Soon after the festive season, the Indian tech market as faced a lot of launches from both local and global vendors in the last week of November 2012. There has been a plethora of launches from low cost dual SIM feature phones to high-end Windows 8 based tablet-laptop hybrids.
Hence, Gizbot has come up with the list of all the products that have been launched over the week in order to update the readers and tech enthusiasts.
Read through the pages to know more on the launches.
Nokia Asha 205 and Asha 206
Following the launch of Asha 308 and Asha 309, Nokia has launched two feature phones Asha 205 and Asha 206. On the whole, both Asha 205 and Asha 206 have similar specifications with slight differences in order to let the consumers choose the right one suiting their needs.
When it comes to Asha 205, the handset sports a 2.4 inch LCD display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution, Series 40 platform, VGA rear camera, 10MB free user memory, microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth v2 .1 with EDR and 1,020 mAh BL-5C battery offering 11 hours talk time and 608 hours standby.
As far as Asha 206 is concerned, the handset packs a 2.4 inch LCD display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution, Series 40 platform, 1.3MP rear camera and has no front camera, 64MB free user memory, a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR and a 1,110 mAh BL-4U battery offering 20 hours talk time and 680 hours standby.
The new handsets have Nokia Slam, a new service that allows users to transfer media between devices that support Bluetooth connectivity without having to manually pair them.
Both are entry-level handsets that will be released in India by the end of this year. As of now, there is no information regarding the exact release date and pricing of the handsets, but, it is claimed by Nokia that they will fall in the sub Rs 3,500 price range.
Intex Technologies has launched a dual SIM feature phone dubbed as Aura following the launch of Aqua 5.0, the budget phablet. According to the company, Aura is a sleek and lightweight handset that has been designed to suit the consumers who are seeking to have a device will a strong battery backup.
Aura features a display of unknown size and 240 x 320 pixel resolution, 1.3MP rear camera, a micro SD card slot supporting up to 16GB expandable storage option, Bluetooth with A2DP, GPRS/WAP and a USB port for connecting with PC and is loaded with a 1,800 mAh battery delivering up to 5 hours talk time and 360 hours standby.
Intex Aura is preloaded with additional features including mobile tracker, FM Radio with recorder, torch, preloaded games and support to Hindi and English languages.
Intex has priced Aura at Rs 1,690 and the handset is available in three color options including red, white and black.
Lava Xolo A700
Following the launch of two budget dual SIM smartphones in India – Iris N320 and Iris N350, the Indian manufacturer Lava has launched a mid-range Android ICS dual SIM smartphone – Xolo A700.
Speaking of the specs, Xolo A700 features a 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution, 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front facing camera for video chatting, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and expandable memory option up to 32GB via microSD card.
Further, the handset comes packed with connectivity features including 3G HSPA 7.2Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1, aGPS and micro USB 2.0 and is loaded with a 1,700 mAh battery offering up to 3 hours talk time and 288 hours standby. Also, the handset will support dual SIM feature (3G + 2G).
When it comes to the pricing, Xolo A700 is priced at Rs 9,999 and is available from online retailer sites Flipkart and Infibeam.
Karbonn A5+ and A15
Karbonn Mobiles has launched A5+ and A15, two new dual SIM handsets for Rs 4,899 and Rs 5,899 repsectively. A5+ is the upgraded version of A5 and hence, it comes with slight improvements as compared to its predecessor.
As far as specifications are concerned, A5+ sports a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 1GHz single core processor, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS, 3.5MP rear camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, and 1,420 mAh Li-ion battery.
When it comes to A15, the handset houses a 4 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1GHz single core processor, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 3MP rear camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, micro USB 2.0, and 1,420 mAh Li-ion battery of undisclosed backup.
When it comes to the pricing, Karbonn A5+ and A15 are priced at Rs 4,899 and Rs 5,899. Check goProbo.com for online smartphone pricing.
Magicon M1, M2 and mNote
Aircel has joined hands with Magicon Impex has launched a new range of dual SIM smartphones including Magicon M1, Magicon M2 and Magicon mNote at competitive price points.
Coming to the specs, Magicon M1 packs a 3.5 inch WVGA Ultratouch touchscreen display, single core 1GHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
As far as Magicon M2 is concerned, the handset comes with a 3.5 inch WVGA Ultratouch touchscreen display, single core 1GHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 5MP rear camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Speaking of mNote, the phablet comes with a 5 inch Ultratouch touchscreen display, dual core 1GHz processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 2,000 mAh battery.
All the three handsets come packed with attractive voice and data plans from Aircel including 250 minutes talk time, 250 SMSes and 1 GB data for three months. The phones are come with a 4GB memory card and a warranty cover of 18 months.
When it comes to pricing, M1 and M2 are priced at Rs 4,499 and Rs 4,999 respectively and the phablet Magicon mNote is available at Rs 9,999. Visit goProbo.com for online smartphone pricing.
Swipe Fablet F1 Tab and Legend Tab
Swipe Telecom has launched a tablet and a phablet dubbed as Legend Tab and Fablet F1 Tabpriced at Rs 8,990 and Rs 10,990 respectively.
Fablet F1 Tab is a phablet sporting a 5 inch WVGA capacitive multi-touch display, 1GHz MediaTek MTK 6575 processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 2,500 mAh battery.
When it comes to Legend Tab, a dual SIM tablet with a 7 inch TFT LCD 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, dual core 1.5GHz processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 2MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera for video calling purposes, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi and a 3,600 mAh battery.
Byond Mi-book L9
Byond Tech, a manufacturer of budget tablets has launched Mi-book L9, categorized as Laplet, which is a term used by the company for devices that can act as tablet or laptop.
Mi-book L9 features a 9 inch 5 point capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. Android 4.0.4 ICS, 8GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting 32GB expandable memory support, 0.3MP front camera for video calling, USB OTG with support for external 3G dongles, HDMI-out, Wi-Fi and 6,000 mAh battery.
Mi-book L9 comes preloaded with productivity tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Moreover, the tablet comes with a free keyboard accessory that can double it into a laptop.
When it comes to pricing, Mi-book L9 is priced at Rs 8,499 in order to compete with the other low cost products in the market.
Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro
Samsung has launched Windows 8 based tablet-laptop hybrids Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro alongside Series 5 Ultra Touch ultrabook based on Intel processors.
Coming to the specifications of Ativ Smart PC, the tablet-laptop hybrid packs an 11.6 inch PLS touchscreen display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 8MP rear camera with flash, 2MP front camera for video calling, 2GB RAM, 128GB eMMC memory and a 2-cell battery offering 13.5 hours backup.
On the other hand, Ativ Smart PC Pro sports an 11.6 inch full HD PLS touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Intel Core i5 processor, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera, 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD and a 4-cell battery delivering 8 hours backup.
Further, Ativ Smart PC comes packed with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 3G, a micro-HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, a microSD card reader, a headphone jack and Samsung’s proprietary dock port.
On the pricing front, Samsung has priced Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro are priced at Rs 53,990 and Rs 75,490 respectively.
Source: Gadget Guru