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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

Google Nexus S Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.27,999

Back in December, Samsung and Google launched the Android powered Nexus S smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular Nexus One smartphone. The Nexus S is the first device, which runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. The original Nexus One was never launched in India, but we have a good news for those who are eagerly waiting for the launch of Nexus S in India.

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Flipkart, a popular online retailer is currently taking pre-order for the Nexus S in India. This handset will be launched in India with the Super Clear LCD display, instead of the Super AMOLED display. Check out the complete specs below.

Google Nexus S features a 4 inch Super Clear LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz application processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with Auto Focus, VGA front camera, HD (720p) video recording, NFC (Near Field Communication) Capability, A-GPS, 16 GB internal memory, 512MB RAM, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity and Light Sensor, Android Market and a 1500 mAh battery.

Flipkart is currently taking pre-orders of this amazing smartphone for Rs.27,999. Nexus S is the first Android Gingerbread powered smartphone to be available in India. This handset will be released on the first week of April. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, then just head over to this page at Flipkart.

Sprint Unveils The HTC EVO View 4G Tablet

Sprint recently announced the new HTC EVO View 4G tablet at the CTIA show. This device is the company’s second Android tablet, after the HTC Flyer, which was unveiled last month at the MWC 2011. HTC EVO View 4G comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, 4G connectivity and more. This device runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and it will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Sprint in the US.

At HTC, we believe in offering a wide portfolio of beautifully designed, powerful and highly customizable devices for our customers, and the HTC EVO portfolio at Sprint does just that,said Jason Mackenzie, president HTC Americas. As HTC continues to push the limits of innovation, we are looking forward to delivering the HTC EVO 3D and our first 4G tablet, the HTC EVO View 4G, to Sprint customers this summer.

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HTC EVO View 4G features a 7 inch touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom, 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, HTC Scribe technology, 3G/4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, Stereo Bluetooth 3.0, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, Android Market, Integrated GPS, Blockbuster On Demand, Sprint Zone, Sprint Mobile Wallet, Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Navigation, 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, microSD slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery

HTC EVO View 4G measures 195.4 mm x 112.5 mm x 13.2 mm and weighs 421.84 grams. this device also comes with the pre-loaded Blockbuster On Demand application that has access to one of the largest catalogs of movies, including 3D titles. The price of this device has not been announced yet. HTC EVO View 4G will be available from summer in the US.

HTC Incredible S Launched In India For Rs.28,900

Last month, HTC announced the Android powered HTC Incredible S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Incredible smartphone. It currently runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, but it will be soon upgraded to Android 2.4 (Gingerbread) operating system. Within a month of its announcement, HTC finally launched this powerful smartphone in India. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

HTC Incredible s

In today’s mobile market, where one is bombarded with choices and features, users are looking forward to an offering which amalgamates the best of both. HTC has always endeavored to take the mobile phone experience to a higher level and with the launch of the Incredible S is set to create a new paradigm in mobile experience for the users,said Mr. Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. The HTC Incredible S is the answer for those looking for the perfect combination of performance and style and will help them stand out from the crowd as an icon.

HTC Incredible S features a 4 inch touchscreen display with 480x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, HTC Sense, Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, micro-USB, 1.1 GB internal storage, 768 MB RAM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Internal GPS antenna, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity Sensor, up to 580 mins talktime, up to 370 hours stand-by time and a 1450 mAh battery.

This handset measures 120 mm x 64 mm x 11.7 mm and weighs just 135.5 grams. The HTC Incredible S comes with a MOP (Market Operating Price) of Rs. 28,900. You can easily purchase this handset from any of the authorized HTC resellers across the country.

Nokia Astound Hands-On Pics

Nokia recently announced the Symbian^3 powered Nokia Astound smartphone. This handset is basically the Nokia C7 with T-Mobile branding. Nokia Astound has the the same 3.5 inch AMOLED display, 680MHz ARM11 processor, 8 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 32GB expandable memory and so on. This handset will be available from April 6th for $79.99 with a two-years service agreement. Until then, check out our exclusive hands-on pics of the Nokia Astound, after the break.

