Confirmed: Vodafone to bring iPhone in India

I posted about iPhone being launched in India in the month of September 2008. There were lots of speculations about who will be the service provider for this feat. Most of the people including me felt that it would be AirTel and not Vodafone. But now this one comes from the horse’s mouth, according to this press release from Vodafone, “Vodafone has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe. Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey.” Continue reading “Confirmed: Vodafone to bring iPhone in India”

Vodafone Confirms Iphone Prices for India

Iphone has finally released their pricing details via their exclusive indian carrier Vodafone. The 8GB model would cost around Rs.15960 and the 16GB model would cost around Rs.19960, both available only on exclusive 2 year contract with Vodafone. No exact details about the launch dates are available as of now.

UPDATE : Checkout our latest post about iphone 3g prices in india

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Nokia and Rahman, Do the Music

Nokia is doing it again. Few days back Nokia N Series teamed up with Rabbi, the hot Sufi sensational singer for a contest and this time Nokia has teamed up with the musical maestro, A R Rahman. Nokia and Rahman together will be doing the Do the Music initiative from Nokia. For the Rabbi contest you need to upload your video but for this contest, the entrants get a chance to showcase their music to the maestro himself and make him drool to the music. Continue reading “Nokia and Rahman, Do the Music”

Number Portability further delayed

The COAI and the TRAI have stated that the number portability or NP system would further be delayed. Expected to have been launched by September this year, it has taken a back lash to early 2009 as the ministry failed to reach a consensus and create a database of the subscribers and how all the mechanism could prove vital to the subscribers. So here is another good scheme taking the back seat due to the Government.

TRAI favours number portability

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday said it was in favour of implementing nationwide ‘mobile number portability’ (MNP) by June 2009. It has now asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to select an operator who will be licensed for providing and operating end-to-end MNP solution.

Forwarding its ‘draft request for proposal’ to the DoT, TRAI has recommended that the MNP clearing house administrator should be licensed through a competitive bidding process. Continue reading “TRAI favours number portability”

Low end Intex Handset – An Indian offering

Intex Technologies recently launched the IN-2222, a low-end economy handset. Kaushik Mitra, Product Group Head – Mobile Communications, Intex, said: “After receiving a very heartening response to our earlier model IN 2020, which has a talktime of 7.5 hours, this is our second offering in the entry-level segment this year. Considering that pricing is a major growth driver for mobile telephony in India – the second largest market for mobile phones in the world – Intex strives to launch affordable models with best of technology features to fulfill the communication needs of the masses who form a major part of the market.” Continue reading “Low end Intex Handset – An Indian offering”

Reprieve for BlackBerry users as of now

We have been tracking the BlackBerry issue. Read our post here for a run-up on the moot controversy.

The issue may be resolved — at least for a year.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has proposed an interim solution stating that the data exchanged between BlackBerry users will be stored on the servers of telecom operators who provide the service in India for a period of one year. Continue reading “Reprieve for BlackBerry users as of now”

UnBoxing Of the Nokia N82 Black In Chennai! FoneArena Exclusive

Well am proud to be the first to own an Nokia N82 out here in Chennai(Hope So). Any ways here are the exclusive pictures. See and enjoy. Its simply superb to hold and see too. The visual appeal is simply exhilarating. Here goes . . . .

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Two New XpressMusic Handsets from Nokia

Nokia added two more devices to its range of XpressMusic handsets: the 5220 and the 5320 XpressMusic.

“Today’s additions to the XpressMusic range up the ante with new ways for consumers to access their media, as well as interact and share content with friends and communities anytime, anywhere,” said Jo Harlow, Vice President, LIVE category, Nokia.

5220 Nokia XpressMusic

The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic has a bit of a lopsided designthat has a built-in lanyard making it easy to carry around.

Features and Specs:

• Dedicated XpressMusic keys
• 3.5mm audio jack
• External memory microSD
• 2 Megapixel camera
• FM radio
• Compatible with Nokia Music Store


Rs 10,200 approximately

5320 Nokia XpressMusic

A handset that has 3G social entertainment capabilities with Web 2.0 access.

Features and Specs:

• Say and Play feature
• Dedicated music keys
• 3.5mm audio jack
• Up to 24 hours of playback time
• 2 megapixel camera
• FM radio
• Nokia Music Store compatibility
• Extendable memory up to 8GB
• HS-USB for fast music transfer
• Internet browser
• Access to Ovi
• Nokia Search 4.1
• N-Gage gaming in the landscape mode


Rs 13,980 approximately bsefore taxes and subsidies.

Insurance for LG Mobiles

Now here is help for those who have a tendency to forget their mobile phones on counter tops in stores or on public transportation.

LG Electronics has tied up with United India Insurance Co. Ltd. and is offering a Mobile Theft Insurance Plan for its customers at no extra charge.

All LG GSM handsets bought on or after April 1st 2008 will be insured against theft for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

Anil Arora, Business Group Head, LGEIL, “Loss of mobile due to theft is a major concern for handset buyers. Customers stretch their budget to purchase latest handsets, and cannot afford to lose them. LG Mobile Theft Insurance plan would provide a perfect solution to this. We not only guarantee for providing the best phones in the market but also guarantee to safeguard customer’s interest in case of mobile theft.”

The buyer should lodge an FIR within 24 hours of losing the handset, block the SIM card with the respective service provider and send the information to the insurance company within 7 days. Continue reading “Insurance for LG Mobiles”

Reliance Communications launches Educational Portal on Reliance phones

Reliance Communications launched an exclusive educational portal on Reliance mobile phones, offering services such as exam results, college admissions, event calendar of exams, admission deadlines, mock tests etc. The portal will also have the list of top universities, colleges, secondary education boards as well as career options.

To use, subscribers have to call 53030101 (Exam Guru) and they will be guided by an IVR instructing them to press 1 for exams and admission, 2 for information on top colleges and universities in the country, 3 for career options, 4 for Board Exams and 5 for SMS based subscription.

These services can be accessed at a rate of one rupee per minute for which the user will have to subscribe to the “Exam Guru” pack, which is priced at Rs. 10 and carries a validity of 10 days. Continue reading “Reliance Communications launches Educational Portal on Reliance phones”

TATA to offer JuiceCaster service to customers

In February, We had covered the story of California-based JuiceCaster’s foray into India. Read the story here.

Tata Teleservices announced that it will offer JuiceCaster 6.0 mobile social networking services. Tata subscribers will be able to access JuiceCaster 6.0 as a downloadable application on their Windows Mobile and BREW handsets.

Subscribers of Tata Teleservices will thus be able to publish multimedia content from their camera-enabled mobile phones to any person, group, Internet Web site, or desktop.