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Date: 31/12/2008
Motorola Launches the Stylish, Sleek, Slider Mobile Music Phone, MOTOYUVA EM325, in India

Motorola India Private Limited, today launched in India the stylish, sleek, slider mobile music phone, the MOTOYUVA EM325. The eighth MOTOYUVA mobile phone in India offers a great mobile music experience to the user with one-touch access to MP3 library, a universal 3.5 mm jack, ample space for music with up to 2GB1 of removable microSD™ memory and drag-and-drop USB 2.0 technology that enables the user to change music collection quickly to suit changing tastes and moods. Fast access to music and phone calls has never looked this good! more…


Date: 30/12/2008
Reliance Communications launches GSM service all over India
Reliance Communications will, over the next few days, launch a nationwide enhanced GSM service covering over 1 billion people.  A launch covering 1 billion people in 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages is by far the widest one-time launch.  In India, this coverage is being rolled out by the industry over 15 years since launch.  In comparison, Reliance’s network has covered a billion people within 11 months, having received start-up GSM spectrum only in January 2008.  Despite the scale, the project is running 6 months ahead of schedule. more...


Date: 30/12/2008
Vodafone announces the 'Vodafone Friends Circle' offer for its customers
Vodafone Essar, one of India’s leading cellular service providers, today announced 'Vodafone Friends Circle' for its customers across the country. Vodafone Friends Circle allows Vodafone customers to make local calls to their friends at 20 paise/min. A maximum of five numbers can be added by Postpaid and Prepaid users. Vodafone customers can know all about activating this service simply through an SMS FRIENDS to 144 (toll free). more...

Date: 29/12/2008
Sony Ericsson launches 8.1 MP C905 Cyber-shot™ phone
Big moments can take us by surprise but how do you capture the memories if you don’t carry a camera around 24/7? Sony Ericsson’s new C905 Cyber-shot™ slider phone is packed with features including; an 8.1MP camera, Xenon flash and unique sliding lens mechanism, enabling you to capture spontaneous moments in your life – from baby’s first steps to an amazing sunset. more...

Date: 24/12/2008
Bharti Airtel wins top honours at the 7 th Frost & Sullivan ICT Awards 2008
Bharti Airtel, India's leading integrated telecom services provider has won top honours at the 7 th edition of the Frost & Sullivan ICT awards 2008. Bharti Airtel won three Market Leadership Awards in the Large Enterprise Telecom Services , Wholesale Data Services and Mobile Service categories under the Telecom Services category-one of the six major award categories. more...

Date: 23/12/2008
GN, the world leader in innovative headset solutions, has today announced the launch of the Jabra BT4010 Bluetooth headset.  Featuring a ‘smart display’, which is sleekly positioned in the centre of this elegant device, the Jabra BT4010 is the only headset that empowers you to check battery level , connection status and call status with just one glance.  It’s ideal for people on the go, who don’t want to waste time scrolling through endless menus, but who want a cost effective headset that allows them to enjoy uncomplicated, handsfree communication. more...

Date: 19/12/2008
For the first time in India, now, ‘Doctor on Call’ on your BPL Mobile
Pioneering a one of its kind service and the first one to be launched in India, BPL Mobile, Mumbai’s leading mobile service provider, today launched ‘Doctor on Call’, a 9-to-9 service that provides live interaction between doctors and patients over the phone. more...

Date: 18/12/2008
Share Music & Videos with new Sony Ericsson W595 Walkman™ phone

Sony Ericsson launched first of its kind Walkman™ phone that is specially designed for sharing music and videos. The new W595 Walkman™ phone offers the stereo share jack, specifically designed to let people share their music experience. Get up close and personal with the stereo share jack so your best friend can listen in from an additional headset. Store and play over 1900* tunes in the 2GB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2) or share great sounds through the built in stereo speakers.  Also, the phone has a fantastic added feature that lets you upload videos or download your favourite clips from YouTube™. Sony Ericsson has partnered with YouTube™ owners Google™ to integrate the website into the W595 Walkman™ phone, enabling users to instantly access YouTube™ from their phone. By tilting the phone one can watch the videos in full screen landscape mode. more...

