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OliveFluid V-W1 – Android Mobile Phone for Rs. 7990/-

OliveFluid V-W1

Olive Telecom has introduced yet another Android handset – Olive Fluid V-W1 for India at cost of Rs. 10,990 but can get online for Rs. 7990/-. New Olive Fluid is as successor to OliveSmart V-S300 but runs Android 2.1 Eclair update. Sporting a sub 500Mhz processor, new Olive Fluid is targeted towards the budget minded folks seeking a sub Rs. 10,000 Android smartphone. For the TV fanatics, the OliveFluid smartphone comes with free 6 months subscription of Live TV by Zenga TV. So you can watch select TV shows on your phone whenever you re bored.

New Olive Fluid V-W1 has a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen HVGA display (320×480) and comes with 468Mhz processor. Internally, the phone has 256MB memory that can be expanded to 32GB via a microSD card. The internal memory – 256GB works as both RAM and ROM. On that 256MB ROM rests the Android 2.1 Eclair update which at most would be upgradable to Android 2.2 Froyo. 

The Olive Fluid V-W1 has 3 megapixel camera and support for A-GPS with the help of built-in GPS module. With Olive Fluid one gets a free six months subscription to Zenga TV s service – LIVE TV that will let the users view popular channels like UTV Bindass, MTV, Colors and others. 

Olive Fluid V-W1

Olive has added a 1300mAh battery to the phone but it offers mere 4 hours of talk time and standby time of 192 hours. Other features of this smartphone includes GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, Proximity sensor, gravity sensor, digital compass, 3.5mm audio port and Exchange Support.

The other options in the same price-features range are Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670, Optimus One P500, Motorola Charm, and Videocon Zeus.

Olive Fluid

Technical Specification

OliveFluid V-W1

Operating System

  • Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)

Central processing Unit

  • STE6715, 468MHz Processor

Design

  • Weight (Grams) : 117g
  • Dimensions (mm) : 109 x52 x14.8
Memory
  • Flash Memory : 256MB
  • Expandable : MicroSD, up to 32GB
Display Features
  • Size : 3.5 Inch (HVGA)
  • Screen : TFT Capacitive TouchScreen
  • Resolution : 320 x 480
Camera
  • Camera : 3 MegaPixel
  • Video Player & Recording
Media Format Support
  • Audio : MP3
  • Video : MP4, 3GP
  • Photo : JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Battery
  • Rating : 1300 mAH
  • Talk Time : Upto 240 Mins
  • Standby Time : Upto 192 Hours
Radio Band & Standard
  • GSM Bands : 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G HSDPA : 7.2 Mbps (900 / 2100)
  • GPRS Class : Class 12
  • EDGE Class : Class 12
Connectivity
  • 3G : Yes
  • GPS : Yes
  • Wi-Fi : Yes
  • Bluetooth : Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB : Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Sensor
  • G-Sensor : Yes
  • Proximity Sensor : Yes
  • Multi Touch Capacitive : Yes
Special Features
  • Email : POP/IMAP/Exchange
  • Digital Compass
  • 3.5 mm Audio Jack
  • SMS, MMS, HTML Browser
  • PC Sync Functionality
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Huawei IDEOS … an Android 2.2 (Froyo) phone in india at only Rs. 6000/-

Huawei Ideos

Official Promo Video:

The Huawei Ideos does everything right to create a cheap phone with plenty of smarts. It’s not going to take on the big, beautiful Samsung Galaxy S, but it’s got an even newer version of Android and should only cost about £100 on pay as you go.

The Ideos is launched here but it’s isnt in shops yet, and since Huawei isn’t a well-known brand here, it will probably get renamed by the network that brings it to the India & UK. It should still be called the Ideos, though, so look for it on pay as you go for between £99 and £129 in India for about Rs. 5000 to 6000/-

All the Android

Huawei says it worked closely with Google to make the Ideos, which is evident in the Google logo that graces the back of the phone. This phone is pure Android 2.2 Froyo, the latest version of Google’s operating system. That means you have all the latest features, except one — there’s no Flash on the Ideos. It just doesn’t have the processing power to support Flash, sadly. But it does have all the rest of the goodies that come with the latest version of Android.

