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Virgin Mobile, has kicked off a new offer for buyers who pick up its vSleek. On purchase of every vSleek, an ultra slim phone loaded with color, FM, camera, MP3, memory card, and priced at an attractive point of Rs 4,799, Virgin Mobile users can now avail lifetime validity voucher, a Starter User Kit and 2000 minutes of free local calls to any network.
These 2000 free minutes, spread over five months, will be credited into the account of customers a the rate of 400 minutes every month and will come with a validity of 30 days from the date of credit. Like all other Virgin Mobile branded handsets, vSleek is being made available across 15,000 outlets nationally and at a host of modern retail outlets including The Mobile Store, RPG Cellucom, Univercell, Croma, Convergem and Mobile NXT to name just a few.
According to Deval Parikh, Chief Officer, Handsets, VAS & Procurement, Virgin Mobile India, “The vSleek offer is based on our finding that youth like to talk a lot. They want to stay connected with their peers and are always looking for the best deal. With this offer we want to surprise our users by clubbing a mid segment, stylish, functionality rich (with MP3 player, FM, micro data card, camera) and attractively priced CDMA handset with an unmatched deal of 2000 minutes of free local calls to any network.”
“vSleek is capable of doubling up as a data modem with a speed of up to 153 Kbps. The Micro SD card gives users the option to store upto 2 GB of data including songs and games for fun. To add to our users delight, vSleek has a one-touch access to Vbytes, Virgin Mobile’s unique VAS data portal, where users can get unlimited access to Virgin Mobile selected content and other applications for a simple charge of Rs.5 per day. ” he added.
Merely 66gms in weight and 10 mm in thickness, vSleek is loaded with features such as 1.77” large screen with 65K TFT display, The phone supports 64K Polyphonic ringtones and the phonebook memory can store upto 250 contacts while the RUIM (SIM) can store upto 250 contacts. vSleek has a 32MB of flash memory, 8MB of SRAM and 5MB of user memory.
The Virgin Mobile brand, considered to be India’s first national youth-focused mobile service, has branded services offered to the Indian consumers by Tata Teleservices through a brand franchise with Virgin. Virgin Mobile India facilitates Tata Teleservices with experience and expertise in designing, marketing and servicing of Virgin Mobile branded products for the youth segment.
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The University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering and Infosys Technologies have jointly announced an agreement to set up an Infosys-supported Research Center at USC.
The company said that the agreement was signed by Yannis C. Yortsos, Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies.
“Infosys’ global vision of engineering is compatible with that of the Viterbi School and the University of Southern California,” said Yortsos. “This agreement will explore a model of interaction in research, education and training in areas of interest to both Infosys and USC. The collaboration will include joint research, bilateral visits by researchers, student internships and distance education, among other activities.”
The agreement provides that the Center for Research & Education in Advanced Software Technologies (CAST) will open on the USC campus. Created with funding from Infosys, CAST will facilitate joint research and education in such areas as software architecture, service oriented architecture and information integration, intelligent systems and agents, mobile and wireless systems, sensor networks and CAD frameworks and tools for hardware and software.
“The United States is the hub for innovation in science and technology,” said Subu Goparaju, Vice President and Head, SETLabs, Infosys Technologies. “Through this collaboration we hope to work with the best and the brightest engineering talent in the world on innovative technology solutions. USC has among the largest number of international students of any U.S. university and the USC graduate program in engineering is widely acknowledged to be among the top 10 in the US.”
This agreement is part of a larger Infosys program to engage with leading Indian and international universities to facilitate research in a variety of areas including software engineering, information management, knowledge engineering, game theory, and IP lifecycle management.
Infosys has previously been collaborating with academic institutions with its global internship program InStep and its industry academia program – Campus Connect.
Infosys has also been hiring university graduates from outside India, training them in India and sending them back to their home markets. Yortsos noted that the Viterbi School has more graduate students enrolled from India than any other country except the U.S.
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Just hearing that name, RocketMail, brings a tear to my eyes.
It was one of the first email accounts I signed up for, you see. I don’t clearly remember the other ones: Did I have an account on a usa.net email address? RocketMail, for sure. Not that I used it much. Those were the days when not too many people had email accounts, and most likely, I used the RocketMail account I had t sign up for newsletters and registrations.
But now It’s back from the dead. After all the nastiness about Yahoo! recently, they have done something who has gone and warmed the cockles (Just what are cockles?!) of my heart. Yahoo! has resurrected RocketMail. And along with that, they have given you all another domain name too to collect your email from in YMail.
Yahoo purchased RocketMail in 1997 – and then got rid of the RocketMail name. It just became Yahoo! Mail thenceforth.
Why is Yahoo resurrecting the RocketMail domain name and email service, though? Well, what you will get is still Yahoo! Mail – with the all-new Yahoo mail interface and Ajaxy goodness. But you also get to choose those email usernames which you can no longer get in Yahoo! mail. It has too many users, and most people can’t get an email address of their liking in Yahoo! (or even Hotmail) anymore.
The massive email user numbers is critical to Yahoo! and the new Rocketmail email accounts will help them keep more of their users with them as well as bring in new sign-ups.
Considering the events unfolding at Yahoo! in the last one month, I would nto be surprised if this resurrection of Rocketmail is of no consequence to Yahoo in their larger mess-up that is going on these days. But well, if it makes some people happy and keeps a few more customers closeby, why not!
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This is the most irritating StumbleUpon bug I have come across. What makes it really irritating is that none of the toolbar updates have gotten rid of it.
I have a habit of tagging pages which I see and like. That’s why I have the tag search box enabled there. And most of the time, it…
First of all, let me say that I am not an active Digger anymore. I gave up on Digg some 3 months back, when I found that the amount of time required and the network required to get some occasional FP was too much for me.
Zaibatsu is the latest top Digger to be banned….
Motorola ROKR E8 cellphone for T-Mobile, available from July 7, 2008 in the US.
Tools to recover your precious pics.
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Apple faithful talk about their dreams, centered around a little smart phone
New tiny unmanned aircrafts to study hurricanes
In a move to learn more on Atlantic’s hurricanes, US scientists are exploring options to use swarms of unmanned, remote-controlled airplanes to penetrate the heart of giant storm.
Smartphone manufacturer HTC has launched one of costliest mobiles in the world called Touch Diamond. The new gadget, the Touch Diamond has a 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive VGA screen that delivers text and photo visual quality comparable to that of print.