LG Optimus Big With NOVA Display Announced In South Korea

Last month, we posted that LG is expected to launch the Optimus Big smartphone with NOVA display. And now, LG finally announced the Optimus Big in South Korea. This handset currently runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System, but it will soon updated to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS.

lg optimus big

Optimus Big comes with a 4.3 inch NOVA display, which was earlier seen in the LG Optimus Black Smartphone. The NOVA technology enables the users to maintain a great visibility even under strong sunlight. This handset will be exclusively available on the airwaves of LG U+ in South Korea. Check out the specs below.

LG Optimus Big features a 4.3 inch NOVA display, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, 3.5 mm headset jack, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI port, 16 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1500 mAh battery.

LG Optimus Big is available in two different colors – White and Black. This handset is currently up for pre-order in South Korea and it will be available for purchase from April 28th. Optimus Big is expected to arrive soon in other Asian and European markets.

Motorola Droid X^2 First Press Shots Emerge

We have already seen the leaked pics and videos of the upcoming Motorola Droid X^2 in the wild. But now, the first press shots of this powerful smartphone has been emerged. Motorola Droid X^2 is the successor of the Motorola’s popular Droid X smartphone. Earlier the phone was called as Droid X2, but the branding reveals that, the phone will be called as Droid X^2 (X-squared). This handset looks quite similar to the original Droid X. Check out the leaked press shots below.

motorola droid x2

The complete specs of this handset is still unknown, since this handset is not announced yet. But, this device is expected to come with the same 4.3 inch touchscreen display. Other rumored specs include a 1.2 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Android OS, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, HDMI port, 768 MB RAM and more.

Apart from the specs, this handset does not have a physical camera button. We are still not sure, if this handset will come with the Android Froyo or Gingerbread Operating System. This handset is expected to be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned for more updates.

[ Image Credit ]

Dual-Screen Kyocera Echo Now Available At Sprint

Earlier this year, Kyocera Communications announced the unique Kyocera Echo smartphone. It is the world’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS and comes with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera, 1 GB internal memory, 3G connectivity and so on. This handset is exclusively available on the airwaves of Sprint in the US.

Kyocera Echo was already up for pre-order, but today, Sprint officially launched this amazing dual-touchscreen smartphone. Kyocera Echo comes with the VueQue app, which allows you to watch a YouTube video in one display, while browsing, queuing and buffering additional YouTube videos on the other.

kyocera echo

Kyocera Echo features a dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 4.7 inches diagonally with 800 x 960 pixels resolution when opened, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, 5 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and 2x digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording, 1 GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and much more.

It comes with different connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3G Connectivity, microUSB and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. This handset measures 115.0 x 56.5 x 17.2mm and weighs 193g.

Kyocera Echo is currently available for purchase in all the Sprint retail channels, including the Web and Telesales. This handset comes with a price tag of $199.99 after a $100 rebate and a 2 years service agreement. Are you planning to buy this smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.

T-Mobile Offers Motorola Defy For Free On Contract

Motorola Defy is an entry level, semi-rugged smartphone. This handset currently runs on the old Android 2.1 Operating System, but it will get the Android 2.2 update during the Q2 of 2011. Motorola Defy is dust and water resistant and it comes with the famous Gorilla Glass display. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, then you should grab it today itself, since T-Mobile USA is currently offering this smartphone for free on contract.

motorola defy

Motorola Defy features a 3.7 inch WVGA display, 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 800 MHz processor, Android 2.1 (Eclair) Operating System, MOTOBLUR, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash, Android Media Player, FM Radio and much more.

This handset also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, MicroUSB, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), 512 of RAM, 2 GB internal memory, 2 GB microSD card included, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, Google Maps Navigation, Android Market, Ambient light, proximity sensor, up to 6.8 hours talktime, up to 9.9 days stand-by time and a 1540 mAh battery.

The powerful Motorola Defy originally comes with a price tag of $99.99, but you can get this handset for free, only till Thursday, April 7th. This offer is valid, only if you purchase this handset from T-Mobile.com with a 2 year service agreement. This is a pretty good deal since Motorola Defy will soon get the Android 2.2 update and on the other hand, it saves $99.99.

HTC Desire HD Officially Launched In India For Rs.26,990

Back in September, HTC announced the Android powered HTC Desire HD. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Desire smartphone and it runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. HTC Desire HD is already available in India from last 4 month, but this handset has been officially launched, today in India. It comes with the bright 4.3 inch LCD display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and so on. This handset is expected to get the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update, at the end of this month.

HTC Desire HD

We have always strived to enhance and enrich the mobile phone experience and the HTC Desire HD is a true testament of HTC’s prowess, with its stylish unibody design and outstanding features, said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. We are confident that Indian mobile phone users will value this holistic approach and HTC’s innovations in the new HTC Desire HD.

HTC Desire HD features a 4.3 inch touchscreen display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 768 RAM, 1.5 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio, up to 490 hours of stand-by time, up to 9 hours 15 mins of talk-time and a 1230 mAh battery.

