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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

Motorola Charm Will Be Available For $269.99

Do you remember the full QWERTY phone announced by Motorola earlier this month? Yes, we are talking about the amazing Motorola Charm. Though we had the specs and official pics of this device, the important thing missing was the price. Now the price of this phone is finally available, thanks to the guys at TMO News who spotted this amazing phone at the T-Mobile Store. Check out the specs of this phone below.

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Motorola Charm runs on Android 2.1 operating system and it comes with full QWERTY keyboard and 2.8 inch touch screen display. Other features include BACKTRACK navigation pad, Wi-Fi connectivity, pinch to zoom functionality, full suite of Google services, one-touch social media uploads to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa & PhotoBucket and much more. Motorola Charm is optimized for social networking and has a 3 megapixel camera with Kodak Perfect Touch technology.

This phone will be available for $269.99 without any contract. You can also get this phone for $74.99 with a 2 years contract from T-Mobile. This phone is expected to be available at the end of next month.

Samsung Sells 500,000 Galaxy S Units in Korea

Samsung Galaxy S is one the most powerful smartphone currently available in the market. This phone has already been a huge hit in its home land. Earlier this month we have posted that Samsung has sold 200,000 units of Galaxy S in South Korea and now finally after a month, Samsung has managed to sell as many as 500,000 units in Korea. This is definitely an achievement for Samsung.

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Samsung Galaxy S is currently the most popular handset in Korea. Samsung sold 100,000 units in 6 days, 200,000 units in 10 days, 300,000 units in 19 days and finally after 33 days they have sold 500,000 units. The company is expected to sell more than 1 million units of Galaxy S within 60 days of its launch in Korea.

Apple sold 800,000 units of iPhone 3GS within 8 months of its launch in Korea. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S sales are expected to cross 800,000 units early next month. Galaxy S will also get the Android 2.2 update in the near future. So stay tuned!

Samsung Galaxy Q Leaked Specs Emerge

After the success of Samsung Galaxy S, we definitely expected some better specs for Samsung Galaxy Q. Recently, the rumored specs of Galaxy Q has been emerged and it definitely looks promising. This handset runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and 1GHz Hummingbird processor. Some great features of this phone includes the 8 megapixel camera, 16GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, SuperAMOLED display and much more.

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Samsung Galaxy Q Leaked Specs:

  • Android 2.2 Operating System
  • 3 inch SuperAMOLED display
  • 1GHz Hummingbird processor
  • 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HD Video recording
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • A-GPS
  • Micro USB
  • Mini HDMI
  • Bluetooth
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • 7.5 hrs talktime
  • 510 hrs stand-by time
  • 1500 MAh battery

The pics of this handset is not available yet. We will update you as soon as we find any related information. What do you think of these specs? Let us know in the comments below.

Karbonn K25 Launched In India For Rs.4400

Karbonn Mobiles launched yet another dual SIM QWERTY phone in India, Karbonn K25. This phone is loaded with social networking applications and has an optical trackpad. This device is specially targeted at the Indian youngsters. Check out the features below.

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Features:

  • Dual SIM
  • 2.0 megapixel camera
  • Pre-loaded social networking applications
  • FM Radio,
  • Video recording,
  • Torch,
  • Bluetooth,
  • Hi-fidelity sound
  • Rich multimedia features
  • Different equaliser effects
  • 8 GB expandable memory

This phone comes with a price tag of Rs.4,400. Are you interested in buying this phone? Let us know your views in comments.

Samsung Haven Launched On Verizon

Samsung Electronics and Verizon Wireless recently announced the launch of a clamshell device, Samsung Haven, exclusively for the US market. There is nothing great about this phone but it has already received the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal. Have a look at the features of this device below.

samsung haven

Samsung Haven has a 2.2 inch display, messaging capabilities, one touch access, dedicated keys, voicemail, voice commands, calculator with currency converter, speaker phone, In Case of Emergency (ICE), Calendar and scheduling assistant, polyphonic ringtones, world clock, stop watch, full menu readout, well-being and health tools, medical information application and much more.

This phone is available only in charcoal grey color. Haven is currently available for order on the Verizon’s site and it comes with a price tag of $39.99 with a two-year contract agreement. This handset will be available from July 29.

Nokia X6 Firmware Updated To Version 21.0.004

Nokia released a new firmware update for its popular music phone, the Nokia X6. The new version 21.0.004 can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Update or via Over The Air (OTA). It is recommended to backup your data before updating the device. The new firmware update comes with a wide range of fixes and improvements. Check out the complete changelog below.

