Stories about phone

Five must-haves for the urban professional

I recently came across a list of ‘essential gifts for a surgeon’ and decided to make a list of my own. However, I expanded it to cater to all professions and not just doctors. 1. Sony Vaio 14/15 inch and a laptop bag An absolutely gorgeous laptop which combines aesthetic beauty with functionality. Now, you may go for a cheaper brand but there is no replacement for the beauty of this gadget. Also, the keyboard and the touchpad on this machine are simply brilliant to use. The 14 inch, or the 15 inch for that matter, is not very heavy and gives ...

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X2-00: Nokia gets the price right

Choosing a new cell phone is a hard decision. The market seems to be flooded with all kinds of phones that claim to suit your needs. The perfect handset all depends on what you use your phone for. There are users who only want to make and receive calls. Then there are smart phone users whose set can perform every possible task in the world. Or maybe you are looking for a decent medium-range phone which fulfills your needs and doesn’t leave your pocket empty. If you happen to fall in the this category, then Nokia X2-00 may be your answer. For quite ...

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We’re being stalked by Ufone, Mobilink, Telenor et al!

While surfing through channels yesterday, I saw an ad about ‘talking’ and ‘shawking‘. For the umpteenth time, I realised we are being pushed into a culture of ‘talk more’. Have you ever noticed the plethora of telecommunication advertisements? They are everywhere. Switch on  the radio and the same advertisements are being aired, with their not-so-subtle offers to talk at the cheapest rates in the world. Open a newspaper and the big expensive adverts glare back at you. Lets not forget the huge billboards adorning the city. Its like the advertisement companies and the telecommunication business are following you everywhere. Even if by ...

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The Microsoft phone: Just not good enough?

Is the new Microsoft phone going to take over the market? Is it going to dominate the Apple iPhone and Android? Or maybe stop Blackberry OS 6 from taking over? Can Microsoft rule the industry once again? These are all the questions people are asking about the new mobile platform announced by Microsoft. The Windows Phone 7 will be used by manufacturers such as HTC, LG, Dell and Samsung in their new devices. Let’s try to answer a few of these questions by looking at some of the features this newest mobile platform has to offer. Homescreen Microsoft has made a very clean ...

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Taking the Nokia N8 for a spin

Nokia has been promising to deliver the goods in terms of a ‘sexy’ high-end Smartphone for some time now and a lot of Nokia fans (you can throw a stone in any direction and likely hit a few ‘Nokians’ in Pakistan) have their hopes set on the N8, which is going to be available via Ufone (and reportedly one can pre-book a set as of now) in the local market at a figure of roughly Rs40,000. I’ve had the pleasure of playing around with this phone during an N8 pre-launch event in Dubai, so let’s take a look at what ...

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Making the right call

While Sunday may be synonymous with snooze-fest among most work-goers, yesterday was a particularly restless day for nurses from a nursing institute in Punjab. The nurses took to the streets along with members of civil society to protest against the expulsion of a number of their brethren from the institute for using mobile phones during work – a decision taken by EDO Health, Doctor Mukhtar. Leaving aside the claims and counter claims to police mistreatment during the expulsion, I stand by Dr Mukhtar’s decision to penalise this misdemeanor. Nurses should not be allowed to use their mobile phones during work hours ...

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