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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.