FEATURE PHONES: A DYING PHONE SEGMENT

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INTRODUCTION:

Remember, how your life was before you owned one of those attractive and high-end smartphones?

Those were the days when owning a feature phone was a big thing. This was around the 2000s, when feature phones came into existance and peaked popularity in the market!

Feature phones are the ones that introduced new features like playing games and listening to music, to the old-existing phones that were just used for calling purposes. This is the time when the concept of messaging came into picture.

WHAT IS A FEATURE PHONE?

A feature phone is a traditional phone that includes a limited number of features such as a camera, MP3 player, Internet access etc. This category is distinct from smartphones and refers primarily as low-range phones, those that fall between basic phones (features) on the lower end and smartphones on the higher end.

HISTORY OF FEATURE PHONES:

Prior to the popularity of smartphones, feature phones could be termed as high-end phones with assorted features. Though feature phones were originally introduced somewhere around the year 1995, the first ‘Made for India’ feature phone was launched in the year 2003. With just 2 games, an SMS feature and downloadable monophonic ringtones this phone had approximately 250 million sets sold worldwide.

It might seem that we’re skipping a few years here, but that’s somewhat intentional. From the year 2008 onwards, the mobile phone segment slowly started shifting its focus from basic feature phones to more of smartphones, which had better operating software and technology as compared to the feature phones.

CURRENT STATUS IN THE MARKET:

According to an article published on 3rd December, 2013 share of feature phones has slid to 81% of the total market in third quarter of 2013. According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) APEJ Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, mobile users are slowly migrating from feature phones to smartphones.

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The main factors for this rapid shift of consumer preference towards smartphones have been the narrowing price gap between feature phones and smartphones. In fact a recent report states that the feature phone market plummeted by approximately 14% over Q3 in 2014.

Well, it seems that the Feature phone segment is dying after all.

Maybe, one day you will be able to bend a phone like a piece of thin plastic or maybe you won’t even have to touch it, doing all of your multitasking from cellular implants.


Celkon enables Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to go paperless at grassroots levels

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Celkon has facilitated the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh – Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to carry out paperless transactions at the grassroots level.

TDP recently launched the party’s biennial membership enrollment drive. With an aim to go paperless for the membership drive, the party members used Celkon’s popular Xion S CT695 tablets. Celkon’s Xion S is enabling the party to collect the data for listing members’ details and making it live online real-time. The party will be enrolling members in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu etc through the digital route.

Celkon’s new gen Xion S CT695 tablet features 6.95” HD Display which allows accurate documentation viewing proportions. The device is equipped with 1GB DDR3 Ram and 8GB ROM enabling for ultrafast performance. Xion S comes with Android Kitkat and is powered by 1.2 Dual Core Cortex A7 Processor which facilitates smooth multitasking and runs complex applications efficiently. Xion S is a very-efficient utility model which also supports 3G Video Calling. OTG Support makes it easy for connecting different accessories to the device. Xion S can take excellent snaps with its 5MP rear camera. The tab supports dual sim and Wifi connectivity for instant access. The device is powered with a 2500 mAh battery.

Celkon’s Xion S provides for an efficient digital experience and high-quality performance. Celkon has many more such innovative offerings in the pipeline. Celkon is well equipped & looks forward to participate in similar government and non-government mass digital drives.


Celkon Mobiles launches Millennia Q450 smartphone priced at Rs 4,799

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Celkon Mobiles today launched its new smartphone, Millennia Q450, priced at Rs 4,799.
The dual SIM 3G handset features quadcore 1.3GHz processor, Android KitKat operating system, 512MB RAM, 4.5-inch display, 5MP rear camera, 1,800mAh battery and 4GB memory (expandable up to 32GB).

Originally published by: Financial Express


Celkon and Aircel join hands to bring Smart Offers

Celkon Mobiles, one of the leading Indian mobile brands; has associated with Aircel, a leading innovative telecom operator; for smart offers. With this association Celkon aims to strengthen its philosophy of making smartphones and cutting edge features accessible to all.

Through this association with Aircel, Celkon has combined two models, Celkon Campus A356 and Celkon C329 at a exiting price point of only Rs 3,333/-. The offer includes smartphone with Kitkat and a feature phone. Aircel will offer upto 1.5 GB of 3G data on both phones for three months.

Celkon Campus A356 is a Dual SIM, KitKat model with a 1GHz Processor and 3.5” HVGA display. The device comes with a 2MP rear camera and a front camera supporting 3G video calling facility. Customers can now enjoy a good storage facility with a 32 GB Expandable memory. The model is also supported by WiFi + Bluetooth and comes with a 1200 mAh battery. The Celkon C329 is also a Dual SIM model with a 1.8” display. The model is crafted for music lovers and comes with audio, video players, FM radio, Bluetooth and GPRS. The C329 has expandable memory upto 8GB. The model also has built in multi language support with languages like English, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada. The auto call record feature ensures that the users don’t miss out on important conversations. The 3.5mm Jack supports all kinds of earphones and makes for hassle free music listening.

