The advent of new mobile technologies makes quite big changes in the mobile handset market. Combined with creativity, each new technology is effectively used to facilitate lots of cool functions in mobile handsets. This was the case when the first touchscreen handset was launched. Obviously intriguing and pretty interesting, the touchscreen handsets had a great start and eventually filled the market replacing old bar form factor handsets.
Now touchscreen handsets of all shapes and sizes flood the market and the regular bar form factor handsets have pretty much become obsolete, although many a few companies still struggle to rejuvenate and revitalize such handsets by launching them at affordable price tags. When it comes to affordability, may it be in the case of a cell phone or a tablet; Indian firms are at the forefront. For instance, consider the Ubislate tablet manufactured in India which is the lowest priced tablet ever released. The case of mobile handsets isn’t much different either.
Indian firms like Lava Mobiles, Karbonn Mobiles etc prosper by releasing affordably priced handset models with decent features. Karbonn Mobiles aren’t famous because they manufacture high end smartphones. Karbonn is most reputed for their affordable handsets, which usually come in old-school retro designs like the bar form factor ones.
However, Karbonn seems to be adapting to the new environment by launching a touchscreen handset. Christened as the Karbonn TnT KT60, the handset has a bar form factor and sports a touchscreen as well as physical keys for typing.
Karbonn TnT KT60 is a touch and type handset which mostly impresses people with its affordable price tag. But it’s not exactly high-end reportedly.
Known specs and features of TnT KT60:
- 2.6 inch TFT Touchscreen display
- Digital camera with 640 x 480 pixels resolution
- 8 GB external memory
- microSD memory card support
- FM Radio with recording
- Dual speakers and 3.5mm jack
- Bluetooth with A2DP
- Bright Torch light
- 1400 mAh Li ion battery
Low-end touchscreen handsets are pretty rare. Low-end yet affordable touch and type handsets are very uncommon. Karbonn TnT KT60 comes in this category. The dual speakers in the handset are excellent offering great acoustic audibility without sacrificing the sound quality. Bluetooth with A2DP, FM with recording and good battery life are the other highlighted features.
Karbonn KT60 also sports 3.5mm audio jack and supports Mp4 video formats reportedly. But it hasn’t been confirmed yet. However, Karbonn KT60 has a decent keyboard if you find typing a bit uncomfortable. But it doesn’t mean the handset’s touchscreen has issues.
Karbonn TnT KT60 sports only GPRS connectivity, which is a drawback. It should have at least featured EDGE connectivity. The current specs are a bit too low end for the record. Nevertheless, Karbonn TnT KT60 is a decent handset which is available at a remarkable price tag of just Rs 2,600/- approximately.