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Vodafone Blue Facebook Phone Launched In India For Rs.4,950

Yesterday, we posted that, Vodafone India will soon launch the Vodafone Blue Facebook phone in India. Now, the company has finally launched this amazing handset, exclusively for the Vodafone subscribers in India. The Vodafone Blue is originally called as the Vodafone 555 Blue in the UK and other European countries. This handset comes with the unique Facebook button, similar to the popular HTC ChaCha smartphone.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Essar said,

“The mobile internet plays a central role in the daily lives of millions of Vodafone customers, many of whom are avid Facebook users. Vodafone Blue is the answer to our youth’s mobile social networking needs. The phone has been designed to let everyone experience the fun of connecting with friends on the go, at a pocket friendly price. With our unique, fully integrated Facebook customization, the Vodafone Blue offers a compelling, out-of-the-box experience.”

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Vodafone Blue allows you to easily share and stay connected with your friends anytime, anywhere. The F (Facebook) button on the Vodafone Blue handset lets the user upload pictures, visit profiles and update status at a single click. You can also customize the Facebook ‘F’ button and assign a number of tasks, including instantly posting a status update with photos from the gallery or with links from the browser.

Vodafone Blue features a 2.4-inch (non-touch) QVGA display with 320 × 240 pixels resolution, 200 MHz MediaTek processor, QWERTY keypad, Bluetooth 2.1, GPRS/EDGE, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, email client with POP3 and IMAP support, music player, Opera Mini browser, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, FM radio, 40MB internal memory, microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a 1000 mAh battery.

The Vodafone Blue Facebook phone comes with a price tag of just Rs.4,950 (approx. $110). You will also get free unlimited access to Facebook for a year, with the purchase of this handset.

Motorola Fire Launched In India For Rs.9,490

Motorola has finally launched the Android powered Motorola Fire smartphone in India. This handset comes with a touchscreen display as well as a full QWERTY keyboard, which was seen earlier in the not-so-successful Motorola Charm smartphone. Last month, Motorola announced this entry-level Android phone. It runs on the new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

Motorola Fire is already launched in some of the European countries, including the UK and Germany. Popular online retailers such as Flipkart and Letsbuy are already selling this handset in India from the last month. Without wasting much time, Motorola finally launched the Motorola Fire budget phone in India. Check out the complete specs below.

motorola fire

Motorola Fire comes with a 2.8 QVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320×480 pixels, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, full QWERTY keyboard, Moto Switch user interface, 3 megapixel camera, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, E-compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Android Market, GPS with A-GPS, LED notifications, up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 30 days of standby time and a 1420 mAh battery.

The Motorola Fire comes with a price-tag of Rs.9,490. This handset will directly compete with entry-level Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy Pop and Micromax Andro A70 in India. You can also go ahead and get this device from Flipkart as well as LetsBuy.

White LG Optimus Black Now Available In India For Rs.19,599

Earlier this year, LG announced and showcased the Android powered LG Optimus Black smartphone at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. This handset features an unique NOVA display, which is designed to be the brightest, clearest and most readable among mobile screens with 700 nits of brightness for optimal visibility. Back in June, LG finally launched this smartphone for the customers in India.

Flipkart, a popular online retailer is currently selling the ‘White Edition’ of the LG Optimus Black smartphone. There are no changes in the specs compared to the original Optimus Black. Currently, it runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System, but the handset is expected to get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, later this year. Check out the complete specs below.

white lg optimus black

LG Optimus Black comes with a 4 inch NOVA display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System, Optimus UI 2.0, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, 2 GB internal storage, 512 MB RAM, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 375 hrs standby time, up to 6 hrs talk-time and a 1500 mAh battery.

The While LG Optimus Black comes with a price-tag of Rs.19,599. To get this handset, head over to this page at Flipkart. Do you like the White Edition of LG Optimus Black, or your still prefer the original Optimus Black. Let us know your views in the comments below.

BlackBerry Launches The Torch 9810 (Torch 2) In India For Rs.29,990

Earlier this month, Research-In-Motion (RIM) announced the much awaited Torch 9810 (Torch 2) smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular BlackBerry Torch smartphone. It comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display as well as the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This handset runs on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System. Last week, we posted that, BlackBerry Torch 9810 is available at some of the retailers in Mumbai. Now, BlackBerry have finally launched the BlackBerry Torch 9810 in India.

