Thursday, 29 May 2014
iBall has released a new Android tablet in the Indian market. Part of the company’s Slide line-up, the tablet is dubbed as iBall Slide 3G 7803Q-900.
As per iBall website, the tablet features 7.8-inch 1024x768p IPS display, 1.3GHz quad-core cortex-A7 processor, 1GB of RAM and 4000 mAh battery. The tablet also packs dual-SIM support, 3G, Android 4.2, 16GB of internal storage, and microSD card slot.
In addition, iBall Slide 3G 7803Q-900 includes 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and voice-calling support.
Pricing and availability
According to iBall, the tablet carries a best buy price of INR 12,499 (MRP: INR 13,999), however you can grab it for as low as INR 11,999 from e-retailers like Infibeam.
Although the specifications are not earth-shattering, it seems like a decent tablet if you want 3G support and dual-SIM connectivity. There are more options for Wi-Fi only tablet buyers like Dell Venue 8 but if you want a 3G tablet, you will only get tablets like this from the Indian tablet vendors.
by Steve Gajjar
Sang Fei-owned Philips Mobiles has announced the launch of three Android phones for the Indian market today at a press event in New Delhi. This is the second coming for the Philips phones in the country. Before the Sang Fei-acquisition of Philips mobile phone business in 2007, the company used to sell features phones in the market.
Philips has introduced the new W3500, W6610 and S308 Android smartphones, which will go on sale in the coming days.
Talking about Philips W3500 first, the phone features a 5-inch FWVGA display, 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and microSD card slot. It also packs 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, dual-SIM support, and Android 4.2.2.
Coming to Philips W6610, the smartphone includes a 5-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, dual-SIM support, and Android 4.2.2. It is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and includes an 8MP rear camera as well as a front camera, however the unique selling point (USP) of the phone is its 5300 mAh battery, which will provide really long battery back-up.
Lastly, Philips S308 comes with 4-inch WVGA display, 512MB of RAM, Android 4.2.2, 1GHz dual-core MediaTek 6572M processor, 4GB of internal storage and microSD card slot. The phone also packs 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, and 1400 mAh battery.
“We are glad to enter the Indian market with the latest models of Philips mobiles that are designed to suit the requirements of Indian consumers. India is at the forefront of global technology and is a growing market. With the launch of Philips mobile in India, we aim to offer best-in-class mobile experience at an affordable price. Philips Mobile are positioned at the cutting edge to meet and exceed the demands of the future by leveraging Philip’ s 123years of success and innovation with developing award-winning products and offering superior service,” said SS Bassi, Country Manager, SAARC Sangfei.
Philips W3500: INR 16,195
Philips W6610: INR 20,650
Philips S308: INR 8,290
The Philips smartphones will be competing with both home-grown smartphone vendors like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava as well as Asian brands and giants like Samsung and LG.
by Steve Gajjar
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Infibeam is presenting the best offer for your old smart devices, now exchange your old tablet, computer or smartphone and get the new Apple iPad with an instant cashback of minimum INR 4000. Apple iPad mini has MRP of INR 21000/- and iPad Retina has an MRP of INR 28900/. For more details about the offer you can login to www.infibeam.com.
If you select iPad mini 16 GB or iPad retina 16 GB then you will get a total cashback of INR 5000/- and all you need to do is send your old smartphone, tablet or computer with all the accessories. It's a buyback offer with a minimum of Rs. 5000. After making the order for iPad, you will receive an instant cashback of Rs. 4000 and the remaining amount of RS. 1000 (if applicable) will be reimbursed in your account on the receipt of old product.
The iPad will be delivered to the given address and the old smartphone, computer or tablet will be collected from there only. To avail the offer best, make sure that all the accessories such as battery, headphone, charger, memory card, LCD screen are in working condition, else the product won't be accepted. So get the higher exchange value for your old tablet, computer, smartphone and explore the new Apple iPads. To know more about the offer you can visit http://smartdeals.infibeam.com/
- Offer Available for iPad mini 16 GB & iPad retina 16 GB
- Can Exchange smartphone, tablet, Laptop or PC.
