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Date: 29/9/2014
Gionee announces the stylish “CTRL V4S” with Android 4.4& “HotKnot”
Gionee, the leading global designer and manufacturer of mobile devices introduced yet another fashionable budget smartphone, the CTRL V4S in India. Continuing with its endeavor to enhance mobile experience for its consumers, Gionee has added another spectacular product in its product portfolio which comes in with a lot of promise. Built on top of unparalleled quality and cutting edge technology, the GioneeCTRL V4S is optimized by QuadCore 1.3 GHz for fast and speedy performance and comes with Android 4.4 OSwith DTS and Dual Sim. The smartphone is a result of Gionee’s understanding of the rising demand for a device that is high on looks and features but strong at the core.   more...


Date: 18/9/2014
Jivi Mobiles launches India’s lowest priced Android smartphone at Rs.1,999
Jivi, one of the leading players in feature phones with a global footprint has shattered the price barrier and announced the launch and availability of Jivi JSP 20, India’s lowest-priced Android smartphone, slimmest in 3.5” segment as well, at Rs.1999 only. It is probably the lowest priced Android smartphone in the world as well. Dual SIM, 1 GHz processor, Android OS, 3.5 inch display, 2 MP camera, WiFi, can run WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, has FM radio, bluetooth and more. Supports messaging in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and French, This feature-rich phone is exclusively available on Amazon.in   more...


Date: 17/9/2014
LG introduces the Smart and Simple LG G3 Beat
Following the successful release of its legendary LG G3, LG launches yet another premium smartphone from its arsenal, the LG G3 Beat. The LG G3 Beat, a fitting sibling of LG G3, is a compact and stylish smartphone that comes with a promising price tag of Rs. 25,000 (MRP) in India. The LG G3 Beat delivers a similar premium user experience, sophisticated Floating Arc metallic design and fast Laser Auto Focus technology featured in the G3 but in a more compact package dominated by a 5.0-inch thin-bezel display, setting it a class above other similarly priced mid-tier devices. more...


Date: 15/9/2014
Google launches Android One smartphones in India around Rs 6,399
Google launched Android One smartphones in India through Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Android One is a set of specifications that allow any OEM to build a low cost smartphone with reference hardware. These devices can receive updates directly from Google although manufacturers can add their own apps. The phones will be available online on Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal and via Reliance Digital, Croma and The Mobile Store offline. These phones are dual SIM with quad core processor and
5 MP camera.

Date: 5/8/201444
Spectranet and iYogi announce strategic partnership
Spectranet and iYogi have entered into a strategic partnership under which iYogi will deliver a comprehensive solution for customer network management and technical support for Spectranet home and business customers in India. Spectranet has introduced Tech Assist, a premium technical support service for its Broadband customers powered by FOX (Fiber Optic Xperience). The service is based on iYogi’s award winning SaaS platform – Digital Service Cloud which supports over 500 technology products. Tech Assist will be bundled with Spectranet Broadband powered by FOX products for existing and new customers at no additional cost. more...

Date: 23/7/2014
Panasonic launches P61, P41 and T41 smart devices in India
Panasonic India launched three new smartphones in India namely P61, P41 and T41 priced at Rs.14,990, Rs. 11,990 and Rs 7,990 respectively. These devices have 1.3GHz quad core processor and Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. Glide play, a unique feature enables apps to pop-out and glide along from one screen to the other. Other Panasonic features include Pop-i Player, Music Cafe and Gesture Play+. Panasonic P61 is a dual-sim smartphone with 6-inch IPS display, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing camera, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct and multiple sensors. Manish Sharma, MD Panasonic India was present at the launch.

Date: 21/7/2014
Amitabh Bachchan launched LG G3 in India
    The legand Amitabh Bachchan launched LG Electronic's new smartphone LG G3 in Mumbai, India today. Priced at Rs.50,990 for 32 GB and Rs.47,990 for 16 GB versions, it will be available in three colours. LG Electronics India Managing Director Soon Kwon said, "With G3, LG has truly broken technological grounds and we aim to spearhead our vision of 10 per cent smartphone market share by end of 2014 for LG’s mobile division in India”. The company will release 15,000 limited edition G3 smartphones with the actor’s signature in the Indian market. The handset boasts of 5.5 inch display, 13 MP camera, Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset.

