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MTS Launches MTag 351, MTag 352 And MTag 281 Smartphones

MTS recently launched 3 new entry-level CDMA smartphones in India, the MTag 351, MTag 352 And MTag 281. These devices run on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and come bundled with unlimited data plans. The pre-loaded MTS TV application allows you to access Live TV with more than 100 channels. You can also access more than 450,000 apps and games from the Google Play Store.

Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, MTS India, said:
“With the launch of these three Smartphones, we have now brought four new Android Smartphones in less than two months. MTS now offers a comprehensive range of Android Smartphones for discerning, on the move, tech savvy youth. MTS MTag 351, MTS MTag 352 and MTS MTag 281 are powered by best in class Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 Processor, running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and come bundled with unlimited ‘All You Can Use’ High Speed Data plans and local MTS to MTS Calls.”

MTS MTag 351:

MTS MTag 351 features a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 × 480 pixels, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, internet access up to 3.1 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Mobile HotSpot, GPS, Bluetooth, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, Live MTS TV, up to 300 mins of talk-time, up to 200 hrs of stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

MTS MTag 352:

MTS MTag 352 comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen display with 320 × 480 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7625A processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 3 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio, up to 200 hrs of stand-by time, up to 240 mins of talk-time and a 1400 mAh battery.

MTS MTag 281:

MTS MTag 281 features a 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, 3 megapixel rear camera, GPS, Bluetooth, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Live MTS TV, 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Mobile HotSpot and a 1200 mAh battery.

MTS MTag 351, MTag 352 and MTag 281 comes with a price tag of Rs.7499, Rs.6499 and Rs.5499 respectively. MTag 351 and MTag 352 owners will get unlimited local MTS to MTS calls for 3 months, while the MTag 281 owners will get the benefit of calling all local numbers at 1p/2sec for 3 months.

Acer Unveils The Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo Smartphones

Acer recently announced the mid-range Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo smartphones. These handsets run on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The specs of both the devices are exactly similar, except the dual-SIM capabilities in the Liquid Gallant Duo. These handsets are touted to bring a premium clear and loud sound experience to the users with enhanced Surround Sound.

Allen Burnes, SPBG EMEA Vice President, Acer, said:
“This new Acer smartphone mission is quite simple: bring the best experience to all the modern days’ explorers, which results in creating a very affordable phone with no compromise on performance and usability.”

Acer Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, dual-SIM capabilities (Liquid Gallant Duo), 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, USB 2.0, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, Micro USB, up to 6 hrs of talk-time, up to 250 hrs of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Acer Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo will be showcased next week at the IFA 2012 event in Berlin. The dual-SIM Liquid Gallant Duo will be the first device to hit the market in September, followed by the Liquid Gallant single SIM variant. The price of both the devices are still a mystery. Stay tuned for complete updates!

Sony Xperia Ion Launched In India For Rs.36,999

Back in January, Sony unveiled the Xperia Ion smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset is already available for the customers in the US from the last 2 months. However, the folks living in India were left behind. Snapdeal, a popular online retailer in India is already selling this device from the last few days. Today, Sony finally launched the powerful Xperia Ion in India.

Sony Xperia Ion is the company’s first dual-core smartphone featuring a 4.6 inch HD reality display and a 12 megapixel camera. This handset originally runs on old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, Xperia Ion will be shipped with the newer Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in India.

Prasun Kumar, Marketing Head, Sony Mobile Communications, said:
“With Xperia ion, we’re bringing together a seamless experience across the multiple screens that we use to play, watch, listen, and share. Xperia ion is the gateway to HD entertainment when and – most importantly – where you want it. We are glad to see overwhelming customer response for our Xperia range and we thank them for supporting us unconditionally on this successful journey in India. We strongly believe that the consumer will like the Xperia ion’s HD entertainment experience which has exclusive Airtel data offer to enhance the smartphone experience.”

Sony Xperia Ion features a 4.6 inch HD reality display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 12 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), USB 2.0, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 18 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min video playback time, up to 6 hrs 45 min of talk-time, up to 850 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Ion comes with a price tag of Rs.36,999 (approx. $670). This handset is available in Black and Red colors. Airtel subscribers will get 500 MB of free 3G data per month for 3 months as well as 200 minutes of Mobile TV for 2 months, with the purchase of this smartphone.

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S Duos Dual-SIM Smartphone

In the past, Samsung has already confused its customers by launching the Galaxy S and Galaxy Ace smartphones. Now, Samsung does it again! After the launch of Galaxy Ace Duos, Samsung announces a new mid-range dual-SIM smartphone, the Galaxy S Duos. This handset looks quite similar to the popular Galaxy S III smartphone. The specs of this device is not earth-shattering. It comes with a 4 inch touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera, 512 MB RAM and so on.

