It will not be a bed of roses for Google and Nexus One says Microsoft

Microsoft thinks that Nexus One will struggle according to a statement by Robbie Bach, President of entertainment and devices division at Microsoft Corp

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Bing Mobile Gets Updated. Adds an Optimized interface for Touch Devices

Bing For Mobile recently got few updates to its site m.bing.com.  Some of its new features are:

  1. Flight status searches = You can now enter the airline and flight number and get the latest departure and landing times of the respective flight.Bing Mobile 1
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HTC Touch2 Comes to India on Reliance GSM

HTC Corporation has launched the new compact, sleek and stylish smartphone HTC Touch2 in Indian Market for Reliance Mobile’s GSM subscribers. Reliance Communication, a company with a customer base of over 90 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers and which ranks among the Top 5 Telecom companies in the world is the foremost telecom operator to present HTC Touch2 handset in India. Also HTC Touch2 claims to be HTC’s first touch phone embedded with Microsoft’s newly released Windows Mobile 6.5 that enables its users to do all the things they want to do on phone easily.

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Microsoft Pure and Turtle Phones!

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Microsoft has been working on a new project called Project Pink.Its been a long time since we started hearing rumours about a Microsoft phone in the works to compete against Apple’s iPhone and other smart-phones. Now Project Pink involves two smart-phones, codenamed Pure and Turtle. Continue reading “Microsoft Pure and Turtle Phones!”

Bing Visual Search: An Awesome Search Engine for iPhone Apps

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Bing recently launched a new feature called Visual Search through which you could search for any gadget/movie/books etc visually, whose names you finding it difficult to remember.

So you might ask, how is this relevant in a Mobile blog? Well, Bing’s Visual Search has a specific section for iPhone apps as well wherein you can find applications for your iPhone or iPod Touch without opening up the iTunes App Store.

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The Nokia Booklet 3g and its price speculations…

From the time when Nokia announced Booklet 3G, speculations are rife about the price that it shall be launched in the market. There are two prices being speculated in the at the moment 399 Euros and 799 USD which translate to Rs. 27,700 and Rs 38,800 respectively.

Keeping in mind that the Nokia Booklet 3G is a netbook, the price point seems to be a bit towards the higher side but a look at the specifications of the netbook makes the price of around Rs 30,000 seem justifiable if 12 hour battery life and HDMI support(Full HD playback) are indeed true.

The second rumored price point seems to be way above the normal netbook prices. At Rs 38,800 Nokia Booklet 3G  will be hard pressed for buyers. Continue reading “The Nokia Booklet 3g and its price speculations…”

Microsoft Launches OneApp Platform for entry level phones

While only the premier mobile phones like the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Nokia S60 phones enjoy a lot of attention in the mobile application domain, most of the mobile subscribers around the world use only an entry level phone or any basic feature phone.

Keeping that in mind and to cater to the entry level mobile phone users, Microsoft has just introduced the “OneApp platform” with its primary goal, being able to allow developers to develop mobile apps for handsets which have a very limited processing power and low internal memory. Continue reading “Microsoft Launches OneApp Platform for entry level phones”

Nokia enters Netbook market with Booklet 3G, a mini laptop promises 12hr battery life in just 1.25 kg

Nokia enters the Netbook and Low-end laptop market with the Booklet 3G – a 10-inch Intel Atom powered netbook weighing just 1.25kg and promises a battery life of 12 hrs. The netbook runs windows and looks like you can now sync your phone and PC more seamlessly

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Interview with Sumeet Gugnani of Microsoft India on Windows Marketplace for Mobile

FoneArena had the chance to interview Sumeet Gugnani, Director of Mobile Communications Business , Microsoft India.

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In a hour long interview Sumeet spoke about Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 , Marketplace and also answered our queries about Windows Mobile. Dive in to catch the text of the interview.

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Nokia and Microsoft form major alliance to deliver mobile productivity solutions Office support coming soon to E-Series

ms-office-mobileYes . We got it right. After yday’s speculation about Nokia and Microsoft teaming up for an alliance, the cat is out of  the bag. The Duo will jointly design, develop and market mobile productivity solutions. This is a clear win for both the brands as Nokia is the world’s leading phone manufacturer and MS is world leader in software.So what’s in store for the Nokia user ?

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Nokia and Microsoft to hold Press Conference today, What to Expect ?

nokia_windows-mobile So the big wigs are teaming up for a Press Conference today. Nokia is a leading mobile device manufacturer and Microsoft is a leading software company. They are reportedly going to announce an Alliance.

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Nokia To Launch Music Store In India by Year End

Nokia plans to launch its online music store in India by the end of this year. Nokia has already started testing its Music store.

Nokia plans to launch its online music store in India by the end of  this year. Nokia has already started testing its Music store has already gone live

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“Right now our own people are testing the site, and we will go live as scheduled in the second half of this year,” a spokeswoman for Nokia. Also, the accessibility to the music store will be available only through vouchers, which will be given to the users when they buy a new handset or any other equipment from Nokia. Continue reading “Nokia To Launch Music Store In India by Year End”

Windows Mobile Marketplace to support WM 6.1, 6.5

We were a bit upset about Windows Mobile Marketplace  ( The App Store for Windows Mobile Phones) not supporting WM 6.1 which is the most popular Windows Mobile OS today, but some good news – Microsoft will  offer support for WM6.1 phones in marketplace towards end of the year. Meanwhile WinMo 6.5 Devices are expected to hit the market in September according to Microsoft which is holding the Worldwide Partner Conference at New Orleans ,USA .

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