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Date: 28/3/2006 
Samsung exports ‘Made in India’ handsets to Dubai 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading provider of mobile phones and telecom systems today reinforced its commitment to make India the export hub. Company’s Manesar plant in India, made first symbolic export of its “Made in India” mobile phones to Dubai, which because of its strong macroeconomics and demographic profile is the key telecom market of Middle East. more...  
Date: 22/3/2006 
Airtel Presents Indian Classical Music on your mobile  
Airtel announced the availability of Indian classical music content on mobile. Over 100 pieces of India’s finest classical music from some of India’s best known maestros will now be available as Ring Tones and Hello Tunes to Airtel’s18.45 million mobile customers. This is the first time that such a wide range of Indian classical repertoire is made available on the mobile music platform. more...  
Date: 21/3/2006  
Airtel Redefines the way you buy music 
Airtel, India’s leading mobile services provider today announced the launch of Airtel Easy Music across India. This service is available for all prepaid and postpaid Airtel mobile subscribers from over 100,000+ Airtel retail outlets across the country. This makes Airtel the largest retailer for music not just in the country, but in the world. more...  
Date: 11/3/2006 
Tata Indicom to shortly launch International Roaming - ‘One World One Number’ 
In a major initiative, Tata Indicom, India’s premier telecom service provider in India, today announced that the company would be soon launching International Roaming Services ‘One World One Number’ across 186 countries. With the forthcoming launch of One World One Number International Roaming Service Tata Indicom will become the first telecom service provider in the world to launch a single T-SIM product for International Roaming. Customers will be able to enjoy both CDMA & GSM services without having to change their number by switching between the two networks freely with only one dual mode T-SIM. more...  
Date: 11/3/2006 
Tata Indicom introduces for the first time in India - Mobility with Entertainment 
Tata Indicom pioneered another initiative in the desktop phone category. For the first time ever in India, phone users can now enjoy listening to their favourite FM station exclusively on Tata Indicom “Walky with FM”. Available on the Axesstel P830 instrument, Tata Indicom “Walky with FM” is targeted at housewives, shopkeepers, and the youth segment. With a choice of 10 FM stations, it's available at Rs 1999/-. more... 
Date: 10/3/2006 
NOKIA announces Suppliers Co-location within Nokia Telecom Industry Park 
Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications today announced that two of its suppliers were commencing operations within the Nokia India Telecom Industry Park. The two global component suppliers are Aspocomp Group and Perlos Corporation. Nokia also announced that a total of 8-10 global and domestic component suppliers and service providers will be located within the Nokia India Telecom Industry Park. The Nokia Telecom Industry Park is estimated to generate 10,000 job opportunities when it is in full operation and will ensure that the Nokia India Chennai factory has a consistent supply of material and services from reliable, collaborative sources of global and local suppliers. more... 
Date: 10/3/2006 
BenQ Wins 17 Prestigious 2006 iF Design Awards and 1 iF Gold Award 
Seventeen BenQ lifestyle designed products will receive the prestigious 2006 iF Design Award for design excellence, including a BenQ scanner which will also receive iF International Forum Design’s top honor, the Gold Award. Known in industrial design circles as the “design Oscars,” this year’s Gold Award will be bestowed on the BenQ 7350CT scanner in recognition for its outstanding design. The iF Gold Award is given to a select group of 50 products a year, out of a total number of 1,952 product entries from 37 different countries. more... 
Date: 9/3/2006 
Samsung Electronics sparks innovation with state-of-the-art-products at CeBIT 2006  
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., unveils an innovative array of digital media, telecommunications and IT products at CeBIT 2006.  
Designed to meet the needs of today's mobile world, Samsung's new range features market-leading networking technology, an exclusive mobile infotainment technology, and a newly designed range of LCD TVs. Samsung's innovative, new products include the world's first 10 megapixel cameraphone and 8GB HDD embedded music smartphone, the world's thinnest 3 megapixel camera phone in slide-up form factor, the world's fastest High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology, the world's largest TV, the world's smallest multi function laser printer, and the world's first large capacity flash-based jukebox player. more... 
Date: 9/3/2006 
BenQ Reveals Cutting-Edge Products for High-Def Enjoyment" at CeBIT 2006 
BenQ today reveals an array of smartly designed high definition products embedded with the latest technologies at its new CeBIT location in Hall 1, Stand A39 at the Hannover (Germany) Exhibition Center.  The  world's  smallest  wireless  projector,  world's smallest  6-megapixel camera and high-performance LCD TVs are just a few of the innovative products BenQ will showcase at CeBIT 2006. BenQ announces 2 new feature-packed Joybooks that provide mobile users  with  premium  quality  displays,  embedded Digital TV functions and enhanced   speaker  design  providing  users  with  the  utmost  in  visual enjoyment. more... 
