Also, as announced at the booking, they have received interest on their deposit. The allottee-customers, still awaiting delivery, will get their cars at the same price as announced at launch on March 23, 2009. Tata Motors would like to reward the loyalty of the allottee-customers for bearing with the company through a prolonged period of delivery, given the capacity constraints till the Sanand plant became operational. As a gesture of goodwill and gratitude, the company has announced for them a choice among a one-year free annual maintenance contract (AMC), or free accessories worth Rs.4000/- or an extended warranty. The Tata Nano has already received an overwhelming response. With the ramp-up at the Sanand plant, customers desirous of the car will soon be able to freely purchase the Tata Nano.
For all those who still are unaware of this much awaited piece of amazing gadget, we must tell that Nokia N8 works on Symbian 3 Operating system and has an awesome 12 Mega Pixel camera with advanced features like Carl Zeiss optics and the Xenon Flash. There is HDMI connection, premium-quality dolby digital plus technology, social networking and voice-guided navigation also integrated in the handset.
Samsung Champ has a 2.4″ touch-screen with resolution of 240×320 pixels. Its music capabilities lies in its in-built music player and FM radio, whose sound gets great on 3.5mm audio jack. It also has a 1.3MP camera for clicking memorable moments forever.There is GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity and for local data trasfer, there is Bluetooth 2.1. One can access to social networking services and other samsung applications via Samsung Champ.One may expand memory using its microSD memory card.
Samsung Champ C3300 is powered by a powerful 1000mAh battery. The battery life is outstanding as it lasts for 27.5 days on standby mode and for up to 12 hours in talktime.
Samsung Champ C3300 or Samsung C3300 has forayed in India with good design, and multimedia features. It sports a 2.4″ touch-screen with resolution of 240×320 pixels. It has an in-built music player and FM radio and to add to it, there is a 3.5mm audio jack. It also has a 1.3MP camera for clicking at cherishable times.
There is local data transfer capability via Bluetooth and for speedy browsing, there is GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity. The access to social networking services and other samsung applications via Samsung Champ is one of its kind.One may expand memory using its microSD memory card.
Samsung Champ C3300 boasts of powerful 1000mAh battery with outstanding 27.5 days on standby mode and up to 12 hours talktime.
The Honda VFR 1200F has got cutting-edge massive engine with innovative and new generation technologies that is sure to become futuristic sports power plant. The new superbike is comes loaded with liquid cooled, 76 degree, SOHC, V-4, four valve per cylinder which churns a top power of 170 bhp at 10,000 rpm while produces a maximum torque of 129 Nm at 8,750 rpm. It has got a good capabilities to deliver fuel economy of around 12 kmpl in the auto market. Besides, the fuel tank capacity of this bike is comes around 18.5ltr. The bike's most outstanding features is the V-4 engine, but only because the dual-clutch automatic transmission is optional.
We always found that the massive braking system desirable in the high-end capacity motorcycles and the all new Honda VFR 1200 F is also available with disc brakes with CBS at both the wheels. The front brake is 320mm disc brake with CBS and the rear one also of 276 mm single disc with CBS. The sound braking system of the bike will decelerate the speed of the bike even at higher speed.
The all new Honda VFR 1200F available with cutting-edge suspension system that is often seen in MotoGP bikes only. The front shock absorber is 43mm cartridge shocker with spring preloaded adjustability; 4.7 inches of wheel travel while the rear one is Honda Pro Arm® single-sided swingarm with single gas-charged shock generates most advanced rear suspension action; features handy remote spring preloaded adjuster, rebound damping adjustability and 5.1 inches of wheel travel. You can't notice the rear shocker from rear or side view as it is located under the seat.
The sports tourer motorcycle offering best braking system that provides superb handling and control. ABS is the latest technology for brakes nowadays. Slipper clutch is also available for Honda VFR 1200F which can be used under hard braking. 1545mm of wheelbase and single side swing arm contribute to chassis rigidity and ultimate balance of the machine. The company hopes that the new massive sports bike will compete with Suzuki Gsxr, Suzuki Hayabusa, Harley Davidson Dyna and Harley Davidson Softail.
