Reliance Launches The Unlimited BBM Plan For Just Rs.129

BlackBerry smartphones are not only used by professionals, but they are also used by students in India. Most of them does not need the BlackBerry Enterprise services, hence paying Rs.500 – Rs.1,000 only for the use of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) was not the perfect solution. To solve this problem, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Tata Docomo launched the “Unlimited BBM” plan for Rs.129. As the name suggest, the Unlimited BBM plan allows the BlackBerry users to use unlimited BBM service.

Reliance Communications (RCom) has announced a similar “Only BBM” plan for its subscribers in India. The new Only BBM plan is available for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers. This plan allows Reliance subscribers to use unlimited BBM service on their BlackBerry smartphones for 30 days. Apart from the unlimited BBM usage, Reliance also offers 600 local and national SMS per month for prepaid subscribers and 500 local and national SMS per month for postpaid subscribers.

To activate the Only BBM plan, prepaid subscribers will need to send a text to 53739 with the keyword ‘ACT BBMPRS129′. On the other hand, postpaid subscribers will need to call *389 from their Reliance phone or 1800 3000 8989 from any other phone. The unlimited BBM plan offered by Reliance is much better than the plans offered by other operators, since you will not only get unlimited BBM usage but also free local and national SMS.

Samsung Omnia M Goes On Sale In India For Rs.17,990

Back in May, Samsung announced the Omnia M smartphone for the European market. This handset comes with the Samsung AllShare media streaming app, which allows you to display movies, games or any other multimedia content directly from the smartphone to a TV. Samsung Omnia M currently runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. However, this handset is expected to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update in the coming months.

Samsung Omnia M is specially designed for social and entertainment multi-taskers. Snapdeal, a popular online retailer has already started selling the Samsung Omnia M even before the manufacturer has officially launched the device in India. If you are planning to buy this device instead of the popular Nokia Lumia smartphones, then check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Omnia M features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixel, 1 GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0 and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Office Hub, 384 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Bing map, GPS with A-GPS, People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video Hub, Zune player, Marketplace Hub, 25 GB of Windows Live Skydrive storage and a 1500mAh battery.

This handset is available only in deep grey color. Samsung Omnia M comes with a price tag of Rs.18,650. However, you can easily get this device from Snapdeal for just Rs.17,990 (approx. $320). This handset will compete with other Windows Phone powered smartphones such as Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar and Nokia Lumia 800. To get this handset, head over to this page.

LG Optimus 4X HD Launched In India For Rs.34,990

Along with the Optimus L3, L5 and L7, LG has also launched the powerful Optimus 4X HD smartphone in India. It is the company’s first smartphone which packs a 1.5 GHz quad-core plus 1 processor. When maximum power is needed, Tegra 3 automatically activates all four cores, but when less power is required, it defaults to the fifth battery-saver core. This handset runs of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System with LG’s Optimus UI 3.0 on top of it.

Sanjay Maheshwary Business Head, Mobile Communications, LG India, said:
“With the smartphone segment consolidating even further, it’s now apparent that both great software and great hardware should go hand in hand. LG’s 4X HD is our proof that we not only understand our consumers’ needs but also cater to them. The 4X HD also features LG’s new User Experience (UX), which allows users the ability to instantly jot memos or noted from any screen. LG’s 4X HD is a complete package which packs powerful features to back it sleek frame”

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LG Optimus 4X HD features a 4.7 inch True HD-IPS display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Optimus UI 3.0, 1.5 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core plus 1 processor, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 1 GB RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS, Google Play Store, up to 730 hrs of stand-by time, up to 9 hrs of talk-time and a 2150 mAh battery.

LG Optimus 4X HD comes with a price-tag of Rs.34,990 (approx. $630) in India. This handset will compete with other powerful Android smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X in the Indian market.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Launched In India For Rs.33,900

Earlier this year, Samsung unveiled a unique smartphone with built-in pico projector at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone. This handset allows the users to display and share multimedia content on a large projector screen as well as on a clear wall (surface). The built-in nHD projector on this handset is capable of beaming a wide range of multimedia content up to 50 inch wide.

Apart from the unique feature mentioned above, this handset packs a 4 inch display along with a 1 GHz dual-core processor. Samsung Galaxy Beam currently runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. This handset might get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the near future. However, you should not expect this device to get the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update ever. Samsung Galaxy Beam was already available for pre-order in India. Now, the company went ahead and officially launched the amazing Galaxy Beam in India.

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Samsung Galaxy Beam features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 OS), Samsung Touchwiz 4 UI, built-in nHD projector, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 768 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Swype, Document Viewer, A-GPS, Google Play Store, Samsung ChatON, Samsung Social Hub, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, up to 760 hrs of stand-by time, up to 9 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 2000 mAh battery.

