Videocon V1428 dual SIM GSM phone launched in India at Rs.3200

With some truly wonderful features packed in this cheap dual SIM GSM mobile phone, Videocon V1428 is spectacular. Priced at Rs.3200 in India, the Videocon V1428 has launched in India to take the handset market by storm.This new GSM Dual SIM mobile has been introduced by domestic handset maker, Videocon mobiles in India. The phone is packed with lots of attractive features especially in the music department. This candy bar phone is a music-oriented phone that enjoys variety of polyphonic ringtones, stereo FM, MP3 player with loud speaker and dedicated music keys option. One may view videos and play music on its MP4 Player.

Videocon V1428The gaming experience on the phone is also different just as the browsing experience on its WAP Browser. Apart from that, there is a display 2.0 inches, of TFT types that give resolution of 176 x 220 pixels. The phone operates at frequency of dual band GSM 900/1800 MHz with Dual SIM capabilities. With 0.3 Mega Pixels VGA Camera that sports digital zoom feature and gives a resolution of 640 x 480 Pixels, V1428 gives excellent memory collection opportunity to its users. The messaging options in Videocon V1428 are very basic and one may send and receive SMS and MMS. Lack of Email provision is a bit disappointing. There is provision for external memory expandable to 4 GB via a T-Flash Card. The special features of Videocon V1428 are pre-loaded LED Torch Light and Mobile Tracker.

Videocon V1428Videocon V1428 comes in two chic colors, the dual tone Black and Burgundy and dual tone Black and Red. Its excellent Li-ion 1800 mAH battery offer a stand by time of 480 hours and talk time of 600 minutes. For connectivity and data transfer, there is GPRS and Bluetooth. The transceiver, battery, headset, travel charger, user manual and warranty card comes in its retail package.

Samsung mPower Txt M369 CDMA phone launched in India

The new Samsung CDMA mobile handset that has been launched in India is Samsung mPower Txt M369. It has primarily three highlighted features which makes it stand out of the crowd. These pre-loaded technologies on Samsung mPower Txt M369 are EVDO, Live TV, and OMH. While EVDO technology allows 3G connectivity on handset through resorting to WiFi on Samsung mPower Txt M369 the Live TV feature provides access to 50 TV channels on it. The pre-installed OMH feature bestows upon users the flexibility to change their carrier service.

Samsung mPower Txt M369 has a 2.2-inch QVGA dislay with 320×240 pixels of screen resolution. Also are incorporated in it a 2-megapixel camera, FM Radio with recording, 3.5mm audio jack and various other features. The 104MB memory of Samsung mPower Txt M369 can be expanded to an upper limit of 16GB. This full QWERTY mobile phone also supports Java and has mobile tracker and Document Viewer.

Highlight specs of Samsung mPower Txt M369 CDMA mobile:

2.2-inch QVGA dislay with 320×240 pixels of screen resolution with QWERTY Keypad
FM Radio with recording with 3,5mm audio jack
* 2-megapixel camera

104MB internal memory and external memory support of up to 16GB
* Support EVDO, Live TV and OMH Technologies

All the social networking sites and apps are integrated in Samsung mPower TXT M369 which offers advanced connectivity features such as Bluetooth, USB, & Wi-Fi. This CDMA mobile phone comes with a standard battery of Li-Ion rated at 1000mAh and delivers talktime up to 4 hours 30 minutes. It physically measures 112x 60.95 X 11.96mm and serves as a 3G wireless modem so as to give high speed connectivity over internet. The Samsung mPower TXT M369 CDMA Mobile Phone price in India is Rs. 6500.

Accord Android tablet, "Accord Pad" available in India for Rs. 9999

At an offer price of Rs.9999, Accord’s smart “Mobile Internet Device” (MID) referred to as Accord Pad is still the most economical gadget in the zonre. The name of this gadget which is pronounciated as Accord APad and it is basically an Android tablet with cool multimedia capabilities, Wi-Fi based Internet access and a large 7” touchscreen. The original price of Accord Pad was Rs. 16,000.

Accord pad

Running on android 1.7 OS, this MID device also has 128 MB RAM and is powered by 400 MHz VIA VM8505. It is multimedia-capable mobile device provides Internet access via Wireless Fidelity (Wi Fi), 3G or Ethernet. Supporting upto 16GB memory besides 2GB HDD, this device is ideal for browsing and watching videos on Net. The large 7” resistive screen also gives a unique experience while doing so. Pad can also easily connect hardware peripheral devices such as keyboard, mouse and HDD to itself via its USB ports. The battery back up of Pad is sufficient as it is up to 4-5 hours.

Pad support music files in formats viz. MP3/Audio Format and 3GP Video Format and have built-in microphone and stereo-speakers. Videos can be seen at a resolution of 320×240. The other pre-loaded applications on Accord Pad are G-sensor for Shake, Genial Writing and e-book Reader. For office purpose, Work Excel PowerPoint,(Edit

Motorola Flipout to launch in November first week in India

The new Android 2.1 OS based Motorola smartphone “Flipout” will soon be out in India, most probably by first week of November. The device will also incorporate Motorola's Motoblur for handling User Interface work.Motorola Flipout is a flip phone as suggested by its name and thus boasts of a slide (also called as a flip). This function reveals the full five row QWERTY keypad when used.

