DataWind Ltd., “DataWind,” a leading provider of wireless web access products and services, unveiled the PocketSurfer2, the world’s fastest handheld Internet device in India today, offering free mobile internet access. PocketSurfer2 is an ultra thin, sleek mobile device, the first of its kind to actually deliver the full power and original graphic intensity of the desktop web, rapidly and wirelessly – to the palm of your hand. The ultra-thin hand held device that fits easily into a pocket or bag and delivers the real web, like at home or at work, only weighs just 174 grams.
Datawind’s PocketSurfer 2 is an answer to the challenges users face in using other mobile devices, such as slow bandwidth, smaller screens, insufficient memory and processing power and high monthly expenses. PocketSurfer2’s runs on the revolutionary ‘Free Usage’* model, through which consumers can enjoy real internet anytime, anywhere in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, Chief Executive Officer, DataWind, said, “For the consumer looking for a mobile internet solution, PocketSurfer2 hits the spot. With PocketSurfer2, mobile users can surf the Internet anytime, any place and enjoy the same rich media graphics and browser functionality of the desktop experience! This device is going to revolutionize the way we work, play communicate and fully leverage the web wirelessly”.
Allowing users to browse the web in its original layout, the Pocket Surfer2 provides a true desktop experience away from the PC with a 640 pixel full-colour wide screen displaying web-pages in their original layout with full HTML, graphics, Java-Script, Ajax, Frames, and other complex web functionality. The metallic backlit QWERTY keyboard with strong tactile response and keys that are 6X larger than those available on other handhelds allows users to easily compose emails or interact with web sites.
With page-load times of less than 7 seconds, the PocketSurfer2 also includes a built-in GPS receiver for location-based services.
Available at an affordable price of Rs.11, 990 (inclusive of taxes), the Pocket Surfer2 benefits include:
- Quad Band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz
- Built-in GPS receiver (Location Based Service)
- Touchpad Navigation
- Internal High Performance Antenna
- Rechargeable Lithium polymer battery.
- Provides 4 hours active usage; 4 days standby
- Transreflective 640X240 backlit display
- Mini-USB charging port
- 152 x 75 x 15 mm (6 x 3.98 x 0.6”)
- 174 grams (6.1 ounces)
- Mouse pointer
- Loads Web Pages In Under 7 Seconds
The PocketSurfer2 will be distributed in India by HCL Infosystems, which has brought many other revolutionary products for the Indian market. Speaking at the launch, Mr. George Paul, Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems said, “We are pleased to partner with Datawind to bring an exciting product like the Pocket Surfer 2 to the India market. We believe that by enabling high speed internet access anytime anywhere, the PocketSurfer2 will change the way India surfs. Keeping our commitment of bringing world class products to India and making technology more relevant to the Indian consumers, our Pan-India presence, make this a complementing partnership.”
All in all the PocketSurfer2 is faster than most handheld devices running on 3G networks. Combined with its compression technology, it promises no monthly charge, no activation fee and no contract thus making the mobile internet absolutely free and providing users a powerful internet experience without any restrictions.
*Additional information- Free usage
PocketSurfer2 offers free usage of 35 hours per month for a whole year. Unlimited Usage plan is available at just Rs 99/- p.m. Second year of service is just Rs 999/- With 35 hours per month for year.
DataWind Ltd. is a leading developer of wireless web access products and services. Based on several international patents, DataWind’s breakthrough technologies solve the bandwidth limitations of cellular networks by accelerating content-delivery by factors of 10X to 30X, while simultaneously reducing client-device costs. Datawind products are offered by the world’s largest national level stores and most prestigious Cellular distributors. For further information, please visit: www.datawind.com
About HCL Infosystems:
HCL Infosystems Ltd, with revenue (LTM) of US $ 3 billion (Rs. 12604 crores) is India’s premier information enabling and ICT System Integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization.
India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organization, HCL has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, E-Governance & Power. HCL has India’s largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia, Toshiba, and many more.
HCL today has India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience & HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space. With India’s largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL’s award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike.