Nokia Unveils The Lumia 510 For Indian And Chinese Market; Coming This Diwali!

Nokia today unveiled a new budget oriented Windows Phone 7.5 running handset especially meant to cater towards the budget segment of the Indian market – the Lumia 510.

The Lumia 510 sports a 4-inch TFT screen with WVGA (800×480) resolution, a 800MHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 256MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera at the back, along with all the usual connectivity features except for the lack of 3G and a microSD card slot. Nokia does provide 7GB of free storage space on SkyDrive to make up for the lack of space on the handset.

Keeping in mind the Indian market, Nokia will be launching the handset in five trendy colors including red, yellow, cyan, white and black.

On the software side, the Lumia 510 runs on Windows Phone 7.5 but will get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, whenever it is available. It will also come pre-loaded with Nokia’s own navigation services and apps – Nokia Maps, Drive and Transport.

The Lumia 510 will hit the retail stores in the beginning of November in India and China and will cost $199 (sub-Rs 11,000 in India) before taxes and subsidies.

Nokia Lumia 900 Goes On Sale In India For Rs.32,999

Earlier this year, Nokia tried to re-enter the smartphone market with the Nokia Lumia 900. This handset was exclusively launched for the AT&T subscribers in the US. Nokia Lumia 900 is the upgraded version of the not-so-popular Nokia Lumia 800 with a slightly large display and a better battery backup. This device is already available in the US from the last 5 months. Nokia fanboys in India were not sure if the Finnish manufacturer will ever launch this device in their country.

Today, Nokia has finally fulfilled their wish by releasing the Nokia Lumia 900 in India. It is the first Nokia’s Windows Phone powered device to feature the high-speed LTE connectivity. The Nokia Lumia 900 runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Operating System. We already know that Microsoft will not upgrade the last generation Windows Phone devices to the Windows Phone 8 OS. However, the Nokia Lumia 900 will at least get some of the features via Windows Phone 7.8 update.

Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack display, sporting a resoulution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS (upgradable to Windows Phone 7.8 OS), 8 megapixel rear camera with f2.2/28mm Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash, auto-focus and HD (720p) video recording, 1 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 14.5 GB user memory and more.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, Office 365, Xbox Live, Windows Phone Store, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, IE9 with HTML 5 support, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Bing Maps, Zune, SkyDrive, Wi-Fi Internet Sharing for up to 5 devices, up to 60 hours of music playback in offline mode, up to 7 hours of talk-time, up to 300 hours of stand-by time and a 1830 mAh battery.

Currently, there is no point in buying this handset when Nokia has already announced the next generation Windows Phone powered devices at the Nokia World 2012. I have no idea what nokia was thinking before launching this smartphone in India. I’m quite sure that Nokia fanboys will disagree with me. If you are one of those, then just grab this link and get the Nokia Lumia 900 from the Nokia Store for Rs.32,999.

Looking for a much better smartphone at this price range? Don’t forget to check our Samsung Galaxy S III review and HTC One X review.

Samsung Omnia M Goes On Sale In India For Rs.17,990

Back in May, Samsung announced the Omnia M smartphone for the European market. This handset comes with the Samsung AllShare media streaming app, which allows you to display movies, games or any other multimedia content directly from the smartphone to a TV. Samsung Omnia M currently runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. However, this handset is expected to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update in the coming months.

Samsung Omnia M is specially designed for social and entertainment multi-taskers. Snapdeal, a popular online retailer has already started selling the Samsung Omnia M even before the manufacturer has officially launched the device in India. If you are planning to buy this device instead of the popular Nokia Lumia smartphones, then check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Omnia M features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixel, 1 GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0 and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Office Hub, 384 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Bing map, GPS with A-GPS, People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video Hub, Zune player, Marketplace Hub, 25 GB of Windows Live Skydrive storage and a 1500mAh battery.

This handset is available only in deep grey color. Samsung Omnia M comes with a price tag of Rs.18,650. However, you can easily get this device from Snapdeal for just Rs.17,990 (approx. $320). This handset will compete with other Windows Phone powered smartphones such as Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar and Nokia Lumia 800. To get this handset, head over to this page.

