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Dell Streak To Be Available In India By October

The Dell Streak, Dell’s new smartphone-tablet hybrid is slated for an October launch in India, according to an NDTV report. NDTV reported today that Michael Tatelman, Dell’s Vice President for Global Consumer Channel Sales & Marketing, said that Indian consumers can expect the Dell Streak to launch around October, but he didn’t mention the exact launch date or the price of the Streak.

The Dell Streak is a nice little tablet, or an over sized smartphone, depending on how you intend to use it. It runs Android 2.1 and will soon get the Android 2.2 upgrade. It has been getting pretty good reviews so far and is expected to be a hit. It is the first serious competitor to both the iPhone 4 and the iPad. It has been available in the UK for about a month and has been available for pre-order in the US since a day or two.

Other specs of the Streak include a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM, 5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 16 GB storage, 5 MP camera and GPS. It also has the usual connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP.

Dell Streak

It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 25000 – 30000 in India at the time of launch.

Source: NDTV Gadget Guru

Vodafone Launches Solar Powered Mobile Phone

The launch of VF 247 solar powered phone is in keeping with Vodafone’s aim to increase mobile technology accessibility for millions in India. With an extended solar powered battery, the solar powered phone addresses the problem of unstable electricity supply in many rural areas. VF 247 solar powered phone charges by itself, by exposure to ambient light. Sun Boost, the special in-built hardware and software ensures that the phone charges also in a room, under normal daylight.

The new handset uses a solar powered solution to benefit users in areas with adequate sunlight and is priced at Rs. 1300 approx ($32). Given the fact that Vodafone’s rural network coverage of 65 per cent is the second highest in India, the launch of a solar charging handset will definitely make up for the unavailability of electricity in the rural areas of the country, making it really easy to charge mobile handsets.

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Tough New Security Rules For Indian Telecom Operators

The DoT (Dept. of Telecommunications) in India has  laid down strict new telecom security rules which may put the onus on operators to ensure that their networks are secure from every sense. Failure to meet the new requirements can lead to carriers being 500 Million rupees and the carriers could also have their contract canceled. These rules were issued in the form of a license amendment and are intended to resolve security fears over the foreign-built networks, and in particular those from Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE.
The DoT also said that operators are completely and totally responsible for security of their networks and must conduct a security audit on each deployment of routers, switches, VoIP installation and other network gear. Operators are also expected to provide location details of mobile customers within up to 50 meters. The new rules require operators to outline their security plans to the government within 30 working days.

Samsung Launches the Champ Mobile Phone in India

Samsung Champ C3300KSamsung has launched the Champ C3300K, a budget touchscreen mobile phone in India. The Samsung Champ is priced at just around Rs. 4000 ($90). It comes with a 2.4 inch resistive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and supports 256K colors.

It will come with Samsung’s proprietary firmware for feature phones and will have the TouchWiz Lite UI.

The specifications are average: It has 30 MB internal memory and supports up to 8 GB microSD cards. It will have the GPRS and EDGE connectivity options along with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0.

It also has a 1.3 MP camera and a stereo FM radio with RDS. It will support J2ME apps and comes with a 1000 mAh Li-ion battery with a rated talktime of 12 hrs.

It is a very good option if you are looking for a budget touchscreen phone from an established brand rather than from newer brands like Micromax or Spice.

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Idea Cellular Offers New Full Talktime Vouchers In Mumbai

Idea Cellular has launched 2 new full value recharge vouchers in Mumbai circle. These vouchers are priced at Rs.9 and Rs.111 and both the vouchers offers full talktime of Rs.9 and Rs.111 respectively. With Rs.9 recharge voucher, you will get Rs.9 for local and STD calling with a validity of 2 days. With Rs.111 voucher, you will get Rs.111 talktime and it comes with life-time validity.

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Plan 1:

Price: Rs.9
Validity: 2 Days
Circle: Mumbai
Benefits: Rs.9 talktime for local and STD calling

Plan 2:

Price: Rs.111
Validity: Lifetime
Circle: Mumbai
Benefits: Rs.111 talktime

These offers are expected to be available in Maharashtra and Goa Circle as well. We will update you as soon as we find any related information regarding these offers. You can get these offer only via E-recharge. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below or call !dea customer care at 9702012345.

Tata Docomo Offers ISD Calls To US And Canada At 1p/sec

Tata Docomo went one step ahead in the price war and announced that all ISD calls made to US and Canada will be charged at 1 paisa per second. You might have been surprised by this excellent move by Tata Docomo. Now you can call your near and dear ones living in US and Canada for the price of a local call.

