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Apple No1 Smart Phone Maker

Published by pratyushkp on August 6th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. zoomed to the top of the list of global smartphone makers in the second quarter, blowing past Nokia Corp. and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd., according to research firm IDC.

Korea’s Samsung made the biggest jump, from No. 4 in the first quarter to No. 2 in the second, on the strength of its Galaxy phones, which run Google Inc.’s Android software. It sold 17.3 million smartphones in the second quarter, up from 10.8 million in the first, IDC said.

Apple rose to No. 1, taking the spot from Nokia, by selling 20.3 million iPhones, up from 18.7 million in the first quarter. That relegated Finland’s Nokia, the long-time leader, to third place. Apple has yet to top Nokia’s high-water mark of 28.1 million phones in a quarter.

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Nokia To Join Hands with IGNOU To Offer English Course

Published by pratyushkp on September 24th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

IGNOU is all set to provide a certificate programme in English through Nokia phone’s Ovi Life Tools.

India’s Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has partnered with Nokia Ovi life tools to provide course material for its students in English language.

Nokia and IGNOU will work together to put a Certificate Programme in Functional English (CFE) on Nokia devices supporting the Ovi Life Tools. To be started in six districts of Maharashtra and after six months, depending on the response will launch it on a national level, the six-month certificate programme will begin from January 2011 and is divided in three levels, English in daily life, English in education and joining the workforce.

Ovi life tools will help students by guiding them and giving them information on various fields like education, maps, health, crop prices. Music and many more. It also help them in filling the admission forms, besides providing students with study material and daily learning content from IGNOU.

The Certificate Programme in Functional English will cost Rs 1,900 per student and on completion of the programme students will get certificates from IGNOU.

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India Requests Google And Skype to Co-operate With Security Agencies

Published by pratyushkp on September 3rd, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Indian government has asked Google, Skype and other communications providers to set up servers in India to allow security forces to intercept Internet data.

With BlackBerry agreeing to set up a server by November and Nokia all set to build a server, the Indian government has asked Google, Skype and other communications providers to set up servers, within two months in India to allow security forces to intercept Internet data.

According to Home Secretary G K Pillai, “all people who operate communication services in India should have a server in India”

The Indian government which faces threat from terrorists as well as naxals fears that the high level of encryption may be mis-used. Notices will be sent to all communication-services providers in India to allow “lawful access” to security agencies when required.

Google and Skype have confirmed that they are yet to get notices from the Indian Government.

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Nokia All Set To Launch Dual SIM Phones

Published by pratyushkp on August 23rd, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Nokia all set to unveil C1 and C2 dual SIM phones in the Indian Market

Finnish Handset makers Nokia is all set to debut in the Dual SIM market with the launch of its two new mobile phones C1 and C2.

Expected to launch by this year, C1 will allow the user to carry twoSIM cards, while only one can be activated at a time. On the other hand, C2 will support both SIMs working simultaneously. The phones would sport features like FM radio, a 1,000 entries-address books, LED torch, VGA camera. In addition to that the phone will be integrated with Nokia Life Tools service (for information on healthcare, education and entertainment) as well as Ovi Mail.

The mobiles will be priced between 1,500 and 2,500.

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