White Blackberry bold 9700 – Blackberry now in White

A new creamy white exterior cover on Blackberry has a new look and it will be available with the model 9700.This model would have a fine finish and stylish look with new white color when compared to the previous white models like blackberry pearl.

Main features of Blackberry bold 9700

Trackpad navigation as we have in laptop but obviously small in size to scroll through menus and icons.

Hi-Resolution screen which can display over 65000 colors

Easy synchronization of audio and video files from desktop to blackberry

Speed network connection

Facility to expand 256 MB flash memory by inserting MicroSD card.

Good video recording facility along with 3.2 MegaPixel Camera


Battery: 1500 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Talk Time: Up to 6 hours
Standby Time: Up to 21 days
Music Playback Time: Up to 38 hours

Display,Size and Weight

High resolution 480×360 pixel color display
Supports over 65,000 colors
Height:4.29 inches (109 mm)
Width:2.36 inches (60 mm)
Weight: 122 gm (4.30 ounces)

Data Input & Navigation

Comfortable Qwerty Keyboard
Trackpad for navigation
Dedicated Keys to Send, End, VAD (User Customizable), Camera (User Customizable), 2 x Volume/Zoom


Wi-Fi enabled – 802.11b/g
3G Support
UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6), 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8)
GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
Quad-band support: GSM 850; GSM
Supports Bluetooth

3.2 MP camera
Video camera recording
2X digital zoom

Password protection feature for security
Integrated speaker and microphone

White blackberry appears only in the blackberry website dedicated to Thailand country.It is only getting released in Thailand for now.Blackberry bold 9700 would cost around 700 dollars and in India it can cost around Rs 29000

Nokia 5235 Review and Specifications

Nokia 5235 an 5230 more or less has same features but also has two major difference.One is with the internal memory.Internal memory of Nokia 5235 is about 320 MB whereas in 5230 its only about 71 MB.Other difference is in Messaging and communication where in chat feature is enabled in 5235 but it not the case in 5230.Both mobile has 2 MP camera,touch screen and Internet browser.3G network is supported in both the devices.
Main benefit of 5235 as the name denotes the mobile comes with free music downloads and you can Access music with one tap of the Media Bar – and then listen to tracks in quality sound for up to 33 hours after only one charge

Nokia 5235

Nokia 5230

Following are other features of the mobile common to both Nokia 5230 and Nokia 5235

Screen Dimensions

Classic with touchscreen
Dimensions: 111 x 51.7 x 14.5/15.5 mm
Weight: 115 g (with stylus)
Volume: 83 cc (with stylus)
Display and User Interface

Screen size about 3.2″
Screen Resolution of about 640 x 360 pixels (nHD)
Support for over 16 million colours and Full touchscreen display
Keys and Input Methods

Dedicated Media Bar
Dedicated keys for camera, volume, power, send & end, and application launch (menu), plus the Media Bar touch key for accessing music, gallery, share online, video centre and web browser
Homescreen music plug-in for pause/play, forward, back

Available colours in two colours White and Black
White with ice-blue tinted chrome rim
Black with ice-blue tinted chrome rim
Power management

BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion battery
Talk time (maximum):
GSM 420 mins
WCDMA 258 mins
Standby time (maximum):
GSM 438 h
WCDMA 458 h
Video playback time (nHD, 30 fps, maximum): 180 mins
Music playback time (offline mode, maximum): 33 h
MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 16 GB
320 MB internal memory – nokia 5235
71 MB internal memory – nokia 5230

Data network

HSCSD, maximum speed 43.2 kbps
GPRS/EGPRS Class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 177/296kbps (DL/UL)
EDGE class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 177/296 kbps (DL/UL)
WCDMA 2100, maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (UL/DL), CS 64 kbps
HSDPA, cat. 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps (DL)
TCP/IP support
Capability to serve as data modem
Bluetooth version 2.0
Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation
High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
3.5 mm AV connector
MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
Direct printing to compatible picture printers
Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia Ovi Suite
Email (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), MMS, SMS, unified editor
Viewing of email attachments – .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf
Data: Calendar, Contacts, To-do, Notes, E-mail
Java™ MIDP 2.0
Flash Lite 3.0
Ovi Maps 3.0
Nokia Ovi Player
Personal Information Management (PIM)

