A Mumbai-Based company MoFirst Solutions has come up with a vivid solution to break the language barrier for the Indian smartphone users. The company formed by three former IIT graduates has, in fact developed a smartphone called the Firstouch. What the smartphone does is that it simply enables the users to translate texts, which are written in English to multiple Indian languages and vice-versa.
The smartphone comes with 4-Inch display and has a unique 48-key virtual keyboard that has been designed especially to accommodate Indian alphabets. People responsible for the upcoming 'desi' phone are Rakesh Deshmukh, Akash Dongre and Sudhir Bangarambandi.
The trio have developed and patented the virtual keyboard and the predictive text engine that goes along with it as well. Obviously the phone will surely do a great business in rural areas, who are not comfortable with English.
According to the online reports, initially the Firstouch phones will be released in Gujarat and will be available for sale in Rajkot this month. The phone is priced at Rs 6,000. After Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi phones will be released and the three partners are planning to release phone supporting all Indian languages within a year.
The Firstouch comes with a 4.0-inch IPS WVGA Capacitive Touch Screen display offering a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The smartphone is powered by 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM and runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS. It comes with a 2MP Primary Camera with Flash and a 0.3 MP front facing shooter as well. It features 4GB ROM which is further expandable up to 32 GB and other features include: Dual SIM Card Dual Standby, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, 3G, and 1300 mAh battery.