Samsung Announce The Hennessy Flip Phone

Samsung has announced its latest smartphone, however this a little different from all the rest. The Hennessy, as it is called, combines a smartphone that runs on Android with a dual-screen flip phone body.

From the front the Hennessy looks like any other standard Android phone but once the front has been flipped, it reveals a second screen on the other side with a full keypad below.

The phone has a 3.3-inch touch screen with 480-by320-pixel resolution. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, 1500mAH battery and a microSD card slot. The Hennessy runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

So far there have been no announcements on pricing or availability. It has only been announced in China, so when and where we will see this phone, we will have to wait and see.


CBSE Warns Schools for Not Having Websites

Those schools which have failed to create their websites and upload details of their infrastructure and management are set to face a tough time with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) deciding not to register their students for class XII board examination.

The one-month deadline set by the board to create websites elapsed last month. “The board will initiate necessary action against the schools which have failed to comply with its directive,” official sources in the CBSE told Deccan Herald.

A large number of schools affiliated to the board are yet to develop their websites and upload details of their management and infrastructure despite a circular issued by the board to all of those affiliated to it in October 2010.

A reminder was later issued to all these school heads later in December, 2011, but it fell on deaf ears.

Peeved over lackadaisical attitude of schools towards compliance of its directive, the CBSE issued a circular on June 17 this year, directing them to develop their websites and upload “comprehensive” details of their management and infrastructure within a month.

It also made it clear to all the school heads that it will not register their students if they fail to comply with its directive, saying the responsibility would lie with the school management in such cases.

The board wants all the schools to create their websites and upload details of their management and infrastructure in view of bringing transparency in their functioning.

The details should include information about schools’ teachers and other staff, their salary, number of students enrolled, fee structure, status of their affiliation and list of members of managing committee with their address among others.

“Many schools have not yet developed their websites because their managements are uncomfortable with disclosing some of these details. But the board will not allow them to function like this,” official sources said.

To mount pressure on such schools, the board has also decided to link the “mandatory” creation of website and uploading of “comprehensive” information about their management and infrastructure with the registration of their class IX and class XI students with the board, sources added.

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