Celkon kick starts production of mobile phones in Hyderabad

Celkon is the latest mobile phone maker that is taking the ‘Make in India’ initiative seriously. The homegrown company has kick-started manufacturing of mobile phones at Medchal unit in Hyderabad. Celkon has invested Rs 200 Cr in this manufacturing unit.

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Why phone hygiene is important?


What is phone hygiene and how does it affect us?

Our phones have become such an integral part of our lives that we use it almost everywhere we go and in whatever we are doing. We use it while traveling, while lying in bed, while eating food and even while we are in the restroom. During our daily activities, our hands come in contact with many things that have germs and we use our phones with same hands itself. Over the course of time these germs do get accumulated on our phones as well and even if we wash our hands, holding our phones can negate the effect based on how germ infested your phone is. This is why phone hygiene plays a very important part in our health. If your phone was used by someone who is probably sick or carrying a disease that is transmitted by touch and you use the phone after wards, it is possible for you to be affected by it as well. Continue reading “Why phone hygiene is important?”

A guide to secure your personal data before disposing your phone


As global smartphone sales have gone off the charts, not many fully understand the concept of data security. Many assume that phone companies take care of this well. Actually this is not true. There is this other scenario where the data you save can be retrieved no matter what you do over the years. How is this possible? Lets start with the basics. Everything I explain here has an Explanation and a Technical Explanation for a better understanding.

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Guide : Transfer all SMS from a Nokia Symbian Smartphone to Android Smartphone

So you got a  new Android smartphone and you want to transfer all important data from your old Symbian phone to it. We know how much important is that old data in your old Symbian phone. So generally there are many sites and online services which help you to transfer all the data like Contacts, Calendar entries, Notes, Images, Songs and even SMS to your new Android smartphone but at a very premium price. Sad smile Some charge more than $30 Continue reading “Guide : Transfer all SMS from a Nokia Symbian Smartphone to Android Smartphone”

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?”

Not Just Men , Women too Want SmartPhones

No more are you a geek if you have a Smartphone as women too are looking into smart phones, at least In India. Everyone from wives too professional woman is taking to Black Berry, Smart Phones, and PDAs etc.

In a Phone men look for Wi-Fi internet more while woman prefer Price, Size and Design. Woman give more importance to keypad on how easy it is to type on it and the speed of typing as women take to time very preciously. Men aren’t considered much about the aesthetics though no one will passé with a keyboard like N78.

As woman like faithful loyal partners, they prefer to stick to their gadgets for long. So they give more Importance to the price factor. Men love changing and updating their gadgets so they aren’t bothered much about the price.

Men give much thought to brand and are highly loyal to their favorite brands. Also men need Ease of Use as they usually multi task their phones. They also prefer touch Screens.

No wonder Iphone would be a huge success in India, once it launches. Will be interesting to see the pricing of it in India

Nokia Music phones announced

3 new Nokia Music phones announced .The new digital wonders are the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia 5200 and Nokia 3250 XpressMusic. The XpressMusic series lineup would be the Nokia’s answer to the Sony Ericsson Walkman series mobiles. This new range of Nokia phones would offer dedicated music keys for fast and easy access to the music features, 3.5 mm in-box adapters to put to good use your favorite standard headphones and a memory card slots for storing those precious music tracks. All phones will be sold with the Nokia Music Manager software which should allow easier transfer of tracks between the device and the personal computer.
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Gartner says to Nokia : start making Windows Mobile phones or forget North American market altogether

We are not saying that tomorrow, at 3GSM 2006, Microsoft and Nokia will announce that from now on Nokia will be making Windows Mobile phones, but the facts are that now in the USA with regard to mobile phone market share, Nokia is totally losing the battle … both in regular mobile phones area and in smartphone market…

Well known market research company Gartner is very blatant about this situation of Nokia in the USA, and is actually recommending to Nokia something, that we were preaching for years – “start making Windows Mobile Nokia phones, or die”:

In the enterprise market, Nokia should expand its smartphone portfolio past Symbian to include Microsoft-based products. Nokia is in danger of making the same mistake again ? trying to force end users to take its preferred solution rather than giving them what they want. In North America, enterprises will demand Microsoft-based products. Nokia should not discontinue Symbian devices, but it should focus Symbian products on the consumer and prosumer market, while offering Microsoft-based products to the enterprise market.

Conclusion: Symbian has no future in the USA and now is on position 3 there: after Palm OS and Windows Mobile phones. Maybe it is time for Nokia to abandon the pigheaded approach of making only one-platform smartphones (i.e. only powered by Symbian) and to start making Windows Mobile Nokia phones too! The 3GSM 2006 is starting tomorrow where all top managers from Nokia are present, and where also Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft) and all major managers from Microsoft’s mobile division are present too. Maybe it is time, that Nokia managers should pay a visit to Microsoft managers and start talks about launching Windows Mobile Nokia phones! The 3GSM 2006 is a very good opportunity to start these talks… and at 3GSM 2007 we may already see first Windows Mobile phones from Nokia…

Related link: Gartner. and msmobiles

Samsung’s New 4GB SGH-i300x Musicphone

Samsung has announced an update to its SGH-i300 “Super Musicphone” – increasing the storage capacity of the built-in HDD from 3GB to 4GB.

