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.
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.
Mumbai police have set up a facility to monitor social networks for public sentiment and moods, to detect in advance possible mass gatherings or protests.
Delhi Metro will soon launch an app for smartphone users, providing information regarding fares and real-time updates along the different lines, and Delhi Metro stations.
India is set to have the world’s third largest mobile subscriber base by 2017--an attractive market for foreign vendors such as Chinese brands, who are increasingly penetrating the market.
Samsung is going all out once again to take another bite out of Apple with its new handset, but the competition is getting harder.
While mobile money has proven popular with the unbanked population, further pick up may be hindered by lack of security standardization and tech infrastructure.
In India, awareness levels, implementation and use of mobile money is at its early stages. While accepted in urban cities and metros, rural India is still an untapped market due to technological constraints.
One genre of mobile apps gaining precedent and popularity in India, especially among women, are safety mobile apps such as Fightback.
Indian Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has announced free roaming across the country will be in place before October, falling short of providing an exact date.
Haven't heard of Huawei? Well to begin with, let's take a quick lesson on how to pronounce Huawei; it's "Wah Way".
A global standard established by Connected Car Consortium, MirrorLink is touted to enable secure and seamless integration between a smartphone and a car's infotainment system.
At this week's Mobile World Congress, machine-to-machine is the new wave of the wireless revolution which involves getting devices to talk with other devices, with no humans in between.
Samsung continues its dominance at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, showing off its latest offering--Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, which directly competes against the Apple iPad mini.
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- 1 MirrorLink: Your vehicle is now a smartphone app
- 2 China's UC Browser is top mobile browser in India
- 3 Delhi Metro finally launches online smart card recharge facility
- 4 World's first smartphone for blind invented in India
- 5 India's poor rural telecoms penetration shows more govt incentives needed