Since the launch of Micromax Andro 60 (A60) last December the rumors of it’s successor started hitting off, but Finally Micromax has released the A70 Android 2.2 Phone. It looks very similar to the Nexus One, if you look at the picture you will notice that it has the same design and even the track ball like the Nexus One by HTC. At first Glace the Phone reminded me of the Chinese version of the Nexus One but am I the Only one that feels that way? A60 actually had a unique style and did not look like a cheap Rip of from another Brand.
Early adopters of the Phone claim that the music quality isn’t very good and also the phone suffers from Touch Lag some times.
Micromax A70 Vs HTC wildfire
Many Might be thinking Micromax A70 or the HTC Wildfire, so let me take this opportunity for you. HTC Wildfire is the better choice.
Why? First will be the touch, Touchscreen keyboard on a small screen can be hard to manage and if your phone’s touchscreen not very responsive or it’s slow it will be very annoying, just like the time you bought a expensive shoe because it was in your budget, others were offering the same thing at a higher price and it made you look taller but it turns out to be very uncomfortable that you want to lose but can’t as this one will go to waste. Same thing Applies to small touch screen Phones
The second thing is the user interface, Stock Android user interface isn’t very flawless nor very pretty so until you willing to spend some time looking up themes and widgets that makes your phone more fun you are better of with the Wildfire.
The only thing I believe that is working for A70 is the front Facing Camera which can be a deal maker if you want a cheap Android phone that has a front facing video Camera.
Micromax A70 Press Release
Micromax strengthens its Android portfolio: introduces the A70
Packed with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and powered with a 600MHZ processor
Pre – loaded with M!- apps – application store by micromax
New Delhi, July 19, 2011: Micromax Informatics Limited (“Micromax”), the third largest mobile brand in India, has set a new trend in the growing smartphone category with the launch of A70 today, the latest android device offering from Micromax with a capacitive touch screen and a dual camera for a better user experience.
The A70 comes with a 3.2” TFT HVGA capacitive touch screen, 65K color display and a resolution of 320×480 pixels. It runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and is powered by a 600 MHz processor, which helps you achieve your desired tasks much faster. The A70 is also equipped with a 5.0 MP primary camera and a VGA secondary camera.
The A70 is a 3G enabled device which supports download speeds upto 7.2 mbps and upload speed upto 3.6 mbps. The phone is also compatible with multiple audio/video formats and with the help of Officesuite Viewer ensures you that your work never suffers, even if you are on the go. The phone also boasts a gravity sensor and a proximity sensor making your web browsing experience even better.
The device also comes with some preloaded applications like Moneycontrol Markets, Ebuddy, Opera Mini, MiRoamer- Mobile radio, Saavn, Mosho, Mundu Live TV, Facebook and Whatsapp etc. There’s also Micromax app store (M! – apps) for all other requirements. The A70 has an internal memory of 160 MB and is expandable upto 32 GB.
A70 is available at an attractive price of 8999/ – The model will be available across India. For more information, please visit www.micromaxinfo.com
Micromax, is the largest Indian mobile handset company, in terms of units shipped during the quarter ended March 31, 2010 and the third largest mobile handset seller as at March 31, 2010 (Source: IDC’s India Quarterly Mobile Handsets Tracker, 1Q 2010, June 2010 release). Micromax has domestic offices across India and global presence in Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri-Lanka and UAE.
* Micromax holds the 3rd position amongst the handset manufacturers in India as pre revenue with a market share of 6.9% for the FY 2011. (Source: V&D report)