After a worth waiting, India’s own and one of the leading handset maker Micromax all set to launch Android OS running smartphone dubbed as Micromax Andro A60 in India. The comapny has showed off its debut Android smartphone at Delhi Micromax Bloggers’ Meet.
Named as Andro A60, Micromax’s latest offering is featured with Android 2.1, 600MHz CPU, 3.2Megapixel camera, 2.8″ resistive touch screen. The smartphone supports both 2G (WAP/GPRS/EDGE) and 3G (HSPA support). Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS come as a fine touch.
While Android 2.1 and reistive touch screen are really disappointing (typing with SWYPE will be a pain), but it is worth of buy when you see at its price tag. Andro is expected to be priced around Rs 8000, and competes with Samsung Galaxy 5 and Spice MI300.
Micromax Andro A60 is nothing but re-branded ” ZTE Penguin” which was showcased in July, 2010. You can remember recently Dell launched ZTE Racer & Blade Android phones as re-branded Dell XCD35 & XCD28.
It is to be remembered cheapest Android smartphone Huawei Ideos, a Google Experience Device (includes Android 2.2 and capacitive touch screen) priced at Rs 5600 is not still available in Indian market.
Band GSM (900/1800MHz) WCDMA 900/2100MHz
Dimensions 106.8mm x 59.2mm x 14.0mm
Display 62K TFT, (320*240 pixels) 2.8″ Touch Screen
Android 2.1 Éclair
Processor 600 Mhz
WAP/GPRS/EDGE & 3G: HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Camera 3.2MP, Auto-Focus, Resolution 2048×1536 pixels, Zoom, no secondary camera
Internal Memory 150MB
Expandable Memory Upto 32GB via MicroSD
Battery 1280 mAh Li-ion
Talk Time Upto 4 hours
Standby Time Upto 600hrs
Audio Player/ FM Radio/ 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Voice Assisted GPS (via Google Maps)/ WiFi/ USB/ Bluetooth 2.1
Video Streaming/ Video Player/ Video Recorder
Accelerator Sensor, Gravity Sensor & SWYPE
Applications via Android Market
Price – Rs 8000 approx.
Micromax started on line campaigning “My First Android” to promote Andro A60, launched a brand new website http://www.myfirstandroid.com/ where you can win Andro A60 by sharing your craziest idea to do with Andro A60.
The website includes a TVC also! Micromax hinted Andro A60 will hit the market in Decemeber, 2010. In next 6 months more Android models and Micromax App Store are expected to be launched.
Update: Micromax announced the price of Andro A60, it is just Rs 6,990 making it cheapest 3G phone as well as cheapest android featuring smartphone.