Lars Rehm, writing for Digital Photography Review:

The main camera on the back features a total of five Zeiss-branded lenses which all come with an equivalent focal length of 28mm, an F1.8 aperture and a 12MP image sensors. Three of the latter are monochrome, two are RGB sensors. A sixths module captures additional depth information of the scene.

As ridiculous as it looks, this thing is very real and I’m actually looking forward to seeing samples from this phone.

Airtel’s ‘myHome Rewards’ Program Gives Free Data to its Brand Loyal Customers


Bharti Airtel has today announced a new ‘myHome Rewards‘ program for its broadband customers. A first of its kind offer from the company, Airtel Broadband customers who also subscribe to an additional Airtel service connection will get FREE additional data benefits added to their account.

Starting today, all Airtel Broadband customers who also own either an Airtel Postpaid connection or Airtel DTH subscription will get 5GB of FREE Data added to their broadband account per month. The 5GB data is offered per service connection, so for example, if you have three different Airtel postpaid connections, you’ll get 15GB of additional data for Free every month.

Speaking about myHome Rewards, Hemant Kumar Guruswamy, CEO — Home, Bharti Airtel (India) said,

At Airtel, it is our constant endeavor to delight our customers with great products and services. As a further step in this direction, we are very excited to launch myHome Rewards today. This is a gesture from us to thank our broadband customers for giving us an opportunity to serve them. Along with the unlimited free calling benefit on our landline, customers can now make the most of their Airtel broadband with the free additional data benefits.

To claim these benefits, customers can visit myHome Rewards website or download the myAirtel app for iOS or Android.

Airtel myHome Rewards

I have been an Airtel Broadband customer for almost 10 years now and this new announcement fills me with excitement. Who wouldn’t welcome 20GB of Free Data per month, right?

However, I have downgraded from from the ₹2799/mon plan to the ₹550/mon plan and merely use my Airtel Broadband connection as a backup service, simply because Airtel has refused to keep up with newer broadband standards and even in 2016, still offers DSL-only plans in my area with a maximum speed of 8Mbps. I’ve been waiting for their FTTH plans for years now, but those don’t seem to be on their roadmap yet.

Motorola Moto E available on Flipkart

Motorola’s newest phone targeted at the lower, sub-10k segment for markets like India — the Moto E was launched yesterday and is now available for sale, exclusively on Flipkart for ₹6999. Similar to the previous launches of the Moto G and Moto X, Flipkart has a few offers for buyers of the Moto E.

For ₹7000, the Moto E makes for a damn good choice if you’re looking for a decent, entry-level Android phone running the latest OS version.

Flipkart Branded Smartphones

Rajat Agrawal reporting for BGR India:

Sources tell BGR India that Flipkart was in talks with Intel, MediaTek and Qualcomm for almost two years. It was the successful launch of the Moto G exclusively on Flipkart sort of convinced the online retailer, sources say. While the plans are still in the works, BGR India learns that Flipkart has zeroed down at launching two smartphones based on solutions from one of the three chipset vendors mentioned above.

This is going to be very interesting. The people that I speak to daily, my friends & peers, know Flipkart as a major online retailer and are slowly getting comfortable ordering large or expensive products “online” without being skeptical. Surprisingly, most of them weren’t aware of Amazon India’s entry into the same space. I can’t say about the quality of these smartphones that Flipkart is supposedly launching, but it’s an interesting move nonetheless.

64.91M Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Requests In India Till August 2012

64.91 million subscribers submitted number porting requests till the month of August, 2012, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is up from 59.30 million porting requests till July 2012, an increase of 9.45% month on month. However, this also means that of a total connection base of 908.35 million connections (701.88 million active), just 5.61 million connections sent port out requests during the month.

MNP was launched in Haryana on November 25, 2010 and was made available pan-India on January 2011. That’s close to 65 million requests in 20 months.