DataWind launched its affordable smartphone range starting at just Rs 1999. The new range of smartphones comes powered with free unlimited internet browsing for one year on Reliance Communications, India’s most progressive mobile network.
The revolutionary new range of PocketSurfer smartphones were unveiled by H.E. the High Commissioner for Canada to India, Nadir Patel, Parliament Secretary to Minister of International Trade, Canada, Mr. ParmGill, President & CEO of DataWind Suneet Singh Tuli, Prof NK Goyal, President of CMAI and Mr Sujith Haridas, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
Recent industry reports show that more than 1.3 Crore feature phones are purchased in India each month at a price-point below Rs 3000. The new PocketSurfer smartphones allow consumers to upgrade and join the digital age at no real increase or extra cost over their current spends on a feature phone. The PocketSurfer 2G4 is a 3.5 inch, Dual SIM, EDGE network compatible smartphone and the PocketSurfer 3G4 is a 4 inch, Dual SIM, Dual camera, 3G network compatible smartphone. Both the phones make use of DataWind’s breakthrough web acceleration technology to deliver the fastest internet browsing experience through the UbiSurfer browser. Not only are the PocketSurfer smartphones priced competitively against regular feature phones, but the year of free bundled web browsing easily delivers more value than even the cost of the phone. The 5-inch screened PocketSurfer 3G5 smartphone has also been upgraded to include a year of free web browsing.
Speaking on the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO, DataWind said, “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 revolutionize India’s movement towards achieving its grand vision of a Digital India.”
Commenting on the partnership, Gurdeep Singh, CEO, Consumer Business, Reliance Communications 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 Ssartphones, which sport many technological breakthroughs. A product like this one will be best experienced on a seamless IP-enabled network such as RCOM’s, and will make for an unmatched data experience.”
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, the High Commissioner for Canada to India, Mr. Nadir Patel, said: “Canada strongly values its relationship with India, including our growing trade and investment relationship in the information and communication technology space. DataWind’s partnership with Reliance Communications is a prime example of the collaborative spirit between Canada and India for the benefit of our societies and of economies. We look forward to continue strengthening our partnership going forward as India strives to achieve its Digital India and Make in India objectives.”