Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Download Death Worm: Addictive Gameplay with Thrilling Sound Track

People owning an iPhone must be already familiar with Death Worm. It is a highly interesting and addictive game. Now this mind blowing game has been released for Android platform also. Android users can now head over to market to download this game.

Features of Death Worm

  • 45 levels on 3 different locations.
  •  2 bonus mini-games.
  •  Explosive survival mode.
  •  30 enemy types.
  •  3 worm types.
  •  HD display support.
  • Leaderboards and Achievements.
We have tested this game on Galaxy ACE running on Gingerbread 2.3.4 and it worked like a charm. The gameplay is superb with thrilling sound track. There are two versions available Free and Paid. The free version can be downloaded to have a taste of the game. But it is only restricted to one level which is heart breaking, because you get addicted in that much.
Download: Death Worm Free

Download:  Death Worm Paid

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, Active launched in India; to hit stores next month

The long wait for the Xperia Ray and Xperia Active is finally over as Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of the two Android-based smartphones in India, due on shelves in September. Both the Xperia smartphones run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and are powered by 1GHz processors. According to reports, the Xperia Ray and Active are scheduled to arrive in the market in second and fourth week of September respectively. Both the handsets are likely to be priced in the range of Rs. 17,000-20,000. Check out our previous coverage on the two new Xperia devices here.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
The Xperia Ray has a sleek design with a thickness of 9.4 mm. In addition to the gorgeous looks, the smartphone features an 8.1MP camera with HD video functionality and a front-facing VGA camera. Besides, it has all the basic smartphone features such as Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and DLNA. The Xperia Ray is available in four colours - Black, Gold, White, Pink. Check out the detailed specifications of the Xperia Ray here.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
The Xperia Active, unlike the Xperia Ray, has a rugged design and is said to be scratch resistant. The smartphone comes with a wet finger tracking feature. The Xperia Active, touted as smartphone for health conscious people, has a number of pre-installed sports apps. It also has built-in GPS, barometer and compass. The Xperia Active has a 3-inch display with 5 MP camera. The phone, however, weighs in 110.8 grams and packs with a 1,200 mAh battery. Check out the detailed specifications of the Xperia Active here.

MapMyIndia launches CarPad, a 7-inch Android-based navigation & infotainment tablet

MapMyIndia has unveiled an in-car infotainment and navigation device, called the CarPad. Android Froyo-based, the CarPad can ostensibly be used as a tablet for its apps, with the Android Market via the market app, and other app stores. Unlike most navigation devices, it features Wi-Fi as well as 3G connectivity, apart from Bluetooth, FM radio, and of course, the mandatory GPS.
It should hit retail shelves by the 15th of September, and has been priced at Rs. 22,990 – steep, but without skimping on accessories – coming with an 8GB microSD card bundled, as well as the complete car kit, with a car charger, and all you’ll need for mounting the device, anywhere from the headrest to the windshield.
On the navigation front, the CarPad comes with the latest version of MapMyIndia’s ‘Navigator Aura’ interface, which features turn-by-turn voice navigation with 3D maps of streets, landmarks, buildings, terrain, down till house-level detail. All maps are present on the device, not requiring a network. Location and image sharing features are present, with a location-based chat and messaging system also implemented.
The MapMyIndia CarPad was launched in collaboration with Qualcomm, who have provided the Snapdragon S1 processor inside, based on the MSM7227-1 chipset. Digging a little deeper, we were told the MSM7227-1 chipset born by the CarPad features a 600MHz processor with an Adreno 200 GPU, coupled with 512MB of RAM.
While these specs might seem a little on the lower side, especially with the asking price, we can understand that MapMyIndia’s aim was not to position the CarPad as one of the many in the tablet rat race. Instead, it has introduced a device that stands out in a variety of product categories, from tablets, and to in-car infotainment and navigation devices. 2G GSM connectivity for voice calls comes as an added bonus. The CarPad has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. Its 3,400 mAh battery is rated to deliver more than 7 hours of battery life, and 420 hours of standby time.
You’ll have to wait for our review to see just how usable this jack-of-all-trades is, and what separates it from the other 7-inch tablet offerings with GPS built-in. As it stands, Android Market access, a 2MP camera, microSD storage expansion up to 32GB, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, all combine to make the CarPad a relatively compelling buy even with the dated Froyo operating system, and its Rs. 22,990 price. We wonder just how well it will sell to the commuters of the nation.