Detailed contact information
To-do list
Email and messaging
Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music, and documents
Supported for SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, MMS, SMS. Unified MMS/SMS editor
Support for the web-based Ovi Mail service
Mail for Exchange*
Call management

Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry and thumbnail pictures
Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice commands
Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
Conference calling
Integrated hands-free speakers
Browsing and internet

Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML, WML
Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP, JavaScript
TCP/IP support
OSS browser
Nokia Mobile Search
2 megapixel camera
Still image formats: JPEG
Up to 16 GB of expandable memory
High-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity

Included games :
Guitar Rock Tour 2
Energy efficiency

Power Save mode, unplug charger when reminded, eco tips in user guide
Eco content and services
Eco zone via Download!/Ovi store, eco bookmarks, content and personalisation
Free of PVC

Best wireless internet option in India – Airtel vs Reliance vs BSNL?

Yet again im searching for a wireless internet option in India. When you dont have a permanent residence or if you are in IT industry like me change is the only permanent option. After enjoying few years of uninterrupted high speed broadband access now im pushed to plow the local wireless options which are at best pathetic. But then I dont have a choice. Many of the below mentioned options must be verified in different areas, in your area the results may differ.

Airtel GPRS/EDGE Network :

When was in south I always relied upon Airtel GPRS/EDGE which is very reliable and with prepaid this is one of the cheapest options.

All the below options are unlimited in Airtel (No excess charges) and best part all these options available in Prepaid

Monthly rental : Rs 375  (topup with 375)

Daily pack : send a SMS     GPRS to 56789     (Rs 20 deducted from balance) 24 hour unlimited access.

Weekly pack : send SMS   GPRS7 to 56789  (Rs 75 deducted from balance) 7 days unlimited access. 

APN name : airtelgprs.com  

Username: (leave blank)

password : (leave blank)

If your area has good Airtel Signal then Airtel is the cheapest and best option available. In Mumbai airtel signal is not good in high towers.Whereas in Chennai Airtel is the best. Airtel also has USB and PCMCA data cards available.

Vodafone :

When I tried last time Vodafone was nothing better than Airtel but it was more irritating with lots of restrictions in download limits. It really doesnt have any unlimited options and actually there is no proper data plan in its prepaid. So Vodafone might not make the cut against other operators unless it does something special.

But I remember Vodafone having a Rs 19 recharge for 1 day internet. But this is nowhere to be found nowadays in Vodafone website.


Currently BSNL is the only complete operator with services in all spectrums and speeds of wireless access. Though BSNL at times can be irritating currently the public mobile operator has the best plans in market.

BSNL’s GPRS/EDGE in postpaid is very cheap starting at Rs 150 with unlimited option of Rs 349.  

With its WLL data cards it offers unlimited internet faster than dialup for just Rs 250 per month and this was much better than I expected  even in a rural area. But WLL data cards are allowed to roam only 200 km surrounding your actual locations.So for roaming users throughout India this maynot be best option.

3G is definitely an option to checkout but with its high prcing and low monthly download limits, I wonder anyone will be willing to take the risk. Moreover 3G coverage is limited to certain cities.

Reliance Netconnect :

I never really had good opinion of either Reliance or TATA indicom. But Reliance’s Netconnect with a datacard seems to be very reliable, Im able to get average of 10Kbps download speeds in peak hour (8-9 PM) and decent speeds of 20Kbps download at off peak hours. It is definitely better than a 64 kbps / 128kbps line. But for that matter you should not expect blazing speeds of broadband with this option.

Many users get disappointed because of this misconception, anyway Reliance Netconnect seems to much faster than Airtel/BSNL GPRS/EDGE.  But if you have an option of taking BSNL/Airtel Broadband always go for the broadband lines as Broadband is reliable , cheaper and faster. 

In my case I was getting poor speeds in my hotel bedroom and much higher speeds in the hall. If you are in a relatively open space speed is very good. This was the case with Airtel and BSNL as well. 

TATA indicom walky:

TATA indicom offers unlimited internet through its walky, it definitely depends on the area in whihc you live, If nothing else is available and TATA indicom WLL phone has good reception there is nothing wrong in selecting TATA Indicom’s WLL service walky.