Thankfully, this device will ship with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Samsung Galaxy S Duos comes with an unique ‘Dual SIM Always on’ feature which allows you to receive calls on one SIM, while taking a call from the other. Check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos features a 4.0 inch WVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x800 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, Samsung Touchwiz UI, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, VGA video recording and playback, front-facing camera for video chat, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, FM Radio with RDS, stereo speaker, Samsung ChatON, Samsung Social Hub, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Swype, Document Viewer, A-GPS, Google Play Store, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 640 hrs of stand-by time, up to 400 mins of talk-time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos is likely to get the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update in the near future. This handset allows the users to manage their work and personal lives with one smartphone. Galaxy S Duos will go on sale from next month in Europe, followed by other major markets in the coming months. The price of this device has not been announced yet. Stay tuned for more updates!

10 Million Samsung Galaxy Note Units Shipped Globally

Samsung Galaxy Note needs no introduction! It is the company’s first phone/tablet hybrid device. This handset was unveiled and showcased last year at the IFA 2011. Soon after the introduction, Galaxy Note was released in majority of the European and Asian markets. The initial sales of the device was below the expectations. Samsung managed to sell only 1 million units in the first two months.

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the availability of Galaxy Note LTE in the US at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset was exclusively available for the AT&T subscribers in the US. The sales of this device was increased considerably after its introduction in the United States.

Within a few days of its launch in the US, Samsung sold 2 million units of this device globally. Samsung Galaxy Note was not only selling like hot cakes in the US, but it was also one of the best selling Android devices in most of the European and Asian countries including South Korea, France, Germany, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In just 5 months, Samsung sold 5 million units globally.

Earlier this month, Samsung Galaxy Note was released for the T-Mobile subscribers in the US. Today, Samsung has reached another milestone. Samsung recently announced that the company has managed to sell 10 million units of the Galaxy Note. You heard this right! It took nearly 8 months for the company to achieve this milestone. Samsung was expecting the device to hit the 10 million mark before the end of this year. However, the milestone has been achieved 5 months before the end of 2012.

Samsung is planning to unveil the successor of this phablet at the IFA 2012 event in Berlin. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is expected to come with a larger 5.5 inch display, powerful quad-core processor and the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. Do you think the original Galaxy Note will cross the 15 million mark before the end of this year? Or the sales will decrease due to the launch of Galaxy Note 2? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Kyocera Rise Coming To Sprint On August 19 For $19.99

Earlier this year, Kyocera announced the entry-level Kyocera Rise smartphone at the International CTIA Wireless 2012. This handset will be available for Sprint and Virgin Mobile subscribers in the US. Kyocera Rise runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and it features an amazing slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This handset is specially targeted at the users with feature phones, who are planning to upgrade to an entry-level smartphone without losing the tactile keyboard or burning a hole in their pocket.

David Owens, vice president, Product Development, Sprint, said:
“Kyocera Rise brings customers the comfort of an easy-to-use Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. It is a great option for customers who are new to smartphones, parents looking for the perfect first device for their teens and tweens or anyone looking for a device with an impressive set of features at a great price. This is a perfect addition to round out our Android portfolio.”

Kyocera Rise features a 3.5 inch IPS HVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 1 GHz MSM8655 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, four row slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, Sprint ID and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, GPS, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Google Play Store, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, up to 9 hours of talk-time and a 1500 mAh battery. This handset measures 4.4×2.4×0.56 inches and weighs 5.54 oz.

Kyocera Rise comes with the unique “Eco Mode” software to better monitor and conserve battery power. Sprint customers can get this handset from August 15 for $19.99 after a $50 rebate and a 2 years service agreement. On the other hand, Virgin Mobile subscribers can get this device from August 31 for just $99.99 without any contract.

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Coming To Sprint On August 19

Last month, Motorola unveiled the Android powered Photon Q 4G LTE smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available for the Sprint subscribers in the US. Motorola Photon Q is the first 4G LTE device with a five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard and world phone capabilities. This handset runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. We have good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this device. After waiting for nearly a month, Sprint finally announced the price and release date of this amazing device.

