5 reasons why you should write apps for Nokia smartphones .. Now ..

I talk to a lot of people in the industry and their reaction to Nokia in smartphone ecosystem is lukewarm at best. We at Mobisy decided to focus on working with the Nokia ecosystem especially with their imminent launch of new WP7 Mango smartphone this month. Here is why ..

Early bird gets the money
Remember when iPhone SDK was launched first? Though it was limited in device support APIs, the developers who built some of the first cool APPS were the ones who became app millionaires. If you look at the Apple app store today, the competition is so much more stiff ..

Nokia Push
Nokia is still one of the leaders is smartphone industry with huge distribution especially in emerging markets. Nokia Ovi store downloads have grown as much as 10 times for our apps in past 6 months alone. Which means smartphone awareness and cheap data connections are pushing Nokia app downloads as much as any other smartphone app downloads.

Right partners
When you are a software provider, it’s always about choosing right partners. You ideally want to partner with a large company which has huge focus in your area of expertise. Nokia had the first working smartphone os and developer ecosystem. But traditionally it is not the most developer friendly company.If you hear all the noises coming out of Nokia, that’s changing fast. I met Stephan Elop last month as part of developer meet in India and one thing that impressed me the most was their single minded focus on building smartphone developer ecosystem around their WP7 phones. I think today is the best time to partner with Nokia and Microsoft when they are just starting on this new path.

Opportunity
All the signs point towards the fact that there will be 3 pillars in Mobile software ecosystem. iOS, Android and Nokia. From India centric perspective, Apple has shown very little interest in focusing on emerging markets where as for Nokia, India is life and death. Who will you partner with?

Ecosystem
Nokia more than microsoft has a huge Mobile developer and publisher ecosystem built in India. They actively foster it with TV, Print ads etc. Nokia have huge developer stories of Indian developers making it big on global roadmap, this is the correct ecosystem to be part of if you are an Indian developer.

Risk
Not everything is rosy though .. in recent times Nokia has shown tremendous focus on Windows smartphone which means they are learning from past mistakes but not entirely.
I got 100s of calls in last 2 weeks alone from tele-callers regarding Nokia developer conference tomorrow, which means Nokia is just throwing away money to generate interest, this seldom works.
Nokia still has lot of legacy baggage to drop and it remains to be seen if/how Stephan Elop manages to do that over next year or so to reinvent this global leader. If that does not happen, Nokia Microsoft strategy may not benefit much to over all developer ecosystem …

What do you think?

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Mobile Apps are the new Web and appstores the new Browsers?

This is a slightly modified reproduction of my article published in IAMAI magazine called ‘thinking aloud’

In 2010 alone 155 million mobile handsets were sold in India and according to IDC 6 million of them were smartphones. Getjar reports 3 million app downloads per day and Nokia ovi reports 3.5 million app downloads per day. Majority of these app downloads happen from India. All indicators point to the fact that apps are the new way to deliver content on mobile. I would go as far as to say that apps are to mobile what web was to PCs, a door to access services.

So what are mobile apps? Apps are those icons on your mobile handset which allow you to do more with your mobile than just calling and texting. Mobile browser is an app itself. When I started with my company Mobisy, back in 2007, mobile apps were limited in functionality to games and some utility functions such as blocking spam calls / sms. But with the increase of penetration of GPRS and now 3G, apps have become more and more powerful. Hardly any phone sells today without advertising how facebook, twitter or orkut can be accessed via the apps on the mobile. Some of the operators in India today(like Aircel) bank on their app stores to build brand.

Apps drive smartphone choice!!

You may ask, why would users not access web on Mobile using the inbuilt browser? After all, on PCs, browsers are the medium of choice to deliver web apps and content. We have to remember that when user is using his mobile, he is much more intent on doing one activity fast. Mobile browsers do not allow users speed of executions for focused activities such as checking cricket score or changing one’s social networking status or sharing a picture with your friends and family. Apps with their native integration with Phone operating system, give much better user experience than browsers can ever imagine no matter how advanced they become.

How do traditional VAS services delivered over call or SMS stand wrt apps? In India traditional VAS services have long become monopoly of few heavyweights in the Industry. The market growth though impressive, it’s hardly been inclusive. Which means a small group of creative developers have hardly any way to bring their innovation to market unless they learn how to navigate a complicated ecosystem of VAS companies and operators. For such group of developers, mobile apps is a god-sent opportunity. Apps allow them to develop and deliver their innovation through largely open “App stores” without depending on operators or handset manufacturers. A relatively low cost in marketing and distribution allows them to focus on innovating and bringing added value to the users.

Apps as a medium are much more powerful than traditional voice or SMS as well. Voice apps are limited by complexity of IVRs where as content delivered over SMS is largely texual and interactivity is very limited. App solves both these problems for content developers by providing them a medium which is interactive at the same time flexible enough to make it extremely easy for users.

Apps by definition are “open” which means if a content provider or developer wishes to develop his/her app , s/he does not have to depend on operators or handset manufacturers to build it’s user base. App stores are the way to do that and they offer very little barrier to entry. Since the cost of failure is so less, it allows a developer to be more creative try out more things till s/he succeeds. We just have to look at the success story of “Angry Birds” application for android / iPhone to see what I mean. Rovio(the company behind Angry birds) tried out 52 applications before they hit on the success formula of Angry birds. App stores also take away complication of payment collection from end users. For a revenue share upto 40% they take away payment collection worries from developers. What’s more, in-app advertising options allow developers to even make their apps free. Which means that users can now access these valuable services at no cost. Almost 99% of all the app downloads that happen from India are of the free apps.

Any iPad user will tell you today how the appstore has changed his/her view of web. For smart phones/tablets, appstores are the default way to discover / browse new content. Traditionslly on computer, browsers were that medium so for me, app store is THE browser and apps is THE web when I am mobile.
What do you think?

image courtesy http://xkcd.com

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What Nokia could do with QT but did not

Note:- Some corrections or clarifications to the post
1. The Article is about QT on Symbian. It does not concern other implementations of QT including Meego, Linux, Mac or PC.
2. Aron from Nokia clarified that UI designing issues are already being addressed with QT-quick along with QtDesigner so I am striking that off ..

QT is the runtime of choice for Nokia.  Considering that Nokia has been consistently loosing developer mindshare, one would have expected QT to be somewhat a gamechanger. On current evidence, it’s absolutely not. Here are my thoughts on how Nokia could improve it !

At Mobisy, we have been working on various Mobile Development SDKs for years including Symbian C++, J2ME, Blackberry Java, Android, Windows Mobile and iPhone. Choice of development purely from developer perspective depends on 2 parameters.

1. Ease of programming with the native capabilities needed for the app

2. Ability to create an awesome interactive app for end consumers without spending inordinate amount of effort.

Below is a map of SDKs based on my experience in complexity of Mobile app development on various runtimes wrt the power they offer.

As you can see, Mobile web is extremely easy to develop but with very limited native features. Symbian has all the features/ power a developer needs but is extremely hard to program to. Android seems to have done the balance pretty well, it’s relatively much easier to program and offers access to very powerful features through it’s sdk. No wonder, it’s the most popular Mobile development SDK !!

Now consider QT for Nokia. It should have been much closer to iPhone / Android in ease of use but it’s closer to older Symbian S60 runtime (which BTW is the toughest Mobile SDK to write to in world). In terms of capabilities/features it’s much further than older Symbian S60 than it should have been.

Here is another graph based on ability of different SDKs to create awesome user experience with limited efforts.

As you can see, blackberry is toughest to create an engaging user experience for where as iPhone is the easiest one. So if I want to write a cool app, I would go for iPhone as an environment of choice.

Where does QT stand? It’s again closer to Windows Mobile/J2ME rather than Android/iPhone. It’s surely an improvement on Symbian S60 but nothing dramatic.

So where does it leave Nokia now? I had an interesting chat at a developer conference last Saturday on same topic. Based on that discussion, here are 5 things Nokia can do to improve QT

1. Examples must work

There are some demo examples given with SDK, some of them do not work at all (OpenGL and QCamera for example). It’s fairly simple thing even a startup like us knows. If it isn’t working, don’t release it.

2. Installation has to be straight foreward

Creating a QT installer to test on your phone has a learning curve and it’s not well documented at least not well enough. Things get more complicated when you want to run your QT app on S60 3rd or 5th edition Nokia phones vs Symbian^3 phones. Developers and users must not find it so hard to install a QT app on their phones.

