One year of Internet is crazy!

Pocket Surfer 2G4The makers of Aakash tablet Datawind launched new entry level 2G and 3G smartphones. The smartphones range from Rs. 1,999 to Rs. 5,499. The company is also offering free data plan under a tie-up with RCom.

The Datawind Pocket Surfer 2G4 has 3.5-inch display, dual SIM, 2G connectivity, running on Android 4.0 Jelly Bean and will be available for Rs. 1.999.

The Datawind Pocket Surfer 3G4 has 4-inch display, dual SIM, front and rear camera, supports 3G connectivity, running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and will be available for Rs. 2,999.

The Datawind Pocket Surfer 3G4 has 5-inch display, dual SIM, front and rear camera, supports 3G connectivity, running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and will be available for Rs. 5,499.

Pocket Surfer 3G4All the smartphones comes with with free unlimited Internet browsing for a year on Reliance Communications (RCom) network.

Tuli added that Datawind’s patented Web delivery platform compresses data via back-end servers to speed up rendering of Web content, ideal for 2G and 3G mobile networks. The year of free, unlimited Internet browsing via the UbiSurfer browser does not include audio/ video streaming or local-downloads. The firm says users will have to purchase separate top-up plans for this.

Speaking on the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO, Datawind said,

[notification type=”notification_info” ]”We are passionate about technology and access that enables and empowers the common man to achieve more in every conceivable way. With this new range of ultra-low cost smartphones, powered with free Internet access by India’s leading network, we hope to ignite a spark that will revolutionise India’s movement towards achieving its grand vision of a Digital India. We see this as a beginning of a new phase in Internet revolution led by mobile Internet and we are delighted and privileged to have Reliance Communications by our side in this new transformational journey towards a Digital India.”[/notification]

Commenting on the partnership, Gurdeep Singh, CEO, Consumer Business, Reliance Communications said,

[notification type=”notification_info” ]”We are delighted to partner with Datawind and offer unlimited data for 12 months on our high-speed GSM data network, which will lead to a unique user experience on the PocketSurfer Smartphones, which sport many technological breakthroughs. A product like this one will be best experienced on a seamless IP-enabled network such as RCOM’s, and will make for an unmatched data experience.”[/notification]

“The feature phone market is about 150 million unit a year. So, if we can convert even 3 percent of this, which is around 45-50 lakh units, it would be okay. The target that we have set is to sell 50 lakh units in next 12 months and are targeting tier II and III cities,” Tulli added.

Product Specifications and Details

PocketSurfer 3G5 PocketSurfer 3G4 PocketSurfer 2G4
Screen 5” Capacitive

800×480 pixels

4” Capacitive

800×480 pixels

3.5” Capacitive

320×480 pixels

CPU Cortex A7 – 1.2Ghz Dual Core Cortex A7 – 1.2Ghz Dual Core Cortex A5 – 1Ghz
OS Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.2 Android 4.0
RAM/ROM 512 MB / 4GB 256 MB / 512 MB 256 MB / 512 MB
Networks GSM: 3G & EDGE

Bluetooth, FM Radio,WiFi

GSM: 3G & EDGE

Bluetooth, FM Radio,WiFi

GSM: GPRS & EDGE

Bluetooth, FM Radio,WiFi

Cameras VGA / 3MP (Flash) VGA / 5MP (Flash) VGA Rear
Battery 6 hours talk / 8 days stand by 6 hours talk / 8 days stand by 4 hours talk / 5 days stand by
SIM Dual Dual Dual
MRP Rs.5,499 Rs.2,999 Rs.1,999

The smartphones will be available on Naaptol’s TV, they will be available at Sangeetha Mobiles, Spice Hotspot Retail and retail partners.