Nokia to Launch its First Android Phone Later This Month

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Nokia has plans to launch a long-rumoured Android phone later this month at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, reported Wall Street Journal.

Phone is widely reported to be aimed at low-end segment of the developing markets.

Report said that Nokia X – code named Normady – will come with a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4-inch WVGA screen, 512MB of memory, 4GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.

It will reportedly sport a 5MP camera, a 1,500mAh battery, along with dual-SIM option.

Speculations say that Nokia won’t allow the “Play Store” access to this phone, instead Microsoft and Nokia developed services – such as Here maps and Mix Radio — will be offered along with Nokia’s own store with popular Android Apps, such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp etc..

Nokia X will Finally change Nokia’s decision for not going Android. Company remained committed to Windows Phone operating system for its high-end smartphones.

However, we have seen Nokia testing various other home-grown operating systems for its low-end phones for developing markets. Android on a low-end phone from Nokia seems in-line with this long-running policy.

Nokia’s hardware run by Android phone would be an interesting proposition. This may not only revive the brand, which was sold to Microsoft last year, but may also help result into faster adoption of smartphones in developing markets, especially if phone is priced well

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Mobilink Allows Its Users to Buy Pepsi Drinks with Mobile Balance

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Mobilink has partnered with Pepsi to launch new kind of vending machines, which will allow Mobilink users to get their desired drinks from the machine while paying through their available mobile balance. How does it sound? Interesting enough, isn’t it?

Here is how they are doing this:

Customer sends a blank SMS to a short-code, which in return sends a unique PIN code to be entered into the vending machine. After authorization the machine will get you the desired drink while money from your Mobilink balance will get deducted.

Mobilink has started to deploy such vending machines in Lahore and Islamabad, mainly in the universities. But we believe the idea can replicated at various other locations and for other consumer products as well.

Paying through Mobile Balance can altogether become a new payment channel for variety of things, ranging from Cinema tickets to website hosting payments.

How To Use This Service

Send a Blank SMS to the following short codes for your desired drink:

  • Pepsi: 7054
  • Aquafina: 7055
  • Sting Bottle: 7056

By sending a blank SMS to any of above short-code, user will get a 7 digit PIN code through SMS. Enter this PIN code into Machine to get your desired drink.

Pricing

Following are the prices that will be deducted from your mobile balane:

  • Pepsi: Rs. 35
  • Aquafina: Rs. 25
  • Sting Bottle: Rs. 55

There are no additional charges for the service. You will be charged price of the product only with no taxes involved.

Note:

  • This service is available for Mobilink prepaid and postpaid customers
  • A user cannot vend more than 5 drinks in a day
  • All complaints/Queries will be entertained by the Pepsi vending machine helpline: 051-2256166
  • Machine will not dispense the drink if it is switched off or if the keyboard is not responding
  • Do not press the vending selection button if red light is on. It means that the product is out of stock

 

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Zong Circle offers Pakistani Youth a chance to win BIG

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With an effort to reward its customers for their loyalty, Zong is offering a consumer promotion drive under its Youth Brand Circle titled “Circle sey Jeeto – Aik Baat Phir”.

With this promotion, Zong users can win Pakistan’s first Hybrid Sports Car, the 1500 CC Honda CRZ along with many other exciting prizes including stylish Heavy bikes like Honda CBR 500 and Honda CBR 150.

This promotion, which is effective from 12th February, 2014 till 15th March, 2014 is only for Circle pre-paid subscribers who have activated their Circle Club Promotion.

 

Speaking about this latest promotional offer, Mr. Amees Ahmed, Dy. Director Marketing, ZonG said, “As important it is to ensure your customers have an amazing service experience, it is also important to make sure they are constantly rewarded for their loyalty. After the recent success of our Circle Heavy Bike campaign, we decided the time was right to reward our customers even more and remind them that as a company we are always on the look out to show our appreciation.”

On a separate note, Zhao Peng, CCO, ZonG added, “Our subscriber base has crossed the 24 Million mark and we are the fastest growing network in Pakistan at the moment. Through this promotion, we want to express our gratitude towards our customers for the support they have shown us in all these years of growth.”

