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Sony Ericsson officially launches Xperia Play and Xperia Arc in India

Sony Ericsson has officially announced the availability of the two Android Gingerbread phones in the country, pricing the Xperia Play at Rs. 35,000, and the Xperia Arc at Rs. 32,000.


HTC Desire S launches in India with Gingerbread, at Rs. 25,490


The phone was announced as an Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone, and is the 2011 product refresh of the original HTC Desire, sporting the same aluminium unibody style, same 3.7-inch SuperLCD screen with Gorilla Glass, and the same autofocus 5MP camera, capable of 720p HD video recording.

The Desire S has more RAM than its predecessor, at 768MB. It offers better connectivity, with HSDPA 14.4Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps, and Wi-Fi b/g/n with DLNA. It has an updated Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, with a new 1 GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU. It has a slightly larger battery, at 1450 mAh, but which is rated to provide substantially better battery-life with the Desire S - up to 455 hours standby time (3G), and 9 hours 50 minutes talktime (2G). The Desire’s optical trackpad has gone missing though.

HP Stingray spotted, a full-touch webOS phone

A new full-touch HP webOS phone has been spotted, with leaked images of a Pre-like keyboard-less device assumed to be the Stingray floating around the web.


Samsung Galaxy S II to release in May, gets dual-core speed bump to 1.2 GHz


The Samsung Galaxy S II was introduced back in February . First expected to arrive by March, it now seems the earliest any retailer will stock the Galaxy S II is 29th April, over in Germany. Samsung Mobile India however, announced a bigger delay, stating a June release date. We don't know who to believe. A lot must be going on backstage, and now Samsung has announced via its official Estonian Facebook page that its flagship Android phone will now ship with its dual-core processor upgraded to a 1.2GHz clockspeed, instead of the original 1GHz specs.

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Samsung to launch bada 2.0 operating system in July, with India first in line


Looks like India is going to be the first to receive Samsung’s updated bada 2.0 operating system, in July, according to a report. Speaking to the Financial Express, Samsung India executive Dipesh Shah stated that Samsung intends to hit 30% of the smartphone market share in India by 2011, more than twice their 2010’s closing figures.


ZeuS Trojan now affecting BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile phones

This is precuationary information.

The ZeuS Trojan attack is now affecting BlackBerry devices and has infected many worldwide, according to Trend Micro, a security research firm. Vanishing after being installed, the Trojan, specifically known as BBOS_ZITMO.B, primarily hijacks the SMS ability of the BlackBerry device, after sending an “App Installed OK” message to a botnet administrator in the United Kingdom.

According to Trend Micro, Symbian and Windows Mobile phones are also being affected by their own versions of the trojan, namely SYMBOS_ZBOT.B and WINCE_ZBOT.B.

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Nokia to announce Symbian update; releases Nokia Drop beta app now


It seems all those Symbian updates that Nokia has been working on since October last year are finally coming to fruition, with a major “Discover what’s new with Symbian Smartphones’ announcement scheduled for April 12th in London.

Check out the press invite above. The update is expected to pretty much refine the interface of the platform, hopefully extending beyond just the homescreen, browser, onscreen keyboards, and messaging, if previous announcements are anything to go by.

In related news, Nokia Beta Labs has released an experimental sharing application called Drop, which will allow users to send images and links from a browser to their Symbian smartphone. The push-application is available for Symbian^3 and Series 60 5th Edition smartphones. It requires a browser extension, compatible only with Firefox 3.6 or 4, and Chrome 10. The drop icon will have to be added to the browser’s toolbar for easy access.


Download the Nokia Drop beta app and extensions from here, and get to know more about it, here.

Samsung introduces Galaxy Neo mid-range Android offering


Another day, another Samsung Galaxy Android device...called the Samsung Galaxy Neo, the Froyo running handset is for now only destined for Korea, but who knows, in time, Samsung might just bring this mid-range device to global shores.

The Samsung M220L Galaxy Neo is very similar to the Galaxy Ace in looks, with slightly lower-end specifications – a 3.5-inch (800x480 pixel resolution) display, an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n support, Bluetooth 3.0, 1,500 mAh battery, and a 3MP camera.

