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Date: 19/6/2015

LG BRINGS G4: THE MOST AMBITOUS SMARTPHONE TO INDIA

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan Launches G4 in India
LG Electronics India has launched it’s much anticipated, its first Leather and DSLR feature packed Smartphone, the LG G4, in India at a gala event at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan unveiled the LG G4 in a gathering of approximately 2,000 guests from across India at the launch of the eagerly awaited smartphone device. The G4 is a successor to the super successful smartphone, LG G3 and it further elaborates LG’s endeavor to provide high quality, consumer centric products to the consumers.
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Date: 11/6/2015

ZTE UNLEASHES THE 4G SMARTPHONE REVOLUTION WITH LAUNCH OF BLADE QLUX 4G, IN AN EXCLUSIVE TIE-UP WITH AMAZON.IN

At INR 4999, ZTE Blade Qlux 4G is the most economical 4G smartphone in India
OZTE, a leading global device maker, today, announced the launch of its Blade range of smartphones in India with the announcement of Blade Qlux 4G. This dual SIM, 4G, smartphone will be exclusively available to consumers across India through Amazon.in and will go on sale starting June 16, 2015. With an impressive 4.5” IPS display, the ZTE Blade Qlux 4G smartphone integrates Mediatek MTK6732M 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor with a 1 GB RAM ensuring slick user experience. The ZTE Blade Qlux 4G supports 4G bands of 1800 MHz (Band Class 3) & 2300 MHz (Band Class 40) to offer great compatibility with existing and future 4G networks planned to be rolled out in the coming months.With the Blade Qlux 4G,users will be able to experience data speed of upto 150Mbps on LTE CAT 4 networks. more...  

Date: 27/5/2015

Study by Outbrain highlights online content consumption trends across India and Asia Pacific

Outbrain yearly report releases key facts, figures and trends in how people are reading and watching online content across India and other key markets
Outbrain, the world’s largest content discovery platform, today released a comprehensive report analysing the key digital content consumption trends in India. The precedent setting report is the first of its kind in the region and compares India to other mature markets: Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, UK and the U.S. Based on Outbrain’s findings, the Indian market is clearly dominated by Android users, where a staggering 76% of the overall content consumed on smartphones is consumed on an Android device – second only to Malaysia. more...

Date: 25/5/2015

UST Global’s iSafe for police force wins award for ‘Best Use of Mobile Technology’ at Elets Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015

iSafe, the safety feature of the Thiruvananthapuram City Police mobile app, provides users with real-time police assistance during emergencies with the click of a button
UST Global, a leading digital technology services company that provides powerful solutions for Global 1000 companies, today announced that iSafe, the safety feature of the Thiruvananthapuram City Police mobile app, won the award for Best Use of Mobile Technology at the Elets Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015, Goa. iSafe was conferred the award in the Governance category at the ceremony co-hosted by Elets Technomedia and the Information Technology Department, Government of Goa. more...  

Date: 19/5/2015

NUBIA announces its entry into India

Nubia Z9 mini is a DSLR “camera in your pocket” with 16MP Sony ExmorR, 2.0 aperture, manual setting option camera
NUBIA, today, announced its debut in India with the launch of the much anticipated nubia Z9 mini. The nubia Z9 mini is powered by Android Lollipop 5.0 and nubia 2.8 UI out of the box. The dual SIM device features the Sony Exmor R 16MP primary and 8MP front camera supported by the NeoVision ™ 5.0 SLR System which enables the user with excellent manual photography possibilities. more...

Date: 7/5/2015

Innovative Mobile Media Group Launches in India NEWS REPUBLIC and APPY GEEK

With 1,100 licensed & trusted newsfeeds worldwide, News Republic shares 50,000 unique articles every day
News Republic, a much lauded and awarded global mobile media group and the Winner of “The Best Mobile Media And Publishing App” at Mobile World Congress 2015, is entering the Indian market. This innovative, “born mobile” company has operations in the Americas and Europe and it recently launched in both Russia and China. It will launch two free news apps: News Republic (focus: global news) and Appy Geek (focus: technology news). Both apps deliver fully licensed articles, photos and videos from over 1100 leading news organizations around the world (e.g. Reuters, BBC, AFP, Bloomberg, India Today, Guardian, HuffingtonPost, Mashable etc.) The content can be fully personalized for a news flow uniquely customized for each reader in a beautiful and seamless mobile interface. more...

Date: 5/5/2015

Vodafone launches new, responsive ‘M-Pesa App’ to enable convenient payment of bills & recharging on the move

Available across Android, iPhone, BB and Windows platforms
Vodafone has launched an all new, responsive ‘M-Pesa App’, which enables consumers to pay their bills and recharge their mobile from anywhere, anytime. The ‘new M-Pesa App’ welcomes all Vodafone users intuitively and prompts existing users to Login and new users to register for M-Pesa. Users can load their M-Pesa wallet through Net Banking/Debit Card absolutely free on the App. With the ‘M-Pesa App’, consumers can very conveniently recharge their mobile & DTH, pay their Post-paid, Electricity, Gas and Landline bills from their mobile with a click of few buttons. To start using M-Pesa, simply download the ‘M-Pesa App’ available across all major platforms viz. Android, iPhone, BB and Windows and register on mobile. more...

Date: 1/5/2015 LG G FLEX2 NOW AVAILABLE IN INDIA

Anil Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri Announced the Availability of LG Flex2 in its true sense of Beast inside n Beauty outside and Showcase Short Films Shot on the Phone
LG Electronics announced the availability of its premium flagship smartphone, LG G Flex2 in India, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with X10 LTE, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., at a celebrity studded event in Mumbai. Bollywood superstars Anil Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri showcased their directorial debut through 4K Ultra HD videos and still shots on the G Flex2. The two came together for the first time to showcase their directorial short films, shot on this revolutionary smartphone that boasts state of art curve design, 4K Ultra HD camera and a brilliant immersive screen. more...

Date: 30/4/2015

VODAFONE REDUCES NATIONAL ROAMING TARIFFS FOR ITS CUSTOMERS

· Reduction of 40% in all incoming calls while roaming
· Vodafone customers will now pay 20· Vodafone customers will now pay 20% (local) & 23% (STD) less for calls and 75% less for texts on National Roaming
· Special Roaming Tariff Plan (SRTP) for Prepaid & Post-paid customers · Changes made in accordance with TRAI guidelines with effect from May 1, 2015
Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1, after the telecom regulator has slashed ceiling rates. Vodafone customers will now pay less for both local and STD calls on National Roaming. On roaming, for all outgoing local calls, a ceiling of 80 paise/minute has been fixed from the earlier Rs 1/min, and for STD calls it is Rs 1.15/min from earlier Rs 1.5/min. For incoming calls on roaming, a ceiling of 45 paise/minute has been fixed from the earlier 75 paise/minute. more...

Date: 29/4/2015

Celkon Launches Campus A518 with 5” Jumbo Display

A Very affordable smart phone with 5” DispA Very affordable smart phone with 5” Display with 3G video Calling and 1GHz processor
Campus A518 is a dual SIM model powered by a 1 GHz processor. The Kitkat model supports 3G video calling, wi-fi making it the most convenient pocket friendly phone loaded with the latest features. The highlight of Campus A518 is its 5” Capacitive Display. It makes this a delight for viewing videos, gaming and provides better controls. The model is backed by a powerful 2000mAh Lithium Ion battery. The internal memory of 4GB with expandable memory up to 32GB. Elegant & Stylish in design it comes in a White and Dark Blue variant. Besides packing in the delightful features, the all-in-one Campus A518 is priced at an astonishing figure of Rs 4400/- and will be available at all leading retail stores. more...

