India-based mobile handset company Micromax has introduced a stylish phone called Van Gogh X450, featuring a dockable bluetooth headset.
Sporting a matt finish, Micromax X450 aka Van Gogh comes with a bar style form, and in dimensions of 116.7mmx52mmx20.3mm. The company is touting the bluetooth dongle as the phone’s USP. Company officials said that the self charging bluetooth headset blends in with the make of the phone, making it invisible.
The device comes with a 2 mega-pixel camera and supports video player and recorder, FM radio, messaging and games, and also it comes preloaded with Opera Mini Web browser. Thanks to the browser, users can access the Web. And, there are social networking tools like Facebook, Yahoo, MSN and more.
The Micromax X450 is named Van Gogh because of the artist’s painting of sunflowers -- the striking yellow color borrowed from the sunflowers has been added to the back panel of the device, said company officials. Additionally, Micromax Van Gogh joins Micromax X235, mobile with remote control for AC/TV and DVD, and G4 Gamolution, mobile with motion sensor gaming console.
Earlier in April, a business news article reported that India based handset brands Micromax, Lava, Karbonn, Spice, Maxx, Olive and Zen have firmed up plans to start operations in Africa by this quarter end. These companies have given multinational majors such as Nokia (News - Alert) a run for its money in India, and have cornered one-fifth of the handset market in the country.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny