Karbonn K25 Launched In India For Rs.4400

Karbonn Mobiles launched yet another dual SIM QWERTY phone in India, Karbonn K25. This phone is loaded with social networking applications and has an optical trackpad. This device is specially targeted at the Indian youngsters. Check out the features below.

karbonn k25


  • Dual SIM
  • 2.0 megapixel camera
  • Pre-loaded social networking applications
  • FM Radio,
  • Video recording,
  • Torch,
  • Bluetooth,
  • Hi-fidelity sound
  • Rich multimedia features
  • Different equaliser effects
  • 8 GB expandable memory

This phone comes with a price tag of Rs.4,400. Are you interested in buying this phone? Let us know your views in comments.

Olive Unveils the OlivePad: India’s First 3G Android Tablet

Olive Telecom has just unveiled the OlivePad VT100, an Android based Tablet in India. After all the Chinese knockoffs, this is probably the first serious Android tablet. It will launch with Android 2.1 but will get an upgrade to Android 2.2 soon.

The OlivePad has dimensions of 180 x 110 x 11.5 mm and weighs 410 gms. It will have a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resoultion of 800 x 480 pixels and sports some really good hardware. It will have a Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 512 MB internal memory. It will support microSD cards up to 32 GB and will have a 3.15 MP camera.

It will be powered by a 3240 mAh Li-Po battery and will have 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and microUSB 2.0 connectivity. It will also have a GPS transceiver with Google Maps.

It will be priced in the Rs. 20000 – 25000 range ($420 to $530) and will be available in Croma stores from August. Even the Infibeam Phi tablet will have launched by then. The much hyped Notion Ink Adam has been delayed further and may now launch by the end of 2010 or in 2011. The iProf educational tablet doesn’t seem to have taken off either.

OlivePad: India's Android Tablet

Source: Olive Telecom

Zen Z82: Dual SIM QWERTY Handset with Analog TV

Now that almost every budget phone on the market is dual SIM compatible, cell phone manufacturers are looking for other features to make their handset stand out. Lava Mobiles is trying its luck with alpha keypads, while Samsung is betting on extended battery life. Zen Mobile believes that support for television on the go can help it win customers.


Zen Z82 claims to be India’s first QWERTY handset with Analog TV. Earlier, Samsung had also introduced handsets featuring mobile TV. However, both Corby TV and Metro TV relied on super-fast internet connectivity (EVDO) for this service. Also, neither of those handsets featured a QWERTY keypad.

The Z82 is a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) handset with a 2.4 inch QVGA widescreen, 2 megapixel camera, expandable memory up to 4GB, multi-coloured trackball and 3.5mm jack. It is capable of playing MP3 audio and MP4 video files and supports both FM Radio playback and recording. Zen Z82’s battery is powerful enough to provide up to 5 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. It is available across in stores across India for Rs. 4,799.

Nokia C6 Coming To India In September

Nokia C6, which is one of the most awaited phones in India will finally be launched in India in September. Nokia C6 has a 3.2 inch HD touchscreen with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Built-in GPS and OVI Maps.

Nokia C6

Nokia C6 is a QWERTY based slider phone which has caught the imagination of people in India due to its fantastic features and low price. Nokia C6 also provides users with an option to use widgets on the home screen, so you can add a and widget and view all your social networking updates at a glance.

The C6 comes in two different colors – white and black and also has integration with instant messengers from Yahoo, Google Talk, MSN Messenger and others through OVI Chat. The phone also has a secondary camera for video calling and can be used to record videos too. A 2GB MicroSD card is included with the phone, however, you can also update the memory up to 16GB.

Nokia C6 is expected to be launched in India in the first week of September and will be sold for a price between Rs. 13,000 and Rs. 15,000.

(Source: PWI)

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Motorola Launches 5 Cheap Phones in India

Motorola which has been seeing declining sales in the Indian markets due to several other cheap mobile phone makers, has introduced 5 new cheap entry level handsets in India. The low cost handsets will be launched under the MOTOYUVA brand.

