Unitron Exim Pvt. Ltd., the brand owners of Grapes range of mobile phones announced the launch and availability of Grapes CG 888, India’s first QWERTY key pad phone that comes with two dual SIM options – CDMA + GSM or GSM + GSM. This essentially means that besides a GSM SIM (900/1800 MHz) in one of the two available SIM slots, users have the option of inserting either a GSM SIM (900/1800 MHz) or CDMA SIM (800 MHz) in the second SIM slot. Mobile users in the country never had this flexibility coupled with a sleek form factor QWERTY key pad phone and therefore, the Grapes CG 888 comes across as an attractive proposition. Despite the multimode option – a very distinct and clear advantage that this phone has over the competition, it is priced at Rs 4,999 only (MRP) and comes with a year’s warranty as well.
It is a Facebook ready phone and also connects to Yahoo and MSN for social networking and instant messaging.