Lenovo announces sleek new All-in-One PC, takes entertainment to a whole new level [Price+Specs]

Lenovo today announced a new entrant to its All-in-One desktop PC lineup – the Lenovo C320 – that “boasts affordable, entertainment-focused computing packed with family-friendly features.” The sleek computer is designed in such a way that enables you to make the most of its computing abilities along with watching movies, video chat, etc without occupying much space in your living room.

Boasting a fairly large 20-inch multi-touch display, the C320 is powered by 2nd generation Intel Core i3 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and comes loaded with a LED-backlit display with optional multitouch touchscreen support. For a larger experience, you can always hook up your HDTV or monitor to the AIO’s HDMI port and rake up a mini home theater in your own backyard.

For audio, Lenovo says you need to “look no further than this device’s integrated stereo speakers supporting SRS® Premium Sound” that deliver high quality sound, enriching your movie experiences.

The C320 also bundles a High Sensitivity webcam that allows you to video chat with your near and dear ones over a WiFi network, and includes advanced software for facial tracking and fun image effects.

This AIO PC from Lenovo also comes loaded with family-friendly features, basic multimedia features and mainstream processor, graphics technologies, preloaded games and an optional TV tuner. The family-friendly tools include Lenovo Eye Distance System and Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System, which alert when you are too close to the screen and dynamically adjust screen brightness.

Price and Availability

The Lenovo C320 All-In-One desktop will be priced from Rs.25,490/- plus taxes and will be available at retail stores across the country.

Via Lenovo

Apple gives developers iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 2, iTunes Match for Apple TV

Apple has released iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 to developers along with an email (below) announcing the availability of iTunes Match for Apple TV. The update, available for download from the Developer Center, fixes several bugs and still doesn’t render iTunes Match to the public.

iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 is now available and includes a number of important stability and performance improvements. iTunes Match is also now available for testing on Apple TV.

On your Apple TV, choose Music > Turn on iTunes Match.

Please remember to backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer.

Apple also released iOS 5.0.1 earlier today (which interestingly expires in a month!).

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch get native Gmail application. Finally.

Google has finally released a native Gmail application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, just as we reported yesterday. The app, which is available for devices running iOS 4+, allows you to:

  • Receive notification badges for new messages
  • Read your mail with threaded conversations
  • Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting, and reporting spam
  • Keep track of important messages with priority inbox
  • Auto-complete contact names as you type
  • Send and receive attachments
  • Search through all your mail

Says Google:

We’ve created a new Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’ve combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It’s designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And it’s one more reason to switch to Gmail.

A full-fledged, feature-rich native Gmail experience was indeed missing on iOS. Thankfully, not any more.

iPhone Screenshot 2

 

Samsung Galaxy S II arriving in India in May, might set you back by 30k

One of the most eagerly-awaited and most liked super-phone of 2011, Samsung’s Galaxy S II, is making its way to the world’s largest telecom market in India next month, announced Samsung at the Samsung South West Asia Forum held in Delhi yesterday.

The phone, announced on the 13th of  February, is Samsung’s flagship device and comes pre-loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The S II also boasts a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera with LED Flash, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and full support for HD video recording and playback. Other features include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct support, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA capabilities, 16GB internal memory and a 1650mAh battery. It also features the Samsung Social Hub, Game Hub, Readers Hub and Music Hub.

We are yet to get an official statement on the availability and price of the phone, but the strong word is that it’ll fetch for around Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 35,000, and arrive by the end of May.

In the meantime, see how the S II fares against HTC Sensation 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G, and LG Optimus 2X / G2X. [Also see how it fares against the iPhone 4!]

Asia Cup 2011: Groups and Venues

The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals will be held in Qatar in January 2011. It will be the fifteenth time the tournament will be held, and the second time in Qatar, with Qatar also hosting in 1988.

Qatar was announced as host nation on 29 July 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament will be held in January of that year.

Here is how the groups are shaped: (Click on images for larger view)

A look at the venues…

Google activates 0.3 million phones EVERYDAY!

We know Google is massive, but this recent news still very much makes me go WOW!! Google’s VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin, last night tweeted that Google has been activating 3,00,000 Android phones on a daily basis. This certainly puts them on par with Apple. Hats off!

On a side note, Google has been gaining a lot of publicity recently. First they unveiled their ebookstore, then they announced Honeycomb is arriving soon, and then their Tuesday’s Chrome event which saw a redesigned Chrome Web App Store, and unveiling of the Cr-48, the first Chrome OS notebook. They also announced they have teamed up with Verizon to give you free 3G data – 100MB of it free every month for 24 months!

Google’s Nexus S has been another reason why the search engine giant has been in the news a lot lately.