So there are simple phones and there are smartphones. Oh wait, there are also premium smartphones and then there are luxury phones. But how do you define a luxury phone? Well a Titanium body and a sapphire crystal screen would sure make the cut.
That’s exactly what the new luxury phone Vertu TI has. The new smartphone by luxury mobile maker Vertu has been launched in India at a price of (Believe it or not) Rs 6,49,990.
For those who are still reading this, the Vertu TI is equipped with a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The phone also has 64GB of internal storage and an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video capability as well as a 1.3MP front camera.
The display of this luxury phone is 3.7-inch WVGA screen and runs the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system which has been customized by Vertu to provide a new user interface.
Talk about the luxury of it, the Vertu TI is made of 184 individual parts crafted specially by Vertu’s craftsmen in England. The body of the phone as mentioned earlier is made of Grade 5 Titanium and the screen of the smartphone is made of sapphire crystal which gives it scratch-proof quality and four times higher strength than any other smartphone.
Like the saying goes, you just can’t put a price on some things. It is yet to be seen whether this phone is one of those things.
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The latest budget range phone Asha 501 by Nokia has been unveiled for the emerging markets such as Indian and Latin America. It sports a 3-inch touch screen and is available in numerous vibrant colors, all at a price of $99!
Anybody would guess, this phone wouldn’t appeal to people who have been using premium smartphones but it sure takes its looks from Nokia’s Lumia range of premium handsets. The phone is equipped with the Asha operating system and features a grid of application icons similar to iOS. Among the installed apps are some essentials such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Asha 501 uses a plastic casing, so it can actually be changed quite easily in case it’s damaged or you’re simply bored of it. (Girls would surely love to switch colors to match their outfit.)
The downside is that the phone uses only 2G networks and thus the users wouldn’t be able to access high speed internet. In other words, this phone is designed specifically for countries such as India where 2G networks have a larger user base.
Overall, this phone would a fine smartphone upgrade for someone who has been using basic phones. Another feature, as some would call it, is the sturdiness and strong build quality of the 501 which can most likely withstand a few mild falls quite easily.
The phone is likely to be launched in India in June 2013 while UK would get it in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Given the low features and lack of 3G and 4G network compatibility, the phone may not see a US launch.
For those of you who do plan to get your hands on one of these, try out the Nimbuzz application on the Asha 501 to stay connected on various social platforms. Source: http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/nokia-asha-501/4505-6454_7-35757120.html
We have some fantastic news for you!
We at Nimbuzz have tied up with Nokia to give you an opportunity of a lifetime!
In the 100 years of cinema, if there is one man who can claim to be the King of Bollywood, it is the iconic, Shahrukh Khan.
What if we told you that there’s a chance to meet him up, close and in person.
You’d probably jump for joy or clench yours hands and scream!
So go on get excited, it’s a worthy moment.
All you have to do to win this golden opportunity is to watch the Nokia Lumia 520 commercial here.
Then send in a video of your ‘Signature’ shot that you are absolutely sure would knock the ball right out of the park here
The most creative shot submitted by a Nimbuzz user will get the chance to meet Shahrukh Khan.
There are no limits to what one can do with the latest smartphones that feature fascinating technologies and exciting functions. For all those willing to experiment, a smartphone may act as the most convenient mobile office or a superb camera with numerous functions and even a media and designing tool.
While we were enjoying our hi-tech toys, someone was giving significant thought to mobile usage for the visually impaired. Mr. Sumit Dagar, 2011 TED Fellow decided to play along an idea for an efficient solution to make smart-phones usable for those who were not really the audiences for most global smart-phone manufacturers.
Working in collaboration with IIT Delhi, Mr. Dagar has developed a smart-phone specifically designed for people with visual impairment. The screen of the smartphone features a grid of pins which forms Braille shapes and characters for the user to read text messages and e-mails.
Although applications such as Siri, Say Text and Google Now enable users to operate some functions of the smart-phones with voice commands, they didn’t really offer any real solution to the visually impaired.
The Braille smart-phone, as described by Mr. Dagar, uses the Shape Memory Alloy technology through which the pins expand and contracts back to its original flat shape. The phone is currently being tested at the LV Prasad Eye Institute and is expected to be released by the end of 2013.
