Nokia N810, N800 successor announced

Nokia made a great new addition to its list of Internet Tablets. The Nokia N810 is a neat upgrade to the N800


  • Maemo Linux based OS2008
  • Mozilla based browser with Ajax and Adobe flash 9
  • Wi-Fi
  • Up to 45 hours of music playback
  • its large (4.13″), sharp (800×480 resolution) wide screen makes
  • integrated GPS receiver
  • integrated VGA camera
  • slide-out keyboard

Mobile browsing on such a device is as good as on a PC.


Nokia N810 with Gizmo


Nokia N810 with Skype


It tablet is expected to start shipping mid November with an estimated retail price of 479 USD about Rs.20000.

No info if it will available in India.

Google SMS comes to India , still in beta

Google Phone or gPhone is expected to arrive anytime  – this is a rumor for sure.

But some real news Google SMS debuts in India in beta mode.

Users need to send a text message to 54664 (5GOOG) . 5GOOG works only on a T9 keypad beware.


We checked the Weather in chennai and we got this response in the online demo.


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HTC Touch Dual


The HTC Touch lacked a touchable keyboard. Touch screen phones are a nightmare to use for QWERTY and T9 users .

at least I found it irritating and slow to type. HTC seems to have addressed this issue with the HTC Touch Dual

As the name indicates the HTC Touch works both on GSM and 3G / UMTS networks.

It comes with Dual Input and a Dual Camera. The Touch Screen with the TouchFLO technology is still present but in addition to that

there is a slider keypad which allows you to enter text directly instead of using the stylus.

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Serenata from Samsung and Bang & Olufsen


Samsung(Mobile Manufacturer) and Bang & Olufsen ( World’s leading Audio products brand) have announced a great new mobile music mobile phone the

Samsung Serenata. The phone is a joint venture between the two brands. The phone is hand crafted by David Lewis , the designer at Bang & Olufsen.

The phone is aimed at the luxury phone segment and the price could be as high as 1500 USD or 60000 indian rupees

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HTC has sold 800,000 Touch phones

Htc-touch-Taiwanese phone maker HTC is claiming to have sold 800,000 Touch phones worldwide.

Apple recently crossed the 1 million or 10,00,000 mark in iPhone sales. The HTC Touch has not yet hit America and is available only in Europe and Asia.

TouchScreen phones are a craze now after the iPhone wave. Actually the HTC touch came to the market even before June -29th 2007 – the iPhone launch.

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Nokia partners with media brands for bringing content to Nokia Video Center

Nokia is partnering with leading media brands including CNN , Sony Pictures and IBN ( CNN-IBN) for bringing content to Nokia Video Center.

Nokia Video Center aims to bring mobile video to N-Series and other multimedia handsets from Nokia.

The Nokia Video Center is available on the Nokia N95 and Nokia N95 8GB.

Youtube and Reuters are already in a content sharing agreement with the Finish phone Maker

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Adobe Launches Flash Lite 3 supports Video

We might be able to see Streaming Flash Video soon on mobile phones using Flash Lite. Adobe announced the Flash Lite 3 today with FLV Support.

Flash Lite is the mobile version of the desktop Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash player

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Nokia to acquire NAVTEQ

After we reported the Nokia is in talks to acquire NAVTEQ, Nokia issued a Press Release to confirm the deal.

  • Nokia’s Location Based Services offerings to expand
  • Expect to see lots of GPS supported handsets from Nokia
  • NAVTEQ’s Map data business will still remain functional, but under Nokia

Nokia will pay a price of approximately $8.1 billion for the take over.

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Nokia in talks to acquire Navteq

Nokia is in serious talks to acquire Navteq who is a leading navigation software maker.

NavteqInterestingly Navteq is also a data provider for Google Maps.

The company has a $7.61 billion market capitalization – their main business is software for in-vehicle navigation systems.

If Nokia bags Navteq , it will be a shot in the arm for Nokia’s GPS Device offerings and the mobile-services arena.

Nokia and Navteq already have a business relationship, where Navteq provides information for Nokia’s mobile phones.

via [WSJ]

Vodafone brings 2 new blackberry handsets to India

Vodafone India (Hutch) has introduced the Blackberry 8310 and Blackberry 8820 priced at Rs.24,990 and Rs.31,990
Vodafone acquired Hong Kong-based Hutchison International’s Indian telecom arm Hutch’…

Vodafone India  (Hutch) has introduced the Blackberry 8310 and Blackberry 8820 priced at Rs.24,990 and Rs.31,990

Vodafone acquired Hong Kong-based Hutchison International’s Indian telecom arm Hutch’s stake for $11.1 billion in May this year. The company earlier said it would be investing $2 billion in consolidating and expanding its business in the country.

