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Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman Phone Available In India For Rs.10,950

Back in April, Sony Ericsson announced its first Android powered Walkman phone, the Sony Ericsson W8. This handset runs on the old Android 2.1 (Eclair) Operating System and it comes with a 3-inch TFT screen, 600 MHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3G Connectivity and so on. Flipkart, a popular online retailer is currently selling the Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman phone in India. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

Sony Ericsson W8

Sony Ericsson W8 features a 3 inch touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.1 (Eclair) Operating System, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3G Connectivity, 128 MB internal memory, MicroSd card slot, 16 G expandable memory, 4 GB card included, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi, Connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, up to 5 hours talk-time, up to 476 hours stand-by time and a 1200 mAh battery.

Sony Ericsson W8 currently runs on the Android 2.1 OS and we are not sure, if the handset will be upgraded to the Android 2.2 OS. This handset allows you to access more than 150,000 apps from the Android Market. Sony Ericsson W8 comes with a price-tag of Rs.10,950. To purchase this handset, head over to this page at Flipkart.

HTC Salsa Launched In India For Rs.22,000

Recently, we posted that the HTC Salsa is available for purchase at Flipkart. But, the company finally launched its Android powered smartphone, the HTC Salsa in India. This handset was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. HTC Salsa comes with a dedicated Facebook button and it allows you to upload photos or update your status, within a single click.

According to Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager, HTC India, HTC has always understood that different people want different things and the new HTC Salsa offers special new ways to socialize through a mobile device. With Indians increasingly getting hooked on to the social web, we wanted to create the ultimate socially connected phone which makes this experience simple and convenient.

htc salsa

HTC Salsa comes with a 3.4 inch touchscreen display, 480 x 320 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, HTC Sense UI, Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 3G Connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, internal GPS antenna, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front camera, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity Sensor, micro-USB, microSD card slot, up to 540 mins talk-time, up to 530 hours stand-by time and a 1520 mAh battery. This handset measures 109.1 x 58.9 x 12.3 mm and weighs 120 grams.

The HTC Salsa comes with a price tag of Rs.22,000. You can purchase this handset from all authorized HTC resellers across the country or you can even get this handset for Rs.20,499 at Flipkart.

HTC Sensation Now Available In India For Rs.30,699

Back in April, HTC announced the Android powered HTC Sensation. This handset runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 4.3 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and so on. We have a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting to purchase this smartphone in India.

LetsBuy, a popular Indian retailer is currently selling the powerful HTC Sensation. This handset have not been officially launched in India. HTC Sensation is expected to launch in India, before the end of this month. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, then check out the complete specs, after the break.

htc sensation india

HTC Sensation 4G features a 4.3 inch qHD display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front camera, 1 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, 768 MB RAM, Internal GPS antenna, Gyro sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light Sensor, Micro-USB port, DLNA, Stereo sound video recording, up to 495 mins talk-time, up to 400 hours stand-by time an a 1520 mAh battery.

HTC Sensation is currently available in India for Rs.30,699. This handset is priced much lower than the powerful Samsung Galaxy S II. To purchase this handset, head over to this page at LetsBuy.

HTC Salsa Now Available In India For Rs.20,449

Do you still remember the HTC’s Android powered smartphone with a dedicated Facebook button? Yes, we are talking about the HTC Salsa smartphone, which was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and comes with a dedicated Facebook button and it allows you to upload photos or update your status, within a single click.

We have a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting for this handset in India. The HTC Salsa is currently available for purchase at Flipkart, a popular online retailer in India. If you are planning to buy the HTC’s Facebook phone, then check out the complete specs, after the break.

htc salsa flipkart

HTC Salsa features a 3.4 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 320 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, HTC Sense UI, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front camera, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM and so on.

Other features include an internal GPS antenna, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity Sensor, Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3.5mm headset jack, micro-USB, microSD card slot, up to 540 mins talk-time, up to 530 hours stand-by time and a 1520 mAh battery. This handset measures 109.1 x 58.9 x 12.3 mm and weighs 120 grams.