While there probably won’t be space for the device in the Indian market between the Galaxy Fit and the Galaxy Ace, it’s still good to see Samsung churning out mid-range Android handsets.

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Two new Symbian^3 phones spotted: Nokia T7-00 and E6-00

While the Hindustan Times has just reported that the Finnish mobile giant will be unveiling 40 new handsets in the rest of 2011, including new 12 smartphones, images of two Symbian^3 devices have been revealed – the Nokia T7-00, and, the Nokia E6-00.

Nokia T7-00 leaked images from a Chinese site

8MP camera instead of the Nokia N8’s 12MP camera, the Nokia T7-00 has an nHD (360x640 pixels) AMOLED display, a 700MHz ARM11 CPU with OpenGL 2.0-capable GPU, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB and 3G connectivity.







Nokia E6-00


QWERTY Symbian^3 handset with an amazing 480x640-pixel touchscreen display, an 8MP fixed-focus camera with dual LED that’s capable of 720p HD video recording, and HSDPA connectivity.

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Samsung: The Galaxy S II is still set for April launch (Launching on April 25 (in Korea))

Reuters reports that the Samsung Galaxy S II flagship will still arrive on time in April to scheduled markets, also reported via Twitter.



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Blackberry Bold Touch Dakota - GSM BB combining Bold and Touch, coming end May


The BlackBerry Dakota is rumoured to be launched in late May.

It holds basically the same form factor as the Bold series, but mixes a full QWERTY keyboard with a touchscreen. Besides using a touchscreen, an optical keypad will be available to navigate the screen.

This phone, which is said to be internally known as R005, and nicknamed "Bold Touch" is expected to offer a 2.8-inch capacitive screen with a resolution of 640 x 480 a 5MP camera, equipped with flash, will capture video in 720p, and BlackBerry OS 6.1. Also available are 4GB of internal storage and 768MB of RAM.

A great addition is the 3G mobile hotspot that has been added, not to mention the NFC connectivity. The Wi-Fi N, Bluetooth and MicroUSB port come as no surprise.

In addition, the Dakota is going to ship with the new BlackBerry 6.1. The new version of the BlackBerry platform now supports Magnetometer and Digital compass APIs, OpenGL-ES 2.0, event-base geo-fencing location APIs and much more.


  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS
  • 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
  • 4GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
  • 2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive screen
  • WiFi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
  • 3G mobile hotspot!
  • MicroUSB port
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 10.5mm thin
  • Launches with BlackBerry OS 6.1

A leaked spec sheet for the BlackBerry Bold Touch Dakota reveals that the phone will be humming with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor on board. With a 2.8 inch LCD VGA display and a 35-key QWERTY keyboard, the handset will be another attempt by RIM to compete with the Apple iPhone and Android handsets.


One thing to note is it lists the Dakota’s processor as ‘QC 8655′, which looks to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8655. It is great to see that the Dakota will be running on a solid processor for 2011. The Dakota will run on 5GHz WiFi and have 8GB eMMC, which means you may be able to use all the internal memory for app installs.



Sources: phonearena.com, crackberry.com, phonedog.com and BGR.com

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Google Nexus S 4G - 4G big brother of Google Nexus S, coming on Sprint likely on Apr 24










  • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • microUSB 2.0


  • 4.0" WVGA (480x800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g


  • Haptic feedback vibration
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor

Processor and memory

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor samsung_85x12.jpg
  • 16GB iNAND flash memory

Cameras and multimedia

  • Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560x1920)
  • 720 x 480 video resolution
  • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • Front-facing: VGA (640x480)
  • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack
  • (stereo audio plus microphone)
  • Earpiece and microphone
  • Software noise-cancellation


  • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G
  • (14 hours on 2G)
  • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G
  • (29.7 days on 2G)
  • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion


  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Android Market
  • Calendar
  • Gmail
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps with Navigation
  • Google Search
  • Google Talk
  • Google Voice
  • Voice Actions
  • YouTube

The device has just passed through the FCC under the model number ‘SPH-D720′ which Engadget previously confirmed is the model number for the Nexus S 4G. The FCC testing confirms the presence of the WiMAX radio for Sprint’s network. (source: FCC via AndroidCentral)

The Nexus S 4G is said to be essentially a 4G-compatible Nexus S, with virtually nothing changing from the original Nexus S.


