[AI] Tata Teleservices launches mobile web browser
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Fri Sep 14 01:34:44 EDT 2007
Tata Teleservices launches mobile web browser
Ties up with Samsung Telecommunications
- Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury
MOBILE INTERNET: Hyunbai Kim, Vice President and Head of CDMA Division, Samsung Telecommunica- tions India and Pankaj Sethi (right), President, Tata Teleservices
at the launch of a mobile Internet browser in Kolkata on Thursday.
KOLKATA: Tata Teleservices, in association with Samsung Telecommunications, unveiled a web browser fully optimised for mobile Internet here on Thursday.
The web browser is being introduced on the Samsung 'Explore' handset.
"This innovation opens up the Internet to those without access to a personal computer," said Pankaj Sethi, President (Value Added Services), Tata Teleservices.
The access speed will be between 40 to 80 kbps, enabling viewers to open any web page in 20-30 seconds, he added. The browser, which is expected to be
three to four times faster than GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), will enable the user to browse all websites, search and email. It will, however, not
be possible to show videos in the current devices. The browser is based on the QSC6020 product from the Qualcomm single chip family. The Samsung 'Explore'
handset, which also has a camera, FM radio and MP3 player, is priced at Rs. 5,499. Mobile Internet will come at prices ranging from Rs. 10 a day to Rs.
99 a month with unlimited access.
Chennai Correspondent writes:
According to Srinivas Rao Sarapilli, Chief Operating Officer, (Tamil Nadu Circle), Tata Teleservices, the web browser, powered by Novarra Inc., can be downloaded
on a handset enabled with Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW).
Mr. Sarapilli said Tata Indicom aimed at expanding its subscriber base in Tamil Nadu from nine lakh to a million users by the year-end. Its country-wide
user base is estimated to be around 19 million, which the company wants to expand to 25 million in the next few months.
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