Nokia India has launched its entry level Nokia Asha 205 phone in the Asha series which is a QWERTY keyboard phone with dedicated Facebook button and functionalities. The price of the phone starts at just Rs. 3499 for the single SIM version and a Dual SIM model has also been launched. The sales of this new phone start from December 24th 2012 in India which is the Christmas festival season. Along with this new phone, Nokia has also introduces a special Bluetooth based sharing feature called SLAM in which content like photos, videos and songs can be quickly shared with other Bluetooth enabled mobile phones without pairing the two phones. It also works with the old Bluetooth phones without SALM technology.
The technological giant,Apple, launched their latest addition to the iPad series in India on 7th December 2012. The iPad mini and iPad 4 were announced earlier this year at the iPad event in California, United States. The iPad mini is a 7.9-inch model of the iPad legacy with all new lighting connector, the 8-pin dock for data synchronization and charging. It is powered by the same processor that was found in iPad 2 that is A5X. The iPad mini is available in WiFi only and Cellular + WiFi variants with 16, 32 and 64GB storage options with pricing as follows:
- 16GB Wi-Fi Rs 21,900 16GB Wi-Fi+Cellular Rs 29,900
- 32GB Wi-Fi Rs 27,900 32GB Wi-Fi+Cellular Rs 35,900
- 64GB Wi-Fi Rs 33,900 64GB Wi-Fi+Cellular Rs 41,900
Panasonic India has launched two of its new generation products from the Toughbook series in India on 5th December 2012 in New Delhi India. These two devices are very unique in terms of the features they offer. The A1 Toughpad is the only business ruggedized android tablet in the world and features a hardware based security features which works at the processor level and is US Federal government security level 2 certified. The Panasonic A1 Toughpad is also very rugged in construction and is water as well as dust resistant.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 Features, Video, Price And Specifications
The Toughpad A1 can be used in very rough environments and can withstand a fall of over 75 cm without any damage. It has magnesium alloy body construction and had special reinforced chassis which protects it from all angles. It has special user configurable hardware button for quickly launching a user configured app. It has a digitizer pen or stylus which can be used for applications which require precision inputs. It had an in-build 3G SIM slot and has a micro USB and Micro HDMI port too. A magnetic strip reader (credit/debit card reader) and a bar code reader can also be attached using the USB port for special industrial or commercial applications. It has been designed keeping the business needs in mind and it as been priced at Rs. 75,000 + Taxes in India.
Panasonic India has launched its latest offering in the toughbook series, the compact yet business rugged toughbook model, the CF-SX2 in India. The target customers of the Toughbook compact CF-SX2 are business and corporate users who have to use their laptops in difficult environments where there are high chances of physical damage to the laptops by accidental fall of laptop, or objects falling on laptop, or in fields where high reliability and mobility is involved like the health care sector. Some of the strong points of the CF-SX2 is compact size, light weight (just 1.2 Kg), in-built 3G SIM slot (optional), rugged build, high reliability factor, long battery life (9 hours with standard battery and 14 hours with large battery).
Since this laptop is very popular in Japan where it is sold as “Let’s Note” series, Panasonic India has launched it with option of Japanese/English/Taiwanese Keyboard and Japanese/English Version of Windows. With these options, Panasonic is targeting over 1000 Japanese corporations in India where there is a large number of Japanese professionals working in India. Not only Japanese keyboard and OS, they also provide Pan-Asia warranty for 4 years with dedicated helpdesk in Japanese language.
Samsung India has launched its full series of new touch screen Windows 8 based ultrabooks (laptops) of series 5 and series 9, tablet-uktrabook hybrids known as ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro in India on 27th November 2012 in New Delhi. The most innovative products in this series is the ATIV smart PCs. The price of the ATIV smart PC is Rs. 53,990 while the ATIV Smart PC Pro has been priced at Rs. 74,590. The pricing may seem a bit premium, but these devices combine the power of a full fledged ultrabook in a tablet form factor with a full size detachable keyboard base. These tablets also offer the popular S-Pen stylus from Samsung which is used in the Samsung Note series of devices. S-Pen makes it very handy to use the handwriting and picture editing based tasks using more natural handwriting and drawing gestures rather than using a mouse or track pad.
Samsung India has launched the Samsung Galaxy smart Camera in India at a price tag of Rs. 29,900 which is less than what we expected. The Galaxy Camera is a new breed of smart cameras in the world and India is one of the first 5 markets of the world where its being launched commercially. This camera runs Android Operating system which is used on millions of mobile phones around the world. The Galaxy Camera comes pre-loaded with one of the latest versions (4.1) Jelly Bean of the Android OS.
Sony India has launches its first hybrid ultrabook Sony VAIO Dual 11 in India at a premium pricing of Rs. 89,990 which is available across Sony centers (Sony exclusive stores), VAIO stores and other major IT retail stores like Chroma and Reliance digital in India starting December 2012. The Hybrid-Ultrabook can be folded to use as a tabled with a full HD 11.6 inch capacitive touch screen with special high contrast Sony panel which can be viewed even in bright outdoor light.
It has a hinge slider mechanism with which the screen covers the keyboard completely when the Ultrabook is folded and it becomes a full features Windows 8 tablet PC while when you open it, it becomes a Windows 8 Ultrabook.