Boost Converter Enables Solar and Micro-Fuel Cell Innovation in Portable
Instruments introduced today the industry’s lowest input voltage DC/DC
boost converter, which will enable portable electronic end-equipment to
draw power from new energy sources, such as solar and micro-fuel cells.
The tiny power circuit can operate with input voltages lower than 0.3 V
with high efficiency, allowing designers to overcome the low-voltage design
barrier of incorporating these alternative energy sources in applications,
such as mobile phones, portable medical devices and media players.
Wins Most Innovative Wireless Device Award at CTIA 2007
CTIA, ORLANDO, FL-Wednesday,
March 28, 2007-Impatica Inc., the industry pioneer in the viewing and projection
of PowerPointTM presentations
using mobile handhelds, is proud to announce that Impatica ShowMate has
won the Most Innovative Wireless Device award in the Andrew Seybold Choice
Awards 2007. more...
Samsung Launches Slim
and Stylish Metallic Series in India
India today announced the launch of its Metallic Series
phones in India. The 1st model that is launched within the series
is premium slider D840. Priced at Rs.13499/-, Samsung’s D840 is super-slim
with beveled cuts, seductive lines and an elegant metallic silver exterior,
making it arguably one of the most stylish and artfully designed mobile
phones in the Indian market.
Despite measuring an
amazingly 11.9 mm slim and weighing only 100 gm, this beautifully
finished mobile phone is fully equipped to meet the business
and entertainment demands of today’s youth. more...
Technology Goes Even More Mobile
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:
TXN) during the 2007 CTIA Wireless convention will be demonstrating, to
select media, a prototype of a DLP® pico-projector small enough to
fit on your finger tips. The latest DLP innovation from the world
leader in mobile projection solutions enables compelling viewing options
that expand beyond the limitations of a physical screen for mobile users
of cellular phones, digital cameras and portable media players. A DLP pico-projector,
either as standalone projector or as an integrated component in mobile
devices, will provide consumers and business professionals with the flexibility
to share video and graphic content in a larger way. more...
DEVICES EASES WIRELESS BASE STATION DESIGN COMPLEXITY
Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors
for signal-processing applications, today introduced a two-chip IF (intermediate
frequency) receiver solution that dramatically improves the data bandwidth
and capacity of next-generation, multi-carrier wireless base stations compatible
with emerging 3G cellular transmission standards. more...
ACTIVATES NEW NODE IN CHENNAI
today announced the activation of a new multi-protocol label switching
(MPLS) node in Chennai, India. As part of BT’s 21st Century Network (21CN)
programme, the new node establishes BT’s IP backbone in India and further
expands services available to BT’s customers. Chennai’s importance as a
core landing point for sub sea cables enhances BT’s diversity into and
out of India from Asia, thus improving the availability of applications
and multimedia services to BT’s corporate clients. An additional node in
Bangalore and a new node in Hyderabad are also scheduled to go live this
month, with other new nodes due for launch this year in Mumbai, Pune and
Introduces Bluetooth® Headset Designed by Bang and Olufsen
showcased the high-class Bluetooth® Headset (WEP 420), designed by
Bang & Olufsen, for the first time at CeBIT 2007 in Hanover, Germany.
Samsung has demonstrated its versatility in the mobile industry by targeting
the rapidly-growing mobile accessory market with the launch of new Bluetooth®
headsets. The latest Bluetooth® headsets are elegantly designed and
have superb sound quality. more...
Teams Up With Beyoncé for Ultra Music (SGH-F300)
|Samsung Electronics Co.
Ltd., an innovator in the mobile industry, announced the collaboration
of its Ultra Music (model name: SGH-F300) with Beyoncé, world’s
renowned actress and artist. Samsung and Beyoncé will participate
in TV commercials, advertisements, global concert tours, and other co-promotional
Samsung’s Ultra Music TV
commercial, starring Beyoncé, will kick off the campaign globally
in April, starting from Europe and CIS and expanding to other countries
where Samsung Ultra Music phones are available. In addition, Ultra Music
mobile users will have exclusive access to Beyoncé’s latest hit
"Irreplaceable," which comes embedded in their mobile phones. more...
