Tuesday, December 28, 2010

BlackBerry goes ‘Unlimited’ only with Tata DOCOMO

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Tata DOCOMO, the brand that has become synonymous with consumer-centric innovation – has delivered yet another ‘NEW’ for the Indian consumers.
Tata DOCOMO has recently announced their exciting Blackberry Unlimited plan for both their Prepay and Postpay consumers.
To enjoy the benefits of ‘Blackberry Unlimited’, a consumer will have to shell out only Rs. 399/month. For this price, a consumer can get the following (and these are only a few of the many) benefits:-

Monday, December 27, 2010

Nokia Situations-Smart Profile Manager

 

clip_image002A few days back Nokia has released Nokia Situations that will enable the Nokia handset users to customize their handsets in a situation-specific manner. That is, users will be able to set the way in which they want their handset profile to act in specific situations. Nokia Situations automatically senses the situation you are in based on time, day, location and available network cells or acts according to the predefined situation. It then switches to the set profile that meets that criterion. The application silently runs in the background, senses the situation you are in and then changes the profile accordingly.

The application is one of the best Apps we have used so far which uses all the sensors in a phone’s Hardware including GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Network cells and what not packed with every permission to access phone’s hardware. You can also name your very own situation.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Block Unwanted Calls,SMS Using Blackballer

blackballerAre you busy enough to divert the adverts or just fed up with the spam calls or sms?

Killer Mobile  Software has come up with a best call management utility .It’s none other than the Blackballer Blacklist app which is the first app to combine both call/sms filtering.

Blackballer is an advanced app that silently rejects the calls from restricted numbers .Blackballer comes with new Smart Reject Sensor system which allows you to modify your filter lists on the fly.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Total Recall–Your calls

imageYou might have heard of phone tapping scams sometime or the other in the news and we wonder if anyone of you has got an idea to record your phone call? We are not saying of tapping your own number, but here is a wonderful app which performs a similar function in a friendly way which we thought you might be interested in.

Ever wanted to record and hear what have you conversed in your previous phone call or just wanted to recall/save what your loved ones spoke with you last night when you are away home or just behave like a Detective.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Nokia Entertains,Besides A Nokia even Helps Academics

nokia-logoNokia Entertains by it’s great multimedia features and services.You may wonder how it educates,useful for education or just think of some Apps like Dictionary or word pronunciation,Maps or what ever App it may be.If u think so You are wrong.A few days back an incident happened accidentally to me which resulted in writing this post finally.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nokia World (Video) - Exclusive behind the scenes footage at Nokia World 2010

#NokiaWorld 2010

Discover exclusive behind the scenes footage at Nokia World 2010 London. Learn more about Nokia world and see the exclusive interview with project manager Minna Lappalainen & crew.

The First Official Interactive Unboxing Of The Nokia N8

Select your Unboxer!

Nokia and it’s team will always strive for implementing new and doing new before releasing any of it’s  smartphones.In their innovativeness,the people at Nokia released their first interactive Unboxing video for the launch of Nokia N8 running Symbian^3. You can Choose between Brenda, Ryan, and Suzy, each will show you exactly what is inside the box and give you their own views on the product and its long list of features on N8!This is a great idea of digitalizing unboxing and giving users a new experience.

Have fun!

Nokia C6 - Learn more about the Nokia C6 smartphone

 

Learn More about C6!

Nokia World - http://bit.ly/NokiaWorldLONDON - Learn more about new Nokia C6 smartphone, one of the latest mobile phones from Nokia in this informative product video.

HTC Unveils HTC Desire HDTM and HTC Desire ZTM with NEW HTC sense and HTCSENSE.COM

   

While everybody,I mean developers/bloggers/tech people are busy with #NokiaWorld2010,

HTC unveils its latest  devices HTC DESIRE HD and HTC DESIRE Z with HTCSENSE.COM.                          

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HTC Sense integrates a variety of multimedia and location-based enhancements and introduces HTCSense.com, a series of new connected HTC services.

LONDON, UK – September 15, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled a new HTC Sense experience with the new HTC Desire HDTM and HTC Desire ZTM Android-based smartphones.  The new HTC Sense experience continues HTC’s strong focus on the customer, placing people at the center by simply making its phones work in a more personal and natural way. HTC Sense introduces a number of key innovations including a series of connected services called HTCSense.com that enhance people’s mobile experience on HTC phones.

“We’re excited to be taking the HTC Sense experience beyond the phone to a whole new level with a series of connected HTC services we call HTCSense.com,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Our customers will value the holistic approach we’re taking to enhance their mobile experience. This customer-first philosophy has resonated with people buying HTC phones and this drives us to continue introducing new innovative smartphones like the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z.”

"As a key Android partner and smartphone brand, HTC continues to bring new innovation to the platform,"  said Andy Rubin, VP engineering at Google.  "Android is about choice and the new HTC smartphones continue to provide customers with powerful choices and flexibility."

HTC Sense

The new HTC Sense experience offers a variety of enhancements that improve how people capture, create, share and access multimedia content. With a newly created camera experience, people can record HD videos or capture and edit images with a variety of fun camera effects. With HTC Locations, a new differentiated online mapping experience, people have instant, on-demand mapping without download delays or incurring mobile roaming charges. 

