DataWind PocketSurfer GZ launched at Rs 1499 with one year free Internet

Datawind has launched PocketSurfer GZ, its latest budget smartphone running Linux operating system for Rs. 1499. Datawind had partnered with Reliance Communications last year. As a part of this, the phone comes bundled with RCOM’s service offerings that will allow users to enjoy free Internet access for a year.

Datawind said that the phone will come with a touch screen and feature a rear camera with flash. It did not share complete specifications of the phone.

Commenting on the latest affordable smartphone, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DataWind, said: We are focused on driving the cost downward to a level where access to technology becomes universally affordable and democratization of technology finds its true meaning. Therefore, this new launch of smartphone at just Rs. 1499 is a step in that direction. This will certainly enhance the connectivity in the developing nations.

Hands-free communication has become extremely important and we feel strongly that this technology should reach every corner of the world. DataWind aims to breaks the affordability barriers and bandwidth constraints of networks touching the mass of India at a whole new level. While need of internet reflects in every household, our product will enable everyone in the country to afford a smart phone.

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