Zynga launches ‘Words With Friends’ game on Facebook

August 4, 2011 | Posted in Others, Technology | By

San Francisco: The FarmVille maker Zynga has announced the launch of its mobile app ‘Words With Friends’ on world’s largest social networking site Facebook.

The two-player word game ‘Words With Friends’ allows users to play along with other Facebook friends. Moreover, users can sync the Words With Friends played on Apple iOS devices and Android devices with Facebook version.

Words With Friends will be Zynga’s first game to invade from mobile platform to Facebook. The new version of the game will have some social networking features like getting Facebook notifications, ability to post updates on friends’ wall while playing etc.

Zynga has not yet announced the exact launch date for the game on Facebook platform, but asked users to ‘Like’ Words With Friends’ Facebook page to get launch notification.

Words With Friends was originally created and run by Newtoy, an independent mobile developer, in Jul 2009. Later in Dec 2010, Zynga acquired the developer.



MTNL Says No to Tariff Hike

August 4, 2011 | Posted in Others, Technology | By

MTNL today said that it will not going to increase call or data charges even though all leading telecom service providers hiked their tariffs by approx 20% last week.

MTNL’s Executive Director (Mobile Service) Mr. A.K. Bhargava said that “In the backdrop of the industry trend of increasing call charges, MTNL is not only assuring its customers to keep the tariffs at the same level but will continue to take many other measures to further benefit its customers in Delhi and Mumbai circles.”

In last few days all leading private operators like Vodafone, IDEA and Aircel following Airtel’s surprise move to hike prepaid tariff in certain circles, While MTNL reduces its its 3G Data charges in Delhi circle and also introduced various new plans with cheapest call and 3G Data offerings including Unlimited 3G Data Plans as earlier we shared on TelecomTalk.

MTNL is providing attractive tariff plans like All calls @ 50p/min, Any [email protected]/ Sec, Local MTNL network Voice and Vidoe call @ ½ p per Second etc.



LG Optimus 2X Review

June 20, 2011 | Posted in Mobiles, Technology | By

Originally known as the LG Star, the Korean firm have released this beastly device as the LG Optimus 2X – 2X obviously a direct association to its dual core abilities. The device is so at the top of the range of the power houses on offer.
Anyhow, so how does the LG rate?

Well it’s a minimalist design, like most LGs are these days. It must be said it is a good looking device, if a little unremarkable. It does look good with the lights off, a bit monolithic by all accounts.

The Optimus 2X follows its love of twos and has Android Froyo 2.2 as its operating system, a little bit disappointing considering Android 2.3 Gingerbread is available. This does let the phone down a little considering it is seen as one of LG’s top end devices.

The LG does get a 4inch 400x800p screen that’s capable of playing 1080p video and also comes with DNLA streaming if you want to play video on a larger screen wirelessly.

You may want to do this, especially if you take advantage of the high resolution abilities of the Optimus 2X’s camera for recording which though not amazing will look good on the big screen. The problem with the camera is that it doesn’t improve on anything that came before it and is not as good as rivals such as the Galaxy S II and the Motorola Atrix
LG also has a number of pre loaded applications and widgets which do brighten up proceedings, both the social network and music applications are very well executed it must be said. They have no need as yet for the large processing power but in time the dual core processor will have its need but for now it is future proofing.

The phone does come in the lower end of the high phone price range which will definitely mean it will attract attention for those who crave power at a low price. This will place it with the likes of the HTC Incredible S as well as some of the older premier phones like the Desire HD.

Overall the LG Optimus 2X is a nice phone, that is quite powerful and good looking. However, it does leave a little to be desired as it doesn’t have the newest operating system in the market – Froyo Android 2.2 and a lack of innovation in areas, most especially the camera area.