Monthly Archives: May 2013

Karbon A7 Star Now Available

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Karbonn A7 Star, successor of the A7+ is now available from online retailer Snapdeal. It has a 4.5-inch (854 ×480 pixels) FWVGA capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), similar to the Karbonn A12 that went on sale earlier this year, but this comes with 2G (EDGE) support. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor, has a 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera. It also comes with dual SIM support with dual standby. Karbonn launched the A7 back in July and A7+ in October last year. Both these phones had a 3.5-inch screen and Android 2.3.

Karbonn A7 Star Specificaions

4.5-inch (854 ×480 pixels) FWVGA capacitive touch sceen display
Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
1GHz dual-core processor
5MP Auto Focus Camera with LED flash
0.3MP front-facing camera
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
2G (EDGE), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
512MB RAM, 164MB of user memory, Expandable memory up to 32GB with micro SD
1400 mAh battery
The Karbonn A7 Star is priced at ₹. 6,190 and is available from Snapdeal.

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Airtel Offers ₹ 1/-Video Download

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Airtel has now announced the launch of video downloads priced at just Re 1. This including movies, lifestyle, music, comedy etc and is aimed at introducing more and more Airtel customers to the mobile internet experience.

To access Airtel’s all new Re 1/- video downloads library

? Option 1: Call toll-free IVR 52010, you will receive a WAP link of Re 1 Video Store in your SMS inbox. Upon clicking on this link, you will be taken to the Re 1 Video portal to follow the simple download process? Option 2: Dial *121*33#, you will receive a WAP link of Re 1 Video Store in your SMS inbox. Upon clicking on this link, you will be taken to the Re 1 Video portal to follow the simple download process? Option 3: Simply type http://v.airtellive.com in your phone’s web browser and follow the process to download.

Note ? Access on the portal for the customer has been completely simplified and is just one click away – thus promising a crisp and user friendly interface – even for first time internet users? Portal is free to browse and all videos are @ Re 1. In all cases, customers will only get charged Re 1 per Video? The portal is developed to serve regional content as well

Launching the Re 1/- video downloads, Airtel has also kicked off a high decibel TV campaign that extends the brand’s youthful positioning – and presents a humorous take with scenarios showcasing the all new and affordable mobile video downloads on Airtel. The campaign will also have an exciting outdoor and digital leg, which will further bring alive the proposition of the Re 1/- video downloads.

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Zync Announced Qoad 10.1 Tablet

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Zync has introduced a new tablet – Quad 10.1 – with quad-core mobile processor, full 1080p HD display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Zync has announced a new quad core processor based tablet, called Quad 10.1. The all new Zync Quad 10.1 tablet features a full HD resolution supporting display as well. This large screen tablet falls under the budget tablet segment and will be available for a best buy price of about Rs 14, 990.

Zync’s new Quad 10.1 tablet has a 10.1-inch large touchscreen real estate that supports full 1080p HD (1920×1200) resolution natively. Inside the chassis, Zync has packed a quad-core 1.5 GHz mobile processor (we believe it is a MediaTek model) along with an eight-core Mali-400 MP4 graphics chip. Zync has added 2 GB DDR3 RAM to deliver all round smoother user experience.

This tablet has a 16 GB on-board storage and there is a memory card slot that can support up to 32 GB micro SD card. At the back it has a 5 megapixel camera for clicking photos and recording videos. In the front lies a 2 megapixel camera for video chat.

Weighing about 471 grams, the tablet comes with Aluminum body finish and there is a micro HDMI port along with a micro USB port that features an OTG (on the go) support. Zync has added 8000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery to make the tablet run for long hours.

Price at Rs 14, 990 the Zync Quad 10.1 tablet does look like a decent contender in the budget segment.

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Nokia Launched Asha 501

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Nokia Asha501

Stephen Elop announced the new Nokia Asha 501 on the stage of the Nokia press in India. It’s the first product of the new generation Ashas with a brand new platform. The design is inspired by Lumia and Nokia picked red as the signature color.

The new Asha platform is based on the SmarterPhone acquisition Nokia made a few years ago. The new interface focuses on swipe events and a new feature called Fastlane.

Nokia Asha 501

The Nokia Asha 501 is made of only two parts to make it more durable and cheaper to manufacture. The back is removable to access the microSIM, the pre-installed 4GB microSD card (up to 32GB supported) and the battery.

The phone packs a 3″ QVGA capacitive touchscreen on the front (133ppi), it supports two finger multitouch. On the back, there’s 3.2MP fixed-focus camera.

The new Asha platform is a grandchild of the MeeGo OS. The phone wakes up with a double tap. It features two home screens – one is Fastlane, the other one is the app drawer.

Fastlane promises to show your present and your past. Present includes currently running apps (yes, multitasking, hell froze over), while Past shows messages and other notifications you’ve received.

The Nokia Asha 501 focuses on 2G connectivity as large parts of emerging markets still rely on the slow mobile Internet. There are two apps to help with that – the Xpress browser compresses traffic and Xpress Now that recommends content based location, preferences and trending topics. Also, a partnership with Facebook and Airtel ensures people can access the social network for free, even without a data plan (this will be for a limited time only).

The Nokia Asha 501 features Wi-Fi connectivity for faster local data transfers, plus Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0. 3G-enabled Asha 5xx phones will launch later.

The new Nokia Asha OS will be a very social platform with Facebook, Foursquare, Linkedin, Twitter, Youtube and more available out of box.

There’s going to be a dual-SIM version too. The second SIM card is exchangeable without having to remove the battery, a feature Nokia was keen to point out is unique to them.

The Nokia Asha 501 measures 99.2 x 58 x 12.1mm and weighs 98g.

The new Asha platform promises to be very efficient – the 1,200mAh battery in the Asha 501 is enough for up to 17 hours of talk time and 48 days of standby (26 days for the dual-SIM).

The Nokia Asha 501 will start shipping in June in 90 countries on 60 operators. It will cost $99 before taxes and subsidies for the single-SIM version.

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Lava Launched IRIS 405 And IRIS 455 Jelly Bean Smartpkones

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Both phones have Android 4.1 and 1 GHz dual core processor.

Lava has launched two new phones in its Iris range of smartphones, called Iris 405 and Iris 455. Both the phones come with the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system, support over the air upgrade and are 3G enabled.

Both the phones are powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor and have 4 GB internal storage which is expandable using micro SD cards. The Iris 455 has a 4.5 inch display with 960 x 540 pixels (qHD) resolution whereas the Iris 405 comes with a 4 inch display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution.

Both the Lava Iris 405 and Iris 455 come with 5 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a front VGA camera. On the Iris 455, the camera has face detection, panorama and HDR mode as well. On the other hand, Iris 405 comes with 8X digital zoom, image stabilization and zero shutter lag camera features.

In both the handsets, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity features are there. Lava Iris 405 is priced at Rs 7,499 while the Iris 455 is priced at Rs 8,699.

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