HTC Salsa comes with a price-tag of Rs.20,449. If you are planning to buy this device, then just head over to this page at Flipkart. This handset will be delivered to you in 4 business days.

MTS Offers ½ Paisa Per Second On Local And STD Calls For Lifetime

MTS recently launched a unique lifetime tariff for its new and existing customers, which allows them to call any local and STD number for just ½ paisa per second for lifetime. It means that, MTS customers will have to pay just 30 paisa per minute on all local and STD outgoing calls. The MTS brand is nationally operated by the Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) with over 11 million wireless customers.

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According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, MTS India We are constantly looking at opportunities to engage and excite our customers. As a part of this endeavour, we have now taken our ½ paisa per second proposition to the next level. This would enable our existing and new customers to stay connected with their loved ones no matter where they live in the country. I am confident that all our customers will find this proposition extremely appealing.

To get this amazing tariff for lifetime, existing MTS mobile customers will need to recharge with Rs.191. You will also get a talk-time of Rs.50 along with lifetime validity. On the other hand, new MTS mobile customers will need to pay Rs.203 and get the ½ paisa per second tariff for lifetime with a talk-time of Rs.50.

MTS has also introduced an Auto Renewal Process through which MTS customers can continue using this tariff benefit for lifetime by doing a cumulative usage/recharge of just Rs. 900 over a period of six months. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below.

HTC Wildfire S Launched In India For Rs.14,700

HTC recently launched the Android powered Wildfire S in India. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Wildfire smartphone. The HTC Wildfire S was first showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. It features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 600 MHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and more. HTC Wildfire S is one of HTC’s smallest phones ever.

HTC Wildfire S

The HTC Wildfire S is a stylish looking smartphone, offering fantastic value-for-money and great features, and we are delighted to launch it in India,said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager, HTC India. The HTC Wildfire has been among our best selling devices in India. Hence, we are extremely excited and positive that the HTC Wildfire S will garner a tremendous response from Indian mobile phone users, he added.

HTC Wildfire S features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, Internal GPS Antenna, 512 MB ROM, 512MB RAM, G-Sensor, 3.5mm headset jack, micro-USB 2.0, microSD card slot, up to 430 mins talk-time, up to 570 hours stand-by time and a 1230 mAh battery.

HTC Wildfire S comes with the new HTC Sense, which offers a variety of enhancements that improve how people capture, create, share and access multimedia content. HTC Sense also includes a new integrated online e-reading experience utilizing a new e-book store powered by Kobo. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.14,700.

MAXX Mobiles Launches 3 Dual-SIM Phones In India

maxx mobilesMAXX Mobiles recently launched 3 dual-SIM phones in India – MAXX Hexa (MX155), MAXX Rave (MX182) and MAXX Buzz (MX188). These handset comes with different features such as GPRS, FM Radio, Audio and Video player, up to 4 GB expandable memory, powerful battery and more. The phones are especially designed to meet the need for sustained battery life by mobile phone users in smaller towns and villages as well as the demand for higher talk time by the youth.

Ajjay Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, MAXX Group states, In a vast country like India, people spend many hours using their mobile phones but seldom find time to continuously charge it. Anticipating the need for longer battery life, we created three such handsets. Now, even in places where consumers face discontinued electrical supply, they can enjoy the benefits of extended talk-time and standby time.

MAXX Hexa features a unique hexagon shaped navigation key, dual SIM/dual standby, 2 GB expandable memory, FM radio, audio/video player, sound recorder, melody composer, GPRS, Bluetooth data connectivity and more. This handset also has a 1800 mAh powerful battery which ensures a talk-time of up to 6.5 hours and standby time of up to 600 hours. MAXX Hexa comes with a price tag of Rs.1,580.

MAXX Rave bar phone comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera, dual SIM/dual standby, microSD card slot, 4 GB expandable memory, dual torch, sound recorder, MP3/3GPP/MP4 player, video recorder, E-book reader, GPRS connectivity and more. MAXX Rave offers up to 6.5 hours of talk-time and up to 650 hours of standby time with a 1900 mAh battery. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.1,888.

