HP launches 2 new PDAs iPAQ 610 and iPAQ 910

HP has announced two new phones in its iPAQ series

HP IPAQ 610

The iPAQ 610 belongs to the Business Navigator series

Features

  • Quad Band GSM and Tri-band 3G network support
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • GPRS / EDGE / HSDPA data modes
  • Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional
  • Inbuilt GPS Receiver
  • 520 MHz Processor and 128 MB RAM
  • Jog -Wheel style navigation
  • 256 MB internal memory plus microSD expansion
  • 3 Mega pixel camera for LED Flash

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HP IPAQ 910

The iPAQ 910 belongs to Business Messenger series.

It sports a QWERTY keypad and has a larger screen. Apart from that all features are identical to the 610.

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Pricing is expectd to be announced shortly.

BPL Mobile Tracker – SMS based lost phone watchdog

Being a mobile phone blog we get numerous requests from desperate users who have just lost their phones. Sadly we cant help.

BPL Mobile has come up with an interesting Mobile Tracker solution which sends out an SMS when the SIM Card on your mobile phone is changed. The software works only on some GSM / Nokia Symbian handsets which include

Symbian Series 60 First Edition

  • 7650
  • 3650
  • 3600
  • 3660
  • 3620
  • Ngage
  • NgageQD

Symbian Series 60 Second Edition

  • N70
  • N72
  • N90
  • 6630
  • 6680
  • 6681
  • 6682
  • 6600
  • 6620
  • 7610
  • 7710
  • 3230
  • 6260
  • 6670

Symbian Series 60 Third Edition

  • E65
  • N91
  • N80
  • N73
  • N71
  • E70
  • E61
  • E60
  • E50
  • 5500
  • 3250
  • N95
  • N93
  • 6290

Thats good news only for Nokia users.35 Handsets are supported as of now.

Features

  • Rs 149 one time fees. No Monthly Rentals.
  • Works in the background as a watchdog
  • Application icon is always hidden and will not allow thief to uninstall
  • Easy to setup and use
  • Can be used on all GSM Networks

Mobile Tracker Home Page

Is gPhone is openmoko ?

Rediff.com  reported last week that gPhone would be launched in India in September.

We also reported earlier about the gPhone from Google possibly being an iPhone Killer

Now its getting closer. Reports suggest that the gPhone runs Linux and might be a Openmoko phone customized to run Google Apps like Gmail, Gtalk,Google Mobile Maps,News , Youtube and Calendar.

Possible Features

  • GPRS/EDGE (Wi-Fi – Not for sure in the $100 Version)
  • GPS
  • Touchscreen
  • Linux Based OS
  • All Google Mobile Apps pre-installed
  • Ticker Ads

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Price

The price is expected to be around $100 or Rs.4000 approx for the entry level phone. There might be a high end phone with better features and might compete with the iPhone.

At this stage. This news is still a rumor and there’s not official confirmation about the phone.

But there’s enough evidence that Google is working on a phone as Google has accepted that its in talk with Operators in India

Nokia E61i Review

Nokia E61i is an enterprise phone loaded with features. It gives Blackberry handsets some serious competition.

Update : Nokia E71 is out and chk out the review

The handset fits snuggly in the hand (at least for me)

The design is impressive and has luxury touch added to it due to the metallic finish similar to the 8800

The phone is an upgraded version of the E61 which lacked a Camera and had a primitive browser. But the built of the E61i is much better than the E61. The keypad has undergone a transformation for the better.

Continue reading “Nokia E61i Review”

India beats USA to emerge as the second largest market for Nokia

Nokia India is now the second largest market for the Finnish Mobile phone Maker.

China continues to be the no.1 . USA was at no.1 and is now moved to no.2

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is in India  for meeting some goverment officials .

Nokia Chennai’s Sriperumbudur plant has produced 60 Million handsets so far and about 50 % of them have been exported to over 58 countries

via [nokia press]

Nokia 6555 3G Clamshell

Nokia 6555 is the latest addition to Nokia’s range of phones.

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It shares points with the Prism Collection and the 8600 Luna.

The 6555 is a 3G Clamshell .

Features

  • Analogue timepiece standby display 
  • Quadband / 3G Network Enabled
  • 1.3 Mega Pixel Camera
  • QVGA Display with 16 Million Colors
  • Bluetooth, micro USB

Price

It will be available next month for a price of about (200 Euros) Rs.12000

Nokia India brand image under attack

The brand image for Nokia India is under serious threat due to the recent Nokia battery recall which we had covered last week.

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The company even made a status check possible via SMS to 5555 with the BT <26 digit battery no>.

But panic struck people are thronging Nokia service centers and dealers to check the status of their battery.

About 4-5 % of phones in India are affected according to IntoMobile

Airtel, Hutch and other operators are co-operating with Nokia according to HT

Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is going to be in India on Aug 22-24 . May be to have a idea of ground level situation in the country.

But He’s coming for meeting Top government officials.

via [IntoMobile]

Mobile Prices for August Updated

Hello Friends,

We have updated the mobile prices for August to help you purchase the handset of your choice.

The Highlights of this month are

We will be adding some new Brands to the list of phones and update their prices also.

Please post your comments and suggestions so that we can improve the site.

Nokia opens its design studio in India

Nokia has partnered with Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India for the first of its kind design studio in India.Nokia has picked India as a starting point for a series of satellite design studios it plans to establish in design hot spots around the world, signaling the increasing impact the country is having on the development of mobile phones. Established via a two year partnership with the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, it will give Nokia designers and India’s talented young designers the opportunity to work together on new design ideas for India and the global markets.

Alastair Curtis, Nokia’s Chief Designer and Ms. Geetha Narayanan, Founder & Director, Srishti has issued a joint press release today.

Looks like Nokia wants to do some serious research on designing handsets for the Indian user.

Feel happy the Indian Mobile User is given importance.

http://srishti.ac.in/

Sony Ericsson announces 8 new phones for India

Some great news for Sony Ericsson fans in India. Thanks to a market demands in India – product launch divides between rest of the world and India is getting shorter. Until a year back, new mobile handsets would atleast 2-3 months or even more to surface in India.

Last week Sony Ericsson announced 8 new phones for the Indian market

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P1i – the business smartphone

Walkman phones

W580i

W910i

W960i

Cybershot phones

K810i

k850i

and under the general category

S500i and the T650i

All the phones are expected to be available with all mobile retailers across the country immediately.

Hutch logo will be replaced by Vodafone soon

We had hinted earlier the Hutch might change colors again in What will Vodafone do with Hutch

Looks like Vodafone wants to spread its brand image in India soon. So its going to be the the Battle of the Reds (Vodafone vs Airtel) as Hutch and Airtel are the largest mobile operators in India. Hutch has always been seen as an elite brand in the country as it is present only in a few circles.  Vodafone is known for its Premium services around the world. Vodafone cannot use the same global pricing strategy in India for sure due to the nature of the market here. Lets wait and watch Till then it may may bid good bye to the Hutch Pug

Apple iPhone might be available in India soon

Reliance Retail is trying hard to launch India’s first Apple store.

No official confirmation from both sides yet but looks like talks are on.

Recently HCL and Wipro have started in their quest to bring the Iphone to India.

HCL is already a nationwide distributor for Nokia.

So its time to start saving for the iPhone

via [Fin Exp] and [TOI]