Although Olive was the first Indian company to make a tablet, they did not manage to get a lot of fan-following. They might be looking to have another go at the market by coming out with Android handsets next year.
The news doing the rounds tells us that Olive will be launching smartphones based on Android 2.2 Froyo in the first week of March 2011. According to their chairman Arun Khanna, there will be a whole range of smartphones that will hit the market. One interesting point we saw was that one of these phones will be a challenger to the Galaxy S, possibly a large touchscreen device. Of course, it shouldn’t be any bigger than 5 inches as that wouldn’t make it a phone anyway.
It will be interesting to see how they fare with mobile phones. The Olivepad just about hit the mid-range tablet segment but has not done too well. Hopefully their range of Android smartphones will change things around for them.