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Monday, September 29, 2008

New ASUS Motherboard with NVDIA Chipset

ASUS New P5N-D Motherboard

Global Brand Pvt Ltd introduces ASUS New P5N-D Motherboard with NVDIA 750 I Chipset.
Key Features:
• LGA775 socket motherboard supports Core2Quad, Core2Extreme, Core2Duo and Pentium4 Processor.
• 1333 MHz Front Side BUS
• Supports 800 MHz Dual Channel RAM
• PCI Express 2.0 X16 Slot
• 4X SATA Port
• Built-in Gigabyte LAN Controller
• 8 Channel built-in audio controller
• 2 Firewire Ports and 8 USB Ports
• Powered by ASUS EPU-6 Engine Technology
• Power Saving Green Technology to provide less power consumption for each and every CPU components.

BDT 11,500.00 only

For warranty and further information, call:
Global Brand Pvt Ltd
Phone: 01713257910, 8123281

Saturday, September 27, 2008

BlackBerry Storm 9500 Sexy Look

The highly anticipated BlackBerry Storm 9500 today made its first official appearance, popping up on German Vodafone web site. Images and specs of the first touchscreen RIM-manufactured device have been floating around the net for what seems like ages but it hasn’t yet been officially announced. If all the rumored features are confirmed when the device actually sees daylight then the Apple iPhone 3G might be up for quite a challenge.

The specifications of the BlackBerry Storm 9500 that are already known include a 3.3” touchscreen with a resolution of 360 x 480 pixels. The tri-band 3G with HSDPA and the quad-band GSM support make it capable of global roaming. The Storm 9500 is running on a 624 MHz CPU and has 192 MB of RAM and utilizes a new version of the BlackBerry OS, optimized for touchscreen input.

Some of the other extras include a built-in GPS (with A-GPS functionality), microSD card slot with support for up to 8GB cards and a 3.5mm standard audio jack. The lengthy specs sheet comes in the reasonable 112.5 x 62.2 x 13.9 mm package which makes it sound as quite an offer. The Blackberry Bold should also have Wi-Fi connectivity, but as of now it's not 100%.

Here are some additional photos and screenshots of the new full touch UI, that we snatched off Storm

BlackBerry Storm 9500 - a virtual landscape QWERTY keyboard is also available

As this stage there is no information about the pricing or the expected availability of the BlackBerry 9500 Storm. Still, the fact that it has already appeared on Vodafone’s website makes us suspect that its release date is getting close.

Samsung M8800 Pixon New 8MP Camara Phone By Samsung

The second 8 megapixel full touchscreen device on the market - Samsung M8800 Pixon finally saw its official announcement. After several reviews of the handset appeared yesterday, today Samsung finally held an event to publicly unveil it. We still don't have the full official specs list however, we have a pretty good idea what the Samsung Pixon is all about.

Samsung M8800 Pixon is the second 8 megapixel handset to be released by Samsung after the Samsung i8510 INNOV8. The Samsung INNOV8 is already available on some markets and the Samsung Pixon will follow soon with a release date set in early October.

To promote the M8800 Pixon, Samsung have started a website to showcase what a professional street photographer can do with a capable cameraphone. The web site will be fully operational as of October 2nd. Check it out at

Sporting quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA the Samsung Pixon is fully capable of global roaming. It stands at 107.9 x 54.6 x 13.8mm and weighs mere 109 grams. Featuring a 3.2-inch display with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels the Samsung M8800 Pixon comes as a direct rival of LG KC910 Renoir.

Some of the other highlights of the Samsung M8800 Pixon include a GPS receiver, built-in accelerometer, FM radio with RDS and microSD memory card slot. In addition to taking exiting 8 megapixel photos its camera is capable of recording WVGA(740 x 480 pixels) videos at 30fps, which is the best that we know of among mobile phones. The Pixon will even have DivX playback and SRS (surround sound system) Virtual 5.1 Ch.

The thing that's obviously missing on the Samsung M8800 Pixon specs sheet is the Wi-Fi connectivity.

Expected to start shipping in mid-October, Samsung M8800 Pixon will retail at 550 euro (880 US dollars) a piece.

GBPL launches ASUS P5Q Series Energy Savings Motherboard

New ASUS P5Q Series Motherboard

Global Brand Pvt Ltd has introduced ASUS P5Q Series Energy Saving Motherboard with EPU-6 Engine Technology in the Bangladeshi ICT market recently.
To cater to users who require a high performance motherboard solution that also encompasses effective power savings and a friendly operating environment, ASUS, worldwide leader in the motherboard industry, has announced the release of the ASUS P5Q series. This energy-conserving series of motherboards provide great performance; and is based on the upcoming Intel® P45 chipset – which supports the latest Intel® CPU and memory technology, and was displayed at CeBIT 2008 earlier this year. The P5Q Series also furthers the eco-friendly cause with the exclusive ASUS EPU, which provides 80.23% CPU power savings and 96% enhanced power efficiency – allowing users to help save the Earth every time they switch on their PCs!

The product has a price-tag of BDT 14,000.00 only.

For further information, contact:
Global Brand Pvt. Ltd
Phone: 01713257910, 8123281.



National Museum of Science & Technology, Dhaka, has set up in its Physical Science Gallery a Display Box for Anousheh Ansari, the First Female Private Space Explorer who traveled to International Space Station on 18-29 September, 2006.
It was inaugurated by Mr. Nasir Uddin, the Director of the Museum, on Thursday, 25 September.The Display Box contains at its rear one large and three small pictures of Anousheh Ansari. Inside the Box, there is a Casket over which Patches and Lapel Pins of her Space Mission including one of her autographed pictures have been neatly preserved. She presented these items to Mr. F. R. Sarker, the General Secretary of Bangladesh Astronomical Society during a Meeting held on 14 May, 2008 in her office at Plano, a suburb of Dallas, USA.The Display Box has been set up coinciding the 2nd Anniversary of the Spaceflight of Anousheh Ansari aimed at creating Space Awareness among the Girls students of Bangladesh and inspiring them to study Space Science.

