Friday, November 14, 2014

Karbonn Windows Phone: Wanted to like it, but..

I have been using the Karbonn's first Windows phone for about 2 days now. My initial impressions with the phone were very good. The performance and the touch response seemed to work very well. The display was not so good, with very poor viewing angles and grossly incorrect colors. The camera was OK, the Skype calls using the front camera was like - atleast it is there - !.

But the bummer of the whole thing was when I installed the SIM card on the phone. The phone never stabilized on the network signal, which seemed to go on and off. After some time the phone restarted. And this kept on happening. I changed the SIM to another spare one, and the same thing repeated.

There is also another issue with the piece I received, the battery doesn't seem to charge fully. Infact, it never goes beyond 97% charge, no matter how long you wait.

With these basic issues, I am left using this thing like an iPod touch, only not as good! I have contacted Snapdeal, and would report back on what happened. In short, I don't think it would be prudent to review this product based on this particular faulty unit.

Update: Snapdeal sent me a replacement device. But to my horror it too has the same problem with keeping a stabilized network signal. Given the experience, I would strongly *NOT* recommend the product, unless if you are just an enthusiast!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Notion Ink Cain 8

The windows tablet has hit a new price point with probably the first sub 10k device from India. This is the second device from Notion Ink with Windows. The first one was reviewed here on this blog. There is a large possibility that I will be reviewing the Cain 8 as well, so keep checking this space. 

The Notion Ink Cain 8 can be purchased from sanpdeal here:

Karbonn Titanum Wind W4 is here, review soon

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

#MORELUMIA coming on 11th Nov

Microsoft just announced that there are more Lumias coming on 11th ( This will also be the first Microsoft Lumia phone after it took over Nokia. I just hope they price it right.