Datawind known for very low priced tablets and mobile phones has launched yet another affordable smartphone – PocketSurfer GZ priced at just Rs. 1499. This phone is bundled with one year of free internet browsing by Reliance.
On the specifications front, this phone has features that include touch screen, rear camera and runs on Linux operating system. Datawind has not shared any other information about its specifications.
“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.
This phone will be available at retail counters as well as Datawind’s own web-site.
Datawind PocketSurfer GZ is not the cheapest smartphone as this honor has been claimed by Ringing Bells’s Freedom 251 which has unbelievable price of Rs. 251 and comes with better features, runs Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. It is another matter that Freedom 251 is not available easily across the retail counters and till date, the company has claimed to sell 65,000 units so far.