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Omkar Dutta is a Mobile Enthusiast from Mumbai, India. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently, he writes for this awesome blog as well as Fone Arena. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr

Samsung Galaxy Chat Goes On Sale In India For Rs.8500

Back in July, Samsung announced the entry-level Galaxy Chat smartphone. The specs of this device is nothing extra-ordinary, however it comes with a touchscreen display and a unique form-factor similar to the previously launched Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos and HTC ChaCha. Samsung Galaxy Chat runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. Sadly, this device is not expected to get the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update and you might get stuck forever with the ICS.

Samsung Galaxy Chat comes with a dedicated Samsung ChatOn key which allows you to share text, animations and images with your friends. Samsung has not yet officially launched this device in India, however popular online retailers such as Saholic and Infibeam has already started selling this device in India. Mahesh Telecom, a popular retailer in Mumbai is also selling this affordable smartphone in India.

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Samsung Galaxy Chat features a 3 inch QVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, 850 MHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, full QWERTY keyboard, TouchWiz UI, 2 megapixel rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Google Play Store, GPS with A-GPS, up to 520 hours of stand-by time, up to 15 hours of talk-time and a 1200 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Chat is pre-loaded with the Samsung’s AllShare Play and S Planner app which allows you to play multimedia from other connected devices and manage your schedule respectively. This handset comes with a price-tag of Rs.8500 in India. To get this handset, head over to Saholic or Infibeam.

Acer Unveils The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Powered Iconia Tab A110

The Android powered tablets were not much popular due to the high cost and poor user experience. However, Amazon completely changed the scenario with the launch of its powerful yet budget friendly Kindle Fire tablet, which retailed for just $200 in the US. This year, Google and Acer launched the first Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7 which took the sales of Android tablets to another level. If these were not enough, Amazon recently announced the successor of the original Kindle Fire to compete with the Google’s popular tablet.

In this highly competitive market, Acer is the newest player to join the bandwagon. The company recently announced a new 7 inch tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A110. This device was earlier showcased at Computex in June. It runs on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. The specs of this device is almost similar to the Google Nexus 7.

Acer Iconia Tab A110 features a 7 inch display, sporting a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, 1.2 GHz NVIDIA quad-core processor, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Google Play Store, micro HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3420 mAh battery. This device measures 196 x 126.5 x 11.4 mm and weighs 370 grams.

Nexus 7 does not features a MicroSD card slot, while the new Kindle Fire still runs on the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. On the other hand, Acer Iconia Tab A110 is one step ahead of these devices, thanks to the MicroSD card slot and the latest version of the Android OS. Acer has not announced the price of this device, but it is expected to be around $200.

Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update

Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab 10.1 exclusively for the Verizon subscribers in the US. This device was originally shipped with the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Earlier this year, Verizon has announced the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update plans for 14 Android powered devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. After waiting for nearly 6 months, Verizon is finally rolling out the much awaited Android 4.0 update for Samsung’s first 10.1 inch tablet.

The latest update is numbered i905.LP11 and it brings the usual Ice Cream Sandwich goodies including the new data usage monitor, updated quick panel, pinch to zoom functionality in homescreen, direct access lock screen, redesigned gallery app with photo editor, new system font for improved readability, resizable widgets, Wi-Fi direct support and so on. Check out the complete changelog after the break.

Changelog:

* Applied Android Ice Cream (ICS) OS upgrade to 4.0.4.

  • Pinch to Zoom functionality has been added in homescreen and main menu screen.
  • Google Plus has been integrated.
  • Google Text-To-Speech Engine has been integrated in the upgrade.

* In Email search menu, search criteria by date, sender & title.
* In Email Composer, ‘undo’ and ‘redo’ options have been added.
* A quick response message may be quickly inserted into the body while composing a message.
* Initiate a ‘New Meeting Invitation’ for Exchange accounts.
* Wi-Fi Direct support by Android platform.
* Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor includes:

  • More ways to sort albums by time, location, people and tags.
  • Photo studio that allows users to crop and rotate pictures, set levels and remove red eyes.
  • Improved Picture Gallery widget lets users look at pictures directly on their home screen.

