Micromax recently launched a unique feature phone with built-in solar panel. Micromax X259 is the company’s first solar phone which enables the users to charge their phone using solar energy. This handset is useful for the folks living in rural area, where they have to suffer from frequent power cuts. The solar panel technology allows the phone to automatically gets charged through solar power on exposure to sunlight.
Rahul Sharma, Co–Founder, Micromax, said: “We have been at the forefront of innovation. We have introduced many categories into this competitive Industry be it long battery life phones or dual SIM phones. With the introduction of this our intent is to get rid of the mobile phone charger by including a solar panel on the device itself”.
Micromax X259 features a 2.4 inch display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 0.3 megapixel rear-facing camera, dual-SIM capabilities, GPRS, Bluetooth, FM Radio, music player, solar panel, Mi-Zone, Mi-Store, 4 GB expandable memory, up to 4.5 hours of talk-time, up to 200 hours of standby time and so on. This handset also packs a 1000 mAh battery which will help you to stay connected even if you spend most of your time indoors.
According to the company, this handset offers up to 1.5 hours of talk-time just by charging it under the sun for 3 hours. This handset is definitely useful for most of the Indians who are facing power cuts for several hours. Micromax X259 comes with a price-tag of just Rs.2,499 (approx. $45).
Micromax recently launched the entry-level Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity smartphone in India. This handset is specifically designed for those who often complain of running out of battery juice due to heavy usage. The Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity is not earth-shattering in terms of specs. However, the powerful 2500 mAh battery packed in this device offers up to 288 hours of stand-by time as well as up to 7 hours of talk-time on a single charge. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.
The Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz processor, Google Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) OS, dual-SIM capabilities, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity and so on.
Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, Micro USB, USB 2.0, up to 7 hrs of talk-time, up to 288 hrs of stand-by time and a 2500 mAh battery.
The Micromax Superfone A80 Infinity comes pre-loaded with AISHA (Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant) voice recognition app, which helps you to update social networking sites, figure out phone status, find locations, know horoscopes, weather conditions, make language translations and much more. This handset comes with a price-tag of Rs.8,490 (approx. $150) in India.
We already knew that Micromax was planning to launch an entry-level tablet during the Q2 of 2012. Today, the company finally launched the much-awaited Micromax Funbook tablet in India. Surprisingly, this tablet runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. It comes with a 7 inch capacitive display as well as a 1.2 Ghz Cortex A8 processor. This tablet comes with the E-learning app which offers reading materials, videos, multimedia, tests, assessment, references from leading content brands like Pearson, Everonn, GK Publishers, Scholarshub, Vidyalankar, Universal Tutorials, CAPS, Zion and many more.
The Micromax Funbook features a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2 Ghz Cortex A8 processor with Dual Mali 2D/3D GPU, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera for video chat, HD video playback, WiFi Connectivity, 3G Dongle support via USB, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, USB 2.0, HDMI out, up to 5 hours of browsing time and a 2800 mAh battery.
The Micromax Funbook comes pre-loaded with the Bolly Buzz and M clips app, which allows you to access more than 6000 songs and 4000 videos on the go. This tablet is available in 2 diiferent colors -Midnight Black and Slate Grey. The Micromax Funbook comes with a price tag of just Rs.6,499 (approx. $130) in India. To get this device, head over to this page.
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.
Micromax X40 Specifications:
2.4 inch QVGA screen
240×320 pixels resolution
2 megapixel camera
Multi format document reader
Dual SIM Support (GSM+GSM)
Audio and Video player
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.
Micromax was one of the first Indian companies to launch an Android handset. The Micromax A60 was one of the cheapest Android phones in India when it launched. Admittedly, it was the most inexpensive Android phone, but it was also very slow, and probably the worst Android smartphone I ever used. But it did see a lot of sales, and succeeded in bringing Android to the masses.
Micromax recently launched the successor to the A60 – the Micromax A70. It is much better than its predecessor in all aspects, be it the design or the specifications.
The Micromax A70 comes with a 600 MHz processor and is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo. The amount of RAM hasn’t been revealed, but it should be around 256 MB.
