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Lemon Mobiles to launch India's cheapest 3G phone for just Rs 3,500; Android device soon to follow!

9 Nov

Lemon Mobiles has announced that they will very soon launch a 3G phone – the W100 – for just Rs 3,500. The homegrown vendor has promised that the Lemon W100 will be available in the Indian market by the end of this November. Detailed specs of the Lemon W100 are not yet available but yes the phone does offer standard features like dual camera (front facing camera for video calling), FM radio, pre-embedded browser, Bluetooth and other multimedia features.

And wait there’s more to it! The vendor has also revealed its plan for launching an Android-based handset, post the 3G phone launch. Considering that our Indian vendors have a history of  launching their devices at affordable prices, it would be a relief if Lemon’s Android baby doesn’t cost us big bucks!

Karbonn Mobiles launches a dedicated music phone, the K406

25 Oct

Karbonn Mobiles has launched the K406, a dual-SIM and a dedicated music phone. The phone offers Hi-Fi sound for both FM radio as well as MP3 playback. The phone offers 4 hours of talktime, 8 GB of expandable memory and other features like Bluetooth, VGA camera, video player, mobile tracker, GPRS and of course, dedicated music keys for directly launching the music player. The Karbonn K406 is priced at Rs 2,590.

Spice Mobiles introduces India's first 3D phone – the View D – glasses "not required!"

25 Oct

Spice Mobiles has launched India’s first 3D phone, the Spice M-67 aka the View D, which allows users to view images, videos and the UI in 3D. No you won’t have to follow the same routine of wearing those tacky glasses just like you do while watching a 3D Television. Thanks to the auto-stereoscopic display of the the Spice View D that provides 3D experience without having to wear a headgear or glasses.

Other features include – 2.0 MP camera, FM radio, GPRS, MP3 player and an expandable slot that accommodates a 16 GB microSD card. In case if the phone is lost, a user can delete his/her confidential data by the ‘remote wipe’ feature that requires a user to send a unique SMS to the phone.

The Spice View D M-67 is darn cheap and is available for Rs 4,299 at all leading retail stores and Hotspot chains.

Lava Mobiles launches KKT15, India's first phone with support for 12 regional languages

20 Oct

Lava Mobiles has launched the KKT15, India’s first phone with support for 12 regional languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Urdu, Malayalam, Oriya and Assamese. This multi-lingual phone is meant for the masses and allows users from every nook and corner of the country to communicate in their own language.

Just like all other Lava handsets, this one is also a dual-SIM phone. It has a 1.8-inch TFT screen, FM radio with recording, mobile tracker, twin LED torch and VGA camera with video recording.

The Lava KKT15 also offers a talk-time of 10 hours with its 1800 mAh battery and is priced at Rs 2,899.

Update: Micromax to sell the 'modu T' phone in India

19 Oct

We know we have been bombarding you with posts related to Micromax but we promise that this is the last and the final one for today. We can now confirm that Micromax will announce that it will distribute the modu T phone in India. Yup, the same tiny phone which was awarded the Guinness World Record for being the lightest 3.5G touch phone in the world.

The modu T is a sleek device with a 2.2 inch touchscreen, 2GB of onboard memory (expandable upto 32GB with a microSD card), a 5.0 MP snapper, FM radio and GPS. It also offers a couple of pre-embedded social networking apps.

And in case you’re wondering about the Micromax Android and the Micromax EG333 (EVDO+GSM) handsets, let us tell you that those phones are around the corner and we will keep our eyes peeled.

Update: We have been able to glean some more information from our sources. Modu will utilise Micromax’s distribution strength to sell its wares. The device is likely to be priced at Rs 9,999 Rs 12,500 and will come with two jackets – sportify and camerafy. The camerafy jacket will give it a 5.0 MP camera.

Micromax launches Pike, a Corby-like phone for Rs 5,499

11 Oct

Micromax has launched its latest social networking handset, Pike, a dual-SIM touchscreen phone for just Rs 5,499. The form factor and the colourful backpanels of the Pike are a bit nostalgic and remind us of the famous Samsung Corby which created a stir in the market for being an affordable touchscreen social networking handset. 

The Micromax Pike has a 2.8-inch touchscreen display with two keys at the bottom, a 2.0 MP camera at the back, a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio, GPRS, Bluetooth and comes pre-loaded with a few social networking apps like Snaptu, Facebook, Nimbuzz and Opera Mini browser.

Intex launches IN2044 GEM, a low-priced basic dual-SIM phone

1 Oct

Intex Technologies has launched its latest dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) entry level phone, IN 2044 GEM, in India. The handset carries an MOP (Market Operating Price) of Rs 1,390.

The phone features a 1.7-inch coloured display, an audio player, video player, torch, FM radio with recording, saves up to 500 contacts in the phonebook, expandable memory up to 4 GB and provides a talk-time of 4.5 hours and 320 hours of standby time. It also has a unique feature of blacklisting up to 20 mobile or landline numbers.

Bharti starts selling cellphones in India

21 Sep

Remember Beetel landline instruments? Well now, you will get to see Beetel mobile phones. Beetel Teletech, a company of Bharti Enterprises Group, has launched 2G and 3G mobile phones which will be available in India across 4,000 retail outlets across Delhi, Haryana, U.P, Uttaranchal, Punjab, Rajasthan and a few North-Eastern States.

Beetel, just like other homegrown handset vendors, has launched its product line at super-affordable prices. The handsets are priced between Rs 1,750 and Rs 7,000. Though its quite ironic that the company has launched its product line but strangely, there are no official pictures or the tech specs of its mobile phones available as yet. However, from whatever we could comprehend from the scanty details mentioned in the press release:

1.  Some phones in the range are dual-SIM while some are triple SIM handsets (GSM+GSM+CDMA).
2. There will be at least one gaming device in the range sporting a QWERTY form factor.
3. Social networking apps like Facebook and Nimbuzz, Opera Mini browser and a free SMS sending service by Ibibo will be pre-installed in the handsets.

Stay tuned in for the official pictures and the technical specifications.

Wynncom launches the Y45, India’s first Hindi QWERTY phone

5 Sep

After debuting in the Indian handset market with 7 dual-SIM handset models nearly four months ago, Wynncom has launched its eighth model, the Y45 For a lack of better term, the Y45 has a QWERTY-like keypad with Hindi alphabets! India seems to be a booming market for QWERTY adaptations – first the Lava B5 that sported an ‘alpha’ keypad and now this.

This new dual-SIM model will also sport a dedicated key for the free SMS sending site 160by2 which will allow users to send free text messages across India, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. The Y45 comes preloaded with a few social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Nimbuzz, Snaptu and the Opera Mini browser. It has a 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth, expandable memory up to 8GB and will offer a talktime of 7 hours. The phone is available for around Rs 3,400.

G-fone 468 launched in India for Rs 2,999

18 Aug

Bright Telecom today launched yet another phone in its G-fone brand of cellphones. The G468 is a music centric phone and comes with FM radio with recording feature. Like most other phones in this category of ‘Made for India’ phones, it has a QWERTY keypad and Dual-SIM compatibility. Other features include a 1200 mAh battery, mobile tracker, call recorder, Bluetooth and a VGA camera. The G468 is priced at Rs 2,999.

Detailed Features

• 1200 mAh Battery
• VGA Camera
• GPRS-enabled
• Bluetooth
• 1000 contacts phonebook
• Dual SIM
• 2.0-inch display
• Indian calendar
• MP3 music player
• Video player
• Video recorder
• Schedule FM recording
• Customised handsFree
• Mobile tracker
• Conversation recorder
• Blacklist