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Nokia’s 41 MP giant launched in India; Sony unveils Xperia Miro and Tipo

It’s the best of times for smartphone lovers as leading players Nokia and Sony Mobile have come up with some interesting offerings. There is a difference, though. While Nokia has launched its camera giant in India, Sony has stuck to low-end products, which are still sporting some wow factors. Here...

14 June, 2012 |More »

Nokia in talks with EQT to sell luxury handset subsidiary Vertu

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is in talks with private equity group EQT to sell its luxury handset subsidiary Vertu for around 200 million euros, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. One of the sources, who declined to be named because talks were still in progress, said a deal cou...

13 June, 2012 |More »

My Mobile Payments launches mobile wallet service in India

My Mobile Payments Ltd (MMPL), a mobile payment service provider has announced the launch of ‘Money-on-Mobile’ (MOM), a mobile wallet service that enables mobile phone subscribers to make payments for purchased goods and services via their mobile phones. MOM was first launched for the B2B market...

12 June, 2012 |More »

71M multi-SIM users in India; Nokia top choice for dual-SIM handsets

Out of the 900 million-plus mobile subscribers in India, 71 million or around 8 per cent use multiple SIM cards (please keep in mind that multi-SIM users don’t necessarily mean dual-SIM handset users; they can be individuals carrying two or more handsets). Towns with population of 5-10 lakh each h...

11 June, 2012 |More »

fastrack

Dexetra is a darling among Android apps; now can it make money?

At an in-house hackathon last year, founders of a Bangalore-based mobile applications company developed a voice-controlled personal assistant for smartphones. The application, named IRIS, an anadrome of SIRI, Apple’s intelligent assistant for iPhones, was developed in just 48 hours just to show th...

8 June, 2012 |More »

Saavn’s music app for iOS comes out of beta; Co claims 1 lakh downloads in first month

Saavn (South Asian Audio Video Network), a US-based free Indian digital music service and one of the Techcircle Fastrack 2012 winners, has launched its music app for the iOS platform. The company has already released the beta version in select markets in March 2012. The app is free, works on iPhone,...

8 June, 2012 |More »

Twitter’s mobile revenue surpassed Web on many days

Twitter has generated more advertising revenue from its mobile platform than from its website on many days in the last quarter, CEO Dick Costolo said Wednesday, highlighting Twitter’s progress in squeezing ad dollars out of the growing number of smartphone and tablet users worldwide. Speaking ...

7 June, 2012 |More »

Airtel, Opera in global deal to offer co-branded browser

Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel has inked a global deal with Opera Software to offer a customised and co-branded version of Opera Mini Internet browser for Airtel mobile customers across India, South Asia and Africa, the companies said in a joint statement today. Opera Mini works on both 2/2.5G a...

6 June, 2012 |More »

Google acquires mobile software firm Quickoffice

Google has acquired mobile software firm Quickoffice, Inc., which enables smartphone users to view, edit and create documents compatible with the Microsoft Office suite. The Internet giant has announced the deal on its official blog but details of the transaction are not known yet. Launched in 1997,...

6 June, 2012 |More »

Aircel slashes rates to join 3G price war

Aircel, India’s fifth largest telecom company by subscribers has joined the on-going 3G price war by cutting data plan prices for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers. In May, Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom firm by subscribers, had kick-started the 3G price war, forcing Idea and Vodafon...

5 June, 2012 |More »