Intex Launches Dual SIM QWERTY Phone IN 6633 for Rs. 4500

Intex mobiles has launched another Dual SIM phone with a QWERTY keypad called Intex IN 6633 for Rs. 4500. The phone supports two GSM SIM cards at a time.

Intex IN 6633

Intex IN 6633 has a 2.3 inch TFT display which supports up to 256K colors. It weighs just 100gms and has a QWERTY keypad. The phone also comes with FM Radio, FM Recording, Audio Player, Sound Recorder, Video player and Video Recorder.

IN 6633 sports a 2MP VGA camera and can also act like a webcam. The phone supports the GSM 900/1800 bands and also has Bluetooth support. The factory model of IN 6633 comes with 78MB internal memory which can be expanded to 8GB using a Micro SD card.

In addition to that the phone also supports Auto call recording and auto call rejecting and supports 10 PUSH email accounts. Intex IN 6633 will be available at retail outlets and will cost Rs. 4500.

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.

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.

Nokia Launches 2690 in India For Rs. 2,750

Nokia has launched another low-end phone in India, the Nokia 2690 for Rs. 2,750. Nokia 2690 has a VGA camera and expandable memory slot.

Nokia has a launched a new low-end handset in the Indian market. The Nokia 2690 is a low-priced handset which comes with some nice features.


Nokia 2690 has a 1.2 inch display and a VGA camera with up-to 8GB expandable memory. The device will be sold in 4 colors which include Graphite, White Silver, Hot Pink and Blue.

Nokia 2690 also has Bluetooth connectivity along with GPRS and EDGE support. If you are a music buff you can use the phone to play FM Radio too.

Nokia 2690 is also lightweight and weight only 80.7gm. You can purchase a Nokia 2690 for Rs. 2,750 only.

Tata Teleservices Crosses 70 Million Subscribers

Tata Teleservices Limited has achieved a big milestone by crossing 70 million subscribers and in the process more than doubled their subscribers year over year. TTL also became the fastest telecom company in India to achieve this milestone.

Tata Teleservices Limited

Tata Teleservices added over 35 million subscribers in the last 12 months to have a subscriber base of 70 million subscribers. TTL had around 35 million subscribers in May 2009 and that has grown more than 100% in a year.

In May 2010 itself, Tata Teleservices added 2.33 million new subscribers to their growing user base. Tata also became the fastest telecom company to cross the 70 million mark in a span of 5 years.

Commenting on the landmark achievement, Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited, said: We thank and appreciate every subscriber’s faith in us as a transparent, caring and efficient telecom services company. With each new milestone crossed, we have raised our own internal benchmarks—in keeping with our larger objective of consistently enhancing and improving our standards, and of providing our customers with differentiated and lifestyle-impacting telecom services. The achievement also bears testimony to the efforts that have been put into making our network and services the best in the industry—we will continue to innovate and evolve, providing world-best products and offerings to our subscribers.

Tata Teleservices has been aggressively pursing new customers through advertisements and deals which have been liked by the users. Earlier this year TTL’s GSM brand Tata DOCOMO added two new tariff plans Pay-Per-Second’ and Pay-Per-Call’ and also introduced products like Photon TV and Mobile TV for their mobile subscribers.

With the countdown on 3G services having begun, we will continue to walk the innovation path, providing our customers with differentiated products and services which will take telecom to the next level. We are working closely on the creation of such relevant products with our partners, particularly NTT DOCOMO, which is acknowledged as the world leader in telecom technology development; and look forward to the next wave in Indian telecoms, Mr. Sardana added.

Nokia 2690 Launched In India For Rs 3700

Nokia which has the highest market share in the Indian market has launched another low-end phone in India the Nokia 2690 priced at Rs. 3700.

Nokia 2690

Nokia 2690 supports the GPRS and EDGE networks and has a MicroSD memory slot which can be expanded up to 8GB. The phone also comes with Bluetooth and Micro-USB connector for data transfers.

Nokia 2690 runs on the Symbian S40 OS and has support for Calendar, notes, voice recorder and a easy to use email client.

