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saavnLava D-136A to be pre-loaded with Saavn app

Music streaming app Saavn has signed a deal with mobile handset company Lava to pre-load the company’s app in Lava D-136A, reports Light Reading. Apart from this, both the companies have decided to work together on various co-marketing efforts. The financial terms of the deal were not revealed. Saavn has previously rolled out successful OEM partnerships with brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Samsung, and HTC.


Nintendo to release consoles for emerging marketsNintendo

Nintendo plans to introduce a new console targeted at emerging markets. It plans to to capitalize on higher entertainment budgets within a growing middle class, a Reuters report states. Nintendo has not revealed the countries where it will be sold.

The company has been struggling and its latest console Wii U has not been the big hit it expected it to be. The company has not officially sold any of its console in India, but Wii and Wii U are available in the gray market. Flipkart had started selling Wii U unofficially in India earlier this year, but it’s not clear how many devices it managed to sell. The company has not mentioned if the new console will be a rebranded Wii or a cheaper version of Wii U.


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Nokia lumiaNokia Lumia 630 launched in India with offers

Microsoft has launched smartphone Nokia Lumia 630 in India. As a launch offer, the phone will come bundled with 3G data for 2 months (1GB limit) from Vodafone, a 2 month subscription for Box TV and eBooks worth Rs 2,000 from Flipkart, according to The Economic Times.

Lumia 630 will be available in both single SIM and dual SIM variants. Both these variants will come with similar specifications and dimensions. It includes a 4.5-inch touchscreen (854 x 480 pixels), changeable rear shells and a 1.2Ghz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor. Other specifications include 512MB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD slot that can support up to 128GB cards, and a 1,830mAh battery. Lumia 630 has a 5MP autofocus rear camera that does 720p HD video recording but lacks a front camera.

Nokia also announced three new Nokia X based smartphones – Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL recently.

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