The new Samsung CDMA mobile handset that has been launched in India is Samsung mPower Txt M369. It has primarily three highlighted features which makes it stand out of the crowd. These pre-loaded technologies on Samsung mPower Txt M369 are EVDO, Live TV, and OMH. While EVDO technology allows 3G connectivity on handset through resorting to WiFi on Samsung mPower Txt M369 the Live TV feature provides access to 50 TV channels on it. The pre-installed OMH feature bestows upon users the flexibility to change their carrier service. Samsung mPower Txt M369 has a 2.2-inch QVGA dislay with 320×240 pixels of screen resolution. Also are incorporated in it a 2-megapixel camera, FM Radio with recording, 3.5mm audio jack and various other features. The 104MB memory of Samsung mPower Txt M369 can be expanded to an upper limit of 16GB. This full QWERTY mobile phone also supports Java and has mobile tracker and Document Viewer. Highlight specs of Samsung mPower Txt M369 CDMA mobile: * 2.2-inch QVGA dislay with 320×240 pixels of screen resolution with QWERTY Keypad * FM Radio with recording with 3,5mm audio jack * 2-megapixel camera * 104MB internal memory and external memory support of up to 16GB * Support EVDO, Live TV and OMH Technologies All the social networking sites and apps are integrated in Samsung mPower TXT M369 which offers advanced connectivity features such as Bluetooth, USB, & Wi-Fi. This CDMA mobile phone comes with a standard battery of Li-Ion rated at 1000mAh and delivers talktime up to 4 hours 30 minutes. It physically measures 112x 60.95 X 11.96mm and serves as a 3G wireless modem so as to give high speed connectivity over internet. The Samsung mPower TXT M369 CDMA Mobile Phone price in India is Rs. 6500.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The new Android 2.1 OS based Motorola smartphone “Flipout” will soon be out in India, most probably by first week of November. The device will also incorporate Motorola's Motoblur for handling User Interface work.Motorola Flipout is a flip phone as suggested by its name and thus boasts of a slide (also called as a flip). This function reveals the full five row QWERTY keypad when used. There are a set of cool features in this unusual smartphone which was revealed sometime back in Singapore. It will soon be launched in other Asian countries including India. November first week is the festive time here and it will be co-incide with launch of Motorola Flipout and many more mobile handsets. In fact, pre-orders are already being taken for the phone. The Motorola's Flipout has a 2.8 inch wide display with 320X420 pixels resolution and the handset runs at a super speed with its 700 MHz processor which has multi-touch screen with pinch-to-zoom feature. The homescreen of Motorola Flipout features customizable widget support and this is for all the social networking sites viz. Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Motorola FLIPOUT is also a 3G phone supported on HSDPA 900 / 2100 network. There is 3.1 megapixel camera and allow its users to upload clicked pictures and made videos instantly on Facebook, MySpace, Picasa and Photobucket.The internal memory of 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM is also incorporated in the phone.The internal memory can be expanded to 32GB via a microSD card. It gives access to Google services viz. Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps etc. plus access to many apps on Android Market. Phone supports A-GPS (assisted) and e-compass for easy navigation purpose. There is a 3.5mm headset jack, FM Radio, AAC, AAC , AAC Enhanced, AMR NB, MP3 and WMA v9 file format support. For connectivity, there is USB 2.0 HS and Wi-Fi, For messaging, there is MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, POP3, IMAP, Push Email) and Instant Messaging. With physical dimensions of 67.00 x 67.00 x 17.00 mm and weight just 120 grams, Motorola FLIPOUT will be available in White, Fairway Green, Poppy Red, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Licorice and Saffron colors. Priced at Rs.15,299, phone best price may differ slightly. Motorola Charm may also launch with Flipout, but nothing is certain.
Bajaj Auto Ltd, India's biggest two-wheeler manufacturer, is mulling over to launch two new motorcycles, which will be called as Duke 125 and new version of its flagship model, Pulsar in the Indian auto market by 2011. The new Duke 125 sports bike assembled by Austrian bike maker, KTM Power Sports AG with Indian arms, Bajaj Auto. Bajaj Auto gets a 14.5 percent stake in KTM in 2007 to access latest engine technology and increase distribution network in Europe. According to some news reports, the new Duke 125 is believed to be launched fist in Europe in March next year. S. Ravikumar, vice-president for business development of Bajaj Auto said, "There are plans to launch Duke 125, which was showcased at Cologne (Germany) this year. The bike will be first launched in Europe and then it will be brought to India." Both two-wheelers giant agreed for the producing two- engine including 125cc and 250cc utilising with water-colling technology, which enabled to generate more power for the same capacity than the air and oil-cooled technology. Water cooling is a better conductor for warm countries. Ravikumar also said that the company is also planning on a new avatar of Pulsar next year. "This will happen some time next year... in the first quarter of the next fiscal," said Amit Nandi, vice-president, pro-biking segment, Bajaj Auto. Recently, Bajaj Auto introduces new Orange Theme of Bajaj Pulsar 180 in the Indian auto market. "Most of the players are in this segment. It is highly competitive. A lot will depend on the pricing strategy of the company," said Jatin Chawla, an analyst at India Infoline Ltd. "However, this will help the company in strengthening its brand in the country. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see more new bikes in Indian by Bajaj Auto including Bajaj Sonic, Bajaj Blade (scooter), New Bajaj Boxer and more.
