Ads 468x60px

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Micromax is on a roll with Android Smartphones these days. Their latest offering is the A75 Superfone lite.

This is Micromax's first phone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Micromax A70 was a Froyo running phone which was promised a Gingerbread update about six months ago is still making us wait. The A75 is basically the update to the A70. The phone is billed as being in the Superfone series but it lacks the dual core processor that the A85 possesses.

The basis specs are a 650 mhz processor, a 3.7 inch Capacitive touchscreen with 320x480 pixels resolution, 3g, WIFI, Bluetooth 3.0, a 3 MegaPixel camera with LED flash. For juice it relies on a 1300 MAH battery.

PRICE: This one will cost you Rs. 8990.

MY TAKE on this phone is that despite some positives like Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the huge 3.7 inch screen, it has noticeable cons like the slow 650 mhz processor and insufficient 1300 MAH battery.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Finally after the launch of the tablet on october 5th, the super cheap Aakash is now available for purchase. The one available right now is the student version of Aakash. The other commercial version dubbed Aakash 2 or Ubislate will be available in late january.

You can prebook the aakash 2 tablet on their site If you want the current version you can order on the site they will deliver it to you within a week's time. They have also stated that consumers will have to pay Cash On Delivery.

These are the main differences between the Aakash 1 and Aakash 2:-

SCREEN: Aakash 1- 7 inch resistive screen, aakash 2- capacitive screen.

PROCESSOR: Aakash 1- 366 Mhz. Aakash 2- 700 Mhz A8 processor.

OPERATING SYSTEM: Aakash 1- Android 2.2 Froyo. Aakash 2- Android 2.3 Gingerbread

CONNECTIVITY: Aakash 1- WIFI. Aakash 2- Wifi, Gprs and SIM card phone functionality.

BATTERY: Aakash 1- 2100 Mah. Aakash 2- 3200 Mah

PRICE: Aakash 1- Rs. 2500. Aakash 2- Rs.2999

If you want this dirty cheap tablet, I would suggest waiting till Late January but if you cant wait, Aakash 1 can be at your doorstep in a week.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Nokia has ruled the smartphone world for a long time with their Symbian OS. Its almost hard to imagine a Nokia phone with a different OS.

Symbian may be the most buggy and lagging OS ever but their monopoly on the smartphone market and affordable prices allowed them to rule for so long. Now with other operating systems coming up and iOS and Android dominating the market a change was due. Enter Nokia Lumia 800.

This is Nokia's first foray into the Windows phone market. The Lumia 800 features a 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive display with 480x800 pixels resolution.

In the Memory department it has 16 gb internal memory, 512 mb RAM and no card slot for memory expansion.

It has an 8 mp autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and LED flash. The camera can record 720p videos at 30 frames per second. It does not have a front camera.

It features a 1.4 Ghz Scorpion processor with Adreno 205 GPU. It runs the Windows Phone Mango 7.5.

It runs on a 1450 Mah battery. It has GPS with AGPS but does not support java. Connectivity-wise it has Wi-fi, bluetooth, 3g with 14 mbps speed and USB. It only supports a micro Sim.

PRICE: The approximate price of the Nokia Lumia 800 is Rs. 28,000. It launches in india on 12th December.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


After downloading software or games from sites other than the messy OVI store, its a common problem for a certificate error to show up.

These errors actually show up when you try to install the software and may read 'Constrained by Certificate, contact Supplier' or 'Certificate error'. However these errors can be solved by an easy but long process. Here is a quick guide on how to solve the certificate error:

STEP 1: Goto and register. Its free. They will ask for your email and IMEI number. Dial *#06# to know your IMEI number.

STEP 2: After registration they will send you an email within 12 hours. Dont forget to check your inbox AND your spam folder.

STEP 3: After you recieve the email from them goto their site again and login. You will see that there will be two files waiting for you, CER and KEY. They will be about 5 kb in size. Download both of them.

STEP 4: Download this software called the Free signer. You can download it easily based on your symbian version.

STEP 5: Install Free Signer and in settings give the path of the certificate and Key that you have download.

STEP 6: Now select "Add task" from Free Signer and select the software which shows certificate error. After that select "Sign Sis" from the options.

After the process a new file with "signed" written in the end of it will be created, you are now free to install that file.!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Micromax has been dipping its feet in the smartphone market as of late with several android phones. The first was the low end A60 which is available at only Rs. 4280. The second midrange device was the A70 which sells for Rs. 7400. Both of these phones were fairly profitable to Micromax.

But now Micromax has taken a huge leap right into the premium smartphone market with the A85. The phone is being billed as a superfone. Lets see what it has to offer specs-wise:-

SCREEN: 3.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with multitouch support and 480 by 800 pixels resolution

AUDIO JACK: standard 3.5 mm jack

MEMORY: 8 GB internal memory which is expandable upto 32 GB, 512 MB RAM


OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 2.2 Froyo

CAMERA: 5 Megapixel Autofocus camera with HD video recording and secondary VGA camera for video talking

1 Ghz dual core processor


Additional features include an FM radio, AGPS, an HTML browser with Flash and an office document viewer.
The Superfone also has Gesture control which means you can use your phone just by waving a hand across it and not having to actually touch it. You can control most of the phone's features by gesture control.
The Spotlight however is on its dual core 1 Ghz processor. This is the cheapest dual core phone available in the Indian market priced at Rs. 19,500. The Samsung Galaxy R is the closest dual core phone to the price with a price tag of 22,900.
This is a good effort by Micromax and the phone is definitely worth buying. What do you think of this phone ? Let me know in the comments below.