07 6 / 2012
Fun, colorful range of touch screen phones will bring fast mobile web browsing, social networks and gaming to millions
Bangkok, Thailand - Nokia has today taken another step towards connecting the next billion consumers by unveiling the Asha Touch family of mobile devices, taking the full touch experience to new price points. The three new phone models - the Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306 and Nokia Asha 311 - further expand the successful Asha family, first introduced in October 2011. Today, there are 10 Asha devices available in more than 130 markets, providing young, social consumers with a choice of phones to match their own lifestyle.
These latest phones have been designed to provide an incredibly rich, smartphone-like experience to consumers who want to be set free from excessive data consumption costs and short battery life. The Nokia Asha 305, Asha 306 and Asha 311 offer a new, fully re-designed touch user interface, combining the proven ease-of-use from Nokia’s heritage with digital design innovations specifically fit for the purpose.
The beautifully crafted Nokia Asha 311 is a fast and fluid 3.5G capacitive touchscreen device, powered by a 1GHz processor to provide a great internet experience. The bright and edgy Nokia Asha 305 is a fun and affordable phone, featuring the exclusive Easy Swap dual SIM. Its sister, the Nokia Asha 306, is a single SIM model, and becomes Nokia’s most affordable Wi-Fi handset to date.
“By introducing the Asha Touch phones to the market, we’re accelerating our commitment to connect the next billion consumers,” said Mary T. McDowell, Nokia’s executive vice president for Mobile Phones. “These phones deliver on what young, urban people value most — a great-looking device; and an intuitive and affordable experience for connecting to the internet, to their friends, and to a world of entertainment, web apps and content.”
Great for fast, affordable mobile internet and gaming entertainment
The new devices take full advantage of the Nokia Browser 2.0, a major recent update which uses Nokia’s cloud technology to reduce data consumption by up to 90%, meaning that consumers can enjoy faster and cheaper internet access. Web sites load up to three times faster in comparison to devices without cloud-accelerated browsing, making it simple for users to find and select from more than 10,000 web apps available for download. They deliver a richer and more interactive consumer experience whilst using less data than a stand-alone internet connected app.
Consumers can easily stay connected with friends and family at the touch of a button as well as share files and links across their social networks. Furthermore, the Nokia Browser’s Download Manager feature helps consumers to manage external content easily, saving music, video or pictures on a memory card, while surfing the internet.
The Asha family is also getting positive support from developers and consumers. Nokia Store has just broken the 5 billion downloads landmark. From January to April, 42% of all content downloaded from Nokia Store was delivered to Asha and other Nokia devices based on the Java ecosystem. Just one year ago, that number was 10%. Also, there are 410 Nokia developers with apps which have achieved more than 1 million downloads. India Games and Pico Brothers just passed 100 million.
As well as providing a great, social online experience, the Nokia Asha 305, Asha 306 and Asha 311 have been created with entertainment in mind. All users will receive an exclusive gift of 40 EA games to download for free* and keep forever. These games range across action, arcade and sports, and include titles such as Tetris®, Bejeweled®, Need for Speed(TM) The Run and EA SPORTS(TM) FIFA 12. The Nokia Asha 311 also comes with 15 levels of Angry Birds pre-loaded onto the phone, perfect for making the most of the touchscreen and 1GHz processor.
“Nokia is taking another interesting step forward in connecting consumers to the Internet, seeking to improve their experience through a new touch user-interface that is allowing the company to compete in new mass-market price bands. The mass-market is a competitive segment, but we believe Nokia’s upgraded Asha portfolio has included an attractive package that can enable consumers to have lower running costs, taking advantage of things like its compressed browser and a long-life battery”, says Neil Mawston, Executive Director of devices research at Strategy Analytics. “It is also interesting to see how Nokia is promoting its Asha strategy with global launches taking place in important high-growth markets such as Asia. Nokia resonates well there and the response from local consumers is likely to be positive”.
