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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

Tata Docomo Offers Bonus Talktime Packs In Kolkata Circle

Tata Docomo subscribers in Kolkata circle can now enjoy extra talktime on special “Bonus Talktime Packs“. Normally on top up vouchers, subscribers has to pay the processing charges, but now they will get full talktime along with extra talktime by recharging these Bonus Talktime Packs.

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Currently, 3 bonus talktime packs are available for Tata Docomo subscribers in Kolkata circle. The first pack is priced at Rs.200, which offers Rs.210 talktime. The second pack is priced at Rs.300 and it gives a talktime of Rs.320. The third pack is priced at Rs.500 and it offers an amazing talktime of Rs.555

These bonus talktime packs are available only in Kolkata circle. This offer is valid only till March 31, 2010. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments or you can call Tata Docomo Customer Care by dialing 121 from your mobile phones.

Reliance Offers Free Calls To Any Reliance Numbers On March 28

Today, in the morning, while I was reading the Mumbai Edition of Times Of India, I was surprised to see the huge Reliance Mobile ad on the front page. The ad states that “Reliance has achieved 100 million subscribers in India and to celebrate this achievement, they offers free Reliance to Reliance calling anywhere in India on March 28, 2010. ”

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Commenting on the landmark achievement, Mr. Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, Chairman, Reliance ADA Group said, “The landmark 100 million mobile customer base makes us the youngest telecom operator to achieve this milestone in such a short span of time. Reliance Communications pioneered the mobile revolution in India and since then we have been the frontrunner of telecom innovations in the country. As we take the leap to achieve the 200 million mark, we will lead it from the front with more customer-centric innovations and service approach.”

Reliance subscribers across India will be able to call their friends and loved ones for free, without activating any bonus packs. This offer is valid for any Reliance to Reliance calls (both local and STD) on 28th March and this offer is valid only for 24 hours (00.00 hrs to 23.59 hrs). You need to have at least Rs.10 in your account to enjoy this amazing offer.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Now Available In India For Rs.25,695

Recently we posted that Sony Ericsson launched Xperia X10 in India and now we have another good news for you. Sony Ericsson also launched the Sony Ericsson Vivaz and announced Vivaz Pro in India. Both the handsets are powered by Symbian S60v5 operating system. Sony Ericsson Vivaz has a 8 megapixel camera that offers HD (720p) video recording while Vivaz pro comes with a 5 megapixel camera.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz:

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz is powered by the Symbian S60v5 OS and it runs on 720 MHz processor. It comes with 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 3.2 inch resistive touchscreen display with 360 x 640 pixels resolution, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, 75MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Wisepilot navigation, 3.5 mm audio jack, 1200 mAh battery and so on. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs. 25,695.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro:

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is powered by the Symbian S60v5 OS and it runs on a 720 MHz processor. It comes with 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 360 x 640 pixels resolution, slide-out QWERTY keypad, 3G connectivity, A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 75 MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS and much more. Vivaz Pro will be available in two colors – Black and White. This device will be available in India within 3 months. The price of this handset is not announced yet.

Vodafone Launches New IPL Recharge For Prepaid Customers

Now Vodafone subscribers across India has a reason to cheer. Vodafone recently launched IPL Bonus Recharge, an innovative bonus recharge that adds more excitement to the ongoing IPL tournament. The new bonus recharge is priced at just Rs.71.

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IPL Bonus recharge offers full talktime along with free bonus minutes which are equal to the highest runs scored by a batsman in an IPL match on the previous day. If Sachin Tendulkar was the highest run scorer in the previous day match with 50 runs, then you will get 50 bonus minutes.

You can use these bonus minutes to call any local Vodafone number only at night (11pm – 6am). You will get a validity of 5 days to utilize your bonus minutes. To get the IPL bonus recharge, visit your nearest retailer or you can even recharge online at Vodafone’s website.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Now Available In India For Rs.35,795

Sony Ericsson recently launched the most awaited smartphone Xperia X10 and announced two powerful handsets, the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro in India. All the handsets are powered by the Android 1.6 operating system and they include some powerful specs. All the devices are reasonably priced to attract and increase smartphone users in India.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10:

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is powered by the Android 1.6 OS and it runs on 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. It comes with 8 megapixel camera, 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display, Bluetooth, 1GB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, A-GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack, 1500 mAh battery and so on. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs. 35,795.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini:

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is powered by the Android 1.6 OS and it runs on a 600MHz Qualcomm processor. It comes with a 5 megapixel camera, 2.55 inch capacitive touchscreen display, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, A-GPS, 128 MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS and so on. This device will be available in India within 3 months. The price of this handset is not announced yet.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro:

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro is powered by the Android 1.6 OS and it runs on a 600MHz Qualcomm processor. It comes with 5 megapixel camera, 2.55 inch capacitive touchscreen display, 3G connectivity, A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 128 MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS and much more. This device will be available in India within 6 months. The price of this handset is not announced yet, but we guess it will come with a price tag of around Rs. 27000.

