Some of my favorite cell phones

Nokia 8800 Sirocco
Nokia 8600 Luna
LG KE850 Prada
Nokia 8800 Arte
Samsung Armani
O2 Cocoon
LG KF750 Secret
Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte
Nokia 8800 Gold Arte
Motorola Aura
LG BL40 New Chocolate
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness
Nokia 7900 Prism
Samsung Serenata
Samsung M7500 Emporio Armani


My email to Datawind… the company that supplies Aakash Ubislate tablets

Dear Shafiq,

Your Booking ID is : xxxxxxxxx

Someone from our sales team would get in touch with you and provide you with
the payment and delivery options.

The commercial version of the UbiSlate would be launched in early weeks of

After the commercial launch we would get in touch with you to deliver your
device as soon possible.

Support Executive
Contact No.: 1800-180-2-180

Hello Anand,
I haven’t received any update from you. Is Ubislate7+ available for purchase. If so could you please send one to my place.
This is my booking id : xxxxxxxxx
My address is : xxx
payment mode : cash on delivery
contact number : xxx

Dear Sir/Madam,
Ubislate7+ is expected to be launched by February end. The company will endeavour to fulfil all orders on a first come first served basis. You can check our website for latest information/updates.
An offer exclusively for you if you decide to make the payment in advance:
– You can have a prioritized delivery of your Ubislate7+ in March!

– Free shipping! Normal shipping charges Rs.199/- will be waived off!

If you decide to avail this offer, please mail a Cheque/Demand Draft for Rs.2999/-, payable to Datawind Innovations Pvt.Ltd. at the following address:
Datawind Innovations Pvt.Ltd.

8148,Jubilee Complex,

Sultanwind Road,

Amritsar -143001

For all Cheque/Demand Draft payment enquiries, please email us at

Why are you asking me to pay in advance … I had prebooked this 2 months back … i believe on the first day itself … now you are saying even after paying in advance i get the tablet in March !!!

YOU KNOW WHAT FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




P.S. This wouldn’t have happened if they had done some capacity planning. They were planning to supply to all schools and colleges with the number of tablets that sold out in the first month ? Don’t you think this is just another way to create hype and “demand” in the market. Cannot believe the government does business they way they do it in the grey market.

Continuous Delivery : A Mini Hurdle

The first hurdle to overcome with Continuous Delivery I think is not getting your product’s code onto the machine itself, but managing the actual machine and it’s software… and in talking to people. It is the subtle nuances between machines due to people tweaking things on the fly that lead to the worst [most annoying] bugs to troubleshoot.
The end-goal of managing your machines is that no one ever logs into the machine directly.