Mobile Phone’s Growth in India

16Undoubtedly India is the strongest market for mobile phones thanks to its fastest growing economy. It was in the year 1995, the first cellular network from Modi Groups were introduced in Kolkata. Soon cellular networks from other companies such as BPL, Orange (now Vodafone), Airtel, BSNL and Idea Cellular were introduced in all over India. Also, the first mobile phone was launched in 1995. The handset was produced by Micromax. Slowly other brands started making their way to the Indian market.

By the starting of the new millennium, Nokia had become the most popular cell phone manufacturers in India. In 2000, Nokia 3310 was the most desirable handset. It allowed users to send text messages, picture messages and make phone calls. It was a costly and bulky device. Soon slimmer phones like Nokia 2100 and Nokia 1100 started making their way in Indian market. Then in 2003, Nokia N-Gage (game-based phone) and Nokia 6600 (multimedia phone with a camera) were introduced.

Even though other brands like Motorola, Sony and Samsung had already penetrated the Indian market, at that time, Nokia did not have any competition. In 2005, multimedia phones from other brand like Motorola RAZR V3 and Samsung D500 appeared. However, Nokia’s N72 was quite popular compared to any other phone in 2005. In the same year Sony Ericsson K750 was unveiled which was also a very successful phone and they had also launched the popular Sony Ericsson W550 and W800 which belonged to the walkman series family.

In 2006, one of the best phones of all times from Nokia was surfaced. It was N95 which housed a 5MP camera and belonged to the elite N-series lines of phones from Nokia. Sony tried to stay on par with Nokia by launching W700 and W810i. Motorola also introduced couple of phones which included Motorola PEBL and Motorola SLVR but it could not pull down Nokia from the numero uno position. In 2007, LG revealed Viewty and Shine but it did not achieve many sales in India.

In 2007 and 2008, Apple came out with the first iPhone and then iPhone 3G in US but these iPhones were introduced very late in India and that too at a very expensive price. In the same year, one of the most popular music-based phones was rolled out by Nokia which was 5800 XpressMusic. After that a line of XpressMusic series were shipped in India. Even the business class E71 from Nokia became quite popular.

In 2009, Nokia N72 (business class phone) and BlackBerry 8250 were brought in India. BlackBerry slotted itself as business oriented phone manufacturer and their phones were mostly seen with people from the corporate world. LG Cookie also became quite popular. In this year, phones from lesser known brands like Spice, Micromax, Maxx, Lava, G-Five, Karbonn, MTS and ZTE started making way in India. And Samsung started gaining the market by launching affordable and feature entry-level phones.

2010 was the year when large-sized smartphones started penetrating in India. In 2010, the huge Motorola Milestone (Droid) was unveiled. HTC also showed up the HTC Desire. Sony came out with Xperia X10 Mini Pro and Samsung with Galaxy S. This marked the fall of Nokia. Still Nokia phone’s like the E6 released in 2011 were considered quite reliable. By 2011, Nokia had lost popularity as it replaced its Symbian OS with Windows Phone OS. In 2011, Samsung’s Galaxy line of phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Y took over the market like a storm.

In 2012, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II completely devastated Nokia’s control over Indian market. Still, Nokia’s attempt to gain back lost ground through Windows Phone based Nokia Lumia phones like Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720 and the powerful Nokia Lumia 920 have not been able to shake off Samsung from the number mobile phone brand in India. 2013 has already seen the release of topnotch smartphones like Sony Xperia Z, Micromax Canvas HD, and Lumia have already hit the Indian market. Now, the markets awaits the launch of popular phones like BlackBerry X10 (with new BlackBerry OS), Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 5, HTC One, and Galaxy S4.

5 Tips on Comparing Mobile Phone Plans

15It does not matter whether you are using a mobile phone for all kinds of tasks or just for staying in touch with friends and family. You can readily select from a variety of mobile phone plans which are suitable for your needs. But how do you find the perfect package given the numerous options which you have? Comparison shopping is the best strategy.

It pays off to compare as many mobile phone plans as possible. This is now easier than ever before as all companies present their offers online. The important thing is for you to focus on all features within a package. These typically include phone calls, text messages, mobile internet service and a mobile device.

Calculate the phone call price per minute.

