Airtel has launched 4Mbps unlimited plans all over India (subject to availability) as low as Rs 899 ($20) but there is a catch ie after the initial 6GB download/upload limit the line speed reduces to 256 Kbps but still it is unlimited. The 4 Mbps unlimited plans are available in various price band with the 4Mbps speed limit increasing the 4Mbps cutoff.
For Rs 1099 the 4 Mbps limit is till 12 GB, and for Rs 1399 it is 25 GB and at Rs 1799 it is 50 GB. After the initial limit ie after 4 Mbps download limit is exceeded, the connection changes to 256 Kbps unlimited.
With this plan Airtel has become the fastest broadband provider in India in the sub Rs 1000 range.This plan is expected to raise the speed bar in India, as other operators also will be expected to increase the speed.
TwitterPeek is a new device that is launched exclusively for accessing the Twitter micro-blogging service.
Peek, the US vendor says that the handset allows users to acess Twitter throughout the US without a Wi-Fi or internet connection.
This uses existing data networks to send and receive Twitter data. It allows users to perform common operations such as posting tweets, messages and managing the followers list.
The vendor also hopes that this exclusive handset will appeal to users who want to access Twitter without requiring a PC or a smartphone.
A social networking site of Google – Orkut will be renewed and given a new look. Built entirely on Google Web Toolkit, Orkut loads much faster and also has various user friendly applications.
It allows users to chat through video integrated Google talk, browse, watch videos, comment on friend’s status or update photos in bulk.
However the new features are available to a selected few for the time being based on invitation.