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Date: 24/12/2007 
LG launches 'Viewty' in India 
LG Electronics, a worldwide technology leader in mobile communications, today announced the launch of LG Viewty' (model: LG-KU990) in India. The professional-level camera phone boasts of a number of 'world's first' easy-to-use features never seen before in a mobile handset. Deepika Padukone stole the hearts of the people when she unveiled the equally sizzling LG Viewty. Viewty has sold over 310,000 units globally and this phenomenal success was achieved in just 5 weeks since its launch in Europe this year. The astounding blend of technology and feature-rich Viewty handset has bagged the most sought after 2008 iF product design award. LG expects the same level of excitement in India following a high profile launch campaign, where superstar Deepika Padukone walked the ramp with the Viewty. more... 
Date: 19/12/2007 
HTC launches first 3.5G Touch 
  HTC, the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile® smart devices, today announced the launch of the HTC Touch Dual™, a new and more powerful member of the Touch™ family that integrates 3.5G wireless connectivity with a sleek and innovative sliding keypad design. The HTC Touch Dual™ follows HTC’s heritage of bringing a new level of simplicity to the powerful and feature rich device experience that today’s mobile users demand. Taking a design cue from the stylish HTC Touch™, the HTC Touch Dual™ integrates 3.5G wireless connectivity and a slide out keypad into a slim and slender device designed for easy typing. 
The HTC Touch Dual™ is the second device to feature HTC’s TouchFLO™, the same gesture-recognition technology as that in the HTC Touch™, but now the new functionality including the ability to view photo slideshows using on-screen controls and to zoom and rotate images with only a hand. TouchFLO™ also allows enhanced finger touch scrolling and browsing of web pages, documents, messages and contact lists. 
Date: 19/12/2007 
Responding to a population of over 350 million  “Hinglish” (mixture of Hindi and English) speakers in the Indian subcontinent, Nuance Communications, Inc., the leading supplier of speech, imaging solutions and text input solutions, today announced the availability of its popular T9® Text Input software in Hinglish. Nuance Communications’ T9 Hinglish software offers advanced alphabetic input prediction in Hinglish to help mobile phone and PDA users to quickly write SMS text messages, mobile instant messages and wireless e-mails in a language popular with India’s youth. more... 
Date: 14/12/2007 
Sunil Dutt appointed Country Head for Samsung Mobile Business 
New Delhi, December 14, 2007: Mr. Sunil Dutt has been appointed as the Country Head for Samsung's Mobile Business in India. Mr. Dutt will be responsible for spearheading the sales and marketing function for both Samsung GSM and CDMA mobile business in the country. Welcoming Mr. Dutt on board, Mr. H B Lee, President & CEO, Samsung South West Asia Headquarters, "We expect to fully leverage the huge potential of the telecom market in India with Mr. Dutt's expertise and rich knowledge of the Indian market. I am confident that going forward, Samsung can achieve new levels of success for its mobile handset business in India." more... 
Date: 11/12/2007 
Nokia Nseries launches Nokia N82 in India: This is what cameras have become  
New Delhi, December 11, 2007 – Nokia Nseries, the premium multimedia sub brand of Nokia has launched the latest Nokia N82 in the Indian market. The new Nokia N82 is a multimedia computer optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity. With superior tools to discover places and moments worth capturing and its capabilities to capture and share them instantaneously, the Nokia N82 offers photography enthusiasts an enhanced camera experience. more... 
Date: 6/12/2007 
New Delhi, December 06, 2007- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in the mobile phone industry with leadership in design and technology, announced the launch of `The Metal 5` in India. The latest Metal 5 is also the World's Slimmest 5 Mega Pixel camera phone.   
A design icon with high performance camera, The Metal 5 is the latest member of Samsung's successful Metal Series phones in India. Made to capture quality pictures of priceless moments this metallic finish slider phone is a fusion of design, photography and multimedia. more...
