The new Spice S-6005 is an Ultra-slim mobile phone with a mere 10mm thickness.It features 2MP camera,expandable memory,call recording,mobile tracker,and 8 Religious Profiles.

Charusita Chakravarti of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Santosh G. Honavar of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and S.K. Satheesh of the Indian Institute of Science are among the 11 scientists named Saturday for the country's top science award.

Samir Brahmachari, director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), made the announcement in the presence of Science and Technology Minister Prithviraj Chavan at the institution's 67th Foundation Day celebrations here.

'I was looking for a woman candidate for this top SSB award 2008 and fortunately we have one woman (Chakravarti) in the list of top 11 names,' Brahmachari said.

The SSB award carries a cash prize of Rs.500,000, a citation and a plaque. Since its inception, 443 scientists, among them 10 women, have bagged this most prestigious award in the field of science.

While Chakravarti was selected for her work in chemical science, Honavar has made contribution in the field of medicine. Satheesh got the award for his contribution to the earth science.

The other winners are Amitabh Joshi and Bhaskar Shah (biological science), Giridhar Madras and Jayant Ramaswamy Harsita (engineering science), R. Gopakumar and A. Dhar (physical science), Narayanswamy Jayraman (chemical science), and Verapally Suresh (mathematical science).

'Zoozoos', a new innovative concept from mobile service provider Vodafone Essar is on its way to capture hearts of millions of viewers similar to that of 'Hutch dog'.

Zoozoos -- stick-like figures with an egg-like heads -- feature in the latest Vodafone Essar commercials that are aired during the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket series to promote different offerings and services provided by Vodafone to its customers.

"We have been thinking about this concept since the last six months. As millions of people are glued to their television sets during IPL, we thought it was the right time to launch the concept," Vodafone Essar's director (marketing and new business) Harit Nagpal said.

The most remarkable thing about the Idou is the 12-megapixel resolution on its camera which is (by a large margin) the highest on a mobile phone. Now more megapixels don't necessarily mean better pictures; other factors like the quality of the lens and sensor also matter so we will have to wait and see what the actual pictures on the Idou look like. Still the camera looks very impressive and comes with two flashes: a Xenon flash for stills and an LED flash for video. It also comes with face and smile recognition as well as geo-tagging.

Apart from the camera the Idou comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and an acceloremeter (motion sensor). For storage it comes with a microSD card slot; these cards are cheaper than the usual M2 cards on Sony Ericsson phones. Other features include GPS and Wi-Fi.

The Taiwan-based HTC has established itself as the leading maker of Windows Mobile smartphones and the Touch Pro 2 will be their next major offering. The phone comes with a qwerty keyboard and a full set of touchscreen options: stylus support, handwriting recognition, a touch-sensitive zoom bar and an HTC-developed touch interface called Touch Flo.

The phone, which comes installed with Windows Mobile 6.1 and Pocket Office, is aimed at business users so the camera is relatively low-end with 3.2 megapixels, auto-focus but no flash. Though the phone isn't oriented towards multimedia it does come with a microSD slot for storing music and videos.

Like the Idou, the Omnia HD, is pushing the boundaries of camera capabilities on mobile phones. It comes with an 8-megapixel camera and moreover is the first phone to provide high-definition video recording at 24 frames per second. Disappointingly there is no xenon flash though.

The phone also comes with a 3.7-inch OLED touchscreen. OLED is a new display technology which provides better picture quality and lower power consumption. The Omnia HD uses a Symbian S60 operating system which has been customised for a more user-friendly experience. For example, you have a photo contacts screen where you can dial contacts by clicking on their photos.

The Omnia HD will be released in two versions: with 8GB and 16 GB of internal memory. Each version comes with a microSD slot with a maximum capacity of 16 GB for a total of 24GB and 32 GB respectively.