MTS, the service provider is turning out to be a sales provider. MTS is selling an Android phone called MTS Pulse and we are not excited about it. MTS Pulse is an Android phone which runs version 2.1, costs Rs. 18000 and it is a re-branded HTC Hero. That’s why. First off, we are not much into re-branded phones. Sure Micromax A60 is a re-branded ZTE Penguin but look a the price point on that baby. At 18000 rupees it is not as if ‘MTS Pulse’ is offering some breathtaking specs to go with it. The phone is at least a year late. “Better late than never” You might say. It doesn’t work in the gadget world.
MTS Pulse has a 3.2 inch 320×480 HVGA capacitive touch screen, 528 MHz Qualcomm processor and a 5 megapixel camera. Battery on MTS Pulse offers 214 minutes of talk time and 373 hours of standby time. It has a RAM of 288 MB and internal memory of 512 MB.
As you can see, the processor is too slow, screen too small and camera – you know what they say about megapixel (it’s not the megapixels that count). Let’s see if we have anything else.
MTS is offering the phone free for customers who sign up for a 1500 rupee monthly plan with 12-month lock-in period. Oh! that’s where the Rs. 18K cost is coming from. I like things which are twisted and need a little math. In addition, you get all the MTS goodness of 1500 minutes free talk time, 1500 SMS’s and 1500 MB data usage every month for 12 months. Looks like someone is obsessed with 1500.
If you look at it, it’s not that bad a deal. You have to spend money on monthly basis, so it is like getting a data plan and getting a not-so-cool Android phone along with it. Is it a steal? I don’t know. But HTC Hero in the age of HTC Desire, well this baby is definitely not from me. And I don’t even know what MTS service is like, not that others are better but.
Source : NewsLocale