Spice’s two very eagerly anticipated phones – the Stellar Horizon and Stellar Craze have been delayed and according to Spice, these Android handsets should be arriving towards the end of July, although they are trying for a mid-July release date. A representative from Spice told TheMobileIndian, “Due to some shipment delays the availability of Spice Stellar Horizon and Spice Stellar Craze has been delayed. We hope to make the phone available in the market latest my end of July. However, we are pushing hard to release it earlier by middle of July.”
The Spice Stellar Horizon is something we are most looking forward to. It will have a 5-inch touchscreen bundled with Android 4.0 ICS. It also packs in a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a dedicated 300MHz GPU for the game heads. Around the back, we have a 5MP auto focus camera with a 0.3MP front camera supporting video calling. Other key features include dual-SIM capability, GPS/ AGPS, Wi-Fi Tethering and a big battery life among others. The Spice Stellar Horizon is all set to launch at a price of Rs. 11,999 and will hit the retail market by the end of this month. Spice Stellar Craze is more of a budget offering that offers a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 800 MHz processor and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS. This phone is a lot more affordable at Rs. 6,499.
The Stellar, the Craze and the Horizon
To address mobile data security concerns, Spice has also entered into an association with NQ Mobile, one of the leaders in mobile security solutions space with its headquarters co-located in China and USA and operating in more than 150 countries, to provide security software solutions in all Android devices of Spice. The solution is very critical in today’s environment, since there are numerous threats in terms of malwares, which can steal a user’s data, banking information, or simply make the phone sluggish.
The solutions offered will include an antivirus that will provide real-time protection from malicious Internet threats and also offers flexibility for the user to set a schedule for regular scans of data in the device as well as SD card. Also in the security stable is a Network Manager giving access to data like Traffic and setting monthly data transfer limit. Other features, include Anti-Theft and Vault- privacy lock for following apps like, Photos, Videos, SMS and Call Logs and Secret Contacts. The users can update the virus/malware database for a period of six months absolutely free. The Spice Stellar comes packed with 1 year of free data plan as well.