Topic: Phones
android gains us basic phones extinct
April 21, 2014

Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinct

WASHINGTON - The Google Android platform grabbed the majority of mobile phones in the US market in early 2014, as consumers all but abandoned non-smartphone handsets, a survey showed. The poll by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found 53 percent of new mobile phones activated by US customers ...

Shipments of cell phones sans IMEI numbers won’t be cleared

ISLAMABAD - Cell phones importers, who did not take into consideration the Pakistan Telecom Authority’s orders to not to import phones without IMEI numbers, will now probably face huge losses as their shipments will not be cleared.Not only the importers will face the consequences for this ...

india police detain foreign crew phones
February 10, 2014

India police detain foreign TV crew over phones

KOLKATA  - Indian police have detained a group of 49 foreign nationals who were shooting a reality television show for illegally possessing satellite phones, a police official said Sunday.Police seized the phones from the foreigners in West Bengal state, where they were apparently shooting the ...

sale mobile phones sans pta approval blocked
December 17, 2013

Sale of mobile phones sans PTA approval blocked

ISLAMABAD - Due to growing security threats and the use of cellular devices in terrorism-related activities, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has banned the sale of mobile phones without its prior approval, according to a media report. The report cited a a letter sent to the Federal ...

PTA’s campaign to curb grey traffic continues

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA), in its continued efforts to curb grey traffic, has blocked more than 200,000 Inernet Protocl (IP) addreses, 1382 mobile SIMs and 3160 phones/devices through their International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers during last one month.The grey ...

murdoch staff hacked phones politicians
November 01, 2013

Murdoch staff hacked phones of politicians

LONDON: Reporters on Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World repeatedly hacked the phones of senior politicians and even rival journalists in a desperate bid to get ahead on salacious front-page stories, a London court heard on Thursday.Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two of Britain’s most ...

cell phones sale cent
October 21, 2013

Cell phones’ sale likely to up by 7.3per cent

KARACHI - Sale of mobile phones is likely to rise by 7.3 per cent during this monetary year and 7.5pc increase has been observed in the sale of locally manufactured vehicles in first 3 months (July to September) of the current fiscal year, in which 32,481 vehicles have been sold. As per Auto Mobile ...

nisar shut phones cell eid
October 16, 2013

This Eid, cell phones won’t be shut: Nisar

LAHORE - Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan has said that mobile phone service will not be shut on Eid-ul-Azha.  The interior minister also said that bomb blasts could not be averted by shutting mobile phone services alone. His statement came after reports that police high-ups in some parts ...

wearable mobile phones built
September 23, 2013

Wearable mobile phones built

Berkshire, UK MetroBeing seen with the latest mobile phone has become as important to fashionistas as the latest designer labels.Now designer Sean Miles has found a way to bring the two together. For his Christmas collection, the 42-year-old ‘upcycled’ old handsets and incorporated them ...

India behind Pak unrest: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that his government can frame special laws to grant Gwadar a special status like that of Hong Kong. Declaring Gwadar a free port will bring multiple advantages to the nation and the region, he said.Chairing a meeting on Kashgar to Gwadar ...

karzai phones zardari exchange eid
August 11, 2013, 8:02 pm

Karzai phones Zardari to exchange Eid greetings

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday phoned President Asif Ali Zardari to exchange Eid greetings. Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that President Zardari thanked his Afghan counterpart for his call on the occasion of Eidul Fitr and conveyed, on his own behalf and on ...

UN chief phones ElBaradei to urge protection of people

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his profound concern about the direction in which the transition in Egypt is moving and reiterated his strong condemnation of the upsurge of violence that has led to scores of people killed and hundreds others injured.In a telephone ...

nokia expands portfolio phones
July 07, 2013

Nokia expands portfolio of 3G phones

Karachi (PR): Nokia expanded its range of classically designed mobile phones with the launch of three new, high-performing handsets. The Nokia 207, Nokia 208 and Nokia 208 Dual SIM combine the familiar ‘candybar’ design with Nokia’s signature bold colors and 3.5G-capable Internet ...

