Dell Venue Pro Launched In India For Rs.34,990

Dell recently launched the Windows Phone 7 powered Dell Venue Pro in India. This handset is the Dell’s first smartphone powered by the new Windows Phone 7 operating system. Dell Venue Pro allows you to access more than 8,000 apps. This handset competes with other Windows Phone 7 devices such as the HTC HD7 and HTC Mozart in India. It comes with a 4.1 inch AMOLED display and a vertical QWERTY keypad. Check out the complete specs below.

Commenting on the launch, Swapnil Shinde, fashion designer said, As a fashion designer, I believe that being able to merge design with function is the key element to a successful collection, something that Dell has managed to do with its latest smartphones. People are looking for designs that can be taken from the workplace to any social setting and the sleek lines and unique elliptical shapes on these phones are innovative and visually appealing. I look forward to featuring these phones in my new collection at Bangalore Fashion Week.

Gurdeep Singh, COO, Aircel, said, Aircel is delighted to enter into a Preferred Partnership with Dell wherein Dell customers will enjoy exclusive data plans, PocketApps store and a rich bouquet of content and value added services. This alliance reinforces our drive to grow Smart Device penetration on our Smart Network.

Dell Venue Pro features a 4.1 inch WVGA AMOLED capacitive, multi-touch display with Gorilla Glass, 1GHz processor, Windows Phone 7 operating system, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Internet Explorer Mobile, Bing Search, A-GPS with Bing Maps, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, G-sensor, e-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, FM radio, micro USB and a 1400 mAh battery.

Currently, Dell Venue Pro is the costliest Windows Phone 7 powered handset in India. This handset comes with a price-tag of Rs.34,990. You can easily purchase this handset from authorized Dell mobile resellers across India. Aircel customers will get 1 GB of free data for 12 months, 2190 minutes of talk time and 7300 free SMS, with the purchase of this handset.

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Dell Launches The Android Powered Venue In India For Rs.29,990

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Last week, we posted that, the Dell’s latest Venue smartphone might launch soon in India. And now, Dell finally launched its Android powered Dell Venue smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system and it comes with a 4.1 inch AM-OLED display with curved Corning Gorilla Glass, 1GHz processor and much more. This handset allows you to access more than 200,000 apps from the Android Market. Check out the complete specs below.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Mahesh Bhalla, Executive Director & General Manager, Consumer and SMB, Dell India said, Our strategy is to continue creating smart, innovative and new mobile experiences to help people discover new ways to enjoy the web, connect with friends, and navigate their lives. Following Dell’s purpose, to give our customers the power to do more, the Venue with Android 2.2 and Venue Pro our first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, gives customers a fresh new way to meet everyday social and professional commitments in a sleek and attractive form factor, and for the best value.

Dell Venue features a 4.1 inch AMOLED display with with curved Corning Gorilla Glass, 800 x 480 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system 1GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and 4x Digital Zoom, Wi-Fi, AGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 3G Connectivity, Micro-USB, Video and Audio Record, Dedicated Camera Key, 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Virtual Keyboard, USB Mass Storage and a 1400 mAh battery.

Dell Venue comes with the pre-loaded Dell Stage user interface which makes this handset perfect for entertainment where on-the-go. This handset allows the professionals and active social networkers to quickly capture and share life’s moments with just about anyone. The combination of high speed access and Swype for fast text input makes viewing e-mail, editing documents, and surfing the web fast and easy. This handset comes with a price-tag of Rs.29,990

Samsung Wave II Launched In India For Rs.20,900

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Last year, Samsung announced the fifth Bada OS powered device, the Samsung Wave II. This handset is the successor of the popular Samsung Wave smartphone. After waiting for 3 months, this handset is finally available in India. Samsung Wave II was already available at Flipkart, a popular online retailer, but now, it has been officially launched in India. This handset allows you to access hundreds of apps from the Samsung App Store.

Samsung Wave II comes with a 3.7 inch Super Clear LCD display with 800×480 pixels resolution, Bada OS, 1 GHz processor, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, A-GPS, Samsung App Store, Audio and Video player, 2GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 3.5mm headphone jack, 1500mAh battery and much more.

