Nokia C5, the budget phone from Nokia is now available in India. Nokia C5 is the first device in the C Series range of phones. It has a 3.15 megapixel camera, 2.2 inch display, 3G Connectivity, 16 GB expandable memory, Ovi Maps navigation and much more.
This handset runs on Symbian S60v3 operating system. It has some amazing features such as 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, GPRS/EDGE, USB, 3.5mm headphone jack, contact bar on the homescreen, Bluetooth, OVI Maps, FM Radio, Java, 2GB card included, 16GB expandable memory and so on.
Nokia C5 is available in two colors White and Warm Grey. It has a built-in Nokia messaging and social networking features. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.7,999. Would you like to buy this handset when Nokia has already announced some great budget phones like Nokia C3, E5 and C6? Let us know your views in the comments below.
Airtel has launched two mini internet packs that will allow you to connect to the internet via mobile and PC. These mini internet packs cost only Rs.5 & Rs.17 and it comes with a validity of 1 day and 3 days respectively. With Rs.5 pack you can get free data usage up to 50 MB while Rs.17 pack gives you free data usage up to 200 MB.
Validity: 1 day
Benefits: Free data usage up to 50 MB
Validity: 3 days
Benefits: Free data usage up to 200 MB
You can activate these packs by dialing *555*2# from your Airtel number or you can even e-recharge through your nearest retailer. Alternately, if you are looking for internet pack with 30 days validity, then you can e-recharge with Rs.98 and you will get free data usage upto 2 GB. To learn more, contact Airtel customer care at 121.
Vodafone recently launched an innovative Campus pack, that will allow youngsters to enjoy reduced call rates in their college campus. Currently this pack is available only in Delhi circle and only valid in select colleges. With this pack, all local calls will be charged at 1p/2sec and all STD calls will be charged at 2p/2sec. All local and STD calls outside the college are will be charged at 1.2p/sec. This pack comes with a validity of 1 year.
Validity: 1 year
Inside Campus – Local calls @ 1p/2sec and STD calls @ 2p/2sec
Outside Campus – All Local and STD calls @ 1.2p/sec
SMS @ 60p
List of Colleges:
- Acharya Narendra Dev College
- Aditi Mahavidyalaya
- Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
- Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbia College
- Bhagini Nivedita College Miranda House College
- Bharati College
- Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences
- Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
- College of Art Delhi Administration
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Vocational Studies
- Daulat Ram College
- Dayal Singh College
- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
- Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
- Delhi College of Engineering
- Deshbandhu College
- Gargi College
- Hans Raj College
- Hindu College
- I. G. Institute of Physical Education and Sports sciences
- Indraprastha College for Women
- Institute of Home Economics
- Janki Devi Memorial College
- Jesus & Mary College
- Kalindi College
- Kamala Nehru College
- Keshav Mahavidhyalaya
- Kirori Mal College
- Lady Harding Medical College
- Lady Irwin College
- Lady Shri Ram College for Women
- Maharishi Valmaki College of Education
- Maitreyi College
- Mata Sundri College for Women
- Maulana Azad Medical College
- Motilal Nehru College
- Nehru Homoeopathic College
- Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
- P. G. D. A. V. College
- Rajdhani College
- Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing
- Ram Lal Anand College
- Ramjas College
- Satyawati College
- School of Correspondence Courses & Continuing Education
- Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
- Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science for women
- Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
- Shivaji College
- Shri Ram College of Commerce
- Shyam Lal College
- Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College
- Sri Aurobindo College
- Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
- Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
- Sri Venkateswara College
- St. Stephen’s College
- Swami Shraddhanand College
- The Institute for the Physically Handicapped
- University College of Med. Sc. andG. T .B. Hospital
- Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute
- Vivekanand College
Uninor, the brand of Unitech Wireless launched 4 new STD packs for its subscribers in Andhra Pradesh circle. Uninor currently operate in 8 circles in India with expansion plans to all 22 circles. These affordable STD packs are available from Rs.6 to Rs.41. Using these packs you can call to any STD number in India for as low as 41p/min. These packs comes with a validity of 2 days to 30 days.
Validity: 2 Days
Benefits: 12 STD minutes
Validity: 7 Days
Benefits: 30 STD minutes
Validity: 15 Days
Benefits: 50 STD minutes
Validity: 30 Days
Benefits: 100 STD minutes
You can use these STD minutes to call any number in India. These packs can be activated only through e-recharge. To learn more about these packs you can call customer care by dialing 111 from your Uninor number.
Vodafone has finally launched the mini tariff vouchers for its subscribers, months after Tata Docomo launched the flexible “Daily Plans” earlier this year. These mini tariff vouchers will definitely attract its subscribers in Mumbai and Delhi circle. The validity of these vouchers are just 1 day. There are 4 different vouchers that will meet all your needs. If you text your friends on large numbers, then you can get the SMS voucher or if you need some night minutes to call your loved ones, then they have another voucher for night calling.
Validity: 1 Day
Benefits: Local Vodafone to Vodafone calls @ 20p/min
Validity: 1 Day
Benefits: 8 Local + STD mins
Validity: 1 Day
Benefits: 40 night calling mins to any local Vodafone number
Validity: 1 Day
Benefits: 100 Local + National SMS
To activate these packs, just call 121 from your Vodafone number. The amount will be deducted directly from your talk-time. You should have a balance of minimum Rs.4 while activating this pack. You can activate multiple tariff vouchers in a single day. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments or you can alternately call Vodafone Customer Care by dialing 111 from your Vodafone number.
