Microsoft Hints at 'Surface Phone' Innovations; Will Discontinue Surface 3 This Year

Microsoft has been rumoured to be working on the Surface Phone for quite some time now, and it is expected to unveil it in early 2017. Now, the company’s Corporate VP of Windows Kevin Gallo has shed some more light on what Microsoft has in mind when it comes to its future smartphone offering – thought to be the much-awaited Surface Phone.

Gallo told The Register that the next Microsoft phone will be a high-end version catering to the enterprise market. He hinted that the next Windows 10 Mobile will be ‘category innovating’. While Gallo didn’t particularly mention the Surface Phone, he did speak about Microsoft’s new found focus on the enterprise market. The company is looking to abandon its efforts in the crowded entry level market, and bring the high-end Surface products thought process to its OEM products as well.Microsoft Hints at 'Surface Phone' Innovations; Will Discontinue Surface 3 This Year

“We’re really aligned to what we’ve done on the Windows desktop […] which is we’ll lead with some high end and category innovation like we’ve done with Surface, and OEMs will go and build the breadth of the catalog,” Gallo said in the report.

Late last year, the Microsoft CMO Chris Capossela tipped that the company was developing a’breakthrough’ Surface Phone. It was also rumoured that Microsoft is planning to unveil three models targeted at regular consumers, business-specific, and enthusiasts. The Surface Phone is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 830 SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM. It is also expected to come with 128GB of integrated storage, as well as Continuum support.

Microsoft separately also confirmed that the company will stop producing Surface 3 tablets from December 2016. The company is also contemplating on whether it should launch the Surface 3 successor or not. The tablet was not as successful as the Surface Pro 4, and the Surface Book, and Microsoft may just decide to abandon the product line altogether. To generate sales for the Surface 3, the company has been slashing the price of the tablet all through last year.

“Since launching Surface 3 over a year ago, we have seen strong demand and satisfaction amongst our customers. Inventory is now limited, and by the end of December 2016, we will no longer manufacture Surface 3 devices,” Microsoft told ZDNet. The report also claims that the Microsoft is having a hard time keeping the Microsoft Band 2 in stock.

Top Trending Smartphones which are a Must Buy!

The smartphone arena and segment is one which is facing stiff and cut throat competition. With tons of players in the market fighting for market share, consumer loyalty and increased profits, each one tries to oust the other by coming up with phones with stunning features at prices that are easily affordable. With tremendous price cuts, the competition has only become fiercer. You can find a list of top trending in the market with naaptol discout coupons to get your hands on the best-selling phones at stellar prices.

Check out the hottest phones in the market that have become a game changer for sure:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a spectacular phone that has been launched by Xiaomi and is already receiving rave reviews. The phone brings you a stunning 5.5 inch Full HD display that comes with advanced technology of auto adjusting the brightness to help you better use the screen under harsh sunlight and at night to not strain the eyes. It runs on a 1.8GHz Dual Core Processor with a massive 3GB RAM that surely keeps it up to speed for multitasking. It comes with 32GB internal memory which can further be expanded to 32GB giving comfortable memory space. With a 16MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera, be sure to capture every moment in perfect detail. Thanks to its 4050 mAh battery option you surely get good juice out of the phone.

Lenovo K4 Note

Lenovo surely has a winner up its sleeve with the K4 Note. The phone offers a 5.5 inch Full HD Display with Gorilla Glass Display and VR support which makes it absolutely irresistible. It runs on an Octa Core 1.3GHz Processor along with a 3GB RAM for stunning speed and performance. Thanks to its 13MP Primary camera and 5MP secondary camera, you get timeless photos with every click. The phone comes with a 16GB internal memory set up which can be increased to up to 128GB giving you ample memory space. With a 3300 mAh battery, be sure to use it for hours nonstop without a worry.

LeEco Le 1S

The LeEco Le 1S surely is one of the biggest game changers in the market by providing a high end phone at throwaway prices. The phone offers a stunning metallic body with a 5.5 inch Full HD Display that completely changes your visual experience with the phone. It runs on a mighty 2.2GHz Octa Core Processor along with a massive 3GB RAM that helps you multitask like a breeze. It gives users a sharp and accurate 13MP primary camera along with a 5MP secondary camera for perfect selfies. The phone has a 32GB internal memory set up which cannot be expanded further but is comfortable for normal everyday use. Thanks to its 3000 mAh battery, the phone gives good power output as well making it an all-rounder. Make use of ebay india coupons to get your hands on this outstandingly crafted phone.

Coolpad Note 3

The Coolpad Note 3 is surely a phone to be reckoned with giving you some amazingly superb features. The phone has a 5.5 inch Full HD Display that makes activities like gaming, reading and watching videos completely immersive. It runs on an Octa Core 1.3GHz Processor along with a 3GB RAM for performance that cannot be matched. As for the camera, the phone has a 13MP primary camera along with a 5MP secondary camera to capture stunning photos. With a 16GB internal battery set up expandable up to 64GB, you get to carry your files wherever you go. With a 3000 mAh battery giving it juice, you surely cannot complain.

