Colors||Pebble blue, Marble white|
|– MicroSIM card support only
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Smart Stay eye tracking
– Dropbox (50 GB storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
|BATTERY||Standard battery, Li-Ion 2100 mAh|
|Stand-by||Up to 590 h (2G) / Up to 790 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 21 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 11 h 40 min (3G)|
|MISC||SAR US||0.55 W/kg (head) 1.49 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.21 W/kg (head)|
|TESTS||Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) / 3.419:1 (sunlight)|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 75dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 75dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -90.3dB / Crosstalk -92.6dB|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Battery life||Endurance rating 43h|