Airtel has been coming up some really good schemes to keep users hooked on to their services. Earlier they had announced free upgrade to 2MBPS for IPL 2010, unlimited SMS and more. Now Airtel has come up with a new scheme where their 130 million subscribers can access and use Facebook free for a period of two months till August 31, 2010.
For the 2-month period, the partnership enables Airtel customers to access Facebook’s full mobile site faster and at no data cost from their Airtel mobiles via m.facebook.com. For the first time, Airtel customers who are Facebook users will be able to post status updates, comment and write on walls, message others, and also be able to view or upload photos – all without any data charges! For existing mobile internet customers on Airtel, there is no need to do anything they can immediately start connecting with their friends by visiting the Facebook mobile site.
Mr. Shireesh Joshi, Chief Marketing Officer- Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel said, "We are pleased to bring an industry-leading offer to our 130 million plus customers by announcing this long-term partnership with Facebook – the popular social media service. Our mobile customers will also be the first in the world to enjoy Facebook on their Airtel mobile in five vernacular languages. All of this reiterates our commitment to customers to offer the best value-for-money services that enable their lifestyles."
This is definitely good news for users who had to earlier pay the data charges while accessing the most popular social networking site in the world. The new feature will allow them to keep in touch with friends without having to pay a single paisa.
It looks like India is getting a lot of attention these days with lot of global and local mobile manufacturers introducing mobile phones and smartphones into the market.
Oscar Electronics is one such new entrant into the Indian telecom industry, and they have unveiled 10 new Dual SIM phones in the Indian market. Most of the Oscar phones will be low-end and will be priced between Rs. 1,700 and Rs. 4,500.
Most of the Oscar mobile phones will have multimedia options which include FM Radio, MP3 and video playback along with a decent camera to take pictures. Oscar will be launching mobile phones named N1, N2, J1, J2, J3, J4, K2, K3 and Z1.
Oscar phones will also be social networking capable which is what many users want these days and some of the phones will also sport a QWERTY keyboard. Oscar phones will be available in Northern India and the rest of the country for a price between Rs. 1,700 and Rs. 4,500.
The strongest Android phone currently on the planet, Samsung I9000 Galaxy S, has hit the Indian shores. The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has the biggest Super AMOLED screen in the market with a size of 4 inches. The Galaxy S is available in two versions, 8GB and 16GB. But I have only seen the 16GB in the Indian market (Kolkata).
The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has a 4″ Super AMOLED capacitive screen with WVGA (800 x 480) resolution. As usual, a 3.5mm slot is present. The phone has a inbuilt memory of 8GB / 16GB, depending on the version you purchase. The external microSD slot is expandable up to 32GB. The Galaxy S has a healthy 512MB RAM and 2GB ROM.
The Galaxy has supports both 2G (GPRS: Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps | EDGE: Class 12) and 3G (HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps) connectivity. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA support is also present. The Bluetooth version on Galaxy S is 3.0 with A2DP support.
The camera is the only weak point in Galaxy S along with the plastic build. The camera is of 5MP resolution with autofocus but no flash at all. The video is recorded at HD (720P) resolution at 30fps. A secondary camera for video chatting is also present with VGA resolution.
The Android version on Galaxy S is 2.1 (Eclair). The processor inside is one of the best in the market, ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor with a clock speed of 1Ghz. The processor is based on 45nm fabrication process. Stereo FM Radio with RDS support is also present. GPS with aGPS and Digital Compass support is also present. The video player on Galaxy S supports codec like .avi, Divx, .mkv, which is excellent according to me.
The battery power is of 1500mAh Li-Po battery. The battery performance on Galaxy S is excellent, in fact second best after Samsung Wave. The Galaxy S is available in Black and Grey. The price of Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is INR 28500 (US $608). Our team will be reviewing the Galaxy S soon, stay tuned for our review.
We have told you about several ways to watch free Indian television online, free Bollywood movies online, free Hollywood movies online and more ways to watch Bollywood and Indian content online, however, what if you want to watch Indian television on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Well there is an app for that.
YuppTV is an iPhone app which will allow you to watch Indian TV channels free on your iPhone or iPod Touch. YuppTV offers a host of entertainment and news channels from India to users across the world.
Once you have downloaded the app to your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can browse the channels and watch videos using your internet or 3G connection, making it easier to catch up Indian sitcoms and news on the go.
The YuppTV app is free for users across the world, you can download it for iPhone or iPod Touch by visiting this iTunes link.
Intex mobiles has launched another Dual SIM phone with a QWERTY keypad called Intex IN 6633 for Rs. 4500. The phone supports two GSM SIM cards at a time.
Intex IN 6633 has a 2.3 inch TFT display which supports up to 256K colors. It weighs just 100gms and has a QWERTY keypad. The phone also comes with FM Radio, FM Recording, Audio Player, Sound Recorder, Video player and Video Recorder.
IN 6633 sports a 2MP VGA camera and can also act like a webcam. The phone supports the GSM 900/1800 bands and also has Bluetooth support. The factory model of IN 6633 comes with 78MB internal memory which can be expanded to 8GB using a Micro SD card.
In addition to that the phone also supports Auto call recording and auto call rejecting and supports 10 PUSH email accounts. Intex IN 6633 will be available at retail outlets and will cost Rs. 4500.