Tata Motors is taking a minor price increase on the All New Tata Nano, effective from November 1, 2010, to partially neutralise the steep increase in input costs in the last two years. The average increase is about Rs. 9000/- (ex-showrooms), with prices varying from city to city and model to model. As of now, Tata Motors has announced open sales of the Tata Nano in the states of Kerala (since August 2010) and Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal (since October 2010). The company has tied up with 39 Banks, NBFC, Cooperative and Gramin Banks to offer customers with loans for purchasing the Tata Nano at attractive rates of interest. More such arrangements are in process. As a result of these tie-ups, the Tata Nano can be owned at an EMI of less than Rs. 3000/-. Tata Nano comes in three variants such as Tata Nano Standard, Tata Nano CX and Tata Nano LX. The all variants are available with affordable price tag between Rs 1,15,361 to Rs 1,79,254 (ex-showroom,Delhi). The all Variants of Tata Nano are loaded with impressive features which makes these more classy and comfy. The standard version of Nano is available in three exciting shades and comes loaded with single-tone seats and fold-down rear seat. The second one model is also available with five attractive colours with comfy features like heating and air-conditioning (HVAC), two- tone seats, parcel shelf, booster-assisted brakes, fold-down rear seat with nap rest. The higher version of Nano is fitted with luxurious attributes including fabric seats, central locking, front power windows, body coloured exteriors in three premium colours, fog lamps, electronic trip meter, cup holder in front console, mobile charger point, and rear spoiler. Meanwhile, Tata Motors has recently launched the new Tata Aria in India with amazing price tag of around Rs. 15 lacs.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Honda scooter and motorcycle India, the country's major two-wheeler market leader, is intending to launch the younger sibling of the company best super sport bike, Honda VFR 1200F. The new 2011 Honda CBR 250R bike will take on with world's best 250cc bike Kawasaki Ninja 250R. The new bike will be equipped with advanced features, dynamic behavior and great performance. According to some news sources, it is loaded features with 249.4cc, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4valve water cooled engine. The power plant of new CBR 250R has got a good capabilities to offer superb power output of 26.4 bhp (18.7KW) which peaks at 8500 rpm (Electronically controlled) while produces maximum torque of 22.9Nm at7000 rpm. The fuel efficiency is handled by the company's patented PGM-FI technology that ensure to give smooth and precise fuel efficiency. The new Honda CBR 250R is able to deliver better mileage of around 27 kmpl. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is around 13 litre which is good enough for long rides.The new bike comes with Combined braking system with Anti lock braking system (C-ABS), which is first time fitted with any 250cc bike. The latest technology C-ABS features is know for its effective braking control. CBS with ABS (Anti lock braking system) will possible boom the motorcycle braking department. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will also see the new Honda CBR 150R soon in India. However, the company has not yet officially announced the launch of both CBR models in the Indian auto market.
Press Release : BMW Motorrad starts its sales activities on the Indian motorcycle market with two official importers as of December 2010. With "Deutsche Motoren" in Delhi in the north of India and "Navnit Motors" in Mumbai on the west coast and Bangalore in the southern part of the country, BMW Motorrad is relying on two experienced BMW Group partners. With these three sales outlets the German motorcycle manufacturer is represented in the strategically important regions. Hendrik von Kuenheim, General Director BMW Motorrad: "The BMW Group has already established itself very successfully in India with a local BMW automobile production and a sales network for BMW Group automobiles. Now the market for premium motorcycles is beginning to develop, too. The sales activities now commencing with our two experienced BMW Group partners are of long-term significance to BMW Motorrad. We are confident our motorcycles will swiftly become established in timely preparation for the growing market." As the most innovative manufacturer of large-volume premium motorcycles in the segments enduro, touring, sports touring and sports, BMW Motorrad is opening a new chapter in its successful market strategy by starting sales activities in India. The motorcycles will be produced at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin and supplied to India as CBU (completely built up) units. BMW Motorrad will initially offer the current models of the R and K series as well as the superbike S 1000 RR, i.e. premium vehicles in each of the relevant categories. The BMW motorcycles of the R series such as the legendary enduro bike BMW R 1200 GS enthuse customers with their unique and distinctive boxer engine in particular. The BMW K models are regarded as the benchmark in the segment of large-volume 4-cylinder motorcycles due to their technological innovations and superior engine output. Both series also offer the very finest quality in chassis technology and an exemplary standard of safety with the BMW Motorrad ABS. The S 1000 RR, BMWs first superbike, became the most admired sports bike of its class in the motorcycle season 2010. The following sales partners will represent BMW Motorrad in the Indian Market: Deutsche Motoren Delhi Showroom and workshop address: H-5/B-1 Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate Mathura Road New Delhi 110 044 India Phone.: 91 11 4309 0000 cid:image001.gif@01CB76B2.E6F037F0infoemail@example.com Navnit Motors Mumbai Showroom address: C Wing Waterford Building C. D. Burfiwala Road, Juhu Lane Andheri West Mumbai 400 058 Maharashtra, India Phone: 91 22 66777777 cid:image001.gif@01CB76B2.E6F037F0info@bmw-navnitmotors.in Navnit Motors Bangalore Showroom and workshop address: 4 Konappana Agrahara Begur Hobli, Hosur Road Near Electronic City Bangalore 560 100 Karnataka, India Phone: 91 80 2852 0060 cid:image001.gif@01CB76B2.E6F037F0info@bmw-navnitmotors.in
Thursday, October 28, 2010
TVS Motors, one of the top most motorcycle brands in India, is going to launch the new step-thru moped, TVS Rockz in India by the October end. The TVS Rockz has already been launched in the Indonesia market. After getting good response from the Indonesian market, the company going to establish the new Rockz into the Indian auto market. TVS Motors hopes to get excellent response from the Indian market. The new moped will mainly target the new generation guys, who are getting interest on this kind of step-thru. The already existing model of TVS Rockz comes with 125cc displacement that is generating maximum power of 9.8 bhp. The new TVS Rockz is speculated that the new Rockz will come with advanced features like Music System (IMS), MP3 players and FM Radio. It will also be loaded with security features including Anti theft lock (ATL) and engine kill switch. The new bike will be available with amazing price tag of around Rs. 64.153 (ex-showroom,Delhi). The company is going to expand their step-thru mopeds in the country with the launches wide range of new bikes in India including. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see the new TVS Neo soon in India. However, the officially announced has not yet received from TVS Motors regarding the launch of new Neo in India. On the other hand, TVS Motors is also planning to re-launch new TVS Apache 220 and TVS Scooty streak Hybrid soon in India. Besides, another major auto market leaders are also planning to introduce new bikes in India that includes Suzuki Gladius, Vibgyor shark, Honda VTR, Ktm Duke 125, Bajaj Sonic and more.