All the new Motorola handsets are priced between Rs. 1,490 and Rs. 2,890 and offer basic functionalities like color display, FM radio, USB port and memory slot. Motorola has unveiled the WX181, WX260, WX265, WX290 and WX295 phones in India.

MOTO WX181 Details


The MOTO W181 is the most basic of these devices and does not have a memory slot. The phone supports GSM 900/1800 and also has a Mini USB connection. In addition to that the phone also has a built-in FM Radio player. The display is 1.5 inches, 128×128 pixels and supports 65K colors. It also has support for midi ringtones, screensavers and . MOTO WX181 is the cheapest phone and will sell for Rs. 1,490.

MOTO WX260 Details


Unlike the MOTO W181, MOTO WX260 has a memory slot expansion through a MicroSD card and can store up to 800 address entries on the phone. The phone also has a FM radio player.  MOTO WX260 also has a 1.8 inch, 128×160 pixels display with 65K TFT. Data can be expanded up to 2GB using a MicroSD card.

MOTO WX260 supports midi and MP3 ringtones and also supports wallpapers. The phone is again a GSM 900/1800 and also supports GPRS Class 10 and Mini USB connectivity.

MOTO WX265 Details


MOTO WX265 is a "Flip phone" and is a bit advanced than the first two phones. It also has support MicroSD cards up to 2GB and also has Bluetooth connectivity. The phone also has FM Radio, GPRS Class 10 support and Mini USB connectivity. MOTO WX265 also comes with preloaded Games and support MP3 ringtones. The display of the MOTO WX265 is 65K TFT with a 1.8 inch, 128×160 pixels screen.

MOTO WX290 Details


MOTO WX290 is a advanced phone in the 5 phones released and has a VGA camera, along with support for Bluetooth connectivity, GPRS Class 10 support and USB Connectivity. MOTO WX290 also has support for a MicroSD card which can be expanded to 2GB. The display is same as the MOTO @X265 and it also has a built-in FM Radio and MP3 ringtones.

MOTO WX295 Details


MOTO WX295 is the most advanced phone of the lot and is a "Flip phone" with a VGA camera. Just like the other phones WX295 also has a MicroSD card support up to 2GB and Bluetooth connectivity. WX295 also has FM radio support and has games preloaded with the device. There are two displays on the phone and the internal is 1.8 inch, 128×160 pixels whereas the external display is 96×16 pixels.

Considering that Nokia is the king in the Indian market and people have lots of cheap options available along with several cheap Dual SIM phones in India, this strategy of targeting  lower end consumers by Motorola may help them gain more market share.

Airtel to Launch the iPhone 4 in India by October

Apple iPhone 4Airtel, India’s largest cellular network provider, has announced that it will launch the Apple iPhone 4 in India by October, just in time for the Diwali season.

It was announced earlier today that the iPhone 4 will be available in 17 more countries on July 30, but there was no mention of India in that list. Soon after that, Bharti Airtel was planning an iPhone 4 launch by October.

“We are working with Apple. Hopefully, we will launch it in the September – October timeframe”

said Bharti Airtel CEO, Sanjay Kapoor, after a CII conference.

The iPhone 4 will most probably be priced upwards of Rs. 40,000 in the Indian Market. The prices of the two iPhone 3GS models will likely be slashed from the current prices of Rs. 35500 and 41500 for the 16 GB and 32 GB models respectively.

The iPhone 4 is that latest iPhone by Apple which comes with the new iOS4 and sports some really good hardware. It has a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor, 512 MB RAM and 16 GB / 32 GB storage. It has an excellent 3.5 inch retina capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels and a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. It has been plagued with signal reception problems lately.

Source: Times of India

Lava B2 and B5 – Cost Effective Dual-SIM Handsets with QWERTY and Alpha Keypad

Budget mobile phones with physical full QWERTY keypads seem to be in high demand. Lava B2 and B5 are more of the same, with a critical difference. The B2 as well as B5 are available with QWERTY as well as Alpha keypads.

