State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in association with Pantel Technologies Private Limited (PTPL), Friday launched an entry-level feature phone 'Bharat Phone' for Rs.1,799.
The device has a 3-inch display and allows Internet browsing as well as access to email, Facebook and music or video downloads.
"We are delighted to offer latest technology products in a reverse data bundling marketing alliance with Pantel Technologies. Products like the Penta Bharat Phone will now offer the Indian consumer the power of Internet access at an affordable price," said BSNL chairman and managing director R.K. Upadhyay.
Along with Bharat Phone, BSNL also launched two smartphones - PS501 and PS650.
Penta Smart PS650 is a 3G device priced at Rs.7,999 with 6.5-inch display and the PentaSmart PS501 with 5-inch display comes with a price tag of Rs. 6,999.
"The PS501 & PS650 are masterpieces in the smart devices category. These devices have been designed around the user - smart, stylish, sporty, elegant, gamer, entertainer, music lover, movie freak and full of sophistication.
"We are affirmative that these products - bundled with attractive Internet and voice plans from BSNL - designed specifically for the aam admi, will gain quick market acceptance and saliency," said Pantel Technologies managing director Vijender Singh.