DataWind, known very well for budget friendly gadgets, has launched a new smartphone called ‘PocketSurfer GZ’ priced at just Rs. 14,99. Not just it is budget smartphone but also comes with absolutely free 1 Year internet connectivity. Please note, the phone is running on Linux operating system, and not Android.
Such a budget phone with 1 year free internet possibly happened because of the partnership between Datawind and Reliance Communications. The internet we getting with PocketSurfer GZ comes bundled by RCOM’s service offerings. As of now DataWind has not provided any details about the phone’s specifications but only said that it will be a touch screen phone with rear camera. We will keep you updated with its complete specifications as soon as revealed.
Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DataWind, commenting on this launch 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.
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.
While need of internet reflects in every household, our product will enable everyone in the country to afford a smart phone.