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Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia unveils Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

 

Nokia officially unveiled Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 – its first Microsoft Windows Phone 8 running smartphones, at a press conference in New York, USA. The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with the Nokia PureView camera technology while the Lumia 820 does not have the Nokia PureView imaging technology.
Both Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are expected to be available later this year.

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch(1280×768 resolution) ClearBlack Pure Motion HD+ IPS LCD display. It means you can use the touchscreen even with the gloves on. It has been made possible with the new Nokia PureMotion HD+ technology which makes it most sensitive and fastest display so far. The new Nokia ClearBlack technology brings higher brightness & Sunlight Readability Enhancements – means text can be read even under bright sun. It comes with 8.7 MP Auto focus camera with LED Flash, Cark Zeiss Optics and Nokia Pureview Camera Technology.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications

- 4.5-inch (1280 × 768 pixels resolution) ClearBlack Pure Motion HD+ IPS capacitive Touch screen display
- Windows 8 Phone OS
- 1GB RAM and 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- 8MP Rear camera with LED Flash, Carl Zeiss optics, Optical imaging stabilization and Pureview Camera Technology, 1080p HD video recording
- 1.2MP 720p HD Front-facing camera
- 4G, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.1, GPS/aGPS, and Near Field Communications(NFC)
- 32GB Internal memory and No Capacity to add micro SD card.
- Free 7 GB SkyDrive Support to Backup files
- Comes with 3 distortion free microphones for HD voice clearer calls, better audio recording, and Dolby Earphone for better music experience.
- City Lens Application to find out information about important places, subways, cafes and much more.
- 2,000mAh Non-removable battery with Integrated Qi wireless charging (10 Hours of Talktime)
- Available in red, grey, yellow, white and black colors.

The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available later this year in select markets initially.

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 comes with a 4.3 inch-inch (800 x 480 pixels resolution) OLED ClearBlack display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It comes with 8MP Auto Focus camera with Dual LED flash at the back and Carl Zeiss optics that can record videos at Full HD 1080p resolution.

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Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 Specifications

- 4.3 inch-inch (800 x 480 pixels resolution) OLED ClearBlack Touch Screen display
- Windows Phone 8 OS
- 1GB RAM and 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- 8MP Rear camera With Auto Focus, Carl Zeiss optics and Dual LED flash, 1080p HD recording
- VGA Front-facing camera
- 8GB internal memory, which is expandable memory with microSD
- 4G, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.1, GPS/aGPS,and NFC
- 1650mAh battery with Integrated Qi wireless charging
- Available in yellow, purple, grey, red, cyan, white and black colors with exchangeable shells that also adds wireless charging.

The Nokia Lumia 820 will also be available later this year in select markets initially.

See Also:
Nokia Launches Asha 305, Asha 306 and Asha 311
Nokia Unveils Nokia 808 Pureview [ 41 MP Camera Phone ]

Samsung ATIV S

Samsung announced ATIV S : Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

 

Samsung has announced ATIV S, the 1st device to run on Windows Phone 8 OS at IFA 2012. The ATIV S has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display & is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.

Samsung ATIV S

See Also:
Samsung announced ATIV Tab: Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display

Specs of Samsung ATIV S:

- Windows Phone 8 OS
- 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD Display
- 1.5 GHZ Dual Core Processor and 1GB RAM
- 8 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9 MP Front Facing Camera for Video Calling
- 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS
- 8.7mm Thick & Weighs 135g
- Available in 16GB/32GB Memory, which is expandable with microSD
- 2300 mAh battery
- No details about the pricing & availability yet.

Samsung ATIV Tab

Samsung announced ATIV Tab: Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display

Samsung has announced the ATIV Tab, their 1st Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display at IFA, 2012. Windows RT is an offshoot of Windows 8 with Windows UI, tailored to run on ARM based processors. The ATIV tablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor & features a 5 MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED Flash and a 1.9 MP front-facing Camera.

Samsung ATIV Tab

Specs of Samsung ATIV Tablet:

- Windows RT OS
- 10.1-inch (1366 x 768 pixels) HD display
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8.9mm thick & weighs 570 g
- 5MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 2.0 , 3.5 mm audio jack,
- NFC, Micro HDMI and S-GPS
- Available in 32/64GB User memory, which is expandable memory up to with 64GB microSD
- 8,200 mAh battery
- No details about pricing and availability yet.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung unveils 16MP Galaxy Camera, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung has announced its first Android-based camera at IFA 2012. The new Samsung Galaxy Camera will come up with 16 MP with 21x Optical zoom. It has 23mm-480mm lens and f2.8 aperture.
Just like Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy camera will also run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with touch Wiz Nature UX and is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy Camera:

- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
- 4.8-inch LCD display
- 16 MP Camera with 21x Optical Zoom
- 23mm-480mm Lens and f2.8 aperture
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi,
- HDMI 1.4 output and, USB 2.0
- Support for microSD
- Pre-loaded with Samsung’s AllShare app, Photo & Movie Wizard, Microsoft Office 13 Home and Student version.
- 1650 mAh battery
- Weighs 305 grams
- Available in two storage options – 32GB/64GB
- Available in 2 variants, 3G+Wi-Fi or 4G+Wi-Fi (No support for calls)
- Pricing & launch details have not been announced.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung announced Galaxy Note 2 at IFA 2012

Samsung announced the successor of the Galaxy Note at IFA trade show in Berlin today. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a 5.5-Inch HD Super AMOLED Display smartphone which is powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.
The new smartphone is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, making it amongst the first few devices to run on the latest Android operating system.
The highlight of Galaxy Note 2 is S Pen itself which has undergone some improvement. Now you can add quick commands to gestures. There is also a new feature which has been added known as ‘Air View’ that allows users to preview content just by hover the S-Pen over display and without touching the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

- 5.5-Inch HD Super AMOLED with 1280 x 720 pixels Resolution
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and TouchWiz Nature UX
- 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor and 2GB RAM
- 8 MP Rear Camera with 1080p HD Video Recording and 1.9 MP Front facing camera
- Digital S-Pen
- 16GB/32GB/64GB memory variants
- Micro-SD card slot
- 3,100 mAh battery
- Available in Marble White & Titanium Grey colors.
- Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available starting October.

OwnFone

OwnFone: World’s Simplest Phone

 

OwnFone is the world’s simplest phone that connects you directly to the most important people in your life. It is little personalized phone with upto 12 numbers with their names printed on it to dial and you can also receive calls – that’s it.

There are no keys or buttons on the phone. You have to let OwnFone know which numbers you want to add on your phone and they will send you a custom-printed phone. You can choose any format with 2, 4, 8 or 12 contacts. Contacts will be written in black on a white box. If you want to change someone’s number or add new contact, you need to call OwnFone support. The phone is really handy for children and elderly people.

OwnFone

OwnFone is about a credit card sized, 7mm thick and weighs only 40g. The battery lasts 3 days on a single charge. Currently, the phone is available only in the UK where it costs £ 55 (Rs 4850). However, the company has announced its plans to soon launch it elsewhere.

Visit the OwnFone website here.

Sony Xperia Ion

Sony Xperia Ion Launched in India for Rs. 36,999

Sony India has officially launched its new smartphone Xperia ion in the country today. The device features Android 4.0, and is now available at all major retail stores. It is priced at Rs. 36,999.
Sony Xperia ion was originally announced at CES earlier this year.

Sony Xperia Ion

Specs and Features of Sony Xperia Ion:

- Android 4.0 OS
- 4.6-inch TFT Capacitive 720p Display
- 1.5GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Processor and 1GB RAM
- 12.1 MP 1080p HD Rear Camera and 1.3 MP Front Camera
- NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+ and HDMI
- 16GB Internal Memory which is expandable up to 32GB via Memory Card
- Available in Black and Red colors
- PlayStation Certified that lets you play PlayStation titles.
- 1900mAh battery
- Priced at Rs. 36,999.

Sony India has also tied up with Airtel to provide exclusive offer for Sony Xperia ion buyers. Airtel customers will get free 500MB of 3G data per month for 3 months and 200 Mins of Mobile TV for 2 months with every Sony Xperia Ion purchase.

You can buy Sony Xperia Ion on Snapdeal here.

HCL ME Y2 Android Tablet

HCL ME Y2 3G Android Tablet Launched in India

 

HCL has launched its latest 3G Android tablet, HCL ME Y2 in India. This new 3rd Generation Android-based tablet from HCL with dual cameras is officially priced at Rs 14,999.
In April also, HCL launched three Android Tablets viz My Edu Tab U1, My Edu Tab K12 and My Edu Tab HE.

HCL ME Y2 Android Tablet

Price and Specs of HCL ME Y2:

- Android OS 4.0.3 (ICS)
- 7″ Multi Touch capacitive Screen( 1024*600 Pixel) Display
- Cortex A9 1 GHz Processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 2 MP Rear Camera and 0.3 MP Front Camera
- 8 GB Internal memory(Expandable up to 32FB with a memory card slot)
- 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth
- 4,000 mAh Battery
- Powered by an integrated back up service – HCL Touch, a 24*7 one touch service facility.
- Packed with Cool Applications such as Bollywood Hungama, Bigflix, ThinkFree Office Mobile, LinkedIn, Twitter, Games, 3D Digital Weather Clock, ICS Browser and Saavn.
- Priced at Rs 14,999.

