Tata Indicom Launches BlackBerry Bold 9650 In India

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Tata Indicom and Research in Motion (RIM) today announced the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone in India. It is the first combined CDMA-GSM 3G-ready smartphone in the BlackBerry Bold series. This handset comes with full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, 512 MB of Flash Memory, an Optical Trackpad and so on.

As the youngest dual-technology telecom service provider in India, the addition of a Smartphone like the BlackBerry Bold 9650 to our portfolio of products and services from Research In Motion is an important step in strengthening our offerings to consumers. Our pan-India reach, supported by the traditionally strong speeds on TTL’s cutting-edge CDMA network, will provide users with an exceptional voice and data communication experience, enhanced by the ability to share and experience multimedia, chat and social networking on the go,said Mr Sunil Batra, President of CDMA Operations at Tata Teleservices Limited.

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone delivers premium phone and multimedia features, together with global roaming support and the industry’s leading mobile solution for e-mail, messaging and social networking. We’re pleased to work with Tata Indicom to bring this powerful new smartphone to their customers in India,said Frenny Bawa, Managing Director-India, Research In Motion.

BlackBerry Bold 9650 features a 2.4 inch display with 480 x 360 pixels resolution, 512 MB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, GPS capabilities, Bluetooth 2.1, up to 312 hours stand-by time, up to 5 hours talktime and 1400 mAh battery.

Blackberry Bold 9650 is exclusively available in India for Tata Indicom customers at just Rs.27,990. Tata Indicom customers will receive a free data pack worth Rs.900 per month, as well as 500 MB of tethered modem data usage for the first two months. Tata Indicom customers will also have exclusive access to Tata’s Photon TV.

PayPal ‘Unofficially’ Announces Android Market Payment Support

One of the most awaited requests of Android users is going to come true soon and I mean real soon. Google is soon going to allow users to purchase applications from the Android market and pay for them using PayPal. As of now, PayPal has not made this piece of news official. Someone however did publish the official announcement on PayPal’s blog before pulling it back.

Here is a screenshot of the official blog post before it was pulled back :


PayPal is the biggest internet bank’ with over 90million satisfied as well as un-satisfied customers. This move from Google and PayPal will surely help in increasing the sale of paid apps on the Android market and reduce piracy.

Along with this, PayPal has also added support for purchasing applications from the Apple’s AppStore and Blackberry App World.

BlackBerry Torch Available On Aircel With Unlimited Free Data Plan

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Earlier this month, RIM (Research In Motion) launched its latest BlackBerry smartphone in India, the BlackBerry Torch 9800. This is the first handset which runs on the new BlackBerry 6 operating system. Aircel is currently offering BlackBerry Torch with free unlimited Email and Internet Data Bundle offer to its postpaid customer.

BlackBerry Torch features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 inch touch screen display, 5 megapixel camera with 2X digital zoom, optical trackpad, 4 GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps, up to 18 days Standby Time, up to 5.5 hours talk-time, 1300 mAHr lithium-ion battery and more.

Aircel offers its Blackberry services in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad, Bangaluru, Kolkata & Orissa telecom circles. Aircel offers free unlimited free data plan for 12 months from the date of activation. This offer is not available for prepaid customers. BlackBerry Torch was launched in India for Rs.35,000, but you can get this handset from Aircel Stores at just Rs.32,000.

Are you planning to buy this handset? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Blackberry Style 9670 Coming to Sprint

Blackberry Style 9670Blackberry is really experimenting a lot these days, anyone would if their marketshare was getting hammered by two other mobile OSes (read: iOS and Android). Say Hi to the new Blackberry Style 9670, RIM’s first clamshell Blackberry device.

I don’t really find it very stylish, but that’s probably subjective. It is a bit bulky but offers nice hardware specs. It has a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and comes with 3G EVDO Rev. A connectivity. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP.

It runs the new Blackberry OS 6.0 and has 512 MB and supports up to 16 GB microSD cards. It has a 2.7 inch internal display with a resolution of 360 x 400 pixels and a 2 inch external QVGA display. It’s powered by a 1150 mAh battery with a rated talktime of 4.5 hours.

It will be available on Sprint from October 31. It is priced at just $99.99 after a mail in rebate of $100.

Dropbox For Blackberry Updated To Version 1.0.34

The Dropbox team recently released a new version of their BlackBerry application. Dropbox for BlackBerry, which was launched a few months back has been updated and a new version is available for download.

The new version is numbered 1.0.34 and it comes with some fixes and improvements. You can download the  latest version of Dropbox for Blackberry from  the Dropbox Blackberry Forum.  Check out the complete changelog below.

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  • saving non-ascii texts results in garbled text
  • handling of edge cases when running out of space on sd card and in device memory
  • open-edit-upload usecase wasn’t working for devices with encryption enabled
  • share link freezes for some users
  • open-edit-upload usecase fails for files with non-ascii filenames
  • “would you like to allow logging” dialog shouldn’t appear on first launch
  • on rotatable devices, in image gallery, the displayed/cached image is smaller than screen size (shouldn’t happen)
  • app should ask for permissions in advance on first launch
  • app should support multiple third-party app associations for a given file type (e.g multiple pdf viewers)
  • music/video stops when screen fades out
  • user gets a “not enough room to write file” message when trying to open a file that’s already open in docs2go

Dropbox for Blackberry app is available for all BlackBerry smartphones running under the BlackBerry OS 4.5 or higher. If you’d like to leave feedback for version 1.0.34, headover to this Dropbox forums thread.

