There are Facebook phones, other app/feature phones but one would wonder what is a fanphone! And here is it; an independent group of Gujarat chief Minister Narendra Modi fans has announced the launch of a smarthone - Smart Namo dedicated to him. The website of the group says that Smart Namo will be made available to Narendra Modi fans soon.
Modi is well known in social networking circles as NaMo and the same acronym has been used to name the phone. "NAMO stands for Narendra Modi and Next Generation Android Mobile Odyssey," the Smart Namo website says.
One of the persons behind the idea of Smart Namo, who also runs a mobile business in China, says that they got the idea of making a fanphone from China itself. In China, several electronic products like smartphones and MP3 players are being sold in the brand names of leaders.
The Smart Namo will reportedly cost Rs 16,000 at launch and have videos as well as apps related to Modi. According to the product specification of the phone on the website, the Smart Namo will feature a 5-inch screen, reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
It will run on a 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek chipset that supports dual-sim functionality and have a 13 MP camera on the back. The phone will also be available in four variants with 1GB or 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal memory.
Posted by Cyril