Sony introduces 'Personal 3D Viewer'; a head-mounted virtual theatre display

While Sony had presented a wearable 3D head mounted display to the world at CES 2011, most had assumed to it was a technology demonstration, rather than a upcoming product. It is now official, called the HMZ-T1 or “Personal 3D Viewer,” and will be launched in Japan by November 11th.
Similar to the Nintendo Virtual Boy, the short-lived virtual reality headset of the early nineties in concept, the Personal 3D Viewer takes modern technology to the fullest - featuring two 0.7-inch OLED displays, one for each eye, each capable of displaying a eye-watering 1280x720 pixels. The two displays will create a “movie theatre-like virtual screen”, one that is roughly equivalent to a 750-inch screen placed at a 20-metre distance.
Click to enlarge
Users will be able to view both 2D and 3D images and videos, and, the HMZ-T1 features a 5.1 surround sound output via Sony Virtualphone speakers integrated directly on the headset. It also features spatial 3D audio effects, and comes with 4 surround modes. The HMZ-T1’s processor unit (seen above) will feature two HDMI interfaces, for input and output of images and videos via connected televisions, media players, and other such devices.
The Sony HMZ-T1 will weigh approximately 420 grams, rather heavy for a head mounted display, but hopefully Sony would have managed to spread the weight around ergonomically, making it feel lighter than it is – otherwise, you can kiss goodbye to watching a whole movie at a stretch.
While Sony hasn’t given the device a price tag yet, it has suggested a retail price of ¥60,000 (or roughly $784).Sony has not confirmed whether the device will support head-tracking, which would make it perfect for virtual reality and gaming applications. A possible PlayStation tie-up is likely though.
Images courtesy: AV Impress Watch

LG brings touchscreen technology to its plasma televisions, with PenTouch TV

LG Electronics has introduced touchscreen technology to its plasma televisions, calling the combination a LG PenTouch TV. Available in 50-inch and 60-inch models, the touch-enabled plasma televisions will come with a touch-sensitive stylus, and PenTouch software. The entire touch-interface is meant only for when the television is connected to a computer, or, when browsing the internet.
The PenTouch Mode is activated via the television’s remote control. Up to two styli can be used at a time, and are rechargeable via USB ports. LG has given recommended specifications for the computers that are meant to be connected to PenTouch TVs, with a minimum of 2GHz dual-core processors, RGB or HDMI output, a graphics card, and up to 500GB HDDs. Windows 7 is the preferred operating system, but XP and Vista will also work.
For now, there are three models that have been introduced – a 60-inch model with 3D capability, which will retail for $2,199; another 60-inch non-3D model at $1,699; and a 50-inch model at $1,099. No details about when these devices will hit Indian shores – we’ll keep you updated.
Speaking on the launch of the PenTouch TVs in the US, Jay Vandenbree of LG Electronics said:
"Touch displays have become the norm in mobile phones and tablets, but remain almost unheard of in TVs. The PenTouch TV brings all the excitement of touch displays, computers and the Internet to the world of television, with functions and programs that are great fun and really educational. Families, in particular, will have more than ever to enjoy on LG PenTouch TV plasma screens."

Airtel launches pan-India online recharge service for prepaid users

Good news for Airtel prepaid customers! Airtel has launched the availability of its online prepaid recharge service across India, through Airtel is also offering a 5 percent cash back on transactions done with Visa Debit Card. The launch of pan-India service comes after a successful online stint in Karnataka.
For Online prepaid recharge; customers will need to follow three simple recharge steps mentioned below.Do also check out the rates of the first online recharge below
Recharge Process:
  1. Customer enters his number and selects recharge amount and payment option
  2. Customer checks the details of his transaction
  3. Customer makes payment using a secured online payment gateway

Mozilla Mobile team showcases Firefox’s tablet UI

While Mozilla’s rapid release process seems to have generated a lot more controversy than its worth, the team works on in making further improving the browser and the web in general with projects such as WebAPIBoot to Gecko and more.
Mozilla is working on a tablet version of their Firefox browser, after having released a mobile one. Firefox for tablets will be based around the mobile version of the browser, but with a UI more suitable for those with the larger tab screens, and with controls placed in a manner more convenient for tablet users.
The following is an image comparing the portrait and landscape modes of the application:
As you can see the UI seems to be designed based on how most people hold tablets, making it easier to switch tabs, close tabs, scroll, etc by placing the UI around the edges. You can see in the following image that the mobile version of the awesome”bar” too has been adapted to better suit a tablet form:
Like the phone version, the tablet version of Firefox with this UI is for Android-based devices. There is no prototype / alpha version available, as the process has just begun, however it is likely that a version will come soon, considering that a great deal of optimization work has already gone into the phone version which this can build on.

