Friday, February 26, 2010

Samsung Jet 2 S8003 in India: Price and specification information

In 2009, Samsung launched Samsung Jet. Recently, Samsung announced Jet 2 S8003, the successor of Samsung Jet. The Samsung Jet 2 S8003 will come with modifications in the software while the hardware remains the same. The Samsung Jet 2 has multi-task capability. It supports multiple windows. The Samsung Jet 2 comes with Dolphin web browser. The phone enables user to close several widgets at once through motion control. Users can also install Opera Mini and other Java based browsers. What is interesting is that the Samsung Jet 2 does not come with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI. There is also the media gate UI that features one finger zoom while browsing the web, viewing photos, or TXT, PDF, and PPT. Other major features includes Google Push Email and media content sharing technology among DLNA certified devices. The phone also has advanced dictionary.

At a press conference, Ranjeet Yadav, told reporters that mobile users are always looking for new advanced features which are easy to use and Samsung Jet 2 has both the qualities. Here are the specifications of the phone:

  • Length: 4.29 inches
  • Width: 2.11 inches
  • Breadth: 0.47 inches
  • Weight: 110 gm.
  • 800 MHz processor
  • The Samsung Jet 2 sports a 3.1 inch 16m WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 480X800 pixels.
  • Touch Wiz 2.0 UI
  • Microsoft Exchange Active Sync
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology
  • 5 megapixel high resolution camera, with 720×480 pixels featuring flash, autofocus, and digital zoom.
  • It has a memory capacity of 2048 MB with microSD/microSDHC memory slots.
  • It is powered by a Li-Ion 1100 mAh battery. It has a talk time of 8.2 hours and a standbytime of 8.2 hours
  • Its contact list have 2000 names capacity.
  • Other major features include Email, A-GPS, voice recording, speaker phone, Ring ID, Picture ID, Multiple numbers per contact, caller groups, alarm, calendar, To-Do / Tasks, Calculator, world clock, and stopwatch.
  • The Samsung Jet 2 will cost Rs. 19500.

The Indian telecom industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and also the second largest market in the world in terms of subscribers. Young people make up a significant portion of the Indian subscriber base. Hence, companies like Nokia, Samsung, LG are very much interested in establishing themselves in the Indian market. Recently, the Union budget 2010 has been announced but there is nothing special for the Indian telecom sector. The budget proposed to extend the benefit of exemption of “Special Additional Duty of Customs” of four percents on parts imported by mobile handset manufacturers. The budget also proposed a tax concession for mobile accessory manufacturers. It also proposed to remove the 24% import duty on raw materials for batteries, charger and other parts and accessories. These tax exemptions will further bring down the price of mobile phone sets and accessories in India.

Another great news for the Indian mobile phone users is that they would be able to access high speed Internet and data transfer through 3G technology and broadband wireless access after September 2010. Indian telecom department set September as the timeline. Within this time, bidders will be allowed to use their allotted airwaves for commercial operation. On February 25, 2010, Indian government issued a notice inviting bids from private telecom operators to participate in the auction of 3G airwaves. Government will allow three private operators.

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