Olive Telecommunication, a convergence solutions device developer, has launched a new brand 'Olive Convergence' under which it has announced 3G embedded netbooks, Zipbooks.

Speaking at the launch, Arun Khanna, Chairman, Olive Telecommunication said, “Olive Convergence represents the spirit of breaking down barriers and un-complicating lives of the customers and users in this rapidly emerging wireless world. Olive Convergence is an idea that is powered by an aspiration of providing our customers with products that are not only on the threshold of new technology innovations but also aim at creating new benchmarks in affordability of mobile computing and communication products.”

Olive Telecommunication has tied up with Tata Teleservices for its EVDO based netbooks and the same will be available to consumers from select Tata Indicom Stores and through the Tata Photon channel. On the other hand for its HSPA version based netbooks Olive is in an agreement with BSNL, according to which the netbooks will be available at all BSNL 3G circles.

On the sidelines of the launch of Olive Convergence, the company also launched 7 models of mobile phones starting at Rs. 999. These include 2 touch screen phones – Olivepwrr and Olivetouch; Olivemsgr – the QWERTY keypad phone; 2 candy bar phones – Olivecompacta and Oliveglide and 2 dual sim/dual standby phones – V-G400 (clamshell) and V-G500 (slider).

As a first step in the commercial roll out of its products, the company has tied-up with leading technology product distributors and re-distributors to reach out in Tier 1, 2 & 3 cities. The tie-ups ensure availability of Olive Convergence products to 10,000+ retail touch points across the country. The company is also finalizing LFR outlet relationships.

The company also shared information about its convergence devices including a modem equipped with a hi capacity memory chip, the ability to tune into FM, a Dictaphone and the second role of an MP3 player.

The new Olive Convergence portfolio is replete with WCDMA, CDMA, GSM and EV-DO handsets, Mobile Computing Devices and Advanced data modems for wireless broadband.

Specifications of the phones and netbooks are not know yet. You'll know as soon as we do.

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