Lemon Mobiles has launched a low cost 3G device in India called the W100 3G. The new phone from the domestic handset maker costs about Rs 3,500. It is available across the country in an option of red or blue colors.
Lemon W100 3G has two cameras – a 1.3 mega pixel device at the back for taking high res images, and a 0.3 mega pixel camera on the front for delivering VGA resolution for video chats.
The new phone from Lemon Mobiles can be used to browse the net, access emails and social networking sites, as well as download music from the internet. The device comes with a Live TV application with a month’s free membership to Live TV services. It is also possible to stream video from YouTube or any other internet video web site to the Lemon W100. It must be kept in mind, however, that the maximum broadband speed that the W100 can access is up to 384 Kbps.
In addition, Lemon W100 3G has a built in Opera Mini web browser, as well as Lemon Twist application for social networking. Lemon Twist is a social networking aggregator that collects feeds from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Nimbuzz on one interface. Lemon W100 3G supports Java based applications as well.
The phone’s internal memory of 60 MB is expandable to 16 GB and can store up to 1,000 phone book entries.
The phone has a music player and recorder that supports MP3, WAV, MIDI, AAC, AMR, AAC+ file formats; and a video player and recorder that supports 3GP and MP4 files at QCIF resolution.
W100 3G from Lemon can access GSM networks in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands, and WCDMA (3G) networks in the 2100 MHz band.
3G networks will soon be rolled out across India. They are currently offered in different circles by Tata Docomo, BSNL and MTNL. Other major telecom operators such as Airtel, Aircel, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications are scheduled to launch 3G over the following couple of months while Vodafone might take about four months to roll out its 3G network.
3G is said to offer very high data transfer speeds and is anticipated to distinctly improve the way people communicate. Many handset makers are launching 3G mobile phones and Lemon Mobiles, which is known to produce affordable handsets that are packed with features, is one of them.