It seems like Canvas HD is facing a tough time in making its way into the market. Back in February, leading smartphone vendor Micromax launched Canvas HD, its high-end phablet at Rs 13,990. The device was announced online initially and achieved new heights in marking a record sales of selling over 9000 units in 24 hours.
Since then, there has been no information from the manufacturer on when the ordered Canvas HD units would be shipped to the consumers or on when the handset will be made available across the retail stores in the nation.
On contacting an inside source from Micromax, Gizbot has once again confirmed that the the company is focused in clearing the pending stocks with Snapdeal, which is the sole retailer to sell Canvas HD. Once these stocks are cleared, Micromax will open the retail availability of Canvas HD, which is to take place by the end of this month tentatively.
Meanwhile, A110 Canvas 2, which was launched in October 2012 has received the official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean upgrade. The upgrade can be downloaded through Micromax FTP servers or via the phone's dedicated forum on XDA Developers.
Measuring 282MB, the update removes the M! Store app and adds some new wallpapers and a new color theme that are seen in Canvas HD to Canvas 2 Besides these aspects, Canvas 2 will obviously receive Jelly Bean features including Project Butter, Google Now, improved wallpaper support, enhanced high resolution contact photos and more.
Just to remind of specs, Canvas HD sports a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Speaking of A110 Canvas 2, the handset comes with a 5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1GHz dual core processor, 8MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera for video calling purposes, 4GB internal storage, 512MB, a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS with aGPS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi and 1,600 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 5 hours talk time and 174 hours standby.