Commenting on the offer, Mr.Murali Retineni, Executive Director-Celkon Mobiles said, “We at Celkon believe in products which are packed with cutting edge features and are affordable to all. In continuation of that, we are today pleased to announce our association with Aircel. We hope this association will be a win-win for both of us as new customers can enjoy the additional value of cutting edge features with free data. Moreover the package will also offer reduced call rates.”

Mr. Anupam Vasudev, Chief Marketing Officer of Aircel, said, “With the data revolution advancing every day in India, an aggressive drive of data penetration is of utmost importance to strengthen the country’s telecom ecosystem. Device tie-ups help a great deal in this direction, as both – telecom operators and handset manufacturers – complement each other to bring in affordability in devices and help boost data proliferation. Keeping with the best interests of this symbiotic relationship, we’re truly delighted to partner Celkon and are confident that our customers will be happy with this value-for-money offer.

Recently Celkon launched its first OCTA core model OCTA 510, and Millennia ME Q54 which have been very successful in the market. Celkon plans to introduce much more exciting products and offers in the coming months.

Originally published by: Indian Info Line


Campus CROWN Q40

Here is a collection of in-depth, professional, unbiased reviews of Celkon Campus CROWN Q40, sourced from some of the best and reputed review site on the internet.

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Celkon Crown Q40 comes with the 4 inched screen along with the 1.3GHz of MediaTek MT6582M, 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor and OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU. Along with the 512MB of RAM, this device also comes with the 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of external sd card slot
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The Smartphone also has been leveraged against other Smartphones such as and has been described as “Discreet, Exhuberant and Dynamic” by Celkon Mobiles .
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Celkon Q40 display is enhanced with IPS LCD Capacitive TouchScreen capable to display 16M Colors at ~233 ppi Pixel Density Touch screen with Multi Touch Support optimized by Capacitive Touchscreen
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Celkon Crown Q40 also have Dual Sim Card Slot which Support (GSM + WCDMA) with Dual Standby, When it Comes to Power  it have 1500mAh Li-Ion of Battery with good Battery life.
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It sports a 5MP rear camera accompanied by a LED flash and features a 4-inch WVGA IPS display offering a screen resolution of 800X480 pixels.
Thinkdoddle.com

The phone is certainly with amazing specifications and features a very competitive price tag
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It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and battery capacity up to 260 hrs that is claimed to offer up to 10 hours of video pla hours of talk time.
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Campus CROWN Q40+

Here is a collection of in-depth, professional, unbiased reviews of Celkon Campus CROWN Q40+, sourced from some of the best and reputed review site on the internet.

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Celkon Crown Q40 comes with the 4 inched screen along with the 1.3GHz of MediaTek MT6582M, 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor and OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU. Along with the 512MB of RAM, this device also comes with the 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of external sd card slot
AndroidAdvices

The Smartphone also has been leveraged against other Smartphones such as and has been described as “Discreet, Exhuberant and Dynamic” by Celkon Mobiles .
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Celkon Q40 display is enhanced with IPS LCD Capacitive TouchScreen capable to display 16M Colors at ~233 ppi Pixel Density Touch screen with Multi Touch Support optimized by Capacitive Touchscreen
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Celkon Crown Q40 also have Dual Sim Card Slot which Support (GSM + WCDMA) with Dual Standby, When it Comes to Power  it have 1500mAh Li-Ion of Battery with good Battery life.
The Youth Desk

It sports a 5MP rear camera accompanied by a LED flash and features a 4-inch WVGA IPS display offering a screen resolution of 800X480 pixels.
Thinkdoddle.com

The phone is certainly with amazing specifications and features a very competitive price tag
TechnosAmigos

It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and battery capacity up to 260 hrs that is claimed to offer up to 10 hours of video pla hours of talk time.
TechnoSee


Campus COLT A401

Here is a collection of in-depth, professional, unbiased reviews of Celkon Campus COLT A401, sourced from some of the best and reputed review site on the internet.

