Olive Wiz V-GC800: A triple SIM QWERTY phone announced in India

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Olive telecommunications has announced the launch of its first triple (GSM+GSM+CDMA) SIM mobile phone- Wiz VGC800. This QWERTY handset features a 2 Mega Pixel Camera, FM Radio, Music Player and Video Player with Recording, Java support and access to various social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook along with MSN and Yahoo IM.
Olive Telecom is a Gurgaon based, privately held leading Convergence Solutions Device Developer, which deals in mobile phones and laptops. After the successful launch of India’s first 3G embedded Netbooks, Olive is again on an innovative path- introducing a 3 SIM phone.

Some other Wiz VGC800 Specifications
• Display: 2.2-inch 262 K
• Expandable memory slot that can support up to 4 GB
• Bluetooth with A2DP
• 100 days replacement warranty as a part of 1 year warranty
• Changeable Back Panels in colour options of yellow, silver and black

The price of the Olive Wiz V-GC800 is officially not revealed. However, it is expected to cost around Rs 5,000.

Via: Indiainfoline

Indian Cricket Team captain MS Dhoni dropped from endorsing Aircel’s INQ handsets

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Indian Cricket Team Captain MS Dhoni will no longer be seen endorsing Aircel’s latest social networking handset INQ. Aircel is now running a new INQ advertisement which does not feature MS Dhoni .

Aircel was forced to take this step by Maxx Mobile Communications as Maxx had signed MS Dhoni for its advertisement. Mumbai-based company Maxx Mobile Communications, which owns Maxx Mobile brand, immediately took note of the INQ ads and asked telecom service provider Aircel to pull the commercial off air.

According to Mr K Rasool, head, marketing, Maxx mobile,

We have communicated our stand to Mindscapes Maestros, the agency that manages Dhoni, asking them to discontinue the advertisement which has Dhoni endorsing INQ handset as it breaches category exclusivity in the handsets space

In response to the action taken by Maxx Mobiles, an Aircel spokesperson said,

MS Dhoni is our brand ambassador for Aircel. Therefore, he endorses all products and services for Aircel. However, when we were informed by MS Dhoni’s agent that he is endorsing Maxx for IPL, keeping the sensitivity and his honour in mind, we withdrew him from this particular advertisement

Via: Economic Times

Virgin Mobiles to Offer Free Local and National SMS

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Virgin Mobile GSM has introduced free local and national SMS to subscribers on their minute plan without any special pack. This offer is applicable for only those customers who have subscribed to “Per Minute Plan” paying Rs.1.5 as their daily rental. However, other customers can also avail this offer by switching to “Per Second” plan. This can be done by recharging with Rs.13, which offers a talk time of Rs 10 as well.

Virgin Mobile allows you to send up to 1000 SMS per day within the same network (Local and National) and 100 local SMS per day to any other network. In case you exceed the messaging limit, you will be charged 50 paise/SMS.

Virgin Mobiles had recently launched a SMS Pack (providing Free National and Local SMS) for its GSM prepaid users for Rs 69. Now it has come up with free SMS’s on Per Minute Plan. This is certainly a smart move, as it will force more people to switch to Per Minute Plan.

Via: Mobigyan

LG Mini GD880 with new HTML5-Supporting Phantom Browser

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LG Electronics has announced the launch of its new LG Mini (LG GD880). The key highlight of this new model is its ultra-fast Phantom Browser, which supports HTML 5. Its 5.0 megapixel camera along with Wi-Fi and A-GPS facility makes the handset truly amazing.

LG Mini allows you to enrich your web browsing experience with HTML 5-compatible Phantom Browser, which offers a much faster browsing. Mini is built using most recent Webkit standards and therefore works well even if 10 browser windows are open at a time.

To offer an unprecedented user experience, Mini offers support to Google’s Latitude, Gmail, Calendar, Google Maps and Google Buzz services. LG Mini also has a support for LG Air Sync, which helps in wireless synchronization of information and data to a computer, the web and the phone.

This 3.2-inch touchscreen device has a lot improved JavaScript and Flash performance and supports enhanced navigation tools. So, the web pages load at a size optimized for reading on Mini’s screen.

You will have to wait a bit before LG Mini hits stores. It is expected to be available in stores in late April in Europe. Other nations need to wait a further more.

Via: Mobiletechreview

MTS India`s MBlaze broadband services now in Jharkhand

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MTS India has announced the launch of High Speed Mobile Broadband Internet Service in three cities in Jharkhand. With this launch, MTS`s MBlaze service is available in 48 cities across India. In Jharkhand, the services will be available in Ranchi, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur under Bihar Telecom circle.

MTS India`s MBlaze is brought to you in two schemes- Mblaze Premium and Mblaze Standard. Mblaze Premium data card is available for Rs 1,999 while Mblaze Standard data card costs Rs 2,299. As a part of the inaugural offer, MTS Subscribers in Jharkhand can download 15 GB data, worth Rs.1500 for the first month. The service offers downloading at an emphatic speed of 3.1 Mbps.
MTS `s MBlaze service also offers free web browsing for news, sports, travel etc. by allowing free access to using popular websites like Yahoo India,Wikipedia,cricinfo.com etc.