With the FCC paperwork indicating that the device being tested is a CDMA model that uses WiMAX, that points to a phone being offered by Sprint. And the next 4G phone to be offered by the nation's third largest carrier will be the Google Nexus S 4G.

Sure, other Android phones have 4G connectivity, but the beauty of the Google Nexus S 4G is that it is "Pure Android" which should put it near the front of the line for the next Android OS build after the included Gingerbread. In fact, running stock Android should allow the phone to always have the most up to date build of Google's open source OS.

As for the launch of the phone, Phonearena recently reported that April 24th appears to be a likely date to expect the phone's release by Sprint, with a price of $199.99 expected for those signing a two-year contract.

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Blackberry Bold Touch Montana - CDMA sibling of Dakota, coming on Sprint and Verizon


You can think of the BlackBerry Montana as Dakota's CDMA sibling. With both the Montana and Dakota likely to hit the market under BlackBerry Bold Touch branding, this is RIM's thinnest BlackBerry ever with premium materials and finishes and a forged, machined stainless steel frame. The BlackBerry Montana's features and specs include:

  • Dimensions: 115 x 66 x 10.5mm
  • Processor: Qualcomm 1.2GHz CPU
  • Radio: 800/1900 MHz EvDO Rev A with Receive Diversity (PCS Only); Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; Dual Band UMTS (HSPA 7.2/5.76) 900/2100MHz
  • Display: 2.8" diagonol - VGA 640 x 480, resolution 287dpi
  • Camera: 5mp - Flash - Image Stabilization - HD Recording (720p)
  • Navigation: Capacitive Touch, Optical Trackpad
  • Keypad: Wide QWERTY - Physical Send, End, Escape, Menu, Right Side Convenience Key, Volume Control
  • Memory: 8GB - 768MB RAM - up to 32GB MicroSd Crad
  • WiFi: 2.4 GHZ b/g/n - 5GHz a/n - Mobile Hotspot
  • Connectivity: Micro USB - Bluetooth - NFC
  • Sensors: Magnetometer - Accelerometer - Proximity

The screen resolution is way high, better than the BlackBerry Curve Touch which is going to be a basic touchscreen model. As for the release date, it’s scheduled for Q3 of 2011, not so bad.


Source: crackberry.com

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Nokia finally announces Nokia E6 and X7 phones, along with Symbian Anna OS refresh


Nokia has finally officially announced two much leaked Symbian models – the Nokia E6 business phone and X7 entertainment phone. Along with the two new models, it has also finally refreshed the Symbian^3 OS, with the Symbian Anna update. New features bring all those little interface details we’ve been hearing about for the better part of a year, in a total of 50 enhancements, including new icons, an improved browser, homescreen, split-screen input, and Ovi Maps application.

Specifications here.

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Symbian Anna features and improvements detailed


With the announcement of the Nokia E6 and X7 phones, Nokia also introduced the world to the refreshed Symbian^3 operating system Symbian Anna. Previously referred to as PR2 by the company, the update brings up to 50 enhancements to the OS, and, in Nokias own words its purpose is renewing Symbian smartphones.

The Symbian Anna update will be available in coming months for owners of current Symbian^3 phones, i.e., the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7. New features of the OS include:

  • New icons: Giving Symbian a new look does go a long way
  • Improved text input: Portrait QWERTY mode, split-screen typing
  • Improved browser: Version 7.3 of the native Symbian browser has much better performance, and, also brings numerous touch and interface improvements, from the URL entry bar, integrated search/address field, to the always visible toolbar buttons.
  • Email and IM enhancements: Microsoft Communicator Mobile support, as well as email enhancements like full meeting request support and hardware-accelerated device encryption
  • Improved Photo Gallery interface: Landscape and portrait interfaces have been improved for usability
  • Enhanced Ovi Maps: Version 3.06 of Ovi Maps brings smart search, Facebook/Foursquare/Twitter check-ins, location-sharing via email and SMS (including with non-Nokia users), updatable/downloadable maps via Wi-Fi, and public transport networks
  • Enhanced Ovi Store: Version v2.06xx brings improved search, including auto-complete, spell-checking and Internet search engine optimization and error fixes; increased file size limits for downloading over WLAN
  • Enhanced Social: Version 1.3 brings status updates in contact card, ability to retweet and view follower list in Twitter, higher resolution image uploads, ability to add caption to images
  • Enhanced Ovi Suite: Version 3.x brings improved device software update features, as well as the ability to download free street maps, new music and mobile apps. Device backup has also been improved, as has Ovi Sync.

