New Delhi: State-run MTNL on Wednesday launched the
country`s first operator branded 3G handset with Gurgaon-based
H 360, the Micromax 3G handset, will be bundled with
MTNL`s 3G services (`Jadoo`) based on the chipset provided by
US-based technology major Qualcomm.
H 360 will be exclusively available to MTNL customers
at a price of Rs 5,500, which will be the cheapest handset at
the moment in India.
The handset will offer realtime development, high speed
Internet, video telephony, besides, social networking
applications like Facebook and Orkut.
"This 3G handset will be for the masses, a breakaway from
the expensive handsets available in the market" Micromax MD
Rajesh Aggarwal said.
MTNL, which has launched 3G services in Delhi and Mumbai,
is hopeful of garnering more customers with this bundling.
The 3G handset market, where the service is yet to be
launched by private operators, is going to see huge
competition as the market for high and low end handsets will
Private telecom operators are expected to launch 3G
services by October next year.