With some studies on Monday suggesting Reliance Jio is already trying to look away from its much-hyped Jio Phone, the firm has stated that it’s nonetheless dedicated to the 4G function telephone that was introduced at the Reliance AGM in July. Jio had earlier claimed to have acquired 6 million pre-bookings for the Jio Phone and the firm insists it plans to comply with via.
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In a press release to Gadgets 360, a Reliance Jio spokesperson stated, “Jio Phone, ‘India ka smartphone’ is committed to fulfilling the country’s digital vision. Jio welcomes the initial 6 million Indians who are moving to digital life with the JioPhone and will soon announce the next JioPhone booking date.”
Media studies earlier on Monday claimed improvement on Jio Phone is being halted as the firm explores an Android telephone to present extra apps on the platform to customers. The handset relies on KAI OS, a fork of the HTML5-based Firefox OS.
However, Gadgets 360 has discovered that Jio is engaged on bringing extra apps to the Jio Phone app retailer, with a concentrate on the wants of rural shoppers. These embrace the journey apps to ebook bus tickets, in addition to leisure apps. As reported earlier, additionally it is in talks to convey Facebook and WhatsApp on its platform. However, as of now, the Jio Phone app retailer solely function the firm’s proprietary apps, corresponding to JioMusic, JioCinema, and others.
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The Jio Phone is geared toward the backside finish of the Indian cell phone market, at shoppers who’re but to swap from function telephones to smartphones. According to some estimates, the firm initially aimed to promote 100-200 million models of the handset over the subsequent couple of years. Its spotlight, in fact, is the entry to 4G Internet and the zero ‘effective price’; at the time of buy, although, they nonetheless want to pay Rs. 1,500. Users can stream music and movies, browse the Web, and even mirror content material enjoying on the telephone onto a TV utilizing a proprietary cable.
However, the rollout of the handset has been sluggish, with the first Jio-branded telephone changing into obtainable for pre-bookings solely as soon as since its unveiling in July. The supply has been sluggish as effectively, with shoppers in city areas getting their models in late October for bookings made in August.
In the meantime, rival telecom operators have began partnering with telephone makers to bringing down the price of not simply function telephones but in addition Android telephones, thus reducing the entry barrier to smartphones. Airtel has partnered with Karbonn and Celkon to provide Android telephones at as little as Rs. 1,349 efficient worth, whereas Vodafone has lowered the similar to Rs. 999. BSNL provides shoppers a 4G function telephone at Rs. 2,200, and limitless Internet entry with its Rs. 97 recharge.
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In truth, Jio has finished one thing related to what Airtel and Vodafone did in the latest previous, and introduced down the efficient worth of two Lyf-branded Android handsets; Lyf is owned by Reliance Retail, part of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries. Under that supply, the efficient worth of the Rs. four,699 Lyf C459 got here down to Rs. 2,392, whereas that of the Rs. four,999 Lyf C451 was introduced down to Rs. 2,692.
Notably, as an alternative of exploring one other telephone, Jio can simply select to convey down the costs of those handsets – or different Lyf telephones – additional by giving deeper reductions, à la Vodafone and Airtel.
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Adapted From: Gadgets360