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Zync Launches Six New Dual-SIM Phones In India

Zync is known for manufacturing entry-level dual-SIM phones. Recently, the company went ahead and launched 6 new dual-SIM phones, Zync C18, Zync C21, Zync C22, Zync C24, Zync C27 and Zync C30 in India. These handsets are available in the range starting from just Rs.1,399 to Rs.2,499. These phones support Facebook, Yahoo, MSN, etc. Check out the complete specs below.

Amul Mittal, Co-founder, Zync Global, said,
“This is the first time we have entered the mobile phone category. With the mobile segment growing by leaps and bounds and recording sales of around 200 million units in 2012, we felt this was the right time to expand our horizon and enter a new territory. At Zync, we continuously work on innovation with our product range and seek to provide the right solutions for our customers for their technological needs. With the launch of these six new cell phones, we aim to bring a powerful and dependable device with great features at a very affordable price point.”

Zync C18:

  • 1.8 inch display
  • 128 x 160 pixels resolution
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capabilities
  • 200 SMS Memory
  • 300 phonebook memory
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • VGA video recording
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Audio/Video player
  • FM Radio
  • Dual LED Torch Light
  • Price: Rs.1399

Zync C21:

  • 2.4 inch display
  • 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capabilities
  • 200 SMS Memory
  • 500 phonebook memory
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • VGA video recording
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Audio/Video player
  • FM Radio
  • Dual LED Torch Light
  • Price: Rs.1999

Zync C22:

  • 2.4 inch display
  • 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capabilities
  • 200 SMS Memory
  • 500 phonebook memory
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • VGA video recording
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Audio/Video player
  • FM Radio
  • Dual LED Torch Light
  • Price: Rs.1999

Zync C24:

  • 2.4 inch display
  • 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capabilities
  • 200 SMS Memory
  • 500 phonebook memory
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • VGA video recording
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Audio/Video player
  • FM Radio
  • Dual LED Torch Light
  • Price: Rs.1999

Zync C27:

  • 2.4 inch display
  • 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capabilities
  • 200 SMS Memory
  • 500 phonebook memory
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • VGA video recording
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Audio/Video player
  • FM Radio
  • Dual LED Torch Light
  • Price: Rs.1999

Zync C30:

  • 2.6 inch display
  • 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capabilities
  • 200 SMS Memory
  • 500 phonebook memory
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • VGA video recording
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Audio/Video player
  • FM Radio
  • Dual LED Torch Light
  • Price: Rs.2499

These handsets are available at more than 500 retailers across India. You can also buy these devices from major online retailers such as Snapdeal, Naaptol, IndiaTimes, Flipkart, HomeShop18 and Infibeam. The manufacturer also offers one year comprehensive warranty for the mobile phone along with a six months warranty on the accessories.

Panasonic Inaugurates New ‘Eco Ideas’ Factory In Jhajjar Haryana

Panasonic India recently invited us to the inauguration of their new manufacturing unit in Jhajjar, Haryana. It is the country’s first and Asia Pacific’s sixth ‘eco ideas’ factory. The construction of Panasonic Technopark was started in April 2011 and has an initial manufacturing capacity of over 1,000,000 sets of air conditioners, 400,000 sets of washing machines and 25,000 sets of welding and cutting machines per annum.

The Panasonic Technopark in Jhajjar was inaugurated by Haryana’s chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Panasonic ‘eco ideas’ brand ambassador Dia Mirza. The two phase project will be completed by 2018 and it will provide employment to 1500 staffs in its first phase and around 2000 staffs in the second phase. Apart from that, the company offers vocational trainings to improve technical skills of people working in and around the facility and help them increase their employment opportunities. This facility brings economic growth and social benefits to the region.

The Panasonic Technopark is designed with various green features, including a 28.29 KWp solar modules installation at the rooftop of the office, entrance canopy and car park to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and a 100% water recycling system for a sustainable water provision. Panasonic will also implement initiatives that focus on three key areas, which include CO2 emissions reduction, waste management and recycling and chemical substance usage.

Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India said:
“The opening of this factory will fuel our first priority goal in India of doubling Panasonic’s revenue in fiscal 2012-2013. We plan to achieve this by focusing on three core strategies: pursuing our company vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by 2018; integrating Indian expertise into our product design and manufacturing processes; and increasing focus on rural development.”

Panasonic will not only sell these eco-friendly products in the Indian market, but it will also export these products to other markets like Middle East and Africa. The company is planning to export 5% of its products by next year and will gradually increase up to 20% by the end of 2015.

Currently, Panasonic has a workforce of about 12,650 people in India. The company is expecting a sales revenue of Rs. 10,000 crore from its Indian operations during 2012-13. Panasonic India is also targeting Rs.25,000 crore turnover by 2015. Check out some amazing pics of the Panasonic Technopark after the break.