The powerful Samsung Wave II comes with a price tag of Rs.20,900. This handset runs on the newer version of the Bada operating system. You can easily buy this handset from your nearest retailer or any of the authorized Samsung resellers in India. Will you buy this Bada powered smartphone instead of the Android phones at 20k price tag? If yes, let us know why will you choose Bada OS instead of Android.

Nokia X2-01 Launched In India For Rs.4,459

nokia x2 01Nokia recently launched its latest entry level QWERTY phone, the Nokia X2-01 in India. The original X2 has a 5 megapixel camera but the Nokia X2-01 comes with the poor VGA camera. This handset is specially targeted at youngsters for social networking and fast communications. Check out the complete specs below.

Nokia X2-01 comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display with 320 x 240 pixels resolution, Series 40 UI, Full QWERTY keyboard, Media Player, FM Radio with RDS, Built-in handsfree speaker, 55MB internal memory, MicroSD Card Slot, 8GB expandable memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, VGA Camera, Ovi Mail, Ovi Chat, Ovi Music, Ovi Life Tools, Up to 20 days stand-by time, up to 4.5 hours talktime and a 1020 mAh battery.

Nokia X2-01 is available in five vibrant colors Red, Deep Grey, Silver, Lilac and Azure. There is nothing special about this phone except the QWERTY keypad and affordable price. Are you planning to buy this phone or you will go with the Samsung [email protected], which comes at the same price? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Motorola Defy Now Available In India For Rs.18,990

Last week, we posted that, Motorola’s rugged smartphone, was expected to launch soon in India. And now, the powerful Motorola Defy have been finally launched in India. This handset is powered by the Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system. Motorola Defy is dust and water resistant and it comes with the famous Gorilla Glass display. Check out the complete specs below.

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Motorola Defy features a 3.7 inch WVGA display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system, 800 MHz processor, MOTOBLUR, 5 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash, 512 of RAM, 2 GB internal memory, 2 GB microSD card included, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, MicroUSB, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, A-GPS, Google Maps Navigation, Android Market, Android Media Player, FM Radio, Ambient light, proximity sensor, up to 6.8 hours talktime, up to 9.9 days stand-by time and a 1540 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.18,990 (approx. $410). This handset runs on the older version of the Android OS. Are you willing to buy this device? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

3G Update: Airtel Launching 3G In 1 Week, Karnataka Gets 3G From Tata Docomo

The 3G rollout to various parts of India has gradually begun and users all over India can now finally start experiencing fast mobile Internet speeds via 3G. Airtel has announced it’s plans of launching 3G service for it’s users in less than a week and Tata DOCOMO, after jumping onto the 3G Bandwagon quite early, has now unveiled it’s 3G services in yet another Indian state – Karnataka.

Bharti Airtel ‘s CEO Sanjay Kapoor told PTI that Airtel   will make the announcement for the commercial launch of our 3G service in next six to seven days. However he did not reveal so as to in what all circles is Airtel planning to launch this service initially. Bharti won the 3G spectrum for 13 telecom circles in India and has given contracts to Ericsson India , Nokia Siemens and Huawei to set up the necessary 3G infrastructure.

In other news, Tata Docomo increased it’s 3G presence all over India by launching it’s 3G service in three areas of Northern Karnataka, namely – Hubli, Dharwad & Belgaum. Tata Docomo’s 3G Network currently supports internet access with high speeds of 21.1 Mbps and the company plans to introduce more products and services with support of NTT DOCOMO.

Akai Launches The ‘WOW’ 3D Touchscreen Phone In India

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Akai Mobiles, a division of the largest Japanese Consumer Electronics brand, Akai India, recently launched their first 3D touchscreen phone in India. Akai WOW features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, 3D User Interface, Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) standby, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi connectivity and more. Akai WOW offers 3D user interface as well as surround sound.

