India-based smartphone maker Spice has suddenly surprised its fans by releasing its latest QWERTY smartphone called Stellar 360 in the native market. It is a very uncommon scene to witness Indian smartphone makers coming up with QWERTY devices. However, even with the challenging sales of the QWERTY handsets in India, Spice has released one at the price of Rs. 4,799, and is available at Amazon and Saholic.
Spice Stellar 360, the 3G touch and type QWERTY phone comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA display (480x320p). It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and a Mali 400 GPU coupled with a 512 MB RAM.
Spice Stellar 360 sports a 3.2 MP camera with a 1.3 MP front camera and comes with pre embedded applications such as Whatsapp, BBM, Opera, Twitter and utility apps like Spice Cloud, Getit, and OLX. BBM to BBM free voice call can be enjoyed through this phone.
On the storage aspect, Spice Stellar 360 has an inbuilt memory of 4 GB ROM which can further be expanded upto 32 GB with a microSD card.
Owing to the 3G connectivity this smartphone offers faster browsing experience and lightning speed download, keeping pace with the demand of the GenX. Moreover, this is a dual SIM Android Jellybean smartphone.
The handset also comes with certain other fascinating features as well, such as Flip to Mute, Pop-up Play, Intelligent Answer, etc. It has advanced sensors like Proximity sensor and G-sensor amid other attractive features.
Stellar 360 comes along with a Free Pouch worth Rs. 500. Apart from that, this new smartphone gives access to Spice Cloud that gives the user 2 GB free storage space and enables them to access data on multiple devices. Users can access them using the web interface at www.spicecloud.in.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. T M Ramakrishnan, CEO - Devices, Spice Retail Limited, said "Spice Retail has always been at forefront in bringing innovative products to its customers. Spice Stellar 360-3G is one such product which offers the convenience of both touch and type features with Free BBM to BBM voice calls & 2GB free storage on Spice Cloud for users who are qwerty lovers but wish to explore the touch experience at the same time. All spice devices are designed keeping the convenience and demands of its customer in mind. The New Product Spice Stellar 360 with touch and type QWERTY keypad has also been designed keeping in mind the ease of both, keypad admirers and the touchpad buffs."
The newly launched Spice 3G Stellar 360 will obviously have to struggle in the Indian market as the smartphone users in India are not so much friendly with QWERTY smartphones. On top of that, with the Android KitKat devices that are being offered at a very minimal prices off late, it would even be harder for Spice to sell its latest product at the moment.