* Rich and versatile camera capabilities including:

  • Continuous focus.
  • Android 4.0 Zero shutter lag exposure.
  • Stabilized image zoom.
  • Single-motion panorama.
  • Apps can now set custom metering regions in a camera preview.

The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. If you still haven’t received the update, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page or check out this PDF file.

LG Optimus G Announced; Comes With S4 Pro, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP Camera

LG recently announced the much-awaited Optimus G smartphone in Korea. The LG Optimus G is the company’s latest flagship device featuring a 4.7 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE Connectivity and much more. This handset runs on the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. It comes with the unique QSlide Function which shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. Basically it means that you can view once apps on the first half and the second app on the another half of the screen.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said:
“The Optimus G is a groundbreaking premium device not only in the history of LG but also in the smartphone industry. With the Optimus G, users will be able to experience unsurpassed UX features that will allow them to perform tasks that really enhance their daily lives.”

LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch WXGA True HD IPS PLUS display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Optimus UI 3.0, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, NFC (Near Field Communication) and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 2 GB DDR RAM, 32 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, MHL, GPS with A-GPS, Google Play Store, up to 335 hrs of stand-by time, up to 15 hrs of talk-time and a 2100 mAh battery.

This handset measures 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm and weighs 145 grams. Sadly, the much-needed MicroSD card slot is missing from the device. LG Optimus G comes with the enhanced UX features such as QuickMemo, screen zooming, live zooming, dual screen dual play, icon personalizer and so on. It also packs a new battery from the LG Chem which has a longer life of 800 cycles.

LG Optimus G will go on sale starting next week in Korea, followed by key global markets in October. The price of the device will be revealed in the coming days.

Nokia Lumia 900 Goes On Sale In India For Rs.32,999

Earlier this year, Nokia tried to re-enter the smartphone market with the Nokia Lumia 900. This handset was exclusively launched for the AT&T subscribers in the US. Nokia Lumia 900 is the upgraded version of the not-so-popular Nokia Lumia 800 with a slightly large display and a better battery backup. This device is already available in the US from the last 5 months. Nokia fanboys in India were not sure if the Finnish manufacturer will ever launch this device in their country.

Today, Nokia has finally fulfilled their wish by releasing the Nokia Lumia 900 in India. It is the first Nokia’s Windows Phone powered device to feature the high-speed LTE connectivity. The Nokia Lumia 900 runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Operating System. We already know that Microsoft will not upgrade the last generation Windows Phone devices to the Windows Phone 8 OS. However, the Nokia Lumia 900 will at least get some of the features via Windows Phone 7.8 update.

Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack display, sporting a resoulution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS (upgradable to Windows Phone 7.8 OS), 8 megapixel rear camera with f2.2/28mm Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash, auto-focus and HD (720p) video recording, 1 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 14.5 GB user memory and more.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, Office 365, Xbox Live, Windows Phone Store, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, IE9 with HTML 5 support, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Bing Maps, Zune, SkyDrive, Wi-Fi Internet Sharing for up to 5 devices, up to 60 hours of music playback in offline mode, up to 7 hours of talk-time, up to 300 hours of stand-by time and a 1830 mAh battery.

Currently, there is no point in buying this handset when Nokia has already announced the next generation Windows Phone powered devices at the Nokia World 2012. I have no idea what nokia was thinking before launching this smartphone in India. I’m quite sure that Nokia fanboys will disagree with me. If you are one of those, then just grab this link and get the Nokia Lumia 900 from the Nokia Store for Rs.32,999.

Looking for a much better smartphone at this price range? Don’t forget to check our Samsung Galaxy S III review and HTC One X review.

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Coming To Sprint For $99.99

Another day and another smartphone announcement! One one hand, Samsung launches the powerful and stunning Galaxy S III, while on the other hand, the South Korean giant is flooding the US market with its entry-level smartphones. The latest device to join the bandwagon is the Galaxy Victory 4G LTE. The design of the device is as dull as its name.

