Motorola MING A1200

The Unique transparent flip and simple elegance projects your successful life style. The Motorola A1200 combines function with form: unique flip enables be-cool-use with the flip closed. Full screen camera viewfinder, enhanced viewing of incoming messages and track information when playing music. The Business Card Reader with 2MP camera allows you to automatically capture and store business card information into your phonebook. And enjoy FM radio or play MP3 tracks and build play lists with RealPlayer (AAC+, WMA). Touch screen meets trendy!

Specifications

Band

GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

Data

GPRS

Size
96mm x 52mm x 22mm
(3.77″ x 2.04″ x 0.85″)

Weight
122g (4.30oz)

Battery Life
170 hours standby time

7.4 hours talk time

Main Display
262k color TFT LCD, 240×320 pixel resolution

Camera
Yes, 2.0 megapixel resolution

Video
Video capture/playback

Messaging

MMS/SMS

Email (POP/IMAP4/SMTP)

Bluetooth Yes

Infrared No

Java Yes

Polyphonics Yes (40 voice)

Memory
8MB on board memory, microSD expansion

Availability Now

Price Rs. 17000-18000

UniverCell to open 300 outlets by 2009

City-based mobile phone retailer UniverCell today said it would open 300 outlets across the country by 2009.

“By 2007, we want to be present all over Tamil Nadu, by 2008 all over South India and by 2009 we want to open 300 outlets across the country,” UniverCell Managing Director D Sathish Babu told reporters here while launching an exclusive website based on “search, compare and buy format.” UniverCell, presently, has seven outlets in the city and proposes to open two more next month. hough the website has been formally launched only now, it was undergoing trial for the last two months, he said.Tamil film actor Simbu launched the website.

Univercell

ChennaiMobiles.com plans to target the metro consumer

ChennaiMobiles.com aims to cater to the mobile community in the metropolis.

Its an initiative brought forward by FoneArena.com – a global mobile information portal.

The site will be a store house of information for mobile buyers and enthusiasts in the city.

FoneArena Mobile Consumer Voice 2006

Consumer preferences are of prime importance in the Mobile Industry.

FoneArena.com Mobile Consumer Voice 2006 aims to capture the thoughts of the mobile user ranging from the Teenager to the Corporate Consumer and the Senior citizens.

More Information about the event will be made available shortly here

Sulekha Yellow Pages Available in WAP Enabled Mobile Phones

Sulekha.com, the biggest and most popular online community portal has launched its Yellow Pages service on the WAP platform. This will enable users to access over 400,000 business listings through mobile phones anywhere in the world. This service is the first of its kind in India and is available to users having WAP enabled mobile instruments.

Sharing his thoughts on this new initiative by Sulekha.com, Mr. Vineet Pabreja, Director – Interactive Services said, “Mobile is an exciting space to be in. Presently, India has about 100 million mobile subscribers and we happen to be the first company in India delivering Yellow Pages in the WAP format. With the launch of Yellow Pages on WAP, mobile users can now access information easily and faster”.

The users can avail this facility from mobile operators who provide GSM/GPRS service. This new feature would help users to reduce time, as information such as the business’s address and phone number will be displayed in a few seconds on their mobile.

On the strategy to promote this new service Mr. Pabreja mentioned,” We will promote the service to our Internet users and are also looking at tie-ups with mobile operators. We look forward to a combination of these promotional activities to help us succeed.”

Sulekha Yellow Pages was launched six months ago in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The Yellow Pages menu contains 15 main categories listing more than 300 business categories.

Sulekha Yellow Pages provides information on businesses in India, USA and Canada. The cities covered in India include Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Users accessing US and Canadian Yellow Pages can get details about Indian businesses present in Atlanta, Austin, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC and Toronto.
About Sulekha.com

Sulekha.com, the largest and most popular online Indian community, is a global, interactive platform for connecting more than one-fifth of humanity. Millions of Indians worldwide learn, interact, network and transact through Sulekha’s popular portfolio of interactive services such as Classifieds, Professional Networking, Ticketing, Blogs, Forums and more. Sulekha, global in its scope and multimedia in its range, is built on a foundation of over 60 city portals in five continents and features over five million pages of content, contributed by tens of thousands of its members. Headquartered in Austin, Sulekha has offices in Seattle, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

BSNL to launch sub 1000 rupee handsets under BSNL phones banner

BSNL aims to capture the low price market by launching handsets priced at Rs.1000 and below.

