Micromax mobiles today officialy announced the launch of its first Android operating system running Smartphone, the A60 Andro. With the launch of this Android device Micromax aims to provide a new age high-tech device with better browsing and superior communication experience which will also be operable on HSDPA at a low price for the Indian consumers.
The Micromax A60 runs on android 2.1 ‘Eclair’ and sports a 2.8 inch full touch display, with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and 65K color display, it comes with USB 2.0 connectivity and can support sound formats like AMR-WB, WAV, MP3, iMelody, Midi Ringtone. It has 150 MB of internal memory and can support SD cards Up to 32 GB.
The following are the features of the Micromax-A60 Andro:
- Android 2.1 Éclair
- 2.8” full touch display
- GSM 900/1800 MHZ
- WCDMA 900/2100 MHZ
- 3.2 MP AF Camera
- 600 MHZ processor
- HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
- HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
- Accelerator sensor
With a price range of around Rs. 6999. It is one of the least expensive Smartphones available in the Indian market. Though these features and the price range seem to be perfect there are some things Micromax A60 falters on:
- The 2.8 inch display is fine considering its price range but this 2.8” screen is resistive touch screen, and as the days of using a stylus on a touch screen has long gone, a capacitive touch screen would have been the right choice,
- The A-60 comes with android 2.1 which does not allow apps2sd and the onboard memory provided by micromax is only 150 MB which is very low for storing the apps, this issue can be solved If micromax updates this device to android 2.2 Froyo soon.
- It has been months since android 2.2 Froyo has been released but still it has not been adopted in this device. The devices which do not run on Froyo will be missing features like flash 10.1 support, adobe air support, JIT compiler,apps2sd and many other such features.
- Though the A-60 battery is stated to be at 1280 mAh, it only provides 4 hours of talk time, which is very less.