Karbonn Launches The Android Powered A5, A7 And A9 Smartphones

Along with the Karbonn Smart Tab 1, the company also launched 3 new Android powered smartphones, the Karbonn A5, A7 and A9. The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, however the entry-level Karbonn A5, A7 and A9 runs on the old Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System. These handsets comes with Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity and dual-SIM capabilities. Check out the complete specs below.

Pradeep Jain, Managing Director, Karbonn Mobiles, said:
“Karbonn Mobiles aims to massify technology and is envisioned as a brand which is here to stay. We wish to solidify our positioning as a major player in the technologically advanced networked devices market, and intend to make engaged mobility solutions a reality for the consumers around the world. Through our endeavors we also wish to bring pioneering technologies to the consumers in the country, wherein we intend to make an effort for creating an engaged value system for greater masses, thus bringing them greater technology.”

Karbonn A5 features a 8.9 cms HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz processor, Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 2 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio, GPS, Bluetooth, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, Google Play Store and a 1420 mAh battery.

Karbonn A7 comes with a 8.9 cms WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz processor, Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 5 megapixel with dual-LED flash, front facing camera for video calls, GPRS/EDGE, FM Radio, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1420 mAh battery.

Karbonn A9 features a 9.7 cms WVGA display, sporting a resolution 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, front-facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio, 3 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1600 mAh battery.

The Karbonn A5 comes with a price tag of Rs.5,790, while the Karbonn A7 is available for Rs7,490. On the other hand, the powerful among the three devices, Karbonn A9 can be purchased for Rs.9,490.

Tata Docomo Launches New Affordable 3G Tariff Plans

Tata Docomo was the first private operator to launch its 3G services in India. The company has won 3G license in nine circles including Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra. Last month, Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular reduced the price of their exciting 3G plans. However, Tata Docomo subscribers were still waiting for their operator to reduce the price of the existing 3G data plans. Now, Tata Docomo has finally joined the bandwagon.

Our friends at Telecom Talk recently shared the Tata Docomo’s new 3G tariff plans. The new data plans start from Rs.5 for 50 MB data usage and go up to Rs.450 for 2 GB of data usage. For any usage beyond the mentioned data usage on each plan, the customers will be charged at the rate of 10p/10kb. Check out the complete tariff below.

Tata Docomo is the only operator which offers 50 MB of data for just Rs.5 with a validity of 1 day. On the other hand, Vodafone and Idea charges 2p/10kb and 3p/10kb respectively for additional usage. However, Tata Docomo charges the same 10p/10kb for additional usage beyond the given limit. The existing data plans of Rs.9 and Rs.201 has been discontinued.

Airtel has previously announced the Smartbytes for 3G, which allows the customers to continue enjoying the 3G experience even after exhausting their monthly data limits using the add-on packs. Sadly, Tata Docomo has not yet started offering such plans for their 3G subscribers. But we hope that the company will launch similar data plans in the coming months. To learn more, head over to this page.

Tata Docomo Unveils New Service Plan For BlackBerry Curve 9320 And Curve 9220

Last month, BlackBerry launched the entry-level Curve 9220 and mid-range Curve 9320 smartphones in India. If you have purchased any of these phone or if you are planning to buy one, then we have great news for you. Tata Docomo recently launched a new service plan for the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and Curve 9220 in India. The new plan offers triple benefits on voice, data and text messages.

Last year, Tata Docomo launched the unlimited Blackberry services for Rs.399, which offered unlimited push email, instant messenger, BlackBerry App World, internet browsing and so on. However, it did not offer free minutes for local calls as well as free text messages. The new service plans is available for Rs.599 and it comes with 600 minutes of free local and national calling, 600 free local and national SMS and unlimited BlackBerry Internet Service. Sadly, this plan is limited only for the two smartphones mentioned above.

Mr. Sunil Tandon, Head – Non Voice Services, Tata Teleservices Limited, said:
“Tata Docomo recognizes that smartphones are increasingly becoming lifeline for more and more people in their business and personal relationships. Our innovative offerings along with the new BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 smartphones will equally appeal to both retail and business customers who want an industry-leading communications experience. This offer reiterates our efforts for providing great value for money for Tata Docomo customers. The experience comes alive even better on the Tata Docomo 3G network.”

The new BlackBerry service plans is available for both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers. It comes with a validity of 30 days. Airtel, Idea and Vodafone subscribers looking for an unlimited BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) plan can get the “Only BBM Plan” available for Rs.129 with a validity of 30 days. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.

