Gionee Elife S5.5 launched in India – World’s Slimmest Android Smartphone

Gionee India has launched Gionee Elife S5.5 in India. This is the world’s slimmest Android Smartphone & will be available in India by April. It is 5.5 mm in thickness & hence gets its name based on it. The phone looks amazingly great & has a 5 inch super AMOLED display. It is powered by a Octa-core 1.7GHz processor & a 13 mega pixel rear camera. The Android version is 4.2.2 with AMIGO OS 2.0.

It has been launched in various colors like Black, White, Blue, Pink, and Purple & priced at 22,999 Rs in India.It has a Non-removable 2300mAh Battery with a memory of 16GB & 2GB RAM. It is ultra slim with measurements of 145.1 x 70.2 x 5.55mm. Gionee’s ELIFE series has done exceptionally well in India & with this new Elife model, it is expected to strengthen its position in India.

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NHAI’s Toll Rate Tracker Mobile app – Commuters Can track Toll to pay on their Mobiles

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has launched a mobile based app which will help people track how much to pay at tolls, locate the toll plazas & others. Commuters can search how much toll to pay between two places by looking up in the app. The toll details are currently available in the website www.nhaitis.org. A map of India along with toll stations has been uploaded in the site. This is a great step by NHAI as this help commuters track how much to pay in advance. Several instances of collecting more than the prescribed toll amount has resulted in fights at the toll booths.

NHAI Toll

NHAI Toll

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launched in India

Samsung has launched Galaxy S5 in India. This is the latest Galaxy mobile phone from Samsung in India & features latest specifications. Samsung’s latest will compete with Sony, Apple & LG’s mobile phones in the high end range. It has a 16 MP rear camera & 2 MP front camera with a 5.1″ full HD super AMOLED display. It has Android 4.4.2 kitkat and powered Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz processor. It has a 2 GB RAM and IP67 certificated Dust & Water Resistant. Galaxy S5 connects with the new Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2.

Health has become the new frontier for mobile makers & Apple, Samsung & others are integrating health features to the mobile. Galaxy S5 is the first smart phone with a built-in Heart Rate sensor to measure your heart rate on the phone. Galaxy S5′s pedometer and S Health keeps track of your calories burned, speed & others.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 in India

Samsung Galaxy S5 in India

Mobile Ad Market Leaders – Google, Facebook, Twitter & others

With the rapid increase in smartphones & mobile browsing, mobile ad market has become a major cash cow for companies like Google, Facebook & others. Google is the mobile ad industry leader followed by facebook. Even though facebook was a late entrant to the mobile ad market, it has gained a major chunk of the mobile ad market. They are followed by twitter at the 3rd spot. With the prediction of more browsing on mobile than desktop in the coming years, companies are pushing new boundaries to capture the mobile audience.

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Wake Up & Smell The Bacon : Bacon Scent iPhone Alarm Device

The Bacon Scented iPhone Alarm Device. Wake Up & Smell The Bacon is a multi-sensory alarm experience that starts your morning with the mouthwatering sizzle and smell of Oscar Mayer bacon. You can Download the Wake Up & Smell The Bacon app from iTunes @ http://bit.ly/1fHGKBv. You can apply for a chance to win a bacon scent alarm device at WakeUpAndSmellTheBacon.com

Statistics on an average WhatsApp User per month

Facebook’s acquisition of whatsapp has turned the spotlight on mobile messaging apps. The chart shows the Statistics on an average WhatsApp User per month. 1267 messages sent, 2267 messages received, 40 pics uploaded & others.

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How Google’s Click to Call in Organic & Paid Mobile Search Results Influence Purchase Decision? – A Study

Google commissioned Ipsos, an independent market research company, to find out how Click to Call in Organic & Paid Mobile Search Results Influence Purchase Decision. 1500 Mobile searches who made the purchase were used to understand the process. Some of the key findings from the study are

1) A 3rd of mobile searchers need to directly call a business from the search results.
2) Adding a phone number to mobile search ads results in an avg CTR increase of 8%
3) 52% of Mobile searchers find the call button useful
4) 72% of clicks on a mobile search ad call button lasts longer than 30 seconds.
5) on Average 40 million calls are driven by Google ads each month
6) Lack of call button can damage consumer’s perception of business.

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Google Click to Call

Google Click to Call

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp – What will Facebook gain from this Deal?

Facebook will acquire popular mobile messaging app, Whatspp, for a total of around $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and $12 billion worth of Facebook shares. There is also an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees. Official News from WhatsApp & Facebook. Some of the gains for Facebook will be

1) Over 450 million people using Whatsapp each month, with 70% of them active on a day. Facebook will have access to these millions of users outside of its huge market of US. Whatsapp is highly popular in India, brazil & other Asian countries where FB’s messaging app is yet to make huge inroads.

2) Messaging volume approaching the entire global telecom SMS volume. Millions of Images are handled by Whatspp which is way less when compared to other mobile apps & also Facebook. It is for the same reason of Images, Facebook purchased Instagram

3) Facebook’s idea of becoming a mobile company fits with the Whatsapp’s mobile messaging app. The deal will help Facebook get millions of users at a very reasonable investment & also to have a global reach.

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp

India Mobile Service Providers Market Share for 2013 – Bharti, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance, BSNL, Aircel, Tata, Telewings & others

TRAI has released the latest figures for wireless & Wireline subscribers in India for year ending 2013 Dec 31st. Total of 886.30 million mobile subscribers with 28.89 wireline subscribers. There is a monthly growth of 0.59% in Mobile. Share of Urban subscribers is 59.42% & Rural is 40.58%. Total Broadband (> 512 Kbps) subscription is 55.20 million at the end of Dec, 2013. Total phone subscribers is 915.19 million at the end of December 2013.

Mobile Number Portability requests increased from 106.87 million subscribers at the end of Nov, 2013 to 109.37 million at the end of Dec, 2013. The overall Teledensity in India stands at 74.02% for Dec, 2013. Private operators hold 88.73% of the mobile subscriber market share where as BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU operators hold only 11.27% market share.

Mobile Market Share in India

Mobile Market Share in India