Acer E110 beTouch: India’s Cheapest Android Phone

The Acer beTouch E110 was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, earlier this year. There hasn’t been any major announcement about it since; but it has just been spotted at Flipkart.

It is available for Rs. 8999 which makes it India’s cheapest Android phone. The pricing is really smart and it has some good hardware which makes it a good deal. With the Acer E110 beTouch, Android is now creeping into Symbian’s traditional stronghold of sub 10k smartphones.

Acer beTouch E110

Here are some detailed specifications of the Acer beTouch E110.

Acer beTouch E110 Specifications

Dimensions: 103.5 x 54 x 13.4 mm
Weight: 105 gms
Display: 2.8 inch TFT resistive touchscreen display, 240 x 320 pixels, 65k colors
Processor: ST Ericsson PNX6715 416MHz
RAM: 256 MB RAM
Memory: 256 MB ROM; up to 16 GB microSD support
Operating System: Android 1.5
Camera: 3.15 MP camera, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS
Radio: FM Radio with RDS
Battery: Li-ion battery, 1500 mAh

The specifications are a bit outdated but you cannot ask for much more considering its price. The Acer E110 beTouch is aimed at Android fans with a low budget.

Acer beTouch E110 – Specifications

You can buy it at Flipkart for Rs. 8999.

Fly DS 110i: Affordable Dual SIM Handset with Extended Battery Backup

Amidst all the media frenzy surrounding the Androids, the Blackberries and the iPhones, it might be quite easy to forget that most Indians still do not own a smartphone. While processor speed and the operating system are the main selling points of high-end phones, the budget phones simply try to stick to the basics and to do them well. Fly DS 110i is a light-weight candy bar phone, which falls in the latter category.

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The Fly DS 110i – Available in Grey and Red Colours

The 110i is a dual SIM GSM handset featuring a 4.6 cm, 65 K TFT display having a resolution of 128 X 160 pixels. It has none of the fancy features like camera, Bluetooth, IrDA or USB data transfer. However, it does support expandable memory up to 2 GB and includes a FM radio as well as a FM recorder. Other notable features are torch with dedicated key, privacy protection, Indian calendar, SMS and MMS, contact and SMS backup, call reject and call recorder. The powerful 1200 mAh battery provides up to 10 hours of talk time and 160 hours of standby time.

The Fly DS 110i is available across India for Rs. 2,500.

Tata Teleservices Launches Photon Wi-Fi Pocket Router

Tata Photon Wi-Fi RouterTata Teleservices Limited has announced the launch of the new Tata Photon Wi-Fi Router. It allows you to connect multiple devices to a single device and connect to the internet using Wi-Fi through a single internet connection. It offers broadband Internet access speeds up to 3.1 MBps.

The Tata Photon Wi-Fi Router also comes with a RJ45 Ethernet port which allows you to connect the device to your PC. You can instantly access your internet connection on your Wi-Fi enabled smartphone, laptop or tablet.

It will be available in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore at an introductory price of Rs. 4999.

TTSL has always believed in introducing innovative products and solutions in the telecom industry, with the objective continually upgrading the telecom experience of our subscribers. Our latest offering – Tata Photon Wi-Fi Pocket Router -reaffirms that commitment, making connectivity easy and relevant for a cross-section of user categories. This portable device marks a breakthrough in the Wi-Fi space and is yet another first-of-its-kind product in the country,he added.” said Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited.

Source: TTSL Press release

Uninor Finally Launches Data Services in India

Uninor has finally launched the data services in India. With the launch of data services, Uninor is currently offering two exiting GPRS pack for its subscribers across India. Both the packs are named as My Connect 9 and My Connect 90 and comes with a validity of 3 days and 30 days respectively. Check out the complete details of both the GPRS packs below.

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My Connect 9:

Price: Rs.9
Validity: 3 days
Benefits: 60MB free data usage. After the limit, user will be charged at 10p/10Kb

My Connect 90:

Price: Rs.90
Validity: 30 days
Benefits: 3GB free data usage. After the limit, user will be charged at 10p/10Kb

Uninor subscribers will get free access to social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. If you have any queries or wish to get the GPRS settings, please contact Uninor Customer Care or visit www.uninor.in.

