Micromax was one of the first Indian companies to launch an Android handset. The Micromax A60 was one of the cheapest Android phones in India when it launched. Admittedly, it was the most inexpensive Android phone, but it was also very slow, and probably the worst Android smartphone I ever used. But it did see a lot of sales, and succeeded in bringing Android to the masses.
Micromax recently launched the successor to the A60 – the Micromax A70. It is much better than its predecessor in all aspects, be it the design or the specifications.
The Micromax A70 comes with a 600 MHz processor and is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo. The amount of RAM hasn’t been revealed, but it should be around 256 MB.
It will sport a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. It will come with a 5 MP camera with autofocus.
It also offers the usual connectivity options – GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1. It will also offer a Wi-Fi hotspot feature, and will come with a 1450 mAh battery.
It will come with M! apps, which is a custom application store by Micromax, but it seems like it will ship with Android Market as well.
It has been priced at Rs 8,999 and is available now.