3. Don’t discriminate between developers

This is the thing developers hate the most. For long Nokia had this approach in providing access to ‘private’ APIs to some ‘privileged’ developers and companies. I would recommend them to take an ‘Android’ view of things and let users decide if something is going to harm their phones.

4. Make it easy to build compelling UI

QT must come up with a drag and drop UI editor similar to cocoa touch. Developers prefer to spend time building the logic behind the app rather than spending inordinate amount of hours refining their UI.

5. Involve developers while building SDK.


I do not know if Nokia had developers trying out the SDK. If they did, it does not seem that the feedback has been incorporated. Having a bunch of developers (paid if necessary) trying out your pre-release SDK has huge advantage. Not only you may get a chance to improve workings, you may get a set of libraries which will help other developers build some awesome stuff on it. Nokia themselves executed this very well with their WRT run-time. Some of the things which could come out of such focus groups include
  • Working Open GL  library for 3D graphics
  • Web 2.0 working library (Similer to Three20)
  • 2d working library(similar to Cocos2D)
  • Standard json, xml parsers
The list is unlimited.
In theory, Nokia still has a chance to change the future of smartphones only if they can get their act together especially while attracting developers to their ecosystem.It’s extremely frustrating to see a pioneer in smartphones and a Mobile giant fumbling so badly in the world of Mobile apps. Apart from getting the Ovi store in shape, the thing they must focus on is to get QT work as well as it can !!
p.s.
Check out the Mobile Monday Bangalore discussion on the same topic below(pardon low volume)

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Enterprise Mobility .. it’s awesomely cool

I was surprised  when Ashish called Enterprise Software “boring” in this post.
I don’t know much about other enterprise sectors but Enterprise Mobility is anything but “boring”.

Following are some basic fundamentals:

  • If you are in India and you want to start something on your own you simply cannot ignore Mobile. It’s the only connected computational device in the hands of hundreds of millions of people.
  • If you are in Mobile business and if you are doing something which is just recreational/casual, then “don’t do it” here’s why.

So as an entrepreneur the only opportunity you have is to do something which affects hundreds of millions of people at the core.

Is being connected on social networking “core” to one’s existence?

Is downloading and playing around with a “social” game absolutely important?

Is IP call groundbreaking?

Is finding nearest restaurant going to solve a problem for hundreds of millions?

Is accessing email on mobile going to affect something basic in my life?

The answer is absolutely NO.

Is getting job updates on Mobile solving something fundamental?

Is mobile payment/money transfer going to change my life?

The answer is “May be …”

But consider this.

Is getting an healthcare advise from a qualified doctors in medical emergency going to save lives?

Is delivering education on mobile going to play important part in India’s growth?

Is finding fake drugs using a mobile bar-code scanner going to empower users?

Is empowering NGO’s to improve effectiveness of their workforce going to have far reaching impact on rural India?

Is delivering correct weather forecast to 60% of India’s farmer population  going to improve their life?

The answer is HELL YA.

Mobile Enterprise application companies such as ours work exactly in those areas.

And if saving/improving lives  and life standards of people is not cool, I don’t know what is.

Image courtesy: Yourlivebranch

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Enterprise Mobility indicators from North America

I usually do not like to quote analyst reports ..
But this really caught my eye

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Curious case of J2ME apps, Is Andorid going the same way?

Java 2 Micro Edition (popularly known as J2ME) started with a huge promise “write once run everywhere”. This was supposed to be a cure for all the 3rd party Mobile developers.It is still most widely ported run time for Mobile devices. But somewhere along the line it did not remain as attractive to developers as it used to be. The current joke amongst developers is that if you develop application in J2ME you “write once and port everywhere”. Here are some of my thoughts on why it turned out that way.

There are 3 main components to build a kickass developer community

1. Easy development tools

2. Ease of distribution

3. Strong monetization channels

Some of my points on why J2ME failed to address them.

1. Weak regulatory body

The Java community responsible for developing the specifications called JSRs for Java virtual machines is made up of people/organisations with varied interests. In early 2000s when there was a huge tug of war in western countries between  operators and device manufacturers to control user experience, it did not help to have both of them sitting at the table defining these JSRs. The end result was a specification with majority portions marked as “optional”. As an example, look at JSR75. A basic functionality such as reading contacts from user’s phonebook has been marked “optional” !!

2. Too much stuff left for interpretation

There are no standard ways to map different keypad layouts or screen-sizes across different devices which meant that different JVM providers as well as different manufacturers built some basic functionality differently. End result, point 5.

3. Handset manufacturers focussed on building next cool apps or features themselves rather than building a developer community

Traditionally the Mobile handset manufacturers have been focussed on building all the functionality they think users need in the phone itself. This is markedly different from the approach Apple has taken where they “depend” on developers to come up with innovations apart from some basic or key phone functionality. This approach of traditional manufacturers meant that quality of tools and support offered to 3rd party developers are abysmal. For example setting up the development environment in itself takes at least a week for any new developer.

4. Weak monetization models

The app stores concept though existing for almost a decade now, has never got the mind-share of biggies in Mobile Industry till recently. This meant that as an app developer you depended disproportionately on limited channels.

5.Exponential porting effort

The biggest problem in the J2ME application ecosystem has been the porting effort. This stems mainly from 1 and 2 above but this in itself has been cited as main reason why leading players such as Enterprises, Media companies and VCs stay away from Mobile applications. I know one company in India which charges rs 18000/- (~$400) for porting an app to one handset model(e.g. Nokia 2700) . Considering that there are ~500 important handset models supporting J2ME , your porting cost alone could spiral to $200K where as developing the app in the first place may have costed you just $10K.

Having mentioned all the problems with the implementation, the concept behind J2ME still remains solid. I do see improved support from some of the bigger handset manufacturers such as Nokia, Samsung and Sony Erricsson in recent times. There have also been more prominent app-stores recently. So there may be a resurgence of sorts for J2ME applications, especially for entry level phones and low end feature phones.

In high end feature phones and smartphones, Android seems to be new hope for developers trying to reach many handsets. Simply due to ease of development and a solid google app store, not to mention the google brand itself which developers love to associate themselves with. But, when I look at amount of customizations handset manufacturers are doing on Android and the Android versioning system in itself, I sometimes fear that we may be revisiting the J2ME nightmare. That’s probably topic for another post…

p.s. Checkout my own comic creation attempt ..:-)
Anyone knows how I can embed this in post? The embed code on Dilbert site does not work..:-(

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Which handsets to target in India

I am attaching the data from getjar for the handsets downloading maximum apps in India for last 7 days.

Pretty clear which handsets one should target in India if you are in downloadable applications business.

