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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Almost New Asus P320 is up for Sale!!


This is an Asus P320 - I received this as a gift a week back, but didn't find much use of a Windows Mobile device. Hence, didn't use it even a single day!! Max use must have been about 3-4hrs.

Even the back camera cover is not removed and there is not even a single scratch on the entire phone.


The phone comes in it's original box (packed Aug 2009 - important coz there are many old stuff floating in ebay). MRP as listed on the box is Rs. 12900.
The phone comes with the following :

  • Asus P320 handset (BLACK)
  • Stereo Handsfree headset (with volume control)
  • Data Cable
  • Charger
  • Extra Stylus (so you'll have 2 stylus - one on phone and one extra)
  • Soft Pouch (Black Asus)
  • P320 Manual
  • 2 original Asus Software CDs
  • 1 external GPS antenna connector
  • Asus VIP card (I found this inside the box)
This is loaded with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional by Asus. I have installed the following Resco products (More info at http://www.resco.net/products/ ) Almost USD 75 worth of software for free!!!
  • Resco Contact Manager - Manages your contacts, calls & SMS (Also has a cool Facebook Integration feature)
  • Resco File Explorer - File Manager with powered functionality (FTP, Network,...)
  • Resco Keyboard Pro - Extended keyboard, Calculator, macro definer
  • Resco Backup - The most comprehensive backup solution for your PDA.
The Asus P320 Features
  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Size 99 x 55 x 13 mm
  • Weight 105 g
  • Display TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors
  • Screen Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.6 inches
  • Sound Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, Midi ringtones
  • Speakerphone Yes
  • Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
  • Call records Practically unlimited
  • Internal 64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM
  • Card slot microSD (TransFlash), microSDHC
  • Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB Yes, v2.0
  • Camera 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, autofocus
  • Video Yes
  • Features OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • CPU TI OMAP 850 200 MHz processor
  • Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push E-Mail,
  • MSN Browser HTTP / WAP 2.0
  • Games Yes
  • GPS Yes
  • Java Yes -
  • MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/OGG/AMR player
  • WMV/MP4 player
  • Organizer
  • World Clock
  • Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer)
  • File Manager
  • Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1100 mAh
You can contact me on my e-mail for further doubts / clarifications.

The asking price is Rs. 9800 + 350 (shipping). Shipping is waived off if inside Bangalore. P.S: I can only ship this phone inside India currently. Do let me know your BEST OFFER!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 to be available on Vodafone next month


The next avatar of the Sony Ericsson Xperia family named as Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 will be available on the Vodafone network in early November. Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is basically designed for those of you who need to be connected always as it brings together great personal and business experiences into a single easy-to-use mobile gadget.

It comes preloaded with what are known as Xperia panels. You can also download an additional 16 more panels. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 has an improved touch interface unlike the HTC Touch Flo 3D. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 also sports an all new 3D signature panel from which users can benefit to have flexible desktop panels which can be specifically designed to categorise business, fun and communication stuff.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 has a full QWERTY keyboard which immensely helps in messaging. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is powered on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform. This lets you to use the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 like your computer at home. You can easily view and edit Microsoft Office Mobile documents including the latest 2007 formats like .docx, .xlsx and .pptx quickly on your mobile.

The Xperia X2 has an impressive 3.2" high resolution touch screen which has a DVD quality display. Also you have a 8.1 megapixel camera at your disposal to capture fantastic photos and also you can instantly share them online with your friends and family.

If you can't wait until November - do check out Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Deals.

Fresh Car Designs from the Tokyo Auto Show


Here are some really fascinating fresh car designs from the just concluded Tokyo Auto Show. They are so breathtaking that it'll make you wonder what we can expect in the near future.

First off is the Skydeck's seats that are exclusively constructed from wood and mesh to make passengers feel cool as they drive.

Honda did bring the Skydeck to the show which was a rather futuristic looking six-seat hybrid vehicle.

Also we had the Honda's EV-N which was a tiny retro-looking electric vehicle that has an inbuilt power-producing solar panel on its roof. This vehicle also has a place to store your Honda U3-X scooter in it!!



Yamaha also had a new concept electric scooter called the EC-1. It is part of Yamaha's strategy to move beyond its core market of motorcycle with fun and personal vehicles.



Daihatsu also showed off its concept called "Deca Deca". The van's big cabin has
doors that open up to an amazing 135 degrees and a center pillar-less body.

Finally Nokia launches the much awaited N97 mini


Yes - the wait and the endless rumors seem to be true after all. As Nokia launched the much awaited N97 mini over this weekend in London. The N97 Mini looks almost the same as the big brother N97 in design. The N97 Mini comes with an impressive 3.2 inch touch screen along with a full QWERTY keyboard which slides open as the N97, an internal 8GB of storage on board and all this on a 14.2 mm thickness. Now that's cool isn't it?

The just launched Ovi Maps 3.0 is going to be an important part of the all new Nokia N97 mini. Ovi Maps 3.0 will support street level / satellite level as well as terrain level maps in both 2D and 3D formats for the users - now that's going to challenge the Google maps offering on the Android platform. Ovi Maps will also allow users to search for their favorite pizza joints or coffee bars and also search for address from the comfort of their N97 Mini. The integrated A-GPS along with compass seems to be a nice add-on which is surely going to be useful.

Nokia claims that the N97 mini can last upto 12 days of standby time and also upto 28 hours music playback when it is put in offline mode. The N97 mini comes with a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens 5-megapixel camera which sports a dual LED flash and also video light.

