News Roundup: Idea Claims 1 Million 3G Users

Idea Cellular claims 1 million 3G users since rolling out the services.

Starting with 3G network in 9 cities in March ’11 end, Idea now covers over 400 towns across the country. The company plans to add 10 towns/day and plans to cover 750 towns by mid 2011, and 4,000 towns by the end of FY12.

Idea is the first operator in India to introduce Time based Billing plan for 3G services enabling users to avail high-end data services without worrying about the volume of usage. [source]

Affle launches Cricket Dressing Room – Mobile magazine for cricket entertainment

Affle has launched ‘Dressing Room’ (– a first of it’s kind mobile magazine which features interesting and exclusive content presented in engaging formats from the off field action on cricket.

Through ‘Dressing Room’ consumers will now have access to behind the scenes news, dressing room action and off field entertainment stories about cricket on their mobile phones. Simple and catchy sections like ‘Hot Khabar’, ‘Andar Ki Baat’ and ‘Time Pass’ will provide all there is to know about the off-field action in cricket. These stories will be covered by three reporters – Foxy Lady, Rocky Bhai and Captain Sansani in their own unique style.

Snapdeal Sells 30,000 deals in 1 day!

The e-commerce portal has sold 30,000 deals in a single day on April 25, 2011, probably one of the highest numbers oftransactions on any e-commerce site in a single day in India.Snapdeal _Mobile Recharge Deal sold prepaid recharge of Rs. 100 for Rs. 50 at an amazing discount of 50 % for leading telecom service providers. At one point of time during the day, was selling 100 deals in one single minute

HandyGo Partners with BuzzInTown For City Alerts

Mobile VAS provider, Handygo has partnered with BuzzInTown to provide city specific infotainment content (events/movies/deals etc) via Handygo’s sms service, Zing.

Cisco Launches Linksys E4200 Wireless Router For Indian Homes

Cisco today introduced in India, Linksys E4200, the latest and most advanced member of the Linksys E-series family offering network speeds of up to 450Mbps and a new innovative design. It’s ideal for home entertainment – delivering the power you need for HD video streaming and connects all network devices in the home including laptops, smartphones, iPads, internet enabled TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles. E4200 is available in over 2000 stores across India, including in large format retailers like Reliance Digital, Croma, Staples, and Hypercity.

As with all -E-series models the Linksys E4200 comes with Cisco Connect software enabling consumers to set-up their new device in three easy steps and simply manage their wireless network.

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