Datawind, a leading provider of wireless web access products and services, unveils the PocketSurfer3, the latest enhanced version of its popular web-browsing devices. The new unit now incorporates a Linux operating system, providing users all the basic functionality of a simple computer, including word processing, spreadsheets and scheduling. Also featured is an improved high resolution and an active Matrix TFT screen that delivers lively vivid colours. The PocketSurfer3 retails at £199.99 and is available as of today.
The PocketSurfer3 allows users to browse the web in its original HTML layout, with full graphics, Java support and other complex web functionality on a full colour, five-inch 640 x 240 TFT Screen. It also has a touchpad mouse pointer that greatly improves navigation around the screen. With the full format, backlit QWERTY keyboard users can take advantage of a variety of web-based services, including instant email, social-networking and internet banking. With built-in GPS, the PocketSurfer3 can also transform itself into a fully featured personal navigation device.
Datawind’s free-usage model eliminates the complexity of purchasing mobile web devices by eliminating lengthy contractual payments, activation fees and credit checks. With the PocketSurfer3 you pay for the device, not the usage, which includes 30 hours of free surfing a month. It is ready to use straight out of the box. Unlimited internet usage is available for only £5.99 a month and usage for the second year would cost a maximum of £29.99 for the whole year. There is also an upgrade available for unlimited lifetime usage for a one-off payment of £59.99.