Nokia’s monopoly

A few days back I lost the data cable of my mobile (Nokia n70). On the Internet, I found the number of the nearest nokia service center to see if i can get a new data cable. First it took me ages to get a human on the other end of the phone line, but i was not so angry till the time he told me that a new data cable would cost me Rs. 1700/- (around 43US$). One thusand seven hundred rupees, that’s about 15% of the cost at which I brougt the phone along with data cable.

By no means, anyone can justify that steep price for just another USB connector cable.
I really feel sad for Nokia, as they have lost yet another loyal customer.

kuch likhne ko man kar rahaa hai

Aaj phir kuch likhne ko man kar rahaa hai
phir kuch bhool jaane se man dara hua sa hai
woh moti jo bahaa tha aaj
kahin kho na jaye yadoo ke saagar main
us moti ko anguthi main baandh
use sahajne ka man kar raha hai
aaj phir kuch likhne ko man kar rahaa hai

                                                        — Amber 

ThanQ :)

Thank you for remembering the memory.

PS: This post is intended for a special person. Others may find it abstract, absurd or plain simple stupid.

Stolen !!

Someone has stolen the data cable of my phone. I use to leave it attached to my office computer. But today when I came to office, it was gone. Someone has taken it over the weekend.

Disappointed.  😦

07-07-07

Yesterday, was an interesting date “07-07-07” (7th July 2007).

In a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal (where Bips was one of the anchor!!) they declared the results of new7wonders poll. Taj Mahal, ofcourse made it to top 7 and so did the Great Wall of China. Among the ones left out, to my disappointment includes Pyramids of Giza and Eiffel Tower. This made me think of the dominance or the power of these two countries. India and China being the two most populated countries can influence almost any polls.

India is estimated to have over 600 million mobile subscribers in next 5 years. That means 1 in 2 people in India will have a mobile phone. That’s a huge number, and Indian love using SMS (text messaging) to participate in polls or contests; even if sometimes that SMS costs them 6 times of a normal SMSes cost. I remember getting shocked when people sent millions of SMSes to vote and choose a singing talent (to be named Indian Idol) on a TV show with the same name. But, that’s not enough.

There’s a huge population out there, ready to vote for anything and everything. Mobile companies and TV channels are making huge money out of it. With the new high-end mobiles getting more and more affordable I believe there is still a lot more potential left in areas like mobile gaming and multimedia content delivery.
Any Venture Capitalists reading this post ? Contact me at… 🙂

Deception

Read it somewhere…

kahaa phir phone par maaN se ke raavii aish likhtaa hai
samandar paar meraa haal kyaa hai kisne dekhaa hai

raavii – Narrator.

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