Phone by Country Current Period Previous Period Trend
Nokia 5130 XpressMusic # India 616547 706843 -13.00%
Nokia 2700 # India 458251 511309 -10.00%
Nokia 2690 # India 327001 367665 -11.00%
Nokia 3110 classic # India 306248 343439 -11.00%
Nokia 5233 # India 251136 278105 -10.00%
Nokia N70 # India 237809 258274 -8.00%
Nokia N73 # India 235325 243161 -3.00%
Nokia 7210 Supernova # India 228946 255220 -10.00%
Nokia 2730 Classic # India 188933 206743 -9.00%
Samsung GT S3310 # India 153769 184407 -17.00%
Nokia 6300 # India 149282 167367 -11.00%
Nokia E63 # India 142472 146072 -2.00%
Nokia N72 # India 112075 126455 -11.00%
Samsung GT S5233 Avila # India 103907 110884 -6.00%
Samsung GT S3653 Corby # India 102568 113933 -10.00%
Nokia 6303 classic # India 97384 104914 -7.00%
Nokia 6233 # India 82874 95330 -13.00%
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic # India 79917 86566 -8.00%
Nokia 6600 # India 74439 81895 -9.00%
Nokia 7610 # India 72631 80106 -9.00%
Nokia 6120 classic # India 72402 75933 -5.00%
Samsung GT C3010 # India 71108 83621 -15.00%
Nokia 5310 XpressMusic # India 68734 78404 -12.00%
Micromax Q5 # India 68495 75734 -10.00%
Nokia E71 # India 64673 65809 -2.00%
Nokia 5230 # India 64565 68269 -5.00%
Nokia 3500 classic # India 64447 74434 -13.00%
Samsung GT S5620 Monte # India 56620 58601 -3.00%
Samsung GT B5310 Corby Pro # India 49327 51212 -4.00%
Sony-Ericsson J105 Naite # India 48294 51686 -7.00%
Nokia N95 # India 42824 43970 -3.00%
Sony-Ericsson W200 # India 40237 50399 -20.00%
Nokia 5300 # India 39667 45698 -13.00%
Nokia 7230 # India 34702 39620 -12.00%
Samsung GT C3303K # India 34366 27681 24.00%
Nokia X3 # India 34336 33384 3.00%
Nokia 5200 # India 34144 39224 -13.00%
Nokia 3230 # India 33889 35968 -6.00%
Nokia N79 # India 33395 34573 -3.00%
LG GD510 # India 32763 34267 -4.00%
Nokia 6630 # India 32684 34492 -5.00%
Sony-Ericsson K530 # India 31529 37867 -17.00%
LG KP500 Cookie # India 31062 36231 -14.00%
Samsung GT B3313 Corby Mate # India 30923 36502 -15.00%
Sony-Ericsson W350 # India 30732 33285 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson C510 # India 29373 31607 -7.00%
Sony-Ericsson K750 # India 28332 31842 -11.00%
Nokia 3120 classic # India 28191 29811 -5.00%
Nokia 2626 # India 28092 37460 -25.00%
Samsung GT S5603 Star # India 27992 30059 -7.00%
Samsung SGH L700 # India 27846 31248 -11.00%
Sony-Ericsson W580 # India 26695 31260 -15.00%
Samsung GT S3500 # India 26521 31124 -15.00%
Samsung GT B3410 Delphi # India 26395 28693 -8.00%
Samsung GT B3210 CorbyTXT # India 26138 28498 -8.00%
Samsung GT C3200 Monte Bar # India 25000 23816 5.00%
Micromax Q7 # India 24412 27587 -12.00%
Nokia 2600 classic # India 24189 30720 -21.00%
Samsung SGH E250 # India 22832 28587 -20.00%
Nokia E51 # India 22465 25630 -12.00%
Nokia C5 # India 22418 20909 7.00%
Samsung GT C3053 Stratus # India 21771 27409 -21.00%
Sony-Ericsson W810 # India 21440 23868 -10.00%
Nokia E72 # India 20914 21538 -3.00%
Nokia X6 # India 20512 22929 -11.00%
Nokia 6681 # India 20329 23167 -12.00%
Sony-Ericsson W700 # India 19607 22424 -13.00%
Nokia N81 # India 19383 21714 -11.00%
Samsung GT C5212 Fizz # India 18946 21147 -10.00%
Samsung GT C3510 Corby POP # India 18362 21511 -15.00%
Nokia 6500 slide # India 17977 19172 -6.00%
Samsung GT E1410 # India 17623 25616 -31.00%
Nokia N93 # India 17465 19649 -11.00%
LG GM200 # India 17329 21658 -20.00%
Sony-Ericsson K550 # India 16900 19418 -13.00%
LG GU220 # India 16364 17450 -6.00%
Sony-Ericsson W910 # India 16278 16729 -3.00%
Nokia 5220 XpressMusic # India 15749 17655 -11.00%
Sony-Ericsson W395 # India 15576 15779 -1.00%
Samsung GT S5350 Shark # India 15381 15286 1.00%
Sony-Ericsson W595 # India 15208 15534 -2.00%
Nokia 5320 XpressMusic # India 15197 15075 1.00%
LG GS290 Cookie Fresh # India 14824 16473 -10.00%
Nokia 5610 XpressMusic # India 14790 15638 -5.00%
Nokia 6680 # India 14330 14998 -4.00%
LG GB270 # India 14324 16463 -13.00%
Nokia 2330 classic # India 14120 16630 -15.00%
Nokia 5235 Comes With Music # India 13987 16695 -16.00%
Nokia 6085 # India 13535 16939 -20.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z550 # India 13035 14136 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson K800 # India 12986 13438 -3.00%
Samsung GT S5200 # India 12097 13324 -9.00%
Motorola E6 Rokr # India 12072 13172 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson K790 # India 11887 12442 -4.00%
Samsung GT E2120 Guru # India 11887 16599 -28.00%
Nokia 3600 slide # India 11882 12433 -4.00%
Samsung SGH M200 # India 11855 14137 -16.00%
LG GW300 Onliner # India 11618 11647 0.00%
Nokia 6030 # India 11600 14548 -20.00%
Nokia 2323 classic # India 11392 12532 -9.00%
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic # India 11312 12328 -8.00%
Nokia 6670 # India 11202 12289 -9.00%
Nokia E66 # India 11058 12056 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson G502 # India 11047 12501 -12.00%
Nokia 7610 Supernova # India 10974 12273 -11.00%
Nokia N82 # India 10725 10929 -2.00%
Sony-Ericsson K810 # India 10595 11028 -4.00%
Nokia X2 # India 10507 3676 186.00%
Sony-Ericsson S312 # India 10427 11602 -10.00%
Samsung GT B5722 # India 9846 10235 -4.00%
Nokia E52 # India 9770 9679 1.00%
Sony-Ericsson W705 # India 9583 10595 -10.00%
Nokia 7310 Supernova # India 9538 10620 -10.00%
Nokia N97 Mini # India 9242 10060 -8.00%
Nokia E50 # India 9227 11187 -18.00%
Nokia 2630 # India 9198 11932 -23.00%
Sony-Ericsson F305 # India 9132 9801 -7.00%
Samsung GT S3370 # India 8968 9523 -6.00%
LG GS500 Cookie Plus # India 8953 9730 -8.00%
Samsung SGH J150 # India 8773 9385 -7.00%
Nokia N97 # India 8659 10056 -14.00%
Samsung GT S5560 Marvel # India 8597 8734 -2.00%
Sony-Ericsson K310 # India 8594 10150 -15.00%
Samsung GT E2130 Guru # India 8478 9638 -12.00%
Samsung SGH J700 # India 8277 9520 -13.00%
Zen z77 # India 8081 8259 -2.00%
Micromax X600 # India 8031 8462 -5.00%
Nokia 6700 Slide # India 7811 8953 -13.00%
Sony-Ericsson W550 # India 7800 9571 -19.00%
Nokia 3250 # India 7289 8170 -11.00%
Sony-Ericsson T700 # India 7148 7430 -4.00%
Nokia E90 # India 7101 7499 -5.00%
Sony-Ericsson K770 # India 6903 7388 -7.00%
Nokia 6270 # India 6880 8601 -20.00%
Nokia N86 # India 6605 5410 22.00%
Nokia 2760 # India 6508 8100 -20.00%
Samsung GT C3212 # India 6425 7968 -19.00%
Samsung GT C6112 # India 6424 7119 -10.00%
Sony-Ericsson K700 # India 6348 6580 -4.00%
Nokia E65 # India 6331 5889 8.00%
Sony-Ericsson J20 Hazel # India 6144 6139 0.00%
Nokia 6070 # India 6098 7473 -18.00%
