BlackBerry PlayBook Price Drops To $299 In The US

Last week, Research-In-Motion (RIM) slashed the price of its first tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook in India. Now, the company has dropped the price of this tablet in the US. BlackBerry PlayBook was announced in late-2010 and it was later showcased at CES 2011 in Las Vegas and MWC 2011 in Barcelona. The BlackBerry PlayBook runs on the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

The 64 GB version of this tablet was originally priced at $699, but folks living in the US can get this device for just $299. Even the 16 GB and 32GB variant of this tablet is priced at $299. RIM has also slashed the price of BlackBerry PlayBook in the UK. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the specs after the break.

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BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive screen LCD display with 1024 × 600 pixels resolution, 1 GHz dual-core processor, BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing, 1 GB RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera, 3 megapixel front facing camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback and more.

Other features include microHDMI, microUSB, HDMI video output, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 16GB/ 32GB / 64GB internal memory, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, Predictive text input and a 5300 mAh Li-Po Standard battery.

BlackBerry PlayBook Old Pricing (US):

  • 16 GB $499.00
  • 32 GB $599.00
  • 64 GB $699.00

BlackBerry PlayBook New Pricing (US):

  • 16 GB $299.00
  • 32 GB $299.00
  • 64 GB $299.00

BlackBerry PlayBook Old Pricing (UK):

  • 16 GB £399
  • 32 GB £479
  • 64 GB £559

BlackBerry PlayBook New Pricing (UK):

  • 16 GB £169
  • 32 GB £199
  • 64 GB £329

BlackBerry PlayBook Old Pricing (India):

  • 16 GB Rs.27,990
  • 32 GB Rs.32,990
  • 64 GB Rs.37,990

BlackBerry PlayBook New Pricing (India):

  • 16 GB Rs.13,490
  • 32 GB Rs.15,990
  • 64 GB Rs.24,490

The BlackBerry PlayBook offer in India is extended only for a week. Folks living in the US can order this device at a discounted price till February 4, 2012. To order the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, head over to this page.

Samsung Launches The Wave Y Smartphone In India For Rs.7,950

Last year, Samsung announced the Wave Y smartphone, along with the Wave M entry-level phone. This handset runs on the Bada 2.0 Operating System. After waiting for nearly 4 months, Samsung finally launched the Wave Y smartphone in India. This handset is specially targeted at the youth in India. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

Ranjit Yadav, country head, mobile and IT, Samsung India, said,

“Consumers today, especially the younger generation is very expressive, socially active, wants to stay connected and do more while on the move. This device not only meets these needs of Gen Y but allows them to personalise the phone to match their personality and provides them with a richer, more intuitive smartphone experience. We are very confident that this device will catch the imagination of our young consumers.

samsung wave y

Samsung Wave Y features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, Bada 2.0 Operating System, 832 MHz processor, Touchwiz UX, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, VGA video recording, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Audio and Video player, 150 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB card included, 512 MB RAM, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB 2.0, Samsung ChatON, Samsung App Store, up to 570 hrs stand-by time, up to 6 hrs 40 mins talk-time and a 1200 mAh battery.

Samsung Wave Y comes with a price tag of Rs.7,950 in India. Airtel subscribers will get an additional benefit of 100 MB free 3G data usage per month for 12 months. This handset will compete with other entry-level smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy Y, Dell XCD35, Micromax Superfone Lite, Samsung Galaxy Pop and LG Optimus NET in the Indian market.

Nokia 603 Already Available In India For Rs.14,285

Back in October, Nokia announced the new Nokia 603 smartphone. This handset runs on the new Symbian Belle Operating System. It comes with a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, powerful 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and more. Nokia has not yet officially launched this handset in India. But, Letsbuy, a popular online retailer is already selling this handset in India. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

nokia 603

Nokia 603 features a 3.5 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 640 × 360 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Symbian Belle Operating System, 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 2 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, FM radio, A-GPS, up to 75 hours music playback time, up to 10 hours video playback time, up to 16 hrs talk-time, up to 460 hrs stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

Nokia 603 comes pre-loaded with some interesting apps such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Shazam, Microsoft Office Communicator, Quick Office and more. Nokia 603 comes with a price-tag of Rs.15,719, but Letsbuy is selling this handset for just Rs.14,285. This handset is currently available only in black color. To get this handset, head over to this page at Letsbuy.

BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB Now Available In India For Just Rs.13,490

Earlier this year, Research-In-Motion (RIM) launched the much-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in India. It is the company’s first tablet device which was announced last year and it was showcased at CES 2011 in Las Vegas and MWC 2011 in Barcelona. The BlackBerry PlayBook runs on the BlackBerry Tablet OS. RIM recently reduced the price of its not-so-popular BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, by almost half in India. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

Blackberry Playbook

BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive screen LCD display with 1024 × 600 pixels resolution, BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording and more.

Other features include HDMI video output, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 16GB/ 32GB / 64GB internal memory, microHDMI, microUSB, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, Predictive text input and a 5300 mAh Li-Po Standard battery.

BlackBerry PlayBook Old Pricing:

  • 16 GB – Rs.27,990
  • 32 GB – Rs.32,990
  • 64 GB – Rs.37,990

BlackBerry PlayBook New Pricing:

  • 16 GB – Rs.13,490
  • 32 GB – Rs.15,990
  • 64 GB – Rs.24,490

This offer is valid only till Saturday, December 31, 2011. If you are planning to buy this device, then you should hurry up, since the offer will end in just 4 days. Flipkart, a popular online retailer in India is also selling this device at the new reduced price. Check out the purchase links below.

LG Optimus 3D Price Drops To Rs. 30,200 In India

Earlier this year, LG launched its first 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D. This handset was announced and showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. The LG Optimus 3D was originally launched with the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, but it was later updated to the new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. This handset was launched in India during August, with a price tag of Rs.37,000. But, if you are planning to buy this handset, then we have a good news for you. The LG Optimus 3D is currently available for just Rs.30,200 in India. Check out the complete specs below.

optimus 3d

LG Optimus 3D features a 4.3 inch 3D WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Dual-Core and Dual-Channel TI OMAP4 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, Glasses-free 3D viewing, 5 megapixel dual-lens camera, 1080p video recording and playback in 2D, 720p video recording and playback in 3D, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, HDMI 1.4, DLNA connectivity, 3.5mm headset jack, 4 GB LP DDR2, 8 GB memory, 32GB expandable memory and a 1500 mAh battery.

LG Optimus 3D is the world’s first smartphone with the unique tri-dualconfiguration dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory. This handset allows you to directly upload your 3D contents from the handset to the YouTube 3D channel. To buy this handset, head over to this page at Flipkart.

White BlackBerry Bold 9900 Launched In India For Rs.33,360

Earlier this year, Research-In-Motion (RIM) launched the much-awaited BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone. It is the company’s slimmest handset, which comes with the BlackBerry’s iconic QWERTY keyboard, faster 1.2 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, etc. This handset runs on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System. BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the company’s thinnest smartphone with 10.5 mm thickness.

Now, Research-In-Motion (RIM) has launched the pure white version of its popular BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in India. There specs of both the devices are almost similar. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes with the RIM’s new Liquid Graphics technology, which combines the graphics processor with the fast CPU and high resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface and smooth graphics.

white blackberry bold 9900

BlackBerry Bold 9900 features a 2.8 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 × 480 pixels, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, Blackberry 7 OS, full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 768 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Voice activated search, WiFi, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC (Near Field Communication), Augmented Reality, Improved browser, BlackBerry Balance and a 1230 mAh battery.

The white BlackBerry Bold 9900 is also pre-loaded with many interesting and useful apps, including the premium version of Documents To Go, which offers powerful document editing features as well as a native PDF document viewer. The original BlackBerry Bold 9900 is available in India for around Rs.30,000, but you will need to shell out some extra bucks for the white version of this handset. The white BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes with a price-tag of Rs.33,360. Are you planning to buy this handset, or you will go for the white version of the powerful Samsung Galaxy S II? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman Up For Pre-Order In India

Back in August, Sony Ericsson announced the mid-range Live with Walkman music smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman comes with a dedicated Walkman hardware button, which provides instant access to the music player and allows you to like, share and discover content through a deep Facebook integration. This handset is currently available for pre-order at Flipkart. Check out the complete specs after the break.

sony ericsson live with walkman

Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman features a small 3.2 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, 1 Ghz processor, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, VGA front-facing camera, Walkman player, Android Market, 3D games, Stereo speakers, DLNA Certified, Micro USB support and more.

