Update: It ain't Android; Micromax to launch the world's first EVDO+GSM, dual-SIM, dual-standby phone tomorrow

19 Oct

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We don’t mind admitting when we are wrong and boy, were we sniffing down the wrong tree last night when we reported Micromax’s plans to launch an Android smartphone tomorrow! (For the record, we have blacklisted those sources.) We can now confirm that tomorrow’s press conference will see the launch of an EVDO (REV A 3.1 Mbps)+GSM dual-SIM phone that will also have dual standby. This means that both your GSM and EVDO connections will run simultaneously. The phone is internally called the Micromax EG333 (EVDO+GSM) and at least the EVDO radio will run on Qualcomm’s chipset, while the GSM radio might be sourced from MediaTek.

On the specifications front, the EG333 has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 2.0 MP camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. It will support both Java and BREW apps and will have Nimbuzz, Facebook and YouTube apps pre-installed. It will be priced below Rs 8,000. And about that Android phone? Well, Micromax is still working on it and will be launching it soon.

UPDATE: Seems like we jumped the gun on this one as well. The launch of the EG333 is still some time away. Micromax is expected to announce the modu T phone instead.

4 Responses to “Update: It ain't Android; Micromax to launch the world's first EVDO+GSM, dual-SIM, dual-standby phone tomorrow”

  1. sameer moideen at 3:05 pm #

    sir when will lg launch the optimus one, and how much will it be priced.

  2. Thakur at 7:20 am #

    That is a pretty amazing innovation

  3. naresh at 5:00 pm #

    Hi Rajat,
    I think you got a wrong info on the launch of a above mentioned mobile phone from from micromax.
    I searched micromax website and some other websites and didnt find any such release from micromax

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