No ban on BlackBerry yet in India Phew!

I have been a Reliance user for the past few years and when I wanted to upgrade my handset, I opted for the BlackBerry.

I am exceedingly happy with the handset. Although it does look a bit plasticky, but the Push Inbox and the ease of internet access on the move is just extraordinary. (I mean on my way to the airport a few weeks ago, I did a web check-in as I was getting late reaching the airport thanks to traffic snarls).

Imagine my shock when I read in a news item that the Blackberry was going to be blacked out soon as the Indian Government perceived it as a security threat.


The government had asked Research in Motion (RIM) to provide them with access to algorithms required to decrypt BlackBerry messages latest by March 31st else face a total ban on the service in India.

The latest on that front is that BlackBerry service in the country will get a breather. Continue reading “No ban on BlackBerry yet in India Phew!”

Crazy colored Blackberries

Nokia came up with Red colored Nokia N95, and then they added black color to the Nokia N95 8Gb. Recently a Pink colored clamshell of Nokia surfaced on the Internet. Nokia keeps on adding different color to new versions of mobile handsets, whereas companies like Blackberry who make serious business phones don’t play much with colors, this doesn’t mean that Nokia is not serious about what its doing guys. This time a company called ColorWare, famous for adding colors to existing gadgets is coming up with crazy colored Blackberry mobile handsets. They add high quality colors, which do not fade.

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iPhone eats up Windows Mobile market share


The Americans went crazy over iPhone, when it was launched. People were sitting outside the retail stores for 2 to 3 days to get their hands on this innovative gadget. iPhone’s popularity has been reflected in the recent Smart phone Market Study done by Canalys, a prominent research firm. Continue reading “iPhone eats up Windows Mobile market share”

Sony Ericsson P1i with BlackBerry Connect v4.0 in India soon

Sony Ericsson P1i, a 3G Touch screen phone will now come pre-loaded with the BlackBerry Connect software v4.0. This announcement was made on 22 November 2007.

The handset will be available in select countries in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

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Vodafone brings 2 new blackberry handsets to India

Vodafone India (Hutch) has introduced the Blackberry 8310 and Blackberry 8820 priced at Rs.24,990 and Rs.31,990
Vodafone acquired Hong Kong-based Hutchison International’s Indian telecom arm Hutch’…

Vodafone India  (Hutch) has introduced the Blackberry 8310 and Blackberry 8820 priced at Rs.24,990 and Rs.31,990

Vodafone acquired Hong Kong-based Hutchison International’s Indian telecom arm Hutch’s stake for $11.1 billion in May this year. The company earlier said it would be investing $2 billion in consolidating and expanding its business in the country.

Vodafone Essar, India’s second largest mobile service operator after Airtel, has a subscriber base of 34.11 million and a market share of 20.11 percent as on Aug 31, 2007, according to data released by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

It would be great to see the premium offerrings from Vodafone

Blackberry Curve 8300 – After Pearl its the Curve

Blackberry just announced the Curve 8300

It looks like the 8800 got a facelift.

We often say Beauty and Brains don’t get along but the tagline for this phone seems like Brains and Beauty


  • 2 Megapixel Camera
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm Headset jack
  • Improved Media Manager
  • microSD expansion
  • 15.5 mm thickness




Official Site

Press Release

Blackberry Curve 8300