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We feel 5,000 is a bit too low to buy a good

` cam­era and you get bet­ter de­vices around the

10,000 mark. Most low- end cam­eras have ` good mega pixel ranges, but the sen­sors won’t be that good. Still, Nikon Coolpix L23, Sam­sung ES30, Fu­ji­film Finepix C20, Sony Cy­ber­shot DSC-S3000 and Olym­pus VG-110 seem to be good bets for un­der

5,000. `

To trans­fer pic­tures from a Win­dows phone to ipad you will need to load itunes on the lap­top and sync it with the tablet. Just copy the pho­tos you want trans­ferred into a sep­a­rate folder and se­lect it in itunes to copy the con­tents to the tablet as it is a bit tough copy­ing stuff from mul­ti­ple fold­ers.

best cam­era in that range? Also how do you trans-

fer pho­tos from your Win­dows lap­top to ipad2?

have short­listed Sam­sung’s

Gal­axy R, Gal­axy S, Wave 3 and the new

Omwia W. What do you sug­gest, or is

there some­thing bet­ter? I have not used

An­droid, Bada, or Win­dows Phone OS in

the past. I want to use An­droid be­cause it

has bet­ter apps and games af­ter the IOS.

Sau­rabh Sah, on email

I am plan­ning to buy a new

smart­phone and my bud­get is be-

tween ` 20,000 and `

Piyush , on email

Can you share some de­tails about the Idea 3G

smart­phones and the place where it will be avail-

able in New Delhi.

Ra­chit Singh, on email

25,000. I Con­sid­er­ing your bud­get and the op­tions men­tioned by you, I would like to rec­om­mend the Sam­sung Gal­axy R. This phone op­er­ates on An­droid v2.3 and has a dual core pro­ces­sor as well. The other op­tion is the Om­nia W which is on Win­dows Phone op­er­at­ing sys­tem. How­ever, with the Om­nia W you won’t get many apps and games to down­load.

I want to buy a cam­era for ` 5,000. Which is the Idea has in­tro­duced two An­droid smart­phones in the mar­ket. Both the hand­sets are 3G en­abled and run on An­droid v2.2. With a 3.2 MP cam­era on­board, one has a 2.8-inch dis­play while the other has a 3.5-inch dis­play along with fea­tures such as GPS Nav­i­ga­tor soft­ware, FM ra­dio and MP3 Player, Wi-fi, Blue­tooth and So­cial Me­dia Apps. These hand­sets should be avail­able at the Idea Cel­lu­lar stores across the city.

model G6 1201 TX

has been dis­con­tin-

ued by the com­pany

or not?

Kshi­tij Roy ,

on email

Please let me

know whether

HP Pav­il­ion

note­book

We checked with HP, and the G6 1201TX is a run­ning model. In fact, it is the top model in the G se­ries. The specs of the model un­doubt­edly are the best in the seg­ment. Go ahead and get your hands on it if you want to.

Is the iphone 4S bet­ter than the

Sam­sung Gal­axy S II?

Abhimanyu, on email

Both the smart­phones op­er­ate on dif­fer­ent op­er­at­ing sys­tems, so it will not be pos­si­ble for you to rate one de­vice over the other. How­ever, in our opin­ion the iphone 4S scores over the Gal­axy SII, thanks to fea­tures like the IOS 5 with Siri and Twit­ter in­te­gra­tion, the awe­some 8 MP cam­era, etc. The bat­tery life can be a bit of an is­sue at times and it still has a 3.5-inch dis­play.

On the other hand, the SII has a 4.3-inch dis­play and looks good. Run­ning An­droid Gin­ger­bread, the phone han­dles ev­ery­thing smoothly, but un­for­tu­nately, it will not get the full Ice­cream Sand­wich up­grade. In­stead, if you can wait, check out the Sam­sung Gal­axy Nexus when it gets launched.

I am fas­ci­nated by the HTC Amaze

4G which was launched in the US

re­cently by T-mo­bile. I would like to

know whether this phone or any

vari­ant will be launched here in In­dia soon?

Is­sac Solomon, on email

Con­sid­er­ing the specs of the Amaze 4G, the 1.5GHZ dual-core pro­ces­sor and 1GB RAM along with the 4.3 inch dis­play, we don’t have any sim­i­lar de­vice in the coun­try yet. The max­i­mum pro­ces­sor speed at the mo­ment is 1.2GHZ dual core found in Sam­sung’s Gal­axy SII and the Note. So wait for a while if you plan to buy a smart­phone, be­cause in Jan­uary a lot many phones on quad-core pro­ces­sors will be an­nounced in­ter­na­tion­ally. So of them will come to In­dia soon. Hav­ing trou­ble with your lap­top? Would like to boost your cell phone’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties? Want ad­vice on what cam­era is best for your needs? Write to us with all your queries and we will have ex­perts an­swer­ing them.

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