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Samsung Galaxy S5 – Preview & Quick Hands-on

By | April 12, 2014 4 Comments

Samsung — along with Ufone — launched its latest flagship device Galaxy S5 in Pakistan yesterday. This new smartphone packs a lot of exciting new features but the look remains the same. Galaxy S5 from Samsung is priced in Pakistan at Rs. 75,000 and comes with 20 GB of free internet from Ufone that will remain valid for one whole year. We are yet to [...]

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Ufone and Samsung Co-Launch Galaxy S5 in Pakistan

By | April 11, 2014 15 Comments

Samsung and Ufone announced the co-launch of Galaxy S5 & Gear Fit in Pakistan today. Continuing the bond, both companies are confident that this partnership will bear fruit and deliver exquisite end product and services to the customers. Mr. Taimur Faiz Cheema, General Manager Marketing, Ufone opined, “Ufone has the distinction of becoming the exclusive partner of Samsung for the co-launch of Galaxy S5 in [...]

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Ufone Brings the ShahCar Offer 2014

By | April 11, 2014 6 Comments

Ufone has once again given its subscribers a chance to win a brand new car through the ShahCar Offer 2014. To participate in this offer, Ufone’s prepaid subscribers will need to recharge a balance of Rs. 200 or more between the 5th of April 2014 and the 20th of May, 2014. Once a subscriber recharges a balance of Rs. 200, he/she will qualify for an [...]

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Karachi Tops Online Property Searches in Asia

By | April 11, 2014 5 Comments

The online property listings portal Lamudi (Lamudi.pk) produced an analysis of searches on Lamudi’s online platform, which reveals that the Pakistani city of Karachi is the most popular location for home-hunters in Asia. Karachi was closely followed by Lahore and Yangon City, Myanmar in the analysis. In full, the cities which made the top five ‘most searched’ areas are: Karachi, Pakistan 26% of searches Lahore, [...]

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Mobilink Announces ‘Rising Star 2014’ Competition for University Students

By | April 11, 2014 No Comments

Mobilink has launched the ‘Mobilink Rising Star’ competition in HEC recognized universities across Pakistan. This initiative has been launched as a means to inculcate innovation, passion, and leadership qualities amongst the talented youth. The competition aims at promoting the philosophy of a better every day by encouraging students to utilize their innovative brilliance and passion to make a positive difference in the society at large. [...]

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3G / 4G Auction to be Held on Time: Authorities

By | April 11, 2014 31 Comments

Planned auction of 3G / 4G licenses in Pakistan was somewhat jolted when Senate’s standing committee on Information Technology yesterday recommended to delay the auction since Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is yet to have its member technical. Senate’s standing committee, chaired by Mr. Idrees Khan Safi, said that auction should be delayed till the appointment of third member of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Faisal Raza Abidi during [...]

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Nikon Outs a New Android Camera

By | April 11, 2014 2 Comments

Nikon’s unveiled its first Android camera a year or two back, in August 2012. That effort was half-hearted, as the biggest problem was the OS itself: Gingerbread which is pretty terrible on smartphones, let alone cameras. But here it is, and after almost two years of struggle, here’s the successor to the S800c, the S810c. The camera, Nikon says, should be rather be regarded — [...]

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Samsung Catching up with Apple in the Tablet Market

By | April 11, 2014 6 Comments

According to recent figures by ZDNet, Samsung is now closing up on Apple quickly in the tablet market, after leaving its closest competitor far behind in smartphones. The company now holds a market share of 23%, compared to Apple’s 30%, though, the difference is narrowing quickly with the share of the latter sloughing away slowly. Samsung’s catching up in the market has been attributed to [...]

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Facebook to Remove Messenger From its Official App

By | April 10, 2014 11 Comments

Until now, if you wanted to chat with your friends on Facebook, you could either open messenger on the main app or simply install the separate, more intuitive Messenger app. As it turns out, the former option is now being cancelled in favour of the latter. In the coming few weeks, starting from Europe, Facebook will be removing the Messenger from its official app, meaning [...]

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Ufone, Police Force Collaborate to Curb Crime

By | April 10, 2014 7 Comments

Ufone has initiated a distinctive CSR project for helping Islamabad Police in curbing crime. A Police Mobile Verification System allows police to verify the registration details of vehicles, stolen vehicles record and criminal record using Ufone connections at the spot and without any cost. The Police Mobile Verification System has seen a 100% monthly growth since its inception in September, 2013, as more and more [...]

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BlackBerry May Sell its Handset Division if it Doesn’t Become Profitable

By | April 10, 2014 2 Comments

BlackBerry’s new CEO, John S. Chen, may have given himself a psychological time limit of 2016 to bring his company back into the light, but that does not mean he is totally sure of the success of this plan. In a recent interview with Reuters, John S. Chen said that his company will quit making phones if they don’t bring in a profit soon. “If [...]

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PakDonar, a Digital Solution to Save Lives

By | April 10, 2014 4 Comments

PakWheels, a community based automobile website in Pakistan, has re launched its non commercial blood donation web portal PakDonor.com to facilitate blood donors and provide quick access, especially for Dengue and Thalassemia affected patients. The blood donation portal is the first of its kind to give easy access to blood donors across the country and help in saving precious lives. The web portal, designed to [...]

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Which Services Will You Use with 3G / 4G?

By | April 10, 2014 104 Comments

Pakistan’s mobile subscribers have been waiting for some time to experience high speed mobile internet on their smartphones and other 3G enabled devices. Now, barring any unforeseen complications, cellular operators are all set to tussle amongst each other to win 3G and 4G licenses. The 3G and 4G license auction is planned for the 23rd April; hopefully, the ultimate winners of this auction will be [...]

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Nokia Outs the Highly Affordable 225

By | April 9, 2014 11 Comments

Nokia has been announcing pretty attractive phones over the past few months, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten its important lower-end market. It has now presented another option for customers by launching the new Nokia 225. The Nokia 225 comes with a 2.8″ 256K colour display with 320 x 240 resolution, which is also the largest display Nokia has put on a non-touchscreen phone ever. [...]

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HTC One Has the Fastest Touchscreen on a Phone Yet

By | April 9, 2014 7 Comments

While traditionally, it is usually the iPhone which is considered to be the most responsive phone on the planet, Android has been making strong progress in this sector recently as well. While things have certainly improved with the new KitKat update, kudos to HTC for bringing a device in the market with the most responsive touchscreen to come in a phone yet through its HTC [...]

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