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Friday, 12 June 2015

India's most affordable 4G LTE smartphone @ Rs 4,999, the ZTE Blade Qlux 4G.

ZTE launched the Blade Qlux 4G in India. Priced at Rs 4,999, its  the india's  most affordable 4G LTE device, supporting both TDD and FDD LTE bands in India. Thanks to the 4G connectivity, the smartphone offers data speeds of up to 150 mbps on LTE Cat.4 networks in the country.

The other specs of ZTE Blade Qlux 4G sports is 4.5-inch IPS display total resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, runs on Android KitKat. ZTE promised that they upgrade phone to Android Lollipop in the coming months. The device runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6732M processor, supported by 1GB of RAM. There's 8GB of internal memory and 32GB expandable via a microSD card. 

The Blade Qlux 4G have a 8MP autofocus rear camera  with a LED flash and a 5MP front camera. Apart from 4G LTE, the phone comes with dual-SIM support, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth, and micro-USB. It is backed by a 2,200mAh battery, which promises to deliver 12 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time. 

ZTE Blade Qlux 4G will be available from June 16th.  exclusively at Amazon India . 

Monday, 8 June 2015


The Taiwanese phone maker has a new flagship  smartphone. The company today announced the HTC One ME, one of the most exciting smartphones they have ever made.


Instead of the full metal body, the HTC One ME comes  encased in a polycarbonate
chassis with metal frame. It’s too much like the One M9+ the company had launched earlier this year, but there are a few noticeable differences such as the dual-SIM capability among others.

As for the specifications, the One ME sports a 5.2-inch display with QHD (2560 x 1400 pixels) screen resolution flaunting an impressive 565 ppi pixel density — evidently the sharpest display HTC has placed in a phone. Other hardware specs don’t disappoint either. The One ME is powered by Helio X10 eight-core chipset (the Mediatek made processor competes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810) clocked at 2.2GHz. On the connectivity front, the One ME supports 4G LTE (FDD: band 1,3,5,7,8,28; TDD: band 38,39,40,41), 3G, and is dual-SIM capable — which makes us believe that the phone is targeted at Asian countries.

The device also comes with a fingerprint scanner which could store information of up to 5 fingers. With Android M offering native support for fingerprint readers, the phone could make use of many new features. On the software side, the company hasn’t mentioned the exact version of Android and HTC Sense the phone runs, but it’s likely 5.0 Lollipop.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Why you should think zealously about rushing solar.

June 3, 2015

Article from Time Magazine Online

“If you’ve been noticing more solar panels lately, you’re onto something. While only one in 100 houses have them, says David Feldman, senior financial analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, that’s 46 times as many as a decade ago. Some of that fast growth is due to a federal tax credit that is worth 30% of installation costs (and which is set to expire at the end of 2016). Some is owed to the fact that Chinese factories are churning out photovoltaic panels nearly as fast as flat-screen TVs. And a third catalyst is a new breed of financing options that virtually eliminate the tens of thousands of dollars in upfront costs of going solar.

Here’s what you need to know to harness the power of the sun:

How Solar Power Works

Going solar doesn’t mean going off the grid. You stay connected to the electric company via a two-way meter the solar company installs. That lets you buy juice as needed. When panels produce excess wattage, it goes back into the grid, and you’re credited for the amount. Though you could eliminate your electric bill, the typical residential installation yields 75% to 90% of the household’s power needs, says Chris Doyle of Dividend Solar, a solar financing company.

There’s enough sun in every continental state to turn a roof into a power plant. But what makes the solar math work is a combination of high electric rates and financial incentives from your state and utility. Get a sense of your savings based on your address, local electric rates, and even your home’s orientation—south-facing is ideal—at, a solar comparison-shopping site.

 How to Pay For It

A solar power system costs $10,000 to $30,000 after the federal tax credit—depending in part on the size of the system required. That investment yields monthly electric savings of $100 to $200, which is most of the average household’s electric bill. So you should recoup your investment in five to 10 years. If you have the cash and plan to stay put, this gives the best ROI.

A solar lease is an alternative that requires little or no money upfront. You pay the solar company a monthly fee or preset discount price for the power the panels generate. Though you can’t claim the tax break or any rebates, you’ll still save 10% to 20% on electric costs, typically $10 to $40 a month, says Jonathan Bass of installation firm Solar City. Also, most leases include a maintenance contract in the price.

The newer option of a solar loan offers the perks of leasing—no cash upfront, sometimes a maintenance contract—with greater savings for most people, Feldman says. Interest rates range from 3% to 6.5% for 10- to 20-year loans. After factoring in loan payments, you’ll cut your electric bill by 40% to 60%, about $40 to $120 a month, assuming you put the tax credit toward your loan, says Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of You’ll reap even more once the loan is paid off, and panels typically last 25 years.

However you pay, install panels only on a fairly new roof, so they won’t have to come down for roof repairs—and make sure to do it before the write-off expires.”