The HTC Desire HD is available at a Market Operating Price of Rs. 26,990. You can purchase this handset from any of the authorized HTC resellers across the country. This handset is also available at Flipkart, for Rs.26,399.

Google Nexus S Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.27,999

Back in December, Samsung and Google launched the Android powered Nexus S smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular Nexus One smartphone. The Nexus S is the first device, which runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. The original Nexus One was never launched in India, but we have a good news for those who are eagerly waiting for the launch of Nexus S in India.

google nexus s

Flipkart, a popular online retailer is currently taking pre-order for the Nexus S in India. This handset will be launched in India with the Super Clear LCD display, instead of the Super AMOLED display. Check out the complete specs below.

Google Nexus S features a 4 inch Super Clear LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz application processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with Auto Focus, VGA front camera, HD (720p) video recording, NFC (Near Field Communication) Capability, A-GPS, 16 GB internal memory, 512MB RAM, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity and Light Sensor, Android Market and a 1500 mAh battery.

Flipkart is currently taking pre-orders of this amazing smartphone for Rs.27,999. Nexus S is the first Android Gingerbread powered smartphone to be available in India. This handset will be released on the first week of April. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, then just head over to this page at Flipkart.

Sony Xperia Arc Hands-on Pictures and Videos

After the Sony Xperia Play (see hands-on video and pictures of Xperia Play), I also had a chance to play with the new Xperia Arc phone, and just like the Play, the Arc is lightweight and feels like a feather in your hand.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

The Xperia Arc specs are pretty good and has a 8MP HD Camera, 4.2 inches screen and is really thin at 8.7mm. I liked the Xperia Arc as the display is brilliant and is based on the Bravia. Xperia Arc comes with 2.3 .

Sony Xperia Arc will be available in Canada on Rogers starting April 15th, however, there is   no release date yet for the US version as they are still negotiating with carriers. Catch up on our hands-on video and pictures of Xperia Arc after the break.

HTC Incredible S Launched In India For Rs.28,900

Last month, HTC announced the Android powered HTC Incredible S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Incredible smartphone. It currently runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, but it will be soon upgraded to Android 2.4 (Gingerbread) operating system. Within a month of its announcement, HTC finally launched this powerful smartphone in India. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

HTC Incredible s

In today’s mobile market, where one is bombarded with choices and features, users are looking forward to an offering which amalgamates the best of both. HTC has always endeavored to take the mobile phone experience to a higher level and with the launch of the Incredible S is set to create a new paradigm in mobile experience for the users,said Mr. Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. The HTC Incredible S is the answer for those looking for the perfect combination of performance and style and will help them stand out from the crowd as an icon.

HTC Incredible S features a 4 inch touchscreen display with 480x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, HTC Sense, Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP, Wi-Fi connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, micro-USB, 1.1 GB internal storage, 768 MB RAM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Internal GPS antenna, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity Sensor, up to 580 mins talktime, up to 370 hours stand-by time and a 1450 mAh battery.

This handset measures 120 mm x 64 mm x 11.7 mm and weighs just 135.5 grams. The HTC Incredible S comes with a MOP (Market Operating Price) of Rs. 28,900. You can easily purchase this handset from any of the authorized HTC resellers across the country.

LG Optimus Me P350 Now Available At Orange UK

LG Optimus Me P350 is an Android powered budget phone. This handset was unveiled, earlier this year in January. Optimus Me runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, and it comes with a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 32 GB expandable storage, 3G Connectivity and much more. LG Optimus Me is the cheaper version of the highly popular Optimus One P500 budget phone. This handset is currently up for sale in UK. Optimus Me is available exclusively on the airwaves of Orange UK. Check out the complete specs below.

lg optimus me

LG Optimus Me P350 features a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3 megapixel camera with video recording, audio and video player, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 512 MB RAM, 140 MB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 510 hours of stand-by time, up to 7 hours of talktime and a 1250 mAh battery.

LG Optimus Me is available in 5 different colors – Black, Silver, Blue, Red and Pink. This handset currently runs of the Android 2.2 OS, but it is expected to be updated to Android 2.3 OS later this year. This handset is available for free on contract with any monthly plan starting at £15.32. To purchase this handset, head over to this page.

Samsung Launches Galaxy Pop CDMA In India For Rs.9,750

Earlier this month, Samsung launched the Galaxy Pop in India. With few days of its launch, Samsung announced the CDMA version of the Galaxy Pop in India. This handset is powered by the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system and it works with any CDMA operator (Reliance, Tata Indicom and MTS) in India. It features a 3.14 inch touchscreen display, 32 GB expandable memory, 3G connectivity and more. This handset will be available for purchase from March 25 in India. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

samsung galaxy pop cdma

Samsung Galaxy Pop CDMA features a 3.14 inch QVGA display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 600MHz processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom and video recording, audio and video player, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5 mm audio jack, Android Browser, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, DLNA, A-GPS, up to 300 mins talktime, up to 320 hours stand-by time and a 1200 mAh battery.

The CDMA variant of Samsung Galaxy Pop is little costlier compared to the GSM variant. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.9,750 and it will be available from March 25th in India.