Mobile App Stores – The next wave – is it ?

Since the last few months I have seen an  increased chatter about how mobile app stores are the next big thing. Last year and before it was the topic of mobile advertising ( claimed a  couple of billion dollar industry globally and with CAGR over 30% ) that had caught the fancy.  With the deep…More

Calling All Innovator |Forum Nokia

Forum Nokia has a launched an enticing program called “Calling All Innovator” and I am planning on giving a serious look  to it this time. Thought I will share this with all as I  mobile enthusiasts might find it very interesting. Here is about the event from the website. “Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer programme…More

Best time in Mobile Industry

2008 has been the year of open source causing serious impact in the mobile industry but I could not imagine Symbian getting open sourced and that is exactly what Nokia has announced to do after acquiring Symbian. This has very long term implications for the mobile industry.  One can expect to see business model innovation…More

We are not a VAS company

This was one of the most resonating message delivered by Viren Popli,(head of Star TV, mobile entertainment) as a representative voice of content & media companies in the Mobile VAS 2008 event put together by IAMAI. Now this might sound like a bold, foolish or even cocky message depending on which stable you belong to…More

Android Dreams

Verizon becomes open, I think now I will now take Android seriously and look at its SDK. I suspect also half of the skeptic world that did not take it seriously earlier will do now. Inspite of all arguments about how this was different from other reference platforms or earlier efforts it still looked to…More

Announcing MoDeMO

We are announcing a day long event called MoDeMo in december to showcase cool things/products/services in mobile in India. We hope to see demo and usage of interesting mobile service/products, hobby and/or commercial projects in the event. This is meant for anyone who have anything related to mobiles to showcase or demonstrate. Register here if…More

Critical Next Gen Mobile Service Enabler

ZXing – a mobile barcode reader, a google project is publicly out now. I have been tracking barcodes in mobile for quite some time and am going to download ZXing and give it a try. I have always thought that a barcode reader should be open source with sustained support for it, with google getting…More

Mobile Web Requests India ???

First it was Admob and now it is Russ with Mowser (long ago it was Scott Rafer) who is saying that India generates a large number of mobile web requests. This is quite very puzzling to me as it is to many. I have never witnessed use of GPRS/WAP or have not used it myself…More

Indian mobile data and GPRS is a supply side problem

The more and more I come to think about it , I think the lack of uptake of mobile data is a supply side problem rather than a demand side as it is drummed up to be.  I am a little tired now of  hearing the myth of 50-10-2 about GPRS since the last two…More

Crazy Mobile Growth – What are causes ?

I am really scratching my head to find out who are the influencers for the Indian mobile markets ?  What tips consumer market behaviours here.  what are the information that Indian mobile buyers use before purchasing a mobile. A friend’s recommendation, TV ad, recommendation websites.  I read/watch all the top Indian mobile blogs, forums &  news snippets, TV shows but…More

OnMobile to buy VoxMobili

OnMobile to buy VoxMobili ,  interesting ! this news only points that the VAS offerings would be maturing from Voice/SMS to data services which is very good. Another interesting aspect is that trend of Indian companies making acquisition in other markets is gaining more steam. This article quotes that VAS industry is a ~4000 crore market this…More

Russ is blogging again

Was checking out Mike’s blog and while going through it I was pleasantly surprised to see Russell Beattie’s blog track back to Mike’s post. Yay ! Russell Beattie has started blogging again.  Any one interested in  mobile would acknowledge as to how much his posts were missed. Hey Russ ! Good to see you blogging…More

Mobile Media MoMo India

I was’nt super excited in feb MoMo but was very happy about MoMo in  Marchespecially the demo part ( from Mango Technologies) it went great. I am sure Sunil and his team from Mango had a lot to take back from MoMo. I am very excited about this MoMo, both the topic and demo.  The…More

Indian Handango – Save2Phone

Few months ago I sounded out the need for a handango in India and I was glad to find (via Ramki) that Roshan of MyZus has released a platform called save2phone which is simillar to that. I don’t need to mention the power of a platform because everyone in the technology world understands it well,  a platform business always…More

MoMo Demo Experience

Experience with doing the MoMo Demo on monday could described best as a little lack luster. It is little hard to say that for an event that you try to coordinate but that is how I would best describe it. But I think the best part of doing an open/informal conference is that you have room to experiment new things and…More

Internet and Mobile Connect

Arun Natarajan of Venture Intelligence is organizing an event called “Internet and Mobile Connect” in Mumbai on 15th of next month.  As he notes more than half of the investments in technology are happenging in the online service and Mobile VAS space. The event has impressive lineup of experieced investors and entreprenuers to discuss about…More

Wifi & Demos in MoMo

  This months MoMo scheduled on coming Monday (26th Feb)  is going to be very exciting.  First of all there is going to be an interesting talk on state/market of Wifi in India which I had been following very closely in the last few months plus we will be demoing WWIGO which is currently in…More

Whoa ! Camera Phones will be larger than internet in few months

Was groing through post from forumoxford in my mailbox and a post by Tomi Ahonen caught my eye as it was about camera phones :). Following that I checked up his blog and the title of his latest post really shook me and I am sure it would have shook many others as well. “Near…More

3GSM On

3GSM which needs one no introduction for those in mobile space is one of the biggest event for latest and greatest in mobile and is currently ongoing in Barcelona. This is where some of biggest announcements in telecom are made and I am quite excited.  Already some interesting news trickling in like release  of Windows Mobile 6 and…More