BSNL in association with Pantel Technologies Private Limited (PTPL), a pioneer in the affordable tablet PC(s) market in India, today launched he next generation of Smart Devices - the “Bharat Phone” PF300, the Penta Smart models – PS501 & PS650 and the next generation Penta T-Pad WS707C respectively.
The ‘SaareJahan Se Acha’ Bharat Phone will dramatically alter the Indian Feature Phone Industry with the device being especially optimized for Internet Access. At an affordable price of Rs.1,799, this device will deliver the power of the Internet in the hands of the common man.
The large screen and the proprietary JAVA Operating System are ideally suited for applications like mobile banking, tele-medical care delivery and streaming data delivery – in addition to being a Voice Phone. It additionally comes pre-bundled with a highly attractive 1,200 minutes of Voice Plan from BSNL (100 minutes of talk-time free every month for 12 months).
The BSNL CMD, Shri R K Upadhyay said, “We are delighted to offer latest technology products in a reverse data bundling marketing alliance with Pantel Technologies. 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.”
Mr. Vijender Singh, Managing Director, Pantel Technologies said, “The PS501 & PS650 are masterpieces in the Smart devices category. These devices have been designed around the user - smart, stylish, sporty, elegant, gamer, entertainer, music lover, movie freak and full of sophistication. We are affirmative that these products – bundled with attractive Internet and Voice plans from BSNL - designed specifically for the AamAdmi, will gain quick market acceptance and saliency.”
All the Penta Smart devices are pre-loaded with the suite of Anti-Malware offerings from the world-leader in Anti-Virus protection, TrustPort. “TrustPort is a world leader in Mobile Security and considers India to be one of its top target markets. We believe that this cooperation with Pantel Technologies on its entire range of devices that come pre-bundled with BSNL plans will be a great asset to the Indian consumer providing him with a safe and complete internet user experience”, commented Mr PavelMrnustik, worldwide CEO at TrustPort.
HomeShop18 is the launch retail partner for PS650 and the WS707C range of Penta Smart devices. These performance devices will start retailing on the HomeShop18 TV Channel from next week. Mr. DhruvaChandrie, COO & Business Head, HomeShop18 TV channel said “We are glad to be the launch partner for the Penta Smart PS650 device that comes pre-bundled with the BSNL Internet and Voice plans. Anyone can now place an order for this remarkable new 3G device from the comfort of their homes. We are confident that the smart and stylish PS650 with the bundled FREE BSNL Data and Voice Plan will garner quick market acceptance across our virtual shopping platform.”