After creating the affordable tablet market in India, DATAWIND today launched its PocketSurfer smartphones at breakthrough pricing, intending to disrupt the mobile phone market. DATAWIND announced its entry into the smartphone category with the launch of PocketSurfer5, a range of three smartphones that not only deliver great voice quality, but also feature a large 5 inch touchscreen for anytime/anywhere rich internet experience using DATAWIND’s breakthrough web delivery platform.
Fulfilling the aspirations of customers seeking to upgrade themselves to the smartphone ownership category at a lower price point, the PocketSurfer5 range from DATAWIND aims to make it real, by offering them the delight of smartphone ownership with the world’s least expensive 5” screen smartphone starting at just Rs3,499.DATAWIND’s PocketSurfer5 range can be purchased or explored on www.pocketsurfer.com
Speaking on the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DATAWIND said: “On the 10th Anniversary of DataWind’s PocketSurfer – the fastest internet device operating through a GSM SIM beating all other internet devises at that time in speed, we’re very excited to introduce these amazing new devices at unbelievably low prices. Intended to again create benchmarks in the smart phone category, DataWind’s new products break the affordability barriers of smartphones and bandwidth constraints of cellular networks to deliver calling facility and internet access to anybody who can afford a simple mobile phone. Currently simple phones in the market cost as much as the smart phone on offer by DataWind.” “Our primary focus is to bridge the digital divide and deliver an affordable means of accessing the internet. We want to be form-factor agnostic. Globally the massive shift from feature phones to smartphones is being driven by the appetite to get on the internet. We want to be the enabler.”
Incorporating DataWind’s breakthrough 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 traditional GPRS/EDGE 2.5G mobile networks, web pages are delivered in 3 to 5 seconds at a fraction of the cost.
The entry-level device is the PocketSurfer 5X at Rs.3, 499 for a dual-SIM smartphone with a 5” touch-screen. The second in the range is PocketSurfer5 and is priced at Rs 4,999. PocketSurfer5 offers the best of features on an Android Jelly Bean platform offering connectivity to internet through Wi-Fi and EDGE networks. This model also sports a 5 inch capacitive touch screen that gives the user a widescreen entertainment experience as also a large enough screen to attend to office work on the move.
The third and the final model in the range is the PocketSurfer3G5 priced at Rs 6,499. As the name suggests, this is model sports the highest specs within the PocketSurfer5 range offering users the ability to enjoy 3G mobile broadband high speed internet, HD Quality Video and mobile gaming experience.