HTC Sense also includes a new integrated online e-reading experience utilizing a new e-book store powered by Koboä and a new, mobile-optimized e-reader that includes the ability to highlight, annotate and quickly search for definitions or translate unfamiliar terms. 

HTCSense.com

With the new HTCSense.com service, people can simply manage their mobile phone experience from their HTC phone or personal computer. For example, people can easily locate a missing phone by triggering the handset to ring loudly, even if it is set to silent, or to flag its location on a map. If the phone’s been lost or stolen, users can remotely lock the phone, forward calls and texts to another phone, send a message to the phone to arrange its return or even remotely wipe all personal data from it.  HTCSense.com makes it easy to setup a new HTC phone or access archived mobile content such as contacts, text messages and call history from a PC browser. People can also customize their phones with exclusive HTC content like wallpapers, HTC scenes, sounds or plug-ins.

HTC Desire HD

HTC Desire HD showcases outstanding multimedia content with its bright 4.3” LCD display and Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound and is the first to be powered by the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor. The HTC Desire HD enables 720p HD video recording and includes an 8-megapixel camera with dual-flash.  Building on the unibody heritage of the HTC Legend, the HTC Desire HD is sculpted from a block of solid aluminum and exudes the air of quality and strength that HTC has come to be known for. It also includes the new HTC Fast Boot that enables people to quickly make a call or check emails by shortening the time taken to complete the power-up sequence.

HTC Desire Z

For people constantly on the go, HTC Desire Z makes it quick and easy to stay connected with friends on Facebook and Twitter or with colleagues and customers at work. HTC Desire Z features a unique ‘pop hinge’ that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard for fast, convenient typing. HTC Desire Z’s keyboard also includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts and two customizable keys for providing instant access to common functions without the need to open menus.  HTC Desire Z also includes 720p HD video recording and a 5-megapixel camera with automatic flash. It is the first phone to utilize the new 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor for improved performance and battery life and also includes HTC Fast Boot.

Availability

The new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z will be broadly available through mobile operators and retailers across major European and Asian markets from October 2010 with the HTC Desire Z shipping in North America later this year.

Nokia C3 Touch and Type

                    

Touch and Type

The first touch and type device from Nokia is introduced to the world during NokiaWorld 2010.The C3 Touch and Type device combines a traditional keyboard with the benefits of a touch screen: http://conversations.nokia.com/2010/0...

Nokia C7-Share more of you. And do it in style

DO it in style

Nokia released about 4 new smartphones during the #NokiaWorld 2010, and C7 is one among them.

Nokia World - http://bit.ly/NokiaWorldLONDON - Explore the new Nokia C7 smartphone with Wi-Fi and advanced camera all as a touch screen phone in this exciting product video.

Nokia World - Explore the new Nokia E7 smartphone with mobile HD

 

Explore more with E7 smartphone

Nokia World - http://bit.ly/NokiaWorldLONDON - Learn more about the Nokia E7 Smartphone with Qwerty and discover the features.

36 hours of Make My App at Nokia World 2010 Hackathon

 

36 hours of continuous hard work….

In Make My App competition Nokia connected the best consumer generated app ideas with top developers from all over the world. The 13 best ideas were developed into real apps for the new Nokia N8 at the Nokia World Developers' Summit 2010 and competed for the main prize of 100 000 dollars.

For more details about N8 MakeMyApp competition click here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ovi Maps Update:With New interface and much more sharing

Ovi Beta labs has announced its latest version(update) of Ovi Maps for mobile v3.06 with refreshingly new User interface and much more sharing.Here are the major improvements found in this update.
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See your location on the map, explore places around you - or anywhere in the world - and share them. Navigate to your destination with free Drive or Walk in 78 countries. Once you've arrived check in to a place and share it with your friends on your favorite social networks.

What's different from the previous release (v3.04)?

We have made a few major improvements to Ovi Maps in this release. These include:

  • Visually refreshed main menu and icons,
  • New maps with public transport lines (as a new map layer) for subways, trams and trains in 80+ cities around the world. Just click the map toolbox icon and select Transit lines,
  • Improved search experience - find places and addresses around you - or anywhere in the world - fast and easily. Browse places or enter a keyword in the search box. Now with suggestions and "did you mean?" functionality,
  • New place pages with description, reviews, pictures and places nearby. Interact with places in a whole new way - you can check in, contact, navigate, save, rate, share, report or see place on the map,
  • Share a place - send a place to your friends via SMS or Email. The SMS contains the address and a link to the place page with description, ratings, contact, URL and a mini map. The link opens up on the mobile browser (also on non-Nokia devices),
  • Check in - keep your friends up-to-date with where you are and what you're up to. Check in to places and share it with your friends on Facebook and many more social networks. See places you’ve been to in your check in history,
  • New Drive assistance mode with live traffic flow - after clicking Drive, you're instantly in drive assistance mode with live traffic flow and more. Once you start moving, get safety camera alerts and speed limit warnings,
  • More folder with many rich content services relevant to your location. Personalize your Ovi Maps by selecting the services you'd like to keep on your main menu for instant access.
                                