Date: 24/4/2015

COAI launches “Sabka Internet, Sabka Vikas” to connect 1 Billion Unconnected Citizens
Urges an enabling environment for the Industry tUrges an enabling environment for the Industry to fullfil Digital India vision, Demands Same Rules for Same Services
Elaborating its position on the ongoing public debate over net neutrality, and concerns over operators allegedly controlling consumers’ access to the Internet, the association stated: ~ We support an open Internet and believe that consumers should decide what to do online. Our job is to enable consumers to benefit from that freedom. ~ We offer choice and do not block or provide any preferential access to any web site or app. COAI also underlined its commitment to the Digital India programme and called for an open, inclusive and affordable access to the Internet for every Indian; emphasizing that India’s telecom revolution has empowered over 950 million citizens through affordable services and the Internet revolution must now touch every citizen of the country. more...

Date: 22/4/2015

Daring and Enjoyable, Gionee Pioneer P4s Now in India
Gionee, a leading global provider of mobile devices announced its latest smartphone the Gionee Pioneer P4S in India. The Pioneer series brings in yet another smartphone that is daring and enjoyable. Developed with the philosophy of providing flagship features in entry level smartphones, the P4S promises to deliver a whole new level of customer experience and flip fun. The Pioneer P4S is driven with the tagline ‘Flip.Enjoy.’ All you need to do is just flip the phone to transfer files, get the perfect photo, listen to surround music, stay secured in the cyber world and definitely flip to discover a sexy phone. The phone comes in with a window flip cover which makes it easy to see the time, date, weather and contacts during a phone call more...

Date: 18/3/2015

LG’s Curve Sensation – It’s Time to Welcome the G Flex2 to India
LG Electronics India showcased its futuristic technology at the third edition of annual technology convention – the LG India Tech Show 2015. At the event, LG launched its highly anticipated technological revolution LG G Flex 2. Speaking at the Tech Show 2015, Mr. Soon Kwon- Managing Director, LG Electronics India said, “LG Tech Show is all about reinforcing our commitment towards making life good and easy for our consumers. Thriving on Innovation for Better Life, the third edition of LG India Tech Show will bring path-breaking products driven by the concept of Internet of Things. “2015 started on a great note with LG being recognized as the most trusted brand in India; with the faith placed in us by consumers, we strive to work harder this year as a team to deliver the best possible products, service and quality in the industry.” He further added. more...

Date: 17/3/2015

DataWind boosts the vision for a Digital India with the launch of Free Internet Access on Reliance Communications’ GSM network
- Bundled with newly launched PocketSurfer 2G4 smartphone at Rs.1,999 and PocketSurfer 3G4 smartphone at Rs.2,999
 
Boosting the grand vision for a Digital India, DataWind (TSX: DW), a leading provider of low cost internet connectivity and wireless web access products, today redefined the meaning of affordability, with the launch of its most affordable smartphone range starting at just Rs 1,999. The new range of smartphones come powered with free unlimited internet browsing for one year on Reliance Communications, India’s most progressive mobile network. The revolutionary new range of PocketSurfer smartphones were unveiled by H.E. the High Commissioner for Canada to India, Nadir Patel, Parliament Secretary to Minister of International Trade, Canada, Mr. ParmGill, President & CEO of DataWind Suneet Singh Tuli, Prof NK Goyal, President of CMAI and Mr Sujith Haridas, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). more...

Date: 11/3/2015

Peel Joins hands with Karbonn in India to introduce its "Smart Remote" app
 


Peel, worldwide leader in smart home control and television tune-in, today announced it is expanding the range of devices controlled on its smart remote app to include a variety of smart home electronics including thermostats, lights, air conditioners, and other home appliances. This announcement follows the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9 smartphones in Barcelona earlier this month, both of which come pre-loaded with the Peel branded “Smart Remote,” and another announcement that Indian smartphone manufacturer Karbonn is joining Xolo, Celkon and Alcatel Onetouch in offering Peel Smart Remote capabilities in their products throughout India. Peel has over 100 million users worldwide who generate more than 7 billion remote commands a month. more...

Date: 10/3/2015

LG G3 NAMED BEST SMARTPHONE AT MWC 2015
 
The LG G3 smartphone from LG ElectroThe LG G3 smartphone from LG Electronics (LG) was named Best Smartphone of the Year by the GSMA at the Global Mobile Awards during Mobile World Congress 2015 for its quality, variety of useful features and ease of use. The GSMA judges lauded LG G3 by calling it “Affordable excellence with winning design – its edge-to-edge screen offers the best quality mobile viewing experience around today”. “Since launch, the LG G3 has been critically acclaimed across the globe and its success has largely contributed to the 16 percent increase in annual global revenue,” said the GSMA in its award announcement. “It delivers an easy-to-use, intuitive user experience with its 5.5-inch Quad HD Display and 13-megapixel OIS+ Camera with Laser Auto Focus. It is also packed with innovations such as Smart Keyboard, Gesture for Selfie, Flash for Selfie and Knock Code™ to offer a simply convenient, simply clever and simply safer user experience.” more...

Date: 10/3/2015

US brand InFocus enters Indian MobilUS brand InFocus enters Indian Mobile Market launches the stunning M2 smartphone priced at INR 4,999
 
US based InFocus, announces the launUS based InFocus, announces the launch of its revolutionary smartphone M2; which is set to create a veritable disruption in the Indian smartphone market. Designed in America, this 4.2 inch marvel promises to be a true game changer thanks to its superlative specifications at an irresistible price of Rs 4,999. All InFocus mobiles are manufactured by Foxconn, the world’s largest Original equipment mobile phone manufacturer and therefore the devices come with the guaranteed top-of-the-line build quality. more...



Date: 6/3/2015

UST Global launches women’s safety app, iSafe, ahead of International Women’s Day
 
UST Global, an information technology and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, today announced the launch of its mobile-based app for women’s safety, ahead of the International Women’s Day on 8th March. The company is focused on empowering women across the global communities through jobs, technology and training. Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer & Country Head, UST Global said, “We believe that innovation and technology can go a long way in bringing sustainable transformations to communities. Our Code for Humanity initiative is aligned to creating an environment that encourages use of technology by citizens to improve their overall living conditions and access to primary public services. As we continue to innovatively disrupt this ecosystem, UST Global takes pride to gift women in our country the new, safety-feature app that would make their travel in the city safer and easier.” more...

Date: 4/3/2015

Celkon and Aircel join hands to bring Smart Offers
 


Celkon Mobiles has associated with Aircel for smart offers. With this association Celkon aims to strengthen its philosophy of making smartphones and cutting edge features accessible to all. Through this association with Aircel, Celkon has combined two models, Celkon Campus A356 and Celkon C329 at a exiting price point of only Rs 3,333/-. The offer includes smartphone with Kitkat and a feature phone. Aircel will offer upto 1.5 GB of 3G data on both phones for three months. more...

Date: 26/2/2015

LG L Bello and L Fino Smartphones now available at just Rs.13,250 & Rs.10,700 respectively
 
LG announces that it has slashed the price of its two mass market mid-segment smartphones – L Bello and L Fino to Rs. 13,250 and Rs. 10,700 respectively. With this, LG aims at tapping the mass market in India which is always on a look out for premium quality products at an attractive price. With this price move, LG smartphone portfolio has the widest variety of mobile phones available in India across price points. more...

Date: 4/2/2015

HDFC Securities launches mobile trading apps on IBM’s MobileFirst Platform
 
HDFC Securities Limited, India’s leading financial services intermediary and subsidiary of HDFC Bank, announced it teamed with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to launch a new mobile app that allows clients to securely trade stocks, track and manage portfolios and market movements, as well as analyze industry research and trends. India is the second largest mobile market in the world with 762 million subscribers. As smartphone use in India continues to rise, organizations are increasing their focus on creating comprehensive mobile strategies to better engage with their customers by building and designing more sophisticated apps that address evolving user expectations. more...

Date: 3/2/2015

Intex Technologies launches Aqua Power HD
 
Earmarking technological innovation in India, Intex TeEarmarking technological innovation in India, Intex Technologies announced the launch of Aqua Power HD today. Designed by one of the fastest growing Indian smartphone company, the Aqua Power HD is a feature rich phone, a step above the basic needs of a user. The device with a 5-inch HD display runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and is loaded with 1.4 GHz supreme octa-core processor. Known for its battery, the Aqua Power range substantiates endurance and longevity. The 4000 mAh battery provides the verbose user a talk time of up to 20 hours along with a standby time of 500 hours. The Aqua Power HD encompasses smart charging and can also be used for charging other devices with the OTG support. more...

