India: Maxx Vista MS502 is a dual-SIM QWERTY portrait slider aimed at women
To be honest, I’ve never known whether mobile devices aimed primarily at women sell well. I have seen many of these beasts over the years, and you probably have too. You know the type: with some pink, orange or red thrown in alongside some bling items like fake crystals or something like that. All design elements that, according to manufacturers’ research, should make the phones more appealing to women and girls. But do they really? I have no idea.
So here’s another one of ‘those’ devices, the Maxx Vista MS502 which has been launched in India. It comes from Maxx Mobiles, a phone maker that last week I said we get to rarely talk about – yet here we are, two posts in four days, so that may not be the case anymore.
The Maxx Vista MS502 is pink (or orange), has the required blingy look, but also has a very interesting (and not that common) form factor. It’s, as you can see, a portrait slider having a full physical QWERTY keyboard, a la the Palm Pre line.
But that’s not all. It’s also a dual-SIM phone. Interested? Then you should know it also has a 3.2 MP camera, a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth, video player, FM radio, a 1000 mAh battery, and dedicated keys for the music player and Facebook. The Vista even comes with its own ‘PC suite’ type software for syncing data to your computer.
The Maxx Vista MS502 is priced at Rs. 4,242 (which amounts to approximately $95 or €65). It will be available in Mumbai at first, followed by other Indian cities in the future at retailers such as Planet M, Tata Croma, Hyper City, Star Bazar, Mobile & Gadgets, Indian Naval Canteen, Kings Electronics, Hotspot, Reliance Web World and Next Electronics.