Here’s another brand to add to the list of ever growing mobile phone manufacturers in India, introducing Olive Telecommunications. But unlike other, Olive also forays into the manufacturing of Netbooks, they call them as Zipbooks. Olive has released their latest products in Delhi today which includes a Zipbook X107H and a mobile phone that only costs Rs.999 (Mobile phones start from Rs.999)
The Netbook X107H is powered by Qualcomm’s chipset, that you may find in most smart phones today, HTC WinMo mobiles for example. The Netbook has the capabilities of EV-DO that leverages the fast Broadband speed provided by various service providers in India. The Netbook has a 1.6GHz processor, 1GB DDR memory (RAM) and 160GB of Hard Disk storage, all that you need to access internet any times, any where.
At this point, Olive has made special partnerships with teleservices’ brands like Tata Teleservices, Bharti Airtel, MTS India and Virgin mobile. It has to be noted here that Olive is the Parent company of Haier Mobile which itself is into manufacturing mobile phones, with distribution in India too.
Also it has to be noticed that this netwook which has 3G capabilities is the first of its kind in the Indian Laptops’ market (Netbook or Notebook).
The Netbook absolutely look like toys with colors that makes me remember the trendy Samsung Corby. The price of these Netbooks at Rs.23000 could have been a bit lower considering that you’ll actually get a Netbook of say Acer or Asus at that price.
The other products of Olive include GSM handsets, GSM Modems, WCDMA handsets and Modems, CDMA handsets and fixed phones, EV-DO handsets, fixed phones and Modems.