RIM Launches BlackBerry Torch Smartphone In India For Rs.35,000

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RIM (Research In Motion) recently launched the elegant looking BlackBerry’s latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch. This is the first handset which runs on the new BlackBerry 6 operating system and first handset to feature the combination of a full touch screen display with an iconic BlackBerry keyboard.

With its new high-performance browser, powerful touch screen interface and easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard, the highly anticipated BlackBerry Torch offers an exceptional mobile experience for both consumers and business users in India,said Frenny Bawa, Managing Director, India, Research In Motion.

BlackBerry Torch comes with a 3.2 inch touch screen display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with backlighting, 5 megapixel camera with 2X digital zoom, VGA video recording, optical trackpad, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, geotagging, MicroSD card slot, 4 GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps, up to 30 hours music playback, up to 18 days Standby Time, up to 5.5 hours talk-time and 1300 mAHr lithium-ion battery.

BlackBerry Torch has a broad range of communications and multimedia features, and this smartphone is ideal for socially connected consumers and packed with some advanced tools for business customers. BlackBerry 6 also integrates a new and rich WebKit-based browser on BlackBerry Torch that renders HTML web pages quickly and beautifully for a great browsing experience.

The universal search on BlackBerry Torch allows users to search through email, messages, contacts, music, videos and more on the smartphone, as well as extend search to the Internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World. BlackBerry Torch comes with a price tag of Rs.35,000.

RIM Gets Yet Another Deadline For Blackberry: Dec 31st

It seems that Blackberry users can now rejoice, but only for two more months as the Indian Govt. has now agreed to extend the deadline for Blackberry to comply with security related issues till December 31, 2010. So if things do not go all well, then Blackberry users might have to welcome the new year with a new kind of Blackberry – without corporate e-mail and chat!

We have already told you about the August 31 deadline, after which the deadline was extended to 31st October. And this current decision of extending the deadline to 31st December was taken after a high-level meeting between the MHA, RIM and the Department of Telecommunications.


BlackBerry Torch 9800 Now Available At Three UK

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 was recently launched on the airwaves of Vodafone in the UK and now the RIM’s flagship product is also available for the customers of Three UK. BlackBerry Torch 9800 is an extremely cool device which has a touch-screen display as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Branded Devices at Three said, When paired with Three’s high speed network, the BlackBerry Torch really comes into its own, allowing users to access their favourite web pages and social networking sites with ease.

BlackBerry Torch features a 3.2 inch HVGA+ touch screen display with 480×360 pixels resolution, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with backlighting, optical trackpad, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera with continuous auto-focus, image stabilization, 2X digital zoom, VGA (640×480) video recording, geotagging and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, light and proximity sensor, hands-free headset capable, bluetooth headset capable, 512 MB flash memory, 512 MB SDRAM, MicroSD card slot, 4 GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 4 GB media card included, Built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps, up to 30 hours music playback, up to 18 days Standby Time, up to 5.5 hours talk-time and 1300 mAHr lithium-ion battery.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 is available in black for £249 on contract at £35 a month on The One Plan which includes 2000 any network minutes, 5000 Three-to-Three minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB data.

RIM’s BlackBerry Woes Continue: India Rejects Proposed Decryption Solution

BlackBerryYou are probably aware that the Indian government has been gunning at Research in Motion – the manufacturer of the popular Blackberry series of handsets, due to concerns over the misuse of Blackberry’s encrypted messaging system by terrorists. Towards the end of August, RIM finally appeared to have succeeded in placating the government’s concerns by agreeing to set up a server in India. However, according to The Economic Times, RIM’s woes are far from being over.

The department of telecommunications (DoT) has rejected the solution proposed by Research in Motion on the grounds that it doesn’t allow security agencies to obtain email and chat communications in plain text (unencrypted/decrypted) form.

RIM has been under fire from several nations including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Even the United Nation’s telecommunications agency urged it to share data with law enforcement agencies. RIM has been insisting that it doesn’t have a magical key to decrypt the data which is protected using end to end encryption. It will be interesting to see how RIM responds to this new development. If it doesn’t manage to come up with a satisfactory solution by the end of this month, then the one million BlackBerry subscribers in India might have to do without BlackBerry services like e-mail and chat.

No Firefox on iPhone, iPad Version of Firefox Home Likely

Mozilla has confirmed that they will not be working on a Mobile version of for and will instead continue to work on Firefox Home for iPhone with a future version for iPad under consideration.

Firefox Home

According to a blog post on the Mozilla blog, Mozilla will not spend time or efforts on building an Firefox and will instead continue to build Firefox Home as a rich cloud-based application.

We are working to bring as much of your Firefox experience as possible to Firefox Home. People have asked about adding more browser-like features to Firefox Home, but there are technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone. We are focused on building Firefox Home as a rich, cloud-based application and making it a valuable product that people will continue to love and use.

Mozilla will continue to add more features to Firefox Home while adding new platforms like and to the list. They have also said that they might end up creating a Firefox Home app for in future.

Firefox Home will get more features such as password synchronization, better integration, search engine preferences, and integration, social sharing and more.

Earlier, Mozilla had also stopped development of Firefox Mobile for Windows Mobile when Windows Phone 7 was announced. Now, with indication that Mozilla will continue to offer Firefox Home as an app on different platforms rather than the whole browser itself, Mozilla might be bailing out of the heavily competitive mobile browser market which is currently lead by Opera Mini and Opera Mobile.

Currently Firefox Mobile or Fennec as it was earlier known is available for the / platform (Firefox Mobile for Maemo) and platform (Firefox Mobile for Android).

Also with the help of Firefox Home as a sync platform for mobile devices, Mozilla might start attracting more users towards their desktop platform.