Date: 2/2/2015

'MapmyIndia Polling Booth Locator’ to guide Delhi’s voters during the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections
 
In a unique initiative to convenience/facilitate the citizens of Delhi to cast their votes during the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections MapmyIndia, India’s leader in premium quality map data, Car GPS Navigation, GPS Vehicle Tracking, GIS Enterprise Solutions and Location Aware Web and Mobile Applications, has launched the mobile friendly web application MapmyIndia Polling booth locator (http://delhielections.mapmyindia.com/). The locator is equipped with MapmyIndia’s unmatched house-level data which will take you from your doorstep to the poll booth. more...

Date: 2/2/2015

Jivi introduces a whole new range of affordable smartphones!
 
Jivi, one of the leading players in feature phones, and now smartphones too, has introduced a whole new range of smartphones to cater to the burgeoning market of affordable smartphones in India. Mr. Pankaj Anand, CEO, Jivi Mobiles, said, “Buoyed by the phenomenal success of our lowest priced Android phone and the lowest priced quad-core Android phone, we intend to extend the benefits of technology to the masses at prices that don’t burn a hole in their pockets.The objective is to trigger one of the largest conversions of feature phone users to smartphone users.”  more...


Date: 14/1/2015

Celkon launches its First Octa-Core model
 
Celkon Mobiles (www.celkonmobiles.com), one of the leading Indian mobile brands; today launched yet another exciting model for selfie lovers - Millennia OCTA 510. OCTA 510 is Celkon’s first and much awaited Octa-Core phone. This exciting model was unveiled by the popular bollywood and tollywood star Ms. Tamannaah Bhatia Apart from being a perfect selfie model, the OCTA 510 also packs-in delightful features and exciting specs for the range. The dual sim model comes with a 1.4GHz octa-core processor with Android’s Kitkat as the operating system. The phone also has an 8 MP Autofocus Rear Camera with an active Flash and a 3.2 MP Front Camera that has gesture controls & listens to voice commands which makes this an absolute delight for selfie lovers. more...

Date: 7/1/2015

MediaTek Introduces MT2601 in Support of Google’s Android Wear Software
 
**Higher energy efficiency and reduced component count of MT2601 in relation to competition translate into significant cost, size and usage time benefits**
MediaTek, a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced its MT2601 System on Chip (SoC) for wearable devices based on Google’s Android Wear software. By enabling Android Wear on MT2601, MediaTek is offering a comprehensive platform solution for device makers to implement their own hardware and software, and introduces a multitude of possibilities in Android Wear devices for the fast-growing consumer class globally. more...

Date: 23/12/2014

Jivi launches India’s lowest priced quad-core smartphone
 
Jivi, one of the leading players in feature phones, and now smartphones too, has shattered the price barrier yet again and announced the launch of Jivi JSP Q56, India’s lowest-priced quad-core smartphone. It has exceptional build quality; latest version 4.4 KITKAT Android OS; big and bright 4.5” (11.43 cm) display that produces vivid colours to bring pictures and videos to life; and a full touch capacitive screen that makes navigation smooth enough. This 3G phone is available in Black and Blue colour exclusively on Amazon.in for Rs 4399 only. The dual front speakers are loud enough for an awesome video and gaming experience. What’s more, it is sleek too, measuring just 9.9 mm in thickness. more...

Date: 22/12/2014

MapmyIndia partners with India's leading premium inbound tours & travel company, Le Passage To India; to implement fleet tracking solutions for ensuring safety & security of tourists
 
MapmyIndia, India’s leader in premium quality map data, Car GPS NavigatiMapmyIndia, India’s leader in premium quality map data, Car GPS Navigation, GPS Vehicle Tracking, GIS Enterprise Solutions and Location Aware Web and Mobile Applications, has tied-up with Le Passage To India (LPTI), India's leading premium inbound tours & travel company. The solution provides highly accurate, best-in-class real-time vehicle/fleet tracking built on top of India’s most accurate, comprehensive and rich map data. Users can know the location, speed, route etc of the vehicle from a smartphone or a connected device anytime, anywhere. The product is equipped with battery back-up that ensures operation in-case of disconnection. If need be the user can also remotely immobilize the vehicle. “With a view to address the increasing security concerns, our tracking solutions have been especially designed to ensure accuracy and facilitate immediate action. more...

Date: 19/12/2014

LG Mobiles invites India to click a selfie and be a part of history in making. 
 
Consumer Electronics major and world’s leading smartphone maker, LG Electronics India today launched ‘The Great Indian Selfie’ campaign, in an attempt to create the largest online selfie canvas in the world. LG invites smartphone users across India to be a part of the world’s largest selfie canvas by simply clicking their best selfie at an LG Selfie Smile Click Studio in their cities or click a selfie anytime, anywhere and upload on the http://www.lg.com/in/g3/hiselfie.html. The Selfie Smile Click Studios will be set up in 11 Indian cities which include Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai between 19th to 21st December and in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Cochin between 26th to 28th December. more...

Date: 9/12/2014

TELIT WIRELESS SOLUTIONS ENTERS INTO A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH THIAGARAJAR TELEKOM SOLUTIONS LIMITED (TTSL) INDIA
--This alliance would benefit Telits customers in Antenne design, development and testing services.  
 
Telit Wireless Solutions, a global enabler of the Internet of the Things (IoT), today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Thiagarajar Telekom Solutions Limited (TTSL) to provide Telit customers antenna design & development and Testing services. TTSL is India’s leading research-driven wireless design company offering state-of-the-art antenna design, RF component & system design and transmitter & receiver design services for a range of current and emergent wireless applications like space, defense, vehicular tracking and in-building solutions.more...

Date: 4/12/2014

Gionee ELIFE S5.1 launched in India
 
Gionee, the leading global designer and manufacturer of mobile devices proudly brings you Gionee ELIFE S5.1. With its stunning design, the Gionee ELIFE S5.1 is their slimmest phone till date. Flawlessly armored with a metallic frame and glass body and donning a 5.1mm thickness, the smartphone emanates style and is the perfect accomplice for the chic urban crowd. The ELIFE S5.1 will come in the incredibly thin 5.1mm shell, quite similar to ELIFE S5.5 flagship and utilizing both glass and metal. The ELIFE S5.1 packs a 4.8" AMOLED display of 1280 * 720 pixels resolution and runs on the 1.7GHz Octa Core processor supported by 1GB of RAM together with 16GB of built in storage for documents. The handset runs Android 4.4 with Gionee's Amigo 2.0 UI. Other features include an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, 16GB non-expandable storage, and 2050 mAh battery. more...

Date: 1/12/2014

Celkon’s first ever Windows phone WIN400 Launched
 
Celkon Mobiles (www.celkonmobiles.com), one of the leading Indian mobile brands, today launched WIN 400 - its first ever Windows based phone, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Through this partnership, Celkon will not only explore newer segments but will also be better positioned to give a wide range of offerings to its existing customers. more...

Date: 27/11/2014

India’s lowest priced Android smartphone receives phenomenal online sale response
 
Jivi, a feature-phone brand with global footprint, has received phenomenal response for its first smartphone model – the JSP 20. The brand sold over 7000 units of India’s lowest price Android smartphone exclusively on Amazon.in leading to a complete stock out in the first week itself. Priced at Rs 1999, the Jivi JSP 20 also happens to be the slimmest and the only smartphone with OGS display in the 3.5” segment. JSP 20 is the only phone in its segment to have an OGS (One Glass Solution) display wherein one of the glass layers in the capacitive touchscreen stack gets replaced by thin insulating material, Indium Tin Oxide, a rare metal, reducing its thickness. What’s more, it’s not just light on pocket but in weight as well- measuring around 95 grams only.  more...