  •                          Check out what's new in OVI maps updated version         

                       

    Discover the world with New maps!

                        

    watch out more to discover…

    Compatibility:
    Nokia 5230, Nokia 5230 Nuron, Nokia 5235 Comes With Music Edition,Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia C6-00, Nokia N8, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini,Nokia X6, Nokia X6-00 

    Ovi Maps for mobile v3.06 is available on the following devices:
    Symbian^3: e.g N8 (Coming soon!)
    S60 5th Edition: N97, N97 mini, X6, C6-00, 5800XM, 5235, 5230 & 5230 Nuron


    Head over to NokiaBeta Labs to get your free beta copy here.
    Via NokiaBetaLabs

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Gas Balls–Be Careful N900 users!

    Well another Entertainment packed Little App from Nokia for Nokia Maemo On N900.
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    Category:Entertainment
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    A couple of days back another free App popped in the OVI store exclusively for Nokia N900 Maemo platform.There is Nothing to be careful as mentioned in the Title, but this cute app produces the same Effect as the name suggests.Surprisingly this App is just 85Kb in size.
                       
                      

                           Here are some of the screen shots of this App in working:
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    First Experience :This app is one of the light weight Apps I ever used with more functionality using the acceleration sensors and touch sensing capabilities.It’s available freely in the ovi store.

    Working:After the installation completes an icon appears in the application menu,once the app is opened the entire home screen really turns into a dangerous black screen where the tiny balls starts responding to the movement of the device and also reacts to the touch .When kept constant(without moving the device) for a second these balls produce effect as of a releasing gas with different colors from them.This is really fantastic and also creates the effect of live wallpapers.
    After enough playing with the device I am afraid that I have to set all my wallpapers back   (Home screen) which I consider as a lot of pain.But thanks to this little app which saved me.when you tap on the screen two options appear on the corner right top as shown in pic.The tool mark provides options while the cross mark decently closes the app and brings back the home screen with our native wallpapers.
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    Thanks for this cute app from Nokia/Ovi.
    Make your desktop and photos alive with balls and colored gas! Animation reacts both to touches and device position in real time.
    Did you download this app?If not head over to Ovi store and get your free copy for N900.

    Faster, easier Internet surfing Now on Nokia S40 phones too

     

    Why should all the smartphone users have all the fun with browsing ?

    yayyyyy…

    It is a known fact that opera is available for almost all the platforms.considering Nokia, Symbian and S40 platforms.Opera is available for both the platforms too in Opera Mobile and Opera Mini Versions.But those who are ovi/nokia fans here is a freaking news for you Ovi now includes a new browser that is now available to free download from http://browser.ovi.com (use your mobile device to access the link). The new Browser for Ovi is an application that enables quick, easy-to-use mobile web browsing on Series 40 devices all around the world and especially in the emerging markets. The browser gives Series 40 users the best internet experience. Now, Series 40 owners can experience a great web browsing experience, minus the price tag of a smartphone and data charges.

    Nokia helps value-driven users get on-line and get more out of the internet with the new Browser for Ovi that seamlessly combines advanced compression and optimization technology and Ovi services that makes the internet easier, faster and less costly to use. Web pages load faster and you get more browsing for your money with data savings compression levels that you choose. The new Browser for Ovi is the easiest way to use the internet. You can get to search and your favorites with the fewest clicks instead of hunting through menus.

    Interesting tidbit: the top country for users at the moment is India, followed by Indonesia and Vietnam. The level of activity in those markets demonstrates that there is demand for a better web browsing solution and that users without smartphones are ready to embrace the internet.

    The new Browser for Ovi is available to download on popular Nokia Series 40 phones including: 2700 Classic, 2730 Classic, 3120 Classic, 3600 Slide, 5130 XpressMusic, 5220 Xpressmusic, 5310 XpressMusic, 5330 Mobile TV Edition, 5330 Xpressmusic, 5610, 6300i, 6303, 6500 Slide, 6500 Classic, 6600 Slide, 6700 Classic, 7210 Supernova, 7900 Prism and X3.

    Finally the future view:People at OVI says that they are preparing for a commercial release early next year, and you’ll see improvements along the way. The new Browser for Ovi will be pre-installed on many Nokia Series 40 phones beginning in 2011.

    Have you already tried the new Browser?

    Download it now by going to http://browser.ovi.com on your current mobile browser!

    Let us know your experiences with Ovi Browser @MyTelecomIdeas

    Nokia–Video:Discover amazing mobile apps for your Nokia - Ovi Store

    Ovi Promo Video

    Nokia Ovi Store - http://bit.ly/Nokia-OviStore-Apps - Discover the variety of amazing Nokia apps at the Ovi Store. Install the Ovi Store app on your Nokia and download apps, games and more with ease.

    Get thousands of apps,greatest games and the latest music only on OVI!

    Ovi Store: http://store.ovi.com/

    Saturday, September 11, 2010

    It’s not Technology, It’s what People DO with it ?

    What will you Do with it?

