Dhaka, Oct 3 (UNB)- Vivo launched a new flagship phone V17Pro with updated, effective and fancy features in Bangladesh on Thursday.
The new phone of the company’s V series is equipped with the world’s first dual pop-up front camera along with quad-rear camera setup.
The six-camera phone houses two pop-up cameras on the front- a 32-megapixel main selfie shooter and an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter, joined by a moonlight flash.
On rear, V17 Pro is equipped with 48MP HD camera, 13MP Telephoto, 8MP AI Super wide-angle + Super Macro (2.5cm) and 2MP Bokeh cameras. With 48 megapixels and superb light sensitivity, the primary rear camera guarantees bright and vivid pictures in all situations.
Vivo launched V17Pro in Bangladesh at Radisson Blu Dhaka hotel in the capital on Thursday.
Managing Director Mr Duke and Sales Director Ms Sharon of vivo Bangladesh were present in the launching ceremony.
Commenting on the launch of V17Pro, Mr Duke, Managing Director of vivo Bangladesh said, “The new V series member brings our world-renowned Elevating Front Camera to a whole new level, by incorporating not one but two front cameras.”
“V17Pro is a masterpiece, as it reinforces our position as a pioneer in bringing best-in-class mobile experiences to the global stage”, he added.
The device comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM and will be available in two color variants – Glacier Ice and Midnight Ocean for price BDT 39,990.
It’s some features like fast charging support, full-screen display and glass body will also fascinate customers, Vivo Bangladesh expects.
Vivo V17Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE Octa-core processor.
The phone has a Type-C port which ensures faster recharging. It runs with Android Funtouch OS 9.1 powered by a 4100mAh battery and supports dual-engine fast charging. This phone features 6.44 inch Fullview display which supports 1080 x 2240pixels resolution.
The smartphone also comes with vivo’s industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. With higher fingerprint pixel density and more sophisticated algorithms, allowing consumers to unlock the smartphone safely and easily.
New York, OCT 03 (AP/UNB) — After high-profile flops, Microsoft is getting back into smartphones with a dual-screen Android device that won’t be out for another year.
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo as part of a new lineup of Surface computers. It marks a reversal for a company that abandoned smartphones following lackluster demand for its own operating system and an ill-fated purchase of smartphone maker Nokia.
“I believe the third time's a charm for Microsoft and smartphones,” said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with moor Insights & Strategy.
He said Microsoft has had a good track record with Surface devices, while the Duo’s novel design offers something new at a time when phone innovation has been slowing down.
Microsoft says the Duo makes phone calls, though it stopped short of calling it a phone. Though it runs Android, the back of the prototype has a Surface logo that resembles Windows. The company prefers calling the Duo just another Surface device.
Microsoft also announced a dual-screen Surface Neo tablet, which also won’t be out until late next year. In a blog post, Microsoft said other manufacturers including Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo will also make dual-screen and foldable devices using a variant of Windows called 10X.
Both Surface devices feature two screens connected with a hinge and can fold like laptops. They can display separate apps side by side or a single app stretched across both screens. They are technologically less ambitious than foldable phones from Samsung and others, whose screens actually bend as the devices close. Some of those folding phones have experienced technical difficulties.
The Duo is about the size of a large smartphone when folded, with two 5.6-inch displays, while the folded Neo is similar in size to a small tablet such as the iPad Mini or an Amazon Fire.
The devices will initially be available only for developers who create and test apps. Microsoft plans to start selling them during the 2020 holiday season. The company offered no details on price.
Available sooner are $249 Surface Earbuds, as Microsoft joins Apple, Amazon, Google and others in making wireless listening devices.
At a product event Wednesday in New York, Microsoft also unveiled two new Surface Pro tablets. The Surface Pro X will have a 13-inch screen, rather than the 12-inch ones on the new Pro 7 and older models. But the X will be about the same size overall, thanks to a smaller bezel.