HTC Desire VC

HTC Desire VC Dual SIM Launched in India For Rs. 20,950

HTC Desire VC Dual SIM (GSM+CDMA) Android phone is now available in India for Rs. 20,950 from online retailer Saholic. The smartphone was announced in June along with HTC Desire V(GSM+GSM).
The HTC Desire VC ia a dual SIM smartphone with dual active features.

HTC Desire VC

Features and Specs of HTC Desire VC:

- Android 4.0 (ICS) with HTC Sense 4.0 UI.
- 4.0-inch (480×800 pixels) Capacitive Touch Screen Display.
- Thickness:9.44mm and Weighs 118g.
- Dual SIM (GSM+CDMA) and Dual Active.
- 1 GHz Single core Processor and 512 MB RAM.
- 5 MP Camera with Auto focus and LED Flash.
- Beats Audio.
- 4GB Internal memory which is expandable up tp 32 GB with microSD.
- WiFi, and Bluetooth v4.0.
- 3G 3.1 Mbps EVDO Rev.A on one SIM and GPRS on the other.
- 1650 mAh Battery.
- Available for Rs. 20950 on Saholic.

Samsung-Omnia-M

Samsung Omnia M Launched in India for Rs.16,400

Samsung Omnia M is now officially launched in India at an MRP of Rs. 16,400. It runs on Windows Phone OS 7.5 (Mango) with 384MB RAM and 1 GHz processor.

Samsung Omnia M is packed with 4-inch Large Super AMOLED display (800×480 pixels), 5 Mega Pixel Camera with Auto focus & LED Flash and a VGA camera for video calling.

Samsung-Omnia-M

It has FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio Jack, and 4GB Internal Memory. The connectivity specs include 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth V-2.1, GPS, and USB 2.0. It is powered with 1500 mAh Li-on battery. The phone also comes with Samsung ChatOn cross-platform communication app, Xbox Live app, Tango voice-video calling application, & more.

The Samsung Omnia M is available for Rs. 16,400 from Samsung eStore. You can also get it from Flipkart for Rs. 15,900.

Samsung-GALAXY-Chat

Samsung Galaxy Chat with Qwerty Keyboard Announced

Samsung has announced their new smartphone – Samsung GALAXY Chat specially designed for socially-active users. Now stay connected with all your friends and family around the world easily with GALAXY Chat. It will be available from July starting in Spain and subsequently rolled to other parts of the world.

Samsung-GALAXY-Chat

Samsung Galaxy Chat

Specifications and Features of Samsung Galaxy Chat:

- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UI
- 3-Inch QVGA touchscreen display
- Qwerty Keyboard & Candy bar form factor
- 850MHz Processor
- 2 MP Camera and Easy sharing on the social networks
- Music Player and FM Radio with RDS
- HSDPA 7.2/ HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
- GPRS and EDGE
- Samsung’s ChatON instant messaging App
- Game Hub, AllShare Play and Office Quick App
- Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi & micro USB 2.0 port.
- 4 GB Inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 32 GB with a micro SD card
- 1,200 mAh Battery (Talk time : 2G/ 880 minutes and 3G/ 300 minutes)

Samsung did not reveal the price of Galaxy CHAT but claimed that it will be available at a competitive price point.

google nexus 7 tablet

Google Launches Nexus 7 Tablet With Android 4.1 For Rs. 11,000

Search Engine Giant Google finally launched its Nexus 7 tablet running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) , at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco for Rs 11,000 ($199).

The Nexus 7 tablet is made by the Taiwanese company Asus and not by the Google’s own Motorola hardware unit.

google nexus 7 tablet

Specification and Features of Google Nexus 7 Tablet:

- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean): It includes an all new intelligent new keyboard, voice search, offline voice typing support, accessibility improvements, Google Now and 18 new input languages.

- 7-inch (1280×800 Pixels) IPS display

- 10.45mm thick and weighs 0.7 pound

- 1.3 GHz Quad Core NvidiaTegra 3 Processor

- 1 GB RAM

- GeForce 12 core Graphics Processor

- Near Field communication (NFC)

- 1.2 MP front-facing camera

- 9 Hours of Video Playback

The Nexus 7 tablet can be ordered starting today on Google Play in US,Canada,Australia and UK and it will be available to ship from mid-July. But there is no information on the Indian launch date. The tablet will be available in two versions, 16 GB and 32 GB, priced at $199 and $249. You will also get free $25 credit for the Google Play store with the Nexus 7 tablet.