In this way, you will know exactly how much each plan will cost you. It is best if you prepare a complete mobile price list. The lower the rate per minute is the better. You just need to be careful if the minutes which you get with the package come in several groups. For instance, the plan can have different rates for calls to mobiles of the same company and of other companies.

Look into the mobile internet details.

Again, it pays off to calculate how much you will pay for using 1GB. This is important if you get a certain amount of data for a fixed price every month. Another thing to watch out for is the speed of the connection. It may get lower after you reach a certain threshold of data. You should be careful with any apps which the service provider requests you to install. You may get charged separately for them.

Pay attention to text message charges.

Some mobile phone plans include text messages in the fixed price which you will have to pay every month while others do not. Whether you have to pay separately for each text from the start or after you reach a certain limit, you need to check how much this will cost you. Figure out how affordable this service will be to you based on how frequently you use it.

Check the total cost of the mobile device.

Typically, you will have to make a payment each month. You simply need to multiply this by the number of months during which you will be paying for the phone. In most cases, the monthly payments will be smaller if you opt for a contract with a longer term, but the total cost of the device will be higher.

Find out how you can quit or change the plan.

This is important since you would certainly like to switch to a more favorable plan if such an opportunity arises. Usually, you can upgrade to a more expensive plan, but you cannot go for a cheaper one. Check what penalty fees you will have to pay if you quit.

Finally, you should not miss to watch out for special goodies. Most companies offer discounts and other rewards if you switch from another service provider. You can get a special deal as a loyal customer as well.

How to Lower Your Cell Phone Data Bill

14Mobile data is something that most of the smartphone users use a lot these days. Most of us have faced a common problem where our data allowance runs out before the end of the month. I will discuss some simple steps that will help you to save data on your cell phone and ensure that you do not run out of your data allowance on your smartphone.

Remove or Uninstall unwanted applications: Many times we have a lot of unwanted apps on our smartphones that we rarely use but they keep sucking data which is nothing but a wastage. So go ahead and uninstall all the unwanted applications that you do not use and this way you can easily save data that was simply being wasted on these apps.

Connect to Wi-fi: A lot of times we visit places like coffee shops, airports and shopping complexes that offer free Wi-fi. You can save at least 10% of your data allowance by using complimentary Wi-fi though you need to ensure that the Wi-fi you are connecting to must be secure and do not do things like online banking or anything important over a public Wi-fi network.

Disabling auto update feature: A lot of times whenever an update for an application is launched it gets updated automatically. It is important to turn off auto update feature on your smartphone. You can easily go ahead and update all these applications when you are at your home over Wi-fi. This way you can easily save a lot of your mobile data and use it when you really need it the most.

Switching off data connection: A lot of times we do not need data on our smartphones but it is still running and this also drains your battery. So it is always advisable to switch off data when you do not need it. Even when you go to sleep every night you should make it a habit to switch off data as it will not only help save data but also keep your smartphone battery from getting drained.

Keeping track of smartphone data: You need to keep a track of the data being used on your smartphone and this is an inbuilt feature in all the smartphones. There are some applications that consume a lot of data and hibernating those apps is an easy way to save that data. You can also download a data monitor application that will help you keep a track of the data you are using on your smartphone.

Apple iPad is The Sumo’s Gadget of Choice

14Japanese sumo wrestlers have been given iPads to communicate because their fingers are too fat to use a standard mobile phone.The Japan Sumo Association is distributing about 60 iPads among all the 51 training stables and top association officials from this week to help improve  communication.It looks very nice.

The keyboard of apple ipad is very big, convenient for use of text messages.

But “time flies if you play with this”, he said of the Apple gadget.The iPad was chosen because  that the sumo association believed the device was big enough to cater to wrestler’s fat fingers, unlike the smaller keys on mobile phones, according to reports.

The sport’s authorities faced loud public criticism for their clumsy efforts to investigate the scandals, in part due to insufficient sharing of information among sumo leaders.

With For apple series mobile phone’s trust, the sumo association has occasionally failed to distribute urgent messages to its officers and stable masters.
“If we place this (iPad) in all the stables, we should be able to contact them anytime,” the association’s spokesman Nishonoseki has said.