    People all over the world are doing amazing things with Nokia smartphones. From creating a hamster-powered phone charger that keeps their Nokia topped up, to turning their device into something that can help diagnose fatal diseases in remote areas. Incredible. Here are just some of the projects out there that have been discovered.
    Find out more about the projects and the brilliant people behind them at http://www.nokia.com/nseries or pre order yours at http://www.nokia.com/n8

    Really impressed with this Nokia N8 TV commercial and thought to share with you!

    Enjoy!

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    While Others Have fun! Even the Physically challenged can Do !

    This is about an App Idea that i think would be a valuable app for the Indian User:

    Yes,i wonder often when the smart phones have voice software to recognize everything and do the required work for the user without touching even a single button why not a net-book?
    E.g.:vlingo a software on mobile integrates totally into the mobile and functions as if a new voice OS is installed and the work is done smoothly.
    Then why not a software on netbook do that for us?
    Let this be named as I-FRIEND!
    Imagine a netbook which can be switched on using commands and switched off using the commands .
    It totally depends on our voice.
    "We can even communicate with the system to text for us" after giving a voice training to it.
    Imagine a netbook packed with full of software which enables :
    1)Us to lay on bed eating some stuff and if we just say browse internet and open Google it automatically does for us! or even say search for Intel on the web.
    2)If we are just doing any household work and say switch on the system and mail to Intel, it automatically opens everything(Default mail application) and asks what's the subject and message! how cool it will be?
    3)Not only these,But there will also be an I-friend inside it which helps us in sorting issues related to the communication with the system.
    This friend comes first when ever the system is switched on , greet us and asks what have to be done.
    Infact this is the one who does most of our work,reminds us of any remainders,
    checks our voice daily, incase of change and ask us "Boss your voice is changed is there any problem".
    It records our daily things and gets habituated to those.
    Like if we have a habit of reading  mails daily at 8am , it automatically does it for us and alarms at the time by switching on to the mail interface.
    For all this have to be done the software should be integrated into the Mail service like Thunderbird or any other.
    Yes even the entire office suite applications should come in the same way after integration.
    In-fact all the needy applications should be installed by default so that there will be no need for any user to install the required app.
    so,Intel have to open an APPLICATION platform where we can download especially these voice based applications.
    As the whole operations depend on our voice there is no need of threat to the data, as there is our i-friend who takes care of it.
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    Imagine a situation where our photos are in many sub-folders and you can't search for them, by just a command of us our i-friend gets them opened.
    For this thing to be done the system gets everything organized in the background by observing our daily works.
    just say play "I'm chill track" it does for us and also as per the profile and time it warns or suggests the volume too..
    How cool it is.
    Let me introduce s special feature "profiles" for netbooks too which have more advanced functions than of mobiles.
    So all this to happen the system should be equipped with sensors like
    1)Ambient light sensor: For adjusting the display brightness
    2)Proximity sensor: to switch off display and let the system be working when folded
    3)Magnetic compass:To let us inform us the directions
    4)Accelerometer sensor:To observe the movements of the netbook and safeguard the HDD.
    5)It should even include a GPS to track us.
    and what not all the sensors which are useful in bringing life to our i-friend.
    It also should have voice call and texting features included by inserting a Sim card slot.
    Even gaming becomes more fun with these sensors.
    This Netbook is not any high end multimedia device but the one which supports all the operations on voice.
    This may add fun to may of users but

    " THIS IS A GREAT GIFT TO THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PEOPLE WHO have no hands/fingers but are intelligent enough to work with computers"

    Let us consider the example of our scientist Stephen Hawkins, though he is intelligent enough, he cannot work with hands.
    While being more in a fun manner this also serves the other purposes too.
    A Multi-Netbook!
    Look forward for INTEL to develop such a kind of innovative software and platforms in future!

    -srikapardhi

    Check out the Intel® Atom™ Developer Program, if you are looking for an opportunity to build and monetize your applications. You can sell through Intel’s storefront – Intel AppUp Center. Intel has also set up a Million Dollar Development Fund to support developers who are looking at building innovative apps. For more details check out http://appdeveloper.intel.com/fund

