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Nokia Announces X2 Mobile Handset For India

Nokia’s X2 is the latest device to join the Xseries line-up and is due out before the end of June for India. It’s an all new multimedia device that weighs in at just 81g and is just 13mm in depth. For the socialnetworking fan users can have the preloaded Facebook app provide live updates right from the desktop. IM and  Nokia Messaging as well as email support are also available.

This candy bar handset that appears to be running on a new S40 UI also features –

  • 2.2-inch QVGA screen
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • FM radio
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Micro SD card support (up to 16GB)
  • 3.5mm handsfree socket

Although the X2 has been announced for India with no specific date though. The local price is not available either but it’s estimated to retail at €85 which works out to about Rs. 5014 before taxes and subsidies. We’ll have to wait for Nokia to send out an official release for the X2 that will reveal it’s official pricing so stay tuned.

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Nokia N8 unveiled: biggest 12-MP camera sensor, 720p HD video recording, HDMI and Symbian 3

May 1, 2010 2 comments

After the disappointing Symbian S60-based Nokia N97 and the Maemo-based N900, it’s a bit difficult to take any new Nokia flagship seriously. So when the company launches the Nokia N8, based on the new open-source Symbian^3 operating system, the great hardware on board convince us as an iPhone-killer.

So what does the phone come with? For starters, there’s a 3.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16 million colours, 360×640 pixels), 680MHz processor and 3D graphics accelerator, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, VGA videocall camera, 16GB of onboard storage, microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a battery with 12 and half hours of talk-time, and pretty much everything else you can think of.

On the back of the phone, users will find a large 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash, geo-tagging, smile and face detection, and it can also record 720p video with the flash doubling up as LED video light. And all of the HD videos can be viewed directly on an HDTV, thanks to the HDMI connectivity the phone offers.

Nokia has already put up some sample pictures and videos taken from the new camera, and they are seriously impressive! GSMArena found out that the new sensor is about 1/1.9-inches in size diagonally, which is a lot larger than other camera-phones like the Sony-Ericsson Satio and Samsung Pixon12. That size of a sensor, the site says, is competitive with most compact digital cameras!

The N8 is expected to retail at 370 euros in Europe, which comes to approximately Rs. 22,000. We would expect the cost to be a lot more by the time it gets slapped with custom duty and taxes in India.

Last week, Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-Review.com got his hands on the N8 and did an early review where he panned the device. Nokia has now stated that the handset he was using was an unfinished piece with early software, and hence users shouldn’t pay much heed to the review.

Anyway, rather than us rambling on about the phone’s features, we would advise you go through Nokia’s 17 demo videos for the N8, which really showcase all its usage potential well. To whet your appetite, check this out:

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Nokia launches C3,C6,E5 QWERTY phones in india

April 30, 2010 1 comment

If you boared using your old nokia E-series or want to buy new E-series phone so wait for some time because Nokia launches C3,C6,E5 QWERTY phones in india.

Nokia has launched three new handsets in India with a full QWERTY keypad: the Nokia C3, the Nokia C6 and the Nokia E5. The handsets are all priced less than Rs. 15,000 and the cheapest of them is a bargain at just above Rs. 5,000.

Nokia C3

The Nokia C3 is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to the world’s most popular mobile phone platform – Series 40 – and is the first in the range to enable access to social networks directly on the homescreen. People can view, comment, update their status and share pictures to their favorite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

The phone also comes with Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat, meaning users can set up email and chat accounts straight from the device, without the need for a PC. Other notable features are the Wi-Fi connectivity, a 2-megapixel camera, a 2.4-inch screen and support for up to an 8GB memory card.

The Nokia C3 will be available for Rs. 5,317 in a variety of appealing colors, including golden white, slate grey and hot pink.

Nokia E5

The latest addition to the Nokia E-series range, the Nokia E5 is designed for those that want to be productive in both their professional and personal lives. The Symbian-based phone follows the successful blueprint of devices such as the Nokia E72 and Nokia E63, combining high-quality business features with all of the personal networking and entertainment capabilities that a busy professional expects from a smartphone.

The Nokia E5 is perfect for managing busy schedules with a variety of productivity applications available in the Ovi Store. And with direct access to over 90% of the world’s corporate email through Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, it’s easy to keep in contact from anywhere.

The Nokia E5 can be purchased from stores for Rs. 10,634.

Nokia C6

The Nokia C6 is a Symbian-based smartphone combining the benefits of a 3.2-inch touchscreen with a full slide-out keyboard. The large screen provides a great Internet experience, as well as offering access to Facebook feeds directly on the homescreen. A full suite of email and social networking capabilities means it is perfect for people who want to stay up to date while on the go.

The handset has an impressive feature set including a high quality 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation. In addition, thousands of apps – from games and videos to news aggregators and Web services – are available in the Ovi Store.

The Nokia C6 will retail at Rs. 13,000.

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