Nokia X6

Changelog:

  • Kinetic scrolling in Appshell improved Menu grid added.
  • Browser update to 7.2.
  • Rihanna service launcher.
  • Quick Office v4.2.
  • OVI Music.
  • OVI Sync 2.0.
  • OVI store 1.5.6.
  • OVI contacts 1.50.8.
  • Gimlet Touch 2.2.
  • Flash Video Phase-3 Flashlite 3.1.7.x.
  • Shazam.
  • Enable Side lock Key functionality during Swipe UI (Calendar/Clock alarm).
  • Windows 7 Device Stage Support.

This firmware update is currently not be available for all product code. You may have to wait for few days or even for few weeks. Let us know if you find any other changes after the update.

Nokia N8 Untouched Camera Samples

Nokia N8 is the most awaited device from Nokia. This handset comes with 12 megapixel camera with Xenon flash. To prove that, Nokia N8 is one of the best camera phone, Nokia has posted some untouched camera samples of this device at their official blog. Check out the preview below. Head over to this post for more pics. Let us know your views regarding the camera samples of Nokia N8 in the comments below.

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Nokia C5 Now Available For Rs.7999

Nokia C5, the budget phone from Nokia is now available in India. Nokia C5 is the first device in the C Series range of phones. It has a 3.15 megapixel camera, 2.2 inch display, 3G Connectivity, 16 GB expandable memory, Ovi Maps navigation and much more.

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This handset runs on Symbian S60v3 operating system. It has some amazing features such as 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, GPRS/EDGE, USB, 3.5mm headphone jack, contact bar on the homescreen, Bluetooth, OVI Maps, FM Radio, Java, 2GB card included, 16GB expandable memory and so on.

Nokia C5 is available in two colors White and Warm Grey. It has a built-in Nokia messaging and social networking features. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.7,999. Would you like to buy this handset when Nokia has already announced some great budget phones like Nokia C3, E5 and C6? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Airtel Launches New Mini Internet Packs

Airtel has launched two mini internet packs that will allow you to connect to the internet via mobile and PC. These mini internet packs cost only Rs.5 & Rs.17 and it comes with a validity of 1 day and 3 days respectively. With Rs.5 pack you can get free data usage up to 50 MB while Rs.17 pack gives you free data usage up to 200 MB.

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Plan 1:

Price: Rs.5
Validity: 1 day
Benefits: Free data usage up to 50 MB

Plan 2:

Price: Rs.17
Validity: 3 days
Benefits: Free data usage up to 200 MB

You can activate these packs by dialing *555*2# from your Airtel number or you can even e-recharge through your nearest retailer. Alternately, if you are looking for internet pack with 30 days validity, then you can e-recharge with Rs.98 and you will get free data usage upto 2 GB. To learn more, contact Airtel customer care at 121.

Vodafone Launches Innovative Campus Pack In Delhi

Vodafone recently launched an innovative Campus pack, that will allow youngsters to enjoy reduced call rates in their college campus. Currently this pack is available only in Delhi circle and only valid in select colleges. With this pack, all local calls will be charged at 1p/2sec and all STD calls will be charged at 2p/2sec. All local and STD calls outside the college are will be charged at 1.2p/sec. This pack comes with a validity of 1 year.

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Plan Details:

Price: Rs.40
Validity: 1 year
Circle: Delhi
Benefits:
Inside Campus – Local calls @ 1p/2sec and STD calls @ 2p/2sec
Outside Campus – All Local and STD calls @ 1.2p/sec
SMS @ 60p

List of Colleges:

  • Acharya Narendra Dev College
  • Aditi Mahavidyalaya
  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
  • Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbia College
  • Bhagini Nivedita College Miranda House College
  • Bharati College
  • Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences
  • Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
  • College of Art Delhi Administration
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Vocational Studies
  • Daulat Ram College
  • Dayal Singh College
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  • Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
  • Delhi College of Engineering
  • Deshbandhu College
  • Gargi College
  • Hans Raj College
  • Hindu College
  • I. G. Institute of Physical Education and Sports sciences
  • Indraprastha College for Women
  • Institute of Home Economics
  • Janki Devi Memorial College
  • Jesus & Mary College
  • Kalindi College
  • Kamala Nehru College
  • Keshav Mahavidhyalaya
  • Kirori Mal College
  • Lady Harding Medical College
  • Lady Irwin College
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  • Maharishi Valmaki College of Education
  • Maitreyi College
  • Mata Sundri College for Women
  • Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Motilal Nehru College
  • Nehru Homoeopathic College
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
  • P. G. D. A. V. College
  • Rajdhani College
  • Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing
  • Ram Lal Anand College
  • Ramjas College
  • Satyawati College
  • School of Correspondence Courses & Continuing Education
  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
  • Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science for women
  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
  • Shivaji College
  • Shri Ram College of Commerce
  • Shyam Lal College
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College
  • Sri Aurobindo College
  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
  • Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
  • Sri Venkateswara College
  • St. Stephen’s College
  • Swami Shraddhanand College
  • The Institute for the Physically Handicapped
  • University College of Med. Sc. andG. T .B. Hospital
  • Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute
  • Vivekanand College

Uninor Launches 4 New STD Packs In Andhra Pradesh

Uninor, the brand of Unitech Wireless launched 4 new STD packs for its subscribers in Andhra Pradesh circle. Uninor currently operate in 8 circles in India with expansion plans to all 22 circles. These affordable STD packs are available from Rs.6 to Rs.41. Using these packs you can call to any STD number in India for as low as 41p/min. These packs comes with a validity of 2 days to 30 days.

