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Formulation of Broadband Stakeholders Group – an Initiative by PTA

Posted by 10 February, 2009 (1) Comment


February 6, 2009 Islamabad: PTA has formulated a Broadband Stakeholders Group (BSG) in persistence of different suggestions during Broadband Open Dialogue session. First meeting of said group was held in PTA Headquarters, Islamabad. This meeting was headed by Chairman PTA, Dr. Muhammad Yaseen and representatives from Ministry of Information Technology, Universal Service Funds, Pakistan Software Houses Association, PTA, Broadband Service Providers, Cellular Mobile Operators, Telecom Vendors and Academic Circle partook.

Dr. M. Yaseen highlighted the vision and mission of BSG. He said that the basic purpose of BSC is to improve the co-ordination between various industry players. The participants appreciated the initiative by PTA. After the discussion it was decided that the minimum limit for broadband services will not be less than 256 KBPS and the target set for next three years is 5 million users.

BSG members were briefed about the Broadband Infrastructure, Broadband Content and Application, Take Up, Broadband Policy and Regulation Frameworks and availibility of Broadband services in rural areas. Dr Aamir Mateen was selected as the Chairman of BSG.

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Paying Attention to PostPaid Users – Telenor Launches New Postpaid Packages

Posted by 9 February, 2009 (9) Comment

Telenor Persona Print Ad

Its been a long time I have not seen any package from cellular companies for their postpaid customers specially Telenor. But it seems that Telenor is now giving attention to it’s postpaid customers as well and announced three new packages.

The packages are easy and understandable. One thing I want to mention here that Telenor get itself out of price war this time by offering different services for that price rather then lowering it.

Persona in my honest opinion failed to position itself as a postpaid brand because of it’s wrong positioning strategies in the start but its never too late. Hope to see some improvements (other then price reduction strategy).


Telenor Persona Packages

21% CED tax applies on all Tariffs
10% withholding tax at bill applies

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Get Rid of Thumbs.db Files – Its Easy

Posted by 9 February, 2009 (1) Comment

Often you see thumbs.db files in your folders and usually re-created when you delete them. Actually, Windows creates these files for the arrangement of thumbnails and increase the show-up speed. If you want to get rid of these files, there is very simple solution for it.

  • Go to ‘My Computer’
  • Click on ‘Tools’
  • Click on ‘Folder Options’
  • Go to ‘View’ Tab
  • Scroll down and find ‘Do not cache thumbnails’ and check that
  • Click ‘Ok’

Cache XP Disable

Now these files will not appear in your folders. Search all existing files and delete them. You want find many files if you don’t have much images on your hard disk.

Thumbs.db Search

That’s it. Hope it helps. Thank you

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Store & Share Your Files Online for Free Up to 25 GB with Widows Live SkyDrive

Posted by 8 February, 2009 (2) Comment

Windows Live SkyDrive (Microsoft)

From the name ‘Windows Live SkyDrive’ it seems that Microsoft now want people to learn sky diving but its not so. Windows Live SkyDrive is a part of Microsoft Online Services, Windows Live Family. It’s new version is being launched. Last year Microsoft changed the name of Live SkyDrive from Microsoft Live Folder. Through this service, users were provided with online password-protected file storage facility for free. However, it was just 500 MB those days. According to some users, the storage limit is not that enough. Even Gmail had more then 2 Gigabytes space.

It was expected by the users, that SkyDrive will increase the limit to 2 GB at least. Meanwhile, Microsoft announced that the limit will be increased to 5 GB. But SkyDrive came up with such thing that users were not hoping because now SkyDrive is providing 25 GB free space for File/Folder storage. You can protect these files from others by using password or can share with others by putting the files in Public Folder.

One of the advantages of this service is that if you have a Hotmail account or any of Windows Live Family account, you don’t even need to sign up for SkyDrive. You can use the same username and password and be a part of this service.

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Microsoft® Fingerprint Reader – Say Goodbye to Password Hassles

Posted by 8 February, 2009 (1) Comment

Microsoft Fingerprint ReaderIf you consider yourself among one of those who use many different passwords and forget, even for email checking, logging on to any community site or playing game, you have to sign in again and again, then its a perfect gadget for you.

Now with the help of Microsoft® Fingerprint Reader, there won’t be the need of entering the username and password again and again rather you will be signed in just by putting your finger on the device. It is very user friendly.

Though it is very helpful but Microsoft suggests not to use it for sensitive data like financial information etc. They still recommend using strong passwords for these.

