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XOLO Win Q900s Now Available For Order From Flipkart For Rs.9999

Xolo-Win-Q900s-598x600_thumb.jpgXolo Q900S Windows Phone 8.1 device is now available for order from India’s largest online retailer Flipkart. The device was originally announced as a Snapdeal exclusive, but now available from its competitor Flipkart. Also, the device is priced at Rs.9999.


  • 4.7-inch Touchscreen
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8212 Quad Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)


Order it here from Flipkart.

Snapdeal offering another 5000 Xolo Win Q900s pre-orders

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Xolo has opened up another 5000 pre-orders for their first Windows Phone handset, the Xolo Win Q900s, on Snapdeal.

The well-specced device, with a 4.7 inch HD screen and 8 megapixel camera is selling for only 10990 INR (£106, $180) with pre-orders available with no money down.

It is not clear what the conversation rate will be from pre-orders to actual sales, but if I was in India I would certainly grab this Windows Phone 8.1 handset, due in the 4th week of July, over the Nokia Lumia 630, which has a similar price but much poorer specs.

Grab your pre-order at Snapdeal here.

Thanks Arun for the tip.

Official Naukri.com Jobsearch App Now Available In Windows Phone Store

Naukri Windows Phone app

The official Naukri.com job search app is now available for download from Windows Phone Store. This application enables  entire job hunting process easier for jobseekers. As you can expect, you get instant access to search and apply for job postings, access your Naukri.com account from your mobile, your Profile, job applications and more.

App Description:

The most widely downloaded Naukri job search app is a powerful job hunting tool that brings openings from best places to work across sectors. It will help you search and apply for jobs with these following features.

->Advance Search options in your app to see more relevant jobs. Filter your search with options available at the top right corner to find relevant jobs.

->Fastforward by Naukri.com is paid services to better jobseekers chances of getting hired effortlessly. Resume writing, profile enhancement and many more services are available here.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Yatra.com offers a discount just for their new Windows Phone users


Yatra.com is India’s largest travel portal and the company has just recently delivered their official Windows Phone app, which they call simplest and fastest way to book your flight tickets.

Yatra is celebrating the launch of the app by offering Windows Phone users an exclusive discount.

Using the  promo code YTWIN on their Windows Phone app delivers a discounts of up to Rs.800 on domestic flights and up to Rs.1,500 on international flight bookings. 

The offer valid only till July 31, 2014.

The discounts applicable are:

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Karbonn shares a few more details about their Windows Phone handsets

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Speaking to the Economic Times of India, Karbonn revealed that they would be launching 3 affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handsets this quarter costing between  8,000 and 15,000 INR. The handsets are to be completely localized and packed with Indianised applications and services.

“Microsoft sees great value in developing an ecosystem through partnership with local players like Karbonn,” said  Karbonn executive director Shashin Devsare.

Economic Times notes by Market Share  Windows Phone is the second largest operating system in the Indian market after Android with 5% of the market.

Karbonn Mobiles itself is growing aggressively and is aiming for a 17-18% marketshare of the smartphone market by March 2015 and 25% in the next financial year. The company had a 10% share of the Indian smartphone market at the end of March, according to IDC.

They are also looking to expand into CIS countries such as Russia and Ukraine and will soon launch its customised products in both these countries, Devsare said. It is aiming to export 12 million devices in 2015 and plans to enter China next year.

Read more at economictimes.indiatimes.com.

Official Axis Bank App Now Available For Download From Windows Phone Store

Axis Bank Windows Phone app

Axis Bank, a popular private bank in India has released their official mobile banking app in Windows Phone Store. Using this app, you can view account summary, mini-statement for all your savings and credit card accounts, credit card latest, unbilled and past statements. You can pay your credit card bill online instantly, transfer funds, recharge your prepaid mobile, data card and DTH.

This app also allows you to save your 10 frequent transactions as favorites and pay them in 1 click in future. You can even personalize your account details, the menu options, navigation style and beneficiary list by adding an image for them (from Facebook, phone or by taking a picture). Another cool feature is the ability to locate Axis Bank Branches and ATMs near you (through GPS) or search them by Location.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

IAF game Guardians of the Skies coming to Windows Phone tomorrow

The Indian Air force has released a flight simulator-type air combat game to help with their recruitment.  The first phase of the game  consist of a Training Mission and Two Operational Missions, with more missions expected as a download in October.

‘Guardians’ puts the player in the hot seat as an Indian Air Force Combat Pilot and takes you through one training and ten combat missions. The player learns to fly the SU 30 high performance jet and subsequently flies as a Mi 17 pilot. While the training mission teaches the player the basics of flying training, the two operational missions lay down the foundation for the story in which war clouds are hanging over India and Zaruzia, a country planning to wage war on India. The eight subsequent missions will see a full fledged air war between Zaruzia and India and will feature all operational mission profiles as flown by the IAF and feature the SU 30, M2000, Tejas, Phalcon AWACS, C17, C130, Mi 17, Mi 35 and ALH Dhruv aircraft.