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Blackberry Torch 9810 comes with a 3.2 inch TFT LCD display with 640 x 480 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz processor, BlackBerry 7 Operating System, Trackpad, Slide-out QWERTY keypad, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 4X digital zoom, continuous auto focus, face detection and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, 8 GB onboard memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 768 MB RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, Built-in GPS functionality, BlackBerry Maps, Built-in speakerphone, up to 54 hours music playback time, up to 7 hours video playback time, up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 12.8 days of standby time and a 1270 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The original BlackBerry Torch was launched in India for Rs.35,000. But the new BlackBerry Torch 9810 comes with a price tag of just Rs.29,990. BlackBerry is also expected to launch the BlackBerry 9860 smartphone during September in India. You can also get this handset online at Flipkart and LetsBuy.

Sony Ericsson Launches The Xperia Active In India

Back in June, Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia Active smartphone. This handset comes with a unique wet finger tracking feature, which allows you to use the handset perfectly even when the screen or a user’s fingers are wet. Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is a dust proof and water resistant smartphone, which can be kept under 1m of water for nearly 30 mins.The Xperia Active runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and it comes with a 3 inch Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine, Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor, 5 megapixel camera, etc. Sony Ericsson recently launched this device at an event in India.

“We congratulate Sony Ericsson on the launch of Xperia ray and Xperia active, powered by Qualcomm’s highly integrated Snapdragon S2 processor,said Dr. Sandeep Sibal, Country Manager and Vice President, Business Development, Qualcomm India and South Asia. Combining GHz processing power, rich graphics, HD video, and best-in-class 3G HSPA connectivity, Xperia ray and Xperia active are compelling devices that will cater to sleek and sporty consumer lifestyles.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Specs

  • 3 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 320 x 480 pixels resolution
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • Wet finger tracking
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 5 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
  • Auto focus and LED flash
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Stereo Bluetooth with A2DP
  • Sony Ericsson Music Player
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • GPS with aGPS
  • DLNA Certified
  • Android Market
  • Motion gaming
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Micro USB support
  • 320 MB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 2 GB microSD card included
  • Up to 4 hrs 53 min talk time
  • Up to 351 hrs standby time
  • Up to 25 hrs music playback
  • Up to 8 hrs 30 min video playback
  • 1200 mAh battery

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active allows you to access more than 250,000 apps from the Android Market. This handset will be available in two colors – Black and Gold. The price of this device will be announced soon. This handset will be available from next month in India.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Launched In India

Sony Ericsson announced the Android powered Xperia Ray at CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. The Xperia Ray is the smaller version of the popular Xperia Arc smartphone. This handset run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor that provides advanced processing power with minimal drag on performance or battery life. The Xperia ray is powered by the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 3.3 inch touchscreen display, 1 Ghz processor, 8.1 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and so on. Sony Ericsson finally launched this smartphone at an event in New Delhi, India.

According to P. Balaji, Managing Director India, Sony Ericsson,

Sony Ericsson is a playful and dynamic brand. We aim to reach to all those that are young at heart and indulge in gadgets that imbibe style and utility. The launch of the Xperia ray and active continues our journey into tapping the smartphone market in India. With the launch of Xperia arc and PLAY in April, we marked a milestone through the collaborations and innovations we brought to the market. While the Xperia ray makes for a sleek companion, the Xperia active is the perfect partner for Indian consumers with a hectic lifestyle, especially those who are outdoors. The unique proposition of our phones is strengthened by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S2 processor that ensures that users run multiple apps smoothly and do more than one thing on-the-go.

sony ericsson xperia ray

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Specs

  • 3.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 854 x 480 pixels resolution
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 1 Ghz processor
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • 16x digital zoom
  • Front-facing camera for video calls
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Stereo Bluetooth with A2DP
  • PlayNow service
  • Sony Ericsson Music Player
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • GPS with aGPS
  • DLNA Certified
  • Micro USB support
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality
  • 300 MB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 3 GB microSD card included
  • Motion gaming
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Up to 7 hrs talk time
  • Up to 440 hrs standby time
  • Up to 36 hrs music playback
  • Up to 6 hrs 45 min video playback
  • 1500 mAh battery

Sony Ericsson has not announced the price of this device. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray will be available in 4 colors Black, Gold, White and Pink. This handset will be available from next month in India.

HTC Launches The EVO 3D In India For Rs.35,990

HTC EVO 3D is the company’s first 3D smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the CTIA show. HTC EVO 3D runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it allows you to record 2D videos in Full HD (1080p) and 3D videos in HD (720p), thanks to its 5 megapixel dual cameras. HTC and Qualcomm finally launched this amazing smartphone, at an event in New Delhi, India.

We are proud to collaborate with Qualcomm to present another technological breakthrough device from HTC, the EVO 3D-the first smartphone available in the Indian market offering a superior 3D viewing experience without glasses. We are confident that the HTC EVO 3D will set a benchmark for 3D viewing and our consumers will make best use of this offering,said Mr Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC-India.