Samsung GT M2710 Beat Twist # India 6093 6498 -6.00%
LG KG195 # India 5997 8144 -26.00%
Samsung GT S8500 Wave # India 5833 5049 16.00%
Sony-Ericsson K510 # India 5831 7663 -24.00%
Spice S-707 # India 5774 7486 -23.00%
Sony-Ericsson W205 # India 5616 6536 -14.00%
Samsung GT C5130 # India 5613 6117 -8.00%
Nokia N78 # India 5582 5386 4.00%
Nokia E75 # India 5580 6763 -17.00%
Samsung SGH F270 # India 5536 5999 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson T715 # India 5536 5649 -2.00%
Nokia N85 # India 5458 5576 -2.00%
BlackBerry 8520 # India 5455 5446 0.00%
Samsung GT S3600 # India 5447 6717 -19.00%
Nokia 5700 XpressMusic # India 5420 6847 -21.00%
Samsung SGH F480 # India 5219 5724 -9.00%
Nokia N96 # India 5210 5454 -4.00%
Nokia N91 # India 5125 4959 3.00%
Sony-Ericsson W300 # India 5014 7451 -33.00%
LG GU285 # India 5002 5194 -4.00%
Nokia 2220 Slide # India 4892 5305 -8.00%
Samsung SGH i450 # India 4789 6330 -24.00%
Nokia 6230i # India 4724 5697 -17.00%
Sony-Ericsson P1i # India 4667 5022 -7.00%
Sony-Ericsson U100 Yari # India 4642 5071 -8.00%
Motorola EM30 # India 4622 4915 -6.00%
HTC P3400i # India 4600 5197 -11.00%
Nokia 6020 # India 4364 5741 -24.00%
Samsung GT S5230 Star # India 4345 4544 -4.00%
Nokia 1680 classic # India 4260 5573 -24.00%
Nokia 9300 # India 4255 5270 -19.00%
HTC Touch # India 4237 4107 3.00%
HTC Smart # India 4177 4664 -10.00%
Nokia E61 # India 4145 4398 -6.00%
Nokia 3220 # India 4087 4220 -3.00%
Nokia 6110 Navigator # India 4087 3891 5.00%
Sony-Ericsson U10 Aino # India 4036 4041 0.00%
Nokia 6230 # India 4010 4450 -10.00%
Samsung GT S8003 Jet # India 3964 3722 7.00%
Motorola E8 Rokr # India 3931 3903 1.00%
Sony-Ericsson S302 # India 3925 3856 2.00%
Samsung GT M5650 Lindy # India 3920 4894 -20.00%
Nokia 6220 Classic # India 3906 4191 -7.00%
Samsung GT C5010 Squash # India 3695 3623 2.00%
Nokia 2680 # India 3621 4828 -25.00%
Sony-Ericsson K320 # India 3577 4717 -24.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z530 # India 3562 4270 -17.00%
Samsung SGH J600 # India 3539 4422 -20.00%
Sony-Ericsson U1 Satio # India 3537 4236 -17.00%
Nokia 6208 classic # India 3466 3570 -3.00%
Sony-Ericsson W660 # India 3427 4056 -16.00%
Samsung SGH E251 # India 3426 4829 -29.00%
Nokia N-Gage QD # India 3365 3067 10.00%
LG KP199 # India 3365 4205 -20.00%
Micromax X225 # India 3263 3044 7.00%
Sony-Ericsson W995 # India 3263 3074 6.00%
Sony-Ericsson C903 # India 3258 3907 -17.00%
Nokia 6275 # India 3169 3189 -1.00%
Samsung SGH M620 # India 3168 5151 -38.00%
Samsung GT i9000 Galaxy S # India 3132 3423 -9.00%
Nokia 7500 Prism # India 3087 2803 10.00%
Motorola A810 # India 3087 2858 8.00%
Sony-Ericsson C902 # India 3085 4075 -24.00%
Sony-Ericsson J10 Elm # India 3080 2932 5.00%
Sony-Ericsson W800 # India 3055 3250 -6.00%
Samsung SGH D780 # India 3036 3203 -5.00%
Nokia 6280 # India 3035 3252 -7.00%
Sony-Ericsson W302 # India 3033 3585 -15.00%
Samsung GT B7320 OmniaPRO # India 3024 3349 -10.00%
Samsung GT C3300 Champ # India 3018 2324 30.00%
Sony-Ericsson X10 Xperia # India 2978 4046 -26.00%
Nokia N76 # India 2966 3417 -13.00%
LG KU990 Viewty # India 2946 2904 1.00%
Sony-Ericsson C905 # India 2917 2938 -1.00%
Motorola A1200 # India 2913 3118 -7.00%
Nokia 6700 classic # India 2722 3126 -13.00%
Sony-Ericsson P990 # India 2718 3103 -12.00%
HTC T2223 Touch Viva # India 2698 2921 -8.00%
Samsung SGH J800 # India 2696 3296 -18.00%
Motorola L7 Slvr # India 2681 3752 -29.00%
Sony-Ericsson S500 # India 2668 3791 -30.00%
Nokia N80 # India 2614 3478 -25.00%
Nokia 6210 Navigator # India 2589 3073 -16.00%
Motorola L9 Slvr # India 2469 3467 -29.00%
Nokia 7020 # India 2459 2734 -10.00%
Sony-Ericsson X10 Mini Pro # India 2420 2427 0.00%
Sony-Ericsson G900 # India 2374 3040 -22.00%
Sony-Ericsson K850 # India 2335 2715 -14.00%
Sony-Ericsson W610 # India 2330 2397 -3.00%
Sony-Ericsson X10 Mini # India 2283 2692 -15.00%
Samsung SGH B520 # India 2278 2245 1.00%
Samsung SGH J210 # India 2270 3003 -24.00%
Spice M-5252 # India 2259 4116 -45.00%
Sony-Ericsson U5 Vivaz # India 2246 1993 13.00%
Samsung SGH F400 # India 2237 2040 10.00%
Sony-Ericsson K660 # India 2231 2395 -7.00%
Sony-Ericsson W880 # India 2198 2535 -13.00%
Spice M-940n # India 2192 2344 -6.00%
Nexian NX-G922 # India 2144 2906 -26.00%
Samsung GT E2152 # India 2044 1313 56.00%
Samsung GT i5801 Galaxy Apollo # India 2040 2171 -6.00%
Nokia E62 # India 1918 1862 3.00%
HTC P3400 # India 1883 1881 0.00%
LG GB230 Julia # India 1879 2544 -26.00%
Nokia 5630 Xpress Music # India 1862 2294 -19.00%
Samsung GT B2100 Xplorer # India 1856 2196 -15.00%
Samsung GT E2550 Monte Slider # India 1829 1282 43.00%
Spice S-940 # India 1778 1977 -10.00%
Samsung SGH E840 # India 1750 1930 -9.00%
Motorola V3i Razr # India 1743 2019 -14.00%
Sony-Ericsson W890 # India 1707 1551 10.00%
Sony-Ericsson K610 # India 1613 1783 -10.00%
Nokia 7710 # India 1610 2002 -20.00%
Nokia 6131 # India 1601 1865 -14.00%
Apple iPhone # India 1569 1720 -9.00%
BlackBerry 8900 # India 1551 1286 21.00%
Nokia 7210 # India 1488 1405 6.00%
Nokia 2610 # India 1448 2091 -31.00%
Samsung GT E1390 # India 1442 1672 -14.00%
Motorola L6 # India 1439 2004 -28.00%
LG KP220 # India 1416 2028 -30.00%
LG GX300 # India 1408 1318 7.00%
Nokia 5000 # India 1374 1675 -18.00%
Sony-Ericsson C702 # India 1368 1254 9.00%
INQ Chat 3G # India 1358 1514 -10.00%
Spice X-1 # India 1352 1439 -6.00%
LG KM335 # India 1312 1643 -20.00%
Samsung GT S3650 Corby # India 1307 1558 -16.00%
LG GT505 # India 1300 1602 -19.00%
Sony-Ericsson W850 # India 1273 1621 -21.00%
INQ Mini 3G # India 1265 1414 -11.00%
LG GT540 Swift # India 1264 1237 2.00%
Samsung SGH E490 # India 1249 968 29.00%
BlackBerry 9000 Bold # India 1247 1076 16.00%
BlackBerry 9700 Onyx # India 1242 1144 9.00%
Samsung SGH D880 # India 1227 1130 9.00%
LG KM900 Arena # India 1158 931 24.00%
Nokia 6288 # India 1154 1262 -9.00%
LG KS360 Etna # India 1137 1235 -8.00%
Samsung GT B7300 OmniaLITE # India 1125 1113 1.00%
Nokia 5500 Sport # India 1119 1028 9.00%
Nokia 6600 slide # India 1119 1248 -10.00%
Micromax Q55 Bling # India 1094 1338 -18.00%
LG GW525 # India 1076 1539 -30.00%
Samsung GT S8300 UltraTouch # India 1075 956 12.00%
Samsung GT M8800 Pixon # India 1071 1320 -19.00%
Samsung GT i8910 Omnia # India 1040 957 9.00%
Sony-Ericsson K300 # India 1035 1095 -5.00%
Samsung SGH M610 # India 1030 1144 -10.00%
Sony-Ericsson G700 # India 1007 1203 -16.00%
Sony-Ericsson W960 # India 1000 1022 -2.00%
Samsung GT i5700 Galaxy Spica # India 981 1464 -33.00%
