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Micromax makes Android Debut with A60 !

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The day has arrived. The company which is giving global majors like Nokia and Samsung a run of their money has launched its first Android phone which costs around Rs. 8000. The company in questions is Micromax and it has A6o – its first Android phone. A60 will run Android’s Eclair (2.1). This phone was initially to be released on October 20.

In a bloggers meet arranged in the capital, Micromax has launched its much awaited A60. It joins the ranks of the recently launched Android phones, LG Optimus One and Motorola Charm. Other than the global majors like Samsung, LG, Acer and Dell, home-grown companies like Videocon and Spice have already launched their Android powered phones. Micromax is a little late to the Android party but given the features and the price of A60, it is much awaited.

Micromax Android- A60

Android A60 Price

The price will be around Rs. 8000 which puts it directly in the cheapest Androids category. The only cheaper phone than A60 is Acer beTouch which costs Rs.7000 on FutureBazaar. Samsung Galaxy 5 costs Rs. 8869 on Flipkart. A60 has price to its advantage.

Screen, processor and Memory

A60 is a full touch screen phone with 7.1 cms resistive touch screen. The screen resolution is 320×240 pixels. A60 is powered by a 600 MHz processor. It has an internal memory of 150 MB and the SD card slot on the phone can read up to 32 GB.

Battery, camera and media

The talk time on A60 is a let down but is comparable to other touch screen phones. A60 provides a 4 hour talk time and a 10 hours standby time. A60 is powered by 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus. It has video player, audio player, video recording and video streaming capabilities. It has accelerometer and gravity sensor. There is no mention of FM radio in the spec sheet.

Connectivity

A60 is a 3G phone which has upload speed of 5.76 Mbps and download speed of 7.2 Mbps. It is Wi-Fi enabled and has GPS capabilities. There is no mention of Bluetooth.

Dual-SIM?

As per some A60 might be a dual SIM phone. If true, A60 will be the first dual SIM touch screen Android phone in India. Intex has launched a dual SIM phone which also works as a projector. Spice has launched two models in the 3G Dual SIM category. If true, A60 will support our hypothesis of Dual SIM (3G+2G) category exploding in the near future. Dual SIM category has helped Micromax catapult into the big league. Would a similar thing happen in smartphone category too?

What’s missing?

FM Radio and Bluetooth are the clear missing elements on A60. Resistive touch screen could be a downside to the phone, but I will reserve my comments for the full hands-on review.

A60 is  a good 3G touch screen phone which is  targeted at the right price segment. There are ads already flying on the TV which means Micromax is wasting no time in promoting this phone. Expect to see more of Micromax and A60.

Article reproduced from TGF Blog. Follow TGF for a hands-on review of the phone in the coming weeks.

  1. priyanka gupta says

    hiii am using micromax a60 n overall handset is working good but i can not send music file via bluetooth because there is no blutooth option in music file any micromax user can help me plzzzz ???

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  3. deepak tripathi says

    I have bought a 60 before 15 days but i am facing a huge problem . My phone is gone off automatically and it does not start untill i remove and reset the battery . Its battery bacup is also much poor if anyone have any suggestion please reply to me thank you.

  4. rahul krishna says

    help me please to send a music file from ma a60 to another mobile phones….thres a missing of bluetooth options in it

  5. Android A60 says

    Just Bought it for 4280Rs only on Flipkart really cheap for an Andriod Phone…

  6. Rajesh Mehra says

    when i try to download a pic as attachment from my mail ID … the downloading starts but a message appears . i tried so many times. same message appears….. also i am unable to attach it with computer to direct transfer of pics and music files……. plz suggest/advise me some tips regarding the same…………

  7. PRATIK AMRE says

    Hiii thia ia Pratik
    m using micromax A60, but bluetooth nt getting enabled i had tried somany times to enable it bt its nt geeting on i cant transfer any files its realy headech for me plzzzzzz do somting.

  8. Rajiv says

    Iam not able to connect Micromax A60 with my computer……Help Please

  9. bhanu s harma says

    how can i send songs with my micromax A 60 phone to other phone there are no option for Bluetooth on songs application

  10. Avinash says

    Hi Prateek Sharma, I dont know why but my phones bluetooth is having problem since purchase.It didnt gets connected with any bluetooth.
    my phone is not able to save contacts.

    There are many other issue like camera, music player etc.

    Please advice any solution to get it fixed,REgards.

  11. Prateek Sharma says

    Hi all,
    Are you all guys are mad…A60 got a good bluetooth versin of bluetooth is 2.1. After reading your comments I just feel that you guys won’t able to operate this cute andro….About the bluetooth whenever you turn ON your Bluetooth you don’t need to pair or don’t need to do anything. Just wait till phone scans the available bluetooths around you. After that you need to click Discoverable Bluetooth option where you will see some secconds are running in between that secconds you need to start sharing with other bluetooth….That’s it guys…..And you know its got very good bluetooth sharing speed is fast..However I don’t like 1 thing in this phone…No equalizer and sound effects are available in this phone. all over phone is average..

  12. Avinash says

    Hey,

    Can someone help me ??
    I had just purchased A60 and its bluetooth is not getting connected with any phone.
    Can anyone help me out please by telling me how to pair it and transfer datas via bluetooth.
    Need help…

    Please help.

  13. Sandeep Gor says

    I just now purchased the A60. Its good but have issue with Bluetooth. It detects my laptop as bluetooth device and I am able to pair and connect it as Audio device with my laptop and phone audio is audible from laptop speaker. Its also able to detect other mobile phones and able to transfer the files. The issue is with Hands Free audio devices like Jabra or Samsung hands free bluetooth device. A60 is not detecting these audio devices. Am I missing something, or its just doesn’t work with A60?

