In India, Micromax is one of the best known local brands of mobile phones, and thanks to its very affordably priced handsets, and its dual-SIM focus (that’s common among all Indian phone makers), the company sure sells a lot of low-end devices over there. In fact, it’s companies such as Micromax, and many others like it, that are slowly but surely prying the low-end sector from the hands of the Nokias and Samsungs of the world.
Micromax now has a new phone in its portfolio, the Q80. This is (of course) a dual-SIM offering, and one that has a candybar form factor as well as a full physical QWERTY keyboard. The Q80 is 3G enabled and even has its very own push email service and a special shortcut key for email.
The Micromax Q80 has a 2.4-inch QVGA (320×240) display, an optical trackpad, a 3 MP rear camera with face and smile detection, a 0.3 MP secondary front-facing camera, FM radio, music player, stereo speakers, video player, video recording capability, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 68 MB internal storage space expandable via microSD cards, and a 1200 mAh battery. It’s 13 mm thick and weighs 113 grams.
The Micromax Q80 comes with preinstalled applications such as Opera Mini, Snaptu, Bloomberg UTV, ngpay, Burnout, Newshunt, Facebook, and Nimbuzz (for IM).
The Micromax Q80 is now available across India for Rs. 4,999, which is approximately $112 or €79. Not a bad price at all considering the features you’re getting.
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