The weekly subscription for the remarkable MySong service has allured several Tata Docomo users. Now, the company announced the launch of the OneTouch Net Phone from Alcatel. The co-branded next-generation phone captures many with interesting features and a QWERTY keypad.
Owners can seamlessly access Tata Docomo’s Dive In portal, a wide array of Yahoo’s services and the enhanced mobile homepage. The phone comes equipped with Yahoo service which helps users stay connected with friends and family. Featuring an optical trackpad, the handset puts forth seamless navigation, communication and internet access.
“Living up to our strategy of Doing the New and bringing innovative services and solutions for our customers, we are pleased to announce the launch of the first Tata Docomo co-branded device—the ‘OneTouch Net’, which is a Tata Docomo-Yahoo!-Alcatel phone,” commented Deepak Gulati, President of GSM and 3G at Tata Teleservices. “OneTouch Net is an exciting handset with an alluring form factor, enabling customers to experience Tata Docomo Dive In services through a single-touch access—this first device from Tata Docomo will have a single touch and branded Dive In button on the phone.”
Users will be delighted as they can pick the engaging phone in two attractive shades mainly ‘black and silver’ and ‘white and lavender’. Integrated with 80MB memory, the handset offers features like a 2.4-inch display, a 2MP camera, an MP3 player, FM radio and stereo Bluetooth 2.0 technology.
“Partnering with Yahoo! and Alcatel puts us in a unique position as we offer Yahoo!’s industry leading services on the go, bundled with a one-touch access to Tata Docomo’s Dive In portal and the Yahoo! homepage. The device is being offered at a price point of just Rs. 5,499 and comes loaded with lifetime-free Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger services—this is a beautiful mix of high-end features and affordability,” remarked NV Subbarao, Regional Head – South East, Tata Docomo.
Users can access Yahoo! Mail which helps them read, reply, compose and send mails with push alerts, view attachments and arrange messages by customizable groups. Yahoo! Messenger highlights friend availability and their status message. Besides, users can update their status and personalize style with emoticons, avatars or images.
“As part of Yahoo!’s commitment to deliver engaging mobile services to consumers in India, we partnered with Tata DOCOMO and Alcatel to offer consumers a personally relevant Yahoo! experience,” quoted Vishal Maheshwari, Head APAC, Mobile and BD, Yahoo! “This partnership enables Yahoo! to spur mobile growth in emerging markets and provide consumers a highly-discoverable and truly compelling Internet experience, encompassing communication, content and search services to connect consumers with the people and things that matter most.”
Apart from Yahoo! Contacts and Calendar, the phone offers one-button access to Yahoo! Mobile homepage. Owners can access Yahoo! News to get updated with headlines from Yahoo! on the homescreen. The phone features Yahoo! Search and Yahoo! Social Pulse which offers an overview of what friends are up to, including images, status, profile updates and recommendations across popular social networks.
Moreover, Flickr-Take helps users share, discover images and videos, geo-tag photos and further e-mail them to their Flickr account. The OneTouch Net will also provide easy access to Tata Docomo services like My Song, Call Me Tunes, Buddy Chat, My Talkies, Astro Portal, Funzone, Song Book and much more through the customized keys. Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger will be lifetime-free for all Tata Docomo users, while users visiting Dive In portal will be able to immerse themselves various services.
The Alcatel OneTouch Net Phone can now be purchased for Rs. 5,499.