Vaikundarajan Reviews Riteish Deshmukh’s Next Film - Banjo
Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri starrer Banjo teaser was released yesterday. The actor shared the teaser on his Twitter account with a special thanks to Abhishek Bachchan who lends his voice as a narrator in the teaser. Junior Bachchan introduces Deshmukh as “Banjo ki duniya ka Bachchan.”

“The actor can be seen in a shoulder-length rockstar hairdo dancing to some fun Banjo riffs. We also see a Ganpati song sequence in the teaser,” says Vaikundarajan. Playing the lead opposite Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri is seen sporting multiple get-ups. She will be playing the role of a DJ from New York. Along with the teaser, Deshmukh also shared the movie poster.

The film comes as a surprise to Deshmukh’s fans as they are used to seeing the actor in multi-starrer films. The actor’s solo act in Banjo will definitely be a treat to his fans.

“Deshmukh and Fakri will be seen in the upcoming movie Housefull 3 before Banjo gets a national release on 23rd September,” informs Vaikundarajan.

The film is made under the banner of EROS International and will be the first Hindi film to be directed by award-winning Marathi filmmaker Ravi Jadhav. Vaikundarajan sends his best wishes to the actor and the entire film crew.

Vaikundarajan Reviews Sultan’s Trailer

After months of being in the news, teasers and talks surrounding Salman Khan starrer, Sultan, the film’s first official trailer is finally out. “After the success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman fans have been looking forward to this promising action drama film. The trailer has become the talk of the town overnight,” says Vaikundarajan.

The trailer also features Anushka Sharma playing lead opposite the star. Her presence on screen is strong and matches step on step with Salman Khan himself. The plot looks gripping and is sure to leave a heavy impact on the viewers.

Is Namotel Just Another Rebranded Chinese Phone? Asks Vaikundarajan

After Freedom 251, another smartphone has made its debut in the Indian market, claiming to be the world’s cheapest smartphone. “The device is labeled Namotel Achhe Din and is priced at a surprising INR 99 only,” says Vaikundarajan.

The 3G enabled smartphone will be available for booking between May 17 and May 25. To book the phone, user must sign up for a service called BeMyBanker and provide Aadhaar card details with a photograph. “The phone is available on a cash-on-delivery basis. However, users may not be able to access any details yet as the website doesn’t load,” informs Vaikundarajan.

The company has also stated the launch of four other smartphones ranging from INR 1999 for 4G LTE enabled Aazadi smartphone to INR 199,999 for the VVIP luxury smartphone. Other specifications include, Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM.

The Company’s website lists the smartphone with its features but doesn’t showcase the official photos of the device. “All pictures on the website come with a disclaimer of being used for illustration purpose only. This will cast a doubt on the credibility of the company and product,” says Vaikundarajan.

The company appears to be operating out of Bengaluru and claims to have offices in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Chennai. The website states that the company was established with the support of Make in India Campaign.

“We have heard the story of Freedom 251 and its fate. Does Namotel fall in the same category? Is it just another rebranded Chinese phone?” asks Vaikundarajan.

Vaikundarajan On Motorola’s New Smartphone Devices

It has been a year since Motorola ended its exclusivity with Flipkart. The company is gearing up to launch its new smartphone with Amazon India next week.

“The phone is rumoured to be a 4th generation MotoG Series. This will be Motorola’s 1st device to launch on e-commerce platform other than Flipkart,” informs Vaikundarajan.

Vaikundarajan Reviews Microsoft’s Pre-Touch Technology
Microsoft showcased its Pre-Touch sensing technology through a video posted on YouTube. The technology anticipates your fingers before they touch the screen and provide you with contextual menus adapted to the grip. “The technology provides a new approach to use interfaces on mobile devices,” says Vaikundarajan.

The device can track the movement of user’s fingers around the edges of the device whether or not the phone is held with two hands. “The touchscreen can sense the fingers in close proximity to the screen even before the user touches it,” adds Vaikundarajan. The technology will allow phones to anticipate user’s gestures and provides contextual menus based on how the phone is being gripped.

Microsoft Research also demonstrated dials for going through the timeline or adjusting the volume when watching a video. For instance, the interface of a video player adapts two handed views or one handed views. The users will typically access the progress bar to navigate to a particular point in the video or adjust volume with a horizontal slider on top. The technology reads these user patterns and acts accordingly.

“It is not clear if Microsoft will be using the Pre-Touch technology in its smartphones. However, if launched, it would be interesting to see if this technology can compete with Apple’s 3D Touch interface and other gesture-based interaction models,” concludes Vaikundarajan.

Vaikundarajan Reviews Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 Smartphones

Earlier this year, Samsung listed its smartphone versions of Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 on their Chinese website. However, the price and availability of the two handsets was not revealed. Most recently, the official Samsung Korea website announced the prices of both smartphones. “According to Korean website Galaxy J5 is priced at KRW 290000 (INR 16889) while Galaxy J7 will cost KRW 362000 (INR 21138), excluding local taxes. Official announcement in India is yet to be made,” informs Vaikundarajan.

Reviewing its features, Vaikundarajan notes that both the smartphones come with a new design that features a metal frame supported by an interesting hardware. Galaxy J5 has a 5.2 inch HD display while Galaxy J7 has a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution. Both handsets run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and come with a 4G support. The handsets will have a 13-megapixel front camera with f1.9 aperture. Running on 2GB RAM, the handsets are supported by 16GB storage memory with an option to expand up to 128 GB using microSD card.

“The South Korean model is slightly different as compared to the Chinese model which comes with a 3GB RAM. The company has not specified which model will be release for the Indian market,” informs Vaikundarajan.