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 30,000 apps mark

While we've been talking about the increasing popularity of Google's Android operating system, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 has managed to garner more thab 30000 apps in its marketplace! Though Microsoft has still got a long way to catch up with Apple and Google, it's evident that Microsoft's App Hub is certainly gaining some ground. Confirming the figures, Microsoft has posted several charts on its blog, showcasing the steady growth of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

Games occupy nearly 17 percent of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace share. There are some 12,393 free apps, 5152 paid apps with trial and 8701 paid apps. The top five paid apps presently on the Marketplace are Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Sonic the HedgeHog 4: Episode 1, Need for Speed Underground and Cro-Mag Rally, all of which are games.

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace growth since its release
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace share by category
The 30,000 figures may easily be overshadowed by Apple App Store's over 500,000 apps andAndroid 's 250,000 app numbers. But, the increasing number of apps is a clear indication that Microsoft's new mobile OS is set to take huge strides in near future. Check out the detailed Windows Phone Marketplace Statistics here.

Microsoft's Windows 8 will support ripped DVDs

Microsoft's Windows 8 will support both virtual hard disks and ISO files, a boon to anyone who has ripped a DVD.
Microsoft made its latest disclosure on Windows 8 on Tuesday, part of its ongoing efforts to open up the Windows 8 development process. The leadup is a prelude to Microsft's BUILD conference, dedicated to Windows 8, which runs Sept. 13-16 in Anaheim, Calif. (Also read: Windows 8: What We Know So Far")
Windows 8 will be able to store both .ISO and .VHD files, creating virtual optical drives and virtual hard disk drives to play back both.
"The trend of incredibly large and small form-factor hard disks means we can store ever increasing amounts of data without worrying about running out of capacity," Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows division at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post. "Windows 8 enables easy access to the contents of two important storage formats, ISO and VHD files. While we generally think of these formats when they appear on media, they are also very useful as files within a file system and that is where native support in Explorer comes in handy."

Although the ability to support ISOs and VHD files are conceptually similar, the two functions will be typically be appreciated by two different groups of people.
ISOs are simply a disk image, such as an entire DVD - menus, formatting and all - saved as a single file. An ISO file, burned to a CD or a DVD, can be played back on any DVD or CD player. To date, ISOs have generally been the province of pirates, however, with groups sharing ISO files of popular games.
DVDs, meanwhile, are generally ripped and saved to formats like MP4. ISOs have one disadvantage: as uncompressed files, they're quite large, compared to DVDs ripped, stripped, and formatted to MP4 files with included audio. However, ripping a DVD and converting it to an MP4 can either require a paid software package or a knowledge of freeware and shareware - and patience, as ripping the actual DVD can take some time, as well. (CD audio can not be ripped as an ISO, however.)
Microsoft's inclusion of ISO files within Windows 8 is an acknowledgement that most hard disks are large enough to support toting around an ISO or two, such as on a plane flight, or store them in a NAS for home playback.
"Given cheap hard disks and our mobile lifestyle, we have little interest in carting around collections of discs," Sinofsky wrote. "Also, we expect to be able to receive content as well as share and collaborate with friends, family, and colleagues in an instant – typically through online file transfers. Last but not least, our desire for thin and light form factors such as slates and ultra-mobile laptops often leaves no room for vendors to add optical disc drives."
Microsoft and Sinofsky didn't say so, but it would be reasonable to assume that Windows Media Player or some related software would support ripping DVDs to ISOs, in much the same way consumers can rip CDs to the hard disk in a variety of formats.
Clicking on an ISO file will create a virtual DVD drive, basically a software interface that allows users to play and explore the ISO file, much like a normal DVD drive.
Virtual hard disks or VHDs, on the other hand, are more generally suited to virtual machines; the most common use for a VHD is when a software developer wants to test an application or other piece of software on another operating system. Hyper-V, Microsoft's hypervisor technology, stores information for virtual machines within VHD files. Users can also do test other OSes by partitioning or even dual-booting their PC; a VHD is a simpler way of doing the same thing.
Instead of creating an optical drive, a VHD simply creates another drive letter within the PC's Explorer window which can be treated just like another storage volume.
In both cases, users can "eject" or unmount the drives when done, Sinofsky wrote.
Copyright © 2010 Ziff Davis Publishing Holdings Inc.

