Thursday, 29 September 2011

Symbian Belle - How it is different from Symbian Anna???

Symbian Belle, the next version of Symbian was announced on 24 August 2011. Symbian Belle is also an update built on Symbian^3 OS like Symbian Anna but a step ahead. 

Symbian Anna offered an attractive icon design and font, a better web browser plus updates to other Nokia services, a portrait-style QWERTY keyboard, and split-screen text entry. Know more about Symbian Anna at MobileWatch.

Changes made in new Symbian Belle are:
Doubling of the number of home screens - The new Belle offers six home screens and the previous siblings of Symbian have 3 home screens only. 

Introduction of flexible home screen widgets – Widgets have been redesigned and are now available in five different sizes. Widgets can be rearranged to create complete personalized home screen. 

New and improved status/notification bar – The Belle has taken a neat approach to notifications through – a pull down notification tab that incorporates common setting, notification for incoming messages, missed calls, etc.

Toggle Widget – It has introduced a toggle widget for one touch operation of Bluetooth, profile, Wi-Fi, etc. 

Active and informative lock screen – Your lock screen is now active. It will tell about missed calls, incoming message, etc. Colored wallpaper can also be added to lock screen.

NFC capabilities – Near Field Communication (NFC) is integrated in the operating system.

Dynamic real-time multitasking 

New Apps: Belle incorporates new apps such as Microsoft Lync – an IM for business, SharePoint, OneNote, Exchange ActiveSync, and PowerPoint Broadcaster. 

Making debut with - Nokia 600, Nokia 700, and Nokia 701. 

The Symbian Belle update will be available for Symbian Anna compatible phones.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Motorola Quartz EX212 Flip Phone - a perfect phone for housewives and teen gals

It is a stylish and multimedia dual-SIM phone to suit housewives and college going girls. The very special thing about the phone is its cost - Rs. 4399, a very stylish and feature-rich phone at unbelievable price. Available in 4 attractive colors - Black, Brown, Purple, and Red with embossed flip, it has a feminine look.

Features such as music player, FM radio, universal earphone jack, 2MP camera with video recording capability, Bluetooth, GPRS, Internet connectivity, 2.4" display, 16GB expandable memory - are great for college going girls and housewives. College girls can listen to their favorite music with FM and music player in classroom using earphone and housewives can play the music on speaker while cooking in kitchen or pampering kids. Every mother wants to keep records of lovable activities of their kids.Now, don't miss! Just capture those moments using 2MP camera or make videos. Girls, be ready to click the special days of your college. Your favorite Motorola Quartz will let you capture the naughty activities whether it is flirting with chocolaty boys, your young teacher (^-^) or spending lovely hours with your close friend in college canteen.

Red is Sexy, Red is Passion

Brown shows you are in wholesome. You are stable,

Black - authority and seriousness. Just reflect what you are!

I am Calm n Creative!

Visit Saholic to buy this phone online.

Saholic is India’s leading online shopping portal for the mobile phones. It is a retail venture by Spice group.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

HTC Wildfire S - sleek and feature rich device

HTC Wildfire S, a sleek and feature rich device is big choice in medium budget.
Key features that created buzz around are: Android Gingerbread OS, 5MP camera with LED flash, A-GPS, W-Fi, 3G connectivity, Gorilla Glass display, HTC Sense......
More Specifications atSAHOLIC.COM

Let's have a look on the device  

The phone is available in 4 attractice colors: Black, Silver, Brown, and Lilac. 


Monday, 26 September 2011

Now you can send only 100 SMS a day – TRAI

The unlimited SMS packs have been smashed down with the new move of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Despite of continuous opposition from the telecom operators, TRAI is firm at its decision to restrict SMS to 100 per day per SIM for all subscribers. TRAI has come at this decision to curb the menace of pesky SMSs such as promotional and advertising messages. However, this restriction will not be valid on the festive days.

The schedule of sending not more than 100 SMS a day will come into effect from 27th of September, 2011. According to TRAI the effectiveness of this move will impede telemarketers from annoying subscribers with spam calls and SMS. 

Before this move, TRAI announced Per Day Per SIM (PPDS) rule. This rule asked the telecom operators to withdraw SMS service packs that allow service providers to send more than 100 SMS a day. 

In reaction of the move of TRAI, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) urged the telecom regulator to reconsider its decision saying that the move of not allowing subscribers to send more than 100 SMS a day is against the fundamental right. 

