Bright Telecom has launched its new dual-sim, dual-mode phone, the G-Fone G588, in the Indian market.The touchscreen QWERTY phone can be used in two modes, GSM + GSM or GSM + CDMA. The phone will be available at a price of Rs 4,799.
The G-Phone G-588 dual-sim phone comes with a 2.2-inch touchscreen QVGA display with 64K colors. The phone is equipped with a 1.3-megapixel camera with video recording.
As far as social networking features go, the phone offers access to sites such as Facebook and Twitter via Nimbuzz. It will also run Skype, G-Talk, Yahoo, MSN, AOL and the like providing access to friends and colleagues while on the go.
The G-Phone G-588 comes with expandable memory up to 8GB via microSD cards. Multimedia specs include video playback 3GP and MP4, MP3 player, FM on speaker phone, Hindi menu, and MP3 ringtones.
In terms of connectivity, there is Bluetooth, Yahoo, Email, Opera Mini, and PC GPRS. The phone comes with a USB cable that can be used to charge the phone using a laptop eliminating the need for chargers.
Dual-sim phones are becoming increasingly popular in India, where around 20 per cent of mobile phone users use dual-sim phones.
Players such as LG, Nokia, Videocon, Fly Mobiles, Spice Mobiles, Karbonn Mobiles, and Intex Technologies offer a variety of dual-sim phones in India, across a wide price range.
Fly Mobiles has been consistently launching dual-sim phones in India. In February 2010, they launched a social networking dual-sim phone, the Fly Linkz E145 at a price of Rs 5509.
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