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BSNL launches internet ready 'BharatPhone'

BSNL launches internet ready 'BharatPhone'
State-run telecom services provider BSNL launched an internet ready phone for Rs 1,799 and a tablet and two smartphones costing between Rs 7,000 and Rs 8,000 in association with Pantel Technologies on Friday.

Termed as BharatPhone, the Rs 1,799 costing dual-SIM handset with a 3-inch display screen will be marketed as a internet-ready feature phone with the ability to access e-governance services like mobile banking, tele-medical care delivery and streaming data delivery. An 1800 mAh Lithium-Ion battery that delivers upto 8 hrs of talk time and 15 days standby time. The handset targeted at rural India will come bundled with 1200 minutes of free talk time split over 12 months.

BSNL CMD, R K Upadhyay said, "Products like the Penta Bharat Phone will now offer the Indian consumer the power of Internet access at an affordable price. Likewise, with the highly affordable 3G Penta Smart device, the PS650, BSNL can now look forward to offering its world-class 3G data services to a wide cross section of Indian society."

Like the smartphones, the tablet will have pre-loaded anti-malware pre-loaded and will be available on HomeShop18, the online retail partner

The smartphone range starts from Rs 6,999 with PS501 that comes with 15 GB cloud storage and 4GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel panoramic rear camera, GPS and gesture motion texting.

The second smartphone PS650 costs Rs 7,999 comes with a 6.5 inch screen with a 2500 mAh battery supporting 100 hrs standby time and hosts of applications that ru on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software. Features like gesture typing; speech to text, quick navigation screen, voice based search and Google Now, will be available on this handset.

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