CSL launches New Microlab Finecone series speaker

Microlab Finecone Series, FC 861

Computer Source Limited has introduced one of the leading PC Sound System accessories manufacturer Microlab’s latest member of Finecone Series, FC 861 in the local ICT market.
Key Features:
• Combination of Elegance and style
• Perfect and and superb sound quality
• Combination of one large woofer and 5 satellite speaker.
• Remote Control facility.
• Total 100 watt, woofer output 30 watt and 14 watt for 5 satellites each.
• Woofer frequency 30-140 Hz, satellite frequency response 140 Hz to 20 KHz.

BDT 6,800.00 only.

One year limited warranty under buy48 policy.

For more, contact:
Computer Source Limited
Phone: 9141747, 01730058095

Friday, September 26, 2008

ComValley introduces New MSI Motherboard

New MSI Motherboard

Com Valley Ltd has introduced New HDMI supported MSI Motherboard with NVDIA MCP73 Series Chipset in the local ICT market.
• Model P6NGM
• HDMI Interface will unleash a completely new experience.
• Ready for PC2008
• Powered by NVDIA MCP73 Series Chipset
• LGA-775 socket which supports Intel Core2Quad, Core2Duo and all other current processors.
• 1333/1066/800/533 MHz Front Side BUS
• It supports DDR2 RAM with 800/667/533 MHz Memory Architecture.
• Integrated Geforce 7 Graphics
• HDMI/DVI and D-Sub Interface
• 7.1 Channel Hi-Def Audio
• Integrated Gigabit LAN and many more ultra modern features.

For further information, contact:
Com Valley Ltd
Phone: 9661034,8130780

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Three companies got License for WiMax in Bangladesh

Bangla Lion Communications, BRAC BDMail Network and Aguri Wireless have got Lisence for WiMax Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) License in Bangladesh.
The licensed companies will be allowed to provide internet at 2.3 and 2.5 Giga Hertz Spectrum. This is to mention that WiMax is the technology to provide wireless and faster internet service. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has announced to apply for WiMax License on August 30th when 12 companies have applied, from whom 9 have participated in the auction for the contract.
From them the mentioned three have own the chance to provide that service in Bangladesh.
According to the agreement the three companies have to set up 90 base stations in regarding zones. They have to cover the whole country with internet service within next three years. Not more than 60% foreign investment will not be allowed. Bangladeshi citizens who are currently immigrant in other countries can invest up to 70% of the total investment of the project. BTRC hopes the number of internet user will jump to ten million after the successful implement of this latest communication service in Bangladesh.

GP boss steps down: Departure won't hurt IPO plan, company officials say

Grameenphone CEO Anders Jensen

Anders Jensen, chief executive officer of Grameenphone, resigned from the company on Monday.
Grameenphone in a press statement to The Daily Star said, “Anders Jensen has recently decided to shorten his tenure as the CEO of Grameenphone primarily due to family reasons.”
Meanwhile, the company officials have made an assurance that Jensen's departure will not hurt the IPO issue.
Grameenphone has finalised its plan to raise $300 million (Tk 2,058 crore) -- $ 150 million from the stock market and the rest through private placement or pre-IPO.
The company's IPO proposal is now under consideration of Securities and Exchange Commission.
In October 2007, Jensen replaced Erik Aas when the company had enjoyed tremendous growth. But later the Jensen days in Garmeen were marred by different unlawful incidents such as VoIP business conducted by his previous management.
The Grameenphone board appointed the Swedish national to head the largest mobile phone operator for three years until October 2010. But Jensen decided to leave his position by December 2008.
At an internal meeting with his colleagues Monday, Jensen disclosed that he would step down. The company officials however denied elaborating why Jensen's ended his chapter here.
Company insiders said Jensen's replacement by locals is likely for the first time.
Meanwhile, on the speculation over his replacement, the company officials said the decision is yet to be made. They, however, admitted that some locals are in race.
The locals might get priority this time as the deal between Grameen Telecom and Telenor said "Grameenphone will have to recruit majority mangers from Bangladesh in order to have a majority managers from Bangladesh after six years of company's incorporation."
However Jensen's decision came at a time when the shareholders of the company Grameen Telecom and Norway's Telenor are battling each other over owning majority stake of the company.
Besides family reasons, Jensen's cost cutting strategy, shareholder's conflict and illegal VoIP scam have become challenges for him from the beginning to run the $3.2 billion Grameenphone.
On October 9, just 8 days after his stepping into the company as its CEO, Jensen had to face the first blow from the telecom regulator's Tk168.4crore fine for Grameen's illegal international call termination practiced by his predecessor.

The telecom regulator filed a case against 10 former and in-service high officials including two former CEOs of the company, accusing their involvement in illegal VoIP at a local police station on January 16.
The January 16 case is a follow-up of an eight-day RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) raid starting from December 6, 2007 on the GP head office at Gulshan. The raid found huge equipment of illegal VoIP.
Meantime, in June 2008, Grameenphone fell in another trouble for its job cut strategy. Around 500 contractual employees lost their jobs..
Grameenphone became Telenor's most profitable venture by the end of June 2006. Throughout the year 2006, it made an operating profit of 1.836 billion kroner on sales of 4.314 billion kroner.
But the recent half yearly financial report to June 2008 showed that its operating profit dropped 57 percent.
Grameenphone is a joint venture owned 62 per cent by Telenor and 38 per cent by Grameen Telecom Corporation.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Intel DG35EC Motherboard by CSL

Intel DG35EC Classic Series Motherboard

Computer Source Ltd brings Intel Classic Series Motherboards newest product DG35EC in the local ICT Market.
• Highly efficient for both professional and personal use.
• Built in Micro ATX form factor enables wide rage process support.
• Supports Intel Core2Duo, Core2Quad, Intel Pentium Dual Core, Celeron Dual Core and Celeron processors.
• Supports up to 8 GB dual channel DDR2 SD RAM
• Intel’s High-Def Audio and Video Feature
• Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Connection with USB connector.
• Supports Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System.
• Intel G35 Express Chipset.

Computer Source offers 3 years limited warranty with this product.