Motorola Flipout

There are a set of cool features in this unusual smartphone which was revealed sometime back in Singapore. It will soon be launched in other Asian countries including India. November first week is the festive time here and it will be co-incide with launch of Motorola Flipout and many more mobile handsets. In fact, pre-orders are already being taken for the phone.

Motorola Flipout

The Motorola's Flipout has a 2.8 inch wide display with 320X420 pixels resolution and the handset runs at a super speed with its 700 MHz processor which has multi-touch screen with pinch-to-zoom feature. The homescreen of Motorola Flipout features customizable widget support and this is for all the social networking sites viz. Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Motorola FLIPOUT is also a 3G phone supported on HSDPA 900 / 2100 network.

There is 3.1 megapixel camera and allow its users to upload clicked pictures and made videos instantly on Facebook, MySpace, Picasa and Photobucket.The internal memory of 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM is also incorporated in the phone.The internal memory can be expanded to 32GB via a microSD card.

Motorola Flipout

It gives access to Google services viz. Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps etc. plus access to many apps on Android Market. Phone supports A-GPS (assisted) and e-compass for easy navigation purpose. There is a 3.5mm headset jack, FM Radio, AAC, AAC , AAC Enhanced, AMR NB, MP3 and WMA v9 file format support. For connectivity, there is USB 2.0 HS and Wi-Fi, For messaging, there is MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, POP3, IMAP, Push Email) and Instant Messaging.

With physical dimensions of 67.00 x 67.00 x 17.00 mm and weight just 120 grams, Motorola FLIPOUT will be available in White, Fairway Green, Poppy Red, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Licorice and Saffron colors. Priced at Rs.15,299, phone best price may differ slightly. Motorola Charm may also launch with Flipout, but nothing is certain.

Bajaj plans to launch Duke 125 and new Pulsar in India by 2011

Bajaj Auto Ltd, India's biggest two-wheeler manufacturer, is mulling over to launch two new motorcycles, which will be called as Duke 125 and new version of its flagship model, Pulsar in the Indian auto market by 2011. The new Duke 125 sports bike assembled by Austrian bike maker, KTM Power Sports AG with Indian arms, Bajaj Auto. Bajaj Auto gets a 14.5 percent stake in KTM in 2007 to access latest engine technology and increase distribution network in Europe. According to some news reports, the new Duke 125 is believed to be launched fist in Europe in March next year. S. Ravikumar, vice-president for business development of Bajaj Auto said, "There are plans to launch Duke 125, which was showcased at Cologne (Germany) this year.

KTM Duke 125

The bike will be first launched in Europe and then it will be brought to India." Both two-wheelers giant agreed for the producing two- engine including 125cc and 250cc utilising with water-colling technology, which enabled to generate more power for the same capacity than the air and oil-cooled technology. Water cooling is a better conductor for warm countries. Ravikumar also said that the company is also planning on a new avatar of Pulsar next year. "This will happen some time next year... in the first quarter of the next fiscal," said Amit Nandi, vice-president, pro-biking segment, Bajaj Auto.

Bajaj Pulsar

Recently, Bajaj Auto introduces new Orange Theme of Bajaj Pulsar 180 in the Indian auto market. "Most of the players are in this segment. It is highly competitive. A lot will depend on the pricing strategy of the company," said Jatin Chawla, an analyst at India Infoline Ltd. "However, this will help the company in strengthening its brand in the country. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see more new bikes in Indian by Bajaj Auto including Bajaj Sonic, Bajaj Blade (scooter), New Bajaj Boxer and more.

Tata Nano to get costlier from first November 2010

Tata Motors is taking a minor price increase on the Tata Nano, effective from November 1, 2010, to partially neutralise the steep increase in input costs in the last two years. The average increase is about Rs. 9000/- (ex-showrooms), with prices varying from city to city and model to model. As of now, Tata Motors has announced open sales of the Tata Nano in the states of Kerala (since August 2010) and Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal (since October 2010). The company has tied up with 39 Banks, NBFC, Cooperative and Gramin Banks to offer customers with loans for purchasing the Tata Nano at attractive rates of interest.

Tata Nano
More such arrangements are in process. As a result of these tie-ups, the Tata Nano can be owned at an EMI of less than Rs. 3000/-. Tata Nano comes in three variants such as Tata Nano Standard, Tata Nano CX and Tata Nano LX. The all variants are available with affordable price tag between Rs 1,15,361 to Rs 1,79,254 (ex-showroom,Delhi). The all Variants of Tata Nano are loaded with impressive features which makes these more classy and comfy.

Tata Nano
The standard version of Nano is available in three exciting shades and comes loaded with single-tone seats and fold-down rear seat. The second one model is also available with five attractive colours with comfy features like heating and air-conditioning (HVAC), two- tone seats, parcel shelf, booster-assisted brakes, fold-down rear seat with nap rest.

Tata Nano
The higher version of Nano is fitted with luxurious attributes including fabric seats, central locking, front power windows, body coloured exteriors in three premium colours, fog lamps, electronic trip meter, cup holder in front console, mobile charger point, and rear spoiler. Meanwhile, Tata Motors has recently launched the new Tata Aria in India with amazing price tag of around Rs. 15 lacs.

Serious nostalgia.

My last 24 hours in New Orleans were incredible: the event went swimmingly (click here for a picture and a brief review!)--I forget that although I sometimes get nervous before talking in front of people, all the anxiety goes away as soon as I begin talking about something about which I feel passionately.  It was a great crowd, lively questions, and ultimately, I think, a great success.  Here's a pic from right before the panel discussion of me with my two college creative writing professors (so dear to me!), Peter Cooley and Dale Edmonds:

After the event, I hopped back on the street car and headed to an old haunt, the Maple Leaf, to see

There's something really liberating about wandering around a city on your own . . . so many things to do and people to meet . . . but I guess it helps being in a city you already know well.  Rebirth was, as always, incredible!  I didn't get to take any pics inside cause it was SO DARK I just knew the camera wouldn't do them justice.  I (barely) made it back to my hotel Tuesday night, and then Wednesday I experienced what may have been the highlight of my trip: lunch with old English professors.  Oh man--I was totally overcome with sweet nostalgia, and found myself wishing I was back in the Tulane English Department having conversations about Ernest Hemingway with these folks.

On the way to the airport, we stopped by my old house!

Ohhhh 7820 Birch St., how I miss you!

College is such an incredible time in your life, and you have no idea how to appreciate it while you're there.  It's the tragedy of growing up: you don't know anything else, and so you don't know to savor every single moment.  Seeing students walking around my old college campus made me almost impossibly sad, for just a minute, just knowing that I'll never be back there again.

But then it was back to the Bay Area where I got to celebrate the Giants' incredible victory over the Rangers--WHAT A GAME!--and then again last night??  I have to admit, I kind of felt sorry for the Rangers (and for Micaela and Marianne, the prettiest Rangers fans around!)--once they started walking people, it was just . . . embarrassing.

Happy Friday, and happy (soon-to-be) Halloween!

2011 Honda CBR 250R: First look

Honda scooter and motorcycle India, the country's major two-wheeler market leader, is intending to launch the younger sibling of the company best super sport bike, Honda VFR 1200F. The new 2011 Honda CBR 250R bike will take on with world's best 250cc bike Kawasaki Ninja 250R. The new bike will be equipped with advanced features, dynamic behavior and great performance. According to some news sources, it is loaded features with 249.4cc, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4valve water cooled engine. The power plant of new CBR 250R has got a good capabilities to offer superb power output of 26.4 bhp (18.7KW) which peaks at 8500 rpm (Electronically controlled) while produces maximum torque of 22.9Nm at7000 rpm.

Honda CBR 250R

The fuel efficiency is handled by the company's patented PGM-FI technology that ensure to give smooth and precise fuel efficiency. The new Honda CBR 250R is able to deliver better mileage of around 27 kmpl. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is around 13 litre which is good enough for long rides.The new bike comes with Combined braking system with Anti lock braking system (C-ABS), which is first time fitted with any 250cc bike.

Honda CBR 250R

The latest technology C-ABS features is know for its effective braking control. CBS with ABS (Anti lock braking system) will possible boom the motorcycle braking department. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will also see the new Honda CBR 150R soon in India. However, the company has not yet officially announced the launch of both CBR models in the Indian auto market.

Durand, Durand

There's a new girl in town: the beautiful Alma Durand - fresh out of France - just returned from a grand shopping spree with her booker, Head of New Faces at Elite London, Martina Kobesova (right), and is now out making us proud, hitting up castings all around town.

Elite London signs Matvey Lykov

And in friggin' awesome news of the week, Matvey Lykov has just signed with Elite London! Based in Paris and New York, Matvey - who's originally from St Petersburg - launched his career three years ago and shot the Jil Sander campaign for spring/summer 2008 (the legendary marble print collection) as one of his first jobs. It catapulted him into top boy stardom. Today, Matvey's one of the most recognisable and sought-after faces in the industry - this season alone he graces the H&M Divided and Wooyoungmi campaigns - and now a part of the ever-expanding Elite London men's board. Welcome on board, Matvey!

Party at 10

The other night we went to the launch of 10 Magazine and 10 Men's 'industry issues' celebrating the most important people in fashion. The surroundings of Il Bottaccio in Knightsbridge framed a swish setting for the super exclusive party, which saw 10 founder and all-round fabulous person Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou pose with balloons (the old BlackBerry unfortunately didn't react quick enough to get a picture) and 10 editors Antony Miles and Natalie Dembinska mingle with distinguished guests including Sam Ranger, Tim Blanks, the teams from A.I, Relative MO, Starworks, and Village Press and many more. (Above: photographers Nick Dory and Billy Ballard with Elite London's James Powell.)

BMW Motorrad to start motorcycle sales in India by December 2010.

Press Release :

BMW Motorrad starts its sales activities on the Indian motorcycle market with two official importers as of December 2010. With "Deutsche Motoren" in Delhi in the north of India and "Navnit Motors" in Mumbai on the west coast and Bangalore in the southern part of the country, BMW Motorrad is relying on two experienced BMW Group partners. With these three sales outlets the German motorcycle manufacturer is represented in the strategically important regions.

Hendrik von Kuenheim, General Director BMW Motorrad: "The BMW Group has already established itself very successfully in India with a local BMW automobile production and a sales network for BMW Group automobiles. Now the market for premium motorcycles is beginning to develop, too. The sales activities now commencing with our two experienced BMW Group partners are of long-term significance to BMW Motorrad. We are confident our motorcycles will swiftly become established in timely preparation for the growing market."

BMW R 1200 GS

As the most innovative manufacturer of large-volume premium motorcycles in the segments enduro, touring, sports touring and sports, BMW Motorrad is opening a new chapter in its successful market strategy by starting sales activities in India. The motorcycles will be produced at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin and supplied to India as CBU (completely built up) units.

BMW Motorrad will initially offer the current models of the R and K series as well as the superbike S 1000 RR, i.e. premium vehicles in each of the relevant categories. The BMW motorcycles of the R series such as the legendary enduro bike BMW R 1200 GS enthuse customers with their unique and distinctive boxer engine in particular.

The BMW K models are regarded as the benchmark in the segment of large-volume 4-cylinder motorcycles due to their technological innovations and superior engine output. Both series also offer the very finest quality in chassis technology and an exemplary standard of safety with the BMW Motorrad ABS. The S 1000 RR, BMWs first superbike, became the most admired sports bike of its class in the motorcycle season 2010.

The following sales partners will represent BMW Motorrad in the Indian Market:

Deutsche Motoren Delhi

Showroom and workshop address:
Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate
Mathura Road
New Delhi 110 044
Phone.: 91 11 4309 0000

Navnit Motors Mumbai

Showroom address:
C Wing Waterford Building
C. D. Burfiwala Road, Juhu Lane
Andheri West
Mumbai 400 058
Maharashtra, India
Phone: 91 22 66777777

Navnit Motors Bangalore

Showroom and workshop address:
4 Konappana Agrahara
Begur Hobli, Hosur Road
Near Electronic City
Bangalore 560 100
Karnataka, India
Phone: 91 80 2852 0060


New season means image overhaul, and even Elite's finest aren't getting away from the clutches of the bookers, who are living out their unrequited hair dreams on the unsuspecting models. In the chair today is James Ross, who sent us this cheery snap from the Vernon Francois salon where his chestnut locks are being bleached within an inch of their life. And our favourite Russian can look forward to the same next week... watch this space for updated polas of the boys showing off their new shock locks.

TVS Rockz to launch before Diwali

TVS Motors, one of the top most motorcycle brands in India, is going to launch the new step-thru moped, TVS Rockz in India by the October end. The TVS Rockz has already been launched in the Indonesia market. After getting good response from the Indonesian market, the company going to establish the new Rockz into the Indian auto market. TVS Motors hopes to get excellent response from the Indian market. The new moped will mainly target the new generation guys, who are getting interest on this kind of step-thru. The already existing model of TVS Rockz comes with 125cc displacement that is generating maximum power of 9.8 bhp.

TVS Rockz

The new TVS Rockz is speculated that the new Rockz will come with advanced features like Music System (IMS), MP3 players and FM Radio. It will also be loaded with security features including Anti theft lock (ATL) and engine kill switch. The new bike will be available with amazing price tag of around Rs. 64.153 (ex-showroom,Delhi). The company is going to expand their step-thru mopeds in the country with the launches wide range of new bikes in India including. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see the new TVS Neo soon in India. However, the officially announced has not yet received from TVS Motors regarding the launch of new Neo in India.

TVS Rockz

On the other hand, TVS Motors is also planning to re-launch new TVS Apache 220 and TVS Scooty streak Hybrid soon in India. Besides, another major auto market leaders are also planning to introduce new bikes in India that includes Suzuki Gladius, Vibgyor shark, Honda VTR, Ktm Duke 125, Bajaj Sonic and more.

The new Hero Honda Hunk launched

Press Release:

Close on the heels of three new launches in recent weeks, Hero Honda Motors Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today launched yet another bike leading into the festive season. The newly refreshed Hero Honda Hunk 150cc will include exciting new features which would add to both the ride experience as also muscularity of the product. Hero Honda recently launched the New Super Splendor, Splendor Pro and a Commonwealth Games Limited Edition bike. The introduction of the New Hunk takes the company’s new launches for the festive season to four bikes now.

Hero Honda Hunk

“Hero Honda’s strategy of constantly upgrading its product range has been instrumental in driving our growth. The new Hunk is another step in this direction and the launch will be supported by a 360 degrees marketing programme.” Beyond its exciting appearance, the irresistible Hunk now comes with Analog & Digital Combo Console, Red Hot LED Tail Lamp, Front & Rear Disc Brakes, Tubeless Tyres, Muscular Front Fender and New Style Visor. With all these loaded in, the rider is sure to have an enhanced riding experience. The new Hunk will be supported by a high visibility campaign highlighting “the all-muscle Hunk” to further enhance the macho and muscular image of the bike. In a segment where customers seek styling, performance and added features, the all new Hunk will provide a perfect blend of great features and comfortable ride even in extreme road conditions.

Hero Honda Hunk

The Hunk features an Air Cooled, 4 - Stroke Single Cylinder OHC engine, delivering raw power of 14.2 BHP @ 8500 RPM and a torque of 12.80 N-m even at a low RPM of 6500 with unmatched super acceleration of 0-60 Kmph in flat 5 seconds. The Advanced Tumble Flow Induction Technology (ATFT) engine delivers the best balance of Fuel efficiency and Power and an advanced Microprocessor Ignition System with Multi Mapping Digital CDI enhances quicker throttle response. Priced at Rs 59,990/- (cast/disc/self, ex-showroom Delhi), the New Hunk is being made available at all Hero Honda dealerships across the country. Hero Honda continues to strengthen its growth in the premium segment (150 cc+) with its range of five models now - Hunk, Achiever, CBZ Xtreme, Karizma and ZMR.

Maruti Ritz crosses one lakh sales mark

Maruti Suzuki Ritz, which had created history by achieving the fastest ever 50,000 sales, added yet another feather in its cap by clocking the fastest ever sales of 100,000 units today in A-2 premium segment. he car which was launched in May 2009 has received an incredible response from the very first day of its launch. At its launch, the Ritz not only created a flutter in the competitive 'A-2 premium' segment, it was immediately hot-listed by the media and industry. Many accolades followed (please see box for details), and the super-car won the Car-of-the-Year in India and abroad, for its path-breaking looks and styling, superior safety features and its ability to balance a dynamic driving experience with a comfortable ride, bold styling and excellent road handling. Ritz delivers superb fuel efficiency of 17.7 kmpl in petrol and 21.1 kmpl in diesel.

Maruti Ritz

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales), said, “We are overwhelmed by the terrific response given by our customers to the Maruti Suzuki Ritz. The Ritz was targeted at our discerning customers who, while valuing the traditional Maruti Suzuki attributes of fuel efficiency, reliability and performance, also desired contemporary looks and attitude in the vehicle. The fastest 1 lakh sales mark is customers’ endorsement to all these attributes Ritz stands for.” The Ritz, developed on the successful Maruti Swift platform and positioned at the premium-end of the compact car market, has been specifically designed for India. Maruti Suzuki engineers worked with the Suzuki design team in Japan to co-design the car and carry out India-specific changes such as superior transmission, improved suspension and better ground clearance.

Maruti Ritz

The Ritz was also India’s 1st BS IV complaint car to be launched in the passenger car segment. The Ritz is available in two power train options: 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K Series petrol engine with maximum power of 85 PS and the highly successful 1.3-litre, DDiS diesel unit that delivers a maximum power of 75 PS. The Ritz comes with Drive-by-wire technology in both petrol and diesel variants. This along with the 32-bit Engine Management System provides faster signal processing and quick response. “The Ritz reaffirms our commitment to offer world class products to the Indian market. Since a majority of our customers are young who would prefer nothing but the very best in technology and styling, we would continue to feed the market with world class products” added Mr. Pareek. Maruti Suzuki has also started exporting Ritz to Indonesia.

Three cheap Spice mobiles launched with dual SIM feature

Spice mobiles have launched three cheap mobiles rather budget handsets with cool features in Indian handset market. These are Spice QT-95, Spice M5161 and Spice QT-68. All the handsets enjoy dual SIM capabilities and differ in some features and prices accordingly. Spice QT-95 is a Spice QWERTY mobile with Dual SIM 3G +2G capability. It’s most highlighted features are its navigation trackpad, dual expandable memory and 3.2 mega-pixel camera. Dual expandable memory feature expands its memory to 8GB+8GB on each memory card.

Spice QT-95The front facing video camera can be used for video calling, a feature that truly realizes the potential of its 3G capability. At a price tag of Rs. 5,499, Spice QT-95 is an amazing phone and it is available in all major retail stores across India. On the downside, the handset is powered by 1000 mAh battery and delivers 4 hours of talk time on 2G and 2.5 hours on 3G network respectively. Next in the league is Spice M5161.

