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Tata ’s Luxury Crossover Aria Review

Tata Motors has always been in the business of providing more facilities in its vehicles at affordable prices. From Tata Sierra, Estate in the 90s, Indica in the 2000s and the latest Nano were all reflections of this philosophy of Tata Motors. Tata Indica was an affordable diesel car introduced to replace the Ambassador every Indian drove and at prices less than the big elephant. Tata Motors got global attention when they introduced the world’s cheapest car –the nano.

The latest car introduced by Tata is Tata Aria.Everyone refer to it as a crossover. I  don’t know what exactly a crossover is. But looking from it’s shape I feel that crossover is a car containing features of an SUV and a normal sedan. The front would be looking like a sedan while the rear will look like an SUV.In India people call Tata Sumo, Mahindra Xylo, Toyota Innova, Chevrolet Tavera etc as SUVs but they are really MUVs or people movers.
Design

Front view of Aria looks like a sedan. The slanted bonnet a…

OlivePad Upgraded to Android 2.2

OlivePad VT-100 which is claimed to be India’s first 3.5 G tablet has upgraded to Android 2.2.

Features
Faster and improved Javascript renderingInstallation of applications on SD cardFaster switching between multiple keyboard languagesCan use phone as a mobile hotspotAutomatic  update of all applications on one clickSupports 3G, Wifi & Bluetooth wireless technologiesInbuilt 3 megapixel camera and an additional front cameraCan be used as a mini touch notebookSmart phone with voice and video callingGaming console, television and an ebook readerInbuilt GPS SensorAccessories along with OlivePad Tablet
16GB memory card and leather carry wallet FREE with the tabletSix months subscription to Wenga TV application.Lifetime navigation by Mapmyindia.

Applications
Can create word documents, ppt, excel etcBrowse internet, instant messaging, youtube, GPS enabled maps with turn by turn directionsMultimedia Support - Can play video and musicSurf your favorite tv channel on Zenga TV application. Channe…