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Posts ByAzeem Ullah Hassan

HTC Announces One (M8) Flagship with Windows Phone 8.1

By | August 20, 2014 4 Comments

Now that Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia is complete, all it wants is more partners and what better way to begin with HTC? The Taiwanese company which had been with it since its Windows Phone 7 (and Mobile) days and last made a Windows Phone in 2012 has now launched a flagship running on the Windows Phone OS. Hardware differences are almost none. The standard Android [...]

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Sony’s M2 Aqua Offers Waterproof Design on a Budget

By | August 20, 2014 7 Comments

Sony has been paying a lot of attention to the budget category and its new addition is the Xperia M2 Aqua, a sub-standard phone with water-proofing as standard in a price bracket where it is unheard of. The screen is a large, 4.8″ panel with qHD resolution. This results in an unflattering 230 ppi, which will be just usable. Above the display is a 1.1 [...]

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Alpha with New Metal Design

By | August 18, 2014 One Comment

Samsung is afraid, that’s a fact. This last quarter, it recorded its worst performance in two years, mostly due to the faltering sales of its S5 flagship. It’s been just about time that people realize that gimmicks don’t really matter rather than showing off (or for point scoring). But the worst is the design. Samsung’s phones are just about as exciting design-wise as BlackBerry’s are [...]

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Container Run Shows the Lighter Side of Azadi March

By | August 15, 2014 11 Comments

It’s clear that the thriving game developer community of Pakistan is also diplomatic; it tries to capitalise from every on-going national event. Not that we are complaining. How can a possible revolution possibly get through? Seems like a genuine opportunity to begin with, which it is. In a new game on Android called Container Run, you are shown running away from containers. You play as [...]

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Google Celebrates Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day with a Doodle

By | August 14, 2014 One Comment

Continuing its customary annual traditions, Google has celebrated Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day with a doodle. Its the fourth consecutive year in which the tech-giant has posted one of its customized logos. This year’s doodle is arguably the most elegant of the lot. This year the inspiration comes from the amazing Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, which represents a blooming flower. Below the animated landmark lies the [...]

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The Dumbphones Live as Microsoft Announces the Nokia 130

By | August 12, 2014 5 Comments

As was expected, a week ago Microsoft announced that it had dismissed Nokia’s non-Windows Phone projects in favour of the main offering. As it has turned out, however, one thing survived: the dumbphones, the reason being the fact that none of Microsoft’s current products fall in that particular category. Showing mercy towards Nokia’s entry-level market, Microsoft announced the Nokia 130, a phone featuring a 1.8″ [...]

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Samsung to Announce the Note 4 on September 3rd

By | August 11, 2014 15 Comments

Samsung is all set to announce the newest addition to its Note line-up almost three weeks from now, on September 3rd. The invites for the Unpacked event come with a tagline underneath saying “Note the date”, clearly indicating what Samsung is up to. This is the time of the year for one of Samsung’s two most major releases anyway. Expected specs This year’s release is [...]

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SanDisk Takes Data Transfers to a Whole New Level with Dual Ultra USB Drive

By | August 11, 2014 39 Comments

The new wave of smartphones has brought us amazing accessories too. While those made by manufacturers themselves are always something to look out for, it is just astonishing what some companies can come up with. SanDisk is one such company. Earlier in the year, we reported about its wireless hard disk for smartphones and other portables. Now there is something even better: A dual USB [...]

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LG Announces the Mid-Range L60

By | August 11, 2014 7 Comments

LG has announced a new mid-range phone in its L series line-up, the L60. The phone comes with specs we all know and should have a low price-tag too. The phone comes with a 4.3″ display with 480 x 800 resolution. Four physical keys can be spotted below the display, which aren’t really common nowadays. Under the hood, you can get a 1.3Ghz dual-core processor [...]

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Windows Phone Store Reaches 300K Apps, Finally

By | August 11, 2014 2 Comments

Almost four years after its launch, Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store has finally reached the 300,000 app mark. The last 100 grand out of these were just added in the last few months, which also saw some big names such as Instagram joining in the party. The number is still put to shame by over a million apps which Android and iOS users can play around [...]

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Google Removes Bomb Gaza Game from the Play Store

By | August 7, 2014 43 Comments

It is a common practise for game developers to take inspiration, or even make games directly on real-life events. Hence, it is not a surprise that the current on-going event in the Middle East, the Israel-Gaza conflict was also moulded into an mobile game ‘Bomb Gaza’ on Android. After spending a week on the Play Store, the game was finally removed by Google and is [...]

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Microsoft Releases Nokia X2, its Last Non-Windows Phone

By | August 4, 2014 17 Comments

The future of Nokia X2, in particular after Microsoft’s announcement to quit making non-Windows Phone smartphones, had been in jeopardy. Not anymore though, and the phone has officially been launched in Pakistan for Rs. 15,500. While the price is not hugely significant, what is in fact is the fact that this could well be the last Nokia phone to not run Windows Phone in history. [...]

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HTC Announces its New J Butterfly

By | August 4, 2014 One Comment

Its the time of the year when HTC announces its most-important smartphone, after its flagship and its mini-version, the Butterfly. Its common for these phones to borrow a lot from the on-going flagships and at times are even better, hence, they are always looked forward to. This year’s J Butterfly kicks off things with a 5″ display with Full HD 1080p resolution. It is made [...]

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Nvidia Announces New Shield Tablet for Gaming Enthusiasts

By | August 4, 2014 3 Comments

A lot of people don’t remember Nvidia’s Shield Portable. The handheld showed promise with its respectable specifications and the ability to stream games but was ultimately a niche item. Well guess what? Nvidia’s back with its tablet and this time it aims to appeal more to a broader audience. Specifications The specifications of the Shield Tablet really point towards a high-end device. You’re getting an [...]

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Microsoft Announces Lumia 530, the Cheapest Phone in the Windows Phone lineup

By | July 24, 2014 26 Comments

It has been a while since Nokia announced the Lumia 520, the cheapest Windows Phone ever to land on the earth. Now, taken over by Microsoft, time has come for the duo to announce its successor in Lumia 530. Changes are hard to see on paper, though. The screen on Lumia 530 is still of the same size, 4″ that is but with 16:9 aspect [...]

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