Press Release: Close on the heels of three new launches in recent weeks, Hero Honda Motors Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today launched yet another bike leading into the festive season. The newly refreshed Hero Honda Hunk 150cc will include exciting new features which would add to both the ride experience as also muscularity of the product. Hero Honda recently launched the New Super Splendor, Splendor Pro and a Commonwealth Games Limited Edition bike. The introduction of the New Hunk takes the company’s new launches for the festive season to four bikes now. “Hero Honda’s strategy of constantly upgrading its product range has been instrumental in driving our growth. The new Hunk is another step in this direction and the launch will be supported by a 360 degrees marketing programme.” Beyond its exciting appearance, the irresistible Hunk now comes with Analog & Digital Combo Console, Red Hot LED Tail Lamp, Front & Rear Disc Brakes, Tubeless Tyres, Muscular Front Fender and New Style Visor. With all these loaded in, the rider is sure to have an enhanced riding experience. The new Hunk will be supported by a high visibility campaign highlighting “the all-muscle Hunk” to further enhance the macho and muscular image of the bike. In a segment where customers seek styling, performance and added features, the all new Hunk will provide a perfect blend of great features and comfortable ride even in extreme road conditions. The Hunk features an Air Cooled, 4 - Stroke Single Cylinder OHC engine, delivering raw power of 14.2 BHP @ 8500 RPM and a torque of 12.80 N-m even at a low RPM of 6500 with unmatched super acceleration of 0-60 Kmph in flat 5 seconds. The Advanced Tumble Flow Induction Technology (ATFT) engine delivers the best balance of Fuel efficiency and Power and an advanced Microprocessor Ignition System with Multi Mapping Digital CDI enhances quicker throttle response. Priced at Rs 59,990/- (cast/disc/self, ex-showroom Delhi), the New Hunk is being made available at all Hero Honda dealerships across the country. Hero Honda continues to strengthen its growth in the premium segment (150 cc+) with its range of five models now - Hunk, Achiever, CBZ Xtreme, Karizma and ZMR.
Maruti Suzuki Ritz, which had created history by achieving the fastest ever 50,000 sales, added yet another feather in its cap by clocking the fastest ever sales of 100,000 units today in A-2 premium segment. he car which was launched in May 2009 has received an incredible response from the very first day of its launch. At its launch, the Ritz not only created a flutter in the competitive 'A-2 premium' segment, it was immediately hot-listed by the media and industry. Many accolades followed (please see box for details), and the super-car won the Car-of-the-Year in India and abroad, for its path-breaking looks and styling, superior safety features and its ability to balance a dynamic driving experience with a comfortable ride, bold styling and excellent road handling. Ritz delivers superb fuel efficiency of 17.7 kmpl in petrol and 21.1 kmpl in diesel. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales), said, “We are overwhelmed by the terrific response given by our customers to the Maruti Suzuki Ritz. The Ritz was targeted at our discerning customers who, while valuing the traditional Maruti Suzuki attributes of fuel efficiency, reliability and performance, also desired contemporary looks and attitude in the vehicle. The fastest 1 lakh sales mark is customers’ endorsement to all these attributes Ritz stands for.” The Ritz, developed on the successful Maruti Swift platform and positioned at the premium-end of the compact car market, has been specifically designed for India. Maruti Suzuki engineers worked with the Suzuki design team in Japan to co-design the car and carry out India-specific changes such as superior transmission, improved suspension and better ground clearance. The Ritz was also India’s 1st BS IV complaint car to be launched in the passenger car segment. The Ritz is available in two power train options: 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K Series petrol engine with maximum power of 85 PS and the highly successful 1.3-litre, DDiS diesel unit that delivers a maximum power of 75 PS. The Ritz comes with Drive-by-wire technology in both petrol and diesel variants. This along with the 32-bit Engine Management System provides faster signal processing and quick response. “The Ritz reaffirms our commitment to offer world class products to the Indian market. Since a majority of our customers are young who would prefer nothing but the very best in technology and styling, we would continue to feed the market with world class products” added Mr. Pareek. Maruti Suzuki has also started exporting Ritz to Indonesia.
