Olive intros India’s first Zipbooks, 7 new phones

1:29 AM Edited by Blony

Olive Telecommunication, a Haier partner, announced the introduction of India’s first 3G embedded netbooks – the company calls them “Zipbooks”.

Part of the new Olive Convergence brand, the Olive Zipbooks will be launched in two versions: EV-DO (using Tata Teleservices’ network) and HSPA (using BSNL’s network).

The netbooks come in four colors and feature: Intel Atom N270 processor, 1-GB DDR2 memory and 160GB HDD. Some newer models will ship with Windows 7.

Olive has also announced seven new handsets: 2 touchscreen phones (Olivepwrr and Olivetouch), two dual SIM phones (V-G400 and V-G500), two candybars (Olivecompacta and Oliveglide) and a QWERTY phone (Olivemsgr).

The folks over at CellPassion have twittered some details about Olive’s new products, including the fact that the Olive Zipbooks (with a 3.5G modem embedded) will retail for under 23,000 INR ($491) a piece.

Olive will also launch Android smartphones, and an AAA battery-powered handset in 2010. One of the Android devices (Olive V-W1) is rendered below, but there are no specs available.

“Olive Convergence represents the spirit of breaking down barriers and un-complicating lives of the customers and users in this rapidly emerging wireless world. Olive Convergence is an idea that is powered by an aspiration of providing our customers with products that are not only on the threshold of new technology innovations but also aim at creating new benchmarks in affordability of mobile computing and communication products,” declared Arun Khanna, Chairman, Olive Telecommunication.

Via Press release


  1. Anonymous said...

    so basically it seems like that Olive is in the horizon and it has launched several of its own products that has marked the peak of innovation. the new VG2300 launched last week, was a great product. people can continue to talk on their phone when their battery runs out; they could just plug in the battery as talk as long as they want. Olive is claiming that this is India's dual powered first mobile phone compatible with any AAA battery. costing less than 1700/- it also contains an FM radio with a speaker phone. i though i would like to rate it 4.5 out of 5!