Nokia 6151 # India 975 1180 -17.00%
Sony-Ericsson W380 # India 972 910 7.00%
Nokia 2720 Fold # India 966 798 21.00%
Nokia 6260 # India 961 787 22.00%
Fly SX210 # India 956 1145 -17.00%
Nokia 6080 # India 944 1378 -31.00%
Nokia 6060 # India 928 1224 -24.00%
LG BL20 New Chocolate # India 923 1159 -20.00%
Nokia 6500 classic # India 916 1094 -16.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z555 # India 912 1226 -26.00%
Sony-Ericsson W830 # India 909 1029 -12.00%
LG GX500 # India 902 728 24.00%
Sony-Ericsson R300 # India 898 1000 -10.00%
Samsung SGH D900 # India 887 1286 -31.00%
Samsung SGH i900 # India 873 1133 -23.00%
LG KS660 # India 866 953 -9.00%
Sony-Ericsson W710 # India 865 556 56.00%
Motorola Z6 Rokr # India 856 1515 -43.00%
Sony-Ericsson W760 # India 853 1286 -34.00%
Motorola ZN5 # India 853 1088 -22.00%
LG KM380 # India 845 1085 -22.00%
LG KP170 # India 836 984 -15.00%
Sony-Ericsson X1 Xperia # India 831 1001 -17.00%
LG KF510 # India 815 683 19.00%
Spice S-5420 # India 811 935 -13.00%
Nokia 7100 Supernova # India 810 1370 -41.00%
LG BL40 New Chocolate # India 792 778 2.00%
LG GB210 # India 790 1153 -31.00%
Nokia 3610 Fold # India 777 837 -7.00%
Samsung SGH M150 # India 755 968 -22.00%
K-Touch B832 # India 754 704 7.00%
LG KP320 # India 740 973 -24.00%
Sony-Ericsson T650 # India 737 609 21.00%
Samsung SGH U800 # India 724 528 37.00%
Sony-Ericsson W980 # India 692 578 20.00%
Nokia 5730 XpressMusic # India 692 706 -2.00%
HTC Tattoo # India 692 365 90.00%
Sony-Ericsson K330 # India 689 986 -30.00%
Samsung GT M3510 Beat # India 688 900 -24.00%
Nokia E5 # India 654 530 23.00%
Nokia 6265 # India 646 516 25.00%
LG GX200 # India 646 561 15.00%
Motorola V8 Razr2 # India 639 874 -27.00%
Asus P320 # India 638 739 -14.00%
Samsung SGH F250 # India 624 803 -22.00%
HTC Wildfire # India 615 641 -4.00%
LG KG200 # India 613 1258 -51.00%
Samsung GT S5628 Monte # India 607 568 7.00%
LG GS205 # India 596 647 -8.00%
Samsung SGH U600 # India 591 879 -33.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z610 # India 579 534 8.00%
Nokia 3710 Fold # India 578 1065 -46.00%
Nokia C6 # India 574 527 9.00%
BlackBerry 9530 Storm # India 573 249 130.00%
Nokia E60 # India 564 490 15.00%
Samsung GT i7500 Galaxy # India 553 979 -44.00%
LG KE770 Shine # India 544 498 9.00%
LG KP265 # India 542 756 -28.00%
Lenovo i909 # India 539 554 -3.00%
Samsung GT C3050 Stratus # India 534 543 -2.00%
Nokia N90 # India 533 566 -6.00%
LG GB170 # India 517 922 -44.00%
K-Touch A927 # India 517 481 7.00%
BlackBerry 8310 # India 515 418 23.00%
Sony-Ericsson U8 Kanna # India 512 386 33.00%
BlackBerry 9500 Storm # India 501 486 3.00%
HTC S710 # India 497 383 30.00%
Samsung SGH i200 # India 494 750 -34.00%
Samsung GT S7070 Diva # India 482 515 -6.00%
HTC Magic # India 475 324 47.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z750 # India 469 113 315.00%
G-Fone 777 # India 455 492 -8.00%
LG KG300 # India 450 447 1.00%
HTC HD2 # India 448 399 12.00%
Samsung SGH U900 Soul # India 443 475 -7.00%
Samsung GT S8000 Jet # India 436 487 -10.00%
HTC P3300 # India 434 614 -29.00%
Sony-Ericsson K600 # India 431 410 5.00%
Nokia 6111 # India 413 202 104.00%
Motorola Q9 # India 413 479 -14.00%
Phone by Country Current Period Previous Period Trend
Nokia 5130 XpressMusic # India 616547 706843 -13.00%
Nokia 2700 # India 458251 511309 -10.00%
Nokia 2690 # India 327001 367665 -11.00%
Nokia 3110 classic # India 306248 343439 -11.00%
Nokia 5233 # India 251136 278105 -10.00%
Nokia N70 # India 237809 258274 -8.00%
Nokia N73 # India 235325 243161 -3.00%
Nokia 7210 Supernova # India 228946 255220 -10.00%
Nokia 2730 Classic # India 188933 206743 -9.00%
Samsung GT S3310 # India 153769 184407 -17.00%
Nokia 6300 # India 149282 167367 -11.00%
Nokia E63 # India 142472 146072 -2.00%
Nokia N72 # India 112075 126455 -11.00%
Samsung GT S5233 Avila # India 103907 110884 -6.00%
Samsung GT S3653 Corby # India 102568 113933 -10.00%
Nokia 6303 classic # India 97384 104914 -7.00%
Nokia 6233 # India 82874 95330 -13.00%
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic # India 79917 86566 -8.00%
Nokia 6600 # India 74439 81895 -9.00%
Nokia 7610 # India 72631 80106 -9.00%
Nokia 6120 classic # India 72402 75933 -5.00%
Samsung GT C3010 # India 71108 83621 -15.00%
Nokia 5310 XpressMusic # India 68734 78404 -12.00%
Micromax Q5 # India 68495 75734 -10.00%
Nokia E71 # India 64673 65809 -2.00%
Nokia 5230 # India 64565 68269 -5.00%
Nokia 3500 classic # India 64447 74434 -13.00%
Samsung GT S5620 Monte # India 56620 58601 -3.00%
Samsung GT B5310 Corby Pro # India 49327 51212 -4.00%
Sony-Ericsson J105 Naite # India 48294 51686 -7.00%
Nokia N95 # India 42824 43970 -3.00%
Sony-Ericsson W200 # India 40237 50399 -20.00%
Nokia 5300 # India 39667 45698 -13.00%
Nokia 7230 # India 34702 39620 -12.00%
Samsung GT C3303K # India 34366 27681 24.00%
Nokia X3 # India 34336 33384 3.00%
Nokia 5200 # India 34144 39224 -13.00%
Nokia 3230 # India 33889 35968 -6.00%
Nokia N79 # India 33395 34573 -3.00%
LG GD510 # India 32763 34267 -4.00%
Nokia 6630 # India 32684 34492 -5.00%
Sony-Ericsson K530 # India 31529 37867 -17.00%
LG KP500 Cookie # India 31062 36231 -14.00%
Samsung GT B3313 Corby Mate # India 30923 36502 -15.00%
Sony-Ericsson W350 # India 30732 33285 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson C510 # India 29373 31607 -7.00%
Sony-Ericsson K750 # India 28332 31842 -11.00%
Nokia 3120 classic # India 28191 29811 -5.00%
Nokia 2626 # India 28092 37460 -25.00%
Samsung GT S5603 Star # India 27992 30059 -7.00%
Samsung SGH L700 # India 27846 31248 -11.00%
Sony-Ericsson W580 # India 26695 31260 -15.00%
Samsung GT S3500 # India 26521 31124 -15.00%
Samsung GT B3410 Delphi # India 26395 28693 -8.00%
Samsung GT B3210 CorbyTXT # India 26138 28498 -8.00%
Samsung GT C3200 Monte Bar # India 25000 23816 5.00%
Micromax Q7 # India 24412 27587 -12.00%
Nokia 2600 classic # India 24189 30720 -21.00%
Samsung SGH E250 # India 22832 28587 -20.00%
Nokia E51 # India 22465 25630 -12.00%
Nokia C5 # India 22418 20909 7.00%
Samsung GT C3053 Stratus # India 21771 27409 -21.00%
Sony-Ericsson W810 # India 21440 23868 -10.00%
Nokia E72 # India 20914 21538 -3.00%
Nokia X6 # India 20512 22929 -11.00%
Nokia 6681 # India 20329 23167 -12.00%
Sony-Ericsson W700 # India 19607 22424 -13.00%
Nokia N81 # India 19383 21714 -11.00%
Samsung GT C5212 Fizz # India 18946 21147 -10.00%
Samsung GT C3510 Corby POP # India 18362 21511 -15.00%
Nokia 6500 slide # India 17977 19172 -6.00%