Date: 18/12/2008
Samsung launches its MPower Series of CDMA Handsets
Samsung Telecom Division has strengthened its CDMA phone offering in the open market with the launch of its new, advanced and stylish MPower series of CDMA phones. The Company is launching the MPower series in the market through its own distributors – SSK in Western Region and Bright point for the rest of India. The Mpower series of CDMA phones have the capability to inter operate on Reliance Mobile, Tata Indicom and Virgin Mobile. The MPower phones adapt to the network settings of the respective service provider on change of the SIM card. "The MPower series are unique in that they allow the users to seamlessly shift between any of the three CDMA operators. By making the phones available in the open market, we are making our phones available to a wider base of CDMA consumers ", states Mr. Sunil Dutt, Country Head, Samsung Telecom Division. more...


Date: 18/12/2008

Virgin Mobile launches stylish vDesire phone with over 1000 SMS storage capability
Virgin Mobile, India’s first national youth focused mobile service brand, today further enhanced its handset portfolio by launching vDesire. Distinctively slim, measuring just 11.5 mm, this stylish, chrome finished mobile device is endowed with 1000 SMS storage capability and supports a large internal phonebook with 500 X 5 entries. The phone comes with an attractive 65K color screen, FM Radio, Stereo headset, Speaker phone, Prepaid connection and Lifetime Validity at a price point of just Rs.1,699/-. Moreover, the handset allows users one touch access to Vbytes, Virgin Mobile’s data portal, from where they can download wallpapers, ring tones and games at a daily access charge of just Rs. 5/- . more...

Date: 12/12/2008


Launch Nokia Connections, an exclusive music album for Nokia XpressMusic devices including the upcoming 5800 Xpress Music

Breaking new grounds on the mobile music front, Nokia has collaborated with India’s leading music composer - AR Rahman to launch the first of its kind music album, Nokia Connections, exclusively for its XpressMusic devices. Conceptualised by the legendary A R Rahman, the album has nine original compositions from the maestro, alongwith other eminent musicians such as Sukhwinder, ShivMani and Blaaze. The soul stirring compositions across music genres and languages such as Rajasthani, Punjabi folk, Hindi, Tamil lives true to the Nokia proposition of “Connecting People”. more...

Date: 12/12/2008
Airtel Introduces STD and Local tariff power packs for Prepaid Customers
Bharti Airtel, India’s leading mobile service provider today announced the launch of three value-for-money prepaid vouchers for its prepaid customers in the Delhi & NCR region. Customers can make STD calls to any network (mobile and landline) across the country at a reduced rate of Re. 1/- per minute for 90 days by recharging with Rs. 99/-, whereas the 30 days recharge for the same offer is at Rs.40/-. Customers can make local outgoing calls to an Airtel mobile at 50 paise per minute and local calls to any other mobile network at 60 paise per minute for 90 days by recharging with Rs. 124/-, whereas the 30 days recharge for the same offer is at Rs.49/-. more...

Date: 12/12/2008

Tanla Solutions Ltd announces the deployment of its 3G platform with MTNL
Tanla Solutions Ltd., the leading telecommunications software and services provider with worldwide operations today announced deployment of its 3G VAS platform with state owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL). Tanla now has the distinction of being the first company to have live services over a 3G network in India. MTNL is the first Indian mobile operator to launch 3G services in India and the services were formally inaugurated by Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. more...

Date: 11/12/2008
MTNL soft launches 3G in Delhi today
MTNL (Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Limited), the state owned telecom service provider soft launched India's first 3G services in Delhi today by the name MTNL 3G Jadoo. As it is a soft launch, initially only some part of Delhi would be covered by this service. These areas are Connaught Place, Sanchar Bhawan, Rajaji Marg, India Gate, Pragati Maidan, Delhi Gate and Minto Road. You need a 3G enabled mobile phone along with GPRS activated MTNL connection to experience this service which is currently free. The commercial launch would be announced after few months. 3G promises speeds upto 2Mbps to surf internet on your smart phones. A similar soft launch is planned for Mumbai also within two months. BSNL would be launching 3G in Chennai in January '09.

