DataWind PocketSurfer 2G4 and 3G4 launched with free internet from RCom

first_imgDataWind, the company behind the infamous Aakash tablet on Tuesday launched two ultra-budget Android smartphones in India, which also provide free Internet from telco RCom. Both the phones offer free unlimited web browsing for one year on the Reliance Communications network.The two phones 2G4 and 3G4 – cost Rs 1,999 and Rs 2,999 respectively. Apart from unlimited web browsing, users also get access to unlimited email usage and also access to social networks.”We are passionate about technology and access that enables and empowers the common man to achieve more in every conceivable way. With this new range of ultra-low cost smartphones, powered with free internet access by India’s leading network, we hope to ignite a spark that will revolutionalise India’s movement towards achieving its grand vision of a digital India. We see this as a beginning of a new phase in the Internet revolution led by mobile internet and we are delighted and privileged to have Reliance Communications by our side in this transformational journey towards Digital India,” said Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO, DataWind.The 2G4 PocketSurfer has a 3.5-inch display and is powered by a single core ARM Cortex A7 SoC clocked at 1.0GHz. It has a VGA camera on the back and has connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which admittedly is borderline obsolete.The 3G4 on the other hand has a larger 4-inch display and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. It is also powered by a Cortex A7 single core CPU clocked at 1.0GHz. It has a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front.  On both the devices, the company claims 3 hours of talk-time and 2 days of standby time.advertisementDataWind has also upgraded the 5-inch model of the PocketSurfer which is known as the 3G5. It rocks a 5-inch screen, and runs on a Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.0GHz. It has a 3-megapixel camera on the back with a flash and a VGA module on the front. It also runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.Suneet Singh Tuli also took the opportunity to praise the Indian government for its vision for Make in India. ” In our commitment to Make in India, we hope to generate 1,000 new direct and indirect jobs in India within the next year as we work with electronics manufacturing service companies in India,” he said.Reliance Communications CEO for its consumer business Gurdeep Singh said, ” We are delighted to partner with DataWind and offer unlimited data for 12 months on our high speed GSM data network, which will lead to a unique user experience on the PocketSurfer smartphones, which sport many technological breakthroughs.”Both the product will be available March 17 onwards on Naaptol’s TV, print and online shopping platforms. Starting March 24 the products will be available on traditional retail outlets from Spice hotspot, Sangeetha Mobiles and others.last_img

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