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Videocon Mobile launches handset at Rs 12,900

The handset, priced at Rs 12,900, is equipped with Android operating system, a 3.2-inch multi-touch screen, five mega-pixel camera and Wi-Fi.

twitter-logo PTI   New Delhi     Last Updated: October 14, 2010  | 13:27 IST

Videocon Mobile Phones on Wednesday announced its foray into the growing Android phone market with the launch of 'Zeus' in the Indian market, priced at Rs 12,900.

The handset is equipped with Android operating system, a 3.2-inch multi-touch screen, five mega-pixel camera and Wi-Fi connect.

"The mobile phone market today is very dynamic and price sensitive. With new launches, we try to get interesting new elements in the industry and are very positive that it will create the desired newness in the industry," Rahul Goel, COO, Videocon Mobile Phones said.

Android is an open-source operating system for mobiles and wireless devices, initially developed by Google, and allows developers to design applications independent of the handset type. It allows users to download over 70,000 applications like games, music, music players and location-based services.

Handset makers like HTC, Samsung, Motorola and Spice have already launched Android-powered phones in India, with more companies looking to jumping on to the bandwagon. Many players like Dell have also introduced tablet PCs based on the platform.

According to research firm Gartner, Android operating system comprises 17.2 per cent share of the global smartphone market for the quarter ended June, third after Symbian and Research in Motion.

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