Idea Cellular Introduces 3G Smartphones BLADE and id-280

Idea Cellular Introduces Affordable 3G SmartphonesIdea Cellular today announced the launch of a range of android powered 3G smartphones starting at Rs.5850 onwards with attractive data package.

The new Idea 3G Android smartphones have been affordably priced to ensure rapid uptake by both – 2G users wishing to upgrade to 3G, and existing 3G users.

As an special introductory offer, Idea is offering data services worth Rs.3500 with Rs. 259 pack, along with the new 3G smartphones. The pack offers free subscription to Idea TV for 3 months, 1 GB of 3G data download per month for 3 months, 3G Double Dhamaka benefits for 6 months, and Talktime of Rs.25. This special introductory offer is available for both prepaid and postpaid users.

Hence, for the id280 (Huawei Ideos X1 Gaga) 3G smartphone which is priced at Rs. 5,850, Idea 3G user gets it for a value of just Rs. 2,609. Likewise, the IDEA 3G handset BLADE (ZTE Blade) priced at Rs. 7,992 has a value of just Rs.4751 for Idea 3G users, thus making them the best buys in their respective segments.

The Idea 3G Smartphones are based on 2.2 Android Operating System (OS) and also have a 3.2 MP Camera, Touchscreen (3.5” & 2.8” Screen size), GPS Navigator software, FM radio and MP3 Player, WiFi, Bluetooth, Social Media Apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, browser Operamini, and pre-loaded Google and Youtube, besides a range of other high-end smartphone features and Idea TV.

The handset devices can operate as mobile phone, mini computer, and also acts as a Wi-Fi router.

IDEA Blade 3G Smartphone : Full Specification
OS Android 2.2
Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G HSDPA 900 / 2100

CPU 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
Size Dimensions       116 x 56.5 x 11.8 mm

Weight -110g

Display AMOLED or LCD capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors

Size-480 x 800 pixels, 3.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)

- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate (Gravity Sendor)

- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

- Multi-touch input method

Sound Alert types : Vibration; MP3, WAV Ring tones

Loudspeaker -Yes

3.5mm jack -Yes

Memory Phonebook       Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall

Call records      Practically unlimited

Internal 150 MB storage, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM

Card slot          microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included,

Data Connectivity GPRS /EDGE

3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN            Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot (Android 2.2)

Bluetoot v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

microUSB v2.0

Camera 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus

Features-Geo-tagging

Video-Yes

Secondary-No

Features Messaging :SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM

Browser :WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Opera Mini

Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS

Games  :Yes

Colors: Black

GPS :Yes, with A-GPS support

Java :Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

- Digital compass

- Live TV

_idea Mall

- SNS integration

- MP4/H.264/H.263 player

- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, FaceBook, Twiiter

- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration

- Organizer

- Voice memo

- Predictive text input

Battery Li-Ion 1250 mAh

Stand-by :Up to 192 h

Talk time :Up to 4 h

Price (MRP) Rs.7992
IDEA id-280 3G Smartphone : Full Specification
OS Android 2.3
Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G HSDPA 900 / 2100

CPU 600 MHz, ARM1136EJ-S,

Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset

Size Dimensions 60.5 x 116.3 x 11.9

(2.4 x 4.6 x 0.5 inches)

120 grams (battery included)

Display Display; Type:  color transflective TFT display

Display: Color;Depth:   18 bit/pixel (262144 scales)

Display; Diagonal: 3.5 ” (89 millimetres)

Display Resolution:       320 x 480 (153600 pixels)

Viewable + Display: Size 1.94 ” x 2.92 ” (49.37 x 74.05 millimeters )

Pixel density;(dot:pitch): 164.6 pixel/inch (0.15428 millimeter /pixel)

Graphical Controller :    Qualcomm Adreno 200

Multi-touch input method

Sound Alert types : Vibration; MP3, WAV Ring tones

Loudspeaker -Yes

3.5mm jack -Yes

Memory Phonebook       Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall

Call records      Practically unlimited

Internal 150 MB storage, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM

Card slot          microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included,

Data / Connectivity GPRS /EDGE

3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN            Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot (Android 2.2)

Bluetoot v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

USB 2.0 client, Hi-Speed (480Mbit/s)

