20 Mar

Samsumg India Launches Online Store, Samsung eStore

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Samsung India has launched an online store, Samsung eStore, which offers products ranging from mobile phones, tablets, netbooks, laptops, & related accessories( They are not selling Home Appliances Online). Currently, the site is in the beta phase.

samsung estore

It is the official online store by Samsung and the site is managed by Savex Computers, a national distributor for Samsung India Electronics, who will also handle the delivery & logistics of all orders placed on the website.

The website accepts payments via Credit and Debit cards, Cash on Delivery (Only for select locations), Net Banking, and claims to provide delivery services across most locations in India.

But the price of the products on Samsung eStore is quite high as compared to its competitors such as Flipkart and Letsbuy.

Earlier this year, Nokia also launched its official online store, Nokia Shop, in partnership with Indiatimes.

15 Feb

Samsung Unveils 5 Dual-SIM Mobile Phones For Indian Market

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samsung dual sim phones

Samsung Electronics Co has launched 3 dual-SIM smartphones in the Indian market: Galaxy Ace Duos (SCH-i589),Galaxy Y Duos (GT-S6102) & Galaxy Y Pro Duos (GT B5512) and 2 dual-SIM feature phones: Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos (C3312) & Samsung Star 3 Duos .
Let’s take a look at the price and features of these mobile phones.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos ( SCH-i589):

– Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
– 832 MHz Super Fast Processor
– Multitasking
– 3.5-inch HVGA display
– EvDO Rev A capability which can get you download speeds up to 3.1Mbps over CDMA network
– Dual SIM Dual Active technology (GSM + CDMA)
– 1,650mAh battery with up to 7 hours of Talktime
– Priced at Rs. 16,900

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos (GT B5512):

– Qwerty Keyboard
– Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
– 832 MHz Super Fast Processor
– 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
– Dual SIM
– 2.6-inch LQVGA Capacitive Touch Screen
– 3MP Rear Camera with VGA Front Camera for Video Calling
– 1,350 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs 11,090

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos (GT-S6102):

– 3.14-inch QVGA(240×320) TFT LCD display
– Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
– 832 MHz Super Fast Processor
– 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
– Dual SIM
– 3MP Rear Camera with VGA Front Camera for Video Calling
– 1,350 mAh battery
– Prices at Rs 10,490

Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos (C3312) :

– 2.8-inch Touchscreen display
– 1.3 MP Camera
– Dual SIM
– FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0
– Virtual QUERTY
– Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, MSN, GTalk Apps
– Hind Language Input
– Memory Expandable up to 32 GB with External Card
– 1000 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs 4,790

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Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos C3312

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Samsung Star 3

Samsung Star 3 Duos :
– 3-inch (320 x 240 pixels) TFT LCD touch screen display
– Dual SIM
– 3.2 Megapixel Fixed Focus camera
– 3.5mm Jack
– Opera Mini
– Stereo FM Radio with RDS
– Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0
– 1,000 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs 6,290

See Also:
Samsung Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Lite launched
Samsung announced ATIV S : Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

Buy these mobile phones here.

30 Jan

Samsung Omnia W Overview & Specs

 

Samsung Omnia W is the latest phone by Samsung with Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS.

samsung omnia w

Specifications:

– 3.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors
– 512 MB RAM
– 1.4GHz single-core processor
– 3G with 14.4Mbps HSPA connectivity
– 8 gigabytes of storage
– Wifi
– 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geop tagging and image stablization
– 720@30fps High definition videos
– Secondary camera for video calling
– Stereo FM radio with RDS
– GPS support, Bing map
– Colors: Black
– Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
– Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh with approx 14 hours of talktime in 2G & 7 hours of talktime in 3G

Price: Rs. 17699 (Flipkart)

Verdict: The phone is actually targeting a set of users that was left out because of high price of Samsung Omnia 7. Both Omnia W & the Omnia 7 have nearly identical specs but with Omnia W Samsung is targeting a lower market segment.
But I guess timing is quite wrong for Samsung as Nokia Lumia is stealing the show these days.

19 Oct

Google launched Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich

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Google launched the new Android 4.0( Ice Cream Sandwich) yesterday in Hong Kong with the Samsung Nexus – the first phone to use the latest Android OS.

Now you can beam a video with single tap or can unlock a device with a smile sound only like science fiction in Android 4.0 .  With Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s mission was to develop a OS that works on both phones & tablets, and to improve the performance of Android. In Android 4.0,  a new font has been introduced which is optimized for HD displays & all hardware buttons has been eliminated in favor of adaptable software buttons. There are dramatically improvement in the keyboard, and the notifications have been  more interactive &created resizable widgets.

The new OS is more smart as it gives you full control over the amount of mobile data you use.  Android Beam has also been introduced, which uses near field communication (NFC) to instantly share webpages, and photos.

Watch these videos to check the new offering from Samsung & Google:

Check the official press release from Google.

08 Oct

Samsung & Google cancel their product launch following Steve Jobs’ death

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Google Inc & Samsung Electronics Co cancelled their new product which was scheduled by Oct 11 following the death of Apple Co-founder & former CEO, Steve jobs.

“We decided it’s not the right time to announce a new product while the world is expressing tribute to Steve Jobs passing,” said Kim Titus, spokesman, Samsung Electronics.
“The industry has never lost such an iconic figure. Obviously we are well down the path but decided this is the right thing to do.” he said.

Samsung did not disclose the name of the new product also.

Google’s Android is one of the most popular smartphones software in the world and used by device makers like HTC Corp, Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc & Samsung.

Do Read:
Steve Jobs – An artist who changed the world
Apple iPhone 4S Specs & Features
Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died at 56
What world has to say about Steve Jobs death

10 Aug

Apple bans Samsung from selling Galaxy tablet in EU [Update: Ban Lifted]

 

Apple won the legal battle of patent infringement battle against Samsung Electronics in which a German court temporarily banned the Korean Firm Samsung from selling its flagship Galaxy tablet in the European Union except the Netherlands.

apple samsung legal battle

A week earlier, Samsung could not even launch the Galaxy table in Australia due to the similar lawsuit.

Apple filed a case against Samsung saying that they have copied the iPhone and Ipad. The case has been filed in US, Australia and many other countries. Samsung has also countersued Apple on some other patents.

Samsung Galaxy is one of the biggest competitor for Apple Ipad. The decision of the court will definitely benefit the Apple to completely take over the market of tablets.

“We will challenge the decision of the court”, an official of the Samsung said.

Update: In a recent update on 17th Aug, 2011; the ban has been lifted by the German Court.

Samsung Inc released a statement, “We are looking forward to the opportunity to reassert our intellectual property rights at the hearing which is scheduled on August 25”. The hearing between the two tech giants will take place on Aug 25, 2011 in the German Court.