 

The Ideos succeeds in making an affordable phone that offers the latest version of Android and plenty more Google power.

That means seamless support for Gmail, Google Maps, email and heaps more built-in features. If that isn’t enough for you, you can download more apps from the Android Market. There can be something of a ‘Wild West’ feel to the Android app store, with amateurs vying with the big brands for the top of the apps charts. But, if you can find the best Android apps, you can make your phone do almost anything you can imagine, from opening Office documents to sending digital postcards. There’s also a great official Facebook app and several excellent Twitter clients, including an official one.

The untouched version of Android and the partnership with Google means we can trust Huawei when it says you will get prompt updates for the phone as soon as new versions of the OS come out.

But don’t think that, just because Huawei has avoided adding its own skin to Android, you won’t be able to customise the Ideos. The Android user interface is so flexible you can personalise the phone every which way. There are lots of wallpapers — including touch-sensitive and animated ones — included, or you can use your own photos. Fill the five scrolling home screens with shortcuts to programs or specific contacts, or with widgets that update with live news and your social network activity. Setting up five home screens may be overkill for some people, but if you like to fiddle with your technology, you’re guaranteed hours of fun tweaking the Ideos.

Cheap and cheerful

Of course, the Ideos does make sacrifices to keep its price down. The case isn’t hideous, but it’s cheap and plasticky. The large, round navigation key — which Google loves to see on its phones — isn’t as sexy as the optical trackpad that you get on the HTC Wildfire. Like the Wildfire, the Ideos suffers from a low-resolution 320×240-pixel screen, which makes things look blurry.

In saying that, the Wildfire costs twice as much as the Ideos on pay as you go, despite its similar budget-Android target. With the Ideos, most of the important features are in place. The screen is responsive when you touch it, and it’s capacitive, so you don’t need to press too hard. The small, 71mm (2.8-inch) screen makes things pretty pokey, especially the on-screen keyboard, but good predictive text means it’s still very usable.

The camera is another place where the Ideos skimps and saves. It’s only 3.2 megapixels, with no LED photo light, but it does shoot stills and video, so you won’t be short of a snapper when you really need one. Android also makes sharing a doddle, with support for uploading video to YouTube and photos to Facebook, among other services. Just be sure to pick up a microSD memory card to store your snaps, because we don’t expect the phone to come with one.

Punching above its weight

The Ideos looks very similar to the HTC Tattoo, a cheap Android phone that we loved when it came out last year. Although they could be twins, the Ideos comes out on top because of its responsive, capacitive touchscreen and its up-to-date version of Android. And did we mention it costs around £100 on pay as you go? That alone could have us cuddling up to the Ideos, and, among its rivals at that price, it looks even more attractive.

 

It might look like the HTC Tattoo, but the Huawei Ideos outperforms its fellow cheap Android phone with the latest 2.2 Froyo.

On top of the bountiful Android features and apps, the Ideos doesn’t skimp on connectivity. It has the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi standard and 7.2Mbps HSPA for fast Web surfing over 3G. Bluetooth and a mini-USB port both come in handy for swapping files, while a standard 3.2mm head phone jack means you can use any pair of cans.

Conclusion

The Huawei Ideos may skimp on a low-res screen and camera, but it’s made exactly the right moves in bringing Android to the masses. 802.11n Wi-Fi and HSPA combine with the latest version of the Android OS to give the Ideos the leg-up on most other phones, at any price. Although you’ll miss out on Flash Player, you won’t regret saving some dosh on this responsive, usable phone.

Good

  • Latest Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Responsive capacitive touchscreen
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • HSPA
  • Access to the Android app store

Bad

  • Low-resolution screen
  • Weak camera
  • Not very attractive

 

UPDATE:

This Huawei’s Ideos … Android 2.2 running phone has been released by Aircel and is priced at Rs. 8,499. If you are a postpaid Aircel subscriber, you will be able to use up to 2GB of mobile data every month.

Unboxing Ideos:

Photo Gallery:

Huawei Press Release:

Huawei Launches World’ s First Affordable Smartphone with Google Called IDEOS

[Shenzhen, China, 2 September, 2010] Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced the launch of IDEOSTM, an affordable smartphone powered by the latest iteration of AndroidTM 2.2 (also known as ‘Froyo’ ). The smartphone is priced between US$100 and US$200, depending on the market. IDEOS redefines the “entry-level” concept by combining high-quality hardware and software with a high price-to-performance ratio. IDEOS will be released in a number of countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Latin America.

The ergonomically designed IDEOS provides a variety of ways to access the Internet, as it boasts downlink speeds of more than 7.2Mb/s, offers WCDMA + WiFi dual network support, and offers ubiquitous mobile broadband services. The device also doubles as a WiFi router for up to eight devices at a time, making IDEOS an all-in-one solution for a range of wireless connectivity options.

Available in black, yellow, blue, and purple, the IDEOS, with Android 2.2 pre-installed, not only runs fast, but also supports functions such as voice dialing, voice navigation, and the ability to run applications off the SD card. With more than 70,000 applications available in the Android Market, IDEOS provides a wide range of communication, entertainment, office, and financial management applications.

Kevin Tao, CEO of Huawei Device, said, “The popularity of the smartphone is one of the key tools to bringing people into the ‘Golden Age of Mobile Broadband,’ which is linked to Google’ s mobile Internet strategy.

“We are proud to have already achieved our goal from early 2010 of developing a US$150 smartphone with an excellent user experience. The IDEOS is an affordable option, designed to lower barriers to entry to allow easy mobile Internet access.”

The name “IDEOS” embodies creativity and inspiration: the “ID” represents the industrial design-centric hardware platform, the “OS” represents the operating system as the core software platform, and the “E” symbolizes the evolution to mobile Internet.

SPECIFICATIONS:

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 1700 / 2100
Announced 2010, September
Status Available. Released 2010, September
Size Dimensions 104.1 x 55.9 x 12.7 mm
Weight 102.1 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Swype input method
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
– 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, CIF
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz processor
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser Yes
Radio FM radio
Games Yes
Colors Black body / blue, red, yellow backpanels
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Via third party application
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Talk
– MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– Organizer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Adobe Flash support
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
Stand-by Up to 288 h
Talk time Up to 9 h

Opera 11 alpha: Completing your Web browsing puzzle

Opera has launched version 11 alpha of its desktop browser. It comes with a host of improvements, most notable of which are support for extensions and a newer version of their layout engine, Presto 2.6.37, which promises even faster performance and more features.

Opera has always been a browser which took pride in having the most number of features built-in to the browser compared to other browsers such as Firefox, which had fewer features built-in but had support for extensions which dramatically increased its functionality. A while back Google added support for extensions in Chrome and recently, even Apple did the same with Safari. Now it seems Opera has suddenly seen the value in having extensions support on their desktop browser and hence 11 alpha comes with add-on support.

Right now the number of extensions is quite low, 19 to be precise, but you can expect it to grow eventually. We found a couple of useful ones such as a YouTube video downloader and bit.ly URL shortener. When you install an add-on, it becomes available immediately just like on Chrome and Safari and you don’t have to restart the browser like in Firefox.

To know how to create extensions for Opera, visit: http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/introduction-to-opera-extensions/. Extensions can be made using common web standards, such as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. The extensions are curated before appearing on Opera’s website.

Hopefully, the support for extension will increase the user base of the browser as it currently has the lowest market share amongst all the top browsers. To download Opera 11 alpha for your Windows, Mac or Linux PC.

