Android is certainly hot and happening these days with Acer launching two products – the beTouch E120 and beTouch E130. Both the smartphones surprisingly are based on the older Android 1.6 Donut rather than the latest Android 2.1.
The noteworthy difference between these models is that while Acer beTouch E120 has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, the Acer beTouch E130 has a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen and a QWERTY keybaord. Both have a 3.2- MP camera and the usual dualband 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth and a not very powerful 416 Mhz processor.
The beTouch E120 slated for release in mid-July, followed by the beTouch E130 in August. The availability of many other Android 2.1 smart-phones till then is sure to cause a few problems in sales. The main advantage of these phones however is that sporting Android 1.6, they come with numerous useful applications and further Android has a huge application database.
The Acer beTouch line has a slew of Google applications for all purposes Android browser,Google Maps with Latitude, YouTube support, Facebook, Twidroid and more.
Source : Android Community
The Samsung S8500 Wave, soon to hit the Indian markets, is a beauty to behold. Samsung is launching its own brand new OS the Bada OS with the S8500 Wave as its next flagship model. How will it fare against heavyweights such as Android, Windows Phone 7 and Symbian? Only time will tell.
The mammoth Super AMOLED touchscreen is the heart of this beauty giving it stunning image quality. Its powered by an ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU, so it is hardly lacking in horsepower. Its greatest disadvantage is that having a new OS, there are not many applications available – unlike the numerous applications for Android or Symbian.
- 3.3″ 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU
- The new Bada OS with Samsung Apps
With the S8500 Wave, Samsung has taken first steps in a new direction. As its application base grows, the successors of S8500 might have a greater chance of success. Thus it might be safe to say that its Android based cousin the Samsung Galaxy S has a far greater probability of being a hit. It is already being touted as the best Android phone yet, but the future being fluid and dynamic the Samsung S8500 Wave might just surprise us all.
To get a better look at this phone, go here.
As we can see, its Android`s era and every major cellular company is releasing Android powered smartphones. However, the Android market has not been able to release any affordable handset within the price of Rs. 15000
It seems that Samsung GT-i5500 could be the first Corby series handset featuring Android 2.1 operating system at Rs. 12000 (200 Euros).
According to Italian site Puntocellulare, Samsung i5500 has WiFi, 3G and GPS support. i5500 is a touchscreen handset and it features probably a 3MP camera.
GT-i5500 has also got FCC`s approval and it is likely to be announced in coming 3 -4 weeks. Unfortunately, its photos are not yet out, but we will inform you as soon as we get.
Meanwhile, have a look at FCC`s sketch of Samsung Corby GT i5500.
Airtel has launched Super 5′ plan in Kerala. This will allow Airtel users to avail 500 free local and national SMS per day, 50 MB data cap for GPRS/EDGE, Night calling just at 5 paisa/minute, all own net local calls at just 10 paisa per minute and free STD Calls up to 10 Minutes.
The details of the Super 5 plan are as follows:-
Price: Rs 5
Validity: 24 hours from the time of recharge
Plan 1: Free 500 Local/National SMS to any Network, Dial *555*01# to activate it.
Plan 2: 50 MB of GPRS for internet usage, Dial *555*02# to activate it.
Plan 3: Night calls at just 5p/min between 11 PM to 6 AM, Dial *555*03 to activate it.
Plan 4: Local Airtel to Airtel calls at Rs 10p/min, Dial *555*04# to activate it.
Plan 5: Provides 10 Minutes of local/STD calling, Dial *555*05# to activate it.
MTS is constantly making efforts to satisfy its customers. To promote its telecom services, MTS India has introduced few SMS packs for Kolkata and West Bengal circle. The prices of the SMS packs vary from Rs 9 to Rs 32.
The details of the SMS packs offered can be seen below.
SMS Packs Only for Kolkata & West Bengal circle
1) Price Rs. 32
Benefits: Free 600 local and national SMS for 30 days.
2) Price Rs. 9
Benefits: Free 100 local and national SMS for 30 days.
