Samsung I9000 Galaxy S: Coming to India Soon

The Samsung 1900 Galaxy S is shaping up to be a killer Android phone. It is a beast of a device, powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU and 512 MBs of RAM. The 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixel resolution offers superb clarity even under daylight, while the 5 camera is capable of capturing high resolution (2592 x 1944) images and HD videos (720p at 30fps). Early reviews of the handset have been overwhelmingly positive. GSMArena even suggested that it is the best Android device yet.

We tested the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S and it tested us in return. It bared its teeth at us and so did we. Ours was a grin. Easy boy, good beast. There goes the new leader of the Android pack. The Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has oomph to spare and even hardened geeks like us cannot help but acknowledge its compelling power.


It’s not just the hardware that makes Galaxy a compelling package. It will initially ship with Android 2.1, but will be updated to Froyo at some point in the future. To make things even sweeter, Samsung is using its proprietary TouchWiz 3.0 user interface, which adds numerous usability enhancements. On top of it, the Galaxy S has an excellent selection of pre-installed applications including Swype predictive text input, file manager, image and video editor and document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF).

The Galaxy is also a formidable multimedia device. It provides excellent codec support and is capable of playing MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 and FLAC audio files and MP4, DivX, WMV, H.264 and H.263 video files. The camera app has all the fancy features including autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus and face and smile detection.

The good news is that the Galaxy S is expected to hit the Indian shores in early June. The price remains unknown; however, a behemoth like this won’t come cheap.

Lemon Duo 401: Stylish Dual SIM Phone with Large TFT Screen for Rs. 3,699

Dual SIM mobile phones seem to be the the in-thing at the moment. We have had a flurry of dual SIM mobile phone launches over the past few months. Now, Lemon Mobiles has added another impressive handset to the ever growing list.


The Lemon Duo 401 is a stylish handset with a metallic finish and a 2.6 inch TFT screen having a resolution of 176×220. The dual SIM (GSM+GSM) handset has all the basic features you can expect from a phone in its price range. It is capable of playing MP3, MP4, 3GP and AVI audio and video files. The GPRS enabled device supports up to 2GB of expandable memory (microSD) and features FM radio, voice recorder, USB connectivity and up to 500 phone book entries. It also has a some unique features like shake for music, which can be used to change tracks by simply shaking the handset. The battery is capable of providing up to 4 hours of talk time and 360 hours of standby time.

Mr. Gopal Kalra, Director of Lemon Mobiles, said, What sets Lemon’s offering apart, however, is the zeal to equip the masses with the best handsets at the best value for money. The pricing for the categories have been kept in sync with this ideology”.

Indeed, the Lemon Duo 401 is attractively priced at Rs. 3,699. In spite of having only a VGA camera, Lemon is a smart option for budget conscious buyers looking for a stylish dual SIM handset.

Blackberry Bold 9700 White Launched In India For Rs. 31,900

Research in Motion (RIM) has been launching several new devices in India. Earlier, they have launched the Blackberry Storm in India for Rs. 31,990. To add to that, they RIM has now launched the Blackberry Bold in India for Rs. 31,900.


Blackberry Bold 9700 White has the same features as in the Blackberry Black model, however, this one has a white finish to its exterior casing.

Blackberry Bold 9700 supports 3G GSDPA networks and has a 624 MHz processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GOS and Wi-Fi support. The Bold 9700 also has a high resolution display.

The phone also has a 3.2 megapixel camera with zoom, auto-focus and auto-flash. The camera also supports video recording. The phone’s memory can be expanded by using a microSD/SDHC memory card.

Blackberry Bold 9700 also comes with Blackberry Media Sync, iTunes and Windows Media Player. The phone will go on sale in India for Rs. 31,900.


Samsung Launches Star Nano 3G – Stylish Touchscreen Phone For the Masses

The 3G spectrum auction in India is over and 3G is well on its way. If you are going to buy a new phone, it makes a lot of sense to opt for a 3G enabled one. The good news is that thanks to stiff competition in the mobile segment, the cost of 3G phones has been dropping rapidly.


