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Reliance Launches Internet Talk Radio

Big Digital, an initiative by Reliance Broadcast Network, has launched Big Net Radio which is a talk internet radio channel that offers entertainment through talk channels over the internet. It has three channels as of now but none of them play any music as the name says, it is a talk radio. The three channels will cover popular areas of appeal, ranging from Bollywood to spiritual and humour.

The radio is available on: radio.big927fm.com

The content available on BigNetRadio has been produced keeping in mind those audiences who seek quick and brief entertainment capsules which help them de-stress. The radio service has been launched as a free of charge service.

New Player In Indian Telecom Tower Business: Power Grid

Power Grid Corp. is India’s largest electricity transmission utility company. Most of the huge transmission towers that you see in India, there is a good chance that it has been set up by Power Grid. As part of its diversification plans, Power Grid decided to lease out its electricity transmission infrastructure to independent tower firms and telecom service providers in the month of September this year and in order to find out the feasibility of this project it also hired KPMG as a consultant.

It seems that the study by KPMG is over and the company (Power Grid) now says that 10 to 15 per cent of it’s transmission towers out of approximately 1,00,000 towers in India can be used for setting up telecom towers. This will also boost its bottomline without any new investment. The aim of the company is to leverage its transmission towers set up in remote and rural areas to provide telecom services in these areas.

In it’s recent endeavors, the company has already leased a project in Gangtok for the past a year and it has also been leasing bandwidth on its network to over 70 customers including Bharti Airtel, BSNL, Dishnet Wireless and Tata Communications.

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Facebook Hiring Engineers For It’s Palo Alto Office On Indian College Campuses?

We recently had a tip off from a student of one of the best engineering institutions in India located at Kharagpur that Facebook has started the recruitment process for hiring engineers from their campus. Currently the job profile that is being offered is of a Load Balancer at Facebook’s Palo Alto office and the pay package stands at 80,000 USD per annum which is huge for a fresher by Indian standards.

Facebook has been working on a new kind of data structure called the HayStack. The speciality of this data structure is that it reduces the image upload request load off Facebook’s servers. Facebook receives close to 16 million photo upload requests each minute. So instead of uploading these photos one by one, the photos are put in a special array and this array is then uploaded at once.

The engineers who are hired from India will either be made to work on this new technology or as a Load Balancer. I wonder, why is Facebook not hiring core developer talent from Indian campuses.

Hong Kong Wants More Indian IT Firms To Set Shop In Their Country

Not only is US aware of India’s IT expertise and ability. Even countries in the western part of the world are aware of it. In a recent interview with Simon Galpin, director-general of InvestHK, he said that Hong Kong feels it has strong economic ties with India and wants more Indian IT companies to start business in Hong Kong.

More than 1,500 Indian companies are already doing business in Hong Kong and this number is expected to go up. The Indian economy is expanding gradually and markets like Hong Kong can provide Indian businesses a conducive environment. However the major Indian companies doing business in Hong Kong include Indian Banks, airlines and other enterprises. This is one of the main reasons why Hong Kong wants more Indian IT countries in Hong Kong.

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Tata Docomo Offers Free 3G Services For 7 Days

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We recently posted that Tata Docomo’s 3G services will go live from tomorrow midnight and now we have another breaking news. Tata Docomo recently posted in their Facebook page that  their  3G services will start from November 5th and they will offer free 3G  services  for the first 7 days. Tata Docomo users can enjoy free 3G services on their mobile phones and USB modem from November 5th to November 11th midnight.

Tata Docomo has won 3G license in nine circles Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra. Tata Docomo subscribers from these nine circles can enjoy free 3G services for the 7 days on their 3G devices.

Tata Docomo’s 3G Network supports high-speed Internet access with speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps. The network also supports HD Voice for a superior voice experience on calls. Tata Docomo will offers 3G services like Mobile TV,Video-SMS, Video-Streaming, Route-Finder, Live Aarti and much more.

This is definitely a good news for all the Tata Docomo subscribers in these nine circles. Are you excited for the launch of Tata Docomo’s 3G services in India? Lets us know your views in the comments below.

Motorola Flipout Launched In India For Rs.15,990

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Motorola recently launched Flipout, another stylish smartphone in Indian market. This handset is powered by the Android 2.1 Operating System. Motorola Flipout is a stylishly square and compact smart phone specially targeted at tech-savvy women and girls.

Announcing the launch, Motorola Mobility India Country Head Faisal Siddiqui said, We further enhance our smartphone portfolio in India with a unique and trendy form factor for the young at heart with the Motorola Flipout. It merges Motorola’s design heritage with Android capabilities to deliver a unique smartphone form factor.

Motorola Flipout features a 2.8 inch display with QVGA resolution, five row QWERTY keypad, Android 2.1 OS, 600MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom and Kodak Perfect Touch technology, 3.5mm audio jack, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, A-GPS and 1130 mAh battery.

