Spice recently launched the Android powered MI-310 touchscreen phone in in India. Spice MI-310 is the company’s second Android powered phone. This handset runs on the old Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system and comes with a 3.15 inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 2 megapixel camera, 16 GB expandable memory and so on. Check out the complete features after the break.
Spice MI-310 Specifications:
- 3.15 inch Capacitive HVGA touchscreen display
- 320 x 480 pixels resolution
- Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system
- Bluetooth 2.1
- 3G connectivity
- 2 megapixel camera
- USB Tethering
- Wi-Fi Hotspot Functionality
- Exchange Support
- Apps on External Storage
- Proximity Sensor
- FM & Music Player
- Push E-mail
- Unlimited Phonebook & SMS
- 85 MB internal memory
- 16 GB expandable memory
- Upto 2.5 hours talktime
- Upto 150-200 hours stand-by time
- 1200 mAh battery
Spice MI-310 comes with a price tag of Rs.7,500. If you are looking for a cheap Android handset with pretty decent specs, then you should definitely go for this one. This handset is also available at Flipkart for just Rs.7,305. Are you willing to buy this handset? Let us know your views in the comments below.
Earlier this month, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy SL i9003 smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system and comes with a large 4 inch Super Clear LCD display, 1 GHz processor, 5 megpixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and so on. Flipkart, a popular online retailer is currently selling this handset in India. Check out the complete specs below.
Samsung Galaxy SL features a 4 inch Super Clear LCD display with Gorilla Glass, 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, TouchWiz 3.0 UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, HD (720p) video recording and more.
Other features incude a 3.5 mm headset jack, DLNA connectivity, 478 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, GPS, Android Market, FM Radio with RDS, Adobe Flash 10.1 support, up to 15 hours talktime, up to 610 hours stand-by time and a 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Samsung Galaxy SL comes with a price tag of Rs.19,499. If you have already decided to but this handset, then just head over to this page.
Last year, Tata Docomo, Reliance Communications and Airtel launched their 3G services in India. Recently, Aircel joined the bandwagon and launched its 3G services in Chennai, Karnataka, UP East, Bihar and Kolkata circle. And now, Vodafone is expected to launch their 3G services by the end of Q1 of 2011. Back in October, Vodafone has already announced Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson India as partners for its 3G network across India.
Vodafone had grabbed 3G license for 9 circles Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal. Vodafone will roll-out 3G Mobile and Data services in a phased manner by the end of March.
We have a 3G-ready network, currently in optimisation which we will be launching very quickly. Our approach is to give our customers a world class experience, we will launch 3G service a city-wise basis and not pan-India or circle-wise. Presently, trials of 3G service are on and the service is expected to be launched in a phased manner by Marchsaid Naveen Chopra, Vodafone Essar Director (Enterprise and Carrier Business).
Vodafone selected Nokia Siemens to manage its 3G HSPA network in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP(East), Rest of Bengal and Haryana circle. While the company selected Ericsson to provide 3G HSPA services in the remaining circles. Stay tuned for more updates on Vodafone 3G services and plans.
Nokia announced Nokia C3-01 and X3-02 back in third quarter of 2010. Both the devices C3-01 and X3-02 fall into Touch and Type segment and were promised to be launched in India by first quarter of 2011. It looks like Nokia has for once lived up to their promise.
Nokia C3-01 has a touchscreen 2.4 inch, QVGA display. It also has an alphanumeric keypad, Wi-Fi, HSPA, Facebook and Twitter integration, 3.5mm headset jack, FM radio with RDS, 5MP camera, VGA video recording, and MicroSD card support. The C3-01 is also 3G enabled and supports WiFi. The C3-01 will be available for Rs.9389 in India.
Nokia X3-02 comes with 5 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM radio and display with 240*320 pixel resolution, 2GB internal storage and can be expanded up to 32 Gb. The X3-02 is also 3G enabled and supports WiFi. The X3-02 will be available for Rs 8,839 in India.
