India's Free Phone For Poor Scheme Will Give Preference to Local Manufacturers

India’s Free Phone For Poor Scheme Will Give Preference to Local Manufacturers

The rural mobile phone project, officially called Bharat Mobile scheme, will provide phones to households from where at least one member has completed 100 days of work under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in 2012.

Nokia - The Writing is on the Wall

#BigDeal: Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services business, License Patents [EUR 5.44 billion Cash Deal]

Microsoft will also acquire Lumia and Asha brand and will license the Nokia brand for use with current Nokia mobile phone products.

bigMobility Trend in India

The bigMobility Trend in India: Stats and Insights You Need to Know

India missed the PC revolution, but is on top of the mobile web revolution. There are signs everywhere. Right from Facebook India stats to the fact that India is among the topmost market for Opera Mobile store to Google planning to launch offline stores in India

IMPS Transactions Value Grow 22X in A Year; Clearly Some of Us Underestimated It

IMPS Transactions Value Grow 22X in A Year; Clearly Some of Us Underestimated It

More than 7 lakh transactions worth over Rs 400 cr were carried out using this mechanism in July 2013 alone.

$230 Billion SMS Market To Peak in 2015 and Decline As Data Takes Over

$230 Billion SMS Market To Peak in 2015 and Decline As Data Takes Over

The mobile messaging market was worth $218 bn in 2012 and is expected to grow 5.5% year on year to reach $230 bn in 2013, according to a new report. Among the four messaging services covered in the report, SMS…

Global mobile users to reach 5.2 billion in next 4 years, video to grab 66 percent of mobile data by 2017: Report

Global mobile users to reach 5.2 billion in next 4 years, video to grab 66 percent of mobile data by 2017: Report

In 2012 video grabbed 51 percent of global mobile data, however study expects it to represent 66 percent by 2017.

Mobile Services Market in India to Reach Rs 1.2 trillion in 2013; Up 8%: Report

Currently, even though India accounts for nearly 12% of worldwide mobile connections, only 2% of mobile services revenues will come from India in 2013.

Let the Games Begin! Aircel to Offer Extra Talk Time if CSK Scores Over 164 Runs in an IPL Match

The IPL madness has begun. Telecom service provider Aircel says its going to give extra talk time to subscribers everytime the Chennai Super Kings scores more than 164 runs.

Over 15 million smartphones shipped in India in 2012 With Samsung & Nokia in the Lead

Over 15 million smartphones shipped in India in 2012 With Samsung & Nokia in the Lead

The number of smartphones shipped to India grew 35% year over year to 15.2 million units in 2012 with Samsung, Nokia and Sony leading the market