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Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise, who is in India to promote the fourth installment of his “Mission Impossible” franchise, has squeezed in a special visit on his chock-a-block itinerary — the Taj Mahal in Agra. And guess who accompanied him in this mission? Co-star Anil Kapoor.

Cruise landed in Delhi early Saturday and headed straight to the Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri. He stayed at the hotel’s exquisite Maharaja suite, which has a personal gym, jacuzzi and is one of the most expensive suites in the country, said sources.

From there, the 49-year-old left for Agra with his “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” co-star Anil Kapoor. The international star would be staying in Oberoi Amar Villas in the Taj city.

Kapoor is also set to co-host a party for Cruise along with Viacom 18 in Mumbai Saturday night.

The bash would be a private 150-guest affair at the Taj Rooftop, Colaba. However, some Bollywood’s A-listers like Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan would not be seen at the bash as they are either out of town or have expressed their inability to join in.

The only Khan superstar at the bash would be Aamir.

“We had originally planned to invite 200 guests. That’s now been narrowed down to 150,” says a source.

“Tom is a really cool guy. When Anil asked him whom he’d like to meet from Bollywood and from other walks of life he said, ‘No one and everyone’. Tom says he’s on a mission to promote ‘Mission Impossible’.

“So for him, the fan interaction is the most important part of his itinerary. The only desire he expressed for his India visit was to visit the Taj Mahal,” he added.

The guest list also includes names like Mukesh and Neeta Ambani, the Godrejs, Birlas, the Bachchans (minus Aishwarya), Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Karan Johar.

“In Mumbai, Kapoor is expected to whisk Tom for a brief visit to see his home and meet his family — again Tom’s wish. Then, Tom checks into his hotel, prepares for the party which is expected to last for no more than two hours. He says he wants to be fresh for the fan interaction on Sunday,” the source added.

Cruise, who features as intelligence agent Ethan Hunt in the popular film franchise, is hosting a special screening for 1,500 fans two weeks before the film’s worldwide release Dec 21.


It’s official now! After Aircel announced that it will launch the much-awaited Apple’s iPhone 4S on November 25, the company has now said that the pre-orders for the iPhone 4S will begin from November 18. The recent post related to the iPhone 4S announcement on the Facebook page of Aircel says, “Aircel is bringing iPhone 4S to India on Nov 25. PRE-ORDER from Nov 18. Get more details here : .”

Besides, the information on Aircel’s website reads, “Coming on Nov. 25th, 2011 to an Aircel store near you. Look out for our attractive plans! Secure your iPhone 4S in advance. Pre-ordering starts on Nov. 18th, 2011.”

According to sources, the iPhone 4S will be comparatively expensive and will start from close to Rs 40,000 for the 16GB model and cross Rs 50,000 for the high-end 64GB model.

via Aircel: iPhone 4S pre-orders to begin from Nov 18 – Tech News – IBNLive.

Reliance Communications (Rcom) on Monday said the company would welcome the entry of Reliance Industries into the telecom sector. “If there is a responsible player going to expand the data pie, it’s a very good news,” Syed Safawi, president & chief executive of RCom’s wireless business unit said.

He also said RCom was talking to other telecom companies to offer its telecom towers on lease. He, however, did not elaborate on the companies in a conference call with analysts.

While its peers reported muted traffic/revenue growth numbers due to a seasonally weak quarter, RCom registered a 2.1 per cent and 1.6 per cent sequential growth in wireless revenue and traffic.

The company said it would be able to maintain revenues per minute at 44-45p on the back of reducing free minutes on the network and focusing on paid minutes. The company is after the high margin, non-voice segment, now a fifth of revenues, as well as third-generation (3G) services to improve average revenue per user. It has 2.1 million active 3G users.
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  • The much-awaited Apple’s iPhone 4S is reportedly likely to land in India on November 25. Aircel, one of the carriers in India, has announced that it will bring the iPhone 4S soon to India on its Facebook page. The post (along with the photograph of the phone) on the Aircel’s Facebook page reads as, “Aircel brings iPhone 4S to India…launch details coming soon!”


  • There is no official announcement about the launching date, but there are speculations that the phone is expected to be launched in the fourth week of November. Following this, the phone is rumored to be launched on November 24. And if rumours are to be believed, then our observation says that the launching date could be November 25.