LG Optimus L9 Launched In India For Rs.23,000

Today, LG finally launched the Android powered Optimus L9 smartphone in India. It is the company’s fourth device in the L-series family of smartphones. This handset was already available for pre-order from the last week in India. The LG Optimus L9 runs on the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. This handset is designed around five primary aesthetic elements: Modern Square Style, Floating Mass Technology, Seamless Layout, Harmonized Design Contrast and Sensuous Slim Shape.

Mr. Soon Kwon, President South West Asia Region & MD, LG India, said,
“Smartphones today have become an essential part of life. People see it as an extension of themselves. Smartphones have come a long way from where they had started and today’s smartphones are a far cry from their bulky ancestors. LG Optimus L9 has been designed in a way that it can cater to every need of smart consumers who demands a powerhouse of style, performance and efficiency in their smartphones.”

lg optimus l9

LG Optimus L9 features a 4.7 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 5 megapixel rear camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, QMemo, QTranslator, Google Play Store and a 2150 mAh battery. This handset measures 131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1 mm and weighs 125 grams.

LG Optimus L9 comes with new features such as Quick Translator which instantly translates foreign words and phrases into English features and QuickMemo app which offers powerful note-taking capabilities. Another amazing feature of the smartphone makes typing messages significantly easier as the keypad adjusts the key formation based on whether the user is typing with one hand or two. LG Optimus L9 comes with a price tag of Rs.23,000 (approx. $420) in India.

LG Optimus L9 Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.19,990

LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7 were the first three L-series smartphones. Back in August, LG introduced yet another mid-range smartphone in the L-series family, the LG Optimus L9. This handset runs on the out-dated Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and it comes with some decent specs such as a 4.7 inch display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 4 GB internal memory and so on.

LG Optimus L7 comes with the QMemo app, which allows the users to capture, save and share their ideas with others using their fingertip or handwriting. Folks living in India will be able to get their hands-on this device in the next few days. Flipkart, the popular online retailer has also started taking the pre-orders of this device. Check out the complete specs below.

lg optimus l9

LG Optimus L9 features a 4.7 inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 5 megapixel rear camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, QMemo, QTranslator, Google Play Store and a 2150 mAh battery. This handset measures 131.9 x 68.2 x 9.1 mm and weighs 125 grams.

LG Optimus L9 comes with a price-tag of Rs.19,990 in India. LG might roll out the android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for this device in the coming months, but we are not sure why would anyone want to spend 20k on a smartphone with a year-old OS. LG fanboys can head over to this page and pre-order this device.

Nokia 206 Announced; Comes With The Slam Quick Sharing Feature

Along with the Nokia Asha 205, the Finnish mobile phone maker has unveiled another entry-level phone, the Nokia 206. This dual-SIM handset comes with a 2.4 inch display, alphanumeric keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and more. Nokia 206 is the company’s first mobile phones device to include Nokia’s exclusive Slam feature. It allows you to share multimedia content like photos and videos with nearby friends almost instantly.

Timo Toikkanen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia, said,
“The latest Nokia devices give super-social consumers new ways to express their personalities through design, color and innovative new features like Slam. Both devices are built with the trust and quality people have come to expect from Nokia, and offer smarter Internet experiences that help save money today and tomorrow.”

The Nokia 206 comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, Series 40 Asha UI, alphanumeric keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera, 10 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPRS/EDGE, 2.0 mm charger connector, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm headset jack, Slam feature, Nokia Xpress Browser, Nokia Life, up to 28 days of stand-by time, up to 20 hours of talk-time and a 1100 mAh battery.

This handset measures 116 x 49.4 x 12.4 mm and weighs just 91 grams. Nokia 206 will be available in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and White colors. This handset will also be available in both single SIM and dual SIM variants. The Nokia 206 comes with a price-tag of $62 excluding taxes. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Nokia Announces Asha 205 With Dedicated Facebook Button

We have seen a number of entry-level and mid-range smartphones with a dedicated Facebook button. Even HTC tried their luck with the Android powered HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa. Sadly, none of them managed to attract the Facebook addicts in developing countries. Today, Nokia announced its first handset with a dedicated Facebook button, the Nokia Asha 205.

This is an entry level device packed with basic features such as a 2.4 inch landscape display, dual-SIM capabilities, full QWERTY keyboard, VGA camera and more. This handset is specially designed for youngsters who wants one-click access to popular Facebook features. The messaging feature in Facebook for Every Phone app allows you to see your online friends and start messages/group chats in seconds.

Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia, said,
“Globally, young consumers have increasingly started using Facebook for socializing, keeping in touch and striking new friendships. The launch of the Nokia Asha 205 responds to this growing demand and gives them a unique option for accessing Facebook while on-the-go. We have seen that many people who use Nokia Asha devices are hyper-social and we are proud to partner with Facebook to improve the user experience of those consumers further with the introduction of the Facebook button.”