Estimated price: Rs. 8,000 (PKR) or 110 USD

Can be purchased from: Amazon (Recommended)

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Zong 65 | 65 Paisas per 30 Seconds | Price War Continues

Posted by 7 February, 2009 (2) Comment


Zong now offers a new package Zong 65 allowing it’s subscribers to call at 65 paisas per 30 seconds on any network in Pakistan which broke all time lowest price record so far. This continues the price war among the GSM Service Providers in Pakistan. Mobilink recently offered a package of 68 paisas per 30 seconds on any network in Pakistan.

Package Details:

Voice: All networks in Pakistan 65 paisa/30 secs
SMS: All networks in Pakistan Rs. 1/SMS
MMS: All networks in Pakistan Rs. 3/MMS
GPRS Rs. 15/MB
Unlimited GPRS Rs. 400/month
Unlimited SMS Rs. 3/day
Friends and Family Not Applicable
Special offers (e.g. Happy Hour, 8 Aanay, LNO, BTO, Super Free, Unlimited Free) Not Applicable

* GST of 21% is applicable on all rates.

Lets see how long this goes. In my honest opinoin, Zong should try to improve it’s network coverage and customer services rather then reducing the prices. A lot of my friends are using Zong and the signals are very weak.

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Nokia Announces 6700 Classic!

Posted by 4 February, 2009 Comments Off on Nokia Announces 6700 Classic!

Nokia has announced it’s new mobile Nokia 6700 Classic a slim and complete mobile. Nokia 6700 Classic leads to an old model Nokia 6300 which, because of it’s style and functionality made record sales in 2006. According to the Senior Vice President Nokia, 6700 classic will be best selling mobile phone in 2009. Functionality, user experience and premium design, and material made the new Classic Phone the most beautiful.

Nokia Classic Sales package

  • Nokia 6700 classic phone
  • Nokia Battery BL-6Q (960 mAh)
  • 1GB SD flash memory card
  • Nokia USB headset (WH-203)
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101)
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
  • Nokia Quick start user guide

The Nokia 6700 mobile phone combines a smooth surface, rich materials and precisely crafted parts with a full metal keymat which completes the premium finish. Improving on all areas of its forerunner, the Nokia 6700 classic comes with a 5 megapixel digital camera assisted GPS navigation with Nokia Maps, and high speed data access meaning sharing images or video is faster and easier than ever.

Price & Availibility

It is expected the the new Nokia 6700 Classic will be launched in 2nd quarter of 2009. Estimated price is 235 Euros which is approxmetely equals to 24000 PKR.


More details about specification can be found here:

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Acer Extensa 6700z – Brand New Rs. 40,000

Posted by 31 January, 2009 (1) Comment


A friend of mine is selling his laptop Acer Externsa 6700 z brand new (yes, brand new – not used, not even opened the pack).  Following is the specification of the laptop along with some of it’s pictures.


  • Intel Pentium Processor 1.80 Centrino
  • 80 GB Hard Disk
  • 1 GB RAM DDR2
  • DVD RW/Combo
  • DVD-Dual Double Layer (Support DVD R Double Layer DVD/RW)
  • 15.4″ WXGA Crystal Bright LCD
  • 802.11 B/G Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Please download the manual for more information:   Extensa-6700z

Below are some of it’s pictures from different angles:

Demand: 40,000 PKR

Contact Tanzeel (Owner) at: 0321-6233880 or email me at zaheerajk (at)

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Zong Print Ads

Posted by 29 January, 2009 Comments Off on Zong Print Ads

Zong is being very successful with it advertising strategies. As they are targeting the mass market so, their advertisements are always very simple and effective. I love their two ads one is of New Year and the other was launched with the launch of Zong in Pakistan (Ad 1 & 2 below).

These ads are very creative ( right now I am just talking about print ads) and convey the messages very clearly. I will right more on advertisements later because I got to go.  Please share  you ideas and print advertisements you have with you.

I have only these ads. If anyone of you have more ads, please email me at zaheerajk (at)
Thanking you in anticipation.

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Panasonic Wireless Home Theater System SC-ZT1

Posted by 29 January, 2009 (2) Comment


Panasonic disclosed it’s new wireless theater system SC-ZT1 which is expected to be in the market in spring 2009. It is basically designed to get rid of a lot cables spreading around your desk. It is beautiful and slick and one would love to have a gadget like this in home. We are not aware of the price because it is yet to be unveiled by the Panasonic.

This new Home Theater System sends uncompressed audio data over a wireless 2.4-GHz frequency band to ensure the high qualit sound. It creates a lifelike virtual 7.1 sound from its four ultra slim pole-type speakers that provide ideal listening environment. Its speakers come with integrated subwoofer for producing sounds from the low-frequency range.

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