This handset comes with specialized applications like the ambience feature for various mood experiences and a drawing tool for presentations. The drawing tool enables the presenter to easily bring the viewers’ attention without a laser printer. Samsung Galaxy Beam comes with a price tag of Rs.33,900. However, you can easily get this device from Samsung India eStore for just Rs.29,900 (approx. $540). To buy this handset, head over to this page.

LG Optimus L3, L5 And L7 Launched In India

LG recently invited us to showcase the new L-Series phones, the LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7. You must have already heard about these devices, while they were announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. LG Optimus L3 is basically an entry-level smartphone, while the L5 and L7 are mid-range devices. LG Optimus L3 runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, while the Optimus L5 and L7 runs on the newer Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

According to the company, L-Style’s design is comprised of ‘five aesthetic elements’ – Modern Square Style, Floating Mass Technology, Seamless Layout, Harmonized Design Contrast and Sensuous Slim Shape. The Optimus L3, L5 and L7 are the company’s first smartphones to feature the L-Style look. If you were planning to get one of these device, then we have good news for you. LG recently launched these budget friendly smartphones in India.

Sanjay Maheshwary, Business Head, Mobile Communications, LG India, said:
“Both L series and LG Optimus 4XHD are feature packed Smartphone, offering a great mix of design, intelligent features, performance and display. These smartphones, with their fast processors and superb display, take user experience to a whole new level. Design has always been a major priority for LG and our design leadership has been well established and consistently maintained. The launch of L series, with L-Style’s design philosophy, is just another milestone and there are many more to come.”

LG Optimus L3 Specifications:

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  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display
  • 240x 320 pixels resolution
  • 800 MHz processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 384 MB RAM
  • Up to 600 hrs of stand-by time
  • Up to 12 hrs of talk-time
  • 1500 mAh battery

LG Optimus L5 Specifications:

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  • 4 inch touchscreen display
  • 320 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Google Play Store
  • Up to 900 hrs of stand-by time
  • Up to 10 hrs of talk-time
  • 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery

LG Optimus L7 Specifications:

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  • 4.3 inch IPS display
  • 480 x 800 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • DLNA
  • Google Play Store
  • Dolby mobile sound enhancement
  • Up to 550 hrs of stand-by time
  • Up to 6 hrs of talk-time
  • 1700 mAh Li-Ion battery

LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7 comes with a price tag of Rs.8,895, Rs.13,199 and Rs.19,900 respectively. LG Optimus L3 will complete with Samsung Galaxy Y and HTC Explorer, while the Optimus L5 and L7 will compete with Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos, Xperia U, Xperia Sola and Xolo 900 in the Indian market.

Micromax X259 Solar Phone Launched In India For Rs.2,499

Micromax recently launched a unique feature phone with built-in solar panel. Micromax X259 is the company’s first solar phone which enables the users to charge their phone using solar energy. This handset is useful for the folks living in rural area, where they have to suffer from frequent power cuts. The solar panel technology allows the phone to automatically gets charged through solar power on exposure to sunlight.

Rahul Sharma, Co–Founder, Micromax, said:
“We have been at the forefront of innovation. We have introduced many categories into this competitive Industry be it long battery life phones or dual SIM phones. With the introduction of this our intent is to get rid of the mobile phone charger by including a solar panel on the device itself”.

Micromax X259 features a 2.4 inch display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 0.3 megapixel rear-facing camera, dual-SIM capabilities, GPRS, Bluetooth, FM Radio, music player, solar panel, Mi-Zone, Mi-Store, 4 GB expandable memory, up to 4.5 hours of talk-time, up to 200 hours of standby time and so on. This handset also packs a 1000 mAh battery which will help you to stay connected even if you spend most of your time indoors.

According to the company, this handset offers up to 1.5 hours of talk-time just by charging it under the sun for 3 hours. This handset is definitely useful for most of the Indians who are facing power cuts for several hours. Micromax X259 comes with a price-tag of just Rs.2,499 (approx. $45).

Sony Xperia Go Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.18,999

Do you still remember the Sony Xperia Go smartphone? Yes, we are talking about the same mid-range Android device which was announced in May along with the Sony Xperia Acro S. This handset is currently available only in the UK. Now, the folks living in India can finally get their hands on this device starting next week. Flipkart, the popular online retailer is currently taking pre-orders for this amazing smartphone.

Sony Xperia Go is a water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof smartphone. Sadly, the much-needed front-facing camera is missing from this device. This handset runs on the out-dated Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS is expected to arrive during the third quarter of 2012. Find out the compete specs of this handset after the break.

