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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

LAVA Launches A10 Touch Phone With IPS screen

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Lava Mobile today launched the new A10 touch screen phone with IPS display. In-Plane Switching (IPS) is an LCD technology first introduced by Hitachi in 1996. It was initially developed to correct the poor viewing angles and color problems that LCDs had at the time. Apple’s popular tablet, iPad also comes with an IPS screen. Besides the superior display, IPS Screen allows pictures and videos to be viewed at wide angle till 178 degree.

It features a 3 inch TFT screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPRS/EDGE Connectivity, Gravity sensor, 16 GB expandable memory, 1400 mAh battery and more. Check out the complete specs below.

LAVA has always been a trend setter in the consumer insight driven innovations. Introduction of the touch screen phone with IPS Technology will carry the same trend forward. As screen is a very important element in a touch phone we have introduced IPS in A10 to provide a premium display experience to our customers. There is a segment of men who prefer metal and metallic look over plastic and colorful look. The phone has been specially designed to keep this segment in mind. The emerging Indian youth yarns for power packed performance. Lava A10 fulfills both the need,said, SN Rai, Co Founder & Director, LAVA International Ltd.

Lava A10 Specifications:

  • 3.0 inch TFT screen
  • 240 x 400 pixels resolution
  • Unique GUI experience with 2 themes
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with flash
  • Digital zoom
  • Image Editor
  • Scheduled SMS
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Audio & Video Player
  • Audio/Video Recorder
  • FM radio with recording
  • 3.5 mm universal audio jack
  • Gravity sensor
  • Torch
  • USB support
  • Call/SMS Blacklist
  • Bluetooth
  • Indian Calendar
  • 58 MB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 16 GB expandable memory
  • Java Enabled
  • PC Suite
  • Opera Mini
  • Rocke Talk Social messenger
  • Privacy protection
  • 1400 mAh battery

This handset also allows the social network freaks to be in touch with their buddies on Facebook, Twitter etc. along with access to email accounts. Lava A10 comes with a price tag of Rs.5,499.

Zen Launches Its First 3D Phone In India

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Zen Mobiles recently launched its first 3D phone in India, the Zen S30. Spice M-67 is the first 3D phone in India whereas the Zen S30 is the second 3D phone available in India. This handset uses 3D Stereoscopic technology which allows you to view images, videos in 3D, without the 3D glasses. This handset also allows you to toggle between 3D and 2D interface.

Zen S30 Specifications:

  • 2.4 inch QVGA display
  • 1.3 MP camera
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 3D menu and interface
  • 3D Videos and Images
  • Audio Player
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 8 GB external memory
  • Video recording
  • FM Radio
  • Dual external speakers

You will also get a free 2GB MicroSD card with this handset. It comes with a price tag of Rs.4,599. Are you planning to buy this handset? Let us know your views in the comments below.

LG Announces The S310 Candybar Phone In Russia

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LG has announced S310, a new entry level candybar phone in Russia. This handset has support for popular social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Orkut and so on. Surprisingly, this phone shows up on LG India’s website, which means that it may be soon launched in India.

LG S310 Specifications:

  • 2.2 inch TFT display
  • 176 x 220 pixels resolution
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • 3.2 mega pixel camera with 2x digital zoom
  • MP3 Player with Equalizers
  • Video recording
  • 14 MB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 8 GB external memory
  • FM Radio on Speakerphone
  • Windows live messenger
  • JAVA support
  • Up to 800 hours stand-by time
  • Up to 13.5 hours talktime
  • 900 mAH battery

LG S310 is available in Silver and Black colors. This handset is currently available only in Russia and expected to launch soon in India and other Asian countries. LG S310 comes with a price tag of 4,990 rubles (approx. $160/ Rs.7,300).

Acer Liquid Metal Headed To AT&T And T-Mobile?

Acer Liquid Metal

Do you still remember the Acer’s powerful smartphone, which was unveiled last month. Yes, we are talking about the Android powered Acer Liquid Metal. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 OS and it comes with the Acer’s Breeze UI. If you live in the US, then we have a good news for you. The Acer Liquid Metal is expected to be available soon on the airwaves of AT&T and T-Mobile.

Acer Liquid Metal comes with a 3.6 inch curved touchscreen display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, Breeze UI, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroSD card slot and more.

According to Brighthand, an Acer official confirmed last week, during the Acer’s New York press event, that the powerful Acer Liquid Metal is headed to AT&T and T-Mobile. Acer Liquid Metal have been already launched in Russia and it will be soon available in Canada, UK and US. This handset was expected to be available from this month in the UK, but it was not launched on time due to some unknown reasons.

Samsung Wave 723 Now Available At O2 UK

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Samsung Wave 723 is a Bada OS powered smartphone, which was announced back in August. It is the second Bada powered smartphone. This handset is finally available in the UK, exclusively on the airwaves of O2.

Samsung Wave 723 comes with a 3.2 inch Super AMOLED Display, Bada 1.1 OS, TouchWiz UI, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 5 mega pixel camera with LED Flash and Auto Focus, A-GPS, MicroUSB, Accelerometer and more.

Other features include ActiveSync support, Social Hub, Dolfin Browser 2.0, Samsung Apps, 3.5mm audio jack, 220MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, Music player with SoundAlive, up to 700 hours stand-by time, up to 14 hours 20 minutes talktime and 1200 mAh battery.

Samsung Wave 723 is currently available for free with a 2 years contract agreement and a monthly plan of at least £20.

Lemon Mobiles Launches The Cheapest 3G Phone In India

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Lemon Mobiles recently launched its much awaited affordable 3G enabled handset for the Indian masses. The phone named as the W100 3G and is available in two different colors – Vibrant Red and Stylish Blue. This handset also comes with a live TV feature which provides access to the most popular TV channels.

Lemon W100 3G has a dual camera with 1.3 megapixel main camera and 0.3 megapixel front camera which can be used for Video calling. It also allows users to watch streaming videos from websites like Youtube, etc. without downloading them onto the device.

You can listen your favorite music with the help of in-built music player which supports MP3, WAV, MIDI, AAC, AMR, AAC+ formats. You can even watch videos in popular formats like 3GP and MP4.

The W100 3G is the cheapest 3G mobile phone available in India and this handset is a complete entertainment package. It comes with a price tag of Rs.3500.

Motorola Launches Android Powered Charm In India For Rs.15,990

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Earlier this month, we posted that Motorola will soon launch their Android powered QWERTY phone in India. And after waiting for few days, Motorola Finally launched its Android powered Charm in India. This handset is available in the US from last 4 months, but the handset has been delayed in India due to some unknown reasons. Motorola Charm comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, touch screen display and Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system. This handset comes with bundled data package from Aircel.

Motorola Charm features a 2.8 inch touch screen display with 320 × 480 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 Operating System, full QWERTY keyboard, BACKTRACK navigation pad, full suite of Google services, 3 megapixel camera with Kodak Perfect Touch technology and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, pinch to zoom functionality, 512 MB internal memory, one-touch social media uploads to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa & PhotoBucket and more.

Motorola Charm comes with a price tag of Rs.15,990, but you can save a few thousand bucks since the best buy price of the handset is Rs.13,900. Aircel is currently offering data package with this handset. Check out the details below.

For pre-paid customers:

  • Free PocketInternet upto 3GB per month with 150 Aircel to Aircel local minutes.
  • To activate SMS “SMARTPI” to 54343 from your Aircel number

For Postpaid customers:

  • Free PocketInternet upto 1 GB for 6 months.

Samsung Launches Wave 525 And Wave 533 In India

Samsung recently launched the Bada OS powered Wave 525 and Wave 533 smartphones in India. Both the Wave 525 and Wave 533 comes with a 3.2 inch TFT display, Wi-Fi, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, microSD card slot and 1200 mAh battery. The specs of both the phones are similar, expect the slide-out QWERTY keyboard in Wave 533. Check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Wave 525:

samsung wave 525

Samsung Wave 525 features a 3.2 inch TFT display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution, BADA OS, TouchWiz 3.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Accelerometer, Dolfin browser 2.0, Samsung Apps, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM Radio, Music player with SoundAlive, Social Hub, 100MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 16GB expandable memory and a 1200 mAh battery.