Nokia 5250 is a new offering from Nokia India and is targeted towards budget conscious buyers in India. Nokia 5250 has officially launched in India at
Nokia 5250 is a new offering from Nokia India and is targeted towards budget conscious buyers in India. Nokia 5250 has officially launched in India at a price of Rs.7590 and will be available within a week at various retail stores all across the country. The rumours of its launch and release have been doing rounds for quite some time now. There were news that its specs and photos have been revealed on Ovi Unlimited listing. Though talked about from long time, phone was no where near to release but now it is confirmed that Nokia 5250 will be out this festive season, 2010. This simple touch phone comes with a 2.8-inches HVGA touchscreen with 640x360 pixels resolution and alphanumeric keypad. Budget-friendly Nokia 5250 runs on Symbian 1 operating system and has an array of impressive features but it lacks 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities. The most tempting of all are the multimedia and social networking features of this phone which includes a 2MP camera, music player on the home screen and downloading enabled from Ovi Music Unlimited. In fact, the music lovers may use it expandable memory feature to store as many as 4000 songs in the phone. The 5250 Nokia smartphone also offers FM radio unlike other smartphones which only rely on music players for entertainment. It comes with a free copy of the Guitar Hero 5 Mobile. For social networking as well, Nokia 5250 works in a commendable manner. Right on its home screen, one may find favourite contacts and there itself users may easily access Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites. Logging on to many email accounts viz. Ovi Mail, Gmail and Yahoo, plus IM accounts is also damn easy.The other key features of this device includes a 3.5mm audio jack, 51MB of internal memory storage. It is supported on quad-band GSM/ EDGE network and its GPRS connectivity for data gives access to Ovi Store Unlimited that enables connecting, downloading and using other applications. Nokia 5250 is expected to launch in colours such as Black, Blue, White and Purple.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Press Release: Garware Bestretch Limited, one of the world's leading manufacturers and exporters of Latex and Latex-Free Elastic Rubber Products today announced their maiden business venture into the automotive segment with the launch of Garware Motors Limited. On this occasion, Garware Motors announced their association with Korean giants S and T Motors, who will partner Garware Motors for assembling, marketing and selling ‘Hyosung’ two wheelers and ATVS in the Indian market. S and T Motors are world class technology giants in the South Korean market since 1978. Garware Motors with the help of S and T Motors will set up an assembly plant at Wai in Maharashtra with a capacity to manufacture 8-10 bikes a day. The plant would have a full fledged assembly line, CKD storage facility, test track and a quality centre.‘Hyosung’ will be providing Garware Motors with technical and manpower support right from setting up the assembly plant, assembling the product, sales and marketing as well as after sales service. Garware Motors will introduce motorcycles and cruisers in the untapped 650cc-700cc segment for the first time in India. Garware Motors will aim to provide the Indian consumer with a world-class biking experience in the affordable luxury segment. Speaking on this occasion, Diya Garware Ibanez, Managing Director of Garware Motors, said, “We are glad to be associated with a brand like Hyosung which is known for its stylized powerful bikes at affordable prices. We want to emulate their global success in the Indian market and develop a new segment whose potential is waiting to be unleashed. Hyosung has the experience, technology and product mix required for the Indian market. We plan to leverage each other’s strengths to make a mark in the Indian market. With rising incomes, Indians want more and we believe there will be a good demand for our motorcycles in this untapped segment”. "With India being the second fastest growing auto market and this segment witnessing robust growth over the past decade, joining our complementary forces can help us tap the mushrooming market. Hyosung’s capabilities with extensive global market knowledge and presence of Garware Motors in the Indian market will help us to be more effective.” said Jimmy Park, Chief Operating Officer, S and T Motors. Garware group is not new to the automotive business in India. Established in the year 1933 by noted businessman and industrialist- Mr. B.D. Garware, Garware Motors Ltd imported cars like Jaguars and Lagondas into India which provided luxury transportation to the country’s royalty. Garware Motors Ltd. Remained in existence until the commencement of protectionism in 1955.
An immensely affordable multimedia handset from Nokia is soon going to launch in India in the festive season. Called as Nokia X3 Touch and Type or simply Nokia X3-02 will cost its buyers just Rs.7500. The handset is touchscreen type and comes with a normal alphanumeric keypad with 12 rows. A 2.4” touchscreen in a music-oriented handset is a cool thing. The phone is also sleek and measures just 9.6mm in width. Nokia X3 02 is also light in weight with 78 grams. The specialized features of X3 02 includes handwriting recognition. For music lovers, Nokia X3 02 incorporates a FM radio with RDS and a music player. It’s dedicated music keys ease the operation of the handset while listening to music. There is in-built 5 MP camera in Nokia X3 02 which supports 4x digital zoom. It captures videos quite easily. Ovi Music Unlimited can be accessed in some countries on X3 02 for download of music. The Nokia X3 02 is a 3G handset which sports most advanced connectivity features as Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0 & Bluetooth. It works on quad band GSM network. For data storage, the memory of Nokia X3 02 is expandable to an upper limit of 16GB via a microSD memory card slot. Nokia X3 Touch &Type has a robust battery that offers talk time of 5 hours and can remain in standby mode for upto 17 days. Nokia X3 02 supports all major messaging features and has dedicated keys on keypad for it. Similarly, all the social networking platforms will also be covered on the handset including Facebook and Twitter. T&T is pre-loaded with three chat messengers viz. Windows Live, Yahoo and Gmail. The X series of Nokia has brought may other spectacular Nokia devices earlier as Nokia X2, Nokia X6 and Nokia X9. This mid range phone will follow the suit and it will come in brushed aluminium finish and will be launched in five beautiful colors viz. White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink and Lilac.
