Nokia To Stay Firm On Its Commitment To Feature Phones

Nokia, the once iconic company that made built-for-generations phones, has reaffirmed its commitment towards making basic and feature phones.Nokia Inc. whose significant portion was recently acquired by Microsoft, has dispelled any notions that it would soon cease to make feature phones and stick to smartphones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. The company has confirmed that it would remain...
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Nokia Graces The Affordable Budget Smartphone Segment With Lumia 525

Finland based Nokia Corporation, who has been targeting the affordable as well as premium end of the mobile phone market, appears to have blurred the lines between the two, with its newly launched Lumia 525.After coming up with two phablets (Large screened smartphones with screens larger than 5”), the Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 1520, as well as a Tablet (Lumia 2520), Nokia has attempted...
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Panasonic Plans To Launch Feature Phones For Rs 5,000

Panasonic is planning to foray into feature phone market by launching a low budget phone in the Indian mobile market. The Japanese electronic major plans to come out with devices below Rs 5,000 by November this year. Last week, the company launched three new mid-range dual-SIM smartphones for the Indian market, the Panasonic P11, T11 and T21.“Panasonic is conscious of the market and demand...
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Vodafone To File For IPO. Essar Not Part Of It. New Changes?

With Essar abandoning the Vodafone- Essar Partnership, Vodafone India Limited [VIL] is one step closer to a partial stock market listing of its Indian operations. As Essar sold its stake in Vodafone India, Piramal Healthcare has bought it for a UK £ 385 Million cash! With just 5.5 per cent stake changing hands, the valuation of VIL now stands at UK 7 Billion. Though the Indian IPO can only be filed...
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India’s First 3D Phone From Spice Mobility – View D

I had in one of my posts earlier mentioned how I have always been a cheap-phone guy. All my phones have been basic with the most modern function being a camera in the one i carry these days. It has been a conscious effort to stay away from high-end phones and have never fancied a fancy phone. Now, Spice Mobility has come out with India’s first 3D phone in the View D which makes even me wonder...
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Battle Of Telephonia II: It Isn’t Just The Operators

Yesterday, we told you about the grand battle which is taking place between the mobile operators, fondly called the Tariff War. On the other hand on a relatively smaller scale (as it appears) another battle is on, and this one is between the phone-makers. After all without handsets, the operators are totally useless. First of all lets check out some history. As many of you might be aware, Motorola...
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Android On Its Way To Indian Shores – Will It Give iPhone A Run For Its Money?

Ever wondered, Why Android is sure to be a hit in Indian markets ? Let me tell you that it could be one because Mobile is the future of communication. Mobile is for the masses to use and with expectations that the number of mobile users in India will overtake the number of users in US and China in the coming months, we can only celebrate its usage increasing leaps and bounds and that too at an astonishing...

269 Million Handsets Shipped In Q2 2009, End Of Slowdown For Mobile Phone Market?

269 Million handsets were shipped in the second quarter of this year, a little improved figure compared to the 253.5 million handsets shipped in the first quarter, reported ABI Research and the same is confirmed by Gartner. Though the numbers are still sharply down compared to last year, Improved sales figures are for sure signaling a turnaround. The economic slow down still has it’s impact on...
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2ergo Acquires ActiveMedia – Plans Operations In India

Here, at WATBlog, we’ve kept you updated on all the news in the Mobile World, especially news that is pertinent to the mobile scene in India. A recent news release caught our attention. 2ergo, a leading mobile enabling technology provider, has acquired ActiveMedia Technologies Group – one of India’s mobile marketing and VAS companies.ActiveMedia Technology or AMT boasts of operations...
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