For further information, please contact:
Computer Source Ltd.
Phone: 9119425, 01713-365200

HP's latest Intel Centrino 2 Laptop by Rishit

HP's new laptop with Centrino 2 Technology

Rishit Computers Ltd introduces New HP Laptop powered by Intel’s Centrino 2 Technology in the local ICT market.
Special Features:
• Centrino 2 is highly power saving, runs by 25 watt electricity.
• Laptop is powered by Intel P 7350 Core2Duo Processor with 2.0 GHz speed and 3 MB L2 Cache
• Intel Motherboard with Intel’s 5100 WiFi LAN support.
• Intel High-Def Bright View Technology
• 250 GB HDD storage capacity.
• Hi powerful Graphics with NVDIA Geforce 9600M GT supporting all the latest games.
• LightScribe DVD writer to write on Dual Layer DVDs.
• Card Reader, Blue tooth, Finger Print Recognition System and 1.3 Mega Pixel Camera.
• 15.4 inch TFT LCD with crystal clear video output.
• Black stylish outlook.

BDT 1,27,000.00 only.

For further information, contact:
Rishit Computers Ltd.
223/5, BCS Computer City,
Agargaon, Dhaka.
Phone: 812-9323, 01191-000127

Hedy Dual SIM Phone by CSL

Computer Source Ltd brings New Hedy Fashion Mobile M360 with Dual SIM and Dual Standby feature.
Key Features:
• Make your two SIM cards ready to call at a time
• 1.3 Megapixel Camera with unlimited video support
• MP3 and MP4 Player
• FM4 Radio for ultimate entertainment
• Bluetooth for data connectivity and GPRS for faster Internet.
• 512 MB Memory Card free on purchase

One year limited warranty.

BDT 5500 only.

For more, contact:
Computer Source Ltd.
Phone: 9141747, 01714164741

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Warid offers Zem prepaid connection at Tk 99

Zem Prepaid only @ BDT 99

Warid Telecom is offering Zem prepaid connection at Tk. 99 with Tk 50 welcome talk-time.
All new Zem subscribers would also enjoy a 20 per cent special bonus talk-time for recharging their account first time after purchase of the connection. The bonus talk-time can be used for making calls to other operators.
Moreover, the subscribers will be allowed to add five numbers of any local mobile operator as ‘FnF’ to enjoy reduced call rate to talk with friends and family members.
New Zem prepaid connections are available at all business centres, franchisees, corporate sales points and designated sales points of Warid Telecom.
The management of Warid Telecom said that they are offering the most attractive price for prepaid connection in order to keep it affordable for general customers.
Warid Telecom, a subsidiary of UAE-based Abu Dhabi Group, launched its commercial operation in Bangladesh in May 10, 2007 as the sixth the mobile phone operator. Within one year, the company became fourth largest operator by acquiring nearly 3.5 million subscribers through spreading its network to all the 64 districts.

Friday, September 19, 2008

BTCL Earning Drops 35pc

BTCL earning drops 35pc

Bangladesh Telecommunications Limited

The officials of newly constituted BTCL, the state owned landline operator, said its earnings dropped by 35 percent to Tk35crore in the second month of operation.
BTCL (Bangladesh Telecommunications Limited), formerly BTTB, made its debut as a separate entity in July 2008.
The BTCL's earnings stood at Tk25crore on July 20, down from Tk54 crore in June. Between July 21 and August 20, BTCL's earnings settled at Tk35crore, showing a 35 percent decrease in earnings as compared to Tk54 crore in June.
The company officials said mainly lower tariff causes the earnings to go down.
"Initially, the earning looks very dismal. But in the long run, BTCL's earnings will rise according to its plan," said Ashraful Alim, managing director of BTCL, yesterday as he discussed with journalists on the issue in Dhaka.
Alim said since launching BTCL added around 13,000 new customers to its network to add up to 8.48lakh customers in total.
The company in July introduced the lowest tariff in the market, which ultimately defeated private landline operators in terms of minimum price offer. The BTCL offers Tk0.10 per minute in off peak and Tk0.15 per minute in peak hours, whereas minimum tariff offered by private landline operators is Tk0.25.
"We are planning to rearrange our network structure to attract more customers," Alim said, adding that around 200 exchanges that are incurring Tk70, 000 in losses per month have been detected.
As per the BTCL plan, these exchanges could be relocated to the high-density areas, he said.
Among 12 landline operators, BTCL holds the leading position in the market in terms of their customer base, followed by RankTel's 1.48 lakh and Dhaka Phone's 0.54lakh customers.
During its last few years, the BTTB had been losing its customers' confidence due to poor services and hidden charges demanded by the board's officials for new phone connection.
Last year, a significant number of customers of BTTB surrendered their connections due to poor services.
" It is a challenge to retain the existing customers first," said Alim, adding that BTCL will develop its services in a way so as to get new customers rather than losing them.

ASUS P5Q Series Energy Savings Motherboard by GBPL

ASUS P5Q Series Energy Savings Motherboard by GBPL

ASUS P5Q Series Motherboard

Global Brand Pvt Ltd has introduced ASUS P5Q Series Energy Saving Motherboard with EPU-6 Engine Technology in the Bangladeshi ICT market recently.
To cater to users who require a high performance motherboard solution that also encompasses effective power savings and a friendly operating environment, ASUS, worldwide leader in the motherboard industry, has announced the release of the ASUS P5Q series. This energy-conserving series of motherboards provide great performance; and is based on the upcoming Intel® P45 chipset – which supports the latest Intel® CPU and memory technology, and was displayed at CeBIT 2008 earlier this year. The P5Q Series also furthers the eco-friendly cause with the exclusive ASUS EPU, which provides 80.23% CPU power savings and 96% enhanced power efficiency – allowing users to help save the Earth every time they switch on their PCs!

The product has a price-tag of BDT 14,000.00 only.

For further information, contact:
Global Brand Pvt. Ltd
Phone: 01713257910, 8123281.