Samsung GT E1410 # India 17623 25616 -31.00%
Nokia N93 # India 17465 19649 -11.00%
LG GM200 # India 17329 21658 -20.00%
Sony-Ericsson K550 # India 16900 19418 -13.00%
LG GU220 # India 16364 17450 -6.00%
Sony-Ericsson W910 # India 16278 16729 -3.00%
Nokia 5220 XpressMusic # India 15749 17655 -11.00%
Sony-Ericsson W395 # India 15576 15779 -1.00%
Samsung GT S5350 Shark # India 15381 15286 1.00%
Sony-Ericsson W595 # India 15208 15534 -2.00%
Nokia 5320 XpressMusic # India 15197 15075 1.00%
LG GS290 Cookie Fresh # India 14824 16473 -10.00%
Nokia 5610 XpressMusic # India 14790 15638 -5.00%
Nokia 6680 # India 14330 14998 -4.00%
LG GB270 # India 14324 16463 -13.00%
Nokia 2330 classic # India 14120 16630 -15.00%
Nokia 5235 Comes With Music # India 13987 16695 -16.00%
Nokia 6085 # India 13535 16939 -20.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z550 # India 13035 14136 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson K800 # India 12986 13438 -3.00%
Samsung GT S5200 # India 12097 13324 -9.00%
Motorola E6 Rokr # India 12072 13172 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson K790 # India 11887 12442 -4.00%
Samsung GT E2120 Guru # India 11887 16599 -28.00%
Nokia 3600 slide # India 11882 12433 -4.00%
Samsung SGH M200 # India 11855 14137 -16.00%
LG GW300 Onliner # India 11618 11647 0.00%
Nokia 6030 # India 11600 14548 -20.00%
Nokia 2323 classic # India 11392 12532 -9.00%
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic # India 11312 12328 -8.00%
Nokia 6670 # India 11202 12289 -9.00%
Nokia E66 # India 11058 12056 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson G502 # India 11047 12501 -12.00%
Nokia 7610 Supernova # India 10974 12273 -11.00%
Nokia N82 # India 10725 10929 -2.00%
Sony-Ericsson K810 # India 10595 11028 -4.00%
Nokia X2 # India 10507 3676 186.00%
Sony-Ericsson S312 # India 10427 11602 -10.00%
Samsung GT B5722 # India 9846 10235 -4.00%
Nokia E52 # India 9770 9679 1.00%
Sony-Ericsson W705 # India 9583 10595 -10.00%
Nokia 7310 Supernova # India 9538 10620 -10.00%
Nokia N97 Mini # India 9242 10060 -8.00%
Nokia E50 # India 9227 11187 -18.00%
Nokia 2630 # India 9198 11932 -23.00%
Sony-Ericsson F305 # India 9132 9801 -7.00%
Samsung GT S3370 # India 8968 9523 -6.00%
LG GS500 Cookie Plus # India 8953 9730 -8.00%
Samsung SGH J150 # India 8773 9385 -7.00%
Nokia N97 # India 8659 10056 -14.00%
Samsung GT S5560 Marvel # India 8597 8734 -2.00%
Sony-Ericsson K310 # India 8594 10150 -15.00%
Samsung GT E2130 Guru # India 8478 9638 -12.00%
Samsung SGH J700 # India 8277 9520 -13.00%
Zen z77 # India 8081 8259 -2.00%
Micromax X600 # India 8031 8462 -5.00%
Nokia 6700 Slide # India 7811 8953 -13.00%
Sony-Ericsson W550 # India 7800 9571 -19.00%
Nokia 3250 # India 7289 8170 -11.00%
Sony-Ericsson T700 # India 7148 7430 -4.00%
Nokia E90 # India 7101 7499 -5.00%
Sony-Ericsson K770 # India 6903 7388 -7.00%
Nokia 6270 # India 6880 8601 -20.00%
Nokia N86 # India 6605 5410 22.00%
Nokia 2760 # India 6508 8100 -20.00%
Samsung GT C3212 # India 6425 7968 -19.00%
Samsung GT C6112 # India 6424 7119 -10.00%
Sony-Ericsson K700 # India 6348 6580 -4.00%
Nokia E65 # India 6331 5889 8.00%
Sony-Ericsson J20 Hazel # India 6144 6139 0.00%
Nokia 6070 # India 6098 7473 -18.00%
Samsung GT M2710 Beat Twist # India 6093 6498 -6.00%
LG KG195 # India 5997 8144 -26.00%
Samsung GT S8500 Wave # India 5833 5049 16.00%
Sony-Ericsson K510 # India 5831 7663 -24.00%
Spice S-707 # India 5774 7486 -23.00%
Sony-Ericsson W205 # India 5616 6536 -14.00%
Samsung GT C5130 # India 5613 6117 -8.00%
Nokia N78 # India 5582 5386 4.00%
Nokia E75 # India 5580 6763 -17.00%
Samsung SGH F270 # India 5536 5999 -8.00%
Sony-Ericsson T715 # India 5536 5649 -2.00%
Nokia N85 # India 5458 5576 -2.00%
BlackBerry 8520 # India 5455 5446 0.00%
Samsung GT S3600 # India 5447 6717 -19.00%
Nokia 5700 XpressMusic # India 5420 6847 -21.00%
Samsung SGH F480 # India 5219 5724 -9.00%
Nokia N96 # India 5210 5454 -4.00%
Nokia N91 # India 5125 4959 3.00%
Sony-Ericsson W300 # India 5014 7451 -33.00%
LG GU285 # India 5002 5194 -4.00%
Nokia 2220 Slide # India 4892 5305 -8.00%
Samsung SGH i450 # India 4789 6330 -24.00%
Nokia 6230i # India 4724 5697 -17.00%
Sony-Ericsson P1i # India 4667 5022 -7.00%
Sony-Ericsson U100 Yari # India 4642 5071 -8.00%
Motorola EM30 # India 4622 4915 -6.00%
HTC P3400i # India 4600 5197 -11.00%
Nokia 6020 # India 4364 5741 -24.00%
Samsung GT S5230 Star # India 4345 4544 -4.00%
Nokia 1680 classic # India 4260 5573 -24.00%
Nokia 9300 # India 4255 5270 -19.00%
HTC Touch # India 4237 4107 3.00%
HTC Smart # India 4177 4664 -10.00%
Nokia E61 # India 4145 4398 -6.00%
Nokia 3220 # India 4087 4220 -3.00%
Nokia 6110 Navigator # India 4087 3891 5.00%
Sony-Ericsson U10 Aino # India 4036 4041 0.00%
Nokia 6230 # India 4010 4450 -10.00%
Samsung GT S8003 Jet # India 3964 3722 7.00%
Motorola E8 Rokr # India 3931 3903 1.00%
Sony-Ericsson S302 # India 3925 3856 2.00%
Samsung GT M5650 Lindy # India 3920 4894 -20.00%
Nokia 6220 Classic # India 3906 4191 -7.00%
Samsung GT C5010 Squash # India 3695 3623 2.00%
Nokia 2680 # India 3621 4828 -25.00%
Sony-Ericsson K320 # India 3577 4717 -24.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z530 # India 3562 4270 -17.00%
Samsung SGH J600 # India 3539 4422 -20.00%
Sony-Ericsson U1 Satio # India 3537 4236 -17.00%
Nokia 6208 classic # India 3466 3570 -3.00%
Sony-Ericsson W660 # India 3427 4056 -16.00%
Samsung SGH E251 # India 3426 4829 -29.00%
Nokia N-Gage QD # India 3365 3067 10.00%
LG KP199 # India 3365 4205 -20.00%
Micromax X225 # India 3263 3044 7.00%
Sony-Ericsson W995 # India 3263 3074 6.00%
Sony-Ericsson C903 # India 3258 3907 -17.00%
Nokia 6275 # India 3169 3189 -1.00%
Samsung SGH M620 # India 3168 5151 -38.00%
Samsung GT i9000 Galaxy S # India 3132 3423 -9.00%
Nokia 7500 Prism # India 3087 2803 10.00%
Motorola A810 # India 3087 2858 8.00%
Sony-Ericsson C902 # India 3085 4075 -24.00%
Sony-Ericsson J10 Elm # India 3080 2932 5.00%
Sony-Ericsson W800 # India 3055 3250 -6.00%
Samsung SGH D780 # India 3036 3203 -5.00%
Nokia 6280 # India 3035 3252 -7.00%
Sony-Ericsson W302 # India 3033 3585 -15.00%
Samsung GT B7320 OmniaPRO # India 3024 3349 -10.00%
Samsung GT C3300 Champ # India 3018 2324 30.00%
Sony-Ericsson X10 Xperia # India 2978 4046 -26.00%
Nokia N76 # India 2966 3417 -13.00%
LG KU990 Viewty # India 2946 2904 1.00%
Sony-Ericsson C905 # India 2917 2938 -1.00%
Motorola A1200 # India 2913 3118 -7.00%
Nokia 6700 classic # India 2722 3126 -13.00%