    Disclaimer: This blog post is an entry to Intel’s contest – My India App Story

    Sunday, August 29, 2010

    The Free, cross platform Sound Editor …

     
    Need to Mix a track for a school/University Cultural Program?
    Edit your voice so that no one can find out?
    Ever tried of Recording/Editing audio on a computer?
    Can’t afford costly/paid software like SONY Sound forge or Adobe Sound Booth or Audition?
    Don’t have an alternate option other than cracking the trial software?
    What happens if you were caught by those professional companies?
    Don’t worry! If you have in mind the same questions as we do, you are at the right place to check out the best alternative and even a competitive product to Adobe and Sony audio suite of software’s.
    Software Name: Audacity 
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    App file size: 11.3MB
    Type: Freeware under the terms of the GNU GPL
    Platform available: No worried even if you are not a Windows user.
    Audacity is available for all the platforms
    1) Windows  2) Mac OS X  3) Linux/Unix
    Now let me Introduce the software
    Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:
    • Record live audio.
    • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
    • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
    • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
    • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
    • And much more …
    Features:
    Recording
    Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, vinyl records, or minidiscs. With some sound cards, it can also capture streaming audio.
    • Record from microphone, line input, or other sources.
    • Dub over existing tracks to create multi-track recordings.
    • Record up to 16 channels at once (requires multi-channel hardware).
    • Level meters can monitor volume levels before, during, and after recording.
    Import and Export
    Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. Export your recordings in several common file formats.
    • Import and export WAV, AIFF, AU, and Ogg Vorbis files.
    • Import MPEG audio (including MP2 and MP3 files) with libmad.
    • Export MP3s with the optional LAME encoder library.
    • Create WAV or AIFF files suitable for burning to CD.
    • Import and export all file formats supported by libsndfile.
    • Open raw (headerless) audio files using the “Import Raw” command.
    • Note: Audacity does not currently support WMA, AAC, or most other proprietary or restricted file formats.
    Editing
    • Easy editing with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete.
    • Use unlimited Undo (and Redo) to go back any number of steps.
    • Very fast editing of large files.
    • Edit and mix an unlimited number of tracks.
    • Use the Drawing tool to alter individual sample points.
    • Fade the volume up or down smoothly with the Envelope tool.
    Effects
    • Change the pitch without altering the tempo, or vice-versa.
    • Remove static, hiss, hum, or other constant background noises.
    • Alter frequencies with Equalization, FFT Filter, and Bass Boost effects.
    • Adjust volumes with Compressor, Amplify, and Normalize effects.
    • Other built-in effects include:

      • Echo
      • Phaser
      • Wahwah
      • Reverse
    Sound Quality
    • Record and edit 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit (floating point) samples.
    • Record at up to 96 kHz.
    • Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality resampling and dithering.
    • Mix tracks with different sample rates or formats, and Audacity will convert them automatically in realtime.
    Plug-Ins
    • Add new effects with LADSPA plug-ins.
    • Audacity includes some sample plug-ins by Steve Harris.
    • Load VST plug-ins for Windows and Mac, with the optional VST Enabler.
    • Write new effects with the built-in Nyquist programming language.
    Analysis
    • Spectrogram mode for visualizing frequencies.
    • “Plot Spectrum” command for detailed frequency analysis.
    Free and Cross-Platform
    Screenshots
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    Figure 1: Audacity Running on Windows
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    Figure 2: Audacity Running on Mac OS X
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    Figure 3: Audacity Running on Linux/Unix

    You can easily add effects to your audio files, edit, cut, mix and what not you can show off the craziness in you like a professional!
    All you have to do is just import the number of tracks you wanted to work with or even record your very own voice and that’s it, the easy Interface gives you options everything to handle from.
    I promise friends, once you are used to this software you feel very easy in managing and handling sound files than with the high end software's.
    You can download the latest version of this software from the link provided “Audacity
    Audacity even welcomes Donations and Sponsorships.
    You can get more information on their website: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    HaPpy  Audio EdItInG Winking smile!

    Friday, August 27, 2010

    TaTa DoCoMo DOCreate platform is back Again


    Got talent? Will CREATE and CELEBRATE!

    Tata DOCOMO’s CREATE platform is back again. For newcomers, the platform was launched to give participants an opportunity to showcase their talent to the world and also co-create the brand in process. The idea emanates from the larger brand belief of respecting and celebrating the power of – DO. Tata DOCOMO Create platform has so far gathered tremendous response on their previous legs which encouraged Animation, Music, Photography and Merchandise, whereby individual prowess was tapped, recognised and felicitated.

    In its latest leg, Tata DOCOMO will invite fellow ‘DO’ers to come and celebrate the popular festivals of India with them on its CREATE CELEBRATIONS Platform! Tata DOCOMO realizes that in India, each one celebrates the spirit of a festival in his own unique way. Taking off on this thought, the CREATE CELEBRATIONS platform encourages animators and designers to come forth and bring to life their expression of each festival.

    While there are 8 cheerful festivals to celebrate between now and the New Year, currently Tata DOCOMO’s CREATE CELEBRATIONS platform is encouraging people to create entries expressing their celebrations around Ganesh Chaturthi. Participants can express their Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations, in the most interesting and creative way possible. The three categories of participation are – Animation films, Mobile Screensaver and Mobile Wallpaper.

    All shortlisted entries in the Animation film category will win an INR 1,00,000 cash prize each! The shortlisted entries in the Mobile wallpaper and Mobile screensaver categories will each earn a cash prize of INR 10,000. Not wanting to put a cap on the talent, Tata DOCOMO has continued its tradition of awarding all decided that there will be no limit to the number of entries to be selected and rewarded. This only means that the talented individuals can earn as much as they deserve. The last date of submission for entries celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi is September 11, 2010.

