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Date: 26/6/2008
IDEA Cellular to acquire Spice Communicaions
Aditya Birla Group's IDEA Cellular is acquiring 40.8% stake in BK Modi's Spice Communications for Rs.2,716 crore. With this deal Malaysian company TM International's 32% stake in Spice would get converted to around 20% in IDEA after the merger. The merger will result in a share swap where Spice share holders would get 49 IDEA shares for every 100 Spice shares they are holding. IDEA Cellular will get Punjab and Karnataka telecom circles within their footprint and would be adding around 45 lakh subscribers to is current subscriber base of around 2.6 crore subscribers.
             
Date: 26/6/2008
NOKIA OUTLINES INITIATIVES FOR RURAL MARKETS
Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications, today reiterated that rural markets will be a focus area for its growth in India. The global leader in mobile communications outlined several unique initiatives for the non-urban markets in the areas of microfinance, distribution, agricultural services and after sales and support services.  This was shared by Mr. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President and CEO of Nokia Corporation during his visit to India. more...
  

Date: 23/6/2008

VIRGIN MOBILE LAUNCHES vTRENDY WITH LIFETIME VALIDITY AND STARTER USER KIT

Virgin Mobile, India’s ‘first’ national youth-focused mobile services brand from Tata Teleservices, announced introduction of it’s vTrendy handset - an extremely stylish color screen phone loaded with FM Radio and available at an attractive price of Rs.1,499. With every vTrendy phone, users will get lifetime validity recharge and a starter user kit. Weighing merely 65gms, vTrendy is the only sleek, FM enabled and color handset of its kind in the Indian market that is priced at Rs.1,499 and comes with a unique bundled offer. This stylish phone is loaded with features which include one touch access to Vbytes - Virgin Mobile’s fun filled & exciting data portal, speaker phone, organizer, phonebook memory of 500 contacts and additional 150 contacts on RUIM (SIM) card to name a few. more...
    

Date: 19/6/2008

Samsung Unveils Environment-Friendly Mobile Phones

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced two environment-friendly mobile handsets, W510 and F268 at World IT Show in Seoul. W510 is Samsung's first mobile phone with 'bio-plastic' made from natural material extracted from corns. Samsung has been making an effort to develop more renewable and eco-friendly material compared with common plastic produced from petroleum. Moreover, when producing W510, Samsung did not use any heavy metals, such as Lead, Mercury, and Cadmium, and applied water-soluble coating. Samsung F268 with all the accessories including charger and headset does not contain BFRs (Brominated Flame Retardant) or PVC. more…

   

 

Date: 19/6/2008

85 million mobile phones were shipped in India in last financial year

According to IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Q1 2008, June 2008 release, close to 85 million mobile phones were shipped in India between April 2007 and March 2008, compared to just under 66 million units shipped over the equivalent period a year ago. This was a record and amounts to a year-on-year growth of around 29% in terms of units. Shipments in JFM 2008 stood at more than 22 million handsets. Overall, Nokia retained the top spot with a market share of 52.8%, followed by LG at 10.2%, and Samsung at 8.3% in terms of units shipped during the quarter ended March 31, 2008.

    

Date: 13/6/2008

HTC Announces the Launch of HTC P3350 in India

HTC today announced the launch of P3350 - a phone that offers an ideal music and entertainment experience for users on the go in India. The HTC P3350 provides the consumers with the best of both worlds by mixing business with leisure effectively into a compact, slim shell - bringing music and entertainment within the reach of one’s fingertips. The HTC P3350 is not just an average music phone but a music lover’s dream-come-true.  With features of in-built FM radio, this device is capable of downloading music and audio-visual content.  It also supports high-speed WLAN access that speeds up the downloading process. more…

  

 

Date: 13/6/2008

Sunil Bharti Mittal receives U.S.-India Business Council’s ‘Global Vision’ Award

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), premier business advocacy organization of United States and India,  today honoured Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises with the ‘Global Vision’ award. The annual awards are accorded to luminaries from various fields for their significant contribution in bringing India and the United States closer together. more…

      

Date: 12/6/2008

VIRGIN MOBILE’s vSLEEK BONANZA FOR INDIAN YOUTH!!

