Screenshot of Nokia’s Moneypenny Windows Phone leaked online

For quite sometime now, rumors have been floating around that Nokia is working on a dual SIM Windows Phone device. According to earlier leaks and rumors, Nokia Moneypenny is expected to be a dual SIM smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1 and is will be launched either as Lumia 630/Lumia 635.

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Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM phone goes on sale in India for Rs. 5739

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Nokia Asha 502 that was announced back in October, is now available in India from the official Nokia shop. It has a 3.0-inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) display and runs on the latest Nokia Asha software platform v1.1 with Swipe UI. It is the company’s first phone in the Asha series to feature a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. It features Nokia Fast lane multi-tasking screen that brings all the recent activities together. Continue reading “Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM phone goes on sale in India for Rs. 5739”

Micromax Canvas Blaze MT500 listed online for Rs. 11,999

Micromax Canvas Blaze MT500 is the latest Android smartphone from Micromax and we are seeing the listing of the smartphone online. The Micromax Canvas Blaze MT500 is listed at Rs. 11,999 on ShopClues website. Micromax Canvas Blaze, like most smartphones of its genre, comes with dual SIM connectivity. However, it differs slightly in the fact that it offers CDMA+GSM connectivity option which is quite rare.

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Micromax Bolt A47 listed online for Rs. 4,699

Micromax is launching a new phone in their Bolt series of Android powered smartphones. The latest phone to join the league is the Micromax Bolt A47. The new Bolt A47 brings the Android goodness to phones within Rs. 5,000. The details regarding the phone are sparse at the moment and we will have to wait till Micromax officially launches it.

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How Broadcom is quietly “Connecting Everything”

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The mobile handset market today is pretty much dominated with phones powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset or a MediaTek chipset. But there are certainly few other players as well.You might be aware of Samsung’s Exynos chips and also Apple’s own custom chips found on the iPhone and iPad. Then there are Nvidia & Intel too. Another player who is not very popular in the market at least in India is Broadcom. The company is finally talking and had invited us to a Mobility Roundtable in New Delhi few days back where I got to speak to several executives from the Irvine , California-based company. You might have heard about the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, which is one the most popular phones to be powered by a Broadcom BCM28155 chipset. Another device which was powered by the same chip was the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus.

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Alcatel One Touch Pop C3 Hands-on

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Alcatel went all in for the smartphone market as they announced quite a lot of smartphones at the IFA 2013 in Berlin and among it was the affordable One Touch Pop series. The Pop series has four phones  – C1,C3,C5 and C7. Among the four, the C3 is the second smallest device with a 4inch display. Check out our quick hands-0n video with One Touch Pop C3.


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Nokia Asha 501 – Made in India, by India, for India

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Sriperumbudur, a quiet town outside of Chennai, is now increasingly known for its sprawling automobile factories, electronic SEZs(Special Economic Zones), and of course, hot job opportunities. Several automobile and mobile phone giants are part of this story. It all started 10 years back, when automobile companies like Hyundai saw the proximity to a harbour huge enough to handle exports and set up bases here, quickly gaining this city the name “Detroit of India”.

In the same “Detroit of India” lies one of Nokia’s biggest production facilities. The opportunistic Nokia of the past saw the booming mobile market in India in the 2000s, and started setting up their assembling facility here, right in the heart of Sriperumbudur’s SEZ. The logistics for exports had already become robust, thanks to the omnipresent automobile industry in that area, so the opportunity was ripe.

On a surprisingly overcast day, I was on my second visit to Nokia’s Chennai facility with several other bloggers. Having already witnessed the marvel of a huge production facility the first time, I couldn’t wait to see what new tricks Nokia had up their sleeves. Spoiler: It’s the Nokia Asha 501.

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Micromax Canvas 4 vs Canvas HD

Micromax has slowly grown from a company selling entry-level feature phones to the company creating much hype in the mid-range phablet market in India. Things started to fall in place for Micromax with the Canvas 2 which was launched less than a year ago. Within the last six months, we have seen two flagships from Micromax Canvas HD in February and now the Canvas 4 in July.

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The Canvas HD was a big update over the Canvas 2 considering its quad-core processor, HD display and newer version of Android. The Canvas 4 is not a huge upgrade over the Canvas HD expect in terms of build quality, better camera and more recent version of Android out of the box.

Let’s check out how the Canvas 4 performs against its successor Canvas HD.

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IDEA Aurus III Hands-on

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Idea Cellular recently launched  two more affordable but quality android smartphones to their portfolio to accelerate the 3G adoption by their customers in India. The higher end model is IDEA Aurus III. It is powered by MediaTek 6575 1GHz single core SOC and runs Jelly Bean 4.1.1 out of the box. Aurus III has 4″ 16M colours WVGA display, 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, 5MP Fixed Focus camera, VGA Video Call Camera, 3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 & A-GPS  . Continue reading “IDEA Aurus III Hands-on”

Sony Xperia E dual Unboxing

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From Sony’s new crop of Xperia, here’s Xperia E dual. Available in Stores and online at Rs. 10,990. The Xperia E dual would replace the Xperia tipo dual that we reviewed last year. This has a larger 3.5 inch display, powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor and is also upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

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Zync launches 6 Dual SIM feature phones, priced between Rs. 1399 and Rs. 2499

Zync has launched range of Dual SIM feature phones, Zync C18, Zync C21, Zync C22, Zync C24, Zync C27 and the Zync C30 in India. The company entered into the Smartphone market in October with the Zync Cloud Z5, a 5-inch phablet. These new phones support  Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) support with Dual Standby and comes with a loudspeaker, 4GB micro SD card, USB connectivity, Bluetooth, dual LED torch light, 1.3 MP with video recording, music player, FM radio and more. Continue reading “Zync launches 6 Dual SIM feature phones, priced between Rs. 1399 and Rs. 2499”

Nokia Asha 308 Dual SIM phone now available in India for Rs. 5685

Nokia Asha 308 is now available in India from the official Nokia Store. It was announced last month along with the Asha 309 and comes with a 3.0-inch (240 x 400 pixels) scratch-resistant capacitive touch display and runs on Nokia Asha OS with Swipe Interface.  It is 13mm thick and weighs 103.69 grams. Continue reading “Nokia Asha 308 Dual SIM phone now available in India for Rs. 5685”

Samsung Champ Neo Duos: Dual SIM, 2.4 inch touch screen, just $60

Samsung has just announced a brand new device for the Indian market called the Champ Neo Duos. It doesn’t run Android, sadly, or any other smartphone operating system, which means it’s a feature phone. Before you run away though, let’s see what makes this device special. First, the screen. It’s 2.4 inches diagonal, which makes it impossibly tiny. Some people have a thing for small devices, so that’s a plus. Now because the phone is so miniscule, Samsung knows you’re probably going to rip your hair out trying to use it, so they were nice enough to throw in a stylus. That’s right, a feature phone with a stylus! When was the last time you saw that? And finally there’s the best feature of all: It takes two SIM cards. Perfect for saving money. Continue reading “Samsung Champ Neo Duos: Dual SIM, 2.4 inch touch screen, just $60”

Samsung Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Lite launched in India for Rs. 17900 and Rs. 6990

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S Duos and the Galaxy Y Duos Lite, Dual SIM phones in India. The Galaxy S Duos was announced last month and the Galaxy Y Duos Lite would launch in some European countries as Galaxy Pocket Duos. The Galaxy S Duos comes with a 4.0-inch WVGA (480×800) capacitive touch screen display, 1 GHz processor. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The Galaxy Y Duos Lite comes with similar features as the Galaxy Pocket, other than the Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) support. It has a 2.8-inch (240 x 320 pixels) capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It is powered by a 832MHz processor and has a 2MP fixed focus camera at the back.
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Micromax A57 Superfone Ninja 3 launched for Rs. 4999

Micromax has launched, A57 Superfone Ninja, successor of the Ninja 2. Although it comes with a similar 3.5-inch HVGA Capacitive touch screen display and a 3MP camera, it is cheaper than its predecessor, and is powered by a 1GHz processor. It has Dual SIM support with Dual Standby. Continue reading “Micromax A57 Superfone Ninja 3 launched for Rs. 4999”