Saturday, November 2, 2013

All the Best ISRO - for Successful Mars Orbital Mission (MOM)

Billion eyes are set on the India's Maiden mission to the red planet. ISRO's Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan, is India's foray into interplanetary missions and space exploration. MOM will be India's giant leap in Space.

Majestic PSLC C25 with it's Passenger - ISRO's MOM Spacecraft inside
Majestic Polar Satelite Launch Vehicle PSLV C25
Mars Orbital Mission will be launched on November 5 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The initial lauch date was October 28, which is postponed due to bad weather in Pacific Ocean.

If Weather God permits and everything else goes great, ISRO's MOM will be a huge Diwali Bonanza for the Indians. Otherwise, the launch window will remain open till November 19.


Mangalyaan
Spectacular view of Mars Orbital Mission Spacecraft - Mangalyaan
ISRO has deployed two ships, SCI Yamuna and SCI Nalanda hired from the Shipping Corporation of India, in Pacific Ocean to monitor and track the upper stages of the PSLV C25-Mars Orbital Mission.

One of the main objectives of the Mission is to develop the technologies  required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission.


For more details on Mars Orbital Mission (MOM) :

ISRO's Mars Orbital Mission 

Indian Space Research Organisation - Mars Orbital Mission

Wikipedia - Mars Orbital Mission 

Mars Orbital Mission - Brochure 

Positioning Mangalyaan inside the Space Simulation Chamber
Positioning Mangalyaan inside the Space Simulation Chamber
All the best ISRO for Mangalyaan. We are very proud of you.


Friday, November 1, 2013

iPhone 5S, 5C launched in India today

Just before the festival of lights, there's a good news for iPhone lovers. Apple Inc., has launched their new offerings - iPhone 5s and 5c in India today. It's a just-in-time(JIT) launch as the Indians are already in festive mood and are ready to spend some extra thousands to own a brand new iPhone. iPhone launch got a overwhelming response everywhere in India.

Apple iPhone launch in New Delhi
Apple iPhone 5s and 5c launch in New Delhi
It's only yesterday, Google has launched their new Nexus 5 - "The  smart new phone from Google" and Android 4.4 (KitKat), next version of android OS. Though it will take some more time to be available in Indian market, iPhone 5S and 5C will be available at stores from tomorrow (2nd November 2013).

Apple has priced the iPhone 5S at Rs. 53,500 for 16GB, Rs. 62,500 for 32 GB and Rs. 71,500 for 64GB Models. The 16GB variant of iPhone 5C will cost Rs. 41,900 and 32GB variant will cost Rs. 53,500 in India. 

Telecome carriers, Reliance Communications, Airtel, Vodafone etc., are also offering the new iPhones with their plans. 


Apple iPhone 5s - Forward Thinking
Apple iPhone 5s - Forward Thinking

Apple iPhone 5c - For the Colorful
Apple iPhone 5c - For the Colorful

For More Details and Specifications :

Apple(India) - iPhone 5s

Apple(India) - iPhone 5c

Much Awaited Nexus 5 is live in Google Play Store

Good news for all those who were waiting for, the remarkably hyped, Nexus 5 - The smart new phone from Google - tagline mentioned on the Google Play Store.

It's been leaking for months, so you could have already seen a lot of leaked images and rumors about this new smartphone. The phone's launch was speculated about for much longer - but, on 31st October, 2013 Google officially unveiled it's new offering in the Nexus series.


The Nexus 5 is available now at the Google Play store and the best part, pricing is exactly same as it was in the leaked reports – $399 for 32GB and $349 for the 16GB phone. In India, the pricing is Rs. 32,999 for 32GB and Rs. 28,999 for 16 GB. Even the specifications are same as leaked.


We, Indians, have to wait a little more.


The phone is available in two colors - all black and the white/black panda-phone model.


Full list of technical specifications from Google Play:

OS 
Android™ 4.4 (KitKat®)

Screen

4.95" 1920x1080 display (445 ppi)
Full HD IPS
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Camera

1.3 MP front facing
8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization

Size

69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Battery

2,300 mAH
Talk time up to 17 hours*
Standby time up to 300 hours*
Internet time up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE*
Wireless Charging built-in

Audio Output

Built-in speaker
3.5mm stereo audio connector

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.3GHz

GPU

Adreno 330, 450MHz

Wireless

Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC (Android Beam)
Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Memory

16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
2 GB RAM

Ports

Micro USB
SlimPort™ enabled
3.5mm stereo audio jack
Dual microphones
Ceramic power and volume buttons

Sensors

Accelerometer
GPS
Compass
Proximity/Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall Effect

Network

2G/3G/4G LTE
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8
LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
Nexus 5 Image Gallery :


Nexus 5 - All Black
Nexus 5 Black


Nexus 5 White
Nexus 5 White
Best of Google.

Features (Taken from Google Play):

  • Slimmer and lighter design
  • Speed and power to spare
  • Stunning 5" display
  • Powered by Android 4.4, KitKat
  • Better Camera - Better colors by day, less noise by night.
  • Android updates straight from source (Best of Google).
There are four different bumper cases available. The colors available are gray, red, yellow, and black. The bumpers are priced at $34.99. In India, the bumpers are priced at Rs. 2,499.

For Details :
Nexus 5 - The smart new phone from Google