Flying F160 is world’s first quad SIM phone. You might be wondering why would anyone need four SIM cards on a single phone. There are use cases for that and you don’t have to look further than India. But this phone isn’t launching in India. As per the source, the phone costs $75. From the look and sound of it, this is destined for India. Dual SIM phones are a hit in India. Off late we have seen a burst of triple SIM phone’s coming our way. A quad SIM phone is a logical extension.
Flying F160 costs $75, has a 2 inch touchscreen(?), TV, FM Radio, 0.3 megapixel camera and comes in a variety of colors. The cost directly translates to Rs. 3500 and that’s not a bad price to pay for this phone. Did they say touch screen? That too a 2-inch one? Take this with a pinch of salt or pepper, whatever is your spice of choice. You might want to stick some labels on the phone. 1- Airtel, 2-Vodafone, 3-DoCoMo, 4-Aircel. You can have your own stickers.
India’s telecom juggernaut isn’t showing any signs of weakness. In November 2010, India has added more than 22 million subscribers and I am sure quite a few of them would have opted for multi-SIM phones. Teledensity is at a whopping 64%. A phone which can accommodate 5 SIM cards looks like a logical next step, but please stop. Seriously. Instead work on something which can accommodate multiple numbers on a single SIM.
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