Simmtronics is one of the few Indian manufacturers that has plans to manufacture its devices entirely in India, and not depend on importing whole or a part of the products from China, like some other OEMs do. With the current state of foreign exchange rates and import duties, this will also help Simmtronics keep the prices of its products low, as can be seen with the Xpad Mini. First, let’s take a look at the specifications of the Simmtronics Xpad Mini tablet -
The low-cost tab is capable of Full HD video playback, along with the 5MP rear camera featuring the ability to record video in 1080p resolution. At its price point of Rs 9,999, the Simmtronics Xpad Mini is a really good buy in the quad-core tablet category. You can pick up the device from online retailers Snapdeal.
After releasing the MTV Volt and MTV Slash smartphones, Swipe Telecom has one again teamed with the entertainment channel, for its first co-branded foray into the tablet market. Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the MTV Slate -
As you can see, the MTV Slate is quite similar to Simmtronics Xpad Mini, with the only differences being a smaller battery, a faster processor, and the availability of an in-built SIM card slot and voice calling, with the last feature the only reason to justify paying for the more expensive tablet out of the two, if it is a must-have option for you. The MTV Slate is priced at Rs 14,999, and is available from the official Swipe Telecom store here.
Delhi Metro Rail has launched a new mobile application for both iOS and Android users, that will allow commuters the opportunity to stay informed about train timings, fares, and a lot of other information. The key features of the new Delhi Metro Rail app include -
The Delhi Metro Rail mobile application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here.
Meru Cabs is one of India’s largest and most popular cab services across the country, with the service operating in most major cities including Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Jaipur. The company has recently launched a mobile application for Android and iOS devices to make it easier for its large customer base to book cab services quickly and on the go. Some of the numerous features of the new app include -
A very useful feature in this app is ICE (In Case of Emergency), which can be used even when a user is not travelling by a Meru cab, or even booked a Meru cab. Once the user saves the number of a family member or a friend, this feature can be used to trigger an emergency buzzer on the phone of the contact, in case of an emergency situation. The emergency contact will also receive an SMS with location details of the user.
You can download the Meru Cabs mobile app from the Google Play Store here.
TomTom, one of the leading names in global navigation services, have no brought their incredibly popular services to India, by way of an Android app that is available from the Google Play Store. The app uses TomTom maps and other services to provide a very easy and comfortable navigation experience. Key features of this app include -
The TomTom navigation app for India features 100% coverage of over 7,200 cities and towns across the country. While using this app will be one of the best navigation experiences you have, the price of the app is very steep, at Rs 2,050. Even though it’s worth every rupee, such a high cost for a navigation app will be quite off-putting for a lot of people. Another thing you need to watch out for is the requirement of at least 880MB of free space on your device or external storage.
You can find complete instructions, and download the app from the Google Play Store here.
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