Hyosung Motors, Koren based two-wheeler manufacturer, is planning to launch the all new Hyosung bikes including GT 650R and ST7 soon in India. The new motorcycle bread has made by Kinetic motor in India with the Aquila cruiser and Comet 250. Hyosung Motor also tied-up with Garware Bestretch Limited for the launch two new bikes in the Indian auto market. The new Hyosung GT 650R is an sporty bike, while the new ST7 comes under the cruiser category of the country. The GT 650 R is powered by Liquid cooled, DOHC, 8- valve 90° V-twin machine. The power plant of the bike is developing awesome power output of 54.2kw at 9000rpm while produces maximum torque of 60.9 Nm at 7250rpm with its 647cc displacement. It is incorporated with constant mesh 6-speed gears (1-down and 5-up) along with Wet, Multiplate clutch. The new Hyosung GT 650R fitted with 300 mm semi floating double discs at front and the rear also has 230 mm single disc. On the other hand, the new cruiser model of Hyosung, named as Hyosung ST7 is also offering superb output of power and torque. The powertrain of new cruiser bike comes loaded with a 678.2cc, Liquid cooled, DOHC, 8- valve 90° engine. The transmission system of new Hyosung cruiser bike comes with constant mesh 5-speed gears box (1-down, 4up shifting pattern). As per some news reports, the new Hyosung GT 650R and ST7 are expected to be priced at between Rs. 400,000 and 1,000,000 respectively.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Hero Honda Motors Limited, India's biggest two-wheeler market leader, has recently re-launched an improved version of the company existing bike, Hero Honda Achiever in India. The Achiever was launched first in 2005 and than re-entered the market with an upgraded version in since 2007. The Hero Honda Achiever was not suited as per customers expectation and failed to make a very large effect on the Indian buyers. Now the company hopes, the new version of Achiever will come up them expectation and helps to increase sales of the company. The new improved version has been developed with cosmetic and structural changes. The new bike also has improved graphic design along with sticker changes. New Hero Honda Achiever now powered by 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder with ATFT technology machine, which enhances fuel efficiency and excellent performance. The powertrain of the bike is produces top power output of 13.4 Bhp at 8000rpm while generates peak torque of 12.80 Nm at 5000rpm with its 149.1 cc displacement. The new Hero Honda Achiever will be offering better mileage of 55 kmpl in city. The fuel tank capacity of new version is around 12.5 litre along with 2.3 litres in reserve. It is available in both options of kick and self start. The new bike is incorporated with 5 speed transmission type. The front wheelbase fitted with front disc brake, while the rear wheel comes with Durm brake. The new Hero Honda Achiever also equipped with advanced puncture resistant tuff up tube and 5-spoke black alloy wheels. The Black Cast model of new Achiever is priced at Rs. 73700 (ex-showroom, Bangalore), while the Red Cast model is also priced at Rs. 74400 (ex-showroom, Bangalore). The new bike comes with five exciting shades and colours - Magnetic Blue, Candy Blazing Red, Force Metallic Silver, Black Purple, Black Blue. The engine of new Hero Honda Achiever has also been painted with black colour.
Samsung, the second largest mobile handset maker of the world now has plans to launch a high-range Android based smartphone in India. It is the successor of Galaxy S and is called as Samsung Galaxy S2. It is certainly a good smartphone as it is made on similar lines as Galaxy S. Samsung Galaxy S2 is similar to high tech Android mobiles from HTC and Motorola. It is good looking and its first images are enough to seduce lot many buyers. Galaxy S2 has an array of features incorporated in it which will make it the first choice among all other smartphones available in the Indian handset market. Samsung Galaxy S2 has a Super AMOLED display of 4.3” size and gives 1280x720px resolution. The wide and large touchscreen has cool features as accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity and ambient light sensors. It is powered by 2GHz CPU that also comes with 1GB RAM/4GB ROM. There is 32GB of built-in flash memory in the handset which may be expanded to upper limit of 32GB with use of microSD card slot. The multimedia features of Samsung Galaxy S2 are also one to envy such as its 8 MP camera. The 8 MP camera of Galaxy S2 has capability to record videos in full HD. The images captured are sharp and true colours are retained in them when clicked with this awesome camera. Coming on to the connectivity features of Galaxy S2, we witness an array of impressive advanced features such as A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi b/g/n.To plug in the earphones, there is universal 3.5 mm audio jack in this handset. Samsung Galaxy S2 will probably land in India by March of next year. The reliable sources reveal that it will run on latest Android version Android 3.0 and also sport a front-facing camera for video calling. The presence of it will truly realize the potential of 3G capabilities of the phone.
