Hong Kong listed mobile handset company, Coolpad Overseas, will launch its Android operating system based CDMA-enabled tablet PC in November this year. Distribution and marketing of these tablets are likely to be carried out by Mr Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Communications.
After launching its first CDMA Android smartphone in India yesterday, CoolPad has announced that company is also planning to release a CDMA tablet as well. While the details on the tablet are scarce, it is likely to cost below INR 12K and will be marketing by Reliance Communication, which also partnered in the CDMA smartphone debut. CoolPad tablet will be released in the market this November.
“We will continue to focus on the CDMA segment and launch the tablets in November this year. Talks are on with Reliance Communications to market the product”
Mr Sami AlLawanti, Managing Director, Coolpad Communication told media
Coolpad Communications was created in 2009 as an exclusive distribution agreement for with Reliance Webstore Ltd.
China Wireless, which is one of the world’s first and largest manufacturers of dual-mode handset (CDMA and GSM) brands, retails handsets under Coolpad brand.
China Wireless would firm up its plans to set up a research and development facility in India by March-April, which would come up at an investment of Rs100 crore and employ 300 professionals.
It now has one R&D unit, in Shenzhen, employing about 2,000 professionals and the Indian facility would be a base to venture into the European and US market beyond China and Southeast Asia that it currently caters to.