Datawind Unveils Handheld Internet Device in India


Posted on 16th Feb 2014 07:03 pm by admin

Datawind Ltd., a provider of wireless web access products and services, unveiled the PocketSurfer2 that they claim to be the world's fastest handheld Internet device, in India, offering free mobile internet access. The device weighs 174 grams and runs on the revolutionary ‘Free Usage’ model, through which consumers can enjoy real internet anytime, anywhere in India.


Speaking on the occasion, 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 PockeSurfer2 aims to provide a true desktop experience away from the PC with a 640 pixel full-color, wide screen displaying web-pages with full HTML, graphics, Java-Script, Ajax, Frames, and other complex web functionality. The metallic backlit QWERTY keyboard with tactile response and keys that are 6X larger than those available on other handhelds will allow users to easily compose emails or interact with web sites.

The PocketSurfer2 benefits also include:
Quad Band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MhzBuilt-in GPS receiver (Location Based Service)Touchpad NavigationRechargeable Lithium polymer batteryProvides 4 hours active usage; 4 days standbyTran reflective 640 x 240 backlit displayMini-USB charging port152 x 75 x 15 mm (6 x 3.98 x 0.6”)Mouse pointerThe bottom line is that Datawind claims that 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.

Available at an affordable price of Rs. 11, 990 (inclusive of taxes), the PocketSurfer2 will be distributed in India by HCL Infosystems. What the company implies with regards to ‘Free Usage’ Model is that the 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.

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