GP Nokia EID Campaign

GP Nokia EID Campaign

GP's Eid Special Offer

This Eid, Grameenphone brings back the popular Nokia 1200 handset, bundled with GP prepaid connections, for its prepaid subscribers at an amazingly affordable price.
With the GP-Nokia Eid campaign launch on September 15, 2008, anyone can stay connected with the largest prepaid subscriber base of the country, at as low as BDT 2,350.
The bundle offer consists of a Nokia 1200 handset at BDT 2,350 and a smile M2M/smile with BTCL connectivity/djuice/Business Solutions prepaid connection.
The package price, in case of the smile M2M and/or djuice connection, is BDT 2840 (inclusive of the connection price of BDT 490). In case of smile with BTCL connectivity and/or Business Solutions prepaid connection, the package price will be BDT 2940 (inclusive of the connection price of BDT 590).
If any new subscriber uses the handset along with the GP prepaid connection continuously for 30 days and recharges any amount within the initial 30 days of purchase, he/she will get a bonus talktime of BDT 50. In addition, new subscribers will receive three Welcome Tunes for free and the Welcome Tune subscription fee will be waived during the campaign period.
The bonus talktime will be valid for 30 days and will not be applicable for 25 paisa (Night time and F&F) offer and djuice to djuice calls @ 75 paisa/minute. To avail the above mentioned benefits, subscribers need to call the 4724 port (free of charge) immediately after purchase.
Existing GP subscribers can purchase only the handset (Nokia 1200) for BDT 2,350 only by showing their existing GP SIM. Note that existing subscribers will not be entitled to any of the additional benefits.
This offer is valid until October 15, 2008.

Compiled by: Md. Shah Jalal Shimul

Thursday, September 18, 2008

T-Mobile's Android Handset Priced at $199, Released on September 23

Although there's still nothing official from Google, T-Mobile or HTC, the very first mobile device to run on big G's Android platform will apparently be presented on September 23. Its price, in case you're wondering, will be one to compete with that of AT&T's iPhone 3G 8GB: $199 with a contract agreement for two years.

According to the Wall Street Journal, not only that the Android handset will be sold for this price, but it will also come with Google's logo on it, as previously rumored. Still, there's no clear info yet about the official name the device will have. It might be "HTC Dream," "HTC G1," "T-Mobile Dream," "T-Mobile G1" and so on.

As for the features of the handset, from all the leaked details that appeared so far, these should include: a 3.2 inch TFT display with 480 x 320 pixels (not exactly like the Touch HD), a full QWERTY keyboard, a Google Street View software that relies on an built-in compass, a Google App Store called Android Market, GPS, Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM and HSDPA connectivity, advanced Web capabilities (easy YouTube access included), email, a 3 Megapixel camera, 1GB of internal memory and an 1150 mAh battery.

The device should weigh 5.6 ounces (159 grams) and, when closed, it should measure 4.6 x 2.16 x 6.3 inches (117 x 55 x 16 millimeters). So, as you can see, it will not be the slimmest and lightest smartphone around. It won't be the most beautiful either, as recent live images with it have unveiled a modest look. But it's the brains that matter, not the beauty (or at least so they say), and if the Dream / G1 indeed comes with all the above mentioned features, we can easily state that it has big brains.

Now there's only one problem left: will T-Mobile really come up with the Android phone on September 23?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Aktel Transfer Balance in a NEW and EASY way!!!

Transfer Balance in a NEW and EASY way!!!

AKTEL introduces a new Balance Transfer service! Both Prepaid and
Postpaid customers are able to transfer balance to any AKTEL prepaid
account whenever required.

This service will also give AKTEL customers a great opportunity
to continue communication even if they have less than Tk.1 balance!
For the first time in Bangladesh, AKTEL Prepaid customers can
request for balance to any AKTEL number.

To transfer balance:

Now you don’t have to register for using the balance transfer service.
To transfer, just type the amount (For example, 20) in a text message body and send SMS to 1212018XXXXXXXX (where 018XXXXXXXX is the balance recipient’s number).

You will be auto registered for the service after the first transaction.

You will also get a PIN code after successful transfer. Please use the PIN for future transactions. To disable the PIN, SMS off < Your PIN> to 1210.

AKTEL brings SIMPLICITY & SPECIALITY through its New Prepaid Offer: 68 paisa/min. to any mobile for all new prepaid customers

AKTEL brings SIMPLICITY & SPECIALITY through its New Prepaid Offer:

68 paisa/min. to any mobile for all new prepaid customers

24 hours flat rate

60 sec pulse

All newly activated customers (except Uddokta & Easyload) will enjoy SIMPLE
tariff plan of 68p/min 24 hours to any mobile
Pulse: 60 sec from 1st min
New connection price: BDT. 599 (BDT50 talk-time on activation)

SIMPLE tariff plan (Tk/min. without VAT)

A customer can change his tariff from NORMAL (existing prepaid tariff plan)
to SIMPLE (68p/min flat rate) or from SIMPLE to NORMAL only
by sending an SMS.

Tariff plan change process through sms:

Type S and send SMS to 8644
SMS charge for 8644 @ BDT 2.00/SMS (excl. VAT)
Tariff plan be changed within 72 hours from the time of sending the request
Notification SMS will be sent upon successful change of tariff plan
After sending one request, another request will be entertained after
successful completion of the previous request

Banglalink 100% bonus on recharge for inactive customers

This Ramadan banglalink is giving 100% bonus on recharge for inactive customers. This attractive offer is for banglalink desh, desh rang, ladies,first! and banglalink enterprise call & control (SME and personal) customers who have not used their connection after 5th August 2008.

To enjoy this offer, the eligible customers will just need to recharge their account with any amount. Within 48 hours they will receive an equal amount in bonus talktime. A customer can get a maximum of tk. 100 as bonus on 1st recharge.

Moreover on total subsequent recharges during the promotion period, customers will again receive 100% bonus talktime which will be disbursed at the end of the promotion period in two equal monthly installments. Maximum tk 200 bonus talktime will be given here.

The bonus talktime can be used for calling banglalink numbers excluding FnF numbers during 12am-5pm, and the validity will be 30 days from the day bonus is disbursed. Customers can check their bonus amount and validity by dialing *124*3#. This offer is valid till further notice.

Banglalink Bonus on Usage: the more you talk the more bonus you get

This Ramadan and Eid season, banglalink has launched yet another exciting new Ramadan offer - Bonus on Usage. Under this offer existing and new banglalink users will get 25% bonus on total amount they use from16 September till 4 October 2008, provided total usage is tk.150 or more. All banglalink desh, desh rang and banglalink enterprise call & control (Personal, Corporate, SME) customers are eligible to enjoy the offer. Customers from other packages can also avail the offer if they migrate to eligible packages.

