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BlackBerry Announces its Own Assistant to rival Siri

By | July 17, 2014 One Comment

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 65 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 17 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 3 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 8 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 5 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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Telenor Stretches its 3G Coverage to 10 More Cities

By | July 15, 2014 60 Comments

Telenor Pakistan today announced the second phase of commercial rollout of 3G services across the country. During the second phase, 3G services are being launched in following cities: SaraiAlamgir, Gujranwala, Kharian, Multan, Gujrat, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Peshawar Sargodha. All of these cities are being added to the overall 3G coverage in the month of July 2014. At present, free trial of 3G services is offered [...]

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Oppo to Launch its Four Smartphones in Pakistan

By | July 15, 2014 55 Comments

Chinese multinational company, Oppo is the newest entrant in Pakistan’s smartphone market. Most of our readers won’t be familiar with this name, as the company started making phones quite recently. Earlier it produced cheap portable Mp3 players, DVD players and LCD-TVs; most which were rips offs of renowned brands. Oppo made its way to the international markets with its Find smartphone series. The first phone featured famous [...]

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Pakistan Soon to Get High Speed Satellite Internet with O3b

By | July 15, 2014 58 Comments

Fibre quality internet connectivity over satellite is soon going to be available to majority of population on the earth, including Pakistan. The service – that is planned for a commercial launch in coming few months – will operate through world’s first ever Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites that are capable of offering fibre like internet speeds to the end users. O3b networks – dubbed for [...]

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Patloon.net: Getting Perfectly Sized Pants at Doorstep.

By | July 15, 2014 16 Comments

So far, it is quite amazing that we are observing an avid growth in list of start ups in our country and that’s too just in a span of few years. Be it a field of technology, gadgets or house chores; we have witnessed several startups that are going vibrant. In the list, a new addition is a Patloon.net ; a start up appeared with [...]

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Microsoft Devices Pushes Exclusive Ramadan Specific Apps

By | July 15, 2014 3 Comments

Microsoft has introduced exclusive Ramadan content for the users of Lumia and Nokia X range. Now, users can celebrate the auspicious month of Ramadan with renewed fervour and attain divine blessings with Ramadan specific apps, which are available on the Windows Phone Store for Lumia phones and Nokia Store for Nokia X range of devices. The announcement comes at a time when Muslims all around [...]

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Warid Confirms Its customers About 4G LTE Launch in September

By | July 14, 2014 64 Comments

Warid Telecom has finally come out of stealth mode for its 4G LTE launch plans as it is now communicating its customers about the launch of 4G LTE services in the country. While we have been rigorously following and covering Warid’s 4G LTE developments, but it was only recently that Warid officially confirmed its customers about 4G LTE launch date that is likely to be [...]

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Mobilink to Commercially Launch its 3G on July 18th

By | July 14, 2014 16 Comments

Mobilink has finally announced a date for the commercial launch of its 3G services. According to details, company will be commercially launching its 3G services in the country on July 18th, 2014. Mobilink had been offering free 3G services to its customers in eleven cities till now. There were growing concerns about delay in commercial launch of Mobilink’s 3G services, but company had explained that [...]

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Website Gets Hacked

By | July 14, 2014 86 Comments

Official website of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf was hacked last night by a Pakistani hacker group that wants to be known as “Muslim Cyber Group”. PTI’s website remained defaced for several hours showing a message from hackers for Imran Khan that argued that PTI Leader should be more vocal for the people of Gaza. Defaced page read: Hacked by W3b_dR1ft3R Muslim Cyber Army Hello Dear Imran Khan [...]

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Huawei Showcases Ascend P7 to Dealers in Pakistan

By | July 14, 2014 2 Comments

Huawei recently conducted a ceremony to privilege its dealers with first-hand experience of its newly launched handsets in Pakistan. A number of Huawei’s dealers across the country participated in the event. The ceremony showcased the newly launched Ascend P7, Ascend P6, Honor 3C, Y600 and Y330 to the dealers A press statement said that all eyes were on the latest 4G LTE-enabled Ascend P7; the [...]

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Zouhair Khaliq Joins GSMA Mobile for Development

By | July 14, 2014 2 Comments

Zouhair A. Khaliq, former CEO of Mobilink and recently the Board Member of Wateen, has joined the GSM Association as Managing Director, GSMA Mobile for Development. He will be based in London, UK. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including [...]

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Sindh High Court Puts ICH Withdrawal Directive on Hold

By | July 11, 2014 19 Comments

Long Distance and International (LDI) operators were naturally not happy (for apparent reasons) with MoIT’s policy directive according to which ICH was suppose to get withdrawn from August 1st, 2014. Consequently, Redtone, ADG, Circle Net and Telecard moved to Sindh High Court with plea that Ministry of IT and Telecom issued the directive without consulting the LDI operators and pleaded that directive should be reversed. [...]

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Unilever Announces Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards 2014

By | July 11, 2014 3 Comments

To add to their last year’s success of Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards spree, this year Unilever has announced the submission date and eligibility criteria to let the future leaders take part in this award giving campaign for which they will be given a hefty amount of money to hop the financial hurdles they are facing and much desired mentorship from the professionals. Sustainability is [...]

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Google Introduces Two Games on Maps to Keep You Busy

By | July 11, 2014 4 Comments

What is the best thing you can do when you’re in command of the world’s best mapping service? You turn the whole world into a game, of course. That’s what Google is doing: turn the whole world into the game and in return also get a bit of publicity. For that, it has added two new games to Maps, called Smarty Pins and GeoGuesser. The [...]

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Mobilink Initiates Summer Internship Program 2014

By | July 11, 2014 7 Comments

Mobilink conducted an internship orientation session to mark the start of its annual Summer Internship Program 2014. This nationwide program has enrolled students for a project based internship program after a rigorous selection criteria encompassing a series of tests and interviews for the various departments at Mobilink.  The Summer Interns 2014 are Bachelors’ or Masters’ students of HEC recognized institutes. Sadia Ahmad Vice President Human [...]

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