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Samsung Launches Wave 525 And Wave 533 In India

Samsung recently launched the Bada OS powered Wave 525 and Wave 533 smartphones in India. Both the Wave 525 and Wave 533 comes with a 3.2 inch TFT display, Wi-Fi, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, microSD card slot and 1200 mAh battery. The specs of both the phones are similar, expect the slide-out QWERTY keyboard in Wave 533. Check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Wave 525:

samsung wave 525

Samsung Wave 525 features a 3.2 inch TFT display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution, BADA OS, TouchWiz 3.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Accelerometer, Dolfin browser 2.0, Samsung Apps, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM Radio, Music player with SoundAlive, Social Hub, 100MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 16GB expandable memory and a 1200 mAh battery.

Samsung Wave 533:

samsung wave 525

Samsung Wave 533 comes with a 3.2 inch WQVGA TFT display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution, BADA OS, Slide-Out QWERTY keyboard, TouchWiz 3.0, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Samsung Apps, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM Radio, FM recording function, Music player with SoundAlive, 100MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, microSD card slot, Accelerometer, ActiveSync support, Social Hub, Dolfin browser 2.0 and a 1200mAh battery.

Samsung Wave 525 and Wave 533 comes with a price tag of Rs. 8,800 and Rs. 9,900 respectively.

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Samsung Launches Wave 723 And Omnia 652 In India

Samsung recently launched Wave 723 and Omnia 652 in India. Wave 723 is powered by Bada OS, while Omnia 652 is powered by the old Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. Wave 723 features a 3.2 inch Super AMOLED display, 3G Connectivity and 5 mega pixel camera. On the other hand Omnia 652 features a 2.4 inches TFT display, full QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, Microsoft Office 2010 and more. Check out the complete features below.

Samsung Wave 723:

samsung wave 723

Samsung Wave 723 features a 3.2 inch Super AMOLED Display, Bada 1.1 OS, TouchWiz UI, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, MicroUSB, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, 5 mega pixel camera with LED Flash and Auto Focus, A-GPS, Accelerometer, ActiveSync support, 220MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, Social Hub, Dolfin Browser 2.0, Samsung Apps, 3.5mm audio jack, Music player with SoundAlive and so on.

Samsung Omnia 652:

samsung omnia 652

Samsung Omnia 652 comes with a 2.4 inches TFT display with 320 x 240 pixels resolution, Windows Mobile 6.5 OS, full QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, Microsoft Office 2010, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G Connectivity, Google Maps, 16GB expandable memory, Sound Alive, Internet Explorer 6, 1500 mAH battery and more.

Samsung Wave 723 and Samsung Omnia 652 comes with a price tag of Rs.13,500 and Rs.10,600 respectively.

Pictures Of Nexus S Running Gingerbread Emerge

Nexus_SSome mysterious guy over at XDA has managed to get his hands on the upcoming Nexus S from Samsung/Google. He has posted some pictures of the device as well as the screenshots of the device running Android 2.3.   The pictures of the handset are quite blurry but nevertheless, the pictures still show the curvy design of the handset. The back of the handset looks very similar to the Galaxy S.

The source says that the Nexus S sports a 4-inch Super-AMOLED (Perhaps S-AMLOLED2?) with WVGA resolution. Along with this, the camera of the phone is capable of recording videos in 720p resolution. The source also confirmed that the Nexus S will pack an ARM v7 CPU. He did not mention whether it packs a dual-core CPU or a single core one.

Also, there is no word on the internal memory and the amount of RAM the handset will come packed with. Hopefully, Eric Schmidt will announce the Nexus S along with Android 2.3 in the upcoming few weeks.

Mobile Mondays | Nokia C2-01 Launched, Xperia X12 Previewed And More

Welcome to the second edition of the new Mobile Mondays. This week we saw the leaked pictures and details of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X7, Xperia X7 Mini and Xperia X12 Anzu. Sony Ericsson confirmed that X10 will get multi-touch support from Q1, 2011. Apart from that LG officially launched the new LG Vortex and LG Cosmos Touch for Verizon. On the other hand LG managed to sell 1 million units of LG Optimus One in just 40 days. Lets start the second edition of Mobile Mondays with some news, views and other interesting stuffs.

