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Olive Smart launched on Gingerbread

Nidhi Singal     February 9, 2011
Olive Telecom in association with Aircel and Qualcomm on Wednesday announced the launch of its first Android offering in India. Operating on the latest version of the OS, the Gingerbread, the company claims it to be the fastest Android phone in the world. Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8522 1GHz processor, it is HSPA+ enabled. As per Qualcomm, the second generation Snapdragon mobile processor will offer 1GHz processing power with high performance engine and crystal clear HD voice; and will offer blazing fast HSPA+ wireless speed.

Arun Khanna, Chairman, Olive Telecom said, "We are pleased to introduce a breakthrough convergence device which  is more than a conventional smartphone and offers cutting edge services that will appeal to generation-Y. This device promises to be a game-changer with its rich looks and advanced features like 3G HSPA+, Android Gingerbread, Adobe Flash (10.1), DLNA, HD video and surround sound. With our sizeable R&D investments in the Olive Convergence range of mobile computing and communication devices, we are well-positioned to compete with the world's leading brands."

With 4.1 inch capacitive touch display, a 5 MP camera with auto focus, 720p video recording and 1400 mAh battery, this Android offering will compete against the best - HTC Desire, Motorola XT720, etc. Priced below Rs 20,000, the phone will hit the market after a month.

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