Datawind launches Net-enabled phone

| | Updated on: Mar 18, 2015
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DataWind, a leading provider of low cost internet connectivity and wireless web access products, today launched its most affordable smartphone range starting at just ₹1,999. It comes with free unlimited internet browsing for one year on Reliance Communications.

The range of PocketSurfer smartphones were unveiled by President & CEO of DataWind, Suneet Singh Tuli.

According to recent industry reports more than 1.3 crore feature phones are purchased in India each month at a price-point below ₹3,000.

Utilising DataWind’s technology, a year of unlimited access on the UbiSurfer browser is bundled with PocketSurfer devices and delivered using the Reliance Communications GSM network for free. The free-access does not include audio/video streaming or local downloads, which can be accessed by topping up using market plans.

Speaking to the media at the launch, Tuli said, “We see this as a beginning of a new phase in the internet revolution led by mobile internet…” He said that this was the start of a transformational journey towards a digital India partnered by Reliance Communication. Gurdeep Singh, CEO, Consumer Business, Reliance Communications said, “We offer unlimited data for 12 months on our high-speed GSM data network. a product like this one will be best experienced on a seamless IP-enabled network such as RCOM's.”

Make in India

Hailing the Indian Government for implementing DataWind’s recommendations and reversing the inverse duty structure related to Smartphones and Tablets, the company made a pledge to shift 90 per cent of its manufacturing to India within 90 days.

Published on March 18, 2015

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