G-Fone G-588 dual-sim, dual-mode phone launched

Friday, March 19, 2010, 6:29 by Tech Correspondent

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.

G-Phone G-588 dual-sim, dual-mode phone photo

Photo: G-Phone G-588 dual-sim, dual-mode phone

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.

To read about dual-sim phones in India, click here.

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27 Comments

  1. DINABANDHU PARIDA said on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 6:32

    Dear Sir,

    I need a set having dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) and this set is my choice. Please mail me distributor of BALASORE of ORISSA state.

  2. DINABANDHU PARIDA said on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 6:32

    Dear Sir, Please contact me over my cell phone number : 09338932034

  3. Dinesh Vadera said on Friday, April 9, 2010, 4:03

    Dear sir,
    I want to purchase a dual sim phone and i think this phone is perfect for me.
    Can you give me some more specification of this phone?
    I am from Barmer Rajasthan. Please give the distributor name also.

  4. kishan lal suithar said on Sunday, April 18, 2010, 12:15

    I need a set having dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) G588 and this set is my choice. Please mail me distributor of rajsthan of udaipur state.

  5. TUSHAR BHARTI said on Monday, April 19, 2010, 12:39

    Dear Sir,

    I have need The G-Phone G-588 mobile phone. I want to purchase this mobile phone The G-Phone G-588. I having dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) and this set is my choice. Please mail me the Ludhiana City distributor Name & Address in the PUNJAB state (INDIA).

  6. HARESH RANE said on Monday, April 19, 2010, 14:03

    Dear Sir,

    I need a set having dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) and this set is my choice. Please mail me distributor of mumbai

    regards……HARESH – 9324662022

  7. naveen said on Friday, April 30, 2010, 16:41

    please send me shops address of delhi

  8. naveen said on Friday, April 30, 2010, 16:43

    please send me address list of shop for the purchasing of cdma gsm mobile

  9. Arundhati Dwivedi said on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 6:44

    Please let me know the distributor in Kolkata…I need the duo(CDMA+GSM)

  10. Apurva said on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 10:46

    I bought G-Phone 588. Its not worth spending 4800.00, GPRS is not working with most of the network. No touch screen, Not at all user friendly menu. Think before you buy..

    9324430140

  11. lohit arora said on Monday, May 17, 2010, 13:07

    i have g phone model no. 588 and my office addres ( shreenath asaociates tata indicom ture value shoppe nr menaria guest opp p&t colony hiran magri sec 5 main road udaipur co no 9214436001

  12. DEEPESH MATHUR said on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 8:27

    I need a set having dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) and this set is my choice. Please mail me distributor of mumbai or navi mumbai-Maharashtra
    or
    Please contact me over my cell phone number : 09223318374

  13. pooja said on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 9:49

    i got g-588 before 2 month but nimbuzz not working at all.

  14. lavin said on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 17:30

    is it available in goa or bangalore plse inform

  15. Sanju said on Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:57

    please tell me distributor of G-Phone Q-588 in agra or Aligarh.

  16. p.srinivas said on Thursday, May 20, 2010, 8:56

    sir i need qwerty keypad dual gsm+cdma mobile i need dealer of ndhra pradesh warangal distict contact number
    My contact number – 09247293093

  17. saju ittan said on Thursday, June 10, 2010, 10:56

    I would like to purchase 1 gphone588 GSM+CDMA at the earliest. Pl assist where to get the same.

  18. Mahavir said on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 18:09

    Want to sell this handset used for 20 days, want to sell at around Rs.4200/- with Bill & 1 year warranty, pls contact me 09762979587

  19. Nazim Rizvi said on Thursday, June 17, 2010, 6:41

    Dear Sir;
    i need a set having dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) and this set is my choice. Please mail me distributor of Alibug -Maharashtra
    Please contact me over my cell phone number :
    +918805634920

  20. luckyarya said on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 9:46

    i want this mobile?when its avalable in warangal mobile shops..09346044143.

  21. sunil said on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 13:42

    pl inform regarding prisce in india of model G-phone

  22. Mohd Azeemuddin said on Sunday, June 20, 2010, 8:45

    Dear Sir;
    i need a set having dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) and this set is my choice. Please mail me distributor of Adilabad-Andhrapradesh Please contact me over my cell phone number
    09390910036

  23. lakshay said on Saturday, August 28, 2010, 12:58

    this phone is having huge network problems, whare i can solve it . i am from Mumbai.

  24. Aditya said on Sunday, August 29, 2010, 7:11

    Dear Sir,
    I need a set having dual SIM (CDMA+GSM) and this set is my choice. Please mail me distributor of Cuttack of Orissa state.

  25. Manoj said on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 8:08

    Service of gfone is good.thank u

  26. vikas said on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 8:18

    I have purchased g-fone 588 on 12/07/2010. but its the difected phone i was gone on that shop & told him about diffect, he says me to go in customer care center. i was gone in customer care center HARKRISHAN SERVICES 5024, Roshanara Road Delhi 7 they says leave the phone and come after two days, my job card no is 1135100 dated 04/02/2011 but till date i could not get the phone. every time he saya parts is not coming from company. the g-phone customer service is verey worst. vikas 9212121203,9811869051

  27. vinod agrawal said on Monday, April 11, 2011, 12:07

    Sir, I am using G588 from last 2 years now i want to know is it wi-fi enabled, i want to stat si-fi how can i and second thing in cdma sms whever i switch off and on mobile all the sms will laps which was already in inbox in card. please sene me details.