Reliance CDMA Offers Local Calls At 30p/min In Kolkata & WB Circle

Reliance Mobile is currently offering huge discount on local calls for all CDMA subscribers in Kolkata and West Bengal Circle. Reliance CDMA subscribers can call any local number within their circle for as low as 30 paisa per minute. These special tariff vouchers are priced at Rs.23 and Rs.99 and it comes with a validity of 30 days and 180 days respectively. Check out complete details of these packs below.

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Plan 1:

Price: Rs.23
Validity: 30 days
Circle: Kolkata and West Bengal
Benefits: Local calls at 30 paisa per minute

Plan 2:

Price: Rs.99
Validity: 180 days
Circle: Kolkata and West Bengal
Benefits: Local calls at 30 paisa per minute

This offer is available to both new and existing Reliance CDMA prepaid customers. if you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below or you can also contact Reliance Customer Care by dialing *333 from your Reliance CDMA number.

Tata Indicom Launches A Unique Ulta Plan

Tata Indicom, the CDMA brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, today launched another industry-first, ULTA PLAN’. The unique Ulta Plan offers STD calls only at 30 paisa per minute and local calls at 50 paise per minute, thereby making for an industry-defying proposition, where STD calls actually cost less than local calls. Check out the complete details of this plan below.

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We have introduced ULTA PLAN by bringing together multiple benefits designed to ring in affordable calling options for our subscribers. The offer cuts through the clutter and offers a competitive tariff that makes STD calling cheaper than local calls. The plan will be extremely suitable for heavy STD users, providing maximum value and calling benefits. Whether our subscriber is a student studying far from home, or a trader, or even a frequent traveler…this offer is designed to suit all segments,Mr Vineet Bhatia, Regional Head (North-Central), Tata Teleservices Limited, said.

For New Subscribers:

Plan 1
Price: Rs.58
Validity: 3 months with lifetime incoming
Talktime: Rs.32.58
Benefits: STD calls will be charged at 30p/min for first 600 minutes per month. Local calls will be charged at 50p/min. After this usage, STD calls will be charged at 50 paisa per minute. Local and STD sms will be charged at 50p/SMS.

Plan 2
Price: Rs.104
Validity: 3 months with lifetime incoming
Talktime: Rs.74.29
Benefits: STD calls will be charged at 30p/min for first 600 minutes per month. Local calls will be charged at 50p/min. After this usage, STD calls will be charged at 50 paisa per minute. Local and STD sms will be charged at 50p/SMS.

For Existing Subscribers:

Plan 1
Price: Rs.26
Validity: 30 days
Circle: Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Kolkata, Mumbai and Maharashtra & Goa Circles
Benefits: STD calls will be charged at 30p/min for first 600 minutes. Local calls will be charged at 50p/min. After this usage, STD calls will be charged at 50 paisa per minute.

Plan 2
Price: Rs.16
Validity: 30 days
Circle: Jammu & Kashmir, UP East, MPCG, RoWB, Orissa, Assam, North-East, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, UP West, Rajasthan and Gujarat
Benefits: STD calls will be charged at 30p/min for first 600 minutes. Local calls will be charged at 50p/min. After this usage, STD calls will be charged at 50 paisa per minute.

To activate the ULTA PACK with an SMS, subscribers have to simply SMS GET ULTA’ to 12524. To avail the benefit through an SMS, customers will be charged Rs 24 in Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Kolkata, Mumbai and Maharashtra & Goa, while customers in Jammu & Kashmir, UP East, MPCG, RoWB, Orissa, Assam, North-East, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, UP West, Rajasthan and Gujarat can avail the same at Rs 15.

Virgin Mobile Announces Music Unlimited Service

Virgin Mobile recently launched an unique “Music Unlimited” service that offers unlimited Tring Tune (CRBT), Ringtones (MP3/Poly/Mono) and full-length song download to their customers and that too for free! This service is specially targeted for youngsters. The only catch is that, you will have to dial 586865 from your Virgin Mobile’s GSM or CDMA number and you will be charged 10p/sec to access these free services.

