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India’s 3G Policy Announced, Some Key Points to Note.

August 1, 2008

Government of India has finally announced its policy on 3G spectrum allocation, paving way for 3G mobile services in country.Telecom minister A.Raja said there would max 10 player in each circle and spectrum would be allocated by bidding method, where the highest bidder gets spectrum.

3D an acronym for 3rd generations of mobile services which supports high-speed video messaging(video calls), mobile TV, gaming etc. the introduction of 3G in India is delayed,now the world is moving towards 4G.

nevertheless its a welcome move as its many time faster than present EDGE networks.

The Detailed policy can be read here. some of the important points mentioned in document.

* Initially, 5players would be allowed in each circle. later this limit would be increased to 10. Delhi & Mumbai will have 3 players instead of 5.

* Allocation of Septrum would based on a third party auction, which means telcos have to shell out more money, subsequently this cost will be passed onto the consumer in form of higher cost. as a Expection BSNL & MTNL would be allotted spectrum preferential basis.

Unfair Policy for Delhi and Mumbai telecom circles
Delhi & mumbai, which is biggest market for 3G will only have 2 private GSM players because the government has made it very clear that there are only three slots available for 3G spectrum in Delhi and Mumbai and two are already going to be reserved for BSNL and MTNL. this is a big blow to all private players.Idea cellular and reliance communication are also bidding for spectrum. This would ensure aggressive bidding and higher service costs.

Only two operators of Airtel,Vodafone,Idea & Reliance will get 3G license.

Bad news for Apple iPhone Lovers

Airtel and Vodafone are official carriers of iPhone in India. infact they have also announced publicly they will launch Apple iPhone 3G. now their plans seems to in toss in two most important circles i.e Delhi & Mumbai. there would be only 2private operators in these circles and more than 15bidders. this would ensure cut Cut Throat competition subcribers in other cities like chennai are more lucky to have 5 players.

Situation is better in CDMA space, there is no competition there. and bidder would get 3G spectrum at base price. BSNL & MTNL will not bid for CDMA.

And 3G services are expected to roll out around may-jun 09.
Get ready to enter new era of Telecommunication.

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Must have Application for Windows mobile phones like HTC touch

June 19, 2008

Here is a list of must have applications for Windows mobile 6 professional.I have personally tested all of them on HTC Touch and found them pretty useful. the good news is most of them are FREE to use.

1. PDA Keyboard v.1.0 Light Edition
It is a Full screen keyboard by which you can type with fingers instead of stylus. with default keyboard of HTC Touch you are forced to use a stylus as keys are small.
Download Free PDA Keyboard v.1.0 Light Edition

2. WM5torage v1.8
This program will export the flash memory card inside the smartphone as usual USB Mass Storage device (ordinary “usb disk or Pen drive”) – effectively turning your phone into flash reader. now you can plug it any usb port and transfer data without need to worry about drivers.
Download WM5storage 1.8

3. Adobe Flash Player
This is a mobile version of Flash Enables to view Flash based content on the phone.
Download Flash Player

4. Yahoo Go!
Yahoo! Go is today’s essential solution for anyone with a mobile phone. It’s an all-in-one offering that lets you enjoy the best of the Internet on your phone—for free. Send an email, upload photos, download a map, search for answers, check stock quotes, or get breaking news—all that and much more is available through Yahoo! Go.
Download Yahoo Go!

5. Opera Mobile v8.65
The Windows mobile version of Opera web browser – Fastest browser on earth. This is a paid software but you get 30days trial after that you can purchase the software,uninstall it or look for a crack wares sites.
Download Opera Mobile 8.65

6. ClearTemp v1.0
ClearTemp is an application for you to free up memory on your device. whenever you feel your phone is going slow and low of space. run is application. your phone would be new again
Download ClearTemp v1.0

7. DivX Mobile Player
It a video player which plays Divx codec videos
Download DivX Mobile

8. fring – Instant Messenger
fring is multi protocol instant messenger which supports Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ,
Google Talk™, SIP, Twitter, AIM & Yahoo!™
Download fring – Instant Messenger

9. Total Commander v2.5
Total Commander is a file manager, a program like Windows Explorer to copy, move or delete files. However, Total Commander can do much more than Explorer, e.g. pack and unpack files, access ftp servers, compare files by content, etc!. i use it mainly for reading rar & zip files
Download Total Commander

10. Windows Media Player Playlist Manager
playlistMgr is a simple playlist editor for managing Windows Media Player playlists and it supports unicode.
You can create or edit playlists easily and conveniently using this software. In addition, PlaylistMgr also helps you to manage your media streams and podcasts.
Download PlaylistMgr v0.7.4

This is my list of must have software for HTC touch. however there tons of software available for windows mobile phones which you can install. make sure you don’t install files with infected with virus.

To install all the Above application you would need to install Microsoft Active sync. It comes in a CD with the Phones. Alternatively, it can be download from Microsoft website. More Information

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