Idea Cellular has recently launched a new Android smartphone in their Android smartphones lineup, coined as Zeal. The Zeal has dual-SIM capability and comes with an older version Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) operating system. The smartphone also supports 3G connectivity to provide faster data and voice connection on the move.
On launching the Zeal, Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular said;
“For the past year, Idea has been focused on proliferating 3G in India by developing the entire ecosystem comprising of network coverage, customer service, applications and devices. We understand that the device plays an important role in enhancing service experience for the user, and has been a key component of Idea’s 3G growth strategy. Idea Zeal has been affordably priced to suit the pockets of consumers in semi-urban and rural markets and is aimed at upgrading existing 2G users to 3G.”
The Zeal smartphone has 3.5-inch TFT display with 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA) resolution. The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 256MB of RAM for multitasking support. In terms of connectivity, the Zeal has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and microUSB port for data syncing and charging capabilities. For photography, the Zeal has a 3-megapixel camera on the rear which is packed with an auto-focus sensor, along with digital zooming support.
For storage, the all new Zeal has 512MB of ROM and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB. According to the release report, the Zeal has been designed for all the youth community in the country and the smartphone comes with a number pre-installed apps including Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, YouTube, and Idea TV.
Key Specifications of Idea Zeal:
- 3.5-inch HVGA display
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
- Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM), Dual Standby
- 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 256MB of RAM
- 3MP rear camera
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, microUSB port
- 512MB ROM, microSD card support
As a promotional offer, Idea Cellular is providing a data usage offer for 3G users with every new purchase of Zeal smartphone. Users will get a recharge worth Rs.261 which provides 1GB of free 3G data every month, for first 3 months. Besides 3G usage, users will also get free subscription to Idea TV for the same period of first 3 months after every new purchase. Idea Zeal smartphone will soon be available at all the retail stores with the maximum retail price of Rs.5,390.