Apple CEO Tim Cook meets China Mobile head to talk cooperation: Reuters


China Mobile, the world’s largest operator by volume of subscribers is also the only operator in China that doesn’t offer iPhones or iPads for sale. The primary reason why China Mobile doesn’t offer Apple products is due to the company’s homegrown TD-SCDMA technology for 3G, which is an exclusive standard for the operator, for which most companies produce custom radios in their phones. But this might change soon, with Reuters reporting that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is in talks with China Mobile’s Chairman Xi Guohua, for a possible cooperation between the two giants.

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Google Plus application now available for Apple iPhone

Google recently launched their new social network service which is known as Google Plus. Google+ is launched to compete with the leader of social networks, Facebook. Google+ is gaining a lot of popularity nowadays, and Google recently reported that there are more than 10 million users on it. Google+ app is already available for Android powered phones but not for iPhone as there a lot of iPhone users out there who are using Google+. Continue reading “Google Plus application now available for Apple iPhone”

iPhone caught running on T-Mobile 3G, will be known as iPhone 4S?

iPhone is one of the most selling devices in the USA, and it’s my personal experience that out of 10 people, 6/7 people are iPhone owners. Android is giving Apple a hard time, but Apple has its own special and unique place. iPhone 4 was launched by Apple last year and is currently available at AT&T and Verizon Wireless in USA. Both carriers have sold millions of iPhone and now it looks like Apple is looking for another mobile network. Our friends over at BGR got their hands on number of leaked shots of an iPhone running on the T-Mobile 3G network. Continue reading “iPhone caught running on T-Mobile 3G, will be known as iPhone 4S?”

Walmart drops iPhone 3GS Price to $97 , 8GB 3G to get axed ?

Looks like Apple is in full swing to clear out unwanted iPhone inventory just before the new version is launched. Walmart has dropped the price of the iPhone 3GS 16GB version to $97 on a 2-year contract.  It is currently selling at $199. Continue reading “Walmart drops iPhone 3GS Price to $97 , 8GB 3G to get axed ?”

Rumour : Airtel iPhone 3G getting a Major Price Drop in India as Cheap as Rs.18499

UPDATE : It was apparently an April Fools Day Prank.

After a long delay the iPhone 3GS was finally launched in India by Airtel and Vodafone

Now , there are fresh rumors that the iPhone 3G (older model)  getting a major price cut in India . There are some leaked documents which show the new pricing for the Airtel iPhone 3G.  The price of the iPhone 3G is as cheap as Rs.18499 more than 10000 rupees lesser than the current price .

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Google Nexus One : Invitation Only?

Here is a device that people have been waiting for, but it seems its going to land up only in the hands of few invites, selected by Google on criteria which is best left to them. Latest buzz on the web world is that Nexus One would be available as an invitation only retail sale from 5th January 2010.

Google Nexus One

Also, this time there has been much more clear picture on the specs of the handset. The handset, developed by HTC, boasts of 3.7 inch AMOLED screen and runs on Android 2.1 . For the internet geeks, they would be happy to know that the handset loads pages even faster than the iPhone 3GS and Motorola Droid. Continue reading “Google Nexus One : Invitation Only?”

iPhone 3G and 3GS release on Vodafone UK

While the whole India waits for iPhone 3GS to appear legally and legitimately on our shores, UK users now get another option to purchase iPhone. Vodafone is set to bring the phone to the “classes” on 14th January. After O2 and Orange, that’s the third operator for UK.

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iPhone enters Korea as Apple takes on Samsung and LG

iphone korea

WSJ reports that iPhone is already shaking up Korea as operator KT is launching the iPhone in South Korea on November 28th that’s today !  After getting regulatory clearance that Apple iPhone is not a Smartphone (South Korea has a ruling that does not allow smart phones to be sold ) the handset is going on sale today and already 50,000 pre-orders have been placed for this device. Continue reading “iPhone enters Korea as Apple takes on Samsung and LG”

iPhone OS 3.1 is out

iPhone 3.1

Apple has just announced the release of iPhone OS 3.1 in its Rock And Roll event that happened today.

The new update brings in many important changes like:

  • Genius Recommendations for Apps = Get recommendations for apps you might like based on apps you’ve already bought/downloaded from the App store.
  • Genius Mixes = iTunes can now create up to 12 playlists based on what’s already there on your iTunes library. and unlike the Genius feature, you now don’t have to choose a sample song as well.
  • A Brand New Ringtone Store = Choose from a wide variety of ringtones on the iTunes store with over 30.000 ringtones available for 1.29$ / each ringtone.
  • Organize Apps in iTunes = You can now use iTunes to drag and drop apps onto your virtual Home screens on your computer, then sync them back onto your iPhone/iPod Touch.

iPhone 3.1 Update also brings in many other changes like:

  • Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos.
  • iTunes U content organization.
  • Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store.
  • Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store.
  • Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll.
  • Option to “Save as new clip” when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS.
  • Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on.
  • Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe.
  • Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets.
  • Paste phone numbers into the keypad.
  • Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS.
  • Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing).
  • Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling.
  • Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly.

It is available for download right now! So if you have an iPhone/iPod Touch, I would recommend you to upgrade to version 3.1 now.

However if you have a unlocked and jailbroken iPhone, I would recommend you to not update to OS 3.1 right away and hold on for a while until the you hear anything from the iPhone Dev Team.

AT&T Finally To Launch MMS for iPhone On September 25

AT&T has finally announced that, on September 25, it is going to roll out a software update which is going to add the required support for sending and receiving MMS messages for all its iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS customers.

One of the major qualm of iPhone customers was the lack of MMS support from the AT&T side although iPhone had added the MMS support in its 3.0 Software Upgrade.

AT&T has stated that the projected high data usage of the iPhone’s multimedia capabilities was one of the main reason behind the delay in the rollout of MMS Support for all the iPhone 3G and 3GS Customers. You can read the complete AT& T’s company statement here.

Now that AT&T is rolling out MMS Support for iPhone 3G and 3GS customers, I wonder how long will it take for Vodafone to roll out the same thing in India. What do you say? Do Pass on your comments.

The Apple iPhone 3GS Review

A friend of mine Jonty sent me this review of the Apple iPhone 3GS from Canada. While we wait for the phone to launch in India, Jonty brings us a short review of the device along with some great pics. Go ahead and read the Apple iPhone 3GS Review – the first on any indian site !

I’ve been a long time cellphone connoisseur, and have used phones from all major platforms such as Blackberry OS, iPhone OS X, S60v3, S60v5, and WM6/6.1. Last week, Apple announced a new iPhone. The question that arose after the keynote was – Should you get it?

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Apple iPhone 3.0 Software Update Screenshots and Camera Samples

I was lucky to get iPhone 3.0 running on a  first gen iPhone. Here are some screen shots and camera samples of the phone running 3.0. Cut Copy Paste has finally appeared.Some users are also reporting better battery life on the 3.0 firmware. One cool feature is Shake to Undo Redo typing . There are close to 100 pictures in this gallery and I have tried to show most of the updates present in the new firmware. If I have missed anything let me know !

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Breaking : iPhone 3G Now Available Officially without a contract

The Apple insider blog has come up with a news that iPhone will now be sold on unrestricted quantities without being locked to any specific network or service provider. Though there were jail broken iPhones already available across different parts of the world, but Apple has now made it official and will be selling unlocked contract fee iPhones officially.

According to reports, this move has been initiated to clear the bulk stock of iPhones to prepare for the launch of new iPhone coming in june this year

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