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Nokia Announces The Symbian Powered Astound For T-Mobile USA

Nokia recently announced the Symbian powered Nokia Astound smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available on the airwaves of T-Mobile. Nokia Astound is basically the Nokia C7 with T-Mobile branding. This handset comes with a 3.5 inch AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, front facing VGA camera for video calling, 32 GB expandable memory and more. This handset allows you to access thousands of free and paid apps from the Nokia’s Ovi Store.

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“As millions more consumers make the switch to smartphones, Nokia is proud to offer an alternative that is not only easy and fun to use, but is also very sexy and sleek, unlike anything in its price point,” said Mark Slater, vice president of sales, Nokia. “With a user experience rounded out by Nokia’s Ovi services, including Maps and Store, consumers will be delighted to discover Nokia’s premium design quality with no compromises on services and apps, made affordable with T-Mobile.”

Nokia C7 comes with aa 3.5 inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 360 × 640 pixels resolution, 680MHz ARM11 processor, Symbian^3 operating system, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 3G connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash with HD (720p) video recording, 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio, A-GPS, 256MB RAM, 1GB ROM, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, up to 27 days stand-by time, up to 9.5 hours talk time and 1200 mAh battery.

The Nokia Astound comes pre-loaded with for the entire U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. This handset also provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation in more than 100 countries. Nokia Astound will be available for purchase from April 6th. This handset comes with a price tag of $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card with a two-year service agreement.

AT&T Announces The Windows Phone 7 Powered HTC HD7S

htc hd7s HTC recently announced the HTC HD7S smartphone. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7 operating system and it will be exclusively available on the airwaves of AT&T in the US. This handset is the AT&T’s version of the highly popular HTC HD7 smartphone. It comes with a large 4.3 inch Super LCD display, 5 megapixel camera, 16 GB internal memory and so on. HTC HD7S is the second Windows Phone 7 powered smartphone to be available on the airwaves of AT&T, after the HTC Inspire 4G. Check out the complete specs below.

“Combining Windows Phone 7’s integrated entertainment services, including Xbox LIVE and Zune, with the largest screen available on a Windows Phone 7 device as well as outstanding Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW audio, the HTC HD7S is the ultimate mobile entertainment device,” said Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas. “As an increasingly important part of people’s lives, HTC believes in delivering unparalleled choice to the smartphone market. With the announcement of the HTC HD7S, HTC continues to successfully deliver on this promise.”

HTC HD7S features a 4.3 inch super LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7 OS, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 3.5mm headset jack, 16GB of internal memory, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 1230 mAh battery and more.

HTC HD7S comes with the Windows Phone Hubs, which brings together a related set of applications, services and content into a single view to simplify common tasks. This handset will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. The price of this handset has not been announced yet.

Spice Launches The M-9000 Popkorn Projector Phone For Rs.6,699

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Spice recently launched its first projector phone in India. The Spice M-9000 Popcorn projector phone has an in-built projector, which allows you to project videos, images, presentation as well as Live TV, directly from the handset. Spice Popcorn comes with a 2.3 inch QVGA display, GPRS/EDGE, 3.2 megapixel camera, 16 GB expandable memory and so on. This handset also has the Analog TV, which will let to to watch some free-to-air TV channels.

Spice Popcorn Specifications:

  • 2.3 inch QVGA display
  • 320 x 240 pixels resolution
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Video Recording
  • Audio and Video player
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • FM Recording
  • Incoming Call Guard
  • Webcam
  • Document Viewer
  • Laser Pointer
  • Remote Control for PC via Bluetooth
  • T-flash card support
  • 16 GB expandable memory
  • 87 MB internalmemory
  • up to 3.5 hrs of talktime
  • up to 300 hrs of stand-by time
  • 1200 mAh battery

Spice M-9000 supports Document Viewer, which enables you to view various office docs on your handset. You can view documents of MS Word, Excel, Power point and also PDF. This handset measures 119.2 x 50.3 x 17.35 and weighs 123g. Spice Popcorn is available in Black color and it comes with a price tag of Rs.6,699. Are you willing to buy this handset? Let us know your views.

