Beware of hoax SMS says Airtel

Bharti Airtel posted an advisory on their website, advising subscribers to beware of certain ‘Unsolicited fraudulent SMS’s’ circulating on the network. According to the Airtel disclaimer, the recent chain of messages informs recipients that they have ‘won a prize and need to call to collect their prize’. On calling the number in the text message, subscribers are billed a high amount (up to Rs. 500/min). Airtel said they noticed these SMSs in one of their circles and are advising subscribers to ignore them. Airtel also warned that replying to such SMSs could result in viruses being downloaded on the subscriber’s phone.

After spam and phishing mails, spam SMSs are making their presence felt. Such SMS hoaxes are not a new phenomenon in India and cash in on the recipient’s incredulity by making use of ‘get rich quick’ themes and ‘free gifts’ to allure mobile phone users. Continue reading “Beware of hoax SMS says Airtel”

Google Phone vs Apple iPhone and Nokia E71 – Photo Gallery

Well We all know .. that the Google phone is not as sexy as the iPhone .. But since some of you like pictures .. We bring to you an Exclusive Photo Gallery featuring the Google Phone a.ka. HTC G1 , Apple iPhone and the mighty Nokia E71

Even Nokia N82 makes a guest appearance ..

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Nokia launches 6700 6303 and 2700 Classic

Nokia announced three new mid-range and low range camera phones: the Nokia 6700 classic, the Nokia 6303 classic and the Nokia 2700 classic.

The Nokia 6700 classic, which continues the legacy of one of the company’s most successful products, the Nokia 6300.

All the 3 phone are powered by Nokia S40 Platform

“Our new arrival shares the same ‘DNA’ as its predecessor and we believe that it will be one of our best selling devices in 2009,” said Soren Petersen, SVP, Nokia. Continue reading “Nokia launches 6700 6303 and 2700 Classic”

Nokia N78 gets Firmware Update to 20.149.051.1

The Nokia N78 has got a new firmware  update v20.149.051.1. It sure does make the phone more stable and has still few missing items that we always wished the phone had.

Dailymobile.se has posted the complete firware change log. Given below for your viewing.

Change Log of the new Firmware update v20.149.051.1 – Continue reading “Nokia N78 gets Firmware Update to 20.149.051.1”

Reliance GSM now in Madurai

Reliance Communications launched its GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) service here yesterday as part of the recent nationwide service initiative.

A company press release said that customers choosing reliance Mobile GSM service can avail a unique plan, which offers up to 100 per cent savings to those having ARPU(Average revenue per user) less than Rs 100 in the state at a one-time subscription charge (including GSM SIM) of Rs 35 only.

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Mobility Survey throws up interesting findings about Windows Mobile

Recently, Microsoft commissioned a Mobility Survey in APAC in conjunction with Synovate to gauge people’s perceptions, attitudes about smart phones and how they put their phones to use in their everyday lives.

The survey throws up some fascinating revelations and definitely makes for an interesting read. The How Mobile Are You survey polled nearly 2,500 respondents (513 in India) in five countries across Asia.

· 59% of Indians polled prefer the touch screen phone. The candy-bar phone had the lowest percentage of preference at a mere 8% Continue reading “Mobility Survey throws up interesting findings about Windows Mobile”

Nokia E75 gets Leaked in Pictures looks Great

Nokia E75 might be the latest QWERTY Touchscreen phone from Nokia

The pictures were leaked today by DailyMobile

The phone has the metal / steel back cover like the E71 with a 2.4 inch screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, QWERTY Keyboard, Dual keypads, HDSPA,  and WiFi

more pictures after the jump

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic crosses 1 Million in Sales

Nokia today announced that it had sold 1 million or 1,000,000 5800 XpressMusic Handsets which is currently its first mass market touch screen device.

The phone has also made a good start at UK

The phone was first launched in India earlier last year

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Photo Time – SE Yao in Violet

More pictures of the newly rumored SE Yao leaked online. This time in the Violet color. And man the phone indeed looks smashing. When we get more news on the handset we sure will cover it. Mean while have a look at these photos that we got on the chinese website it168.com

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Nokia N95 8GB gets firmware update 31.0.015

The Nokia N95 8GB is indeed a wonderful device and what else can be more welcome for a device of this stature other than a firmware update. Close on the heels of updates for N79, 5800 Xm, N95 Classic, Nokia has announced the availability of the Firmware update version 31.0.015 from the current available version 30.0.018. This update is available for unbranded phones only and we fellow Desi’s don’t have to worry as we don’t have to bother about locked or unlocked Nokia phones. This update of the N95 does not have UDP [User Data Preservation]. So don’t forget to back up all your important data.

The update itself is of miniscule nature and consists of preliminarily only few minor cosmetic changes and browser stability and puts to rest some constant Error messages that kept popping after the last update happened.

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Sony Ericsson W395 Yao walkman phone

The Sony Ericsson portfolio for India has been rather bleak with their last release being the Xperia X1 couple of weeks ago, and looking upon the global arena, there has not been any as well. Finally, SE have announced a walkman branded version of their F305 phone which is dubbed a gaming phone. It is Code named as “YAO” and the release number is w395.

It specs in the same as F305, which means the phone comes with :

176×220 screen, 2.0-Mp camera, etc. Continue reading “Sony Ericsson W395 Yao walkman phone”

Out Now! New and Improved – Nokia Software Update Site

Hi all. Say hello to a new and pleasing Nokia update website. Yes, nokia has thrown out a new and revamped update website. The new site has several features and they have been crafted with a niche for even the minute details. Unlike previously when we were put through a rigorous and confusing options of having to update the phone for its latest software the new site offers just that in nothing but few clicks and there you are updating the device and its a breeze.

Upon visiting the site you are welcomes by this : its so elegant and neat. Do have to appreciate the designers for their efforts. It has never been so simple.

As you can see, it gives you the choice to choose your device based on either the thumbnail view or the text list. Continue reading “Out Now! New and Improved — Nokia Software Update Site”