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Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Pune in India

After successful launching of 4G services in Kolkata and Bengaluru Airtel has announced the launch of its 4G-LTE services in Pune of Maharashtra state.
Airtel 4G LTE Service in Pune
Airtel has also reduced the price of the LTE CPE and dongles, the Indoor CPE with Wi-Fi and the 4G Multi Mode Dongle, that are now available for Rs. 4999 each.

Airtel has also announced the availability and free trial offer of Airtel Broadband TV and Games On-Demand for their 4G LTE customers. They have introduced cash back offers for post-paid customers. Airtel 4G services would be available soon for prepaid customers in Pune .

The 4G services theoretically provide upto 20 Mbps upload and 40 Mbps download speeds.

While commenting, K Srinivas, president – consumer business, Bharti Airtel said, “Today, we are excited to launch Maharashtra’s first 4G experience for Airtel customers in Pune. The response received by Airtel 4G services in Kolkata and Bengaluru has been compelling – thus reinforcing our long term focus on delivering technologies to fulfil the needs of India’s rapidly growing data evolution story.”

Airtel 4G LTE Plans

Name of the Bill Plan break free break free max break free ultra break free ultimate
rental (in Rs) 999 1399 1999 2999
free usage (in GB) 6 9 18 30
charges after free usage Nill Nill Nil Nil
speed post free usage 128 Kbps 128 Kbps 128 Kbps 128 Kbps

Introductory postpaid Offer (60 days)

Plan name Plan (Rs.) Cash back  (Rs.) Monthly Bill Discount (Rs.) Period (Months)  Remarks
Break free 999 99 167 6 1 month rental off
Break free Max 1399 2798 466 6 2 Month rental off
Break free Ultra 1999 3749 312 12 75% device cost off
Break free Ultimat 2999 4999 417 12 100 % device cost off

Airtel 4G Smartbytes

Plan name Price
Free usage
Charge after quota
3 GB 600 3 GB Nil
5 GB 875 5 GB Nil
10 GB 1500 10 GB Nil

Airtel also announced the launch of three offerings on top of 4G data – Airtel Broadband TV, Games On-Demand and Airtel Movies. Airtel Broadband TV service lets customers view 76 channels and on-demand videos across various genres including movies, music, entertainment and news. The price applicable for this pack is Rs.150 and Rs. 49 for monthly and weekly subscribers respectively.

Airtel also announced the Games On-Demand, offers games from popular publishers including EA, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, PopCap, Alawar and more starting at Rs. 5 per day for 30 games and Rs. 199 pack offers over 350 games per month. Airtel 4G customers can enjoy 7 days of free games as an introductory trial offer. Airtel plans to roll out their 4G LTE services in remaining circles soon.

Airtel Customer can visit their nearest Airtel Relationship Center (ARC) or call 1800-103-0405 (toll-free) to get more information.

With both home and office users opting for 4G services, it is heartening to see early adopters of this technology acknowledge the experience that Airtel 4G delivers – for everything from streaming videos and downloading music, to accessing business applications, email and rich multimedia content. We are optimistic about the traction that 4G will see in months to come and look forward to rolling out our services in other circles soon, Srinivas added.

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Samsung Star Deluxe Duos S5292 Phone Announced

Yesterday, HTC announced that it will be coming with its low budget HTC Desire SV, it seems like Samsung too has leaked its latest upcoming and unconfirmed budget Android smartphone known as “Star Deluxe Duos S5292”.
SAMSUNG Star Deluxe Duos S5292
Since there is no news regarding the OS on which Star Deluxe Duos S5292 will run and will be sporting with, but given the fact that Samsung won’t test any other OS as of now in budget phones, this seems to be an Android powered device. This latest device from SAMSUNG supports Dual Sim cards which will enable you to make the most out of your two sim cards.

Earlier SAMSUNG launched various mid range phones like Galaxy Gio, Fit, Galaxy Duos etc. and this one is just an addition to the list it seems. Please note that all the below mentioned features and specs of Samsung Star Deluxe Duos S5292 are unconfirmed and are leaked via rumors.

Samsung Star Deluxe Duos S5292 Features :

  • Display : 3.5 – inch TFT Screen
  • CPU : 512 MHz CPU (312MHz quoted by many other websites which seems unlikely if it’s an Android device)
  • Supports Dual Sim (No clue about Dual Active SIM or normal Dual SIM)
  • Dimensions : 113 × 62 × 12 (mm)
  • Weight : 109.8 gms
  • Supports Quad Band 900MHz,1800MHz,850MHz,1900MHz
  • 128MB RAM,
  • Bluetooth 3.0, Wi Fi
  • Micro SD Card slot
  • Camera : 3.2 MP Camera

No news regarding price and availability yet.