Vodafone Essar, India’s second largest mobile service operator after Airtel, has a subscriber base of 34.11 million and a market share of 20.11 percent as on Aug 31, 2007, according to data released by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

It would be great to see the premium offerrings from Vodafone

Vodafone India sports the Global Red branding

The Global Mobile Service Providers starts operations in India, the 2nd largest mobile market in the world. The Vodafone logo is synonymous with the Global Red Branding strategy of Vodafone.

Vodafone_logoAs an Indian Mobile user, I have never seen Vodafone as a Mobile brand. I relate it to the Ferrari Formula 1 Team ( Vodafone is a sponsor for the team)

But now all of a sudden, Vodafone is a Mobile Operator in India. Vodafone is known worldwide for its Value Added Services. Will be interesting to see what Vodafone does in India considering the nature of the market.


The Hutch pug in the new Vodafone TV AD


My Vodafone number phone was showing the Hutch operator text till yesterday

but changed to Vodafone suddenly . A really fast re-branding excercise I must say.

Now the hutch website points to

Fly enters low cost handset market with V70 and M110

Fly enters low cost handset market with V70 and M110

Meridian Mobile – A major player in the telecom (mobile handset) industry are pleased to announce the launch of low cost phones in Indian market under the Fly brand. 

‘Fly’ a much sought after brand in the Central Europe market is now creating ripples not only in India but also in Germany, Spain and south Asian markets. 

Fly currently has a range of 18 models in the Indian market. All the models are feature packed mid-segment phones. The latest to join the Fly family are the V70 & M110. This takes the number of currently running models to 20. 

The V70 & M110 marks the entry of Fly in to the low priced segment. While the phones are reasonably priced, they still flaunt best in class features & stunning looks.

V70 – Candy Bar Phone 

V 70 frontA smart Candy Bar phone displaying simplicity at its best. It exhibits a lively combination of entertaining features at extremely reasonable prices. This light weight phone offers the most hunted features like MP3 ring tones and USB connect. It has a lot to do with the music lovers as it offers radio FM facility with built in antenna. It also has a 4x zoom VGA Camera for soft clicks and offers a satisfying storage capacity of 500 in phonebook and up to 200 messages. It gives a battery back up of 2 hours and 30 minutes of talk time and remarkable 120 hours at standby mode.

This phone is priced at Rs.3250/-

M110 – Clamshell Phone

M110A Cute Clamshell mobile fulfilling all the basic requirements with its quality features. It can be connected with the PC sync via USB. It is a high on storage phone with a storage memory of 500 in the phonebook and up to 200 messages.  The VGA Camera it offers facilitates the user with 4x Zoom. Enjoy foot tapping music and your favourite numbers every time your phone rings with MP3 ring tones. All these exiting features are available at most reasonable price.

This phone is priced at Rs.3150/-

Nokia 6301 a 6300 with Wi-Fi

The highly popular Nokia 6300 gets an nice upgrade to Wi-Fi with the new Nokia 6301

Nokia-6301_2The highly popular Nokia 6300 gets an nice upgrade to Wi-Fi with the new Nokia 6301.

Its a Triband GSM phone with Wi-Fi and GPRS, EDGE. It sports Bluetooth 2 with EDR &. of the features are same as the Nokia 6300 except the Wi-fi and the UMA (Unified Mobile Access). The phone comes with a nice dock so you dont have to hold this beaaty when you are at work.

Though the 6300 is low on battery life , still its a hit due the sleek design.

Price and Availability

Expected to be available for Christmas for approximately Rs.10000

Nokia 6301 Price and Specifications

The new Nokia E51 , E50 gets a major upgrade

Nokia today announced a new member to it E series of phones – the Nokia E51 .

The E Series phones are targeted at business and enterprise user.

The E51 is a sequel to the E50.

Its just 12mm thick but has Wlan ,Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, microSD expansion

Network features include GSM Quad band support, 3G, HSPDA, GPRS and EDGE

Nokia e51

It sports a 2 Mega pixel Camera also.

Other highlights include FM Radio and Music Player.

The E51 is set to hit the stores in October or November and will retail at about EUR 350 or Rs.20,000 in India.

Specifications and Photos