Vodafone Launches 3G Services In Uttar Pradesh

Vodafone finally launched their 3G services in India. The Vodafone 3G will be first available for customers in the Uttar Pradesh circle. Tata Docomo and Reliance Communication already launched 3G last year. Later, Aircel and Airtel joined the bandwagon and launched their 3G earlier this year. Vodafone 3G services will be first launched in the cities of Lucknow and Kanpur in the first phase, followed by Allahabad and Varanasi in the next month and later it will be available in remaining towns of the Uttar Pradesh circle.

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“Vodafone is the largest operator in UP (E) with about 13 million subscribers. The company is offering its subscribers free 3G services till April 10 and the 3G tariff and packages for it would be announced later. We have the largest EDGE enabled cell sites in the circle numbering 8,200 and we only need to put 3G antennae and some additional gadgets for 3G. The Vodafone 3G services will give its customers a faster, smarter and better mobile experience with internet access at speeds up to 21.1 Mbps,said Ravi Santhanam,  Vodafone East UP chief operations officer.

Vodafone had grabbed 3G license for 9 circles Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal. Vodafone is expected to launch 3G services in the remaining circles, by the end of this month. Vodafone selected Nokia Siemens to manage its 3G HSPA network in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP(East), Rest of Bengal and Haryana circle. While the company selected Ericsson to provide 3G HSPA services in the remaining circles.

Currently, Vodafone users can access 3G services on 2G rates. It means that you will get 2GB data for just Rs.98. This offer is valid only till April 10th for both prepaid and postpaid customers. Recently, I have tried the Vodafone 3G in Mumbai circle and the speed was much better than Airtel and Reliance 3G. Have you tried the Vodafone 3G yet?

HTC Arrive Up For Pre-Order At Amazon For $149.99

Sprint recently announced the Windows Phone 7 powered HTC Arrive smartphone. This handset offers well-known Microsoft services like Microsoft Mobile Office, Zune and Xbox LIVE. HTC Arrive is also the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 smartphone. This handset features a 3.6 inch WVGA touchscreen display, 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, 5 mega pixel camera, Wi-Fi connectivity and more. HTC Arrive is currently up for pre-order at Amazon. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, then don’t forget to check out the complete specs below.

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HTC Arrive comes with a 3.6 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, Windows Phone 7 OS, 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 5 mega pixel camera with flash and autofocus, HD (720p) video recording and playback, SRS WOW HD surround sound, 3.5 mm headset jack, full HTML Web browser with Bing search, 16GB internal memory, Office Hub, up to 6 hours talktime and a 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery. This handset measures 117.6 mm x 58.9 mm x 15.5 mm and weighs 184 grams.

HTC Arrive is currently up for pre-order at Amazon. This handset originally comes with a price tag of $199.99 on contract, but you can pre-order this smartphone from Amazon for just $149.99. This handset will be shipped from March 20th. If you are planning to purchase this smartphone, then just head over to this page at Amazon.

LG Optimus Me P350 Now Available At Orange UK

LG Optimus Me P350 is an Android powered budget phone. This handset was unveiled, earlier this year in January. Optimus Me runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, and it comes with a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 32 GB expandable storage, 3G Connectivity and much more. LG Optimus Me is the cheaper version of the highly popular Optimus One P500 budget phone. This handset is currently up for sale in UK. Optimus Me is available exclusively on the airwaves of Orange UK. Check out the complete specs below.

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LG Optimus Me P350 features a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3 megapixel camera with video recording, audio and video player, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 512 MB RAM, 140 MB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 510 hours of stand-by time, up to 7 hours of talktime and a 1250 mAh battery.

LG Optimus Me is available in 5 different colors – Black, Silver, Blue, Red and Pink. This handset currently runs of the Android 2.2 OS, but it is expected to be updated to Android 2.3 OS later this year. This handset is available for free on contract with any monthly plan starting at £15.32. To purchase this handset, head over to this page.