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HTC Windows Phone 8 Receives its First OS Update

Microsoft has rolled out its first OS update to its Windows Phone 8 offered by HTC. There aren’t many changes but it has a few bug fixes and enhancements in features that you will love. You might scroll up to see the name given to the update once you read through to the end of the article. Yea, update 8.0.10211.204 isn’t something you will want to try memorizing. It could have been something simple like Windows 8.01 or just Windows 8.1 so that we can remember what changes were made to which version. However, having heard that the update has come, we can’t wait to explore what has changed. So, let’s dive right in and check out what’s new about Windows 8.0.10211.204 or what’s called in other words as Portico Update. I hope Portico will be easy for you to remember.

The update will occupy 50MB of space and can be done only from your phone. However, you can do it over Wi-Fi or a mobile network. To update your phone’s OS, access Phone Update under Settings and activate the ‘Notify me when updates are available for my phone’ option.

Answer calls with a message:

The update enables you to answer calls with a pre-typed message. For instance, if you get a call while driving, you can send a message that you are driving instead of answering the call. You can save messages like these as templates and use them whenever necessary. It will be really helpful when you’re in meetings, driving, and so on.

Edit Messages:

You can edit the text messages before forwarding them. Those who were using the old version could not do it and they could only forward the text messages they received just as they were. This is one of the tweaks expected by many users.

Bulk Messaging:

The Portico update enables you to send the same message to multiple numbers in a few taps. You can enter multiple contacts in the recipients field and send it to many people at the same time.

Save Unsent Messages:

If the message you send is not delivered to some recipients, it will automatically save those messages as drafts so that you can send it later.

Delete Browsing History:

You can delete select items from the browsing history. Until now, users had to delete the whole history or keep it as it is. The update lets them delete only the items they want to delete.

Reduced Data Usage:

The Portico update stops the Internet Explorer from automatically downloading pictures, helping you minimize data usage. So, hereon, accessing pictures won’t be counted as downloads.

Advanced Wi-Fi Settings:

The OS can learn from how often you connect it to which Wi-Fi network and automatically make connections when it is taken into the range according to the priority. This will save you a lot of time and you needn’t wait until the phone connects to a Wi-Fi network.

Though these are not major changes, this update addresses the stability issues that many devices had. HTC users can enter the New Year with this update and enjoy sending New Year wishes to many people at the same time.

Travis Ramsy likes writing articles related to Technology News, Gadget Reviews and How To. He also does guest posting for – a site that offers savings and current information on charter cable, as well as services.

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HTC J Butterfly: 5″ 1080p display

Ending weeks of rumours and speculation, HTC have officially announced their first big phone of the holiday season. Apologies for the pun, but the new J Butterfly packs a 5″ 1080p that has to be seen to be believed. Speaking at an event in Tokyo, the corporation confirmed the rumours that they were working on such a phone and also mentioned that the display at its heart would be making its way to other handsets soon.

The phone’s 1920 x 1080 display is quite something, capable of playing Blurays and other full HD content at fully quality, without stretching. The phone is built on Super LCD 3 technology, a hearty follow-up to the One X’s LCD 2. The One X was widely considered to be an excellent display and by some to be the best contemporary smartphone display, but the new tech looks to have surpassed it with an excellent increase in resolution and better colour accuracy as well.

The J Butterfly has some impressive hardware inside as well. The phone is powered by the quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor we saw on the Optimus G, as well as 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage augmented by up to 32 GB of micro SD. There is an 8 megapixel f/2.0 camera on the back and the wide angle 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera we’re expecting on the HTC 8X. The phone also includes LTE support. All of this is powered by a 2,020 mAh battery, which may prove to be the only weakpoint of the phone, depending on the displays power demands.

The J Butterfly looks like a convincing first 5″ 1080p phone and hopefully we’ll see this standard grow as quickly as 720p did this year. 440 pixels per inch is an awesome figure, and makes a convincing case against the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which looks dated with its 5.5″ 720p display!