Tata Teleservices’  Virgin Mobile, India’s ‘first’ national youth-focused mobile services brand, today got a lot more exciting for the Indian youth with the announcement of it’s vSleek offer. On purchase of every vSleek, an ultra slim phone loaded with color, FM, camera, MP3, memory card, and priced at an attractive point of Rs.4,799, Virgin Mobile users can now avail lifetime validity voucher, a Starter User Kit and 2000 minutes of free local calls to any network. more…

    

Date: 10/6/2008

Spice ushers a Mobile Revolution with the launch of ‘Sabka Spice’ offer in Punjab

Spice Telecom, Punjab’s premier telecom service provider today launched a first-of-its-kind in the world Handset Combo Offer with a unique handset & a Spice connection. Aptly called the ‘Sabka Spice’, the Handset Combo offer is available at Rs 599 only, and is designed to make mobile telephony accessible to the rural population. The ‘Sabka Spice’ Combo offer provides a unique Spice Handset, that is designed keeping in mind the needs of the rural populace. The handset comes with a 3 years warranty and a choice of Spice Prepaid & Postpaid Connection. The Sabka Spice offer is economically a very attractive offer; as the prepaid connection comes with one year validity and zero rental for one year along with a call rate of 50 paise. Similarly the postpaid connection comes with very attractive local, STD and roaming call rates. more…

 

 

Date: 10/6/2008

Bharti Airtel and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to India

NEW DELHI and SAN FRANCISCO - June 10, 2008 - Bharti Airtel and Apple® today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to customers in India later this year. IPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.Soon customers will be able to purchase iPhone 3G at Airtel Relationship Centers. Details of pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.  more…

  

 

Date: 10/6/2008

HCL DIGILIFE CHAIN BECOMES THE MOST AWARDED RETAIL CHAIN IN 2007- 08
HCL Infosystems Limited, India's premier information enabler and country's leading ICT system integrator and Distribution Company proudly announces its retail initiative HCL Digilife Stores as the youngest and most awarded retail chain for the year 2007-08, having won as many as six MOST coveted and prestigious awards of the retail industry, within a year of existence. The awards won by HCL chain of Digilife stores include the Retailer of the Year Award - Consumer Durables from Asia Retail Congress, Best in Retail category– Speciality from Franchise India Holdings, Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Consumer Durables from India Retail Forum, Most Supportive Franchisor from Franchise Plus, Most Innovative Franchisor from Franchise Plus, and  No. 1 IT retail Company from VAR India.

 

HCL Digilife stores houses a comprehensive range of digital lifestyle and entertainment products ranging from PCs and notebooks, digital cameras and music players, mobile phones, gaming consoles and office automation devices from world renowned brands like, Apple, Nokia, Toshiba, Kodak, Kingston, plantronics, Casio, HCL etc. more…

   

Date: 6/6/2008

Nokia India appoints Suresh Vedula as Head, Business Mobility, Nokia India

In keeping with its strategy to focus on the enterprise mobility space, Nokia announced the appointment of Suresh Vedula as the Head, Business Mobility, Nokia India. Based in Delhi, Mr. Vedula will be responsible for the overall operations of enterprise solutions group in India that includes a broad range of business-focused products and solutions, viz. security infrastructure, software and services. more…

        

Date: 5/6/2008

Now Everything ‘Joins Up’ as Nokia Nseries launches Nokia N78 in India

Nokia Nseries, the premium multimedia sub-brand of Nokia, has launched Nokia N78 in India. Nokia N78 ushers in a new era in convergence by taking a leap ahead from offering multiple experiences on one device, to actually merging experiences with each other, thus creating new, unexpected, interesting results. The highlight of the N78 is the ‘Location Tagger’ application, which automatically tags location data to the picture - allowing users to save pictures by date as well as by geographical coordinates.  Additionally, the Nokia N78 enables consumers to take full advantage of a suite of Nokia services, including the Nokia Maps and integrated A-GPS. more…

  

