Karbonn Launches The Smart Tab 1 Tablet For Rs.6,990

Karbonn is already known for launching low cost handsets in the Indian market. Now, the company went ahead and launched an entry-level Android tablet, the Karbonn Smart Tab 1. This device runs on the latest Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 will compete with the recently launched Micromax Funbook. Flipkart, the popular online retailer in India is already selling this tablet in India. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles, said:
“After creating an unprecedented buzz in the national and international market by bringing in technologically advanced and feature rich product range for the masses, we at Karbonn Mobiles intend to engage the audience with our latest offering of the ‘Karbonn Smart’ ecosystem. Through this ecosystem, we wish to bring to our informed and enlightened consumers, technologically advanced networked devices encapsulating an avant-garde tablet and smartphone range which bring to the consumers products which are amongst the best in the world in terms of battery backup, internet surfing, audio-video playback and engaged user interface.”

The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 features a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2 GHz X-Burst processor, Android OS 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 2 megapixel camera, full HD (1080p) video playback, 1 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI, 3G support through USB dongle, 3D gravity sensor and a 3700 mAh battery.

The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 comes with a price-tag of Rs.6,990. This device comes pre-loaded with useful apps such as Karbonn Smart Browser, Karbonn Smart games, Times of India, Economic Times, Facebook and much more. Karbonn is also planning to launch Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) powered tablet in September. To get this device, head over to this page at Flipkart.

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.

Belkin India Launches Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablets

Belkin India has launched YourType Bluetooth keyboard, a sleek and stylish keyboard available for Android tablets and Apple iPads.

The keyboard is designed with comfortable well-spaced keys and facilitates a convenient typing experience. A spring mechanism underneath each key ensures a tactile response with every stroke, ensuring faster and error free typing. Belkin claims that the keyboard allows 6o hours of active usage and comes with a 2,000 hour standby battery life. The device comes with an integrated stand to place the tablet at your preferred viewing angle. It also offers function-specific keys for copying and pasting text, volume and music control. Belkin’s YourType™ Bluetooth keyboard is priced at Rs. 3699 and comes with one year limited warranty.

“It gives us immense joy to innovate products that are inspired by the needs of our consumers. Belkin strongly believes in creating technology solutions that add great value without altering the technology lifestyle of its users.”

Mohit Anand, Managing Director, Belkin India Sub-Continent

Belkin has taken rapid strides establishing itself as a leading tech and digital lifestyle brand since 2009, and has become one of the fastest-growing tech brands in the Indian subcontinent.

Intrestingly, several companies have released Bluetooth keyboards in the recent past (I wrote about Microsoft’s Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 couple of months ago). While a lot of users have given up on desktops and laptops for tablets, typing long documents on a touchscreen isn’t very convenient as yet. A lot of my blogger friends use tablets mainly as a consumption device but use keyboards or alternate devices to research and author articles. Taking a cue, Microsoft’s upcoming tablet device – Surface – includes a physical keyboard as part of the cover panel.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.29,900

Back in 2010, Samsung announced the world’s first smartphone with built-in pico projector. Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy Beam I8520. After the company’s earlier efforts at releasing a phone with a projector has failed miserably, Samsung went ahead and unveiled a new projector phone with the same name, but a different model number. The Samsung Galaxy Beam I8530 was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona.

The built-in nHD projector on this handset is capable of beaming a wide range of multimedia content up to 50 inch wide. The Samsung Galaxy Beam runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. It might also get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months. However, you should not expect this device to get the recently announced Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update. Samsung India’s online store is currently taking pre-orders of this unique smartphone. Planning to buy one? Don’t forget to check out the complete specs below.

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, Samsung Touchwiz 4 UI, 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, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, FM Radio with RDS, built-in nHD projector, Swype, Document Viewer, A-GPS, Google Play Store, 768 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 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.

Samsung Galaxy Beam is currently up for pre-order in India for Rs.29,900 (apprx. $525). This handset is expected to go on sale in early-July. To pre-order the Galaxy Beam, head over to this page at Samsung India eStore.

HTC EVO 3D Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update In India

Last year, HTC launched its first 3D smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D. This handset allows you to record 2D videos in full HD (1080p) and 3D videos in HD (720p), thanks to its 5 megapixel dual cameras. HTC EVO 3D was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Back in March, HTC has promised to roll out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for 16 smartphones, including the HTC EVO 3D.

HTC has already rolled out the Android 4.0 update in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. However, the EVO 3D owners in India were still waiting to get their hands on the Android 4.0 OS. Now, we have good news for the folks in India. HTC India recently tweeted that the company has started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this unique smartphone in India.

The latest update brings the Sense 3.6 UI, system bar enhancements, lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked, re-sizeable widgets, data usage controls, advanced voice and text input, improved menu structure, face unlock, home screen folders, improved battery life, improved text input and spell checking and much more.

The size of the update is 300 MB and it bumps the HTC EVO 3D to 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not received the update, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. If you have already received this update, then let us know in the comments section below.

Amitabh Bachchan Dies in Car Crash Hoax

While Hollywood actors being killed by people who spread hoaxes on the Internet is not new, pranksters have now decided to target popular Bollywood actors as well.

After Micky Rourke and John Cena were recently declared dead by hoaxers, popular Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was also killed by some internet idiot in an accident. The report of the death of Amitabh Bachchan spread like wildfire on Twitter and Facebook. However, the actor is definitely safe and sound and has been tweeting fun tweets.

The message was spread through a link on a satire website called swell server and had the following report:

(Local Team News 9) Amitabh Bachan died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident – June 28, 2012

Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Amitabh Bachan lost control while driving a friend’s vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly.

The vehicle was believed to have been traveling at approximately 95 miles per hour in a 55mph zone at the time of the accident.

Witnesses have stated that Amitabh Bachan’s car crossed the double lines several times prior to the accident and hit the center lane divider causing the vehicle to flip and roll.

Toxicology tests will be performed to determine whether he was driving under the influence, however initial findings indicate that durgs or alcohol did not contribute in any way to this accident as it was more likely to been caused by road conditions.

Memorial services for Amitabh Bachan have not yet been announced. The service is expected to be a closed casket funeral due to the severe head trauma.

Additional details and information will be forthcoming as they become available.

This story is 100% false and is a rumor. Please do not fall for such stupid news in the future. Also, in future do not spread such stories and try and confirm things through your local news.

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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.

HTC Sensation XL Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update In India

Last year, HTC launched a powerful smartphone in its popular Sensation family, the HTC Sensation XL. It is the company’s first smartphone to sport the Beats Audio tag. The HTC Sensation XL was bundled with the amazing Beats Audio headphones. However, the device was shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. HTC has already promised to roll out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for 16 smartphones, including the HTC Sensation XL. This was definitely a relief for the owners of this device.

Last month, HTC rolled out the Android 4.0 ICS update in Romania and other European countries. However, the Sensation XL owners in India were eagerly waiting to get their hands on the latest version of the Android OS. Now, the wait has finally come to an end. HTC India recently tweeted that the company has started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the HTC Sensation XL in India.

The latest update brings the Sense 3.6 UI, system bar enhancements, re-sizeable widgets, lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked, data usage controls, face unlock, home screen folders, improved battery life, improved text input and spell checking, advanced voice and text input, improved menu structure and much more.

HTC Sensation XL owners can download and install the update directly from the phone using Wi-Fi. You should also make sure that your battery has at least 50% charge. It is also advised to backup all your data before updating the device. If you have already received this update or if you find something new, please let us know in the comments section below.