New Handsets:

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Giorgio Armani Galaxy S:

  • 4 inch Super AMOLED display
  • 1Ghz processor
  • Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 3G Connectivity

Nokia X2-01:

  • 2.4-inch QVGA screen
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • Series 40 UI
  • VGA camera
  • 8GB expandable memory

Nokia C2-01:

  • 2 inch QVGA screen
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 3G Connectivity

LG Vortex:

  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display
  • Android 2.2 OS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera

LG Apex:

  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display
  • Android 2.1 OS
  • slide-out QWERTY keyboard,
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • 3G Connectivity

LG Cosmos Touch:

  • 2.8 inch WQVGA display
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 1.3 megapixel camera

Sony Ericsson:

xperia x12

This week, leaked pics and specs of Xperia X7, Xperia X7 Mini and Xperia X12 Anzu have been emerged. Xperia X7 features an impressive 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, Windows Phone 7 OS, 4.3 inch touchscreen display and 8.1 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording while Xperia X7 Mini comes with a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display, 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 processor and 10.1 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom and xenon flash. To learn more, head over to this post.

Xperia X12 will be powered by 800 MHz processor, 4.2 inch capacitive display with full multi-touch support, Android 2.3 OS and 12 megapixel camera with HD video recording. Sony Ericsson also announced that the X10 will be getting an OTA (Over-The-Air) software update by Q1 of 2011 which will enable basic multi-touch (pinch-to-zoom) support on the phone.

LG:

lg vortex

This week, LG officially launched LG Vortex and LG Cosmos Touch for Verizon and LG Apex for US Cellular. LG also managed to sell 1 million units of LG Optimus One in just 40 days. The LG Optimus One is a low-end Android based phone. LG Optimus One features a 3.2-inch screen, 600MHz processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS, Compass, external memory card slot, FM radio and a 3.5mm jack.

Nokia:

Nokia E72

Nokia recently updated its popular business phone, the Nokia E72. The firmware version is numbered 52.005 and it fixes some small bugs and updates the Adobe Reader application. Nokia also launched two new entry-level phones, X2-01 and C2-01. The original C2-00 was a dual SIM phone, but C2-01 is a single SIM phone. Nokia C2-01 comes with 3G connectivity and 3.2 megapixel camera while X2-01 features a full QWERTY keyboard and VGA camera.

Handset Of The Week – LG Optimus One:

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LG Optimus One is the LG’s most popular Android phone to date. The entry-level Optimus One features a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, 600 MHz processor, 170 MB internal memory, 32Gb expandable memory, 3.15 MP camera, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and a 1500 mAh battery. LG has sold more than 1 million units of LG Optimus One worldwide. This handset is available In India for just Rs.13,500.

Video Of The Week – A Conversation with Eric Schmidt:

Samsung Sells 600,000 Galaxy Tab Worldwide

Samsung_Galaxy_tabA Korean newspaper The Korean Herald has reported that Samsung have managed to sell more than 600,000 Galaxy Tab worldwide. The newspaper reports that these numbers have been confirmed from the company itself. Earlier, analysts suggested that the sales of Galaxy Tab is pretty weak worldwide due to its high pricing.

However, the sales figure of the Tab sure has managed to beat the analysts’ prediction. According to the newspaper, the demand for the tablet is higher than its supply in many countries. In its home land Korea Samsung has managed to sell around 30,000 units since the Tab launched on November 14. At its current pace, the sales of Galaxy Tab will be able to meet Samsung’s expectation of 1 million units by the year end.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has to be the first tablet running Android 2.2 to have sold in such huge numbers. Even though not an iPad killer, the Galaxy Tab sure is a worthy competitor to the Apple iPad.

Samsung Officially Announces Giorgio Armani Galaxy S

giorgio armani galaxy s

Giorgio Armani and Samsung Electronics have come up with an exclusive smartphone, combining style and cutting-edge technology, the Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S. The specs of this handset is almost same to the original Samsung Galaxy S except the fancy Giorgio Armani GUI.

The long-standing partnership between Samsung and Giorgio Armani has produced a finely crafted handset that reflects the user’s refined tastes. It has been magnificent to see Samsung’s design and technological expertise matched with one of the most prestigious and stylish brands in the world,said YH Lee, Senior Vice President of the Samsung Mobile Marketing.

The Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1Ghz processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, Giorgio Armani GUI, 5 megapixel camera, HD video player and recorder, Music Player with SoundAlive, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, Adobe Flash 10.1, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack, 16GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and 1650 mAh battery.

The Giorgio Armani Galaxy S comes with a price tag of €700 (approx. $950). This handset will be available from next month in Italy, Netherlands, UK and Russia. Check out the commercial below.

Samsung GT-i9200 Firmware Leaks

There have been a lot of rumors about the existence of the Samsung-Google Android experience phone. However, the leaked images of the phone and its special’ appearance on the Web 2.0 conference in the hands of Eric Schmidt have given ample proof of its existence.   It has also been confirmed that the Nexus S will be running on Android 2.3 when launched and will sport NFC capabilities.

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However, what is still not known about the phone are its internal hardware specifications. Now, a firmware of the Samsung GT-i9200 has leaked on the Internet. It is still unclear whether this GT-i9200 is the Nexus S or the next high-end phone from Samsung. Devs over at XDA forums have been digging around with the files of the firmware and it looks like the handset will be using the RFS file system.

The RFS file system is one of the major culprits of the lag on the Galaxy S series of handsets. Other confirmed specifications of the phone are that it will sport Bluetooth 3.0, FM Radio and the camera module is from Konica Minolta Camera, Inc.

A senior member Richthofen has however said that the GT-i9200 will be powered by the S5PC110 AP and feature the PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The resolution of the handset will be the same as on the other Galaxy S handsets at WVGA (800×480).

Samsung Finally Launches Wave 723 In Germany For €349

samsung wave 723

Do you still remember the Bada OS powered Samsung Wave 723 smartphone, which was announced back in August. This handset was expected to launch soon in Germany, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and other European markets, but the device has been delayed for some unknown reasons. This handset is already available in China and finally after waiting for few months, Samsung launched this smartphone in Germany.

Samsung Wave 723 comes with a 3.2 inch TFT LCD display, 240 x 400 pixels resolution, BADA Operating System, TouchWiz UI 3.0, Wi-fi, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, Samsung Apps support, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, dedicated camera button and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card slot, 90MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Social Hub, flip leather cover, Stereo FM radio with RDS, A-GPS, up to 700 hours stand-by time, up to 14hours talktime and a 1200 mAh battery.

If you live in Germany, then you can purchase the powerful Samsung Wave 723 for €349 (approx. $480).

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab Flashed to Make Phone Calls

The incredibly clever modders over at XDA developers have managed to find out a way to enable phone calls on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

It started with a forum member, Jyveafk, rooting his Galaxy Tab and trying to install the phone.apk module on it. After failing quite a few times, and some trial and error, Jyveafk finally managed to flash his Galaxy Tab to enable phone calls on it.

The method is a bit complex and is recommended only for experienced flashers. You will need the Odin3 Flasher to carry out the mod. For more details, check out this detailed tutorial – US T-Mobile Galaxy Tab flashed to make phone calls – Tutorial. The method works only on EDGE for now.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab

via XDA

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Update Schedule For Canada Released

Today, Samsung Mobile Canada on their Facebook page has given a time-frame for the Android 2.2 rollout for the various carrier branded Galaxy S handsets. First and foremost, the Vibrant from Bell and the Samsung Captivate from Rogers will get the Froyo love by mid-December.

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Lastly, the TELUS branded Galaxy S handset the Fascinate will get its Android 2.2 update in early 2011. The Android 2.2 update for all these handsets will not be released in the usual OTA (Over-The-Air) form. Users need to use Samsung’s KIES desktop software to get the update.

Samsung has already started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the un-branded Galaxy S handsets in many different regions of the world including U.K and India.

Samsung Offers Galaxy Tab With Special Data Packages

Earlier this month, Samsung launched its first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab in India. This device was launched in India for Rs.38,000, but now you can get it for as low as Rs.34,000. The good news is that, after purchasing the Galaxy Tab, you will get a 2GB memory card pre-loaded with MapmyIndia navigation and 3 Idiots movie. You will also get a leather diary case and a Bluetooth headset worth more than Rs.5,500.

