Usually we hear about fusions in various domains, but an amalgamation like this coming out of the bloom is outright surprising! It is a case where politics meets technology and this group of fans from India have just managed something extraordinary and different from the current trend.
Talk about launching an independent group’s own products in a remarkable fashion! No leaks presented, no teasers dished out and not even a small sight of any rumor. And guess what, an independent body supporting the Chief Minister of Gujarat state in India, Mr. Narendra Modi have marked their presence in the Indian Smartphone market by carving a name for themselves by announcing “Narendra Modi” branded products for the Indian consumers. Hence, the suffix “NaMo” to the devices!
Such a development is not very popular or do not occurs with regularity and this unveiling of products can be considered as a mechanism by which technology can be used as a catalyst to attract and captivate the followers for support in political activities.
After the announcement of NaMo Android smartphone dedicated in Narendra Modi’s honour, the independent body of fans of Mr. Narendra Modi have climbed a step further by introducing yet another product into their already existent line of products. According to revelations on Smart NaMo Facebook page, it has been disclosed that this new product will be available for purchase starting September 2013.
The latest announcement is an upcoming 6.5-inch phablet which would arrive at the price of Rs. 21,111 in the Indian market. This revelation features a 6.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek 6589T processor, which clocks at 1.5 GHz. The phablet will run on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.3) and it has a 13MP Autofocus rear camera with LED Flash and a 2MP front-facing camera. Additionally, the device packs in a 3150 mAh battery, dimensions of 172.9 x 93 x 95 mm and weighs 230g.
Smart Namo Phablet Specifications:
- 6.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080
- Android 4.2.1 Jellybean (Upgradeable to 4.3)
- Dual SIM (3G + 3G) with Dual Standby
- 13 MP auto focus camera with LED Flash, 1080p Full HD video recording
- 2 MP front-facing camera
- 9.5mm thick and weighs 230 grams
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 3G (HSDPA: 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA 5.76 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS
- 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB
- 3150mAh Li-Ion Polymer battery
Based on the displayed pictorial depiction, the device will come in 2 variants of 1GB RAM + 16GB ROM variant and 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant.
Just a while ago, this group also provided information on their upcoming Android smartphone which sports a 5-inch display and it is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek 6589T processor. This particularized device runs on Android 4.2 and is said to arrive in four variants of 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM and 16/32/64GB ROM. These devices are slated to arrive starting from September.
The Smart NaMo project has been developed by a group of businessmen who are residents of Gujarat and have a phone business in China. The products dubbed as “Namo” are branded in honor of Narendra Modi as well as Next Generation Android Mobile Odyssey. This information is reported from the group’s official website.
What are your thoughts about Smartphones and Tablets beings used as a catalyst for mixing Politics and Technology?