DataWind comes up with PocketSurfer Android Smartphone for Rs.1999

Aakash tablet maker Datawind launched its entry level 2G and 3G mobile handsets, priced in range of Rs 1,999-Rs 5,499, offering free data plan under a tie-up with RCom.
With prices starting as low as Rs. 1,999 the Canadian company is targeting first time Android users and existing feature phone users. DataWind’s new range of PocketSurfer smartphones offer free unlimited Internet browsing for one year on Reliance. Users can only browse for free.
The new PocketSurfer smartphones allow the consumers to join the digital age at an affordable cost.

PocketSurfer 2G4 PocketSurfer 3G4 PocketSurfer 3GS
CPU 1 GHz Cortex A-5 Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A-7 Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A-7
RAM 256MB 256MB 512MB
Storage 512MB 512MB 4GB
Display 3.5-inch 4-inch 5-inch
Resolution 320 x 480p 800 x 480p 800 x 480p
Connectivity GPRS & EDGE 3G & EDGE 3G & EDGE
Rear camera VGA 5MP 3MP
Front camera N/A VGA VGA
OS Android 4.0 Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.2
Battery 4 hours talk-time 6 hours talk-time 6 hours talk-time6
Price Rs. 1,999 Rs. 2,999 Rs. 5,499

All three smartphones feature the company’s own web delivery platform, which compresses and accelerates normal delivery of web content by factors of 10x to 30x. The company claims this translates into desktop like web experience even on GPRS/EDGE 2.5G mobile networks.


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 products will be available on Naaptol’s TV, print and online shopping platforms starting Tuesday and from March 24, they will be available at Sangeetha Mobiles, Spice Hotspot Retail and other key modern trade and retail partners.


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