Nokia Launches Lumia 800 The Dark Knight Rises Limited Edition In India For Rs.24,999

The Nokia Lumia 800 is one of the most popular Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) powered smartphone. This handset was launched at the Nokia World 2011 in London. After a few months, Nokia unveiled the Lumia 800 “The Dark Knight Rises” limited edition. This handset comes with an etched Batman logo on the back of the device. Apart from that, there are no other changes in the specs, compared to the original Lumia 800 smartphone.

Today, Nokia finally launched the Lumia 800 ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ limited edition smartphone in India. Sadly, the company will sell only 200 units of this limited edition handset. Apart from that amazing Batman logo on the back, this device comes pre-loaded with the exclusive The Dark Knight Rises contents such as wallpapers, videos, ringtones and The Dark Knight app.

Nokia Lumia 800 ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ limited edition features a 3.7 inch AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 × 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz single core processor, 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 14.5 GB user memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, SkyDrive, Office 365, Xbox Live, Windows Marketplace, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Bing Maps, IE9 with HTML 5 support, Zune, up to 60 hours of music playback in offline mode, up to 9 hours of talk-time, up to 265 hours of stand-by time and a 1450 mAh battery.

Nokia Lumia 800 ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ limited edition comes with a price-tag of Rs.24,999 (approx. $450) in India. There is no point in buying this smartphone, since it won’t get the Windows Phone 8 OS. This handset will be stuck with the upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 OS. If you are a fan of the Batman film series, then you can go ahead and purchase this device before it gets sold out in India.

PS: In our exclusive Nokia Lumia 800 review, we gave this handset a rating of 7 out of 10. To read the complete review, head over to this page.

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

nokia lumia 800 intro

Introduction

The Nokia Lumia 800 is the company’s first Windows Phone powered smartphone. This handset was announced along with the Nokia Lumia 710 at the Nokia World 2011 in London. It runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. This handset looks strikingly similar to the previously launched Nokia N9 smartphone, which was powered by the Meego Operating System.

The design of the phone is absolutely stunning. It comes with a 3.7 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz single-core processor, 16 GB internal memory and much more. It also comes with a 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash. However, the much needed front-facing camera is missing from the device.

nokia lumia 800 intro

Nokia Lumia 800 Specifications

  • 3.7 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 1.4 GHz single-core processor
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS
  • 8 megapixel auto-focus camera
  • Dual-LED flash
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • 512 MB RAM
  • A-GPS
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • MicroSIM card support
  • Up to 265 hrs of stand-by time
  • Up to 9 hrs 30 mins of talk-time
  • 1450 mAh battery

What’s In The Box?

nokia lumia 800 box content

  • Nokia Lumia 800
  • Nokia Fast USB Charger AC-16
  • Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-185CD
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-902
  • Quick Guide
  • User Guide
  • Product information leaflet

Nokia Lumia 610 Now Available In The UK For £165

Earlier this year, Nokia unveiled the entry-level Nokia Lumia 610. It is the company’s fourth smartphone in its popular Lumia family. The Nokia Lumia 610 is specially targeted at the younger audience. This handset runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Tango Operating System. The Nokia Lumia 610 was expected to launch during the first week of June in the UK. However, the device is already available for purchase at UK’s popular online retailers such as Unlocked Mobiles and Clove.

nokia lumia 610

Nokia Lumia 610 features a 3.7 inch LCD display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 800 Mhz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Tango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 256 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, XBOX Live Hub, Microsoft Office, SkyDrive, A-GPS, Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, Nokia Music, up to 720 hrs of stand-by time, up to 9.5 hrs of talk-time and a 1300 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 610 comes with the Microsoft Office apps which allows the students to use the Word mobile, PowerPoint mobile, Excel mobile to manage documents and OneNote mobile to capture notes, ideas, pictures and voice memos. You can easily get this handset in black, cyan, magenta and white colors. The Nokia Lumia 610 is currently available for purchase at Unlocked Mobiles and Cloves for £165 (approx. $260) and £180 (approx. $280) respectively. To get this handset, head over to Unlocked Mobiles or Clove.

Samsung Focus 2 Now Available At AT&T For $49.99

Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled the Windows Phone powered Samsung Focus 2 smartphone. This handset is exclusively available for the AT&T subscribers in the US. Samsung Focus 2 is the successor of the popular Samsung Focus smartphone. It runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Operating System.