It will sport a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. It will come with a 5 MP camera with autofocus.
It also offers the usual connectivity options – GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1. It will also offer a Wi-Fi hotspot feature, and will come with a 1450 mAh battery.
It will come with M! apps, which is a custom application store by Micromax, but it seems like it will ship with Android Market as well.
It has been priced at Rs 8,999 and is available now.
Micromax recently launched the Android powered Bling 2 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular Micromax Bling smartphone. The Micromax Bling 2 runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 2.8 inch touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and more.
This handset is specially targeted at the fashion-savvy women mobile users. Micromax Bling 2 is decorated with Swarovski Zirconia in the front and back panels. Check out the complete specs below.
Micromax Bling 2 Specifications:
2.8 inch multi-touch capacitive display
Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS
600 MHz processor
3 megapixel camera
Micromax App Store
3.5 mm audio jack
150 MB internal memory
Micro SD card slot
32 GB expandable memory
1000 mAh Li-ion battery
Micromax Bling 2 comes pre-loaded with some useful apps such as MiRoamer, Saavn, Mosho, Mundu Live, Whatsapp and much more. You will also get a white leather carry case enclosed with a compact mirror and special pouch. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.8,999.
Each year Google releases a “Year in review” called Google Zeitgeist with the help of which it showcases some wonderful data through the aggregation of millions of search queries that the search engine receives every year. This year, Google Zeitgeist for India had some nice revelations with the IRCTC (railway ticket booking) continuing to top the charts of the year-on-year fastest rising bracket for search queries in India.
The top three most popular searches among Indians on the web during the year 2010 were Songs, Facebook and Google. Amongst the fastest rising people, Indians searched for British actress Aruna Shields and this year’s new Bollywood sensation, Sonakshi Sinha and other favorites from Bollywood like Zarine Khan, Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan.
The zeitgeist also has a list of top 10 popular brands in India in terms of the search volumes generated by Indians on Google search. Here is the list:
Yesterday, we had told you about the expected launch of Micromax’s new budget Android phone. Today, at the Micromax Blogger Meet in New Delhi, Micromax announced the new Micromax Andro A60, its first Android phone.
The specifications are the same as we announced earlier – it comes with a 2.8 inch resistive touchscreen display and a 3.15 MP camera. It is powered by a 600 MHz processor and runs the Android 2.1 Eclair OS. It comes with 150 MB internal storage and supports up to 32 GB microSD cards. It also offers 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Andro A60 looks quite stylish but the low display size and resolution is definitely a concern.
Micromax is also planning to launch another mid range Android phone soon, with Android 2.2 Froyo and a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen. It also announced plans to launch an Android tablet in the coming months.
Micromax, the largest Indian domestic mobile handset company will soon launch its first Android phone, the Micromax Andro. According to the guys at AndroidOS, Micromax was expected to launch its first Android phone during Diwali, but due to some reasons it was not released on time. But after the long wait, Micromax will finally launch its first Android device in the coming days.
Micromax Andro is an entry-level touchscreen phone with basic features such as 2.8 inch resistive touch screen display, Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm audio jack, MicroSD card slot and more. This handset might also have Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities. The complete specs of this device is still unknown.
Micromax Andro is currently showcased at Ambience mall in Gurgaon. Micromax will host a bloggers meet today at Delhi, where the company is expected to “reveal the secrets”. This phone is expected to come with a price tag of Rs.9000.
Earlier in the day, we took a look at Micromax W900 – a Windows Mobile powered phone, which costs just Rs. 7,000. In case you are looking for something even cheaper, this Micromax offering should interest you.
Micromax C350 is a CDMA handset with 2.0 mega-pixel camera, motion sensor, MP3 player and expandable memory up to 4 GB. It is an OMH (Open Market Handsets) compliant handset. OMH (Open Market Handsets) is an initiative led by the CDMA Development Group, which provides the consumers the flexibility of changing his SIM card whenever he wishes.
Micromax is well known for its competitive price points and this phone is no different. The GPRS enabled Micromax C350 is available for Rs.4500.