commentary I bought my first mobile phone almost a decade ago. Back then, I was one of those people who carried it in their bag but kept it switched off. I was conscious about showing it off in public and figured that by having it turned off, I could keep my mobile phone bill low. So why did I buy one? I figured that a mobile phone would come in handy in emerging situations like getting a flat tire while driving on the expressway, or getting stranded with no transportation, in some deserted industrial estate on a raining day. But today, I don't think twice about making a phone call on my mobile. I keep the device switched on all the time, even when I go to bed. And while I'm waiting for a friend or a bus, or stuck in line at the automated teller machine, my first instinct is almost always to pick up the mobile to keep busy. I while my time away by sending a text message to a friend or my significant other (just to say hello), playing a game, or surfing the Web. The mobile phone has … [Read more...] about The impact of the mobile phone
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INDIA--Telecom operators may hold back investments in existing networks if there are any further delays in the auction of 3G spectrum, say experts. While the world awaits the much-anticipated global launch of Apple's 3G-enabled iPhone on Jul. 11--and at a later launch date in some Asian markets--the news brings little meaning for the tech-savvy in India, which has yet to roll out 3G networks. There have been inordinate delays in the launch of 3G services in India. Last year, the country's telecom and defense ministries reached an informal agreement under which the latter was to vacate about 25 MHz of 3G spectrum to meet the immediate requirements of telecom operators. However, the spectrum issue "is far from resolved", Manesh Patel, partner, telecom advisory services at Ernst & Young India, told ZDNet Asia in a phone interview. Minister of State for Defense M. M. Pallam Raju said at a news conference, held recently in Delhi, that the National Security Advisor (NSA) is currently … [Read more...] about India’s 3G unlikely to happen soon
Earlier this month, we had our friends over from Bengaluru--Deepty and Namit. Deepty is a tech-savvy corporate lawyer. She has a fetish for the latest gizmos and loves to fiddle around with all kinds of gadgets. Most of us, including her husband, Namit, get her to sort out our tech woes. But over the last 18 months, Deepty has been rather unlucky with gadgets (especially mobile phones). Till April 2009, the couple was based in Gurgaon and we would meet every weekend. And each week, we would have a new gadget to discuss. First it was the Nokia E71. The phone would hang every time Deepty received an e-mail with an attachment. Then she bought a Blackberry Storm (the day after its launch in India). And from day one, she had problems with its touchpad. It was not very sensitive. Despite these problems, she used the phone for nearly a year before its charging point spoiled. Then Deepty purchased another new gadget, the Nokia E72. And the same evening she came online on Google Talk to … [Read more...] about Why aren’t product recalls popular in India?
Despite the lack of buzz around LTE (long-term evolution), India is expected to see adoption of the mobile technology go mainstream by 2015 when equipment cost falls and as bandwidth pressures continue to increase. Local telco Airtel launched TD-LTE services in Kolkata and Bengaluru in April and May, respectively. To date, the service does not offer mobility but is touted to be 10 times faster than a wireline DSL connection. Compared to DSL, though, TD-LTE service and equipment are considerably more expensive. "Unlike 3G, there has been no buzz around 4G," Tapash Chakravarty, a Kolkata-based entrepreneur, said in a phone interview. Since the 3G launch in India was quite a disappointment , customers in Kolkata have not shown much eagerness to try out 4G, he noted. "I don't know anyone here who has even tried to find out more about the service," Chakravarty said. While often marketed by telcos as "4G", LTE is developed by the 3G Partnership Project and not regarded by some in the … [Read more...] about LTE to be mainstream in India by 2015
The Samsung Tizen-OS phone, the Z1, may seem like just another phone launch amongst dozens that take place every month in India, the hottest smartphone market in the world, where a little under 70 percent of the population still operate "dumb" feature phones. But it's not. It has a multitude of narratives wrapped into it, the most important being Samsung's future in the country. The latest news that extends this conversation is the company's announcement yesterday that the Z1 will soon be manufactured in India. It is generally thought that the largest panacea for modern industrial economies and unemployment is manufacturing. India has a giant services economy (over 50 percent), but an anemic manufacturing one. In order to fix that, the last government gave birth to an ambitious "National Electronics Policy", which envisioned Japanese- or Korean-style clusters housing cutting-edge companies with state-of-the-art technologies that would help build an entire electronics manufacturing … [Read more...] about Samsung to make the Tizen Z1 in India, but can the phone compete with rivals?