QWERTY layout doesn’t offer any special speed advantage. After all, it was designed to simply avoid jamming classical typewriters. At the same time, thanks to its ubiquity, most of us are simply too used to it. However, QWERTY does have some learning curve associated with it. Lava believes that people who have never used computers will benefit from their Alpha models, in which the keys are simply arranged alphabetically.

Lava-B2 Lava-B5
Lava Mobile B2 and B5

Both the B2 and the B5 feature a 2.2” TFT screen having resolutions of 220×176 and 320×240 pixels respectively. Another feature common to them is dual SIM card support, FM Radio and Bluetooth. The B2 has some additional goodies like dual memory card support, powerful tin led torch and mobile tracker.

The B5 on the other hand bundles applications like Opera Mini and Nimbuzz. Since it supports Java, you can always download more applications. As you might expect, email functionality is baked right into the handset.

The B5 is also a superior multimedia phone thanks to the 2 megapixel camera and support for MP3, MP4, AVI, 3GP, MIDI and AMR playback. Surprisingly enough the B2 comes with a more powerful battery. The 1800mAh ensures that you can go several days without charging. The B5’s battery life is also impressive, since 1400mAh has more than enough juice to power a java phone.

Lava B2 is now available across India for Rs. 3,999, while the B5 is selling for Rs. 4,399. Both of them come equipped with a free 2GB memory card.

Rs.2000 Cr Goodies For Village Panchayats: Courtesy DoT

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has plans of offering a plethora of freebies to all gram panchayats. These include three broadband connections for every gram panchayat absolutely free of any charge for three years along with free installation of computers and a printer. Not only this, the DoT also plans to provide the panchayats with three telephone connections and one cable TV connection again without any charge.

All this will cost the DoT about Rs 2,000 crore. However all this money will be funded through the Universal Services Obligation fund. This move is basically aimed at helping the rural people experience and relate to benefits of broadband. The DoT is also hoping that the freebies will also soften up villagers to give unobstructed right of way to rollout the infrastructure.

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BSNL Launches BlacMail – Innovative Pushmail Service

BSNL has launched a next generation pushmail service called BlacMail that eliminates the need of any GPRS connection in order to receive e-mail notifications the moment an e-mail arrives in your inbox. Currently BSNL plans to launch the service only in the BSNL Karnataka circle with plans to rollout the service to all BSNL circles nationwide soon. BSNL customers can download BlacMail onto a compatible phone by sending the following SMS (BM ACTIVATE) to 50046 (toll-free) and following the simple instructions for activating the service instantly.

BlacMail enables customers having accounts with most public email systems to instantly receive email notifications on a wide variety of phone models from inexpensive and popular models to smart phones – with a user experience available today only on high-end pushmail services on expensive smart phones.

LG Cookie Zip Launched in India For Rs 8,299

LG has launched a new set of their Cookie phone line-up in India with Cookie Zip also known as LG 510. LG had earlier also launched Cookie Fresh and Cookie Plus in India. LG Cookie Zip will retail for Rs. 8,299.

LG Cookie Zip

LG Cookie Zip is a CDMA phone and has a 3 inch touchscreen display. Cookie Zip also has a 2MP camera with 2X digital zoom which cal also record videos. LG Cookie Zip boasts of fast download speeds and Live television using the EVDO platform.

Cookie Zip also includes usual smartphone features Bluetooth, MP3 player, FM radio, video messages, video streaming and more. Like with many other phones being launched in the Indian market, Cookie Zip comes integrated with social networking apps for , , MySpace and which is one of the biggest social networking site in India.

Cookie Zip comes with an internal memory of 72MB which can be expanded to 4GB with the help of a MicroSD card. LG also promises that Cookie Zip has a talk time of 5 hours and a standby time of over 150 hours. The phone will be available in retail markets soon and will be priced Rs. 8,299.