Sony-Ericsson P990 # India 2718 3103 -12.00%
HTC T2223 Touch Viva # India 2698 2921 -8.00%
Samsung SGH J800 # India 2696 3296 -18.00%
Motorola L7 Slvr # India 2681 3752 -29.00%
Sony-Ericsson S500 # India 2668 3791 -30.00%
Nokia N80 # India 2614 3478 -25.00%
Nokia 6210 Navigator # India 2589 3073 -16.00%
Motorola L9 Slvr # India 2469 3467 -29.00%
Nokia 7020 # India 2459 2734 -10.00%
Sony-Ericsson X10 Mini Pro # India 2420 2427 0.00%
Sony-Ericsson G900 # India 2374 3040 -22.00%
Sony-Ericsson K850 # India 2335 2715 -14.00%
Sony-Ericsson W610 # India 2330 2397 -3.00%
Sony-Ericsson X10 Mini # India 2283 2692 -15.00%
Samsung SGH B520 # India 2278 2245 1.00%
Samsung SGH J210 # India 2270 3003 -24.00%
Spice M-5252 # India 2259 4116 -45.00%
Sony-Ericsson U5 Vivaz # India 2246 1993 13.00%
Samsung SGH F400 # India 2237 2040 10.00%
Sony-Ericsson K660 # India 2231 2395 -7.00%
Sony-Ericsson W880 # India 2198 2535 -13.00%
Spice M-940n # India 2192 2344 -6.00%
Nexian NX-G922 # India 2144 2906 -26.00%
Samsung GT E2152 # India 2044 1313 56.00%
Samsung GT i5801 Galaxy Apollo # India 2040 2171 -6.00%
Nokia E62 # India 1918 1862 3.00%
HTC P3400 # India 1883 1881 0.00%
LG GB230 Julia # India 1879 2544 -26.00%
Nokia 5630 Xpress Music # India 1862 2294 -19.00%
Samsung GT B2100 Xplorer # India 1856 2196 -15.00%
Samsung GT E2550 Monte Slider # India 1829 1282 43.00%
Spice S-940 # India 1778 1977 -10.00%
Samsung SGH E840 # India 1750 1930 -9.00%
Motorola V3i Razr # India 1743 2019 -14.00%
Sony-Ericsson W890 # India 1707 1551 10.00%
Sony-Ericsson K610 # India 1613 1783 -10.00%
Nokia 7710 # India 1610 2002 -20.00%
Nokia 6131 # India 1601 1865 -14.00%
Apple iPhone # India 1569 1720 -9.00%
BlackBerry 8900 # India 1551 1286 21.00%
Nokia 7210 # India 1488 1405 6.00%
Nokia 2610 # India 1448 2091 -31.00%
Samsung GT E1390 # India 1442 1672 -14.00%
Motorola L6 # India 1439 2004 -28.00%
LG KP220 # India 1416 2028 -30.00%
LG GX300 # India 1408 1318 7.00%
Nokia 5000 # India 1374 1675 -18.00%
Sony-Ericsson C702 # India 1368 1254 9.00%
INQ Chat 3G # India 1358 1514 -10.00%
Spice X-1 # India 1352 1439 -6.00%
LG KM335 # India 1312 1643 -20.00%
Samsung GT S3650 Corby # India 1307 1558 -16.00%
LG GT505 # India 1300 1602 -19.00%
Sony-Ericsson W850 # India 1273 1621 -21.00%
INQ Mini 3G # India 1265 1414 -11.00%
LG GT540 Swift # India 1264 1237 2.00%
Samsung SGH E490 # India 1249 968 29.00%
BlackBerry 9000 Bold # India 1247 1076 16.00%
BlackBerry 9700 Onyx # India 1242 1144 9.00%
Samsung SGH D880 # India 1227 1130 9.00%
LG KM900 Arena # India 1158 931 24.00%
Nokia 6288 # India 1154 1262 -9.00%
LG KS360 Etna # India 1137 1235 -8.00%
Samsung GT B7300 OmniaLITE # India 1125 1113 1.00%
Nokia 5500 Sport # India 1119 1028 9.00%
Nokia 6600 slide # India 1119 1248 -10.00%
Micromax Q55 Bling # India 1094 1338 -18.00%
LG GW525 # India 1076 1539 -30.00%
Samsung GT S8300 UltraTouch # India 1075 956 12.00%
Samsung GT M8800 Pixon # India 1071 1320 -19.00%
Samsung GT i8910 Omnia # India 1040 957 9.00%
Sony-Ericsson K300 # India 1035 1095 -5.00%
Samsung SGH M610 # India 1030 1144 -10.00%
Sony-Ericsson G700 # India 1007 1203 -16.00%
Sony-Ericsson W960 # India 1000 1022 -2.00%
Samsung GT i5700 Galaxy Spica # India 981 1464 -33.00%
Nokia 6151 # India 975 1180 -17.00%
Sony-Ericsson W380 # India 972 910 7.00%
Nokia 2720 Fold # India 966 798 21.00%
Nokia 6260 # India 961 787 22.00%
Fly SX210 # India 956 1145 -17.00%
Nokia 6080 # India 944 1378 -31.00%
Nokia 6060 # India 928 1224 -24.00%
LG BL20 New Chocolate # India 923 1159 -20.00%
Nokia 6500 classic # India 916 1094 -16.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z555 # India 912 1226 -26.00%
Sony-Ericsson W830 # India 909 1029 -12.00%
LG GX500 # India 902 728 24.00%
Sony-Ericsson R300 # India 898 1000 -10.00%
Samsung SGH D900 # India 887 1286 -31.00%
Samsung SGH i900 # India 873 1133 -23.00%
LG KS660 # India 866 953 -9.00%
Sony-Ericsson W710 # India 865 556 56.00%
Motorola Z6 Rokr # India 856 1515 -43.00%
Sony-Ericsson W760 # India 853 1286 -34.00%
Motorola ZN5 # India 853 1088 -22.00%
LG KM380 # India 845 1085 -22.00%
LG KP170 # India 836 984 -15.00%
Sony-Ericsson X1 Xperia # India 831 1001 -17.00%
LG KF510 # India 815 683 19.00%
Spice S-5420 # India 811 935 -13.00%
Nokia 7100 Supernova # India 810 1370 -41.00%
LG BL40 New Chocolate # India 792 778 2.00%
LG GB210 # India 790 1153 -31.00%
Nokia 3610 Fold # India 777 837 -7.00%
Samsung SGH M150 # India 755 968 -22.00%
K-Touch B832 # India 754 704 7.00%
LG KP320 # India 740 973 -24.00%
Sony-Ericsson T650 # India 737 609 21.00%
Samsung SGH U800 # India 724 528 37.00%
Sony-Ericsson W980 # India 692 578 20.00%
Nokia 5730 XpressMusic # India 692 706 -2.00%
HTC Tattoo # India 692 365 90.00%
Sony-Ericsson K330 # India 689 986 -30.00%
Samsung GT M3510 Beat # India 688 900 -24.00%
Nokia E5 # India 654 530 23.00%
Nokia 6265 # India 646 516 25.00%
LG GX200 # India 646 561 15.00%
Motorola V8 Razr2 # India 639 874 -27.00%
Asus P320 # India 638 739 -14.00%
Samsung SGH F250 # India 624 803 -22.00%
HTC Wildfire # India 615 641 -4.00%
LG KG200 # India 613 1258 -51.00%
Samsung GT S5628 Monte # India 607 568 7.00%
LG GS205 # India 596 647 -8.00%
Samsung SGH U600 # India 591 879 -33.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z610 # India 579 534 8.00%
Nokia 3710 Fold # India 578 1065 -46.00%
Nokia C6 # India 574 527 9.00%
BlackBerry 9530 Storm # India 573 249 130.00%
Nokia E60 # India 564 490 15.00%
Samsung GT i7500 Galaxy # India 553 979 -44.00%
LG KE770 Shine # India 544 498 9.00%
LG KP265 # India 542 756 -28.00%
Lenovo i909 # India 539 554 -3.00%
Samsung GT C3050 Stratus # India 534 543 -2.00%
Nokia N90 # India 533 566 -6.00%
LG GB170 # India 517 922 -44.00%
K-Touch A927 # India 517 481 7.00%
BlackBerry 8310 # India 515 418 23.00%
Sony-Ericsson U8 Kanna # India 512 386 33.00%
BlackBerry 9500 Storm # India 501 486 3.00%
HTC S710 # India 497 383 30.00%
Samsung SGH i200 # India 494 750 -34.00%
Samsung GT S7070 Diva # India 482 515 -6.00%
HTC Magic # India 475 324 47.00%
Sony-Ericsson Z750 # India 469 113 315.00%
G-Fone 777 # India 455 492 -8.00%
LG KG300 # India 450 447 1.00%
HTC HD2 # India 448 399 12.00%
Samsung SGH U900 Soul # India 443 475 -7.00%
Samsung GT S8000 Jet # India 436 487 -10.00%
HTC P3300 # India 434 614 -29.00%
Sony-Ericsson K600 # India 431 410 5.00%
Nokia 6111 # India 413 202 104.00%
Motorola Q9 # India 413 479 -14.00%
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Hiring for startup? How to attract “Crazy geeks”.

