Apple's first TV series releases tonight: It's like the Shark Tank of apps. Apple Inc's long-awaited move into original television series starts from Tuesday, with a reality show about a universe that is key to the technology giant's business: the world of app developers trying to bring their ideas to the masses.
The 10-episode "Planet of the Apps," an unscripted show with similarities to ABC's "Shark Tank," is part of an effort to add exclusive video programing to Apple's music streaming service to help attract new subscribers. Nintendo launches new Switch game console. Nintendo's Switch console goes on sale today in a global launch seen as key for the Japanese video game giant to reverse flagging sales and compete with Sony's top-selling PlayStation 4.
The USD 299 unit, which works both at home and on-the-go, blends the Super Mario maker's history in the console business with its fledgeling mobile gaming strategy, which got a big brand win after Pokemon Go's success last summer. Kyoto-based Nintendo is aiming to sell more than two million Switch consoles in its first month. Strong demand for the new unit would help Nintendo close the book on poor sales of its last console, Wii U -- the disappointing follow-up to the smash hit Wii, which sold over 100 million units worldwide after its launch a decade ago.
ZTE, Sony launch new devices at Mobile World Congress. Chinese smartphone maker ZTE and Sony on Monday launched their devices at on-going Mobile World Congress (MWC), being held in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona.
The Chinese company presented the ZTE BLADE V8, which will be available in stores in mid-March, and the ZTE BLADE V8 LITE, which will be available a few weeks later after the BLADE V8, Xinhua news agency reported. The ZTE BLADE V8 has a 5.2-inch screen with FHD resolution, a 13MP rear camera and a dual front camera capable of capturing images from different angles and supports 3D shooting. On the other hand, the ZTE BLADE V8 LITE features a 5-inch IPS screen with a 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and Android Nougat operating system. ZTE also presented a new update of the AXON 7 with Android Nougat and GoogleDayDream, being the first smartphone of the company that allows the user to enjoy experiences of Virtual Reality. Samsung unwraps Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book, releases smartphone teaser. Electronics giant Samsung has expanded its tablet portfolio with Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book and outlined a series of measures to "enhance" product safety.
The focus on product safety comes against the backdrop of a global product recall that Samsung had undertaken as faulty phone batteries led to its flagship Galaxy Note 7 catching fire. Taking the curtain off the two new tablets at the mega mobile show — the Mobile World Congress — in Barcelona, the South Korean conglomerate also shared a teaser video of its much-awaited smartphone. The smartphone — speculated as Galaxy 8 — is believed to be the successor of Galaxy Note 7 and Samsung's next flagship.
Nokia 3310 makes a comeback with 22 hours of battery life, dual sim. Finnish mobile device player Nokia is in reboot mode as it gets ready to bring to India its 17-year-old iconic Nokia 3310 handset for about Rs 3,500, along with its Android smartphones, next quarter.
"All the products that we have announced Nokia 3310, Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will be available in the second quarter of this year in India. Average global selling price for Nokia 3310 is 49 euros," HMD Global Oy Chief Marketing Officer Pekka Rantala said. HMD Global has licence to design and sell Nokia branded phones globally as well as use technologies developed by Nokia Corporation. Paytm crosses 200 million wallet user base. Mobile wallet major, Paytm announced today that its user base has crossed 200 million wallets.
The company said that within three years of launching the Paytm Wallet, it has become most widely used and accepted payment method in the country. Since demonetisation the company claims to have made rapid strides in the online wallet sector by laying stake to the top position. In the last 12 months, the company has managed to launch a variety of offline services, which have increased the usage of phones at various points. Paytm wallet has moved from just mobile phone and DTH recharges, electricity, gas and water bill payments, to using it at milk booths, grocery stores, pharmacies and parking among other places. "Reaching 200 Mn registered users and more than half a million users on a daily basis is a great showcase of the country's trust in our payment solution and reaffirms our belief in the need for a quick and easy cashless payment method.
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