The free game was released to Android last week, where it has a score of 4.6/5 and more than 10,000 downloads, and will be coming to Windows Phone tomorrow.  Will any of our readers be downloading?


Official Yatra.com app comes to Windows Phone

India’s largest travel portal has come to Windows Phone.

Yatra.com has delivered their official Windows Phone app, which they call simplest and fastest way to book your flight tickets.

The app lets you search and book domestic & International flights for one way and roundtrip bookings, save money by booking special return fares for roundtrip flights and supports a wide range of airlines including Indigo, Spice Jet, Go Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Air Asia, Air India Express, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, Air Arabia, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Malaysian Airlines, American Airlines and Cathay Pacific.

It also features:image

  • Air Fare graph for flights to compare fares
  • Save your card details for a faster booking experience
  • Stores traveler details so that you don’t have to enter them each time you make a booking
  • View baggage details for domestic flights
  • Book domestic travel insurance while making your booking

Find the free app in the Windows Phone Store here.

BookMyShow App Completely Revamped With New Look And Feel In Windows Phone Store

Bookmyshow Windows Phone app

BookMyShow is the India’s largest entertainment ticketing website and their official app on Windows Phone platform allows users to book tickets for their favorite movies, events, plays and more. This app was updated to v2.0 in Windows Phone Store with revamped look and feel. Even the user experience has been improved along with performance improvements and bug fixes. Some users are facing crashing of the app after start up, hopefully the developer will fix it soon.


- Book tickets for movies, events, plays, sports and festivals.
- An easy step-by-step process and an improved design to make your ticket booking smooth.
- Auto-detect or manually select location option. Select your most-preferred show and venue basis your current location.
- Buy one or more tickets at a time. Select your favorite showtime and seats.
- Multiple payment options like Credit/Debit Cards, Netbanking, Amex, Gift Vouchers and more available.
- You can also save your payment option with BookMyShow’s QuickPay feature. It’s totally safe and secure. Make your transactions a breeze.
- Select from multiple offers and get the best possible discounts on your tickets.
- Login using Facebook or login using your Email ID/BMS password. Still not a member? Sign up in one easy step.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

The Official Jabong.com App Now Available In Windows Phone Store

Jabong Windows Phone app
The official Jabong.com app is now available on Windows Phone store. As you can expect from a shopping website’s app, you can browse and order from the wide collection of fashion and lifestyle products including shoes, clothing, jewellery, beauty products and more.


  • A wide selection of products assorted from 1200+ brands across categories
  • Easy search and sort options for a smooth shopping experience
  • Regular updates on new arrivals, daily deals, promotional offers and more.
  • Seamless shopping experience across the website, mobile site and app.
  • Avail online shopping benefits like free shipping, Cash on Delivery, etc.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Xolo Win Q900s Windows Phone Pre-order Bookings Sold Out In 24 Hours

Xolo Win Q900S Pre-order

On Saturday, Indian OEM Lava announced their first Windows Phone under the Xolo brand, the Xolo Win Q900s. Xolo claimed that it is the world’s lightest 4.7 inch smartphone weighing just 100gms. The Xolo Win Q900s was made available for pre-order from online retailer Snapdeal for Rs. 9999 for first 5000 units.

Snapdeal has today updated in their home page that pre-order bookings are now sold out and more units are expected to be available soon. The original retail price is Rs 11,999 and will be shipping in the second week of July. Even though taking pre-orders for 5000 units at Rs.0 in 24 hours is not a big deal, Microsoft and Xolo should be happy to see that their new product is getting noticed by so many people and they are at least interested in Windows Phone devices.

Official RBS Mobile Banking And Dena Bank Apps Now Available In Windows Phone Store

RBS Banking App Windows Phone

Two more official banking apps has landed in Windows Phone Store for Indian consumers. Customers of The Royal Bank of Scotland, India and Dena Bank can now enjoy their banking experience on the go with their official apps.

RBS Mobile Banking offers you a secure platform where you can check your account balance, transfer funds using NEFT and do a lot more, effortlessly. You can do funds transfer (NEFT Only), get mini account statement, account balance enquiry, ‘Stop Cheque’ request,  change MPIN, manage Devices and more. Similarly, Dena Bank offers Dena MConnect the convenient and secure way to conduct banking transaction in your account using your mobile handset.

Download it RBS Mobile Banking app here and DenaBank app here from Windows Phone Store for fee.

Thanks to Sri_tech for the heads up!

Windows Phone 8.1 update rolling out in early July in India


While we know that the Windows Phone 8.1 update dates will be largely carrier dependent, in placed like India much of the market is unlocked and SIM-free handsets, meaning things are much less clear cut.

It seems Microsoft however has a clear date for when they will start pushing out the update to the subcontinents’ Windows Phones.

According to the official Microsoft India twitter account the update will roll out to existing Windows Phone users during the first 2 weeks of July, which is of course pretty soon.

This will of course bring along a host of Windows Phone 8.1 goodies, including the Action Centre, IE 11 with desktop sync and password manager, access to the file system and more. See the official feature list here.

Hopefully the timing is reflective of what we will see in the rest of the world, particularly for SIM-free handsets like my 920.