T-Pad IS701R is the cheapest tablet you can get, now retailing in India for Rs.3250

Following the disappointment after the much hyped launch of Aakash, the world’s cheapest tablet, budget-class Indians all over were left with a sour taste until the timely arrival of the Penta T-Pad IS701R — the tablet for the common man. Retailing for a mere Rs.3250 (approx $60), the Google Android OS 2.3 running tablet bargains a lot of features in return for the paltry price, powered by a powerful 1GHz processor and inbuilt DDR II 256M RAM, built in 2GB memory (expandable up to 32GB), high resolution 7″ resistive touch screen (TFT Display), and WiFi 802.11 b/g for standard internet connectivity.

Specs

CPU 1GHz
O/S Android 2.3
RAM DDR2 256MB
FLASH 2GB
TF card TF card support to 32G
Wifi 802.11b/g/n
LCD resolution 7” TFT, 16:9, 800*600
Touch screen resistive touch screen
G-Sensor Rotator screen, 3D games
Camera 0.3MP
USB USB x 1
Battery Li-ion 3000mah 5V2A
Video Max.1280*720 MKV(H.264 HP) AVI RM/RMVB FLV WMV9 MP4
Flash Support Adode Flash 10.3
Email Send/receive email online
Audio MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG/AC3/WAV

Features

  • Browse the web, watch Youtube® videos, check e-mail, and much more with Android™ 2.3.
  • High-speed 1 GHz processor and DDRII 256MB RAM.
  • Plays popular video, music, and photo formats.
  • Download and Install Google Andriod apps.
  • Connect to the Internet wirelessly with high-speed networking support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g) .
  • Easy Access to Email, Office and Games.
  • Experience Facebook and social networking at your fingertips.
  • Seamless Digital Media Experience.
  • E-Book Reader .
  • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

The Penta T-Pad IS701R comes with a limited warranty of 12 months from the date of purchase and has a few decent discounts and offers running right now which you can avail of here.

SPOTTED: Sony Ericsson XPERIA Nozomi LT26i

Look what we”ve found: a new Sony Ericsson Xperia handset running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, with big dreams and impressive looks.

Sporting a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and a 4.3 inch 1280×720 screen, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Nozomi LT26i carries online casino 1GB of RAM and unique LEDs that glow in the front and back of the phone, coupled with a neatly done body and a front facing camera for video chat.

As always, price and availability of unannounced devices are not known but you can surely count on us to bring you all the gossip on this handsome device as and when we find out. The phone, in all its beauty, for your viewing pleasure below:

  

Via Just another mobile phone blog

Motorola Facebook phone is real, goes by the name Motokey Social

Earlier during the year, several rumors had surfaced regarding an alleged Facebook phone to be built by Motorola. The rumors picked pace and photos (concepts) popped up before the rumor mill threw a twist in the midst, speculating the phone is to be built by Facebook itself. This prompted Mark Zuckerberg to come out and say that the folks at Facebook themselves have no such plans of building any phone, eventually killing the rumors of a Facebook phone for good. Fast forward to November and the phone’s a reality, built by Motorola.

The Motorola Facebook phone is exactly as its name suggests and as the rumors pointed out: a QWERTY phone with a dedicated Facebook button — to ease your entry into the social network. It has a 2.4-inch touchscreen, a 3MP camera, offers basic access to Gmail, Facebook and Twitter, and will run on a proprietary platform (read: not Android), which means this could be an inexpensive option to appease the kiddies during the holidays.

Motorola still hasn’t publicly spoken about the phone so details such as pricing and availability are still far off. But at least we have a name to call it: Motokey Social.

MOTOKEY SOCIAL

As always, we’ll keep you informed as we find out more. You can also subscribe to our feeds/newsletter to stay directly in our loop.

Visit the Official Product Page of Motokey Social.

Interesting facts about the Indian Tablet-Aakash

As you might already be aware, India launched the world’s cheapest tablet earlier this month called ‘Aakash‘. The tablet actually costs a little over the rumored $35 price tag, $49.98 to be precise, but nonetheless is still the cheapest tablet the world has seen till date. But apart from the ‘cheapest tablet’ tag it has, what else do you know about Aakash? Did you know it was previously named ‘Sakshat‘ while it was still in production? No? Fear not, you’re at the right place as we’ll educate you on the not-so-widely-known facts of Aakash.

What is the difference between the student version and Commercial version of Aakash?

The commercial version of the tablet lets you make call and use GPRS connectivity whereas the student version of the tablet does not have both of those features. Rest all features are the same in both versions.

Where has the Aakash been manufactured?

A lot of people have been speculating that the device is been manufactured in China but this is not true. The device has been manufactured in India (Hyderabad).

Who is the manufacturer of Aakash?

M/s Datawind is the manufacturer of Aakash Tablet.

Upgrade?

The Aakash can be upgraded to the Android OS 2.3

No Android Market

The Aakash does not have an android market as yet. Android market requires the device to be registered with Google. Talks with Google are going on for the same. In the meanwhile only educational apps will be available for the device. These apps will be free and will be available on Sakshat Website.