Windows 8 Explorer gets the Ribbon treatment

As we approach the Microsoft BUILD conference next month, Microsoft continues to uncover details about Windows 8, the company's most significant desktop operating system in over a decade, according to the project's leader, Steven Sinofsky.
Today on the Building Windows 8 blog, a post by Alex Simons of the Windows program management team describes how the Windows Explorer file manager window would look. As earlier rumors speculated, it will indeed include the Office-like "ribbon" toolbar. The measured release of Windows 8 details stands in sharp contrast to the jolt with which the OS was first demoed simultaneously at two conferences last spring.
As Sinofsky puts in in a preamble to the post, "Windows 8 is about reimagining Windows, so we took on the challenge to improve the most widely used desktop tool (except maybe for Solitaire) in Windows." The ribbon displays icons for commonly used functions. In the case of the Explorer, this means things like Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Cut, and Properties.
Addressing power users who have been known to replace the built-in Windows Explorer with third-party tools such as FastCopy and xplorer2, Simons writes, "Our goal is to improve the usage experience for a majority of customers while recognizing that, with such a long history and variety of depth usage, we cannot possibly provide all of the power everyone might want.
Simons's team used telemetry, or anonymous opt-in data sent remotely from hundreds of millions of Windows user sessions to Microsoft, to determine which Explorer features were most heavily used. By far the most frequently used command was Paste, followed by Properties, Copy, Delete, Rename, Refresh, and Cut. The data showed that the top ten commands out of over 200 in total accounted for 81 percent of all use. But people also use the file system for things like playing music or video, starting emails, and edit document.
The data also showed that most commands by far were invoked through the right-click context menus (54.5 percent), followed by keyboard shortcuts (32.2 percent). Only 10.9 percent of commands issued came from the command bar, and only two of the top ten most used commands were even available in the command bar. Microsoft clearly wants to improve on with the addition of the ribbon.
Simons' team looked at user feedback, which pointed to reinstating some features removed from Windows XP and implementing some of what third-party file management tools do. The team came up with three overriding goals, which the post explains as follows:
"1. Optimize Explorer for file management tasks. Return Explorer to its roots as an efficient file manager and expose some hidden gems, those file management commands already in Explorer that many customers might not even know exist.
2. Create a streamlined command experience. Put the most used commands in the most prominent parts of the UI so they are easy to find, in places that make sense and are reliable. Organize the commands in predictable places and logical groupings according to context, and present relevant information right where you need it.
3. Respect Explorer's heritage. Maintain the power and richness of Explorer and bring back the most relevant and requested features from the Windows XP era when the current architecture and security model of Windows permits."
The Reappearance of the Ribbon
After evaluating a few other directions, Simons's team setted on the ribbon as the best way to meet all of these goals, and notes that it will be familiar to current users of Office and some built-in Windows 7 apps like Paint and Windows Live apps. He explains the choice as follows: "The ribbon would allow us to create an optimized file manager where commands would have reliable, logical locations in a streamlined experience. The flexibility of the ribbon with many icon options, tabs, flexible layout and groupings also ensured that we could respect Explorer's heritage." The ribbon is also well-suited to a touch-based interface, which Windows 8 has aspirations to become.
Tabbed Interface
The Windows 8 ribbon has four tabs, Home, Share, View, and Manage, with the first expected to be by far the most frequently used. Home will house the commands used 84 percent of the time--Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Cut, and Properties. Share will allow zipping, emailing, or burning files to disk. View will handle things like turning on and off the preview pane, navigation pane, sort order, and details.
Search is also improved in the Windows 8 Explorer: You'll be able to filter by date ranges, file type, file size, and other properties such as author or name. And you'll be able to save searches for future use.
Simons rounds off the long blog post noting that the new interface works better with widescreen formats, and that despite the ribbon's apparent targeting of novice users, there will be features that appeal to power users, as well, such as more keyboard shortcuts and more customization potential. And for those who miss XP, the Windows 8 Explorer brings back that older OS's Up button, to take them back to an earlier folder.
In all, the changes point to both a radical new interface and to one that looks towards the past in some ways. To see the new interface in action, check out the video below, and for more detail, read the Building WIndows 8 blog post. To read about other new known features in Windows 8, check out Windows 8: What We Know So Far.
Copyright © 2010 Ziff Davis Publishing Holdings Inc.

