DataWind, a provider of low cost products, has now launched a smartphone at just Rs 1,499. The smartphone, named as PocketSurfer GZ, comes bundled with one year of free Internet browsing. The Product will be available at retail counters as well as the company’s web-site www.datawind.com.
“We are focused on driving the cost downward to a level where access to technology becomes universally affordable and democratization of technology finds its true meaning. Therefore, this new launch of smartphone at just Rs. 1499 is a step in that direction. This will certainly enhance the connectivity in the developing nations” said Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DataWind.
The DataWind PocketSurfer GZ has Linux operating system, a touch screen and a rear camera. Unfortunately, the company said nothing about its features.
Tuli further added,””Hands-free communication has become extremely important and we feel strongly that this technology should reach every corner of the world. DataWind aims to breaks the affordability barriers and bandwidth constraints of networks touching the mass of India at a whole new level.”