Another player in the country’s mobile industry has invaded Cebu when it launched, through an exclusive event last week, two of its “game-changer” devices — the Starmobile FeatureSmart T601i and Starmobile Jupiter B305. Before we get into the details of these handsets, allow me to talk about a brief intro about Starmobile.
A quick visit to the company’s official website reveals Starmobile as a local phone maker established by Star Telecom Alliance Resources (STAR, Inc.), a group of telecommunications industry experts based locally and internationally. Starmobile is headquartered in Manila and claims as a maker of quality dual-SIM mobile phones. So basically, it appears that the company will focus in releasing phones with dual-SIM capability, going neck and neck, if not beat direct competitors like Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, or even with the likes of Nokia which has a stronghold of the dual-SIM phone market.
The FeatureSmart T601i
At first glance, you couldn’t expect the FeatureSmart T601i as a feature phone as it really looks like an Android-powered smartphone. It’s a dual-SIM capable, thus it’s a perfect phone if you want to carry 2 SIM cards in a single phone. The T601i features a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, support for Wi-Fi connectivity, and Mobile TV. The 3.2MP camera may complement your social networking experience as the phone has a built-in access to Facebook and Twitter.
Out of the box, the T601i has an exclusive mobile content from Inquirer.net and Job Market Online, and the phone has a native Opera Mobile browser as well for internet browsing. Interestingly, this phone is selling at a very much affordable price of Php 3,290.
The Jupiter B305
Another dual-SIM phone introduced by Startmobile is the Jupiter B305. It’s an entertainment-centric phone which may be appealing to some dual-SIM users, featuring a 3MP camera for still shots and video capture, FM radio, and MP3 player. And in any case you ran out of built-in memory for saving multimedia files, the expandable storage of up to 8GB may be a lifesaver. And since the Jupiter B305 was designed with multimedia and entertainment in mind, Starmobile decided to have a built-in Bluetooth headset for the phone out of the box. The wireless headset is cleverly engineered so it can slip unto the back of the phone. This dual-SIM phone is priced at Php 2,990.
Both FeatureSmart T601i and Jupiter B305 are now available in select partner resellers across the country, with over 100 stores just in Cebu alone.