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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

SPB TV Now Available For Bada Smartphones

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Earlier this month, SPB Software launched its popular application, SPB TV for Android and today the company announced the launch of this amazing app for BADA powered smartphones. SPB TV allows you to watch Live TV channels on the go. You can easily download this application from Samsung Apps. Check out the complete features of SPB TV below.

Features:

  • Full Screen TV player with picture-in-picture mode
  • Unique TV browser with fast channel launching and switching
  • A wide selection of public live TV and Video-On-Demand channels
  • Integrated TV Guide with a list of current and upcoming TV shows
  • Clever integration of mobile TV functionality with other mobile phone features
  • On-screen control panel
  • Video quality switcher
  • Setting a reminder
  • Advanced Video Codec support

A press release from the company states, “Bada’s exciting features such as 3D graphics and multipoint-touch combined with the best-in-class usability of SPB TV will make the process of watching TV on mobile device really enjoyable for the users. SPB TV for bada has recently become the winner in “Useful Applications” category in bada Developer Challenge Russia. The bada users can now get one of the best applications for bada platform the IPTV viewer with TV-like usability with over 150 channels in more than 20 languages.”

SPB TV is available for Bada smartphone users for free. This app currently supports Wave(S8500) and Wave II(S8530) smartphones. To download SPB TV, head over to this page.

Philips Unveils Xenium X116 Dual SIM Phone

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Philips has announced a new dual-SIM phone in Russia, the Philips Xenium X116. It is a simple candybar phone with basic features such as MP3 Player, FM Radio, VGA camera and so on. The entry level Xenium X116 comes with a 1050 mAh battery that can provide a stand-by time of up to one month.

Philips Xenium X116 features a 2 inch screen with 176 x 220 pixels resolution, dual-SIM (GSM+GSM), GPRS connectivity, VGA camera, MP3 player, FM radio, MicroSD card slot, 4GB expandable memory, built-in flashlight and a standard 1050 mAh battery.

Philips Xenium X116 comes with a price tag of 2,499 RUB (approx. $80). This handset is expected to be released in this month. There is no word regarding the availably of this handset in other European and Asian countries.

Pine Mobiles Launches Polo Touchscreen Phone In India

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Singapore based Pine Mobiles recently launched a new entry level touchscreen phone, the Pine Polo in India. This handset features with a 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 2 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory, 1000 mAh battery and so on. Sadly, this handset does not comes with Wi-Fi and 3G Connectivity.

Mr. Rohit Agarwal CEO of Pine Mobiles says; The develop world and the developing world demands the best technology. The POLO is designed with the best technology suiting the masses. We bring the high-end POLO phones in the market with updated applications and technology

Pine Polo features a 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 2 megapixel camera with video recording, Audio and Video player, Bluetooth connectivity, 58 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, Motion Sensor, OperaMini, Nimbuzz, Snaptu, up to 240 hours standby time, up too 7 hours talktime and a 1000 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.5999. If you can shell out additional thousand rupees, then you should definitely buy the Android 2.1 powered Micromax Andro instead of Pine Polo.

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US Cellular To Launch The LG Optimus U On December 13th

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The much awaited LG Optimus U will be finally available to the US Cellular customers from December 13. LG Optimus U is the US Cellular’s own version of the popular LG Optimus One. LG already managed to sell 1 million units of LG Optimus One in just 40 days. This handset is already available for Sprint and T-Mobile customers in the US.

“The LG Optimus U is a good fit for first-time smartphone customers who are looking to explore a wide range of games, multimedia entertainment and time-saving Android applications. Customers with one of our Belief Plans who are eligible for a phone upgrade can pick up an LG Optimus U at our promotional price without signing a new contract,” said Edward Perez, vice president of marketing and sales operations for U.S. Cellular.

LG Optimus U is expected to come with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, 600MHz processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, Swype onscreen keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, 3.5 mm headphone jack, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market, 1500 mAh battery and more.

LG Optimus U will be available from December 13th for free after an $80 mail-in rebate. You can purchase this handset from U.S. Cellular stores and at uscellular.com

Videocon Launches The First Ducati Series Mobile Phone

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Videocon Mobiles recently launched the first ever Ducati brand licensed mobile phone, Viceocon V6200 in India. With the launch of this handset, Videocon Mobile Phones introduces a unique concept of Mo-Biking. V6200 is a rugged phone with sporty desig. It comes with Anti Slip Grip, Screw frame body chassis and dust resistant keys that have unique side control.

“We are extremely happy about the way Videocon has been accepted in the market. Videocon embarks on a new era with the unveiling of this phone. We at Videocon strive to get interesting new elements and try to set the bench marks in the industry. We are very positive that it will create the desired newness in the Mobile Phone industry; this is a revolutionary phone with some never seen before features and uses,” said Saurabh Dhoot, Director, Videocon Group.

Videocon V6200 features a 6cm TFT screen, 2 megapixel camera, dual LED torch, Pre-bundled 4GB Memory Card, pre-loaded life time GPS navigation system from MapmyIndia, Customizable LED Pulse Indicator, E-Compass, Thermometer, Barometer, Altimeter, Pedometer, GPS System, mobile tracker, FM Radio with FM recorder, sunset & sunrise meter, UV Sensor and an Anti Slip Grip rugged body.

