23 June 2009

Mobile and Internet in India

Mobiles are something which we now take for granted to call anyone. I remember the days when I thought who the heck will pay  Rs300+ rental and then Rs16 /min for receiving or making calls as airtime charges. Obviously the call charges were separate. Who thought that things will reach this far that at Rs175 rentals, you would get 300 mins calling free. Its truly amazing.

Another thought that I had not very long back actually was that I had written on how my mobile should look like here. There were a few people who thought that its entirely impossible to achieve what I was wanting. But then today there was this story on CNET that talked about Toshiba coming out with an amazingly fast 1GHz smartphone. Well, I am not surprised by it. But what I am surprised at is that it runs the crappy Windows Mobile. It sure could have done better with Android or Symbian. Windows Mobile, duh. Dude I would need multi-touch, just to make sure I can give the three finger salute of Ctrl+Alt+Del.

So I have a significantly fast processor on the mobile, an 800 x 480 resistive touch screen is also there for u to have fun with. I am sure this is just the beginning and I have great faith in Android and probably that would be the choice of platform which will achieve what I dreamt of some years back

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't understand why all are so pissed of with WINDOWS...well are u all jaundiced that MS has gone so far in so lil time!!...I have nothing to do with MS but tell me can the world survive a day without windows? .. Android and Symbian no doubt are gr8, but have way to go before they fite windows!!... Free and Open Source is not always the one to be supported..MS sell what dey invent(by research or by fraud!) and public can't help but buy!!...

100rabh™ said...

I am sorry but I dont understand, why you like Windows Mobile. Its totally crappy. Try HTC Touch or any other if u dont believe me. It hands like every few minutes. Becomes unusable after a few minutes of non-voice usage. Yes Windows Mobile was there first, but then so was PCDOS and Unix

Dnyanesh said...

I agree with the first commenter. I don't understand why are people against Microsoft all the time when they themselves use their products.

Windows mobile is a good operating system. Symbian and Android are good too. But some features are missing in both symbian and android.

100rabh™ said...

@Dnyanesh
Really symbian and android missing something. Well dude, could u please enlighten me on that. Because if u ask me, android and symbian are probably the most complete Mobile OS. Even iPhone does not come close to them.

And please using Microsoft product does not make me a Windows Mobile Phone. I know people who have it and how they struggle with it.