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Japanese sumo wrestlers-

Japanese Sumo Wrestling is one of the oldest martial arts in Japan. Sumo wrestlers were a favorite subject on Japanese woodblock prints. In contrast to some of the traditional Japanese art forms like kabuki, which has a heavy stand in today’s world, sumo wrestling is enjoying a rising popularity – comparable to basketball in North America or soccer in Europe.

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History of Japanese Sumo Wrestling

Sumo has its roots in the shinto religion. The matches were dedicated to the gods in prayers for a good harvest. The oldest written records date back to the 8th century. But it is probably more than 1500 years old.

Sumo prints from the 18th and 19th century prove the popularity of the sport in the past. During the last two decades the art of sumo wrestling could establish itself even outside of Japan. Akebono, an American born in Hawaii, became the first American champion to reach the highest rank.

The Rules of the Game

A sumo wrestling match is accompanied by a lot of traditional ceremony. The marching-in of the wrestlers is a sequence of formal rituals. The wrestlers are accompanied by two assistants – one walking in front and one behind him – the one behind is usually hard to spot.

The referee is clad in a luxurious kimono and wears a strange hat. After performing a series of opening rituals, the contest begins.

The wrestling match is all about pushing or throwing the opponent out of the doyo – the ring – or to bring the other guy down on the floor.

Sumo does not know any weight categories. There are a few basic techniques – from pulling the opponents legs to grabbing his belt and trying to throw or carry the opponent out of the ring.

The Main Advantages of Gadgets

13We live in a world of technology and technical advancements so I will provide the main advantages of why and how everyday gadgets can really take your life to another level.

Everyone loves gadgets

I’m not sure if you are aware of this, but gadgets are really cool. More than this, gadgets amaze us, making us burst in exclamation: wow, that’s unbelievable. Gadgets can make us feel great because they touch our inner needs: security, comfort, usefulness. Folks are found of gadgets because they make our life easier, but the same people forget the main purpose of human life: fun. That’s why I love gadgets, because they provide tons of fun. I love my gadgets not because they help me, but because they are my own toys that make me happy day by day. We are not adults, we are big kids, and kids needs toys. I love to test them, to play with them, to incorporate them into my everyday life. Like girls have dolls, boys have guns, I have my gadgets.

All in one

I cannot imagine a gadget doing just one thing. Like that army knife that has a lot of stuff incorporated in it, most gadgets feature all in one features. This is one of the most important things that I love about gadgets.

Gadgets means an easy life

I can only think of tons of apps that I have in my own iPhone 4. Some apps will measure my heartbeat, some apps allows me to communicate with my clients, some apps act as an agenda or a diary. Practically, there is an app for everything. With iPhone I am carrying tons of books in my pocket everyday. And I just do not want to go into music or movies. If you are not aware of this, gadgets went so far that allows me to watch my favorite movies on the go. That is why I always said it’s really important to stay updated when it comes to gadgets. I am a gadget fan for some time, and with the help of gadgets I am more productive than ever. This does not mean you should buy every gadget on the market. It’s important to focus on your needs. Read as many gadget reviews as you can, read gadget blogs and watch videos related to gadgets on Youtube. Finally, you will discover what is the perfect gadget for you. Once you bought it, try to keep a balance among your life and the time you spend with it. Do not be a gadget freak, be a gadget fan!

More space for me

A friend asked me why my life is easier with gadgets. I just answered that I have more space. He did not understand at first, but I am sure he got it eventually. Gadgets help me save a lot of space. I am talking about that “All in one” feature. Let me go back to my iPhone example and you will understand. I do not have a physical library because all my books are stored on my smartphone. A lot of space was saved there. Usually, I do not even need a laptop because my iPhone allows me to talk via Skype, to send and receive emails, to edit and save documents, to browse the world wide web, to chat, to record and edit videos. It acts as a photo camera. For few bucks I got an amazing piece of tech.

Conclusion

You have an easy life with gadgets, because gadgets save us time and money. Gadgets make our life sweeter. I am not sure which of these advantages is the most important. Time is really important, because is short and irreversible. Money are really important because it gives us good time, sometime happiness. I love my gadgets.

