Bright Telecom, which markets its range of mobile phones under the 'G-Fone' brand, has announced at the launch of the G-588, a full QWERTY keyboard laden, dual SIM, dual mode phone in India. The dual mode feature means that the phone can be used in different modes like GSM + GSM or GSM + CDMA.
The G-588 comes with Nimbuzz preinstalled making it social networking friendly right away. It also has a decent multimedia player that supports various file formats. The G-588 supports upto 8GB of memory via microSD cards. It also comes with a localized, Indian Calendar that has listed major festival and cultural events of India.
The phone has a landscape, 2.2-inch screen capable of displaying 65k colors.
Here is a brief low down on the specs of the device:
Dual mode CDMA + GSM OR GSM+ GSM)
1.3 MP camera
MP3 / MP4 player
Video recording and playback
Exp memory upto 8GB
The G-588 will retail at a price of Rs. 4,799, which does not seem too bad for a phone that looks like a BlackBerry!