Posts Tagged ‘India’

Google Maps unveils new features in India – live traffic updates and navigation

September 6, 2012 |  by  |  Google  |  No Comments

Google is bringing voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation to Android smartphone users in India. Users accessing Maps via the iOS app or Web will also be able to see traffic information in select Indian cities. While the functionality's been available since January if you've rooted your device, the official version lands today with a localized "Indian English" voice option. At the same time, it's adding live traffic information for major roads in big cities like Mumbai, New Delhi,Pune and Hyderabad with both arriving today on handsets running Gingerbread and up. As in other countries, Google’s traffic data is shown in a simple

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Amazon launches Kindle store in India

August 22, 2012 |  by  |  News, Tablet  |  No Comments

Amazon announced it was launching Kindle in India, the world’s second most-populous country, as the e-reader continues its international expansion. More than 1 million e-books are now available for download in Indian Rupees from the Amazon Kindle Store. Kindles are also available for purchase at Chroma retail stores across India for 6,999 INR or about $126 (for the entry-level model sold for $79 in the U.S.). “We are proud to launch this new Kindle store for Indian customers — offering Kindle book purchases in rupees and the ability to buy and read the work of many great Indian authors,” said Russ

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RIM announces sleek, stylish, affordable BlackBerry Curve 9220 for Indians

April 19, 2012 |  by  |  Blackberry, News  |  No Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) today announced its most affordable BlackBerry® 7 smartphone for customers in India. The new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9220 smartphone offers all the market-leading BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features that people love in India. Designed to be easy to use and easy to own, this compact and sleek smartphone provides many conveniences and applications to help keep users connected to the people and information that matter most to them. It also offers the longest lasting battery life yet in a BlackBerry Curve model, allowing users to make the most of their day. Specs The BlackBerry Curve 9220 has everything a

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Reliance teams up with Google, offers 1GB free data to users

April 17, 2012 |  by  |  android, News  |  No Comments

Google and Reliance have partnered to offer 1GB free data to Indian 3G Android users. All existing and new RCom users who plan to go Android now or in the near future, can take home 1GB of free data as a part of the offer. This 1GB of free data will be valid for a period of one month and cannot be carried past the stipulated period. Customers can avail of this offer only from April 15 to June 15, 2012. This free data offer is available for both prepaid and post paid users. The product page reads that this offer

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RIM drops price of BlackBerry handsets in India

April 16, 2012 |  by  |  Blackberry, News  |  No Comments

Research in Motion (RIM) recently cut prices of its select devices including the PlayBook tablet (13,490 (16GB), 15,990 (32GB) and 24,490(64GB)), BlackBerry Curve 8520, Curve 9380, Curve 9360 and the Torch 9860. The company, facing a stiff competition from Apple's iPhone and Android-based smartphones in the international market, is now aiming to tap the Indian market. The BlackBerry makers believe the price reduction will help boost sales by 25-30 per cent in India. To consolidate its position in the competitive Indian market, RIM may slash price of its handsets even further. Model Old Price New Price Lowest Price BB Curve 9380 20,990 16,990 (-18%) 15,125 BB Curve 8520 10,990 8,990 (-18%) 8,399 BB

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How to get any vehicle owner’s personal details through SMS or Web in India

March 18, 2012 |  by  |  India  |  2 Comments

Saw someone zipping past in a vehicle and want to know his/her name? That vital piece of information, which can later lead to much else, is now only an SMS or a simple Web search away. Sending an SMS in the format VAHAN [space] [VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER WITHOUT SPACES] TO +91 9212357123 / 09212357123 will get you a response that includes: - The place of registration - Name(s) of the owner(s) - Make of the vehicle - Type of vehicle - Registration and fitness certificate expiry date - The bank/institution from which the car is financed - Motor vehicle tax details This may appear to be helpful data that

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Inshallah Kashmir: Living Terror – preview and how to watch full length movie

February 19, 2012 |  by  |  India  |  No Comments

On 26th of January 2012 Ashvin Kumar released full length documentary Inshallah Kashmir: Living Terror for 24 hours, free-of-charge on the internet. The film should have become pay-per-view after the first 24 hours. Seeing the overwhelming response (50,000+ views, in three days) Ashvin Kumar kept it free-of-cost for over a week. Though he admits films, even documentaries, cost a lot to make so he is now renting the film online at this link and will be charging £3, about Rs. 235 Running time: 81 minutes Language: English, Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri Subtitles: English Release Year: 2012 Release Date: Thu 26 Jan 2012 Inshallah Kashmir:

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How to pre-order Ubislate7+ (upgraded Aakash), India’s sub-$50 Android tablet online

January 4, 2012 |  by  |  Tablet, Tech News India  |  No Comments

Aakash has already notched up 1.4 million bookings since going up for sale on December 14th, not massively surprising given the $41 (2,500 rupee) price tag. An upgraded version is already planned for March, with three new factories planned to each produce 75,000 new units per month. If a sub-$50 tablet is still too expensive for your tastes, then you may be happy to hear that the price should still sink as low as $35 and could even be pushed as low as $10. Datawind is now taking orders for an upgraded version, called Ubislate 7+ for March, and it

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Yahoo Hub offers free text messaging and group conversations to anyone

December 6, 2011 |  by  |  Apps, Yahoo  |  No Comments

Hub (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use mobile messaging app that allows you to send text messages and have group conversations for free. Hub allows you to easily add participants to any conversation thread so it's easy to switch from private messaging to a group conversation. Whether it is just keeping up with a close group of friends or making spontaneous plans, you no longer have to deal with scattered messages. There are no text messaging fees – messages are sent over WIFI or using your data connection. And it doesn’t matter what phones your friends have, they don’t

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Airtel subscribers in India can now access Twitter on their phones for free

December 1, 2011 |  by  |  India  |  No Comments

India’s largest telecom carrier Bharti Airtel has launched a special integration with Twitter today that will allow its customers in India to access the service from their mobile phones for free until March 1, 2012, according to a report by MediaNama. Airtel: free access to twitter from is available to Airtel customers until 1st March 2012. Users can also sign up for Twitter using the SMS Short code 53000. - Twitter mobile website: Visit (with or without GPRS subscription), follow simple sign up process by entering your mobile number and start using! - Create new account on Twitter

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