Date: 25/11/2014

IBM and Ericsson collaborate on 5G antenna designs
 
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today a collaboration to jointly research phased-array antenna designs for 5G, allowing networks to provide customers with data speeds orders of magnitude faster than what is available currently. As mobile device manufacturers race to provide the latest features and applications to consumers, and wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies are increasingly used in many areas of society, operators will see rapid growth in data and bandwidth demands. According to the June issue of the Ericsson Mobility Report, by 2019 there will be a ten-time growth in mobile data traffic and the 200 million M2M devices in use at the end of 2013 will grow by three to four times, before 5G even arrives. more...


Date: 19/11/2014

Millennia Epic Q550 - An Epic addition to Celkon’s Stable
 
Celkon Mobiles, one of the leading Indian mobile brands; today added another flagship model to their Millennia series – Epic Q550. The model was launched by Mr. Murali Retineni (ED – Celkon) in presence of Mr. Rajiv Makhni and many renowned Bloggers at a grand event in New Delhi. The new Epic Q550 is designed to be a smartphone of epic proportions with super advanced features and tremendous style quotient.

At just 8mm in thickness, Epic is one of the Slimmest At just 8mm in thickness, Epic is one of the Slimmest models around in the category. The model packs in a Mega 3500mAh Battery to last up to 3 days on Standby. The Millennia EPIC has a 13.9cm (5.5 Inch) HD IPS-OGS Display (1280 x 720 resolution) running on Android Kit Kat which makes watching videos and gaming a pleasant experience. The Quad Core 1.3GHz Cortex A7 Processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB Internal Memory with Expandable Memory up to 64GB supports seamless multitasking and using heavy applications. more...

Date: 18/11/2014
Ericsson Mobility Report: 90 percent will have a mobile phone by 2020 2020
 
· By 2020, 90 percent of the world‘s population over 6 years old will have a mobile phone, and smartphone subscriptions are expected to top 6.1 billion
· India and China show fastest growth for new mobile subscriptions with 18 million and 12 million net additions in Q3 2014
· 800 million new smartphone subscriptions in 2014 brings total to 2.7 billion worldwide
· Mobile video traffic to increase t· Mobile video traffic to increase tenfold and constitute 55 percent of all mobile data traffic by 2020

The latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) Mobility Report, a comprehensive update on mobile trends leveraging big data from live networks worldwide, launches today and reveals that proliferation of mobile technology continues at a rapid pace: 90 percent of the world’s population over six years old is predicted to have a mobile phone by 2020. Furthermore, by 2020 smartphone subscriptions are forecast to top 6.1 billion. more...
     

Date: 14/11/2014
Gionee announces its LTE portfolio V6L & P5L
~Gionee also announced the P4S & P6 in India ~Also showcases the much awaited Gionee ELIFE S5.1
Gionee, A leading global design and manufacturing company continues with its endeavor to expand its product portfolio in India. Gionee announced 4 new smartphoneswith a clear focus on its LTE portfolio which witnessed 2 devices includingV6L LTE, P5L LTEalong with which P4S and P6 were also announced and the devices will be available by mid-December. Also showcased were the much awaitedGionee ELIFE S5.1 and S5.5 LTE devices from its S Series focusing on style. Gionee announced that from 2015 onwards all the devices above Rs. 10,000 will be LTE enabled.
     

Date: 13/11/2014
Slimmest design packed with hot features; Videocon Mobile Phones launches its slim Smartphone – the Infinium Z50Quad
~The device is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor and Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 OS for better-than-the-best smartphone experience
Videocon Mobile Phones Division, from the house of a 6 billion dollar Videocon Group launches its slim Smartphone Infinium Z50Quad featuring 5-Inch qHD IPS Capacitive Touch Screen, 8GB internal memory and 5MP auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash, face detection, panorama shot and face beautification features. One of brand’s slimmest Smartphone, which can surely add a style quotient to your personality comes equipped with a 2MP front camera to click perfect selfies and is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor to complete the task in jiffy.
  

Date: 17/10/2014
Apple launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in India at midnight
People qued up at midnight to be the first buyers of Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Customers who pre-booked the models received their phones. According to sources some 25000 handsets were pre-booked through retail and on-line bookings. The phone comes in three colors Space Grey, Silver and Gold. iPhone 6 Plus has display size of 5.5 inch, resolution 1080x1920 pixels while iPhone 6 has screen size of 4.7 inch and resolution of 750x1334 pixels. The devices come with Apple A8 processor, M8 motion co-processor, iOS 8, 8 MP camera, 1 GB RAM, Apple pay feature with Apple account, Touch ID and NFC. The 4.7 inch iPhone 6 with 16GB, 64GB & 128GB storage capacity is priced at Rs.53,500, Rs.62,500 & Rs.71,500 repectively whereas the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus is priced at Rs.62,500, Rs.71,500 & Rs.80,500 for 16GB, 64GB & 128GB capacity.
  

Date: 16/10/2014
Now enjoy the best festive buying & gifting experience with Karbonn’s stylish smartphones and sparkling consumer offers
This festival season, make your loved ones' celebration more special by wishing them in Karbonn style. Now create precious moments with your family, friends or colleagues, share laughs, and have an amazing experience of being together with Karbonn’s super cool smartphones, all available at exciting festive prices and consumer offers. Multiplying the celebratory indulgence, Karbonn is ready to brighten up your festive season with new discount offers on its existing smartphones and with exclusive offerings on newly launched devices. more...
  

Date: 15/10/2014
Full mobile portability by March 2015
 
The Telecom department has approved full mobile portability (MNP) that will get implemented by March 2015 by which consumers will be able to retain their mobile number when they relocate to any other part of the country. That is mobile phone users will be able to change their telecom operator but retain their number even if they are relocating to areas outside their current service providers' operations. At present, mobile subscribers have restricted facility of retaining their number within same service area using mobile number portability (MNP). The Department of Telecom has set a target date of March 31, 2015 to implement the full mobile number portability (MNP). As per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), about 13 crore people have requested for MNP facility as on August 31.


Date: 14/10/2014
LG launches its latest L Series Smartphone in India, L Bello
An affordable and powerful smartphone with Premium UX Features / Class-leading Cameras and Powerful Quad-Core Processors
Based on the concept of ‘Affordable yet Powerful, Quality for All’ the newly launched L Bello smartphone offers a premium design and smart user experience to mass consumers in India. Developed as an affordable yet powerful alternative to LG’s G3 flagship, the LG L Bello is a mid-tier smartphone that inherits the best of the G3’s design and innovative UX features. The L Bello smartphone is now available in India at an MRP of Rs.18, 500. more...


Date: 14/10/2014
Celebrate 'appiness this Diwali with Windows apps
Festivity is in the air and it is time to refresh your apps to get ready for the celebration ahead! There are new apps to help make this Diwali memorable, organize a great get together with family and friends, and to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Windows 8.1 devices have a wide array of apps that will make your Diwali fun and memorable. E-vent is a quick event management application. Use NonStopMusic app on the Windows store to create your own music mixes. Browse hundreds of thousands of recipes from your favourite magazines, world-famous chefs, bloggers and fellow home cooks and prepare scrumptious meals for your guests using MSN Food & Drink app. For capturing and sharing those cherished moments with memorable photography use Lumia Selfie app, PhotoFunia and Instagram.


Date: 13/10/2014
MediaTek’s True Octa-core™ 4G LTE SoC MT6595 Now Commercialized in India
Delivering aDelivering a premium user experience for consumers in the Indian market by end of the year
MediaTek Inc., one of the largest fabless semiconductor companies in the world, today announced that its MT6595, the world’s first True Octa-core™ 4G LTE System on Chip (SoC), has reached commercialization in India. Devices embedded with MT6595 are expected to arrive in the Indian market by the end of the year. First announced in February 2014, the introduction of this premium chipset in the Indian market will accelerate the transition to 4G LTE in the country and create limitless opportunities for Indian device makers to manufacture high-performance handsets in the segment. MediaTek’s 4G LTE products allow consumers to embrace the improved speed from 4G LTE and parallel computing capability. MediaTek is looking forward to associating with Indian Smartphone makers and leading the industry in delivering premium mobile user experiences.  more...


