MRO-TEK celebrated its Silver Jubilee at Hotel The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore on 30th July, 2010. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam attended the event as the Chief Guest. Chairman & Managing Director of MRO-TEK S. Narayanan, giving an overview of the company's achievements over 25 years, said that the company's focus right from the beginning has always been Networking Technology and their endeavour has been to sustain high-tech innovation aimed at developing custom-built products that suit Indian conditions at affordable price points.S. Narayanan said, "Today, we have achieved another milestone by crossing the 100,000 mark in supplying media converters in an era where fiber is emerging as the preferred medium of access. Recently, Daisy 105, a broadband product developed by us, was granted a patent. This is a rare feat for a 100% Indian hardware company. We have over 75 people out of a total strength of close-to 200 engaged in R&D. We believe that is the only way to sustain our leadership position in the coming years."In the presence of the esteemed guests, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam said, "A nation has to evolve as a knowledge centre through innovation and creativity. Creativity is in seeing the same things as everyone else and inventing something different. Creativity involves eapplying existing ideas, accepting change and being flexible in outlook."
Motorola India has announced two new Android-powered smartphones in India - MILESTONE XT720 and BACKFLIP. While MILESTONE XT720 is said to be one of the world's slimmest 8- mega pixel Android smartphone and the first to come powered with a high-definition video experience and a Xenon Flash in India, the BACKTRACK is claimed to be the world's first reverse-flip design handset.MILESTONE XT720 is sleek (10.9mm), and is a capacitive touch Android 2.1-powered smartphone. It also features a high-definition (HD) video experience and enhanced media and mobile Internet capabilities for users who expect the latest in technology and a phenomenal smartphone experience. BACKFLIP with BACKTRACK unique reverse-flip design makes it easier to enjoy videos, music and photos while churning through emails, texts, news feeds, social network messages and more. It comes with a friction hinge that allows the QWERTY keyboard to flip underneath for working in tabletop mode. It automatically locks in this position to ensure no accidental pressing of the keyboard. The digital picture frame mode lets you show off latest adventures. The BACKFLIP can even turn into a bedside alarm clock for the morning wake-up call."We are taking the Android experience to a whole new level in India with the launch of our two smartphones MILESTONE XT720 and BACKFLIP," said Andrew Morley, Vice-President for Marketing, EMARA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia), Motorola Mobile Devices. The new smartphones MILESTONE XT720 and BACKFLIP come preloaded with lifetime free access to fully voice-guided street-level navigable MapmyIndia maps of 401 cities in India. This offers voice-guided navigation and routing in the cities and across major national and state highways. With this, the Indian consumer can drive to 400,000 towns and villages and explore over one million points of interest like budget/premium hotels, petrol pumps, eating joints, ATMs and hospitals, as well as tourist and religious spots.