Date: 30/11/2007 
Nokia Nseries brings Digital Playzone, the battle for India's No. 1 Technoholic, to Delhi 
Delhi is all charged up for the weekend as Nokia Nseries launches Digital Playzone - the ultimate technology challenge at Ansal Plaza, New Delhi.  Four short-listed 'Technoholics', chosen in a month-long online hunt, will immerse themselves in the ultimate tech life for three whole days in the Digital Playzone, in full view of the public. This will include performing entertaining acts and completing a series of increasingly difficult tasks involving use of technology and multiple gadgets. The public can watch, participate, rate, interact, blog and comment on the tasks the Technoholics are to complete. more... 
Date: 29/11/2007 
Tata Teleservices Takes the Lead in Data Services Enabled by Qualcomm's BREW Platform and Single Chip Solution 
MUMBAI, India - November 29, 2007 - Tata Teleservices (TTSL), one of India's leading telecom service providers, and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today jointly announced the success of rich data services based on Qualcomm's BREW® solution.  Tata Indicom subscribers enjoy a range of innovative and differentiated data services beyond just SMS, ringtones and wallpaper.  Data services now permeate even low-end devices because of the Qualcomm Single Chip(tm) (QSC(tm)) solution and availability of BREW® in Hindi.  According to TTSL, these developments have led to the company reaching 30 million downloads of BREW content and applications in 2007.  With this new milestone, TTSL attributes 80 percent of its value-added services revenue to non-SMS services and takes a step closer to solidifying its position as a high ARPU carrier in India. more... 
Date: 27/11/2007 
Samsung launches its first open market CDMA phone - Samsung MAX 
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in the mobile phone industry, announced the launch of its first open market phone in the CDMA segment, Samsung MAX. The sleek slider Samsung Max is launched through company's own distribution network and will be available to both Tata Indicom and Reliance Mobile subscribers. Until now Samsung offered CDMA phones exclusively on either Tata Indicom or Reliance Mobile Networks. With the launch of Max, Samsung aims to cater the growing CDMA market where consumers want to upgrade. Its availability in to the open market will further empower CDMA consumers to choose the operators of their choice. more... 
Date: 23/11/2007 
BSNL has launched new FMS service for family and friends 
BSNL has launched a new SMS Collect service where a sender BSNL suscriber can send message for Free and receiver receives the message and also replies back - all at a cost of Re.1 in the same circle and Rs.2 in case of inter circle. The service is useful in situations like earning parents paying for messages coming from their children or elders in the family who have limited budget or Employers may pay for receiving important messages from employees. Companies may extend these services to customers for whom the SMS could be free. This will also allow a BSNL subscriber to send a message to a close BSNL subscriber even at zero balance situation. 
BSNL has also inroduced 'CallNow' cards where international calls can be made at as low as Rs.1.75 per minute to Rs.4 per minute. These cards are available in denominations of Rs.100, 300, 500, 1000 and 2000. 
Date: 22/11/2007 
Tata Indicom announces STD PLUS Special Tariff Voucher 
Hyderabad, November 22, 2007: Reinforcing its commitment to provide products that deliver value, Tata Indicom, India's fastest growing telecom service provider today unveiled STD Plus Special Tariff Voucher, a revolutionary national tariff plan for its prepaid customers. With the STC Plus STV, Tata Indicom customers can now make calls to any Tata phone at 49 paise per minute and calls to any other number across the country at an incredible price of 99 paise per minute. more... 
Date: 20/11/2007 
Bharti Centre for Communication to be established in IIT-Bombay 
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay, one of India's leading technology education institutions, will establish the Bharti Centre for Communication in partnership with Bharti Foundation. The Bharti Centre will strive for excellence in research in communication theory and systems, and will foster technical collaboration between the research and user groups. more... 
Date: 15/11/2007 
Nokia Nseries presents Digital Playzone: The Ultimate Technology Challenge 
The search for India's resident Technoholic begins in the first ever online reality show 
Nokia Nseries, the premium multimedia sub brand of Nokia has announced the ultimate technology challenge - Digital Playzone in India. With this initiative, Nokia Nseries brings together technology enthusiasts, their passion for technology and entertainment in an interactive digital lifestyle format.  To  be held over the weekend from November 30-December 02, 2007, 4 aspiring 'Technoholics'  will be selected to go into a glass enclosure where they will perform a series of increasingly difficult tasks while living the ultimate tech life for three consecutive evenings. The Nseries Digital Playzone is being held in seven countries across Asia. more... 