David Owens, vice president, Product Development, Sprint, said:
“At Sprint, we recognize there is a large group of our customers that love the ease of a physical QWERTY keyboard. By bringing a device like Motorola PHOTON Q into our portfolio, we are able to give these customers the option of a physical keyboard plus international roaming capabilities to stay connected while traveling abroad.”

motorola photon q 4g lte

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE features a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, MotoBlur user interface, 8 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, front-facing HD camera for video chat and Google+ Hangout, NFC (Near Field Communication), Sprint ID and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE connectivity, Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), A-GPS, Google Play Store, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroUSB, FM Radio, 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability, up to 7.5 hours of talk-time, up to 16 days of stand-by time and a 1785 mAh battery.

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is currently up for pre-order at the wireless carrier’s official website. This handset will go on sale from August 19. You can get this device for $199.99 with a 2 year service agreement. To pre-order the Photon Q smartphone, head over to this page.

Samsung Galaxy S III 32 GB Variant Coming Soon To India For Rs.41,500

Last month, Samsung launched the much-awaited Galaxy S III smartphone in India. However, this device was available only in 16 GB variant. Samsung has already promised to release the 32 GB and 64 GB variant soon after the launch. Now, it seems that Samsung has finally made its mind to launch the 32 GB variant. Samsung India have recently listed the Galaxy S III 32 GB variant on their official eStore.

Currently, this device is not available for sale or even pre-order. However, just by signing up, you will be notified when the device goes on sale in India. This device will be shipped with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update is already expected to roll out in the coming weeks. There are no other changes in the specs of this device.

Samsung Galaxy S III features a 4.8 inch Super-AMOLED HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 32 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Social Hub, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR,2 GB RAM, 50 GB of free cloud storage from Dropbox, 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, Wi-Fi Direct, up to 590 hrs of stand-by time, up to 11 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 2100 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

Samsung Galaxy S III 32 GB variant is expected to be available only in Metallic Blue color at the time of launch. The 16 GB variant comes with a price-tag of Rs.38,400, while the 32 GB variant will be available for a slightly higher price of Rs.41,500 (approx. $750). To learn more, head over to this page at Samsung India’s eStore.

Motorola Launches The Android 4.0 Powered Motoluxe XT685 In China

Earlier this year, Motorola launched the Motoluxe smartphone at the Consumer Electronics show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset was shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, Motorola has launched a new Motoluxe smartphone for the Chinese market. The Motorola Motoluxe XT685 runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. There are no major changes to the specs of this device except the newer version of the OS and a 1 GHz processor. It also comes with a WCDMA + GSM dual-mode dual-standby capabilities.

Frank Meng, Senior Vice President and President of Greater China, Motorola Mobility, said:
“Motorola is making smartphones that push the boundaries between fashion, technology and computing power. This new, more powerful MOTOLUXE XT685 sets a new standard with its amazing combination of style, power and value.”

Motorola Motoluxe XT685 features a 4 inch FWVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 1 GHz processor, MotoSwitch user interface, dual-mode dual-standby capabilities, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with 4x digital zoom and auto-focus, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with A-GPS, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB of ROM, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroUSB 2.0, WiFi Direct, FM Radio, Ambient light, proximity sensor, Google Play Store, up to 6.5 hours of talktime, up to 450 hours of stand-by time and a 1400 mAh battery.

Motorola Motoluxe XT685 comes with a price-tag of just 1,999 Chinese yuan (approx. $315). This handset is available in white and brown colors from authorized Motorola resellers across Mainland China.

Sony Xperia Mint Leaked Pics And Specs Emerge

Sony recently started sending out the invitations to a pre-IFA event that will be held on August 29th in Berlin. Earlier, it was rumored that the manufacturer will unveil the Xperia Mint, Xperia J, Xperia SL and Xperia Hayabusa at this event. Now, these rumors are eventually turning out to be true.

The guys at Mobile Review recently got their hands on the Sony’s upcoming smartphone named as the Xperia Mint. This handset was previously known as the Sony LT30p Mint. Almost all of the company’s smartphones launched in this year runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the Xperia Mint will be shipped with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS out of the box.

Sony Xperia Mint features a 4.3 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 expandable memory and much more. It also comes with the usual 3.5 mm headset jack, GPS with A-GPS, Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and NFC (Near Field Communication).

Sony Xperia Mint allows you to record and play videos in full HD (1080p), thanks to the amazing 13 megapixel camera. It also comes with a HD front-facing camera for video chats on the go. This handset is lighter and thinner than the Xperia S smartphone. The owners of this device should expect the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update soon after the launch.

This handset will be announced next month at the IFA 2012 in Berlin. According to the rumors, Xperia Mint will go on sale from September with a price-tag of around $700. Check out some hands-on pics of this device after the break.