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Plan 1:

Price: Rs.6
Validity: 2 Days
Benefits: 12 STD minutes

Plan 2:

Price: Rs.14
Validity: 7 Days
Benefits: 30 STD minutes

Plan 3:

Price: Rs.21
Validity: 15 Days
Benefits: 50 STD minutes

Plan 4:

Price: Rs.41
Validity: 30 Days
Benefits: 100 STD minutes

You can use these STD minutes to call any number in India. These packs can be activated only through e-recharge. To learn more about these packs you can call customer care by dialing 111 from your Uninor number.

Motorola Charm Official Pics

We got some official pics of Motorola Charm, the Android powered smartphone which was recently announced by Motorola. This handset is powered by Android 2.1 operating system and it comes with full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen display. Motorola Charm is optimized for social networking and has a 3 megapixel camera with Kodak Perfect Touch technology.

It features a 2.8 inch touch screen display, BACKTRACK navigation pad, Wi-Fi connectivity, pinch to zoom functionality, full suite of Google services, one-touch social media uploads to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa & PhotoBucket and much more. Check out the official pics of Motorola Charm below.

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Samsung Galaxy Beam Launched In Singapore

Samsung Galaxy Beam is a powerful smartphone powered by Google’s Android 2.1 operating system. It is the world’s first smartphone with built-in pico projector. This handset was recently announced in Singapore and it will be available from July 17 on the airwaves of StarHub. You can use the built-in pico projector to project multimedia content from 5 to 50 inches in size. Check out the specs of this handset below.

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Samsung Galaxy Beam features a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, Android 2.1 OS, 800 MHz processor, 16GB internal storage, 32GB expandable storage, 3.5 mm audio jack, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection and so on.

Other features include A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE, USB 2.0, HD (720p) video recording, audio and video player, stereo FM radio with RDS, accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor, image editor, TV out, Java, 1800 mAh battery, up to 7 hrs 20 mins talk-time and up to 630 hrs standby time.

Samsung Galaxy Beam will be available in Singapore only with the wireless carrier StarHub. This handset will be available for free to SG$398, depending on the plan.

iPhone 4 Catches Fire, Burns Hand And Melts Cable

Apple is already having lots of problems due to the antenna issue and now BGR is reporting that a very close AT&T sources have sent them some images of the latest iPhone 4. You may think what’s so exciting in that! But the shocking part is that, those are not the unboxing images of the latest iPhone, but those images shows the iPhone 4 in a miserable condition. Just have a look at the image below.

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This image shows the burned iPhone 4 and the melted USB port. According to BGR, an iPhone 4 customer stepped into an AT&T store with the iPhone that caught fire. The customer said that the phone caught fire when he tried to connect it to his computer to sync using the Apple USB cable. The fire damaged the phone, USB port as well as burned his hand.

One of our very close AT&T sources just sent us in these images. Apparently a customer brought the phone into the store to try and get help with it, although it’s pretty evident that the phone is unrepairable. It’s the first time our guy has seen this happen (us too), but the brand new iPhone 4 caught on fire while being hooked up to a computer using the Apple USB cable that accompanied the device. The customer wanted to exchange the iPhone — obviously — for a new, non-charred unit however the AT&T store in question was out of stock.

To learn more, head over to this post at BGR.

Puma Phone Now Available In Select European And African Countries

Do you remember the stylish Puma Phone which was announced early this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona? I liked this phone since it has a very stylish design and its features are above average. If you too liked this phone and want to buy it, then you have to visit any of the twenty countries where the phone has been launched. Puma Phone is currently available in twenty European, African and Middle Eastern countries.

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Some interesting specs of the Puma Phone are the integrated solar cell, a 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE connectivity, USB 2.0, Full screen video playback, Built-in GPS receiver, Puma World, Upto 5 hours of talktime and 350 hours of stand-by time and much more.

This phone is available only in Germany, UK, Italy, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Romania, Macedonia, Slovenia, Uganda, Madagascar, Kenya, Mauritius, Cameroon, Botswana, Tunisia and Senegal and UAE. It comes with a price tag of €399 (approx. $500). Puma Phone is expected to be available in more countries by the end of Q3 2010.