Spice M5161It is also a Dual SIM GSM (GSM+GSM) mobile phone with cool multimedia features such as Bluetooth, digital camera, video player, audio player, FM radio. Additionally, it serves as modem and its memory goes up to 4 GB. M5161n price is Rs.2,799 in India and it is available in Black and Golden colours. Spice QT68 is also a Dual SIM GSM mobile with a full QWERTY keypad.

Spice QT-68It has Wireless LAN WiFi connectivity, a real advance connectivity feature available mostly in high end phones. Spice QT-68 also boasts a 3.2 mega-pixel camera and 2 memory card support. It has a trackpad for easy navigation through menu without resorting to keys on keypad. It has JAVA and EDGE for access to various new applications and faster connectivity. The new Spice QT68 price in India is around Rs.4,500.

Nova versão dos mapas do Projeto TrackSource disponível!‏

Já está disponível para download a versão 10.10 dos mapas para GPS do Projeto TrackSource

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new tablet phone samsung galaxy tab

Samsung launched a new product that is samsung galaxy tab. With a TFT LCD screen measuring 7 inches that fits in your pocket makes it easy to bring Samsung Galaxy Tab using the Android operating system 2.2 or Froyo. This device has two cameras each in the back of 3.2 MP and 1.3 megapixels in the front for video chat


Android 2.2 running TouchWiz 3.0
7-inch TFT LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA)
Weighs 380 grams
1GHz Cortex A8 processor
16GB or 32GB internal storage
microSD expansion for up to 32GB additional storage
Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and rear 3 megapixel camera with flash
4,000mAh battery
3G data / voice (there's a speakerphone and Bluetooth for phone calls, but no earpiece)
5GHz dual-band 802.11n WiFi
Standard back color is white, carriers might offer different colors
Full HD video playback
There's a 30-pin dock connector on the bottom that allows for HDMI, USB, and docking accessories (a car dock at least is planned)

Nokia 5250 is a new offering from Nokia India and is targeted towards budget conscious buyers in India. Nokia 5250 has officially launched in India at

Nokia 5250 is a new offering from Nokia India and is targeted towards budget conscious buyers in India. Nokia 5250 has officially launched in India at a price of Rs.7590 and will be available within a week at various retail stores all across the country. The rumours of its launch and release have been doing rounds for quite some time now. There were news that its specs and photos have been revealed on Ovi Unlimited listing. Though talked about from long time, phone was no where near to release but now it is confirmed that Nokia 5250 will be out this festive season, 2010.

Nokia 5250This simple touch phone comes with a 2.8-inches HVGA touchscreen with 640x360 pixels resolution and alphanumeric keypad. Budget-friendly Nokia 5250 runs on Symbian 1 operating system and has an array of impressive features but it lacks 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities. The most tempting of all are the multimedia and social networking features of this phone which includes a 2MP camera, music player on the home screen and downloading enabled from Ovi Music Unlimited. In fact, the music lovers may use it expandable memory feature to store as many as 4000 songs in the phone.

Nokia 5250The 5250 Nokia smartphone also offers FM radio unlike other smartphones which only rely on music players for entertainment. It comes with a free copy of the Guitar Hero 5 Mobile. For social networking as well, Nokia 5250 works in a commendable manner. Right on its home screen, one may find favourite contacts and there itself users may easily access Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites. Logging on to many email accounts viz.

Ovi Mail, Gmail and Yahoo, plus IM accounts is also damn easy.The other key features of this device includes a 3.5mm audio jack, 51MB of internal memory storage. It is supported on quad-band GSM/ EDGE network and its GPRS connectivity for data gives access to Ovi Store Unlimited that enables connecting, downloading and using other applications. Nokia 5250 is expected to launch in colours such as Black, Blue, White and Purple.

Samsung Galaxy S2

It has been circulating rumors that Samsung is working on Galaxy S mobile router that is named Samsung Galaxy S2. After a long time not heard the news, rumors regarding the Samsung Galaxy S2 re-circulating (picture above is only approximate.) Here are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S2:

* 4.3-inch screen Super AMOLED2, 1280 × 720 resolution, 340 dpi
* CPU 2 GHz
* Memory 1 GB RAM
* 4 GB ROM
* Storage of 32 GB with a MicroSD slot up to 32 GB
* 8 MP camera with full HD video recording
* Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b / g / n WiFi, A-GPS
* Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity and all the other standards Android
* Gingerbread Android OS

Samsung Galaxy S2 is rumored to be released in the first quarter of 2011, including the appropriate time before the year since the first release version. Whether or not this phone, it looks like Samsung more and more serious and shine in the world of mobile phones, now Samsung has been ranked second in the world mobile phone market share, is under Nokia that still dominate the mobile world.