Launches entry level slide-up phones X530 and C300 in India
Telecommunications India (STI) a dominant player in Indian mobile industry,
today announced the launch of its latest entry level slide-up phones C300
and X530. A masterpiece in quality and design, these phones are loaded
with revolutionary security features meeting the needs of fashionable,
price conscious Indian youth. The key security feature - Mobile Tracker
significantly increases the user’s chance of recovering a lost or stolen
phone and Emergency SOS Messaging that sends an instant alert to your key
contacts informing them about your emergency situation. more...
celebrates one year of manufacturing in India
the occasion of its first anniversary of manufacturing in India, Nokia
the world leader in mobile communications announced that it is progressing
ahead on its 4 year commitment of USD 150 million. The company has reached
a shipment volume of 25 million handsets as of December 2006. The manufacturing
plant currently employs 3800 people, as against the projected 2000, in
the beginning of 2006. As a part of the USD 150 million announced earlier,
the factory is expanding the current floor space from 30,000 sq metres
to 53,000 sq metres to cater to the burgeoning needs of the Indian market.
Instruments and Ideaworks3D “OpenKODE®-Ready” OMAP™ Gaming Platform
Drive Premium Multimedia and Gaming Capabilities
Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Ideaworks3D are extending
the capabilities of the OMAP™ Gaming Platform to support the OpenKODE®
1.0 specification, addressing a wider market targeting feature phones to
high-end multimedia handsets. This platform will be one of the first in
the industry to incorporate the OpenKODE Khronos Open Development Environment
to further simplify the development and deployment of new games across
multiple mobile phone segments, creating a larger market opportunity for
game publishers. more...
Displays plc (MED) announces the world’s first mobile TV viewing experience
employ the Mobile Display Digital Interface (MDDI) standard
Displays plc (MED) announced the world’s first mobile TV viewing experience
to employ the Mobile Display Digital Interface (MDDI) standard, at 3GSM
2007 in Barcelona in February. The Personal Display Glasses (PDG) are the
most advanced integrated personal display and mobile phone solution on
the market. They are enabled by the Edinburgh-based firm’s unique ultra-low
power P-OLED eyescreen™ microdisplays, which are created on a CMOS substrate
offering BT.656 and serial RGB digital interfaces.
Style with Substance with the new NOKIA 6300
the world leader in mobile communications today announced the launch of
its slim, powerful and stylish Nokia 6300 in India. The latest offering
from Nokia was unveiled by the popular Bollywood actor Rahul Bose, best
known for his versatility and new-age films. To offer consumers a personalized
mobile experience, Nokia 6300 announced a ‘limited edition’ wherein the
first 2500 consumers across India can get their names etched on the phone,
choosing from a range of stylized fonts and designs. Nokia also presented
Rahul Bose with the first laser-etched Nokia 6300. more...
Indicom Brings Stylish Connectivity At Affordable Price
Teleservices Ltd., India’s fastest growing telecom service provider, today
showcased the ultra slim MOTOFONE F3c on the CDMA platform in India. The
first device in India based on the QUALCOMM Single-Chip™ (QSC™) chipset
family from QUALCOMM, Motorola’s MOTOFONE F3c measures in at approximately
9mm to redefine the Indian mobile phone marketplace with its value-pricing
and extensive core feature set while appealing to more sophisticated design
Electronics Begins World’s first DRAM Mass Production using 60nm-Class
Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today that it has begun mass producing
the industry’s first 1Gigabit (Gb) DDR2 DRAM (dynamic random access memory)
using 60 nanometer (nm)–class process technology. more...
iAnywhere introduces Secure Mobile Instant Messaging
iAnywhere today announced that it has added mobile instant messaging (IM)
and presence capabilities to its Information Anywhere® suite.