MAXX Buzz features a 1.3 megapixel camera, MicroSD card slot, 4 GB expandable memory, 2GB memory card bundled, dual SIM/dual standby handset, MP3/MP4 player, FM radio, privacy protection and more. MAXX Buzz offers a talk-time of up to 6.5 hours and a standby time of up to 600 hours with a 1800 mAh battery. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.2,068.

Micromax Launches The Android Powered Bling 2 For Rs.8,999

Micromax recently launched the Android powered Bling 2 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular Micromax Bling smartphone. The Micromax Bling 2 runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and more.

This handset is specially targeted at the fashion-savvy women mobile users. Micromax Bling 2 is decorated with Swarovski Zirconia in the front and back panels. Check out the complete specs below.

micromax bling2

Micromax Bling 2 Specifications:

  • 2.8 inch multi-touch capacitive display
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • 600 MHz processor
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • GPS enabled
  • Micromax App Store
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth
  • 150 MB internal memory
  • Micro SD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 1000 mAh Li-ion battery

Micromax Bling 2 comes pre-loaded with some useful apps such as MiRoamer, Saavn, Mosho, Mundu Live, Whatsapp and much more. You will also get a white leather carry case enclosed with a compact mirror and special pouch. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.8,999.

Airtel Finally Launches The iPhone 4 In India

Last month, Aircel and Airtel announced that, the much awaited iPhone 4 will be launched soon in India. Finally after waiting for a month, Aircel launched the iPhone 4 in India. And now, Airtel joined the bandwagon and finally announced the launch of iPhone 4. Aircel’s postpaid plans offers a great discount, but the Airtel’s postpaid plan offers a monthly discount of Rs.1000 for 24 months. So, the Airtel’s postpaid plan helps you to save up to Rs.24,000 in a span of 2 years.

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Announcing the launch, Mr. Atul Bindal, President, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel said, As 3G services drive the next wave of growth in the country’s telecom industry, iPhone 4 on Airtel’s exceptional high-speed network will provide customers with a truly mobile 3G experience at affordable service offerings”.

iPhone 4 comes with 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 640 x 960 pixels resolution, Apple’s A4 chip, iOS 4, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and more. iPhone 4 allows you to access more than 500,000 apps from the App Store. The 16 GB variant of iPhone 4 comes with a price tag of Rs.34,500, while the 32 GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs.40,900.

Airtel’s postpaid plan for iPhone starts from Rs.600 and goes up to Rs.2000 per month. The Rs.600 monthly plan offers a discount of Rs.300 while the Rs.1000 plan offers a discount of Rs.1000 per month. On the other hand, the prepaid plan offers a maximum discount of Rs.907 per month. To learn more, head over to this page.

Samsung will soon release its powerful “superphone”, the Galaxy S II in India. Which handset you are planning to buy? Samsung Galaxy S II or iPhone 4? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

BSNL Slashes Data Card Prices; Launches Conference Software

India’s telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has taken a step forward in makeing the Internet more available for to the masses in India. The internet data cards which the company sells will now be available at a cheaper price as BSNL has announced new reduced the prices for it’s Internet data cards. The standard Edge/GPRS data card will now cost Rs. 1600 (Rs. 400 less as compared to the previous price of Rs. 2000) and the cost of the 3G Triband data card has been reduced to Rs 2,000 from Rs. 2,500.

However the real reason behind the reduction in the prices of these data cards are the fact that the Chennai division of BSNL has lost more than 15,000 subscribers from the ongoing Mobile Number Portability scheme. The company feels that reduction in these prices may result in some new connections. Chennai alone has a subscriber base of 17 lakh BSNL users.

Apart from this, BSNL has also launched a audio/video conference software suite called Meeting Junction in association with it’s partner – Silk Media. This software is available only for the post-paid subscribers of BSNL. This new offering from BSNL takes advantage of Internet data and clubs it with video and audio to provide a true Conferencing experience.