Asia Bizz:  Indian computer peripherals manufacturer iBall has launched a new Android smartphone for the Indian market on March 29, 2012. The new smartphone has been named as the Andi 2 and is priced at Rs 9,999. The new Andi 2 is all set to lock horns against the other smartphones in the same segment like Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman,  whose price was recently slashed to around Rs. 11,000 on an online store.

After launching the entry level Fab9 earlier this month, iBall has dropped its Andi 2 which runs on Android 2.2 which might be bit disappointing for some users. Some of the external features of the phone include 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen and is powered by 800 MHz processor. The new Andi 2 smartphone also boasts high quality sound, longer battery life, 3.0 megapixel camera and a front VGA camera for video calling.

In terms of connectivity,  the smartphone offers several options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS and 3G capabilities. The new iBall Andi 2 also comes with a micro SD slot, dual SIM standby mode and is equipped with a 1450 mAH battery. The manufacturer has also earlier ventured in the tablet market with its Slide tablet PC –  which is based on the Android Operating system.

The company has also launched a special series for the elderly people which has two models Aasaan and Arpan, which comes with large buttons and fonts. While talking about the new Andi 2, the only disappointing thing is the camera which is just 3 megapixels and the operating system, in a generation when the users are expecting the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The popularity of the phone can be seen only after the official launch.