Samsung Wave 533:

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Samsung Wave 533 comes with a 3.2 inch WQVGA TFT display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution, BADA OS, Slide-Out QWERTY keyboard, TouchWiz 3.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Samsung Apps, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM Radio, FM recording function, Music player with SoundAlive, 100MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, microSD card slot, Accelerometer, ActiveSync support, Social Hub, Dolfin browser 2.0 and a 1200mAh battery.

Samsung Wave 525 and Wave 533 comes with a price tag of Rs. 8,800 and Rs. 9,900 respectively.

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Spice Launches QT-95 And QT-68 QWERTY Phones in India

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Dual SIM phones are already quite popular in India.

Spice Mobility recently launched two new dual SIM QWERTY phones in India, Spice QT-95 and Spice QT-68. Hundreds of dual SIM QWERTY phones are available in India, but Spice QT-95 is different from them, since it supports 3G and 2G SIM active dual modes. You can enjoy the benefits of both 2G and 3G in a single handset.

Commenting on the launch of Spice QT-95 and QT-68, Mr. Kunal Ahooja, CEO & Director of Spice Mobility said, Spice Mobiles always had a holistic approach towards driving the adoption of 3G in India and we are delighted to bring QT-95, a smart and premium phone in Qwerty segment with 3G + 2G Dual Mode enabling the consumer faster access to the net while he is on the go. Both QT-95 & QT-68 are made for the future trendy users.

Spice QT-95:

  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • 220 x 176 pixels resolution
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 48 MB internal memory
  • 8 GB + 8 GB expandable memory
  • Java Games & Applications
  • Incoming Call Guard
  • FM Radio with recording
  • Track PAD
  • Video Calling
  • up to 4 hrs talktime
  • up to 400 hrs stand-by time
  • 1000 mAh battery

Spice QT-68:

  • 2.4 inch display
  • 320 x 240 pixels resolution
  • Full Qwerty keyboard
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 8 GB + 8 GB external memory
  • 19 MB internal memory
  • Java Games & Applications
  • Incoming Call Guard
  • FM Radio
  • Scheduled FM Recording Yes
  • 240 mins talk time
  • 150 hrs stand by Time
  • 1000 mAh battery

Spice QT-95 and QT-68 comes with a price tag of Rs.5,499 and Rs. 4,999 respectively.

Samsung Launches Wave 723 And Omnia 652 In India

Samsung recently launched Wave 723 and Omnia 652 in India. Wave 723 is powered by Bada OS, while Omnia 652 is powered by the old Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. Wave 723 features a 3.2 inch Super AMOLED display, 3G Connectivity and 5 mega pixel camera. On the other hand Omnia 652 features a 2.4 inches TFT display, full QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, Microsoft Office 2010 and more. Check out the complete features below.

Samsung Wave 723:

samsung wave 723

Samsung Wave 723 features a 3.2 inch Super AMOLED Display, Bada 1.1 OS, TouchWiz UI, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, MicroUSB, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, 5 mega pixel camera with LED Flash and Auto Focus, A-GPS, Accelerometer, ActiveSync support, 220MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, Social Hub, Dolfin Browser 2.0, Samsung Apps, 3.5mm audio jack, Music player with SoundAlive and so on.

Samsung Omnia 652:

samsung omnia 652

Samsung Omnia 652 comes with a 2.4 inches TFT display with 320 x 240 pixels resolution, Windows Mobile 6.5 OS, full QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, Microsoft Office 2010, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G Connectivity, Google Maps, 16GB expandable memory, Sound Alive, Internet Explorer 6, 1500 mAH battery and more.

Samsung Wave 723 and Samsung Omnia 652 comes with a price tag of Rs.13,500 and Rs.10,600 respectively.