•Tata Indicom Blackberry Bold 9650, the first
combined CDMA-GSM smartphone.
•The smartphone offers global roaming, an optical
trackpad and enhanced wi-fi and GPS capabilities.
•For the first two months customers will
receive a free data pack worth Rs.900 per
month, as well as 500 MB of tethered modem
data usage per month.
•Apple has for the first time outpaced
Blackberry-maker Research in Motion in global
•Apple sold 14.1 million iPhone units in the third
quarter while Canada's Research in Motion
shipped 12.4 million Blackberry devices.
•Apple ranked as the fourth largest mobile phone
vendor in the third quarter with Research in
Motion one place behind the US giant.
Google bans phone apps used in
A controversial mobile phone application, which helps
a cell phone user read the text messages of others
secretly, has been removed from sale by internet
search engine Google.
Once installed on a mobile phone, the Android phone
application automatically creates carbon copies of
incoming text messages and forwards them to a
selected number - prompting fears it could be used by
jealous lovers and even work colleagues to snoop on
Wal-Mart urges India to open retail
The world's number one retailer Wal-Mart said on Thursday it
could open "hundreds of stores" in India if the government
opened up the country's giant retail sector to foreign investors.
Foreign groups such as Wal-Mart can currently only be
wholesalers and must partner with domestic firms to sell in
India has recently kicked off a public debate on allowing
foreign supermarkets to open stores in India, a key reform
pushed for by economists seeking greater liberalisation in the