The Nokia Asha 311 is a colourful, compact touch screen device that comeswith all the features you’d expect for a fun and easy mobile experience. It boasts a bright and colourful, scratch resistant capacitive glass screen with polarization filters ensuring users get the best experience from the unique and visually entertaining user interface. The Nokia Asha 311 also features a 3.2MP camera and pre-installed Nokia Maps, in addition to the 15 level pre-bundled version of Angry Birds.
The pre-loaded social client makes accessing Facebook, Twitter and many other global social networks simple while Nokia Browser makes using mobile internet fast and affordable. It also includes the most popular messaging services. “WhatsApp has a clear vision of creating a reliable and easy to use cross-platform messaging application that enables people to stay in touch with their family and friends from all around the world,” said, Brian Acton, Co-Founder of WhatsApp Inc. “By partnering with Nokia whose worldwide reach in mobile is well established, WhatsApp becoming available for the Asha Touch devices will enable us to further realize our core mission”.
The Nokia Asha 305 is a fun and entertaining Easy Swap dual SIM phone, helping users make the most of their phone while retaining control of their costs. The phone features a bright and colorful 3” WQVGA resistive touch screen along with Bluetooth and Dual Band connectivity. Forty EA games are available for download with every phone as well as a 2MP camera, Nokia Maps and the revolutionary Nokia Browser which helps significantly lower data costs.
The Nokia Asha 306 is the sister device to the Nokia Asha 305. Along with all the great features that come with its sister, such as bright and colorful, 3” WQVGA resistive touch screen an
d 40 EA games for download - a Nokia exclusive offer, the Nokia Asha 306 also provides WLAN, enabling users to stay connected while on the move. It also supports video streaming through both GPRS and WLAN, meaning this handset truly is a fun way to stay in touch.
The estimated retail price for Nokia Asha 305 is EUR 63 and it’s expected to start shipping in the second quarter of 2012. The estimated retail price for Nokia Asha 306 is EUR 68. The Nokia Asha 311 has an estimated retail price of EUR 92. Both devices are expected to start shipping in the third quarter of 2012. Above mentioned prices exclude taxes and subsidies.
29 5 / 2012
Samsung India has announced pre-booking of the Galaxy S III GT-I9300, its flagship Smartphone. You can now pre-book your Samsung Galaxy SIII at Infibeam for Rs 1,000 only. The Galaxy SIII has been making waves ever since it was announced and this Smartphone is surely for the tech savvy user.
The SIII comes with a 4.8 inch wide HD Super AMOLED Plus touch screen and a highly powerful quad-core mobile processor. Samsung has received over 9 million pre-orders worldwide and it is looking at breaking the record for its flagship devices namely the Galaxy SII and the Galaxy Note with the launch of the much awaited Galaxy S III GT-I9300.
Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone has a quad-core Exynos mobile processor and Mali-400MP4 graphics chip. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Touch Wiz UI are the other highlights of the Galaxy S III. There is 1 GB RAM for smoother multitasking. For great pictures on the go, the Galaxy SIII packs digital camera with 8MP resolution. Besides, the S III allows users to record full HD videos. The S-Voice virtual assistant is yet another integral feature. The Smart Stay eye tracking feature allows enhanced flexibility.
Samsung Galaxy S III is a power-packed Smartphone and is now available on Infibeam. You can pre-book your Smartphone now and pay the remaining amount later. The SIII is slated for a June 2012 launch. Are you game for the Samsung Galaxy S III?
29 5 / 2012
If the product listing on The Mobile Store is to be believed HTC India will launch the third of its One series of smartphones – One S in India on June 8.
The Mobile Store also claims that One S will be priced at INR 33,000, which seems to be on the upside a little bit but considering the downfall of rupee value in the recent weeks, we are not surprised.
Featuring Qualcomm’s latest Krait processor, HTC One S features 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Android 4.0 and
HTC is yet to officially reveal anything about the India launch of the smartphone.
26 5 / 2012
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 has made a brief appearance in a hands-on video at the time when it was officially announced. Infibeam is the only Indian online portal offering the BlackBerry Curve 9320. It is priced at Rs 15,499 and is all set to enthrall smartphone users.