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Asus PadFone 2 Specs Leaked 4.7-inch Super IPS+ HD display, 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and 13MP camera

ASUS Padfone is currently going for £689.99 at UK currently.
ASUS Padfone 2
The Asus Padfone 2, which is going to be unveiled on October 16th, will have a mouthwatering spec sheet if a report of Mobile01 is to be believed.

Some details of the PadFone 2 have already been leaked in a benchmark that revealed that it would come with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 processor with Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.

If the leak is to be believed, the Padfone 2 will be sporting a 4.7-inch 1280x720p HD display although the box confusingly says both Super AMOLED and IPS+, but it can’t be both. Then the brand new quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro will be under the hood, along with 2GB of RAM, and an impressive 13 megapixel camera. Sounds like the LG Optimus G if you ask us. The specs however, are all about the phone and not the accompanying tablet.

Other specs include a HSPA+ model, 4G LTE (in select regions) and a decently sized 2,140 mAh battery for the smartphone. It’s also being listed as just 9mm thin, so it should be a bit lighter and thinner than the original Padfone. Either way we’ll learn all the details on October 16th in Milan and Taipei as ASUS unveils the new Padfone 2.

No mention of the Asus Padfone 2 tablet size, but we imagine it’ll be 10.1in again. Nor are we told which version of Android to expect, though Asus has a pretty decent rep, so we’d bet on Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) at this stage

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Apple Released iOS 6 For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Earlier Apple announced the iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 in June that brings 200 new features including Apple-designed Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation, new Siri improvements, Shared Photo Streams, Passbook app, Facebook integration and many more.
iOS 6
now Apple has released the iOS 6 for the public for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch (fourth generation).

The new iOS6 update would remove the Google Maps apps that would be replaced with the Apple’s own Maps app.

The YouTube app would also be removed, but you can download the new standalone YouTube app. Some features are available only in select countries and select devices.

Apple user can update their Apple devices via iTunes or download the OTA update (iOS5 only) your device from the Settings > General > Software Update.

You can check the complete list of features of iOS 6 via the Apple Site.

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Fly E281n Dual-SIM Phone Specs And Price

Indian mobile manufacturer Fly Mobile launched Fly E281n which is a Dual-SIM (GMS + GSM) phone. It has 3D feature and comes with the 3D glasses.
Fly E281n Dual-SIM Phone
Fly E281n is a Touch Bar phone having dimensions are 116 x 51.5 x 15.6 MM and weighs 112g. The Phone has a 7.1cm QVGA, Color Display, 1.3 Mega Pixels Camera with Flash Light with, Digital Zoom.

The device has handwriting recognition, fun touch game stations and King movie Player that reduces videos to 1/10th of the original size without compromising on quality.

Fly E281n comes with a 4GB microSD card with preloaded content (5 movies, 25 bollywood videos, 25 regional videos, 20 mp3 tracks, 2 e-books and 12 wallpapers). It displays the phone’s battery status even while the screen is locked.

The Fly E281n comes with preloaded social networking websites like Face book, MSN, twitter, yahoo, Google etc. and displays the battery status of the phone even while the screen is locked.

Fly E281n Specs And Features:

  • Display : 3.2-inch, QVGA Full Touchscreen with 240 x 320 px resolution
  • Dimensions : 116 x 51.5 x 15.6 MM
  • Weight : 112 g
  • Operating Frequency : GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM), Dual Standby
  • Camera : 1.3 Mega Pixels Camera with Flash Light
  • Video : MP4, 3GP, KMV
  • Games : Talking Tom, Angry Birds
  • Internal Memory : 176 KB
  • Expandable Memory : Upto 32 GB by microSD Card
  • Instant Messaging : MSN and Yahoo Messenger
  • Social Networking Services : Facebook, Twitter, Google
  • Music : Music Player with Equalizer & Lyrics Display
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • USB Port
  • Phone used as webcam/Modem
  • Flash Light used as Torch
  • Battery
    • Type : Li-ion 1100 mAh
    • Standby Time : Upto 130 Hrs
    • Talk Time : Upto 5.5 Hrs

The cost of Fly E281n is Rs. 3,499 and would be available in all over India.

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Rogers Releases ICS Update Schedule For Various Devices

As Upgrade is the scenario, there are lot of people who are waiting for their update from the bland old Gingerbread to the new and improved Ice Cream Sandwich.
Device list and Schedule for ICS Updates
Rogers has just released a list of devices that will receive an update to Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with approximate timings. The list is given below.

The full handset list and Schedule announced by Rogers for ICS Updates :

  • HTC Raider : Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) : Now available
  • HTC EVO 3D- Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) : Now available
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) : Early September
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) : Early September
  • Samsung Galaxy Note – Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) : Now available
  • Sony Xperia Arc S (LT18a) – Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) : Early September
  • Sony Xperia Arc (LT15a) – Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) : Early September
  • Sony Xperia Mini Pro (SK17a) – Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) : Early September
  • Motorola Razr (XT910) – Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) – Late August

Rogers also mentioned that these are “tentative dates” and they will “update often as information is available.”

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