By limiting the numbers of SMS that can be send per day per SIM, the TRAI has created discontent among the youth. Young cell phone users are highly reliable on SMS packs for communication instead of costly calls. They extensively use the messaging services to communicate with friends.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Motorola Fire (Android Gingerbread) - touch the height of technology in your budget

·         Android Gingerbread operating system
·         Touch plus QWERTY keypad for easy messaging
·         BlackBerry appeal 

Everybody wants to have an Android phone. But the high prices of Android phones do not let the common people reach the technology and innovation that have been marked by the development of Android. To let the common people reach latest mobile technology development, Motorola has launched Motorola Fire, a touch and type phone with Android Gingerbread OS. 

Powered with 600 MHz processor, 256MB RAM, and 512MB ROM, it offers smooth performance. It has 2.8” capacitive touchscreen TFT display. The Gingerbread device offers good connectivity with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 3G (HSDPA, 7.2 mbps, HSUPA, 384 kbps), and Bluetooth (v2.1 with A2DP & EDR). It provides tethering and portable Wi-Fi hotspot options.
The phone supports multiple audio formants and features FM radio. It has 3.5mm standard audio jack. The phone negates when you are looking for a camera phone. It has poor camera quality - 3MP resolution, 4x digital zoom, and fixed focus. However, you can capture average quality picture outdoor in good lighting condition, which you can upload on social networking sites such as Facebook. It is also capable of video recording @24fps. 

Motorola Fire also features e-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and accelerometer.  

If you are not a passionate photographer, you can go for Motorola Fire. This is the right phone at surprising price of Rs. 8999

Your dream to own an Android Gingerbread phone will be now fulfilled without extending your budget.

Visit Saholic to buy this phone. 


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Mobile phone buying guide

Buying a Mobile Phone!

Obviously, you will look for a feature-loaded phone in your budget. Buying a phone is always an exciting moment. You must be thinking of buying a best phone in a pre-decided budget. Mobile phone is very personally gadget.Personal things are always valuable asset. Nowadays, cell phone has become a status symbol. People are investing good portion of their income on buying a stylish and feature-loaded phone.  However, one can easily get a feature-rich phone in small budget.  

Let us know some important points to be considered while buying a phone. 

Feature: Focus on features that you need. If you need a phone just to make call and text, you should buy basic phone. If you need a phone for self entertainment, a low-end multimedia phone will serve your purpose. If you are music lover, passionate photographer, you should consider a high-end multimedia phone with dedicated music feature and at least 5MP camera. If you want to use your phone for email or business tasks, you should go for a business phone. A business phone should feature push email, document editor, corporate email and Outlook email. 

Talk time & standby time: A good cell phone should have at least 3 hours of talk time and minimum 5 days standby time

Battery: Various types of batteries such as Li-Ion and Li-Po are available. Li-Ion batteries are considered best. A good cell phone has 1000 mAh battery. So, you should buy a phone which as at least 1000 mAh battery. However, if you are picking a basic phone, an 800 mAh battery will also work.
Software: Your phone should have latest software. A good phone has at least 512 MB RAM and 600MHz processor

Friendly user interface: The user interface of cell phone should be interactive and intuitive. Menu should be easily understandable. 

Dedicated buttons: Most of the high end phones lack dedicated buttons for different activities. A good high-end multimedia phone should have dedicated camera button (Nokia N8) and music keys (Sony Ericsson walkman series phone). Some of the mobile phone OEMs are also providing messaging button (Nokia Touch and Type X3-02), search button (Motorola Milestone XT800), and Facebook button (HTC Salsa, HTC ChaCha).


Weight: Nobody likes to lift a cell phone with great effort. A good cell phone is light in weight.


Look: YES, look matters! Mobile phone comes in variety of form factors such as flip, bar, slider, side slider, and swivel. Each form factor has its unique characteristic. Choose a form factor that you want. Phones are available is large number of colors. Pick a color that suits your style and personality.

Hope, you will be able to pick best phone according to your need and budget.


Enjoy buying a new phone!


Mobile Phone - Do You Know???

Mobile phone was first demonstrated by Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973

The weight of first mobile phone device was 2kg

GSM mobile phone network was started in Finland in 1991

The historic world's first GSM call was made by the Finnish Prime Minister, Harri Holkeri in July 1, 1991

The first short messaging service (SMS or "text message") was sent in 1992

Monday, 12 September 2011

Cell phone use in children & adolescents

The usage of mobile phone among children & adolescents has increased in last few years. The increased usage of cell phone in growning age has raised serious physical and social concerns.  Medical experts from different parts of the world claim that the possibility of development of brain tumors is high among kids and adolescents since they have  growing nervous system. Small circumference of their heads allows deeper penetration of radio frequency electromagnetic field and interaction with brain becomes easier, which causes tumor. 
High usage of cell phone among kids and adolescents is very dangerous to their social behavior. It leads to social isolation in real sense. Kids and adolescents do not want face-to-face with people. They become used to phone-chat. Often they get involved in adult chat, which impacts their innocent brain badly. 

