MTS have announced the launch of their new Android smartphones today, according to Telecom Talk. These two new phones have been named the MTS MTag 3.1 (Huawei C8511) and MTS Livewire (ZTE N600). Both the phones run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S1 processor and work on the CDMA EV-DO REVA technology.
MTS MTag (left) and the MTS Livewire
The MTS MTag 3.1 has a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen with a display resolution of 240 x 320. It features a 3.2 megapixel rear camera along with an MTS TV application that allows users to view Live TV and on-demand video playback. It also includes voice search capabilities and comes equipped with a 3.5 mm headphone jack slot. On the other hand, not many details have been disclosed about the MTS Livewire besides the fact that it operates on the CDMA EV-DO network and will provide users easy access to Google services like YouTube, Google Mail, Google Talk and Google Maps.
Both the smartphones will be equipped with Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo OS and will be launched in the sub Rs. 5,000 category. It seems that Android is going viral amongst both phone and tablet manufacturers in India. The launch of the sub Rs. 5,000 Android smartphones definitely gives MTS an edge over the competition, but eventually it’s the performance and complete specs that will decide the phones' success.