Developers would be interested in knowing that Symbian Anna supports the following frameworks Flashlite 4, Java Runtime 2.2, Qt Mobility 1.1, and Qt4.7. Check out screenshots of some of the changes, below:

New icons on homescreen


Portrait homescreen


Photo Gallery landscape


Web browser


Browser options


Split-screen typing


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Fly Mobile to launch four low-cost Android phones in India soon

Fly Mobile, a U.K. based cellphone manufacturer, has announced it will be bringing four new low-cost Android phones into the Indian market, with prices ranging from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 10,000. All the phones will have 5MP cameras, and, sport Android 2.2 Froyo onboard.

The announcement was made by Fly Mobile’s CEO, Prem Kumar, who also gave a tentative launch date – the third quarter of the current financial year. He added that Fly Mobile was looking to offer customers an India-specific Android app store, to be launched by the third quarter again. “Fly Mobile is strengthening its app ecosystem and is in the process of launching its app store, which will be India centric. Consumers will be able to experience our store by the third quarter this year.”

The company will also be expanding its service network in India, increasing the number of service centres from 384 to 450 in the near future.


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Leading Mobile phone maker Samsung today said that it will launch GALAXY S II, the company’s much-awaited flagship Android smartphone phone in India in May 2011. However the company didn’t specify the price and exact date of the launch.

Apart from the GALAXY S II, Samsung also unleashes the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 for Indian market. Both Tab will be launched in coming months in Indian market.


The new GALAXY S II smartphone will succeed Galaxy S, which was launched in India last year and helped Samsung take a lead role in Android smartphone segment. A lightning-fast, dual-core Samsung GALAXY S II powered by a 1.2Ghz processor, sports a 2.27-Inch Super AMOLED+ screen and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) customized with Samsung’s Touchwiz 4 user interface. Galaxy S II will have an 8 Mega pixel camera and 1GB RAM.


GALAXY Tab 10.1 – Samsung expands the Samsung GALAXY Tab range with a 10.1” entertainment powerhouse. A dual-core smart media device powered by Android Honeycomb, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 boasts its lightweight and thin design on a 10.1-inch large display. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 delivers the ultimate mobile entertainment experience to immerse users with its dual surround-sound speakers.

GALAXY Tab 8.9 – At just 8.6mm thin and weighing only 470g, the GALAXY Tab 8.9 is the perfect device for today’s mobile professional. Whether writing emails on a trip or reading an eBook on the couch, the GALAXY Tab 8.9 provides the ultimate tablet experience without compromising mobility.


Source:Telecom Talk

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Microsoft details the Windows Phone 7 'Mango' update at MIX 11


As expected, Microsoft detailed the upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone 7 at the MIX 11 developer event Las Vegas. The update is expected in sometime during the American Fall. It will offer many of the missing essential features, such as true multitasking including third party programs, built-in hardware acceleration for Flash and video content, as well as more complete Xbox integration, including a possible controller interface.

Joe Belfiore detailed some of the behind-the-scenes developer features that enabled true application multitasking. A big part of this was how the Live Tiles of the apps would be able to display information, and the manners in which they can be accessed without navigating directly to them.

Some of these features were demonstrated with a preview version of the Spotify digital music service app, which allowed users to pause, change tracks etc, while navigating through the phone. The Qantas app was also showcased, giving customers a wealth of “glance and go” information right from the tile, from check in and gate information to maps and flight details.

