California based Swipe Telecom has launched a new budget Phablet in an alliance with MTV, the MTV Volt 1000 priced at Rs. 11,999.
The dual-SIM phablet is powered by a Mediatek (MTK 6577) 1GHz dual-core processor and has 1GB of RAM. It features a 6-inch display with a resolution of 480x854 pixels, which is a little disappointing.
The phablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It offers 4GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. MTV Volt 1000
sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front facing shooter. The phablet offers Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and USB 2.0 connectivity options. It features a 2850 mAh battery.
As part of the MTV branding, the device also has an inbuilt TV-player that offers on-the-go access to MTV and also features FM Radio with FM Transmitter.
The device will be available across multiple retail outlets in India, the Swipe e-store and with leading online portals as well.
Earlier this year, Swipe had launched
another phablet, the MTV Volt, with a 6-inch screen as part of its 2 year licensing agreement with Viacom18 the network that runs MTV. The first MTV Volt had almost the same specifications except that it featured 512MB of RAM and a 3200 mAh battery.
MTV had launched two devices under a similar partnership with Micromax three years ago namely the Micromax MTV X505 Psych and the Micromax MTV X360. It sold 2.3 lakh units of the two phones.
Mobiles launched in June 2013
Swipe MTV Volt 1000 key specifications
- 6-inch (480 x 854 pixels) capacitive multi-touch display
- 1GHz dual-core MTK 6577 processor
- 1GB DDR3 RAM
- 4GB of internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash,
- 1.3-megapixel front camera
- 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) dual standby
- 2850 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)