Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited launches Pakistan’s first 3G Android Smartphone

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has launched Pakistan’s first 3G enabled Android Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro that offers dual support for both EVDO and GSM/CDMA network.

Based on Android 2.2 Froyo and powered by a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor, Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro is yet another first of its kind product introduced by PTCL in Pakistan’s handsets market. It lets its users surf and talk simultaneously while on-the-move and that too at 3G speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps. As a pioneer offering 3G EVO services on a handset with GSM/CDMA capabilities, Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro can be used by all GSM without any GSM network restrictions.

Packed with features of Capacitive Touch Screen Multi Gestures, 262K, 5 mega pixels auto focus camera, and a 0.3 mega pixel secondary camera, the Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro supports voice and SMS, Hybrid EVDO/UMTS, 256MB RAM, 512MB Flash ROM, and Micro SD support up to 32GB, with 4GB of micro SD card included.

Providing up to four hours of talk time, the Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro accepts GSM SIMs and with Handset configured for EVO , Wi-Fi Bluetooth EDR 2.1 AGPS G-sensor, thus giving PTCL customers the freedom to surf, talk, tweet and do a lot more simultaneously on the go in more than 150 cities nationwide.

“The launch of Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro is yet another milestone in establishing PTCL as the pioneer of 3G technology in Pakistan,” said PTCL SEVP commercial, Naveed Saeed. “It is a giant step forward in PTCL’s growth as a technologically strong and revolutionary telecom company that is proving enhanced service quality to its valued customers. We are constantly striving to bring products and services that meet our customers’ aspirations and empower them to experience the future today.”

“PTCL’s 3G Android Smartphone IVIO Icon Pro will enable users to stay connected on their mobile handsets with high speed wireless Internet at 3G Rev A speeds,” said Executive Vice President Wireless Business, Omar Khalid. “This Smartphone will open up new possibilities for customers with on-the-go connectivity offering a wide range of built-in and downloadable applications”.

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