Apple Watch coming to India and more tech stories of the day!

Oct 27, 2015: Roundup of today's top tech news by S Malhotra

1. Apple Watch to launch in India on Nov 6
Almost 6 months of becoming available globally, Apple Watch is finally coming to India on Nov 6. The smartwatch is expected to be priced at approx Rs 30,000.

2. Nextbit Robin, a new smartphone promising unlimited storage now up for pre-order
Nextbit’s Robin a smartphone which comes with unlimited cloud storage, is up for pre-order on its Kickstarter page. The Robin can be pre-ordered for $399 (approx Rs 26,000) and you can ship it to India at an additional $70 (approx Rs 4,600).

3. Twitter's new feature allows you to run a poll inside your smartphone
Twitter has begun rolling out the ability to create and run a poll right within a Tweet. This will allow users, personalities and brands to engage their audiences and deliver real-time dashboard to any question that has two choices.

4. Facebook introduces new personalised notifications tab for Android users
Facebook has started rolling out personalised notifications tab for iOS and Android users, that is designed to provide you information that caters to your needs -- such as about your favourite sports teams, friends' milestones like birthdays and life events and updates about the events that you have joined.

5. Karbonn announces 4 new phones and discounts for the festive season
Karbonn has launched four handsets in the Indian market which include the Titanium S205 Plus at Rs 6,790, entry level Alfa A93 Pop for Rs 3,490 and Alfa A91 for Rs 3,290 and Alfa 112 for Rs2,890. The company has also announced up to 50 per cent discount on its Titanium Mach Five, Mach Two and Titanium S201 smartphones for this festive season.

6. OnePlus X to launch on Oct 29
OnePlusis gearing up to launch its next OnePlus X smartphone on Oct 29. The smartphone is expected to have a smaller 5 inch display and will be priced at approx CNY 1699 (Roughly Rs. 17,500). 

7. Oppo Neo 7 with a 5-inch display and 4G LTE connectivity spotted online
 Oppo has launched the Neo 7 smartphone features a 5-inch TFT LCD display with qHD resolution (540x960 pixels), 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU coupled with 1GB RAM and 128 GB expandable phone memory.

8. Revotek announces 3D bioprinter
Chinese company Revotek has announced world's first 3D blood vessel bio-printer, which makes it possible to produce personalised functional organs.

9. Coolpad sells 20K units of Note 3 in five minutes in flash sale
Coolpad has announced that the company has managed to sell 20,000 units of its Coolpad Note 3 handset in its second flash sale held today at 2:00 PM via Indian e-commerce giant, Amazon India. 

10. Asus ZenFone 3 Series to come with USB Type-C Ports
Asus CEO Jonney Shih has confirmed that its next lineup of ZenFone 3 series will feature USB Type-C ports.

The top stories of the day includes updates on new smartphones/tablets launches, trending apps, special offers and deals as well as other interesting tech news.


By: Silky Malhotra

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