Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Sellinam - World's First Tamil SMS Launched

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to let you know that "Sellinam" - the Tamil name for our family of Mobile software - was successfully launched on the 15th of Jan 2005, under the banner of Oli96.8FM, Singapore's Tamil Radio.

Kavipperarasu Vairamuthu had the first Tamil SMS message composed on a Sony Ericsson Z1010 mobile phone which was sent to Mrs. Ramachandran, wife of the owner of Ananda Bhavan restaurant, Oli98.8 and Dr. Re Karthigesu who received the message in Penang, Malaysia.

The message (in Tamil Unicode):

நேற்று வரை மூன்று தமிழ்
இன்று முதல் நான்கு தமிழ்
இதோ கைத்தொலைபேசியில்கணினித் தமிழ்!

Kavipperarasu also composed this for the youth:

அன்புள்ள காதலி
இனி தமிழில் காதலி

The event was carried live by Oli and appeared on TV news last night.

Friends in Malaysia may want to see the story in Tamil Nesan (17 January 2005) and Malaysia Nanban (18 January 2005).

Since the launch, our mailboxes are getting flooded with hundreds of emails from enthusiastic users from all over the world who want to immediately start sending Tamil SMS messages.

We apologise for not providing the details on time. The response from the local users alone was overwhelming and all our resources are being deployed to ensure that the delivery and use of "Sellinam" goes without a glitch.

In the meantime, we are working on a "frequently asked questions" list and will provide you with as much information as possible from time to time. We ask for your patience and understanding.




Blogger Living in Thailand said...

Nice site maybe we can do something!Free SMS and Free Fax

9 November 2005 at 05:18  
Blogger selvaratnam said...

mikachirantha muyatchi, thamil koorum nal ulakam enrum ungaluku kadami patu ullathu

16 May 2008 at 19:19  

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