[News in a Nutshell] From Vaio's relaunch,Samsung's S5 mini, Xolo's Launch to twitter Ecommerce


After split with Sony, Vaio relaunches laptops in Japan

Sony sold its stake in Vaio, with the intention of concentrating their efforts solely on the smart phone segment.

Vaio has released a new debut range of laptops that are almost identical to the Pro and Fit models , that they had launched in association with Sony almost exactly one year ago.However Vaio is currently focussing only on selling its devices in its home country, Japan before venturing abroad.

The company said that its work will revolve around 'choices' and 'focus'. It is only making PCs now and has vowed to maintain the quality and attention to detail that is is well known for.


Samsung reveals the Galaxy S5 Mini

Samsung has revealed details about the Galaxy S5 mini, a mini-variant of the company's 2014 flagship smartphone. While the specifications have been released, nothing about the price of the phone is currently available. The mini-variant will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colour variants like its predecessor.

The phone features a 4.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display, powered by a quad-core processor which is expected to clock 1.4GHz and run on 1.5GB of RAM.

It will run Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and have 16GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card. It will also sport an 8-megapixel autofocus rear shooter with LED flash and a 2.1-megapixel front shooter.

The Galaxy S5 mini will run on a 2100mAh battery and include an accelerometer, digital compass, gyro, proximity, and ambient light sensor. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, A-GPS, GLONASS, 3G and IR Remote

Xolo to Launch its First Windows 8.1 Smartphone

Xolo to become the second Indian company to launch a Windows 8.1 device, after Micromax.

Xolo Win Q900s is currently available for pre-order on Snapdeal at an introductory price of INR 9,999. It will cost INR 11,999 when it is released in later.

Xolo, following the footsteps of Micromax, has also joined hands with Microsoft to launch a new Windows 8.1 device for the Indian market. Xolo Win Q900s is similar to the devices in Micromax Canvas Win range.

The new Xolo Q900s will sport a 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720p) IPS screen with OGS technology and run on Windows OS v8.1, with a Snapdragon 200 series quad-core processor, Adreno 302 graphics engine, 1GB RAM and with 8GB of inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB). It comes with a 1,800 mAh battery and weighs just 100gms.

It will also have a 8 megapixel rear shooter with a single LED flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.In terms of connectivity, Xolo Win Q900s can support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3G connectivity.

Twitter to enter Ecommerce segment with an inbuilt 'Buy Now’ button embedded into a tweet.

Recode.net recently reported that tweets had been embedded with the ‘Buy Now’ button that redirected users to the shopping site, Fancy. The button is currently visible only on the mobile app, and not on web browsers.This would be an amazing opportunity for brands. They can now use the platform not just to engage with audience, but also make purchases.

For it to be effective users will have to give twitter their contact details and Credit card information which will be handled securely within the twitter app.

Twitter Commerce posts are most likely to appear just like normal tweets and show up in-stream similar to promoted tweets. They could also show up through twitter’s Discover tab, which would contain follower activity with regards to their purchases on Twitter. Users could also get more details about the products those they follow bought with an option for the user to do the same.