Date: 25/6/2014
BlackBerry launched Z3 in India for Rs.15,990
BlackBerry launched Z3 smartphone in India for Rs.15,990. For the first time, BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry Maps in India with this phone. This app provides 2D maps, local search and voice guided directions. The phone has five-inch display, is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor and 1.5GB RAM. The phone runs latest BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 “The BlackBerry Z3 is also the first smartphone to be introduced from our strategic partnership with Foxconn and it further strengthens our commitment to enhance our devices portfolio,” Sunil Lalvani, managing director for India at BlackBerry said. The smartphone is available for pre-booking with The Mobile Store, Flipkart and all BlackBerry exclusive stores from June 25 to July 2.

Date: 24/6/2014
Microsoft Devices Group expands affordable smartphone portfolio with the Nokia X2
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Microsoft Devices Group unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable smartphones designed to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services. The Nokia X2 represents the rapid evolution of the Nokia X family, delivering an enhanced experience across apps, hardware and the user interface. The Nokia X2 offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services, and upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash. At a suggested retail price of just 99 euros, the Nokia X2 is a compelling choice for a new generation of smartphone buyers. more...

Date:15/5/2014
Samsung introduces the first ever Operator Billing integration for Samsung App store
  • First OEM in the country to integrate payment module for an Android App store
• Partners with Vodafone and Aircel for apps and games downloads
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced operator billing integration, the first-of-its kind, for its Samsung app store by allowing users to download their favourite apps and games with the option of payment through their mobile bill. With a host of thousands of relevant applications, Samsung App store is the first OEM to provide this unique offering for a global Android App store within India. Starting 1st May 2014, the operator billing integration is available for both prepaid and postpaid customers to enjoy uninterrupted downloads. more...


Date: 2/5/2014
LG Introduces the G Pro 2 to its String of Innovative Devices
  LG adds another innovation to its mobile line-up for 2014, with the introduction of LG G Pro 2 for the Indian market. The LG G Pro 2 comes packed with an exciting 5.9 inch full HD IPS Display that give the user a brilliant visual experience on an expansive screen with genuine colors and intricate details. The wide display offers the ultimate entertainment experience, allows for convenient typing and brings out gaming graphics wonderfully. By year end, we intend to take on 10% share of the Indian smart phone market.”, said Mr. Soon Kwon, MD, LG India. .


Date: 22/4/2014
Introducing Moto X with a Walnut finish to India
  Even in the technology industry, the best inspiration sometimes comes straight from nature and that’s why we’re excited to introduce Moto X™ in a natural wood back with a Walnut finish in India. Moto X also has a unique curved back, designed to fit your hand, it learns your voice and with Google Now, it tells you what you need to know – even when you’re not touching it. The camera works with just two flicks of your wrist and also has an all-day battery. The Walnut finish on Moto X is exclusive to Flipkart and is now available on www.flipkart.com for a price of INR 25,999.


Date: 16/4/2014
LG KNOCK CODE - Making Smart Phone Security Easier LG KNOCK CODE - Making Smart Phone Security Easier and More Convenient Than Ever Before
  LG’s latest technological transformation, the Knock Code, is a groundbreLG’s latest technological transformation, the Knock Code, is a groundbreaking feature that empowers consumers with security and convenience. The Knock Code pattern allows for more than 80,000 possible security combinations and can be entered on a blank screen using two to eight taps. The device screen shows no detectable outline of the pattern and so the code is virtually impossible to duplicate. Extremely functional and practical, the Knock Code™ is the most convenient Smartphone security and unlocking system in the mobile communications market today.

Date: 16/4/2014
Samsung unveils next generation ChatON messenger, compatible across platforms
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today unveiled the new version 3.5 of ChatON, the global mobile and cross platform instant messenger service. Version 3.5, now offers dynamic new features including up to 1GB file sharing, instant message translation between English and Hindi, up to 1001 members’ group chat, easy location sharing, sent message recall, Indianized Anicons and SMS/MMS integration. Samsung ChatON is a multi-platform service – available across Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry and can be used across a wide range of devices. Currently ChatON has 200 million subscribers globally. more...


Date: 15/4/2014 app to secure cab passengers in NCR
  MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, GPS navigation and web mobile location apps has launched a unique initiative to secure cab passengers in Delhi NCR. In a first, MapmyIndia Locate app will be given to all passengers using Snap Cab, an economy cab service based out of NOIDA. With this the Snap Cab customers can instantly share their location with the near and dear ones once they enter the cab. And as the journey proceeds, the passengers can be live tracked by the contacts of their choice. Snap Cab is India’s first cab service to offer this dual security net to its customers. Their cabs are already GPS enabled and now with MapmyIndia Locate app the customer is empowered to take further security measures as she deems appropriate. more...


