Dilip Modi, managing director, Spice Mobility, said to 'The Mobile Indian', "In this week we will launch MI 270, India's first Android based dual SIM phone. It will have a number of pre-loaded free applications to address the digital lifestyle of youth, and it will be priced at around Rs 9,000."
He further said, "MI 270 will be a dual camera phone based on Android 2.1. It will have a 3.7 inch capacitive screen. The phone will have a chipset from Media Tek and will have processor speed of 600 MHz."
The new device is to be available across the country at Spice Hotspots and other retail chains.
Meanwhile, Spice Mobility plans to provide affordable Android devices to Indian consumers to surf the net. At present, around 27 per cent of total mobile users in India use the internet on their handsets and by 2015 the figure will have swollen to around 75 per cent.
Currently, Spice has two Android devices, Spice Mi-300 and Spice Mi-310.
Mi-300 is an Android 2.1 based phone with an 8 cm capacitive touchscreen. It has support for 3.5G and HSPA+">HSPA. The handset has a 5 mega pixel camera, Wifi, GPS and AGPS. It also has Google messaging service with push mail.
Spice Mi-310 is based on Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. The touchscreen phone has GPS, AGPS and Wifi hotspot functionality that can support up to five Wifi enabled devices.