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HTC Flyer Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.37,999

HTC Flyer is the company’s first tablet device. The HTC Flyer was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. Most of the Android powered tablets launched in 2011, runs on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System, which is specially designed for tablet devices. But, the HTC Flyer runs on the old Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) OS.

To solve this problem, HTC earlier said that, the HTC Flyer will get the Android 3.0 Honeycomb update, shortly after launch. We have a good news for the folks, eagerly waiting to get the HTC Flyer in India. Flipkart, a popular online retailer in India, is currently taking pre-orders for the HTC Flyer in India. This device is expected to be available during the end of June.

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HTC Flyer features a 7 inch touch-sensitive TFT screen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1.5 GHz Processor, Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS), HTC Sense UI, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Micro-USB, 32 GB internal memory, GPS, up to 820 hours stand-by time, up to 4 hours vieo playback and a 4000 mAh battery.

Sadly, the HTC Flyer will not come with the stylus. To take advantage of the HTC Scribe technology, you will need to purchase the stylus separately. The price of the stylus in India is still unknown. HTC Flyer is currently available for pre-order at Flipkart for Rs.37,999. This device will release on the 4th week of June. To pre-order the HTC Flyer, head over to this page.

HTC EVO 3D Up For Pre-Order At Sprint

HTC announced its first 3D smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D at the CTIA show. This handset runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a large 4.3 inch 3D QHD display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and more. HTC EVO 3D will be available exclusively on the airwaves of Sprint in the US. If you are eagerly waiting for this handset, then we have a good news for you. The powerful HTC EVO 3D is currently up for pre-order at the Sprint Stores in the US.

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HTC EVO 3D comes with a 4.3 inch 3D QHD display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 3G/4G capability, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5 megapixel dual cameras, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 2D video recording at 1080p, 3D video recording at 720p and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, 4GB Internal memory, 1GB RAM, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, 8GB microSD card included, HDMI, DLNA, Stereo Bluetooth, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, Integrated GPS and a 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

HTC EVO 3D is also available for pre-order at RadioShack, but if you prefer to buy from the official Sprint Stores, then you will have to visit a Sprint retail outlet and purchase a $50 gift-card. After purchasing the $50 gift-card, your name will be added on the pre-order list. The price of this device have not been announced yet.

How To Pre-Order The Samsung Galaxy S II

The most anticipated Android phone of this year the Samsung Galaxy S is already up for sale in a few countries. However, in most places of the world, the handset is still up for pre-order.

First of all, I should make it clear that Samsung still has not announced any plans of launching the Galaxy S II in the United States. Blame the network operators in the States for the delay!

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People living the U.K can already order an unlocked Galaxy S II from Play.com for £499.99, as well as from Clove. The handset is also available at Phones4U and the O2 U.K. network as well.

In South Korea, the Galaxy S II is up for pre-order on all the three major telecom operators S K Telecom, KT, and LG U+. In fact, more than 200000 units of the Galaxy S II have already been pre-booked in Korea.

Interested Samsung Galaxy S II buyers in India can have a look at eBay.in, where they can pre-order the handset for nearly Rs. 40,000. However, I will suggest them to wait and buy the handset when it is released by this month’s end.

The Samsung Galaxy S II will be available in most of the regions of the world, by the end of this month.

Nokia E6 And X7 Up For Pre-Order At Nokia Germany

Last month, Nokia announced the E6 and X7 smartphones. These handsets are powered by the Symbian “Anna” Operating System. Nokia E6 is the successor of the popular Nokia E72 smartphone. This handset is specially targeted at business users. On the other hand, Nokia X7 is an entertainment device, which comes with a 4 inch AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera and more. The latest version of Symbian, also called as “Symbian Anna”, comes with a new improved web browser, new icons, a new version of Ovi Maps and a new portrait QWERTY keyboard.

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Nokia E6 features a 2.4 inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, full QWERTY keyboard, Symbian (Anna) OS, 680 MHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 256 MB RAM, 1024MB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

Nokia E6 is currently up for pre-order in Germany. This handset is available in 3 different colors – Black, White and Silver. Nokia E6 comes with a price tag of €429.00 (approx. $620). To pre-order this handset, head over to this page at Nokia Germany.

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Nokia E7 comes with a 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, 680 MHz ARM 11 processor, Symbian (Anna) OS, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 350 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a 1300 mAh battery.

Along with the Nokia E6, the entertainment oriented Nokia X7 is also up for pre-order in Germany. This handset is available in 2 colors – Light Steel and Dark Steel. Nokia X7 comes with a price tag of €459.00 (approx. $660). To pre-order this handset, head over to this page at Nokia Germany.