This is Great to say that Honda VFR launched with many exiting feature in this bike, most awaited feature in the bike is dual transmission availability as we can say that 1. As it can run with 6-speed manual transmission.
2. It can also run with a dual clutch Automatic transmission.
3. As well with a ABS (anti lock breaking system) is also available
The Honda VFR 1200F comes in vacuum-moulded cast aluminium chassis. Honda VFR is equipped with the 1237cc engine capacity, liquid cooled V-4 which generates 172bhp at 10,000 rpm, torque of 129nm at 8750 rpm. The bike is weighted with 267kg and its Innovative cylinder layout, Throttle By wire, and Future Generation Shaft drive system, integrals include Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission. Its has a 18.5 liters of fuel-tank capacity.
The bike as more features equipped as 43mm cartridge-type front fork and Pro-Link monoshock with gas-charged damper at the rear. The Honda VFR is available in different metallic colours Seal Silver Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White and Candy Prominence Red.
Honda VFR 1200F Specifications :
Engine Type: 1237cc liquid-cooled V-4
Final Drive: Shaft
Induction: PGM-FI 44mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Digital electronic
Transmission: 6-speed automatic with two modes and manual mode (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission)
Bore and Stroke: 81mm x 60mm
Suspension: Front - 43mm; 4.7 inches travel, Rear - Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single gas-charged shock; 5.1 inches travel.
Brakes: Front - Dual 320mm discs, CBS 6-piston calipers with ABS, Rear: Single 276mm disc, CBS two-piston caliper with ABS.
Tires:Front - 120/70 ZR17 radial, Rear - 190/55 ZR17 radial
Wheelbase: 60.8 inches (1545mm)
Trail: 101.0mm (4.0 inches)
Seat Height: 32.1 inches (815mm)
Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons
Colors: Candy Prominence Red, Seal Silver Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White colours.
Curb Weight: 591 lbs (VFR1200F) / 613 lbs (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission)
Price: Ex-showroom Delhi Rs. 17.5 lac
The beloved Headphone Daemon, who usually sleeps in the darker corners of your N900 and makes sure that you do not embarrass yourself in front of other passengers or pedestrians with whatever kind of experimental music you happen to listen to when the headphones are accidentally unplugged (also known as public transport situations) got a small facelift (also known as code change).
A few changes that have accumulated over the last few months have now been packed up into the shiny new 1.9 release:
- Support for libplayback / whitelisting (by Faheem Pervez)
- Support for pausing Martin Grimme's MediaBox
- Detect headphoned disconnect during active calls and send pause command after the hangup
The last one in this list might be of special interest to some of you who have complained about headphoned not working when the headphones are unplugged during a call. This won't happen now, as headphoned now monitors the call status via D-Bus and keeps track of active calls. When the headphones are unplugged while a call is active, the pause signal will not only be sent right away, but also a second time when the call gets disconnected. This work for all types of voice calls, and should work for video calls as well (untested).
During the summer holidays, I have had less time to do more development and releases, but things are starting to move slowly again - expect new releases of packages like gPodder and MaePad in the upcoming weeks. I'd also love to port gPodder to Harmattan and add a fancy new MeeGo Touch UI on top of it (in March I said that Maemo 6/MeeGo is for later this year - which might be very soon now), so you can all enjoy your favourite podcatcher with the usual native UI support. Let's hope that the Harmattan SDK and/or Harmattan developer images get released for the N900 soon (and then the Python bindings soon afterwards - the PyMaemo team was very fast in previous release cycles), so the community developers have enough time preparing their apps for the next big release.
For now, please test and enjoy this new headphoned release, and don't forget to vote for and comment on the package once you have verified the new release from Extras-Testing.
Huawei will also benefit from the trend as it will start selling cheap but full-featured devices or smartphones by August, 2010. Later, 3G services may also be catered to by the Huawei Technologies.
The company will sell these smartphones through its own retail channels. These 20 or so smartphones will run on open source Android operating system and the Brew MP operating system from Qualcomm. The Huwaei smartphones prices will fall in the affordable range of Rs.7000 to Rs.12000.
After introduction of new security regulations by GOI, imposed from February 2010, Huawei has planned to target the smart phone market with 20 new mobile models.