Let me share few true instances with you:

Place: Dwarka, Delhi 
An 8th standards gal, her cell phone and…

Three years ago, I was waiting outside Dwarka, Sec-9 station for metro feeder bus. It was 9 in the morning. I saw a little girl in school dress with her Nokia XpressMusic 5310. Not to wonder, I was the poor owner of Nokia 2626 at that time and was in Graduation 2nd year. I thought the girl would go to school or a school trip. But case was entirely different from the thoughts that was lingering in my silly mind. In the mean time, I realized that a lady is accompanying with her. That lady was trying to convince her to get back to home but the girl was arguing bitterly. I started having interest in the affair. A metro feeder bus came, but I ignored despite knowing that I will get late to office (I was doing internship project in a public relation firm). After sometime, that lady came to me and whole picture get cleared to me. That lady was her maid. 
I got to know that her parents had gone to a business trip to Gujarat for one week and the girl was planning to elope with her boyfriend, who was in 9th standard. I was shocked to know the case. The whole plan was fabricated on the bloody cell phone. I cannot blame the parents for leaving their girl alone as other members were at home. But I will surely blame them for giving a cell phone to their 8th class kid.  

Place: Shakarpur, Delhi
11th class student, her phone, teacher & her ruined life…
I was staying in a private hostel. 11th class girl was staying in just another room. The girl was good at her study. She did well in her first term exam. After that, she demanded a cell phone from her parents. Her parents gifted a phone to the daughter out of love. The girl somehow get into contact with her tutor, who used to give her home tuition when she was in class 7. The relation between the girl and the teacher was very formal as like teacher-student. She started giving him call whenever, she get bored. Both of them could not realize the limits, they crossed. They stated non-sense talk on the phone, which ruined her career ultimately. She scored only 48% in her final exam and could not get admission in a good college. I tried many times to make her understand to keep away cell phone and concentrate on study, but in vain. The girl is still in contact with and she repents a lot. Her teacher is now married to another girl and has one son. The girl is left alone with a dark future…

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Mobile phone service operators in India

Telecommunication has today become an indispensable tool for personal and commercial walk of life. Witnessing its importance, there has been significant improvement in the sector, particularly in the mobile networks. Let us know about the mobile phone service operators serving Indian consumers. 

Mobile phone service operators in India:

Headquarters - Chennai, India
Offers both prepaid and postpaid GSM cellular phone coverage throughout India

Bharti Airtel Limited, commonly known as Airtel
Headquarters - New Delhi, India
Operates in 19 countries across South Asia, Africa and the Channel Islands
Operates a GSM network in all countries, providing 2G or 3G services

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, BSNL is a state-owned telecommunications company
Headquarters - New Delhi, India
BSNL is one of the largest Indian cellular service providers
Over 90 million subscribers

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
Branded trade name Etisalat
UAE based telecommunications services provider
Headquarters - Abu Dhabi
 Currently operating in 18 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa
In 2009 Etisalat has announced that its Indian unit 

Idea Cellular
Headquarters - Santacruz East, Mumbai, India 

Headquarters - Mahim, Mumbai, India
Offers both prepaid and postpaid GSM cellular phone coverage

Headquarters - New Delhi, India
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, MTNL is a state-owned telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi

MTS India
Headquarters - New Delhi, India
CDMA operator
MTS India, formally known as Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited is referred as MTS 

Ping Mobile

Headquarters - Navi Mumbai, India 
16th largest operator in the world
More than 128 million subscribers    
Headquarters - India
GSM based cellular operator in India

Spice Telecom - brand name of Spice Communications Limited
Headquarters Mohali, India
Operating in the states of Punjab and Karnataka
Spice Communications Limited is now a subsidiary of Mumbai based Idea Cellular Ltd and Idea Cellular owns more than 80% equity in Spice Communications.

Tata Indicom - brand name of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL)
CDMA Mobile operator
Headquarters Mumbai, India
A subsidiary of the Tata Group

Tata DoCoMo
TATA DoCoMo, known as DoCoMo
Headquarters - New Delhi, India
A Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) owned cellular service provider
GSM Mobile operator

Headquarters - Gurgaon, India
Focused on the GSM technology

Virgin Mobile CDMA
Global mobile service provider
Headquarters - London, United Kingdom
It launched the Mobile brand in India through a franchise arrangement with Tata Teleservices

Virgin Mobile GSM
Global mobile service provider
Headquarters - London, United Kingdom
It launched the Mobile brand in India through a franchise arrangement with Tata Teleservices

Vodafone Essar
Headquarters - Mumbai, India
VodafoneEssar was formerly known as Hutchison Essar

Videocon Mobile Service
Headquarters - Mumbai, India
GSM based cellular operator