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Asim Shahryar Joins PSEB as its MD

By | July 18, 2014 No Comments

Asim Shahryar Husain has joined Pakistan Software Export Board as its new Managing Director with immediate effect, said a statement issued by the board. Asim is a technocrat and brings with him over 20 years of professional experience in technology marketing and business planning. Prior to joining PSEB, he remained CEO of COMSATS Internet Services for four years and is well known for successfully restructuring [...]

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Microsoft Kills Nokia X, Series 40 and Nokia Asha Phones

By | July 18, 2014 No Comments

Finally, what we could see coming over the past few months has finally arrived. Microsoft has announced some major changes in Nokia’s product line-up, with virtually everything except Windows Phone being shown the door. The current Asha, Series 40 and X series phones will be axed in the near future, although their support will go on for the next 18 months. Don’t expect updates, though. [...]

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Microsoft Makes Lumia 930 Available in Pakistan

By | July 18, 2014 No Comments

Microsoft Devices Pakistan yesterday announced the availability of Lumia 930 across Pakistan. Lumia 930 is the flagship Lumia device which features the best of Microsoft and Lumia and runs on Windows Phone 8.1. Commenting on the availability of Lumia 930, Kamran Masood Niazi, Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan said: “The Lumia 930 is our latest flagship device in the Lumia range, which comes with beautifully [...]

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LG Announces Mini G3, Which isn’t Really Mini

By | July 18, 2014 No Comments

This entire mini flagship game is turning into a bit of a joke. When Steve Jobs announced his first iPhone back in 2007, he sang praises of the phone’s “giant” 3.5″ display. Today, even the so-called “Minis” have larger displays than iPhones. LG’s new mini flagship suffers from this same dilemma. The G3 Beat – smaller sibling of LG G3  as it is called –  [...]

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Intellistats: Control Your Bill by Monitoring Calls and Data Usage

By | July 17, 2014 No Comments

One in every 5 people in the world owns a Smartphone and there are many applications available in the market for us smartphone users to make the most of it. But are we really using our smartphones smartly? Well you can, if you have all the wonderful apps installed on your phone. One such amazing app is Intellistats that will help you keep track of [...]

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Get EVO Wingle with 50% Discounts on Monthly Rentals

By | July 17, 2014 No Comments

If you haven’t availed any previous EVO Wingle discount offers then here is a chance for you to get 50% discount on monthly rentals under Evo Wingle Eid offer. With EVO Wingle Eid Offer, any subscriber making a purchase of EVO Wingle (Prepaid & postpaid) 30 GB packages between 15th of July and Chaand Raat, 2014 shall enjoy tremendous savings of 50% on monthly charges [...]

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USF Disburses Record Amount Subsidy of Rs. 4.2 Billion in 2013-14

By | July 17, 2014 No Comments

Universal Service Fund (USF) yesterday announced that it disbursed subsidy of Rs. 4.2 Billion in FY 2013-14 for its projects to provide telecom services across the length and breadth of the country. It is pertinent to mention here that this is so far the highest amount of subsidy disbursed in any financial year by USF since its establishment. So far, in Rural Telecom Programme, USF [...]

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Apple Announces a Landmark Partnership with IBM

By | July 17, 2014 No Comments

If you’re a tech nut, you’ve probably seen Apple’s famous 1984 advert. In sharp contrast to that scathing attack at IBM, Apple has announced a new “landmark” deal to announce its partnership with the Big Blue. The deal will see Apple create specifically tailored apps for IBM’s corporate clients. Times sure have changed since then. IBM no longer produces hardware while Apple has got a [...]

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Warid Introduces Notify Me Service

By | July 17, 2014 No Comments

For situations when you are unable to reach across because the number you are calling is either out of reach or switched off, Warid introduces Notify me service. There won’t be a missed opportunity now because you will receive instant SMS notification once the number you were calling is switched back on or it has become reachable. Furthermore, you can activate Auto Call Back feature [...]

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BlackBerry Announces its Own Assistant to rival Siri

By | July 17, 2014 No Comments

Love them or hate them, virtual assistants are here to stay. After Apple announced Siri, Google’s Now service and Microsoft’s recently-unveiled Cortana, BlackBerry too has decided to jump into the pack and announce its new “BlackBerry Assistant”. The feature will come with the upcoming BlackBerry 10.3 OS update and will debut on the squarish Passport device. You interact with it in the usual methods and [...]

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Is Ufone Preparing to Bring iPhone to Pakistan?

By | July 16, 2014 No Comments

Above posted screen was posted on Ufone’s website last night, hinting that Ufone could be the first cellular carrier in the country to officially bring iPhone devices in Pakistan. While we don’t have any confirmation or any official word from Ufone, the above posted picture can easily be interpreted that operator is planning to bring iPhone devices in Pakistan, a market with over 15 million [...]

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Chairman PTA Opposes ICH, Calls for its Cancellation

By | July 16, 2014 No Comments

Dr. Ismail Shah, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, has publicly criticized International Clearing House or ICH, an arrangement by LDI operators – established in October 2012 under the direction of then MoIT – to terminate international incoming traffic into Pakistan through a single gateway while all operators were destined to get a set share of revenues. Dr. Shah shared his opinion about ICH in an article [...]

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Telenor Offers Free 50 Minutes on Every Rs. 100 Recharge

By | July 16, 2014 No Comments

Telenor is offering its Talkshawk customers to get free 50 minutes – for all networks – on every Rs. 100 recharge. The good thing about the offer is that these free minutes can be used for any network. Even better, there’s no subscription fee or any other charge associated with this promotion. Simply recharge your account and win 50 free minutes. Offer Details Recharge Rs. [...]

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PTCL Posts Strong Results for First Half of 2014

By | July 16, 2014 No Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), yesterday announced strong second quarter results riding on the back of its growing fixed and wireless broadband business. PTCL announced revenues of Rs 42.85 billion for first six months of current fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014, up from Rs. 39.98 billion during same duration last year, while gross and net profit of the Company stood at Rs. 15.3 [...]

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Timepey Facilitates KPK Government in Distributing Funds to IDPs

By | July 16, 2014 No Comments

Zong, and Askari Bank Limited recently reached an agreement with FDMA to utilize its mobile cash transfer service “Timepey”, to assist the Government’s electronic cash Disbursement to the Displaced Person (DPs) of Northern Waziristan. The scheme was launched by Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Governor, Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KPK) during a ceremony held at the KPK house, which was attended by officials from Zong, Askari Bank and [...]

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