Dell enters to the India’s 30000-crore mobile hand set market, launching two hi-end 3G handsets — XCD28 and XCD35 — priced at Rs.10, 990 and Rs.16, 990, respectively on Wednesday. The new smartphones that will be available at Dell stores and leading mobile outlets are equipped with several latest features besides having access to Android Market applications.
The touch-screen Dell phones have been customized for the Indian users with features such as FM radio and Microsoft e-mail exchange. Dell’s rival in PC business, HP, already has a hand-held iPAQ in the Indian market while HCL has denied plans to get into the mobile phone business, since it’s the largest distributor for Nokia phones in India. But local brands like Intex sell both PCs and mobile phones
“This XCD range of Smartphone has been launched first in India, as opposed to other Dell products that peter down to Indian markets”, Dell India General Manager (Consumer and SMB) Mahesh Bhalla told journalists here, While XCD28 will be immediately available in the market, XCD35 will be available by December 2010.
The Dell Smartphone enables web browsing experience like PC with Flash Lite support which shall provide for streaming audio and video content. Powered by the Android 2.operating system, with built-in 3G for high speed connectivity options including Wi-Fi hotspots and Bluetooth, the two Smartphones offers full internet browsing with native browser. The phone also supports onboard GPS system, Google Mobile Services, Android market place, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail and Google search. Dell may launch the XCD range in other countries.