iKit Launched by iMovio

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008


iKit, a new so called easy and mobile “Simputer”, is innovated and developed by IMOVIO. Its so beautiful that it just fits ones palm. Warning to Palmtops ! By iKit you can not only do your mobile stuff but also can do all your PDA stuff and much more.

iKit is a handheld device, which runs on Linux operating system which consists of 2.8-inch screen with 320 x 240 resolution, 128MB of ROM, 64MB RAM, a 312MHz processor and the Opera mini browser. Not only this it also microSD, has Bluetooth 2.0, a QWERTY keyboard and an optional 0.3 megapixel webcam. iKit is designed as a 24*7 internet ready device. The battery lasts for three hours, with 250 hours standby. The stylish iKIT is a dedicated chat, email and internet accessory and unlike smartphones it is fully optimised for that purpose.


As I have gone through the specifications, surprisingly they were fantastic … take a look below :


– Processor: Marvell PXA270 312MHz
– Operating System: Linux 2.4.19
– User Interface GUI: Proprietary plus Trolltech QT/E 2.3.8

– Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR, supports wireless stereo headset
– (A2DP) & DUN profile
– WIFI® IEEE 802.11 b/g

– QWERTY/AZERTY + numeric keys, other languages optional

Memory Internal
– ROM: 128 MB, RAM: 64 MB SDRAM
– User data: 12MB, User media files: 23MB

Memory External
– Micro SD (up to 8GB)

– 2.8 inch QVGA, TFT, 260,000 colors, landscape

Dimensions & Weight
– 95mm (L) x 65mm (W) x 15.5mm (H)
– 113g (with battery)

– Mini-USB 1.1 used for charging, PC data exchange and wired stereo headset.

– 1050 mAh, Li-ion
– Standby Time: up to 250h
– Power-up Time: up to 3h (25% data download per hour)
– Gaming Time: up to 4h (java game)
– Charging time: 2.5-3.5 hr to full charge from flat with device power off

– Velvet Black, Satin White – other colors available to order


– Web browser Opera Mini 4.1

– POP3 / IMAP / SMTP email protocols
– Supports MSN IM

– Supports MIDI, WAV and MP3 formats
– 16mm speaker built-in, monophonic

– Supports JPG, BMP, GIF and PNG formats
– 0.3 MP fixed focus camera (Option)
– Digital zoom: Up to 3X smooth digital zoom with 7 steps

– 3GP, MP4 and AVI format, Maximum size QVGA
– 25 fps video playback for QVGA size video clips
– Support full-screen display

– JTWI / JSR75 compliant


PC Sync
– With Outlook 2000/2003 & Outlook Express v6 (emails, contacts, calendar)

Personal Features
– Calculator
– Media folder
– Notepad
– World clock
– Alarm clock
– Stop Watch
– Countdown Timer

Contact List
– Maximum 2,000 records

– Maximum 1,000 events

In the Box

– iKIT
– Battery
– Mini USB / USB cable
– USB stereo earpiece
– Charger
– User guide and CD


– Regards World Desk


Firing & Hiring In Jet Airways – Emotional Drama

Friday, October 17th, 2008


Jet Airways

Jet Airways, one of the leading company of civil aviation in India, is struggling for its existence. Jet Airways had fired over 1100 employees, after the economic disaster in the world. After this shocking news the employees started protest against this harsh decision of the Jet Airways Management.

Protest By Jet Employees Protest By Jet Employees

In a couple of days from the protest of the employees of Jet Airways, Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal officially announced the re-hiring of the retrenched employees. He said the decision is solely mine, I have neither asked my management nor my wife, about this whole issue. “I have not been able to sleep all night. I apologize for what has happened“, he added.

He appealed the employees to get back to work from today morning. “I was shaken after I saw all the grief around, I cannot see tears. I have faith and am answerable to God and my mother who is no more“, he said emotionally. While asked about the political pressures(that by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray’s threat), he again re-assured that he has not been pressurized by anybody.

But will this drama really maintain the work-flow with the employees, will they be able to work again with the same motivation ? Lets hope for the goodies !!

– Regards World Desk