Telecom Lead India: In order to tap the potential of dual
SIM handset market, telecom service provider Idea has launched a new dual SIM
Android smartphone called ID – 918, which is priced at Rs 5,994.
The carrier has bundled this smartphone with Rs. 259 data
pack, which offers free subscription to Idea TV for 3 months, 2 GB of data
download per month for 3 months, and 10 minutes free every day for 90 days.
The introductory offer is available for both prepaid and
postpaid users of Idea Cellular.
The new smartphone runs on Android 2.3 OS and
boasts a 3.2-inch Capacitive (Multi Touch) screen and 3.2 MP camera. It also
features Geo-tagging, GPS Navigator software, FM radio and MP3 Player.
The handset is equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth, Social
Media Apps and offers Micro SD support up to 32GB.
Idea has always innovated to support the telecom
services penetration in the country. In line with this commitment, we have
introduced yet another affordable and fully loaded 3G Smartphone ‘ID-918’. Our
first 2 smartphones ‘Blade’ and ‘ID-280′ saw higher uptake due to their
multitasking capabilities and vast range of preloaded application. We have
noticed good response and rapid uptake of our 3G services due to Idea
smarphones’, said Sashi Shankar, hief marketing officer, Idea Cellular.
The company reckons that this new offering will help
increasing 3G handset density in its network by driving early adoption of 3G by
The new Idea 3G smartfones will be available at all major
mobile retail stores and Idea outlets across all major cities in India.
Idea brings affordable smartphones to promote 3G services in
The new dual SIM handset is the third model in the range
of smartphones from Idea Cellular. Earlier, the company launched Blade’ and
-ID-280′ 3G smartphones.