Get Gmail ( java ) and Opera Mini to work on Samsung star or Tocco lite

This is for all those who have not been able to get the Gmail app to work on your Samsung Star Phone. Do NOT forget the read the section that is labeled "Important" especially if you use a Samsung Phone.

For starters you need to have an internet access account with your mobile service provider such as T-Mobile, Airtel or Etisalat or any provider who offers the GPRS service.

Second your set should be Java enabled

Should have enough memory.

First install the 2.0 version of Gmail

At this point you will get error that tells you that you do not have the "appropriate certificate".

Then install the 1.5 version (

This does the tick.

What is better is , now you can install opera mini as well.

When you start an unsigned java app on your phone to protect your privacy it will ask you want to allow the application to connect to the internet. Choose end-call ( right soft key). If you are not using the Samsung touch screen phone choose yet / ok / enter. On the Samsung phone, This will cause the application to ask you if you want to quit , simply choose no. Remember that you will need to do this a ton of times in the initial week ( it is frustrating ) but keep at it and you will succeed. I had to do it approx 20 times.

Also note, it is ideal to remove the proxy setting on the Airtel Mobile office. It slow the request down or kills it.

Relaiable Development Companies in India

Just wanted to list down some reliable software development and companies in India.

Infosys - Banking related and SAP
Wipro - Systems related and SAP
Real Consulting - Web Site Development
Mind Tree - Telco related
NIIT - Good Co work for.

Is PMBOK against Agile ?

Development organizations work towards optimizing software development and delivery. Development teams generally use the Project Management Institute's "A Guide To The Project Management Body of Knowledge" a.k.a (PMBOK).

They may also investigate Agile development methodologies such as Scrum or XP as their popularity. To Generalize Agile is a Delivery methodology.

These clash, when it comes to earned value measurement and few other measurement parameters. PMBOK admits that the project requirement is only "Incremental clear" and will fully be clear only when nearing completion. This is in full alignment for PMBOK. So the truth is delivery is the KEY and marriage of PMBOK to agile is is what can set development process to achieve what it started out to do.

The PBMOK talks about


Agile process


So if you read the above carefully. One is written with the thought of bringing in formal note the other is about working with the client. Then the question what do you need. The answer is obvious we need both.

For those who are in a relationship or are married clearly know that we need to accept the other instead of trying to get them to change. So I guess it is time for Agile and PMBOK to hug each other.

Let me tell you this is a long term thing -yes pun intended ;) !