Samsung Xcover E2370 With 67 Days Standby Launched

Samsung has launched a new phone in India called Samsung Xcover E2370 which has a standby time of 67 days, yes you heard it right, the Samsung Xcover will not require charging for over 2 months if you do not use it.


Xcover E2370 also has a talktime of over 22 hours, which is pretty decent too. The Samsung Xcover E2370 also has a VGA camera which can record videos too. For music lovers, you can listen to your favorite FM stations using the inbuilt FM radio.

Xcover’s memory though is a letdown with only 5MB internal memory with microSD card support which is only expandable to 2GB. The phone also has an IP54 rating which means that it is water and dust resistant.

Samsung has not yet disclosed the pricing for the Xcover E2370, but it is expected to launch at an affordable price in India.

8th VAS ASIA 2010 To Maximize VAS Revenues for Indian Telecom

All the major Indian Telecom Operators along with the Leading VAS technology organization’s will be congregating at 8th VAS Asia 2010 a single day International Conference & Exhibition which is being held on July 9th 2010 at Le Meridien, New Delhi.

VAS Asia 2010

Organized by Bharat Exhibitions, VAS Asia 2010 is India’s Premier & Only Forum on VAS for fast growing Indian Telecom Industry. Now into successful 8th year, VAS ASIA 2010 will offer the best business platform in the country for Indian Telecom Industry to conduct business & share their strategic plans for India A recent study projects the value added services market in India is expected to grow to about US$ 5.6 billion by 2011. Currently, MVAS in India accounts for 10 percent of the operator’s revenue, which is expected to reach 18 percent by end of 2010 The opportunities in MVAS Space in India, is huge.

Global majors in the VAS segment are participating in the event – Making it truly global platform to conduct business Buongiorno, teleDNA, One97 Communications, OnMobile, Comviva, Dialogic, Audiocodes, Nokia Siemens Networks, Radisys,Donjin, Xtend Technologies, One 97Communications, Nuance, NetXcell, Byte Mobile, CanvasM, Apalya, Aricent, Eastcom, Motorola, Sangoma, Synway, Tecnomic, Telesoft, Technologies, IBM & BSNL will share their strategic plans for India.

Among the Telecom Operators – Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircel, BSNL, MTNL, Reliance Communications, TATA Teleservices, Sistema Shyam, Virgin Mobile, Etisilat, Unitech Telenor, TATA DoCoMo, Datacom would be part of the event

Mr. Shashidharan- Managing Director, Bharat Exhibitions the organizer of VAS ASIA 2010, says, VAS ASIA 2010 will help in strategizing a strong vision for MVAS Landscape in India as it is an ideal stage between the key influencers and decision makers under one roof. This year’s event will also develop innovative marketing tools for boosting the penetration of VAS adaption in rural areas as in an era of falling voice revenues value added services have become the shining star for telecom Operator’s. The renowned industry professionals from across the world would share their knowledge.

About Bharat Exhibitions: Headed by Mr. Shashidharan, Bharat Exhibitions brings with it seasoned professionals with informed minds attuned to local sensitivities and various fields of corporate promotion. The company organizes internationally recognized exhibitions and conferences in the areas of Telecommunications, Broadcast & Multimedia, Satellite & Space Technologies, Computing & Networking and Banking Technologies. Some of the events include VAS Asia, 3G India, IMS India, Broadband Tech India, NGN India, IPTV India, WiMax India, VoIP India, Network Security India, Mobile TV India, Green Telecom India & Managed Services India.

Tata Docomo Launches Web Based Live Chat Customer Care

Tata Docomo has launched yet another first in the Indian telecom industry – Web Based Live Chat. This new web based Live Chat help feature from Tata Docomo enables both existing new subscribers to submit their query for a new connection by giving their details. After this, Users get a chat window and a customer service executive becomes available on line to resolve the query or issue in real time.

This Live Chat service from TATA Docomo is available 24×7 and lets users share files during the chat session.the chat service is powered by Talisma Chat. However the chat is not supported in Google Chrome browser.

You can directly launch the live chat window by clicking here or by going to the   Help website.

Here are a few screen shots which you can take a look at for yourself:

LG Cookie Fresh and LG Cookie Plus Launched in India

Back in April, we reported that LG Cookie Fresh had been launched in the UK. If you are amongst those waiting for the brand new Cookie handset to hit the India shores, then I have good news for you. Your wait is over. Not only has LG launched Cookie Fresh (GS 290) in India, but has also introduced the Cookie Plus (GS 500v).


Both the handsets feature a 7.6 cm WVGA full touchscreen and have mostly have the same feature set. The highlight of the specially crafted operating system is the three way UI, which provides quick access to your contact widgets as well as avatars. If you are not satisfied with the bundled widgets, you can always download more from the online LG Widget Gallery.