Magic Gadget 1 Din Holder is Released and Reviews of Eonon Car DVD

12Today, I would like to introduce another Eonon new product for you. Have you seen that we have a Lizard? Actually, our Lizard M1003 is a magic gadget which can hold each of your smart phone or tablet. You can check the following features: – Built-In USB Port/SD Slot – Bluetooth Function with Built-In Microphone – Transmit Sound & Control the Audio Setting. – Unique Design with a Special Adjustable Holder (height 55-136mm) It is cheaper than a standard Car DVD, if you want to save a lot, just choose it, we definitely you will love it soon.

New reviews of Eonon Car DVD Player from our customers: Product GA5166 Android Car Stereo, Reviewer: Nils from Norway. My experience with communication with Eonon before I ordered my unit, was flawless. Eonon always answered my e-mails fast and relevant to my questions. So my personal experience with Eonon is good, the unit however will need to be tested over time before I conclude anything. So couple days ago, my unit arrived with FedEx from Hong Kong (shipment took 5 days from HK).The unit was well wrapped with a waterproof seal and bubble plastic. Everything was supplied as described on the Eonon site, except for one important thing NO INSTALLATION GUIDE at all. And I made myself a “installation guide” of installing the unit.”

Product: GA5164 Android Car Stereo, Reviewer: Brand from Australia. The Eonon unit has been great. And i take pics for you and ask any questions and i’ll answer. Packaging and shipping: Delivered within 5 days of placing order (including weekend) Delivery was via Toll and needed signing. Big box, lots of padding and everything was in it. Camera cam separate via HK/CN post about 2 days later. Installation: Everything held in place by clips (that don’t break when you pull them) 4 bolts hold the radio and AC controls, 6 screws hold the radio and AC controls together. I would leave half a day to do the install yourself if you have never opened the dash. I cannot probably do it in 1hr easy. Camera install was a lot more work. I didn’t want to drill new holds for the camera so “expanded” an existing hole so I can slide the cable through (sprayed rust prevention around expanded hole too). Two holes were made in the plastic trim above rear licence plate to hold camera.

Running wires was easy just follow the trim. GPS antenna was glued with double sided take next to rear view mirror Unit: Boot up from cold start was 30 seconds. During this time if you put the gear into reverse the rear camera will come on instantly (ie: you don’t have to wait for the unit to boot to use rear camera) big plus to me (probably standard on all units) GPS: was very fast I’m using Sygric but going to try iGO. Audio is great, no difference to the stock (i was happy with stock) you have equliser and fade/balance controls) steering controls work fine and can be mapped differently if you want. The radio app is very fast before i remove my finger from screen the next station is playing. Reception is great as well auto detect finds stations i had no idea about. There is an “AMS” button that will retune the stations, don’t use it. And i don’t know how to disable it. Basically it will mess up your predefined stations. BT was easy to setup and works within about 10 seconds after boot. Using the built in mic I was told I sound a bit echo but clear. Radio cuts when you receive a call. DVD works fine, I only used it to test though. Touch screen is very accurate and swiping is fast an no lag.

Full access to Google play installed Google voice and trying to get it to work with apps instead of using the on screen keyboard. It works via data but want to save offline voice files. May need to root it. There is a huge discussion on XDA forums regarding this and similar units (1300 pages last time I checked) you can customize the startup logo, but there is no LED customization just white which dims when the headlights turn on. Rear camera is very detailed, has no IR leds but looks great at night, has parking lines as well but the measurements are fixed so are not accurate. (1m on mine is actually 0.5m) this is probably due to the angle I installed my camera. There are no reversing “beeps” to warn you if you are too close.

Product: GM5150 Car DVD Player, Reviewer: Curt Gobbell from United States. Eonon has proven that it has exceptional customer service. I bought an Eonon radio last Christmas and it worked perfectly until recently. All the controls still worked, but the screen was toast. After a few back and forth emails with Eonon customer service, they allowed me to upgrade my unit to a newer version for a small fee. I’m very impressed with their customer service and look forward to the new radio. And I will be telling my BMW forum buddies just how good their customer service is.

Product: D5165Z Car DVD, Reviewer: Byron from USA. I am very satisfied with the unit and the sound quality is absolutely stunning. I was in my garage and adjusted the subwoofer just on the unit and I thought my garage door would come down lol. Thanks for helping me. Have a great day.

