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Gionee India unveils ‘A1 Lite’ at Rs 14,999



Gionee A1 Lite

New Delhi, Aug 9: After receiving good response for ‘A1Plus’ that was launched last month, Gionee India on Wednesday launched ‘A1 Lite’ with dual-rear camera set-up for Rs 14,999.

Housing 20MP ‘selfie’ camera, a 4000mAh battery and lightning-fast fingerprint sensor, the device would be available across retail stores from August 10.

Protected by Gorilla Glass, the 5.3-inch device offers split-screen experience for multi-taskers. The phone comes in two colours — gold and black.

“Keeping up with the growing demand for high-quality smartphones with superior photography capabilities, we are thrilled to launch ‘A1 Lite’. With the newest in line 13 MP dual rear camera and a trendy design, A1 Lite will surely be the next game changer,” said Alok Shrivastava, Director – Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India, in a statement.

The 4G VoLTE-enabled ‘A1 Lite’ runs octa-core 64-bit processor. Powered by 3GB RAM, ‘A1 Lite’ has 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB).

Powered by four-cell technology, the front camera captures more light than before, resulting in clearer selfies.

Like its predecessor ‘A1’, ‘A1 Lite’ is equipped with fingerprint sensor that claims to unlock the phone in just 0.3 second.

The device has 2.5D curved glass, a back cover that gleams with metallic, and a sleek unibody design.

Establishing its operations in India in 2012, Gionee currently has six per cent share in the domestic smartphone market.

The company has presence in over 42,000 retail outlets across 2,200 cities and has invested in 555 exclusive service stations with plans to expand these to 600. This enhances its after-sales relationships with the customers.

Gionee has also partnered with Airtel and PayTm for some exciting offers on the purchase of ‘A1 Lite’.


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HCL launches app dedicated to Indian classical music

Called “HCL Music”, the app is available for both Android and iOS users.




New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) There is some good news for Indian classical music lovers as HCL has launched a free music app dedicated to catering to their taste in music.

Called “HCL Music“, the app is available for both Android and iOS users, HCL said in a statement.

The app features recordings of live performances from legendary artists, high quality studio recordings featuring maestros, forgotten collections of legends and an assortment of crowd sourced music by young and aspiring artists.

The app houses a collection of Indian classical music across genres including Hindustani, Carnatic and fusion music, HCL said, ading that the aim is to make the app the largest ever repository of classical content and also give upcoming artists a platform to showcase their talent.

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Facebook launches free version of ‘Workplace’ for NGOs




San Francisco, June 21: Making inroads into the non-profit segment, Facebook has launched a free version of its enterprise communications app ‘Workplace’ to make work better, smarter and faster for charities and non-governmental organisations.

Named “Workplace for Good”, the app would donate work-essential mobile, video, communication and collaboration tools free of charge to organisations like World Wildlife Fund, United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and more.

“We’re giving ‘Workplace for free’ to non-profits and staff at educational institutions globally, so they can build meaningful communities and create change around the world,” Annette Gevaert, Head, Workplace For Good, Facebook, wrote in a blog post late on Wednesday.

Additionally, the app also comes integrated with tools like “OxBot” which is a jargon-busting bot that provides a link to internal sources of information, increasing accessibility options.

“We’re also renewing our commitment to #ImpactCloud, a coalition of technology companies including Workplace, Salesforce, Box, Okta and Microsoft, working together to help accelerate digital transformation and impact for humanitarian and disaster relief organisations,” Gevaert added.


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‘Twitter Media’, a new home for publishers, is here




San Francisco, June 20: In an apparent attempt to get close to publishers, Twitter has launched “Twitter Media” — a website dedicated to helping small publishers get the most from its platform.

Kay Madati, Global Vice President and Head of Content Partnerships officially introduced the new site.

“With Facebook disappointing publishers for the last few years Twitter saw an opportunity, and now it’s launching ‘Twitter Media’, a website dedicated to helping small publishers get the most from its platform,” tech website WeRSM reported late on Tuesday.

“Twitter Media” would feature best practices from content publishers across Twitter, curated by Twitter’s news, sports and entertainment partnerships teams.

The micro-blogging site said that “Twitter Media” will be updated regularly with case studies and success stories and will also feature a blog to help publishers stay up-to-date with tools for publishers.

The website would also include information about new products and features designed specifically for content publishers and there would be an easy-to-navigate help section curating answers to the most common questions Twitter gets from content publishers.


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