It is in talks with Taiwanese and Chinese handset manufacturers for rolling out the sub-Rs 1,000 handset, which will be offered on the GSM platform. 

The telco will sell the mobiles under the ‘BSNL phones’ banner.Sources say that the mobiles will be based on single-chip technology. The SIM card will be non-removable and the mobile will remain on the BSNL network only. BSNL is not targeting the top-end market very aggressively. BSNL sees a low-cost handset a key to increase the market share.

It even expects a reasonable return of 12-14%.

Currently, the cheapest handset in India is monophonic and monochromic (black and white). It is on the GSM platform and is priced at Rs 1700. It offers only basic features. The cheapest CDMA handset is available for Rs 1,999.

via [ET]

Reliance Communications ties up for Nokia 1255 priced at Rs.2000

Finnish mobile handset manufacturer Nokia and Reliance Communications Ltd have joined hands to market the Nokia 1255 mobile handset in India at a price of Rs 1,999.

thehindubusinessline reports

This is Nokia’s maiden offer of a CDMA handset in the sub Rs 2,000 range and is aimed at first time mobile users. There are, however, cheaper CDMA handsets from other manufacturers being offered by operators in the country.

Nokia 1255 is an entry level black and white handset and has features such as a two-way hands-free speakerphone, voice recorder and a calendar with an alarm clock among others.

Nokia 1255 phone: A classic value
nokia_1255_cell_phone.jpgThe value-priced Nokia 1255 phone packs an extra-large feature set into an extra-small package. The 80-gram phone offers productivity tools such as a two-way handsfree speakerphone, voice recorder and a calendar with an alarm clock. Other fun features include two built-in games, 20 ringtones and a selection of user-selectable screen savers. In recognition of the need to stay in touch while minimizing downtime, the Nokia 1225 phone delivers up to four hours of talk time and up to 10 days of standby time. A partial list of additional features includes:
– 250 contact phonebook
– Text messaging
– Stopwatch and countdown timer
– Internal vibrating alert
– Easy-to-use Nokia user interface

3G might soon be rolled out in India

The Government has alloted low power 3G spectrum to MTNL, BSNL, Hutch and Bharti for testing.TRAI will finalize pricing and allocation details by end of this month.Sources say that 3G spectrum allocation will be made available for less than a month. Strength of spectrum allocation will be 1,000 times less than the actual 3G spectrum.

TATA Teleservices had sought 3G trial spectrum but was not considered.Reliance had sought the 1900 MHz Band which did not conform to the International CDMA 3G trial norms.

But if Reliance sought the 800 Mhz band for Testing EVDO , it might be considered

The government’s spectrum allocation to telcos is mainly for equipment testing and
interference measurement.
via [ibn-live]

Orkut coming soon to your mobile phone

Online Social Networking is the latest buzz create by sites such as Orkut, MySpace etc.

The buzz which is now restricted to the PC may soon be seen on your mobile phone.

It can be called Mobile Communites as ET points out .

There are nearly 3 million users of GPRS in India. Operators and Service Providers see this

new buzz as a Money game to tap this elite crowd.

Mobile2win, Indiagames and Onmobile are in talks with Airtel and Reliance to launch theme

based communities across operators. Mumbai-based Indiagames is launching tadkalive , a

gaming-based community across mobile and internet.

Airtel and Reliance accept that there is a huge potential in these mobile communities are

about to unveil big plans around it.

Airtel GPRS plans

I would like to take you through the various plans available from Airtel for GPRS.

