Remember the Aakash tablets that created a huge buzz in India last year? The reasonably priced but not so well received Aakash tablet maker, Datawind is jumping into the smartphone race with the launch of its three affordable smartphones this month. The most talked about is the 5 inch smartphone, the world’s least expensive smartphone ever! Priced at just Rs 3,499, the gadget is a dual SIM wonder. It sure sounds like excellent value for money.
The shift from feature phones to smart phones are solely to procure internet access for the masses, and the people friendly maker is certainly on the right track with its low prices. The inexpensive PocketSurfer 5X works on Linux Operating System and has a 5 inch resistive touchscreen. The second smartphone is priced at Rs 4,999 and runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, sporting a 5 inch capacitive touch screen. The device is named PocketSurfer5.
The highest price of the series being Rs 6,499 is demanded by the PocketSurfer3G5, which sports the highest specs offering 3G mobile broadband high speed internet, mobile gaming experience and HD Quality Video running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2. The main focus of the team is to provide internet access to users through an inexpensive smartphone and this reason led to the development of these mobiles.
Though the Aakash tablets priced Rs 3000 and 3,500 were criticized about the performance and look of the device. With the breakthrough pricing, Datawind is creating a whole new revolution. We just need to observe if Datawind will disrupt the smartphone market or fade away in 2014. If you are looking for an inexpensive new phone this season, you have every reason to try a phone from the new PocketSurfer 5 series phones!