LG Cookie provides one touch social networking and features dedicated social networking clients. With LG Cookie you can enjoy Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr and more on the go.

When it comes to multimedia, LG has covered all the bases. There is a FM player as well as recorder along with a MPEG video player and MP3 audio player.

The 3G enabled Cookie Plus features a 3 megapixel camera and costs Rs.7999, while the 2G only Cookie Fresh has a 2 megapixel camera and costs Rs. 6199.

BSNL Introduces New SMS Packs For Gujarat

BSNLBharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced two new SMS packs for prepaid GSM subscribers in the Gujarat telecom circle.

For Rs. 55, BSNL subscribers will be able to send 3000 local and national SMSs to any network across India. In addition, they will also receive talk time worth Rs. 20.

If your messaging needs are really heavy duty, then you can opt for the bulkier message pack worth Rs. 110. This package bundles 7,500 local and national SMSs, along with Rs. 40 worth of talk time.

These message packs will be available only through paper vouchers i.e. you can’t avail these special packages through easy recharge. Additionally, you must utilize your free message quota within 30 days. Any leftover talk time will be carried forward; however, the free SMS quota isn’t transferable.

iPhone 4 Coming to India In September 2010

Good news for users who are waiting for the to be launched in India. There is confirmed news that the 4 will be launched in India on September 2010 with the 16GB iPhone 4 costing Rs. 35,500 and the 32GB iPhone 4 costing Rs. 41,500.

iPhone 4 India

A few days ago we had also told you that Vodafone will be launching iPhone 4, however, the iPhone 4 might also be launched by Airtel, the major telecom player in India. However, considering the high demand for the iPhone 4 in US and UK, which has delayed production of new units, so expect the September date to be pushed a little ahead.

Unlike other versions of the iPhone, iPhone 4 has a front facing camera and an amazing retina display. You can read the full iPhone 4 Specifications and Features to know more about this device.

Coming back to the Indian launch, Apple has not seen much success with the iPhone in India thanks to the cost of the phone, and the iPhone 4 may see a same fate. Most of the iPhone 4 buyers are usually Apple fans, with general public being less inclined towards buying the phone.

Considering that the average cost of handsets in India is Rs. 2000 or a little bit higher, the Rs. 35,500 price tag looks a bit of a hard sell.

iPhone 4 will launch in September 2010 and we will keep you updated on the exact release date and availability as more information becomes available.

MTS Launches “Unlimited MBlazer” Mobile Broadband Service

MTS-Mobile-Broadband MTS has achieved 5 million subscribers in India, and it is marking the occasion by launching a new mobile broadband plan dubbed the “Unlimited MBlazer”. Speaking on the occasion, Vsevolod Rozanov, the President and CEO of MTS’s parent company Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited said, Five million subscribers have given us a special place in Indian telecom sector and we are determined to offer them new voice and data products, further enriching their telecom experience.

The Unlimited MBlazer offer is available to existing and new MTS customers and provides unlimited high-speed mobile broadband connectivity. Of course, like most broadband plans in India, there is a catch. If you happen to use more than 15 GB of bandwidth, your connection will be downgraded to CDMA 1x. In other words, your connection speed will be reduced to 144 Kbps (from 3.1 Mbps) for the rest of the month.

In case you don’t mind opting for a high speed broadband connection, which can’t be used for downloading large files, you will have to shell out Rs. 999 per month (in form of an e-recharge).

Karbonn K777 Launched in India for Rs.4,500

Karbonn-K777 Karbonn Mobiles has launched its newest budget mobile phone and as you may have already guessed, it is a dual SIM ready handset. The Karbonn 777 is hoping to make an impression on potential buyers with its sleek and stylish body and all around feature set.

The candy bar styled handset weighs 95g and measures in at 115 X 50 X 10.7 mm. Its 240×320 resolution, 2.4 inch QVGA screen is capable of displaying 262K colours.

When it comes to multimedia, Karbonn has covered its bases and all the basic features are present. There is a 3.2 megapixel camera capable of snapping pictures and recording videos, along with a media player does more than what is required from a budget phone. MP3, MIDI, AMR and WAV audio formats, and MP4 and 3GP video formats are supported. FM player is also included.

Karbonn K77 bundles Opera Mini for browsing the web, however social networking widgets and apps – which are a commonplace these days, are surprisingly absent. Fortunately, more Java apps can be downloaded from the web.

Other significant features include Mobile Tracker, expandable memory up to 8 GB, talktime of 3-3.5 hours and standby time of 250 hours and phonebook memory with up to 2000 contacts.