Motorola Flipout is available in wide range of colors including Licorice, Fairway Green, Raspberry Crush, Brilliant Blue, Poppy Red, Saffron or White. It comes with a price tag of Rs.15,990. Mortorola also offers free Gift Voucher worth Rs 1000 of Lakme Salon with this device.

Tata Docomo 3G To Go Live From November 5

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Tata DOCOMO has become the first private operator to launch its 3G services in India. Tata Teleservices Limited will simultaneously launch its 3G services this Diwali in all the nine Circles where it has the 3G license – Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra.

Tata DOCOMO’s 3G services will provide customers a dual advantage—trusted service from the House of Tata, riding on the technological excellence of NTT DOCOMO. We have been able to complete the ramp-up of our network to support 3G services due to the superb 3G-ready network we created at the time of our 2G launch itself, last year. Our 3G rollout across all nine Circles will be completed this year itself,said, Mr Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Limited.

NTT DOCOMO warmly congratulates Tata Teleservices Limited on its rollout of 3G services. After nearly a decade of success in providing 3G service in Japan, we are delighted to have lent our technical and business knowhow to TTSL, our strategic global partner. Going forward, NTT DOCOMO will continue to leverage its mobile expertise and value-added services in markets worldwide through collaboration with partners such as Tata Teleservices Limited,said, Mr Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Tata DOCOMO’s HSPA+ 3G Network, supports high-speed Internet access with speeds of up to 21.1 Mbps. This is often referred as 3.5 G+’. The network also supports high-definition voice (HD Voice) for a superior voice experience on calls. 3G Life enables richer communication with friends and family.

Tata DOCOMO’s 3G offering starts off on a rich and heady note, with the introductory service portfolio itself including applications like Video-SMS, Video-Streaming, Mobile Television, Ultra-High-Speed Data Transfers, Route-Finder, Live Aarti and so on. NTT DOCOMO is closely working with TTL on future technologies like Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and much more.

Loop Mobile’s Special Offers Lights Up Festive Season

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To celebrate the festive season, Mumbai’s leading GSM service provider, Loop Mobile recently unveiled a host of innovative products and services for its subscribers in Mumbai Circle. Loop Mobile launched an unique tariff pack called “No Badalta Discount” which offers its subscribers to recieve flat 40% discount during specific hours of the day.

Loop Mobile has been a preferred mobile operator in Mumbai over last 15 years having touched lives of customers with innovative services engaging and exciting them during this journey. Diwali is celebrated and revered by Mumbaikars. We are committed to Mumbai and these offers are our way of spreading the festive cheer,” said Surya Mahadevan, Chief Operating Officer, Loop Mobile.

No Badalta Discount tariff pack offers a Smart Hour Pack which gives you a flat 40% on all local calls in Mumbai circle. The special tariff voucher is priced between Rs.21 to Rs.24 and it comes with a validity of 30 days. Subscribers can also avail multiple packs at one go. This offer is available only to pre-paid users in Mumbai circle.

This festive season, Loop Mobile also allows you to send MMS to your near and dear ones at just Rs.1/MMS without any activation fees. The Loop Mobile’s 1 MMS plan is available for all postpaid and pre-paid customers. This plan is valid only from November to November 7. In addition, postpaid customers can enjoy unlimited MMS service at just Rs.50 with a validity of 30 days.

Nokia X5-01 Now Available In India For Rs.9,690

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The Nokia X5-01 music phone which was announced back in June at the Nokia Connections event in Singapore, is now available in India. This device has not been officially launched by Nokia, but a mobile phone dealer in Mumbai has confirmed the availability of this device. This ugly looking phone comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and more.

Nokia X5-01 features a 2.36 inch display with 320 x 240 pixels resolution, Symbian S60 v3 operating system, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 32GB expandable memory, 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, microUSB 2.0, up to 384 hours stand-by time, up to 5 hours talktime and 950 mAh battery.

Nokia X5-01 is targeted at youngsters and it comes with dedicated music keys. This handset is available in 5 vibrant colors – Yellow Green, Purple, Pink, Azure and Graphite Black. Nokia X5-01 comes with a price tag of Rs.9,690.

Lemon Mobiles Brings Affordable 3G Handsets For Indian Masses

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Tata Docomo will launch its 3G services during Diwali, followed by Airtel, Idea and Aircel at the end of this year. To enjoy 3G services, your handset must have 3G capabilities, but most of the Indians can’t afford 3G smartphones. To solve this problem, Lemon Mobiles, the value for money mobile brand promoted by Fastrack Communications Pvt. Ltd. has announced to bring in affordable 3G enabled handsets for the Indian masses.

Gopal Kalra, Director, Fastrack Communications said, Our aim has always been to provide feature rich offerings to our customers. 3G launch is expected to create a new market segment. By bringing in 3G handsets we would provide our customers with a ubiquitous access to a host of entertainment and enterprise applications.

Sandeep Mushran, Director, Fastrack Communications further added, Though the 3G handset is attractively priced the acceptance amongst our customers would also highly depend on the tariffs and pricing of 3G services. Currently, we have a wide range of products which are suitable for the Indian market and with the 3G handset we want to offer robust quality without being too expensive.