The Galaxy S4 by Samsung, before its launch in March 2013, had been surrounded by numerous rumors about some new ‘never-before’ features, and faster processing speed.
Well, it has all come true and Samsung has yet again set a higher bar with the latest entrant in the Galaxy series of mobile phones. The Galaxy S4 takes from where its predecessor left off and is an improvement in every manner possible. In terms of appearance, the new handset is quite similar to the Galaxy S3 except that the S4 is bigger in size and screen and is also lighter and thinner.
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We have some good news for all you Aircel users in Jammu and Kashmir. Nimbuzz in association with Aircel have gotten together to make mobile communication for the people of Jammu & Kashmir convenient and more affordable. If you are living in J&K region and have an Aircel number, you will receive 50 MB worth of internet data absolutely free. With this plan, not just Nimbuzz but you could also use internet for other data applications on your mobile upto 50 MB.
How to avail this offfer:
• Aircel subscribers in the state would be required to download the Nimbuzz messenger from a fixed a URL that you would receive via SMS
• Create a unique id
• Within 24 hours of the account activation, Aircel will transfer the free data to your account
• This can be used anywhere in India over a period of 30 days
Aircel and Nimbuzz have triggered a new trend where telecom operators are partnering with communication platforms to drive data usage and make the concept of a ‘Connected World’ a reality.
This offer is only limited to J&K for right now but Aircel users across the country can expect similar benefits in the very near future.
Here’s something new! The latest smartphone by NEC, the Medias W N-05E which is quite unlike any other handset around.
The Medias W N-05E is equipped with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM as well as an 8.1 megapixel camera. The phone sports 16GB of storage space and also features a microSD card slot to extend the storage.
These are quite standard features nowadays, aren’t they? So what’s new about it?
The phone has two screens and is claimed to offer twice the fun. One would wonder why two screens. Apparently there’s a lot you can do with two screens. The most obvious advantage is that it can be transformed into a 5.6-inch tablet using the two 4.3-inch displays. Read the rest of this entry »
The new BlackBerry Q10 by RIM is a smartphone with a physical keypad and is powered by the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, same as the one featured in the BlackBerry Z10 touch screen smart phone. It is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
Some BlackBerry loyalists may fancy the Q10 more than the Z10 as it retains the iconic physical BlackBerry keyboard and resembles the BlackBerry Bold line of smartphones. With a 3.1 inch screen size, the Q10 features an AMOLED touch screen display.
The keys on the keypad are straight instead of the classic curved keys found in earlier BlackBerry phones. However, it does sport similar sculpted edges and frets and will feel familiar to old BlackBerry users. With an all-glass back plate reinforced by a resin weave for extra durability, the Q10 is claimed to have a premium design touch in comparison to existing BB mobiles.
The speed of the Q10’s camera is impressive and it focuses and captures images pretty fast. What may be a turn-off for some users is the lack of more shooting modes, HDR and ISO settings.
Comparing with Z10, its touch screen sibling, the Q10 has a bigger 2,100mAh battery which is surely going to offer longer charge and thus will be an attractive option for power users. It would certainly help while you’re having those long chats with your friends on the Nimbuzz application.
The BlackBerry Q10 is expected to hit the US market in April 2013. Stay tuned for more.
For all of you who love to stay connected we have some good news for you!
We didn’t waste any time in developing your all time favorite messaging app for the Blackberry 10 OS.
The Nimbuzz BB 10 app is now available for grabs via the BlackBerry store.
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Its Christmas time! That means a lot more talking and a lot more money spent.
We realize the need to connect and that’s why ahead of Christmas & New Year
We are introducing 3 amazing subscription packs for India calling on their VoIp service.
There are 3 cost effective packs targeted at all kinds of users from first time users to frequent
Users can purchase,
- 90 minutes of calling per month to India at just $2 (or)
- 360 minutes of calling per month to India at just $5 (or)
- 950 minutes of calling per month to India at just $10
Now you can call friends and relatives in India and talk for as long as you like without burring a hole through your pocket.
Get yourself one of these packs today!