World's auto major, Volkswagen is mulling over to introduce the new second generation model of Volkswagen Touareg soon in India. However, the company has not yet officially announced the launch of new Touareg in India, but as per some auto news sources, the new Volkswagen Touareg is believed to be launched in the Indian auto market in the end of this current calender year or early next year. The second generation Massive SUV comes with more fuel efficiency compared from its already existing model in the country. Volkswagen is allows to import the new version of Volkswagen Touareg with the options of V6 petrol, V8 petrol and the V8 diesel engine. Right now, has not been made clear that which model will come first in the auto market. The company currently selling a large numbers of popular cars in India that includes Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Phaeton, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Vento and Volkswagen Passat. All the model of the company are getting wonderful attention from the Indian buyers. The new version of Volkswagen Touareg might be launched with advanced attributes to make it more classy and comfy. On the other hand, Volkswagen is also intending to introduce the Touareg SUV in Hybrid version in the International auto markets. The existing model of Volkswagen Touareg is priced at Rs. Rs 51,85,000 - Rs 51,85,000 (ex-showroom,Delhi), while the new version will be more costlier then the old horse. The company presently is getting huge demand of newly entrant Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen Vento from the Indian buyers. The Polo was launched in previous year with attractive price tag between Rs 4,34,000 - Rs 6,70,000 (ex-showroom,Delhi). Apart from that launch, Indian car lovers will get new cars in India that includes Skoda Yeti, Volvo XC60, Maruti Kizashi, Toyota Etios, Hyundai Avante, Maruti Cervo, BMW X1, Chevrolet Volt and more.
Monday, October 25, 2010
India Yamaha Motors, the country's leading two-wheeler manufacturer, is all set to launch the new long awaited, Yamaha YZF R125 in India. The new bike is in headlines from the few months ago in the auto market, but now ready to hit the Indian market. As per some auto website reports, the new Yamaha YZF R125 is expected to be launched in Diwali. At present, Yamaha Motor has strong line-up of most popular premium motorcycles including Yamaha FZ, Yamaha Fazer, Yamaha Fz16, Yamaha Fzs, Yamaha Yzf R1, Yamaha Ss 125 and Yamaha G5. The new YZF R125 will take place between Yamaha Fazer and Yamaha YZF R1. The company has also launched Yamaha YZF R125 in overseas market. After getting huge success of R125 in overseas two-wheeler markets, the company looking forward to introduce in the Indian auto market. The new bike might be launched with a 124.6cc, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC machine. The powertrain of the bike has got a good capabilities to produce maximum power output of 14.5 Bhp at 9000 rpm while develops maximum torque of 12.2 Nm at 8000 rpm. It looks very sports and charming, which may attract more new bike lovers, who wants to get this kind of bikes. The new bike also comes with Alloy wheels and electric start option, which are presently fitting in all premium bikes to make it more stylish and comfy. However, the company has not yet disclosed the pricing details of new Yamaha YZF R125 in India, but as per some news reports, the new bike is expected to be available with amazing price tag around Rs.90,000 (ex-showroom,Delhi). Apart from that launch, India Yamaha Motors is also targeting to expand their two-wheeler market by the introducing wide range of new vehicles like Yamaha Bws (premium scooter), Yamaha Nouvo, etc.
Spice View D mobile handset is first 3D display handset launched in India at an extremely affordable price of Rs. 4,299.Domestic handset-maker “Spice Mobility” proudly announced its launch as View D is a unique mobile handset and its features and USP makes it stand out of the crowd. It has been made for the users who wish to use smart mobile phones with latest technology and cool features. Interestingly, without using 3D glasses, one may view images and videos on this phone in 3 dimensions and this kind of experience is going to be unique for every mobile user of the nation. Plus, one may get the unique experience with utmost ease. The company has estimated that 20,000-30,000 View D mobiles would sell in a month. In a price-conscious country like ours, this is a huge task to accomplish but View D being an innovative mobile handset will hopefully meet the expectations of people and the sellers both. The handset will be exclusively available all across 750 Hot Spot Spice retail stores in India. According to figures from IDC, more than 38.63 million mobile handsets were sold in India during second quarter of 2010. This gives a clear idea of the demand of affordable mobile handsets in the country. Coming on to the specifications of the Spice View D handset, first is its 2.4-inch auto-stereoscopic 3D display which can toggle to 2D screen. The phone is also equipped with 2 megapixel camera, dual stereo speakers, MP3 player, FM Radio, stereo Bluetooth and 16GB expandable memory. Its ‘remote wipe’ feature in View D helps you manage the data on phone remotely if the phone is lost or stolen. The highlighted features of Spice View D are as mentioned below. · Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) · 3D Phone · Auto-Stereoscopic Display · Remote Wipe · 2 MP Camera Spice View D is dual SIM GSM phone with unlimited phone book memory and may also be used as a modem. Spice View D has all the potential to capture the market. Looking at the popularity and demand for 3D experience, Spice planned to tap this growing fervor for 3D and the result was making and launch of Spice View D. It is the result of innovation and in ever flooded Indian mobile market a unique model called as Spice View D will make waves.