Try it out

To run Opera Extensions, you’ll need an Opera 11 Labs build that supports them:

Note that the current release is an experimental labs build, therefore the implementation, architecture and design may change before the final release. If you create a complex extension, it may require updates as our APIs mature.

Once you’ve installed Opera 11 alpha you’ll be automatically directed to http://addons.labs.opera.com. This is our online catalog of extensions. Please bear in mind that both Opera 11 alpha and the online extensions catalog is under continuous development.

Nokia C5-03 Symbian^1 Touchscreen Phone

Nokia C5-03 Symbian^1 Touchscreen Phone

*Symbian^1 is S60 5th Edition

Nokia has announced Symbian^1 (S60 5th Edition) running touchscreen smartphone Nokia C5-03 for the budget conscious folks. New Nokia C5-03 sports a 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen display that is good enough to enjoy multimedia and browse the mobile web. Do not confuse Nokia C5-03 with the mid-range Nokia C5 that was launched back in July.

The phone’s 3.2-inch resistive LCD touchscreen display supports 360×640 pixel resolution and has 24-bit color depth. This means that the content and multimedia would look decent but the resistive touchscreen might bug you a bit. You’ll be able to type in text with full screen QWERTY keyboard and the phone will also support handwriting recognition.

Shutterbugs can enjoy the 5 megapixel camera that offers 4x digital zoom and has f/2.4 aperture. You can also record video in 640×480 resolution at 15 frames per second in H.263 or MPEG-4 formats. Yes, the only thing missing here is a flash.

Under the hood lies 600MHz ARM11 microarchitecture based processor with 128MB SDRAM and 256MB ROM memory. Together, all three are good enough to run the Symbian^1 (S60 5th Edition) operating system smoothly. However, users will get a mere 40MB onboard memory storage but a 2GB microSD card will be bundled with the phone. Plus, you can add up to 16GB microSD card via expansion slot.

Nokia C5-03 will support quadband GSM/EDGE and triband WCDMA networks. Along with that, the phone will also have HSDPA Cat9 offering up to 10.2Mbps download speed and HSUPA Cat5 offering up 2.0 Mbps upload speeds. Nokia has also added Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g for connecting it over WLAN. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR will enable file transfers from your Nokia C5-03 to other compatible handset or computer.

Music aficionados can enjoy their favorite music as well as videos in different audio and video formals by connecting headphones through the 3.5 mm audio port. This phone will have Stereo FM Radio.

One can find latest free version of Ovi Maps hands-free navigation that can be used with the digital compass and location services will be supported by the built-in Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) feature. Nokia has also added Ovi Mail and Ovi Store access for users.

Packing a 1000 mAh battery, Nokia C5-03 promises a talk time of up 11.5hours on GSM networks, which is outstanding for a touchscreen phone in the mid-range segment. If you love watching videos then this phone will play your favorite videos for up to 7.5 hours and music for up to 35 hours, which is as much as the Apple iPod touch. Nokia will offer the C5-03 in Graphite Black, Lime Green, Petrol Blue and Aluminum Grey colors.

The new Nokia C5-03 will be launched worldwide by the end of this year for 170 EUROs (Rs. 10,570 approx.) excluding tax. Now, if it arrives in India for about Rs. 12,500 then it might compete with the Nokia C6 (NOT C6-01, mind it!).

This new inexpensive touchscreen phone Nokia C5-03, a new member to Nokia’s C-Series family, running Symbian^1 this device is packed with 5 MP camera, 3G, Wi-Fi covering all of the essentials for modern-day phones.

ESPOO, Finland – Nokia today launches the latest C5 device, an inexpensive touchscreen phone with a couple of neat features that may well pique your interest if you want a smart new phone that’s simple to use but covers all of the essentials for modern-day devices. What’s new with the C5-03? Find out more and feast your eyes on the pictures after the break.