The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE will be exclusively available for the Sprint subscribers in the US. As expected, the device is powered by the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System with the Samsung’s very own TouchWiz UI on top of it. Sprint 4G LTE is now currently available only in 19 cities across the United States. This handset is great for those who are looking to experience the lightning fast 4G LTE on the smartphone, without burning a hole in their pocket.

David Owens, vice president – Product Development, Sprint, said:
“Price is often a barrier for customers who are ready to transition from a feature phone to a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Victory brings Sprint 4G LTE to the mass market with the high-end features and capabilities of a premium Android smartphone. Priced under $100 and paired with Truly Unlimited data from Sprint, our customers will appreciate the functionality of this device without worrying about costly monthly rate plans or surprises on their wireless bill.”

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, TouchWiz UI, 5 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Samsung Hub, Google Play Store, NFC (Near Field Communication), Samsung Media Hub, Android Beam, 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability, up to 9 hours of talk-time and a 2100 mAh battery. This handset measures 121.9 mm x 63.5 mm x 12.7 mm and weighs 138.9 grams.

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE will be available for Sprint customers from September 16 for just $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a 2 year service agreement. While Samsung Galaxy S III is available at the same price, we wonder who will purchase this entry-level smartphone in the first place. If Galaxy S III doesn’t excite you, then head over to this page and order this handset right away.

Motorola Atrix 2 Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update In India

Motorola Atrix 2 is the successor of the popular Motorola Atrix smartphone. It features a 4.3 inch qHD display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera, 1 GB RAM and so on. Motorola Atrix 2 was originally shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS during the Q4 of 2011. Earlier this year, Motorola launched this handset in India with a price tag of Rs.21,000 in India.

The manufacturer has already promised the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this device, however it was delayed for several months. Now, Motorola has finally started rolling out the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Atrix 2 owners. Currently, this update is available only in India and it will be rolled out in other markets in the coming days.

The latest update is numbered 672.1.18.MB865.AsiaRetail.EN.03 and brings the usual ICS goodies along with some new features such as face unlock, customizable launch bar, direct access lock screen, data usage monitor, enhanced notifications window, recent apps feature, improved settings and enhanced email experience. It also improves Bluetooth audio quality while listening to music, Mobile Hotspot performance and much more.

The size of the update is 257 MB and it will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). We advise you to backup all of your data and use a Wi-Fi network before updating this device. If you still haven’t received this update, then just go to Settings > About > Software Updates and check for the update.

Lenovo Announces The Dual-SIM A660 Smartphone

Lenovo has previously launched a number of smartphones in the European and Asian market which failed miserably. However, the manufacturer release new devices for the Chinese market every now and then. The latest handset to enter the Chinese market is the mid-budget Android powered Lenovo A660 smartphone.

There is nothing much to talk about the specs, since you can’t expect much from a mid-range smartphone. Thankfully, this device runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update won’t make its way to this device in the near future. Lenovo A660 is the company’s first water-proof and IP67 certified device.

It comes with a 4 inch WVGA Gorilla Glass display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, dual SIM (GSM + WCDMA) capabilities, 5 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth, Google Play Store, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1500 mAh battery.

The price and release date of this handset has not been announced yet. It is expected to be available for less than $200. Lenovo A660 won’t be available in other European and Asian markets.

Verizon Launches The Entry Level Samsung Galaxy Stellar

Samsung recently launched the entry-level Galaxy Stellar smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available for the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. It runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and packs a 4 inch display as well as a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy Stellar features a dual interface option – Starter Mode or Standard Mode. The Starter Mode is specially designed for the new Android users and it features a simplified home screen display with preset widgets such as Favorite Apps, Favorite Contacts and Favorite Settings for quick and easy access to frequently used apps and settings.

