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SaffronArt Introduces Mobile Auction Application Auction house SaffronArt is going mobile, allowing collectors to view and bid for art and jewelry using its mobile application. The application works with Java enabled phones, and allows users to view catalogue details, place bids, monitor auction progress, search the catalogue by lot number, artist, designer name or material. However, to bid, users must be pre-registered and approved by Saffronart. Details of the application are available here. [release] Bharti Airtel, RCOM, Seek Connectivity To North East Through Bangladesh Bharti and Reliance Communications have submitted a joint proposal to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) for a telecom corridor through Bangladesh. The two companies seek links to Indian states Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, which, at present, get telecom services through VSAT, at a high price. In return, Bangladesh will get a wider link as the Indian companies have already connected with Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan and have offered to link with Myanmar. [Daily Star] Indian Mobile Number Portability Delayed Citing issues with the time and effort required to upgrading existing networks for enabling Mobile Number Portability in India, the countrys Department of Telecom has decided to extend the date for introducing MNP in Metro and Category A circles to December 31st 2009. MNP is likely to be available by end 2009 in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu including Karnataka and Chennai service areas. This will offer some respite to telecom operators, who would first like to…

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