Aircel recently launched its 3G services in Chennai, Karnataka, UP East and Kolkata circle. Aircel subscribers can try the 3G services on their 3G enabled smartphone, just by sending an SMS with the keyword TRY 3Gto 121 or you can even SMS START 3Gto 121. Aircel subscribers will get 250 MB of free data usage as well as 50 minutes of video calling for free. This offer is available only till February 27.
If you want to continue using the Aircel 3G services after the trial period, then go ahead and check out the exciting 3G plans offered by Aircel below.
Aircel 3G Data Plans:
Aircel 3G Combo Plans:
Aircel 3G Data Plans (For USB Data Card subscribers):
Aircel also offers free data usage on purchase of new 3G smartphones. Nokia customers will get free 1GB data per month, for first 3 months. Samsung customers are eligible to get free 1GB data per month, for first 3 months. Blackberry customers will get free data usage for the 1st month. Dell customers will get free 1GB data per month, for first 12 months.
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Back in November, Tata Docomo launched its 3G services in India. Tata Docomo was the first private operator to offer 3G data services and video calls in India. Soon after that, other private operators such as Reliance and Airtel joined the bandwagon. Recently, Aircel launched its 3G services in Chennai. And now, within few days of its launch, Aircel announced the launch of its 3G services in Karnataka, UP East and Kolkata circle.
The Aircel subscribers in Chennai, Karnataka, UP East and Kolkata circle can now try the new 3G services on their 3G enabled smartphones. To try 3G services on your Aircel number, just SMS TRY 3Gto 121 or SMS START 3Gto 121. Aircel subscribers will get 250 MB of data and 50 minutes of video calling for free. This offer is valid for both prepaid and postpaid customers.
Aircel has won 3G license for 13 telecom circles in India Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Kerala, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh (East), West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Orissa, Assam and North East. Out of which, the company has launched its 3G services only in 4 telecom circles. Aircel is expected to launch its 3G services in the remaining 9 circles before the end of Q1 of 2011. Even Idea and Vodafone is expected to offer their 3G services before the end of March.
Last month, we posted that Aircel will soon launch its 3G services in India. And now, Aircel finally launched its 3G services in Chennai. Aircel has won 3G license for 13 telecom circles in India Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Kerala, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh (East), West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Orissa, Assam and North East. Currently, the Aircel 3G services are launched only in Chennai circle and it will be soon launched in other telecom circles in the coming months.
Gurdeep Singh, COO, Aircel, who launched the services said, We are excited about 3G, as we see it as something that will begin to transform our lives in many ways. The youth comprise over 50 percent of the country’s population and are among active internet users and also avid users of Facebook, YouTube and other social networking sites. The launch of 3G services on Aircel will address the high speed digital needs of the consumers thus unleashing the power of the Internet further creating opportunities for education, employment, engagement and entertainment which will empower the consumers and impact their Lifestyle.
Aircel is currently offering free trial of its 3G services. Both prepaid and postpaid users will get 250 MB data and 50 minutes of video calling. Beyond free usage, customers will be charged data at 3p/10kb and video calls will be charged at Rs.3/min. To try 3G services on your Aircel number, just SMS “TRY 3G” to 121.
The Aircel 3G trial offer will be available only from Feb 22 to Feb 27. We will soon post the Aircel 3G tariff. Even Idea is expected to launch its 3G services soon in India. Stay tuned for more updates.
Back in 2009, Nokia launched the Ovi Store, which allows you to download and access free apps as well as paid apps on the Nokia smartphones. While it was not possible in India to purchase apps via operator billing, most of the American and European countries already has the operator billing service. This service lets you download paid apps from the Ovi Store and the amount is deducted from your pre-paid account or charged in your postpaid account.
Finally, after waiting for more than a year, Nokia launched the operator billing service for its Ovi Store in partnership with Reliance Communications in India. Now, Nokia users can easily pay for the paid apps from their Reliance number. If you are a prepaid Reliance users, then the amount will be deducted from your pre-paid account. If you are a postpaid users, then the amount will be reflected in the monthly mobile phone bill.
