Weekly Wrap-up: Tablets, TRAI, iPhone 4, Teaser Loans, Retail FDI, Maruti, Harley & More..


I am sure you are still having a Diwali Hangover, atleast I am yet to get out of the festivities of last 3-4 days. As expected, last week we did not have normal frequency of our articles, but some of them were quite buzzing. Here is a quick weekly wrap-up of stories.

This decade has bought about a sea-change in our TV viewing habits, thanks to launch of 100s of channels and the trend seems to be only growing. That’s why, despite losses Anil Ambani eyes BIG in media business- To launch 20 new TV channels.

The Most awaited Tablet – The Samsung Galaxy Tab – launched few days back. But pricing has come as a dampener (at 38k apiece). We carried out comparison Between Galaxy Tab vs Olivepad to see if Tab was worth that price.

India has shifted gears, the economy is growing and stock markets are at their all time peak. That’s the reason why,  Business Confidence of India Inc. is currently sky high.

Mobile consumers can now hope to have a sigh of relief from the pesky spam calls which are now becoming a regularity. TRAI will soon be announcing strict regulations for spammy commercial Calls !

Infibeam has started selling iPhone 4 in India and they call it “Officially Unlocked” iPhone 4. I am not sure what to make of it. Most probably these iPhones are grey market phones which Infibeam has put up for sale…what do you think?

Banks are going all out to entice consumers in picking up loans, which in most cases are teaser loans to start off with. Now, RBI teases Banks with Extra Load on ‘Teaser Loans’!

This question has been asked many times earlier – Will the regular Kirana stores (mom n pop shops) shut down due to proliferation of Super stores? I doubt, we still have a long way to go before we can see the end of personalized neighbourhood shops.

Maruti has been know for its “Value for Money” vehicles, most of which are in A and B segments. But for the first time, Maruti is entering the luxury car arena with Maruti Kizashi. Only time will tell whether they will see success in this Luxury D segment !

Its to rejoice for all the Harley Davidson fans – These iconic Motorcycles are going to get cheaper in India as the parent company has decided to setup a local parts manufacturing shop that help reducing the cost of imports which are as high as 60 percent currently !

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