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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wins 17 Prestigious 2006 iF Design Awards and 1 iF Gold Award
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...
sparks innovation with state-of-the-art-products at CeBIT 2006
Electronics Co., Ltd., unveils an innovative array of digital media, telecommunications
and IT products at CeBIT 2006.
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...
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...
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...
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...
launches Background Tones
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.
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.
Unveils the World’s First 8GB Hard Disk Embedded Phone – THE i310
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:
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.
presents One India Tariff on Pre and Post Paid
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...
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...
offers First 2 minutes FREE on calls to anywhere in India
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
imminent trendsetter - CF110 Slide Phone
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.
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...
2006 PLANS FOR GLOBAL NETWORK EXPANSION
TO SERVE MULTINATIONAL
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...
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...
launches Nokia 9300i smartphone with WLAN in India enhancing its business
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.
SAMSUNG Manesar Plant
Rolls Out GSM Phone
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...
and MTNL introduce "One India plan"
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
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".
RAZR V3x wins 'Best 3GSM Handset 2006' award
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...
Electronics Develops Fastest GigaByte Micro Memory Card
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...
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...
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.
inaugurates Wow LG Download Centre at Delhi
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...
ERICSSON K750i is the Camera Phone of the Year
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...
announces new vision for growth in GSM business
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...
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.
Speech from 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...
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...
offers a free 'Diamond Pendant' on every postpaid connection
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...
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
Ericsson Expands its Distribution Network in India
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...
BenQ ties up with
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...
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.
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...
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.