Date: 30/5/2008

“Virgin Mobile” Data Services Now Available for Qualcomm’s BREW Solution

Tata Teleservices today announced that it will offer wireless data services for Qualcomm’s BREW® solution to subscribers of its “Virgin Mobile” brand in India.  Qualcomm’s BREW solution will ensure efficient and reliable delivery of Virgin Mobile’s latest content to mid- and high-end devices. By working with Qualcomm to offer BREW services to its subscribers, Virgin Mobile is able to deliver tailored and relevant offerings that cater to the unique needs of the Indian youth market. more…

      

Date: 29/5/2008

Samsung Launches its Flagship Mobile in India

Kolkata, May 29, 2008 : Samsung Telecommunications India (STI), design and technology leader in the Indian mobile market , today , announced the launch of its Flagship model (SGH-U900) in the country .offers the perfect balance of design and features. In addition to the introduction of , Samsung today also announced the launch of seven new, stylish, advanced mobiles in the country across the popular Guru series ; multimedia (music and imaging) and the business phone segment. Reinforcing its lifestyle positioning, the Company today announced its foray into the mobile accessory business in the country by launching lifestyle mobile accessories in the market. more…

 

Date: 28/5/2008

ORPAT Group collaborates with NXP to launch mobile handsets in India

New Delhi, May 28 2008: NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, and Orpat Group, the world’s largest clock maker, today announced a collaboration that enables Orpat to enter the mobile phone segment in India. Orpat will use NXP’s Nexperia Cellular System Solutions 5130 and 5211 to launch ultra-low-cost (ULC) and mobile multimedia handset models in India under the ORPAT brand, while being on track to evolve to the more advanced 49xx single-chip solution from NXP during the course of this year. more…

  

Date: 26/5/2008

ABN AMRO India partners with PayMate to enable 4.6 lakh customers to pay via mobile

~Provides ABN AMRO Bank customers easy-convenient-secure mode of making payments via SMS~

Mumbai, May 26, 2008: ABN AMRO India, a prominent international bank with European roots, has allied with PayMate, the leading mobile commerce company, to enable mobile banking facilities to its customers. This alliance provides all ABN AMRO India clients to experience ‘easy-convenient-secure’ mode of making utility & online bill payments via mobile phones through a simple SMS. more…

       

Date: 26/5/2008

Vodafone launches Chhota Credit @ Rs.10 for prepaid subscribers

Mumbai, May 26, 2008: Vodafone Essar, one of India’s leading cellular service providers, today launched a product called Chhota Credit for its prepaid subscribers. Subscribers can now get a credit amount of Rs.10 by just sending an SMS. Harit Nagpal, Marketing and New Business Director, Vodafone Essar, said “Chhota Credit will enable our subscribers to make a call in the event they do not have sufficient balance in their prepaid account and a recharge shop is not close by or open.” more…

  

Date: 23/5/2008

HTC unveils the ‘Touch Diamond’ in India

New Delhi (INDIA) - HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled its new flagship phone, the HTC Touch Diamond™. Delivering unmistakable style and meticulous craftsmanship the HTC Touch Diamond is defined by its compact size, game-changing Internet and its new captivating 3D touch interface called TouchFLO™ 3D. The Touch Diamond™ will be exclusively available on Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecommunication services provider. Mr. Ajay Sharma, Country Manager, HTC (India) said, “We are proud to launch the HTC Touch Diamond™ for our valued customers in India. The Touch Diamond™, HTC’s new flagship product, packs diverse functionalities into an attractive form factor with consummate ease. It is indeed a phenomenal innovation from HTC and we are extremely positive about its response in India.” more…

 

    

Date: 23/5/2008

Dhanus Technologies launches revolutionary V- Tel Mobile

Go global, pay local

Dhanus Technologies Ltd. [BSE Scrip Code: 532903, NSE: DHANUS. NS], one of India's fastest growing technology companies, today announced the launch of its V-Tel Mobile service. V-Tel Mobile service will be available for all GSM based subscribers and can be used across 229 countries with more than 250 mobile phone service providers. V-tel Mobile offers free incoming calls in over 50 countries and charges discounted rates for home country calls as well as for calls made within the respective country during travel. This will help international travelers save call charges by a whopping 95%. more…

    

Date: 22/5/2008

Qualcomm Pioneers Industry First IMOD Color Display

NEW DELHI — May 22, 2008 — Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), today at the SID 2008 Conference demonstrated the first reflective Interferometric Modulation (IMOD) color mirasol™ display, bringing unrivaled capabilities to the industry and into the hands of the mobile end user.  This move is another step forward for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies and its phased approach to move mirasol displays into mainstream mobile devices. more…

