Akash tablet maker DataWind has launched the most affordable smartphone starting at just Rs 1,999 in collaboration with Reliance Communications. The new range of PocketSurfer smartphones is powered with free unlimited internet browsing for one year on Reliance.
The new PocketSurfer smartphones allow the consumers to join the digital age at an affordable cost. The PocketSurfer 2G4 has a 3.5 inch screen, Dual SIM, EDGE network while PocketSurfer 3G4 is a four inch, Dual SIM, Dual camera, 3G network compatible smartphone.
The President and CEO of DataWind, Suneet Singh Tuli, emphasized on the power of internet. “Internet pervades our lives. From education to businesses, internet is everywhere. Today, no business model can effectively run without its online presence,” said Tuli. “With these ultra-low cost smartphones, we wish to create a digitised India and make technology accessible to every common man,” he added.
The products will be available on Naaptol’s TV, print and online shopping platforms. The products will also be available from March 24 at Sangeetha Mobiles, Spice Hotspot Retail and retail partners. With this launch, DataWind targets tier II and tier III cities of the country.
Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel, speaking on the occasion called for collaboration between both nations to make the best use of innovation and technology.
“To make the best use of innovation and technology, we need collaboration between India and Canada. For India, there is no better partner than Canada,” he said, adding that it is possible to achieve more as partners than as individuals.