Spica 5700 availability in IndiaGeneral


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  1. beowulf

    beowulf Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello all,
    I dont know about other countries, but its a bit difficult to lay hands on a Spica here in India. I have been trying to get one in Bangalore for about a week now, but all the dealers I called say its out of stock.

    Other users can post updates in their respective cities to help users get the Spica at the best possible prices.

    Bangalore: Not available anywhere
    Lowest Price quoted: Mobile Store - Rs11,129/-

    Hope to get some updates.

    Thanks...

    **Update: Got a heads-up from one of the samsung dealers here that he *might* get some stock by the end of this week or early next. Price quoted; 11,850/- and promised a discount since I need 3 handsets.

    PS: Mods; just replicating this from the Galaxy Lite thread. Please remove it from there if offending any norms
     

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  2. DarthSimian

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    You can buy online at infibeam.com. They have stocks and I got my phone from there at Rs. 13000
     
  3. lazybugger

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    Guys, Even I have been searching for Spica all day in Hyderabad today. Asked for it in all major areas I know. Everyone says its out of stock. I was just wondering if Samsung is not making enough pieces, because of a faulty design or something??

    How is their service? Did you get it within 2-3 days with proper warranty and did it come with android 2.1?
     
  4. DarthSimian

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    Yes, to all the above. Pretty good service, I would say. It might take a bit more than 2-3 days if you are shopping at infibeam.com for the first time, because they do customer verification etc.
     
  5. lazybugger

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    At a time where no mobile store in Hyderabad is stocking that phone, I think its a huge risk to try and book it in infibeam.
     
  6. beowulf

    beowulf Member This Topic's Starter

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    Still not available in Blr. Atleast people know the Spica now, earlier they tried to sell me some slider phone saying this was 5700. A couple of places called me saying they will get stock in 2-3 days. I dont have too many hopes now
     
  7. lazybugger

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    You have been hunting for it for the last 1 month right?


    Ya, I get a "No, sir" the moment I utter the word "Spica" in every store.:D From what I gather, there is a shortage of AMOLEDS in the market.

    Droid Incredible confirmed to be suffering from AMOLED shortage -- Engadget

    I am trying to get it from some of my friends working at Samsung. Lets see how that works out.
     
  8. DarthSimian

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    From my experience, I can say that it is not a risk at all. When I bought it from infibeam, even the Bangalore stores were not stocking it. I don't think Samsung looked at India as a potential market for this phone.
     
  9. beowulf

    beowulf Member This Topic's Starter

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    hehe...kindof. work has made me a passive hunter. not able to raid stores, just virtual hunting at forums like these.

    having friends at samsung is nice...do keep us posted
     
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    In Hyderabad you can get one in Master communication-panjagutta , i got one 3 days before...
     
  11. lazybugger

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    I will call him up and find out.. Meanwhile, what is the price and did it come with 2.1? How has been your experience so far??
     
  12. beowulf

    beowulf Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok...spica at last. got it in bangalore at SunTimes in Jayanagar. bought two for 12.5k each. ordered 3 more.
    folks in bangalore looking for the 5700 spica can call Ram at 9845663706. you can give my name (amit) for reference. I have been bugging him for a long time, he'll remember :)

    thanks for the help. i'll post more info if I come across any other stores with stock in Bangalore
     
  13. Anil Kumar

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    Please share your experience with Spica. Is it with 2.1 OS?
     
  14. eagle06

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    Can somebody tell where i can get this phone in Hyderabad presently. I tried many shops like univercell, sangeetha, big c etc All are telling either out of stock or never heard of it ....
     
  15. beowulf

    beowulf Member This Topic's Starter

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    So far it has been really good. It came with the 2.1 upgrade...
    WiFi was the first thing I configured and I was up and running in minutes...tried a few apps from the market.
    Enough has been said about the spica in all the forums and almost everybody is pretty happy...I am too :)
    The only downside I have noticed so far is the memory might be small going forward as apps will get bigger in size and the speaker phone is a bit feeble...rest is perfect...

    Do keep posting availability info here though...its still a nightmare locating the phone. I have 3 friends who want it, not available though... :(
     
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  16. SudeepNbr

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    Hey folks,
    This will be my first post to this forum... :)
    My birthday was on 9th of June and i badly wanted to buy Spica. When the date neared, i started going to different stores in Bangalore to enquire about it. None of the dealers had stock with them. I was totally disappointed by this, and then finally i bought it from eBay.in
    They shipped the product in just 2 days (from Nagpur) after placing the order and i got my mobile a week back. It came bundled with 2.1 (Eclairs), and hence i dint have to go to the Samsung Service Centre for updating it. :)
    Very much happy with my phone. :)
     
  17. expert19842

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    I've been looking for this phone for about a week now in bangalore to no avail. Called up the samsung showroom in Forum - stock expected by Monday Jul 5th.
    Sun times in jayanagar same reply.


    No stocks availible on the internet either. I cant figure out why samsung doesnt stock this phone. Spica it hits the sweetspot - a fully loaded smart phone at a very reasonable price. Every other android phone with similar features is priced above 25k. Beats Me!

    Any updates on availability would be mos appriciated!
     
  18. rahulvittal

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    Got the phone after a month of searching in bangalore. I got it at a samsung privilege partner. I got it Roshini mobiles. Damn happy with my phone at present :) Hope this helps : #52, OPP TO OLD BANASWADI POLICE STATION , KAMMANAHALLI,, BANGALORE, Karnataka 560084

     
  19. rahulvittal

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    And here is the phone number in case .. 9844005526 :)
     
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  20. eagle06

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    congrats ravivittal :)
    any news about availability of this phone in hyderabad? "(
     
  21. beowulf

    beowulf Member This Topic's Starter

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    Congrats...!!
    What price did you get it for? Does it have 2.1?
    I am looking for 5 more pcs, if anybody knows where to get it in Blr, please PM me...

    Thanks for posting the info, it might help other people..!
     
  22. smokinguns

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    I am looking for 1 new piece too. Please post here in case some one finds this in stock anywhere in India.
     
  23. smokinguns

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    Hey @RaviVittal, Do PM me in case you find it in Hyderabad. I need a piece too.
     
  24. rahulvittal

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    Yes it does have 2.1 and I paid 12900 :p , 13 grand to get it. :)
    P.S : whose ravivittal ? :)
     
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