USB Series Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector

Camera 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, (CMOS sensor)

Video-Yes

Secondary-No

Features Messaging :SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM

Browser :WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Opera Mini

Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS

Games  :Yes

Colors: Black

GPS :Yes, with A GPS, Geotagging

Java :Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

- Digital compass

- Live TV

_idea Mall

- MP4/H.264/H.263 player

- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, FaceBook, Twiiter

- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration

- Organizer

- Voice memo

 

Battery Li-Ion 1200 mAh

Stand-by :Up to 192 h

Talk time :Up to 4 h

Price Rs.5850

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  • keerthi January 5, 2014 4:12 pm

    my idea 3g smartphone got hang while i was using chrome application and now it is not getting back to the original state… i have reinserted the batery but no use..
    it does not even get switched on
    what to do?

  • RAHUL August 8, 2013 11:26 am

    I want to know that whether i can reject the call with auto sms reply for ZTE blade

  • Vikas Gond December 17, 2012 7:18 pm

    Idea mobile sim network very expensive

  • kailas shinde December 12, 2012 2:24 pm

    Very nice

  • s.kogurwar December 7, 2012 9:06 pm

    Its not advanced than idea arus. Smart phone

  • IdeaCellular October 29, 2012 2:34 pm

    Hitesh rana :
    My idea 3g smartfone blade hangs sometimes and not start after switch off And a humble request to idea is please plant a 3g tower in my area i am not enjoying 3g benefits due to network problem
    Address-vill-Domiana Teh-madlauda Distt.-Panipat(Haryana)

    Dear Sir,

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you. May we request you to reply to us with your complete account details such as Full name, mobile no., alternate contact number and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC301168 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

  • Hitesh rana October 23, 2012 2:13 pm

    My idea 3g smartfone blade hangs sometimes and not start after switch off And a humble request to idea is please plant a 3g tower in my area i am not enjoying 3g benefits due to network problem
    Address-vill-Domiana Teh-madlauda Distt.-Panipat(Haryana)

  • RAM September 6, 2012 10:04 am

    handset is very good compar to other handset avaible in the market in same prices but back up need to be they battery need to be update

  • praveen August 8, 2012 7:46 am

    idea customer care then don’t no about idea mall setting u ask them they telling which mall!

  • akash July 22, 2012 7:06 pm

    my camera is not working what to do

  • Ideacellular July 21, 2012 10:21 am

    mandeep :
    Idea Costmer Care Full Bewqoof Insan….. 3 Din Ho Gye Internet Ki Setting hi Nhi Kra Pa rhe.. Ulta Jo Meri Settings Thi Wo Delete Krwa Di Ab SignalBhi Nhi Aa Rhe… fuddu Company Idea.. Main To Fass Gya Yaar Smartphone Le ke Idea Ka..
    Idea Walon Ko Agar Mere Is Coments Se Problum Ho rto Then Col Me And Solve My Problum.. my 2nd number
    +919354650001

    Dear Sir,

    We would request you to kindly provide us with your ten digit Idea mobile number for further assistance.

    Regards,
    Ideacellular

  • mandeep July 13, 2012 11:45 am

    Idea Costmer Care Full Bewqoof Insan….. 3 Din Ho Gye Internet Ki Setting hi Nhi Kra Pa rhe.. Ulta Jo Meri Settings Thi Wo Delete Krwa Di Ab SignalBhi Nhi Aa Rhe… fuddu Company Idea.. Main To Fass Gya Yaar Smartphone Le ke Idea Ka..

    Idea Walon Ko Agar Mere Is Coments Se Problum Ho rto Then Col Me And Solve My Problum.. my 2nd number
    +919354650001

  • ideacellular June 11, 2012 3:52 pm

    amol :
    i intrested in ths phone,but dnt know frm whr to purchase it?9970085843

    Dear Sir,

    We would request you to kindly contact to nearest Idea retailer for further assistance.

    Regards,
    Ideacellular

  • Upesh June 4, 2012 9:48 am

    Problems of this handset(unsure about common in other 3g handsets)-

    1. after using wifi hotspot and 3g for two to four hours continuosly handset gets so hot that it moulded my sim’s plastic so that i cannt remove it. now this condition also dangerous for sd card because sd card resides parallel to sim card, i fear my sd card will damage one day due to hit.

