Friday, September 30, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V goes on pre-order for Rs 18K

The recently announced Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V is now available on pre-order at .The phone will most likely be officially released on October 12. The Xperia Neo V has been priced at Rs. 17,999, which is quite a price for its feature set

The Xperia Neo V is a slightly downgraded version of the original Xperia Neo, which was not released in India.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V

  • 3.7" FWVGA LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen (854x480)
  • 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, Adreno 205 GPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 320 MB storage
  • Memory Expendable upto 32 GB with 2 GB free
  • Quad-Band GSM, 3G HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)
  • WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, DLNA
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
  • VGA Secondary Camera
  • Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
  • Timescape UI
  • 1500 mAh battery

Friday, September 16, 2011

Acer Iconia A501 tablet now available for Rs 32,990

Acer has started selling its Iconia A501 Android tablet. The A501 is similar to the older Acer Iconia A500 tablet, but comes with additional 3G data connectivity along with WiFi.
The tablet is identical to the A500 except that it has 512 MB RAM as compared to 1 GB on the A500.

Acer Iconia Tab A501

  • 10.1" WXGA capacitive touchscreen (1280x800)
  • 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 250 dual core processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • Memory expendable upto 64 GB with 16 GB built-in
  • Android 3.0
  • HDMI, 3.5mm port, Stereo Speakers
  • 5 MP autofocus Camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP secondary Camera
  • Quad-Band, HSDPA 3G
  • 3260 mAh battery
The tablet does not come preinstalled with Android Honeycomb 3.2 but an update is expected in the coming weeks. The tablet is priced at Rs. 32,990 which is somewhat higher than expected.

BlackBerry launches App World 3.0 officially

Last week, BlackBerry finally officially released it's App World 3.0, with a fresh UI, improved channels for finding new apps, better handling of your BBID and account info, a more social App World experience and mor.

In addition to the new UI and revamped channels, sharing your app discoveries has been made easier with integration of BBM, Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS in the app world. You can also more readily rate and review apps. This means that BlackBerry users will now be getting an App purchase experience, more on par with the leading competitors.

A notification should have popped up on your phone if you're running BB OS 5.0 or higher, to let you know it's time to upgrade. If you still haven't received anything give it a couple more days, or alternatively, you can go here to manually start the update

Some screenshots:-


iSwifter browser Brings Flash To iPad

Many Apple users were disappointed by Apple's decision to not support Flash because they couldn't enjoy  Flash-based games or "social games" offered by Facebook and Google+ on their iPads. However, a new browser is here which has built in Flash support. It lets you access most Flash games and video sharing sites that use flash. The company has promised optimized games through its partnerships with game providers. What's more, the app doesn't even require you to jailbreak the device.

iSwifter Browser with flash support
 The application can be downloaded from here, and comes with 30 minutes of evaluation time - enough for you to decide whether it's worth $5 (approx Rs 230).

Thursday, September 1, 2011

RIM launches BlackBerry Torch 9810 in India

Research In Motion (RIM) on Monday announced the launch of BlackBerry Torch 9810 with the BlackBerry 7 operating system in India.

It features a large 3.2 inch high resolution touch display and slide-out Qwerty keyboard that allow faster typing, 8 GB of memory, a 1.2 GHz processor, and a 5 MP camera with flash

With the BlackBerry 7 OS, the smartphone also features augmented reality enabled with the digital compass and accelerometer. The new OS version also features voice-activated universal search with speech-to-text translation.

BlackBerry Torch 9810

  • 3.2″ VGA capacitive touchscreen (640x480)
  • 1.2 GHz processor
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 8 GB storage expendable upto 32 GB
  • Quad-Band GSM, 3G HSDPA (14.4 Mbps)
  • WiFi b/g/n, dual-band, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
  • BlackBerry OS 7
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • Slide-out QWERTY keypad with optical track-pad
  • NFC support

Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy Ace available in India now

Samsung Galaxy Ace
Samsung India has started rolling out the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for Galaxy Ace in the country. The update is available via Samsung Kies. a complete changelog has not been released, but going by previous reports, this update increases battery life, improves the UI, provides faster access and control, in addition to improved copy-paste functionality.
The new update also adds the support for Indic languages.
According to Samsung, you will also be able to get your Ace updated by going to a service center soon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

LG Optimus Black 'White Edition' available in India now

LG Optimus Black's White edition has now reached India. You can now purchase it online from Flipkart for Rs. 19,599, or from your nearest retail store.
White Edition has the same feature-set as the normal black edition- it has a 4-inch NOVA display, a 5 MP camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front camera, Android 2.2, and a 1GHz processor. It weighs only 109 grams and is just 9.2 mm thick.

LG Optimus Black 'White Edition'
  • 4" WVGA capacitive touchscreen (800x480)
  • 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX530 GPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 2 GB storage
  • Memory Expendable upto 32 GB
  • Quad-Band GSM, 3G HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)
  • WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, DLNA, WiFi direct
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 1500 mAh battery

Spice MI-410 official Gingerbread update available now

Spice has officially released Android 2.3 update for MI-410. An unofficial update was already available for the smartphone. The update is 56.7MB in size, and is available in compressed format from Spice website.
Spice MI-410
You will be able to download the update here, and to install it:-

  • Extract the RAR file using WinRar.
  • Copy the file extracted file to your memory card's root
  • Insert the SD card in your smartphone.
  • Press and hold volume up + down + power buttons until you see the image of the Android logo to enter bootloader mode.
  • Press 'Home' key to show the update utility. Use the volume buttons to select the option "Download nb0 from SD card".
  • Press 'back arrow" to confirm.
  • The upgrade will start. You can see the progress of the update while you wait.
The official update instructions from Spice are available here

Vodafone to launch Android powered Smart in India

Telecom operator Vodafone is getting ready to launch its second self branded Android device in the Indian market next month. The device is a smartphone called Smart and will be available for about Rs. 6,000-7,000.  Also known as Vodafone 858, it is already available in Europe.

Vodafone Smart

  • 3G HSDPA (3.6 Mbps), Quad-band GSM
  • 2.8" QVGA touchscreen display (320x240)
  • 130 MB storage
  • 2 MP camera
  • Memory expendable up to 32GB
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) 
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • 528 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU
  • WiFi b/g

MapMyIndia release CarPad - Android Navigation Tablet

MapMyIndia has launched CarPad - the 7″ android powered navigation tablet for your car. The company calls it as India's first 3G connected tablet for car and navigation. The tablet doubles as an entertainment device and also provides access to the whole Android app store so that you can purchase, download and install your favorite apps.

The device will be available for Rs. 22,990 from 15 September here.

MapMyIndia CarPad

  • 7" WVGA capacitive touchscreen (800x480)
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 200 GPU
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 3G HSDPA, Quad-Band GSM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • WiFi b/g
  • Memory expendable upto 32 GB
  • DC-in charger
  • Mini-USB , 3.5mm Earphone jack
  • FM Radio
  • GPS, G-Sensor, E-Compass, Light Sensor
  • 2 MP camera
  • 3400 mAh battery 
  • Live turn-by-turn voice navigation, 3D landmarks
  • Bundled Car Kit with head-rest and windshield  mounts
  • 8GB SD card free