Confirmed News: Lenovo’s IdeaPhone P770 to hit the India market in December

After its foray into the smartphone market in India early this month, China-based Lenovo has confirmed to one internet site that it will probably be launching the Lenovo IdeaPhone P770 in India this December. However, Lenovo is silent on the specifications or its cost upon launch.
What caught our attention first on the listing published on Lenovo’s Chinese website was that the IdeaPhone P770 packs a huge 3500mAh battery that the company claims will give you up to 29 hours of talk time. That means the battery on this smartphone is bigger than the 3300mAh battery on the Droid RAZR Maxx HD. What’s more, this smartphone comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, which when combined with the huge battery, will seal the deal for most folks.

Looks quite good too.

Good Looking Smart Phone! 🙂

It will also sport a 4.5-inch IPS display and run on a dual core 1.2GHz processor. It will have 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory and come with an 8GB micro SD card. As is to be expected of smartphones these days, the P770 comes with most of the standard connectivity features including 3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS, while there is a 5-megapixel shooter at the back and a VGA shooter on the front. The device measures 133 x 67 x 11.9mm and weighs just 161 grams.
What’s most interesting about the phone though, is its price, which the site states is ¥1,699 (approx. Rs 15,150). At this price, we think the P770 might well become the smartphone of choice for long-haul travellers and gamers. But like we’ve mentioned, Lenovo is keeping mum about the price, and we can’t really be sure how much the P770 will cost in India.

We can, however, do some guessing. Lenovo recently launched five Android smartphones in India, of which four run on Android 4.0, and one runs on Android 2.3. The high-end Lenovo K860 is priced at Rs 28,499, while the Lenovo S880, which has specs a tiny bit better than that of the P770, costs Rs 18,999. The Lenovo S560 has specs inferior to the P770, but is priced at Rs 14,499. Judging by the specs alone, we can risk a guess that the P770 might cost something between Rs 15,000 – Rs 18,000. However, the big battery and Jelly Bean might just give the company incentive to hike the price.

Let’s take a look at the highlighted specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPhone P770:

  • 4.5-inch IPS touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.
  • 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi,
  • GPS
  • 5 megapixel rear camera, front-facing VGA camera
  • 4GB of internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via micro SD card

New images of the BlackBerry 10 L-Series handset leak online

With the official launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system scheduled for January 31, 2013, the leaks of the devices that are set to be launched with it are continuing to pour in. After appearing a few days ago, an upcoming L-Series handset from BlackBerry has surfaced once again, and this time around, leaked images of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone had surfaced on Twitter and then it was swiftly removed.

The upcoming BlackBerry 10 device gets caught on cam again

The upcoming BlackBerry 10 device gets caught on cam again
Prior to the images being taken down, a website called Tech Suplex had managed to acquire the images and from the images, we can see some of the features of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 interface as well as the battery housed in the handset, with the back panel removed.

The images do not show us anything new from what we had seen earlier. However, one image does shed some light on the connectivity features that will be found on the handset when it is launched. The handset features connections such as NFC, VPN, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, Internet Tethering and Wi-Fi.

New icons featured here

New icons featured here
The report also notes that the handset has an incredibly fast boot up time of just 8 seconds. From the images, we can see all the different angles of the handset giving us a fair idea of what to expect once it goes official in early next year.

Previously, a few images surfaced online, which showed a BlackBerry L-Series handset, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect to see once the first BlackBerry 10 handsets arrive.

The battery bay of the device

The battery bay of the device
According to a post by CrackBerry.com, one of its readers has posted images on its site of an evaluation unit of an L-Series BlackBerry 10 smartphone. This handset is placed alongside a BlackBerry Bold 9700. From the images we can see that this is a sleek-looking device and in comparison it is a lot thinner than the Bold 9700. This is a good direction Research in Motion is going in, and hopefully for the brand, this handset, along with the new OS, should succeed.

Research In Motion (RIM) had announced that it will hold its BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world. This day will mark the official launch of its new platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.

BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalogue of the leading applications from across the globe and across all categories, including Games, Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use.

The BlackBerry 10 platform has recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available. The company claims that this marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch.  In addition, RIM recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.