Top 3 Cellphones that Created a Buzz in Fourth Quarter of 2011

BlackBerry Torch 9860

RIM has finally introduced the much awaited BlackBerry Torch 9860 in India. The phone has also been launched as Torch 9850, which is a US version with CDMA/EVDO support. 

Running on BlackBerry OS 7.0, the phone has a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display and a resolution of 800x480 pixels. The specs are somewhat similar to the recently launched Torch 9810 but the sliding physical QWERTY keypad is missing in this BlackBerry.

The impressive thing about new Torch 9860 is the powerful 1.2GHz processor and 768MB RAM that will make your browsing and application access experience faster. The 5 megapixel camera with LED flash will not disappoint you, as BlackBerry phones even with 2MP camera click decent pictures.

The UI is more fluidic and new BlackBerry browser is undoubtedly faster than earlier versions. There’s support for recording and playing HD videos @720p. I wish the phone had support full HD video playback, i.e. 1080p.

Like other torch models, 9860 lacks in secondary camera but it won’t affect the sale of phone in India because carriers are currently not providing video calling feature. Yes, if you are a Skype user, the missing front camera will definitely pinch you.

There’s not much of difference in the features of the phone if we compare it to the BlackBerry phone models launched in second & third quarter. BlackBerry Torch 9860 is surely not an affordable gadget as RIM has priced it for approx Rs.29,000.

The phone is available for Rs.28,490 on

Motorola Defy +

Known for its sturdy built and water resistance, Motorola Defy+ is definitely going to get positive market response. The Android Gingerbread phone has 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen and scratch resistant Gorilla Glass display.

Let’s talk about the distinguishing features in Motorola Defy & Defy+:

Most important difference is the OS. While Defy+ has Gingerbread OS, Defy runs on Android Éclair and is upgradable to Froyo.

Defy has 800MHz processor and Defy+ comes with 1GHz processor. Both have 512MB RAM, 2GB internal memory, and up to 32GB expansion capacity.

Coming to display, Defy+ has LED backlighting, which Defy lacks in. It means improved display even under sunlight.

Rest of the features are somehow similar to Defy, which is currently available for Rs.14,399. You can check out detailed specs of Defy on

The phone is expected to arrive in India at the end of fourth quarter. 

LG Optimus 3D P920

 World’s first 3D phone, LG  Optimus 3D P920 is a powerful Android machine with 4.3inch glass-free 3D display, 1GHz dual core processor, DLNA support, and 512MB RAM.

Don’t be disappointed with the OS version of the device, because it is upgradable to Gingerbread. Expected to hit the market very soon, Optimus 3D is the only phone in market that provides glass-free 3D experience. Stereoscopic display is the technology behind the 3D experience delivered by the phone.

Camera – The Main Player

LG Optimus 3D has three cameras, out of which, two 5MP primary cameras enable the user to capture 2D/3D videos & images. There’s a secondary VGA camera also. The phone comes with a preloaded image editing software, HDMI support, and can record as well as play HD videos @720p.

Other Highlights

Get an amazingly fast tri dual performance with 1GHz ARM Cortex dual core processor, dual channel, and dual memory of the phone. 

LG Optimus 3D comes with pre-loaded 3D games including Asphalt 6, Lets Golf 2, Nova, Gulliver’s Travel.
Like other high-end Android devices, LG Optimus 3D also comes with Android Market, support for multiple email accounts, IMs & social networking sites, push email, A-GPS with eCompass.

You will have to shell out a few thousands extra for owning this 3D device. The phone is expected to arrive in October first week in Indian market at an approx price of Rs.34,000.


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