Samsung Galaxy Stellar features a 4 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon application processor, 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto focus, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE connectivity, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Amazon apps, Google Play Store, up to 216 hours stand-by time, up to 17 hours of talk-time and a 2100mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Stellar is a SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) approved device featuring on-device AES 256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and support for Virtual Private Network (VPN).

This handset allows you to access more than 600,000 apps from the Google Play Store and a variety of premium TV and film content for rent or purchase through the Samsung Media Hub. Verizon subscribers can get the Samsung Galaxy Stellar for free with a $50 mail-in rebate and a 2 year service agreement.

Micromax Funbook Alpha Launched In India For Rs.5,999

Back in April, Micromax launched the company’s first tablet device, the Micromax Funbook. This 7 inch tablet was powered by the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and it runs on the 1.2 Ghz Cortex A8 processor. After the huge success of this device, Micromax launched another Android 4.0 powered tablet in August. The Micromax Funbook Pro packed a large 10.1 inch display and a 1.2 GHz processor.

Now, Micromax went ahead and launched the third tablet in the Funbook family, the Micromax Funbook Alpha. This device is touted to be the stripped down version of the original Funbook. It runs on the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update seems unlikely for this device. Check out the complete specs below.

The Micromax Funbook Alpha features a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor with dual Mali-400 GPU, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera for video calling, HD video playback, Wi-Fi Connectivity, 3G Dongle support via USB, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, USB 2.0, HDMI out, up to 5 hours of browsing time, up to 9 hours of stand-by time and a 2800 mAh battery.

It comes with the usual E-learning app which offers reading materials, videos, multimedia, tests, assessment, references from leading content brands. Micromax Funbook Alpha comes with a price-tag of Rs.6,499. However, you can easily get this device from nCarry for just Rs.5,999.

Huawei Launches The Android Powered Ascend G600 Smartphone

Huawei recently introduced a new member in its Ascend family of smartphones, the Huawei Ascend G600. This handset packs a 4.5 inch display as well as a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. It runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and the device is likely to get the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update in the coming weeks. According to the manufacturer, the Huawei Ascend G600 can be fully charged in just four hours, powered on in five seconds and provides more than 15 days of standby time.

Shao Yang, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Device, said:
“We are very excited to introduce the new Huawei Ascend G600, which gives more functionality and power for people who expect more from their technology. Building on the success of the Ascend range of smartphones, the Huawei Ascend G600 is the latest in our range of flagship products that make exceptional product experiences accessible for more people globally.”

Huawei Ascend G600 features a 4.5 inch LCD IPS qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Huawei Emotion UI, 8 megapixel BSI auto-focus camera, VGA front-facing camera for video chat, double speakers with DTS surround sound and more.

It also comes with the usual 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication) Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, DLNA, 768MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Google Play Store, up to 15 days of stand-by time and a 1930mAh Li-Polymer battery.

The Huawei Ascend G600 will be available in black and white colors. This handset will go on sale from next month in select markets. The price of this device has not been announced yet.

Kyocera Rise Goes On Sale At Virgin Mobile For Just $99.99

Kyocera is known for releasing entry-level smartphones powered by the Google’s Android Operating System. In the past, Kyocera has manufactured some unique handsets such as the Kyocera Echo, which was the world’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone. Feature phone users does not easily upgrade to the smartphones because of two main reason — high cost and no hardware keyboard. To solve this problem, Kyocera announced the entry-level Kyocera Rise smartphone at the International CTIA Wireless 2012.

This handset is specially targeted at the the users with feature phones, who are planning to upgrade to an entry-level smartphone without losing the tactile keyboard or burning a hole in their pocket. Kyocera Rise runs on the newer Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. This device might not get the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update in the future.