- Instant Cashback of Rs. 4000.
by Steve Gajjar
In line with our earlier report, Apple has launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in India. The phone will be available at an MRP of Rs. 37,500.
Apple is offering a Rs. 3,000 inaugural discount on the 8GB iPhone 5c, which means the phone will be available at Rs. 34,500 for a limited time. The company is also throwing in a free Apple iPhone 5c case worth Rs. 2,300 with every 8GB iPhone 5c. The duration of this offer is not clear at this point.
Interestingly, the 16GB iPhone 5c is available at Rs. 34,400 as we file this report, so the 8GB variant is unlikely to find any takers at the price point. However, Apple is likely to announce buyback offers with the 8GB variant soon, bringing back price closer to the Rs. 30,000 mark.
The 8GB variant of the iPhone 5c was officially unveiled back in March, and was initially available in UK, France, Germany, Australia, and China. Recently, the company launched it in additional countries, including Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, and Norway.
The iPhone 5c was launched in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 41,900 for the 16GB model. The 8GB variant is cheaper than the 16GB iPhone 5c by EUR 50 (Rs. 4,100 approximately), so the India pricing of the variant offers no pleasant surprise to the consumers.
While we are no fans of the 8GB variant, the strategy of offering previous generations iPhone models at lower price points has worked well for Apple India in the recent past, so it's likely that sales of the first 'colourful' iPhone will also get a push if Apple can lower the price point further.
During the last earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighted the growth in the India market, which industry insiders have attributed to the various cash backs and exchange offers that Apple has launched in the country.
by Steve Gajjar
Friday, 16 May 2014
Nokia's latest Smartphone has hit the stores and is now available on online shopping portal Infibeam.com. The new Nokia XL Dual SIM has been launched with new features and has used the latest technology that will give the users a seamless experience. This new and amazing phone is available on Infibeam.com for INR 11,350/-.
Nokia XL Dual SIM phone has a 5 inch Capacitive Multi-point Touch Screen. It has a display resolution of 800x480 pixels and supports micro SIM. It is based on Nokia X software platform and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core 1 GHz Processor. You get easy access to the features on this phone. This Smartphone has various connectivity features like Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth. It also has a “HERE” that allows you to navigate through the maps easily.
You get instant and smooth access to the apps through Fastlane. The 5MP rear camera allow you to capture the best moments of life and is equipped with LED Flash and Auto Focus. It has 4GB Internal Memory and 768MB RAM. You can expand the internal memory up to 32GB. It runs on 2000mAh battery that gives you longer talk time and standby time.
- 5 inch Capacitive Multi-point Touch Screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core 1 GHz Processor
- Nokia X software platform
- Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth
- 5MP rear camera
- 4GB Internal Memory and 768MB RAM
- 2000mAh battery
by Steve Gajjar
Monday, 5 May 2014
Xolo has launched a new smartphone Q900T. This phone is affordable in terms of price, given the many features is a cheap smartphone.
This dual SIM handset is a quad-core that runs at MT 6589 Turbo is priced at Rs 11 999. It is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core chipset is Media Tek MT 6589. VR SGX 544 GPU is powered by it.
It is a distinguishing characteristic curve, ie it is called a spherical design. Edge-to-Edge Glass has used this amazing technology. The angle of 178 degrees, which makes it wonderful.
Xolo Q900T better version of the company's previous smartphone Q900. This new phone is cheaper than the previous call. Its screen is 4.7 inch and 2.5-D Curved HD IPS display for the view is better. The handset is based on Android 4.2.
It has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB internal storage. It has 32 GB external support. XOLO Q900T include 4 sensors. These are - Accelerometer, light, magnetic and proximity. The front camera is 8 MP BSI sensor resolution.
It also has LED flash. It does full HD recording speed is 30 frames per second. There are many other Picture, such as 3G, 2G, Wi - Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS etcetera. Its 1800 mAh battery which is fully charged in just 4 hours. It offers 10 hours of talk time. Up to 60 hours of music can be heard by the headset.
by Steve Gajjar