    2. i made a small chapati success fully on this handset after three hours.
    3. reception is very bad in 3g mode , and dual mode it always select 2g network. it shows that its 3g reception is very bad.
    4. rooting is not possible in my case only i get to temp root to uninstall stock rom apps from idea.
    all things are super high in this handset specially display, tether, hotspot, battery back up without or with juice defender app, record my call app,angry bird space, almost all games, opera mobile (not mini) working great,

  • nihal June 2, 2012 1:20 pm

    yar! where to get ths phone

  • nihal June 2, 2012 1:19 pm

    yar! where to get ths phone :(((((((((((

  • amol June 2, 2012 11:13 am

    i intrested in ths phone,but dnt know frm whr to purchase it?9970085843

  • Nikhil May 12, 2012 7:24 pm

    Hi ,
    id 280 has Android froyo Os which is android 2.2 and not 2.3
    also the screen size is 2.8″ as against 3 .5″ as mentiond in d review

  • durgesh April 23, 2012 9:02 am

    @Kundan
    yes this support any type of network on 2g or 3g but benefits is availble on only IDEA sim………………………..okkkkkkkkkkkk

  • manoj April 21, 2012 5:03 pm

    im using these phn last 4 month,its vry goood smrtphn and i think u all should be purches it..and some 1 can help me to upgrade my android sys 2.2 to 2.3 plz

  • ideacellular April 20, 2012 3:35 pm

    ajeet :
    pleeg contnct me m.n9039112054 mughe idia 3g bled ya 280 mobile lena kya karu contect me mujhe contct n. bhi de ya aap contect kare

    Dear Sir,

    We would request you to kindly contact to your nearest My Idea for further course of action.

    Regards,
    Ideacellular

  • ajeet April 14, 2012 4:58 pm

    pleeg contnct me m.n9039112054 mughe idia 3g bled ya 280 mobile lena kya karu contect me mujhe contct n. bhi de ya aap contect kare

  • Kundan April 8, 2012 8:47 am

    Is this supports other 3g or 2g sim?

  • suyog April 5, 2012 3:07 pm

    very nice phone at affordable price . no other company is providing such a great phone at low price i just loved this phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Pankaj soni March 21, 2012 11:51 am

    Awesome phone in very low price….

  • Satish March 20, 2012 6:08 pm

    Can u say about d batry bakup & music clarity?
    Is ths phone suports to vodafn sim?
    I want 2 purchase gud phone at 6000 price, whts btr fr me?
    Plz rply

  • deb March 13, 2012 6:51 pm

    i think i can purchase a idea id 280 it is cheap and if u compare idea blade with idea id 280 the rusult is both r same only 1 thing is idea blade is .2 inches bigger than idea id 280 so i will buy idea id 280 so i advece u to purchase a idea id 280 which is of Rs 3850 only

  • hiren jaiswal March 9, 2012 10:33 pm

    mene idsmartphone kharida he achha he per iski internal memory bahot kam he. aur betry bhi pawerful nahi he.

  • kunal March 3, 2012 4:20 pm

    Is it support all operator sim? Fully unlock or locked with only idea.

  • neesha February 21, 2012 8:02 pm

    guys please tell me that can i upgrade it to ginger or not?

  • zaid February 21, 2012 4:54 pm

    respected sir, i purchased idea blade handset which have no memory card included and on internet blade specification shows that 2gb card included(telecomtalk.info/idea-cellular-introduces-3g-smartphone/82468/) plz check …..

  • iqbal February 10, 2012 5:06 pm
  • Sudhansu sekhar jena(Tapu) February 9, 2012 6:40 am

    Hi…my name is sudhansu sekhar jena(Tapu),i am from amardaroad,Balasore. This is the phone, wich phone carries all that is necessary to use a better experiance. This is also a smart phone. Enjoy karOoo….

  • Shyam February 6, 2012 7:09 pm

    Yes, we can use other network sim. Blade is really very good.

  • samar January 30, 2012 11:43 am

    The above 2 models are GSM or CDMA….
    can u tell me
    and what are the idea TV packs after 90 days …..