    

Date: 18/5/2008

NOKIA INDIA JOINS HANDS WITH WWF-INDIA FOR TIGER CONSERVATION

Mumbai, May 18 2008: Nokia, the leading mobile communications company in India, today announced its partnership with WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations in the country, to be involved in WWF-India’s Tiger conservation programme. This announcement was jointly made by Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO, WWF-India, and Mr. D Shivakumar, VP and Managing Director, Nokia India, at an event held in Mumbai today. more…

     

Date: 15/5/2008

Motorola’s MOTODEV Summit Held in Bangalore, India

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) hosted its first MOTODEV Summit of the year at the Leela Hotel in Bangalore, India on May 14, 2008. The MOTODEV Summit series are exclusive, one-day events that offer today’s most creative and innovative software application developers the opportunity to participate in advanced training, understand market opportunities and get a sneak peek at the next generation of Motorola devices, technology and platforms, including the MOTOMAGX mobile Linux® platform. Hosted by Motorola’s MOTODEV developer network, the company’s global program for developers and independent software vendors (ISVs), MOTODEV Summit offered technical expertise, practical advice and guidance for developers seeking to create their own magic in the mobile space. more…

  

 

Date: 15/5/2008

Airtel Crosses 4 Million-Customer Landmark in Delhi

Bharti Airtel Ltd., India's leading mobile service provider, today announced its achievement of crossing the 4-million customer mark in Delhi. With this, Airtel becomes the first and the only mobile operator to achieve this milestone in a Metro circle.  Airtel’s journey to the 4 million landmark has been path - breaking, having added the last million in just 14 months. Airtel's commitment to Delhi is amply evident over the years, as it has expanded its robust state-of-the art EDGE network and world-class customer service to connect all of Delhi and NCR. more…

  

Date: 15/5/2008

Samsung F400, a Dual Slider Music Phone with Top Quality Sound

SEOUL, KOREA – May 15, 2008 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile phone provider, announced the launch of F400, a dual slider music phone designed to bring top quality music and sound anytime, anywhere.  With F400, users will experience a sonic bliss within the palms of their own hands. Fully equipped with ICEpower® technology by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, F400 is designed to quench every music lover’s thirst for a quality music phone.  Smart Bass provides rich, deep and powerful sound, and Smart Limiter ensures an audio signal to not exceed the amplitude of the threshold.  With ICEpower® audio technology, users can enjoy music as it should naturally sound. more…

  

Date: 15/5/2008

LIC & Corporation Bank ties-up with PayMate to pay insurance premium via SMS

LIC & Corporation Bank today announced their alliance with PayMate to enable SMS-based insurance premium payments for its customers in an easy, efficient and secure way. Corporation Bank customers with LIC insurance policies can avail this service by getting registered with PayMate. more…

        

Date: 13/5/2008

Tata Indicom presents Welcome Tunes – tag 15 different ‘welcome tunes’ for your callers

Tata Indicom, the youngest and the fastest growing telecom service providers across the country today announced an industry first value added service that permits subscribers to assign up to 15 different ‘Welcome Tunes’ from the latest music hits, songs and sound clips to one number. This service enables subscribers to replace the usual "ring" sound their callers hear with up to 15 different tunes, from a range of over 25,000 songs across genres such as Bollywood, Regional, International and Funny Tunes. This will be available to all Mobile and Walky users, who can now liven up their caller’s call experience with a different tune every time they call. more…

   

Date: 12/5/2008

Reliance Communications and Alcatel - Lucent forms Joint Venture to offer Managed Network Services to Telcos across the globe

Reliance Communications, India’s largest integrated telecommunications service provider, and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced forming a global joint venture. Combining the unique strengths of Alcatel-Lucent and Reliance Communications, the Joint Venture Company would foray in the fast growing $ 16 Bn (Rs. 64,000 Crore) Managed Network Services Industry and will cater to telecom operators, both CDMA and GSM, across the globe. The first assignment of this joint venture will be to provide Managed services for Reliance Communications nationwide CDMA & GSM networks in India. more…