After a long hiatus of 8 months, this one has finally made to retail stores in India. We are talking of Motorola’s Quench XT3 touchscreen phone. Motorola has launched this Android based handset, Quench XT3 in India at a price tag of Rs. 12,500. Its price may however range somewhere between Rs. 12000 to 14000. The phone has a large touchscreen measuring 3.2” (HVGA), showing 480×320 px resolution and comes packed with cool features as a 3 Mega Pixel Camera, microSD card support, 3.5mm standard audio jack and advanced connectivity options as 3G , Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.The camera of the phone sports features as digital zoom, fixed focus and LED flash. Motorola Quench runs on Android 1.6 which is not the latest Android version and thus may be considered as a downside feature of this mobile. Its lower price compensates for this and more so, its android platform makes this handset sought for as it offers an array of applications in entertainment, social networking and web browsing segments. There are unlimited messaging and e-mailing options on phone such as MMS, SMS, Email, G Mail. Internet e-mail protocols viz. POP3/ IMAP are permissible on Quench. This touch tablet weighing just 114g makes use of Full HTMLWebkit for browsing. Its battery is of 1270mAh tipped at 500 minutes of talk time and the phone makes use of both WCDMA 900/1900/2100 MHz and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz network. For faster connectivity, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8), EDGE Class 12 are there on the phone. There is A GPS feature in the phone and its memory is expandable to up to 32GB. The highlighted specifications of Motorola Quench XT3: * 3.2” HVGA, 262k touchscreen * Android 1.6 OS with Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz Processor * A GPS * 3MP Camera with LED Flash * 32GB microSD card * WCDMA & GSM network support * Wi Fi * Bluetooth * HTML Browser Moto Quench was first seen at the Mobile World Congress sometime back in February 2010. This mid range phone is now on the verge of sale and boasts of audio players that run music in AAC, AAC+, AMR NB, MIDI, MP3, WAV formats and capture, play and stream videos in H.263, H.264, MPEG4 formats respectively. Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz Processor along with 512MB ROM and 256MB of RAM powers the Motorola Quench.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Suzuki Motorcycle, Indian biggest two-wheeler manufacturer, is mulling over to launch the new 150cc bike in India. After the successful launch of the new Suzuki Slingshot 125cc in the Indian auto market, the company is making mind to add new premium bike in India with new dynamic features. However, the company officially has not yet informed regarding the launch of new 150cc bike, but as per some news reports, expecting the launch of Suzuki's new 150cc bike in the auto market. At present, Suzuki Motorcycle has strong line up of popular of motorcycles which are getting excellent response from the Indian buyers like Suzuki GS150R, Slingshot, Zeus and Heat. The company is the most popular superbike manufacturer brand and selling their heavyweight super bikes like Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki Gsxr, Suzuki Bandit across the country. Suzuki Motorcycles is going to make a strong line of 150cc (premium) bikes in the country. The new bike is expected to be loaded with the same power engine, which the company already bought in GS150R. The Suzuki GS150R are currently getting overwhelming attention from the auto market. The bike lovers hopes that the new 150cc bike is believed to be performed well. It might be designed with advanced features. Suzuki Motorcycles will target bike lovers, who are really interested the buy a this kind of new bikes in India. It might get tough competition with Bajaj Pulsar, Hero Honda CBZ Extreme, Yamaha FZ, Honda CB Dazzler, TVS Apache RTR 160, and more. The new bike is expected to be available with more costlier than the already existing GS150R. On the other hand, The company also planning to increase their wide range of new vehicles across the all category and getting ready to hit its new vehicles in the auto market including Suzuki Skydrive, Suzuki Gladius, etc.
Launched with a special offer from Tata Indicom, Fly CG588 is the latest festive season gift for buyers seeking dual SIM phones. This immensely affordable dual SIM mobile handset from Fly, new “Fly CG588” is offered with a special offer scheme in India. This candy bar phone also offers fast and easy social networking apps. The Fly CG588 has a 5.8 cm, TFT display with 262K colors and its screen resolution is 320×240 pixels. Priced at Rs. 4795, Fly CG588 is supported on both CDMA & GSM networks. This black colored mobile handset comes with a full QWERTY keypad. Its physical dimensions stands at 96.7×53.6×14mm and it is also light in weight as it just weighs 95g. This feature makes it very easy to carry around. It houses a built-in FM Radio, and a music player that plays music of choice in various formats. There is universal 3.5 mm audio jack in the phone. The in built 1.3 Megapixel camera of the phone has video recording feature. For connectivity purpose, there is a Bluetooth and USB in the phone. The memory of the phone is sufficient to store 500 phonebook entries with Photo Caller ID and furthermore expandable to as much as 4GB. The handset memory can also save 300 SMS and supports Java Games. Fly CG588 incorporates cool social networking applications as Nimbuzz multi-chat messenger and Snaptu for quick web access. There is a dedicated camera key and dedicated volume key onsides of the handset. Other inherent stuff in the phone is e-book recorder, USB modem and MP3 ringtones. The standard 1500 mAH Li-ion battery delivers talktime of 5 hours on CDMA network and 8 hours on CDMA network. The stand by time is 300 hours on Fly CG588. Tata Indicom users will benefit with new Fly CG588 users as Rs.104 recharge for the first time is free with the phone. Also, 1GB data can be used for free along with 250 SMS’s worth Rs.1500 with Fly CG588.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country`s largest passenger car exporter and the second largest automobile manufacturer, in order to extend the advantage of its excellent services and free check-up to a larger number of customers, has recently launched its 9th nationwide Free Car Care Clinic. The Clinic to be held from 22 – 31 October, 2010 will be conducted at 429 Hyundai dealer workshops across the country. The customers will also be able to avail this free check-up service at 30 Hyundai Authorized Service Centers (HASC) across India. The Free Car Care Clinic will offer a comprehensive 80 point check-up and a thorough examination of the engine, transmission, electrical system, under-body, AC, exterior, etc. The privileged Hyundai customers can also avail free car top wash and special discounts on oil and consumables and other value added services. In addition, Hyundai is offering an attractive discount of 10 per cent on spare parts and selected accessories as well as a 20 per cent discount on labor charges and Extended Warranty. The event sponsor M/s Shell is also offering scratch card scheme wherein customers can get up to 20 percent discount on Oil and Consumables. To honor and reward the customers attending the camp, daily attractive gifts and exciting prizes are being offered during the entire period. These include ten Free Extended Warranties every day for the entire duration of the camp which will be held for 10 days making it a total of 100 extended warranties. Prizes will be given in each of the 8 regions and the winner will receive a 32 inch LCD TV while the first runner up will get Digital Camera and the second runner up, a DVD player. In addition to this, one lucky customer will get a Bumper prize of a 32 inch LCD TV with DVD player. Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Arvind Saxena, Director - Marketing and Sales, HMIL said, "At Hyundai, we have always offered the best value to our esteemed customers and served them in the best possible way. Free Car Care Clinic has become a stand out service initiative as we try to provide this value-added service to more and more customers. We have received overwhelming response from the previous camps, and I am sure that for the 9th camp, our patrons will continue to benefit from this service, organized specially for them.”
