Posts Tagged 'Pakistan'

Telenor Buys 60% Stake of Unitech Wireless

­Telenor has confirmed that it is to take a 60% controlling stake in Indian green-field mobile operator, Unitech Wireless for US$1,070 million. In a latest Press Release, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor sated:

“Gaining access to the world’s second largest mobile market is a major achievement for Telenor. Entering the Indian mobile market gives Telenor a unique possibility to further enhance the Telenor Group’s position as one of the leading emerging markets operators, and enables us to take part in the development and growth opportunities in one of the fastest growing telecom market in the world”.

Unitech Wireless has telecommunication licenses in all 22 telecomm circles and is planning to launch its services in mid 2009. Sanjay Chandra, Managing Director, Unitech Ltd is happy with the deal and stated:

“We highly appreciate this partnership with Telenor, and believe that Unitech Group’s local position and strengths coupled with Telenor’s technical, operational and marketing expertise will form a winning team. Telenor’s experience from growth markets in Asia are also a great benefit for the partnership”.

Nokia E71 – Ultimate Business Device

Another QWERTY based smartphone by Nokia that is much responsive and quick – and becoming more popular and feasible because of its compatible size – As compared to E61, it is much more convenient. The E51 is a great entry level enterprise device, but lacks the power that a full size keyboard provides. The completed portfolio of 2nd generation Eseries devices (E51, E66, E71, E90) has a real sense of maturity about it. This comes from the hardware (variety across the range, build quality and feature set), but also the software – the enterprise applications, and crucially, the enterprise device management options have been significantly improved. The Nokia E71 and its sisters look set to give Nokia’s Enterprise rivals (Blackberry and Windows Mobile – and, yes, in time the iPhone) some sleepless nights.

10The key features include Quad-band GSM support, Landscape 2.36″ 16M color display of QVGA resolution, 3G with HSDPA 3.6Mbps support, Comfortable full QWERTY keypad, Convenient business-minded shortcut keys , Symbian 9.2 OS, S60 UI with FP1 (topped with some FP2 goodies) , 369 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB of SDRAM , Wi-Fi, Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS, 3.15 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash, 110 MB of internal memory, microSD expansion, ships with a 2GB card, Slimmest smartphone to-date, slimmest Wi-Fi and/or GPS handset to-date, Stainless steel casing, Standard 2.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support, microUSB v2.0, FM radio, Remote Wipe , Provider-independent VoIP support, Infrared port , Great battery life , Office document editor , User-friendly Mode Switch for swapping two homescreen setups, Rich retail package and many more –

Besides many advantages, the few drawbacks this phone holds are: Below average camera performance, Video recording maxes out at QVGA@15fps, No dedicated camera key, Smaller display than its predecessor, Cheap-looking power key, No RDS for the FM radio – But overall Nokia E71 is considered as an ultimate business cellphone. There is no BlackBerry and Exchange client support in the phone,  which otherwise handles push email, contacts, appointments, and tasks flawlessly, doesn’t support email folders. That’s going to be a deal breaker for some, to be sure. But for casual business users , Nokia E71 is the best among all Nokia smartphones –

Ali, Senior Software Engineer at Mondo Pakistan, and friend of mine is planning to buy one soon – the phone is available in the locat market with price range Rs 34,000 – Rs 37,000 – I am sure he will get one soon – 🙂 InshaAllah –