Spice Mobile has recently announced in India its first Android-based Spice Mi-300 Smartphones which is very economical smartphone powered by Android v2.1 (Eclair) and features a large 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display and offers support for microSD card with 32GB expandable memory.
Spice Mi-300 touchscreen Smartphone is a quad-band GSM/EDGE 850/900 /1800/1900 MHz network and triband UTMS CDMA 900/1900/2100 MHz network ready bar type handset that is powered by Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz processor and it comes with 156-MB internal memory and microSD card support for upto 32-GB expandable memory with almost unlimited entries phonebook capacity.
The Spice-Mi300 Smartphone is powered by Android v2.1 (Eclair) and supports a full suite of Google mobile services, including Google Search with Search by voice, Google Maps, Gmail, Calendar, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market with over 75,000 free applications, so that users can benefit from the wealth of valuable content and enjoy familiar desktop PC experiences on the move via a user interface tailored for mobile devices.
The Spice Mi-300 phone has large 3.2-inch 480 x 320 pixels 262K color capable HVGA TFT Capacitive touchscreen display with full screen touchscreen capability allowing to scroll the screen leftward, rightward, upward or downward via finger touch finger or stylus to move the corresponding list and other content or turn pages.
The Spice Mi-300 Smartphone also features G-sensor, digital compass, and Proximity Sensor for auto screen shut. In addition there is also a metal detector.
The smartphone offers support for Widgets allowing users keep favorite sites and applications just a tap away without having to scourging through extensive menus and it features Proximity Sensor that senses it when you put it to your ear and automatically locks the touch screen to avoid accidental call drops.
In addition, it is also equipped with Optical Track Ball, that is is the ultimate way to navigate through mobile by simply rolling on it.
For connectivity, Spice Mi-300 offers GPRS class 10, EDGE class 10 236.8 kbps speed, ultra-fast 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps connection, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR (enhanced data rate) and WiFi 802.11b/g wireless LAN connection in addition to microUSB port connection for wired connectivity.
The Android powered Spice Mi-300 smartphone boasts support for all mainstream video formats including 30fps WVGA (MPEG-4/H.263 / H.264) and includes a big high-quality internal speaker and offers support for 64 Polyphonic ringtones in 3gpp, 3gpp2, aac, amr-NB, amr-wb, imelody, mid, midi, mp3, mp4, mpeg3, mpeg, mpg, qcp, sp-midi, wav audio formats.
The Spice Mi-300 phone can also be used as wireless modem for laptop or desktop PCs. There is built-in support for WAP/xHTML web browser, but being JAVA ready, users can install Opera Mini 5 mobile browser for full html browsing.
The Spice Mi-300 also features 5.0 megapixel camera with maximum still picture resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels still picture resolution. The camera is also capable of video recording in 30fps WVGA (MP4, H.263) 15fps WVGA (H.264). The camera can also be used as webcam.
The phone also offers video playback option that supports mp4, avi, 3gp, wmv, flv, mov, rm, rmvb, and dat video file formats in 30 fps.
The Spice Mi-300 also features build-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support powered by Google Maps 3.0 and includes a 3.5 mm headphone jack allowing users to use own high end headphones and enjoy music just the way one like it.
Some other features of Spice Mi-300 Android powered smartphone includes full HTML Android web browser,JAVA MIDP 2.1 support,Vibration mode and G-Sensor Motion Sensor support.
Applications includes World Clock, Alarms, Calculator, Calendar, To-Do List. Strangely, it does NOT features FM radio receiver.
The new Spice Mi-300 Smartphone becomes Pen drive with the easy connectivity without needing any special software and using the data cable, supplied free with the handset, transfering the contents to and from handset gets fast and easy.
The phone also offers Incoming call guard (blacklist) to filter-off un-wanted spam calls from a maximum of 1000 phone numbers, giving one the freedom to stay uninterrupted during business meetings or leisure vacations. All you have to do is blacklist those few phone numbers and relax.
The Android powered Spice Mi-300 touchscreen phone also offers enhanced SMS features which includes scheduled SMS, Auto Responder SMS, Group SMSing, SMS Black List/White List, option to list SMS received from a particular mobile phone number, and option to delete all SMS received from a particular number.
Being Android powered, the Spice Mi-300 Smartphone also offers a suite of Google mobile applications including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube are also integrated onto the device. Plus you have access to Android Market which has more than 75,000 applications.
The Spice Mi-300 Smartphone comes equipped with 1230 mAh Li-ion battery that can provides upto 5 hours of talk time and 250 hours of stand-by times with full charge on WCDMA network or 6 hours of talk time and 300 hrs of stand-by time on 2G GSM network.
Key Features of Spice Mi-300 Smartphone
- GSM bands: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- UMTS bands: 900/1900/2100 MHz
- Android OS v2.1 (Eclair)
- Adobe Flash Support
- 3.2-inch widescreen display, 480 x 320 pixels HVGA 256K color capable TFT Capacitive Touchscreen display
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- G-Sensor for Motion sensing
- Pinch & zoom and double tap features
- Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz processor
- 156 MB internal memory
- microSD card slot, maximum 32GB storage, 4GB card included
- 5.0 megapixel camera with LED flash, 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution, digital zoom, fixed-focus
- video recording in 30fps WVGA (MP4, H.263) 15fps WVGA (H.264)
- Video playback H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR WB, OGG, MIDI, AMR NB
- Ringtones e3gpp, 3gpp2, aac, amr-NB, amr-wb, imelody, mid, midi, mp3, mp4, mpeg3, mpeg, mpg, qcp, sp-midi, wv
- GPRS Class 10
- EDGE Class 10
- WiFi 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
- Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
- Email – Gmail, Exchange, POP3, IMAP
- Push Email
- Metal Detector
- 3.5 mm headset jack
- Built-in GPS + A-GPS with Google Maps 3.0
- 1230 mAh Li-Ion standard battery: 6 hrs talktime, 300 hours stand-by time on 2G network
- Dimension – 114.9mm (H) x 56.8mm (W) x 12.6mm (T)
- Weight – 114 gms
Price and Availability
The new Spice Mi300 Android 2.1 powered Smartphone is available in Dark Grey/Black color for MRP price of Rs. 9,990 (introductory offer) with one year warranty. Visit www.spiceglobal.com for more details.