Weekly Buzz: Tata tele’s mobile browser, Om Shanti Om goes digital, Reliance Money goes mobile…and more..

Tata Tele launches mobile web browser

Tata tele is on a full swing. It is the the fastest growing telecom company and has registered maximum increase in market share (as per TRAI data)
This week, Tata Tele launched mobile web browser . The mobile web browser is available on Samsung Explore’ handset (priced@Rs.5499/) and the mobile internet offer comes at prices ranging from Rs 10 per day to Rs 99 for a month, with unlimited internet access.

Om Shanti Om’s music goes global in digital format
Om Shanti Om has created a record of sorts – It is for the first time that a Bollywood film’s music album will be available for full downloads on mobile handsets and digital media including itunes across 23 countries
including India, Singapore, UK, US, UAE, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Music company T-Series will facilitate the service through its mobile content partner Hungama Mobile (has tie-ups with around 150 telecom service provider worldwide.)

Download per song will cost 2-3 dhirams in UAE, while it will cost 1.99 pounds on the O2 network. The downloading price in India is around om shanti omRs 25 a song, with additional download costs on mobile handsets. However, itunes will cost 99 cents.
[Worldwide, the mobile music market is expected to reach 60% of digital sales in the next 2 years]
By the way, Om Shanti Om’s site even has a blog!

Zee dose OMG! – launches page3flicks.com
Keywords: Celebrity, Gossips and Parties (in a never-ending loop)
Zee haan Zee! 🙂

Reliance Money and Webroo unveils mobile financial portal
Reliance Money today became the first financial intermediary in India to provide information on financial market across mobile platforms. The service is available to all mobile users (across all telecom opertors). With the portal, users can access information on quotations, price of desired stocks, market commodities, previews, information on equities, announcement made on the BSE and NSE etc. Reliance Money is looking at reaching around 200 million telecom users with its range of free services.

5.9 million GSM users added in the month of August!
GSM-based cellular operators have added 5.9 million new users in August taking the total tally to 147 million mobile subscribers in the country. While Bharti Airtel emerged the biggest gainer with over 2 million new subscribers, Vodafone Essar was not too far behind with 1.6 million taking a Hutch connection. The state-owned BSNL made a come back of sorts with over 7 lakh new subscribers.

Rediff takes its blogging platform to regional languages
Rediff iLand. Language blogging is now possible with Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Gujarati.

Mobile retail chain, MobileNXT divests 35% stake to TV18 group.
With this partnership consumers will get a combination of online and offline channels where they can check all details on the net, as well as shop at the store. MobileNXT will also be a window to Indian expats.

MobileNXT will benefit from TV18 for content, whether it is ringtones, movies, snippets, creative aspects like entertainment, web creative as well as media advertising.

Real estate portal 99Acres In Strategic Tie-Up With Europe’s Properazzi
This strategic partnership will allow users of both these portals to access both real estate databases and listings for buying, selling and renting both commercial and residential properties.

Reliance Retail to sell battery operated bikes and scooters
Ultra powered LEVs (light electrical bikes and scooters), being manufactured in the country in by Hero Electric (a Hero Cycles joint venture with the UK-based Ultra Motor Company) will for the first time be distributed through mainstream retail stores in the country.

The UK-based Ultra Motor Company (UMC) has signed an exclusive agreement to this effect with Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance group.

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tags: tata teleservices, mobile web browser, om shanti om, page3flicks, reliance money, webaroo, iLand, MobileNXT, TV18, 99 Acres, properazzi, Digital India

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