The affordable 3G phone from Lemon Mobiles will be named as the W100 and it will be available for just Rs.3500. Lemon Mobiles 3G handsets will have some amazing features such as live TV, video calling on 3G network, browser, multimedia and dual camera. This handset will be available in India from November. Lemon Mobile also have plans to launch Android smartphones in the coming months.

Idea Announces Special Diwali Offer In Gujarat

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We have a good news for Idea subscribers in Gujarat circle. To add more light and delight to the festive season of Diwali, IDEA Cellular has launched a Festival benefits pack for new customers offering special tariff and additional benefits of SMS and GPRS usage.

The festival of Diwali is celebrated with a lot of fervor across the country, and in Gujarat. Adding special flavor and value during this auspicious occasion, Idea has launched festival benefits pack that takes into consideration all kinds of usage of customers, and gives them additional benefits.

New mobile users who choose to connect with Idea this season will not only avail special benefits but also become a part of the Idea family of over 60 lakh subscribers who experience the best tariffs and services in the state of Gujarat,said Arul Bright, Circle Head Gujarat, IDEA Cellular.

New Idea customers will get to enjoy the festival benefits pack which offers local Idea to Idea calls at 1 paisa per 2 seconds along with 73,000 free sms with a validity of 1 year and 200 MB of GPRS usage for 7 days. Idea also offers special recharges with benefits such as free Night Calling for a year, 12,900 Free SMS, 1,290 MB of free Data usage and STD calls for as low as Re. 1 for 3 minutes.

Currently this offer is available only in Gujarat circle and it is expected to be available in other circle in few days. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below or you can even call Customer Care to get more details on the festival benefit pack.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Launched In India For Rs.38,000

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Samsung today launched its first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab in India. This device is powered by Android 2.2 (FroYo) Operating System. India is one of the first three markets where in the world where the Galaxy Tab is being launched. Samsung Galaxy Tab has been customized to meet the needs of Indian consumers in terms of its applications.

“The Samsung Galaxy tab is a leading example of digital convergence .It is set to change the lifestyle of our Indian consumers the way they work, they play, the way they spend their time at home and the way they carry their world with them. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy tab today marks the beginning of a new era in communication,” said Mr. B D Park, Director, Samsung India.

“The Samsung GALAXY Tab has made rich communication truly mobile; it presents a level of converged technology that moves beyond mobile or PC to an entirely new category. Users have new powers to consume, create and communicate from wherever they are,” states Mr. Ranjit Yadav , Director-Mobile & IT.

Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7 inch TFT-LCD touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution, Android 2.2 operating system, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 1GHz Cortex A8 application processor, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 4000mAH battery and more.

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a price tag of Rs.38,000. Leading Indian operators like Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Tata Docomo and RCom are soon expected to announce exciting offers and data plans with the Galaxy Tab. This powerful device will be available in India from November 10.

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.

Vodafone To Set Up Global R&D Centre in India

Lot of big companies around the world leverage Indian IT expertise to give their businesses a lead over others. UK-based mobile operator Vodafone is now planning to set up a global applications research and development (R & D) centre in India in order to leverage on the expertise in India.

Mr Marten Pieters, the Managing Director of Vodafone Essar said that Vodafone is already in the process of setting up an application centre in India. India being such a big centre for IT, technology and application development, Vodafone is looking forward to leverage this not only for their Indian operations, but also for the rest of the world.

Opening this R&D Center in India will open new opportunities for development firms and generate more jobs. Also experienced programmers from different avenues will have a good chance to change their service line and do something new.

Motorola Quench XT3 Launched In India For Rs.14990

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Motorola recently launched its entry-level smartphone, the QUENCH XT3 smartphone in India. This handset is powered by the Android 2.1 operating system and it allows you to download more than 100,000 apps from the Android market and helps you to stay connected with your friends and family on the go.

We are offering innovative and exciting Android-powered devices to a larger Indian audience for whom affordability and features in a sleek form factor make the difference. With the QUENCH XT3, we are targeting those users who are interested in smartphones but haven’t yet made the leap to invest in one. The value for money Motorola QUENCH XT3 is elegant and intuitive with a high style quotient,said Faisal Siddiqui, country head of India, Motorola Mobility.

Motorola Quench XT3 features a 3.2inch HVGA touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 Operating System, 600 MHz processor, 3 megapixel camera with digital zoom and LED flash, 3.5G connectivity, Wi-Fi access, A-GPS, stereo Bluetooth, MP3 player, Accelerometer and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Trackball, Preloaded Social Networking Sites, full HTML browser with Webkit for PC-like browsing, 512 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1270 mAh battery.

Motorola Quench XT3 is available in India with a price tag of Rs.14,990. You will also get anWith every Motorola QUENCHXT3, get an adidas jacket4 and 2 pairs of movie tickets absolutely free!