This addition to the Information Anywhere suite addresses the demand of
today's mobile workers for increased productivity and collaboration by
offering the most comprehensive support for extending enterprise email
systems and IM platforms across the broadest range of mobile devices. more...
easy mobile music with One Touch FM Radio on Nokia 2626
further drive the usage of FM enabled mobile phones in the country, Nokia
today announced the launch of its latest mobile phone, Nokia 2626. This
stylish entry level handset is available in three funky colors - Wild Strawberry,
Denim Blue and Metallic Bronze. Nokia 2626 not only helps the consumers
make a style statement with its trendy design, but also provides them an
enriched mobile music experience with FM Radio along with an integrated
handsfree speaker. The Nokia 2626 has upto 65,000 colors to give consumers
the right balance of technology and design at an affordable price point.more...
Electronics Shipped Over 100 Million OneNAND Flash Memory Units in 2006
Korea – February 22, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in
advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it produced 117
million units in 512 megabit (Mb) equivalent of its OneNAND™ Flash fusion
memory in 2006, a 130 percent increase in production volume from 2005.
Launches “LoCosto ULC” Single-Chip Platform for
Low-Cost Color MP3
Bangalore February 22, 2007
- New subscriber rates are experiencing meteoric growth in emerging markets
worldwide, with demand for affordable handsets continuing to rise. Addressing
this phenomenon at a press conference at 3GSM World Congress, Texas Instruments
Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) announced its third generation GSM solution
for the ultra low-cost handset market, specifically designed to enhance
the user experience with added features and improvements. This includes
dramatic improvements in voice clarity and loudness; battery life; and
support for a range of advanced features, including enhanced color display,
FM stereo, MP3 ring tones, camera, and MP3 playback. The “LoCosto
ULC” single-chip platform will reduce electronic bill of materials (e-BOM)
by up to 25 percent compared to the current generation. more...
grants ILD & NLD Licenses for BT in India to provide world class
today announced that it has been granted international long distance and
national long distance licenses by the Department of Telecommunications,
Government of India. These licenses enable BT’s newly-formed joint
venture company, BT Telecom India Pvt Ltd, to offer services for the first
time directly to multisite corporate customers in the Indian market. BT
plans to provide corporate customers who have sites in India with virtual
private network-based (VPN) services using technologies such as internet
protocol-based multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and ATM. more...
Unleash the ‘movie
maker in you’ with the New Nokia N93i
Nokia Nseries – the premium
multimedia sub-brand of Nokia launched the Nokia N93i, an all-in-one compact
and stylish digital camcorder cum multimedia device to unleash the ‘movie
maker’ in consumers. With the new Nokia N93i, consumers will have a superior
mobile multimedia experience by capturing their personal experiences, convert
those into personalized short films and share them with the world. more...
Instruments CEO Says TI Single-Chip Cell Phone Technology Gives Emerging
Economies First Phones Today, “Complete Global Access” Tomorrow
today at a press conference at the 3GSM World Congress, Rich Templeton,
president and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments Incorporated
(TI) (NYSE:TXN), said that TI’s single-chip technology will provide consumers
in emerging economies “complete, global access to the Internet, information,
people, opportunities and entertainment.” New TI innovations for feature
phones with high-definition (HD) playback and 3D graphics will make the
cell phone an entertainment console. more...
International’s Upcoming Devices To Support Windows Mobile 6
International Corp, a leading PDA phone and smartphone provider, announced
today of its support of Windows Mobile 6 as a software platform in its
new products. Dopod International plans to launch its first device running
on Windows Mobile 6 in April 2007. All new products launched after that
will also be equipped to run on this new mobile software platform. more...
Samsung's D900 wins
2007 Global Mobile Award for the best GSM Mobile Handset
Barcelona, February 14th,
2007 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading provider of mobile phones
and telecom systems, is proud to announce that it has won the GSM Association’s
Global Mobile Award for Best GSM Mobile Handset with its Ultra Edition
12.9 (SGH-D900). The award, announced at a ceremony at the 3GSM World
Congress last night, recognises excellence in handset design and innovation.