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The device has a 3.2-inch touch display and now features Wi-Fi, for fast internet access without the need or expense of a data plan. It also features a compass and assisted GPS for use with the latest version of the free Ovi Maps hands-free navigation service, now featuring public transport support and location sharing through social networks. Like many recent Nokias, you can put your most important contacts directly onto the homescreen so you can call, message or chat them up in just two taps. The C5 has a 5-megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom, but no flash.

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It measures 105.8 mm x 51.0 mm x 13.8 mm (L x W x H) and weighs 93g – that makes it a similar size to the (imminently) forthcoming C6-01, and quite a bit smaller than the Nokia N8 or C7. It comes with up to 40MB of user memory and support for MicroSD cards up to 16GB. The talktime is quoted at 11.5 hours for GSM use and 4.5 hours using 3G. Standby time is estimated at 24-25 days. The operating system is Symbian^1 (aka. S60 5th edition touch-edition).

NokiaU005.jpgThe Nokia C5-03 allows for easy email set-up – either an existing webmail or POP3 provider through Nokia messaging. For business users, there’s also the option of Mail for Exchange. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also find a quick setup wizard for Ovi Mail for users either new to email or who want a different account for their mobile messaging. As you’d expect, there’s also access to Ovi Music and the Ovi Store so you can fill your device with fresh content on a daily basis.

Specifications:

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2010, October
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2010, Q4
Size Dimensions 105.8 x 51 x 13.8 mm, 65 cc
Weight 93 g
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Handwriting recognition
Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers
– 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 40 MB storage, 128 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 16GB, 2GB included
Data GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, VGA@15fps
Secondary No
Features OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
CPU ARM 11 600 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio
Games Yes + Java downloadable
Colors Graphite Black, Lime Green, Petrol Blue, Aluminum Grey
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Nokia Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/еAAC+/WMA player
– Photo editor
– Organizer
– Voice command/dial
– Flash Lite 3.0
– TV-out
– T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh
Stand-by Up to 600 h (2G) / Up to 576 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 4 h 30 min (3G)
Music play Up to 35 h

Nokia E5

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Nokia E5 review

Nokia E5, the new Nokia Eseries S60 smartphone ideally suited for all your business needs

Published on Sep 30, 2010

The new Eseries phone, Nokia E5 is a mid-range Symbian device ideally suited for all your business needs. The BlackBerry-eque smartphone is now available at a price point of Rs.12,699 in India. The phone is designed to connect you seamlessly to the people in your professional and personal lives through instant messaging, email and your favourite online social networks.

Nokia’s E5 is a handset designed to bridge the gap between what we want from a phone when we are at work and what we want from a phone when we aren’t. It has a mini QWERTY keyboard which can come in handy in both scenarios, and a lot of other features that are dual purpose too.

First, it comes equipped with loads of social networking and email features. The QWERTY-enabled smartphone features a 5 megapixel camera, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Nokia E5 provides direct access to corporate email through Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler.

The build is reasonably good with plastic all round except for a metal backplate which helps the handset feel solid and ought to mean it can withstand a fair few knocks and bumps.

The Nokia E5ss key feature, as far as that ‘dual use mode’ goes, is that you can switch between two home screen designs with the merest hold of a button. The idea is that you can set up one wallpaper and set of shortcuts for staid old business use, and another more funky set for when you are let loose.

It is not a new idea for Nokia, but it works really well, and we like it. However, in these days of multiple home screened handsets where you can go mad with widgets to create home, work, holiday, and other dedicated screens, it might feel a bit lacking to some people.

The Nokia E5 doesn’t have a touchscreen, instead sporting a 2.36-inch display with just 320×240 pixels on offer. You can cram a surprising amount of information into the screen including photo contacts, application shortcuts, email and calendar notifications, and lots more. There are several different screen arrangements to choose between and the whole thing is quite flexible.

However, the screen doesn’t rotate when you turn the Nokia E5 in your hand, and this along with its small size makes it less than ideal for web browsing.

