Now you can get offical version of Apple iPhone in India. Vodafone set to offer the Apple iPhone to its subscribers in India before 2008-end.
Vodafone is all set to offer Apple’s iPhone in India and other countries such as Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will also be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone network.
This is great news for all fan boys. The iPhone combines three amazing products a mobile phone, a wide screen iPod and a breakthrough internet device into one small, lightweight, hand-held device with the best e-mail ever on a mobile phone. It allows for full screen web browsing, multi touch screen and applications such as Google maps. The latest software update can now allow you to customize up to 9 home screen pages anyway you like.
Reliance classic from Reliance is the world’s lowest cost mobile phone. It just cost INR 777 ( USD 19). On other hand Apple did launched its iPhone along with Safari for windows, iPod touch and new iMac. Microsoft launched Windows vista along with Office 2007. Asus introduced Linux powered low cost notebook EEE PC.
Finally, Indian IT industry set to cross USD 55 billion by March 2008. IT/BPO created over 1.63 million jobs (5% of Indian GDP). Soon there will over 200 million mobile subscribers and Airtel as # 1 mobile service provider in country. Indian railway sold 1.8 million tickets on line on a single day on March, 1, 2007, a world record.
Both Airtel and BSNL introduced high speed DSL internet for home and digital music sales exceed physical music sales in India in 2007.
The climate change in the form of melting ice and rising sea levels was the biggest science story of the year. I’m not gonna talk about politics here. But overall I see India is progressing very nicely.
I’d like to wish all of you a Happy Prosperous New Year.