Date: 11/4/2014
VODAFONE ACQUIRES 100% OF VODAFONE INDIA
  Vodafone announces that it now owns 100% of its Indian subsidiary, Vodafone India Limited (“VIL”). In March 2014, Vodafone completed the acquisition of indirect equity interests in VIL held by Analjit Singh and Neelu Analjit Singh, taking its stake to 89.03% of VIL. Today Vodafone acquired the remaining 10.97% of VIL from Piramal Enterprises Limited. The combined cash consideration for both transactions was INR 10,142 crores (£1.0 billion1). The Foreign Investment Promotion Board approved both acquisitions on 20 February 2014, following receipt of the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. more...


Date: 3/4/2014
MapmyIndia launches Rover, India’s first vehicle safety solution with house level data
  MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, navigation and location-based services today announced the launch of Rover, India’s first vehicle safety solution with house-level data. The product allows users to live track their vehicle(s) anytime anywhere – they can use mobile and web browsers to see where their vehicles are at any given time. With MapmyIndia Rover you can now ensure complete safety for your family, employees and vehicles. more...


Date: 3/4/2014
LINE Surpasses 400 Million Registered Users
  Since the launch of the LINE service on June 23, 2011, it has grown into a global communications app that lets users communicate through voice and video calls as well as stickers and text messages. The total number of registered users exceeded 300 million on November 11, 2013, with growing user numbers in countries such as North America and Europe adding to the already large user bases in Spain, Southeast Asia, and other countries. The amount of daily new users reached a record-breaking number of around 1.7 million per day, indicating rapid growth worldwide. This trend has continued and just 4 months after the last milestone of 300 million users, the amount of LINE users worldwide surpassed 400 million on April 1. Since the start of the new year the amount of countries with over 10 million registered users rose to a total of 10, including America, Korea, Malaysia, and Mexico. more...


Date: 2/4/2014
VODAFONE CREATES A VIRTUAL WORLD FOR ITS CONSUMERS
  ~ Promotes Vodafone 3G using Augmented Reality and RFID
~ A groundbreaking initiative in Delhi & NCR
Taking the ‘BE SMART’ Mobile Internet initiative to a new height, Vodafone India has launched a 360 degree campaign aimed at engaging, educating and providing a better smartphone experience on the go to its customers. The campaign involves some very interesting and unique tools like augmented reality, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) etc to engage with the customers. The ‘BE SMART’ campaign focuses on informing customers about relevant content, latest apps, and educating them how to get best from their smartphones through 3G. It involves an integrated multimedia approach and is running on radio, digital, print and outdoor. The key message - ‘Smartphones Can Do More with Vodafone 3G’, is driven in a stimulating and interesting manner, be it through videos & music, navigation, social networking or online gaming. more...


Date: 1/4/2014
‘Pipes’ – The world's first personalized mobile news-tracker launched
  News application available free of cost for iOS and Android devices
From the founders From the founders of Doodle Creatives, comes ‘Pipes’. Conceptualized and developed by 20-year old Vinay Anand and 24-year old Siddharth Goliya, Pipes is the world's first personalized news-tracker that gives you the news you want. Just enter the title, or, in the app’s parlance - ‘Pipes’, and you can track your favorite sports teams, politicians, breeding celebrities, fashion or world issues, and there’s no end to the list. Unlike a host of other news apps that give you category based news, Pipes allows its users to choose their own categories i.e. Pipes. more...


Date: Date: 27/3/2014
SAMSUNG UNVEILS GALAXY S5 TO FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS MOST TO CONSUMERS
Samsung introduced the Galaxy S5, blending features that matter most to consumers. The new Galaxy S5 offers consumers a refined experience with innovation of essential features for day-to-day use. “The Galaxy S5 is yet another great proof point of people-inspired innovation. Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the Galaxy S5 has been created to maximise consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability and an iconic design,” said Vineet Taneja, Country Head, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung India. more...



Date: 26/3/2014
Upgrade to 4G with India’s first-of-its-kind LTE experiential program
 
  LG Electronics, in a joint initiative with Airtel and Qualcomm, has set up an engaging LTE experience zone in Bangalore, for consumers to come and experience the blazing high speed service and innumerable possibilities of 4G LTE. 4G technology, which is very new in India, offers seamless switching between content, greater connectivity and better speed. This experiential program aims to introduce Indian consumers to its many benefits.