Nokia 2690 also has a VGA camera (640 x 480px) with video recording at 176 x 144px at 15fps. For the music buff the phone comes with the Nokia music player and Stereo FM radio.

Nokia has always been known to create sturdy devices, and the Nokia 2690 is the perfect low-priced device that packs in entertainment and a camera. The device will sell in the Indian markets for Rs. 3700.

Blackberry Pearl 3G Launched in India

Research In Motion (RIM) has launched two new 3G phones Pearl 9100 and Pearl Pearl 9105 in India. The phones have similar hardware, however only the Pearl 9100 has a full QWERTY keyboard, whereas the Pearl 9105 has a numeric keypad.

Blackberry Pearl 3G

RIM seems to be in a launch frenzy with it launching several new phones in the Indian market including the Blackberry 9700 which was launched for Rs. 31,900, Blackberry Storm for Rs. 31,990 and Blackberry Curve 8530 for Rs. 18,990.

The Blackberry Pearl 3G phone has a 3.2 Megapixel camera and also has a 256MB flash memory which can be expanded to 32GB using a microSD card. The phone also supports Bluetooth and other interesting features.

Out of the two phones launched only the Blackberry Pearl 9100 has a 20 key QWERTY keyboard. The Pearl 9105 only has a numeric keyboard unlike other Blackberry models. Full specifications and details of the Blackberry Pearl 3G can be viewed on the official RIM site here.

Airtel Completes Zain Group Acquisition In Africa For $10.7 Billion

Bharti Airtel today dived into the global telecom market by completing the acquisition of Zain Group’s mobile operations in 15 countries across Africa for a total enterprise valuation of $10.7 billion.


With this acquisition Airtel has become the first Indian telecom brand to have a global presence with a footprint of 1.8 billion people. It also became a major MNC with operations in 18 countries across Asia and Africa with a customer base of 180 million users.

With the acquisition of Zain Group, Airtel has:

  • Completed the largest ever cross- border deal in emerging markets.
  • Entered a league of five largest mobile operators in the world.
  • Became a leading Indian MNC with operations in 18 countries with a footprint covering 1.8 billion people
  • Reiterated commitment to Africa and promises affordable services, deeper coverage and superior brand experience.

Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti said, We are delighted at the closure of this transformational deal for India and Bharti. We would like to express our deep gratitude and thank the governments of all the fifteen countries as well as the government of India for their overwhelming support to this landmark event. This will further strengthen the historic Indo-Africa economic & social ties and provide a big boost to South-South cooperation."

Mr. Asaad Al-Banwan, Chairman, Zain, said We wholeheartedly wish Bharti Airtel great success in continuing the development of telecommunications across the African continent, and we are confident that the people of Africa will welcome such a committed and reputable telecom powerhouse.

Airtel has no doubt been the biggest player in the Indian market, and with this acquisition they will also take over mobile service operations in 15 countries with a total customer base of over 42 million.

India is always seen as a emerging market for the telecom industry, however, with over 450 million telecom penetration, Africa also give Airtel a good chance to increase their user base.

For more information and details about the Airtel and Zain Group deal, visit this press release.

Nokia N900 Launched In India For Rs. 30,639

the flagship device from Nokia has been officially launched in India for Rs. 30,639. Nokia N900 has been the saving grace for Nokia after launching the hugely unpopular Nokia N97.

Nokia N900

Nokia N900 has a 3.5" touchscreen display with a QWERTY keypad. It also has a 5MP camera with a Carl Zeiss Dual LED flash. Nokia N900 GPS and Quad-band GSM, EDGE, GPRS and WCDMA. The device is powered by an ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz processor with OpenGL ES 2.0 support and comes 1GB Ram.

Nokia N900 also has 32GB of memory which can also be expanded to up-to 48GB using a microSD card. The phone also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and has a FM transmitter.

Nokia N900 runs on which is a Linux based OS and a breakaway from the Symbian OS usually seen in Nokia devices. Nokia N900 can also run applications such as Firefox Mobile with add-ons support. In addition to that Nokia N900 also runs Ovi Maps and more.

Nokia N900 will be available in retail stores across India for Rs, 30,639.