Date: 8/10/2014
Aircel customers to win a car, gold and extra talktime this festive season
Aircel launches a new contest “Aircel ON, Gift ON
As part of its unwavering commitment to its customers, Aircel, one of India’s leading innovative mobile service providers, launched a unique and exciting consumer engagement offer – Aircel ON, Gift ON. All Aircel customers, new and existing, can participate in the contest by simply dialing *121# from their Aircel number and answering an easy question to qualify for the contest. The customers will have a chance to win a grand prize of a Car worth Rs. 4 Lakhs, Gold worth Rs. 25,000 every week, Talktime worth Rs.250 every day or simply just a free Aircel to Aircel minute. The contest for the customers will continue till 25th December 2014 to celebrate the festive season including Dussehra, Bakrid, Diwali and Christmas. The customers need to do register just once during this period to confirm participation. more...


Date: 29/9/2014
Gionee announces the stylish “CTRL V4S” with Android 4.4& “HotKnot”
Gionee, the leading global designer and manufacturer of mobile devices introduced yet another fashionable budget smartphone, the CTRL V4S in India. Continuing with its endeavor to enhance mobile experience for its consumers, Gionee has added another spectacular product in its product portfolio which comes in with a lot of promise. Built on top of unparalleled quality and cutting edge technology, the GioneeCTRL V4S is optimized by QuadCore 1.3 GHz for fast and speedy performance and comes with Android 4.4 OSwith DTS and Dual Sim. The smartphone is a result of Gionee’s understanding of the rising demand for a device that is high on looks and features but strong at the core.   more...


Date: 18/9/2014
Jivi Mobiles launches India’s lowest priced Android smartphone at Rs.1,999
Jivi, one of the leading players in feature phones with a global footprint has shattered the price barrier and announced the launch and availability of Jivi JSP 20, India’s lowest-priced Android smartphone, slimmest in 3.5” segment as well, at Rs.1999 only. It is probably the lowest priced Android smartphone in the world as well. Dual SIM, 1 GHz processor, Android OS, 3.5 inch display, 2 MP camera, WiFi, can run WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, has FM radio, bluetooth and more. Supports messaging in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and French, This feature-rich phone is exclusively available on Amazon.in   more...


Date: 17/9/2014
LG introduces the Smart and Simple LG G3 Beat
Following the successful release of its legendary LG G3, LG launches yet another premium smartphone from its arsenal, the LG G3 Beat. The LG G3 Beat, a fitting sibling of LG G3, is a compact and stylish smartphone that comes with a promising price tag of Rs. 25,000 (MRP) in India. The LG G3 Beat delivers a similar premium user experience, sophisticated Floating Arc metallic design and fast Laser Auto Focus technology featured in the G3 but in a more compact package dominated by a 5.0-inch thin-bezel display, setting it a class above other similarly priced mid-tier devices. more...


Date: 15/9/2014
Google launches Android One smartphones in India around Rs 6,399
Google launched Android One smartphones in India through Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Android One is a set of specifications that allow any OEM to build a low cost smartphone with reference hardware. These devices can receive updates directly from Google although manufacturers can add their own apps. The phones will be available online on Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal and via Reliance Digital, Croma and The Mobile Store offline. These phones are dual SIM with quad core processor and
5 MP camera.

Date: 5/8/201444
Spectranet and iYogi announce strategic partnership
Spectranet and iYogi have entered into a strategic partnership under which iYogi will deliver a comprehensive solution for customer network management and technical support for Spectranet home and business customers in India. Spectranet has introduced Tech Assist, a premium technical support service for its Broadband customers powered by FOX (Fiber Optic Xperience). The service is based on iYogi’s award winning SaaS platform – Digital Service Cloud which supports over 500 technology products. Tech Assist will be bundled with Spectranet Broadband powered by FOX products for existing and new customers at no additional cost. more...

Date: 23/7/2014
Panasonic launches P61, P41 and T41 smart devices in India
Panasonic India launched three new smartphones in India namely P61, P41 and T41 priced at Rs.14,990, Rs. 11,990 and Rs 7,990 respectively. These devices have 1.3GHz quad core processor and Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. Glide play, a unique feature enables apps to pop-out and glide along from one screen to the other. Other Panasonic features include Pop-i Player, Music Cafe and Gesture Play+. Panasonic P61 is a dual-sim smartphone with 6-inch IPS display, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing camera, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct and multiple sensors. Manish Sharma, MD Panasonic India was present at the launch.

Date: 21/7/2014
Amitabh Bachchan launched LG G3 in India
    The legand Amitabh Bachchan launched LG Electronic's new smartphone LG G3 in Mumbai, India today. Priced at Rs.50,990 for 32 GB and Rs.47,990 for 16 GB versions, it will be available in three colours. LG Electronics India Managing Director Soon Kwon said, "With G3, LG has truly broken technological grounds and we aim to spearhead our vision of 10 per cent smartphone market share by end of 2014 for LG’s mobile division in India”. The company will release 15,000 limited edition G3 smartphones with the actor’s signature in the Indian market. The handset boasts of 5.5 inch display, 13 MP camera, Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset.

Date: 25/6/2014
BlackBerry launched Z3 in India for Rs.15,990
BlackBerry launched Z3 smartphone in India for Rs.15,990. For the first time, BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry Maps in India with this phone. This app provides 2D maps, local search and voice guided directions. The phone has five-inch display, is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor and 1.5GB RAM. The phone runs latest BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 “The BlackBerry Z3 is also the first smartphone to be introduced from our strategic partnership with Foxconn and it further strengthens our commitment to enhance our devices portfolio,” Sunil Lalvani, managing director for India at BlackBerry said. The smartphone is available for pre-booking with The Mobile Store, Flipkart and all BlackBerry exclusive stores from June 25 to July 2.

Date: 24/6/2014
Microsoft Devices Group expands affordable smartphone portfolio with the Nokia X2
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Microsoft Devices Group unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable smartphones designed to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services. The Nokia X2 represents the rapid evolution of the Nokia X family, delivering an enhanced experience across apps, hardware and the user interface. The Nokia X2 offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services, and upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash. At a suggested retail price of just 99 euros, the Nokia X2 is a compelling choice for a new generation of smartphone buyers. more...

Date:15/5/2014
Samsung introduces the first ever Operator Billing integration for Samsung App store
  • First OEM in the country to integrate payment module for an Android App store
• Partners with Vodafone and Aircel for apps and games downloads
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced operator billing integration, the first-of-its kind, for its Samsung app store by allowing users to download their favourite apps and games with the option of payment through their mobile bill. With a host of thousands of relevant applications, Samsung App store is the first OEM to provide this unique offering for a global Android App store within India. Starting 1st May 2014, the operator billing integration is available for both prepaid and postpaid customers to enjoy uninterrupted downloads. more...


Date: 2/5/2014
LG Introduces the G Pro 2 to its String of Innovative Devices
  LG adds another innovation to its mobile line-up for 2014, with the introduction of LG G Pro 2 for the Indian market. The LG G Pro 2 comes packed with an exciting 5.9 inch full HD IPS Display that give the user a brilliant visual experience on an expansive screen with genuine colors and intricate details. The wide display offers the ultimate entertainment experience, allows for convenient typing and brings out gaming graphics wonderfully. By year end, we intend to take on 10% share of the Indian smart phone market.”, said Mr. Soon Kwon, MD, LG India. .


Date: 22/4/2014
Introducing Moto X with a Walnut finish to India
  Even in the technology industry, the best inspiration sometimes comes straight from nature and that’s why we’re excited to introduce Moto X™ in a natural wood back with a Walnut finish in India. Moto X also has a unique curved back, designed to fit your hand, it learns your voice and with Google Now, it tells you what you need to know – even when you’re not touching it. The camera works with just two flicks of your wrist and also has an all-day battery. The Walnut finish on Moto X is exclusive to Flipkart and is now available on www.flipkart.com for a price of INR 25,999.


