Mumbai: Anil Dhirubahi Ambani Group firm Reliance Communications and Samsung Mobile today announced the launch of India's first Android-powered CDMA handset Samsung Galaxy i899.
According to Reliancem, the Samsung Galaxy i899 "will offer an enhanced experience of seamless speed data on the move offering speeds upto 3.1 Mbps to Reliance Mobile customers."
The new smartphone will also be the first CDMA device to be launched in India pre-installed with Android Market, an online applications store developed by Google for Android devices.
''The launch of Samsung Galaxy i899, Smart Phone, is in line with our strategy to offer next-generation services with unmatched voice clarity, hi-speed wireless data network access and ultra-fast application downloads on India's largest and only nationwide CDMA mobile service to Reliance Mobile customers,'' said Vrajesh Shelat, head of handset and data services, Reliance Communications, announcing the new handset.
The touch-screen CDMA smartphone will enable high-speed access to popular social networking sites like Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, YouTube as well as Gmail, GTalk and Google Maps.
Featuring a 3.2'' AMOLED touch-screen, a 3.2 megapixel camera, a media player and expandable memory upto 32GB, Samsung Galaxy i899 comes with popular Smartphone features including support for phone, email, text messaging, Wi-Fi, HTML web browser and more.
''Empowering Reliance Mobile customers to access work and personal information on the move in addition to a host of fun applications, the feature-rich Samsung Galaxy i899 is a powerful, smart and stylish communication device that would redefine the Smartphone user experience in the country,'' Shelat added.