CES 2008: Samsung launches SGH-i450, G800, SGH-i620, SCH-i760

Here’s more news from the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 on at Las Vegas. This time, it is Samsung. Four new models – SGH-i450, G800, SGH-i620, SCH-i760.


Phew! Somebody’s been working very very hard.

Samsung SGH-i450

Symbian S60 OS powered music phone in a slide form factor that will take your breath away. It has a type of touch sensitive scroll wheel system to navigate the music player and menus. Continue reading “CES 2008: Samsung launches SGH-i450, G800, SGH-i620, SCH-i760”

Motorola innovations from CES – Moto Z10, Rokr E8 and more

It’s rocking time for all you mobile lovers out there.

Sony Ericsson revealed 3 new models at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2008 in Las Vegas recently. Read Fonearena’s coverage of the new releases here.

Motorola has followed suit and unveiled four handsets at the Show, two brand new handsets, Moto Z10 & Rokr E8 and two enhanced versions of existing models, W230 & W270.

Moto Z10

Nicknamed the “pocket-sized mobile film studio”, the Z10, based on the Symbian operating system will allow users to play and capture high-quality video, marry audio and video, and create storyboards with soundtracks directly on the phone.

If you are a film enthusiast, you can even upload the video/movie on various social networking websites.

Motorola_Z10_tn.jpg Continue reading “Motorola innovations from CES — Moto Z10, Rokr E8 and more”

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.

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”

3G Coming soon to India

The Indian Government has announced its 3G policy today

Till now in India a GSM or 3G Handet makes no difference. Most Smartphones are have 3G , but never used.

Time might have come for us to use the 3G feature in our phones.

Government is opening up the battle for GSM players and CDMA (EVDO) players

Bidding among the operators might start shortly.


Nokia 6555 3G Clamshell

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



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

The 6555 is a 3G Clamshell .


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


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

Sony Ericsson P1


Sony Ericsson P1 is a revolutionary phone which tries to redefine the definition of a Business Class phone.

The P1 is a notworthy competitor for the Nokia E90 Communicator and Nokia N95 

Also the P1 will replace the P990 in the production line we suspect


  • 25% reduction in size compared to P990i
  • Support for most mobile email protocols
  • 3G, Wi-fi, bluetooth(stereo) ,Infrared
  • 3.2 Megapixel Camera and a additional Video calling Camera
  • Dual function keyboard,Stylus,Touchscreen
  • Rich Media support
  • Memory Stick Micro Expansion upto 4gb with 512 in package

Price and Availability

Expected to be available in Q3 2007 which is the current quarter in selected markets.

The phone might hit Indian market soon.

Get more info about the specifications here Sony Ericsson P1

Registrations Open for Speed Test

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You need to simply install the free application on your mobile phone and sit back and relax as the tests are being carried out.

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China leapfrogs to 4G

When India is still not ready to implement 3G Telephony, reports suggest that China has launched a 4G standard in Shanghai which might be the first fourth generation mobile network in the world. This network as developed as a part of the FuTURE project costing about 19.3 Million USD

3G is not available in mainland China even today and the country is expected to issue 3G licences later this year.

Should India dump 3G and go straight for 4G ?

Some  questions remain unanswered.

via zdnet