The Nokia Asha 205 features a 2.4 inch QVGA display, Series 40 Asha UI, full QWERTY keyboard, VGA camera, Nokia Xpress Browser, Nokia Life+, 10 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPRS/EDGE, 2.0 mm charger connector, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm headset jack, Slam feature, up to 25 days of stand-by time, up to 11 hours of talk-time and a 1020 mAh battery.

This handset measures 113 x 61 x 13 mm and weighs just 94 grams. The Nokia Asha 205 will be available in Cyan, Magenta and Orange colors. This handset will be available in both single SIM and dual-SIM variants. The Nokia Asha 205 comes will go on sale by the end of this year for just $62 excluding taxes.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Launched In India For Rs.29,990

Samsung Galaxy Camera is the company’s first Android powered digital camera. It runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System out of the box. Samsung Galaxy Camera was originally unveiled and showcased at the IFA 2012 in Berlin. Last month, during the launch of Galaxy Note II, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Camera will go on sale from mid-November.

This device was already up for pre-order at the Samsung India’s online store, but the price was not revealed. Today, Samsung finally launched the much-awaited Galaxy Camera in India. This unique Android powered digital camera is specially designed for those who wish to shoot, edit and share high quality photographs and video directly from their camera.

samsung galaxy camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera features a large 4.8 inch HD SLCD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 21x zoom lens, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Google Play Store, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G/4G Connectivity and a 1650mAh battery.

Samsung allows you to send text messages directly from this device. However, the voice calling feature has been disabled. Samsung Galaxy Camera comes with a price-tag of Rs.29,990 (approx. $540) in India.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Up For Pre-Order In India

Back in August, Samsung unveiled the company’s first Android powered digital camera, the Samsung Galaxy Camera. This device was showcased at the IFA 2012 in Berlin. Last month, during the launch of Galaxy Note II, Samsung promised to release the Galaxy Camera before Diwali. Now, it seems that the company will shortly launch this unique Android powered camera in the Indian market.

Samsung Galaxy Camera is specially designed for those who wish to shoot, edit and share high quality photographs and video directly from their digital camera. Thankfully, this device will ship with the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Samsung India’s online store has already started taking the pre-orders of the Galaxy Camera in India. Planning to buy one? Don’t forget to check out the complete specs below.

samsung galaxy camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera features a large 4.8 inch HD SLCD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 21x zoom lens, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Google Play Store, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G/4G Connectivity and a 1650mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Camera will be available in both Black and White colors. You can pre-book this device from Samsung India’s eStore just by paying Rs.3000 in advance. You will also get a 16 GB MicroSD card for free with this device. To pre-order the amazing Galaxy Camera, head over to this page.

Nexus 7 Finally Coming To India; Up For Sale On Croma’s Website

After months of speculation and rumors, it looks like ASUS and Google are finally bringing the Nexus 7 to India. Croma, a popular electronics megastore in India from Tata, listed the Nexus 7 on its website for sale just a few moments ago with a shipping time of 7 working days.

Sadly, the tablet won’t be coming with its tempting price of $199 or roughly Rs 11,000 in the Indian market. Instead, the 16GB variant of the tablet will cost around Rs. 19,999, which is a bummer. At the moment, it is unclear whether ASUS and Google plan on launching the 8GB/32GB variant or even the 3G version of the tablet in India or not.

The Nexus 7 packs in a 7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280×700, along with 1GB of RAM. The tablet runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, and is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Other specs of the tablet include NFC, Wi-Fi, a 1.2MP front-facing camera and Bluetooth.

Via – Kunal Gangar

HTC Desire SV Announced; Coming To India This Month For Rs.22,590

HTC recently announced the mid-range Desire SV smartphone. This handset is specially targeted at the emerging market of Asia including India. HTC Desire SV is a dual-SIM smartphone, which runs on the old Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. This handset is basically an upgraded version of the dual-SIM Desire V smartphone. The company has also promised to roll out the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for this device in the coming months.

Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India, said,
“HTC has always believed in creating smartphones that not only offer the most innovative technologies and design, but also make life a little bit easier. The HTC Desire SV embodies this thinking in a sexy, vibrant, package that offers great value that consumers will love.”

HTC Desire SV features a 4.3 inch Super LCD2 touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex A5 dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4 UI, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5 mm headset jack, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS and a 1620 mAh battery. This handset measures 129.7 x 67.9 x 10.7 mm and weighs 131 grams.

Sadly, this handset does not feature a front-facing camera for video calls. This device will be available in Radical Yellow and Stealth Black colors. HTC Desire SV comes with a price tag of Rs.22.590 (approx. $420) in India. This handset will go on sale during the second half of this month.