Touch is the flavor of the month. Three phone makers have launched three touch screen phones in the last three days which have two things in common – touch screen, price range (4K-6K). Wynncomm Y100 costs Rs. 4495, Lava A10 costs Rs. 5499 and Pine Polo costs Rs. 5999.
This is the first phone from Singapore’s Pine. Haven’t we had enough already? Apparently not. There is no stopping the new folks to enter the old market. Only for Pine it did not have a barrage of phones to unleash but a simple and humble 2.8 inch touch screen phone with 2 megapixel camera. Called as Polo, this touch screen phone is a dual SIM phone with the ubiquitous 3.5 mm jack for plugging in your ear buds. Other details are hard to verify as there is no landing page nor a press release for Polo. Here’s what other tech blogs have reported so far :
Polo has a Hindi Panchange, supports 32 GB ( I presume this is microSD), pre-loaded with Opera Mini and Nimbuzz. Polo has a 7 hours talk time and 240 hours standby time. There is no mention of 3G.
The biggest selling point of Lava A10 is its IPS ( In plane switching). This is the screen makes iPhone 4’s image quality slick and provide a 178 degree wide viewing angle. Other details like screen resolution and touch type are not known. Considering the price on this one, don’t expect miracles but this should be a cut above the rest. Yet another noteworthy feature is its Gunmetal Finish Body.
The screen size is 3 inches, and it sports a 3.2 megapixel camera, Flash, Yamaha PA System and support memory to 16 GB. It is pre-loaded with Maps by Map my India which is a good thing because those maps are expensive for other phones.
The cheapest of the three, Y100 has a 3 inch touch screen with 3.2 megapixel camera. It’s a dual SIM phone which supports video recording. It is pre-loaded with free SMS sending app 160by2. Other features include – FM Radio, Bluetooth, Mobile Tracker, answering machine. A 6 hours of talk time is possible.
The phone sure looks stylish with an uncanny resemblance to the second generation iPhone. If style is what matters, then this phone might be for you.