The much awaited Google drive with 5 GB of storage, launches this week, likely on Tuesday at http://drive.google.com
Now let’s talk details. It’s no surprise that it will roll out for free. What’s interesting though is that Google is planning to start everyone with 5 GB of storage. Of course you can buy more, but that trumps Dropbox’s 2 GB that is included with every account. Dropbox does make it easy to get more space, including 23 GB of potential upgrades for HTC users.

What’s also interesting is the wording related to how the system will work. It’s been long-thought that Windows integration will come easy, but that getting the Google Drive icon into the Mac a la Dropbox would be a bit harder. From what we’re reading, Google Drive will work “in desktop folders” on both Mac and Windows machines, which still leaves the operation question unanswered.
But there is one very solid piece of news – Google Drive is expected to launch in the middle of next week. Given how big companies such as Apple, Google and the rest operate, I’m placing my bets on Tuesday, but Wednesday is also a popular day for Google updates. In fact, TechCrunch seems to have gotten their hands onto the app itself.

Now as for the reliability of the information? It’s not at all uncommon for big companies to launch with partners for new features. When that happens, the partners will often-times have a heads up to integration and specifics, and that’s exactly what appears to have happened here as it did with the Lucidchart leak from last week. We’ll have to wait and see exactly how it all works out, but let’s just say that our earlier prediction of in-app document editing is pretty solid as well, given the nature of the release that was sent to us today.

But the question remains – Can Google Drive hold a candle to Dropbox?  
 
The New iPad finally arrives to India on April 27th. After the launch in US and Europe the iPad will be made available to 21 more countries starting April 20th. It launches in India on April 27th.

The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. The new iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

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The GSM Association announced various awards at the MWC 2012 under the Global Mobile Awards for 2011-2012. Among the winners, the Samsung Galaxy SII won the ‘Best Smartphone’ award, Samsung also grabbed the ‘Device Manufacturer of the Year’. Other winners included the Apple iPad 2 for the ‘Best Mobile Tablet’ and the Nokia C3-00 winning under the category of ‘Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone’. 

Best Mobile App for Consumers
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. for Angry Birds Rio

Best Mobile App for Enterprise
Citrix Systems for Citrix Receiver

Judges’ Choice - Best Overall Mobile App
WhatsApp Inc. for WhatsApp

Most Innovative Mobile App
SwiftKey

Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign
Brandtone for Carling Black Label "Be the Coach"

Innovation in Mobile Advertising
Poken for the leading CMS for NFC

Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year
[am.o.bee]

Best Enterprise Mobile Service
Fiberlink for MaaS360

Best Consumer Mobile Service
Google for Google Maps for Android

Best Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
Turkcell for Turkcell TiklaKonus

Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments
Safaricom for Grundfos

mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. for Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
UBL Omni for Transparent and Efficient Cash Disbursement Service after the 2009 IDPs Crisis and the 2010 Flood Crisis

The Green Mobile Award
Flexenclosure for E-site

Best Mobile Health Innovation
Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. for Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning
OnPoint Digital for CellCast Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive, Transport or Utilities
Ford Motor Company Ltd. for Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

Best Mobile Money Innovation
Etisalat, MasterCard and Oberthur Technologies for Etisalat Commerce

Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing
Financial Times and Assanka for The Financial Times Web App

Best Smartphone
Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S II

Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone
Nokia for Nokia C3-00

Device Manufacturer of the Year
Samsung

Best Mobile Tablet
Apple for Apple iPad 2

Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets)
AT&T for Garmin GTU 10

Best Mobile Broadband Technology
KT for KT's Premium WiFi Solution

Best Infrastructure Technology
Alcatel-Lucent for lightRadio Network

Best Technology Breakthrough
Vodafone Group PLC for Quad Rate Technology: An Evolved Path Doubling the Efficiency of Mobile Voice

Best Cloud Based Technology
Appcelerator for Titanium Integrated Development Platform

Best Technology Product or Solution for Safeguarding and Empowering Customers
Cloudmark for Cloudmark Mobile Messaging Security Suite

GSMA Chairman's Award
Joint Winners KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SOFTBANK MOBILE

Government Leadership Award
Government of the Republic of Colombia 
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    Madhan

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