These mobiles will be priced between Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 12,000. Like other Chinese handsets, these mobiles will also be made of chipsets from Qualcomm. Some Huawei smartphones will run on open source Android operating system and the rest on the Brew MP operating system from Qualcomm.
These phones will be available in India through retail channels from August 1, 2010.
The powertrain of new bike is produces top power output of 19.3 at 8400 bhp and generates a peak torque of 17.5 Nm at 7000 rpm from its 219.89cc engine. All the other features and specifications are kept same as outgoing Bajaj Avenger 200cc. The new Avenger has been offering a DC ignition system with low trigger start rpm to ensure easy button start. Further modification like battery charger level indicator on the tank, dual density seating and maintenance free battery. It comes at an amazing price tag of Rs 69000 (ex-showroom-Delhi). The new cruiser has available with a stepped up warranty of 18 months.
The sporty look of the bike is fitted with the alloy wheels and the huge tyres present in the bike. The new cruiser bike 220 is bestowed with dynamic braking system, the front brake is hydraulic operated disc brake of 260 mm dia and the rear brake is drum brake. Besides, Bajaj Auto is current working on two new models such as Bajaj Blade and Bajaj Xcd, which are expected to be launched by the 2010-end. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see more launches in India that includes TVS Apache 220, Yamaha SS 125, TVS MAX, Yamaha SZ, Mahindra Cevalo and Yamaha Fazer 250.
After a leisurely Thursday breakfast at the fashion-fabulous Mayfair hotel the girls strolled round to the final show venue, the incredible One Mayfair to crack on with the main event. Rehearsals got underway immediately, with the girls taking their first steps on a real catwalk under the guidance of last year's winner, Nyasha Matonhodze.
The terribly talented Toni & Guy Art Team were once again on hand to coif the girls to perfection, with celeb makeup artists Daniel Sandler and his team supplying the makeup. All a-flutter in their Eylure lashes and ready to rock their Warehouse looks, the spotlight moment arrived for our finalists... look out for show and winner pictures here over the weekend!
The new mobile handset will use a solar powered solution to benefit its rural users with areas getting abundant sunlight. The handset will most probably launch in coming month in India. VF 247 solar powered mobile phone charges by itself via two ways. One by exposure to ambient light and second by Sun Boost, an in-built hardware and software that ensures that the phone charges in a room, under normal daylight.
The VF 247 Solar Powered phone is priced at Rs.1,500 rupees.The phone can remain charged for more than eight days of use on standby mode and gives four hours of talk time. Its retail package comes with an electronic charger, “torch lamp” and a FM radio.
Another blast of catwalk workshop at the agency was followed by a trip to lovely style partner WAREHOUSE's flagship store in Argyll Street. The girls got the red carpet treatment as the store was closed especially for them to shop, while Warehouse's stylists helped them pick out the perfect model looks.
Just one sleep left before the big show!
Dell Streak has a lot of features like the Adobe Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2, plus other enhancements like video chat applications and more. The attractive, 5-inch diagonal display is slightly larger than many of the smartphones of current times but is coupled with higher pixel density and surprisingly it will make a lot of difference in everyday activities like browsing the web, playing games or watching video. It's made with Gorilla Glass, the screen also has a pretty big durability advantage over more fragile mobile devices.The Dell Streak is thin (10mm) and though it's just a bit heavier than other smartphones, it feels solid and balanced-which makes using it pretty natural across a number of activities.
Dell Streak accessories are good too. It will come with a car dock kit, battery replacements, a home AV dock and more.
There is 5 MP camera with 2592x1944 pixels resolution and advanced features like Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash and video light with goe tagging. Blue tooth in the configuration of v2.0 with A2DP confers local connectivity. There are other options for connectivity like the v2.0 microUSB, GPRS and EDGE of class 32 and the WLAN. WLAN is in the configuration of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and is UPnP technology based.
Despite having alpha-numeric keypad, its a bit thick at 13.8mm, but weighs less just 122 gm. There are SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging and E mail services.Its A-GPS support with Ovi Maps 3.0 makes navigation smooth. Its highlights are its good design, handwriting recognition capability and 32 GB storage, 128 MB RAM and unlimited phonebook entries, Photocalls.