Samsung Focus 2 is the company’s first 4G LTE Windows Phone. This handset is finally available for purchase at AT&T. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

samsung focus 2

Samsung Focus 2 features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single-core processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, MicroUSB 2.0, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 8 GB internal storage, Bing Maps, AT&T U-verse Mobile, NavigatorSM, Microsoft Office, SkyDrive, Xbox Live, up to 10.4 days of stand-by time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time and a 1750 mAh battery. This handset measures 121.7 x 62.7 x 11 mm and weighs just 122 gms.

Samsung Focus 2 is currently available in pure white color at AT&T for just $49.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $39.99 monthly voice plan. To get this handset, head over to this page at AT&T.

Samsung Unveils The Windows Phone 7.5 Powered Omnia M Smartphone

Earlier this week, Samsung announced the Samsung Focus 2 smartphone for the US market. Now, the company went a step ahead and unveiled the Samsung Omnia M for the European market. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. According to the manufacturer, the Samsung Omnia M is specially designed for social and entertainment multi-taskers. This handset comes with the Samsung AllShare media streaming app, which allows you to display movies, games or any other multimedia content directly from the Omnia M smartphone to a TV.

JK Shin, Samsung’s President of IT & Mobile Communications, said,
“Mobile consumers increasingly carry and share a large part of their lives through their phones. They are looking for phones that combine individual style with the ability to consume and share all kinds of content across their ever-growing social networks. The Omnia M meets all these demands, with the enhanced performance and social options afforded by Windows Phone and Samsung services.”

samsung omnia m

Samsung Omnia M features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixel, 1 GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, VGA front facing camera for video calls, 384 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video Hub, Office Hub, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, Zune player, Marketplace Hub, 25 GB of Windows Live Skydrive storage and a 1500mAh battery.

The Samsung Omnia M will be first available in Europe, followed by other Asian and American markets in the coming weeks. The price and release date of this device is still a mystery.

AT&T Unveils The Samsung Focus 2 Smartphone

Samsung recently announced the Windows Phone powered Focus 2 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the Samsung Focus S smartphone. It runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. Samsung Focus 2 is the company’s first 4G LTE Windows Phone. This handset will be exclusively available for the AT&T customers in the US.

Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile, said,
“Samsung is the unmatched leader in offering smartphones across a variety of platforms and the Focus 2 is a powerful example of our continued commitment to Windows Phone. As our first 4G LTE Windows Phone, the Focus 2 is a fast and versatile device for productivity, entertainment and social networking.”

samsung focus 2

Samsung Focus 2 features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single-core processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 3.5mm audio jack, 8 GB internal storage and a 1750 mAh battery.

This handset measures 121.7 x 62.7 x 11 mm and weighs just 122 gms. Samsung Focus 2 will be available for purchase in pure white color from May 20 for just $49.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $39.99 monthly voice plan. Are you planning to buy this handset or you would go for the Nokia Lumia 900? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Nokia Lumia 610 Launching In Asia At The End Of April

Back in February, Nokia announced the fourth smartphone in its popular Lumia family, the Nokia Lumia 610. It is the company’s cheapest Windows Phone powered device. The Nokia Lumia 610 is specially targeted at the younger audience. This handset comes with the Microsoft Office apps which allows the students to use the Word mobile, PowerPoint mobile, Excel mobile to manage documents and OneNote mobile to capture notes, ideas, pictures and voice memos. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System.

“The Nokia Lumia 610 will introduce Windows Phone to a new generation of smartphone users, offering something very different to the monochromatic smartphones filling shelves today,” said Jo Harlow, Head of Smart Devices at Nokia. “PeopleHub, Nokia services and quality apps – coupled with a fast and friendly interface – will make for a great smartphone experience at a great price.”

nokia lumia 610

Nokia Lumia 610C features a 3.7 inch LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 800 Mhz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 3.5 mm headset jack, 256 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, XBOX Live Hub, Microsoft Office, SkyDrive, A-GPS, Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, Nokia Music, up to 720 hrs of stand-by time, up to 9.5 hrs of talk-time and a 1300 mAh battery.

Nokia recently announced that the Lumia 610 smartphone will go on sale first in the Philippines in the last week of April, followed by China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam in the coming weeks. This handset will be available in black, cyan, magenta and white colors. The Nokia Lumia 610 comes with a price-tag of EUR 189 (approx. $250) before taxes. Sadly, Nokia has not yet announced the price and availability of this device for the Indian customers. Stay tuned for more updates.