Samsung Continuum

At the event to be held in New York on 8 November, Samsung Mobile will launch the latest Android device and did not seem like Samsung Galaxy Tab which will be released but, according to a developing news, the devices will be launched by Samsung is the Samsung Continuum

Samsung Continuum uses Android base by presenting two screens in it. Samsung Continuum is equipped with a capacitive screen Super AMOLED WVGA, Hummingbird 1GHz processor, 336MB RAM, and a variety of connection features. Looks like this before the end of 2010, this device will glide through Verizon in the U.S

MaePadWeb - A Web UI for MaePad running on your N900

One of the annoyances with task lists on mobile devices is that there is no easy way to view or edit your task list on your computer as well (there are some web services that allow for these things, but you have to trust your data to these services, and not all these services have a full-featured Maemo client app, and they mostly need to synchronize data between different clients).

So, what about having a simple HTTP server that you can start on your N900 and access from your computer's web browser to view and edit your MaePad checklists? Here's a short video of how it works at the moment:

Here's a screenshot of how the checklist view looks right now:

The MaePadWeb application will be available soon. On a related note, MaePad 1.8 is out now with live search support for the memo list - check it out and test it/vote for it!

Thinking of Summer's daddy

I'm leaving New Orleans today; how I wish I could have been with Summer at her dad's memorial in Morgan City this morning.

Thinking of you sweet girl!

Dow Jones vs Gold (1)

Playstation portable 2 ( psp 2 ) new console game

PSP 2 concept
The news about Sony's preparation of the latest gaming console, the PlayStation Portable 2 (PSP2) was not a figment. Evidence, the Japanese electronics giant had confirmed the launch schedule.

PSP2 promised would give a new sensation for gamers who are used to carry a portable gaming console. Because the console is quite different from the current PSP. For example, placement of the touch panel.

Touch panel on the PSP2 will reportedly be placed on the back of the console. Forms and their operations are similar to the existing trackpad on a notebook. However, Sony has not revealed its function when to play the game.

Affairs of the screen, though the quality is not better than previous versions, but has a larger dimension. Sony's own claim that the screen supports a resolution high definition (HD).

According to estimates quoted by the Wall Street Journal, a bigger screen to indicate the purpose of creating Sony PSP2 as console gaming, e-book reader, and a netbook.

price of psp 2 : $ 300

Garware announced their association with Hyosung in India

Press Release:

Garware Bestretch Limited, one of the world's leading manufacturers and exporters of Latex and Latex-Free Elastic Rubber Products today announced their maiden business venture into the automotive segment with the launch of Garware Motors Limited. On this occasion, Garware Motors announced their association with Korean giants S and T Motors, who will partner Garware Motors for assembling, marketing and selling ‘Hyosung’ two wheelers and ATVS in the Indian market.

Hyosung ST7

S and T Motors are world class technology giants in the South Korean market since 1978. Garware Motors with the help of S and T Motors will set up an assembly plant at Wai in Maharashtra with a capacity to manufacture 8-10 bikes a day. The plant would have a full fledged assembly line, CKD storage facility, test track and a quality centre.‘Hyosung’ will be providing Garware Motors with technical and manpower support right from setting up the assembly plant, assembling the product, sales and marketing as well as after sales service. Garware Motors will introduce motorcycles and cruisers in the untapped 650cc-700cc segment for the first time in India. Garware Motors will aim to provide the Indian consumer with a world-class biking experience in the affordable luxury segment.

Hyosung ST7

Speaking on this occasion, Diya Garware Ibanez, Managing Director of Garware Motors, said, “We are glad to be associated with a brand like Hyosung which is known for its stylized powerful bikes at affordable prices. We want to emulate their global success in the Indian market and develop a new segment whose potential is waiting to be unleashed. Hyosung has the experience, technology and product mix required for the Indian market. We plan to leverage each other’s strengths to make a mark in the Indian market. With rising incomes, Indians want more and we believe there will be a good demand for our motorcycles in this untapped segment”.

Hyosung GT 650R

"With India being the second fastest growing auto market and this segment witnessing robust growth over the past decade, joining our complementary forces can help us tap the mushrooming market. Hyosung’s capabilities with extensive global market knowledge and presence of Garware Motors in the Indian market will help us to be more effective.” said Jimmy Park, Chief Operating Officer, S and T Motors.

Hyosung GT 650R

Garware group is not new to the automotive business in India. Established in the year 1933 by noted businessman and industrialist- Mr. B.D. Garware, Garware Motors Ltd imported cars like Jaguars and Lagondas into India which provided luxury transportation to the country’s royalty. Garware Motors Ltd. Remained in existence until the commencement of protectionism in 1955.

Nokia X3 Touch and Type touch screen mobile to launch in India on Diwali

An immensely affordable multimedia handset from Nokia is soon going to launch in India in the festive season. Called as Nokia X3 Touch and Type or simply Nokia X3-02 will cost its buyers just Rs.7500. The handset is touchscreen type and comes with a normal alphanumeric keypad with 12 rows. A 2.4” touchscreen in a music-oriented handset is a cool thing. The phone is also sleek and measures just 9.6mm in width. Nokia X3 02 is also light in weight with 78 grams. The specialized features of X3 02 includes handwriting recognition. For music lovers, Nokia X3 02 incorporates a FM radio with RDS and a music player. It’s dedicated music keys ease the operation of the handset while listening to music.