The company also unveiled a refreshed laptop.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB)- Robi and Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to collaborate for enhancing the knowledge and skills of MIST students in the latest digital technologies.
Robi’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Md Faisal Imtiaz Khan and MIST’s Acting Department Head of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Brig. Gen. Mohammad Sajjad Hossain recently signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations at the MIST Campus located in Mirpur Cantonment. Robi’s Chief Strategy Officer, Ruhul Amin was present on the occasion.
Under the agreement, Robi and MIST will work jointly in academic collaboration, joint research and data analytics. MIST students will also be guided into the latest developments in data analytics, block chain, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, as part of the agreement.
Besides, Robi will facilitate the MIST students to come up with the innovative digital business ideas to address the problems faced by the private and public sectors of the country.
Robi’s Vice President, Enterprise Business Intelligence, Hasib Mustabsir, Vice President, Resourcing and Employer Branding, Md Zaved Parvez were also present on the occasion.
San Francisco, Oct 2 (AP/UNB) — Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings.
The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of data they collect from their users. Google and Facebook both debuted new privacy tools this year.
Now, YouTube users will be able to set their search and viewing histories to auto-delete after a set period of time.
Google Maps will have an incognito mode, which means a user's movements won't be recorded when it's turned on. It will be available on Android this month. Google did not give an exact date for iOS.
Google also says people will be able to delete their voice histories from artificial intelligence system Assistant using a voice command.
It is also adding a way for users to check their passwords via a password manager to make sure they are still secure.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – Dmoney, the newest digital payment app, has announced its commercial operation in Bangladesh which is designed for the people who are looking for a service-driven platform.
Chairman of Dmoney and Director, Square Group Anjan Chowdhury, General Manager, Payment Systems Department, Bangladesh Bank Md Mezbaul Haque, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dmoney Sonia Bashir Kabir and co-founder and Managing Director of Dmoney Aref R Bashir were present at the launching ceremony held at a city hotel on Monday.
Dmoney obtained Payment Service Provider (PSP) license from the Bangladesh Bank earlier in January this year.
Dmoney promises to cater not only to the digital payment requirements of the users but also seamlessly integrates users with the latest lifestyle and financial services.
Users can easily open a Dmoney account from their smartphones and connect Dmoney app with their bank accounts. Users can also bring money to Dmoney account from any debit card or credit card.
Apart from sending and receiving money, Dmoney has a range of lifestyle services available with in App, such as top-up, bill payment, ticketing, foods, insurance, health and many more on-demand and basic day-to-day services of anyone’s daily necessity.
Dmoney users will be able to pay at different touch points through QR code and online gateway.
Currently, Dmoney is accepted at 2500+ offline and online stores. Dmoney retail QR code is EMVCo compatible and fully interoperable and connected with two major payment networks- VISA & Union Pay.
Besides, customers of multiple leading banks of Bangladesh, including One Bank, Trust Bank and Al Arafah Islami Bank will be part of Dmoney’s QR alliance.
Dmoney has plans to grow its QR payment touch points to 100,000 by year 2020.
Anjan Chowdhury said they have seen rapid economic growth and digitisation of the country and this development inspires them to do more for people, especially the underserved.
“We’ve come up with a technology platform that will further accelerate the advancement of people. This is an extremely proud moment for us Bangladeshis,” he said.
Sonia Bashir Kabir, a tech icon herself, expressed her excitement terming Dmoney as the most advanced app ever launched in Bangladesh by a Bangladeshi entity.
“We look at technology as a problem-solver. The real problem to solve is the challenge of building an ecosystem around homes, small and medium businesses and offer them all the products and services they need to operate effectively with productivity and succeed in their endeavors,” she said.
Sonia said they are happy to introduce Dmoney which will ease digital adaptation and will positively impact people’s lives. “We thank our regulator, Bangladesh Bank for keeping their trust on us. I’m confident Dmoney will be able to honor their trust.”
Dmoney is available for download in both app store and Google play store and supports devices running on Android 4.0 and above plus IOS 6 and above OS versions.