    The ‘DO’ mantra of the brand seems to be resonating with the animators and designers who have embraced this platform with aplomb. So come and celebrate the spirit of Ganesh Chaturthi in your style with Tata DOCOMO and showcase your talent to the world by going right here – ‘create.tatadocomo.com’

    Monday, August 23, 2010

    TATA DOCOMO launches Industry First ‘Free Air Time Rollover’ plan for Postpay subscribers

    TATA DOCOMO has launched yet another first in the industry; ‘Free Air Time Rollover’ (FAT) offer for its potential postpay customers. The offer is a unique one where potential customers can roll over their current unused free air time to next month! What makes this further compelling is that Tata DOCOMO allows the roll over of free air time for a period of 6 months. The Free Air Time roll over plan is available under the most lucrative 20 options of their popular Diet 299 and Diet 499 plans In other words, the offer allows the customers to choose amongst different combinations that suit their usage pattern, under each plan.

    “This offer is yet another first in the Telecom industry and is true to our core values of honesty and transparency wherein we give our customers the opportunity to roll over their unused airtime to the next month. We are confident that this will come as a delight to our customers as it will liberate them from the pressure of exhausting the free airtime within the same month and will also significantly increase the value provided in the plans.” Mr. Gurinder Singh Sandhu, Head Marketing, Tata DOCOMO said.

    If customers are unable to use the complete FAT Rollover offered in the plan in one month, the same is carried forward to next month along with the regular monthly FAT Rollover. The cumulative FAT Rollover will be available for a period of 6 months. Post the sixth month; the cumulative un-utilized FAT Rollover will be forfeited. 

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    HTC, TATA DOCOMO UNVEIL HTC DESIRE IN INDIA

    In keeping their promise to DO the New, TATA DOCOMO have announced a partnership with HTC to launch the ‘HTC Desire’ in India. The HTC Desire is the latest Android Smartphone that offers the enhanced HTC Sense experience to users.

    HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch 480 X 800 WVGA display. The 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets the user experience the HTC Desire with the greatest of ease. With one of the most advanced displays available on a phone today, HTC Desire is designed to enhance and maximise content, whether it is pictures and videos, browsing the Web or checking on friends’ status updates. Thanks to the latest Android 2.1, as well as the ultrafast processor, HTC Desire offers a wide range of live wallpapers for user choices.

    The HTC Desire comes with an exclusive offer for TATA DOCOMO users in India, wherein TATA DOCOMO Postpay subscribers will get free data download of 500 MB per month for 06 months. To avail this offer Tata DOCOMO customers will have to SMS ‘Android’ to 54321 from their HTC Desire handset.

     “When we launched our services, we had promised our subscribers that we would bring to them the best products and services—products that will stand for innovation and a pioneering spirit, and which would offer them convenience and simplicity”. Mr. GurinderSingh Sandhu, Head Marketing, Tata DOCOMO said. “Living up to that promise, we are launching the HTC Desire. This launch marks the strong relationship TATA DOCOMO enjoys with HTC and, going forward, we will continue to work together to launch more innovative mobile offerings for Indian consumers on the Tata DOCOMO platform,” he added.

    HTC Desire also comes packed with the HTC Sense which is a user experience focused on putting people at the centre by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. The new HTC Sense experience continues to focus on improving your interactions with your most important people.  This begins with a new HTC application and widget called Friend Stream that seamlessly aggregates all of your social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates.

    To know more about this cool handset visit http://tatadocomo.com/htc-desire.aspx

    You can get your hands on this uber cool handset at a Market Operating Price of Rs. 28,900* at all authorized HTC resellers across the country. So what’re you waiting for, go get what your heart desires, dive-into the world of HTC Desire!




    * Prices may vary according to the local applicable taxes

    FX Studio competition Winners Announced NOKIA+FRAMESTORE

    FX Studio is an exciting new project Framestore is currently developing with Nokia.
    It's an app that lets you add Hollywood style effects to your personal/Home videos either online or through your Nokia Mobile.
    FX studio explores some interesting new territory.So they wanted to give aspiring animators out there a chance to get involved.
    The person behind the best Idea will work with Framestore to bring life to their effect and walk away with some great Auto-desk software and a Nokia Kit.

    Meet The Judges:

    Competition Dates:
    PRIZES:


    Here are some the introduction Videos about FX Studio App.




    How it works?


    And Here are the winners:


    Making the FX Studio Shortlist:



    Here are some of the Visuals of the Winner's Ideas:

    First Place: SriKapardhi Kala
    Second Place: Itay Wolfson
    Third Place: William Kenton


    Congrats to all the winners from Team "MyTelecomIdeas"!


    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    Tata DOCOMO’s ‘PAY PER SITE’



    Now pay only for the websites you love surfing with Tata DOCOMO’s ‘PAY PER SITE’
    Taking off from its revolutionary ‘Pay for what You Use’ concept, Tata DOCOMO has introduced yet another path-breaking offer, ‘Pay Per Site’. The revolutionary offer brings in a more simplified and unique “Pay-for-what-you-use” Internet-browsing model and breaks through the clutter in its category.

    At the time of its launch in June last year launch, TATA DOCOMO had questioned the paradigm of Pay Per Minute and introduced Pay Per Second. With ‘Pay Per Site’, the story only gets better for the consumer. “Pay only for what you use and hence fairness continues to be an important differentiator for the brand,” said Mr Gurinder Singh Sandhu, Tata DOCOMO’s Head of Marketing.

