( 4oct - 10oct)
Android giving Apple a run for its
money in US consumer market
It seemed Android smartphones was all anyone at a
telecoms industry pow-wow in California
After years alone in the limelight, Apple Inc's iPhone
now shares it with a slew of devices built on Google's
At the CTIA wireless industry show in San Francisco,
Android smartphones, such as Motorola's Droid,
Samsung's Galaxy S and HTC's Evo, dominated displays
Android is giving Apple a run for its money in the
Android was the most popular platform among U.S.
customers who bought smartphones in the past six
months, despite the launch of the iPhone 4.
Android wouldn't gain more share than Apple over
Nokia launches C3 in India
Nokia launch Nokia C3 in India, the first device to
bring a full QWERTY keyboard to the world's most
popular mobile phone platform- Series 40.
Nokia C3 allow users to view, post, comment, share
locations and even update their status on social
networks such as Facebook and Twitter straight from
the homescreenfeatures include a megapixel camera,
rich colour screen and support for up to 8GB memory
card. It is available now in two colours -- golden white
and slate grey.
The new device is preloaded with Ovi Mail and Ovi
Chat for the first time users which will help them set up
email and chat accounts straight from the device
without the need for a PC. Nokia C3 will be available
nationally starting with Nokia Pirority Stores at an
MRP of Rs 7249.
Indian IT sector – Latest buzz
• IT spending by enterprises is expected to grow at a
substantial pace to touch USD 40 billion in three years.
• Insurance watchdog IRDA has shortlisted IT biggies
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mahindra Satyam,
Deloitte, Infosys and Wipro for implementing an
enterprise resource planning (ERP) package to deal with
its proposed staff expansion.
• India’s big three software outsourcing firms are set to regain
double-digit growth rates during the second quarter.
Nokia E5 launched in India
Mobile handsets manufacturer Nokia launched Nokia E5, its
latest addition to the Nokia Eseries range, in the Indian market.
Priced at Rs12,699, the handset with Symbian technology
combines business as well as personal networking
solutions.The model is perfect for managing busy schedules
with a variety of productivity applications available in the Ovi
With features such as business and consumer email , chat,
social networking, a 5-megapixel camera and long battery
life, this phone will appeal to a large section of professionals
who want a converged device to address their needs.The
handset will initially be available in two colours - Carbon
Black and Chalk White.
India to develop its own futuristic computer
India would develop its own futuristic computer operating system to thwart attempts
of cyber attacks and data theft and things of that nature.
the DRDO(Defence Research and Development Organisation) has just set up a
software development centre in Delhi, with the mandate develop such a system.
This "national effort" would be spearheaded by DRDO in partnership with software
companies in and around Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi as also academic
institutions like Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and IIT Chennai, among
India currently uses operating systems developed by western countries.
In today's world where we have tremendous requirements of security on economy,
banking and defence...it's essential that you need to have an operating system,.
• Only way to protect data is to have a home-grown system, the complete
architecture, source code is with you and then nobody knows what's that.
• DRDO is putting in place a dedicated team of 50 software professionals in
the Bangalore and Delhi software development centres to accomplish the
• DRDO has put in place a complete framework on the proposed commercial
arm, which is currently in the process of securing necessary government
approvals and is expected to be operational next year.