Mobile number portability helps mobile users to retain their existing mobile numbers when they change from one mobile network provider to another. Currently this will be limited to a given licensed service area and will be applicable only to the cellular mobile phone numbers. The cost of this service will be Rs.19 or less. You can port from a CDMA operator to a GSM operator (provided you have a GSM compatible phone for that) and also vice-versa. [Read more…]
Access PC from your Mobile?
Well, it is happening. TeamViewer for iPhone could be used for remotely access your PC in your iPhone. TeamViewer is a popular remote desktop access software which could be used for support business customers as well as friends. It is free for non commercial use. The TeamViewer has an iPhone version which enables all the TeamViwer features over the iPhone. Although there is a version for the Linux I am not sure if it could be ported to the Android.
There are a host of other mobile applications which would allow access to the files/documents which are there in your PC. Although these do not provide a remote desktop interface, they do add additional functionality to achive most of the requirements.
- PCNOW from Webex allows remote access from PC, Mac or any other mobile device for a low price. The mobile access has features which would allow access to your files and folders, access to outlook email and mobile search.
- The Soonr Work Place is another application with a business angle which professes anytime file access and seamless virtual team work. It also provides security and backup features for the business users.
We would be blogging about more applications for the mobile world in the upcomming posts.
It has been almost a year since the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) proposed mobile trading. Almost two months ago the details were finalised. Now you are seeing the first bells for mobile stock trading applications.
Although the smart phone users with mobile browsers could do online trading over the internet, the current change would allow any mobile phones with GPRS to have applications that could allow stock trading. The two major stock exchanges have already got ready. The BSE has expanded its FastTrade platform to accommodate mobile applications.The NSE along with MarketSimplified is testing their platform to deliver mobile trading.
With more than 600 million mobile userbase in India, the software development companies which focus on mobile applications have been getting ready for the mobile trading application over the last year. There are a lot of software development companies who have their applications ready and many running their race to have thier applications ready.
Also there are other simpler applications like the mTraderfrom Konnect Technologies which helps the mobile user to keep track of their stocks. We would be writing more about such applications in the upcomming posts.
The success of these applications is certain with the mobile userbase which is larger than the PC userbase in India. But the question of how soon the applications would be adaped by the user community would depend on user experience provided by the applications particularly the speed.
Nimbuzz is one application which helps you to become more mobile. It helps to chat with your friends, make online buddy call, send text messages and transfer files. NimbuzzOut credits could also be bought to make an international call at low rates. Read more here.
2. Phonelocator Periodic
Phonelocator periodic is a free service to help you keep tabs on the location of your phone. It runs in the background and can periodically update the phone’s location to the Phonelocator server. Read more here.
3. The Flashlight from Pico Brothers
Use the screen as a flashlight with 7 different colors. It takes no extra space in your pocket and is always with you. Use it as a night light, to send Morse signals or why not use as night light
4. Opera Mini Web browser
The fastest browsing experience available for your phone. Opera’s rendering speed and efficient controls put it light-years ahead of other mobile browsers.
Opera’s well-designed user interface has you navigating gracefully and efficiently on both touchscreen and keypad devices. The browser comfortably adjusts to your needs by switching between portrait and landscape mode and also lets you adjust the font size for easier reading.
5. Fring from Fringland
fring is a peer-to-peer Mobile VoIP based internet telephony network. fring enables users to talk and chat using Skype, ICQ, Google Talk, MSN Messenger / Windows Live Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Messenger and SIP providers. www.fring.com
6. eBuddy Mobile Messenger
Welcome to eBuddy, your online messenger for MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, Facebook, ICQ, MySpace and AIM (AOL). Whether you’re at home, school, work or traveling; with eBuddy you can chat online everywhere anytime. eBuddy is available as a web based and mobile version. eBuddy provides instant messaging on every computer, it even works when you are behind a firewall! eBuddy means no downloads, no installation of software or upgrades and no registration. Best of all it’s free .. enjoy 🙂
Microsoft is going to unveil its Mobile Phone Device today which would focus on Social Networking. Reuters stated “The phones won’t be powered by Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 software, and will be priced much lower than the iPhone or Google Inc’s Nexus One.” There would be a live webcast at 10 am Pacific Time (which would be 11:30 IST). Nothing much has been revealed about “Project Pink” so far. So lets us wait and be surprised!
Phonelocator is designed for Nokia S60 v3 FP1, S60 v3 FP2 and S60 v5 phones
With more than 56000 users Phonelocator is a free service which helps you to keep a watch on the mobile phone location. Remote triggering of the phone locator service requires a message to be send to the number. Also a mobile number can be preconfigured to receive an sms after the SIM card is changed. This message would contain the number of the new SIM.
The location of the phone and the trail can be viewed from the website offering the service. The phone locator application can run in the background and acan start when the phone is started. It also provides a feature of turning off the GPS while the phone is stationary.
To know more about this free service and install this mobile application http://periodic.phonelocator.mobi/
Previously identified as the Touch B, this phone was regarded to be a “dumbphone”. This is the first ever smartphone for the masses.
This handset will be available at Rs 10,000 and will give a tough competition to Corbys, Cookies as well as Nokia 5233 touchsceen handset.
This phone will soon be launched in Europe. HTC smart phone has specifications such as 2.8” QVGA touch screen, Bluetooth, 3 mega pixel camera and headset jack.
At the same time, it would come with 256MB RAM, 256MB ROM, MicroSD card support and 1100 mAh battery.
Image via MobiFrance
Sony Ericsson has announced the the Vivaz Pro, at a pre press release event at Mobile world Congress, essentially a slightly chunkier Vivaz with sliding qwerty keyboard. The phone features includes a QWERTY slide-out keypad, 720p video recording, and a 720Mhz processor. The 3.2-inch screen has touch, and the aforementioned video-capable cam boasts 8.2 megapixels.
Sony Ericsson says the phone including the keyboard is ultra-thin. They claim to have the dimensions are almost as thin as the original Vivaz handset and says that there is only 2mm,s difference between the two models
From the Sony Ericsson press release:
“The Vivaz Pro adds a QWERTY keyboard to the touch screen offering, delivering a user experience optimised for messaging and entertainment. The full QWERTY keyboard allows consumers to communicate quickly and efficiently via email, SMS or social networking updates. Just like the Vivaz, the Vivaz pro allows consumers to produce and broadcast their best experiences in HD video. The open platform also allows users to personalise their entertainment experience by downloading great applications through PlayNow™ and the Symbian Developer Community.” [Read more…]