Pocket friendly- pocket surfers: Datawind launches 3 low cost PocketSurfer smartphones at Rs.1999 (£19.99) onwards in India

Offering free data plan under a tie-up with Reliance (RCoM), Aakash tablet maker, Datawind launched its entry level 2G and 3G mobile handsets, priced in range of Rs 1,999-Rs 5,499 (£19.99-54.99).

The new range of smartphones are powered with free unlimited Internet browsing for a year on Reliance Communications (RCoM).

The PocketSurfer 2G4 is a 3.5-inch, Dual SIM, EDGE network compatible smartphone priced at Rs 1,999, while PocketSurfer 3G4 is a 4-inch, dual SIM, dual camera, 3G network compatible smartphone, priced at Rs 2,999 (£29.99)

The 5-inch PocketSurfer 3G5 smartphone, priced at Rs 5,499,(£54.99) has been upgraded to include a year of free web browsing.


By the end of this month, the handsets will be available at 3,600 retail points and by next quarter, the company will double the number of retail outlets

Datawind hopes to generate around 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in next one year in India.

With this launch, Datawind is targeting tier II and III cities of India.

The products will be available on Naaptol’s TV, print and online shopping platforms starting today and from March 24, they will be available at Sangeetha Mobiles, Spice Hotspot Retail and other key modern trade and retail partners.

Sharanya Bharathwaj