  • According to our observation, Apple, this year, had always chosen Friday as the day to launch its products in the Indian market. Firstly, the company launched Apple’s first generation iPad in India on January 28 (Friday). It was followed by the launch of iPad 2 on April 29 (Friday) and iPhone 4 on May 27

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  • It’s the latest buzz word in mobile communications. Machine-to-Machine or M2M is referred to as a technology that enables both wireless and wired systems to communicate with a host of devices and applications, thereby making sense of the information relayed. This is accomplished through the use of telemetry, which is the language machines use when communicating with each other.
  • With a 850 million cellphone customer-base and home to some of the largest telcos in the world, new areas are opening up in the Indian telecom sector. Telit Communications, recently made its foray in the country by opening its India operations. The company is betting on the Indian M2M market and will market M2M modules which enable machines, devices and vehicles to communicate via wireless networks. Apart from telecom, M2M is expected to impact various verticals like automotive telematics, healthcare, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, point of sale, retail and other vertical. However, in the medium term beyond utilities and finance verticals, it is expected to grow in the tracking and security segments. A main draw in the M2M space is the 25 billion IP-connected devices by 2015, which has made companies like Cisco to jump into the M2M fray.
  • According to the independent wireless analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of M2M connections will grow to 187 million by 2014. Additionally, a study from the E-Plus Group showed that in 2010, 2.3 million M2M SIM-cards were available in the German market and this is slated to reach over 5 million SIM-cards in 2013.

  • Motorola Razr , which was unveiled last month during an event, is set to come to India in this month. A spokesperson of the company who revealed this to The Mobile Indian, however, did not confirm any particular date.
  • Sporting a mere 7.1 mm thickness, Motorola Razr features a dual-core processor and full HD recording capable camera. Most likely the Motorola Razr will be the first 4G LTE supporting Android smartphone for India unless Motorola brings its 3G version. Notably, India will see the 4G LTE roll out sometime next year.
  • Motorola Razr smartphone comes with a massive 4.3 inch Super Amoled display and supports qHD 960×540 pixel resolution. The first of its kind display supporting higher resolution certainly has raised expectations of many. The slim 7.1 mm razor like profile has Kevlar plastic built body to offer stylish and premium look.
  • Under the slim and strong Kevlar body, Razr packs a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor paired with 1 GB RAM. That means hardware is good enough to play your latest Android games and browse the web effortlessly. By default, the Razr will come with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and would be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich whenever it is released.
  • One of the pain points of Motorola has been the software updates but with recent acquisition by Google, that might be taken care of. Bootloader of this smartphone won’t be unlocked so developers can create some splendid applications.
  • Shutterbugs are in for a treat with 8 megapixel camera with LED flash that will allow recording full 1080p HD video and capture high quality images using the image stabilisation technology. This smartphone also has a front facing HD camera for video calling and chat.

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  • Gone are the days when Indian users opted for Nokia mobile phones for its durability. According to a recent survey, many Indians today change their device in less than two years so that they can use new applications.
  • The survey was conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) which quizzed 1,370 respondents in the age group of 20 to 30 years. Nearly 39 per cent of them said they switch to a new phone in less than two years for new applications.
  • The findings suggest that friends are the single most important source of information while purchasing a handset. Thirty nine per cent of the respondents said they were influenced by brand name the first time they bought a handset, 17 per cent were influenced by price, and 10 per cent were influenced by the availability of the latest model. But for the second purchase, quality ranked on top for 15 per cent of the respondents.
  • The survey also said applications, Bluetooth, GPRS, built-in camera, FM radio, MP3 player, video recording and speaker phone are key factors influencing purchase among young mobile phone users who are inclined towards social networking, music, games, news, surfing the net, chatting with friends and family, and even checking their bank balance on their handsets.
  • Notably, India now ranks as the second fastest growing telecom market in the world after China with 59.1 crore users in urban areas and 30.1 crore in rural. Among manufacturers, Nokia remains a leader with 39 per cent market share followed by Samsung with 17.2 per cent and Micromax 6.9 per cent — the rest being split among Blackberry, LG, G Five, Karbonn, Spice, Maxx, Sony Ericsson and others.
  • Tele-density in urban areas is 65.91 per cent and in rural areas it is 34.09 per cent. The next phase of growth will come from rural markets, said ASSOCHAM, adding that the introduction of dual SIM technology has been a game-changer for the handset market.

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