3) Price Rs. 16
Benefits: Free 150 local and national SMS per day valid for 30 days (Re1 will be charged per day as well)
Vodafone has announced an affordable Android powered smartphone- The Vodafone 845. The phone will be launched in the middle of May this year.
The handset features the Android 2.1 version and sports 2.8-inch TFT touchscreen display. It also boasts of its 3.2 megapixel camera, which comes with autofocus.
Check out the full specs of Vodafone 845
Vodafone 845 Full Specs
Display: 2.8-inch TFT touchscreen (240 x 320 pixels)
Operating System: Android 2.1 OS
Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100, GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
Camera: 3.2MP with autofocus
Secondary camera: VGA
Internal Memory: 512GB
Memory expandable up to 16GB
GPS with A-GPS support
Battery: Li-Ion 1200 mAh
The price of Vodafone 845 is yet to be officially announced.
Videocon Mobiles have launched a new Dual SIM Music mobile V1422 in the market at a price of just Rs 3,195. The complete specs of Videocon V1422 are as follows:-
Videocon V1422 Full specs
â€¢ Dual Band GSM (900/1800 MHz)
â€¢ Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
â€¢ Dimensions: 109.5 x 43.3 x 12mm
â€¢ Display: 2.2 inches TFT (176×220 Pixels screen resolution)
â€¢ VGA Camera
â€¢ Video player with recording
â€¢ FM Radio with recording
â€¢ Music player with 2.5 mm headset jack
â€¢ Phonebook memory: 1000
â€¢ Memory expandable up to 2GB
â€¢ 3.5 Hrs Talk time
â€¢ 120 Hrs Standby time
The V1422 is available in the market in attractive combinations of Black & Red, Black & Silver and White & Red.
MTS India has introduced a special bunch of Special Tariff Vouchers (Win Win Packs) for its customers that include a STD voucher, a local voucher, 2 caller tune cards and 3 SMS packs.
The details of the Win Win packs are as follows:-
1) Price: Rs 58, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: Free 120 STD mins
2) Price: Rs 94, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: Free 6 local hours daily
3) Price: Rs 150, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: Provides Talktime of Rs 200
4) Price: Rs 46, Validity: 90 days, Benefits: Rs. 3/min Callertune rental and 1 song free download
5) Price: Rs 23, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: Rs. 3/min Callertune rental and 1 song free download
6) Price: Rs 32, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: 600 SMS (Local or National)
7) Price: Rs 16, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: 150 SMS/day (Local or National) Daily
8) Price: Rs 9, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: 100 SMS (Local or National)
The Opera Mini emerges as India`s most popular mobile web browser. This browser is claimed to be cost effective as it delivers high-speed data transfer rate of 7MB per user. Apart from being successful in India, Opera Mini also has record stats of 46.3 million worldwide. It has seen a tremendous hike from November 2009, having a growth rate of 11%.
SOME OPERA MINI STATS
Most popular WebPages accessed in India by Opera Mini includes Orkut, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, songs.pk, Wikipedia, Zedge.net, my opera.com and wap.in.
The top handsets through which the users access web-pages (via Opera Mini) includes Nokia 2700c, Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, Nokia 3110c, Nokia N70, Nokia 6300, Nokia 7210, Nokia N73, Nokia N72, Nokia 6700c and Nokia 5310 XpressMusic.
Via: Telecomtalk and Duniyalive
Tata Docomo has launched a special tariff voucher for its customers in Mumbai, Maharastra and Goa circle. The details of the tarrif voucher is provided below.
Rs. 94 (For existing customers) and Rs 99 (For new customers)
1)12 GB free GPRS data free for a period of 12 months. (1GB/month for 12 months)
2)2 lakh total tata 2 tata seconds free for a period of 12 months (16667 sec/month for 12 months). The local to local includes calling to any local tata docomo, tata indicom mobile, virgin mobile GSM & CDMA networks.
Up to 28th May 2010
Terms and Conditions
1) Every month the unused talktime is considered in subsequent months.
2) Local calling includes calling to Mumbai, Maharastra and Goa circles only.