Be sure to get your hands on these spectacularly designed phones that help you get nothing but pure performance at amazing prices.

TOP 5 BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS

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Compatible with virtually all smartphones, Bluetooth speakers offer a convenient way to enjoy music and other media hands-free. In the past, wireless speakers were limited by sound quality shortcomings and other drawbacks compared to their non-Bluetooth counterparts, but today’s speakers offer rich, room  filling sound along with other features such as rechargeable batteries for added portability and speakerphone functionality. These 5 models all bring something unique to the table, making them some of the most popular models on the market today.

JBL CHARGE 2 PLUS

The JBL Charge was one of the most well-received devices to come to market last year, and 2015’s follow-up, the Charge 2 Plus, improves on the original with a longer 30 foot broadcast range and enhanced waterproofing. The Charge 2 Plus has full speakerphone support, USB charging for other devices, and can tether with up to three devices simultaneously in Social Mode.

UE BOOM 2

The original UE Boom was widely received as one of the best devices in its category, and the UE Boom 2 brings several improvements to this already successful platform. The UE Boom 2 is now fully waterproof, rated for submersion in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes, and also enjoys an upgraded battery life spanning 15 hours. It features gesture control that allows input via taps and shakes, can be paired with a second UE speaker such as the previous generation’s Boom or the Boom Mini for a surround sound effect, and you can get the UE Boom 2 at any Harvey Norman for immediate delivery.

HARMAN INFINITY ONE

The Harman Infinity One showcases sound quality and a 30+ foot wireless range as its premier features, utilizing a unique 360 grille design that turns the entire exterior surface into a speaker and delivering a 10 hour battery life on a full charge. It lacks the rugged weatherproof treatment of the UE Boom 2, but it does include a mobile power source option via its USB port. The Infinity One can also be used with an associated app, which allows access to speaker controls as well as firmware updates.

CREATIVE MUVO MINI

Although its list of premium features may be relatively short, this tiny powerhouse packs a 32 foot wireless broadcast range and 10 hours of playback time into a package that weighs just over half a pound. It also features weatherproofing that gives it some protection against moisture and debris, making it one of the best basic options available.

FLUANCE FI30

The Fluance Fi30 is an outstanding value option, featuring the robust broadcast range and advanced features of premium models in a capable, inexpensive package. Unlike the other models on this list, it does not have an internal battery and must be plugged into a power source, but where the Fluance does deliver is in class-leading sound quality and a polished look that is at home in any room.

PERSONALIZED MOBILE CASE AS CHRISTMAS GIFT

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There’s a craze of mobile phone covers out there. Numerous websites sell phone covers of such an array of designs and patterns and movie merchandise and books and what not! All of it is also available for almost every phone, and these days everyone has a phone. From your six year old daughter to the eighty year old next door neighbor…they all have it. Everyone wants to show off their new phones and how cool they are, which is now done by using those varied phone covers that are available. So if you’re looking for a Christmas gift for that old friend of yours, or for your wife, or even your grandmother, you’ve got the easiest and most sought after thing to pick out from.

Find a phone cover that matches what the person you are gifting it to would want. There are so many out there, it’s unbelievable. You can pick from any of those innumerable mobile covers. Whether the person is an iPhone fan, or an android fan, you’re sure to find a pretty phone cover for them. It will not only delight them, but also give them something useful. Usually we go crazy looking for a gift that would be useful as well as good to look at. Phone covers fit the bill exactly on point. You can pick out a phone cover, gift it to whomever you wish, and watch them flaunt it like they own every bit of it.

But here’s an upgrade on that. How about gifting a personalized phone cover to someone? Yes! You can now customize a phone cover whichever way you want. You can insert an image of your choice, a pattern you like, or a superhero logo of your liking, and the custom phone cases will have exactly that. Imagine your teenage son unwrapping the present to find a phone cover with the picture of his favorite quote from a movie? Or your best friend grinning with excitement as she sees that pretty design on the cover that she always admired. The list is endless, and your options are as well.

You can become an artist, pick out a design, paint it yourself, attach an image of the person you’re gifting it to on the cover, throw in a funny or inspirational text, create a nice, elegant pattern, upload a funny picture…anything of your choice and you’re going to have it. Worry not, because there are millions of choices out there, and you don’t exactly have to be an artist to get the same. You can, on your own, customize a phone cover and gift it to your loved one. How great would it be to surprise them with something like this?

Christmas is a time of presents and surprises, and what better than a personalized phone cover that they can proudly show off to their friends and family. You can have pictures of people, dogs, cats, birds, movie characters, book quotes, movie quotes, funny texts, cars, motorcycles, picturesque things, photography material and the likes. If you’ve got a vintage photo lying around in your photo album, you can scan it in your computer and upload it to attach it to your phone cover, and there you have it, memories encased in a phone case. Isn’t that totally cool?