Samsung has just unveiled their latest handset for the Indian market – Star Nano 3G S3370. Nano is a stylish, 3G enabled phone with a 2.6-inch touchscreen and a curvilinear design. Nano sports Samsung’s Touchwiz 2.0 interface with 4 page menus like the Corby series of phones. As expected, it bundles a nice selection of social apps including Google Talk, Palringo Chat and AIM. Nano provides quick access to MySpace, Facebook and YouTube out of the box.

The 1.3-mega pixel camera is nothing to boast about, but given the phone’s price one can’t really complain. Nano comes equipped with a 2 GB memory card and can support up to 16 GB of expandable memory. Other features include Microsoft Active Sync, Google push email service and sync calendar.

Priced at just Rs. 7,320 the Start Nano 3G S3370 an enticing option for budget conscious buyers looking for an enjoyable touchscreen phone.

G-Fone 571 – Feature-packed Full QWERTY Handset with Dual SIM Support for Rs. 3,999

Telecom Talk is reporting that the G-Fone 571 has finally launched in India. The G-Fone 571 is a dual SIM, full QWERTY handset, which offers an impressive feature-set.

It is equipped with a 208 Mhz processor, which can flawlessly playback MP4 videos on its 2.2-inch, 64k colours QVGA Display. The G-Fone boasts of plenty of other features including FM radio playback, FM recording, MP3 audio playback and audio recording. The 1.3 megapixel camera with flash takes care of photography as well as video recording. The G-Fone 571 even includes a motion sensor and a mobile tracker.

The G-Fone bundles Snaptu and Nimbuzz to take care of your social needs. Since, it supports JAVA you can always install additional apps. Unfortunately, the G-Fone is strictly GPRS only and doesn’t offer EDGE support.

If that is not a deal breaker for you, then G-Fone 571 is indeed worth considering. It has a lot of things going for it including Dual SIM support, QWERTY keypad, PC sync, expandable memory up to 8 GB and an impressive list of built-in apps. The G-Fone is a pretty sweet deal at just Rs. 3,999.


G-Fone 571 Specifications

General Information
Form Factor: Bar
Dimensions :112X62.5X12.2 MM
Operating Frequency: GSM 900, 1800
Key Pad: QWERTY keypad
Dual Sim: Yes

Color: 2.2 inches QVGA , 262K Colors
Size: 320 X 240 px

Camera: 1.3 Mega Pixels Camera
Video Player: 3GP, MP4
FM: FM Radio with Recording
Music: AAC, AMR

Bluetooth: Yes
Edge: No
Infra Red: No
Salespack: Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card

Spice Mobiles Launch Video Phone S-7000 For Rs 7,499

Mobile manufacturer Spice Mobiles have launched a new video phone in the market called S-7000. S-7000 will be priced at Rs. 7,499.

Spice Mobiles S-7000

The S-7000 has a 3.2 inch WQVGA full touchscreen display which supports wide screen viewing and also supports multiple format videos. The phone also has a 3.2 megapixel camera, bluetooth and a expandable memory slot of 16GB.

The camera has support for video recording and play. S-7000 also has an Answering Maching feature. The phone comes pre-loaded with social networking applications like and Nimbuzz.

The phone has talk time of up to 3.5 hours and stand by time of 220 hours. However, the phone only comes with 19MB internal memory and you will have to buy additional memory card to increase the memory of the phone. You will find the complete specification of the phone here.

For the launch of S-7000, Spice Mobiles have tied up with Disney India to provide exclusive content of the upcoming movie, Prince of Persia- Sands of Time. Spice Mobiles had also launched a 12MP Camera phone with 3x option zoom called S1200 earlier.

You can purchase the S-7000 for Rs. 7,499 in white color at retail mobile stores across the country.


Wynncom Launches 7 Dual SIM Mobiles in India

With the smart phone market brimming with new offerings from several established players, the local mobile manufactures have been trying to capture the entry level low end market, specially with Dual SIM offerings which have become a fad these days.


In the past few months several Dual SIM phones have been launched in India, including a Intex Dual SIM phone, Zen Mobiles X380 Dual SIM phone, Videocon V1422 Dual SIM phone, G-Fone G-588 Dual SIM phone among others. Intex has also launched a Triple SIM phone in February.