Date: 15/11/2007 
Pratham telecom, national distributors of Sagem France, recently unveiled their new stylish phone Sagem Bleu 454x - affordable, well-designed mobile phones for the mid-range market. The new Bleu 454x offer a range of easy-to-use features and are designed for mid-range market, which is the industry's broadest audience. "The Indian market and potential for the mid range handsets is huge. Bleu foresees tapping a large chunk of the audience in this segment and therefore they introduced Bleu 454x in India." says Mr sajal roy - Senior General Manager -Pratham Telecom (I) Pvt. Ltd. more... 
Date: 12/11/2007 
Experience music differently with the Sony Ericsson W910i Walkman® phone 
Sony Ericsson today launched its latest generation Walkman® phone, the W910i, in India. The radical and new W910i lets you experience music differently with two pioneering features, Shake Control and SensMe(tm). The W910i is a future ready HSDPA Walkman® phone that provides high-speed Web access for faster downloads. With a large 2.36-inch bright crystal 262,000 TFT screen, the W910i delivers great multimedia experiences with auto-rotate capabilities - be it music, 3D games, video, or high-speed Web access. The feature-packed slider phone weighs a mere 86 grams and is 12.5 mm slim. more... 
Date: 6/11/2007 
Airtel and RIM Launch the New BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone in India 
Bharti Airtel and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the new BlackBerry® Pearl(tm) 8120 smartphone in India. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone is priced at Rs 24,990/- and is now available at Airtel Relationship Centres and retail outlets. Packed with new features in a small and stylish design, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 comes with a 2 megapixel digital camera that supports video capture, Wi-Fi® connectivity support and an externally accessible memory slot. These new features, along with an enhanced visual interface, add to the renowned BlackBerry smartphone experience for email, phone, messaging (SMS, IM, MMS), web browsing, multimedia, organizer and other mobile applications. more... 
Date: 6/11/2007 
New Delhi, November 06, 2007: Mobile entertainment just got a boost as Nokia Nseries, the premium multimedia sub-brand of Nokia, unveiled the much-awaited N81 and N95 8GB devices. Positioned as cutting edge technology mobile entertainment powerhouses, both the N81 and N95 8GB bring an impressive capability to acquire, manage and share a wide genre of music, gaming and audio visual content. 

Designed for the best in music, video and gaming capability, these devices come with large screens, wireless LAN, high capability cameras, dedicated music/game keys with customisable user interface and are loaded with large flash memory so you can store more on the go. more...

Date: 2/11/2007 
HTC Introduces P3300 With GPS Navigation Capabilities in India 
New Delhi (INDIA) - HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based smart devices, announced the launch of the latest HTC P3300, an innovative Global Positioning System (GPS) phone in India. This slim, stylish and easy-to-use device allows users to take any photos outdoors and then automatically embeds the satellite coordinates into the photo.  
The MapKing R12 which comes with the P3300 - is the latest version of the mobile mapping system. Apart, from the GPS navigational capabilities the P3300 is a feature-packed PDA phone offering high-speed wireless LAN access.  It is equipped with a high-resolution 2.0 megapixel camera. The P3300 also has an in-built FM radio, allowing you to tune to your favourite radio station while on the go.  
Date: 26/10/2007 
Tata Indicom Lights Up Diwali, Launches '20-Million Celebration' Offer 
Tata Teleservices Ltd, India's fastest-growing telecom service provider, today announced the launch of its '20 Million Celebration' offer for all new customers across the country. Starting today, the company is kicking off a month-long consumer promotion focused at acquiring new customers in both the Pre-paid and Post-paid segments, allowing customers the opportunity to win a wide range of gifts via the 'Scratch 'n Win' Mega Offer. Additionally, all new customers are committed an assured gift of 'Rs 25 worth free talk time'. more... 
