Nokia 114 with Urdu language support launched for Rs. 2,579

IT Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday launched the Nokia 114 phone, featuring support for Urdu language. The Nokia 114 also features dual-SIM support, 32 GB expndable memory and VGA rear camera.

Nokia 114 with Urdu language support launched for Rs. 2,579

Nokia 114 with Urdu language support launched for Rs. 2,579

Nokia India has launched its Nokia 114 phone with Urdu language support. The handset offers dual-SIM support and is priced at Rs. 2,579.

The Nokia 114 comes with Easy swap technology that allows you to change SIM’s without switching off your mobile phone. It features a 1.8-inch QVGA colour LCD display, a 0.3MP rear camera and 32GB expandable storage via microSD card slot.

Nokia has preloaded the handset with popular apps like Facebook and Twitter. The phone supports Bluetooth for connectivity. Users can also download games and utility applications on this handset through the Nokia Store.

The Nokia 114 comes with a 1020mAh battery that is rated to deliver over 10 hours talk time and nearly a month’s standby. It also features cloud-accelerated Nokia Xpress browser that allows users to consumer up to 85 percent less data by compressing websites in cloud.

The handset was presented by film-maker Muzaffar Ali by Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal in the present of Nokia India managing director P. Balaji at an event in New Delhi.

IT Minister Kapil Sibal stated at the launch, “India today has one of the largest Urdu speaking populations in the world – over 15 crore. The proliferation of the language is deep-rooted in our culture. We would like to connect this language to Internet and mobile telephony like English.”

Commenting on the launch, P.Balaji, Managing Director, Nokia India, said, “Given the regional diversity of our country, ability to communicate in the regional language has come across as a key expectation amongst our consumers. We were the first mobile company to support content and user interface in 11 Indian languages in India. Introducing Urdu keymat in Nokia 114 is another such initiative to reach out to our consumer across the country.”

Nokia is the first company to offer regional content in 11 Indian languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Kannada and now Urdu via its in-house application Akshar in the Asha touch range of affordable smartphones.

Flatparty: A new social networking website launched in India

In addition to basic social networking features, Flatparty offers new features such as blogging and event management.

Flatparty: A new social networking website launched in India

Flatparty: A new social networking website launched in India

The social-networking segment is continuously getting crowded despite being dominated by the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The latest entrant to this space is Flatparty. Launched by Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor at an event in New Delhi last week, the new social networking website aims to connect users with their family and friends as well as targets the businesses.

In addition to basic social networking features such as multimedia sharing, Flatparty has a range of new features such as ability to send text message, manage events, organise meetings and conferences, track attendance of participants, groups.

The network also has blog, polls, forum, videos and music sections. The wide range of features are aimed at providing a platform to the general public, politicians, opinion leaders, etc. to connect their target public/ groups through this social networking site. You can sign up for Flatparty.com from here.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor inaugurated the site with Anto Toms, CEO, Flatparty_ Inc

Responding to a question on issues related to online privacy, Anto Toms, CEO Flatparty, said the data of users on the social network is highly secure. He also said that Flatparty is only available for users above 13 years old.

Anto Toms, CEO, Flatparty_ Inc. during his Live demonstration of flatparty.com

According to Mr. Anto Toms, the company will soon roll out mobile version of Flatparty. There are also plans to incorporate ads on the network in the near future.

“Flatparty is set to provide distinctive user experience and achieve leadership through innovative platform features, powered by superior technology, based on world-class research and development,” said Anto Toms while giving a presentation on the new network.

“With our new social networking platform, we leverage latest technology to connect and bring people closer and associate like-minded people in their areas of interests,” he added.

Dual-SIM HTC One available online for Rs 46,495

Dual-SIM HTC One available online for Rs 46,495

New Delhi: While the dual-SIM version of the HTC One is still listed as “Coming Soon on the HTC India website, the phone has made its way to an online store. The dual-SIM HTC One is available on the e-commerce site Flipkart.com for Rs 46,495. Flipkart says, the dual-SIM HTC One, which is available in silver colour, will be delivered in 9-10 business days.

The dual-SIM version of the HTC One is similar to the original model. But unlike the original model, the dual SIM version has a microSD card slot to expand its memory. It supports a microSD card up to 64GB.

The phone has a 4.7-inch full HD display. The phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM. It is packed with a 2300 mAh battery.

Key Features of HTC One (Dual SIM)

– Dual SIM:

SIM1:- Up to HSPA (900/2100 MHz) and up to EVDO REV. B (800 MHz)

SIM2:- Up to EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz)

– UltraPixel Primary Camera

– 4.6-inch Full HD Capacitive Touchscreen

– Full HD Recording

– Android Jelly Bean OS

– Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB

– HTC UltraPixel Camera

– 2.1 MP Secondary Camera

– 1.7 GHz quad-core Processor