DataWind Inc., a leader in the delivery of Internet access in emerging markets, has launched affordable Pocket Surfer smartphones, PS 2G4X and PS 3G4Z.
Focusing on low cost smartphone markets in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, the phones are priced at Rs. 2,499 and 3,999 respectively. Both the phones are successors of Pocket surfer phones 2G4 and 3G4 launched in March 2015.
The new range of smartphones comes bundled with free unlimited internet browsing for one year on Reliance and Telenor connection on prepaid sim cards. The free-access to internet does not include audio/video streaming or local-downloads, which can alternatively be accessed by topping-up using market plans. Both the phones allow the consumers to join the digital age at no extra cost spend on internet plans.
The Pocket Surfer 2G4X is a 3.5 inch, Dual SIM, Dual camera, EDGE network compatible smartphone whereas, the Pocket Surfer 3G4Z is a four inch, Dual SIM, Dual camera, 3G network compatible smartphone. The phones offer DataWind's breakthrough web acceleration technology to deliver the fastest internet browsing experience through the Ubi Surfer browser.
The unique technology reduces bandwidth consumption by factors of 10x to 30x, allowing the delivery of web pages across even congested GPRS networks in five to seven seconds (with even faster speeds on 3G and 4G networks). Not only are the Pocket Surfer smartphones priced competitively against regular feature phones, but a year of free bundled web browsing easily delivers more value than even the cost of the phone.
Commenting on the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind Inc. said, "With these phones, we are expanding our portfolio of being a leading player in low cost affordable segment and offering Indian consumers a unique combination of superior technology complemented with unmatched style. As its predecessors, these phones offer the right mix of features and internet connectivity."
"It reinforces our commitment to democratize technology by empowering the consumers with the best and most unique innovations that offer great value for them. With every product we launch, we want more and more people to join the digital age," added Tuli.