Smartphones today offer cutting-edge features allowing users to manage the myriad details of their life whether that includes scheduling business meetings, tracking family’s schedule, managing emails, browsing local maps or simply browsing the web.
Today’s sleek smartphone traces its roots to the yesterday’s often bulkier personal digital assistant (PDA) which were predominantly used by business community for track important client information.
With every new Smartphone that’s announced, the distinction between business Smartphones and the more consumer-oriented multimedia phones is fast blurring out.
Smartphones today are much more than just multi-media cell phones and have evolved to be everyman’s essential tool helping users catch up with all types of news, stock market research, or looking for discount and best deals on consumer products etc.
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Here are 10 best Smartphones available in India for everyone’s need:
1. Apple iPhone 4 Powered by iOS4
Apple introduced the new fourth generation model Apple iPhone 4 Smartphone that clad all-new design featuring FaceTime, which makes the dream of video calling a reality, and Apple’s stunning new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in super crisp text, images and video.
About 25% thinner than previous Apple iPhone 3GS, the Apple iPhone 4 features a improved graphics engine called ‘Retina Display’ that now offers higher density 940×640-pixel which has, incredibly, four times more pixels than previous iPhone models and boasts a 800:1 contrast ratio.
2. Samsung ‘Galaxy S’ i9000 Smartphone Powered by Android v2.1
Samsung announced a very affordable 3G ready Samsung Galaxy S i900 Smartphone in India which is powered by Google Android OS and features 4.0-inch Capacitive Touchscreen display with Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.
Armed with 1-GHz ARM Cortex A8 Processor and SGX540 GPU the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Smartphone is powered by Google Android operating system v2.1 dubbed as Eclair (as in chocolate) and is Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and Tri-band 3G HSDPA 900/1900/2100 MHz network ready.
Measuring 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S Smartphone weighs only 118 grams and has a large 4.0 inch, 480 x 800 pixels 16-Million colors capable Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen and is equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto rotate, and Proximity sensor for auto screen off.
3. HTC WildFire Smartphone Powered by Andriod v2.1
HTC and Reliance Communications announced the official launch of high-end 3G ready HTC Wildfire Smartphone in India that is powered by Google Android Eclair 2.1 mobile operating system and is armed with 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 processor and it boasts of a large 3.2-inch Capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability.
Announced in May, 2010, the HTC Wildfire Smartphone, boasts a unique design with a smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame and is powered by Android Eclair 2.1 mobile operating system and features newly enhanced HTC Sense user interface with exciting new features.
The HTC Wildfire Smartphone is quadband GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and HSDPA 900/2100 Mhz network ready handset, equipped with 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 processor and is powered by Google’s latest Android v2.1 (Eclair) mobile OS.
4. HTC Desire Smartphone Powered by Android v2.1
HTC’s upcoming high-end and expensive HTC Desire Smartphone is powered by Google latest Android Eclair 2.1 mobile operating system and is armed with Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1-GHz processor and it boasts of a large 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display.
Also known as HTC Bravo, the new HTC Desire Smartphone boasts a unique design with a smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame and is powered by Android Eclair 2.1 mobile operating system and features newly enhanced HTC Sense user interface with exciting new features. The HTC Sense user interface revolves around three fundamental principles that were developed by HTC viz. Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected which continue to be the key to the new HTC Sense user interface build in HTC Legend Smartphone.
5. Samsung BADA OS Powered S8500 Wave Smartphone
Samsung has unveiled S8500 Wave Smartphone, it’s first handset based on the opinion-dividing Bada mobile operating system platform which allows third-party applications integration capability.
Samsung’s Bada (means Ocean in Korea) mobile operating system is one of the latest mobile OS which is in direct competition to several prevailing high-end operating system for mobiles such as Apple’s iPhone OS, Google’s open-source Android OS, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, Blackberry’s RIM and Nokis’s open-source Symbian OS.
Samsung’s Bada mobile OS brings smartphone technology to the masses, enabling entry level handsets to offer apps, multimedia and a touchscreen experience comparable to high end mobile devices and many handhelds.
Armed with 1-GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, the Samsung S8500 Wave smartphone features a 3.3-inch, 16 Million Colors capable, 480 x 800 pixels Super AMOLED Capacitive full touchscreen display made of Scratch-resistant glass and is equipped with Accelerometer sensor and Smart unlocking feature and introduces an anti-smudge screen technology that reduce greasy fingerprints.
6. HTC Legend Smartphone Powered by Android v2.1
HTC finally launched in India its new HTC Legend Smartphone that runs Google latest Android Eclair 2.1 mobile operating system and features an enhanced HTC Sense user interface that includes a new newsreader application and widget.