You can also pick out a picture of your childhood if you’re gifting this to your mother or grandmother or father etc. Upload a picture of a baby onto the cover and gift it, you’ll be adored more than ever. It’s also such a thoughtful present, isn’t it? For your lover, you can find something cute off of the internet, or a love quote that your significant other enjoys, or a heart and some butterflies for your girlfriend if she likes that sort of a thing. It’ll be a sweet, loving gesture on your part, and it’ll also be quite a functional gift for them. Add a personal message or two, and there you have it, an attractive, personalized phone cover that is a lovely present for your loved ones, and/or all of those cell phone enthusiasts out there!

A custom phone case is quite a delight, and surely you will be appreciated for such a gesture. So go ahead and find your hidden artist, and get to work for this year’s amazing Christmas present for your loved one.

Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker to Go on Sale

Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker to Go on Sale Tuesday

Xiaomi India, as a part of its Holi festival offer, on Monday announced that its recently announcedXiaomi Bluetooth speaker will finally go on sale in India at Rs. 1,999. The company also said it will be selling the 10400mAh Mi Power Bank with colour sleeves at Rs. 1,099, while its Mi Band and Mi In-Ear Headphones will be available in open sales (without registrations). The company will also be offering discounts on Redmi Note 3 smartphone cases.

The Chinese tech firm says it will be putting the products on sale exclusively from the Mi.com website on Tuesday at 10am. As a part of the offer, the Xiaomi 10400mAh Mi Power Bank will be able with colour sleeves in Blue, White, Gray, Pink, and Black colour options. For those who have a Redmi Note 3 smartphone, Xiaomi will be offering them flip covers and cases in Orange, Blue, and Black colours at Rs. 349, which generally are available for Rs. 399. Hard cases will also be available for Rs. 269. The Xiaomi Mi Band (White LED) activity tracker will be available on open sale at Rs. 799, while the Mi in-ear headphones will come at Rs. 999.

“Holi is an auspicious festival in India and to make it more exciting for our Mi fans, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our colourful Mi Bluetooth Speaker at a great price. We have always believed in delivering the best experience in terms of technology and style, and the Mi Bluetooth Speaker is yet another step in that direction. Apart from these Speakers, we are also extending delightful offers on our Mi power banks and other accessories adding more colours to the lives of our Mi Fans,” said Manu K. Jain, Head, Xiaomi India.

Xiaomi earlier this month launched its 10000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro with USB Type-C in China. The company additionally announced its Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition media player.

iPhone 7 Case Leak Tips Dual-Camera Setup, No 3.5mm Jack

iPhone 7 Case Leak Tips Dual-Camera Setup, No 3.5mm Jack

Amidst all the iPhone SE rumours and leaks ahead of the Monday launch, a video claiming to show the flagship iPhone 7’s transparent case has been uploaded on YouTube. The same video also shows a case for the upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE.

A 5-minute-long video by a popular technology reviewer Lewis who runs The Unbox Therapy channel shows the two smartphone cases sent by popular tipster Sonny Dickson. The alleged iPhone 7 cover case features a massive cut out for the rear camera, hinting the smartphone will sport a dual-camera setup. Until now, the dual-camera setup was only rumoured for the larger iPhone 7 Pro version. The cover case also sits bit lower suggesting that the horizontal antenna bands might as well be missing out from the device.

Also there is no cut out for the headphones, which once again cements the rumour that Apple mightremove the 3.5mm jack from the iPhone 7 models and instead replace it with only the Lightning port in order to attain the rumoured 6.1mm thickness. There can be two speakers at the bottom if the cut outs are any indication.

This is not the first time we have seen an iPhone 7 cover case leak. Some images showing a translucent cover case for the smartphone also emerged on the web earlier this month. The case too had a similar cut out for the rear camera along with two slots for the dual speakers at the bottom. The duo is also said to come with Oled displays this time.

On the other hand, the iPhone SE case shown in the video indicates a rounded-edge design like the iPhone 6 and later models, but still featuring the round volume buttons as the iPhone 5s. This however, will be made clear by Apple on Monday.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB Flash Drive Launched

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB Flash Drive Launched at Rs. 9,990

Sometimes a 32GB flash drive storage isn’t enough, you need a 64GB one. Sometimes a 64GB offering isn’t enough, and you need 200GB. When you need 200GB, you will want to have a look at SanDisk’s latest offering. The company on Friday announced the launch of 200GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stickin India. It is available for purchase from Amazon India at Rs. 9,990.

Initially launched in select regions at CES 2016, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is an addition to company’s existing Connect Wireless lineup. The lineup previously maxed out at 128GB storage option for the top model. The American storage company, which was recently acquired by Western Digital, says the new model also offers improved transfer speeds.

Commenting on the launch of the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick in India, Rajesh Gupta, Country Manager, India & Saarc, SanDisk said, “With the explosion of content, people need more advanced storage solutions to keep up with the volume and quality of the photos, videos and files they’re creating on their mobile devices. Our goal is to deliver innovative, intuitive offerings that help them capture life’s great moments without worrying about storage limitations.”

For those unfamiliar, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick offers a range of features in addition to data storage. It is compatible with Android and iOS devices and connects wirelessly with them, allowing users to transfer data from your their mobile devices. You can also stream content from it on up to three Android or iOS devices using its app.