Date: 9/3/2006 
Tulip rolls-out ‘TULIP CONNECT’ – India’s largest MPLS Data Connectivity Network  
Tulip IT Services Ltd., a leading provider of end-to-end data connectivity, today announced the launch of India’s largest MPLS enabled Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP/VPN) – TULIP CONNECT. This data network covers over 350 Indian cities and has been set-up with an investment of Rs 180 crores. TULIP CONNECT is the only network in India to offer last-mile data connectivity entirely on wireless. TULIP CONNECT will focus on providing data connectivity for banks / ATM’S, connecting corporates with their branches, dealer / distribution networks across the country, stock-brokers, media companies and government agencies. A number of leading corporate and banks have already signed-up for utilizing the services of TULIP CONNECT. Some of Tulip’s large customers include HDFC Bank, Bharti, NDPL, Tata Motors Finance, amongst many others. The company aims to expand the network to over 500 cities, by end of calendar year 2006. more... 
Date: 8/3/2006 
D.Shivakumar the new Nokia country head 
Nokia India today announced the appointment of D.Shivakumar as Vice President and Country General Manager for CMO-India with effect from May 1, 2006. In this role, Shivakumar will be responsible for growing Nokia’s mobile phones business in India while providing strategic direction and operational focus.  Besides consolidating Nokia’s market presence, Shivakumar will focus on building the Nokia brand, driving partnerships and strategic alliances and developing the capabilities of the Nokia organization in India. Mr. Sanjeev Sharma moves to Vice President MP/CMO marketing Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. more... 
Date: 7/3/2006 
IDEA launches Background Tones 
IDEA Cellular announced the launch of its new VAS innovation- Background Tones across all 8 circles. Background Tones is a service wherein (background) music is played after the call is connected and for the entire call duration. more... 
Date: 6/3/2006 
GSM accounts for 74% of the new additions in February 2006 
According to latest COAI press release, the GSM industry added 3.2 million subscribers in the month of February 2006 and crossed the 65 million mark to touch 65.2 million subscribers. The GSM mobile industry continues to hold 77% of the total mobile market in India and accounts for 74% of the new additions, that is, 3 out of every 4 new mobile subscribers are opting for GSM. 
Date: 6/3/2006  
Samsung Unveils the World’s First 8GB Hard Disk Embedded Phone – THE i310  
Seoul, Korea March 6th, 2006 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading provider of mobile phones and telecom systems, is reinforcing its technology leadership by unveiling the world’s first 8GB Hard Disk embedded smartphone (model: SGH-i310).   
Samsung breaks the storage limit in mobile phones by introducing the world’s first mobile phone equipped with a 8GB hard disk drive (model: SGH-i310). With the large storage of 8GB, SGH-i310 will change the way people manage and use the mobile phone.  
Date: 2/3/2006  
IDEA presents One India Tariff on Pre and Post Paid  
IDEA Cellular announced its One India Tariff plans for it’s pre and post paid customers where all local and STD calls would be at Re.1. Commenting on the offering, Mr. Vikram Mehmi, CEO, Idea Cellular Ltd said “This launch is only a reaffirmation of our commitment to pass on any and all benefits to our valued customers. I am confident that with both our 2 Minutes Outgoing Free and One India Plan, we will address the needs of Outgoing users and bring in higher ARPU customers into our fold. The two offers are unmatched in the industry presently and I am confident of it working well” . more...  
Date: 28/2/2006  
Hutch & Crossword launch the Hutch Crossword Popular Book Award  
CROSSWORD, India’s leading chain of lifestyle bookstores, and Hutch, India’s pure play cellular service today announced the Hutch Crossword Popular Book Award, a new Award category in the Hutch Crossword Book Award 2005, which offers a unique opportunity for readers to vote for their favourite book. more...  
Date: 23/2/2006  
IDEA offers First 2 minutes FREE on calls to anywhere in India  
Taking the lead and creating a paradigm shift in tariffing, Idea Cellular, India’s leading cellular operator today announced Outgoing Free, an offer of First 2mins FREE on all outgoing to local and STD numbers for its prepaid customer base. more...  
Date: 22/2/2006  
The imminent trendsetter - CF110 Slide Phone  
A winner of iF product design Award 2006 the CF110, Siemens Phone has made a alluring launch.  An innovation, CF110 personifies style, design and remarkable functionality. The smooth sliding movement is almost automatic, a feature that will not only fascinate users' interest but will easily satisfy the desire of the trendy youth to stay ahead of the latest trends. The slider phone comes with  a clear design language for the youth who consider a mobile as a fashion accessory. The nonchalant design of the slider phone is a cynosure and is a perfect accessory for an evening or a morning power.   

