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Dell Venue Coming To India In January

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The Android powered Dell Venue smartphone, which was recently launched in Hong Kong, is currently displayed at the Dell India’s homepage. It comes with a 4.1 inch touchscreen display, 1GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera and so on. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) Operating System and it allows you to access around 200,000 apps from the Android Market.

Dell Venue features a 4.1 inch AMOLED display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 Operating System, 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and 4x Digital Zoom, Video and Audio Record, Dedicated Camera Key, Virtual KeyboardUSB Mass Storage, Wi-Fi, AGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, Micro-USB, 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1400 mAh battery.

The price, release date and availablity of this handset is still unknown, but the powerful smartphone is expected to launch in early January in India. The price of the phone is expected to be around Rs.23,000.

Tata Docomo Offers Unlimited Blackberry Services For Rs.399

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We have a good news for Blackberry smartphone users in India. Tata Docomo today announced their exciting new Blackberry Unlimited plan for both pre-paid and postpaid customers. Tata Docomo is currently offering unlimited Blackberry service for just Rs.399 per month. It includes –

  • Unlimited push Email
  • Unlimited usage on Instant Messenger
  • Unlimited usage on BlackBerry App World
  • Unlimited usage on Social Networking
  • Unlimited usage on Internet Browsing, including audio and video content
  • As many as 10 personal e-mail accounts

The unlimited Blackberry plan allows you to stay connected with your friends and family on the go. Tata Docomo users in Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra circle will also get an additional 300 MB to experience the super-express speeds on Tata Docomo 3G. If you have any queries, you can call customer care at 1800-419-0121 or you can even ask us in the comments below.

HTC HD7 Launched In India For Rs.29990

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HTC and Airtel today unveiled India’s first Microsoft Windows Phone 7 smartphone – the HTC HD7. It comes with a large 4.3 inch LCD display, 5 megapixel camera, 16 GB internal memory and so on. This handset is already available at Flipkart from last week, but today, HTC officially launched it in India.

Windows Phone 7 is an entirely fresh mobile experience, on which HTC is excited to be going big. We see tremendous customer opportunities with the integration of Microsoft’s most popular services,said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. The value Microsoft is bringing to mobile customers around the world sets a new benchmark for the industry and HTC is proud to be the first in bringing in the brand new Windows Phone 7 experience to India in partnership with Bharti airtel.

On the launch Mr. Shireesh Joshi, CMO-Mobile Services, Bharti airtel said, We are delighted with the opportunity to bring the eagerly-awaited HTC HD7 Smartphone in India. Combining the strength of the airtel brand and network with the innovation and design of HTC and the great user-interface of Windows Phone 7, we are happy to bring another first for our customers that will take mobile communications to a whole new level.

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, HTC Hub, 1230 mAh battery and so on.

HTC HD7 comes with a price tag of Rs.29,990. You can purchase this handset from any authorized HTC resellers across the country. Alternately, you can purchase this handset from Flipkart for just Rs.28,999. Airtel customers will get an exclusive data pack to download 2GB data per month for 6 months at a special price of just Rs 300.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Available For Just Rs.31199

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Last month, Samsung launched its first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab in India. We have a good news for those who are planning to buy this device. Galaxy Tab was originally priced at Rs.38,000 and but most of us were waiting for the price to come down, since it is available for just $600 (approx. Rs.27000) in the US. The price of this device has been finally dropped and now Galaxy Tab is available in India for just Rs.31,000.

Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 operating system, 1GHz Cortex A8 application processor, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 4000mAH battery and more.

Flipkart, a popular online retailer is currently selling this device for just Rs.31,199. It comes with a free preloaded 2GB memory card with 3 idiots movie and Map My India Navigation. Now most of us will be able to afford this device. Are you planning to buy this device or you are waiting for the iPad 2 annoucement? Let us know in the comments below.

Intex To Launch The Cheapest Android Phone In India

intex androidLast month, Micromax launched the cheapest Android phone, Micromax Andro in India. Wynncom and Olive also promised to launch Android phones soon in India. According to the folks at Telecom Yatra, Intex Mobiles will soon join the bandwagon and will launch the cheapest Android phone in India.

After the successful launch of Intex V.SHOW, India’s first projector phone, Intex will launch the cheapest Android phone for around Rs.5,500. This handset will be powered by Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS and it is expected to launch in February 2011. Currently Micromax Andro is the cheapest Android phone in India. It comes with a price tag of Rs.6,999.

“Intex will launch four more models of V Show – a mobile phone with built in projector, which was recently launched. The new models of V Show will support Office applications and therefore be useful for professionals. People who want to watch movies, videos, picture galleries and even read e books on their mobile phones will also find some interesting applications in the new model. We will launch an Android 2.2 phone in the first week of February and it will priced at around Rs 5,500″, said Sudhir Kumar, Assistant General Manager of the telecom division at Intex.

The Intex Android phone will come with a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS and Wi-Fi Connectivity. Android powered Huawei Ideos is also expected to launch early next year in India for around Rs.8,000.

Loop Mobile Announces Zero Wait Customer Service

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Most of us have faced problems while calling the customer care service of the respective operator. We had to wait for around 10-20 minutes before our calls were answered by the customer care executive. To solve this problem, Loop Mobile recently announced a unique Zero Wait Customer Service.