Now Wynn Telecom has launched seven new low-end Dual SIM phones ranging between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 5000 which include QWERTY and multimedia phones.

According to Tech Gadgets, Saif Ali Khan commented at the launch event saying:

"I am excited to represent brand Wynncom that stands for cutting-edge innovation and style. I admire the brand’s attitude and style and relate to it closely as it is refreshingly trendy and fast"

Most of the new Dual SIM phones by Wynncom have a large LCD display with wireless FM, torch, megapixel camera and expandable memory. Wynncom has promised to make the devices available soon in large metros and rural areas of India.

HTC HD Mini Launched In India For Rs. 23,490

HTC has launched the HD Mini phone in India for a affordable price of Rs. 23,490. HTC HD Mini will run Windows Mobile 6.3 and is a 3G phone with Wi-Fi support.


HTC HD Mini comes with a Capacitive touch screen, 512MB ROM, 384MB RAM, 3.2″ HVGA display, 5MP camera. The HD Mini also comes with the popular HTC Sense. Last year, HTC launched two phones in India, including the HTC HD2 for Rs. 36,990 and the HTC Touch2 for Rs. 24,490.

This year, HTC has launched the cheap HTC Smart for Rs. 9,990 with many new phones including the HTC Desire slated to launch in India in the near future. India has now become one of the top destinations for launching new smartphones and considering that there are around 600 million subscribers, it would make more sense for manufacturers to penetrate the rural markets with cheap smartphones.

HTC HD Mini can be purchased for Rs. 23, 490 from HTC authorized stores across India.

[via Cell Bharat]

Samsung Guru 1175 Launched in India for Rs. 1690

Guru 1175, the latest low-end mobile phone from Samsung, has been launched in India. Speaking on the launch, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Director, Mobile & IT, Samsung Indian Electronics Pvt. Ltd said, “The new, stylish Guru 1175 is a valuable addition to the popular Guru series of Samsung phones in the essential phone segment”.

The newest Guru handset offers an interesting mix of features including torch light, advanced mobile tracker, fake call, bike mode, Indian calendar and SOS messages. When “bike mode” is enabled, you will only receive calls from a select few contacts. Everyone else will automatically get a busy tone.


The stylish and ergonomic Guru 1175 has a 1.52-inch CSTN screen with 65K colours and measures in at 108.5×45.95×14.4 mm. All the standard features like FM Radio, MP3 ringtones, regional language input (with support for 9 regional languages) are present. Thanks to the inbuilt 1 MB memory, Guru 1175 is capable of storing 1000 contacts and 500 SMS messages. The 1000 mAh battery should provide up to 12 hours of talktime, 23 hours of FM radio playback and 38 hours of torch light.

The mobile segment in India has been growing at an explosive rate and everyone wants a piece of the cake. Guru is decently priced, looks good and even more importantly, it has a few unique gimmicks. Overall, if promoted well, Guru 1175 has the potential to be a winner for Samsung.

Nokia X2 Offers 5-megapixel Camera, Dual Speakers and Social Networking

Nokia has just announced the X2 and if the spec sheets are any indication, Nokia may have a winner in its hands. The X2 is a candybar handset with a 2.2-inch QVGA screen and measures in at just 13mm thin and 81g light.


This handset has plenty to please everyone. Music lovers will appreciate the dual speakers, dedicated music keys, 3.5mm headphone jack and FM stereo, while snaphappy folks will love the 5-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. For the net-addicts there is Facebook widget and Nokia Messaging. Whilst the former provides direct access to the social networking site from the home screen, the later takes care of email and Instant Messaging.

Other features include Ovi Player PC for transferring songs from you PC over USB 2.0, Ovi Store for getting quick access to Nokia apps, up to 16GB of storage via microSD card and Bluetooth 2.1 for wireless music enjoyment.

Nokia X2 is expected to be launched in June. According to the official announcement, it will be available for an estimated retail price of €85 before taxes and subsidies. We are hoping that this translates to a street price in the range of Rs. 5000 and Rs. 6000.