Airtel and Aircel are in a race it seems, both have launched iPhone 4 simultaneously, and they have also announced a very similar plan.
Airtel and Aircel today launched the famed Apple iPhone 4 in India, which has been priced at Rs 34,500 and Rs 40,900 for the 16GB and 32GB versions respectively.
Aircel, which made the announcement of the launch a little earlier than Airtel, is offering 100 per cent value back to its iPhone users though two plans. Aircel postpaid customers can avail up to 100 per cent of the value of the iPhone 4 as talktime and data spread over a time period of 24 months.
Under the Advantage Money Back Plan, Aircel is offering up to 50 per cent of the value of the handset to its postpaid customers. While, Premium Money Back plan offers up to 100 per cent money back over a two year period. Both these plans are available for 16 and 32 GB iPhone versions.
Aircel users will also get up to 1GB free 3Gdata (depending on the plan) usage and after that users will automatically be switched to 2G data plan for which they will be charged at 10 paisa per KB. Aircel has kept the tariffs simple with both local and national call charges at 1 paisa /second.
Airtel is offering 50 per cent savings (per month) with plans ranging from Rs 600 to Rs 2,000. A person, using the Rs 2,000 pack, will save Rs 24,000 over a period of two years.
In Rs 2,000, Airtel is giving 1,900 minutes of Airtel to Airtel calls and 1,350 MB of data at 3G speed. You will also get 2,000 local SMSfree. If you subscribe for the Rs 600 plan, you will get 550 minutes of Airtel to Airtel local calls, 500 local SMS and 300 MB of 3G data.
The iPhone 4 comes with a sleek, sharp and thinner design than its predecessor. The fourth-generation model of Apple iPhone comes with a 3.5 inch screen with 640 X 960 pixel resolution known as the Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, and FaceTime for video calling.
The phone has iOS4 as its operating system, which offers features like multitasking, spell check, folders, iBooks and a host of cool new features.
The phone has a 5 megapixel camera as compared to the 3 megapixel in the earlier version. The camera has an LED flash also for illumination and it has a front VGA camera to support video calling.
For connectivity, it has WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI and GPS. The device promises seven hours of 3G talk time, six hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video and 40 hours of music playback.
Apple unveils new White iPod Touch, iPod Nano in 7 colours
Apple refreshes its portable media player line-up by adding new features to the existing iPod models.
Apple has announced the new iPod Touch in white colour alongside the regular black bezel one. The iPod Touch fourth generation comes with HD video recording capability and also the new iMessage service with the newiOS5 update. Apple has also unveiled new iPod Nano with multi-touch support and in seven colour options.
Apple iPod Touch family gets a new while coloured bezel bearing model along with the usual ones that come in 8 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB options. Surprisingly there is no 16 GB iPod Touch model listed as of now. The iPod Touch has a 3.5 inch multi-touch supporting Retina display. With the new iMessage service, the iOS users can chat with iPhone as well as iPad users running same service and even share images and videos with them.
Apple has added HD video recording capability so the iPod Touch fourth generation model can record 720p HD video without any worries. Users can now stream the images, music and video on the iPod touch to an HDTV using the AirPlay feature viaWiFinetwork. Also the AirPrint allows taking print out of documents and images wirelessly.
Users will be able to store their music, apps, games, latest photos and videos to the cloud servers using the new iCloud service. The cloud servers based new iCloud service allows storage and streaming of multimedia content on the iOS as well as Mac platforms.
The new iPod nano comes with 1.54 inch touchscreen display that now supports multi-touch. The iPod Nano comes with built-in accelerometer to work with several apps for recording jog distances. Apple has added 16 new clock faces to the list of already available two options. So now you can use it as your watch and make it appeal to others as well.
Apple India has announced the pricing for the new iPod touch and iPod nano models. Apple iPod nano is available today at a suggested price of Rs. 8,900 for 8GB and Rs. 10,200 for 16GB models - both are inclusive of VAT, duty and levies. The new iPod nano models will be available in Silver, Green, Graphite, Blue, Orange, and Pink through Apple Authorized Resellers in India.
Also the new Apple iPod touch will be available in White and Black from October 12 onwards at price of Rs. 13,500 for 8GB, Rs. 19,900 for 32GB and Rs. 25,900 for 64GB - all inclusive of VAT, duty and levies.
Apple todayannouncedmodest changes to its iPod touch lineup, dropping the price of the 8GB model from $229 to $199, breaking the important $200 price barrier.
iPod has revolutionized the way we listen to music and with over 320 million sold is the world’s most popular music player,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPod touch, now available in both black and white, is the best selling iPod ever, and with iOS 5 and cloud it is better than ever.
Beyond the availability of a white version of the popular media player, no other changes to device's hardware or specifications were announced.
The updated iPod touch is compatible with iOS 5 and is scheduled for releasealongsidethe latest version of iOS on October 12. It will also work with iCloud, Apple's revamped cloud service formerly dubbed MobileMe.
-- Second external 16M colors display (240 x 320 pixels) 2 inches
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Downloadable themes
Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Yes, v2.0, miniUSB
Symbian OS v9.2, S60 rel. 3.1
SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Yes + Java downloadable
-- Push to talk
- WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
- Voice command/dial
- Document editor (Word Excel PowerPoint PDF) incl. MS Office 2007 support via free update
- Photo/video editor
Detailed, max 30 days
microSD, up to 8GB, hotswap,
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Up to 5 h
Up to 330 h
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- MicroSIM card support only
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digital compass
- Document viewer/editor
- Video/photo editor
- Voice memo/command/dial
- Predictive text input