MING handsets – the A1600 and A1800 from Motorola

Motorola unveiled two handsets that are categorized as business class devices that run on the same Linux OS, i.e. MING handsets – the A1600 and A1800.

Motorola MING A1600

A typical business phone as the Specs & Features will prove, but this is also a handset that tourists will love because the handset will feature the option of taking pictures of signboards and having them translated with the help of an on board dictionary.

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5 new handsets from Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson announced 5 new handsets for the discerning buyer and user.

Sony Ericsson C905

Leading the launch is this 8 megapixel that is touted to be Sony Ericsson’s flagship Cyber-shot handset. It look slick and comes equipped with a host of attractive features.

Specs and features at a glance:

  • 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display
  • 104 x 49 x 19.5mm
  • 136g weight
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE
  • UMTS and HSDPA support
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Built-in accelerometer for screen auto rotation
  • TV-out port
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Face detection
  • Xenon flash and photo flash
  • Geo tagging
  • 2 GB Memory Stick Micro M2

A with scratch-resistant mineral glass cover will serve as a viewfinder on the C905.

Colours:

Copper Gold, Ice Silver & Night Black

Will be available from Q4 2008, which effectively means early 2009. No word on the pricing yet.

Sony Ericsson F305 & Sony Ericsson S302

Two lower mid-range handsets off which F305 offers interesting gaming features to the mass market and the S302 is one of the Snapshot series.

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MOTOZINE ZN5 unveiled

Finally…an innovation from Motorola!

The first mobile phone to combine Motorola’s ModeShift Technology and Kodak Imaging Technology was unveiled in Beijing, China. With Kodak Easyshare Software and easy access to Kodak Gallery or other web sharing sites, pictures are easily moved off the device, allowing consumers to print, share and enjoy their favourite photos whenever they want.

Camera features:

• 5 megapixel auto-focus camera
• Xenon flash
• Settings for low-light environments
• Multiple capture modes
• Multi-shot and
• Panorama – which automatically stitches together continuous shots taken on the horizon line into a single, extended image
• Gallery Link – to upload images in one click

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Videocon to start telecom services from Chennai

Consumer durables major Videocon Group, which has bagged national telecom licence through its subsidiary Datacom Ltd, would roll out the GSM services from Chennai on August 15 this year.

Unveiling the plans, Videocon Chairman Venugopal Dhoot said that GSM services would be first launched in Chennai on August 15, to be followed by other metros, Kerala and North India.

“The national rollout plan will be completed in 18 months,” Dhoot added. Datacom intends to build up a subscriber base of around 10 million in three-four years of launch.

Datacom had obtained licences for providing GSM services in 22 circles across the country.

Dhoot said telecommunications would be a focus area for Videocon Group in the coming years and the group would invest around Rs 6,000 crore in this business. Continue reading “Videocon to start telecom services from Chennai”

HTC’s new launch – Touch Pro with QWERTY keypad

A handset launch from HTC is always interesting. Their handsets are highly technologically advanced and bring generation next business phones within reach.

HTC has unveiled the HTC Touch Pro that is a strong contender for the top slot amongst business phones.

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Three New Handsets For India – LG KF510, LG KP320 and LG KP110.

LG have announced that they will be launching three new models in our markets. The three models would be LG KF510, LG KP320 and LG KP110. They would be additions to their fairly popular music oriented series, the Dynamite series and the low end editions which they have plethora of devices actually.


The KF510 which seems to be in the limelight is actually a music oriented handset. It has a 3MP AF flash camera along with red eye reduction and image stabilization. It has GPRS EDGE for connectivity and Bluetooth and FM radio. Also present is MPEG-4 player and dedicated MP3 player. Besides all this the fruit on the cake is that it can record video in QVGA resolution and also play back.

Targeted at style oriented customers, the 10.9mm thick KF510 is also equipped with a touch sensitive navigational keypad. Its 2.2-inches 240 x 320 pixels LCD display is covered by tempered glass and features a light sensor on the front in addition to power-saving auto-luminance control.

The new member to the Dynamite series clan, LG KP320 features a 3 megapixel camera with auto focus, video-recording, speaker phone, document viewer, email and Internet capabilities and high internal memory with TV out feature. Targeting the youth and mainly young women, the phone measures 107 x 46 x 13.5 millimeters and weighs just 81 grams. Moreover, the phone has 2 inch TFT display with 262k colors back up, music and video player, FM radio and Bluetooth.

The primary features of the LG KP320 are these:

  • Triband GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • 2 inch QVGA 260K color display
  • 3 megapixel camera with autofocus lens
  • Bluetooth, TV out, and built-in FM radio
  • 900 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • 80MB of built-in memory and microSD card support

The low end newcomer, the ‘extremely lightweight’ KP110 is an expansion of LG’s Bullet Series, which saw tremendous success amongst first timers and college students. The phone targets first-time phone buyers inclined towards music. Additional features of the phone includes MP3 player, FM radio on speaker phone; the ability to store around 500 phone numbers and 500 SMS messages, expandable memory up to 2GB; GPRS and WAP connectivity; and battery life up to 4 hours of talk time, 400 hours standby time and many others.