The “Circle sey Jeeto – Aik Baat Phir” campaign is not the first time that the company has decided to reward its youth customer base as it follows the recently concluded Circle Heavy Bike Campaign.

Circle is designed especially for the youth of the nation and includes very affordable rates, a fast internet connection and virtually free calls and unlimited SMSes . More details on Zong Circle can be viewed here.

List of Prizes:

  • Honda CRZ Sports Car
  • Honda CBR 500 Heavy Bikes
  • Honda CBR 150 Heavy Bikes
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • DSLR Camera Nikon
  • Clothing Vouchers worth Rs. 25,000 each

How to Win

  • Buy a Circle SIM or dial *456# if you are an existing Zong Customer.
  • Subscribe to Circle Club to get AMAZING rates of Rs 0.9/hr + tax (Club member to Club member) and enjoy Unlimited Free SMS (Club member to Club member).
  • Use balance of Rs. 300+ tax till 15th March 2014 to be eligible for the Lucky Draw.
  • And that’s it.

Check Used Balance

  • You can check your usage by just dialing *221#. This facility is Absolutely Free

Increase your chances to win

More balance you use means more chances to win.

  • Use Rs. 300+tax and become eligible for the Lucky Draw (Single Entry)
  • Use Rs. 500+tax and become eligible for the Lucky Draw (Two Entries)
  • Use Rs. 550+tax and become eligible for the Lucky Draw (Three Entries)
  • Every Rs. 50+tax consumption from Rs. 550 and beyond, till Rs. 1000+tax will allow the customer for an additional entry into the Lucky Draw.
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Top Searches On Google in Pakistan 2013

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This year’s trending searches show growing interest in sports, Bollywood movies, news, elections and Turkish dramas. On the other hand, the top people search indicates that Pakistanis follow a variety of local and international personalities where the top 3 people searched for were Paul Walker, Jiah Khan and Nelson Mandela.

Following sports online remained Pakistan’s top trending search and reflects the love for cricket as well as other sports among Pakistanis. Aashiqui 2, a Bollywood blockbuster earned the second top search spot with the movie’s songs being a massive hit among the Pakistani youth. Chennai Express bagged the third top search position and again reflects the strong inclination towards Bollywood movies in Pakistan. Bigg Boss 7, an Indian reality show hosted by popular Bollywood star Salman Khan, and Dunya News, a local news channel rounded up the top five search trends in Pakistan this year.

In people search, the latest international events and happenings dictated the top searched for people in Pakistan in the year 2013. The untimely death of the young actor of Fast & Furious acclaim, Paul Walker who lost his life in a tragic car accident became the most searched for personality. Followed by Jiah Khan, a Bollywood actress that committed suicide a few months ago and the death of the world renowned humanitarian, Nelson Mandela made him the third most searched for person on Google. Overall, the top 10 people search in Pakistan in 2013 reflects the fan following of both celebrities and politicians in Pakistan.

Trending Searches for 2013

1. PTV Sports Live
2. Aashiqui 2
3. Chennai Express
4. Bigg Boss 7
5. Dunya News
6. Zindagi Gulzar Hai
7. Jang newspaper
8. ECP
9. Krrish 3
10. Mera Sultan

Trending People for 2013

1. Paul Walker
2. Jiah Khan
3. Nelson Mandela
4. Maryam Nawaz
5. Shradda Kapoor
6. Altaf Hussain
7. Imran Khan
8. Alia Bhatt
9. Sara Bharwana
10. Suraj Pancholi

In addition to showcasing what people were curious about in Pakistan, Google also offers insights into which topics captured the world’s attention in 2013 through its Zeitgeist tool. Top search terms from over fifty countries appear on Google Zeitgeist webpage,googlezeitgeist.com — from most-searched travel destinations in Brazil, to trending Australian celebrities, to most-searched Egyptian Olympians, to top tech gadgets in Japan and everything in between.

Top 10 Global Trending Queries for 2013

1. Nelson Mandela
2. Paul Walker
3. iPhone 5s
4. Cory Monteith
5. Harlem Shake
6. Boston Marathon
7. Royal Baby
8. Samsung Galaxy S4
9. PlayStation 4
10. North Korea

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