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4/19/2012 05:59 PM EDT
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MarineDir
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MarineDir   5/25/2012 2:36:54 AM
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For 22000Rp, this handset can still be considered a pricey model. Though smart phones are taking off in india, their high prices often mean that the majority of the people there cannot afford it. Most of the people still rely on standard handsets where audio quality is deemed more important than having the additional functionalities like 3G and video. This will of course, change in the near future, where buying habits will change with income rise. Mary - http://www.jensenmarinedirect.com

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docdivakar   4/30/2012 11:34:46 PM
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@Maniacks: sorry I hit return too soon. The two agencies Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocations (SACFA) and Department of Telecom (DoT) are the ones giving permissions for new handsets to be used in the country. Besides these, one also needs approval from the local Airport and Defense agencies for new hardware. Dr. MP Divakar

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docdivakar   4/30/2012 11:30:22 PM
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@ What you say is NOT true! There are two main agencies that will issue clearances & certifications for any mobile wireless services in India. Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocations (SACFA)and Department of Telecom. You may want to review P.34 of this report: http://www.dot.gov.in/miscellaneous/IMC%20Report/IMC%20Report.pdf which CLEARLY states the acceptable SAR limits (basically an adoption of the ICNIRP guidelines). Dr. MP Divakar

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docdivakar   4/30/2012 11:19:34 PM
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@agk: You are right on, this is too pricey for the average consumer in India. If the benefits of owning one can be shown in hard monetary figures, I know people will start to accept it. India has one of the most shrewd consumer in the world who looks beyond the frills & fluff and gets right to the substance! MP Divakar

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Baabu   4/23/2012 3:01:20 AM
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Very few buyers for this phone with such a high price tag from a Indian marketing company for a chinese product. Difficult to compete with brands like Samsung, Nokia etc..

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KB3001   4/22/2012 1:28:21 PM
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I think he/she will :-) We need a TV programme like Top Gear for mobiles :-) a show with no-nonsense benchmarking of phones from different vendors with no commercial pressure.... I said it first BBC!

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KB3001   4/22/2012 1:24:38 PM
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I am too. The value proposition is not compatible IMO.

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KB3001   4/22/2012 1:23:25 PM
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It's just a headline number, the real performance might be different...

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prabhakar_deosthali   4/22/2012 10:43:32 AM
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I have yet to see a promotional AD of this phone in any media - TV or print. It seems to be a low key introduction of the product. With a price tag of Rs. 22000 it is doubtful that it will offer some competition to Samsung.

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Luis Sanchez   4/22/2012 8:17:34 AM
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I think intel won't be doing this phone for a long time. He's just trying to get attention to their chips, as a marketing strategy. They don't want to become competitive in the mobile market as a brand but as a chip vendor. Making a good consumer product requires a whole set of skills that Intel doesn't have.

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