Mobile Innovations of 2008 winners announced

I never knew that Users would expect so much out of their mobile phone before kicking of Free Recharge contest where we asked the users 1 simple question. What feature would you like to see in your mobile phone in 2008 ?

We got about 65 Responses from users who had patiently written about the features which they would like to have in their mobile phone in 2008.

We really had a tough time picking the winners. Most ideas were good and we could not eliminate users easily. So we have picked 10 Users at Random as winners.

Congrats to the winners and A Big Thanks to all the participants.

Please find the list of winning entries below Continue reading “Mobile Innovations of 2008 winners announced”

YouTube Optimized N95 8Gb

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Recently after narrating my thoughts about someone coming out with a YouTube and Ebay optimized mobile handset, I came across the post, which talked about LG Viewty being launched in India. The one thing I like about it was, Viewty allows you to record videos optimized for YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube Optimized N95 8Gb”

Home Automation: Control it through your mobile

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We have been hearing and reading of “intelligent” homes where you can control everything with the click of a button. Turn on the geyser at the stipulated hour and turn it off too; a system that ensures your coffee brews by itself and the curtains in your bedroom draw automatically at dusk; lights turn on when you walk into the bathroom and the flush is activated when you get off the seat.

Unimaginable? Unbelievable? But wait…there is more!

All these systems can be controlled through the internet; so whether you are at work or out of town, you can log into your home and check if the LPG valve in your kitchen is turned off; or activate your intrusion alarm system to keep burglars away. Continue reading “Home Automation: Control it through your mobile”

Nokia Ovi coming to India

With mobile VAS gaining pace in India, Nokia doesn’t want to be left behind. Nokia is launching its OVI services as a part of its initiative to come up with value added services for the Indian mobile phone users. Nokia will be focusing on the three main things, which are a hit with all Indians, Bollywood, Cricket and Astrology. Continue reading “Nokia Ovi coming to India”

LG Viewty in India

India is touted to be the world’s fastest growing mobile marketplace. To prove that the company is serious about India’s status, LG launched its Viewty model in India.

We had covered LG Viewty’s debut in select Asian and African markets.

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To update our readers on the handset’s features, it has a 5 mega pixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens. It is YouTube enabled and carries a DivX certification. Continue reading “LG Viewty in India”

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Nokia N95 8GB gets v15 firmware

All About Symbian is reporting that theres a major upgrade to the Nokia N95 8GB firmware available for download. You can see the screenshot below which shows the possibility to upgrade from version 11 to version 15.

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Highlights of the new firmware v15.

Faster Search

Increase in access speed of the internal 8GB memory.

Support for 3rd party themes

Flash Lite 3 and Flash Video suppor t. This is the most interesting feature addition to the phone.

Adobe launched FlashLite 3 with Video  some time back in October last year.

Continue reading “Nokia N95 8GB gets v15 firmware”

Nokia Siemens Networks bags multi-million Euro IVR deal from Bharti Airtel

If your on Airtel Network , You can expect a lot of Voice Based services from Bharti Airtel in the coming years

Nokia Siemens has just bagged a multi-million euro deal from Bharti Airtel for deployment of a single Interactive Voice Response (IVR) . Bharti Airtel awarded this pan India contract to Nokia Siemens Networks for deployment of a single Interactive Voice Response (IVR) platform across all 23 circles. The three year turnkey and multi-million Euro contract includes designing, planning, systems integration and optimization services to enhance overall customer experience. The new IVR solution will enable Airtel to deliver Services such as Voice SMS, Televoting, Call Management Services (Reach-me service / Missed Call Advisor), Caller Ring back Tone (CRBT) and Voice Portal among others on a faster time-to-market basis, reduce OPEX costs due to optimized network utilization, and increase security by creation of a layered architecture towards Interactive Voice applications.

Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy and integrate the latest state-of-the-art platforms to provide a multi-technology, multi-vendor integrated solution that includes systems integration services. The platforms are HP OCMP (Open Call Management Platform), Video Gateway, Televoting Application and ASR/TTS (Automatic Speech Recognition / Text-to-Speech Engine. The solution will be ready for commercial operation by April 2008 and is expected to scale up to one billion minutes of usage per month in three years for Bharti Airtel. Continue reading “Nokia Siemens Networks bags multi-million Euro IVR deal from Bharti Airtel”

A handset for the fairer sex Not pretty PINK please!

“Pink it´s my new obsession
Pink it´s not even a question
Pink on the lips of your lover, ´cause
Pink is the love you discover…..

Pink it´s the colour of passion
`Cause today it just goes with the fashion
Pink it was love at first sight, yea
Pink when I turn out the light, and
Pink gets me high as a kite…”

So sang Aerosmith in their hit single PINK.

I sort of agree that Pink is the colour of passion and that it goes with the fashion. But the representation of pink as a “feminine” colour has been done to death especially by Mobile manufacturers.

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What I can’t seem to understand is why Mobile manufacturers across the spectrum, from Nokia to Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG believe that Pink must be the colour of every woman or girls’ fancy. Because every time a phone “exclusively” for women is launched, it is in the customary PINK colour.

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Waterproof Coating of Soldiers now for Gadgets

Sony Ericsson filed a patent for a casing, which is waterproof and will help camera photographers to use their cameras to click photos underwater. But just imagine your beautifully designed cell phone getting a bulky look once its goes inside this casing.
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Mobile Hazard – Keep it away from your bedside, it may be interfering with your sleep!

If you use your handset like an alarm clock, here’s warning that you must stop doing it.

A recent study conducted in Sweden, where 36 women and 35 men were subjected to a laboratory experiment were exposed to 884 MHz GSM radiation or placebo shows that your handset may be interfering with your sleep pattern/cycle and even altering it.

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Twenty-two women and sixteen men reported symptoms they specifically related to mobile phone use. The radiation exposed subjects reported a delay to reach the first cycle of deep sleep, and further, the amount of sleep was also decreased. They also reported to have more headaches.

The study indicated that during laboratory exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals, components of sleep, believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear, are adversely affected. Continue reading “Mobile Hazard – Keep it away from your bedside, it may be interfering with your sleep!”

Happy new Year 2008 – Win free recharge voucher

Fone Arena is growing bigger every day. We would like to wish all our users a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year. May all your dreams come true in 2008. To Celebrate the New Year we are giving 10 Mobile Prepaid Recharge vouchers worth Rs.100 each. So you all have a chance to win Rs.1000 worth of prizes. To enter the contest. Please answer this question

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