Date: 10/12/2008
Motorola Launches the MOTOYUVA W396, an All-New Stylish, Affordable, Music and Multimedia Phone

Motorola India Private Limited, today launched, in India, the Motorola MOTOYUVA W396, the new, stylish, affordable, mobile music phone with multimedia features for India’s youth in an exciting mirror-like clamshell and a cool green rim. This is the seventh MOTOYUVA-series mobile phone to be launched in India this year. The powerful but affordable Motorola MOTOYUVA W396 offers an excellent mobile music experience, with music features that keep consumers connected and entertained. It offers the latest version of MP3 player software that allows users benefits including playlist creation and the ability to organize songs by genre, artist or album. The MOTOYUVA W396 lets users record3 excerpts of songs from its FM radio along with radio data system (RDS)1 functionality, which shows the name of the artist, the song and the genre of music playing. In addition, users can set an FM alarm, and listen to FM radio via stereo earphones or speaker phone. more...

Date: 8/12/2008

TTSL teams up with Nokia Siemens Networks
Partnership to focus on Tata Teleservices’ pan-India GSM network rollout.

Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), India’s youngest and fastest-growing telecom service provider, has partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks for its pan-India GSM network rollout. Under the terms of the partnership, Nokia Siemens Networks has been identified as one of the main vendors that will manage the operations of the networks it deploys over a period of five years. Managed services forms just one portion of the vast scope of the deal—the complete services outlay includes local supplies, network planning, project management, network roll-out and systems integration activities across the national network. more...

Date: 8/12/2008
There is a Call Centre on the mobile phone
Aiming to provide a virtual channel that enables subscribers a faster access to service queries, BPL Mobile, Mumbai’s leading mobile service provider, today launched a user friendly self-help menu on the mobile phone screen as an alternative to calling a customer care centre for product and service queries. BPL Mobile has initiated, with the help of ‘Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), a customer-care centre on the mobile phone screen where both postpaid and prepaid subscribers simply need to press just a few buttons to avail this service. While postpaid subscribers need to press *800#, prepaid subscribers need to press *555#, and navigate through categories in the self-help menu. They can then activate/ deactivate any service, or even enquire about them. more...

Date: 3/12/2008
HTC Expands its ‘Touch’ - Ushers in the HTC Touch™ 3G in India

HTC Corporation (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Touch™ 3G for its Indian customers. Continuing HTC’s touch-phone tradition, the Touch™ 3G utilizes the enhanced TouchFLO™ technology, HTC’s finger-touch optimized navigation experience enabling quick, one-touch access to the people, messages and information people want. more...

Date: 28/11/2008

Sony Ericsson makes foray into the Gaming segment with F305- India’s first motion gaming phone

Sony Ericsson putting gaming at the heart of its latest phone release. Targeted firmly at a youth audience, the F305 with Motion Gaming lets users control games with the flick of a wrist or the swing of an arm, and then see the results straightaway on the screen. Using advanced motion sensor technology, the phone can, for example, follow your actions to imitate bowling or casting a fishing line. With the F305 your favourite game is only one-click away. Enjoy the full gaming experience with stereo speakers, which also come in handy for sharing the latest track on the media player. Add a 2.0” screen into this pocket-sized slider phone and the F305 takes playing games on your mobile to a whole new level. more...


Date: 25/11/2008

Unveils its first touch music device, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and the launch of Nokia Music Store beta in India

Delivering on Nokia’s vision to provide a complete music experience anywhere, anytime, Nokia India today unveiled its much awaited “Touch Music” device, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and announced the scheduled launch of the beta version of the Nokia Music Store. Nokia also announced its tie-up with a host of international and Indian music companies giving Indian consumers an opportunity to discover and enjoy their favorite music from hundreds of regional and vernacular music labels. more...




