The BB 9220 is being shipped with the new BlackBerry OS 7.1 and features a powerful 512 MHz processor with built in 2G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and, BBM. The new curve is only 12.7mm thick, and weighs102g. The left-hand side has the micro USB charging/syncing port, while the right has both a volume rocker and convenience key. The back side sports 2MP camera on left side. The battery cover is made of a high gloss plastic, which is extremely sleek and stylish.
On July 17, Telecomistan.com published a story regarding large scale lay off’s at Wateen Telecom. In response to this publication, we have received a formal response to our story from one of Wateen telecom’s media agencies.
We are also well aware of Wateen’s problems, both internal and of the WiMAX market in general. While the lay-offs are most unfortunate, we will continue our practice of presenting both sides of the story and are publishing Wateen’s response from our viewers below. You are encouraged to respond to them in the comments section.
The application, called eTaleem, allows people to easily access lessons for Urdu reading, phonetics, word synthesis, sentence making, and basic math. It is available on the normal Nokia S40 Operating System/platform and is part of the UNESCO “Mobile Literacy training for Literacy Training of Rural Female Adults”.
According to a press release received by Telecomistan.com, the latest Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) Survey 2010-11 highlights that the literacy rate across Pakistan is 58 percent, with lower rates in rural areas for women.
The State Bank yesterday issued its Branchless Banking newsletter on Thursday (June 28, 2012) accompanied with a formal press release that mentions a 23% increase compared to the previous quarter.
According to the press release:
Branchless Banking (BB) continued to show a rising trend in the third quarter (January‐March 2012) of the current fiscal year (2011‐12) during which BB transactions surged by 23 percent to 25.3 million as compared with 20.6 million in the preceding quarter. The value of these transactions was recorded at Rs 85.092 billion, showing a growth of 7 percent as compared with Rs 79.410 billion in the quarter ended on December 31, 2011.
According to SBP’s ‘Branchless Banking Newsletter’, the average daily BB transactions increased to 280,798 in the third quarter showing a growth of 23 percent as compared to 228,858 transactions in the previous quarter. BB deposits grew by 18 percent to Rs 594 million in Jan‐March 2012 quarter as compared with Rs 503 million in the preceding quarter.
In the FBR’s bid to recover taxes from Telecom companies, the situation has taken a stunning turn with the FBR now blocking all PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) accounts – which is a government controlled Telecom regulatory body.
According to a statement issued by the FBR:
FBR in its ongoing campaign to recover outstanding tax liabilities against various companies, the Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU), Islamabad has attached all Bank Accounts of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) which owed Rs.3.6 billion to the exchequer on account of Income Tax.
The recent push by various cellular operators towards cheaper data packages and plans will definitely see more uptake of mobile internet in Pakistan, it will also make the case for 3G/4G deployment also lucrative with a higher number of mobile data/internet users.
Ufone first offered basic and introductory Blackberry packages making it affordable for the younger generation to hop-on to the Blackberry world. Now, they’ve pulled another one out of the bag.
Telenor Pakistan has launched a nationwide project that will help empower a new digital generation in Pakistan. Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ is a knowledge-based initiative that aims to provide learning and training to young people to enable them to become future proponents in the Digital Age.
Telenor Pakistan will partner with Government of the Punjab and hold internet workshops for class 8-10 students in 150 schools in the semi-urban and rural areas of Punjab.
To mark the initiative, a launch event was held at Children’s Library Complex which was attended by a large number of school children, their parents and teachers. The chief guest on the occasion was Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan.