Unlike traditional multi-tap or QWERTY keypad, the Alpha keypad keys are arranged in ABCD order for the ease of users. The main reason behind introducing the new keyboard is to make texting and e-mailing via mobile phones easier. The new handsets and are user-friendly and people would be able to adapt them faster compared to QWERTY keypad phones.
The Lava B5 is a dual-SIM mobile phone. It sports a 2.2 inch QVGA TFF screen with E-mail supports. It has a 2 mega-pixel camera. The phone is powered by a 1400 mAh battery. Other features include- JAVA,MP3, MP4, FM, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm universal audio jack. The phone’s memory can be expanded up to 8 GB via T flash card. The Lava B5 would cost Rs.4,399.
With these new handsets, Lava International intends to capture 10 to 15 percent of the business phone market of
Lava International co-founder, SN Rai said that most of the consumers surveyed revealed that the existing QWERTY keypad phones are cumbersome to use and would feel comfortable using keypads where the letters are arranged in their own alphabetical order.