DataWind PocketSurfer GZ, the latest DataWind’s budget smartphone comes running Linux mobile operating system. Launched for Rs. 1499, DataWind partnered with Reliance Communications last year, and as part of it, the PocketSurfer GZ has become available today that comes bundled with ROM’s service offers that will allow users to experience free Internet access for an absolute year.
There are no other details have been shared regarding DataWind PocketSurfer GZ as of now. Here’s what Suneet Singh Tulli, CEO of DataWind said:
“We are focused on driving the cost downward to a level where access to technology becomes universally affordable and democratization of technology finds its true meaning. Therefore, this new launch of smartphone at just Rs. 1499 is a step in that direction. This will certainly enhance the connectivity in the developing nations.”
Furthermore, also explaining the need of an affordable smartphone, he added,
“Hands-free communication has become extremely important and we feel strongly that this technology should reach every corner of the world. DataWind aims to breaks the affordability barriers and bandwidth constraints of networks touching the mass of India at a whole new level.
While need of internet reflects in every household, our product will enable everyone in the country to afford a smart phone.”
Although DataWind is well-known for making low cost gadgets, including mobile phones and tablets, and of course, is one of the leading manufacturers in the budget-friendly device segment. Already led the tablet market with 27.6% share, according to IDC.
With that said, DataWind PocketSurfer GZ will come with a touchscreen display and feature a rear camera with flash and more than that it is also offering one year free internet surfing in collaboration with Reliance.