Premium Android Apps for Five Rupees Each

Recently the Android Market Google Play Store has gone on a sale with some of the best paid apps available in the market. During this festive season, it has decided to put some of the best apps in the market for a affordable price of five rupees.

Note: The apps might change after a regular interval.

10 Billion Downloads

This promo offer is also being named the 10 Billion Promo to celebrate 10 Billion app downloads from the Android Market. This promotional offer might be for a limited time and you need to hurry because of the quality of apps available for an amazingly low price.

This sale features the following apps, which are actually priced much higher normally, are now available at a flat price of Rs.5.13 :

  • SoundHound
  • Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD
  • Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  • SwiftKey X Keyboard
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker
  • Great Little War Game
  • SketchBook Mobile
  • Fieldrunners HD
  • Color & Draw for kids:phone ed
  • Paper Camera
From the present batch of the sale I’d suggest downloading SwiftKey X Keyboard app. This helps you to write faster using a swiping method. Though some of the free apps do the same thing, I found SwiftKey X does it better. If you already have the 2.3.4 Android update on your phone, then it might support this kind of keyboard after the update. In that case, it will be thoughtful if you choose some other app to make best use of this offer.
These apps might be changing everyday. So, keep checking for your favorite apps that you wished were almost free.

Nokia Launches Three New Symbian Smartphones

Earlier we reviewed about Nokia’s Dual SIM Mobile — Nokia C2. Today Nokia announced 3 new Symbian^3 smartphones at its Nokia World event. They are Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6. These 3 models, according to Nokia, share the OS with the upcoming Nokia N8, which is believed to be the only N-series device which will be based on Symbian^3.

Nokia E7

Nokia E7

The E7 has a full QWERTY keyboard, a 4-inch, 640Γ—460 pixel touchscreen (Nokia’s ClearBlack technology) for improved outdoor visibility and an 8-megapixel camera which records 720p video. Capable of 16GB of storage memory, and 350 MB of internal memory. Price : $368.

Nokia C7

Nokia C7

Nokia C7 comes with 350 MB of internal memory and 8 GB of storage memory. It has has a 3.5-inch AMOLED screen. It can be expanded with a 32 GB microSD memory card and has an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and the ability to record 720p video. Price : $430

Nokia C6

Nokia C6

Nokia C6 has 3.2-inch AMOLED screen (also with ClearBlack technology) and 340 MB of internal user memory. It has an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and the ability to record 720p video. Price : $334.

All three devices should become available before the end of 2010.

So are you going to buy them? Do share your opinions are comments below.

10+ Features Microsoft Kin Smartphones Lacks

Microsoft Kin is the latest buzzword in town right now (of course, only for geeks). Earlier I reviewed about the features and specifications of Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two smartphones.

Believe me, some of its features are really great for smartphones. But to our dismay it lacks some good features too.

In this article I’m going to reveal 10+ worthy features missing in Microsoft’s much expected smartphones.

Close your eyes.. πŸ˜›

Microsoft Kin One and Two Smartphones
Microsoft Kin One and Two Smartphones

1. No Instant Messaging : Microsoft said that the target audience of Kin will have texting as the primary means of communication. But they need to understand that there are lot of people who communicate in modes other than Twitter and Facebook. Yes there no IM client!

2. No third-party apps : All the smartphones have apps. For example Apple iPhone has tonnes of apps and they are counting, same for Android phones and BlackBerries.

3. No microSD support : Microsoft Kin smartphones are not compatible with microSD cards. Neither of the devices supports microSD cards. Memory will be restricted to 4GB and 8GB according to the models.

4. No Games : Came to know that it is not possible to play games on this much expected smartphone. Kin phones will not support games! πŸ™

4. No calendar app : You can’t share your calendars with others since there is no in-built calendar app, but you can use online calendars. Bonus feature : You can set an alarm! πŸ˜›

5. No GPS Navigation : Even though you can get directions using Bing maps, turn-by-turn navigation is not part of Microsoft Kin Smartphones.

6. Bad Twitter support : Microsoft Kin One and Two won’t allow its users to share photos and videos via Twitter. WTF? Then why are they calling it as social networking smartphones? And what is the use of good cameras?

7. Not Using Windows 7 Phone OS : Since the Windows 7 Phone operating system is under construction, the Kin smartphones are based on current Microsoft mobile technology. So they won’t run Windows Phone 7 when it releases.

8. More Phones On Market : Well the price is not that much expensive, but we can get some cool Android-based smartphones for the same price. Think twice! Act wise!

9. Only On Selected Networks : Microsoft restricted the limitation of the Kin One and Kin Two smartphones to selected networks only.

10. Flash Support? It is a million dollar question whether the smartphones will support Adobe Flash or Microsoft’s own Silverlight.

11. No Universal Inbox :To view e-mails from another account, you need to go out of the inbox you are currently viewing and then go to the other account’s inbox. This feature is also missing in Apple iPad and but to my surprise, iPhone OS 4.0 has this feature.

I also compiled a list of missing features in Apple iPad before. Now tell me, what’s your opinion about these missing features? πŸ˜‰