200,000 Samsung Galaxy S II Pre-Ordered In Korea

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the powerful Galaxy S II smartphone at the MWC 2011 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the Samsung’s highly popular Galaxy S smartphone. This handset have been recently released on the airwaves of SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG U+ in Korea. According to the manufacturer, more than 200,000 units of Samsung Galaxy S II have been pre-ordered in Korea.

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Last year, Samsung sold more than 10 million units of the Galaxy S smartphone. It is the only Android powered smartphone to cross the 10 million mark. This year, Samsung clearly mentioned that, the company is expecting to sell more than 10 million units of the Galaxy S II smartphone. And with the 200,000 pre-orders in Korea, we are sure that Samsung with achieve its goals pretty soon.

Samsung Galaxy S II features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 800×480 pixels resolution, 1 GHz dual core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, Android Market, Social Hub Premium, Readers Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Kies Air, NFC and more.

Samsung Galaxy S II was up for pre-order during last week on all 3 major Korean carriers – SK Telecom, LG U+ and KT Corp. 10,000 units of Galaxy S II were pre-ordered in just 24 minutes, while the number doubled in less than an hour. Around 160,000 units were pre-ordered on the country’s largest carrier, SK Telecom. This handset will be available in more than 120 countries and 140 operators, before the end of this month. Are you planning to buy this super-phone?

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

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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

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How To Pre-Order iPad 2

Update: Please read bottom of the post for updates about the pre-orders.

Apple will start shipping on March 11, 2011 in the United States and in 26 more countries in March 25, 2011. This is the quickest announcement to delivery period I have seen in a long time.

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If you have liked what you have seen in the 2 and also the accessories like the Smart Cover and HDMI cable, you can go ahead and get your iPad 2 device from the online Apple store. The pricing for the iPad 2 is similar to the iPad 1 and will start at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version.

In order to pre-order the iPad 2 head over to http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad/start. You will be able to pre-order both the black iPad 2 as well as the white iPad 2. The order system is still being updated and will be open shortly to accept orders for the iPad 2.

You can also buy the iPad 2 device from a physical Apple Store starting March 11. So are you going to pre-order the iPad 2? Do you like what you see? Do let me know about it.

Update: The orders will start to be accepted on March 11 itself on the online store too. Apple is not accepting pre-orders right now.

Update 2: Apple Stores and Online stores will start accepting orders on March 11 itself

Preorder Battlefield 3 and Get Expansion Pack Free

Well it’s about time if you ask me. Electronic Arts’ successor to the 2005 hit Battlefield 2 has just posted the the preorder incentives. Preordering Battlefield 3 gets you the first digital expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand absolutely free! The expansion features a lot of the old, beloved, maps from Battlefield 2:-

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Pre-order Battlefield 3 to receive the digital expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand at no extra charge! This themed multiplayer expansion pack includes four legendary maps from Battlefield 2 boldly re-imagined with Frostbiteâ„¢ 2 physics, destruction and visuals. Completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements/trophies, and more.

The Frostbite 2 is the new game engine that is powering Battlefield 3. The visuals introduced by the Frostbite 2 engine along with the physics (as detailed above) give quite the realistic feel of a battle being fought around you. I can only imagine how this game would be if I were to play it on one of those high-end rigs:-

Battlefield 3 introduces Frostbite 2, the incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to new heights.   Built upon this powerful game engine, Battlefield 3 immerses players physically and emotionally to the world around them like never before.

To find out more about Battlefield 3 and its immersive engine, do check out the EA UK site.

FACT: Portal 2’s Pre-Order Advert is Hilariously Cute

Portal 2 is going to be the best First Person Shooter (FPS) to come out this year. Or so I hope, for I really really suck at judging a game genre in which a hundred games are released every year. However, I am pretty sure Portal 2 will be the funniest FPS to come out this year, mostly because it takes itself too seriously (on purpose) and is ridiculously silly at times.

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Take, for example, this advertisement for Portal 2‘s preorder that is going to hit the developer’s (Valve) digital distribution store Steam very soon. Released on Valentine’s Day, the ad mocks the concept of gifting ideas for the female species.

Okay, that’s about as far as I’m allowed to say without spoiling the entire advert for you. The thing is that it’s done very well (and probably within Valve’s Source engine, judging by the way things moved when… erm… other things exploded). Watch the video here!

However, contrary to what the video says, Portal 2 is not available for preorder. At least not from my country (and not from my random Tor IP either). Is this another one of those Valve Time debacles? Is this a sick joke from Valve’s side, as we poor mortals refresh the Portal 2 page, hoping for a preorder? Is this the end of the world??

No, it’s probably just a mistake by the Portal 2 PR team. It’s alright everybody; we don’t need to do a flash protest here. Move along.