The K777 is now available for Rs. 4,500.

G-Fone 777 – Dual SIM Phone with Large Touchscreen

G-Fone 777 is a low-end touchscreen phone, which boasts of a 3.2 inch, WQVGA resolution screen to go with a 3 megapixel fixed focus camera. As is customary these days, it is a dual SIM handset and bundles an impressive array of apps including Opera Mini, Nimbuzz, Snaptu and Accu Weather. Also included is a document viewer (Excel, Word and PDF documents), photo editor, RSS feed reader and more. Additional apps (Java) can be easily installed on the G-Fone, if you ever feel the need.


The inbuilt media player can play RMVB/MP4/3gp video files along with MP3 audio files. Other features supported by the G-Fone 777 include EDGE and Bluetooth connectivity, motion sensor, mobile tracker, FM player and recorder, Indian calendar and expandable memory up to 8 GB.

The G-Fone 777 is now available across India for Rs. 5,299.

Asia Cup Live Streaming On Tata Indicom and Tata DOCOMO

Tata Teleservices Limited will be offering Live streaming of Asia Cup matches to Tata Indicom and Tata DOCOMO users.

Hyderabad: June 18, 2010: It doesn’t get any bigger than this! Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), India’s fastest-growing pan-India dual-technology telecom service provider, has introduced Football and Cricket match service on the move, for Tata Indicom and DOCOMO subscribers respectively.

Tata Photon services that is synonymous with speed, accessibility providing superior live streaming mobile TV services on the move. Providing exclusive cricket streaming content on mobile, Mr. Zubin Jimmy Dubash, AVP & Head VAS New Product Innovations, Tata DOCOMO, Tata Indicom & Tata Photon, said Having earned the affection of our customers on popular brands Tata DOCOMO and Tata Photon, we are striving each day to provide value to them. The Asia Cup offering live and exclusive on Tata DOCOMO, and Tata Photon Plus is one of the many such initiatives we will be offering in the future to our customers".

As the sports fever is religiously catching up with youngsters, the ongoing football/soccer games and the Asia Cup fever, it makes worthwhile to offer services to subscribers that will be relevant and engaging. Adding to the fervor, Mr. Rishimohan Malhotra, Head-VAS, Tata DOCOMO said, Indians are a big time cricket fans and whatever the form of tournament maybe One day or 20-20, there is enough excitement and passion to watch Indians play. To offer easy accessibility of getting score updates and viewing live content on the move, Tata DOCOMO offers its subscribers score updates for both soccer and cricket along-with exclusive Live streaming of Asia cup matches using GPRS on their mobile phones.

Asia Cup: Subscribers can stream live content, listen to score updates, download special videos and get SMS alerts for Asia Cup matches.  Tata Teleservices has entered into an exclusive partnership with Apalya to offer live streaming of Asia Cup for both Tata Photon Plus users and Tata DOCOMO subscribers.

Watching Asia Cup Live Streaming for Tata Customers

For Tata Photon Plus customers Asia Cup is accessible on their Mobile and laptop using Tata Photon TV, with the addition of an exclusive channel telecasting the event. The pricing for the event on laptop is Rs 5 per match; Rs 25 for the full tournament while Asia Cup is available absolutely free of cost for Tata Photon TV on Mobile. Tata Photon TV is available only on LG 510, Samsung-Corby, Samsung-M519-Metro & Blackberry-9630 (Pre imbedded) Handsets to watch Asia cup channel for live football matches.

For Tata DOCOMO (GSM subscribers) Asia Cup content is delivered through multiple channels. Subscribers can take their pick for getting Asia Cup updates through:

  • Live streaming of Asia cup matches on mobile using GPRS. This is in exclusive partnership with Apalya. Tata DOCOMO subscribers have to download MiMobiTV, a simple GPRS based application that allows you to watch Asia Cup 2010 on streaming enabled Mobile handsets. Subscribers can download the client application at no cost while browsing the content is charged at 1p/1 KB in home network and 10p/10KB while on off net roaming. To download the application, users will have to send an SMS LIVE’ to 54321 (Toll Free).
  • Users can get Asia cup updates on SMS that is available in three different packs; Daily pack at Rs 5 for every match, Weekly pack at Rs 10 for 7days and Monthly pack at Rs 30 for 30 days. Users can also avail of Daily match updates via Voice packs by dialling 54321194 @ Rs. 5 per Match day.
  • Using the GPRS platform, Tata DOCOMO subscribers have a choice to download exclusive videos of Asia Cup. The Asia Cup Portal by Vuclip will have videos of Match Highlights, Wickets, Fours & Sixes. Users can watch the video clips of match being played as well as previous matches. Data charges as per the data tariff plan of the user.