At HTC, we believe in offering a wide portfolio of beautifully designed, powerful and highly customizable devices for our customers, and the HTC EVO 3D does just that,said Mr Lennard Hoornik, President of HTC South Asia Pacific. As HTC continues to push the limits of innovation, we are looking forward to deliver more and more innovative products such as the HTC EVO 3D to our customers.

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HTC EVO 3D comes with a 4.3 inch 3D QHD display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 5 megapixel dual cameras, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 2D video recording at 1080p, 3D video recording at 720p, HDMI, DLNA, Stereo Bluetooth and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, 3G/4G capability, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4GB Internal memory, 1GB RAM, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 8GB microSD card included, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, Integrated GPS and a 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

The HTC EVO 3D comes with a price-tag of Rs.35,990 in India. On the other hand, the LG Optimus 3D, which comes with almost same specs, is available for Rs.37,000. Which handset you are willing to buy? Let us know in the comments below.

Motorola Fire Now Available In India For Rs.8,999

Motorola FIRE

Earlier this month, Motorola announced the Android powered Motorola Fire smartphone. This handset is suitable for those, who likes to use a smartphone with a touchscreen display as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard. Motorola Fire is an entry-level phone which runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. It comes with a 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, etc.

Motorola Fire has been announced at some of the major European markets, including the UK and Germany. But, the handset has not been launched yet. Motorola has not even announced the Motorola Fire in India, but popular online retailers such as Flipkart and LetsBuy are already selling this device at an affordable price.

Motorola Fire features a 2.8 QVGA touchscreen display, Full QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Moto Switch user interface, 3 megapixel camera, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, E-compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Android Market, GPS with A-GPS, LED notifications, up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 30 days of standby time and a 1420 mAh battery.

Motorola Fire comes with a price tag of just Rs.8,999. This handset is expected to officially launch in India during the end of Q3 2011. To get this smartphone, head over to Flipkart or LetsBuy.

BlackBerry Torch 9810 Now Available In India For Rs.29,990

Earlier this month, BlackBerry unveiled the Blackberry Torch 9810 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Blackberry Torch smartphone and it runs on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System. BlackBerry Torch 9810 is already available for AT&T customers in the US. This handset comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen display as well as the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard.

BlackBerry has not yet launched this smartphone in India, but Mahesh Telecom, a popular retailer in Mumbai has already stated selling this powerful smartphone in India. Last year, the original BlackBerry Torch was launched in India, two months after its initial announcement. But this time, the smartphone is available for the Indian customer within a month.

blackberry torch 9810

Blackberry Torch 9810 features a 3.2 inch TFT LCD display with 640 x 480 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz processor, BlackBerry 7 Operating System, Trackpad, Slide-out QWERTY keypad, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 4X digital zoom, continuous auto focus, face detection and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Built-in GPS functionality, BlackBerry Maps, Built-in speakerphone, 8 GB onboard memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 768 MB RAM, 4G Connectivity, up to 54 hours music playback time, up to 7 hours video playback time, up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 12.8 days of standby time and a 1270 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 comes with a price tag of Rs.29,990. But Mahesh Telecom is currently selling this at a Best Buy price of Rs.29,300. This handset is expected to be launched soon in India. Stay tuned for the official announcement.

[ Image Credit: Mahesh Telecom ]

Micromax Launches The X40 Projector Phone For Rs.4,999

Micromax recently launched the X40 projector phone in India. It is the company’s first handset which comes loaded with an in-built projector and a multi format document reader. Micromax X40 features a 2.4 inch QVGA screen, 2 megapixel camera, 4 GB expandable memory and more. This handset allows you to adjust your viewing screen projection size, thanks to the adjustable lens. You can also mount your phone on the tripod and watch your favorite movies and view official presentations without any disturbance.

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Micromax X40 Specifications:

  • 2.4 inch QVGA screen
  • 240×320 pixels resolution
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • In-built projector
  • Phone Tripod
  • Multi format document reader
  • Dual SIM Support (GSM+GSM)
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio and Video player
  • FM Radio
  • Pre-loaded apps
  • 80 MB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 4 GB expandable memory
  • 1000 mAh battery

This handset comes with a multi format document reader, which allows you to read and view multiple formats documents like Word, Excel, PDF, Power points etc. The phone also comes with some preloaded applications like Facebook, Nimbuzz, Opera Mini, Snaptu, Mundu radio etc. Micromax X40 Projector phone comes with a price-tag of Rs.4,999.