Announced early this year at Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, the HTC Legend Smartphone boasts a unique design with a smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame and is powered by Android Eclair 2.1 mobile operating system and features newly enhanced HTC Sense user interface with exciting new features.
The HTC Legend Smartphone is equipped with 600 MHz Qualcomm MSN 7227 Processor and it comes with 512-MB ROM and 384-MB RAM internal memory with microSD card support of upto 32-GB expandable memory and features a 3.2 inch, 320 x 480 pixels 16M color capable AMOLED HVGA hi-resolution LED backlit display with multi-touch support. In addition, a brand new optical joystick, surrounded by a narrow button replaces the traditional trackball improving usability without interrupting its unique design.
7. Motorola BACKFLIP Smartphone Powered by Android v2.1
Motorola announced the launch of Motorola BACKFLIP Smartphone with MOTOBLUR social streams in India that is powered by Android 2.1 Eclair and featuring full QWERTY keyboard and high resolution HVGA display.
The latest addition to its Android portfolio, the Motorola BACKFLIP smartphone combines the social saviness and personalization of MOTOBLUR with the multitasking performance of a smart phone.
With MOTOBLUR running on BACKFLIP, users can navigate and organize their messages, happenings, news, apps and widgets, like never before. BACKFLIP’s innovative built-in BACKTRACK navigation panel works seamlessly with hands so that users can see everything on-screen as it happens, unobstructed.
Motorola BACKFLIP Smartphone features a unique reverse flip design makes it easy to enjoy videos, music and photos, and the QWERTY keyboard allows users to blast through e-mails, texts, news feeds, social network messages and more.
8. Motorola MILESTONE XT720 Smartphone Powered by Android v2.1
Motorola’s earlier announced Android powered Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone has been upgraded which is being termed as MILESTONE XT720 and clad all new 8 MP digital camera replacing 5 MP in earlier version coupled with Android OS seeing upgraded to much newer ver 2.1 (Eclair), though not ver 2.2 as yet.
The upgraded MILESTONE XT720 is powered by TI OMAP3440 720 MHz processor with 512-MB RAM and 512-MB Flash RAM replacing ARM Cortex A8 processor and it runs Android v2.1 (Eclair) operating system0. For data connectivity options include Stereo Bluetooth v2.1 EDR with A2DP, WiFi 802.11b/g wireless networking, GPRS class 12, 3G HSDPA connection and microUSB port.
There is a new 8.0 MP digital camera with authentic Xenon flash and 4x zoom lens replacing 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 8X digital zoom with auto-focus delivering maximum still picture resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels.
The new digital camera is also capable of video recording in full 720p HD 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at 24 fps. The smartphone also features 3-axis Accelerometer, magnetometer digital compass, proximity meter for auto turn off and ambient light sensor for enhanced reading.
9. Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone Powered by Android v2.1
Motorola officially introduced Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone in India, which is set to become the first Android 2.1-powered phone for India, offering a rich mobile web experience, superior messaging and top-of-the-line multi-media features.
Powered by Google Android 2.1 operating system for mobile devices, Motorola MILESTONE smartphone is available in India for MRP of Rs. 32,990 and offers the ability to use multiple applications at once and one of the world’s thinnest QWERTY sliders (13.7mm or 1.37cm) smartphone.
The Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone is powered by ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz Processor with PowerVR SGX530 graphics and includes 133-MB internal memory and 256-MB Flash memory and it runs Android v2.1 (Eclair) operating system0. Data connectivity options includes Stereo Bluetooth v2.1 EDR with A2DP, WiFi 802.11b/g wireless networking, GPRS class 12, 3G HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, 3G HSUPA 5.76 Mbps connection and microUSB port.
10. SONY Experia X8 Smartphone Powered by Android v2.1
Sony Ericsson officially introducing a brand new member to the 2010 Xperia line-up, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 smartphone that takes the best from Xperia X10 and the Xperia X10 Mini products into a new price point that will give consumers a greater choice and attract a new audience for touch screen Android phones.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, also known as Shakira, is a great entertainment smartphone that extends the appeal of the Xperia collection to new market segments. The phone is really compact at 99 x 54 x 15 mm in size and weighs only 104 gms and its user interface is similar to that of the Xperia X10 Mini, with the four-corners that give easy one hand use and can be customised for one touch access to your favourite applications.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 also includes Timescape for easy access to all your social networking and the infinite button for one click access to a world of content. The open Android v1.8 / v2.1 (Eclair) operating system delivers great smartphone functionality and access to over 50,000 applications on Android Market.