        

Date: 8/5/2008

LG launches three new handsets

LG today announced the launch of three new handsets KF510, KP320 and KP110. Targeting different segments, these three mobiles will cater to the requirements of high, mid and entry level consumers respectively. All the three handsets are rich in features and boast of best technology. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Anil Arora, Business Group Head, GSM, LGEIL said, “We are very excited about the launch of these three handsets and expect tremendous response for consumers. KF510 is an exceptionally slim slider phone; KP320 comes with advanced features and is economically priced; and KP110 is a fully loaded music phone. These handsets have been launched to delight our consumers across various consumer segments suiting every budget requirement .” more…

      

 

Date: 8/5/2008

Samsung expands ‘Guru Series’ – launches Samsung Guru200

Samsung Telecommunications India (STI), design and technology leader in the Indian mobile market, today, announced the launch of its latest mobile handset - Samsung Guru200. In line with its brand positioning ‘Next is What?’, Samsung Guru200 offers FM recording as the new feature in its entry level mobile phone segment. This Dual Band phone provides a multimedia experience to consumers with its Stereo FM Radio and recording feature .Users can not only record songs from the FM radio (max upto 5mins) but also save them as Alarm or Ring tones. This sleek and stylish entry level colour phone also offers multimedia features like MP3 Ring tones and Java Games (Cricket and Sudoku). Some of its other consumer friendly features include Emergency sms, Mobile tracker, 9hrs talk time as well as some specific India oriented features. more…

   

 

Date: 7/5/2008

HTC expands the successful HTC Touch Family - Unveils the HTC Touch Cruise in India

HTC Corporation (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile® smart devices, today launched the HTC Touch Cruise™, the third member of the HTC Touch product family and the first to feature built-in GPS for personal navigation. Building on the popularity of the HTC Touch™, and the HTC Touch Dual™, the HTC Touch Cruise also includes the HSDPA wireless connectivity. Users on the move will easily be able to interact with the HTC Touch Cruise’s navigation functionality and can take advantage of HTC’s TouchFLO™ technology, which enhances finger touch scrolling and browsing of web pages, documents, messages and contact lists, controlled by simply sweeping a finger across the screen. TouchFLO also offers the ability to view photos and photo slideshows using on-screen controls and to zoom and rotate images with only one hand. more…

 

Date: 5/5/2008

Motorola Unveils Special Luxury Edition New RAZR2 in India

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a special luxury edition of the new RAZR2, available in limited quantities, in India. The signature RAZR2 form factor has been re-imagined and reconfigured in the most luxurious materials - bathed in gold and clothed in snake-like skin, and includes a full suite of features and accessories for conscious consumers seeking a glamorous design.

 

Design as our hallmark is highlighted in the RAZR2 V8 luxury edition’s stunning blend of cutting-edge technology and bold, sophisticated detail that is the pinnacle of ultra-premium cool”, said Lloyd Mathias, Director Marketing, India & South West Asia, Motorola Mobile Devices. “This object of desire is for the style conscious Indian. We invite this consumer to enjoy the luxurious feel of this stunning device.  more…

 

Date: 30/4/2008

Nokia and S60 smartphone software enrich the mobile user experience with three new applications

Nokia and S60, the market leading smartphone software platform, continues to implement new innovations to bring the best possible mobile and Web2.0 experiences for people.  Highlighting its efforts in the area of software development for mobile devices, Nokia today unveiled three new applications that are set to enhance the mobile user experience manifold. more…

          

Date: 30/4/2008

Motorola offers music and style at an affordable price with the new MOTOYUVA W270

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, today launched the affordable, stylish, slim and classic clamshell MOTOYUVA W270, that promises to rock your world delivering music on-the-go. A music lover’s dream, MOTOYUVA W270 offers an inbuilt MP3 player and easy-to-use music capabilities with dedicated MP3 and FM keys. Now, even with the flip closed, MOTOYUVA W270 offers keys to play/stop, adjust the volume for music, change FM channels and MP3 music tracks. The phone has integrated stereo FM radio1 with RDS support7 that allows you to view the FM station, artist’s name and name of the song you are listening to. more…

            

Date: 29/4/2008

Catch on the IPL fever with Tata Indicom
Get IPL history, score updates, IPL anthem and much more on your Tata Indicom phone
Bangalore, April 29, 2008: Adding to the growing excitement for Indian Premier League (IPL), Tata Indicom, the fastest growing telecom service provider, has launched a range of value added services including Know your IPL, IPL Scores, IPL Anthem, IPL Subscription fever, IPL Dhamaka on SMS and IPL Play and Win for the customers. The service not only provides Indian cricket fans information, and match updates for the Indian Premier League; it also gives them a chance to win prizes by taking part in various contests. The service is available on all Tata Indicom numbers (whether mobile or landline) through SMS or Dial 12900 services. more…

         

Date: 29/4/2008

Vodafone and Microsoft to offer SMS Search for customers in India      

Vodafone and Microsoft India today announced the launch of SMS Search for Vodafone customers in India powered by Live Search. Vodafone subscribers can simply type in their query as a SMS text message on their mobile handset and send to 55060. The mobile originating SMS will be charged 30 paise per query. more…

              

Date: 28/4/2008

Airtel Spells “End of Distance” in India

Reiterating its commitment to make mobile telephony more affordable, Airtel today announced unprecedented tariff reductions on STD and Roaming services for its over 62 million customers. Airtel has reduced its STD rates dramatically to Re 1.50/ minute from the earlier Re 2.65/ minute, benefiting all Airtel customers who make long distance calls. The new tariffs will be effective from April 30, 2008. Airtel has also redefined the roaming regime in the country. Airtel customers will now be able to receive a call while roaming at Re 1/minute, as compared to Re1.75/minute at present. Further, while roaming, Airtel customers can make an outgoing local call at Re1/minute and an STD call at Re 1.50/minute. This will help create an India without boundaries, making communication with loved ones easier and more affordable. more…

          

Date: 28/4/2008

Tata Indicom records CAGR of 113%

Setting a new record in the telecom sector, Tata Indicom, India’s youngest and fastest-growing pan-India wireless mobile telecom service provider, announced that it has added 9.2 lakh mobile subscribers in March 2008 – highest additions by the company; standing with 24.3 million mobile subscriber base. Currently, with a 9.46% market share for the month, Tata Indicom has achieved substantial market share in key telecom markets such as Delhi, Kolkata, Rajasthan, Orissa and Bihar. more…

            

Date: 25/4/2008

Tata Indicom facilitates its Prepaid Customers with Online Recharge

Spearheading the trend in online retailing, Tata Indicom, the fastest growing telecom service provider in the country, extended ‘i-choose’, an online store, for all its prepaid customers to buy any denomination recharge voucher at the click of a mouse. The online facility will provide prepaid customers the convenience of selecting recharge vouchers with denominations that best meets their requirement and pay online. The site is simple to access, at any point in time to recharge the numbers. more…

           

Date: 24/4/2008

Reliance Globalcom unit Reliance Infocom BV, Netherlands acquires Global WiMAX Operator eWave World

Reliance Infocom BV, a division of Reliance Globalcom and wholly owned subsidiary of India’s largest integrated telecom operator Reliance Communications, today announced acquisition of a controlling stake in eWave World, a UK headquartered telco focused on the rapidly developing market for wireless telephony services using the WiMAX technology standard. more…

  

Date: 21/4/2008

Calling All Software Developers: Motorola’s MOTODEV Summit to be Held in Bangalore, India
Developers Invited to “Create Magic” by Exploring Innovation Opportunities with Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that its first MOTODEV Summit of the year will be held at the Leela Hotel in Bangalore, India on May 14, 2008. The MOTODEV Summit series are exclusive, one-day events that offer today’s most creative and innovative software application developers the opportunity to participate in advanced training, understand market opportunities and get a sneak peek at the next generation of Motorola devices, technology and platforms, including the MOTOMAGX mobile Linux® platform. more…

  

Date: 18/4/2008

Airtel Introduces ‘Unlimited Masti recharge’

Unlimited Masti Recharge of Rs. 297/-- with 1000 minutes of free local Airtel to Airtel talktime.

Unlimited local calls to any mobile/landline at Rs. 0.50/- only.

