Samsung India the leading mobile handsets giant announced the launch of Corby Plus and Corby Pro GSM Mobile phones which are fine-tuned for social networking (facebook and Twiter) needs of youngsters.
Samsung Mobile estimates that out of the 4 million active users, around 2.5 million will want to stay 'connected always' to their social networks and hence, a handset fine-tuned to social networks/internet messaging needs could be expected to serve the youth aged between 18-30. Both Corby Plus and Corby Pro, which were rolled out nationally on Wednesday, are touchscreen handsets with both QWERTY as well as touchscreen interface. The company already has 3 other models under this range including CorbyMate and CorbyTXT.
According to the Samsung India, the compny may soon launch a CDMA version of the Corby in the country. It is possible. Social networking needs of CDMA users are there," Yadav told Financial Chronicle, when asked about the CDMA version. India has a large CDMA userbase on the Reliance and Tata Indicom networks. If the Corby does arrive on CDMA networks, it would be the first touchscreen device to provide direct social networking access using widgets.
Samsung Corby Plus comes with 2MP camera, QQWERTY keybord and all Corby fetures while Samsung CorbyPro (B5310) comes with GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headset jack, 3.2MP camera and 100MB of extendable memory.Samsung Corby Plus and Corby Pro GSM Mobile will retails in India at Rs 10,050 and Rs 13,900 respectively.