Nano SIM card coming soon !

While the whole mobile industry was taken surprise when the microSIM card made it’s way onto the Apple iPad and the iPhone 4. Fast forward 2011 , we have the world’s largest handset maker going with a microSIM slot in it’s latest smartphones including the Nokia ,N9, Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. Motorola used a similar SIM card slot in the DROID RAZR. Now a German company Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has come up with the World’s first Nano SIM card which is significantly smaller than even a microSIM card.The main reason handset makers go with a microSIM card is to reduce the thickness of the device. With a Nano SIM card , they are only going to get even more thinner rather anorexic ! Continue reading “Nano SIM card coming soon !”

Tata Teleservices to merge CDMA & GSM divisions

Tata Teleservices which is the telecom unit of the Tata Group will merge both the CDMA and GSM divisions. It is also said to cut jobs by the end of this year based on non-performance, and the CDMA employees will be the one to be affected the most. Continue reading “Tata Teleservices to merge CDMA & GSM divisions”

World’s First GSM Call was made 20 years ago

I graduated in Electronics and Communications and Finnish names are pretty common in any work in the wireless communication space.  Nokia’s contribution to this space is pretty huge and the latest proof is Apple agreeing to become a licensee of Nokia. Now if you are a fan of technology , the first GSM call on a commercial network was made 20 years ago between Finland’s  Prime Minister Harri Holkeri and Kaarina Suonio,vice mayor of the Finnish city of Tampere . The network was built by Telenokia and Siemens now known as Nokia Siemens Networks – for the Finnish operator Radiolinja,  now known as Elisa.

Watch the video below in Finnish to take a ride back into the past and watch the first ever GSM call in action. Continue reading “World’s First GSM Call was made 20 years ago”

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc hitting USA this summer

There are number of Android devices available in the market, but a very few of them are good enough to drop your jaw. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is one of them which I think is currently the most beautiful device available (read our preview). It was announced by SE at CES and it’s a successor to the  Xperia X10, which is also a good looking device. A lot of people in USA are dying to get their hands on this sexy device, and one of them can’t wait and asked about it on SE Product blog. Continue reading “Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc hitting USA this summer”

Airtel vs BSNL vs Tata Docomo 3G Tariffs Comparison

We decided to compare the 3G Tariffs from Airtel , BSNL and Tata Docomo in the Bangalore,  Karnataka Circle. This circle was chosen because it is the only circle maximum Operators are offering 3G as of today.

Reliance was not included because it has launched 3G in this circle.This comparison only takes into account the Prepaid tariffs and our main focus is on the Data Usage charges. We have included Video Calling charges too. We have omitted the basic cost such as the SIM procurement charges. Continue reading “Airtel vs BSNL vs Tata Docomo 3G Tariffs Comparison”

Lufthansa FlyNet to offer In-flight WiFi along with GSM/GPRS connectivity

Lufthansa will be the first airline to offer in-flight internet access on intercontinental routes.The service will be offered under the banner FlyNet in partnership with Panasonic Avionics. FlyNet will be initially available only on select North Atlantic routes but they plan to offer it on the airline’s entire intercontinental network by end of 2011. Continue reading “Lufthansa FlyNet to offer In-flight WiFi along with GSM/GPRS connectivity”

Droid 2 Global Edition leaked again

We recently saw an image of the Droid 2 Global Edition, which is an Android powered phone and a Dual GSM/CDMA version of Droid 2, and it’s coming to Verizon Wireless in few months. Our friends over at AndroidSPIN got their hands on a lot of images of the Droid 2, which is Continue reading “Droid 2 Global Edition leaked again”

Unknown HTC/Verizon world phone leaked, first LTE device?

Recently we saw the first screenshot of the Verizon 4G LTE sim card, and when we say it, we start thinking that a new Verizon branded device is in progress, and I think Verizon has chosen HTC for it. Continue reading “Unknown HTC/Verizon world phone leaked, first LTE device?”

Sprint considering on LTE and T-Mobile merger

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was talking to the Financial Times, while giving the interview, Dan Hesse said that “We have the spectrum resources where we could add LTE if we choose to do that, on top of the WiMAX network. The beauty of having a lot of spectrum is we have a lot of flexibility.” That means that Sprint is also considering on LTE, not only on 4G (WiMax). There is no doubt in it that LTE is more faster than WiMax. Sprint WiMax partner, Clearwire also said that LTE is a possibility in the future. Continue reading “Sprint considering on LTE and T-Mobile merger”

Reliance Mobile launches GSM services in Punjab

Reliance Communications Monday announced the launch of its GSM mobile services in Punjab, becoming the first telecom operator in the circle to have both GSM and CDMA services for mobile users.

“The service will cover 460 towns, 11,741 villages and a number of national, state and other highways, tourist and religious places throughout the state,” Reliance regional hub head Arvind Kumar told reporters at the launch.

The Punjab circle GSM market is dominated by telecom majors Airtel and Idea (till recently Spice) and the entry of Reliance is likely to make the competition even more keen.

Offering a Reliance GSM prepaid SIM card for a one-time charge of just Rs.25, Reliance officials said the inaugural offer to subscribers would provide 100 percent savings to the sub-Rs.300 users. Continue reading “Reliance Mobile launches GSM services in Punjab”

New Armani handset from Samsung

World renowned designer Giorgio Armani has collaborated with Samsung to bring a fashion phone called the Emporio Armani Night Effect. The model number is M7500.

A simple candy bar handset, it boasts of a flashy set of LEDs that are embedded into its sides.

Specs & features:

Quad-band

GSM Continue reading “New Armani handset from Samsung”

Palm Treo Pro quick look

 The Palm Treo Pro (christened 850 previously) is a Windows Mobile PocketPC for GSM users.

The handset is not launched yet, but its images have been splashed all over the internet lately.

 Specs &features at a glance (likely changes may occur):

• 400Mhz CPU
• 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM!
• 320 x 320 pixel screen Continue reading “Palm Treo Pro quick look”

Samsung i8510 INNOV8 announced!

It is called Innov8 and the ‘8’ certainly stands for the 8 megapixel camera this high end handset is equipped with, apart from the Symbian S60 smartphone OS(3rd edition Feature Pack 2). Oh wow! Action packed and feature packed.

Specs and features:

• Quad-band GSM
• 2.8-inch QVGA display
• 16 million colours
• Resolution of 240 x 320 pixels
• Accelerometer for automatically adjusting screen orientation Continue reading “Samsung i8510 INNOV8 announced!”

India the Preferred Mobile Destination

Be it tourism, finance, economy, or newest technology, India is now the most preferred destination for all activities. India is now abuzz with activity and yes the world has finally understood its true potential. Well this is certainly why nokia has launched the Nokia E71 and the Nokia 6220 classic here, first amongst several markets. Nokia said India is an emerging market has the largest base for its handset markets. Moreover it’s a strategic move to take on a nearly close yet far rival Samsung.

Nokia E71 retails for 19500 INR and Nokia 6220 Classic retails for 17500 INR.

more info on E71 and 6220 classic follows