Launching of low-cost smartphones became very common these days as every other smartphone company trying to launch their smartphone at as affordable pricing as possible to beat-up the competition.
Once again, in the series of low-budget smartphones DataWind added it’s another smartphone known as DataWind PocketSurfer GZ at Rs. 1499 only. However, it has launched many other low-budget smartphones previously in its Pocket Surfer series.
The best thing about this PocketSurfer GZ smartphone is that it comes with the unlimited FREE internet for 1 year. Actually, the company has partnered with Reliance Communications to offer free internet. However, its not the first time DataWind offering 1 year free internet as they also provided the same with their previous smartphones too.
Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DataWind reportedly stated, “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.”
DataWind’s Previous PocketSurfer Smartphones with Internet Plan
The PocketSurfer series of its old smartphones are available between Rs. 2,499 to Rs. 5,999. The DataWind PocketSurfer GZ is its cheapest smartphone in this series.
Previously in this series company had sold PocketSurfer 2G4X, PocketSurfer 3G4X, PocketSurfer 3G 5 and PocketSurfer 3G4Z smartphones with bundled free Internet plans.
DataWind PocketSurfer GZ Specifications!
This new DataWind smartphone launched with a touch-screen, rear camera and runs on Linux operating system.
Company didn’t reveal any more specifications yet. However, we can guess it should have 512 MB RAM at max, and a weak battery, something close to 1500 mAh.
“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,” Tuli added.
In case of this new smartphone of DataWind, whenever the details will be shared by company, I will update this article with more details.
Know Bit More About DataWind
DataWind is basically a leading provider of wireless web access products and services. It was came into spotlight after launching its low budget tablet “Aakash” because the Indian government used this tablet as a part of its initiative to link a large number of colleges and universities in the country to an e-learning programme.
DataWind is popular for launching the low-cost smartphones, tablets and phablets to break the affordability barrier from the utilization of technology so that every student can use internet and technology at much low cost and every person on the globe can be connected with internet.
And, I think by launching such affordable PocketSurfer GZ smartphone at Rs. 1499 only they’re taking steps forward toward their mission!