At least the * and # keys can be used for quick zooming – and you’ll need them because practically no page is readable when it first loads. Use the 8 key for a page overview and you can mooch around using the D-pad to find the area you want to zoom into, which is handy.

The presence of Wi-Fi is a real boon and it sits alongside the HSDPA support to make this a good handset for data communications. The Wi-Fi sniffer that you can place on the main screen is a plus point too. This will alert you when you are in the presence of a network, and you can hop onto it for web browsing or whatever else you fancy pretty easily.

The QWERTY keyboard is well made and easy to use at a fair old speed. You may find that if you’ve larger hands it is a bit of a squeeze to use comfortably, but that can be said of all mini QWERTY keyboards like this.

We do like the @ key next to the space bar, which makes life easy when you are typing out email addresses. And we also like that holding down the space bar turns the camera light on and off so it can double up as a torch.

Above the keyboard there is the a familiar bank of buttons – Call, End, two softkeys, a D-pad and a couple of shortcut buttons – Home and Messaging.

They are all easy enough to find and hit –Nokia has designed this area of the Nokia E5 with plenty of space. And if you long press the messaging button you go right into the SMS creation screen, while long pressing on the Home button gives you a quick way to switch between open apps.

There’s a bit of social networking integration in that the Nokia E5 can pick up photos for your contacts from Facebook. But it won’t draw down contacts themselves from Facebook, or from Gmail come to that.

Twitter fans may also be miffed that there’s no Twitter app on board. Just a link, hidden away in the Apps folder, that takes you to the Twitter mobile web site. It is better than nothing, we suppose.

A-GPS is built in and you can use Ovi Maps for navigation. There’s a 5 megpixel camera too, with flash, a panorama mode, and a potentially useful sequence shooting mode that has a range of settings that go down to taking one phone every half hour. Potential time-lapse fans might find that fun to try.

Nokia_E5_Sky_BlueHowever images weren’t the best we’ve ever seen being rather washed out and lacklustre. The panorama mode, too, came up with very thin, wide photos that aren’t really all that useful when you transfer them to a computer.

Music playback benefits from a top mounted 3.5mm headset jack, equaliser and FM radio, but you’ve only got 256MB of built in memory to fill with tunes, so you’ll probably need to use a microSD card to add more storage. The handset offers GSM talk time of 13 hours.

Overall we quite like the Symbian S60 toting Nokia E5. If you aren’t a fan of touchscreens and want a messaging friendly handset it is worth a try. The dual home screens system works really well too. But steer clear if you are a regular mobile web user. And above all, the new Nokia E5 is offered at an affordable price tag in India.

Typical price: Rs. 12,699

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Pros:
Good QWERTY keyboard
Flexible dual home screen arrangement
Top mounted 3.5mm headset slot
Camera flash doubles up as a torch

Cons:
Screen is small and not suitable for web browsing
Camera is disappointing
Not much on board memory

Verdict: The Nokia E5 offers two home screens for use at work and at play, and has a good range of features for both situations.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

More info: Nokia India website

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Specifications:

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General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2010, April
Status Available. Released 2010, August
Size Dimensions 115 x 58.9 x 12.8 mm, 75 cc
Weight 126 g
Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.36 inches
– QWERTY keyboard
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
– 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 250 MB; 256MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included
Data GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2.0 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP & DLNA technology
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, fixed-focus, LED flash
Video Yes, VGA@15fps
Secondary No
Features OS Symbian OS v9.3, Series 60 rel. 3.2
CPU ARM 11 600 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Downloadable
Colors Carbon Black, Chalk White, Sky Blue, Copper Brown, Silver Grey
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
– Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PDF viewer
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
– Flash Lite v3.0
– Voice command/dial
– Organizer
– T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-4D)
Stand-by Up to 635 h (2G) / Up to 670 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 12 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)
Music play Up to 38 h
Misc SAR US 1.18 W/kg (head)     1.12 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.88 W/kg (head)
Price group Rs. 12,000/- to 12,600

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