HTC Evo 3D versus LG Optimus 3D [comparison]

Indian consumers currently have two glasses-free 3D smartphones to choose from, both top-end devices from major manufacturers – the LG Optimus 3D, and the freshly-launched HTC Evo 3D. The devices retail for Rs. 37,000 and Rs. 35,990 – roughly the same price.
An obvious contest, if ever there was one, and we are curious to see which of the two devices will end up winning over the most consumers…to that end, we’ve compared the LG Optimus 3D and the HTC Evo 3D, and their specifications on paper. Of course, as we’ve seen in the past, specifications will not ultimately decide the course of the battle, nor will pricing – usability is what brings you to the finishing line. For now however, while we are still awaiting a review unit of the HTC Evo 3D, the specs on paper is all we have to go by.
The first, and probably the biggest difference between the HTC Evo 3D and LG Optimus 3D is the CPU-GPU and memory combination – here HTC’s Evo 3D comes out as the clear winner, with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM compared to the LG Optimus 3D’s 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM. For details of the CPU-GPU specs can be found in the table below.
The second major difference between the two devices is the display resolution, where HTC’s Evo 3D once again comes out the winner – featuring a 540x960 pixel display compared to the Optimus 3D’s 480x800 display. Display quality, however, still remains an unknown until we compare the devices face to face.
The third major difference between two phones is the built-in storage capacities - here, the Optimus 3D comes out ahead, with 8GB built in. The HTC Evo 3G on the other hand, comes with 1GB storage built-in, and to be fair, a 4GB microSD card bundled.
The last major difference is the operating system – while both phones run on Android, the Evo 3D comes with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) onboard, but the Optimus 3D comes with Froyo (Android 2.2) installed on it instead. To be sure, LG has announced a Gingerbread update for the device, and it should arrive in India by the end of September. Out of the box currently, however, the Evo 3D is ahead of the Optimus 3D.
Interestingly, LG has sacrificed the FM radio on the Optimus 3D, something HTC didn’t do with the Evo 3D. A big advantage for the Evo 3D? Probably not, but a detraction from the Optimus 3D certainly. Another minor difference is the presence of a dual LED flash on the HTC Evo 3D, instead of the LED flash on the Optimus 3D. Check out the table below for more details about the two devices.

HTC Evo 3D
LG Optimus 3D
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 900 / 2100 or HSDPA 850 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 or HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 850
Dimensions and Weight
126 x 65 x 12.1 mm. 170 grams
128.8 x 68 x 11.9 mm, 168 grams
4.3-inch, 540x960, 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
4.3-inch, 480x800, 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Dual 5MP rear autofocus cameras with dual LED flash, capable of 720p HD video recording (2D and 3D), front-facing 1.3MP camera,
Dual 5MP rear autofocus cameras with LED flash, capable of 720p HD video recording (2D and 3D), front-facing 1.3MP camera,
1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8660 chipset
Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, TI OMAP4430 chipset
512 MB RAM
1 GB storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD, 4GB card included
8 GB storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 2.2 Froyo, upgradeable to Gingerbread
HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, microUSB (MHL) v2.0, GPS and A-GPS, Stereo FM radio
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR, microUSB v2.0, GPS and A-GPS
Battery Type
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1730 mAh
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Up to 358 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
Up to 450 h
Talk time
Up to 9 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 45 min (3G)
Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 9 h (3G)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Beetel MAGIQ Tab: Brief hands-on with the low-cost tablet

