Telecom operator, Airtel and hardware company, Huawei have launched a 4G capable smartphone, the Ascend P1, which is one of the first access device (non-dongle/router), compatible with Indian 4G LTE-TDD frequency bands.
The company did not announce details about the pricing and availability of the phone. The phone will use Airtel’s 4G network for data and is capable of switching to 3G for calls, and for data in places where 4G data is not available. Airtel had launched 4G services in Kolkata and Karnataka circles, earlier this year.
Hardware specs: The Ascend P1 LTE phone runs Android 4.0.4 (ICS) and sports a 4.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 960×540 pixels, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, a microSD card slot and a 1,800-mAh battery.
Mobile and tablet device maker, Karbonn has launched Karbonn AGNEE – a made in India 3G tablet, in association with San Jose (US) based product engineering solutions provider, Innominds, which has designed and developed the tablet. The Karbonn AGNEE, is powered by QTI’s 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, has a 7 inch screen, HDMI, 3G HSPA, Android 4.0 ICS , a 4000 mAh Li-Polymer battery and support for 720p video. The company spokesperson said that the tablet would be priced below Rs 10,000 and will be launched by Diwali. It would also feature educational content through iCare, focusing on the K-12 segment.