It also features a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, A-GPS, WebKit Web browser, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, Stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, PlayNow service, USB mass storage, 320 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB microSD memory card bundled, up to 17 hrs 30 min of Music playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min of Video playback time, up to 600 hrs of standby time, up to 14 hrs 15 min of talk time and a 1200 mAh battery.

The Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman comes with a price-tag of Rs.14,550 (approx. $280). This handset features an infinite button, which lets you explore even more music and video content using the Sony Ericsson’s new Qriocity service. It also allows you to access more than 300,000 apps from the Android Market. The Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman will compete with other Android smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy Ace, HTC Wildfire S and HTC ChaCha in the Indian market. To pre-order this smartphone, head over to this page at Flipkart.

Check out the official images below.

sony ericsson live with walkman

sony ericsson live with walkman

sony ericsson live with walkman

Samsung Omnia W Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.20,900

Back in September, Samsung unveiled the newest member of its Omnia family, the Samsung Omnia W. It is the company’s first device, which runs on the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. The Samsung Omnia W is the successor of the not-so-popular Samsung Omnia 7 smartphone. After waiting for nearly three months, this handset is available for pre-order in India. Flipkart, a popular online retailer, has already started taking pre-order of this handset. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

samsung omnia w

Samsung Omnia W features a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels, 1.4GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback, VGA front facing camera, Zune player, Marketplace Hub and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 512MB of RAM, 8GB internal memory, A-GPS, People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video Hub, Office Hub, 25 GB of Windows Live Skydrive storage and a 1500mAh battery.

samsug omnia w flipkart

The Samsung Omnia W comes with a price-tag of Rs.20,900 (approx. $400). This handset will compete with the recently launched Nokia Lumia 710 in the Indian market. The Samsung Omnia W is expected to release during the 4th week of December. You will also get a Samsung Bluetooth Headset HM1200 and Samsung Car Charger with the purchase of this device.  To pre-order this handset, head over to this page at Flipkart.

Nokia Lumia 710 Goes On Sale In India For Rs.18,999

Last month, Nokia announced the new Lumia 710 smartphone in India. This handset was originally unveiled at the Nokia World 2011 in London. The Nokia Lumia 710 is the company’s second smartphone which runs on the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. After waiting for a month, Nokia finally released the Lumia 710 smartphone in the Indian market. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

nokia lumia 710

Nokia Lumia 710 features a 3.7 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Skydrive cloud storage and much more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, MicroUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 512MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Zune Music, Internet Explorer 9 Mobile, A-GPS, up to 34 hours of music playback time, up to 7 hours of talk-time, up to 400 hours of stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 710 comes with a price tag of Rs.18,999. This handset is preloaded with Nokia Drive, Microsoft Office Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint and Office 365) and Nokia Music with MixRadio. Nokia Lumia 710 is available in Black and White colors. You can also get the exchangeable back covers in Black, White, Cyan, Fuchsia and Yellow colors.

Beetel Magiq Glide Android Tablet Launched In India For Rs.11,999

Beetel, a part of the Bharti Group, recently launched its third tablet device, the Beetel Magiq Glide in India. This tablet is the successor of the Beetel Magiq II tablet. This device runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. Beetel Magiq Glide comes with Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n and 3G connectivity options.

Mr. Vinod Sawhny Executive Director & CEO, Beetel Teletech, said,
“The Magiq Glide is the latest addition to our successful Magiq range of tablets, which has been highly appreciated by the Indian consumers. After an extensive market research and keeping in mind the feedback received from our customers on our previous products we have come up with the Magiq Glide. The new tablet has all the features available in our previous products, which our customers liked and additionally we have added a capacitive touch screen to enrich the touch experience.”

beetel magiq glide

Beetel Magiq Specifications:

  • 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • 1 GHz processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System
  • Custom UI
  • Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • GSM calling support
  • 2 megapixel rear camera
  • 2 megapixel front camera for video calling
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth
  • USB connector
  • Android Market
  • 8 GB Internal memory
  • 16 GB expandable memory
  • 2200 mAh battery

The Beetel Magiq Glide tablet comes with a price-tag of Rs.11,999 (approx. $230). The original Beetel Magiq tablet was expected to get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, but the company has not yet started rolling out the update even after 4 months of its official launch. If you are planning to buy this tablet, then don’t expect the Android 2.3 update, at least for the next few months. The Beetel Magiq Glide will compete with other entry-level Android tablets such as HCL ME Tablet X1, Reliance 3G Tab and iBall Slide in the Indian market.