LG launches Shine Titanium

Although LG Shine in Titanium was launched worldwide way back in July 2007, the handset was formally introduced in India on November 4, 2007.


The LG Shine Titanium is claimed to be the only mobile phone in the market with a Titanium finish metal body.


The model has been launched in both the bar and slider models.


• 2 megapixel camera
• Expandable Memory up to 1 GB
• 2.2-inches LCD screen
• GPRS and EDGE compatible
• Bluetooth (with A2DP)
• USB connectivity Continue reading “LG launches Shine Titanium”

Asus announces two PDA handsets for India

Asus India formally launched two models in India, the Asus M530w and Asus P526. Although the Taiwanese giant is better known for its laptops, but also produces competitive mobile phones.

Asus M530w

The Asus M530w is a 3G enabled handset that weighs 135 grams that comes with an Auto Sync feature that enables the phone to transfer data directly to a server, thus creating back up files. Information will be retrievable in case of loss or theft of the handset.


• 2.4 inches TFT display
• 320X240 resolution
• Built-in flash memory of 256 MB


• Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard
• Windows Live Messenger
• Media Player
• 416Mhz CPU
• Bluetooth 2.0
• Video Conferencing
• Wi-fi
• 3G
• MicroSD slot
• Qwerty keyboard
• 2 megapixel camera
• Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 Mhz)
• ClearVue Document Viewer
• Business Card recognition


At Rs 20,900 the handset is very competitively priced.

Asus P526

A smart phone that has unassuming looks but stands a winner on account of its user friendly features, the Asus P526 weighs just 115 grams and comes with a smart leather case to protect its screen.


• 2.6 inch TFT display
• 65 K colours
• 240X320 resolution
• 128 MB Flash memory


• Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard
• Smart dial that automatically fetches contact list as number is being dialled
• GPRS and Bluetooth
• MicroSD slot
• 2 megapixel camera
• Remote Presenter
• My Secret Function – to protect documents etc


Rs 16,990 exclusive of taxes as applicable.

Sony Ericsson W960i Live Pictures

Dailymobile.se just posted some live pictures of the Sony Ericsson W960i which might come any time to India. The phone is a Nokia N95 and Apple Iphone competitor with touchscreen , wifi and the likes.

The phone has 8GB of memory and a TV quality screen and a 3.2 Megapixel Camera



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Samsung Max to CDMA rescue

Choosing a CDMA operator for low call costs is fine. But if you are seriously unhappy about the handsets you are restricted to choose from, Samsung launched Samsung Max, the first open market CDMA handset in India.

“The availability of CDMA phones in the open market will provide Indian consumers freedom to choose network operator’s of their choice,” said Hyundai Kim, Vice President and Head – CDMA Division, Samsung Telecommunications India.

So you can not only choose to upgrade to the Samsung Max, availability of the handset in the open market will empower you to choose the operator too!

The Max is a slider multimedia phone that includes customised “Indian” features such as an Indian Calendar, a ‘panchang’, mobile prayer, a Cricket scorer and Hinglish SMS.

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Vodafone India plans JV to expand operations in India

Vodafone is currently in expansion mode in India. According to a Wall Street Journal report

Vodafone is planning Joint Venture to speed Indian Expansion.

Theres a lot of rivalry between telecom operators in India but when it comes to cutting costs they seem to be joining hands. Setting up towers is a very costly deal for the tel cos.

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Reliance launches Rural Mobile Application Contest

If you are a mobile application developer and want to win up to Rs.13 lacs in prizes checkout the

Reliance Rural Mobile Application Contest

Applications can be developed for both CDMA and GSM technologies.


The contest is open to those who are registered with the Reliance Developer Program and includes:

Software Professionals
Self- employed Professionals
Content vendors/ aggregators

Contest registration ends on 25th December 2007

Vertu Ascent Ti Now in India

The Vertu, as the company puts is, “is for individuals who only accept the best”.

At a price tag of Rs 3, 26,000 it is not difficult to imagine why.

