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Smartphone shipments to surpass 1 billion

Smartphone shipments to surpass 1 billion

September 5, 2013 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units for the first time in a single year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3 percent year over year in 2013, marking a sharp rebound fromRead More

Sony introduces Xperia Z1 smartphone, available from September

Sony introduces Xperia Z1 smartphone, available from September

September 5, 2013 at 6:46 am 0 comments

Sony Mobile Communications today introduces Xperia Z1, a premium waterproof smartphone with a unique and groundbreaking camera experience. “Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, president and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “Not only by bringingRead More

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile, breaks Guinness World Records

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile, breaks Guinness World Records

September 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm 0 comments

Sprint recycles 103,582 mobile in one week and has a Guinness World Records achievement to prove it. The number of phones recycled is more than double the previous record. Through its standard phone take back programs including Sprint Buyback and other device-collection initiatives, Sprint continues to highlight the importance ofRead More

Intex launches Aqua i7 smartphone, priced at Rs 21,900

Intex launches Aqua i7 smartphone, priced at Rs 21,900

September 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Post the success of its Aqua smartphone series, Intex Technologies today unveiled company’s flagship model Aqua i7 priced at Rs 21,900. Intex Technologies claims to have significantly grown its smartphone business during the last one year and is all geared up to enhance its presence in metros and is targetingRead More

Wipro’s Nordic headcount to increase by 500

Wipro’s Nordic headcount to increase by 500

September 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

Wipro, a leading IT, consulting and outsourcing company today announced plans to strengthen its presence in the Nordic region with an increase in headcount by 500 over the next 3 years The company also appointed Carl-Henrik Hallstrom as regional head for the region, effective July 1, 2013. An industry veteran, Carl-HenrikRead More

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson MBC

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson MBC

September 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson Mobile Broadband Charging (MBC), which will provide up to 10 million users with a vast array of data options and more flexible on-demand subscriptions. Ericsson’s MBC allows mobile users to personalize both prepaid and postpaid data usage plans in real time. This solution, which isRead More

BICS launches crowd-sourcing model for fraud detection

BICS launches crowd-sourcing model for fraud detection

September 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

BICS, the strategic international wholesale partner to over 400 mobile operators worldwide, today announced the launch of FraudGuard, a fraud detection and prevention solution based on crowdsourcing model. This approach creates an active community of telecoms companies which as a whole gains insights on suspicious activities reported by BICS orRead More

MTS launches 10 paisa scheme

MTS launches 10 paisa scheme

September 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

MTS, a brand owned by Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) has launched ‘return of 10 paisa’ initiative whereby prepaid customers can enjoy local call, national call, local SMS and national SMS at 10 paisa. To avail this service, customers just need to pay Rs 11 to enjoy all MTS to MTSRead More

Ballmer’s Open Letter on Nokia Acquisition

Ballmer’s Open Letter on Nokia Acquisition

September 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Microsoft is all set to acquire Nokia for $7.2 billion. Below is the letter Microsoft’s outgoing CEO wrote to its employees on the acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone business. Check the subject line!     From: Steve Ballmer To: MS FTEs Date: Sep. 2, 8:00 PM PDT (Sep. 3, 6:00Read More

Microsoft to buy Nokia for Euro 5.44 bn

Microsoft to buy Nokia for Euro 5.44 bn

September 3, 2013 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Nokia today announced that it has signed an agreement to enter into a transaction whereby Nokia will sell substantially all of its devices & services business and licence its patents to Microsoft for EUR 5.44 billion in cash, payable at closing. Nokia expects to book a gain on sale ofRead More