Mobile Phones to cost more in 2008 in India

The Union Budget 2008 is announced, it has brought smiles to the faces of salaried class people but it has disappointed mobile phone lovers a bit as mobile phones will be costing more from now. The government proposing to levy one per cent excise duty on mobile handsets. Continue reading “Mobile Phones to cost more in 2008 in India”

Spice users …Experience Opera on your mobiles now!

Opera Mini Web Browser can now be experienced by Spice GPRS and Java enabled users.

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Speaking on the occasion, Kunal Ahooja, chief executive officer of Spice Mobiles, said, “Spice Mobiles has tied up with Opera to upgrade the feature offerings on our handsets, and provide a better browsing experience to our customers. The Opera Mini browser ensures a desktop-like experience as it automatically customizes the size and look of Web sites to fit the mobile screen.” Continue reading “Spice users …Experience Opera on your mobiles now!”

2007, a Blockbuster year for Mobile Phones

2007 was a blockbuster year for Mobile phones. Apprx. 1 billion mobile phones were sold in the year 2007. 2007 also saw some unique launches with Nokia launching their N Series devices followed by Apple launching the iPhone, which created ripples in the mobile phone industry. Continue reading “2007, a Blockbuster year for Mobile Phones”

Mobile Asia 2008 in Delhi from today

Touted as India’s largest consumer exhibition on mobility, Mobile Asia 2008 is due to be inaugurated at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today by the Honourable Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit.

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The theme of the expo is GenNext aiming to showcase products that will change the way we look at communication; not just today, but in the years to come. Pankaj Mohindroo, National President ICA (Indian Cellular Association), said, “The next wave of growth in mobile subscribers will be primarily from the younger generation. Mobile Asia 2008 therefore aims to provide a platform for the industry and trade to interact and communicate with GenNext.” Continue reading “Mobile Asia 2008 in Delhi from today”

Morph concept device from Nokia: New Age revolutionary technology

It is featured in The Museum of Modern Art “Design and The Elastic Mind” exhibition. The Morph concept, being explored by Nokia Research Center (NRC) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom) is a concept device that promises to be a bridge between highly advanced technologies and their potential benefits to end-users.

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Imagine a self cleaning communication device that will analyse air pollution for you and will fit into your shirt pocket without feeling bulky.

With nanotechnology, anything and everything seems possible. Nanotechnology can benefit the following areas of mobility development for the future: Continue reading “Morph concept device from Nokia: New Age revolutionary technology”

Nokia opens one more design studio in Rio

Design has always been a priority for Nokia and that can be clearly seen in devices like the N95, N96, N-Gage. Like Design, Emerging Economies are becoming prominent on the Nokia radar. In Sync with this the Finnish Giant has opened a satellite design studio in the samba capital of the world, Rio de Janeiro.
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Transfer Data from your PC onto your mobile with ShifD

A new software that makes it easier than ever before.

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This new software will make it easy for you to update any information on your handset and will save you the trouble of separately saving the information on both devices. This update/exchange of information can take place through the AdobeAIR from any web browser via text message from the user’s mobile phone.

Information added is thus saved on a ShifD account and is automatically updated on both devices. See the diagram which gives an explanation of how the system works .. Continue reading “Transfer Data from your PC onto your mobile with ShifD”

Spice S-585 another economy phone from Spice for India

When it rains, it pours. Indians will now have another economy handset to choose from, this time from Spice.

A candy bar handset, the Spice S-585 is a dual-band GSM entry level phone with a camera and FM radio.spice-s585-mobilephone-large.jpg

Specs and features at a glance:

  • Dual-band GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
  • 65K Colours CSTN display, 128 x 128 Pixels resolution
  • 88-KB Internal Memory, MicroSD/MMC Slot (up to 1-GB)
  • 200 number phonebook
  • VGA resolution digital camera, 640 x 480 pixels resolution, night vision
  • MP3 Media Player, Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+
  • Video Player, Supports 3GP, MP4, H.263
  • FM Stereo Radio (one touch)
  • Hands-free Speakerphone
  • Video & Photo Caller ID
  • Li-ion 750mAh Battery
  • Talk time: 3.5 hrs
  • Standby time: 150 Hrs
  • Dimensions – 109.3 x 45.5 x 17.5 mm
  • Weight: 80 gms

Continue reading “Spice S-585 another economy phone from Spice for India”

Samsung Guru100 Economy phone for the Indian market

Samsung has launched an economy phone for the Indian market. Named Guru100, this handset is a candy bar handset with features that would fulfill the minimum requirement for any handset user.

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Specs and features at a glance:

• CSTN display with a resolution of 128×128 pixels
• 65,000 colours
• Hinglish SMS function
• MP3 ringtones
• Download MP3 ringtones and songs
• Mobile Tracker
• 9 hours talk time
• Up to 500 phone-book entries
• Handsfree
• Java games
• V card
• V calendar
• PC studio
• Alarm and calculator
• Li-ion 1000 mAh battery Continue reading “Samsung Guru100 Economy phone for the Indian market”

iPhone at the Oscars

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for all the movie buffs out there last night would have been quite a surprise. There was much foreign domination at the Oscars last night. Movie’s like ‘No Country for old men’ etc walked in with a handful of awards. And did anyone notice John Stewart watching a Movie On his iPhone during those one of a very large Give away speech. So its quite comfortable to say that iPhone by large is the most popular handsets in LA as well

Nokia N81 8GB Music Playback Hands On Video

The Nokia N81 music playback quality is so good .. Nokia can finally compete with a Sony Ericsson Walkman phones .. The Dual Stereo speakers are the best in its class .. I recorded a couple of videos of the N81 8gb playing music from my N82 .. you can chk them below .. don’t you think the music playback is good enough ? Continue reading “Nokia N81 8GB Music Playback Hands On Video”

Clash of the N Series Titans N81 8GB, N82 and N95

If you were wondering why there are not much activity on this blog ? Then

the Nokia N Series Collection Nokia N81 GB N82 and N95 you see below is to blame .. I have been having a really cool time

playing with these 3 devices over the past 1 week .. Saddest part is that I have to bid adieu to the N95 and the N81 8Gb this weekend ..

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The 3 phones are of distinct form factors .. one is a dual slider, other a normal slider and another a bar .. Continue reading “Clash of the N Series Titans N81 8GB, N82 and N95”