Yesterday, Spice Mobile launched dual-mode handsets, the D-88 and the D-80 that supports both GSM as well CDMA based mobile connections.
The innovative feature about the new D-88 phone is that it supports GSM and CDMA active connections at the same time. On the other hand the D-80 supports two GSM active connections. Thus, this phone is suitable for travelers operating in the local area.
“The new phone is targeted to all who have two cell phone numbers and have been looking for a convenience of carrying just one phone, we are targetting mainly the consumers of town and rural areas. By 2010, our target in the market share will surge to 10 per cent,” Kunal Ahooja CEO, Spice Mobile Ltd.
Spice has also announced to launch a “people’s phone” to cost less than Rs 1,000. Spice would start manufacturing these low-cost handsets by 2008.
The D-80 handset will be available in the Indian market at Rs. 9,849/-, while the price of the D-88 has not been announced yet.