After a lot of uncertainty and delay, Micromax has finally started delivering its Canvas HD A116, which happens to be the first quad core smartphone from an Indian brand, in physical retail stores and to those who pre-booked it on online shopping stores.
Micromax has claimed to have dispatched 95 per cent of the pre booking orders and is going to send the rest in a day or two.
A leading e-retailer has also told The Mobile Indian that Micromax has promised to send the consignment of Canvas HD A116 today itself or soon after Holi to ecom sites and physical stores.
Micromax started the pre-booking of Canvas HD A116 on February 14 this year and promised to deliver the same by March 15 but it failed to do so. Micromax then cited the change in custom duty structure due to the proposals in the Union Budget 2013 for the delay which it said resulted in the consignment getting stuck at customs. Micromax had also revised the price of the phone upwards to Rs 14,499 from its original price of Rs 13,999, citing changes in the custom duty.