Date: 16/4/2014
LG KNOCK CODE - Making Smart Phone Security Easier LG KNOCK CODE - Making Smart Phone Security Easier and More Convenient Than Ever Before
  LG’s latest technological transformation, the Knock Code, is a groundbreLG’s latest technological transformation, the Knock Code, is a groundbreaking feature that empowers consumers with security and convenience. The Knock Code pattern allows for more than 80,000 possible security combinations and can be entered on a blank screen using two to eight taps. The device screen shows no detectable outline of the pattern and so the code is virtually impossible to duplicate. Extremely functional and practical, the Knock Code™ is the most convenient Smartphone security and unlocking system in the mobile communications market today.

Date: 16/4/2014
Samsung unveils next generation ChatON messenger, compatible across platforms
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today unveiled the new version 3.5 of ChatON, the global mobile and cross platform instant messenger service. Version 3.5, now offers dynamic new features including up to 1GB file sharing, instant message translation between English and Hindi, up to 1001 members’ group chat, easy location sharing, sent message recall, Indianized Anicons and SMS/MMS integration. Samsung ChatON is a multi-platform service – available across Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry and can be used across a wide range of devices. Currently ChatON has 200 million subscribers globally. more...


Date: 15/4/2014 app to secure cab passengers in NCR
  MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, GPS navigation and web mobile location apps has launched a unique initiative to secure cab passengers in Delhi NCR. In a first, MapmyIndia Locate app will be given to all passengers using Snap Cab, an economy cab service based out of NOIDA. With this the Snap Cab customers can instantly share their location with the near and dear ones once they enter the cab. And as the journey proceeds, the passengers can be live tracked by the contacts of their choice. Snap Cab is India’s first cab service to offer this dual security net to its customers. Their cabs are already GPS enabled and now with MapmyIndia Locate app the customer is empowered to take further security measures as she deems appropriate. more...


Date: 11/4/2014
VODAFONE ACQUIRES 100% OF VODAFONE INDIA
  Vodafone announces that it now owns 100% of its Indian subsidiary, Vodafone India Limited (“VIL”). In March 2014, Vodafone completed the acquisition of indirect equity interests in VIL held by Analjit Singh and Neelu Analjit Singh, taking its stake to 89.03% of VIL. Today Vodafone acquired the remaining 10.97% of VIL from Piramal Enterprises Limited. The combined cash consideration for both transactions was INR 10,142 crores (£1.0 billion1). The Foreign Investment Promotion Board approved both acquisitions on 20 February 2014, following receipt of the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. more...


Date: 3/4/2014
MapmyIndia launches Rover, India’s first vehicle safety solution with house level data
  MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, navigation and location-based services today announced the launch of Rover, India’s first vehicle safety solution with house-level data. The product allows users to live track their vehicle(s) anytime anywhere – they can use mobile and web browsers to see where their vehicles are at any given time. With MapmyIndia Rover you can now ensure complete safety for your family, employees and vehicles. more...


Date: 3/4/2014
LINE Surpasses 400 Million Registered Users
  Since the launch of the LINE service on June 23, 2011, it has grown into a global communications app that lets users communicate through voice and video calls as well as stickers and text messages. The total number of registered users exceeded 300 million on November 11, 2013, with growing user numbers in countries such as North America and Europe adding to the already large user bases in Spain, Southeast Asia, and other countries. The amount of daily new users reached a record-breaking number of around 1.7 million per day, indicating rapid growth worldwide. This trend has continued and just 4 months after the last milestone of 300 million users, the amount of LINE users worldwide surpassed 400 million on April 1. Since the start of the new year the amount of countries with over 10 million registered users rose to a total of 10, including America, Korea, Malaysia, and Mexico. more...


Date: 2/4/2014
VODAFONE CREATES A VIRTUAL WORLD FOR ITS CONSUMERS
  ~ Promotes Vodafone 3G using Augmented Reality and RFID
~ A groundbreaking initiative in Delhi & NCR
Taking the ‘BE SMART’ Mobile Internet initiative to a new height, Vodafone India has launched a 360 degree campaign aimed at engaging, educating and providing a better smartphone experience on the go to its customers. The campaign involves some very interesting and unique tools like augmented reality, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) etc to engage with the customers. The ‘BE SMART’ campaign focuses on informing customers about relevant content, latest apps, and educating them how to get best from their smartphones through 3G. It involves an integrated multimedia approach and is running on radio, digital, print and outdoor. The key message - ‘Smartphones Can Do More with Vodafone 3G’, is driven in a stimulating and interesting manner, be it through videos & music, navigation, social networking or online gaming. more...


Date: 1/4/2014
‘Pipes’ – The world's first personalized mobile news-tracker launched
  News application available free of cost for iOS and Android devices
From the founders From the founders of Doodle Creatives, comes ‘Pipes’. Conceptualized and developed by 20-year old Vinay Anand and 24-year old Siddharth Goliya, Pipes is the world's first personalized news-tracker that gives you the news you want. Just enter the title, or, in the app’s parlance - ‘Pipes’, and you can track your favorite sports teams, politicians, breeding celebrities, fashion or world issues, and there’s no end to the list. Unlike a host of other news apps that give you category based news, Pipes allows its users to choose their own categories i.e. Pipes. more...


Date: Date: 27/3/2014
SAMSUNG UNVEILS GALAXY S5 TO FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS MOST TO CONSUMERS
Samsung introduced the Galaxy S5, blending features that matter most to consumers. The new Galaxy S5 offers consumers a refined experience with innovation of essential features for day-to-day use. “The Galaxy S5 is yet another great proof point of people-inspired innovation. Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the Galaxy S5 has been created to maximise consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability and an iconic design,” said Vineet Taneja, Country Head, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung India. more...



Date: 26/3/2014
Upgrade to 4G with India’s first-of-its-kind LTE experiential program
 
  LG Electronics, in a joint initiative with Airtel and Qualcomm, has set up an engaging LTE experience zone in Bangalore, for consumers to come and experience the blazing high speed service and innumerable possibilities of 4G LTE. 4G technology, which is very new in India, offers seamless switching between content, greater connectivity and better speed. This experiential program aims to introduce Indian consumers to its many benefits.


Date: 26/3/2014
VODAFONE INDIA AND DISNEY INDIA TO LAUNCH VODAFONE GAMES & APPS
   Vodafone India has teamed up with Disney India’s Interactive business to launch Vodafone Games & Apps. This announcement comes in close succession after the successful launch of Vodafone Music and Vodafone Sports by the company. Vodafone Games & Apps powered by Disney India’s Interactive business will offer customers premium games and apps on both feature and smart phones. Through this association, Disney India will service the complete content catalogue along with the portal for this offering. Via this portal, consumers will gain access to well-known apps and games like Where's My Water?, Where's My Mickey?, Where's My Perry?, Toy Story : Smash It!, Brave, Chennai Express, Disney Utility Apps including Mickey Planner, Donald Photo booth, Goofy Weather and many more.


Date: 25/2/2014
NOKIA launches Android phones named "X-series"
  Now Microsoft owned, handset manufacturer NOKIA launched Android OS based smartphones in the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. Named as "X-series" these smartphones running on Android 4.4 would be available in India in the price range of Rs.8000 to Rs.10,000. This is company's strategy to grab larger share of fast growing mid price range smartphone market primarily in India, Brazil, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. These smartphones would be able to run some specific Microsoft applications like search engine Bing, video calling app Skype, HERE maps, Nokia Mix Radio alongwith other Android apps.



Date: 21/2/2014

Facebook buys mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion>
  Facebook announced its acqusition of internet based mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp has 50 million users in India while Facebook has 100 million. WhatsApp claims a subscriber base of more than 450 million users worldwide, largely in Europe, Latin America and India. The 5 year old company with 50 employees WhatsApp targets to connect one billion people. "WhatsApp's extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide," said Jan Koum, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO who will now join the Facebook board as a director. India has 239 million internet users where around 100 million use broadband. The smartphone users in India are estimated at 160 million.