The new Blackberry Curve 9320 has identical features and specifications like the Curve 9220. Along with a few other identical features, the Curve 9320 brings the WiFi hotspot functionality making it the first among the Curve series to have the feature. The WiFi hotspot was incorporated in the BlackBerry Bold 9900. With WiFi hotspot, the Curve 9320 enables users to share internet with up to five different devices.
The other features of the BlackBerry Curve 9320 include a 2.44-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. It comes with a full QWERTY keypad which has been the major highlight for the range of BlackBerry smartphones. The Curve 9320 features a 3.2 MP camera with fixed focus, stereo FM radio and media player. The WiFi connectivity and expandable memory of 32GB make the smartphone all the more versatile.
24 5 / 2012
Karbonn mobile was in news for all the right reasons with the launch of Karbonn A9 and A7. Both these mobile phones were in line with Karbonn A1, the first Android phone by Karbonn. Karbonn A7 is now available at Infibeam.com. Shop here and get an 8GB memory card absolutely free.
Karbonn A7 is a dual SIM android phone with a great list of features. The A7 comes with a 1 GHz processor with android 2.3.6 Gingerbread preinstalled on it. The display is not spectacularly wide but it is ideal for the all the features that the A7 offers.
The technical specifications of the Karbonn A7 are as follows:
• A 2.8 inch capacitive multi-touch display
• Dual SIM support
• Android 2.3.6 operating system
• 1 GHz processor
• 3G Support
• 5 MP camera with dual LED flash
• 1420 mAh battery
The Dual SIM support ensures that you manage your professional and personal contacts efficiently. The 5MP camera is apt for all your photography needs and the 1GHz processor ensures a seamless user experience.
If you are skeptical about the battery backup of newer brands, there is nothing to worry as the Karbonn A7 comes with a 1420 mAh battery. That is not all; personal management features and easy to use interface make the Karbonn A7 a great handset. It is available with a free 8GB memory card only at Infibeam.com. Priced at Rs 7, 490 this is a very good buy.
24 5 / 2012
Samsung mobiles created waves when they launched their Tab and this time the news is even bigger as they have announced their first Android 4.0 ICS powered tablet- the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 features a 7 inch wide WSVGA PLS TFT display with a resolution of 600x1024 pixels. The device also sports dual cameras. There is a 3MP rear camera with a VGA type front camera. Equipped with 1GB RAM the Galaxy Tab 2 is light, weighing 345g and it is highly portable.
The Galaxy Tab 2 310 is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor. Weighing 345 grams, the Galaxy Tab 2 310 is equipped with mobile voice call feature which enables users to communicate freely with great portability. The Galaxy Tab 2 is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.
There is an extended 4000 mAh battery. The inherent memory of 16GB may be expanded to 32GB. At its launch, the device was priced at Rs 23, 250. This innovative tablet is now available at Rs 19,290 at Infibeam.com, India`s trusted online portal. If you wish to be a smart shopper get it for less only at Infibeam. Place your order now!
23 5 / 2012
Are you on the lookout for a budget tablet? Have you considered the HCL ME Tablet U1 or the Micromax FunBook? If you have, you can get them at whopping prices at Infibeam.com, India`s trusted online portal. You can place your order at Infibeam.com and get the best deals. The HCL ME Tablet U1 is priced at Rs 7,950 and the Micromax FunBook Tablet at Rs 6,499.
The Indian market today is flooded with tablets and there are new entrants emerging from different brands. In order to cater to the price conscious and smart shopper HCL has announced the much in news and versatile HCL ME Tablet U1. Micromax, on the other hand has announced the Micromax FunBook. Both these tablets offer a host of user friendly features to the user.
HCL ME Tablet U1 VS Micromax FunBook
21 5 / 2012
Samsung E2252 and Lava ARC-1 are amongst the most popular new breed of cost effective mobiles phones that are here to stay. Are you contemplating buying one? If the answer is yes, log in to Infibeam.com and place your order now. You can place your order for Lava ARC-1 and the Samsung E2252 at Infibeam and avail enticing deals.