The low budget tablet battle is well and truly on. After the Reliance 3G Tab (yes, we did thehands-on and a detailed review elsewhere on this website), the Beetel MAGIQ tablet has arrived in our test center. This is essentially the Huawei IDEOS S7.
Here are some initial impressions and exclusive images of the MAGIQ.
  1. The build quality is pretty good. There seems to be a bit of everything- brushed metal look, chrome and a bit of silver too.
  2. This tablet is definitely thicker and heavier than the Reliance 3G Tab.
  3. The integrated kickstand is a thoughtful feature, particularly if you are watching a video.
  4. Display quality is better than the Reliance 3G Tab - colours are slightly richer and the text is crisp in a sharp way, and not a crude way.
  5. The MAGIQ’s 7-inch resistive touchscreen doesn’t feel very good, at least not in the short time we have used this tablet. This is a resistive touchscreen. The Reliance 3G Tab’s touchscreen was just so much better.
  6. A minimalist UI skin is wrapped around Android, and the multiple home screen category tabs (these are separate from the multiple home screens) just give you a lot of space to put up various widgets.
  7. Comes preloaded with Android 2.2.2 version, and the OS performance seems quite okay.
  8. Dual cameras- one on the front and one at the back. Both 2MP, and the picture and video quality aren’t very good. Lot of noise in the snaps, and videos are rough at best.
  9. Slightly weird way to access the battery and the SIM card slot. Lift up the kickstand, remove the cover, do whatever you need to, slide the cover in and slot it back between the kickstand and close the kickstand. Whew!
  10. What we feel is that the Beetel MAGIQ, despite its share of drawbacks, does offer a very viable option to the budget tablet buyer.
    At just under Rs 10000, the MAGIQ is slightly less expensive than the Reliance 3G Tab.
    Meanwhile, here are some pics of the Beetel MAGIQ tablet, in our test centre:

    This is it! The MAGIQ has arrived!
    The box pack isn't anything extraordinary. Just carries the essentials.
    The internals, well, sort of. The MAGIQ is has a 2200 mAh battery. The sim card slot is right next to the battery bay.
    This is the integrated kickstand we were talking about.
    We quite like the display quality of the MAGIQ. The colours seem quite vivid, and the text is quite sharp.
    Made by Huawei. Comes preloaded with Android 2.2 version.
    The Home, Menu and Return keys on the left of the display. These are not touch sensitive, but are hardware keys.
    On the other side of the display are the call buttons, and the navigation trackpad.

BlackBerry Torch 9810 comes to India; available at for Rs. 29,749

Research in Motion's BlackBerry Torch 9810 is now available in India. The BlackBerry 7 OS-based device, unveiled earlier this month along with BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9860, is touted to be faster and more fluid with high end hardware features. Check out our previous coverage for more background on the device.
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 comes with a 3.2-inch display with a slide-out QWERTY keypad. The device features 8GB of built-in storage, which is extendable up to 32 GB via microSD card. The 1.2GHz processor of the device should make it much faster than earlier, and if our hands-on time with the Bold 9900 is any indication, everything, including browsing should be much quicker. It also has a 5 MP camera with 720p HD video recording capability. Check out the full specs of BlackBerry Torch in the table below.


General Form:

111x62x14.6 mm
161 g

Transmissive TFT LCD
640x480 Pixels
Screen Size:
16 M

5 MP Camera with 4x Digital Zoom

720p HD video recording
.mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv Player
Alert Types:
Vibration, MP3, Ringtones
Music Player:
.mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wma, .mp3, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .wav, .mid

14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Yes, 802.11 b/g/n enabled
Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Keypad Type:



BlackBerry OS 7.0
1.2 GHz Processor
Operating Frequency:
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for 2G, UMTS 2100/1900/850/800 MHz for 3G

8MB Storage Memory, 768MB RAM
Card Slot:
MicroSD, Expandable up to 32GB
Call Records:
Other Features

Trackpad, LED Indicators, Light-sensing, proximity-detecting screen, Flash, Zero shutter lag, Face detection, BlackBerry® Maps,
Call Functions

Call waiting, Call hold, Call divert
Speed Dialing:
Hands Free:
Conference Call:
Call Timer:

Standard Battery, Li-Ion 1270 mAh
Battery-StandBy Time
Up to 12.8 days (GSM), up to 12.3 days (UMTS)
Battery-Talk time:
Up to 6.5 hours (GSM), up to 5.9 hours (UMTS)2
Music playback time:
Up to 54 hours
 Video playback time:
Up to 7 hours

 1 Year on Handset, 6 Months on Accessories
  Sales Package

 Handset, Battery, Battery Charger, Headset, User Manual.

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is available online through at a price of Rs. 29,749