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Plan 1:

Price: Rs.59
Circle: Punjab
Validity: 30 Days
Benefits: ISD calls to US and Canada at 1p/sec

Plan 2:

Price: Rs.205
Circle: Punjab
Validity: 30 Days
Benefits: ISD calls to US and Canada at 1p/sec with Rs.145 talk-time

The people of Punjab have always been the true representatives of the Indian spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation—and most people in the state of Punjab have near and dear ones living abroad. Our new packs surely are cost-effective proposition for these people, allowing them the convenience of affordable calling to these countries. This is our way of thanking our loyal customers, and we are sure this will delight them and bridge all communication gaps between family members and friends,” said Mr Rajeev Narayan, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Tata Teleservices Limited.

This offer is currently available only in Punjab circle and it is expected to be available in other circle soon. Tata Docomo is the only company that provides local, STD and ISD call at only 1p/sec. If you have any queries, contact customer care by dialing 121 from your Tata Docomo number.

Motorola Milestone XT720 Now Available For Rs.29,990

The much awaited Motorola Milestone XT720 is finally available in India. If you don’t want to miss this amazing phone, then you can grab this powerful Android powered smartphone at just Rs.29,990. Motorola has silently launched this powerful device in India and it is currently available at all major retailers across India. Check out the specs below.

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Motorola Milestone XT720 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

We have confirmed the availability of this handset in Mumbai and guys living in other state can also get this handset at your nearest retailer. This is definitely and amazing phone, but would you like to buy this handset instead of HTC Desire? Or you guys are waiting for other smartphones to launch in India? Let us know all you views in the comments below.

Nokia X6 8GB Now Available In India For Rs.14,499

Nokia has finally launched the 8GB variant of its popular X-series music phone, the Nokia X6. This phone is already quite popular in India and most of us were waiting for the 8GB version. But there is no relief, since the price was expected to be much lower than the 16GB variant, but the difference in the price is just Rs.2000. The 16GB version is available for Rs.16,499 while the 8GB version costs 14,499.

nokia x6

This phone has a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen with 360 x 640 pixels resolution and it runs on Symbian S60 v5 operating system. Some interesting features of this phone include 434 MHz ARM processor, 8GB internal storage, 32GB expandable storage, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and Dual LED flash, Java, Radio, TV-out, photo editor, audio and video player, document viewer and much more.

Considering the price of this handset, we think that 16GB variant of X6 is a better deal. Which version of Nokia X6 would you like to buy, 16GB or 8GB? Or would you wait for the powerful Nokia N8? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Uninor Launches Yaari Dosti Pack In UP Circle

Uninor recently launched the new Yaari dosti Pack in UP Circle at a nominal price of Rs.169. The complete benefit of this pack can be enjoyed only if your friends are on the Uninor network. This pack offers 60 mins/day of free calls and 3000 free sms/day to any local Uninor number. Other local and STD calls will be charged at 49p/min. Local and national SMS will be charged at 11p.

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Plan Details:

Price: Rs.169
Validity: 30 Days
Circle: Uttar Pradesh
Benefits:

  • 60mins/day Uninor to Uninor Calls
  • 3000sms/day to local Uninor numbers
  • Local and STD calls at 49p/min
  • Local and STD SMS at 11p/sms

SMS for local Uninor numbers will be charged at 1p/SMS after the limit. To know more contact Uninor Customer Care by dialing 121 from your Uninor number or feel free to ask us below in the comments.

Tata Docomo Offers Extra Benefits On Full Talktime Vouchers

Tata Docomo is currently offering extra benefits on full talktime vouchers of Rs.333, Rs.444 and Rs.555. The company is offering extra talktime to call local numbers as well as discount on local calling from a period of 30 days to 60 days. Check out the complete benefits below.

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Plan 1 :
Price: Rs.333
Talktime: Rs.333
Benefits: 6660 sec (111 min) for Local Calls
Validity: 30 Days

Plan 2 :
Price: Rs.444
Talktime: Rs.444
Benefits: Local calls at 1p/2sec (30p/min)
Validity: 45 Days

Plan 3 :
Price: Rs.555
Talktime: Rs.555
Benefits: Local calls at 1p/2sec (30p/min)
Validity: 60 Days

This offer is currently available only in Maharashtra and Mumbai Circle. Local minutes can be used to call any local number within your circle. To know more you can call customer care by dialing 121 from your Tata Docomo number or feel free to ask us in the comments below.