Anjana Pasricha from voanews.com writes:
India’s millions of mobile phone subscribers have won relief from a growing nuisance on the subcontinent - unsolicited text messages. The crackdown by regulators targets the world’s fastest-growing mobile phone market.
From remote villages to crowded metros, the number of mobile phones in India has grown exponentially to more than 850 million in just over a decade.
The worldwide market for ‘mobile learning’ products and services will grow from $3.2 billion last year to reach $9.1 billion (approaching £5.9 billion) by 2015, according to a new report from Ambient Insight. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 22.7%.
Ambient Insight says the countries with the highest Mobile Learning growth rates are China, India and Indonesia; all have a growth rate of over 60% year-on-year.
Vodafone Group, Essar Communications (Mauritius) Limited and ETHL Communications Holdings Limited have agreed terms that'll see ECML and ECHL selling their shareholdings in Vodafone Essar Limited. ECML's subsidiaries held 22% of Vodafone Essar Ltd, while ECHL has a 11% shareholding.
It'll mark the end of a four-year partnership between Vodafone and Essar in India.
James Rosewell writes:
Microsoft have been talking about Mango, the upcoming upgrade to Windows Phone 7 incorporating their battery-friendly flavour of multi-tasking and 499 other new features. They've also welcomed Fujitsu, Acer and ZTE to the Windows Phone fold. However there was no significant news from Nokia and Microsoft. No timeframe for handsets, nothing in fact. Both companies are being tight lipped about the partnership at the moment.
The Indian government is asking the country's mobile networks not to support Nokia's new email service without implementing a monitoring system. It's previously asked RIM to provide a similar option for BlackBerry email users.
Nokia's new 'push' email service enables users with compatible phones to retrieve their messages from a variety of email providers.