  14. Rahul Sinha says

    Well.. lemme answer to ur question guys.
    Pairing and sending files to A60 with Win 7 operating sys is a problem.
    Many have tried but it doesnt work u can send via blue-tooth in XP OS. I have tried it myself. I guess there is some problem with Win 7 and Vista blutetooth as my Nokia phone also doesn’t get proper functionality but it works perfectly with Win XP.

    @amit – in order to send a file from ur phone LONG PRESS THE MUSIC FILE & U WILL FIND A SEND OPTION BY SCROLLING DOWN. THERE U FIND AN OPTION TO SEND VIA BLUETOOTH.

    For any more queries regarding ur phone u may mail me at [email protected]

  15. Amit says

    Same problem with my set, can’t accsee the bluetooth properly. File not recieving, From where to drag and accept. Hv tried a lot but failed. Also how will I send any file from my mobile to tohers through bluetooth. No options r shown in the musicfile of video files. Please help.

  16. Mahendra says

    Hello

    Please Help me

    When I download android app from Micromax A60 android market I got one notification download unsuccessful .

  17. adeet says

    please tell me how to send files via bluetooth from A60 Micromax

  18. Panki Sood says

    greetings from himalayas
    after saving money …i had bought this crap …it sucks …where is [email protected] the icon which needs to be dragged ….
    i am sure this is big piece of junk …my bluetooh is not working …it just ask pin and after doing all this the message comes …file coming and then it suddenly stops at 4%….

    PLSSSSSSSSSSSSS HELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPP

  19. Aadi says

    Solution for Bluetooth

    Many of you find that bluetooth is not working on this A60.But the True is it works very well

    Steps are when u want to receive files from other phone to your A60
    1)First open the bluetooth of both the phone

    2)Under settings->wireless network->select the bluetooth settings->Double press or long press for the pair device->Msg box appear->Enter the Same code or pin that is shown on the msgbox
    3)Other phone(Who is sending the file) enter the same pin that is entered in A60

    4)Come to home Screen->Drag the title bar were memory card icon is always seen(ensuring ur memory card is in use).from select the file ur receving on ur A60

    5)Click on Accept-Thats all

    File is received on Micromax A60

    1. Faisal says

      Dear Aadi, I tried to do this, but there is no space in Msg box to write down the code. The code is show, can you please tell me where to write the code?

  20. Uday says

    Hey I am using A60, the problem i facing is that when try to check balance(tata dococmo) by inputting *111#.It does’nt show me the balance.Instead of this,a scrolling symbol is seen.
    Also when i try to connect to any bluetooth of other phone it wont detect.
    Please reply any one it will be very helpful.

  21. GolemNagesh says

    Hello ,

    Yesterday i purchased MicroMAX A60 mobile, i am trying to get one file from PC, i failed to store file from windows PC to this mobile. i installed drivers but the connection is not stable, even i tried with blue-tooth but unsuccessful it shows like paired but not connected so unsuccessfully store file in to mobile…

    can any one help me with procedure how to do…if i am with Linux Ubuntu what should i do…

    this will help to many people…please give response in ASAP.

    thank you

    1. Rajan says

      Dear is this Daul sim card supported phone???
      If yes then GSM+GSM or GSM+CDMA

  22. GolemNagesh says

    Hello ,

    Yesterday i purchased this mobile, i am trying to get one file from PC, i failed to store file from windows PC to this mobile. i installed drivers but the connection is not stable, even i tried with blue-tooth but unsuccessful it shows like paired but not connected so unsuccessfully store file in to mobile…

    can any one help me with procedure how to do…if i am with Linux Ubuntu what should i do…

    this will help to many people…please give response in ASAP.

    thank you

  23. suresh says

    I am not able send or receive anything through Bluetooth my Micromax A60. I am getting a reply “no devise”. Pl help

    1. Aadi says

      Solution for Bluetooth

      Many of you find that bluetooth is not working on this A60.But the True is it works very well

      Steps are when u want to receive files from other phone to your A60
      1)First open the bluetooth of both the phone
      2)Under settings->wireless network->select the bluetooth settings->Double press or long press for the pair device->Msg box appear->Enter the Same code or pin that is shown on the msgbox
      3)Other phone(Who is sending the file) enter the same pin that is entered in A60
      4)Come to home Screen->Drag the title bar were memory card icon is always seen(ensuring ur memory card is in use).from select the file ur receving on ur A60
      5)Click on Accept-Thats all

      File is received on Micromax A60

  24. Komal says

    is this mobile a dual sim card(gsm+gsm)?

  25. shivani nagwekar says

    When I bought this phone from mnvcollections.com I did find the shape a little unusual. But I like the 3.2 MP camera. and what is best is that this is the cheapest Android phone in the Indian market. I strongly recommend it.

  26. pawan says

    better to opt samsung galaxy 5

  27. pawan says

    ye ek dabba ph h………totally junk

  28. shaikh says

    is it a dual GSM sim mobile
    Pl. reply

    1. harpreet says

      it is not dual sim mobile

  29. shaikh says

    can we used dual GSM card

  30. Sourabh says

    for kind information…..micromax A60 got bluetooth 2.1 in it…but no FM.

  31. Madz says

    Micromax has dropped A60 price to 6900Rs i believe… This should be the cheapest Android mobile ever! :)

  32. abhijit mandal says

    Micromax has the worst warranty service and i feel the phones just appeal on the outside.. but on the inside its a junk.. !!!! and every Micromax owner wont make the same Mistake again! me too… Just making good ad’s is not worth, if micromax has long term plans..
    Anything that shine is not diamond.

  33. Aleena Tahir says

    Hi Brother,
    Useful information. I like this blog. Thankx

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