Date: 23/11/2008
Bharti Airtel bags the 'Best Mobile Music, TV or Video Service' at the GSMA Asia Mobile Award 2008 at Macau
Airtel’s Music-On-Demand awarded for creating a uniquely intuitive, personalized user experience of music on mobile

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading mobile service provider, was conferred the top honours at the GSMA Asia Mobile Awards 2008 at Macau for its Music-On-Demand service. Airtel bagged the prestigious award in the category “Best Mobile Music, TV or Video Service” among stiff competition from global leaders such as Telstra Corporation, Australia, Geodesic Inc, USA, Artificial Life, Inc, Hong Kong and Gracenote, USA. This award is a further testimony to Airtel’s commitment of ushering in pioneering and world-class mobile solutions across various technology platforms. more...

Date: 21/11/2008
BPL Mobile empowers Mumbai Police to track drunk drivers
In a sincere attempt to take up their share of social responsibility for a safer Mumbai, BPL Mobile, Mumbai’s leading mobile service provider, had teamed up with Hyderabad based IMImobile to help Mumbai Police track drunk drivers. Within two months of having being rolled out, the service has already proved its efficiency to serve the Mumbai Police. more...

Date: 18/11/2008
HTC and IDEA Cellular forge alliance to launch GenNext telephony experience in India

HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design and IDEA Cellular, a leading telecom service provider in India, today announced the Indian availability of the HTC Touch Pro (T7276) and the HTC Touch Viva (T2223).  Combining cutting-edge innovation, design and entertainment capabilities, the HTC Touch Pro and Touch Viva provide customers with two strong choices that can meet their different needs. “HTC Touch Pro and Touch Viva perfectly embody our commitment to build a family of touch phones that are powerful, stylish and offer something for everyone,” said Jack Tong, Vice President, HTC Asia. We are proud to be working together with a mobile leader like Idea Cellular who shares a similar vision for bringing mobile solutions to India.” more...

Date: 18/11/2008
Now Video Record with Virgin Mobile’s vKewl at just Rs.3499/-

Virgin Mobile, India’s first national youth focused mobile service brand, today unveiled its irresistible pricing for vKewl, a fully loaded cool and stylish mobile phone with Video Recording capability. With this announcement, vKewl is now the only handset in the price range of Rs. 3,499 that can boast of providing the most desired features like video recording capability and 1.3 mega pixel camera and comes with lifetime incoming validity and a prepaid connection. Besides this, the phone comes with MP3 player, FM Radio, MMS, Speakers and Headsets. more...

Date: 17/11/2008

Vodafone Launches Voice SMS for Subscribers
Launch on Kirusa Voice SMS platform enables Vodafone subscribers to send Voice SMS messages across India 
Mumbai, India and New Providence, New Jersey, USA November 17, 2008: Vodafone Essar, one of India’s leading cellular service providers, today launched Voice SMS service in 16 circles across India.  With the launch of this service, any Vodafone customer can send a Voice SMS message to a mobile subscriber, anywhere in India, for a fixed price of 75 paise per minute. The Voice SMS service is available to both prepaid and postpaid subscribers. Vodafone Essar has brought the service to market using the Voice SMS solution from Kirusa, the world’s leading vendor of Voice SMS and a leading developer of mobile value-added services. more...

Date: 13/11/2008

NTT DoCoMo acquires 26% stake in Tata Teleservices
JAPAN's NTT DoCoMo has acquired 26% stake in Tata Teleservices (TTSL) for $2.7 billion. The deal will enhance TTSL's foray into GSM  with technology and funds. It also gives Japanese behemoth an opportunity to enter the Indian telecom market which is more than three times bigger than Japan's in terms of subscriber base. NTT DoCoMo enjoys over 50% market share in Japan. The Indian telecom market may witness a fresh competition in the form of innovative technology and mobile services.


Date: 13/11/2008
Samsung India organizes the BeaT270 Karaoke Contest

Samsung Mobile has launched 'Samsung BeaT270 Karaoke Contest' across India in search of Samsung's singing sensation. The BeaT270 karaoke contest will be carried for a period of one month in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Surat, Kanpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Indore, Pune, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. The ornamented Samsung canter will tour across strategic places in different cities. It is a unique platform for music aficionados to compete and win a chance to participate in the music reality show 'Chak De' on INX. more...