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Music is an integral part of the lives of youth and their mobile phones are their newly evolved 24×7 music stations. Catering to this segment’s consumption of music, this service which will be offered to Virgin Mobile customers FREE of COST. Through this service, we at Virgin Mobile aim at changing the way music is consumed and reinvent the ways youth experience music every day. With the launch of Music Unlimited service, Indian youth have an access to best of the music content for FREE,said, M.A. Madhusudan, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Mobile India.

This service gives an opportunity to its customers to download free content from a massive music library comprising over 1.5 lakh songs spanning various genres, ranging from latest Bollywood chartbusters (Hello Darling, Dabaang, Ashayein, etc), Western Rock, Pop, Bhangra, Indi Pop, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam (Aathmakadha, Avan, etc) and much more.

Videocon Offers Unlimited Talk Plan At Rs.395

Videocon recently launched a new Unlimited Monthly Talk Plan, that offers 3000 free minutes to call any local mobile number. It comes with a validity of 30 days. This offer is currently available in Mumbai, Gujarat, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala telecom circle. You will also get a talk-time of Rs.50 with this special tariff voucher. Check out the complete details below.

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Plan Details:

Price: Rs.395
Validity: 30 days
Circle: Mumbai, Gujarat, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Benefits: 3000 minutes to any Local mobile/landline + Rs.50 talktime

STD calls will be charged at 1p/sec. Beyond free mins you will be charged at 1p/sec for all local and STD calls. This is an innovative offer from Videocon, which offers calls at only 11.5p/min. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below or visit www.videocon.com.

Motorola Backflip Now Available In India For Rs.22,990

Motorola Backflip has been officially launched in India. It runs on the older version of Android Operating System. Some exciting features of Motorola Backflip are the 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, Android 1.5 Operating System, 3G Connectivity and so on. Check out the complete specs of Motorola Backflip below.

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Backflip maximizes multi-tasking with its unique reverse-flip design, making it as smart as it is social. With Wi-Fi capability, this 3G enabled handset takes Smart’ in a whole new direction with its easy-to-use three way input through the touch screen, keypad and touch pad,” said, Andrew Morley, vice president for Marketing, EMARA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & Asia), Motorola Mobile Devices.

Motorola Backflip Complete Specs:

  • 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display
  • 320 x 480 pixels resolution
  • Android 1.5 OS
  • 528 MHz processor
  • Reverse flip with QWERTY keyboard
  • BACKTRACK touch panel
  • MOTOBLUR UI with Live Widgets
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB ROM
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • A-GPS
  • 1400 mAh battery

Motorola Backflip comes with a price tag of Rs.22,990. Are you willing to buy this smartphone with the older version of Android operating system? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Motorola Milestone XT720 Officially Launched For Rs.34,990

Motorola Milestone XT720 has been officially launched in India. This handset is powered by Android 2.1 Operating System. Some amazing features of this phone include a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 3G Connectivity, 32GB expandable memory and much more. Check out the complete specs of this powerful device below.

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Milestone XT720 is one of the most powerful phones in Motorola’s current smartphone range. Slim, sophisticated and technically savvy, Milestone XT720 is a high performance device designed for those who are actively engaged in their work and prefer a phenomenal multimedia experience. With Milestone XT720, Motorola has taken yet another step towards broadening the horizons for consumers to create and consume media on-the-go. Intuitive software, large high quality screen, and output options make this joyous to use,said, Andrew Morley, vice president for Marketing, EMARA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & Asia), Motorola Mobile Devices.

Specs:

  • Android 2.1 operating system
  • 720 MHz ARM processor
  • 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 480 x 854 pixels resolution
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and Xenon flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
  • MicroUSB
  • A-GPS
  • 150 MB internal storage
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 512 MB ROM
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • TV-out
  • 1390 mAh battery
  • Up to 8hrs 40min talktime
  • Up to 200 hrs stand-by time

Motorola Milestone XT720 comes with a price-tag of Rs.34,990. Are you willing to buy this powerful smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.