Airtel ushers in simplified
Airtel reduces roaming tariffs
across India. There would be No roaming rental , No roaming surcharge and
No security deposit. With effect from February 15, 2007 Airtel mobile users
can avail significant lower roaming tariffs. All local calls while roaming
will be charged at Rs 1.40 per min., STD calls at Rs 2.40 per min and incoming
calls while roaming will be charged at Rs 1.75 per minute. These revised
tariffs spell huge benefits for the Airtel user as they save close to 55%
on local calls and 40% on STD calls. Equally promising are savings on incoming
calls while roaming that are around 56%. In addition, the monthly roaming
rental of Rs.49 has been waived off. This is going to benefit to over 33.73
million Airtel mobile users across India. more...
Selection of LG’s Handset for “3G for All” Initiative
and the GSM Association (GSMA) today celebrated a milestone in the
for All” initiative’s handset design competition with the selection of
the LG KU250 by a panel of leading network operators. The handset
is powered by QUALCOMM’s chipset technology to deliver a wide range of
advanced wireless features that meet operators’ specifications - at a price
point to drive 3G capabilities to a much wider base of users than ever
before. The initiative was launched by the GSMA in June of 2006 to
help make feature-rich handsets accessible to more consumers in developed
and developing countries. more...
money transfer pilot project launched in India by Bharti and GSMA
Airtel has joined hands with The GSM Association to launch a pilot
programme that will eventually enable over 25 million Indians abroad to
remit money to India through their mobile phones. In this initiative for
India, Bharti Airtel and State Bank of India have created an innovative
public/private partnership to serve Indians at home and abroad. more...
Premiers Stunning Range of Smartphones on European Stage
offers latest stylish smartphones with Symbian & Windows OS.
February 12th, 2007 – Samsung Electronics, a leading provider of mobile
phones and telecom systems, today
showcased, two standout smartphones, the SGH-i520 and SGH-i600,
as part of its impressive lineup at 3GSM. Both phones
are early examples of Samsung's forthcoming smartphone lineup, which
will accentuate a harmonic blend of technology and artistry.
Samsung Unveils Ultra
Edition II Series – Ultra Slim and Ultra Stylish
Barcelona, February 12th,
2007 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading provider of mobile phones
and telecom systems, once again redefines the mobile handset market with
today’s launch of its brand new Ultra Edition II handsets. To make
its debut, Samsung has chosen the 3GSM 2007, the world’s biggest mobile
telecommunications conference, as the perfect platform to
its new vision for consumer mobile handsets. more...
Cares! - Provides Solutions to Mobile Loss and Emergency Situations
could be life for some and reaching loved ones in an emergency could mean
life for others! Samsung Telecommunications India (P) Ltd., keeping various
situational possibilities that users generally encounter has launched its
latest range - X520, E250 and C140 mobile phones with tracking and safety
features like uTrac, Emergency SOS Message and Privacy lock that aid the
mobile users under such situations. more...
Sybase 365 announces
record-breakig delivery of 25 billion mobile messages in 2006
Sybase 365, the global leader
in mobile messaging, today announced that
it delivered a record-breaking number of mobile
messages in 2006, successfully sending more than
25 billion domestic and international MMS and SMS messages
worldwide almost twice the number of messages delivered in 2005. more...
Motorola Expands Strategic
Relationship with Texas Instruments to Include
High-Volume 3G, WiMAX
and OMAP™ Technologies
Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT),
a global leader in mobile communications and seamless mobility solutions,
and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TI), a global leader in silicon
solutions for wireless communications, today announced that the companies
are expanding their strategic relationship to include 3G, WiMAX and OMAP™
technologies in the design and development of new, experience-optimized
mobile devices. The expanded relationship covers current, emerging
and next-generation wireless standards and leverages intellectual property
from both Motorola and TI. more...
Come Join the French
Riviera with….Bleu My700x By Sagem
Pratham telecom presents
latest fully loaded music phone - the Bleu my700x from Sagem - a “must
have” phone for all who are passionate about music & hi-tech features
without compromising on style & fashion. The Bleu my700x by Sagem is
the hottest fashion gadget, one of the slimmest edge phones available.
