Airtel announced the launch of Kannada handsets and announced a strategic tie up with farmers’ cooperative IFFCO to exploit the rural market.
The telecom major has partnered with Nokia to come up with two handsets that would have the menu and SMS facilities in Kannada.
The Nokia monochrome 1200 model would be available at Rs 1272 while the Nokia 1208 colour handset would be available at Rs 1560.
There was huge speculation that BlackBerry mobiles in India will be banned, since Indian home ministry expressed national security threat over the fact that e-mails being received through the BlackBerry service difficult to be intercepted.
Putting to rest for all the speculation , the Department of Telecom on Friday ruled out imposing a ban on the BlackBerry mobiles service in India.
UK-based Virgin Group, owned by British billionaire Richard Branson, has launched its telecom brand — Virgin Mobile, through a franchise arrangement with Tata Teleservices.
Indian operations started following the operations in several countries such as United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United States and France.