[AI] Tata Tele launches dual-tech phone
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Thu Aug 2 10:23:56 EDT 2007
Tata Tele launches dual-tech phone
August 02, 2007 17:16 IST Tata Indicom on Thursday launched a dual mode handset, Samsung Duo, which can run both GSM and CDMA based mobile connections.
"Instead of carrying two phones, a person can carry just one now with Samsung Duo," Tata Teleservices [Get Quote ]
president Vinayak Deshpande told reporters in Mumbai.
With the launch of Samsung Duo, priced at Rs 11,999, Tata Teleservices looks to attract subscribers of other service providers, he said. The company would
be launching about 15,000 phones in the next couple of days.
"Last year, about 2.5 lakh smart phone PDAs were sold. This year, smart phone PDA market is expected to touch 4 lakh," Deshpande said. Samsung Duo supports
data speed of 153 kilo bytes per second.
The handset has 'panchang' and touch screen facilities. The set has been launched in silver. As the market picks up, the company would look at launching
Duo in other colours, Deshpande said.
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