Date: 26/3/2014
VODAFONE INDIA AND DISNEY INDIA TO LAUNCH VODAFONE GAMES & APPS
   Vodafone India has teamed up with Disney India’s Interactive business to launch Vodafone Games & Apps. This announcement comes in close succession after the successful launch of Vodafone Music and Vodafone Sports by the company. Vodafone Games & Apps powered by Disney India’s Interactive business will offer customers premium games and apps on both feature and smart phones. Through this association, Disney India will service the complete content catalogue along with the portal for this offering. Via this portal, consumers will gain access to well-known apps and games like Where's My Water?, Where's My Mickey?, Where's My Perry?, Toy Story : Smash It!, Brave, Chennai Express, Disney Utility Apps including Mickey Planner, Donald Photo booth, Goofy Weather and many more.


Date: 25/2/2014
NOKIA launches Android phones named "X-series"
  Now Microsoft owned, handset manufacturer NOKIA launched Android OS based smartphones in the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. Named as "X-series" these smartphones running on Android 4.4 would be available in India in the price range of Rs.8000 to Rs.10,000. This is company's strategy to grab larger share of fast growing mid price range smartphone market primarily in India, Brazil, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. These smartphones would be able to run some specific Microsoft applications like search engine Bing, video calling app Skype, HERE maps, Nokia Mix Radio alongwith other Android apps.



Date: 21/2/2014

Facebook buys mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion
  Facebook announced its acqusition of internet based mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp has 50 million users in India while Facebook has 100 million. WhatsApp claims a subscriber base of more than 450 million users worldwide, largely in Europe, Latin America and India. The 5 year old company with 50 employees WhatsApp targets to connect one billion people. "WhatsApp's extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide," said Jan Koum, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO who will now join the Facebook board as a director. India has 239 million internet users where around 100 million use broadband. The smartphone users in India are estimated at 160 million.



Date: 12/2/2014
Uninor announces 30% network expansion in one go, largest since launch
Company has already achieved break-even in India and continues to gain market share
  Uninor has today announced its largest ever network expansion with the deployment of 5000 additional network sites in its six circles of UP West, UP East, Bihar (including Jharkhand), Maharashtra and Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. This is a 30% expansion of network sites in one go – the largest ever since launch of operations - and will be completed within the next 5 months. With this expansion, Uninor will have close to 24,000 network sites deployed across its six circles with an ability to cover 5 crores or 50 million additional population in these regions. The expansion announcement comes on the back of Uninor achieving breakeven by proving the sustainability of its operating model. more...

Date: 25/1/2014

NOKIA LUMIA YOUR WISH IS MY APP GOES GLOBAL IN ITS SECOND SEASON
SHARE AN APP IDEA AND YOU COULD BECOME A MILLIONAIRE
  Following the success of the first season, ‘Nokia Lumia - Your Wish is My App’, is back!  It will include consumers and developers from across the globe. As the name suggests, the campaign will give consumers the opportunity to submit mobile application ideas that have the potential to be developed into successful apps for the Windows Phone Store and stand a chance to become a millionaire. The show that received 38,000 app ideas last year is looking forward to a pool of 50,000 app ideas for season II. more...

Date: 23/1/2014

Aircel launches first of its kind international calling plans
First operator to offer ISD calling @ 1p/sec with its product Aircel “ISD 54444”
  In a step to revolutionize the international calling market in India, Aircel today launched first of its kind international calling plan – Aircel ISD 54444. Aircel’s existing as well as new customers will enjoy special ISD call rates through this new pre-activated tariff plan. Introduction of ‘Aircel ISD 54444’ a prefix based calling plan,’ will redefine the user experience and consumption of international calling services in the country. The plan which is industry’s first will have no additional charges. more...

Date: 15/1/2014

VODAFONE AND ICICI BANK BRING ‘M-Pesa’ TO HARYANA
  Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers and ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, today announced the launch of ‘M-Pesa’ - a unique mobile money transfer and payment service in Haryana. ‘M-Pesa’ is the trademark of Vodafone. The service was formally launched today by senior officials from Vodafone India viz. Rajiv Kohli, Operations Director – North, Tejinder Khurana, Business Head – Haryana and Suresh Sethi, Business Head –M-Pesa. ‘M-Pesa’ empowers the unbanked and under-banked sections of the population gain access to financial services via the mobile phone. more...

Date: 8/1/2014

VODAFONE LAUNCHES UNIQUE DEVELOPER PLATFORM
  In an industry first initiative to build a seamless plug and play eco-system for app developers and content service providers, Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, has launched a unique Vodafone Developer Platform. This platform enables all local and international partners and app developers to connect seamlessly with Vodafone to offer operator billing that will allow millions of customers of Vodafone India to pay for the App or any content using their mobile phone. The Vodafone Developer Platform facilitates a win-win proposition for both the growing community of app developers & content service providers and the several million mobile phone users, the target customers for such applications. more...
 


 
 

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