Each customer can get a maximum of Tk.100 bonus talk time i.e. even customers having Tk.400 or more usage will enjoy Tk.100 bonus talk time. Minimum usage of Tk.150 includes any type of paid outgoing call or SMS (excluding VAS, GPRS, ISD calls, free airtime, bundle fee etc.). Bonus talk time will be disbursed from 10 October 2008 and will have validity of 10 days from bonus receiving date. Customers can enjoy the bonus talk time to call any banglalink number (non FnF) from 9 am to 5 pm

Monday, September 15, 2008

TeleTalk Eyes Tk 32cr Profit Next Year

State-run mobile operator TeleTalk

State-run mobile operator TeleTalk has set a target to earn Tk 32 crore in net profit in the current fiscal year, adding 18 lakh new customers to its network.
The TeleTalk board set the target at a time when the overall mobile market witnessed a downward trend in earnings.
Industry insiders expressed doubt over TeleTalk's net profit target and termed it ambitious.
But Iqbal Mahmud, chairman of TeleTalk, said yesterday: "This is not whimsical. The profit target has been set based on good calculations."
If TeleTalk's chairman has made correct calculations, the mobile operator will be the third to touch the break-even point in the six-operator mobile market followed by market leader Grameenphone and Aktel.
At present, all operators, except Grameenphone, are incurring losses in the market. A price war and increasing operating costs are mainly to blame for the losses.
Grameenphone's operating profit dropped 57 percent in the first half of the year, compared to the same period a year ago.
The market's second largest player Banglalink has recently spelled out risks to an early plan to reach the break-even point by year-end and blamed the government for not executing its tax reduction plan on SIM cards.
Aktel ran into massive losses at the end of 2007. The company's net profit showed a negative trend in its financial report, although it was profitable until June 2007.
"Profit after tax (PAT) declined due to a hike in finance costs and depreciation in line with aggressive network expansion," said the company's financial report.
TeleTalk had depreciation of Tk 119 crore last fiscal year. "We had massive depreciation last year, but we are hopeful of earning profit this year," said Mahmud.
TeleTalk is the country's smallest operator by subscribers with around 2.31 percent market share. It started operations in 2005 amid high hope, but failed to compete with the five other operators due to lack of quality services and poor marketing strategy.
Until July 2008, the company has been able to add only 0.93 million customers in two and a half years since its entry to the market.
In a recent development, the company's board approved a Tk 573 crore network expansion project.
Under the project, first-phase work went to European Nokia-Siemens Networks and Chinese Huawei to expand its network for Tk 273 crore.
The TeleTalk board chairman said the company would add 18 lakh new customers in the current fiscal year as part of the first phase work.
The company plans to add another 30 lakh customers to its network by awarding second-phase network expansion work, he said.
Along with executing its network expansion programme, TeleTalk will adopt 3G (3rd generation) technology.
3G is a technology that includes capabilities and features such as enhanced multimedia (voice, data, video, and remote control), usability on all popular modes (cellular telephone, email, paging, fax, videoconferencing and Web browsing) and broad bandwidth and high speed.
The telecom regulator has announced that it will issue three 3G licences early next year.
Grameenphone is the market leader in the mobile telecommunication sector with around 20.83 million subscribers. Orascom Telecom Bangladesh, which operates Banglalink, is the second with around 10 million subscribers as of July 2007.
Telecom Malaysia International Bangladesh, which operates AKTEL, and Warid Telecom International are the third and fourth market players with around 7.98 million and around 3.48 million subscribers respectively. The country's oldest and lone CDMA operator Citycell's customers reached 1.67 million in July 2008.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

ASUS P5KPL-AM Motherboard By GBPL

ASUS P5KPL-AM motherboard

A valuable Intel G31 uATX solution with FSB overclocking 1600MHz by ASUS.
Global Brand Pvt. Ltd. (GBPL), one of the leading IT solution providers in Bangladesh, recently unveiled the P5KPL-AM model of ASUS motherboard in the local computer market.
P5KPL-AM with Intel G31 chipset inside supports Intel Quad-core CPU and features 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800MHz FSB, PCI Express x 16, Serial ATA interface, high performance integrated graphics engine, dual-channel DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667 memory, and 8 Channel HD Audio CODEC. Users can experience faster graphics performance and higher video quality today. P5KPL-AM is the most affordable all-in-one solution platform for Intel® Core™2 Processor with Intel G31 chipset inside.

Price: BDT 4,700.00 only.

For further information, contact
Global Brand Pvt Ltd
Phone: 01713257910, 8123281.

ASUS Introduces World's First EAH3650 Model With 1GB Graphics Memory In Bangladesh

ASUS EAH3650 Graphics Solution 1GB Memory Now In Banglaesh

Catering to discerning users who want enhanced home theatre experiences, ASUS, leading provider of top-quality graphical solutions, has today released the world's first EAH3650 graphics card in the local market.
The new ASUS EAH3650 SILENT/HTDI/1G comes with 1GB memory. This powerful graphics card features the latest generation of ATI GPUs; and with an unparalleled large onboard memory size, is designed to provide feature-rich DirectX 10.1 gaming and the best multimedia playback at ultra-high resolutions and maximum quality settings. Additionally, it natively supports HDMI and is equipped with a noiseless cooling solution allowing home theater lovers to enjoy enhanced and convenient home multimedia to the fullest.
The ASUS EAH3650 SILENT/HTDI/1G also comes with the exclusive ASUS GamerOSD that unleashes the true power of ASUS’ VGA cards. This feature is able to deliver GPU overclocking from onscreen displays during gameplay – allowing users real-time performance upgrades when they require it. Additionally, it also provides users with the option to record live gaming action or live broadcasting over the Internet with ease.
The product has a price-tag of BDT 11,500 only.

For more information, contact:
Global Brand Pvt. Ltd
Phone: 01713257910, 9133776.

New Avermedia TV Card by CSL

Avermedia TV Card Genie I

Computer Source Ltd brings new Avermedia TV Card Genie I in the local ICT Market.
Key Features:
• Built-in Speaker with stereo sound capability
• Channel Preview Function allows you to choose your favorite one to select from 16 channels
• 3d motion Adaptive D Interlock and Progressive Scan feature.
• Its 3:2 pull down feature gives you the benefit to fit your TV screen in any sized monitor.
• Hi-Res Crystal Clear video output in Widescreen Monitors.