Date: 12/2/2014
Uninor announces 30% network expansion in one go, largest since launch
Company has already achieved break-even in India and continues to gain market share
  Uninor has today announced its largest ever network expansion with the deployment of 5000 additional network sites in its six circles of UP West, UP East, Bihar (including Jharkhand), Maharashtra and Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. This is a 30% expansion of network sites in one go – the largest ever since launch of operations - and will be completed within the next 5 months. With this expansion, Uninor will have close to 24,000 network sites deployed across its six circles with an ability to cover 5 crores or 50 million additional population in these regions. The expansion announcement comes on the back of Uninor achieving breakeven by proving the sustainability of its operating model. more...

Date: 25/1/2014

NOKIA LUMIA YOUR WISH IS MY APP GOES GLOBAL IN ITS SECOND SEASON
SHARE AN APP IDEA AND YOU COULD BECOME A MILLIONAIRE
  Following the success of the first season, ‘Nokia Lumia - Your Wish is My App’, is back!  It will include consumers and developers from across the globe. As the name suggests, the campaign will give consumers the opportunity to submit mobile application ideas that have the potential to be developed into successful apps for the Windows Phone Store and stand a chance to become a millionaire. The show that received 38,000 app ideas last year is looking forward to a pool of 50,000 app ideas for season II. more...

Date: 23/1/2014

Aircel launches first of its kind international calling plans
First operator to offer ISD calling @ 1p/sec with its product Aircel “ISD 54444”
  In a step to revolutionize the international calling market in India, Aircel today launched first of its kind international calling plan – Aircel ISD 54444. Aircel’s existing as well as new customers will enjoy special ISD call rates through this new pre-activated tariff plan. Introduction of ‘Aircel ISD 54444’ a prefix based calling plan,’ will redefine the user experience and consumption of international calling services in the country. The plan which is industry’s first will have no additional charges. more...

Date: 15/1/2014

VODAFONE AND ICICI BANK BRING ‘M-Pesa’ TO HARYANA
  Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers and ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, today announced the launch of ‘M-Pesa’ - a unique mobile money transfer and payment service in Haryana. ‘M-Pesa’ is the trademark of Vodafone. The service was formally launched today by senior officials from Vodafone India viz. Rajiv Kohli, Operations Director – North, Tejinder Khurana, Business Head – Haryana and Suresh Sethi, Business Head –M-Pesa. ‘M-Pesa’ empowers the unbanked and under-banked sections of the population gain access to financial services via the mobile phone. more...

Date: 8/1/2014

VODAFONE LAUNCHES UNIQUE DEVELOPER PLATFORM
  In an industry first initiative to build a seamless plug and play eco-system for app developers and content service providers, Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, has launched a unique Vodafone Developer Platform. This platform enables all local and international partners and app developers to connect seamlessly with Vodafone to offer operator billing that will allow millions of customers of Vodafone India to pay for the App or any content using their mobile phone. The Vodafone Developer Platform facilitates a win-win proposition for both the growing community of app developers & content service providers and the several million mobile phone users, the target customers for such applications. more...

Date: 23/12/2013

Aircel brings extra delight to its customers this festive season -launches exciting video calling benefits
 
  In its quest to take a lead in the country’s data revolution, Aircel, one of India’s leading telecom players, has launched exciting video calling benefits across its 3G circles. Aircel customers will now enjoy new tariffs of 1.6 paisa per second on video calls (Aircel to Aircel). There is ‘Extra’ reason to cheer for Aircel customers as apart from standard data benefits offered in Aircel products PI 29 and PI 128, now Aircel customers will be able to enjoy ‘Extra’ video calling benefits (Aircel to Aircel) of 10 minutes and 100 minutes respectively. Aircel aims to increase data usage and penetration by offering more value to its customers.

Date: 18/12/2013

Vodafone launched a comprehensive streaming and download music service - Vodafone Music
 
     P Balaji, MD Nokia India launched Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet in India which is Nokia's first 6 inch device. Speaking on the occasion he said that India is among the top three markets for Lumia range of devices globally. During the third quarter of 2013, Nokia sold 8.8 million Lumia devices worldwide recording 19% growth. Since its launch Nokia has sold 36 million units of Lumia phones globally. In India Nokia has launched ten phones under Lumia series in last few months.

Date: 16/12/2013

Nokia launches Lumia 1520 phablet priced at Rs.46,999 in India
   
       P Balaji, MD Nokia India launched Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet in India which is Nokia's first 6 inch device. Speaking on the occasion he said that India is among the top three markets for Lumia range of devices globally. During the third quarter of 2013, Nokia sold 8.8 million Lumia devices worldwide recording 19% growth. Since its launch Nokia has sold 36 million units of Lumia phones globally. In India Nokia has launched ten phones under Lumia series in last few months.

Date: 11/12/2013

LG breaks all the barriers of imagination and launches World’s First -Curved OLED TV & Curved flexing smartphone
 
       LG Electronics today showcased revolution that cre-ated waves in the world and is here to take India by surprise. Setting a new milestone in the evolution of the smart screen, LG proudly announced the India arrival of the World’s first stunning range of Curved products, World’s first LG Curved OLED TV, the 55EA9800 and LG G Flex, the world’s first curved flexing smartphone. With the curved range of displays and flexible screens, LG continues to pioneer on futuristic technologies to create premium products.  more...

Date: 3/12/2013

MapmyIndia launches the ReachMe app, friends and family are now just a tap away!
The application allows users to share their location with friends and contacts of their choice just by a single tap. 
     MapmyIndia, India’MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, navigation and location-based services today announced the launch of ‘ReachMe’ app. The application allows users to share their location with friends and contacts of their choice just by a single tap. ReachMe further adds to the MapmyIndia SNT (Social, Navigation and Tracking) family of apps. ReachMe is available free across all leading mobile platforms(iOS, Android and Windows Phone) Users can also access ReachMe on their mobile browser. Organize a party, meeting or a picnic anytime at the place of your choice, ReachMe will ensure quick and easy access for all the participants. All you have to do is tap on the mobile screen and your location details will be shared with the group.

Date: 27/11/2013 MapmyIndia launches Connect, your smartphone/tablet just got bigger and better
Mirror your Smartphone's UI/Screen and enjoy apps, games and multimedia on to the screen of your choice anytime, anywhere .  
     In a first MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, GPS navigation and location based services (LBS), today announced the launch of MapmyIndia Connect. This device enables users to mirror their smartphone/tablet screen to the screen of their choice. Practically ‘MapmyIndia Connect’ breaks free the user from the restriction of screen-size. With this advanced device, you can mirror your Smartphone/ Tablet (Android and iOS), on to your preferred screen. No wired connection is required. more...

Date: 22/11/2013

T V RAMACHANDRAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS IET HONORARY FELLOWSHIP FOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROWTH OF TELECOM
      In recognition of his decades long contribution to mobile telephony in India, T.V. Ramachandran, Resident Director – Regulatory Affairs, Vodafone India has been bestowed an Honorary Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Mr. Ramachandran received the award in a heritage event venue called The Brewery in Central London in a packed auditorium of over 300 dignitaries. An MSc in Physics with specialisation in wireless and electronics, Mr. Ramachandran is also currently Chairman of the National Telecom Council of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India as well as Co-Chairman of the Telecom Committee of the European Business Group in India. more...

Date: 20/11/2013

LG AND GOOGLE INTRODUCE NEXUS 5 in India
     Following the success of Nexus 4, LG and Google have partnered again to deliver the first smartphone featuring the latest Android operating system, Android™ 4.4, KitKat®. Packed with new features, Nexus 5 is the slimmest and fastest Google Nexus phone to date. With a stunning 5-inch Full HD IPS display, Nexus 5 boasts an expansive screen for an unrivaled visual experience. The lightweight smartphone comes in both 16GB and 32GB versions and is the perfect combination of powerful performance, functionality and convenience thanks to LG’s proven hardware and best of Google software and services. more...