Kareena Kapoor Is The New Brand Ambassador Of Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has recently signed Kareena Kapoor as its new brand ambassador. The famous bollywood actress unveiled the new portfolio of phones including the most awaited Xperia X10, X10 Mini, X10 Pro, Vivaz and Vivaz Pro. Earlier Hrithik Roshan was the brand ambassador of Sony Ericsson mobile phones in India.

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Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hirokazu Ishizuka, Corporate Vice President & Head of Asia Pacific region said, “Being one of the most widely-followed youth-icons, Kareena matches the level of energy, vibrancy, passion and fun associated with Sony Ericsson, and thereby elevates the aspiration value of the brand. We are also extremely excited about re-energizing the digital space with Kareena, as we debut her social networking that will allow her to engage with the rapidly growing digitally-evolved fan-base over various social networking platforms.”

Kareena Kapoor said, “I am very happy to be associated with Sony Ericsson. I believe that Sony Ericsson truly represents the fusion of communication and entertainment in mobile device. I love my new feature rich Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 that allows me to easily keep in touch with my family and friends, while keeping myself entertained on the go.”

Recently, Spice Mobile signed Sonam Kapoor, LG Electronics signed Abhay Deol, Genelia Dsouza & John Abraham, Nokia signed Adah Sharma & Sharman Joshi and last but not the least Karrbon Mobiles signed Virender Sehwag & Gautam Gambhir to endorse their products in India.

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Samsung Unveils Diva S7070 Gold Edition

The stylish Samsung Diva S7070 is now available in UK, but if you wait for a month, you will have the option to buy the luxury gold edition of this handset. We recently posted that, the Samsung Diva S7070 is available for purchase in the UK on the airwaves of T-Mobile UK and Orange. This handset has almost the same specs as compared to the original version.

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Samsung Diva S7070 Gold Edition is specially designed for women. It features a 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen display with 16 million colors, 240 x 320 pixels resolution, TouchWiz user interface, 3.2 megapixel camera with smile and beauty shot, photo editor, GPRS/EDGE, Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording and much more.

Other feature includes a microSD memory card slot, 8 GB expandable memory, Social networking integration with live updates, QVGA video recording, 3.5 mm audio jack, audio and video player, JAVA, upto 10 hours talktime, upto 800 hours stand-by time, 960 mAh Li-Ion battery and so on.

The price and release date of this device is not available yet. We will keep you updated as soon as we get more details of this phone.

Motorola i1 Hands-On Pics And Videos

Motorola i1 is a powerful device which was recently launched at CTIA 2010. This handset is based on Android operating system and it will be available on the airwaves of wireless carrier sprint. Motorola i1 is the world’s first push-to-talk Android powered smartphone.

This handset features a 3.1 inches touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, 32GB expandable memory, optimized web browsing with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser and a push-to-talk experience.

The guys at Engadget shared some exclusive hands-on pics and video of this device. Check out the hands-on pics of Motorola i1 below.

Motorola i1 Hands-On Pics:

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LG Launches Android Powered KH5200 In South Korea

Earlier this month, LG Electronics launched LG KH5200 in South Korea. This device is powered by Android operating system. This handset is now available on the airwaves of wireless carrier KT. This is the first handset in South Korea from LG Electronics that runs on Android OS. This handset comes with a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

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LG KH5200 has a 3.2 inches TFT resistive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, 170MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, audio and video player, 3.5 mm audio jack and much more. It includes a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilizer.

Other feature includes a Wi-Fi connectivity, motion games, A-GPS, photo and video editor, social networking integration with live updates, document viewer, motion-based games, Stereo FM radio with RDS and 1500 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a price tag of $573. Too costly, isn’t it?

LG Remarq Exclusive Hands-On Pics

LG Remarq is an eco-friendly handset made from 87 percent of recyclable materials and 19 percent of recycled plastic. This device was recently launched by LG Electronics on the airwaves of wireless carrier Sprint.

LG Remarq features a QVGA display, 16GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE connectivity, slide-out QWERTY keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera and much more.

The guys at Engadget shared some hands-on pics of this phone. Check out the exclusive hands-on pics of this eco-friendly device below.

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Samsung Launches Diva S7070 In UK

Samsung has recently launched Diva S7070, a new full touchscreen handset, specially designed for female users in UK. The design of this handset is unique and you can see a diamond shaped key at the bottom of this device which makes this handset absolutely glamorous.

