Gadget and tech world of India is abuzz with a certain IDC report about Blackberry beating Apple. We had our reservations on that when the tablet numbers are announced. Now it just percolated to mobile phones too. Other than that, we got some interesting stuff going on.
Dinamalar the Tamil daily has now introduced an Android app. It already has a iPhone and an iPad app. Dinamalar claims to command 80% of Tamil online news share and its mobile apps will only extend the reach.
VIA technologies has partnered with Simmtronics to manufacture tablets in India. A dedicated manufacturing facility is set-up in Noida, Uttar Pradesh and tablets powered by WonderMedia PRIZM SoC (System-on-Chip) will come out from that facility. (via)
Samsung has introduced not one but 3 phones in India. With a socialistic agenda, Samsung was trying to appease its Windows, Android and Bada customers. Samsung Galaxy Y is an Android phone, Samsung Omnia W is a Windows Phone powered by Mango and Samsung Wave 3 is a Bada 2.0 powered phone. More coverage here.
Aakash is the name of the world’s cheapest tablet. Indian HRD is finally launching is much hyped and much delayed tablet on Oct 5, 2011. Don’t bring out those wallets of yours because this isn’t available for retail consumption. This will be for students with half the amount subsidized by the Indian government. More here.
Samsung Galaxy R also known as Samsung Galaxy S2 on a diet will be coming to India in the next 2 weeks. The price is expected to be Rs. 27000. Galaxy R sports a 4.2 inch Super LCD screen, runs Android Gingerbread, comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 8 GB internal memory expandable to 32 GB, and has a 5 megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. (Via)