So, how do you get one of these? Well, it's very simple - just check out the latest and best Nokia N97 Mini Deals and also pre-order one!! The Nokia N97 mini is currently listed at a street price of £429.00 for Preorder which includes VAT and free shipping.

Do check out the promo video from Nokia and also a video comparative between the N97 and the N97 Mini below.

Friday, October 09, 2009

The all new Sony Ericsson Satio and Aino is on it's way - Releasing next week!!


Looks like the all new and one of the best Sony Ericsson's mobile phones' aptly named as Satio is gonna be released in the coming week(s) finally. This phone is very much widely watched as its design embodies one of the best Swedish and Japanese design engineers got to offer.

The dates have been confirmed as for Satio to start selling from 16th October, while Aino is slated much earlier from 14 October and finally Yari should be available in stores near you in another week from then.

The Satio is a very uber cool phone that sports an impressive 12-megapixel camera and also allows the user to download loads and loads of cool applications online. Aino will offer really cool high audio quality sound and also ability to play Hi-Def video. It will also allow the user to easily integrate Anio to the popular Sony's PlayStation 3 console. Finally, the Yari is going to be a glorified and very advanced gaming mobile.

There are lots of rumors that the Sony Ericsson's Satio launch was apparently delayed by a few weeks, due to the engineers working on a major upgrade for the phone's software in order to fix most of its drawbacks.

According to rumors circulating in the United Kingdom, the marketing of the Sony Ericsson Satio has been delayed for several weeks, to proceed with an upgrade to the software necessary to eliminate some drawbacks. Most of you folks may not be aware that the Satio prototype was released way back in February with the code name Idou.

You can find really awesome Sony Ericsson Satio Deals at Omio and also check out some cool offers too.

Watch this cool video on Satio.

How to easily download Entire / Complete Photo Albums from FaceBook


A few days back, we had been on a trip down country side with my friends. We were about 10 of us and carried 6-7 cameras. As one can expect - after returning from the trip we had 6 different sets of photos - some snaps were good in some camera's, so I had to download each of the albums to store it on my Hard Disk for personal memoirs. But how do I do it?

Well - I started hunting for an app that could help me download entire albums off FaceBook easily. Then I found a very cool free Firefox plug-in called as FreePAD - short for Facebook Photo Album Downloader!! It allows you to easily download entire albums of photos of friends off the internet easily.

P.S: This will work only in Firefox - so you need Firefox to be installed first.

  • Download the FacePAD Firefox extension directly from here. You may get a message block from Firefox - right click and allow that.
  • Once you have installed - You will need to re-start Firefox to begin using the new extension.
  • You will now see FacePAD added to your list of Plugins in Firefox.
  • Head over to your friend's profile page and click on Photos. There you will find all the albums of your friends. Simply right click on the photo album and you will now get a new option "Download Album with FacePAD". Go ahead and download the album.
  • Currently you get a weird message to indicate that the album download has begun.
  • You will now find all the photos of the FaceBook album neatly downloaded to your Hard Disk with absolutely no effort.

Now that's a really cool app to have. Makes tasks that much more simpler and fun.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Get your CIBIL - Credit Report in India online easily


CIBIL which stands for Credit Bureau of India Limited is India's first and foremost credit information bureau. It serves as a repository of information which contains among others the credit history of borrowers both commercial and consumers. CIBIL also provides this information to Banks, lending agencies which are its Members in the form of credit information reports for a specific borrower.

Till now, one could not get access to their own credit information since there was no provision for the same. I too have had a very bad experience with ING Vysya bank and a home loan that I have with them. Till date it has been almost 2.5 years and 5 lakhs of regular payment with Post dated Cheques (PDC) but now when I contact them they say that my loan has not yet started all because the EMI I was paying regulary was incorrect due to some software error - now it looks like they have sent my information to CIBIL. So, when I found this news that any individual can access their own credit report - it was a very good news for me.

All you need to do is
  • Send an e-mail to myreport@cibil.com
  • The Email need to have a copy of the CIR Request Form duly filled by you.
  • Also, after sending the mail do Mail self attested hard copies of your latest Identity Proof (PAN Card / Passport / Voters ID) and Address Proof (Bank Statement / Telephone Bill / Electricity Bill) documents and Fees (Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 142 in favour of Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited payable at Mumbai ) to P.O.BOX 17, Millennium Business Park, Navi Mumbai- 400710
  • Once CIBIL receives the above documents and also the Fees, your request will be processed and copy of your CIR report will be dispatched to you.
That sounds like a very good news. You can read more about this here.

Exclusive 40 Leaked Maemo 5 Screenshots from Nokia N900


Hey folks,

Lots of leaked Screenshots of the upcoming Maemo 5 OS on the Nokia N900 have begun to surface all over the internet. But here are some very exclusive leaked screenshots of the superb UI that Nokia will come out with in a few days from now.

The new mobile operating system will be out on the N900 and you can see lots of new features and UI enhancements on the Desktop, Music Player, Contacts look-up, Menus, etc that truly make it stand out from the earlier buggy Maemo 4 on N810 (WiMax release) and Maemo 3 on the N800.

While we wait for the Maemo release next month - have a look at the exclusive screenshots!! You can also subscribe to availability alerts for Nokia N900 deals on Omio.com for when the Nokia N900 is released.

Click on the Screenshot to Enlarge