HTC Desire V Goes On Sale In India For Rs.21,999

Earlier this month, HTC announced two new mid-range smartphones, the HTC Desire V and Desire VC. These handsets runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The HTC Desire V is the company’s first smartphone with dual-SIM capabilities. HTC has not yet released this smartphone in any of the major markets, but we have good news for the folks living in India. Flipkart, the popular online retailer has already started selling this handset, even before the company has officially launched it in India.

HTC Desire V features a 4 inch HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex-A5 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, HTC Sense 4.0 UI, 5 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Stereo FM radio with RDS, 25 GB free cloud space from Dropbox for 2 years, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0 and a 1650 mAh battery.

Sadly, this handset does not come with a front-facing camera for video calls. The HTC Desire V is currently available in polar white and stealth black colors. Flipkart is currently selling this device with a price tag of Rs.21,999 (approx. $390). You will also get an 8 GB Sandisk memory card for free with the purchase of this device.

We know that the price is too high and the device does not offer any extraordinary features. We would recommend you to wait for the official launch, since the device will be available at a lesser price at your local retail store. Alternately, you can buy the BlackBerry Torch 9860, Motorola Atrix 2 or Intel powered XOLO X900 which are available in the same price range. You can even get the powerful Samsung Galaxy S II or Nokia Lumia 800, if you are willing to spend a few thousand more. To get this handset, head over to this page at Flipkart.

Vodafone Launches Special International Roaming Pack In India

Vodafone recently launched a special international roaming pack that will make international roaming affordable for post-paid subscribers in India. The international roaming pack offers 60% discount rate for voice, data and text messages in more than 40 countries on specific partner networks across the globe. To learn more about the available countries and other network details, head over to this page.

Sanjoy Mukerji – Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said:
“We, at Vodafone, have a customer first approach and always believe in providing differentiated and customized solutions to our customers. This latest offering addresses the latent needs of customers travelling to multiple countries with a single pack on one number and one-time rental, thus making international roaming a worry-free experience.”

The new international roaming pack is available for Rs.1,499 with a validity of 30 days. After the validity period, Vodafone subscribers will have to re-activate the pack. To activate the pack, just send a text to 111 with the keyword “ACT VROAM”. You can activate this pack even after arriving at your international destination. This pack offers unlimited usage and it will be available only till September 30, 2012.

To get the network name and its handset display name, you will need to send a simple text to 111 with the keyword “PACK country name”. Within seconds, you will receive the the network name and the handset display name. After arriving at you destination, you will need to select the applicable network manually. To learn more, call Vodafone Customer Care at 111.

HTC Desire C Launched In India For Rs.14,999

Last month, HTC unveiled the entry-level HTC Desire C smartphone. This handset comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA display as well as a 600 MHz processor. It runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. HTC Desire C is already available for purchase in the UK. Now, the company went ahead and launched this handset in the Indian market. This handset allows you to access more than 400,000 apps and games from the Google Play Store.

Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager HTC India, said:
“Listening to music is one of the most popular things people use their phones for, so it’s more important than ever that we deliver the power and emotion artists capture in the studio. The HTC Desire C offers customers excellent design, easy accesses to content and fast connectivity – making it the perfect all round devices.”

HTC Desire C features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 600 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, HTC Sense 4.0 UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, 5 megapixel rear camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, 4 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, NFC (Near Field Communication), 25 GB free cloud space from Dropbox for 2 years, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and a 1230 mAh battery.

HTC Desire C comes with 25 GB of free Dropbox space for two years, which allows you to keep more than 10,000 high-quality photos. This handset is available in red, white and black colors. The HTC Desire C comes with a price-tag of Rs.14,999 (approx. $265) in India.

Vodafone Launches New Affordable 3G Tariff Plans In India

Last month, Idea Cellular and Airtel reduced the price of their exciting 3G plans. Now, Vodafone has finally joined the bandwagon. The company has already reduced the price of its 3G plans for postpaid users. However, the Vodafone pre-paid users had to pay a huge amount to access their 3G services. Following the price drop by Idea and Airtel in India, Vodafone went ahead and reduced the 3G tariff plans by up to 80%. You heard it right! Vodafone recently announced new 3G plans which are applicable for both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers across India.

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Sanjoy Mukerji, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said:
“We, at Vodafone, believe in offering services that add value to the lives of our customers through constant focus on meeting their needs. With the introduction of these plans, we aim at establishing a foundation for providing a 3G data plan for everyone, making it affordable to the masses in the country. Also, users who shy away from trying 3G services due to prohibitive costs can now experience services without the fear of a bill shock. The 2p/10kb PAYG & no additional charges for roaming are the first of its kind in the Indian market. We expect this offer to be well received by the customers as it will act as a strong value proposition for data users.”

vodafone new 3g plans

The new data plans start from Rs.25 for 25 MB data usage and go up to Rs.1599 for 12 GB of data usage. For any usage beyond the mentioned data usage on each plan, the customers will be charged at the rate of 2p/10kb. Alternately, Vodafone users can subscribe the Pay As You Go (PAYG) plan which allows them to browse the web or download their favorite songs at just 2p/10kb. Vodafone now allow its customers to use data from their bundle package while on-net roaming across any location in India without any additional charge.