The Mango update and its SDK will also allow developers to access the camera and motion sensor of the phone, allowing them to be used in apps. Developers would also have access to audio and file transfers. Other Mango features that were showcased included a barcode scanning app by Amazon, and customizable ringtones. The Internet Explorer 9 browser for WP7 was also showcased, winning a speed test against iOS and Android’s native browser.

Microsoft also announced the release of the Silverlight 5 platform, allowing for improved graphics performance within apps, as well as audio playback for HTML5 webpages. Developers will also be happy to know that Microsoft will be releasing a software development kit for Kinect for Windows soon. It will release the source code after the software development kit is released.

Apps such as Skype, Angry Birds, and IMDb were also announced for the new future.

Check out some of the demonstrations and announcements below:



Source: thinkdigit.com

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HTC DROID Incredible 2 Spec Sheet - YES It's A Global Phone... CDMA + GSM.. Launching on April 28th


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Olive Telecom Launches OliveFluid V-W1 Android in India at Rs 10,490 A New Android From The Indian Brand

Product Page http://www.olivetele...ive-fluid-v-w1/



Operating System: Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)

Central processing Unit : STE6715, 468MHz Processor

Memory Flash Memory : 256MB

Expandable : MicroSD, up to 32GB

Display Features Size : 3.5 Inch (HVGA)

Screen : TFT Capacitive TouchScreen

Resolution : 320 x 480

Camera : 3 MegaPixel

Video Player & Recording

Battery Rating : 1300 mAH

Talk Time : Upto 240 Mins

Standby Time : Upto 192 Hours

Radio Band & Standard GSM Bands : 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G HSDPA : 7.2 Mbps (900 / 2100)

GPRS Class : Class 12

EDGE Class : Class 12

Connectivity 3G : Yes

GPS : Yes

Wi-Fi : Yes

Bluetooth : Yes, v2.0 with A2DP

USB : Yes, v2.0 microUSB


G-Sensor : Yes

Proximity Sensor : Yes

Multi Touch Capacitive : Yes

Special Features Email : POP/IMAP/Exchange

Digital Compass

3.5 mm Audio Jack

SMS, MMS, HTML Browser

PC Sync Functionality

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The OS version, processor and camera of Olive phone is quite low specification for the price.

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HTC Sensation to arrive in India by Q2; HTC Sense 3.0 UI is only for next-gen devices


The HTC Sensation was officially introduced to the world at a press conference in London last week, and now, HTC has confirmed the device will be coming to Asian markets including India by Q2, i.e., sometime in May or June.

HTC has also announced via its Twitter feed that the new enhanced UI introduced with the HTC Sensation, known as HTC Sense 3.0, will only be supported by future devices, and, the current generation of HTC phones will not be upgraded to this. This is apparently due to hardware requirements of the new UI, and if the HTC Sensation is the minimum specification for it, these requirements are quite stellar.

The HTC Sensation has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, coupled with the Adreno 220 GPU, part of Qualcomm’s latest MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset. HTC Sense 3.0 UI is also supported by the HTC Flyer, which is no slouch either, featuring a 1.5GHz processor. The HTC EVO 3D, bearing a similar 1.2GHz processor (MSM8660) as the HTC Sensation, will also support it.

Check out an official video showcasing the phone below:


Source: thinkdigit.com

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Samsung Galaxy S II vs. HTC Sensation - battle of the 1.2GHz dual-core smartphones


Sparks are flying and the heat is on, with two supremely-endowed phones from leading manufacturers on the verge of launching in India. Let us compare them head to head, and decide the favourite ahead of the showdown… The Samsung Galaxy S2, expected in early May, will release before the HTC Sensation, which for now is expected sometime in May or June.

Both are Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices, with HTC Sense 3.0 UI for the Sensation and Touch Wiz 4.0 UI for the S2. The Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Sensation are powered by 1.2 GHz dual-core processors, and feature 1GB and 768 MB RAM respectively. The HTC Sensation has a higher resolution 4.3-inch screen at 540x960 pixels, while Galaxy S II has a 480x800 resolution 4.3-inch screen.

Galaxy S2 comes with 16GB and 32GB built-in storage, whereas the HTC Sensation only offers 1GB - even if it is expandable to 32GB via microSD, and has a 8GB card bundled. Considering the display, the Samsung Galaxy S II has Super AMOLED Plus tech compared to the HTC Sensation’s Super LCD, a battle that Samsung might just win on fight night.

