launches 'Viewty' in India
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...
launches first 3.5G Touch
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.
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.
COMMUNICATIONS DELIVERS INDUSTRY LEADING T9® TEXT INPUT SOFTWARE IN
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.
Dutt appointed Country Head for Samsung Mobile Business
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...
Nseries launches Nokia N82 in India: This is what cameras have become
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.
LAUNCHES WORLD'S SLIMMEST 5 MEGA PIXEL CAMERA PHONE IN INDIA
||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...
Nseries brings Digital Playzone, the battle for India's No. 1 Technoholic,
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.
Teleservices Takes the Lead in Data Services Enabled by Qualcomm's BREW
Platform and Single Chip Solution
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.
launches its first open market CDMA phone - Samsung MAX
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...
has launched new FMS service for family and friends
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.
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.
Indicom announces STD PLUS Special Tariff Voucher
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...
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...
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...
STAY SLIM POST DIWALI
WITH THE NEW SLIM PHONE BY SAGEM - BLEU 454x
|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...
music differently with the Sony Ericsson W910i Walkman® phone
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.
and RIM Launch the New BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone in India
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...
THE NEXT EPISODE IN ENTERTAINMENT WITH NOKIA NSERIES
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
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...
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
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
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...
launches the EF71 Mobile Phone in India
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.
never a dull moment with the all-new Spice S- 808n & S-600n
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...
phone subscribers' figure crosses 20 Cr mark
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.
announces Dual Music Slider Symbian Smartphone dedicated for Music Lovers
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.
Wins Five 2007 Good Design Awards
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...
Teleservices Announces Appointment of Mr. Sanjay Vohra as Regional Head
- South and Chief Operating Officer for Karnataka
appointment is part of the major restructuring exercise to realign the
company for future growth
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...
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...
Zone', the popular entertainment space on Tata Indicom mobile phones, now
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
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...
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.
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...
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
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.
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...
Mobile Launches the BlackBerry Curve 8300 Smartphone in Mumbai
the BlackBerry Smartphone to a broader market with a monthly fee of Rs.999*
for unlimited data usage
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
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...
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...