Sony Xperia Go features a 3.5 inch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, scratch-resistant mineral glass, 1 Ghz dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with 16x digital zoom and LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Google Play Store and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 45 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs video playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 520 hrs of stand-by time and a 1305 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Go comes with a price-tag of Rs.18,999 (approx. $350) in India. This handset is currently available only in black and white colors. The yellow Xperia Go is expected to arrive soon after the launch. To pre-order this device, head over to this page at Flipkart.

WishTel Launches IRA Thing 2 Android 4.0 Tablet In India For Rs.6,500

WishTel is an Indian brand known for manufacturing low-cost Android tablets. Previously, the company has launched entry level tablets such as IRA and IRA Thing. WishTel recently launched the Android powered IRA Thing 2. It is the world’s first tablet to support 23 native Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, etc. This device runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

WishTel IRA Thing 2 is designed and manufactured in India. This device comes with the TV app which allows you to watch more than 120 TV channels across various genres of entertainment, sports, kids, news, music, regional and much more. On the other hand, The E-News app allows you to access latest news from over 55 multi-liguistic newspapers from across India. Sadly, the battery is reported to last only 4 hrs.

Mr. Milind Shah, Chief Executive Officer, WishTel, said:
“We have been persistent in delivering the best of technology with our earlier two products – IRA & IRA Thing and are overwhelmed with the responses received from our customers. With the launch of IRA Thing 2, we wish to offer the youth of today, a device that is fun, trendy and offers access to the best of entertainment and education applications at an affordable price.”

WishTel IRA Thing 2 features a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.5 GHz processor, Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video playback, full HD (1080p) video playback, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, HDMI, Google Play Store and a 3000 mAh battery.

WishTel IRA Thing 2 is available in black, red, yellow, pink, blue and white colors. The retail package is bundled with HDMI cable, wireless headphone and WLAN to USB port cable. WishTel IRA Thing 2 comes with a price-tag of just Rs.6,500 (approx. $115). This device will complete with other entry-level Android tablets such as Karbonn Smart Tab 1 and Micromax Funbook in the Indian market.

Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity Launched In India For Rs.8,490

Micromax recently launched the entry-level Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity smartphone in India. This handset is specifically designed for those who often complain of running out of battery juice due to heavy usage. The Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity is not earth-shattering in terms of specs. However, the powerful 2500 mAh battery packed in this device offers up to 288 hours of stand-by time as well as up to 7 hours of talk-time on a single charge. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

The Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz processor, Google Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) OS, dual-SIM capabilities, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 0.3 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 audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, Micro USB, USB 2.0, up to 7 hrs of talk-time, up to 288 hrs of stand-by time and a 2500 mAh battery.

The Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity comes pre-loaded with AISHA (Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant) voice recognition app, which helps you to update social networking sites, figure out phone status, find locations, know horoscopes, weather conditions, make language translations and much more. This handset comes with a price-tag of Rs.8,490 (approx. $150) in India.

Nokia Launches Lumia 800 The Dark Knight Rises Limited Edition In India For Rs.24,999

The Nokia Lumia 800 is one of the most popular Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) powered smartphone. This handset was launched at the Nokia World 2011 in London. After a few months, Nokia unveiled the Lumia 800 “The Dark Knight Rises” limited edition. This handset comes with an etched Batman logo on the back of the device. Apart from that, there are no other changes in the specs, compared to the original Lumia 800 smartphone.

Today, Nokia finally launched the Lumia 800 ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ limited edition smartphone in India. Sadly, the company will sell only 200 units of this limited edition handset. Apart from that amazing Batman logo on the back, this device comes pre-loaded with the exclusive The Dark Knight Rises contents such as wallpapers, videos, ringtones and The Dark Knight app.

Nokia Lumia 800 ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ limited edition features a 3.7 inch AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 × 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz single core processor, 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 14.5 GB user memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, SkyDrive, Office 365, Xbox Live, Windows Marketplace, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Bing Maps, IE9 with HTML 5 support, Zune, up to 60 hours of music playback in offline mode, up to 9 hours of talk-time, up to 265 hours of stand-by time and a 1450 mAh battery.

Nokia Lumia 800 ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ limited edition comes with a price-tag of Rs.24,999 (approx. $450) in India. There is no point in buying this smartphone, since it won’t get the Windows Phone 8 OS. This handset will be stuck with the upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 OS. If you are a fan of the Batman film series, then you can go ahead and purchase this device before it gets sold out in India.

PS: In our exclusive Nokia Lumia 800 review, we gave this handset a rating of 7 out of 10. To read the complete review, head over to this page.