Wrist Watch Mobile Phones by Burg Launched in India:

India, New Delhi: Now, make and receive calls, send SMSs and do much more using your wrist watch. Does it sound strange? But now, no more.

Burg, the Netherland-based wristwatch mobile phone brand, has expanded its business in India by opening its flagship showroom in Kirti Nagar Moments Mall, Delhi.

The company introduced some innovative models of wrist watch mobile phones for the Indian market including Burg 9, Burg 10, Burg 11, Burg 12 and Burg 13. The models are priced between Rs 9,000 and Rs 24,000.

Burg launches wrist watch mobile phones in India; starts at Rs 9,000

It is claimed that, with Burg wrist watch mobile phones, one can have access to all the features of a mobile phone, which include making and receiving phone calls, Internet connection through WAP 1.2.1, MP3 / MP4 Player, front-facing camera (with 3x zoom function), video recorder, audio recorder, voice recorder, image viewer, file manager organiser, task list, alarm clock, calculator, Bluetooth capability, phone book up to 500 numbers, micro SD card slot and much more.

In Delhi-NCR, Burg has opened 3 retail outlets in a day. Apart from the flagship store, the two other retail outlets are in Greater Kailash and MGF mall, Gurgaon. Besides, the company already has two stores – one each in Guwahati and Kolkata, opened this week.

There are plans to open 20 outlets of Burg within a span of next one year.

Addressing the media after inaugurating the Burg flagship store in Kirti Nagar Moments Mall, Mr Koen Pieters said, “India is the next focus destination for Burg in its global road map. We will keep introducing our wide range of futuristic products for Indian consumers at their door steps.”

Burg already has a significant presence in Italy, Germany, Russia, Mexico, United States of America, Spain, Chile, Venezuela, Norway and Switzerland.

Facebook to launch Facebook Credits for Indian users today.

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India, New Delhi:

Social networking site Facebook will Friday introduce a payment system ‘Facebook Credits’ for Indian users who could spend the virtual currency across various games or applications they use on the popular website.

A virtual currency, Facebook Credits is already popular among gaming enthusiasts in many other countries, including the US.

“Facebook will introduce a new payment system Facebook Credits in India from July 1,” a company spokesperson told media.

Facebook Credits enables fast and easy transactions across games on the social networking site and would benefit about 2.5 crore Facebook subscribers in the country.

The users would be able to enter their payment information once and can buy, earn and spend safely across various games or applications they use on Facebook.

“Starting July 1, we will require all social game developers on the Facebook canvas platform to process payments through Facebook Credits,” Facebook Platform Marketing Manager Deb Liu wrote on the company’s official blog in January.

This will also help various brands, which use the medium of Facebook to retail them goods through their social pages.

“Facebook Credits is currently used in more than 350 applications from 150 developers, representing more than 70 percent of virtual goods transactions volume on Facebook,” Liu had said.

Facebook Credits would also offer incentives such as early access to product features, premium promotion on Facebook, premium targeting for ads, and access to new co-promotion opportunities.

Many developers such as Zynga, Playfish, CrowdStar , Digital Chocolate, PopCap and Arkadium have already adopted Facebook Credits for in-game virtual goods.