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Introducing “The Gadget Fan”!

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From being expensive bricks to an affordable device to a must-have accessory, gadgets of all kinds have come a long way. Many parts of our lives are touched by these wonderful contraptions and we live with them and sleep with them – literally. What can explain the phenomenal rise of gadgets as an important part our lives? There could be multitude of reasons from improved technology to rising income levels, whatever the reasons be, we now accept that they are important part of our lives. Why not give gadgets an important place or the place they deserve?

The Gadget Fan

Observing the trends and looking at the insatiable appetite of trak.in readers, we have launched a new blog called TheGadgetFan. The blog does exactly what it says. It talks, analyses and discusses about India-centric gadgets and everything about them.

The blog had a soft launch on 10.10.10 (October 10, 2010) and it now has 80+posts and it is brimming with rich content. The blog is collaborative effort of Trak.in and Sriram Vadlamani of Indianomics.

Could we have done it sooner or later? Absolutely not. This is the perfect time to give gadgets its due distinction as the consumption and user interest is on the verge of a explosion. 3G launch which has given the much needed fillip for gadgets is yet another reason for a special interest for gadgets.

Some of our research so far includes a comparison between Olivepad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, comparison of three home-grown tablets Binatone Home Surf, Wespro ePad, Infibeam Phi, 10 3G touch screen phones under 10K and right-sizing the tablet screen.

Join us for this exciting ride and drop-in your suggestions and feedback.

Note: The blog is still new and we are still in the process of sprucing it. If you would like to see something specific on the blog, do drop us a line!

  1. C V L N Sastry says

    This effort of yours is welcome and is gratefully appreciated. We, the common people, need information about new gadgets available in the Indian market. Many retailers are out to get more of our money for a gadget that is available elsewhere for a considerably less amount. Arming us with useful, essential information about features and prices of gadgets by you, enables us to save money and buy useful gadgets that not only look good and boost our image but work for us well. God Bless Us All.

  2. Pradeep says

    Congrats Arun!!
    Look forward to this blog. I am sure you guys will make it large!

  3. Rama Rao M S says

    GadgetFan has fanned out with a defined objective .
    Welcome to it –the new baby of Trakin..
    The name is good enough but readers are choosy putting more pressure on its
    parental body. There are some in this field but gadgets are galloping fast with tech-innovation and so GadgetFan has good scope if it addresses the needs of users. Too tech details are not of interest…the reason is to drive a car and enjoy the ride, mechanical details are never taken in . It is a no.
    So we join our voice to say congrats .Shaping and defining is in your hands.
    Rama Rao M S

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    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Thanks Mr. Rama Rao,
      I think you said rightly…The key is to be non-technical, and yet be fully informative…and thats what is the vision of TGF as well..

      -Arun

  4. Dibyasundar says

    I have been reading the posts on The Gadget Fan since last one month, and around that was the time I was introduced to trak.in too. Never knew the two are related to each other. Best of Luck.

  5. Sagar Bedmutha says

    Well Done! All the Best!! I’ve already started reading it, since a few weeks..

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Thanks Sagar…

  6. Madhav Shivpuri says

    Hi Arun,

    Wishing you good luck on this one too.

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Thanks Madhav…Do give us inputs and feedback on what you would like to see there..

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