Tata Docomo launches first Android powered handset in India

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Looks like Tata Docomo is all set to compete with the big players in India. After starting the per second billing war, they are now getting into the Smartphone market in India with the launch of Android powered Samsung Galaxy (I7500) handset.

Here is a run down of the features:

Network
  • Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G Band 900/1900/2100
  • EDGE/GPRS
  • Powered by Android
Dimensions
  • 115 x 56 x 11.9mm
Display
  • 8.12cm (3.2″) HVGA 16M AMOLED
Video
  • Video Player (3GP/MPEG4)
  • Video Recording (H.263/MPEG4)
  • 5MP Auto Focus Camera with Power LED Flash
Audio
  • Multi-Format Audio Player (MP3/AMR/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+)
Memory
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • Expandable memory up to 32GB
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth™ 2.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Battery
  • 1500 mAh
  • Up to 7.5 hrs Talktime
  • Up to 390 hrs of Standby Time
Preloaded Applications
  • Google Maps™ / Google Talk™
  • Android Market™ / Gmail™ / YouTube™

Note that this phone is currently powered by Android version 1.5 and NOT the latest version 2.0 which has the Google turn by turn GPS navigation app among other awesome features. But hey, its a start and we certainly hope that Samsung will release a firmware update to upgrade to 2.0 in the near future!

[via tatadocomo.com]

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5 Responses to this post

  1. Bharat Jilliedumudi says:

    So, would that mean an unlocked Motorola Droid would work with a Tata Docomo connection?

    • Setu Garg says:

      Droid launched in the US is a CDMA phone. Contrary to what many people believe, Tata Docomo is a GSM service.

      The GSM version (Milestone) is only available in a few countries. If you can get an unlocked GSM version, then yes, it will work on any GSM network in India.

      They are probably selling the galaxy with a contract in India.

      • Bharat Jilliedumudi says:

        Oops, Ya i think you mentioned about this earlier. I actually wanted to ask about MTS, the newly launched telecom network.

  2. Setu Garg says:

    Good news!

    Google maps turn by turn navigation app is now available for Android version 1.6: http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/11/happy-th

  3. kunal says:

    Different phones of tata docomo.Just have a look…
    http://www.youtube.com/themymobiletv#p/u/2/U-Rn1R

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