Aakash tablets maker DataWind offers low cost smartphones

DataWind launches cheap smartphones in India

DataWind, well known for low cost Aakash tablets, has introduced its cheap smartphones with a starting price of Rs 1,999.

Reliance Communications is offering free unlimited internet browsing for one year for purchasers of the latest smartphones from DataWind.

The PocketSurfer 2G4 is a 3.5-inch, dual SIM, EDGE network compatible smartphone and PocketSurfer 3G4 is a 4-inch, dual SIM, dual camera, 3G network compatible smartphone.

The 5 inch screened PocketSurfer 3G5 smartphone has also been upgraded to include a year of free web browsing.


  PocketSurfer 3G5 PocketSurfer 3G4 PocketSurfer 2G4
Screen 5” Capacitive

800×480 pixels

4” Capacitive

800×480 pixels

3.5” Capacitive

320×480 pixels

CPU Cortex A7 – 1.2Ghz Dual Core Cortex A7 – 1.2Ghz Dual Core Cortex A5 – 1Ghz
OS Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.2 Android 4.0
RAM/ROM 512 MB / 4GB 256 MB / 512 MB 256 MB / 512 MB
Networks GSM: 3G & EDGE

Bluetooth, FM Radio,WiFi


Bluetooth, FM Radio,WiFi


Bluetooth, FM Radio,WiFi

Cameras VGA / 3MP (Flash) VGA / 5MP (Flash) VGA Rear
Battery 6 hours talk / 8 days stand by 6 hours talk / 8 days stand by 4 hours talk / 5 days stand by
SIM Dual Dual Dual
MRP Rs 5,499 Rs 2,999 Rs 1,999

DataWind launches cheap smartphones in India

DataWind says its back-end cloud servers compress and accelerate the delivery of web content by factors of 10x to 30x to render a fast desktop-like web experience even on traditional GPRS/EDGE 2.5G mobile networks.

“With this new range of low cost smartphones, powered with free internet access by Reliance Communications, we hope to ignite a spark that will revolutionize India’s movement towards achieving its grand vision of a Digital India,” said Suneet Singh Tuli, president & CEO of DataWind.

“We are delighted to partner with DataWind and offer unlimited data for 12 months on our GSM data network, which will lead to a unique user experience on the PocketSurfer Smartphones,” said Gurdeep Singh, CEO, Consumer Business, Reliance Communications.

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