Spice Mobile which broke into the top 5 league last quarter is riding high on the wave. The competition is getting intense and the mobile phone companies have to differentiate if they have to stay afloat. Micromax has launched world’s lightest touchscreen phone by partnering with Modu of Israel. Not to be outdone by Micromax, Spice Mobile is launching yet another first in the country – a 3D mobile phone.
I thought we were done with the 3D frenzy after the movie Avatar but no. 3D has caught the fancy of many and looks like 3D is here to stay. A 3D TV was launched during the IPL season, which is now available on retail. Now a 3D phone called View D from Spice Mobile.
View D has a 2.4-inch 3D display screen, two megapixel camera, FM Radio, MP3 player and expandable memory up to 16GB. As usual, this is will be a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) phone. Stereo and bluetooth are available too.
Other specifications of View D are not yet available. View D is available through more than 50,000 retail points, including 750 Spice HotSpot retail stores.
A feature which thoroughly stands out is View D’s remote wipe feature. As per the spec this is a feature to use if the mobile gets stolen. The data can on the stolen mobile can be wiped out using this feature, probably through an online account. An interesting feature which means all the mobile tracking features launched before aren’t working as they should.
"One has to keep innovating to offer the market compelling products, but at reasonable price points as India is a price-conscious market," Spice Mobility Vice President (Marketing) Naveen Paul said.
Nokia – Are you listening?
[Image via LiveIndia.tv]
A 3D phone’s good but where’s the 3D content?