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.

Samsung Epic 4G To Taste Android 2.2 FroYo On March 21

Sprint and Samsung started rolling out the Android 2.2 OTA update for the Epic 4G, back in late February.

However, the update was pulled back within 3 days of its release due to many issues including corrupting a user’s SD card, bricking phones etcetera. Now, the folks over at Android Central have got their hands on some leaked internal Sprint document.

The document states that Sprint and Samsung will be rolling out a new Android 2.2 update for the Epic 4G owners.


Along with the Epic 4G, the Samsung Transform and the Galaxy Tab will also get OTA updates. The Transform will get the Android 2.2 update (EB28), while the Galaxy Tab will get a minor software update. All the updates will be rolled out via OTA (Over-The-Air) by Sprint, and hopefully won’t lead to any issues this time.

Apparently, the Epic 4G Android 2.2 update is scheduled to roll out to the general public starting from March 21st. Updates for the Galaxy Tab and the Transform will be rolled out soon after.

Hopefully, this rumor will turn out to be true and Epic 4G owners will finally get a taste of FroYo on their handset.

MTS Launches The HTC Pulse In India For Free On Contract

Most of the smartphones sold in the US and the UK comes with a 24 months service agreement. Sadly, in India, the customer has to pay the full amount before purchasing a smartphone. Because of this problem, most of the Indians are not able to purchase hi-end smartphones. To solve this problem, MTS recently launched the HTC Pulse smartphone in India. HTC Pulse is already available in the US on the airwaves of Verizon Wireless. This handset is originally called as “HTC Droid Eris”. It runs on the old Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system. Customers in India can get this handset for free on contract. Check out the complete specs after the break.

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According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing Officer, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd., We are excited to unveil the new MTS brand, in line with MTS’ global strategy. MTS has recently been ranked as the 72nd most powerful brand in the world by Millward Brown. In keeping with our endeavor to delight our customers, we have adopted a disruptive approach to marketing that would redefine the way Smartphones are sold in India. The latest in our range of Smartphones is MTS Pulse from HTC. Powered by Android 2.1, it is a great combination of style and technology bundled with free calls, data usage and SMSs

HTC Pulse comes with a 3.2 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7600TM processor, Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, 5 megapixel with auto focus, 512 MB flash ROM, 288 MB RAM, Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP, Internal GPS antenna, 32 GB expandable memory, 8GB MicroSD card included, up to 373 hours stand-by time, up to 214 minutes of talktime and a 1300 mAh battery. This handset measures 11.3 x 5.55 x 1.3 cm and weighs 120 grams.

You can easily get the HTC Pulse smartphone for free with a 12 months service agreement. You will need to pay Rs.1500 every month, for the next 12 months. You will also get 1500 mins talktime (Local + National), 1500 SMS (Local + National) and 1500 MB data usage every month. If you are not willing to pay the amount every month, then you can directly purchase this handset for Rs.16,000 and choose the MTS plans, that suits your needs. We hope more operators will join the bandwagon soon and offer hi-end smartphones and tablets in India on contract.

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Acer Liquid Metal Launched In India For Rs.20,500

Acer Liquid Metal was announced by the company, back in October. This handset has been finally launched in India. Acer Liquid Metal runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system and it comes with a 3.6-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera and so on. This device have also won the Japan’s Good Design Award for its well designed product feature.

Announcing the launch, Mr.S.Rajendran, Chief Marketing officer, Acer India, said, We have always enhanced our product portfolio keeping consumer needs in mind. Powered by a new breed of processors, the Android platform and wireless connectivity, Acer Liquid Metal enables fast and efficient web browsing while providing a host of other unique features that makes it an ideal Smartphone. We will be launching more smartphones in the near future to meet with the growing demands of our consumers.

Acer Liquid Metal

Acer Liquid Metal features a 3.6 inch curved touchscreen display with 800 × 480 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, Breeze UI, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, Dolby Surround technology, EQ profiles, Dynamic Bass Boost, Push Mail, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 8GB MicroSD card included, GPS with A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

Acer Liquid Metal is available in three different colors – Silver, Brown and Tiffany Blue. The phone also supports DLNA and Mobile AP. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.20,500.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Player 4 and 5

Samsung Galaxy Player 4 and 5Today, Samsung officially announced two new Galaxy devices powered by Android – the Galaxy Player 4 and 5. Both the devices run Android 2.2 Froyo but will receive an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread soon.

The Galaxy Player 4 and 5 were first spotted at the Mobile World Congress, but we didn’t have many details about them back then. But at today’s event, Samsung revealed everything about the Galaxy Player, expect for the pricing details.

The Galaxy Player 4 is very similar to the Galaxy S, expect that it won’t offer any calling functionality or 3G connectivity. It also has a lower resolution camera but has almost everything else. Both the players will have a 3.2 MP camera, and the Galaxy Player 5 comes with Flash as well. They offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and up to 32 GB microSD card support.

The Galaxy Player 4 comes with a 4 inch Super Clear LCD display, while the Galaxy Player 5 comes with a 5 inch TFT LCD display. Both are capable of playing 720p videos in almost very popular format, just like the Galaxy S. They also support the Android Market.

They will likely be launched in Spring, and should be priced in the range of $199 – $299, to compete with the iPod Touch.

You can check out the official press release here.