Weighing 76.5 gms, CF110 is a trendy slider phone equipped with a high color 65K TFT display screen enabling a better viewing angle. The nonchalant designed phone is a real attention grabber and is the perfect accessory, whether for evening wear or business outfits. more...

Date: 21/2/2006  
AT&T Inc. announced today details of its 2006 plans to expand its global network, providing enhanced connectivity in the United States and around the world in order to meet the growing demands of its multinational enterprise customers.   

AT&T is extending services, reach and access into additional locations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and in the United States, as part of the new AT&T’s previously announced $8 billion to $8.5 billion expected capital investment in 2006.  This investment demonstrates the company’s commitment to its global enterprise customer base – especially those with significant operations in the United States, who are demanding a globally consistent set of services with high levels of accuracy, cost-efficiency and automation wherever they do business. Through targeted investment AT&T can now provide reliable network access to 97 percent of the world economy*. more...  

Date: 21/2/2006  
IDEA’S “Bill Flash” wins the prestigious 2006 GSM Associations Award  
Idea Cellular Ltd, India’s leading cellular operator is proud to announce that it is the only GSM mobile service operator from India to have won a prestigious award at the, ‘2006 GSM Association Awards’. The award was presented by the GSM Association at the recently concluded 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain in the presence of an august gathering of 850 senior Industry leaders. more...  
Date: 20/2/2006  
Nokia launches Nokia 9300i smartphone with WLAN in India enhancing its business mobility proposition  
Nokia today announced the launch of Nokia 9300i smartphone in India. The Nokia 9300i is a compact business device with a full keyboard and 65,536-color screen, incorporating WLAN connectivity for faster wireless access to corporate information. The Nokia 9300i supports a broad range of enterprise email solutions and has an attachment viewer that makes it the perfect combination of design and function suited to meet the growing demands of mobile professionals. more...  
Date: 20/2/2006  
SAMSUNG Manesar Plant Rolls Out GSM Phone  
Samsung Telecommunications has finally started production of its GSM handsets at its Manesar plant in Gurgaon, Haryana. SGH - X200 is the first model rolled out. The plant is set up with an investment of US$15 million. The unit plans to produce 20 million units per annum by 2010.    

Flagging off this unit, Mr. H. C. Ryu, Managing Director - Samsung Telecommunication India said, “Indian GSM phone market is growing at over 60 per cent every year and Samsung is strategically planning to hold be one of the leading player in this sector. Our new manufacturing unit at Manesar is a major step in this direction which will not only provide us the price advantage to produce locally but will also reduce time to market our new models.”  more...

Date: 16/2/2006  
BSNL and MTNL introduce "One India plan"  
BSNL and MTNL have introduced "One India plan" for Cellular as well as Fixed/WLL services which will be effective from 1st March, 2006. In case of cellular services, the call charges for Intra circle call to BSNL mobile would be 40 paisa/min and 60 paisa/min for post-paid and pre-paid users respectively. All other calls including (intra / inter circle calls) would be charged only Re.1/- on both pre and post paid connections. However monthly fixed charges in case of post-paid card are Rs.299/- while the cost of pre-paid card is Rs.799/- where Rs.249/- are processing charges, Rs.550/- worth of Talk value available and validity period is 30 days. For Fixed/WLL services also the monthly fixed charges are Rs.299/- and rate per metered call unit is Re.1.  