This handset is bundled with 2 headsets – normal and sports. Videocon V6200 comes with a price tag of Rs.11,900. You will also get a Ducati branded Sports bottle, an Arm Band carrying case and MapmyIndia GPS manual with the purchase of this handset.

MAXX Mobile Signs MS Dhoni For Rs.29 Crore

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MAXX Mobile, today announced a 7 year deal with Mr. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of India’s international cricket team for a whooping 29 crore rupees. MS Dhoni is already the brand ambassador for MAXX Mobiles from the last one year and now the 7 year deal with M S Dhoni makes it one of the longest duration deals signed with any brand endorser in recent times.

Commenting on the record endorsement deal, Mr. Ajjay Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director, MAXX Group said, MAXX believes in M S Dhoni’s potential and the performance that he has delivered over the years is a testimony to his talent. The 7-year deal reaffirms our belief in him and is undoubtedly a big reinforcement for the MAXX brand. Being associated with one of India’s leading cricketing superstars is a reflection of what MAXX aims to be. We want to truly associate and reach out to the youth of this country. M S Dhoni and cricket are a true binding factor for the youth of India. We are quite hopeful that the endorsement with M S Dhoni takes the recall and relevance for the brand at a different level helping us build a positive differentiation in this market.

Most of the phones manufactured by MAXX are specially targeted at youngsters and hence they have signed MS Dhoni as the brand ambassador for their mobile phone brand, since he is quite popular among the youth in India. M S Dhoni will be associated with multiple marketing initiatives planned by MAXX Mobile to promote the brand including the print and television advertising, outdoor campaigns and promotional events across India.

MAXX Mobile have sold more than a million handsets in less than two years. MAXX Mobiles currently offers more than 45 models for customers and they have a vast network of over 500 services centres across India.

HTC HD7 Up For Pre-Order In India

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We have a good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the launch of HTC’s latest smartphone, the HTC HD7 in India. This handset is powered by the new Windows Phone 7 Operating System. HTC HD7 was launched back in October, and it seems that, the powerful HD7 smartphone is expected to launch in mid-December in India.

The popular online retailer, Flipkart is currently taking pre-orders for the HTC HD7 smartphone. This handset features a 4.3 inch LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7 OS, 16GB of internal memory, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 1230 mAh battery and so on.

The release date mentioned on the website is December 15th, which means that HTC will launch its first Windows Phone 7 powered device at the same time in India. You can pre-order the powerful HTC HD 7 for Rs.31,790. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, simply head over to this page.

Wynncom Launches Y100 Dual-SIM Touchscreen Phone

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Wynncom today launched a new dual-SIM touchscreen phone, the Wynncom Y100 in India. This handset comes with a 3 inch touchscreen display and a stylish metal body. Wynncom Y100 allows you to send free SMS’s across India, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines instantly through inbuilt software provided for 160by2.

“With our mission to offer something new and exciting to our consumers we have devised Y100 a full touch multimedia mobile phone for those who lead an active life and use their mobile phone as their primary instrument for music, photos and videos, as well as sharing their lives online,” said Mr. Arvind R Vohra, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Wynn Telecom Ltd.

It features a 3 inch touchscreen display, dual-SIM (GSM+GSM), 3.2 megapixel camera, 32GB expandable memory, Shared Phonebook, Stereo speakers, FM radio, MP3 player, Games, Bluetooth with A2DP, Video & Sound recorder, Bluetooth, Social networking support, File Protection, Answering Machine and over 6 hours talk time.

This handset comes with a price tag of Rs. 4,495.

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Asus Unveils The World’s First 9-inch Touchscreen eBook Reader

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Asus recently launched the world’s first 9 inch touchscreen eBook reader, the Asus Eee Reader DR900. It offers 2.25 times the reading area compared to 6 inch eBook readers. It comes with a 9 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a virtual keyboard, which can be used to annotate reading material, make handwritten notes and even draw sketches.

Asus Eee Reader DR900 is 10mm thick and it weigh just 440g. Its 2GB internal storage allows you to store up to 5000 eBooks. You can even increase the storage via SD Card slot. It features a 9 inch SiPix electrophoretic display, WebKit-based browser, Wi-Fi Connectivity, optional 3G, two weeks battery life and so on.

This device allows you to read non-stop for up to two weeks with Wi-Fi disabled and up to 4 days with Wi-Fi enabled. You can even convert your eBooks into audio books instantly, with the help of its high quality text-to-speech, which currently supports 23 languages. The price and release date of this device is not announced yet.

Tata Docomo Offers Live Cricket On Mobile TV

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Last month, Tata Docomo launched its 3G services in India and offered 250 MB worth of 3G services at 3G speeds for free. And now, the company announced an exciting offer that brings together all 3G Lovers and die hard Team India supporters. Tata Docomo offers 10 hours of Live Cricket during the India – New Zealand one-day series for free.

Tata Docomo 3G services are currently available only in nine circles Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra. Tata Docomo subscribers from these nine circles can enjoy free Live TV on their 3G devices till December 10.

To avail the free Live Cricket on your phone, Tata Docomo subscribers will have to subscribe to the Rs 30 weekly pack which is on an auto-renewable mode. Users will be moved to the Rs 30 Weekly plan only after the completion of Free 10 Hours or on 11th Dec. This offer can be availed on any or all one-days on 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th Dec. The start date of the offer is 1st December 2010 and the end date is 10th December 2010.

To download the Mobile TV app and avail the offer, users have send TV to 53333 (Toll Free).