Panasonic Toughbook introduces the Toughpad FZ-A1, the ruggedized tablet for the Mobile Enterprise & Panasonic CF-AX2, the World’s Lightest* Business Rugged Convertible Windows 8 Pro Ultrabook™ The device is an Android-powered tablet, which will allow healthcare services, pharmaceutical and construction companies as well as aviation and military sectors in tablet computing without sacrificing security while delivering a high return on investment. Panasonic Toughpad is priced at Rs. 75,000. For details, visit

Fun with giggles

Funskool India Ltd. has unveiled a toy brand Giggles for infants and pre-schoolers. Giggles has a wide range of non-toxic teethers and rattles priced Rs. 99 onwards. The collection is available at all leading toy retail stores. The product range includes squeakers, crawling aids, multi activity toys, pull alongs, assembly toys and much more.

Mobile messaging app

Facebook announced a new messenger app to help more people connect on mobile. Users can now sign up for a messenger account with their name and phone number, so they can send messages to their phone contacts instantly. This is being launched on Messenger for Android. To learn more about Messenger, visit the Help Center at

Spirit of Chritsmas

Brighten up your homes for the Christmas season with the festive collection by @home. The Christmas collection offers home décor artefacts such as aromatic candles, lamps, crockery, picture frames, ornamental flowers, pots and vases, wall hangings, furnishings and more apart from home furniture in colours of golden red, green and white.

Luxury watch

Dior has introduced a special luxury watch for the Christmas season in a bright shade of red. The Dior Christal Red is a 33mm quartz -diamond-set bezel watch has an antireflective sapphire crystal glass on the case, and the dial comes in red lacquer, hand applied diamond shaped hour markers. It has red flange with luminescent indexes and luminescent faceted hour and minute hands. Available in select watch stores.

Angry Birds trading cards

Parksons Cartamundi Pvt. Ltd. will manufacture and distribute Angry Birds Collectable Trading Cards in India. The cards offer a new way of playing trading cards that resembles the traditional rock, paper, and scissors game. The collection consists of 180 cards with a simple game play element designed for young customers. The cards will be available in leading toy stores. The collectible box consisting of an album, 2 flow packs, a super special Gold Card and a poster will be priced at Rs. 300.  The individual flow packs consisting of five cards each will be priced at Rs. 20.

Beat the chill with tea

For the festive season, Typhoo has introduced a gift box with a range of tea varieties — Assam, Darjeeling, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, cardamom, masala, lime and lemon and ginger. Also available are green tea or Moroccan mint apart from fruitinfusion teas such as Orange Spicer, Black Currant and lemon and lime zest. The gift boxes are available at Rs. 495 at major retailers nationwide.

Feast on pastas

Papa John’s has introduced a new range of Italian pastas for this month. The varieties include Garlic Parmesan Pasta with capsicum, onions and olives in signature garlic parmesan sauce; Arabiata Pasta that fuses tomatoes with Italian herbs and Spicy Italian Chicken Pasta with special seasoning, chilli flakes and tomatoes. Available at all Papa John’s outlets, the pastas are priced at Rs.139, Rs.119 and Rs.149 respectively.