Let’s assume that you figured out the business, and core team challenges of a startup. The next in line is scaling up and one of the biggest challenges in scaling up is hiring. As a startup you have basic 3 thumb rules while hiring

1. You need the best possible talent

2. You can’t pay them the best possible money

3. You can’t afford to do mistakes.

So while trying to figure out the best way to hire people, I asked one of my best engineers,  “Why do you work for Mobisy?”

His answer, “That’s cause I am crazy, I love the challenges and there are plenty here ..”

My response, “Let’s try and find many more crazy guys like us”.

Startup Employee

Here are some things that have worked for us in the past while trying to find “crazy” startup engineers.

Attend conferences not for VCs but for developers

I see lot of entrepreneurs at conferences trying to attract VCs or Customers. But if you look attentively, these conferences are attended mostly by geeks, developers, people who dream about becoming entrepreneurs. By experience I know that these are the best people to work for a startup cause they will not only build but even evangelize and sell your product !! So next time you attend barcamp or mobilemonday, look to hire talented engineers.

“Crazy Geeks” attract crazy geeks.

If you have some crazy dudes in your venture, ask them to get their friends. These are more likely to turn out to be great hires. It also helps to develop a healthy environment in your startup cause it’s like friends working together on a project. You will see your productivity shoot up.

Don’t bother posting jobs on Naukri/Monster, don’t hire a hiring agency

We have tried putting up jobs on job portals, it usually spits out profiles which I wish my competitors would hire. So don’t bother.

Market yourself as a “crazy” place to work in

This usually takes longer to build. But in every conference , event you attend , blog you write, just be yourself(i.e. ‘Completely nuts’). Your existent employees are the best people to communicate this to the rest of the world. If you really wanna post a job, put it up on startup blogs like here.

Once you find a talent hire it, don’t wait for cashflows to turn up

Sometimes a smart engineer turns up at your door but you reject him/her cause you don’t have enough money to pay him. We have made those mistakes in past but my advise is not do it. It’s so difficult to find right talent in place like Bangalore that if a good guy turns up, just do everything you can to hire him/her even if you may not have exact matching job profile.

If you make a mistake , then fix it.

One of the risks with hiring is that sometimes you end up with wrong people in your hurry. As with every other mistake you do in life, don’t waste time and don’t be afraid to fire people. You will find out that the rest of your team is more motivated to work with right set of people than to work for a company which offers ‘job security’.

Once hired, do whatever you can to retain the talent

Great environment, laughs in office, fun outings, home cooked free food, work from home are many ways to make sure that the energy of your colleagues stays high even after all those night-outs and hard work. So make sure you do all these and more to retain your hard earned talent.

What do you think?

BTW if you wanna work for Mobisy, shoot an e-mail to lalit at mobisy dot com or career@mobisy.com

Image courtesy, Zazzle

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Mobile developer economics

If you have not already done so, I would strongly recommend you to read up Andreas’s blog about Mobile developer economics here. When Andreas says developers, he doesn’t just mean the individual developers but the whole Mobile app publishing industry.

Most interesting bit he notes is that Mobile developers are choosing platforms based on Monetization possibilities and not just for  ‘fun’ as was the case till couple of yeas back. After so many years, it’s exciting to see Mobile applications become a monetizable “Market”

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SMS based apps, killer content delivery mechanism ?

What’s great with SMS as medium?

  1. It’s one medium that can reach all the mobile users without any issues of handset compatibilities and so on
  2. It’s a push mechanism by definition
  3. It’s offline (lesser spammy than a voice call)
  4. It’s extremely cheap (at least in India)

What’s not so great?

  1. It’s very difficult to make pure SMS based communication interactive
  2. Remembering shortcode / keywords and ‘syntax’ could be a pain
  3. User experience is highly dependent on handset vendor’s implementation
  4. Delivering multilingual or any kind of rich content is not possible without considering handset compatibility.

So what if we could bring SMS based communication as a downloadable application ?

Here are some things SMS based apps can bring to the table and some reasons why I am so psyched about it.

  1. Ideal for delivering textual content : Using SMS as a data delivery mechanism for your app would mean that your user experience would be awesome. You can organize  content the way you want, you can bring in some ‘cool’ user engagement elements. You can also deliver things like local language content without depending on handset compatibility.
  2. Increase in consumption : Content consumption increases a lot  by providing facilities like search , related content, threading the content. SMS based app can provide them to you !
  3. Interactivity: This is what I like the most about these apps, they can bring in an element of interactivity which a standard SMS interface does not provide. Getting user feedback, comments and other UGC can bring about a whole lot of difference to the whole SMS based content delivery ecosystem.
  4. Alerts & Deep handset integration: As soon as you make an app, you can now get embedded in the daily life of a mobile user. One of the apps we worked on , would deliver graphic content using sms which would be shown on the Main screen of Mobile.Awesome, right?
  5. Monetization : This is the best part. Using an app would mean that in addition to existing SMS business models (enterprise sms, tailing with ads etc). You can monetize more by ease of user interactivity(user generated sms could go to your shortcode ..:-)),in application ads, way to deliver graphic content(graphic ads) , download time fees, subscription and so on.

But before you start jumping around and start working on your sms based app following are some  issues you must consider

  1. Reach : Downloadable Applications themselves have limited reach compared to plain vanilla sms. That’s to do with handset compatibility issues arising due to number of operating systems and run-times that we have in Mobile industry. In addition to that, current App Stores do not reach to all the users in the emerging markets where SMS is a huge medium. Hence it’s sometimes better to partner with handset manufacturer to deliver the app to your users. Nokia is doing it very well with Nokia Life tools for their lower end handsets.
  2. Asynchronous behavior of SMS : SMS by nature is an asynchronous medium. Which would mean that sometimes response times are as high as 5 minutes. You have to be careful while choosing your sms gateway provider , at the same time you have to set expectations of your users correctly. Some of the ‘tricks’ we have tried in past are, to get user to fill profile data while waiting for SMS , or get them to do something more in your app while they wait for response. One of the most interesting model I have come across is where a media company would deliver all the content at night for user to read it fresh in the morning (like newspaper).  Or an SMS chat application which would allow users to chat with multiple people at the same time so users have something else to do while they wait for response.

Summary : Considering all above, I am surprised why popular SMS based services like Mytoday / Smsgupshup do not have a downloadable app yet. Even popular blogs like Pluggd.in should have one in my opinion. In near future with the advent of more app-stores and market awareness about mobile apps, I do believe there is going to be a flood of sms based applications.

What do you think?

Disclaimer/Shameless plug : Mobisy is in business of creating downloadable applications. Our platform Mobitop supports using SMS as a medium of data transport and we have successfully delivered applications for media companies and Handset manufacturers using SMS as a medium.

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