Carnival of the Mobilists #252

Photo: Fabiana Zonca – Some rights reserved Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists, a recurring showcase of the best recent blog posts on mobile topics. This month’s Carnival offers a fine selection of posts from all areas of the mobile ecosystem. In The End of Cross-Platform Mobile Operating Systems Richard Monson-Haefel at Ambient Strategic Mobility argues that tightly integrated mobile ecosystems à la iOS are the key to success for mobile platforms. Agree or disagree? Sachendra Yadav at Technology, … Continue reading

Fone Arena, The Leading Indian Phone Review Site Is Now Mobile

Fone Arena (not to be confused with U.S. based is India’s biggest mobile hardware review and news site. With a great team of contributing writers around the world it delivers in depth reviews and photos of the latest handsets as well as industry news and rumors. Fone Arena is also the home of the “Mobile Doctor” who answers reader’s questions about phone and network problems and handset features. The mobile version of Fone Arena uses WordPress Mobile Pack Filed … Continue reading

Carnival of the mobilists 167 at London Calling

The Carnival this week is hosted by Andrew Grill at London Calling.  In honor of  the  G20 International Financial Summit, which Andrew calls the other important event besides the Carnival that’s happening this week in London, he’s grouped the posts by the author’s home country. This Carnival is an international affair with articles on the cost of mobile services in Africa  and on mobile opportunities in India and China.  Other items look at using the sensors in mobile phones with … Continue reading

Interview With mKhoj CEO Naveen Tewari

Disclaimer: mKhoj is an advertiser on this site and I use their services to display ads on one of my mobile sites. mKhoj a mobile advertising startup based in Mumbai, India with offices in Singapore, Bangalore and Palo Alto. The company has received funding totaling $7.6 million from The Mumbai Angels, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures. I find mKhoj interesting for a couple of reasons. First it is an example of something I’ve been expecting ever since … Continue reading

Two Indian Financial News Sites

Thanks to Naiyer at for recommending this pair of Indian financial and business news mobile sites.  India is a very interesting area for global as well as Indian investors. The country’s GNP is growing at a rate of over 9% a year making it one of the fastest growing major economies in the world.  These two mobile sites along with The Economic Times, offer the best and most detailed information and analysis of Indian business trends and news on … Continue reading

nayaNews -The Latest News From Multiple Sites – From the creators of the myToday personal mobile portal comes nayaNews.  It’s a news aggregator in the style of Google News but with an emphasis on Indian and Asian news.  nayaNews pulls the latest stories from the RSS feeds of a  variety of Indian and world news sources including,,, the Times of India, DNA – India, the BBC, Asian Age and the Business Standard.  Stories are organized into sections: News, Business,  Tech, World and Sports. … Continue reading

Opera Mini Users Can’t Access Orkut

Update 21-Aug-2008: This issue has been resolved.  Orkut is working again for Opera Mini users. Google’s Orkut social network is hugely popular in India. In fact, India ranks second in the number of Orkut members (after Brazil).  And many Indians use the Opera Mini browser to visit Orkut.  Of all nations, India ranks third in the number of Opera Mini users, after Russia and Indonesia, and Orkut is the second most popular site (after Google) among Indian Opera Mini users. … Continue reading