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Low cost ‘Motofone F3c’ Handset on CDMA Platform launched by Tata Teleservices


Tata Teleservices has announced the availability of its super-sleek MOTOFONE F3c on the CDMA platform in India. It is the very first device to be launched in India that is based on the QUALCOMM Single-Chip (QSC) chipset family.

Measuring around 9mm, Motorola’s MOTOFONE F3c phone is all set to redefine the Indian mobile phone marketplace with its value-pricing and extensive core feature set, while appealing to more sophisticated design tastes.

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Present at the launch at Bangalore, was Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia who unveiled the phone amidst other biggies from Tatst Teleservices.

Darryl Green, CEO of Tata Teleservices, said, “This is a day of celebration for all of us, and especially for us at Tata Indicaom because we have crossed one million customers in Karnataka last month. South India has been a hard nut to crack for us I must confess. This jointly collaborated debut of MOTOFONE F3c with QUALCOMM in India reiterates Tata Indicom’s commitment to offer the latest in global innovation and technology on the CDMA platform to meet the diverse needs and tastes of consumers in India.”

According to company sources, QUALCOMM’s QSC family of solutions enables smaller, sleeker, more power-efficient devices for mass-markets by featuring industry-leading levels of integration. QSC solutions enable cost-competitive devices with in-demand features such as poly-phonic ringtones, wallpapers, games, MP3 player, and digital camera. The QSC family includes the QSC6010 product, which powers the MOTOFONE F3c.

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“In our pursuit of bringing wireless connectivity to emerging markets, we have collaborated with Tata Indicom and Motorola to introduce the world’s first single-chip handset in India. We look forward to working with the industry to make connectivity accessible to more people in the country,” Kanwalinder Singh, president of Qualcomm India.

The MOTOFONE F3c phone incorporates features like voice prompts in six languages, English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, the QUALCOMM Single Chip (QSC) enabled device from Motorola, MOTOFONE F3c, has been specially designed to suit the needs of Indian consumers. It offers a rich vacuum metallized finish, making it extremely sturdy, with polyphonic ringtones including three Indian tones, high audio, office quality speakerphone, and ringtone downloads. MOTOFONE F3c phone is designed to appeal to all age groups across India. Its large, high contrast screen, powered by a revolutionary ClearVision display makes it easier to use the phone outdoors.

The MOTOFONE F3c phone is packed with the benefits of the GO XTRA PACK, through which users can take advantage of double talk time for the first six months, with bonus talk time valid for 1 year from the date of activation. The scheme also offers free incoming calls for the first six months without recharge.

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Priced at Rs 1,699, the MOTOFONE F3c phone will be available in the open market only on Tata Indicom’s robust 3G ready network spread across India in 20 circles, covering 3,100 cities and towns across the country, Tata Indicom has a customer base of about 15.5 million, including 3.8 million in the fixed wireless telephony segment.

Important features of MOTOFONE F3c phone :

  • Voice prompts in local languages
  • Intuitive icon-based user interface
  • Stylish thin design
  • Durable housing for optimal performance despite dust and sun
  • High-contrast screen using new ClearVision Display (CVD)
  • Large font size for easy readability
  • High-volume setting for call clarity in loud environments
  • Embedded polyphonic ringtones in 32 voices
  • Ability to download ringtones
  • 4GV audio codec giving carriers a substantial capacity increase to further lower system costs
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