Special Offer:
Get a USB Optical Mouse Free with this TV Card.

This TV Card comes under Buy48 Policy with the price Tag of BDT 4300.00 only.

For further information:
Computer Source Ltd
Phone: 9119425, 01713044703

Nokia To Demonstrate Latest Elements Of Ovi

Nokia to demonstrate latest elements of Ovi

In an online event later today Nokia will demonstrate the new personal information management (PIM) sync functionality of, as well as the recently launched Nokia Ovi Suite for PC and the Files on Ovi remote-access service.
These different elements of Ovi help you manage your personal information and media in various ways through a simple and unified interface." Today we are showing people how you can easily backup, sync and share your content using Ovi services on your PC, the web and your mobile device", said Jussi Nevanlinna, Vice President of Product and Portfolio Management in Nokia's Services & Software business. "Our stepwise approach to rolling out and integrating these and other elements of Ovi lets us learn and adjust according to the feedback we receive from people, so that we can constantly improve the user's experience of our services. We recognize that in the services business bringing something new to market is not the end of its development - it's only the beginning." The latest version of, which is now available as a public beta, offers free functionality for syncing your calendar, contacts, notes and tasks between a Nokia mobile device and With this functionality users can now create an online backup of their important information that they can access and edit anytime when connected to the internet. Nokia believes this improves a customer's mobile experience by safeguarding their personal information in case their device is lost or stolen. With the Nokia Ovi Suite for PC application you can easily copy files and information from your Nokia mobile device to your computer; back up the contents of your Nokia device; and drag-and-drop photos and videos to Share on Ovi, the media sharing service Nokia launched earlier this year. Files on Ovi allows you to remotely access the files on your internet-connected personal computers from any browser-enabled mobile phone or computer. You can also store files online in your Anytime Files personal storage area so that they are always accessible to you. The service is based on the software and expertise Nokia obtained through the acquisition of Avvenu in December 2007.To participate in the online event go to: The event will open at 15:00 CET on Tuesday, September 9. There will be a live question and answer session with Ovi product managers from approximately 15:10 to 16:00. A similar question and answer session will be held from 07:10 CET on Wednesday, September 10.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

HTC Touch HD Live Photo

Well, just out of the blue the never before seen HTC Touch HD device appeared online in spy photos, which reveal quite a lot. Destined to be the ultimate iPhone rival, the new Windows Mobile powerhouse packs some serious specs.

Based on Windows Mobile 6.1, the new HTC Touch HD measures 115 x 62.8 x 12mm (which is just about the iPhone 3G with 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm). Yes, slim it is and it has a large display (that seems to be 3.5 inches) with the overwhelming resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It also seems to be running TouchFLO 3D.

HTC Touch HD (plus some virtual size comparison)

The HTC Touch HD (we don't know whether that would be its retail name) is powered by a 528Mhz CPU courtesy of the Qualcomm 7201A platform. There are 512MB flash memory and 256MB of RAM.

Of course, goodies like GPS, Wi-Fi and HSPDA go without saying, but the HTC Touch HD also has a 5 megapixel camera (without a flash though).

HTC Touch HD

The Touch HD is due this Christmas, so we could be in for some official announcement really soon.

GP Shareholders Promise To Put IPO Beyond Dispute

Grameenphone shareholders have committed to keeping the share-offloading issue beyond internal disputes, indicating that the process of largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) will get through.

In a joint statement, Telenor and Grameen Telecom yesterday dismissed the uncertainty over the $300 million share offloading.

Norway's Telenor owns 62 percent shares, while Grameen Telecom holds the remaining stake in Grameenphone, launched in 1996. Telenor controls the management of the country's largest cellphone company.

Both the parties had ended up in conflicts on a range of issues, which created some buzz of uncertainty over the IPO, scheduled to come through this month.

However, the capital market regulator expressed doubt over the Grameen IPO last week saying the stock market debut of Grameenphone is unlikely this year, according to a media report.

"The information GP sent to the commission is not enough. We asked for more details," Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Faruq Ahmad Siddiqi told the media last week.

Earlier in August, Grameenphone submitted its proposal to raise $300 million (around Tk 2,058 crore), of which $150 million from the stock market through IPO (initial public offering) and the rest through private placement or pre-IPO to the capital market regulator.

"We remain committed to our joint collaboration and our priority remains the continued success of Grameenphone as the benchmark corporate in Bangladesh,” said Dipal C Barua, deputy managing director of Grameen Bank and a board member of Grameenphone, and Per-Erik Hylland, senior vice president of Telenor and also a board member of GP, in the joint statement yesterday.

They also said: “Our commitment also extends to our stated objective of ensuring the seamless execution of the Grameenphone IPO by 2008 and in meaningfully contributing to the development of Bangladesh capital market and its positive profiling across the globe."

According to Grameenphone's IPO roadmap, the $3.2 billion company was scheduled to list this month.

Grameen Telecom, the minority shareholder of Grameenphone, recently expressed its dismay over some "unlawful activities" practiced by Telenor in Bangladesh.

Dr Muhammad Yunus, chairman of non-profit Grameem Telecom, had even warned legal actions against Telenor to force it to honour the deal.

Grameen Telecom also said it was not ready to pay any fine for 'illegal' activities committed by the Norwegian firm.

About Telenor's alleged involvement in illegal internet telephony services, Yunus in a statement on Friday demanded that Telenor authorises ensure transparency in the matters, making public the investigation reports.

"We can't allow the name of Grameen to be tarnished directly or indirectly by inappropriate operations," Yunus said in the statement distributed through PR Newswire.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Apacer Karakari Offer by CSL

Computer Source Ltd brings Apacer’s with exclusive Karakari Offer in the local market.
Apacer RAM, Memory Cards or Pen Drives can bring you a Brand New Laptop!! Anybody can take this chance to win a brand new Fujitsu laptop, just purchasing a Apacer Pen Drive, Memory Card or a RAM from market. To take the chance just buy an Apacer product and register its serial number in the following website:
Lucky winners will be selected through raffle draw from the enrolled purchasers. This offer will be valid for the purchasers who will purchase the product on or before October 15th, 2008.

