One of India's leading mobile phone manufacturers, Micromax, is set to launch a 3D phone for under 15,000 rupees (US$277.9).
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.
A study from University of Winnipeg suggests young adults who send more than 100 text messages a day tend to be more interested in image and wealth, versus leading an ethical life.
The conventional liquid crystal display (LCD) screens for smartphones could soon be replaced by screens comprised of nanoparticles, which can be bended, folded, and even rolled up.
Aimed at first time buyers and a successor to the successful Nokia 1280 which sold more than 100 million units, the entry level Nokia 105 is priced at just 1,249 rupees (US$22.90).
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will offer an app for travelers, allowing them to not just to check arrival and departure times, but also book a taxi for pickup on arrival.
State-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam has introduced a Wi-Fi module for vehicles. In other words, your vehicle becomes a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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.
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.
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