Aakash 2 tablet still coming, to cost only $21 for Indian students and $65 for other users

by 1 year ago

After what was not exactly a big hit, many wondered if one of the world’s cheapest tablets will ever get a sequel. Made available to Indian students for the equivalent of $23, the Aakash slate was heavily criticized for its poor hardware by some, while being praised by many for giving access to technology at such a low price. The general opinion of tech lovers was that the technology world would benefit from the launch of an Aakash 2 tablet, provided that the manufacturer was able to up the ante in terms of specs, without bumping up the price. And…

LG Optimus 4X HD coming to India tomorrow, July 28 debut in Singapore

LG Optimus 4X HD
by 2 years ago

Following the release of HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3, the third quad-core Android smartphone from a major manufacturer, the LG Optimus 4X HD, is set make its debut in India and Singapore. reports that LG will announce the coming of LG Optimus 4X HD during a press event, which will be held in Mumbai on July 20. While there’s no solid information yet on the price of the Tegra 3 phone in the country, the Optimus 4X HD is expected to retail in the INR 35,000 range – or the equivalent of US$640. Singaporeans, meanwhile, will get…

HTC’s not out of the race yet, gains market share in China and India

by 2 years ago

The path to glory is never an easy one, especially if you’re dogged down by pesky patent lawsuits left and right, and forced to face Samsung’s seemingly total domination of the market. But all is not lost for HTC, as according to the latest surveys, the Taiwanese phone maker has gained some much needed traction in China and India. Despite the spotlight that the HTC One series has received, it is the combination of the high-end models and the Desire series, which is aimed for the lower spectrum of the market, that have successfully lifted HTC’s standing in China. HTC’s…

ICS update for Motorola RAZR, RAZR Maxx now in India

motorola india razr ics
by 2 years ago

Device manufacturers and network carriers have received a lot of flak for the slow rollout of the Android 4.0 update. For an OS that was announced almost a year back, it is quite sad to see that only 10% of the Android devices worldwide currently sport ICS. Even though the question of “When will I get Jellybean?” is on everyone’s mind, OEMs are slowly catching up with an OS rollout that should have happened a lot faster. It’s not like the technology infrastructure doesn’t exist to do such things; we’re talking about the mobile network of smartphones here! Adhering to…

India’s Aakash 2 tablet now costs $40, receives hardware upgrade in version 2.0

by 2 years ago

The world’s cheapest tablet computer, as the Indian Government likes to call their Aakash tablet, is about to be upgraded to version 2.0, and will receive a significantly faster processor, clocked at 800 Mhz (up from 366 Mhz), longer battery life, and better “programming capability”. Hopefully that means it will receive Android 4.0, but I wouldn’t bet on it. At best, it’s probably Gingerbread. The first Aakash tablet wasn’t the success Indian luminaries thought it would be. The UK company making the device, DataWind, was supposed to deliver 100,000 units to the Indian government, but that didn’t happen. A measly…

Dual-sim HTC Desire V now available in India

by 2 years ago

Unlike the US, India is a country where national roaming isn’t free, and can, in fact, get quite expensive if you aren’t paying attention. As such, dual-sim mobile phones have become very popular, especially for those who travel across state borders often. Unfortunately, there aren’t many mid-to-high end devices in the dual-sim category. It looks like with the release of the HTC Desire V, the Taiwanese company is aiming to change that. The specifications of the HTC Desire V dual-sim phone are: 4″ WVGA display 480×800 resolution 1Ghz ARM Cortex – A5 processor 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card…

Motorola RAZR MAXX and RAZR V will arrive in India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

by 2 years ago

Motorola has always been more of a US-centric company than an international one, but now that Google has bought them, I’m sure they will try to become as much of a global company as possible. In fact, Google itself will probably try to get their Play Store, where they want to sell many Nexus devices in the future, as global as possible, so they can ship the devices to anyone in the world (or just wishful thinking?). Motorola has relaunched the RAZR brand last year, with the slim, kevlar-backed Droid RAZR, and then a few months later they stirred up quite…

Motorola RAZR Maxx hitting India soon, priced at INR 31,999

Motorola RAZR Maxx up for pre-order on Infibeam
by 2 years ago

Indian Android lovers have one more reason to be happy, as Motorola is launching its hottest current smartphone, the RAZR Maxx, in the Indian market very soon. Infibeam will be the first online store to sell the handset at a price tag of INR 31,999. According to the online retailer, the Kevlar-clad device will be released for shipping from June 24 onward. The dual-core 1.2 Ghz processor and the 1GB RAM make the Motorola RAZR Maxx the ideal device for multi-taskers and road warriors. Currently coming with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the device is upgradeable to Android 4.0.3 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). With…

Entry-level HTC Desire C to start shipping in India on June 15, what happened to the low price point?

by 2 years ago

Although it’s a player in the high-end market first and foremost, HTC is also thinking of tech users on a lower budget. The Desire C, also known as the Golf some time ago, was unveiled last month and is slowly, but steadily, entering the entry-level markets in several key regions. Released in the UK a couple of weeks back, HTC’s newest ICS-powered smartphone will start selling in India by the end of this week. Buy the Price is the first retailer to put the Desire C up for pre-order, but unfortunately the asking price seems a bit steep. We suspected…

Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 is (finally!) available in India

by 2 years ago

There has been a lot of good news for Android and Samsung fans in India in the last week. First, the Galaxy Note got the upgrade to Android 4.0, available OTA or via Kies. There was later an announcement that all new Samsung Galaxy S2s that would be sold in India would ship with ICS out of the box. Leaving the best for last, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is already up for pre-order and will likely be available in the next two weeks. But, all the good news did nothing to stem the increasing disappointment and anger felt by current Samsung…