Of the two models, the Lava ARC-1 is priced the lowest yet packs a list of interesting features. There is a 1.8 inch wide display with 2 in 1 speakers and VGA camera. A host of impressive multimedia features like FM radio, sound recording and FM recording ensure that you stay entertained on the go. It includes personal management features like calculator and alarm clock and special features like the Mobile Tracker. The 1000 mAh battery ensures long talk time. Lava ARC-1 also incorporates 8GB extensible memory.
The Samsung E2252 on the other hand is all that you wanted your phone to be. The design is simple yet elegant and it measures 113x46x13mm. The internal memory of 20MB may be expanded to32GB. The phone allows long talk time of 11.8h and stand by time of 669h by virtue of a 1000 mAh battery. Samsung E2252 is a good entertainment phone as well, with FM radio and Music Player. SMS and MMS are the messaging features included. That is not all; the E2252 comes with special features like 3.5mm ear jack. Torch, Dual SIM and social networking applications like Twitter and Facebook.
If you, like most smart shoppers are on the lookout for mobile phones that are not merely cost effective but also include enticing features then you should certainly place order for the Lava ARC-1or the Samsung E2252. Priced at Rs 1, 050 and Rs 2,490 respectively, the Lava and Samsung models have arrived in style. Be the first to order at Infibeam.com.
14 5 / 2012
The much awaited Android Smartphone Karbonn A9 is now available at Infibeam.com. Having been in the news ever since it was announced, the Karbonn A9 is all set to enthrall the smart and price conscious shopper.
The Karbonn A9 has a 1 GHz processor and Android Gingerbread (v2.3.6) operating system. The handset will sport a capacitive touch screen with a display size of 3.8 inch. The Karbonn A9 is an entry-level budget Android tablet, but the Dual SIM facility makes it all the more alluring for a Smartphone user.
There is a 5 mp HD Primary camera with a secondary camera support making the Karbonn A9 very handy. The preloaded FM radio ensures that you are entertained on the go. The Karbonn A9 is Wi-Fi enabled so you can stay connected from anywhere. All this, with an expandable memory of 32GB makes it a good buy.
The major highlight will be the 1600 mAh battery and an enticing price tag of only Rs 8,999. The simple and elegant design, glossy finish and impressive list of features make the Karbonn A9 a must have. So, if you are looking at a smart buy log into Infibeam and order the Karbonn A9 now.
11 5 / 2012
Sony makes its presence felt in the race for branded Smartphones with the Sony Xperia Sola. This device has been in the news for all the right reasons and Infibeam announces pre-order. Pre-order now and get a Plantronics Bluetooth set free, only at Infibeam.
The device is priced very competitively at Rs 19,999/- and the free gift is accompanied with every purchase. The Sony Xperia Sola is an Android beauty equipped with Sony`s floating touch. Users can now browse simply by moving the finger above the screen. Thus it acts like a moving cursor and you don’t have to actually touch the display.
The Sony Xperia Sola will be powered by 1GHz dual core processor. It is NFC enabled and includes 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth, aGPS, and 8GB memory which may be extensible to 32GB. The 1320 mAh battery ensures longer usage. You may now keep yourself entertained with the FM radio with RDS.
The Sola is all set to create ripples in the world of Android Smartphones. If you wish to own one, be the first to pre-order and get a Plantronics Bluetooth set free.
Infibeam.com is India’s leading ecommerce platform with a selection of more than 120 Lac products across books, media, lifestyle, gifts, electronics and automobiles. Infibeam.com is known for its innovative navigation, lowest prices, free shipping and dedicated customer service.
Infibeam.com also offers its web-store technology and associated infrastructure as a service to well- known brands and retailers such as Crossword, NDTV, K Sera Sera, Hidesign, TTK Prestige etc.
Infibeam recently launched Buildabazaar.com a Do-it-yourself e-commerce platform for merchants and sellers. It provides the necessary e-commerce technology, payment and data infrastructure to create a store within minutes.
Infibeam.com was founded in 2007 by a group of ex-Amazon employees with expertise in e-commerce and technology. Headquartered in Ahmedabad, Infibeam has 350 employees based out of offices in Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. The leadership team consists of MIT, IIM and IIT graduates amongst others with more than 100 years of combined experience in Retail and ecommerce.