The new Zero Wait Customer Service by Loop Mobile promises that, all calls made to the customer care executive on IVR will be answered in less than 10 seconds and any service activation request would be done in 15 minutes flat. In case of any deviation, Loop Mobile subscribers would be entitled to get a money back offer or free Cafe Coffee Day voucher. Loop Mobile believes that, the Zero Wait Customer Service will redefine the mobile experience for all its 3 million subscribers in Mumbai.

Apart from that, Loop Mobile also launched its first and largest experience store in Mumbai at Inorbit Mall, Vashi. The Loop Mobile Gallery at Inorbit Mall is a first of its kind, on-ground mobile service store with latest state of the art features and unique services.

HTC Desire HD 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 Desire HD in India. This handset was announced back in September, and it seems that, the powerful Desire HD smartphone is expected to launch during late-December in India. HTC Desire HD is powered by the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system and it allows you to access more than 100,000 apps from the Android Market.

The popular online retailer, Flipkart is currently taking pre-orders for the HTC Desire HD smartphone. This handset comes with a 4.3 inch touchscreen display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 768 RAM, 1.5 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio and more.

The powerful HTC Desire HD is currently up for pre-order at Flipkart for just Rs.27,499. This handset is expected to release at the end of December. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, simply head over to this page.

Airtel Releases Mobitude 2010 – The Verdict Of Indian Masses

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Airtel recently released the Airtel Mobitude 2010, a unique survey that collects the mobile phone usage trends across the counrty. Airtel captured the preferences of over 150 million mobile phone users in India. The Airtel Mobitude 2010 includes annual analysis of music, images, video downloads and data traffic. Check out the findings of this unique survey below.

Categories Of Airtel Mobitude 2010:

A) Most Celebrated occasions
1. Diwali
2. Dusshera
3. Friendship Day
4. Holi
5. Valentine’s Day
6. New Years

B) Top 5 songs
1. Munni Badnaam Hui
2. Tere Mast Mast Do Nain
3. Pee Loon Hoton Ki Sargam
4. Zor Ka Jhatka
5. Gal Mithi

C) Top images downloads: Bollywood divas
1. Katrina Kaif
2. Kareena Kapoor
3. Deepika Padukone
4. Priyanka Chopra
5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

D) Top images downloads: Bollywood actors
1. Salman Khan
2. Shahrukh Khan
3. Ranbir Kapoor
4. Akshay Kumar
5. Shahid Kapoor
6. Hrithik Roshan

E) Top images downloads: Sports stars (Male)
1. Sachin Tendulkar
2. M S Dhoni
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Roger Federer
5. Harbhajan Singh
6. Sourav Ganguly

F) Top images downloads: Sports stars (Female)
1. Sania Mirza
2. Maria Sharapova
3. Serena Williams
4. Ana Ivanovic
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova

Mr Atul Bindal, President Mobile Services, Bharti airtel said, “Today, people across India are increasingly relying on the mobile platform as their source of entertainment and information from songs, videos, wallpapers to applications. The findings of airtel Mobitude 2010 are a true manifestation of what appeals to the Indian masses. As the country’s largest mobile services provider we are proud to be a leading an industry connecting millions, bringing alive airtel’s brand proposition of ‘closer to what you love’ for our customers”

Wynncom To Sell Mobile Handsets In 36 Countries

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Wynn Telecom, a domestic mobile maker that manufactures low-cost budget mobile phones, is aiming to export its handsets to 36 countries. Currently Wynn Telecom enjoys less than one per cent market share and the company is aiming to reach third position in the coming years in the domestic brands range.

“The mobile handsets market in India is about 12.5-13 million handsets per month. Wynncom brand sells over one lakh handsets per month in the country. We are set to export to 36 countries. As far as Wynncom is concerned, we will start doing that after this financial year. By the time our Indian market would have established strongly.” said Arvind Vohra, co-founder and managing director, Wynn Telecom.

Wynncom recently launched couple of entry-level multimedia handsets with features such as touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, 32GB expandable memory, MP3 player, Bluetooth with A2DP and more. Most of the handsets sold by Wynncom are Dual-SIM and they are available at pretty low cost.

Wynncom also allows you to send free SMS’s across India, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines instantly through the inbuilt software provided by 160by2. The company sources recently said that, Wynncom got an inquiry from AT&T Canada for supplying 3G handsets.

Idea Cellular Selects Nokia Siemens As 3G Partners

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Back in October, we posted that, Vodafone has selected Nokia Siemens as their 3G partner. And now, Idea cellular commissioned Nokia Siemens Networks to supply equipment, build and manage its 3G networks in four circles Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Kerala and Haryana. Nokia Siemens Networks will allow Idea users to enjoy high-speed data and improved voice services in these telecom circles.

We believe that 3G has the potential to transform the way people communicate and the way businesses run. Our goal is to empower our subscribers by offering a reliable 3G mobile network that provides high-quality experience of voice and data services. Nokia Siemens Networks, as a world leader in 3G and as a long-standing partner for our GSM services, is well positioned to build our 3G network. It will allow us to reach our customers with new and innovative services in the shortest time possible and in a cost-efficient manner,said Anil Tandan, Chief Technology Officer, Idea Cellular.

Idea Cellular had grabbed 3G license for 11 circles Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (E), Uttar Pradesh (W), Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir.

Last month, Tata Docomo launched its 3G services in 9 circles and this month Reliance Communications unveiled their 3G services in 4 important circles. Airtel is expected to launch 3G before the year end. On the other hand, Idea, Aircel and Vodafone will launch their 3G services in India by Q1 of 2011.