Samsung Pixon – 8 Megapixel camera phone unleashed in India

Although it is becoming a habit with us at Fonearena, we would like to assure all our readers we are not gloating. Yet!

We have been covering the mobile scene with such alacrity and timeliness that sometimes, when a handset is launched in India we realise we’ve already covered its global launch. Similarly, when the Samsung Pixon was launched in September 2008, Fonearena covered the launch. Read the coverage here.

Specs & features at a glance:

3.2-inch WQVGA (240 x 400 pixels) touchscreen featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz UI with auto screen rotation

Samsung widgets on the desktop


Internal GPS

DivX, Xvid, mp4 file support

Music Player with SRS 3D surround sound

MicroSD card support

8MP AF camera with LED flash x16 digital zoom, auto-focus, fast-shutter, face detection

Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (micro)

FM Radio


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Fastest business phone in the world Asus P565 announced

Asus announced their latest business PDA with full touch screen – the P565.

The handset has the fastest CPU – the 800 MHz Marvell TavorP and comes with the company’s latest touch-driven interface – the Glide.

Specs & features at a glance:

2.8″ VGA screen

Tri-band (900/1800/1900)


3G with HSDPA

Wi-Fi Continue reading “Fastest business phone in the world Asus P565 announced”

SE Xperia X1 launched in India!!!

India is fast becoming the launch pad for hi-end mobile phones. Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia X1 in India a good two weeks before the US launch. WOW!

At Fonearena, we have been tracking the Xperia since Feb 2008 and covered the handset extensively. Read the coverage here.

While the specs and features of the Xperia are on Fonearena and can be viewed here, we take another look at what is touted to be SE’s most flamboyant handset.

The X1 has killer looks and an arc-slider design, with fully functional nine customisable panels, a 3-inch clear wide VGA display, a full QWERTY keyboard, 4-way key and optical joystick navigation and a 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera within a quality metal-finish body. Phew!

It is SE’s first Windows Mobile handset and has the highest data transfer rate (HSDPA/HSUPA) and WiFi support. Continue reading “SE Xperia X1 launched in India!!!”

Nokia N79 now in India redefining cool !

Nokia N79 is another phone from the Nokia N series, after N85 made its way earlier and this one is a combination of intelligence and customizable design with a fully-loaded multimedia device.

The Nokia N79 is THE handset for music buffs. The handset comes preloaded with ‘Anthems 1998-2008’, a compilation of 19 all-time favourite classic club songs and 17 new age music videos, presented by the Ministry of Sound…only for the Indian market.

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The luxurious Motorola AURA

Stylish and sleek would define the new AURA by Motorola. (Yes…finally a handset that looks different from the box type iPhones and Nokias!)

Discerning feature:

The AURA has the FIRST EVER circular LCD display with colours and 300 dpi resolution and a Grade 1, 62-carat sapphire crystal lens.

Encased in stainless steel housing, the AURA has textures and patterns chemically etched into its surface. The Swiss-made main bearing, gears composed of Rockwell 50-55 hardened steel and 130 precision ball bearings work in tandem to drive the assisted-opening blade. Motorola likens the effect to that of opening a luxury car door rather than accessing a mobile device. Its custom-engineered rotating mechanism is composed of more than 200 high-precision individual parts, and the gears are protected from harsh conditions with the same coatings used in high-performance racing engines. 

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Samsung Omnia FoneArena Exclusive phone footage


On 16th October, 2008, Fonearena was represented by Ritu at the ITC Grand Central, Mumbai where a demo of the Windows Mobile 6.1 on the Samsung Omnia was given to three mobile phone enthusiasts (Ankit Saxena and Rupesh from the WATblog were co-invitees).

Microsoft was represented by Sumeet Gugnani, Director – Mobile Communications Business, who also enlightened the bloggers on the rise of MS in the world of mobile phones.

“We have a 33% share in the market of hi-end convergence devices (devices that are not only business phones, but also pack in multimedia features, a good camera and a simple UI)” revealed Sumeet. Continue reading “Samsung Omnia FoneArena Exclusive phone footage”

Porsche Design P9522 by Sagem

The new Porsche P9522 handset is a candy bar that looks good. Made out of a single block of aluminium, this hand assembled handset has a touch screen.


Specs & features at a glance:

2.8 inch mineral glass touch screen

Biometric fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone Continue reading “Porsche Design P9522 by Sagem”

BlackBerry Bold 9000 unveiled

The latest in line from RIM, the BlackBerry Bold, previously known as the 9000 is gunning for the deep pockets of business professionals and power users, promising “unprecedented functionality and performance”.

Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO, Research In Motion: “The new BlackBerry Bold represents a tremendous step forward in business-grade smartphones and lives up to its name with incredible speed, power and functionality, all wrapped in a beautiful and confident design.”

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Meizu M8 in India too

Touted as the iPhone killer in the market, the Meizu M8 will be launched sometime in December this year. The good news is that the Taiwan-based distribution company is also planning on an official Indian launch!  

 Specs & features:

  • 105mm x 58mm x 11.8mm (H x W x T)
  • ARM11 667MHz+
  • 3.32″, 16600K, 720×480 pixel resolution, Touchscreen TFT LCD
  • USB 2.0 Ultra Fast Data Transfer
  • 4, 8 or 16GB of built-in memory
  • Windows CE for Meizu M8 (Based on Windows CE 6.0)
  •  AVI, MPEG-2, RM(VB), MPEG-4/H.263/H.264 at 30FPS
  • 0.3+ MP camera on front, 3.0 MP camera on back. Auto-focus, no flash.
  • GSM + SCDMA Networks
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Wi-Fi