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A lowdown on hottest new gadgets & gizmos

Alienware X51

Gamers looking for a beast of a machine need not look further than the Alienware X51 desktop. Its power-innards are housed in a slim and compact profile letting you place it vertically or horizontally, depending on your space constraints.

Besides, you also get the Alienware Command Center, which features software to let you customize performance settings for each game, set lighting themes, and manage power consumption.

Of course, most of the components can be upgraded for a price.


3.3GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor
1TB hard disk drive
1GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GT545
Slot-loading DVD writer
LAN, Wi-Fi connectivity
7.1 high-def audio output
Alienware keyboard and mouse
No monitor included
Windows 7 Home Premium

Price: Rs 48,900





HTC Desire C

This latest offering from HTC boasts of Beats Audio technology, which promises “rich, clear audio whether you’re listening to music or playing a game” at a mid-level pricing.

And to further differentiate itself from the pack, the Desire C is housed in a durable metal frame, and comes with deep integration of Dropbox (along with 25GB of free online space) to securely back up your documents, videos, music or photos to the cloud.


3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen (480×320 pixels resolution)
600MHz processor
512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, microSD slot up to 32GB
3G, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth, GPS
5-megapixel camera with autofocus and VGA video recording
1230mAh battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Optimus UI 3.0

Mercury mTab Rio

It’s rare to see a goodquality screen on a low-cost tablet, but Mercury is looking to fix that with its mTab Rio, which features an IPS panel. The main advantage of an IPS panel is that it offers consistent and accurate colour from all viewing angles when compared to traditional LCD screens which display ‘partial true colours’. The slate also rocks a dual-core processor, and claims to be ideal for reading e-books, watching movies, playing games and working on your documents.


9.7-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen (1024×768 pixels)
1.2GHz dual-core processor
1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable microSD slot up to 32GB
Wi-Fi, USB, HDMI ports
2-MP rear camera, VGA front camera
8000 mAh battery with up to 10 hours back-up
480 gms
Google Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich

Price: Rs 11,999


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TechInUs Review: HTC One V

Cost: Rs 19,999

Rating: 4 Stars ****

Specifications: 3.7-inch touchscreen (800 x 480 pixels), 1Ghz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB + microSD, 5MP rear camera, Android 4.0, 115 grams

Positives: Unibody construction, fantastic display, great camera, outstanding audio output

Negatives: Average battery life, no front camera, no TV-out, only 1GB storage accessible for user

NEW DELHI: For the One V, HTC chose to go with unibody metal construction, which not only makes the phone sturdier but also makes it look much better than the usual glossy phones. Taking a cue from the design of the HTC Hero and Legend, the One V also has a pronounced lip. The battery is not user removable while the SIM and microSD slot are under a small slide-out cover on the lower half of the device.

Up front you have a beautiful 3.7-inch display with excellent touch response and sharp output – quite like the more expensive HTC One X. In fact, the One V also has the same Sense 4.0 interface as the One X, which, in our opinion, is one of the best user interfaces for Android.

Where performance is concerned, the One V is great for day-to-day use, but it isn’t meant for power users and serious multi-taskers. We felt a slight sluggishness creep in when a lot of apps were running in the background – a common issue with many Android smartphones with 512MB RAM. Also, out of the built in 4GB storage, only 1GB is user accessible. Multimedia audio output is fantastic thanks to the integrated Beats Audio technology.

The 5MP shooter on the rear takes beautiful images in daytime as well as in low light situations. Because it has a similar camera interface as the One X, the One V is also capable of shooting images quickly in burst mode, simultaneously shooting images and videos and has many photo effects to play around with. Video recording is top notch as well and can be done at 720p HD resolution. The 1500mAh battery lasts just a day, similar to most other Android smartphones Overall, HTC’s One V is a great option if you are looking for a sub Rs 20,000 smartphone. It scores on looks, build quality, display, multimedia performance and camera quality. For about the same price, you can consider LG’s Optimus L7 (Rs 19,000) that runs Android 4.0 on a similar hardware but offers a larger 4.3-inch display, NFC connectivity, front camera and a larger 1700mAh battery.

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