Akai WOW comes with a 3.5 inch WQVGA touchscreen display, 3D User Interface, dual SIM (GSM+GSM) standby, 3 megapixel camera with video recording, 62 MB user memory, 1 GB + 256 MB flash memory, 8GB expandable memory, 4 GB memory card included, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, FM Radio with recording, RMVB & NES Games, java application support, EDGE/WAP, USB 2.0, up to 10 days on standby time and up to 4 hrs of talktime.

Akai WOW is the cheapest 3D touchscreen phone available in India. Sadly, it does not comes with a 3G connectivity. This handset is available for just Rs. 7,995 and comes with a one year warranty. Akai WOW can be easily purchased from more than 15000 retail outlets across India.

Motorola Defy To Launch On Jan 24 In India?

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Last year, Motorola launched the entry level, semi-rugged smartphone, the Motorola Defy. This handset is powered by the Android 2.1 operating system. We have a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this powerful phone in India. According to our friends at AndroidOS.in, this device will be launched on January 24th in India.

Motorola Defy comes with a 3.7 inch WVGA display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system, 800 MHz processor, MOTOBLUR, 5 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, MicroUSB, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, A-GPS, Google Maps Navigation, Android Market, 512 of RAM, 2 GB internal memory, 2 GB microSD card included, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Media Player, FM Radio, Ambient light, proximity sensor, up to 6.8 hours talktime, up to 9.9 days stand-by time and a 1540 mAh battery

This handset measures 59 x 107 x 13.4 mm and weighs 118 grams. Motorola Defy is dust and water resistant and it comes with the famous Gorilla Glass display. This device is expected to come with price tag of around Rs.20,000.

Akai Launches The Triple SIM ‘Trio’ Phone

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Akai Mobiles, a division of the largest Japanese Consumer Electronics brand, AKAI India, recently launched their first triple SIM phone in India. The Akai Trio phone is the India’s first triple SIM, triple standby (GSM+GSM +GSM) phone with multimedia features. This handset comes with a 2 inch TFT screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPRS connectivity and so on.

“AKAI is the first multi-national brand to be introducing a complete GSM mobile phone based on triple SIM platform. This concept has been ideated keeping in mind the conventional user who wants the utility of multiple connections without getting burdened with multiple handsets. We always strive to give our customers value for money products and we hope that this launch will hold the purpose. ‘Trio’ will cater to the requirements of all the segments of consumers across categories,” said, Mr. Pranay Dhabhai, Managing Director, AKAI India.

Akai Trio comes with a 2 inch TFT screen, 1.3 megapixel camera with digital zoom, video recording, dual language support, audio player with equalizer, Bluetooth, GPRS connectivity, sound recorder, video player, FM Radio, USB , E-book, gaming, 8 GB expandable memory, up to 5 hrs talk time, upto 400 hrs stand-by time and a 1100 mAh battery. The handset measures 109 x 44.5 x 14.3 mm in size.

This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.3,295. Akai Trio can be easily purchased from more than 15000 retail outlets across India. It also comes with a one year warranty.

HTC Desire Z Now Available In India

At the end of last month, we had reported that the popular online retailer Flipkart had listed the Desire Z for pre-orders. Now, the website has the Desire Z in stock from the last few days and the phone has hit the retail stores of cities all over India as well.

The HTC Desire Z packs a 3.7-inch S-LCD screen with a WVGA (800×480) resolution. The Z is powered by an 800Mhz Scorpion CPU along with 512MB of RAM and 1.5GB of ROM.

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The phone also features the usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, 5MP camera with Auto-Focus and Flash, GPS with A-GPS, DLNA, FM Radio and a 3.5mm audio jack. The 5MP snapper at the back of the phone is also capable of recording 720p HD videos.

An 8GB microSD card also comes pre-bundled with the phone. The Desire Z is powered by a 1300mAh battery and runs on Android 2.2 with the popular HTC Sense UI on top of it. The phone also has features integration with HTCSense.com and has some nifty features like flip-to-silent etc.

Interested users can buy the Desire Z either from Flipkart or from any other their local shops. I just got my hands on a Desire Z so readers can expect a review of the handset within a week from now.