Date: 11/11/2008
Sony Ericsson inaugurates its expanded Product Development Centre in Chennai
Dick Komiyama, President of Sony Ericsson inaugurated its new and expanded Product Development Centre in Chennai. Sony Ericsson first established its Product Development Centre in India in June 2008 and it has now been expanded covering an area of more than hundred thousand square feet in a new building in DLF City, Chennai.

Speaking on the occasion, Dick Komiyama said, “We put special emphasis on India and are committed to further investment and expansion in this country as we strengthen our market presence. India is one of the three most important markets for us.” more...

Date: 4/11/2008
Nokia introduces affordable Mobile devices and Services that make the internet available for emerging markets

In its ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide, Nokia today introduced a range of affordable mobile devices and innovative new services specifically for people in emerging markets. In addition to Nokia’s lowest cost handset to date, as well as its first handset for emerging markets with an integrated digital music player, Nokia unveiled a range of services that leverage the power of the Internet. Estimated retail prices of the new devices range from 25 to 90 EUR, with several models expected to begin shipping in 2008. Nokia’s suite of Internet services for emerging markets will be available beginning in 2009. The first services Nokia will offer in emerging markets will focus on email, agriculture and education, which based on consumer feedback, present the strongest demand in emerging markets. more...

Date: 4/11/2008

Inform, Involve, Empower – Nokia’s service mantra for emerging markets with Nokia Life Tools

Timely and relevant information for smaller towns and rural areas directly to mobile phones

Nokia today announced that it plans to launch Nokia Life Tools, a range of innovative Agriculture information and Education services targeted to non-urban consumers. Designed specifically for emerging markets, Nokia Life Tools helps overcome information constraints and provides services to this next generation of mobile users. Nokia plans to launch the service, beginning in the first half of 2009 with the Nokia 2323 classic and the Nokia 2330 classic as the lead devices in India and expand across select countries in Asia and Africa later in 2009. more...

Date: 4/11/2008

SISA awards ‘mChek’ with security certification

‘mChek’ is first mobile payment platform from India to get PCI DSS 1.2 Certification
mChek, one of India’s largest mobile payment platform with a customer base of over 6 lacs has been certified as compliant with the latest Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standard 1.2. SISA, a global independent IS audit organization awarded this certification to mChek in recognition of its stature of being a secure payment mode. more...

Date: 3/11/2008

Nokia Siemens Networks breaks the 200 mark

Espoo, Finland – November 3, 2008, Nokia Siemens Networks has consolidated its leading position in the growing market for mobile softswitching, with a number of recent deals -- most notably with two large operators in North America -- that put it past the 200-customer milestone, an average of nearly one new customer a week since the solution was introduced in January 2004.  more...


Date: 3/11/2008
Bharti Unveils Vision 2020 with New Corporate Brand Identity Bharti reinforces focus on transformational business

Bharti Enterprises, India’s leading business group, today unveiled a new strategic vision and brand identity aimed at building Bharti into India’s finest conglomerate by 2020.
The new brand identity reflects Bharti’s strategic intent to create a conglomerate of the future by bringing about “Big Transformations through Brave Actions.” Unveiling the new brand identity Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises said, “At Bharti, we have always believed in undertaking transformational projects that have a positive impact on the society and contribute to the nation building process. We have demonstrated this philosophy by leading India’s telecom success story, with entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and strong partnerships being the pillars of our growth. Having diversified into new businesses in agriculture, financial services and retail business with world-class partners, we have laid the foundation for building a conglomerate of future which will achieve USD 10 billion in revenues by 2010.” more...

Date: 29/10/2008

Nokia Nseries launches Nokia N79

Nokia has launched the N79, the latest technology powerhouse from Nseries that combines intelligent and customizable design with a fully-loaded multimedia device. The device comes with the integrated FM Transmitter, which makes it a true companion for music lovers.  The Nokia N79 is priced at Rs.22,939/-.It comes with a 4GB microSD card which can store over 3000 songs. It powers a non-stop music playback time of up to 30-hours. Combined with the device’s high-fidelity sound from its dual speakers, this means one’s favorite tracks can be enjoyed virtually anywhere. Now, you no longer need to connect the phone with wires to the car and home music system – just switch on the FM Transmitter and play the music wirelessly.  One can build a personal music collection from tracks online or synchronize PC and mobile music libraries via USB cable.  more...

