Tech News of The Week : Feb 26 | LG unveils Optimus 3D Max at MWC

Tech News of The Week : Feb 26 | LG unveils Optimus 3D Max at MWC


Max Payne 3Rockstar released new Max Payne 3 screenshots (PC). The PC version of Max Payne 3 will hit India by the 1st of June, 2012, while the console versions will be available by the 18th of May, 2012.

MotorStorm, Sony’s very own off-road arcade racer returns this March for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, according to Sony’s official PlayStation blog. Unlike games like Burnout, the MotorStorm series has always been about off-road, cut-throat racing amidst terribly aggressive AI.

Move Street Cricket is out now in PS3. According to IndianVideoGamer, the game was stealthily released on the PlayStation Network (PSN) for Rs. 870 while the disc version available at retail will set you back by Rs. 1499.



LG Optimus 3D MaxLG Electronics will publicly unveil the Optimus 3D Max at the 2012 Mobile World Congress (MWC). With 3D technology and a sleeker design, the Optimus 3D Max provides a complete 3D entertainment platform. It has an impressive spec:

4.3-inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
1.2GHz Dual-Core processor (OMAP4430)
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
8GB Internal Storage, 1GB Internal Memory
NFC, LG Tag+
GPS with A-GPS support
5MP Dual-lens rear camera
1,520 mAh battery

It will first launch in Korea in March and will gradually roll out in other markets, starting with Europe. The device will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich shortly.

LG also announces the Optimus 4X HD ahead of MWC. The phone boasts of features such as:
4.7-inch True HD IPS display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
1.5GHz quad-core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 3)
16GB memory, 1GB LP DDR2 RAM
8 megapixel BSI Sensor (Rear), 1.3 megapixel front camera
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
2,150mAh battery.

More on Optimus 3D Max and 4X HD is available in GSMArena

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 will be available for download, starting 21st Feb, 2012. The new OS upgrades brings in an enhanced tablet experience including an integrated e-mail client with unified inbox that puts all your messages in one place. All your messages from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or your personal e-mail accounts  are consolidated under one roof to add to the ease and convenience of the user.

Samsung feature phones come pre-installed with Opera Mini as per the company announcement. Samsung India have preloaded their feature phones with Opera Mini Mobile browser. India still has a large number of users with feature phones and with this move, Samsung ensures swift browsing, even without a smartphone.

Bad news for Aakash enthusiasts! Unlike the resistive touchscreen on its predecessor, the Aakash 2 will sport a capacitive one, with an enhanced price tag of USD 50, according to  an Indian Express report.


HP Folio 13HP launched its first Ultrabook, the HP Folio 13, in India on 22 Feb, 2012 for a starting price of Rs. 69,990. It features a thin and light design, superior battery life (up to 9.5hrs), good security options and a responsive solid state hard drive to boot. Measuring less than 0.75-inch thin and utilizing an ultra slim 13.3-inch (33.782 cms) diagonal high-definition (HD) BrightView display, the Folio 13 weighs just 1.5kg, making it very portable.

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