Equipped with MP3 music player with built in graphic equalizer and 3D surround
sound, stereo A2DP Bluetooth for wire-free music, effective 2.0M pixels
camera, video player, FM radio and 262,000 colour screen makes it a hot
pick for the season. more...
Instruments Projects Video Content from OMAP™ Processor-Based
Phones to DLP® Projectors for Crowds at CES
the door to new product combinations for consumers, Texas Instruments delivers
portable access to personalized content, as well as the flexibility to
share and view it with friends, family, colleagues and classmates.
With DLP ® and OMAP™ technologies from TI, consumers can now use their
cell phones to capture and store content, including high-quality digital
movies and console-quality video games, and then watch the content with
others via a connection to mobile, palm-sized DLP pocket projectors, that
are full-featured, yet weigh less than one pound. more...
Mobile phone subscribers'
base in India reaches 14.64 Cr
According to the latest
COAI and AUSPI release, mobile
phone subscribers' figures reached 14.64 Cr in India. The GSM subscriber
base stands at 10.54 Cr while 4.1 Cr are CDMA subscribers. 46.4 lakh GSM
and 17.3 lakh CDMA subscribers were added in the month of December 2006.
Hello on Reliance ‘Simply 2030’
Communications today announced the launch of its exciting tariff plan ‘Simply
2030’, which enables Reliance Hello post-paid customers to make calls at
Rs. 1.20 per minute anywhere in the country on any network. A Reliance
Hello post-paid customer will have to pay a monthly rental of Rs. 130/-
. This is the lowest STD tariff available at the lowest monthly commitment
making it affordable to masses. This plan will benefit the entire gamut
of customer segments including traders, small offices, executives, families
residing in various parts of the country. more...
Samsung and Google
Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide
Samsung, a leading provider
and innovator of mobile phones, and Google Inc. today announced a global
cooperation to enable mobile phone users worldwide with quick and easy
access to Google™ products and services – directly from their Samsung mobile
and Yahoo! form Strategic Partnership for Mobile Phones
and Yahoo! today announced a strategic global partnership to distribute
Yahoo!’s popular services on millions of new Samsung mobile phones in more
than 60 countries. Samsung will pre-load Yahoo! services, including
Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0, Yahoo! oneSearch, Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger,
on its mobile phones beginning in the first half of 2007. more...
RCOM Board meet to
reaffirm its interest in potential Hutchison Essar deal
The Board of directors of
Reliance Communications (RCOM) met today wherein the Board reaffirmed its
interest in the potential opportunity relating to the business of Hutchison
Essar Limited (HEL). The Board authorized RCOM Chairman, Mr. Anil Dhirubhai
Ambani to take all necessary steps for this purpose, including raising
long term resources in form of External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) etc.,
as may be appropriate. The Board noted that there is no certainty either
on the completion, or the timing, of the said proposal. more...
Samsung Develops First
Truly Double-sided LCD
Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., the world’s largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal
display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has created the first
LCD panel that can produce independent images on each side of a mobile
LCD display. Samsung’s new double-sided LCD can show two entirely different
pictures or sets of visual data simultaneously on the front and back of
the same screen. Other conventional double-sided LCDs can only show a reverse
image of the same video data. This new development will replace two display
panels with one, thereby reducing overall thickness of mobile products
by at least 1mm. more...
Samsung launches the
GPS Navigator STT-D370 in Korea
Samsung Electronics Co,
LTD, a leading provider and innovator of mobile phones, launches Bluetooth
Navigator (STT-D370) which is connected to mobile phones via Bluetooth®.
It also adopts the latest technologies, such as Transport Protocol Experts
Group (TPEG) and terrestrial DMB. The Samsung STT-D370 is the first Global
Positioning Systems (GPS) navigator to connect a mobile phone via Bluetooth®
feature. The microphone and speaker phone, embedded in Bluetooth Navigator
enable the users to make or receive phone calls and SMS text messages,
without using a mobile phone. more...