New Delhi: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday launched an internet-ready phone priced at Rs 1,799 and two smartphones in association with Pantel Technologies. The phones will come in bundled offers with BSNL special tariff vouchers. BSNL chairman and managing director RK Upadhyay said the new phones were targeted at "common man" of the country.
The cheapest phone that the two firms introduced in partnership is named PentaBharat. It has 3-inch display with dual SIM and is priced at Rs 1,700. It includes 1,200 minutes of BSNL free bundled talk-time.
"It is India's first internet access ready phone at this price and has been designed specially for e-governance applications for the common man," BSNL and Noida-based Pental Technologies said in a joint statement.
The three phones and a tablet launched by BSNL and Pantel Technologies come with BSNL special tariff vouchers.
The other two smartphones are priced at Rs 6,999 and Rs 7,999. Penta Smart PS650, which is priced at Rs 7,999, comes with 6.5 inch display with dual-core processor. It is bundled with three GB of BSNL 3G data and 300 minutes of talk-time.
Another smartphone named PentaSmart P501 is priced at Rs 6,999. It has a 5-inch display and comes with 3 GB of BSNL 3G data and 300 minutes of talk-time.
The two companies also unveiled Penta T-Pad WS707C tablet pc at a price of Rs 6,999.
HomeShop18 is the launch retail partner for PS650 and the WS707C range of Penta Smart devices.
PentaBharat Phone PF300: Rs 1,799
Penta Bharat Phone is a 3-inch JAVA enabled feature phone. It allows internet browsing facilities including Email, Facebook, downloading of music and videos, and Java games. Bharat Phone has Dual SIM functionality with Dual Standby; 1.3 Mega Pixel rear Camera; Bluetooth; a damdaar1800 mAh Lithium-Ion battery that delivers upto 8 hrs of talk time and 15 days standby time; 64MB RAM and 64MB of internal storage; SMS scheduler; multimedia gaming and mobile tracker. This device comes pre-bundled with 1200 minutes of talk time on the BSNL network.
PentaSmart PS650: Rs 7,999
The PentaSmart PS650 is a 3G device with OGS design. The phone has a 6.5-inch screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz A7 dual-core CPU with a MALI 400MP GPU. The device comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage; 2500 mAh battery supporting 100 hrs standby time. The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device comes with a 2 megapixel rear camera.
Penta Smart PS501 Smart Rs 6,999
The Penta Smart PS501 comes with 15GB of cloud storage and has pre-loaded anti-virus protection. It is powered by a 1.2GHz A7 Dual-Core CPU combined with 512MB DDRIII RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The device comes with a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for video conferencing.
Penta T-Pad WS707C: Rs 6,999
The tablet has a dual-core CPU with an independent graphics controller and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with 512 MB RAM and 4GB Internal Storage. It comes pre-funded with 3GB of BSNL Data and 300 minutes of talk time.