Motorola Razr V Coming To India In Q3 2012

Along with the launch of Razr Maxx, Motorola also announced the new Motorola Razr V for India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. This handset comes with a 4.3 inch qHD display as well as a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Motorola Razr V will ship with the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. It has extremely vibrant colours for better clarity and sharper images, thanks to the ColorBoost display technology. This handset comes with the unique Smart Actions tool that lets you automate your phone’s settings throughout the day.

Robert van Tilburg, senior regional sales director, South Asia, Motorola Mobility, said:
“With Motorola Razr V, we’ve created the perfect smartphone for stylish, smart and tech-savvy consumers who want great looks, great performance and great value. RAZR is synonymous with design excellence and both Motorola Razr Maxx and Motorola Razr V reflect that.”

motorola razr vMotorola Razr V features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with AGPS, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Google Play Store and much more.

This handset will be available in Charcoal, Glacier White and Rebel Pink colors. The price of this device has not been announced yet. Motorola Razr V will go on sale from the Q3 of 2012 in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Motorola Razr Maxx Launched In India For Rs.31,590

Earlier this week, we posted that Motorola will soon launch the much-awaited Motorola Razr Maxx in India. This handset was already up for pre-order at Infibeam from last week. Today, Motorola officially launched the powerful Motorola Razr Maxx in India. This device was originally announced and showcased as the ‘Motorola Droid Razr Maxx’ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It offers continuous talk-time of more than 18 hours straight on a single charge, thanks to the 3300 mAh battery.

Robert van Tilburg, senior regional sales director, South Asia, Motorola Mobility, said:
“Razr is synonymous with design excellence and both Motorola Razr Maxx and Motorola Razr V reflect that. With its fantastic battery, Motorola Razr Maxx is in a class of its own. Not only do you get everything you love about the Motorola Razr, but now you get the power to last through marathon calls, hours of surfing the Web or streaming movies. You’ll drop long before this phone ever does.”

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Motorola Razr Maxx features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, 11.5GB user available internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with AGPS, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, HDMI out, FM Radio, Google Play Store, up to 18 hours of talk-time, up to 15.8 days of stand-by time and a 3300 mAh battery.

This handset will ship with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update will arrive soon after the launch. The Motorola Razr Maxx comes with a price tag of Rs.31,590 (approx. $565). This handset will go on sale from June 21, 2012 in India.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos Launched In India For Rs.15,090

Last month, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Ace Duos smartphone. It is the dual-SIM variant of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Ace. Some of you might get confused with the Galaxy Ace Duos I589 (GSM+CDMA), which was launched in February for Rs.16,990. However, the new Galaxy Ace Duos GT-S6802 comes with the GSM+GSM dual-SIM functionality. This handset will ship with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos users are not required to turn off the phone, reboot or switch out the SIM cards, thanks to the Smart Dual SIM technology. Samsung recently launched this amazing smartphone in the Indian market.

Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile & IT, said:
“Keeping up with Galaxy Ace’s reputation of premium performance with advanced features, the Galaxy Ace Duos is conceptualized to enable the users to create an optimum work life balance. Based on the Android Gingerbread platform, the Galaxy Ace Duos, allows users to manage their work and personal calls with the Smart Dual SIM while availing the best pricing plans. Besides getting flexibility, the users also enjoy more expansive coverage especially when traveling. With the launch of the Galaxy Ace Duos, we have strengthened our innovative portfolio of Smart Dual SIM category.”

samsung galaxy ace duos

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos GT-S6802 features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 832 MHz Processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, Samsung Touchwiz UI, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus, single shot, smile shot and panorama shot, VGA video recording and playback, Samsung ChatON, Samsung Social Hub and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, FM Radio with RDS, stereo speaker, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Swype, Document Viewer, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, Google Play Store, 512 MB RAM, 3 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 520 hrs of stand-by time, up to 390 mins of talk-time and a 1300 mAh battery. This handset measures 112.74 x 61.5 x 11.5 mm and weighs just 122g.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos GT-S6802 allows the users to manage their work and personal lives with one smartphone. You can even access more than 400,000 apps and games from the Google Play Store. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.15,090 (approx. $270) in India.