Cellular operator like Airtel, Aircel, Reliance, Tata Docomo and Vodafone are currently offering special data packages with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Check out the complete details below.

samsung galaxy tab

Airtel:

  • 2GB free data usage @ Rs. 300 per month for 6 months
  • For activation customers will have to SMS SAMSUNGto 543210 from their Airtel number

Aircel:

  • 3 GB free per month for 3 months for Prepaid users
  • 1 GB free per month for 6 months for postpaid users
  • For activation: Prepaid Customers SMS SMART PIto 54343.
  • PostPaid customers visit Aircel COCO store with original TAB bill

Reliance Mobile:

  • 5 GB Free Data usage per month for 6 months on Reliance network
  • For Activation: Visit any Reliance World/Reliance Mobile store outlet or call Customer care on 3033 3333 or from Reliance mobile phone *333

Tata Docomo:

  • 3GB Free data per month for 6 months on Tata Docomo network
  • For Activation: SMS Bun TABto 141

Vodafone:

  • 2GB data @ Rs. 99 per month for Prepaid users
  • 2GB data @ Rs. 199 per month for Post paid users
  • For Activation: SMS STABto 111 (Toll Free) from Vodafone number

Samsung Epic 4G Gets Android 2.2 Unofficially

Samsung has already started rolling out Android 2.2 update in various parts of the world. The roll out is expected to be completed by the end of this month. However, Samsung has not mentioned when the U.S. variants of the Galaxy S will be getting the Android 2.2 update.

The Vibrant and the Captivate have already had their taste of Froyo thanks to some leaked firmwares. Yesterday, the Epic 4G joined that list thanks to Firon.

Samsung_Epic_4g

Firon has released a new ROM for the Epic 4G based on a leaked Android 2.2 firmware (DJ29).   The ROM is a pretty basic one (deodexed, zip-aligned and pre-rooted) and only contains the usual Froyo goodies.

The catch? Browsing performance is actually slower than what it was on Android 2.1 based firmware and the audio sometimes skips when on 3G. Epic 4G owners can download the ROM from here.

Samsung Zeal Officially Launched At Verizon Wireless

samsung zeal

Verizon Wireless and Samsung recently launched the entry level messaging phone, the Samsung Zeal. This handset features a unique, flip-style format with an E Ink technology that changes the layout of the keyboard based on the user’s needs. Samsung Zeal shows a traditional numeric keypad, when you open it vertically as a flip phone. In landscape mode, the phone features a QWERTY keypad that can change to numeric with symbols.

Samsung Zeal features a 2.0 megapixel camera with auto focus, Bluetooth technology with support for headset, GPRS/EDGE, Corporate Email support for Microsoft Office Exchange, Social Beat Widget, VZ Navigator, Skype mobile, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, location-based services, Personal organizer with calendar, calculator, notepad, alarm clock, world clock, stop watch and so on.

Samsung Zeal comes with a price tag of $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card.

Nexus S Specifications And Carrier Details Leak

Nexus_SIt was just yesterday that the first images of how the Nexus S looks leaked on the Internet. Today, we have some information about the specifications of the device. T-Mobile will be the official carrier of the Nexus S and the handset will sport EDGE and HSUPA (up to 7.2mbps).

The phone won’t feature HSPA+ to take advantage of the higher band with being offered by the recently rolled out HSPA+ network from T-Mobile. The back of the phone will pack a 5MP camera which might be assisted by an LED flash. The phone will also sport a 1500mAh battery. Sadly, no details about the processor, amount of RAM and internal storage capacity of the phone are available.

However, in all probability the Nexus S will be powered by a 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor from Samsung and will pack 512MB of RAM.

Enable USB Tethering On Samsung WP7 Handsets

One of the major drawbacks of the WP7 OS from Microsoft is that it does not support USB tethering. However, if you own a Samsung based WP7 device – Focus or Omnia 7 – then you can enable USB tethering. The folks over at HDBlog.it have managed to enable USB tethering on the Samsung based WP7 devices by just entering a simple code. Users need to dial ##634# to enter diagnostic mode on their phone.

Samsung_WP7_Tethering

After that, users need to select Modem, Tethered Call’ option, approve a few prompts and they are done. The folks over at Mobility Digest have even written a step by step tutorial on how to enable USB tethering on your Samsung WP7 based handset. Sadly, the same method does not work on any other WP7 handset from any other manufacturer.

Hopefully, someone will find the way of enabling USB tethering on other WP7 based handsets. Until then, we can only wonder why Samsung and Microsoft did not enable tethering by default on the Omnia 7 and the Focus.