  • ideacellular January 28, 2012 12:14 pm

    vamsi :

    vamsi :
    can we use this set for another networks…

    Dear Sir,

    We would request you to kindly elaborate the content of your mail and provide us with the Idea Mobile Number, alternate contact number and convenient time to speak, so that the concern can be addressed to the best of your satisfaction.

    Regards,
    Ideacellular

  • vamsi January 25, 2012 4:32 pm

    @shivam
    id-280
    and blade…which company do belong this SET originally.?
    is it worthy to buy and use…..???

  • shivam January 20, 2012 5:19 pm

    idea 3g smartphone me idea ke alava aur koi sim nahin dal sakte hai

  • vamsi January 20, 2012 2:28 pm

    vamsi :
    can we use this set for another networks…

  • vamsi January 19, 2012 3:52 pm

    can we use this set for another networks…

  • VISHAL January 19, 2012 8:15 am

    HELLO SIR,
    I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT WHO WILL PROVIDE AFTER SELL SERVICE OF IDEA BLADE.
    AND CAN YOU PLZ GIVE ME FULL DETAIL OF UR PLAN OFFER WITH THIS PHONE
    THANKS IN ADVANCE
    @ideacellular

  • ideacellular January 14, 2012 2:23 pm

    srinivas :
    idea video calling service unda

    Dear Sir,

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you. May we request you to reply to us with your complete account details such as Full name, mobile no., and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC138981 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

  • srinivas January 10, 2012 10:36 am

    video calling un da

  • srinivas January 10, 2012 10:32 am

    srinivas :idea video calling service unda

  • srinivas January 10, 2012 10:29 am

    idea video calling service unda

  • dhiraj kumar January 9, 2012 12:29 pm

    whether gps is available in id-280 or not.

  • adarsh January 4, 2012 11:54 pm

    @Rohan Singh
    do not wory.it can be updated

  • sumit singh negi December 22, 2011 9:01 pm

    Its a very excellent phone with all features in it…

  • Bhawan December 21, 2011 6:17 pm

    Hi all,

    Can any one tell me what’s the actual RAM specification for this IDEA blade phone.
    Its written above that it has 512 MB RAM. But on some sites i found it 256MB.
    Please anyone who has buy this phone or who ever has checked the task manager for the total memory available, please tell me..

    Thanks in advance.

  • Rohan Singh November 24, 2011 5:28 pm

    I was expecting gingerbread …

  • Sam From Kashmir November 24, 2011 11:56 am

    vodafone launches 3G in Kashmir with shering network with IDEA Today and gives 3G trail on 2G rates SMS TRY 3G to 111

  • Zeeshan November 23, 2011 10:16 pm

    Idea is planning to quit from 3G services along with Airtel and Vodafone if intra circle roaming is not allowed then why introducing such handsets.

  • novicefreak1 November 23, 2011 8:23 pm

    again cheap phones competing with no specs. Its ZTE Blade and just read user opinion here .. gsmarena.com/zte_blade-reviews-3391.php….

    wasted effort….from Idea. Video calling should have been a basic factor. I dont know how their PR missed it big time. On one hand ads all over TV shows video calling and these fonez a big dud…

  • rafeek November 23, 2011 7:51 pm

    ZTE and HUAWEI@Jai

  • Jai November 23, 2011 7:11 pm

    Handset brand????

  • rafeek November 23, 2011 6:30 pm

    its locked with network?.. or unlocked?

  • raj November 23, 2011 5:57 pm

    No video calls. .
    y d hell den idea is launchng 3g fone only 4 using net at 3g speed. . Err

  • raja November 23, 2011 5:56 pm

    terrific 2G service in Odisha. increasing STV prices without any information. no coverage at all in rural ares………….although no 3G licence for idea in Odisha………hope it will give better 3G to other states……….not like 2G in Odisha. We are not busy on Idea 3G.

  • Gopal Chugh November 23, 2011 5:42 pm

    Fail.
    Idea is promoting their 3g services without video call.
    Should have launched couple of cells with front cam like Lenovo a60/spice mi-350.

  • atanu November 23, 2011 5:12 pm

    video calling miss.