Spice Mobility has announced the launch of three new Android smartphones in its Spice Steller series. These smartphone will come pre-loaded with security solution to provide a secure Android experience. The launched smartphones include Spice Steller, Steller Horizon, Steller Craze and these will be sold for INR 10,000, INR 11,999 and INR 6,499 respectively.
Running on Android 2.3 right now, these smartphones will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update some time later this year.
Company has announced that the smartphones will come with one year of free data connection from Aircel (upto 100 MB per month).
Delhi, 6th June 2012: Spice, India’s leading Mobile Internet company today announced the first ever range of ‘Secure Android’ smartphones in Delhi. This new range of smart phones is launched under the name ‘Spice Stellar’ and would come with 3 products with varied screen sizes – 3.5’’, 4’’ and 5’’. Present at the launch were Mr. Kunal Ahooja, Global Head-devices S Mobility Limited and Mr. Calvin Cai, GM-Overseas Business Development and Partnership, NQ Mobile.
The Stellar range offers ‘Security’ as the unique proposition which promises total protection against virus/data loss/theft/financial security on this android device for its customers. The initiative reinforces S Mobility’s efforts in making its devices safe and secure as users are becoming wary of the potential threat to data in their smart phones.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kunal Ahooja, Global Head – Devices, S Mobility said, “We are happy to tie up with NQ Mobile to offer latest solutions on mobile security for the benefit of our customers. This association will go a long way in reinforcing our brand vision of being ‘One step ahead of the needs of the mobile internet society’. High processor speed coupled with the latest android version on Spice Stellar range of devices, provides rich consumer experience but to ensure that this experience can be enjoyed without any interruption, Mobile Security is equally important!”
Spice Stellar, launched today, is powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). It runs on a powerful 1GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and generates stunning graphics with 245MHz. Stellar has a big 4.0 inch touch screen which is a first of its kind in this price range. The smartphone also boasts of a huge 2000 mAh battery which provides a backup that lasts up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 120 hours standby. Currently, smartphones run on fast processors and have a lot of applications around them but do not have long lasting batteries to support them. The handset also packs in a 5 megapixel autofocus shooter along with a front camera to support video calls. Given the high end features, the latest handset from Spice’s smartphone stable will be available at a jaw dropping price of Rs. 9,999.
Coming soon will be the Spice Stellar Horizon which has a swanky 5 inch touch screen bundled with the Android 4.0 ICS. It packs in a powerful 1 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that makes multi tasking a piece of cake and a dedicated 300 MHz GPU for the game heads. It possesses a 5MP auto focus camera with a 0.3MP front camera supporting video calling. Other key features include Dual Sim capability, GPS/ AGPS, Wi- Fi Tethering and a big battery life amongst many others.
On the other hand also coming soon will be the Spice Stellar Craze that offers a 3.5 inch touch screen, 800 MHz processor and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS.
The Spice Stellar Horizon and Spice Stellar Craze will be hitting the retail market by end of this month and will be available at a price of Rs. 11,999 and Rs. 6,499 respectively.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kunal Ahooja, Global Head-devices S Mobility Limited said, “With the launch of the ‘Stellar’ series of handsets, we have brought in the country’s first secured Android handsets and also created a platform in offering one of the best in technology at an affordable price. We are proud to offer the latest Android ICS platform on the ‘Stellar’ handsets.”
To address mobile data security concerns, Spice has entered into an association with NQ Mobile, one of the leaders in mobile security solutions space with its headquarters co-located in China & USA and operating in more than 150 countries, to provide security software solutions in all Android devices of Spice. The solution is very critical in today’s environment since there are numerous threats in terms of malwares which can steal user’s data, banking information, or simply makes the phone sluggish.
The solutions offered will include an Antivirus that will provide real time protection from malicious Internet threats and also offers flexibility for the user to set a schedule for regular scans of data in the device as well as SD card. Also in the security stable is a Network Manager giving access to data like Traffic, setting monthly data transfer limit. Other features include Anti-Theft and Vault- privacy lock for following apps like, Photos, Videos, SMS and Call Logs & Secret Contacts. The users can update the virus/malware database for a period of six months absolutely free.
Speaking on their association with Spice, Mr. Calvin Cai said, “This cooperation is aimed at alleviating the security concerns in using smartphones for mobile internet activity. We are proud to be associated with Spice and are confident that we will collaborate to offer the best solution for customers in the future as well.”
The Stellar performance comes bundled with Stellar benefits for the consumer. To enable the consumer enjoy uninterrupted and superior mobile internet experience, Spice Stellar comes packed with 1 year data plan – Absolutely Free!
S Mobility has entered into partnership with Aircel, one of the leading 3G telecom operators in the country for its Spice Stellar series of devices. As part of this partnership the consumer is eligible for 100 MB data free per month for a period of 1 year without any additional conditions. The Aircel-Spice partnership promises a long term data usage plan for an unmatched mobile internet experience.