Right on the heels of releasing an updated app with new features and enhancements, the Mailbox team has announced that it has dropped its reservation system that still had more than 450,000 people waiting for access to the Gmail management app.
From the Mailbox Blog, via MacRumors:
Good news! Mailbox is now available without having to wait in line. After 10 weeks of around-the-clock hard work, our engineering team has scaled the Mailbox service to deliver over 100 million messages per day (and growing). We believe we can now confidently handle new users as they sign up, so we’ve pulled down the reservation system.
Last month, Mailbox announced it had filled over one million reservations. Also last month, the service announced it had been acquired by Dropbox. The teams are keeping their apps separate, but are drawing on each other’s resources and expertise to improve both services.
It’s unknown if Dropbox’s experience in serving millions of users had anything to do with Mailbox gaining enough confidence in the durability of their service to drop their reservations system.
The Mailbox app is available FREE for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]
A number of Best Buy stores will soon feature a special section dedicated to showing off tablets, computers, and smart phones from a world leader in device manufacturing. What’s that you say? Apple already does that in Best Buy stores? Well yeah, but this isn’t Apple, it’s (wait for it…) Samsung!
Following a path first walked by Apple, Samsung will be getting its own mini-stores inside Best Buy locations, according to Geek.com. Information on what the new Samsung sections of Best Buy’s mobile departments will look like is as yet unavailable, but the retailer is said to be preparing a roll-out of Samsung mini-stores in select Best Buy locations in the near future.
The first batch of Samsung mini-stores will be placed in high-traffic Best Buy locations, and will be timed to coincide with the release of the Korean company’s newest flagship device, the Galaxy S IV. Two aisles will be removed from next to Best Buy’s mobile device department to make way for the new store-within-a-store.
The displays will feature large Samsung signage, and room to do demos of Samsung devices. A second round of mini-shops will begin popping up like weeds later this year.
For Best Buy, the move should only help the struggling big-box electronics and appliance dealer in its attempt to attract customers who are increasingly attracted to Internet-based shopping. Samsung will benefit from getting its products in front of more shoppers, and allow it to battle toe-to-toe with Apple, the only other manufacturer of its type that has exclusive space set aside for it at Best Buy.
While Samsung has attempted it’s own standalone stores in the recent past, they have as yet to attract the attention of shoppers and haven’t attracted the same favorable attention Apple’s stores often do. At a recent opening of a Samsung location in Sydney, Australia, a reporter merely described the store as “Apple-esque.”
Google already started offering their devices through the Google Play store in several regions. But it didn’t open Play Devices Store in India.
The good news for Nexus lovers in India is that the Playground is now open. Google Play Devices India Store sells the Nexus 7 officially with warranty and that too cheaper than the US imports. But the highly awaited Nexus 4 Smartphone from Google is not yet available. You can note that the phone costing $ 300 in the Play store is currently sold in India for $ 400-500.
The Google Nexus 7 16GB Wi-Fi version of the device is now available for ₹15,999 which is around $ 295.
Last year in June, the Google Nexus 7 was announced officially and it comes with a 7-inch IPS display covered in “Scratch-resistant Corning glass” with 1280 X 800 pixels of resolution, powered by 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM to keep things running, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 8GB or 16GB internal storage, 802.11 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC functionality, preinstalled Google Wallet app, 3.5mm headset jack, 4325mAh battery to power everything, and more.
Coming to the availability of the tablet, the Google Nexus 7 is expected to be shipped on April 5.
Since Nexus 7 is now available in the Google Play Store, we hope that other Google devices will be up for sale soon in the region.
Google Play Devices now Open in India, Selling Nexus 7 at ₹15,999 ($ 295) is a post from: Gadgetian
Are you waiting for ZTE Grand Memo? This new smartphone has been announced at MWC 2013. ZTE Grand Memo comes with Snapdragon 800 chipset. On the other hand, the ZTE Open is an entry-level device based on the recent Firefox OS. To start with the ZTE Grand Memo, this behemoth is having a 5.7-inch screen. However, [...]
It’s been an open secret that ZTE is going for a smart phone that’s powered by Firefox and a leaked image of a tech sheet confirms this. Simply called the ZTE Open, the handset is expected to be unveiled by the Chinese company when this year’s Mobile World Congress kicks-off.
While the ZTE Open isn’t the first Firefox OS smart phone that’s been developed (the Keon and Peak have the honors), it is ZTE’s first handset running on the system. According to the leaked specs, the ZTE Open will have a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive display screen, a 3.2mp front camera, an accelerator, Bluetooth 2.1, FM radio, GPS, light sensors, micro USB connectivity and WiFi. The device will run on a Cortex A5 Qualcomm MSM7225A processor that’s clocked at either 600MHZ or 800MHZ, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of internal storage and a 1,200 mAh battery.
The specs clearly show that the ZTE Open is a very modest smart phone that’s aimed towards budget conscious consumers so some might not feel very excited about it. But the fact that it’s another handset running on a Firefox OS mobile operating system still makes it deserving of attention. Another detail that might get people’s attention is the fact that the ZTE Open might just cost a measly $ 100 or lower.