The phone comes with 4.3 inch screen and two battery with 1630 mAh and 900 mAh rating placed side by side for longer battery life.
iBall has launched a new Android 2.3.6 based smartphone, called Andi 4.3j, in India. Apart from being a dual SIM phone, the smartphone also comes with two batteries of 1630 mAh and 900 mAh capacity, which are placed side by side inside the phone itself.
Andi 4.3j is priced at Rs 9,499 and offers video calling on 3G networks, a 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor, WiFi, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, A-GPS and Bluetooth with A2DP+EDR.
The phone also has Gravity, Ambient light and Proximity sensors. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera, and 2 GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB through a micro SD card.
Sandeep Parasrampuria, director, iBall said, "We are excited to launch for the first time in India a dual battery smartphone. Battery backup is the major problem to the smart phone users. Realizing the high utility of smart phones, long hour chatting and longer browsing we have launched this stylish dual battery phone to provide unhindered and seamless usage."
The rationale for putting two batteries instead of a single large one is not really clear, however these two batteries does give it the highest capacity in its price segment. The phone, however, is still based on Android 2.3 which is not a great thing since most brands are now launching Android 4.0 based phone only, rest of the feature match well with what is available in this price range.
As a part of the initiative, the company will provide full talk- time to its prepaid voice customers on a recharge of Rs 87.
MTS has launched the new data plans and dongle as a part of its Homespot program which is essentially a plug and play solution to provide instant WiFi.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Communication and Technology, Government of India, has assured to look into Airtel's move to over charge for VoIP services.
It has also announced MBlaze Ultra that claims to offer up to 9.8 Mbps speed and is planning to launch a slew of smartphones by the end of this year.
Under this offer, local and national SMS are charged at 10 paisa
Relatives can dial +91 9152550000 and +91 9152550001 to get location from where the last call was made by people trapped in Uttarakhand floods
The plan will be available in nine circles of MTS.
MTS recently expanded its high speed network in 31 towns in Rajasthan and now it has expanded the network in Tamil Nadu. CDMA operator now operates in nine circles only.
The service, which offers speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps, will be available across 90 towns and cities of Rajasthan post this expansion.
MTS is also planning to launch a slew of dual SIM smartphones this year.