India’s leading tablet company DataWind has redefined the menaing of affordability with the launch of most affordable smartphone with 1 year free internet surfing at just Rs. 1499. DataWind has launched PocketSurfer GZ in India. This smartphone is running on Linux operating system. The company has established a partnership with Reliance Communication to offer free web browsing for one year for all customers who will purchase this device.
CEO of DataWind, Suneet Singh Tuli said, “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”
Tuli also 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 network touching the mass of India at a whole new level.”
“While need of internet reflects in every household, our product will enable everyone in the country to afford a smart phone”, Tuli added.
DataWind is known for making low cost devices, such as mobile phones and tables in India. Pocket Surfer GZ is one of the cheapest smartphone available at this price. According to IDC statement, DataWind is leading the market of tables with 27.6% share.
Before DataWind, Ringing Bells company has already launched Freedom 251 with the price tag of Rs. 251 which is the cheapest smartphone in the market. Currently, Ringing Bells is claiming to deliver 6500 devices to registered users.