Commenting on this alliance, Prashant Gokarn 3G Head, Reliance Communications, said, Nokia and RCOM relationship brings exclusive apps through Ovi Store coupled with a convenient purchase process. This service will usher in significant growth in adoption and usage of apps in India. This service is a big step in a series of innovation led products from RCOM.
V Ramnath, Director Operator Channels, Nokia India, said, Our partnership with Reliance Communications is a big step towards providing Indian consumers easy and simplified access to Ovi Store content through operator billing. The response from consumers in India has already exceeded our expectations, with the number of weekly downloads crossing 4.5 million. We believe our partnership will help accelerate this further.
Reliance Communications is the first mobile service provider to offer the operator billing for its subscribers in India. More operators are expected to join the bandwagon in the coming months. What are your views regarding the Ovi Store operator billing in India? Let us know your views in the comments below.
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Samsung recently launched two new messaging phones in India. The Samsung Chat 332 and Chat 335 comes with convenient messaging features such as QWERTY keypad, mail, instant messenger and native SNS clients. This handset allows you to keep your friends updated via. Facebook and Twitter on the go. Chat 332 and Chat 335 also features an optical trackpad, Active Sync (Push Mail App) and the Smart Homescreen, where you can easily create shortcuts, buddy lists and live ticker feeds from Twitter and Facebook.
Announcing the launch, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Mobile & IT, Samsung India Electronics stated, Consumers are increasingly wanting to stay connected with friends and family through SNS, IM and messaging while being on the move. These new qwerty phones from Samsung meet their needs through convenient messaging features and at the same time offer differentiated features like Optical track pad, ActiveSync or the Dual SIM Standby feature (Chat 322) that make them stand out from other messaging phones.
Samsung Chat 322 is the company’s first messaging phone to offer a QWERTY keypad with Dual-SIM standby. This handset offers a touch sensitive optical trackpad for scrolling and navigation and convenient QWERTY keypad for easy and fast message input. It features a 2.2 inch LCD display, 1.3 megapixel camera, 3.5mm headset jack, FM radio, ActiveSync, SNS clients, 45 MB internal memory, up to 12 hours talktime, up to 588 hours stand-by time and a 1000 mAh battery. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs. 4,990.
Samsung Chat 335 features a 2.4 inch LQVGA TFT LCD display, QWERTY keypad, optical trackpad, advanced SNS apps, Wi-Fi connectivity, 2 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm audio jack, 8 GB expandable memory, up to 14 hours talktime, 1000 mAh battery and more. The Find Music feature in this handset helps you in identifying music playing from any source for the artist, song name etc. Samsung Chat 335 is the slimmest QWERTY phone available in the market. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs. 5,800.
The much awaited ICC Cricket World cup 2011 has already been started from the last week. If you are a cricket fan and want to stay updated with the latest cricket score on the go, then we have something interesting for you. Uninor recently launched its “Cricket Unlimited” service, which will help you to get the latest scores just by dialing a toll-free number.
Cricket Unlimited is a voice based application which will enable subscribers to listen to and browse cricket content via the mobile network. This service can be used on any mobile phone. Even if you own an entry-level Micromax phone, still you can use this amazing service on the go. The Cricket Unlimited service is priced at just Rs.3 per match-day. You can even opt for the monthly pack which comes with a price tag of Rs.30.
Uninor subscribers can easily request for this service, just by dialing the toll free number 52255. After dialing the number, just follow the instructions and select the required per-day or per-month pack. After subscribing to this service, you can browse through ‘Live Match Coverage’ and you can even participate in the Cricket Opinion Poll. Moreover, the Cricket Unlimited service allows you to download Cricket Tunes including the ring tones and caller tunes for free.
If you are Cricket crazy, then you can also access Cricket Rankings, Match Schedules and Cricket Trivia using the Cricket Unlimited service. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below.