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RCom, Lenovo to launch 5 smartphones in 2013

RCom, Lenovo to launch 5 smartphones in 2013

Reliance Communications (RCom) has entered into a  partnership with tech-giant Lenovo to roll-out a GSM-CDMA smartphone pegged at a price below Rs 8,000, and it also said it will launch a few more smartphone devices in the coming few months.

The mobile handset, which will be made available in the month of March, will be distributed among 2,500 Reliance stores and about 1,000 Lenovo stores. “This is an important step in redefining India’s CDMA device ecosystem. In the next six months, we plan to launch 4-5 more smartphones and tablets, which will be priced attractively to have a full bouquet of smart devices,” RCom President and CEO Gurdeep Singh told reporters.

RCom is also planning to offer special schemes and data plans along with these mobile devices, he added.

The latest Reliance and Lenovo co-branded phones will run on Google's Android OS and will be powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor. “The device announced today is in line with our endeavour to develop the CDMA device ecosystem, offering consumers speed and coverage,” said Singh.RCom offers GSM as well as CDMA telephone services across in the country.

“India’s smartphone market is booming and predicted to grow even faster in the coming years. Lenovo’s partnership with Reliance creates strong synergies that leverage the unique strengths of Reliance and Lenovo,” Lenovo Group SVP and President (LBG) Liu Jun said.

The Chinese company is expecting high from the smartphone segment as their sales gain momentum across several emerging mobile markets. Declaring its results for the last quarter of the previous year, October-December 2012-13, Lenovo remarked that its tablet and smartphone businesses have seen “hyper growth” in this particular quarter.  

It is looking forward to expanding sales to west and north India by June.

  | 1st February, 2013 | 128 views

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