Date: 25/10/2007 
BenQ launches the EF71 Mobile Phone in India 
1st ever FM transmitter phone 
BenQ, a leading player in digital network devices, launched its EF71 mobile phone in the Indian market recently. Packed with dazzling looks and the most advanced sound features, the BenQ EF71 mobile phone makes you RJ overnight. BenQ EF71 is a technological extravaganza with features that go beyond just musical excellence. It has a 2.2" TFT screen with 262,144 colors that provides crystal clear view even in sunlight. The EF71's FM receiver is paired with an exclusive built-in FM transmitter that helps you to broadcast the phone's MP3 music on your home or car stereo without the hassle of cables or connection kits. The FM transmitter allows transmitting the music which he/she plays on the MP3 of the phone to a close by radio and can hear the music through the speakers of the radio (eg. like in a car) which would be louder.  more... 
Date: 24/10/2007 
Now never a dull moment with the all-new Spice S- 808n & S-600n 
Understanding the pulse of the market and being in sync with the changing trends and demand, Spice Mobile, has just introduced S-808n and S-600n. The two new models are the new & improved upgraded versions of its existing model S-808 and S-600. The two new models, S-808n with its savvy metallic look and S-600none touch music key promise to usher in a whole new paradigm in mobile entertainment. more... 
Date: 19/10/2007 
Mobile phone subscribers' figure crosses 20 Cr mark 
Mobile phone subscriber base in India reaches 20.43 Cr out of which 15.33 Cr are GSM subscribers and 5.10 Cr are subscribers of CDMA services. Airtel has the largest market share of 23.92% followed by Reliance (17.44%), Vodaphone (16.45%) and BSNL (14.83%). Both GSM and CDMA services have almost equal growth rate of 3.7% and 3.5% respectively. 
Date: 15/10/2007 
Samsung announces Dual Music Slider Symbian Smartphone dedicated for Music Lovers  
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Symbian Limited, today announced the Samsung i450, a music dedicated Symbian smartphone. The Samsung i450, the newest HSDPA mobile phone, brings both attractive dual-slider design and various multimedia features to Samsung's new Symbian Smartphone portfolio. The i450 will be on display at the Symbian Smartphone Show in London October 16 and 17 2007. more... 
Date: 10/10/2007 
BenQ Wins Five 2007 Good Design Awards 
TAIPEI,  TAIWAN,  October  10, 2007 - BenQ today announces that five of its leading  lifestyle designed products have been awarded the prestigious 2007 Good  Design  Awards  (the  so called "G-mark Award"). The awarded products include  LCD  monitor,  digital camera, mobile phone and digital projector. The  2007  Good  Design Awards marks BenQ's consecutive four-year winnings, adding BenQ's total Good Design Awards to 34. more... 
Date: 10/10/2007 
Tata Teleservices Announces Appointment of Mr. Sanjay Vohra as Regional Head - South and Chief Operating Officer for Karnataka 
New appointment is part of the major restructuring exercise to realign the company for future growth  
Bangalore, October 10, 2007: As part of the major restructuring exercise aimed at realigning the company for future growth, Tata Teleservices Ltd, India's fastest-growing telecom service provider today announced the appointment of Mr. Sanjay Vohra as Regional Head - South and Chief Operating Officer for Karnataka. more... 
Date: 10/10/2007 
ArcelorMittal chooses BT as provider of global network services  
BT today announced the signature of a global network services agreement with ArcelorMittal, the world's number one steel company. The 3-year contract, worth ?20 million, covers wide area network-services in over 40 countries - across more than 700 sites - in West- and Eastern-Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. This is the first major step in ArcelorMittal's IT consolidation and standardization strategy, which was put in place after the merger of Arcelor and Mittal near the end of 2006. more... 