Sprint To Launch Kyocera Echo On April 17 For $199.99

Last month, Sprint announced the Android powered Kyocera Echo smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system. Kyocera Echo is the world’s first dual-touchscreen Android smartphone and it will be exclusively available on the airwaves of Sprint in the US. This handset allows you to access more than 150,000 apps from the Android Market. Kyocera Echo features two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by the pivot hingefeature, that enables the two displays to operate independently. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

Continuing to set the bar high in Android innovation, Sprint is thrilled to bring this industry-first device to the market,said Fared Adib, vice president Product, Sprint. Kyocera Echo’s unique dual-screen, Simul-tasking capabilities allow customers to do things they have never before done on a wireless handset. We believe customers will really appreciate and leverage the dual-screen capabilities and are excited to partner with Kyocera to bring this innovation to Sprint customers.”

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Kyocera Echo Specifications:

  • 3.5 inch LCD WVGA display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 4.7 inches diagonal display
  • Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash and 2x digital zoom
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • GPS
  • 1GB memory
  • 8GB microSD card included
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Digital compass
  • accelerometer
  • proximity sensor
  • light sensor
  • 1370 mAh battery

Kyocera Echo comes with a full HTML web browser optimized for dual-screen experience. It also features 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 will be available for purchase from April 17th in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web and Telesales. This handset comes with a price tag of $199.99 with a 2 years service agreement. Are you planning to buy this unique smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Version Coming On March 27th For $599

Motorola launched the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb based tablet the XOOM on February 24th.

Today, the company announced the Wi-Fi version of the XOOM which will be available beginning from March 27th. The XOOM sports a 10.1-inch XGA (1280×800) display and is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset. It is also the first tablet in the world to be powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb which was tailor made for tablets.


The handset packs in 1GB of RAM and a bunch of sensors including accelerometer, barometer and an ambient light sensor. There is also a 5MP camera at the back, and a VGA camera in the front for video calling.

The base model of the Wi-Fi version of the XOOM with 32GB of internal memory will cost $599. The tablet will be available at all major retailers in the United States including Best Buy, Costco, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and Staples.

Motorola has not announced anything about bringing the XOOM to other regions of the world as well.

HTC Desire Z Officially Launched In India For Rs.25,590

Back in September, HTC announced the Desire Z smartphone. This handset currently runs on the old Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, but it will be upgraded to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS during Q2 of 2011. Flipkart, a popular online retailer is already selling this handset in India from January, but HTC today officially launched this handset in India.

It is HTC’s endeavor to push mobile phone experience to newer levels, and the HTC Desire Z stands testimony to it. For a new empowered India which is constantly on the move, the dedicated features of the HTC Desire Z will make it the tool of choice in seamless connectivity and convenience. This, combined with the HTC Sense experience will take the user beyond the phone to a whole new level with a series of connected HTC services we call, said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. We are upbeat about the prospects of the Desire Z and believe that Indian mobile phone users will enjoy HTC’s innovations in the new HTC Desire Z.


HTC Desire Z

HTC Desire Z comes with a 4.3 inch S-LCD display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, Slideout QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectiivty, 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, HD (720p) video recording, 1.5 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM, microSD card slot, 3.5 mm audio jack, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, HTC Widgets, FM Radio, DLNA, up to 590 mins talktime, up to 430 hours stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

HTC Desire Z comes with the new HTC Sense, which offers a variety of enhancements that improve how people capture, create, share and access multimedia content. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.25,590. You can purchase this handset from any authorized HTC resellers across the country.

HTC Thunderbolt Finally Gets A Release Date!

HTC and Verizon have finally gone ahead and announced the release date of the highly anticipated HTC Thunderbolt. The launch of the handset was delayed numerous times because of unknown reasons. According to rumors, the launch was delayed because of the poor battery life of the handset.


The Thunderbolt was announced by HTC during CES 2011. The handset will be the first phone to support Verizon’s so called 4G’ LTE network. The HTC Thunderbolt will be available on the Verizon network starting from March 17th, for $249.99 with a two-year contract.

The HTC Thunderbolt sports a huge 4.3-inch LCD with WVGA (800×480) resolution. The handset is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor (MSM8255) and packs 768MB of RAM. The phone also has 8GB of on-board memory, and a 32GB (!) card will come pre-installed as well.

The back of the handset houses an 8MP camera, while there is a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video calling. There is also a kickstand at the back of the handset. The handset runs on Android 2.2 (FroYo), with the latest version of HTC’s Sense UI running on top of it.

Motorola Milestone Android 2.2 FroYo Update Rolling Out Now

Motorola Milestone owners rejoice! Motorola Europe has finally started rolling out the Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for your handset.

The update comes out nearly 7 months after the original Motorola Droid got its Android 2.2 update. There is hardly any major difference between the Droid and the Milestone in terms of hardware, except for their mobile radios, and the latter featuring a locked down bootloader.


The Android 2.2 FroYo update will bring with it voice search, speech-to-text recognition, Flash player support, Wi-Fi tethering and performance and stability improvements. The update is being rolled out slowly in selected countries by Motorola. Users can check here, whether the Froyo update is being rolled out in their country or not.

Instructions on upgrading the Milestone to Android 2.2 can be found here. Milestone owners should NOT even hope that Motorola will release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the handset.

If they want to taste Gingerbread on their handset, they need to flash a Custom ROM on their handset like CyanogenMod 7. Not only custom ROMs provide users with a taste of the latest version of Android, they also have many nifty features and are more faster and stable.