Now that almost every budget phone on the market is dual SIM compatible, cell phone manufacturers are looking for other features to make their handset stand out. Lava Mobiles is trying its luck with alpha keypads, while Samsung is betting on extended battery life. Zen Mobile believes that support for television on the go can help it win customers.
Zen Z82 claims to be India’s first QWERTY handset with Analog TV. Earlier, Samsung had also introduced handsets featuring mobile TV. However, both Corby TV and Metro TV relied on super-fast internet connectivity (EVDO) for this service. Also, neither of those handsets featured a QWERTY keypad.
The Z82 is a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) handset with a 2.4 inch QVGA widescreen, 2 megapixel camera, expandable memory up to 4GB, multi-coloured trackball and 3.5mm jack. It is capable of playing MP3 audio and MP4 video files and supports both FM Radio playback and recording. Zen Z82’s battery is powerful enough to provide up to 5 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. It is available across in stores across India for Rs. 4,799.
Zen Mobile who have been launching low-end mobile phones in India including the Dual SIM X380 and QWERTY Z66 have now launched a new Slider phone called S10 in India.
The S10 comes with a 2GB memory card and a Dual SIM slot for multiple SIM card. The phone’s memory can be expanded to 4GB. S10 also features a 2.2 inch TFT screen with MP4/MP3 playback.
S10 also has a 2 megapixel camera with Flash and FM radio. The phone will be sold in the Indian retail market for Rs. 4,999.
Zen Mobiles has launched yet another dual SIM phone-Z66. It has a QWERTY keypad and supports two GSM SIM cards simultaneously. Zen has already launched Z77 and Z90 few days back. It seems that Zen is targeting QWERTY keypad lovers. The price of Zen`s latest offering is also nominal- Rs 2999.
Talking about Z66, Mr. Deepesh Gupta, MD, Zen Mobile said,
popularity of QWERTY phones is fast catching up which can be judged by the fact that sales of these phones have grown 150 percent in the past one year. Our recently launched handsets Z77 and Z90 have been received well by our customers and we are confident that Z 66 will garner similar response. Zen mobiles aim to cater to the needs of the tech-savy Indian mobile users at an affordable price. Loaded with attractive features, the Z 66 comes at an affordable price range without compromising on quality.
Zen Z66 Specifications
â€¢ 2.2-inch display
â€¢ Dimensions: 111.5 x 60 x 13.3mm
â€¢ Weight: 90 gms
â€¢ 1100 mAh Li-Ion Battery with USB Charging
â€¢ Dual SIM
â€¢ 3.5 mm Audio Jack
â€¢ Motion Sensor
â€¢ VGA Camera, Bluetooth, Wireless FM Radio
â€¢ Java enabled
â€¢ External Memory expandable upto 4 GB
â€¢ MSN Messenger and Opera mini browser
After the launch of a Dual SIM G-Fone G-588 CDMA/GSM phone in India for Rs. 5,799, India is seeing another low-end cheap Dual SIM GSM mobile phone being launched by Zen Mobiles, named X380.
X380 has some interesting features for a low-end phone including MP3 ringtones, loud stereo speaker, wireless FM radio, expandable memory of up-to 2GB, music player, support for multiple (dual) GSM SIM cards, color display and a torch.
According to ET, the phone will be targeted at tier II and tier III cities and will be priced at Rs. 1,399 which is pretty cheap considering the features it has. The phone will sell through over 200 distributors across the country.
Zen Mobiles MD Deepesh Gupta said:
With the launch of X380, Zen Mobiles has introduced a multimedia featured affordable handset to the Indian mobile users revolutionizing the market for handsets. Presently, we are targeting tier-II and tier-III cities since major chunk of growth lies in this sector only
The statement is definitely true considering that it packs all these features into the phone. Would you purchase the Zen Mobiles X380? You will find more information about the handset here.