Date: 27/10/2008

BPL Mobile launches Mantras@cafe this Diwali

BPL Mobile, Mumbai’s leading mobile service provider, today launched ‘Mantras@Cafe’, to add to the festive fervor and make Diwali more relevant for its subscribers. With over 80 mantras in 8 broad categories, subscribers will now have convenient access to Mantras for all occasions and needs. more...

Date: 23/10/2008

Reliance Communications & HTC to introduce HTC TOUCH DIAMOND - CDMA (P3051)
India’s largest integrated telecom service provider and HTC Corporation (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today announced a strategic alliance to introduce the innovation-packed HTC Touch Diamond - CDMA (P3051) in India. The announcement further strengthens the successful partnership between HTC and Reliance Communication to introduce superior and world-class mobile phones for the Indian market in the fast growing CDMA market in India. Under the alliance, the HTC Touch Diamond - CDMA (P3051) will be exclusively provided on Reliance Communications state-of-the-art wireless network spread across 15,000 towns and 4 lakh Indian villages. more...

Date: 21/10/2008
Nokia Nseries launches Nokia N85 in India

Nokia Nseries, the premium multimedia sub-brand of Nokia, today launched the Nokia N85 in India, device designed for ultimate gaming thrills. The dual-slider Nokia N85 boasts of a vivid 2.6” OLED screen with a super-sleek finish, which redefines the mobile experience and makes it an ideal backdrop for games, images and web-browsing. It comes pre-loaded with 15 try-and-buy made-for-mobile N-Gage games and a voucher for one full game license. Dedicated gaming keys of the device light up when it is in gaming mode to further enhance the action-packed experience. The Nokia N85 will start shipping on October 20th, 2008 and will be retailed at an MRP of Rs.27299/-. “The Nokia N85 was created to be more than the sum of its parts, offering a complete mobile entertainment package,” said Devinder Kishore, Director- Marketing, Nokia India. Combined with landscape gaming and dedicated gaming keys for additional comfort, the Nokia N85 breaks the boundaries of mobile gameplay”. more...

Date: 17/10/2008

SanDisk unleashes a super festival Bonanza – THE “SANDISK SINGATHON”
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the world leader in flash memory products, today announced a unique Diwali bonanza - the “SanDisk Singathon” - an exciting Karaoke contest for the digitally-savvy music lovers of Delhi. The contest will be rolled out from October 18th till 30th across popular malls, college campuses and commercial hotspots in Delhi. Through this contest, SanDisk aims to reach out to music enthusiasts of all age-groups and create awareness about SanDisk’s comprehensive product portfolio including memory cards ranging from for mobile phones/cameras/camcorders and mp3 players. For the first time Indian consumers will be able to experience the power of high capacity memory cards that will enable them to explore their memory hungry digital gadgets (mobile phones, digital cameras) to its fullest potential. more...

Date: 16/10/2008

Nokia Siemens Networks inaugurates new, USD 70 million facility in India

To support India’s rapid growth in mobile subscribers, Nokia Siemens Networks today inaugurated a new facility for the manufacture and distribution of mobile communications infrastructure at Oragadam near Chennai. Over the next three years the company plans to invest INR 300 Crore - approximately USD 70 million, or EUR 45 million - in the facility and to generate 400 new jobs. Simon Beresford Wylie, the chief executive officer of Nokia Siemens Networks, hosted the inauguration which was conducted by Hon. Dr. KM Karunanidhi, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Thiru A Raja, Minister of Telecom, Government of India. more...

Date: 15/10/2008
Experience music as it’s meant to be heard with the W980 Walkman™ phone

You can now experience music at it is meant to be heard with the latest handset in Sony Ericsson’s popular Walkman phone series. The new W980 Walkman phone which is now available in India.  It is packed with impressive features including unique Clear Audio technology, 8GB memory, in-built FM Transmitter and Walkman on Top concept - all designed to give you the best mobile music experience. Offering the Best Audio Experience as per TESTfactory, W980 has also won the EISA Award 2008-09 for "Best European music phone” and is attractively priced at Rs. 22,885/-. This new mobile in Walkman™ series ensures many more people to enjoy the unmatched music experience offered by Sony Ericsson. more...