How other private service providers would react to this announcement would be of interest in the coming days but we hope customers will get the ultimate benefit. Mr. Vikram Mehmi, CEO, IDEA Cellular Ltd. quoted  - "We have always supported the initiative of One India of the government from Day 1. We are happy that it has become a reality, however we await removal of floor rates of carriage charge to pass on the benefits to the customers".  

Date: 15/2/2006  
Motorola's RAZR V3x wins 'Best 3GSM Handset 2006' award  
Motorola, Inc. is proud to announce that its RAZR V3x handset has been recognized by the GSM Association as the "Best 3GSM Handset - 2006". The stunning Motorola RAZR V3x was the talk of town when it secured the most prestigious award at the Association's annual awards ceremony at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. more...  
Date: 9/2/2006  
Samsung Electronics Develops Fastest GigaByte Micro Memory Card  
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has developed the fastest micro memory card with a gigabyte of density, for use in small cell phones, digital cameras and MP3 players. High demand for the high-speed 1 GB MMCmicroTM card is expected from cell phone manufacturers because of its compelling combination of features: speed, capacity, size and reduced power consumption. more...  
Date: 8/2/2006  
Issues that must be addressed in the forthcoming Budget 2006  
Mr. Vikram Mehmi - CEO Idea Cellular raises issues that must be addressed in the forthcoming Budget 2006. For a sector that has created, in less than 10 years, a world class communications infrastructure in the country at no cost to the government, attracting substantial foreign investment and continuously making investments, the telecom sector is not considered as an integral part of the infrastructure sector, a status, which it should be duly awarded. more...  
Date: 8/2/2006  
BenQ Mobile India rolls out Siemens ME75  
Hard-Hitting sporty and light, BenQ Mobile India rolls out Siemens ME75, the most practical outdoor mobile in its class. With an outstanding battery performance, ME 75 demonstrates great staying power. Rubber elements ensure enhanced protection against spray water, dust and shocks, enabling the ME75 to weather any duress encountered. more...  
Date: 3/2/2006  
LG inaugurates Wow LG Download Centre at Delhi  
LG inaugurates its first Wow LG Download Centre for North India in Delhi at Singh Enterprises, Janakpuri, where customers can download ringtones, wallpapers, games etc. for free from WoW LG Website. This initiative of the company further enhances LG's commitment to provide the best experience for the customers. The WoW LG Download Centre was inaugurated today by Mr. K.R. Kim, President, South West Asia-LGE & Managing Director, LGEIL. more...
Date: 2/2/2006  
SONY ERICSSON K750i is the Camera Phone of the Year   
The Sony Ericsson K750i, having received accolades and rave reviews from media and consumers alike, was conferred the Camera Phone of the Year award at the recently held PhotoFair in Mumbai. more...
Date: 1/2/2006  
LG announces new vision for growth in GSM business   
In a bid to increase the GSM customer base and strengthen it's position in the Indian market, LG Electronics, India's leading Consumer Electronics & Appliances company, today introduced their unique range of GSM phones equipped with the latest technology and features. Three models namely P7200, S5200 & S5000 were launched by the company to cater to the high-end market ,while the C2500 has been introduced in the mid-end segment. LG has launched these phones keeping in mind customers from varied segments and to cater to the rapidly evolving handset market in the country. more...  
Date: 27/1/2006  
Nokia launches "Connect" a consumer education programme in India  
Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications today announced the launch of Nokia "Connect" a consumer education program that is aimed at demystifying mobile technology. This would make it simpler for consumers to use the various features and applications commonly available in Nokia phones. As part of this Connect' program, Nokia is providing quick guides on popular mobile technology areas such as SMS, MMS, Bluetooth and infrared, E-mail and GRPS and EDGE. These guides are available in 8 Indian languages apart from English which include (Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati, Bengali, Malayalam, Telgu, Tamil and Kannada) so that a wider audience can enjoy the benefits of mobile technology. more...  
Date: 24/1/2006  
President's Speech from IDEA   
Idea Cellular Ltd, India's leading operator today announced the, "Tiranga Offer", where Idea customers can dial 456026 and hear key points of the President, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Republic Day speech on January 26 & 27, 2006 absolutely free of cost. This is the first time in the country that any operator is offering this unique service and efforts are on to introduce many such social services in the near future, free of cost. more...  
Date: 24/1/2006  
Tramigo T21 the first plug-and-play car tracking device  
Aditya Consulting Engineers introduces Tramigo T21 the first plug-and-play car tracking device that has built-in nationwide landmark data. It doesn't need any 3rd party server or operator to work - you just need T21 and mobile phone!   

