Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nokia 5250: touch screen, Guitar Hero 5 bundled

Nokia has introduced their smallest touch screen device today, the 5250. With a 2.8 inch screen it isn’t as tiny as the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini’s 2.55 inch display, but having played with one recently I’m quite confident in saying that it’s too tiny. Back to the 5250, it’s only 115 EUR (145 USD or 95 GBP) when it comes out this October and for that amount of change you get a 2 megapixel camera, quadband EDGE radio, FM radio … and that’s it. No 3G, no WiFi, no GPS. It’s fairly light at only 107 grams, but then again it’s also a bit chunky at 104 mm tall x 49 mm wide x 14 mm thick.

You’ve got to hand it to Nokia though, they admitted that they accidentally leaked this device themselves on their own Conversations blog. We reported that leak earlier this month, and the predictions I gave in terms of specifications and price point were way off. It’s less capable than I thought it would be, but also cheaper too.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BSNL Caller tunes , Independence Day Offer, How To Subscribe?

Step of BSNL Tunes Registration

1. BSNL website http://bsnl.onmobile.com:9000/bsnltunes/,here you will be found three simple registration steps.

2. Get registered as a new user with BSNL mobile number. After registration process is over, A password will be sent to your BSNL mobile.

3. Login with this Password

4. To activate your BSNL tunes You will be charged Rs. 12.You can also send any RBT (Ring-back tone) to your friend, you have to call 56700 , charges will be deducted from your friend’s account.

Note : In addition, you will also be charged a monthly amount of Rs. 25.

The service is in partnership with Onmobile.

Or Follow the Simple Steps Here For removing BSNL Tunes (caller tune, hello tune)

Un-Subscription (Removal of Caller tunes): Send SMS “BT DACT” to 56700.
Dial “56700” and follow IVR machine voice and say “Un-subscribe”

To Register for BSNL Caller tunes
Send SMS “BT ACT” to 567 for registration
Send SMS “BT ” to 567 for song selection.
Send SMS “BT REQUEST ” to 567

Monthly Subscription Charges: Rs 20/-
Monthly Song Charges: Rs 12/- for premium songs Rs 9/- for non-premium

Call to 56700
Call charges: Rs 4/- will be deducted per minute.
SMS charges: Rs 2/- will be deducted per SMS.

Premium Song MEANS all movie songs. A non-Premium song means any recorded song or recorded voice by customer himself. Month means 30 days period from date of registration.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Free Facebook for Airtel subscribers

Bharti Airtel on Monday said it would offer the full mobile website of popular social networking service Facebook free of charge to its subscribers across the country. Valid for two-months (till August 31), Airtel mobile customers will be able to access the Facebook's full mobile site faster and at no data cost via m.facebook.com.

The Facebook's mobile site will be initially available in English and Hindi, while five more languages — Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam — would be rolled out globally for the first time on Airtel by July 15. Customers accessing the mobile internet for the first time need to simply SMS ‘FACEBOOK' to 54321 to take advantage of this special offer.

“Our mobile customers will also be the first in the world to enjoy Facebook on their Airtel mobile in five vernacular languages. All these reiterate our commitment to customers to offer the best value-for-money services that enable their lifestyles,” said Bharti Airtel CMO (Mobile Services) Shireesh Joshi.

Facebook Head of Mobile Business Henri Moissinac, said “working closely with Bharti Airtel is a great opportunity to bring our full mobile experience to its 13-crore customers across India. Today, more than 10-crore Facebook users around the world access the site through their mobile devices.”

Monday, April 12, 2010

Virgin Mobile Slashes Local Call Rates to Half on Virgin Mobile Slashes Local Call Rates to Half on G All local calls at 1p/2sec with a pack of Rs. 45

Virgin Mobile India, the only youth focused mobile service brand in India has today introduced a pocket friendly local calling pack for all its GSM subscribers. Industry's friendliest local pack of Rs.45 offers calls to any local number at just 1paise/2seconds. This pack comes with a validity of 30 days and is available across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Orissa, Mumbai and Maharashtra circles.