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Celkon Colt A401 comes with the 4 inched screen along with the 1GHz of single core processor. Along with the 256MB of RAM, this device also comes with the 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of external sd card slot.
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The new Celkon Colt A401 supports Dual SIM (WCDMA+GSM) with dual standby functionality. The device measures 124.9* 64* 10.4 mm dimensions and features a 4-inches HVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800X480 Pixels.
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Celkon Colt A401 equipped for Android 4.4 KitKat, (Version 4.4.2) Operating System, Device hardware empoweredby Spreadtrum, SC7715 Chipsetand Single core Processor handle manipulate tasks,at the speed of 1 GHz.
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The Colt A401 sports a 3.2MP rear digital camera with LED display and 0.3Mp front camera too.
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On the specification front Celkon Colt A401 sports a 4-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat
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Campus A15K

Here is a collection of in-depth, professional, unbiased reviews of Celkon Campus A15K, sourced from some of the best and reputed review site on the internet.

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Campus A15K spec is a low end smartphone, which comes and break the smartphone market with a maximum specification.
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These days, Hyderabad based Celkon Mobiles is eagerly launching a slew of entry-level smartphones based on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with reasonable price tags. Carrying a highly competitive price tag, the handset comes with a free flip cover.
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Celkon Campus A15K display enhanced with TFT capacitive touchscreen capable to display 16M Colors at ~165 ppi Pixel Density Touch screen with Multi Touch Support optimized by Capacitive Touchscreen.
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It has a processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz dual core Mediatek (MT6571) processor coupled with Half a GB of RAM. By this you also get 1GB of internal storage with the option of expansion using micro SD card up to 32GB.
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You can call Celkon Campus A15K as a successor to the company’s Campus A15 which was launched last year. Both these devices use the same specs and Android KitKat in the latest one is the most important differentiator between the two.
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The company has announced that the phone will support multiple languages for much handy user interface
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The Phone offers you almost all the languages of India for users and come up with the apps like ”share to transfer” and much more. The device would be running on Android 4.4 KitKat and supports dual SIM with both SIM GSM including dual standby too.
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It comes with 512MB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card and packs a 1400mAh battery
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Millennia GLORY Q5

Here is a collection of in-depth, professional, unbiased reviews of Celkon Millennia GLORY Q5, sourced from some of the best and reputed review site on the internet.

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It is a 5-inch qHD display touch screen smartphone with 960 x 540 Pixels resolution. The Celkon Millennium Glory Q5 is motorized by 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor and 1 GB RAM.
Best Gadget Site

The most attractive feature of this is it has inbuilt games from Gameloft  which is quite famous. Some of the inbuilt games are the prince of Persia, avengers, modern comabat4 etc
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A quad-core processor powers the smartphone, clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM. It also supports multiple Indian languages
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The smartphone comes with some pre-loaded high end graphics game like Prince of Persia, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, The Avengers – The Mobile Game, Bubble Bash 3.
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The specs on offer are quite good for a budget smatphone
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Millennium Glory Q5 have internal storage 8 GB help to storage enough data of music and video files.expendable memory can upgrade Upto 32 GB with MicroSD Memory Card.
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Millennium Glory Q5 will prove to be the perfect smartphone for all the gaming aficionados who have desired to have a cutting edge features loaded phone with new games. We believe Millennium Q5 will be the most innovative gaming phone available at an affordable price.
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Hyderabad based Celkon is on a rage to launch plethora of smartphones based on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Now, the firm has partnered with Gameloft, one of the largest game developers and has come up with a new phone – Millennium Glory Q5.
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Millennia DAZZLE Q44

Here is a collection of in-depth, professional, unbiased reviews of Celkon Millennia DAZZLE Q44, sourced from some of the best and reputed review site on the internet.

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Celkon Mobiles, one of the leaders in mobile and wireless solutions today launched the new Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44. This is a new stylish & elegant edition to the popular Millennium series launched this year.
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The best point of the device could probably be the 1GB RAM, which you hardly get in a KitKat powered device at this price bracket
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Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44 equipped for Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System, Device hardware empoweredby MediaTek Chipsetand Quad Core Processor Processor handle manipulate tasks,at the speed of 1.3 GHz
GSMArc

It is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad core processor and 1 GB RAM. Such the quad core processor provides many amazing features and better presentation.
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The 8GB internal storage is one of the differentiating factor it has
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The New Celkon Millennium Q44 comes with 4.0 Inches Display Size. The Millennium Q44 Smartphone display the 800 x 480 pixels Screen Resolution.
ASR Tech Info

Millennium Dazzle Q44 is a new low cost Android Kitkat powered smartphone. At this price, it comes with 4-inch of WVGA display screen with 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System.
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The Dazzle Q44 sports a 4-inch full-HD (800 × 480 pixels) display with QHD resolution. I
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The phenomenal quality of Celkon is peaking up day-by-day, it’s beyond expectations that releasing a brand new product into the market every week without postponing it’s versatile schedule. This time it came with it’s another successful android 4.4 KitKat packed Smartphone millennium dazzle q44.
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