For more, please contact:
Computer Source Ltd.
Phone: 01727314928, 01730303321

Sunday, September 7, 2008

GrameenPhone New Xplore Attractions

From September 7, 2008, Grameenphone brings its postpaid subscribers a whole new range of attractive features so that they never miss a single precious moment of their lives.

Zero Line rent is one of the key attractions of this new basket of offers. xplore postpaid subscribers will enjoy 100% waiver on monthly Line Rent if their airtime usage exceeds only BDT 450 per month.

If not, there is still good news. From now on, the new monthly Line Rent has been reduced to BDT 50 from BDT 100.

The World Wide Web now is at your fingertips 24/7, with the Unlimited EDGE package at BDT 850 per month offer.

Additionally, xplore postpaid subscribers will enjoy 1 second pulse on all calls, except for calls to F&F numbers. Pulse to make F&F calls will be 60 seconds (from 1st min onwards).

The number of F&F numbers has also been increased. Now xplore postpaid subscribers can call four F&F numbers at 25 paisa per minute.

These new features, along with the existing convenient payment methods, exclusive Thank You benefits and more, are expected to add greater value for subscribers and help them stay better connected with their loved ones.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

BenQ DG Camera by Com Valley Ltd

Com Valley Ltd brings BenQ Digital Cameras in the local ICT market.
BenQ’s one and only authorized distributor Com Valley Ltd has introduced 5 new models of BenQ Digital Camera in the local ICT Market.
The new models are DSC C750-7Megapixels resolution, DSC C850-8 Megapixels resolution, DSC E800- with 8.1 Megapixels resolution, DSC T850- with 8 Megapixels resolution and finally DSC X835- with 8 Megapixel resolution.

To know more details, please contact:
Com Valley Ltd
Phone: 9661034, 8130780

ASUS P5Q Series with Maximum Energy Savings by Global Brand Pvt Ltd

ASUS P5Q Series Desktop Board

Global Brand Pvt Ltd brings ASUS P5Q Series Desktop board in the local ICT market.
To cater to users who require a high performance motherboard solution that also encompasses effective power savings and a friendly operating environment, ASUS, worldwide leader in the motherboard industry, has announced the release of the ASUS P5Q series. This energy-conserving series of motherboards provide great performance; and is based on the upcoming Intel® P45 chipset – which supports the latest Intel® CPU and memory technology, and was displayed at CeBIT 2008 earlier this year. The P5Q Series also furthers the eco-friendly cause with the exclusive ASUS EPU, which provides 80.23% CPU power savings and 96% enhanced power efficiency – allowing users to help save the Earth every time they switch on their PCs!

For more contact:
Global Brand Pvt. Ltd
Phone: 01713257910, 8123281.

Yunus may sue Telenor

Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus may sue Telenor

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus might take legal actions against Telenor to force the Norwegian telecom operator to honour a deal concerning their joint subsidiary in Bangladesh.
Telenor owns 62 percent shares while Yunus' Grameen Telecom holds the remaining stakes in GrameenPhone, launched in 1996.
Pointing out Telenor's alleged involvement in illegal internet telephony services and allegations of violating environmental law and employment of underage workers by its subcontractors, the 'banker of the poor' demanded that Telenor authorises complete transparency in the matters, making public the investigation reports and shareholders' agreement.
"We cannot allow the name of Grameen to be tarnished directly or indirectly by inappropriate operations," Yunus said in a statement distributed through PR Newswire yesterday.
Telenor, meantime, said yesterday that it hopes for an amicable solution to the row with Muhammad Yunus over Grameenphone which it aims to list on the Dhaka bourse, according to wire services.
The Nobel laureate also hoped that legal actions might not be needed after all 'because the owners of Telenor will require the company to honour the intention it had expressed in 1996 for transferring ownership and control of GrameenPhone to the poor of Bangladesh', adding that the transfer should take place at the earliest before the reputation of Grameen is damaged further.
"I am very optimistic about the eventual outcome of this controversy because it is really in the hands of the people of Norway, whom I have come to know and trust. Norwegians set a very high standard for business ethics, and they are the majority owners of Telenor," Yunus said in the statement released in response to media interviews.
Referring to the 1996 deal, Yunus said Telenor and Grameen Telecom agreed that the joint company should become a locally operated company within six years with Bangladeshi management and majority Bangladeshi ownership.
"This has not happened. Telenor is unwilling to let go control of the company," complained Yunus adding, "We now are being told that the words of the written agreement in a legal sense are non-committing statements. We relied on the words of the agreement."
Saying that Grameen Telecom believed in the agreed intentions of the parties, business ethics, and generally accepted company government rules of conduct, believing that the Norwegian public listed company would do as agreed, Yunus wrote, "Telenor now tells me that it was a mistake to rely on their words."
Yunus' statement about a possible lawsuit surprised and disappointed the Telenor authorities, said the company's Head of Communications Paal Kvalheim.
"We have had a good dialogue lately and we had hoped to continue this," he told Reuters.
Telenor reiterated that it still aims to list Grameenphone on the bourse, according to wire services.
"The IPO could be this year or next ... At the moment, things are a bit unpredictable," Telenor spokesman Dag Melgaard said. He however declined to say how much share Telenor will hold after the IPO.
Pointing out that Telenor has been in charge of the management of GrameenPhone from the beginning, Prof Yunus said the agenda of Telenor is to maximise returns for the benefit of its owners, which is in conflict with the social and non-profit agenda of Grameen Telecom.
Yunus went on, "Telenor knew this when we became partners. Telenor knew we expect strict business ethics to apply to any organisation or entity we participate in and that we as a non-profit organisation rely on the statements of our partners."
He pointed out that there are differences between Grameen and Telenor on matters of business ethics and corporate governance.
Referring to the release of pictures by Norwegian state-owned television NRK on September 4 of children aged under 14 building parts for Grameenphone cellphone base-stations in Gazi Engineering in Dhaka, Yunus said, "Grameen and I cannot be identified with this."
"Bangladeshi authorities on two different occasions found that the telephone company was not in compliance with Bangladeshi laws. In total, the company was fined US$60 million," he said adding that the violation of Bangladeshi laws poses a risk to the company of losing its license as a telephone operator.
He personally has been condemned by the Bangladeshi media for this violation of laws and have been accused of making illegal money, the Nobel laureate said.
"The people do not understand that Telenor runs the company and that Grameen Telecom hardly has any effective say in the company operation," he added.
Referring to a police report, he said Malaysia based company DiGi Telecom Ltd, 61 percent of which is owned by Telenor, was accused of money laundering through an account in Singapore.
"The police report includes severe information regarding Telenor's involvement in the activities, and states: It can be perceived to the committee members that the majority shareholders of GrameenPhone Ltd are involved in encouraging the illegal VoIP business in the international field," Yunus said in his statement.
The goodwill the name of Grameen provides to the telephone company is being undermined now by these alleged illegal activities, he said.
"The recent activities in Bangladesh leave me with little alternative other than to investigate the possibility of taking legal action to protect the interests of the millions of poor people in Bangladesh who stand behind Grameen and who will be the ultimate beneficiaries if the phone company comes under Bangladeshi ownership and management to become a company with social objectives," Yunus asserted
The recent row between Yunus and Telenor became a news item for many international news agencies and newspapers over the last two days.