Ejaz terms Withholding Tax on phones as ‘Jagga Tax’

ISLAMABAD -  Leader of Pakistan Muslim League (Zia) and Member National Assembly  have called the imposition of With Holding Tax on mobile phones as a “Jagga Tax” (Extortion).On Sunday talking with media outside Parliament House, he said that despite of extending the net tax, ...

recovered prisoners phones
June 19, 2013

500 cell phones, drugs recovered from prisoners

KARACHI - The City Police recovered a huge quantity of cell phones and 2 kg drugs from the prisoners of Central Jail.According to details, police carried out search operations at the Central Jail, recovering more than 500 cell phones, 400 batteries, 39 chargers and two kg of drugs from the ...

cat caught smuggling cell phones
June 04, 2013

Cat caught smuggling cell phones into Russian jail

MOSCOW : The Russian prison service said Monday it had caught a cat being used as a courier to smuggle banned cell phones and chargers into a prison camp in the country's remote far north.The prison service in the Komi region said on its website that the cat was detained Friday evening as it ...

helpdesks voters phones
May 11, 2013

Helpdesks to keep voters phones

LAHORE  - The Punjab Government has decided to set up helpdesks on the election day at a distance of 400 meters from the polling stations where arrangements will be made for safekeeping of mobile phones of voters.  It may be mentioned that Election Commission of Pakistan has imposed a ban ...

ECP bans carrying phones to polling booths

islamabad - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday prohibited carrying mobile phones at the polling booths to ensure smooth and transparent conduct of polls at the polling stations. According to ECP, the decision of banning mobile phones will safeguard against any manipulation of ...

kerry phones president zardari
May 04, 2013

Kerry phones President Zardari

karachi - US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday telephoned President Asif Ali Zardari and discussed Pak-US bilateral relations.The conversation also focused regional issues, a press release by the President House said.

tax cell phones fbr
April 08, 2013

Tax on cell phones not new, says FBR

ISLAMBAD – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Sunday clarified that no new tax imposed on cell phones as is wrongly being portrayed by some quarters.“The impression being created by certain vested interests that the government has levied a new tax on cell phone is baseless and devoid of ...

fbr generate rs5b tax cell phones
April 07, 2013

FBR to generate Rs5b through new tax on cell phones

LAHROE - The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), running short of annual collection target of Rs2.381 trillion, will now be able to generate at least Rs5 billion per annum, as the Board has raised sales tax on smart phones at the import stage, now targeting cell phone users in its move to increase ...

President phones Nawaz Sharif: Condoles brothers’ death

President Asif Ali Zardari telephoned PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif Thursday evening and condoled with him over the death of his brother.The President said that he will also visit Raiwind to personally offer fateha and condolences. The President also prayed for eternal rest to the soul of late ...

phones remain silent
November 25, 2012

Phones remain silent today as well

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/QUETTA - The mobile phone and PTCL wireless services will remain suspended in large parts of the country today as well – from 6am to 8pm.As part of government plans to avert terrorist acts on the occasion of Ashura-e-Muharram, the cellular phone services also remained ...

phones silenced block bombs
November 24, 2012

Phones silenced to block bombs

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR - Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Friday that the government will suspend cell phone and wireless services in most parts of the country over the next two days to prevent attacks on the occasion of Ashura-e-Muharram.The suspension of cell phone service will begin at 6am ...

phones leaders
October 30, 2012

PM phones top leaders

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Monday had telephonic contacts with top leadership of coalition partners and ruling party leaders and extended Eid greetings with them. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf rang up PML-Q President Ch. Shujaat Hussain, who is currently on a private visit to India, ...

Japan phones built to survive showers, toilet-drops

BARCELONA - Japanese women are so fond of their phones, they even use them in the shower, say manufacturers. This makes waterproofing a must — also good against rainstorms and accidents while texting on the toilet.Panasonic and Fujitsu are touting their waterproof and dust-proof phones as ...

Gilani Phones Altaf Asfand
January 15, 2011

Gilani phones Altaf, Asfand

ISLAMABAD - Following the recent spate of target killings in Karachi, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has a detailed telephonic conversation with MQM chief Altaf Hussain and ANP President Asfandyar Wali on the issue and discussed various options to bring lasting peace to the port city. The ...

Shahbaz Phones Regrets Saads Statement
October 15, 2010

Shahbaz phones PM; regrets Saad's statement

ISLAMABAD Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Thursday made a telephonic call to the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and expressed regrets over statement made by PML-N MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique against the Bhutto 'dynasty. Well-placed sources informed TheNation that Shahbaz Sharif ...

Players Hid Mobile Phones Helmet
September 06, 2010

Players hid mobile phones in helmet?

LAHORE A former Pakistan Test cricketer has conveyed to the ICC that some players used hidden mobile phones in their helmets during cricket matches. The use of mobile phones by players is strictly forbidden anywhere on the ground during an international match under ICC regulations. When a PCB ...

Phones Smarter Game Makers Ring Changes
September 30, 2009

As phones get smarter, game makers ring the changes

TOKYO (AFP) - Tetsuya Ide doesnt own an iPhone, but the teenage computer boffin is betting that Apples hit gadget is the key to having a new generation of video game players in the palm of his hand. Hes not the only one. Video game console titans Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft are facing growing ...