India Yamaha Motors official has not yet informed regarding that the price tag on this bike. But, according to some news sources the new bike is believes to be available with amazing price tag of Rs. 125,000. The new Yamaha Fazer will be additionally packed with impressive features such as full digital dashboard, anti skid seat skin, wider tyres with black shades alloy wheels and new generation technology which makes it very efficient premium motorcycle in the Indian market. The new Fazer 250 will compete with Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i, Hero Honda Karizma ZMR and Kawasaki Ninja 250R. On the other hand, Yamaha Motors is also planning to launch its new premium motorcycles including Yamaha SS 125, Yamaha SZ and Yamaha Nouvo.
Poor people have a lot more to give to us (the more affluent) than what we can give to them. They have a keen understanding of community (that we have lost), of care and support of each other and figuring out priorities. Contrary to what we often think, many of these people do not want to live like us. They do not have a need to be corrupted and weighted down by luxury and possession. They merely would like to have more predictability and sufficient resources to cater for their daily needs. Only if we understand this and much more (that I am not really qualified to offer), will we be able to offer relevant solutions.
We have to start from a perspective of respect and equality when we approach the challenge. We must be open to learn and to embrace. We must be prepared to think out of the box and apply the knowledge and insights of the people we want to help. Only then will we be able to remain relevant.
- Consumers are much more comfortable to perform financial transactions on mobile devices than two years ago. Globally a growth of more than 100% in the two years were reported.
- The biggest reason that consumers raise for not using mobile for financial transactions remains security.
- A definite trend to use financial services more regularly on mobile devices was uncovered. For instance 5% (up from 0%) use these services almost daily. (12% up from 4% weekly)
- Unfortunately, reporting on regional differences on the take-up of mobile phones is limited in the report, but sufficient information is available to indicate that the penetration of mobile banking services is much higher in emerging economies (especially Asia), although no information is given on trends.
This article triggered my memory and with a little help of my friend Tian, I stumbled on the Community Exchange System (CES) (Read here) - quite an innovative way to look at local currencies. The website makes the following claim: "With the impending implosion of the usury-based, global money system, now is the time to seek a new way of 'doing' money, one not based on debt and controlled by a global monetary elite that seems happy about destroying our planet in the pursuit of profit." The creator of this system is a guy called: Tim Jenkins. (One of the interesting stories about him, is that he escaped from a high security jail as a political activist with a key that he carved from wood!). Download this story here.
The use of and the likelihood that money/currency may change does exist. It may only happen in niche areas or for specific uses (like in the retail environment). By digitising alternative currencies and making them available through a mobile transacting platform, the use may become more prevalent. Just another wild thought.
The deployment of mobile banking is also subject to critical mass. If the penetration is not quick enough to reach critical mass, then the deployments become de-funk and ultimately fail. I have often wondered what critical mass for mobile banking is. Is it a percentage of the population? Is it regionally bound? What are the factors that make something work and how can we manipulate it? Based on my observations, I would say that the following factors influence critical mass for mobile banking:
- The speed to get to critical mass influences critical mass. If the growth is spectacular and fast in number of subscribers, critical mass is less. If take-up is slow, it is possible to get to critical mass, but the absolute number will be more.
- The need also dictates critical mass. If the need is big (for instance in countries with very little payment infrastructure) critical mass will be reached quicker.
- Penetration must be sufficient to ensure that the network effect takes root. Even if the penetration is high and it does not satisfy the need of others to also participate in payment, then critical mass has not yet been reached. That is why factors like the design of the product, regional or socia-economic clustering and competition all play a roll in what critical mass means.
A Nokia anuncia a chegada do Nokia N97 mini Gold Edition, uma edição limitada do já conhecido aparelho que passará a ser vendida, também, ao público brasileiro. Nessa versão especial – e luxuosa - do aparelho, as mesmas características físicas e operacionais do Nokia N97 mini foram preservadas, porém agora revestidas em ouro 18 quilates (até mesmo os acessórios que o acompanham receberam um toque dourado). Essa joia tecnológica desembarca aqui no Brasil na primeira semana de agosto e estará disponível em nokia.com.br/loja.