At the launch of the MBlaze service, Mr. Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing Officer of SSTL said,

We are happy to bring the high speed internet access services to Jharkhand for the first time in Jharkhand. Data services are going to expand beyond the metros with people demanding real time information and knowledge.

Via: TelecomTalk

Knight Frank`s new Property Search app for iphones

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Knight Frank India, one of the leading international property consultants, has launched a property search app for iPhones.
Using this app, the customers will be able to search for exclusive properties across the globe that they may wish to buy or rent. This is done using global GPS search function.

At the launch of the app, Pranab Datta, Vice Chairman and Managing director, Knight Frank India, said,

Knight Frank has always looked at exploring new options for its client’s which help them connect to their ideal property. With today’s ever evolving telecom market, this is a good space to serve all our HNI customers across the globe. Our Knight Frank App showcases the properties in an extraordinary and effective way on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. It couldn’t be easier or more fun to browse the best local or global properties on the move.

However, the Indians need to wait a bit. According to the Knight Frank, the app is soon going have India specific search options.
Knight Frank`s property app is indeed an innovative idea that allows you to make property search by country, region or postcode.
Via: TelecomTalk

Wikitude 4.0 now available on Symbian devices

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The free Augmented Realiy (AR)-browser Wikitude 4.0 is now available on a large range of Symbian devices.It is for the first time that a non-touchscreen phone will have a facility of Wikitude. This free Augmented Realiy (AR)-browser is already available on Android based phones like HTC Dream, HTC Tattoo, Motorola Droid and Samsung Galaxy.
AR technology helps you in connecting the World Wide Web with the physical world. Wikitude works by determining the phone`s current location via GPS and thereafter merges the real world with a virtual layer. Once the phone is spotted at a certain place, a plenty of additional information about real-world objects is seen on the phone`s camera view. Wikitude collects these information from services like Flickr, Qype, Wikipedia and YouTube.

As for now, Wikitude 4.0 is available on following Symbian 3rd/5th-edition devices:-
• Nokia E72
• Nokia E52
• Nokia E55
• Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini
• Nokia N86
• Nokia 6788
• Nokia 5730 XpressMusic
• Nokia 6710 and Nokia 6720
• Nokia 6210
• Samsung I8910 HD

At the CTIA conference in Las Vegas, Martin Lechner, CTO of Mobilizy said,

Until today Augmented Reality was only available for users with touchscreen capable smartphones. This is about to change with our Wikitude 4.0 version for Symbian phones. The challenge was to keep the navigation simple and self-declaring even without the availability of a touchscreen. That’s what we’ve accomplished.

Via: Symbian-Freak and Wikitude

World`s most expensive Computer Mouse: Have a look

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Can you guess the name of the World’s Most Expensive Computer Mouse? If you are thinking some technical name, then you are no where near. Interestingly, it is World’s Most Expensive Computer Mouse only. It comprises of 18-karat white gold studded with 59 brilliant cut diamonds. If you go at the looks, you will not find anything extravagant. The base is just like an ordinary mouse, which has few rare gems embedded in it. However, the presence of diamond matters and therefore it costs $26,730.

This innovative mouse is built by a Swiss manufacturer- Pat Says Now.   This mouse is being advertised as a perfect gift for a 60th wedding anniversary (as diamond is the traditional gift for this event) and great choice for a 50th wedding anniversary (as Gold is the traditional gift for this event).

The World’s Most Expensive Computer Mouse comes in two designs- “Diamond Flower” designs and the “Scattered Diamond” design.

Now, it is up to you, whether you want to buy the World’s Most Expensive Computer Mouse or a nice car within that range.

Via: Technabob

MeeGo is finally Out – Try it on your N900 now

Finally, the first MeeGo build for Nokia N900 is available for download. For those of you who don’t know, MeeGo is a new OS developed by Intel and Nokia. All of Nokia’s Tablets and Intel Atom based devices will now be powered by MeeGo.

MeeGo devs have made two different images. The first one contains only Open Source software while the second one has Nokia’s software as well. The download links are given below:

  • MeeGo with Open Source Software.
  • MeeGo with Nokia’s Software.

You will need Nokia’s flashing tool to install MeeGo on N900. Download it here.

Warning: Flashing your phone to install MeeGo will erase all data from your phone. Get a backup of all important data before doing this.

BSNL Launches Life Time Prepaid at Rs.20 in Maharashta-Goa

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced the launch of Life Time 2G GSM Prepaid card at Rs.20 in Maharashtra-Goa telecom circles. The card is also accompanied with a talktime of Rs 15.
However, to continue enjoying the lifetime validity, you will have to make a minimum recharge of Rs.50 in every 6 Months.
BSNL also introduces 2 new FRC applicable for all new GSM Mobile service subscribers. It allows you to enjoy BSNL`s Pay Per Second Plan and All@49 plan at Rs.42 and Rs.48 respectively.
FRC 42
The call charges will applicable according to Pay Per Second Planfor 365 days from the date of recharge.
FRC 48
The tariff will be applicable as ALL@49 planfor 365 Days from the date of recharge.
ALL@49 plan allows you to talk to any network (STD or Local) at 49p/Min.