Friday, October 22, 2010
Honda motorcycle and scooter India Limited, one of the biggest two-wheeler market leader, is mulling over to launch an smallest version of the company most popular super motorcycle brand, Honda CBR. The new version will be known as Honda CBR 150R. According to some news reports, the new CBR 150R is expected to be launched by this festival season along with their elder sibling, Honda CBR 250R in the Indiana auto market. Honda has also introduces the CBR 150R in Thailand. After getting huge success in Thailand, the company looking forward to launch in India. However, HMSI has not yet announced the launch date and price of the new CBR 150R in the country. But it is speculated that the new Honda CBR 150 R might be powered with a 149.4cc, 4-stroke, Single cylinder, 4 valve, DOHC machine which can expect to awesome power output of 18.5Bhp at 10500 rpm and peak torque of 16 Nm at 8500rpm. The front look of CBR 150R seems like Honda VFR1200F. Honda CBR 150R equipped with features a 276 mm disc with Telescopic forks shock absorber at the front and 220 mm disc Mono shock suspension at the rear. The transmission system of the bike come with 6 speed along with Wet Multiple Disk clutch. It is believed to be priced around Rs. 1 lakh. The new bike might get tough competition with the same 150cc power engine like Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme, Honda CB Dazzler, Yamaha FZ and more. While, as per the price point will take on with Yamaha R15 and Hero Honda Karizma ZMR.
International mobile brand Garmin-Asus had launched its super navigation smartphone “Nuvifone A10” in India. The phone can be fetched at a price of Rs.18,990 in all the big cities of the country initially viz. Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Banglore. The Android 2.1 OS powered A10 is a touchscreen smartphone equipped with 3.2” wide touch display that displays 256K colours at a resolution of 320X480 pixels. The operating system is upgradable to Android 2.2 at user’s discretion. The phone has been designed keeping in mind the needs of professionals who are on frequent tours and travel extensively. Thus, Nuvifone A10 has features to suit their needs. The most highlighted feature is its voice-guided navigation feature. In fact, smartphone has to offer both in-car and professional pedestrian navigation features. For people who are passionate about photography, it is also pre-armed with a 5 megapixel camera. The phone facilitates its users with a unique feature like geotagging which enables them to navigate to a place which has been geotagged by simply clicking on it. The inclusion of these makes it the first most powerful android based Navigation smartphone of India. Is it not superb, a healthy photography-navigation feature mix? For frequent travelers, phone has also been equipped with 4GB of in-built storage which is further expandable to an upper limit of 32 GB. There is 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM in the handset. For data connectivity and browsing on Asus-Garmin Nuvifone A10, there is HTML browser and it is also GPRS/EDGE enabled. It is also a 3G handset in HSDPA configuration. There is Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB for local data transfer. There are SMS, MMS, E mail and Push E mail features for messaging and keeping in touch with friends and family. It is also incorporated with some cool features for its esteemed users that enable them to know flight status, connected services like Ciao, currency convertor and weather updates. A10 comes with a 1500mAh battery which ensures a good battery backup and ample talktime to its users.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Honda Motorcycle and scooter India is mulling over to launch the new bike in India, which will be younger brother of the company most popular super sports motorcycle, Honda CBR 1000RR. The new bike will be known as Honda CBR 250R in the Indian auto market, which might be launched by this festival season. However, the company has not yet confirmed the launch of new CBR 250R in the country. It is expected to be priced around Rs. 1.5 lacs. The whole bike seems awesome and it is speculated that the design of this bike is inspired from Honda VRF 1200F. The Honda CBR 250R would be powered with a Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, Dual Overhead Camshaft 90° V-twin cylinder gasoline machine that can be produces maximum output of 45 PS power at 14,500 rpm while delivers peak torque of 2.5 kg-m at 10,500 rpm with its 250cc displacement. Some of the other features which is the same Honda's PGM-FI technology with 296 mm single Hydraulic disc at the front and 220 mm disc along with momo shock hydraulic suspension at the rear. The new bike comes with alloy wheelers and electric start option. It is also comes with 5 speed manual gears with Multi wet plate clutch. The new Honda CBR 250R has got a good capabilities to offer better fuel efficiency of around 40 kmpl. The fuel tank capacity of this bike is around 18litres and 3.5litres in reserve. The based model of Honda CBR series offering extremely well performance across the various auto markets and getting wonderful response. The new version of CBR series will help to increase popularity in the country. The new bike also features digital speedometer which is matched with the massive motorcycle, VFR 1200F. The exact detail of the colors of the new Honda CBR 250R is not available. It is expected that the the company will launch the new CBR 250R with some new eye-catching and attractive shades and colours.