Airtel does not advertise supporting EDGE through their Mobile Office service but you

cansee a noticeable difference in the latency if your handset supports EDGE like my Nokia

6630. Airtel has a Data Card service which competes with Reliance CDMA Data Card and

Tata Indicom CDMA Data Card.

Here are the plans for Airtel Postpaid User

Plan 1

Rs.399 per month
100 MB Free Usage

Rs.5 per extra MB

Plan 2

Rs.599 per month
1GB Free Usage

Rs.3 per extra MB

Plan 3

Rs. 799 per month
1.5 GB Free Usage

Rs.3 per extra MB

The tarrifs are taken from Airtel’s site

The above plans not only allow you to connect to the internet from your mobile phone but also allow you to use your Laptop or PC . Its can be be a life saver in a place where you dont have internet access otherwise and cannot find a cyber cafe.

Zero Rental GPRS

Airtel and Hutch are coming up with Zero Rental GPRS service as pointed out by Mobile Pundit.

Airtel Chennai offers a zero-rental GPRS service for its post-paid customers at pay-per-use rate of Re 1 per 100 kilobytes. Which works out to Rs 10 per 1MB.

Hutch is also planning to bring out something similar.

Its great news for those people who wish to try the service but not willing to shell out a monthly rental.

Airtel Microsoft tie up to offer Windows Mobile 5.0

Bharti Airtel president Manoj Kohli announced that Microsoft Windows
Mobile 5.0 will be available to Airtel customers on the latest HP I-Paq
and I-Mate handsets. He added that this tieup puts Bharti Airtel among
115 mobile operators, who offer the Windows mobile solutions worldwide.

Indian Telecom giant Bharti Airtel has announced a tie up with Microsoft, which will enable Airtel users to access various MS Office applications and other multimedia products on their handsets. Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 will target an estimated four million small and medium enterprise potential users with access to MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer), multi media functionalities like camera, MP3 and video recording.

via [money control]

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Aircel launches external Phone Book

Aircel Cellular, one of India’s leading mobile service providers, has launched Phone Book, a unique and useful external phone book service which offers subscribers unlimited memory to store their contacts’ addresses. This service will be useful for all subscribers who have lots of addresses to store but the memory in their handsets is a limiting factor, and/or those who tend to lose their cell phones.

Aircel’s Pbook:

  • Helps customers store their number permanently and securely;
  • Addresses memory constraints and loss;
  • Use of SMS (2222) and/or Internet;
  • Cost Rs 25 per month.

Aircel subscribers can register for this service by messaging Pbook to 2222. Unlimited phone contacts can be stored in Aircel’s Phone Book. The security of individual phone books is taken care of through the individual user’s password given at the time of registering for the service. The service is available at a nominal fee of Rs 25 per month.

Airtel in $100-mn deal with IBM

Airtel -cellular telephony operator, on Thursday announced a 100-million dollar deal with software major IBM to deliver a suit of new product services and applications under a single delivery platform.

“Bharti has partnered with IBM to deliver India’s first “service delivery platform” to enable it to deliver a suit of new range of services to its over 25 million customers,” Manoj Kohli, Bharti-Airtel President, said. The cellular operator is also investing over 100 million dollars in this delivery platform, he added.

IBM, which has been managing the telecom network operations of Bharti-Airtel for a while, will develop, manage and operate the service delivery platform for Airtel.

The platform will enable Bharti to have an integrated environment that will incorporate all of Airtel’s content and application services under one platform, Kohli went on to say.

Paymate joins indian mobile payment space

paylogo.jpgPaymate is a mobile payment platform that allows users to use their mobile phones to make payments. The company recently got funding from VCs to the tune of $5 Million as reported by economic times and by mobilepundit

The VCs are none other than legendary VC Ram Shriram with his Sherpalo Ventures which funded Google in its initial days and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Paymate is founded by Ajay Adiseshann, formerly the CEO of Coruscant Tec, a mobile value added services company and Probir Roy, formerly CIO of StarTV and Co-Founder Coruscant Tec. The Company is advised by Alex Kuruvilla, the former head of MTV Networks in India.
via [mobilepundit]