But today basic phones costing just around Rs 1500 to Rs 5000 do not just provide basic phone functionalities such as making or receiving a call and sending or receiving text messages. These phones have become powerful multimedia devices that offer support for a wide variety of multimedia content like music, video and pictures.
They also come equipped with good quality cameras and have a large battery backup in addition to providing huge amounts of storage space via expansion slots of Micro SD memory cards.
Today manufacturers are more customer centric than ever before. They want to offer customers with more stuff for less cash. Based on this ideology Airtyme Communications have launched their own brand tagged mobile handsets in the Indian market. Airtyme distributes the Motorola XT800 and the HTC Pulse CDMA in India. The company has decided to launch mobiles with their own brand name as it believes that it needs better recognition in India.
They have launched two new mobiles christened Flaunt and Torrid. Both the phones belong to the economy category but are loaded with features. Let us begin with the Flaunt.
What do you get when you shell out Rs 6000 for this handset? Well it almost gives you everything. The Flaunt has a large 3.2 inch touch screen based display in addition to a physical sliding keypad. It offers a 3 Mega Pixel camera with flash and comes with expandable memory support via a micro SD slot that can support up to 32 GB of external memory.
Flaunt offers 3G internet connection with data speeds of up to 7 Mbps. It has a 600 MHz processor and all together Flaunt offers tons of surprises for such a low price.
Torrid also does not disappoint you. It offers a smaller 2.8 inches touch screen display along with a sliding physical QWERTY keypad. The phone lacks many features found in the Flaunt. Torrid offers Bluetooth connectivity and offers external Micro SD memory support for up to 4 GB. The price of the Torrid is yet to be published but it is expected to cost significantly less than the Flaunt.Airtyme looks all set to enter the Indian mobile market with a bang by launching these phones.