Date: 9/10/2007 
'Tata Zone', the popular entertainment space on Tata Indicom mobile phones, now in Hindi 
~ For the first time in the telecom world: a full-blown Hindi BREW catalogue with applications, instructions, pricing details  
~ To offer widest variety of games, ringtones, wallpapers and access to the internet 
Bangalore, October 9, 2007 - Tata Teleservices today unveiled a full-blown Tata Zone, the popular infotainment space on Tata Indicom BREW-enabled mobile phones, in Hindi. This unique service, one of its kind in the world, comes loaded with exciting applications, pricing details, download and browsing instructions in Hindi.The rationale behind this is simple: - 66% of all Indians speak Hindi, while less than 5 % understands English. Tata Teleservices, the country's fastest growing telecom service provider today, recognises this fact and is therefore increasingly embracing Hindi to drive adoption of data services among the non-English speaking population. more...   
Date: 4/10/2007 
BenQ Launches the EF51 Mobile Phone - The Next Generation Hybrid Music Phone 
BenQ, a leading player in digital networks announced the launch of its new, stylish BenQ-Siemens EF51 mobile phone. Crafted specially for musicaholics, the new BenQ-Siemens EF51 adds convenience to your music, bringing all your favorite songs at your fingertips. The EF51 is a technological wonder with features superior to any other music phone. The phone has a unique 'Speech-to-Music' feature that recognizes your voice and plays the requested track, so you just have to say the song title and the EF51 will play it automatically. more... 
Date: 4/10/2007 
Superior & stylish yet affordable -BLEU!! 
Mumbai 2007: When seen in the light of mobile phone brands, Bleu -Sagem equates with international Style and quality, a surprise that incorporates cutting -edge technology. Pratham telecom, National Distributors for Bleu-Sagem unveiled their two new Bleu-Sagem phones - 253X and 351X, they are an ideal entry level phones but "Value for money". Value for money symbolizes superior service & quality, good features & affordability as well. more... 
Date: 3/10/2007 
Reliance announces Classic Celebrations - Color handsets @ Rs 999 
Mumbai, October 3, 2007: Taking a leap forward in enhancing the affordability of Mobile Telephony in the country, Reliance Communications today announced the launch of Worlds first feature-rich colour handset at an astonishing price of Rs 999 (sub-$ 25). The new offering from India's largest integrated telecom service provider, Reliance Communications, yet again redefines the entry level pricing for mobile consumers by making Color handsets more affordable than most Monochrome handset options.  
Reliance Mobile Classic range of handset, having crossed sales of 10 Million (One Crore) since launch, has already etched itself as India's largest Operator handset brand. more... 
Date: 3/10/2007 
Samsung and Bang & Olufsen inspire the world again with Serenata, the pure music mobile 
New Delhi, October 3, 2007: Serenata is a music mobile phone focusing on sound quality and at the same time on bringing a more sophisticated lifestyle to the customers. To own Serenata is to enjoy the best possible music experience while you are on the move. Bang & Olufsen's expertise in concept development, user interface experience, acoustic sound capabilities and design skills together with Samsung's leadership in mobile phone technology, engineering and quality have realized a new way of combining unique music and mobile experiences for consumers. more...   
Date: 3/10/2007 
BPL Mobile Launches the BlackBerry Curve 8300 Smartphone in Mumbai 
Taking the BlackBerry Smartphone to a broader market with a monthly fee of Rs.999* for unlimited data usage 
Mumbai, October 3, 2007: BPL Mobile, Mumbai's leading cellular service provider and Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM: TSX: RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® CurveT 8300 smartphone in Mumbai. Being a single circle operator, BPL Mobile currently empowers over one million subscribers with wireless services and will now offer the innovative BlackBerry® solution to customers in the Mumbai region. more... 
Date: 3/10/2007 
GTL wins Network Services Contract from leading Telecom Operator in India 
New Delhi, October 3, 2007: GTL Limited, the leading Network Services Company has won Network Services contract involving Turnkey Network Deployment and Operations & Maintenance Services from one of the leading Telecom operator. more... 
Date: 1/10/2007 
TATA INDICOM crosses 20-Million Subscribers Mark 
New feat in Indian telecom sector-Tata Indicom achieves this milestone in the shortest timeframe among all telecom operators 
Bangalore, October 1, 2007: 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 crossed the 20-million-subscriber mark, making it the only service provider to achieve this record in the shortest period of time-just four years.   more... 
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