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Kyocera Rise is already available for Sprint subscribers on contract. However, Virgin Mobile subscribers can get this device at a very affordable price and without any service agreement. This handset packs a 3.5 inch IPS HVGA touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixels resplotion, 1 GHz MSM8655 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a four row slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

On the back of the device, you will find a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash. Sadly, there is no front-facing camera for video calls. Apart from that, you will get the usual MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, GPS, 3.5 mm headset jack, Google Play Store, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 9 hours of talk-time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Kyocera Rise comes with the unique “Eco Mode” software to better monitor and conserve battery power. You can also access more than 600,000 apps and games from the Google Play Store. This handset is currently available for Virgin Mobile subscribers at an affordable price of just $99.99 without any contract. To get this handset, head over to this page.

ZTE Unveils The Intel Powered Grand X IN Smartphone

Yesterday, Sony and Samsung announced some of the amazing smartphones and tablets at the ongoing IFA 2012 event in Berlin. In other news, Motorola is expected to announce the Intel based Motorola Edge smartphone during mid-September. Now, ZTE went ahead and unveiled their first smartphone powered by the Intel Atom processor Z2460, the ZTE Grand X IN. This ZTE flagship handset is the latest product from the ZTE Grand series.

The specs of this handset is almost similar to the ZTE Grand X. It runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. ZTE hasn’t revealed any plans to update this device to the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.

Mr. Ao Wen, Vice President of Europe Operations for ZTE Handsets, said:
“The Grand X IN is ZTE’s first flagship smartphone in Europe to feature Intel Inside and we look forward to building our partnership with Intel. The handsets in the ZTE Grand portfolio are quality devices focused on providing a great level of service and, with the inclusion of Intel’s technology in the Grand X IN, we have provided a handset with enhanced capabilities, reliability and performance.”

ZTE Grand X IN features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor Z2460, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Dolby Sound, FM Radio, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Google Play Store, DLNA, NFC (Near Field Communication) and a 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery.

ZTE Grand X IN measures 127 x 65 x 9.9 mm and weighs 140.8 grams. This handset will be launched next month in the Europe. ZTE has not yet announced the availability of this device in other markets. The price of ZTE Grand X IN will be revealed during the launch.

Samsung Announces The Ativ Tab Windows RT Tablet

Earlier today, Samsung announced the Ativ lineup for devices based on the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Operating System. After unveiling the world’s first Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone, the South Korean tech giant announced the new Windows RT based Ativ Tab. This device instantly boots up without lagging and comes with Office Home and Student 2013 RT. Samsung Ativ Tab packs a 8200 mAh battery which allows you to complete your project on the go, without the hassle of charging it after every few hours.

Samsung Ativ Tab comes with a 10.1 inch HD LCD display, sporting a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, Windows RT Operating System, Windows UI, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, full HD (1080p) video playback, Wi-Fi Connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, NFC (Near Field Communication), 2 GB RAM, 32 GB/ 64 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, Samsung Family Story, Samsung ChatOn, Music Hub, Samsung Zone, Windows Store, Microsoft Office, SkyDrive, S-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Direct, Micro HDMI and a 8200 mAh battery.

Samsung Ativ Tab measures – 265.8 x 168.1 x 8.9 mm and weighs 570 grams. As expected, Samsung has not announced the price and availability of this device for any of the markets. This tablet is expected to go on sale from October end or early November.

Samsung Unveils The Windows Phone 8 Powered Ativ S Smartphone

Apart from the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera, Samsung has also unveiled the world’s first smartphone powered by the latest Windows Phone 8 OS, the Samsung Ativ S. The screen size as well as the rear and front-facing camera of this device is similar to that of the Galaxy S III smartphone. This handset will be available in both 16 GB and 32 GB variants. Additionally, you can expand the storage, thanks to the microSD card slot.

Samsung Ativ S features a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Windows Phone 8 Operating System, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera and so on.

It also pack 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB/ 32GB internal memory, microSD (SDXC support), A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC (Near Field Communication), 3.5 mm headset jack, Samsung ChatOn, Samsung Hub, Windows Phone Store and a 2300 mAh battery. This handset measures 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm and weighs 135 grams.

Apart from the specs, Samsung has not provided any additional details of this device. Even the launch date and price are still unknown. We will update you as soon as the complete details are available with us.