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MTS Pulse, first free smartphone in India

MTS, the Indian mobile operator has announced the first free smartphone in India. The MTS Pulse which is infact a HTC Pulse now becomes the first operator-subsidized smartphone in India.

The MTS pulse which costs more than Rs. 18,000 will be provided to the customer for free bundled with a one year contract from MTS. There will be no sim card in the phone but it will function based on CDMA technology.



HTC Pulse Features:
Dual-band 800/1900MHz, CDMA2000 1xRTT/1xEVDO rev. A
3.2” inch (320 x 480 pixels) HVGA Capacitive Touch Screen
5 Megapixel Camera with Autofocus
512MB ROM / 288MB RAM
8 GB Micro-SD Card included
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth v2.0+EDR
GPS
MIDI, M4A, QCP, AMR, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, WMA, MP3, EVRC-B
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
1300 mAh Li-on Battery
Talk time up to 214 minutes
Standby time up to 373 hrs
Dimensions: 4.45” (L) x 2.19” (W) x .51” (T) inch
Weight: 120 gm

Reliance was the first operator to offer subsidised phones when it launched its mobile services back in the late 90s.

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