Vertu handsets, hand crafted in England is a formidable style statement since 1983. The company launched the Vertu Ascent Ti in India on 27 November, 2007.

The handset is crafted in Titanium (Ti) which is a non-corrosive element with the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. It is also known for its ability to withstand extreme temperatures. Continue reading “Vertu Ascent Ti Now in India”

Verizon Wireless – Use any app and any device from 2008

Some good news for Verizon wireless users. You might no longer need to stick to the devices offered by Verizon.

Come 2008 , you might be able to use Any App Any Device according to a company press release.

This is a seen as move to tackle the Android – gphone launch and also Apple’s 3G iPhone plans.

But wait there’s a catch. These devices need to be tested and approved in a 20 million facility.

Any device that meets the minimum technical standard will be activated on the network.

More information is expected in early 2008.

Interesting note : Verizon is not part of the Google open handset alliance 

New LG GSM Models for the Indian Buyer

LG Electronics India Private Limited announced the launch of two new colour handsets; the KG 288, and the KG 285 for GSM users in India.

Even though these two models are entry level handsets targeting the low end of the user spectrum, they are rich with features to enable users to enjoy more features without paying through the roof.


Continue reading “New LG GSM Models for the Indian Buyer”

TAG Heuer to launch Mobile Phones

Fresh on the list of Luxury Good manufacturers, after watches, eye wear, perfumes and clothes is the booming market for Mobile phones.

With more and more luxury accessory houses joining the fray, the Mobile Phone world is likely to get competitive, to the advantage of the user.


With an intention to cash in on this mania, in a release to the Press on 26 November 2007, TAG Heuer, the French watch giant, announced their decision to launch a series of luxury Mobile phones. The handsets will hit the market in the second half of 2008. Continue reading “TAG Heuer to launch Mobile Phones”

Philips Xenium Range

They do not care much for features. They are not a name to reckon with in the mobile business. But they generate products consistently, and do have a following amongst “value for money” buyers.

The Xenium range of mobile phones from Philips has been in the news since 2001 for its long lasting battery. With the introduction of several new models in the same range, the long lasting battery phone will now have a slicker and trendier look.


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Nokia E61i, N81 and N95 8GB get new firmware

Some good news for Nokia E61i , Nokia N81 and Nokia N95 8GB users . Nokia has released the latest firmwares for thes phone which are available for download via Nokia software update.

I have to try upgrading my Nokia E61i to the latest firmware this weekend.

Heres a screenshot below from Aallaboutsymbian shows the latest firmware for the N95 8gb as v11.0.026


Nokia E61i gets predictive input accoring to e-series

I will try it and post my experience.

WARNING : Upgrading Firmware might break your phone and you will loose all data on the phone

So please upgrade only if you know what you are doing !!

Opera Mini 4 get the full web on your phone

Opera Mini 4 is out for download and has already crossed 1 million downloads. Its a great piece of software to browse the full web on even a low-end phone over a insanely slow GPRS connection.


For folks how have not heard about Opera – Most of you would have heard about Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox for the PC. There is also another widely used browser called Opera which is known very well for its mobile offerrings.

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Samsung U900 FlipShot from Verizon

Verizon, the American wireless network operator launched the Samsung U900 FlipShot with a two year term contract on 22 November 2007.

The handset has cutting edge features such as 3 mega pixel camera, Camcorder, PictBridge printing, business card  scanner, QVGA screen and stereo Bluetooth support. Through Verizon’s supporting network and services, users will be able to their VZ Navigator, V CAST Music and Video.

The camera has a rotating display for optimal viewing while in camera mode for optimal photo capturing comfort.

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LG Viewty KU990 to debut in Asia

LG’s high-end five million pixel camera phone with a 3-inch wide touch screen, Viewty (Model: LG-KU990)  is all set to make its debut in Asia starting in November.

The first Asian Nations where it will make its presence felt is Hong Kong and Singapore. It will make its Koran debut in mid December. India will follow suit, optimistically by early 2008, although there no reports confirming the same.

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