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.

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.

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.

Nokia E7 Launched In India For Rs 29,999

Today, Nokia released the next generation business communicator the E7 in India, within a few days of its global launch. The Nokia E7 sports a huge 4-inch ClearBlack Display with nHD (360×640) resolution.

The E7 also features a spacious four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The handset is powered by an ARM11 680Mhz processor and packs 256MB of RAM. The back of the handset sports an 8MP EDoF camera with dual-LED flash, while there is a VGA cam up front for all your video calling needs.

The E7 also has 16GB of internal memory, and supports USB On-The-Go as well. Sadly, the E7 has an inbuilt battery like the iPhone and the N8.


The E7 also suffices the needs of business users with support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Mail for Exchange and VPN support. Nokia has also tied-up with Vodafone to offer 2GB of free data usage to all E7 owners for six months. The offer is valid for all Vodafone 2G and 3G users.

The Nokia E7 will be available across all Nokia Priority dealers effective immediately, with a best buy price of Rs 29,999.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Priced at Rs 32,000 in India; To be Launched in April

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is one of the most exciting Android smartphone to slated to be launched this year. It should be available soon, but thanks to Flipkart, we can pre-order it in India now.

It is priced at Rs 32,000 ($710) and will start shipping from the 2nd week of April. The pricing is a bit lower than the earlier suggested pricing of Rs 34,000, but it’s still quite steep.

It was announced at MWC in February and will support a library of exclusive PSP games created for the Xperia Play. It looks quite similar to the PSP Go, but sports much better hardware.

It comes with a 4 inch touchscreen display and a sliding gamepad. It has a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It is powered by a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and an Adreno 205 GPU. It also has a 5 MP camera with LED flash and will launch with more than 50 gaming titles.

Go ahead and book your Xperia Play right away. Game on!

Book Xperia Play at Flipkart

Xperia Play

Motorola Xoom Available For Pre-Order in India For Rs 35000

The Motorola Xoom, the first Android tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb which has been launched in the US since weeks, has finally shown some signs of coming to India.

Infibeam, a popular online store in India, has made the Motorola Xoom available in India for pre-order. It is priced at Rs 35,000 or $775, based on current exchange rates. It’s a bit surprising that the tablet will be available in India at a lower price than in the US where it is priced at $800. According to Infibeam, the Motorola Xoom will be released in India on 10 May 2011, and will start shipping in 3-4 days after the launch.

The Motorola Xoom is a very good Android tablet, and presently the only decent competitor to the Apple iPad 2. It has received good reviews but is priced a bit high, compared to the Apple iPad 2, which starts at $499, the same as the iPad. It is rumored that a Wi-Fi only version of the Xoom is in the works, and will cost substantially lower, closer to the $500 mark.

The Motorola Xoom has a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM and comes with a 5 MP camera. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity and comes with 32 GB internal storage.

To preorder it, visit Infibeam

Motorola Xoom

Nokia C3-01 And X3-01 Officially Launched In India

Nokia recently launched the entry-level C3-01 and Nokia X3-01 in India. Both the handsets comes with a touchscreen display as well as a physical keypad. These ‘Touch and Type’ devices are specially targeted at youngsters, who wants to stay connected with their virtual as well as real friends on the go. Nokia C3-01 and X3-01 comes with a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, 32GB expandable memory and more. Check out the complete specs after the break.

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As a responsible leader, Nokia strives to enhance customer value with each innovation. With this debut in the Touch and Type design we offer consumers the best of both worlds and bring the world on their finger tips. Both the new devices, Nokia X3 02 and Nokia C3 01 have the ideal design for SMS and social networking where fast and frequent input is required, along with touch capability, which is ideal for functions such as smooth browsing and controlling applications like music and games,said, Viral Oza, Head, Activation, Media and Online Marketing Nokia India.

Nokia C3-01 comes with a 2.4 inch touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5 megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio jack, 64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM, 30 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB v2.0, GPS, up to 440 hours stand-by time, up to 3 hours 20 min talk-time and a 1050 mAh battery.

Nokia X3-01 features a 2.4 inch touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, Dedicated music key, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB v2.0 microUSB, 5 megapixel camera, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Audio and video player, 3.5 mm audio jack, 50 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, up to 28 hours music playback, up to 408 hours battery stand-by time, up to 5 hours 20 mins talktime and a 860 mAh battery.

Nokia C3-01 is available in 3 colors – Silver, Warm grey and Golden khaki, while the Nokia X3-01 is available in 5 vibrant colors – White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink, Lilac. Nokia C3-01 and x3-01 comes with a price tag of Rs.9,389 and Rs.8,839 respectively.

AOL To Cut 70% Workforce In India

Even though the Global economy is recovering from recession and major industries are getting back to gear, AOL seems to play it in a different way. Recently AOL acquired the news opinion website and it is after this development that the company plans to lay off around 70 per cent of AOL India’s total employee strength which currently stands at about 1000 employees.

The remaining employees would be the ones from the Technology team of AOL in India and they will be merged with a service provider like Infosys, MindTree, TCS or ITC Infotech and from that point they will work with AOL on a contract-outsourced model.   Tim Armstrong, the CEO of AOL has said that these layoffs would be done in a proper manner as he knew how does it feel to be laid off because his father had once been laid off.


Apple Slashes iPad Prices in India; Starts at Rs 24500

Apple iPadApple launched the iPad in India on January 29, 2011, about an year after it was first announced. Despite being a bit late, the iPad was received warmly in India and many people I know went ahead and bought one, despite it being priced at Rs 27900, which is quite high for an year old product.

Just a week back, Apple officially announced the iPad 2, confirming my suspicion that Apple was just dumping the remaining stock of the iPad on India. After the iPad 2 launch, Apple announced that it would slash the price of the original iPad by $100, pricing the entry level 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad at $399. It also announced that it would refund $100 to anyone who had recently bought an iPad.

Today, Apple India has changed the iPad pricing details, and revised the pricing of all the iPad models. The iPad now starts at just Rs 24500 and goes up all the way to Rs 41900.

Here is a list of the revised Apple iPad prices in India:

Apple iPad with Wi-Fi only

16 GB – Rs. 24,500
32 GB – Rs. 29,500
64 GB – Rs. 34,500

Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G

16 GB – Rs. 31,900
32 GB – Rs. 36,900
64 GB – Rs. 41,900

The iPad 2 doesn’t offer any major improvements over the iPad; it comes only with a pair of cameras and a faster processor with more RAM. The iPad is still a good buy, and at this price point, I would definitely recommend it. Also, considering Apple’s love for India, the iPad 2 will probably be launched here in the next century, so it wouldn’t be unwise to get the iPad now.

via Apple India