Oct 7, 2011

How to buy $35 Ubislate Aakash Tablet ?

UPDATE Feb 22: Aakash, the "$35" computer launched last year in India as the world's cheapest tablet, has run into problems and companies will be invited to bid again to make the device after complaints of poor performance and hiccups rolling out a pilot model.

Co-developed by UK-based company DataWind and the Indian Institute of Technology, the Aakash, also known as UbiSlate 7
India plans to sell tablet computers operating on Google Inc's Android system for students for as low as 1,100 rupees ($22) as Asia's third-biggest economy aims to boost usage of computers.

The specs
Android OS 2.2 ( Froyo )
Connexant with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor
Memory 256 MB RAM/ Storage 2 GB Flash
1 USB Port
Audio in Audio Out 3.5mm Jack
7 inch display
Document formats supported doc/docx/ppt/pptx/xls/xlsx/odt/odp
High Quality Video Streaming & HD Playback
Games, Full Office suite, 150000 apps, educational software
Resistive Touch Screen
GPRS and Wifi a/b/g
Battery upto 180 minutes / AC 200-240 voltage

"The poorly made hardware and sluggish performance get in the way of what could have been a great value internet device." PC Advisor criticised build quality, but said that it "could suit an inexperienced user."

Anyone know where to buy it in India?

SMS 537252 for Kerala Govt's KSEB KSRTC KWC ...

UPDATE: Premium Rates apply for these services! Rs. 3 will be deducted.
537252 is the short code of Kerala Government or of some private agency? The deduction of Rs.3 is silent on press releases.

UPDATE: December 25 2011
List of keywords available: KTDC, MVD, Lottery, KWA, KFC, KWC, KPB, KSFE, KEAM, KSRTC, KAU, DCALP, DCKLM, DCTSR, BLOOD
You could try sending SMS with the above keyword space HLP to 537252 ( and waste Rs.3 )

KTDC to 537252
To get details of place in Kerala from Kerala Tourism Department

MVD to 537252
To get details of vehicle from Kerala Motor Vehicles Department

Lottery to 537252
To get Lottery details

KFC loan loan code to 537252
To get details of loans from Kerala Financial Corporation

KPB <> 537252
Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan

Unique Short-Code 537252 – K E R A L A in non Qwerty keypad

SMS KSEB Complaints – SMS to 537252 to Register Kerala Electricity Complaints
KSEB Section Code Consumer No. to 537252

To get the Section Code download this pdf

You could call 155333 with the complaint number, if the problem is not resolved

Under the KSRTC M-governance scheme, the public will get the bus timings through SMS. Now this facility is available all Super Fast and Upper class services, certain Fast Passenger services and some important Ordinary services.

The keyword KSRTC then a space type starting DEPOT CODE then a space and type destination DEPOT CODE

send SMS to 537252


Then will get a list of 20 buses with their timings on that route.

The Depot codes are normally written on the front and back of the KSRTC buses or important place. You can also get it here.

SMS Services from Kerala Womens Commission on 537252 Short Code

Complaint Registration
VanithaCompComplaint Description
Eg : vanitha comp harassment by husband
Feedback : Complaint registered.You will get a call from Kerala Women’s Commission

Present Status of a Case
Eg : vanitha 1234 2009
Feedback : present status,Last action taken,Next Hearing Date,Purpose of Posting

Oct 6, 2011

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead 1955 - 2011

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, dies aged 56. He died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer

In India apple products are expensive and the number of people use apple products are less. The most popular apple product in India might be the Apple iPod. Most Indians will not think of buying apple laptop or iPhone because it is expensive. If you use an Apple product you will appreciate the difference. The market share of Apple compared to Microsoft was the same in U.S , and it got changed. I believe the trend to switch from Microsoft to Apple will happen soon in India as it happened from Yahoo to Google.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

Read more here.

Oct 5, 2011

Durga Pooja of Computer Peripherals @ Logtech Trivandrum

Could you spot HP, Seagate, Canon, Transcend, Belkin , Apple?

In Kerala, Durga Puja signifies the beginning of formal education for every child aged 3–5 years. While puja goes on in the temple for all ten days, it is the concluding three days which are most important. Ashtami is the day of Ayudya Puja, when all the tools at home/office/shops are worshipped. Custom dictates that no tools be used on this day.

It is also the Happy Birthday of this blog.