Product GA5155 Android Car Stereo, Reviewer: Ian Saggers from United Kingdom. Eonon provided me some steps to fix the problem of my unit. I will say Eonon customer services are second to none. They answer questions quickly and efficiently. Thanks!

Gadgets And Their Importance In Our Life

11Gadgets are electronically simplified applications that make work easy. They play a significant role in the common man’s life and we have grown so used to it that it becomes very difficult for us to think of daily life chores in the absence of gadgets. Ranging from a washing machine, a chimney or an electric hub, the churner or simply the television set; gadgets have invaded each and every part of our life and have proved themselves to be useful.
Gadgets and their importance

1. Gadgets increase our efficiency. Before the invention of the telephone or the more recent e-mails, sending messages and letters would take days to reach its destination. The soft wares used for application in the internet and the telecommunication are nothing but technical gadgets. These gadgets actually have increased human productivity in terms of work and made the world a better place to live in.

2. A gadget brings joy to the family. With the advent of webcam and other video accessories, staying away from family and friends is no longer painful. These gadgets can make distant things come near and makes human accessibility very easy.

3. Gadgets make things compact- Take the example of a Swiss Army knife. It can be used as a spoon, knife, twizzer, bottle opener, fork etc. In a single gadget a user can get the function of more than one product.

4. They help in saving space. Initially in the early years of telecommunication the wired handsets could be positioned at a prescribed position only for connectivity. With advent in technology, mobiles were invented that allowed users the freedom to access calls when moving around. With a blackberry one can also avail internet facilities when moving around.

5. Gadgets are fun! I-pods, music systems, video games, DVD and most important of all the popular idiot box of ours-“TV” need no introduction as to how enjoyable have they made our lives.  These technical gadgets have the power to make us smile by having access to our emotions and needs. They are instruments that can ward off the feelings of loneliness. They are so fun that it actually becomes very essential to integrate them with our lives.
So, gadgets not only make our lives easier but also save our money and precious time. Buying a single gadget will give us the functions of many. This makes gadgets cheap and affordable. It can therefore be concluded that gadgets are not only important because they make our lives easy but also because we can play with them.

Must have gadgets in the list of Every Gadget Lover

10Bluetooth speakers are placed in the top 5 any youngster’s must have gadget list. These speakers give a club vibe when it comes to playing music in house parties. We suggest a new funky set of speakers for the fast and furious party hoppers in the town- Bugatti Veyron Wireless Bluetooth Speaker that can be used with laptops, PCs, tablets and phones at a price of Rs. 4,530/-

If you like your speakers to be cute and simple there is another alternative -The Portronics Comet. Comet is a light-weight champion in speakers. It can be both wired and wireless (Bluetooth).  It can be a perfect speaker for your car, if the stereo is not in working condition. It is also compatible with PCs, laptops, tablets and phones. Comet is available at GadgetBaski at the price of Rs.1, 605/-

Gaming Headset

This is directed to all the gamers in town, a gaming faceoff with your squad requires a good quality headset to have an almost real gaming experience. This can be possible with our TAG 3D-M500 Wired Headset. Have fun flaunting it with your friends and enemies (in the game). Available in green and red colours. Also works terrifically with PCs, tablets, phones and laptops. Available at GadgetBaski at the cost of Rs.969/-

Marvel themed speakers and headphones

Fascinated about marvel’s comics and the marvel heroes?Love to flaunt marvel themed gadgets? Your waiting period is finished. We at GadgetBaski have Captain America Star Aux Speakers and headphones along with many more Marvel themed products. Buy the entire range of Marvel themed products and be the Avengers yourself. They perfectly compliment your marvel themed laptops, PCs, Phone and tablets. They are available with GadgetBaski from the price of Rs. 549/-

Power Bricks and Banks

In this day and age of technology and speed letting our phones, laptops or tablets charge is turning to be a great test of patience. For the gadget lovers who are always in a hurry, we at GadgetBaski have a wide range of power banks and bricks. Keep them charged always and they act as your portable switchboard.  We have Power banks starting from Rs.527/-

Phone/Tablet Holders

Tired of holding the phone or a tablet for long periods of time? Difficult to drive and check the maps simultaneously? We at GadgetBaski have a wide range of phone holders and Tablet Holders of various shapes and sizes for you to relax your hand/wrist. GadgetBaski has phone holders starting from Rs. 99/-

Portable Projector- a thrifty alternate to a Home theatre

Want to enjoy an in-home movie screening of your squad’s favourite movie? But, installing a home theatre is a tedious and costly affair. We suggest a better alternative- Portable projector pico-318.

