Missing the March 31 deadline set by the Indian government to deliver 100,000 Aakash 2 tablets, the manufacturer DataWind has promised to complete deliveries by the end of this month.
Nitin Puri discusses key mobile communications developments in India, home to one of the world's largest mobile phone population.
Originally from Canada, Nitin has been residing and working in India since 2009. He has worked in different ICT industries in countries such as India, Canada, and Tanzania. He is an avid follower and application developer within the growing mobile phone sector in India.
One area of mobile apps that has yet to become more popular and accepted by parents are apps that allow parents to monitor their teenagers' Internet consumption on smartphones and tablets.
Indian consumers face the hassle of having to cancel the SIM and re-applying for a new one, which now takes a longer time to complete, among other inconveniences if they lose their handsets.
Offered by Mumbai-based Quick Heal, the mobile security app allows users to remotely delete specific data from stolen/lost devices, but features such as call and SMS blocking are already available in most phones today.
Pre-orders of the tablet have started one week ahead of the official release date as it goes up against Apple's iPad mini and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0, but how much will the Indian market embrace it?
Making its run in the rumor circles for years now, Facebook has sent out a media invite to their California headquarters on Thursday, April 4, entitled "Come See Our New Home On Android".
Indian government is threatening to bring a halt to the country's low-cost tablet initiative if the delivery target of 100,000 isn't met by the end of the month.
Jaxtr unveils a pre-paid SIM card which works on various phones ranging from Android, iPhone, Windows and BlackBerry and in over 200 countries.
Telcos have come up with a unique way to keep its users, especially VIPs, connected at all times--placing signal towers on carts and trailers to keep them mobile--allowing them to be moved elsewhere in the event of complaints.
The universal ignition interlock system requires the driver to insert his or her phone prior to starting the vehicle in order to start it, possibly a boon for parents.