Virgin Mobile GSM Pocket Friendliest pack at a glance:

* What do you shell out?: Rs.45

* What is the return? 1p/2 sec for calling any local number. Now, call your friends at just ½ the price

* Who all can avail?: Virgin Mobile GSM users

* Available in all eight GSM circles on both minute and second billing

The benefits of this pocket friendly pack will be available to Virgin Mobile users on both minute and second billing profiles.

Commenting on the announcement of the new pack, Mr. Madhusudan Mandyam, CEO, Virgin Mobile India said, "Our research shows that youth have a high propensity to talk more and are always on the lookout for innovative budget solutions to address their mobility needs. This pack is specially designed for Indian youth who are on per second tariff, giving them a leeway to make local calls for longer duration without burning a hole in their pockets."

As India's only national youth focused brand, Virgin Mobile aims to extend its objective of helping youth leverage and use the power of their network of friends with this new offering on its GSM network. Consumers on per minute tariff are offered a differentiated tariff proposition of 20p/min for STD and local calls to any Virgin Mobile number. Virgin Mobile customers calling any other network will be charged at 40p/min for local and 50p/min for STD calls.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

GL Announces Analysis Tools for 3G Mobile Broadband Networks

GL Communications Inc., announced today the release of its latest Analysis Tools for 3G Mobile Broadband Networks. Addressing the press conference, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia, Senior Manager at GL said, "Mobile network traffic is expected to explode in the coming year as "smartphones" and 3G pervade the mobile user community. In a typical 3G access network, a "smartphone" user has high speed wireless access to the nearest base station (or Node B, in 3G UMTS terminology). Then the transport of voice, video, and data is thru ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode). ATM was selected because it provides quality of service necessary for voice but can also carry data equally well".

He added, "ATM can use any form of transmission, but its overhead is quite a burden. If the access network is not carefully designed, ATM bandwidth requirements will significantly affect the bottom line of any service provider. Tools for traffic and protocol analysis are essential".

Mr. Vadalia further added, "As shown below in the picture, when the underlying transmission is TDM, many T1s or E1s are used to carry ATM cells in a technique called Inverse Multiplexing over ATM, or IMA. If the underlying transmission is T3 E3 or SONET SDH, then ATM can be carried directly in an unchannelized mode, which is more efficient. It may be necessary to switch ATM cells from lower speed E1s (possibly in IMA mode) to an unchannelized STM1 or STM4 for traffic concentration and better efficiency. In any case, it is apparent that testing and analysis of ATM traffic is useful on many interfaces including T1, E1, T3, E3, OC3, OC12, STM1, and STM4. Proper tools will assist in the design of the access network and appropriate backhaul architectures".

GL's various test capability to test and analyze ATM over different transmission. These include:

* the ability to capture and playback at up to OC12/STM4 rates with complete bit integrity
* raw transmission and reception of test cell traffic at determined bandwidth
* ATM Protocol Analysis
* UMTS Protocol Analysis
* CDMA 2000 Protocol Analysis
* ATM Protocol Analysis over T1 E1 with IMA
* ATM Protocol Analysis over T3
* ATM Protocol Analysis over STM1, STM4, OC3, and OC12
* ATM Tx/Rx Raw Cells
* ATM BERT for OC3, OC12, STM1, and STM4
* ATM Record Playback for T1, E1, T3, OC3, OC12, STM1, and STM4
* UMTS Protocol Analysis
* CDMA 2000 Protocol Analyzer

Notes to Editor

About GL Communications Inc.

Founded in 1986, GL Communications Inc. is a leading supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks. Unlike conventional test equipment, GL's test platforms provide visualization, capture, storage, and convenient features like portability, remotability, and scripting.

GL's TDM Analysis & Emulation line of products includes T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3, STM-1, analog four-wire, and analog two-wire interface cards, external portable pods, and complete system solutions. Capabilities include voiceband traffic analysis and emulation across all traffic types (voice, digits, tones, fax, modem), all protocols (ISDN, SS7, GR-303, Frame Relay, HDLC, V5.X, ATM, GSM, GPRS, etc.), and with capacities up to thousands of channels.

