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Nokia launches 3G-enabled 2730 Classic Phone

by on Feb.13, 2010, under Downloads, Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

Nokia 2730 classic

Today many mobile devices offer smooth internet over them through 3G. This latest Nokia offering though will certainly get mobile users in India thinking. To get users closer to the internet, the company reveals the Nokia 2730 classic phone with 3G with a very affordable price.

Claiming to be the company’s most affordable 3G device in India, the phone sports a compact and sleek fabrication. Loaded with a host of innovative features, it claims to enhance the internet experience to the hilt. The phone is additionally equipped with a wide array of Nokia services such as Ovi Mail, Nokia Messaging and Nokia Life Tools. The browsing capabilities of the phone should enable users to share and manage their life conveniently.

“Nokia has always had a holistic approach towards driving the adoption of 3G in India, both at the infrastructure and at the handset level. As the market leader, our investment into different technologies has always been aimed at being future ready and today with the launch of Nokia 2730 classic we have a portfolio of over 20 3G enabled handsets in the market.” Vineet Taneja, Director Marketing Nokia India mentioned. “We firmly believe that 3G technologies and future enhancements will offer the most expeditious and cost-effective means of providing mobile internet access to the mass market.”

The handset is just about 109.6 x 46.9 x 14.4 in dimensions and is offered in black and dark magenta colors. It weighs just about 87.7g. The battery offers a maximum of 7.4 hours talktime and 16.5 days standby time. 3G support along with the integrated Opera mini browser should further allow quicker search and browsing.

Some other attributes of the phone are Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera, Stereo FM radio, 1000 entry capacity phonebook, calculator, integrated handsfree speaker, expense manager and support for MMS, Email, Flash message and Audio message. The Big Key mat is also easy to use.

The Nokia 2730 classic with 3G support is priced at just Rs. 4,499.

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CorbyTXT to be Launched in a Couple of Days

by on Nov.13, 2009, under Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

It is believed that Samsung is launching the CorbyTXT in couple of days. The handset features a full QWERTY keypad much like Samsung Omnia Pro B7320, launched a while back.


For convenience to this segment of users, the company has also included pre-loaded functions that include SMS and IM (Instant Messenger) as well as social media uploading functionality. Like the Corby this variation will also come with interchangeable rear panels.

Other features include:

  • a 2.2-inch TFT LCD with a 176 x 144 pixel resolution
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 2MP camera
  • microSD card support
  • 3.5mm handsfree socket

Though the official price hasn’t been announced just yet, it’s going to be priced in the range of Rs. 10,000. For updates stay tuned to PanacheBlog.

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Now Official

by on Jul.29, 2009, under Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

We have been hearing about this one for quite a while now. After what seems to be an eternal wait, Research In Motion (RIM) has finally decided to take the covers off the BlackBerry 8250 Curve, a new addition to the BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones, with availability expected in August.

The new BlackBerry Curve 8520 is designed to be an “approachable” handset that comes in two attractive colors. For people who like to be connected, it provides easy mobile access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and popular social networking sites (including Facebook and MySpace) and features a tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable typing. It also features multimedia capabilities and access to music, games and other mobile apps for entertainment on the go.

Blackberry Curve 8520

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 features –

  • 2.6-inch TFT Touchscreen with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Wi-Fi
  • a touch-sensitive optical trackpad
  • feature dedicated media keys (first BlackBerry smartphone to have these keys)
  • 256MB Flash memory and, microSD/SDHC memory card slot, a 512Mhz next generation processor
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
  • DivX, XviD video support

Other key features also include voice activated dialing, BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync music from iTunes or Windows Media Player with the smartphone and access to BlackBerry App World.

This one also comes with the trackpad instead of the standard BlackBerry trackball. The device is claimed to be Mac Ready. This is obviously owing to the recent announcement by BlackBerry to bring the BlackBerry Desktop software support to Macs.

Expect the 8520 to hit the North American landmass in about a month on T-Mobile. We have no idea about an India specific launch. We hope soon it will land in Indian markets with a affordable price tag.

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