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom service provider today launched the ‘Unlimited Masti’ recharge voucher - RC 297, for all pre paid customers including lifetime customers in the Delhi and NCR circle. This latest initiative marks Airtel’s strategic intent of driving affordability further and enhance value for its customers. more…

      

Date: 18/4/2008

Tata Indicom announces auction of Premium and VIP Numbers

To cater to the growing customer craze for possessing VIP and Premium mobile numbers, Tata Indicom, the youngest and the fastest growing mobile operator in India, has announced the online auctioning service of its VIP / Premium numbers. This service will be available to all the customers interested in owning a VIP / Premium number. The customers can log on to Internet and visit www.ichoose.in and bid for a premium number of their own choice. The winner of the bid will be notified of their win and upon paying the bid amount, will be provided with the VIP / Premium number. Only the VIP / Premium number under 92 number series will be available in this auction. more…

       

Date: 16/4/2008

MOTOROKR™ U9 unveiled by Motorola Brand Ambassador Wyclef Jean & Miss India World 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today launched the stylish side of music with the introduction of MOTOROKR U9 in India. ROKR U9 was unveiled by Motorola’s Brand Ambassador and international rocker & musician Wyclef Jean who presented the first ROKR U9 to Miss India World 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan. Through unique advancements in mobile entertainment technology, ROKR U9 makes music a multi-sensory experience and lets consumers rock out and look good - with an elegant form factor, Stereo Bluetooth®4, CrystalTalk Technology, external touch sensitive music controls and a unique external display that magically reveals floating, animated screensavers that appear on the external display. more...

 

Date: 16/4/2008

HTC launches the P3470 in India - A Power Packed GPS Enabled PDA Phone

HTC Corporation (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile® smart devices, today announced the launch of the HTC P3470™ in India - the latest member of the HTC product portfolio. Combining a lightweight design, large screen, navigation wheel, and macro lens, the P3470 sets a new standard in affordable smartphone coupled with GPS-based devices.

At just 108mm tall, the HTC P3470 offers unbeatable value as one of the most compact devices in HTC’s portfolio, featuring a broad range of functionality that today’s consumer’s desire. The HTC P3470 enables an easy to use and simple interface for accessing web pages, documents, messages, contact lists and more. more…

            

 

Date: 15/4/2008

TARIFF PLANS OFFERED BY VIRGIN MOBILE BRAND ARE 25-30% CHEAPER THAN OTHER OPERATORS: MORGAN STANLEY

The brokerage house Morgan Stanley recently unveiled a report titled Virgin Mobile: One More Innovative Product for the Indian Consumer which analysed the recent Tata-Virgin agreement and its expected impact on the market. Under this agreement, Tata Teleservices recently launched ‘Virgin Mobile’ services in India through a brand franchise arrangement with Virgin Group to target the youth segment. Through Virgin Mobile Brand, Tata Teleservices aims to offer India’s youth a range of innovative and exciting services that give them world class experience at value for money price points. more…

     

Date: 15/4/2008

Jai Menon Takes Over as Director Customer Service & IT at  Bharti Airtel

In continuation of its focus to grow and develop internal leadership talent, Bharti Airtel today announced its appointment of Dr. Jai Menon as Director, Customer Service & IT, with immediate effect. Earlier, Dr Menon handled the portfolio of IT & Innovation.In his expanded role at Airtel, Dr. Menon will provide a strong emphasis on bringing in the integrated value of innovative methods to provide “leadership through customer service and responsiveness”. He will continue to be a member of the Airtel Management Board. more…

   

Date: 15/4/2008

Qualcomm Commits to Strategic Venture Investments in India

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced its commitment to invest in Indian startup companies offering innovative technologies and services that enhance the wireless communications and semiconductor ecosystems. Qualcomm Ventures’ first direct equity investment in India is in Tessolve Services Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of solutions and platforms for semiconductor testing, packaging, qualification and failure analysis. more…

 

Date: 11/4/2008

STMicroelectronics and NXP Merge Wireless Businesses to Expand Product Breadth and Boost Innovation

NXP, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a leader in delivering advanced solutions for mobile products, today announced their agreement to combine key wireless operations to form a joint-venture company with strong relationships with all major handset manufacturers. The new company will have the scale to better meet customer needs in 2G, 2.5G, 3G, multimedia, connectivity and all future wireless technologies. The combined venture will be created from successful businesses that together generated $3B in revenue in 2007 and will own thousands of important communication and multimedia patents. The new company will be a solid top-three industry player and among the few companies with the scale and expertise to pursue the R&D investments necessary to establish itself as a leading player in the wireless and mobile-multimedia market. more...

