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“NDTV Active” A Mobile Channel

Friday, December 14th, 2007


NDTV is all set to launch its Mobile Channel NDTV Active in the coming weeks. The channel will let mobile users stay in touch with the latest happenings and various NDTV shows. It will offer updates on sports, business, entertainment, ‘real-time’ video updates, cricket scores, etc. In order to provide this service NDTV has collaborated with July Systems, a mobile solutions developer in media and entertainment. The channel will be available over most of the Indian mobile operators.


Nokia N82 Launched

Thursday, December 13th, 2007


A couple of days back saw the launch of the latest and the most feature rich offering from the Nokia stable, the N82. The phone pronounces itself “photographer” with its 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens camera and Xenon flash assistance. As a navigator the N82 has a powerful Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) and comes pre-installed with Nokia Maps to navigate the globe. It has Wi-Fi and all the other multimedia goodies seen in the N-Series. This powerful N-Series phone is available in stores for around Rs.28,000 and comes bundled with a 2GB microSD card.


Windows Live for India Updated

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Microsoft has updated their Windows Live for India providing with the latest the Live Services have to offer. The Windows Live interface features the Aero look to compliment the offline Microsoft product VISTA. The Windows Live Services include Live Hotmail, Live Messenger, Live Spaces, and Live Writer. Added to that list are new tools Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Events to the service. Also added to the service is a security feature Windows Live OneCare Family Safety, which helps parents prevent their children from inappropriate online content. You can download the Windows Live Service on your Windows Vista or Windows XP system from http://get.live.com.


Find ME, Track ME; just with fringME! widget

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

We all know the world is getting smaller by the day and guess what we just managed to pull it a bit closer. We at fring believe that life is all about making online connections, be it through internet communities (forums), social networking, blogs, auction sites etc. Just so that you can stay connected with your buddies online (fringsters or not) we are proud to present fringME! Now your entire group of online buddies can reach you on your fring-enabled mobile handset from anywhere on the web.


Just paste the fringME! HTML code onto your own web pages, blogs, and pretty much anywhere you have an internet presence of your own – enabling community members or casual visitors to instantly see whether you’re online, offline, or busy in call and also chat with you.

You’ll in for a surprise? … Hold your breath (but not for too long :P ) cause now your buddies can even view your location in real time via Google Maps i.e. if you own a GPS equipped handset.


To get your hands on your very own fringME! Widget >> visit the fringME! web page >> enter your details >> choose your preferred widget design >> paste a small piece of HTML code into your pages & your good to go.

Note: 1) Currently works only on Symbian 9.1 and 9.2 handsets. Also you’ll need to get the latest version of fring. (Download)

2) Privacy settings inside fring on your handset require you to switch on or switch off the fringME! location feature (you know, like ‘Opt in and out’… perfect for those occasions when you don’t want to be found!).


TRAI: Number Portability to be introduced

Monday, November 19th, 2007

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India announced the implementation of Number Portability. This will enable mobile users to switch to any operator and at the same time still retain the same contact number. The TRAI has suggested a phased implementation of the Number Portability starting off with the metros and then the rest of the country. Though studies suggest implementation of Number Portability in a mature mobile market; looking on Netherlands with less than 10% mobile penetration TRAI feels this move will increase overall net benefits.

Given a choice “30% of mobile users will change their operator”. (Result from a study conducted by IDC) I’ve been hearing this from sometime now and so looking forward to change my operator. :D


Nokia N99; “GAME ON”???

Monday, November 5th, 2007


Nokia is secretly working on an iPhone killer as I would put it. Here is the Nokia N99 which is a cell-phone + PDA + UMPC. It has a sliding QWERTY keypad which looks very similar to the slide out keypad seen in an HTC phone. But that’s not all, Nokia are working on a patent wherein the handset will have a numerical keypad as well. Click here for more.


Nokia N81 arrived in India

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Nokia N81 and the N81 8GB are available in global markets for sometime. Now they are available in India as well. These phones offer music and gaming features, along with the power and space to store and play. The phones feature the new Nokia Nseries UI with 3D Multimedia Menus. Music wise these handsets provide the Nokia Music. You can even attach your personal headphones to the 3.5mm connector. Previews of the N-Gage game service with playable demos of EA Sports FIFA 07, Asphalt 3: Street Rules, and Space Impact Light are offered with the phones. Soon to be launched N-Gage service can be downloaded for the two handsets.

The N81 will be for around Rs.22,500 while the N81 8GB is for Rs26,500.


WISPr now for Symbian 9.2

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

A few days back we announced fring’s support for WISPr. As we mentioned that it’d soon come to Symbian 9.2; here it is.

For all those waiting for WISPr on their Symbian 9.2 handsets, wait no more.

Just head over to this link below and update fring.

Download fring.


3G Spectrum for Auction

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended auctioning of 3G spectrum. A different approach compared to the process for 2G, where the spectrum was allocated based on subscriber numbers. Given the growing subscriber numbers by almost 8million a month the Telecoms Secretary stated that it would be possible to accommodate about 3-4 3G operators. The TRAI have received as many as 300 applications from 30 firms to provide their services in the country. The list includes telecom giants such as AT&T, real estate firm DLF, Videocon Group and many more. Things seem to be looking bright for the Telecom growth in India with TRAI going ahead with the auctioning of spectrums and recommending a “No Cap” on the number of service providers in any zone.


BSNL to offer TV on GSM handsets

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has already begun its new service “TV on mobile handset”. The service so far is available in just few network circles in the country. BSNL is offering 12 channels for now, namely: NDTV, Aaj Tak, Times Now, CNBC, ETV, TV9, Zoom, and Bindaas. The network giant plans to add many more channels and take the total number of channels to 32. In-order to watch TV BSNL customers will have to visit mimobi.tv via their handsets. The service for now is compatible only with Nokia handsets and is soon expected to cover Sony Ericsson and Motorola handsets as well. As a promotion of the service BSNL will be offering the service for FREE for the next 30 days in Eastern & North Eastern Regions of the country.

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