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Blackberry Bold

The BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone embodies elegant design – without sacrificing the features or functionality you expect from a premium smartphone. Well this is the official statement in the BlackBerry Website. Well Bold turns out to be the official name of the device we have come to know as the 9000.

UPDATE : Blackberry Bold 9000 is available in India and Pricing information

FEATURES:

THE BLACKBERRY EXPERIENCE

No compromises. With email, phone, IM and the Internet, it can connect you. With an integrated organizer, it can help you stay on top of your day. With camera and video recording, you can capture and share the moment with just a few clicks. And that’s just the beginning.

FAST PERFORMANCE:

Do more — do it faster. Take advantage of the speeds available on the HSDPA network and the BlackBerry Bold smartphone’s 624-MHz processor. Multitask and prioritize with access to your voice and data services at the same time. Continue reading “Blackberry Bold”

HTC TyTN II launched in India

HTC TyTN II A new launch..and a hi-fi handset by a pioneering company.

Phew! It’s a high-speed HSDPA handset with a built-in GPS for personal navigation and an adjustable screen angle….just what we needed? Surely!

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Specs and features at a glance:

• 2.8-inch colour screen
• QWERTY keyboard
• Tri-band UMTS
• Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
• 3.5G high speed internet
• HSDPA and WiFi 802.11b/g
• Word Mobile
• Excel Mobile
• PowerPoint Mobile
• Contacts, calendar
• Push e-mail, notes, tasks
• PDF viewer
• Business card scanner
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New mobile email solution – email@mobile – launched

email@mobile is the first solution of its kind which allows users to register for a new email ID through a mobile phone.
Adroit Claretdene Infotech announced the launch of a new mobile email solution – email@mobile on Monday with which worldwide mobile users can own a free mobile email ID which shall be accessed over any ordinary mobile phone capable of internet browsing.

Users can now use their existing mobile phone with WAP 1.2 and above browser to wirelessly access their new e-mail box as well as register for new email ID through their basic mobile phone.

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Palm Centro smartphone in India

The smallest and lightest Palm phone Centro has made its debut in India with voice, text, email, web, contact and calendar capabilities, a full-colour touch screen and full keyboard.

The OS is ACCESS.

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Specs at a glance:

• 320X320 colour Touch screen
• 5 way navigator
• QWERTY keyboard
• One-touch speakerphone Continue reading “Palm Centro smartphone in India”

Sony Ericsson launches C702 and C902 Cyber-shot

While Sony Ericsson recently appointed Maria Sharapova as its global brand ambassador, it got tennis sensations Anastasia Rodionova (4th seed), Yaroslava Shevdova and Patty Schnyder to launch the Sony Ericsson C702 and C902 at the Sony Ericsson sponsored WTA Tour at Bangalore.

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Sudhin Mathur, General Manager, Sony Ericsson India said, “This is our third consecutive year of participation in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event in Bangalore, and we are excited to have Anastasia Rodionova, Yaroslava Shevdova and Patty Schnyder with us to unveil these new Cyber-shot phones here in India today. The C702 and C902 both place ease-of-use and best-in-class picture quality at the heart of their design. Yet both appeal to different audiences. One is engineered to let you take more pictures in more places and the other is designed to look as stunning as the pictures it takes.”

The two handsets are part of its Cyber-shot range. Continue reading “Sony Ericsson launches C702 and C902 Cyber-shot”

More Mobile offerings at Mobile Asia 2008 from Samsung – F490, SGH i550, SGH i780, F250, J210, SGH i450 and D880

Its party time for all Samsung phone fans in India . They recently unleashed more phones at Mobile Asia 2008 Samsung – F490, SGH i550, SGH i780, F250, J210, SGH i450 and D880

F490

A multimedia phone with a 3.2-inch TFT screen with a complete touch user interface, a 5MP camera and HSDPA connectivity with killer good looks and svelte lines.

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Samsung showing at Mobile Asia 2008 – Soul, Metal series, SGH G800, Serenata, Armani

Samsung showed off a lot of handsets from their platter, from lifestyle phones, to basic and low-end handsets at the Mobile Asia 2008

Samsung Soul

A slim, lightweight, stylish phone with features that adapt to the user depending on the application, the Soul is pure eye candy. With Magic Touch by DaCP, navigation indicators on the keypad change according to the user’s needs.

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This 3G handset is equipped with professional photographic functions including a 5MP camera. It features music library navigation and a digital power amplifier.

Measurements of the Samsung Soul are 105.9×49.5×12.9mm. Continue reading “Samsung showing at Mobile Asia 2008 – Soul, Metal series, SGH G800, Serenata, Armani”