     

Date: 10/4/2008

Highest ever GSM Additions in March 2008
COAI is delighted to report an unprecedented and unparalleled growth in the All India GSM subscriber base by over 7.6 million during the month of March 2008 ‘the highest ever subscriber additions since the inception of GSM service in India.’ With this, the cumulative All India GSM subscriber base has now grown to 192.3 million in March 2008, up from 185.0 million in February 2008, a growth of about 4% during the month of March 2008. more…

Date: 9/4/2008

NOKIA PREMIERES RABBI SHERGILL’S NEW MUSIC ALBUM EXCLUSIVELY ON NSERIES DEVICES

Nokia Nseries, the premium multimedia sub-brand of Nokia has joined hands with India’s leading fusion artist Rabbi Shergill to premiere his new music album in digital format on its Nseries devices. This marks the first ever launch of a complete music album on a mobile handset prior to its physical launch. Titled ‘Avengi Ja Nahi’, the yet to be released album has 9 soul stirring numbers. It will be exclusively available across the country for a month on the iconic Nokia Nseries multimedia devices; N95, the N70 Music Edition and the N73 Music Edition. Thereafter, it will be launched on music CDs by Yash Raj Music in the first week of May. The album was unveiled on Nseries devices in New Delhi by Rabbi Shergill and Devinder Kishore, Director Marketing, Nokia India. more...

    

Date: 8/4/2008

Qualcomm Appoints Peggy Johnson to Lead Business Development in India and Americas

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, recently appointed Peggy Johnson as the Company’s executive vice president of India and the Americas. A member of Qualcomm’s executive committee, Johnson’s appointment strengthens regional representation on the Company’s executive management team and reflects the increasing globalization of the industry, the widespread adoption of 3G and the growing demand for new applications to support an increasingly wireless lifestyle. more…

 

Date: 8/4/2008

IAN LIVINGSTON TO SUCCEED BEN VERWAAYEN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF BT

Ian Livingston, who is currently chief executive of BT Retail, is to succeed Ben Verwaayen as chief executive of BT Group on June 1st 2008. Ben will step down as CEO on 31 May 2008, and will leave the board on June 30.Ben Verwaayen will leave BT after more than six years during which he has led the transformation of the company. more…

 

Date: 3/4/2008

LG Introduces Mind-reading Interactive Phone

LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, today announced the launch of its 2008 iF product design award winning LG KF600, a new mobile phone that is as feature rich and easy to use as it is stylish, thanks to its unique InteractPad. The handset is targeted at young consumers who like stylish handsets that are fun and easy to use. The KF600 boasts of a sleek design and dynamic graphic interface themes. It has eight integrated graphic themes that are fun and easy to use. Each gives the phone a different character that can act as an extension of its owner’s personality. Also, the InteractPad replaces physical navigation keys with context-specific virtual keys that change to fit the task at hand. This new interface comes in response to the need for a simple way to navigate through the multitudinous features on today’s mobile phones. The handset also has a scratch resistant screen, making it a perfect mix of look, technology, functionality and features. more…

           

Date: 3/4/2008

Tata Indicom presents Welcome Tunes Offer – ‘30 days. 30 holidays’

Tata Indicom, the fastest growing telecom service provider launches ’30 days. 30 holidays’, a Welcome tune offer, wherein customers can dial 12800, spend time surfing and win a holiday package everyday. The offer is applicable to all existing Tata Indicom pre-paid, post-paid and Walky subscribers. The month long contest will end on 30th April 2008. more…

  

Date: 2/4/2008

ZTE signs Network Global Framework Agreement with Vodafone

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has signed a network equipment Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with Vodafone on spanning ZTE’s complete telecoms infrastructure equipment portfolio. The GFA represents a contract framework that can be used if Vodafone decides to contract ZTE for network equipment in the future. more…

    

 

 

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