Smartphones are really a clever lot. They
multitask, pack in many features, and look sleek.
See our inexpensive picks—under Rs 10,000.
Want agood-looking phone that is
great to surf the net? T ry the Nokia
C-300. The phone is loaded with
OVI software to let you set up and
check email,or chatfrom the device
itself. Social networking fans can
view, post, comment, or update
their status directly from the home
screen. Smart! Rs 7,249.
The Ki2i2isadual SIM phone
with 33.2 inch touch screen, and
is equipped with many attractive
features. It comes loaded with
data, fax, and email support, a WAP
browser, and PC con nectivity. It
is embedded with social media
applications like Facebook, MSN etc.
so you can stay connected. Rs 4,999.
phone has some confidential details, then secure them with MobiSecret, a security
software that protects your mobile phone data. The application allows you to auto hide your SMS,
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If you’re hooked to the Internet, the LAVA A9 isforyou. With
high speed web access facility, MP3 and MP4 media players, and
Java embedded games, it obliterates the need for a computer. It
also comes loaded with applications such as Nimbuzz and Opera
Mini to further smoothen your Internet experience. A dual SIM
facility, a 3.2 megapixel camera, a 2.4 inch TFT display, WAP and
GPRS connectivity, and backup for contacts are some other
great features of the phone. Rss,999.
MVLG81 is good valuefor
money. It’s Java enabled,
has G PRS co nnectivity,
and an in-built Opera Mini
browserforthe net. Plus,
it offers instant messaging
features, an extendable
memo ry, PC sync, modem
functions, a QWERTY
keypad, Push Mail, dual SIM,
audio functionality (with
an in-built MP 4 player) and
more. All th is makes the
phone very handy. It also has
good screen clarity and a
decent optical track pad for
more efficiency. Rs4,soo.
Wildfire, an Android
phone, is one smart
cookie. Besides a 3.2 inch
touch screen, a
5 megapixel camera with
an auto-focus LED flash,
and a media player with
expandable memory, the
phone has a Proximity
Sensor, a Digital Compass,
a Light Sensor, an optical
joystick, support for email,
Wi-Fi, and an HTML web
browser. Rs 16,590.
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