With T21 and mobile phone you have an easy and simple way to track where your vehicle is. T21 has plenty of functions which are useful in everyday life. This way it provides car owner peace of mind by showing for example real-time location of the vehicle directly to owner's mobile phone. T21 shows vehicles location by referring to local landmarks. Landmark data sets for T21 cover more then 120 countries. more...  

Date: 23/1/2006  
IDEA offers a free 'Diamond Pendant' on every postpaid connection  
In another revolutionary and unprecedented move, Idea Cellular Ltd, India's leading cellular operator, today announced the, "Idea Girls' Best Friend Offer", a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a free dazzling real diamond pendant with every new postpaid connection on a plan of Rs. 150/- and above. This is a limited period and limited stock offer. more...  
Date: 17/1/2006  
SonyEricsson launches Z300i  
Sony Ericsson has launched the Z300i as an early New Year's offering for Indian consumers. This phone an Ultra-stylish clamshell is a part of an expanded portfolio, which offers the best combination of design excellence, ease of use and value in a bid to reach out to consumers with basic mobile phone needs for calling and texting. The Z300i is available for Rs.5495. The clam opens to reveal a bright, sharp colour display and a large easy-to-use keypad plus navigation key that reaches all the most commonly used functions in one click. It closes to lock the phone and the outer sub-display shows the clock and incoming caller information. The Z300's focus is on voice and text, but it also offers a phone book, calendar, reminders and alarm clock. more...
Date: 3/1/2006  
Sony Ericsson Expands its Distribution Network in India  
Sony Ericsson today announced the expansion of its nationwide sales distribution network by adding Ingram Micro as the second national distribution partner along with Salora International. Ingram Micro, which till now was operating only in the Eastern and western markets for Sony Ericsson, has been added to address the mobile handset market on a national footprint from January 2006 as a strategic move towards widening reach and servicing the increasing demand for Sony Ericsson mobile phones. more...  
Date: 3/1/2006  
BenQ ties up with Salora  
BenQ Mobile, one of the world's leading companies in the network lifestyle digital devices, has today  tied up with renowned distributor Salora International Ltd, for distribution of BenQ mobile phones. Salora International which is a part of the 225 U.S million dollar, Jiwrajka group, has its forte in distribution of Telecom & IT Products, Electronics Component Manufacturing & Salora Brand Consumer Electronics. more...  
Date: 2/1/2006  
Reliance Infocomm announced new '1 INDIA' rate plan  
Reliance IndiaMobile announced new '1 INDIA' rate plan where customers can talk to any mobile or fixed line in the country for just rupee one per minute and SMS within the state at 1 paise per message. The rate is available on Rs.1100 prepaid voucher with 30 days validity and Rs.750 talktime. The voucher also also gives users 1100 text messages free within the state. A similar plan 'Joy 499' is also available for postpaid subscribers with Rs.499 monthly rental, calls anywhere in the country at Re.1 per minute and calls to Reliance mobile within the state at 40 paise a minute.   
Date: 2/1/2006  
Tata Indicom Redefines Fixed Wireless Market in India  
In a major initiative, Tata Indicom, India's premier telecom service provider, has redefined the desktop phone category, by announcing affordable, consumer friendly tariff plans for its Walky customers across 20 circles. Catering to the ever growing communication needs of their existing and potential Walky customers, Tata Indicom has introduced Home 2 Mobile 249 and   
Home2 Mobile349 tariff plan for their residential and City 299, Silver 499 and Tata 600 tariff plan for their Business customers. Through this initiative, Tata Indicom has taken a pioneering step by introducing new post-paid tariff plans for residential and business customers. more...  
Date: 2/1/2006  
Nokia redefines fashion phones in India with the latest L'Amour collection  
Continuing to push the boundaries of mobile phone design, Nokia has introduced a collection of three trend-inspired mobile phones, the Nokia 7360, Nokia 7370 and Nokia 7380. Each model in the L'Amour Collection offers a beautiful mix of contrasts infusing cultural and ethnic influences with luxurious touches of the unexpected.  Hints of vintage and craftsmanship, are fused with natural materials, colours and patterns, all carefully crafted and layered with a passion for detail. more...  
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