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Tata Teleservices Virgin Mobile Strike Youth Cord

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

The recent tie-up between GSM operator Tata & Virgin has plans to strike it different in India. While Tata will provide the base, the later is planning to target the mobile youth audience. Sources say that out of the total mobile population, about 44% comprises of youth & Virgin is all set to strike the right cord to capture that market.

The services that the joint venture is planning to release aren’t confirmed but it’s only known that they will be hip and should go very well with the mobile youth. The services will revolve around providing freedom through their to-be launched services. Other GSM operators aren’t making any statements about what they think. All they have to say is, we are going to wait-n-watch and then accordingly work on something. I say that for now the other GSM operators are staying cold on the face but are warming up to fight back and contain/increase their market share.


Mobile Asia 2008 in Delhi

Thursday, February 28th, 2008


The Mobile Asia 2008 exhibition kicks off today, it is being held in our country’s capital; Delhi. The exhibition will last till the 3rd of March. The event will give exhibitors to showcase products and technologies they have developed or are developing for the NextGen. Just to name a few among those displaying their products and services; Airtel, ASUS, i-mate, Intex, LG, Molife, Motorola, Nokia, Nuance, Radical Software, RPG Cellucom, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony Ericsson, Vodafone, World Phone and World Space Radio. This event will be beneficial for users through the offers of various products and services that will be available at the event. The products that will be showcased will more likely be aimed at the younger generation which is an emerging segment of the market.


The Greatest Show on Earth!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

If you thought that home theater systems couldn’t get any better here take a look at this 6 million dollar setup.

 Greatest Show on Earth

The owner; Jeremy Kipnis’ calls his baby “The Greatest Show on Earth” and believe me it sure does look to be. This is the absolute height a movie buff can go to, to enjoy movies in the comfort of home rather than go to the theaters.

For more info and detailed specs head here.


Sony Ericsson W910: Best Handset 2007

Sunday, February 17th, 2008


At the 13th Annual Global Mobile Awards the Sony Ericsson W910 won the award for the Best Mobile Handset/Device category.



The competition was tough with nominees, LG KU990 Viewty, Nokia 6500 Classic, Samsung G600 & 3 Skypephone alongside the W910. As per the judges the W910 was a winner because of its all-rounder capabilities. Its ease-of-use design has gained it quite the acceptance world-wide.



The 3 Skypephone got consolation prize for its extremely good VFM (Value-for-Money) handset as it’s the one of the first handsets to provide such a feature list at its price.


Apple MacBook Air Launched

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

The MacBook Air was earlier announced to the world at the MacWorld 2008 by Apple Chief, Steve Jobs. Now for the first time in India the latest iteration of Apple notebook has been launched.


The MacBook Air features a 13.3-inches LED back-lit wide-screen display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Intel’s 965GMS chipset with integrated Gfx, a 1.8-inch 80GB 4,200rpm HDD, and 2GB RAM. It also sports a built-in iSight Web cam, and a track-pad instead of the conventional touch-pad that works just like the touch-interface like that of the iPhone or iPod Touch. The MacBook Air has been priced at Rs.96,100 with a one with a one year limited warranty.


fringing freedom at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Avi Shechter, the CEO of fring has been invited to speak at the Mobile World Congress on the morning of Wednesday 13th February 2008, in Barcelona. The topic of his talk: “Mobile VoIP – friend not foe of the network operator.

Given the subject matter and fring’s leadership position in mobile VoIP and mobile internet communities, it was a thought provoking session with new perspectives sparking various discussions.

Avi also shared his vision for the next 12 months and beyond, with particular focus on how fring believes consumers will start to re-think the way they use their mobile devices.

fring was also invited by Nokia to join the Nokia forum stand, on the second level of the main Nokia stand in Hall 8 of the Mobile World Congress 2008. fring was demonstarted in the stands and also new and exciting features were unveiled, some of which are genuine firsts for Mobile VoIP. Also the fringing freedom concept was explained to both consumers and potential partners.


Jump Games & Manchester United Tie-Up for Gaming Content

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Jump Games, a leading publisher and developer of games across mobile platforms and a part of Reliance Entertainment has partnered with world renowned football club Manchester United as their official mobile games partner. The tie-up will see six exclusive games based on the football club coming out of Jump Games’ kitty this year. Jump will be working on a mixture of mobile games content with Manchester United, which will reflect the excitement and interest globally in the team, the club and its players.  The games developed by Jump Games will be available globally through local network operators. The first of the six Manchester United mobile games, called MANCHESTER UNITED Word It! will be soon available on all top operators.



This is what Sir Alex Ferguson had to say about the tie-up: “Manchester United, all of us, are delighted in our new arrangement with Jump Games.  I think it’s a fantastic venture.  And to all our fans all over the world it’s an opportunity to get yourselves involved in it.”


Sony Ericsson Made For India R300 & R306

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Sony Ericsson has announced two new phones for the Indian market; R300 & R306. Both these phones sport Radio capabilities. These two phones are targeted at the entry level segment of the market which is fast growing and Sony Ericsson hope to increase their  market share which is currently around 8%.


The R300 is a candy-bar with a VGA camera and a 1.8″ 65K TFT display. The radio of the R300 offers AM along with FM tuning. It also has Bluetooth for wireless transfers and an 8MB of internal memory. 


The R306 on the other hand is a stylish clamshell. It sports a 1.9″ 65K TFT and an external monochrome screen. This phone supports both flavors of radio; AM & FM. It has stereo speakers, 1.3MP camera and 5MB of internal memory.

As you can notice from the pics the phones sport external controls for the radio just like as seen for the Walkmans.


Lenovo X300 lighter than the Air??

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Lenovo will soon add another laptop to its Ultralight X300 Series. The specs are out, here it follows — a 13.3-inch LED backlit 1440X900 screen, an ultralight 2.5 pound form factor, and Intel Merom Santa Rosa Dual Core CPU (2.0 Ghz / 880 Mhz ), a 64 GB SSD, up to 4GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 memory, and 4 hours of battery life. Seems to be better than the MacBook Air atleast as far as specs are considered. Lenovo taking the competition to Apple.



Nokia Announces Phones for Emerging Markets

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008


Nokia has announced two new handsets, the Nokia 2600 Classic, and Nokia 1209. These phones are targeted towards penetration of mobile segment in “Emererging Markets”. The Nokia 2600 Classic offers fully customizable Xpress-on covers and MP3 ring tones support. It also has entertainment features like FM radio and VGA camera. The 2600 Classic has already begun shipping and retails for approximately 65 Euros (Rs 3,725), it’ll be available by the 1st quarter of this year. The Nokia 1209 on the otherhand is meant more for the novice mobile user. It offers cost management features, like prepaid tracker, and multiple phone book allowing up to five people store personal contacts of up to 200 numbers wach on the phone. The 1209 also features a one-piece key mat, dust resistance, and Nokia’s intuitive user interface (UI). The Nokia 1209 will be available during the 2nd quarter of this year, and will retail for approximately 35 Euros (Rs 2,000).

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