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iPad Air explodes at a store in Australia

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The iPad Air is no doubt Apple’s best iPad, yet – it’s sleek and gorgeous and powered with the best in-class hardware, it’s a gadget everyone wants! However, after reading this, some might be a little skeptical about the iPad Air. According to a report in an Australian newspaper, an iPad Air exploded into flames at a Vodafone retail store in Canberra, Australia.

The iPad Air which exploded was a demo model used to show potential customers who visited the store. It wasn’t a minor explosion, it caused a fire which lead to evacuation of the store after which the fire department had to take control of the scene. A Vodafone spokesperson confirmed that a “burst of flames” shot out of the iPad Air’s charging port while tablet was sitting unused. The iPad Air continued to burn until the fire department arrived to extinguish the fire.

Apple hasn’t said much on the incident, however it is said that an Apple rep visited the store and collected the iPad for further inspection. We hope this was a one off incident and we won’t see any repeats, anywhere.

Written by Nishant Gambhir

November 8th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Google announces Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, priced at $349/₹28,990

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Android fans rejoice! After countless leaks, Google today on Halloween unveiled the much awaited Nexus 5 as well as the much talked about Android update codenamed KitKat aka Android 4.4.

As expected the Nexus 5 is power packed and has the following specs:

  • 4.95-inch 1080p HD display
  • Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 8MP OIS rear camera
  • Dual-band WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2300 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4

The Google Nexus 5 is priced at $349 in the US and ₹28,990 in India, the prices are for the 16 GB model, the color options are white and black. Folks in the US can buy it now from the Play Store, folks in India have to wait a little longer.

Stay tuned for all the information on all our Nexus 5 accessories.

Written by Nishant Gambhir

October 31st, 2013 at 6:23 pm

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This is the Nexus 5 and it’s launching on November 1 (hopefully!)

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Google’s Nexus 4 has been a fairly successful and popular smartphone, however an update has been due and as per tradition preceding every major smartphone launch we have had several leaks which have told us and shown us a lot about the Nexus 4′s successor the Nexus 5. While the device wasn’t launched on the various leaked dates, however now, the famous Twitter personality EvLeaks has posted the render of a white Nexus 5, which as per the tweet will launch on Novemeber 1 and as per various other leaks it will be priced at $349!

Going by EvLeaks’s track record, this leak is the one to put your bets on, keep your credit cards ready on November 1 for the Nexus 5 might be coming to the Play Store, finally!

Written by Nishant Gambhir

October 27th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Is Samsung Galaxy Gear a flop show?

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Reports as well as leaked sales document on Geek.com suggest that Samsung’s much hyped and much awaited smartwatch from Samsung is not doing very well. The leaked document suggests that the return rate at a major American retailer is well over 30%, which isn’t something Samsung would have wanted for it’s first smartwatch. Samsung has reportedly asked it’s employees to figure out why the return rates are so high.

Although the product is first of it’s kind, there is very little productive use of the watch which could be seen as one of the reasons for it’s cold start in the market. What do you think?

Written by Nishant Gambhir

October 26th, 2013 at 6:46 am

This dude used Siri to get a date!

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This dude uses Siri to get a date, got to give it to the guy for using something different than the regular bunch of stale pick up lines. The video has received over half a million views and reportedly a behind the scenes video is also in the works. What do you think?

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October 26th, 2013 at 6:35 am

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More Than 10 Million People Have Downloaded BBM for iOS and Android in The Last 24 Hours, Have You?

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If you are a BlackBerry fan, this news will put a smile on your face, BlackBerry formerly known as RIM claims that it’s instant messaging app – BBM has been downloaded over 10 million times in the last 24 hours alone on Android and iOS. BlackBerry resumed the rollout of the app on Monday after a glitch ridden attempt a few weeks ago.

If these numbers are to be believed, BBM has gotten off to a good start, now what one has to see if how long can this download spree continue and how many of those 10 million people actually start using the IM app.

Whatever be the case, we will keep you posted, let us knwow how was your experience with BBM, if any!

Written by Nishant Gambhir

October 23rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Samsung Galaxy S4 launched in India, now available for Rupees 41,500

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Yes, finally the long wait for all our Indian readers is over – the Korean smartphone maker – Samsung today in a grand – larger than life event in Gurgaon announced the availability of it’s latest Android flagship for the Indian market. Samsung must be given credit for the super-quick launch of the latest Galaxy smartphone in India, unlike its arch rival Apple who usually takes weeks if not months to roll out a device in India. Samsung surprisingly rolled out the S4 in India ahead of many key markets including US and UK – where the Galaxy S4 will be available early next month and next week respectively.  Read the rest of this entry »

HTC One launched in India for Rs. 42,900, available April end

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HTC finally launched the long awaited Android flagship – The HTC One in India – the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker announced the HTC One back in February. The HTC One has a very unique and appealing design with heavy use of metal elements – taking designs of Android flagships to another level all together.

The HTC One packs a 4.7 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD screen, powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. The one runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with the new HTC Sense UI and HTC BlinkFeed. The One also has the much talked about UltraPixel camera on the back with LED Flash and a 2.1MP HD front shooter with 88 wide angle lens with HDR capability.

Don’t forget to grab some Amzer accessories for your HTC One.

The HTC One will be available at a market operating price (MOP) of Rs 42,900. It would be in the market by the end of month. The pricing of the One is pretty aggressive (which is very unlike of HTC!) at par with Apple iPhone 5, Sony Xperia Z, BlackBerry Z10 and Nokia Lumia 920 – Samsung will follow suit, with the Galaxy S4, which hopefully will be priced similarly or lower.

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April 8th, 2013 at 10:58 am

Amzer Mega Galaxy Giveaway – Week 3 – Last Chance To Win

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Yes, ladies and gentlemen – week THREE (final week!) of the Amzer Mega Galaxy Giveaway is here, we have had a roaring week one where we received thousands of entries; but we are not done – just yet, we have two more brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones to giveaway, one of which will be up for grabs today!

If you want to win – here is what you have to do: 

Step One: 

Subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email address here (click to open).

Step Two:

Leave us a comment on this post – telling us what accessories do you buy for your Smartphones and Tablets!

Step Three:

Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter - you can even leave us a nice Tweet or wall post. 

Completing all THREE steps is necessary for successful entry into competition. That’s it, you can do this once a day, if you already like us or follow us, no need to do it again.

Good luck!  For more details and terms and conditions please visit our contest page. 

Written by Nishant Gambhir

April 1st, 2013 at 11:32 am

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Amzer Mega Galaxy Giveaway – Week 2

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Yes, ladies and gentlemen – week two of the Amzer Mega Galaxy Giveaway is here, we have had a roaring week one where we received thousands of entries; but we are not done – just yet, we have two more brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones to giveaway, one of which will be up for grabs today!

If you want to win – here is what you have to do:  Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Nishant Gambhir

March 25th, 2013 at 10:34 am