Nokia 5233 explodes killing a teenage girl in the middle of a call

An 18-year old girl in India named Uma Oram was talking to a relative on her old Nokia 5233 phone. In the middle of the conversation, Oram plugged the device into an outlet to charge the battery, and that is when tragedy struck. The phone exploded, killing the teen. According to a news report, “Uma, who was knocked unconscious and suffered injuries to her hand, leg and chest, was taken to a local hospital, where she died.”

The Nokia 5233, launched in January 2010, is a touchscreen smartphone that uses pressure-sensitive resistive technology. The phone is still being sold on Amazon India …


Vivo changes its mind, will manufacture the concept Apex phone in the middle of this year

At MWC last month, Vivo introduced a concept phone called the Apex. With a fingerprint scanner embedded under the lower half of the display, a pop-up 8MP selfie camera, and Screen SoundCasting Technology which allows sound to be emitted from the display, the Apex certainly has a lot of interesting and exciting features. It also sports extremely thin top and side bezels, and the hidden front-facing ambient and proximity sensors mean no notch is necessary.

Originally, the word in Barcelona was that the Apex was a concept phone, and the official video introducing the device says so in the small …

You can now start a Duo video chat right in the middle of a regular phone call

Google has started rolling out a new feature on its Phone app that allows a Duo video call to be started up in the middle of a regular voice call. If you are using the Google Phone app and you call someone who has Duo installed on their device, you will see a new button added to the Phone app’s in-call list of options. Labeled “Video call” and paired with the Duo icon, pressing this button will disconnect the original phone call and launch the Duo app on both ends of the conversation.

If the recipient of the call isn’t decent, or doesn’t want to be on camera for one reason or another, the …

Nokia 8 first promo video shows two lonely, sad men taking selfies in the middle of nowhere

So yeah, this was weird: the first Nokia 8 promo video is out and it basically shows two middle-aged, seemingly lonely and a bit sad men taking selfies bothies in the middle of nowhere. Cue a ghosty, empty office and a woman that seems like a hostage among them, a slow-tempo music and this works better as the opening scene of a horror movie, but not the inspiring presentation of one of the most highly anticipated phones of the year.

In a rather solemn voice, you would hear the ironically named Alasdair Mcphail explain the power of storytelling with the …

Verizon to provide pre-commercial 5G service to customers in 11 markets by the middle of this year

Verizon, eager to take the lead in what promises to be a very competitive rollout of 5G service, announced today that it will provide pre-commercial 5G wireless connectivity to “select” customers in 11 markets. This will take place sometime in the first half of 2017. The markets involved include: Ann Arbor , Atlanta , Bernardsville (NJ), Brockton (MA), Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Verizon says that it’s 5G Technology Forum partners are working on commercializing chipsets, infrastructure and consumer devices that will meet the 5GTF specifications. …

The Motorola Moto G5 might hit retail in the middle of March, just weeks after announcement

The upcoming Motorola Moto G5 is one of MWC 2017’s poorly kept secrets. We know almost everything about the smartphone in advance, and we are now being clued in about its eventual retail release. A UK retailer – allegedly Clove – listed the Moto G5 (with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage) in Gold and Grey, saying first stock is due mid-March. This means the smartphone will be available for purchase not long after its announcement at MWC 2017. The conference goes between February 27 and March 2.

The Moto G5 is rumored to feature a 5-inch 1080p resolution screen and be powered by the Qualcomm …

Middle East buyers praise 3D Mobile phone sticker machine

The rise of custom phone stickers business attract Middle East buyers in the year of 2016. They visit DAQIN company in Beijing China for the business cooperation of the 3D mobile phone sticker machine which used for designing and manufacturing mobile skins for any model of mobile phone across the world. DAQIN is the global leader of mobile skin software and equipment, who has been the industry leader ever since 2002.

Retail business of mobile phone stickers on eBay and Amazon is thriving in recent years. However, the profit of the mass-produced phone skin is comparatively low. Instead, the customized version, such as the ones that printed with personal image, pets, starts, sports or personal saying has more added value and can be sold with a higher price. Some merchants cooperate with great artist who provide splendid designs for the phone stickers, which can effectively enhance the sales volume.

The reason why the Middle East customers choose 3D DAQIN mobile phone sticker machine is that, DAQIN provide not only everything necessary to start this business, but also support the follow-up service such as free-updating the software to add newest mobile phone models and sell hundreds of different textures and colors of mobile skin papers and rolls.

Monthly updating service is totally for free. Updating package will be send by email to the users. It can automatically adding the mobile skin templates of the latest models of phones such as Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Nexus 6P, HTC E9, REDMI Note 3..etc. Also, drawing custom vector image for making cellphone skin is no problem by the software of 3D Daqin mobile beauty master. In 2015, spliced mobile skin was able to created by this amazing software. Different textures and colors of sticker materials can be spliced together to create a even unique appearance.

The GRAPHTEC cutting plotter CE6000-40 is a new machine in DAQIN family, which can be linked with the mobile skin software for cutting mobile skins. Roll material can be directly cut by this machine for the mass production of cellphone stickers. Commonly used sticker roll materials are(each material has multiple colors optional): crocodile leather, snake leather, super shining, diamond shining, color shining, diamond, wood grain, 3D water drops, golden, goldplated, rose gold…etc.

DAQIN provide high-quality sticker materials to ensure the customer can produce high-quality mobile skins for sale. Also, once DAQIN receive order of sticker materials, optional sticker materials can be shipped to the customers by international express companies.

Custom Cellphone stickers, phone stickers and mobile phone sticker machine are the popular Mobile Phone Skin Design System and these deals are available on DAQIN MOBILE PRINK.

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Microsoft unveils Lumia 435 and 532

Microsoft’s mobile unit has unveiled two budget smartphones, named Lumia 435 and Lumia 532. The Lumia 435 is the first smartphone under the company’s new 400 series of smartphones as well as its cheapest model yet. The new Lumia 532 comes in two variants (single- and dual-sim) and has a 4-inch screen with 480x800p resolution.

The smartphone packs a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM under the hood and comes with 8GB internal storage and microSD card support up to 128GB. Microsoft Lumia 532 smartphone also packs a 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 1,560mAh battery.

Lumia 435, which only comes in single-sim version, has exactly the same hardware as Lumia 532, except the rear camera resolution (2MP).

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Microsoft is offering 30GB free cloud storage, Lumia Camera and Lumia Selfie apps, Microsoft Office mobile suite and Skype integration in dialler in both Lumia 532 and 435.

On its Nokia Lumia Conversations blog, the company posted, ‘Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users up-to-date with the best new features.

The company said Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 will hit India and select countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa in February.