Date: 15/11/2013
Motorola is re-launching itself in India in January 2014 with its latest low-cost smartphone Moto G
     Motorola, the mobile handset manufacturing company acquired by Google Inc in 2012 is re-launching itself in India in January 2014 with its latest low-cost smartphone Moto G. The phone is priced at one third the cost of comparable smartphones by Apple and Samsung. According to Motorola Chief Executive Dennis Woodside, there are about 500 million potential buyers of smartphones with the Moto G's price tag. The phone features Google search, Gmail email and other Google Web services. Although Moto G lacks some of the high-end components found in iPhone 5C or Samsung Galaxy S4, but Moto G's 4.5 inch touchscreen and 1.2 Gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor are leagues ahead of what is available in other low-cost smartphones, which are often based on older technology.
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Date: 7/10/2013
MapmyIndia launches the Explore app for Windows phone, strengthens tie-up with Microsoft
     Continuing with the series of innovative social-navigation apps, MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, navigation and location-based services today announced the launch of Explore app for Windows 8 phones. The Explore app is free (Explore). For Android users, ‘Explore’ will soon make a debut on the Google Play store. The application helps the users to find millions of useful places of interest like ATMs, restaurants, petrol pumps, hospitals etc. around them. Apart from being a city guide the app has a social interface also. The users can pin favorite hangouts, rate and review popular places around their location and follow other “Explorers”. See an activity feed of what others are doing on Explore.more...

Date: 30/9/2013

LG Electronics launched its flagship smartphone LG G2 in India.
     LG Electronics launched its flagship smartphone LG G2 in India. G2, introduced under LG’s new ‘G’ series of premium devices is designed on insights derived from LG’s study of consumer lifestyle and behavior. A pioneer in design, elegance and technology, this 5.2 inch smartphone is equipped with the industry's most advanced mobile chipset, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 Processor, and runs Android Jelly Bean. more...

Date: 26/9/2013
Vodafone Institute Survey reveals mobile phones spurring social and economic development
In India and elsewhere, mobile phones have become an intrinsic part of most people’s lives, connecting them to the rest of the world. A study entitled, ‘Mobile Technologies – The Digital Fabric of our Lives’, reveals how these small devices are economic heavyweights that positively influence social development. Conducted by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IER Cologne) on behalf of the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, the study reveals that India’s per capita GDP will grow by US$51 per year between 2010 and 2020 due to rising mobile phone subscriptions. more...

Date: 25/9/2013
PANASONIC STRENGTHENS ITS MOBILE OFFERINGS IN INDIA - LAUNCHES NEW SMARTPHONES: P11, T21, T11
Encouraged by the tremendous success of its P51 smartphone launched earlier this year, Panasonic, global leader in consumer technologies, today unveiled three new smartphones: P11, T21, and T11. These smartphones are designed to deliver on Panasonic’s brand promise of “Smart solutions for Smart people”, and come with compact and sleek designs, loaded with innovative software features to deliver superior performance thus making it an ideal companion for everyday life. more...

Date: 25/9/2013
Aircel and Micromax enter into strategic partnership to drive data growth in India
~ Target to acquire 4-5 Lakh device users per month
~ Offers exciting benefits worth Rs. 12000 for every new Aircel customer
 
New Delhi, September 25, 2013: Aircel, one of India’s leading telecom players, has entered into a strategic partnership with Micromax, India’s leading handset manufacturer, to drive data growth in the country. Under this new partnership, Aircel and Micromax will share their Channel and Retail Networks, Sales Resources and run an integrated device sales activation program. Also, they introduced unique and exciting Reverse Bundling handset Offers worth Rs.12000 per month for every new Aircel customer. Aircel’s focus on data innovation and its expertise in mobile network, along-with Micromax’s expertise in device marketing will redefine the user experience and take data penetration to the next level. more...




Date: 19/9/2013
MapmyIndia brings real-time traffic information to its maps
Users can now see which routes to avoid when they search for driving directions
 MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, GPS navigation and web mobile location apps, today announced the launch of its real time traffic services on the free MapmyIndia App on Windows Phone, Windows 8 for tablets / PCs and Android platforms. Users can activate the service by updating the map application on their respective phones. Available to users across the country, the service will deliver accurate, comprehensive and real-time traffic information. more...

Date: 16/9/2013
Aircel slashes local calling rates by 90% in Delhi
Offer local calls at 10p/min for its customers
In its continuous endeavor to bring best value for money products to its customers, Aircel has slashed local calling rates by 90% to offer local calling at 10p/min. Aircel has launched two rate cutters; first one priced at Rs. 27 which offers all local calls at 10p/min for first 100 minutes and post that 40p/min with a validity for 21 days. The second rate cutter is priced at Rs.11 which allows customers to make all local Aircel to Aircel (AtoA) calls at 10p/min with a validity of 15 days. more...

Date: 12/9/2013
BlackBerry launches its new BlackBerry 9720 Smartphone in India
For customers that want a smartphone that’s built for a communications centric experience, BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today launched the new super social BlackBerry® 9720 smartphone in India. Designed for a premium look and available in a variety of vibrant colors, the new BlackBerry 9720 smartphone takes everything you’d get from a starter smartphone to the next level, and comes packed with all of your favorite social apps to let you spark the conversation. more...

Date: 3/9/2013

Microsoft buys Nokia’s Devices & Services business for 5.44 billion Euros
Nokia Corporation today announced that it has signed an agreement to enter into a transaction whereby Nokia will sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business and licence its patents to Microsoft for EUR 5.44 billion in cash, payable at closing. Nokia expects to book a gain on sale of approximately EUR 3.2 billion, and expects the transaction to be significantly accretive to earnings. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia shareholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. more...

Date: 22/8/2013
Technology leaders launch partnership to make internet access available to all
Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, Samsung to be founding partners
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, today announced the launch of internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people.  "Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect," Zuckerberg said. "There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to all those who cannot currently afford it."  more...

Date: 22/8/2013

VODAFONE AND ICICI BANK BRING ‘M-Pesa TO DELHI
Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers and ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, today announced the launch of ‘M-Pesa’ - a unique mobile money transfer and payment service in Delhi and NCR‘M-Pesa’ is the trademark of Vodafone. The service was formally launched today by senior officials from Vodafone India viz. Rajiv KohliOperations Director –NorthSubrat Padhi, Business Head – Delhiand Suresh Sethi, Business Head –M-Pesa. more...

Date: 21/8/2013
Locate, MapmyIndia’s people tracking app, now on Windows Phone 8
New feature exclusive to Windows Phone 8 users – Add up to 10 people to track
MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, GPS navigation and web mobile location apps, today announced the launch of its people tracking app for mobile phones – MapmyIndia Locate, on Windows Phone 8. The app, which has so far been live only on Android, helps users identify the location of and stay connected with friends, family and work colleagues. Another Locate feature, exclusive to the Windows Phone, allows you to add up to 10 people you want to keep track of. The mobile application can be downloaded free from the Windows Phone Store at http://bit.ly/146MrgN . Non-Windows phone users can visit the mobile website of MapmyIndia Locate through their phone’s web browser at http://locate.mapmyindia.com      more...

Date: 21/8/2013
Hughes Systique - Women Security App revamped- "Go Suraksheit"
The newly-launched application GoSuraksheit was among the top ten mobile app winners at the recent Appfame Contest 2013, organized by the NASSCOM. The theme for this year was “Collaborating forces for women safety”. NASSCOM invited students, developers and corporates to come up with apps that could help women in situations of distress. A phone app designed by a team of women comes up with innovative ways to provide safety for office-goers who work long hours. Go Suraksheit, developed by an all-women’s team in Delhi at Hughes Systique Corporation, enables users to draw attention and seek help from their phone contact list instantly. "Go Suraksheit" is a safety application developed by an all women team at Hughes Systique ( HSC). "Go Suraksheit" is an Android Terminal Application which will enable higher level of security for you when you are in a difficult situation anywhere anytime. more...
 
 



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