Tech Specs

Operating system : Android v2.2 OS
Processor : 366MHz processor
Display : 7-inch resistive display
Memory :
256MB RAM
Internal storage up to 2GB
External storage up to 32GB via microSD card

Connectivity :
Two USB V2.0 ports Wi-Fi
GPRS( commercial version)
SIM card slot ( commercial version)

We hope to give you a review very soon!

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phones leak ahead of tomorrow’s announcement at Nokia World

With just hours to go for Nokia World to kick off, two new Nokia Windows Phone devices have made their way out a little too early before they are dashed out officially tomorrow. The two devices in question are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 — both, of course, running Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS donning the Nokia hardware. Unfortunately there isn’t much information available about the said devices as yet but we’re sure to find out more over a cup of coffee tomorrow morning at Nokia World at these times:

10:00PM – Hawaii (October 25th)
01:00AM – Pacific (October 26th)
02:00AM – Mountain (October 26th)
03:00AM – Central (October 26th)
04:00AM – Eastern (October 26th)
09:00AM – London (October 26th)
10:00AM – Paris (October 26th)
12:00PM – Moscow (October 26th)
05:00PM – Tokyo (October 26th)

As always, we’ll keep you updated with the latest. Enjoy these close-ups of the 800 and 710 till then:

Image via WinRumors

Apple secretly beefs up MacBook Pros

We ended last week with a certain rumor and we begin this week seeing that rumor turn into reality. Apple has quietly beefed up their MacBook Pro line, noticeable with slight processor speed improvements across the board with updated hard drives and video cards peppered throughout. The good news, as we reported last week, is that the price remains the same.

OLD MBPs

NEW MBPs

 

RIM launches new BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370

In an effort to regain its lost glory, Research in Motion (RIM) has delivered the last blow up its stride, releasing a new BB Curve model following the launch of the new Bold, Torch and Storm variants. So, what is the new Curve all about? Is it worth purchasing? Gauge past the break for our in-depth analysis. Continue reading “RIM launches new BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370”

New MacBook Pro specs leaked; Light Peak now Thunderbolt

Building on the rumors of Apple’s upcoming event this week, in which they’ll unveil a refresh to their current line of MacBook Pros, we’ve got our eyes on some leaked specs of the MacBook Pro (new), and a new name for their Light Peak port – Thunderbolt.

The above image is supposedly Thunderbolt’s new logo.

Moving on,

…what you can see above is a blurry-cam shot of the new MacBook Pro specs, coming straight from a German Apple website, fscklog.com. They go on as follows:

  • Core i5 two cores at 2.3 GHz 3 MB cache
  • 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
  • Hard Drive 320 GB 5400 rpm
  • Screen 13.3 “1280×800 glossy
  • Intel Graphics GPU HD 3000 with 384MB of RAM shared with main memory
  • HD camera FaceTime
  • 8x SuperDrive
  • Thunderbolt port compatible with the I / O devices and high-speed Mini DisplayPort
  • SDXC Card slot, Firewire 800 and two USB 2.0
  • Digital Audio Output
  • Integrated Ethernet
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Size and weight: 32.5 x22, 7×2, 41 cm, 2.04 kg

From the website: (translated from German)

New Core would allow the Sandy Bridge i5, the 1333 RAM, Intel HD 3000 graphics, the FaceTime HD camera (but just as the current iSight accordingly could exact), the Thunderbolt connection for new adapters joys and the XC on SD slot – all other specs listed are unchanged.

The Thunderbolt and the Mini DisplayPort share the same connector, without any changes to the connector’s shape.

Breaking:The next blackberry Curve specs leaked

After the success of the Blackberry Curve 8520 Blackberry is going to launch a new curve series.

The leaked specs are below

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA 7.2Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 512MB of eMMC, 512MB of RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • HVGA 480 x 360 display
  • 1050 mAh battery
  • Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 11mm thin

Disclaimer:The leaked specs may be wrong or right, information provided above is as per the rumors. Do not blame Firstain for any spec that is not present when the phone is launched.

New Nokia N9 and all about it!

Nokia has been recently been launching all new models which includes the Nokia N8 and now the latest launch from Nokia is going to be Nokia N9.The Nokia N9 is going to be similar to the Nokia N8 but it would include a qwerty keyboard(physical). Also it does not use the old fashioned Symbian OS.

Full specs below-

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced Not officially announced yet
Status Rumored. Exp. release 2011
SIZE Dimensions
Weight 160 g
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
– Nokia ClearBlack display – Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface – QWERTY keyboard – Multi-touch input method – Proximity sensor for auto turn-off – Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate – Handwriting recognition
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
– 3.5 mm audio jack
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
DATA GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, USB On-the-go support
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Geo-tagging, face detection
Video, 720p, video stabilization
Secondary Yes
FEATURES OS MeeGo OS
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black, Silver, Blue
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – Digital compass – TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite – Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player – MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player – Voice command/dial – Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) – Video/photo editor – Flash Lite 4.0 – Voice memo/dial – Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh
Stand-by

Theses specs have been taken from gsmarena.com. These are unofficial specs.

Now some images

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Nokia N9 from Techno Buffalo on Vimeo.