0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jan 2013, 03:33 Starting on Friday, the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 will be available in select retail stores throughout major cities in India while the Nokia Lumia 620 will join the party some time next month; the high-end Nokia Lumia 920 will be available in yellow, red, white and black while the Nokia Lumia 820 will be available in red, yellow, cyan, white and black, while the Nokia Lumia 620 will come in magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black when released... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:07 3 1. platformwars (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2012) Oh wow.. The 920 Costs more than the SIII, Note II, One X+ Etc.. I saw the demo and the phone is amazing.. but the price is just too much.. i believe that the nokia fan boys will take it but i dont expect this to have extraordinary sales. posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:10 8 2. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012) … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 are launched in India; Nokia Lumia 620 to be released next month
posted on 07 Jan 2017, 20:38 21 1. Rafishant (Posts: 373; Member since: 13 Oct 2015) Good start. posted on 07 Jan 2017, 21:56 0 15. Klinton (Posts: 1127; Member since: 24 Oct 2016) With Android Nokia could make some money. But will never come on the top again. posted on 07 Jan 2017, 22:03 15 16. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 2257; Member since: 23 Jan 2014) SD430 is good specs? A price tag of $245 to boot? Any other brand - ANY other - and the trolls would blast it. posted on 07 Jan 2017, 22:06 8 18. Settings (Posts: 2649; Member since: 02 Jul 2014) Not everyone needs high end. SD430 is good for its specs and price. If you want cheap, go with MTK. 46. uzimafioso (Posts: 465; Member since: 15 Jul 2014) Not necessarily, you can get a Moto G4 Plus for $200 and it has better specs as well is tried and tested, and it's getting Nougat. 69. trojan_horse (banned) (Posts: 5868; Member since: 06 May 2016) Yep. ^^ Besides, specs alone aren't everything. There's … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nokia 6 Android powered smartphone unveiled; phone will launch in China powered by SD-430
Exploding smartphones aren’t exactly a common occurrence, especially in India, but that’s exactly what happened to Kishan Yadav’s iPhone 6, reports The Times of India.According to Yadav, he bought his 64GB silver iPhone 6 from a well-known mobile phone store for around $944. Two days after he bought Apple’s latest and greatest, he was in his car, talking to a friend using the phone’s hands-free mode, when he noticed sparks coming from the iPhone 6. He realized the phone became very hot, and when he threw it out of his car, it exploded as soon as it made contact with the ground.“My face could have got burn [sic] as the phone exploded in a matter of seconds,” said Yadav. “When I threw the phone, the call was on and the battery was around 70 percent.”According to The Times of India, this is the first such case since the iPhone 6’s October 2014 launch in India where the phone exploded for no … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 in India takes a turn for the worse, decides to explode on the road
Many U.S. consumers whipped out their smartphones in brick-and-mortar stores to find better deals online last year, tripling mobile shopping revenue in just one year, an ABI Research analyst said Wednesday.The findings of a newly released report by the firm showed that the relationship between money and mobile devices varies widely from one part of the world to another. Mobile banking grew significantly in India, while Africa, Latin America and some other parts of the world appeared ready to bypass banking altogether in favor of payments handled by mobile operators, according to ABI. Mobile commerce grew far faster in the U.S. than worldwide last year, vaulting from US$396 million in 2008 to an estimated $1.2 billion in 2009, analyst Mark Beccue said. That was nearly 1 percent of all online commerce, he said. Drawing on information from multiple sources, ABI concluded that many smartphone users went shopping in physical stores, looked at products, checked out deals on the same items … [Read more...] about Mobile Buying Booms in US, Banking in India
Samsung Electronics continues to place its bets on the Tizen operating system for smartphones, with the launch Tuesday in India of a 4G enabled smartphone priced at 4,590 rupees (US$68).The company’s Tizen phones have not very successful in the country, and the new device is not likely to disrupt the market in which Android phones dominate, said Vishal Tripathi, research director at Gartner. “The previous Tizen phones were good, but people were not used to the operating system,” he added.The Z2 is the third Tizen phone the company is launching in India. It was preceded by the Z1 and Z3. India has been a primary target market for Samsung's Tizen phones because of the country's large number of price-sensitive customers.The new 4-inch WVGA screen phone has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card, and a dual SIM. It is powered by a 1500mAh battery. The phone has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and … [Read more...] about Samsung bets on Tizen smartphones again with a new launch in India