Date: 15/10/2008
Bharti Airtel to Further Enhance Customer Service for Its Platinum Customers
Bharti Airtel, India's largest private telecom services provider, today announced a strategic outsourcing agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to further enhance its customer service experience for its top end Platinum customers through process and technology innovation. The six year Q3 contract for outsourcing contact services to IBM’s Managed Business Process Services (MBPS) unit will involve augmentation of Airtel’s sales, customer service, and back office capabilities. IBM MBPS combines IBM's deep industry and process expertise with innovative technologies and a talented employee force to offer client’s repeatable processes and assets that can improve process productivity and deliver cost savings and reduced risk. more...

Date: 14/10/2008
WiMAX Forum® Highlights India as a Focal Point for WiMAX™ Growth
The WiMAX Forum® today highlighted activity in the burgeoning Indian market to illustrate the power of WiMAX™ technology and its meaningful effect on emerging markets. The first commercial technology specifically optimized for mobile broadband, WiMAX provides a scalable, cost-effective solution that is the strongest candidate to provide high-speed broadband internet across India. Given its true broadband performance capabilities, early availability, cost advantages, government support and the upcoming auctions relating to the 2.3/2.5 GHz frequency bands, the WiMAX Forum projects the Indian WiMAX market including devices will be worth $13 billion (52,000 crores) in 2012.  This market projection takes into account 27.5 million WiMAX users, or 19 million WiMAX subscribers in 2012. more...

Date: 14/10/2008
Geography is history - Call anywhere in India @ just 50 paise/minute on prepaid

Close on the heels of its industry defining proposition, “Get Paid for Incoming”, Virgin Mobile, India’s first nation-wide youth focused mobile service, today created history yet again by announcing its “New 50 paise STD Local” tariff for the prepaid segment. The first of its kind, this offer will allow Virgin Mobile youth customers to make STD and Local calls @50paise/min without any extra charges (commitments) or a pack. Customers can now call any number (mobile or landline) across networks, across India at only 50 paise per minute after the initial three minutes of the day. True to its brand philosophy, “Think Hatke”, the company unveiled the new tariff offer in a fun, cheeky and innovative style.  The unveiling act was the bringing down of a vinyl which had a photograph of a male lower torso clad in a pair of jeans and carried a teaser, “We are dropping ours.”  more...

Date: 7/10/2008
Jump Games launches their first mobile game based on Manchester United football club

Following the global announcement of their exclusive tie-up with football major Manchester United (Man Utd.) earlier this year, Jump Games, the country’s leading publisher and developer of mobile games, launches their first mobile game Manchester United WORD IT! based on the most popular football club in the world. The game is available across all major GSM and CDMA operators in the country. Currently, the game is priced at 50-100 INR for one-time download and 10 INR for a pay-per-play session on various operators. Going forward, the game will also be available for Blackberry and Smart phones. more...

Date: 6/10/2008

Airtel launches calling card services in Canada
Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom services provider today announced the launch of its virtual calling card service ‘Airtel CallHome’ in Canada. The launch follows Airtel’s successful entry into the UK and Singapore markets earlier this year and aims to bring 1.5 million Non Resident Indians (NRIs) and students in Canada closer to their friends and families in India. The service offers superior value to the users including unmatched call quality, extremely competitive call rates, two touch speed dialing, and a host of value added services. more...

Date: 1/10/2008


Samsung Mobile today strengthened its multimedia phone portfolio by launching its ultimate mobile entertainer, 8 mega pixel camera phone, Samsung INNOV8 in the Indian market. Samsung INNOV8 takes mobile handset photography and multimedia experience to new heights. It offers users top of the range camera technologies, a surround-sound cinematic video experience, the best mobile internet browsing experience and mobile gaming capabilities. Efficiently designed for mobile multimedia, Samsung Innov8 provides devout tech addicts with the most innovative 24/7 multimedia entertainment features.  It also offers a fun, easy to use experience for those who want to get the most of their mobile phones. more...





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