Both devices have an 8MP rear camera, capable of 1080p HD video recording, with the Samsung Galaxy S II bearing a single LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera, and the HTC Sensation bearing a dual LED flash and a 1.3MP webcam upfront. The HTC Sensation also records stereo sound in addition.

The powerful Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Mali 400 GPU of the Galaxy S2 runs on a 1650 mAh battery, while HTC Sensation’s Qualcomm MSM8260 1.2GHz dual-core and Adreno 220 GPU runs on a 1520 mAh battery. The battle for battery life will of course, depend on just how well optimized the UI and OS are, how much power the respective displays consume, and a hundred other small factors. HTC has rated the Sensation’s battery to deliver up to 400 hours of 2G standby time, and roughly 6.5 hours of talktime on 3G. Samsung has not released these figures for the S II.

The Galaxy S II is a much lighter phone than the Sensation, with weight of around 116 grams, compared to a relatively hefty 148 grams. The Galaxy S II is also a super-slim offering with a width of just 8.49 mm, compared to the HTC Sensation's relatively obese 11.3 mm thickness.

As things stand, the Galaxy S 2 seems like the favourite in a rather evenly matched fight of 1.2GHz dual-core CPU powered phones with 4.3-inch displays. Features like document editing abilities, and USB on-the-go are also in its favour. Pricing will be an important factor, and for now, Samsung is expected to price the Galaxy S II at the lower end of the Rs. 30,000-35,000 segment, and HTC, the higher end. Until the first round begins, all eyes are on HTC’s corner.

Source: thinkdigit.com

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Samsung to launch desktop-replacement 2GHz dual-core smartphone in 2012


While the world is still looking forward to the first 1.2GHz dual-core phone to launch with the Samsung Galaxy S II, it seems Samsung is hard at work designing a 2GHz dual-core phone for 2012.

The rumour was apparently sourced from a high-ranking Samsung executive, who said the upcoming smartphone would have "data processing capacities of a regular PC". While nothing has been confirmed, it is more than probable than Samsung would be using a new version of its ARM-based Exynos processors.

As always, the clockspeed is not everything, and a truly polished and optimized UI experience is a must for the advantages of a 2GHz dual-core processor to be apparent, something the world's first dual-core phone,the LG Optimus 2X, didn't do very well..

For now, we simply can’t imagine mobile applications, whether software or hardware, to use 1.2GHz dual-core processors completely, and so, it’s not inconceivable that at least in the near future, a 2GHz dual-core phone is complete overkill for all practical purposes.

Source: thinkdigit.com

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But what I really think is going for upcoming 2GHz-DualCore phones next year will be a better choice than going for 1.2 or 1GHz-DualCore processor equipped phones for NOW...

Because I hope the Android OS + its most apps will be made to take FULL use of the DualCore processor next year only and definitely NOT now, imho....

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Yes I agree I believe post Honeycomb we will have Android more optimized to use these high end CPUs because Honeycomb is primarily targeted at tabs which have Tegra2/higher end processors. The thing that worries me though is no one is thinking about battery improvement. What is point of 2 GHz processor with measly battery. Usability should be considered.

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Nokia Dual Sim Touch and Type Slider Phone C2-06 surfaced in India leaked pictures first on net




Hackintosh-India got a rare access to secret Nokia's dual sim touch and type phone from a tester in India. The phone had the markings of C0-00 , which confirms this phone will fall in C series of Nokia. Internal device name for bluetooth shows C2-06. The back panel has the device name unmarked.

Two important features noticed in this phone were dual sim and touch and type. The camera was a below average 2megapixel without flash,the phone lacked wifi and 3G. The phone seemed to run on Symbian Series 40 6th Edition OS and the touch was very crappy compared to Nokia-X3 02 with it's resistive touch screen

We guess if everything goes well with Nokia, this phone might get to market in next few months, lets see at that time whether this device has any improvements.

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Let them first bring their first TRUE DualSIM phone with DualStandby (C2-00)...

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