GL's VoIP and IP products generate / analyze thousands of calls / traffic simultaneously with traffic types such as frames, packets, voice files, digits, video, tones, noise, and fax using G.711, G.729, AMR, EVRC, GSM and a range of other codecs. Additional features include visual analysis, real-time listening, and recording. The product line also includes Ethernet / IP Testing capability that simulates and checks frame transport and throughput parameters of Ethernet and IP networks, including delay, errors and other impairments.

GL's Voice Quality Testing (VQT) product line complements all of GL's products. Using ITU-standard algorithms (PAMS, PSQM, and PESQ), GL's VQT provides a widely excepted solution across the telecom industry. Voice Quality Testing across multiple networks (T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3, VoIP, Wireless, and Landline) are all available.

GL's Wireless Products perform protocol analysis and voice quality assessment on GSM, CDMA and UMTS networks. Connections can be made to any wireless phone with automated call control, GPS mapping and real-time signal measurements.

GL's Echo Canceller testing solutions provide the broadest range of simulation and analysis, including compliance testing per G.168 and G.160 across TDM, IP, VoIP and Wireless networks. GL's wireless VQT solutions help assessing impairments to voice quality such as poor mobile phone quality, voice compression and decompression algorithms, delay, loss and gain in speech levels, noise, acoustic and landline echo, and other distortions are easily assessed and accurately measured.

GL's Handheld data testers can test a wide variety of communications facilities and equipment including T1, fractional T1, E1, fractional E1, T3 and E3 modems, multiplexers, CSU, DSUs, T1 CSUs, DTUs, NTUs and TIUs and more. The testers provide convenience, economy, and portability for almost any interface, including RS232, RS-422, RS-530, X.21, T1, E1, T3, E3, and many others.

GL's Network Surveillance and Monitoring products include Probes for TDM, IP, VoIP, ATM, and Wireless networks. An open standards based approach provides a scalable, feature rich, real-time access to network intelligence. Centralized or distributed access, efficient transport and database loading allow compatibility with 3rd party and standards based monitoring systems.

/India PRwire/

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chikmagalur gets 3G service

BSNL launched its 3G mobile services in Chikmagalur city and this will be extended to other taluk headquarters in the near future.

Launching the third generation mobile services in the city, BSNL district general manager Sathyanarayana said three 3G service sites have been readied and another two sites will be added to it shortly.

He said the three sites at Belt road, KSRTC bus station and in NMC circle have been commissioned.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's third Generation mobile service or 3G in short was launched in Manipur | BSNL

The 3G is a popular wireless network technology used mainly with mobile phone for vast connectivity in the present world.

Speaking at the occasion, Chief General Manager of BSNL North East-II Circle Ranjan Sanyal informed that for the first phase, the area of coverage is Imphal city covering Porompat, Lamlong Bazar, Chingmeirong, Koirengei, Thangmeiband, Lamphel Exchange, Tera Bazar, Langjing, Kwakeithel, Singjamei Bazar, Manipur University, Kongba Bazar, etc.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's third Generation mobile service or 3G in short was launched in Manipur today.

But it would be gradually expanded to the district headquarters of Imphal East and West, Bishnupur, Thoubal and Churachandpur as well.

Apart from providing facilities like video call, video conferencing, video/picture downloading, high speed internet access, downloading of full tracks of MP3 songs, etc under this new service, Wi-MAX service which would be very useful in rural areas would also be extended in Manipur very soon.

Addressing a press conference after the launch of 3G mobile service, the Chief General Manager acknowledged that BSNL has not been able to provide its service to the people of the State efficiently as a result of erratic power supply.

BSNL also sometime faces the problem of ensuring proper mobile service in rural areas due to lack of diesel, the officer said.

If the power situation improves, the service of the BSNL would be the best, he assured.

In response to a question on reported selling of pre-paid SIM cards of BSNL in Namphalong market of Myanmar, the Chief General Manager maintained that the BSNL is not related to such trades.

Informing that there are many BSNL customers who are yet to clear their outstanding bill in Manipur, the officer appealed to the customers to pay of their pending bills and said that the same could be cleared in instalments.