This is a cute, portable projector implementing DLP Technology with LED life of 20,000 hours, backup period of 2.2 hours and built in speakers.

This weekend, connect your laptop or tablet to the projector and enjoy your movie nights with popcorn at a reasonable price of Rs. 20,345/-

Protecting Your Device from Various Hazards with the Help of Software

Protection remains a number one anxiety of computer consumers throughout the world, seeing that hackers appear to get wiser daily. Once spyware or malware is installed on a device, it could be difficult to remove it, however it has to be removed. If it’s not, the malware is likely to cause all sorts of difficulties. To protect your data, you need to ensure you possess malware and virus software at all times. It does go considerably more than this, however. You also need to grasp what malware is, the way in which acts and exactly how it functions. With this knowledge, you can actually detect a problem early and take precautionary actions to guarantee a device is not infected. Spyware and adware is any sort of program that records personal information with regards to a personal computer operator, alters configurations on a personal computer and/or performs advertising and marketing, and this kind of software package is put in devoid of the user’s understanding or approval. Whenever a previously fast internet connection abruptly slows or any time every single web page visited presently has pop-up adverts showing up, it’s likely that the device has got one or more kinds of spyware and adware. To prevent this, each and every machine needs anti-malware software and computer virus protection. These software programs find spyware and adware and take them from the computer well before they can carry out harm. You should not deploy the program and merely forget it, nevertheless. It must be updated regularly, seeing that brand new hazards appear all of the time. Quite a few software programs might be fixed to update routinely, and this selection ought to be used whenever you can. Make certain this software is really a comprehensive one also, as a few programs simply target particular sorts of malware. You’ll need to be resistant to all types all the time. Moreover, always make sure a firewall software is actually installed as well as in use at all times. The purpose of this firewall software will be to prevent other individuals from seeing your computer or getting in. By taking these kinds of simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your personal computer protected at all times and also your info safe and secure. You’re never going to end up being too cautious in the present ever changing environment, therefore take this into account all the time and utilize software programs to be sure your device is protected.

Protecting Your Device from Various Hazards with the Help of Software

Protection remains a number one anxiety of computer consumers throughout the world, seeing that hackers appear to get wiser daily. Once spyware or malware is installed on a device, it could be difficult to remove it, however it has to be removed. If it’s not, the malware is likely to cause all sorts of difficulties. To protect your data, you need to ensure you possess malware and virus software at all times. It does go considerably more than this, however. You also need to grasp what malware is, the way in which acts and exactly how it functions. With this knowledge, you can actually detect a problem early and take precautionary actions to guarantee a device is not infected. Spyware and adware is any sort of program that records personal information with regards to a personal computer operator, alters configurations on a personal computer and/or performs advertising and marketing, and this kind of software package is put in devoid of the user’s understanding or approval. Whenever a previously fast internet connection abruptly slows or any time every single web page visited presently has pop-up adverts showing up, it’s likely that the device has got one or more kinds of spyware and adware. To prevent this, each and every machine needs anti-malware software and computer virus protection. These software programs find spyware and adware and take them from the computer well before they can carry out harm. You should not deploy the program and merely forget it, nevertheless. It must be updated regularly, seeing that brand new hazards appear all of the time. Quite a few software programs might be fixed to update routinely, and this selection ought to be used whenever you can. Make certain this software is really a comprehensive one also, as a few programs simply target particular sorts of malware. You’ll need to be resistant to all types all the time. Moreover, always make sure a firewall software is actually installed as well as in use at all times. The purpose of this firewall software will be to prevent other individuals from seeing your computer or getting in. By taking these kinds of simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your personal computer protected at all times and also your info safe and secure. You’re never going to end up being too cautious in the present ever changing environment, therefore take this into account all the time and utilize software programs to be sure your device is protected.