    Those who only browse two or three sites regularly are now free from monthly rentals and packs. Pay Per Site offers two combination packs—those only interested in single websites need to pay Rs 10 per site, whereas those with multiple site browsing needs can opt for a combo pack at just Rs 25 per month. Customers will have a bundle of options within various categories of social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, Orkut), mail options (Gmail, Yahoo, Rediff) and chat messengers (GTalk, Yahoo! Messenger, Nimbuzz).

    There are 2 different genres under which each service is categorized- Social Networking Site and Emailing and Instant Messaging. Each site under this genre is priced at Rs. 10/- bundled with 200 MB free data usage valid for 30 days, post which customers will be charged at 1p/kb. There are also 2 Combo options – SNS Combo Pack and Emailing Combo Pack and each Combo Pack is priced at Rs. 25/- bundled with 500 MB free data usage post which the customers will be charged 1p/kb.

    To activate the services, customers can Dial *141# OR simply send an SMS with the keyword “MY SITE’ to 141 and following further instructions OR visit Tata DOCOMO website -http://bit.ly/SubscribetoPayPerSite

    So if you are not a heavy internet user and regularly visit only a few websites daily, then shed those fat monthly packs and DO the New with Pay Per Site!

    Saturday, July 31, 2010

    INDIA'S first of it's kind SPEED TEST -TATADOCOMO,BSNL wins!

    I Think this is INDIA'S first of it's kind speed test i'm posting on this blog!

    Yes, generally speed tests are conducted By using the site  mobilespeedtest.com to test the speeds on a mobile.
    But the tests conducted and performed by using  mobilespeedtest.com are just a seconds work with the testing process!
    Then whats the truth in the speed result when a network is able to give a speed of 130Kbps for just a second and again drop back to a lower speed limits?
    Imagine a network with a constant speed of 60Kbps through out data connection time which lags behind a network in speed test when that network gave a speed of 130Kbps for that moment the test is conducted and again drop to 30Kbps ?
    Then is that the fault with the operator or testing process?

    I worked for some time to bring a resolution for such tests and finally came up with an excellent idea!

    This is a technical test and an easy way to conclude the
    1)Network's speed
    2)Network's response with the device(Networks incoming and outgoing data)

    TEST EXPLANATION:
    In this test i took My N900 and played the live internet radio using different network's INTERNET connections(Those networks which are EDGE enabled ie, 2.5 in the area i tested) for about 2Min App to note the continuity!
    I recorded the streamed Audio for every session with the help of software installed on my device N900 (RECORDER) and just reconstructed it into a wave form so that the gaps or the buffering time is clearly visible in the form of gaps between the waves with the help of Audacity(A free audio editing software for windows).
    Then by seeing the test results even a small kid can conclude which is the best Responsive/speed network.

    The test is conducted only for
    1)TATA DOCOMO
    2)IDEA
    3)AIRCEL
    4)BSNL(cellone)(2.5G EDGE only not on 3G)
    All the other remaining operators are left without the test conducted on them because they are not Edge enabled in the area i took this test.Will try to perform the tests on the remaining operators soon.

    1)TATADOCOMO RESULT:

     WAVE FORM OF RECORDED AUDIO & SCREENSHOT OF THE LIVE STATION PLAYER.
    Test1
    Screenshot of player


    In Tata DoCoMo's test Result we can clearly see that in the 2.15Min test time there is no gap or any buffering time required to stream the audio.
    It's picture perfect!

    2)IDEA RESULT:
    WAVE FORM OF RECORDED AUDIO & SCREENSHOT OF THE LIVE STATION PLAYER.
    Idea network disconnected many times during the test and the audio streaming is not upto the mark.
    To be fair and truth ,It's so uncomfortable that i am posting the test result of three sessions of  tested wave forms.
    Test1
    Test2

    Test3

    screenshot of player




    3)AIRCEL:
    It's okay while performing with this operator! Not too good or bad when compared!
    WAVE FORM OF RECORDED AUDIO & SCREENSHOT OF THE LIVE STATION PLAYER


    Test1
    screenshot of player


    4)BSNL(cellone)(2.5G EDGE only not on 3G)
    As every body know Bsnl started it's 3G services , this test is conducted using an ordinary 2.5G Edge enabled SIM card only.(3G is not activated on the number from which test is performed)

    WAVE FORM OF RECORDED AUDIO & SCREENSHOT OF THE LIVE STATION PLAYER
    Test1

    BSNL gave same result as of TataDoCoMo, except a slight 2second buffering time which can be negotiated.
    The time is shown in the marking above, all the other portion of the waveform remains perfect!

    Screenshot of player


    The Tests performed clearly show that 
    1)TATADOCOMO wins the test followed by
    2)BSNL(Judged including the 2 sec buffering time) 
    3)AIRCEL
    4)IDEA

    Now it's time for you people to Judge which is the best!
    NOTE:The Test is performed on a high end device like N900 and we cann't promise the same results when done with any other device or same.As per my knowledge the tests performed are true and accurate to 90% as this is not a per second test as of Mobilespeedtest.com  but a continuous 2min test depending upon the activity and response of the network.

    The test is conducted at Vijayawada,Andhra Pradesh.




    Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Samsung Galaxy S' - All About

    As the name "GALAXY" indicates, this has everything packed in it along with the power of Android and samsung's exclusive HummingBird processor!!


    All the features are explained briefly in the sections below:

    Daily Briefing
    Your Own Personalized Morning News Feed.


    Before my day begins, GALAXY S’s Daily Brief delivers exactly what matters to me, right to my phone’s home screen—today’s top headlines, stock info, weather forecast—Daily Briefing widget even displays my schedule and calendar, making sure I’m aware of what my day holds in store without having to boot my computer, wait through TV commercials, or scour through a messy newspaper.

    Integrated Calendar
    Keep Your Life Linked And Synced.


    With GALAXY S and its Integrated Calendar, my schedules, agendas, calendars, to-do lists, regardless of their sources, are auto-synced, and organized into a single, color-coded, neat-and-tidy application.

    Car Mode
    Google Maps™ Navigation(BETA)
     Guides You To Every Destination.

    In its in-car mount, GALAXY S turns into my own personal assistant—instantly providing me with weather, Google maps, Google voice search, and navigation services. Getting directions is as easy as simply speaking my request. With Google Maps Navigation, GALAXY S not only fetches the directions, but lets me choose 3 ways to view them—in real- time with Real Street View, Traffic View, or Satellite View.

    Layar Reality Browser
    Explore Your Surroundings with Samsung Around Me


    Samsung ARound Me, reveals my surroundings no matter where I may be—coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, etc. I simply snap a photo, and GALAXY S tells me what’s next, behind, and in front of me including addresses, phone numbers, everything I need to know. With a bigger database of POIs (point-of-interest), I have access to better, more extensive data so I’m fully aware of what’s around me.


    Wireless Tethering
    No Internet connection signal? No Problem.


    Wireless tethering in my GALAXY S gives me the added bonus of using my phone as a portable modem for times when I’m outside of Wi-fi range, or signal strength is weak or low in my laptop, PDA or portable Internet devices.

    HD Recording
    Whenever and Wherever You Need It.


    With HD Recording capability available whenever I need, I can catch memorable moments all-day long.  Then, I can either take those moments home with me and share them on the family HDTV set, or watch them instantly on a world-brightest 4.0” SUPER AMOLED display, if I don’t want to wait.


    Social Hub
    For Integrated Social Networking Life


    The GALAXY S’ Integrated Contacts brings your email and SNS contacts into one phonebook, allowing you to check your friends’ status updates and newly added photos directly from your Contacts. And, thanks to Social Hub Inbox, you can manage all your incoming and outgoing messages. Plus, integrate your Google™ and Facebook calendars with Calendar.

    4.0" SUPER AMOLED
    The Best Viewing Experience


    With the GALAXY S, I have the world’s only SUPER AMOLED screen — 4.0” inches of vibrant, vivid, ultra-bright display technology for HD recording and HD video playback.  With superior sunlight readability, my high-def contents are just as easily viewed outdoors, for seamless transition from inside to outside or visa versa.

    SWYPE / Write & Go
    The fastest way to send one message to multiple destinations.


    Typing is a thing of the past with new hyper-speed Swype technology in my Galaxy S—just slide my finger along the keyboard and when I lift my finger, I can choose  to text my message, update my sns status, or save as a calendar entry or memo.

    ThinkFree
    The Office Is Wherever You Are.


    ThinkFree Office Mobile helps incorporate my office into my phone. Any MS Office document including Word, Excel and Powerpoint can be viewed, edited, and saved. I can even view PDF files in their native formats so migrating between office and phone is smoother than ever.

    Internet Browser
    Powered by Android™, Improved by Samsung.


    An enhanced Android Internet browser comes pre- installed with everything I need to cruise the Web with the familiarity of my PC—Flash, RSS Reader, and OMA DRM (Digital Rights Management)—and without interruption.


    AllShare™ via DLNA
    The Easiest Way to Share and Watch.

    AllShare™ via DLNA in my GALAXY S phone, makes all GALAXY S’ media content—pictures, music, movies, and more--viewable and playable wirelessly through my laptop, PC, TV, or other DLNA certified® device.
    When it’s time to watch HD video, I can do so with the convenience of the Galaxy S built-in remote control--it’s got all the typical functions plus enhanced features for use with more advanced TV sets, with Media Control and touch-keyboard.

    Android Market™
    68,000+ Ways To Stay Entertained.


    The Android Market brings the best of Android to my Galaxy phone, bringing me thousands of the most exciting and entertaining apps and games—searchable and downloadable right from my Galaxy S including Featured Apps, Top Free, and Top Paid Android apps.

    Multi Tasking
    Get Things Done Without Starting Over.


    Whether I’m playing a game, sending a text, watching a video on YouTube, or involved in another application, I’ll never again be interrupted by a phone call as Galaxy brings me right back to what I was doing. Even while listening to the radio, Galaxy S let’s me jump from app to app without interrupting my music, allowing me to get back to what I was doing.

    You can also have a glance at all the wonderful features and specifications below:


    Y waiting people/Geeks, go and get one for you!
    SAMSUNG GALAXY S'
    All ThE BeSt sAmSuNg mObIlE!