Tablet vendor Datawind has entered the Indian smartphone market with three cost effective devices with mobile Internet capabilities.
Datawind, one of the leaders in the Indian tablet market, says its PocketSurfer smartphones come with web delivery platform to ensure better internet connectivity.
The price range of Datawind PocketSurfer5 phones is from Rs 3,499 to Rs 6,499.
Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind, said the company’s primary focus is to bridge the digital divide and deliver an affordable means of accessing the internet. Globally the massive shift from feature phones to smartphones is being driven by the appetite to get on the mobile Internet.
Incorporating DataWind’s web delivery platform, that compresses and accelerates web content by factors of 10x to 30x, the new PocketSurfer devices deliver the fastest and richest mobile web experience, that they originally became famous for. Even on GPRS/EDGE 2.5G mobile networks, web pages are delivered in 3 to 5 seconds at a fraction of the cost.
Priced at Rs 3,499 in India, PocketSurfer 5x specifications include dual SIM, Linux operating system, 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor, VGA front camera, battery with 3 hours talk time and 1 day standby, 5-inch TFT touch WQVGA, micro SD and micro USB ports.
Priced at Rs 4,999 in the Indian smartphone market, PocketSurfer 5C comes with features such as dual SIM, Android 4.0, 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor, VGA front camera, 2MP rear camera, battery with 3 hours talk time and 2 day standby, 5-inch TFT Capacitive WVGA, micro SD and micro USB ports.
The price of PocketSurfer 3G5 is Rs 6,499 in India. It features dual SIM, Android 4.2, 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 quad core processor, VGA front camera, 5MP rear camera, battery with 4 hours talk time and 2 day standby, 5-inch TFT Capacitive WVGA, micro SD and micro USB ports.