Warid offers special tariff on Ramadan

Warid Telecom today announced an unbelievably low tariff rate of 25 paisa/minute for its subscribers from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 am on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
The subscribers of Warid Telecom will be charged only 25 paisa/minute for making calls to any Warid number from 12:00am to 8:00am. The offer will remain valid for all zem, zahi and corporate customers (excluding Shomriddhi) until further notice is made.
Under the special tariff rate, Warid subscribers can also call other operators’ number at only 99 paisa per minute.
Warid Telecom believes that new offer would help its valued customers to talk at an attractive rate during the Ramadan.
Warid Telecom, a subsidiary of UAE-based Abu Dhabi Group, launched its commercial operation in Bangladesh in May 10, 2007 as the sixth the mobile phone operator. Within one year, the company became fourth largest operator by acquiring over 3.5 million subscribers through spreading its network to all the 64 districts.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

banglalink offers 1 free sms for each call made within 15 Ramadan

This Ramadan banglalink brings a new offer. Up to 15 Ramadan banglalink desh, desh rang, banglalink enterprise (postpaid and call & control) customers will receive 1 free sms for each paid call they make to any operator during the promotion period. Free SMS will be added in the pre-paid customer's account within 5 to 7 days of ending the promotion. Banglalink enterprise postpaid customers will get the Free SMS at the beginning of their respective bill cycles. For prepaid customers validity of free sms is 15 days. For banglalink enterprise postpaid the validity of free SMS will be their immediate respective bill cycle (1 month validity).A customer can get maximum 150 free SMS which they can send to any banglalink number

This offer will run from 2nd September to 16th September.

Customers from other packages can avail the offer if they migrate to eligible packages.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Aktel 68 paisa/min Promotion

It’s time to revive our silent customers in a manner that no one has done before...

Customers who did not use their AKTEL prepaid connection from 1st July ’08, will enjoy –

68 paisa/min. to any mobile, 24 hours for entire September’08

No condition attached, no limitation of certain minutes! It’s about total
freedom for the customers to come back and enjoy the best deal in
the market.

Conditions and others:

Special tariff will be valid till 24 hrs of Sept 30, 2008
From October 01, 2008, all eligible customers will start using AKTEL prepaid regular tariff plan
For BTCL Charges, BTCL Time band and pulse applicable.
For International Charges, International Time band and pulse applicable

Process to check your eligibility for the campaign through SMS:

Type A < space > desired AKTEL number and send SMS to 8050

SMS Charge for 8050: BDT 2.00/SMS (excl. VAT)

Warid offers 20 per cent bonus talk-time on first recharge

Warid Telecom is offering 20 per cent special bonus talk-time for its Zem prepaid customers who will recharge their account first time after purchase of the connection.
The Zem subscribers can top-up their accounts via E’ZEE Load and scratch card to enjoy the bonus talk-time. The maximum bonus talk-time that the subscriber can get is Tk 60.
The subscribers could use the bonus talk-time for making calls to other operators only.
Warid Telecom believes the new promotional offer will encourage valued subscribers to recharge their accounts for enjoying the bonus talk-time.
Warid Telecom, a subsidiary of UAE-based Abu Dhabi Group, launched its commercial operation in Bangladesh in May 10, 2007 as the sixth the mobile phone operator. Within one year, the company became fourth largest operator by acquiring nearly 3.5 million subscribers through spreading its network to all the 64 districts.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Samsung D980, New Dual-Sim Touchscreen Handset

Staying true to its leading position in the mobile handset industry, Samsung has recently unveiled a new high-end touchscreen phone, named Samsung D980. This seems to be a slightly changed version of the F480 TouchWiz, which is already on sale across Europe and Asia, and comes shortly after the unveiling of i8510, the Symbian smartphone that packs an 8 Megapixel camera.

The major difference between the D980 and F480 is that the first handset comes with dual-SIM technology, allowing you to use two SIM cards at the same time. Also, the D980 only features tri-band GSM connectivity (900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) with GPRS and EDGE, unlike the F480 which has 3G connectivity too. These aspects aside, the two phones are quite similar, when it comes to both their design and their capabilities.

Among the features included in the D980, we have: a 2.6 inch TFT touchscreen display with 260K colors and 240 x 320 pixels, a 5 Megapixel camera with flash, auto focus and video recording, Bluetooth 2.0, Music and Video players, FM radio, Web and email capabilities, Instant Messaging, USB, expandable memory and so on.

All in all, Samsung D980 is a quite nice handset. Its support for two SIM cards can make it really attractive for business users, while the high-end photo camera can surely lure mobile users who are interested in multimedia-oriented phones.

The new Samsung handset will be first available in China, via China Mobile, the largest mobile carrier in the world (more than 392 million users), under the name of Samsung D988. In Europe, the phone will be on sale as Samsung D980 DuoS, but there are no details about when and where exactly. The retail price of D980 /D988 is another unknown detail - it will be a high one anyway.