Micromax Canvas A290 listed online, available for INR 12,499

micromax canvas knight cameo a290

Micromax has silently listed Canvas A290 on its website. The phone has been listed Canvas A290 under the name Canvas Knight Cameo, and not as Unite Anthem as predicted earlier. The smartphone is available in retail stores for INR 12,499 as tweeted by Manish Khatri of Mahesh Telecom. Canvas Knight Cameo is also available online on Snapdeal.com. Continue reading “Micromax Canvas A290 listed online, available for INR 12,499”

Celkon launches Millennium Dazzle Q44 for INR 6,499

Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44

After launching Millennium Vogue, Millennium Elite and Millennium Power in the country, Celkon has launched yet another budget Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone. Dubbed Millennium Dazzle Q44, the smartphone comes with a 4 inch IPS OGS WVGA display, 1.3GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage.

Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44 supports dual SIM, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and micro SD for expandable storage of upto 64GB.  The phone packs a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front camera and a 1500mAh battery.

“We are happy to bring out yet another exciting offer for our customers. We thank Airtel for associating with us and providing free data plan for all our Millennium Dazzle customers. At Celkon we believe in innovation and our latest offering Millennium Dazzle Q44 is the most innovative, stylish, elegant, and as aptly named, has outstanding features,” said Murali Retineni, Executive Director, Celkon Mobiles.

Priced at INR 6,499 the smartphone is available online and at offline stores.

AirTel is offering 500MB of 3G data per month for two months on this phone.


20,000 Xiaomi Mi 3 units to go on sale today

xiaomi mi 3 flipkart sale 12 august

Xiaomi will be holding its Fourth ‘Flash Sale’ of Mi 3 in India today. The company has already announced that it will be putting 20,000 units of Mi 3 on today’s sale exclusively on Flipkart. The company had put 10,000 units each in the first two flash sales. In the last sale held on 5th August, the company had put 15,000 units of Mi 3 which were sold out in just 2 seconds.

Flipkart has recorded over 1,50,000 registrations for today’s sale. Although Xiaomi has doubled the number of units compared to its first sale, still the stock is very less to meet the increasing demand. The company is expected to increase this number in upcoming sales. It cannot be expected for Mi3 to be available normally for purchase on Flipkart anytime soon.

The sale will start at exactly 2 P.M. Due to very limited stock, only one phone is allowed per customer currently. Login to your Flipkart account well before the sale time. You can use this link to go directly to sale page. As soon as the timer reaches ZERO, click on the ‘Buy Now’ Button. After a few seconds Mi 3 will be added to your cart.

You must be registered and logged in to make the purchase. Registrations for next sale will start at 6 P.M. today.

According to import data, exact 20,000 units of Xiaomi Mi 3 have already been shipped to India on 8th August.

mi3 import data


XOLO launches Play 8X-1200 with Octa Core and 700 MHz Mali 450 GPU for INR 19,999

XOLO Play 8X-1200

XOLO made an addition to its Play series today by launching Play 8X-1200, targeted at hard core mobile gamers. 

XOLO Play 8X-1200 features a 5 inch Full HD IPS OGS display giving a pixel density of 441ppi. The device comes with a 2.0 GHz Octa Core MT6592T processor and Mali 450 GPU with clock speed of 700MHz. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has got 2GB of RAM along with 32GB internal storage.

On the imaging front, XOLO Play 8X-1200 packs a 13MP rear camera with PureCel Sensor and dual LED flash and a 5MP front camera with BSI sensor, flash and auto-focus

XOLO has included a number of sensors on this gaming smartphone : Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity and Hall Effect sensors. The phone supports 3G on its dual SIM slot, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG, AGPS and has got dual MIC. The device is 9.7mm thick. Play 8X-1200 packs a 2300mAh battery.

XOLO Play 8X-1200 has been priced at INR 19,999 and is available at XOLO authorised retails stores.

Acer launches Iconia A1-830 Tablet for INR 11,299

Acer Iconia A1-830 Tablet

Acer has launched Iconia A1-830, 7.9 inch tablet in the country. Iconia A1-830 features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual core processor and 1GB RAM. It has got 16GB of internal storage, expandable via micro SD slot. The 7.9 inch IPS display has a resolution of 1024x768p.

Acer Iconia A1-830 runs dated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet packs a 5MP rear camera (AutoFocus), 2MP front camera (Fixed Focus) and a 4000mAh battery for upto 7.5 hours of HD video playback.

It comes with WiFi, Bluetooth and does not support voice calling or 3G.

Flipkart is offering eBooks worth INR 1500 and Sennheiser HD 180 headphones with the tablet.

Acer Iconia A1-830 is available exclusively on Flipkart.com for INR 11,299.

Sony Xperia E1, E1 Dual getting Android 4.4 KitKat

sony xperia e1 dual

Sony has announced in a blog post that it has started rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Xperia E1 and E1 Dual devices. The update is available Over The Air (OTA)  and through PC Companion.


The update brings :

Performance and UI optimisation

Tweaked status bar and quick settings

Sleek launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens (like on the PS4)

Option to move apps between internal storage and memory card

Sony’s native app portfolio : Messaging, Smart Connect, TrackID, Sony Select, and Battery STAMINA Mode

Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies

Sony Xperia themes with UI packs


Sony has also announced that Xperia m2 and Xperia M2 Dual will be the next in line to get KitKat update.

Note : The updates are released in phases and may take some time reaching your device.