Para os brasileiros, o aparelho virá ainda com outro atrativo: na compra da edição especial do aparelho, o consumidor receberá também uma máquina de café Nespresso modelo Essenza Automática C100 Black. Há ainda, instalado no modelo, um aplicativo, desenvolvido pela NAVTEQ Media Solutions da Nespresso com acesso a temas personalizados, filmes, dicas de receitas com os Grands Crus Nespresso, localizador de Boutiques, informações sobre os tipos de café e os serviços oferecidos pelo Nespresso Club, envio de ofertas exclusivas e venda de máquinas Grands Crus e acessórios da marca pelo celular. Com tudo isso, a versão brasileira do aparelho virá com o nome de Nokia N97 mini Gold - Edição Especial Nespresso.
O Nokia N97 mini Gold - Edição Especial Nespresso traz tela touch screen e teclado QWERTY, câmera de 5 megapixel com foco automático e lente Carl Zeiss, conectividade 3G e Wi-fi/WLAN e fácil acesso às redes sociais. Seus atrativos não param por aí: ele vem equipado com Comes with Music, serviço que permite baixar até sete milhões de músicas do acervo da Nokia Music Store, e Ovi Mapas com navegação GPS guiada por voz de graça por toda a vida, para você nunca mais se perder.
Preço sugerido: R$ 2.249,00.
Yamaha has also launched a base model of Yamaha YBR in the Indian auto market, which is fitted with 106cc engine capacity, behind of it, the new version will be more better and higher than existing model in the country. The base model of YBR is getting a excellent attention from the Indian buyers of this segment. The new Yamaha YBR 125 cc will also be powered by 124cc, Air-cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined single cylinder, 2-valve, SOHC engine. The powertrain of new YBR 125 has got a good capacity to produce a top power output of 11 PS/7500 rpm and generates a peak torque of 10.4 Nm/6500 rpm.
The new upgraded version has now refined instrument panel, new muffler design, new tank covers on the side for protection and additional passenger. The bike will be available with both self and kick start options and will carry chrome coated black shades alloy wheelers. Apart from it, Indian bike lovers will see more launches in India that includes Suzuki Gladius, Kawasaki Ninja 650R, TVS Max, TVS Apache 220 and Bajaj XCD.
The Mahindra Great Escape route was chalked out by the Mahindra team, while the 'With You Hamesha' service team ensured that participants could enjoy the rally unhindered. Mahindra Great Escape - a customer-centric initiative from Mahindra Initiated in 1996, the Mahindra Great Escape is a non-competitive, off-road rally to encourage Mahindra customers to test the strength of their vehicles on terrain other than tarmac. Mahindra vehicles are tough and rugged and are known for their reliable nature. The Great Escape serves as a platform to highlight this incredible ability and experience the thrills of 4x4 adventures. Through the years, the Great Escape has acquired a reputation as one of India's premier off-roading events with each edition seeing eager participation from die-hard Mahindra fans and customers alike. From the hills of Coorg and the tea estates of Munnar to the undulating sand dunes of Mandawa in Rajasthan, the Great Escape has blazed a unique trail across the length and breadth of India. The Mahindra Great Escape was recently held in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Munnar in Kerala, Coorg in Karnataka, Goa and also at Shahpur near Mumbai.
About The Mahindra Group Mahindra embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India and is now a US $7.1 billion Indian multinational. It employs over 1,00,000 people across the globe and enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, tractors and information technology, with a significant and growing presence in financial services, tourism, infrastructure development, trade and logistics. The Mahindra Group today is an embodiment of global excellence and enjoys a strong corporate brand image. Mahindra is the only Indian company among the top tractor brands in the world. It is today a full-range player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry, from two-wheelers to CVs, UVs, SUVs and sedan. Mahindra recently acquired a majority stake in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. (now called Mahindra REVA), strengthening its position in the Electric Vehicles domain. The Mahindra Group expanded its IT portfolio when Tech Mahindra acquired the leading global business and information technology services company, Satyam Computer Services. The company is now known as Mahindra Satyam. Mahindra is also one of the few Indian companies to receive an A+ GRI checked rating for its first Sustainability Report for the year 2007-08 and has also received the A+ GRI rating for the year 2008- 09.