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LG India launches Smartphone Idea Camp Contest

LG Electronics, a global giant in modern technology and mobile communications, has launched an innovative campaign by the name ‘Smartphone Idea Camp’. This campaign is a ‘consumers connect’ initiative which would be conducted online. During the campaign, LG would invite consumers to submit unique app, feature, concept, service, design, UI ideas that they desire in their phones. The best ideas would get incorporated in LG’s future smartphone line-up and also win prize value of Rs. 15, 00,000.

The 2 month long campaign, which kick-starts today encourages tech enthusiasts to share their innovative app feature concept, service, design, UI ideas on the Smartphone Idea Camp page.The contest would be open to all Indian residents, and the entries would be evaluated on the basis of imagination, creativity and utility.

 “We at LG firmly believe in constant innovation and this contest allows our consumers to showcase their creativity and talent. The Smartphone Idea Camp is an excellent way to gain inspiration from the imagination of the mobile phone users and tech enthusiasts. It helps us gain a better understanding of the demands and desires of our consumers and gives us a first-hand insight into their minds. For dynamic products like mobile phones, it is extremely important for us to be in direct contact with our consumers in order to understand what exactly they are looking for and, therefore, add value to their lives”, says Sanjay Maheshwary, Business Head, Mobile Communications, LG India.

Today, smartphones have come a long way from where they started out. The hi-tech smartphones allow consumers to multi-task with unbelievable ease. Quad core processors, cloud gaming and GPS enabled search engines are the latest rages in the mobile world. Near Field Communications is another technology that is all set to take the mobile market by storm by this year. The umpteen features and innumerable apps that come pre-loaded with the smartphones also help make consumers’ lives easier.

The consumers too have changed rapidly, with more people now opting for a smartphone than a basic feature phone. The smartphone market is growing at an incredible pace, and a large chunk of the consumers now use their smartphones to surf the net, book air tickets, play games and watch 3D videos. The changing perceptions and the rising consumer demands is a constant motivation for smartphone makers to innovate.

The advent of social media has completely shifted marketing trends and it is getting increasingly important for companies to have better connect with consumers through such platforms rather than simply spending millions on mass media. Consumer connect initiatives help companies reach out to a wider set of audience in an intimate way and keep pace with the fast changing demands and needs of the consumers.

Today, a brand is judged not only by the services offered by them but also by the initiatives taken by them to bond with their consumers. LG understands that as a company it cannot confine itself to its corporate space but must reach out to their consumers. Smartphone Idea Camp is one such initiative by LG to fashion a bond with their consumers, and take their help in developing something unique.

Sony Mobile launches the Xperia S Smartphone in India at Rs.32,549

Sony Mobile launches the Xperia S Android Smartphone in India at Rs.32,549

Sony Mobile has officially launched the Xperia S Android Smartphone in India. The Xperia S was showcased along the Xperia P and Xperia U at MWC 2012, which belongs to Sony’s next generation flagship, the NXT Series. The Xperia S flaunts beautiful style and design while boasting great hardware specifications for stable performance. It comes with a 4.3-inch Reality Display (1280×720 pixels) with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB in-built storage, 1.3MP front camera (supports HD Video recording at 720p), 12MP rear camera with LED Flash (supports Full HD Video recording at 1080p), 1750 mAh battery and Android Gingerbread 2.3(supports upgrade to Android ICS 4.0 by Q2 this year).

Get ready to experience next generation media sharing by NFC (with Xperia SmartTags), DLNA, HDMI, BRAVIA Sync (allows your phone to controlled via a TV), along with basic connectivity features like 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS. The handset is available in Black and White color and can be purchased either at a local retail outlet or can be ordered online with leading E-commerce platforms like Flipkart etc.

Also Read : Samsung Galaxy Note ‘Berry Pink’ launched in South Korea

Following the release for Xperia S today, the Xperia P, Xperia U and Xperia Sola would arrive India by the second quarter of this year. Just to make you remember the handset is priced at Rs.32,549. Do remember to check all online portals to find a bargain before you make the final purchase.

Checkout these links for price comparison, freebies and promotions :

  • Flipkart – Get a Car Charger and 2 Xperia NFC SmartTags free when you order.  (Rs. 32,549)
  • Letsbuy – Norton Mobile Security for Android absolutely free. (Rs.31,990)
  • IndiaPlaza – Get a Char Charger, 2 Xperia NFC SmartTags, Leather Case, and an HDMI cable free with your order. (Rs.30,999)


Sony Mobile announces the Xperia sola, debuts Floating Touch Navigation

Sony Mobile announces the Xperia sola, debuts Floating Touch Navigation

Sony Mobile has announced yet another designer smartphone for Xperia lovers, the Xperia sola. The Android powered gizmo debuts Sony’s new addition to its UI called “Floating Touch”, which would provide easy to use, quick, and smart web experience over the device. We have a 3.7-inch Reality Display with scratch resistant glass and Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine, a 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-loaded (supports upgrade to Android ICS 4.0 arriving this summer), NFC including the dynamic and revolutionary Xperia SmatTags, xLoud with 3D surround sound, DLNA and a 5MP camera with Fast Capture support. We even see great entertainment overdose packed into the phone with direct access to Sony Entertainment Network, which allows handset users to view unlimited music and movies over Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited streams. The Xperia sola is planned to launch globally over the second quarter this year. It would be available in three vibrant colors that include Black, Red, and White.

The exact pricing and release schedule for Xperia sola is yet to be out, we would share the update same as soon as it is up.

via Sony Mobile Blog

Samsung introduces Galaxy Ace Duos, Galaxy Y Duos, and Galaxy Y Pro in India

Samsung introduces Galaxy Ace Duos, Galaxy Y Duos, and Galaxy Y Pro in India

Samsung, our very own Korean giant seems to be on a roller coaster ride with its yet another release of Android powered dual-SIM smartphones Galaxy Ace Duos, Galaxy Y Duos, and Galaxy Y Pro in India.

The Galaxy Ace Duos is the reincarnation of its predecessor Galaxy Ace that was launched last year. The devices features Dual-SIM Dual Active technology that allows both GSM and CDMA connectivity. The phone accompanies a 3.5-inch HVGA display (480 x 320 pixels), a 832 MHz processor, 384MB RAM, a 5MP Camera, 1650 mAh battery, Micro SD card support up to 32GB, Android Ginger Bread 2.3 with TouchWiz UI, A-GPS, Bluetooth (V 3.0), Wi-Fi, USB, and HSPA 7.2Mbps(3G) connectivity.

The Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Pro Duos are Dual-SIM GSM only smartphones that share some common hardware specs. The Galaxy Y Duos has a 3.14-inch QVGA TFT LCD display (240 x 320 pixels), a 832 MHz processor, 384MB RAM, a 3.2MP camera, 1300 mAh battery, Micro SD card support up to 32GB, Android Ginger Bread 2.3 with TouchWiz UI, A-GPS, Bluetooth (V 3.0), Wi-Fi, USB, and 3G.

The Galaxy Y Pro Duos incorporates a 2.6-inch LQVGA TFT LCD display (400 x 240 pixels), a front VGA camera addition, and 1350 mAh battery. Remaining features are identical to Galaxy Y Duos.

All variants would be come with Samsung utility apps like Chat On, Social Hub, and Find My Mobile (Security Utility to remote lock and prevent data theft).

The Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Pro Duos are reasonably priced at Rs. 10,490 and 11,090 while the Galaxy Ace Duos is available at Rs. 16,900.