Microsoft releases Hot Mail with competitive features

Its been a long time since Hotmail has gone for a change in its features and it was less attractive when compared to Google though Hotmail still stands as a leading email service provider world wide and also stands second in the email service in US after Yahoo.It will not be apt to say that Hotmail is going to have some additional features instead its better to say that Hotmail is undergoing some revision in the whole application.

Hotmail is going to add almost all features available in Gmail and also in Yahoo.Hotmail is now providing increased storage, spam detection, conversation threading (though not by default), integrated chat, and a better mobile experience on platforms such as BlackBerry and Nokia but no to social media features.In the UI end Hotmail is providing features like mail filtering, enhanced media viewing, and document-editing features.


With Microsoft bringing up Document WebApps its now easy to view and edit the document in Hotmail too even without opening the same in a new window.There is also a good and innovative slide show tools fo attached photos in the email and links to albums.Videos can even be embedded into mail contents.Videos will generally be from YouTube,Hulu and Justin.TV.There is also a sidebar to easily add photos, maps, and info such as movie times from the Web. Its now easy to delete/block messages by filtering some specific unwanted senders.
If you are in need to view all messages from a specific sender then you can see that in just one click.If you click on the name you will have the option of viewing all messages from specific sender.

Some Features can be Drawback for some Users

The first main drawback could be hotmail has set some expiration period by which photos stored will be deleted in a three months time.That means photos that are access through cloud or even in mails will be deleted in three months time as Hotmail feels that Users will just view the images and will not relook later.Although the limit for total size of photos in a single message is now going to be 10 gigabytes which is a very huge one its not good to remove the photos in a three months expiration period.

Nokia X2 with Ovi Music Unlimited – Review, Price and Specifications

Nokia has planned to set a music trend in the Indian Market. Nokia has announced another candy bar mobile with the latest technology that offers Ovi Music Unlimited, which offers free and unlimited music downloads for one year to buyers of Nokia X2. With the Ovi Music feature users can search music by the name of the actor, actress, artist and films because many Indian users are fans of music from local films.  In India, Nokia is offering music from international labels as well as from over 150 Indian labels and publishers. The service offers more than four million tracks from across 19 genres. Definitely this is boon to music lovers.

The new handset is slim and has a candy bar look that weighs 81gm. It has a 2.2″QVGA screen, 5 Mp Camera with Video recording, 3.5mm headphone jack and FM Stereo, dual speakers with dedicated music keys. It’s a Series 40 phone that comes with a host of features with GPRS enabled, including Bluetooth, aluminium back plate, access to Facebook and the Nokia the Ovi Store. Now you can upload images through Bluetooth, Flickr and Ovi share.

Nokia X2 is pre-installed with java games like Bounce Tales, City Bloxx, Snake III,  Block’d, Diamond Rush, Rally 3D, Brain Champion, and Sudoku.

The cost of this all new music phone is Rs.5000 and it is expected to be available in the market by end of June.

Nokia X2 Technical specification:

  • candy bar form factor
  • 2.2-inch QVGA screen
  • 13mm thin
  • Weight 81gm
  • dual speakers
  • dedicated music keys
  • FM stereo
  • support for up to 16GB of storage via microSD car
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB 2.0
  • Ovi Player
  • Windows Media Player 11.
  • Direct access to Facebook from the homescreen
  • access to apps from Ovi Store
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • video recorder