Nokia X3-02There is in-built 5 MP camera in Nokia X3 02 which supports 4x digital zoom. It captures videos quite easily. Ovi Music Unlimited can be accessed in some countries on X3 02 for download of music. The Nokia X3 02 is a 3G handset which sports most advanced connectivity features as Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0 & Bluetooth. It works on quad band GSM network. For data storage, the memory of Nokia X3 02 is expandable to an upper limit of 16GB via a microSD memory card slot. Nokia X3 Touch &Type has a robust battery that offers talk time of 5 hours and can remain in standby mode for upto 17 days.

Nokia X3-02Nokia X3 02 supports all major messaging features and has dedicated keys on keypad for it. Similarly, all the social networking platforms will also be covered on the handset including Facebook and Twitter. T&T is pre-loaded with three chat messengers viz. Windows Live, Yahoo and Gmail. The X series of Nokia has brought may other spectacular Nokia devices earlier as Nokia X2, Nokia X6 and Nokia X9. This mid range phone will follow the suit and it will come in brushed aluminium finish and will be launched in five beautiful colors viz. White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink and Lilac.

Hyosung plans to launch GT 650R and ST7 soon in India

Hyosung Motors, Koren based two-wheeler manufacturer, is planning to launch the all new Hyosung bikes including GT 650R and ST7 soon in India. The new motorcycle bread has made by Kinetic motor in India with the Aquila cruiser and Comet 250. Hyosung Motor also tied-up with Garware Bestretch Limited for the launch two new bikes in the Indian auto market. The new Hyosung GT 650R is an sporty bike, while the new ST7 comes under the cruiser category of the country. The GT 650 R is powered by Liquid cooled, DOHC, 8- valve 90° V-twin machine.

Hyosung GT 650R

The power plant of the bike is developing awesome power output of 54.2kw at 9000rpm while produces maximum torque of 60.9 Nm at 7250rpm with its 647cc displacement. It is incorporated with constant mesh 6-speed gears (1-down and 5-up) along with Wet, Multiplate clutch. The new Hyosung GT 650R fitted with 300 mm semi floating double discs at front and the rear also has 230 mm single disc. On the other hand, the new cruiser model of Hyosung, named as Hyosung ST7 is also offering superb output of power and torque.

Hyosung ST7

The powertrain of new cruiser bike comes loaded with a 678.2cc, Liquid cooled, DOHC, 8- valve 90° engine. The transmission system of new Hyosung cruiser bike comes with constant mesh 5-speed gears box (1-down, 4up shifting pattern). As per some news reports, the new Hyosung GT 650R and ST7 are expected to be priced at between Rs. 400,000 and 1,000,000 respectively.

New Orleans: Yesterday and Today

This isn't some cheesy Katrina post; I literally mean yesterday and today.  I'm only here for a few days, so I'm trying to make the most of my time (which includes a lot of lunches & dinners surrounding the Zeitoun event I am here for).  Yesterday, I got back from Morgan City a little after noon.  I checked into my hotel and hopped straight on the streetcar and headed up to Maple St., where we used to hang out all the time in college.  First stop, Fresco--a restaurant where my bestie used to work (and which has a legendary spicy tomato dip).  Second stop, PJ's coffee, proudly displaying this on their door:

brew dat!

I also moseyed on down to the Maple St. Bookstore, where I picked up the latest copy of the New Orleans Review and some Eracism bumper stickers.  NOSTALGIA at its finest.

Then it was time to meet some folks for dinner at Lebanon's--the local restaurant my peeps and I patronized probably twice a week for four years in college.  I can now personally testify that after ten years, they still have the best hummus I've ever had in my life.  

And then I broke my no-Bourbon-St. rule and headed down to the French Quarter.  I was by myself, so I figured it would be wiser to stay in the more populated parts of the city, so I wandered around Decatur St., Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral:

stopped at Cafe Du Monde for some beignets:

headed over to Bourbon St. where I made friends with some girls in New Orleans for a work conference (we discussed love, sex, and religion) and had (3) infamous hand grenades at:

saw a bunch of typical New Orleans signs such as:


And that was enough of that.  I grabbed a cab uptown and called it a night.  But then this morning, I was right back at it.  We had an early luncheon this morning with the event organizers and speakers (as well as some students from the law school and school of social work), which was nice.  After the luncheon, I went to a very special place:

The Tulane English Department!  It was amazing to see so many of the same people in the building where I spent the majority of my undergrad years.  I then took the streetcar to another very special place:

The Columns Hotel . . . possibly my favorite place in New Orleans.  If I fantasized about getting married, I'd fantasize about getting married here.  There's no place I love to sit outside and sip a martini more . . . it's so quintessential New Orleans, and so reminds me of my time here.  This was my view from the big old southern porch today, looking out onto St. Charles Avenue.

And now, I'm scrambling to get dressed for our big event tonight--wish me luck, as the room is set for 270 people.  YIKES!