The SGH-i300x shares the same design and features as its predecessor – tri-band GSM, 1.3MP camera w/flash, QVGA TFT LCD display, MPEG-4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV video recording and playback, MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / WMA / ASF / WAV / WMA audio playback, 3.5mm earphone jack, stereo Bluetooth, MS Office / PDF Picsel viewer, Bluetooth / USB / IrDA connectivity, flight mode, microSD storage, and running Windows Mobile for Smartphones.

via [MSMobiles.com] and [SamsungHQ]

Bluetooth SIG for Bluetooth adoption in India

Early adoption of Bluetooth wireless technology in India will begin with the mobile phone and headset application

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is a trade association comprised leaders in the telecommunications, computing, automotive, industrial automation and network industries that is driving the development of Bluetooth wireless technology and bringing them to market.

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Nokia 6125 clamshell announced

Nokia today expanded its mid-range portfolio with the quad-band Nokia 6125 phone. The stylish clamshell offers wide range of features at an affordable price

nokia 6125Nokia today expanded its mid-range portfolio with the quad-band Nokia 6125 phone. The stylish clamshell offers wide range of features at an affordable price – 1.3 megapixel camera, EDGE, Bluetooth, Infrared port and FM radio. The integrated digital player supports a variety of music formats including MP3, MP4, eAAC+ and WMA and it is really usable due to the microSD card slot (hotswappable).

The Nokia 6125 is expected in the 2Q 2006 at an estimated retail price of 230 euros.

Nokia press release

Compact Nokia 6125 offers excellent performance in stylish folding design

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today expanded its porfolio of highly popular mid-range mobile phones with the stylish Nokia 6125 fold phone. Sleek and compact outside, the Nokia 6125 offers excellent performance and a compelling feature set – including a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth wireless technology and digital music player – in a modern, folding design. The quadband Nokia 6125 (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) is expected to start shipping during the second quarter of 2006 at an estimated retail price of 230 euros, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Combining the right set of features with excellent usability and keypad ergonomics, the Nokia 6125 has everything in balance. The silver and black colour scheme are complemented by sophisticated detailing and two bright color displays. Equipped with a 1.3 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, video recording and a dedicated camera button, the Nokia 6125 provides excellent on-the-spot photography capabilities.

The Nokia 6125 also offers a range of connectivity options, including Bluetooth wireless technology, infrared and USB, making communication with other devices quick and easy. With multiple messaging cababilities – including MMS, instant messaging, push to talk and Nokia Xpress audio messaging – consumers can conveniently keep in touch with others. The Nokia 6125 also features Macromedia Flash Player, enabling users to enjoy rich Flash content on their mobile phone. Mobile email is easy to access while on the go with the Nokia 6125 phone’s integrated email client that also supports attachments. The quadband Nokia 6125 operates in GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks and provides flight mode, which enables the user to work with calendar or relax with music while on the flight, making the new classic phone an ideal companion for any world-traveller.

Adding a touch of entertainment to the classic style, the Nokia 6125 offers music lovers a built-in digital music player, supporting a large variety of music formats including MP3, MP4, eAAC+ and WMA. To enhance the sound experience, the Nokia 6125 supports stereo audio over Bluetooth wireless connectivity and features a stereo FM radio, Visual Radio and video ring tones. Music files as well as images and videos can be conveniently stored on a hotswappable microSD memory card.

Motorola to Preinstall Yahoo Mail and YIM on Some Handsets

partnership with Yahoo that will allow for certain Yahoo applications to come preinstalled on some handsets.

America?s top cell phone maker, Motorola has announced a partnership with Yahoo that will allow for certain Yahoo applications to come preinstalled on some handsets.

The first such handsets are likely to be available by the end of March, and will include the YIM instant messaging solution, as well as Yahoo Mail, Address Book, and Calendar software.

This comes shortly after Motorola?s partnership with Google on integrated search services. It appears that they are trying to come up with a good mix of what they see as they best services from each internet giant, in order to create the highest quality mobile internet experience.

via [Teleclick.ca]

Motorola to give some handsets a Google icon

Google found a new way to get onto a cellphone, and this time I mean literally. Last week, Motorola announced it would integrate a Google icon onto some if its handsets in 2006

Google found a new way to get onto a cellphone, and this time I mean literally. Last week, Motorola announced it would integrate a Google icon onto some if its handsets in 2006. The Google button will give users the power to connect to Google instantly from their cellphone. The new handsets will be distributed globally to “select” Motorola customers.

Motorola seems to be walking the fence when it comes to competition between the major search engines. Though Motorola and Google announced their global alliance last week, it was only back in July that Motorola and Yahoo! teamed up to make Yahoo! services more available on Linux-based mobile devices. It’s nice that Motorola seems to continue to play nice with others. It would be a bad move for the company to enter into any exclusive partnerships. Instead, it should continue to offer products catered to what customers what. It seems to be doing a good job of that lately.

Jamdat Launches Games on Hutch

Jamdat Mobile announced the launch of its game titles on Indian cellular service provider Hutch.

Mobile users in India can go bowling, wakeboarding or pitfalling wherever they go, whenever they want. Jamdat Mobile announced the launch of its game titles on Indian cellular service provider Hutch.

Jamdat Bowling, Jamdat Pool, Pitfall! and Wakeboarding are available now on Planet Hutch, Hutch’s data services platform.

Players can choose to play a single game or a 3-game series and maneuver their aim, power and pin meter for maximum control. Jamdat Pool gamers can play eight and nine ball on their mobile phones. Pitfall! is the wireless version of the classic title as players guide Pitfall Harry through more than 200 jungle screens. Wakeboarding features Shaun Murray and other top pros.

“India is a growing market for mobile gaming and Hutch is one of the leading cellular service providers in that market,” Minard Hamilton, Jamdat’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, said in a press release. Hutch’s core consumer base is the urban population, which is the ideal target for Jamdat’s titles, he added.