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This handset features a 3.2 megapixel camera with smile and beauty shot, photo editor, TouchWiz user interface, 2.8 inches QVGA touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, microSD memory card slot, GPRS/EDGE, 8GB expandable memory and so on.

Other feature includes a Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording, QVGA video recording, 3.5 mm audio jack, audio and video player, Social networking integration with live updates, JAVA, upto 10 hours talktime, upto 800 hours stand-by time, 960 mAh Li-Ion battery and much more.

This handset is available in UK on the airwaves of T-Mobile for free with a £15 per month contract. Orange subscribers can also get this device for free with a £20 per month contract.

Motorola Launches Android Powered Motorola i1

Motorola recently announced its Android powered smartphone, Motorola i1 on the airwaves of wireless carrier Sprint. Motorola i1 is the world’s first push-to-talk Android powered smartphone. Motorola i1 is also the first iDEN device which includes some amazing features such as 3.1 inches touch screen, Wi-Fi, optimized web browsing with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser and a push-to-talk experience.

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Motorola remains focused on delivering differentiated Android experiences within our product portfolio. With the Motorola i1, we’re excited to offer iDEN users the opportunity to enjoy a feature-rich smartphone with push-to-talk, whether it’s for work or play, said Mark Shockley, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices.

As the first Nextel Direct Connect Android smartphone, Motorola i1 with Wi-Fi offers a powerful tool for our customers with access to thousands of applications in the Android Market. With rugged durability, a full touchscreen and 5.0 megapixel camera, Motorola i1 gives push-to-talk customers a compelling smartphone that can withstand some of the harshest environments, said Fared Adib, vice president Product Development, Sprint.

Motorola i1 is a powerful smartphone that runs on Android operating system. It features a 3.1 inches touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, MicroSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, VGA video recording, audio and video player, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE connectivity, document viewer and much more.

This handset will be available in North America during summer. The price of this handset is not announced yet. You can pre-register this handset at Sprint’s website.

Samsung Galaxy S Hands-On Pics And Video

Samsung recently launched its Android based smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S at the CTIA, 2010. This handset comes with some powerful features such as 4 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and much more.

This is the second handset manufactured by Samsung which comes with Super AMOLED touchscreen display. This device runs on Android 2.1 operating system and a 1 GHz Application Processor.

The guys at Engadget shared some exclusive hands-on pics and video of this powerful smartphone. Check out the amazing hands-on pics of this device below.

Samsung Galaxy S Hands-On Pics:

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Sprint Unveils A New Eco Friendly LG Remarq

LG Electronics recently launched the new eco-friendly phone LG Remarq on the airwaves of the wireless carrier Sprint. This handset is made from 87 percent of recyclable materials and 19 percent of recycled plastic. This handset features a slide-out QWERTY keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera, 16GB expandable memory and much more.

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Our research shows that consumers are passionate about making eco-friendly choices when purchasing their mobile phones. We’re continually finding new ways to weave recyclable alternatives throughout our product line-up, continuing to show our commitment to change, said Ehtisham Rabbani, corporate vice president, LG Mobile Phones.

LG Remarq gives the eco-minded consumer a way to stay connected with the people who matter most at an incredible price. Sprint continues to lead the U.S. wireless industry with our commitment to environmental initiatives and products, said Kevin Packingham, Sprint senior vice president-Product Development.

LG Remarq comes with a QVGA display, slide-out QWERTY keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera, audio and video player, microSD card slot, 16GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE connectivity, IM and easy access to social networking sites.

This handset will be available from May 9. You can get this eco-friendly phone for free after a $20 mail-in rebate and a 2 years contract from the carrier.

Tata Docomo Launches New SMS Pack For Maharashtra And Mumbai Circle

If you stay connected with your friends via SMS, then I have a good news for all the Tata Docomo subscribers out there in Mumbai and Maharashtra & Goa circle. Due to heavy competition from other telecom operators such as Reliance, Airtel and Vodafone, the company launched a new SMS pack in Mumbai and Maharashtra telecom circle.

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The new SMS pack offered by Tata Docomo allows you to send 15000 local and national SMS to your friends in any telecom circle. This SMS pack is available for Rs.60 in Maharashtra and Goa circle and the subscribers in Mumbai circle can get it for Rs.85 only. This SMS pack is available only on special recharge for the amount mentioned above.

Earlier, Tata Docomo subscribers in Mumbai and Maharashtra circle had to shell out 1.2 INR for every outgoing national SMS, which was quite expensive as compared to other telecom operators, but now they can enjoy the same messaging experience right inside their handsets. This SMS pack is not officially announced by the company, but I have confirmed this SMS pack by activating it on my Tata Docomo number.

If you have any queries, please call Tata Docomo Customer Care by dialing 121. If this SMS pack is available in your telecom circle as well, please let us know in the comments.