Target consumers: People who want a fashionable ‘diamond’ touch to their cell phone but can ill afford the HTC Touch diamond or Nokia 7070 Prism.
Should they buy it? Yes
Why? As is the common refrain with regards to Chinese phones – the Bao Le-A858 too is fashionable, affordable and if not in entirety but is a close clone of the Nokia 7070 Prism. The white plastic body of the A858 produces a smooth elegant texture trying to recreate the feel of the Nokia 7070 Prism, embellished with colorful decorative lights. As a clever gesture to make it distinct from the Nokia brand, yet to confuse consumers who don’t search for details, the Bao Le –A858 has “NOKLA” engraved on it.
Technical Specifications: Weighing 112 grams and measuring 95 x 50 x 18 mm, the A858 presents a sleek lightweight body with a 2.6-inch QVGA LCD touchscreen. The 1.3-megapixel camera is the largest, to support pictures of 1024 x 1280 resolutions. It has a music player and a multifunction USB interface that enables it to be connected to a computer. The keyboard is colorful with flashing light, Dual SIM card making it possible to maintain two different numbers from a single handset. WAP-internet connection allows easy browsing.
Pricing & Availability: Price of this phone is 699 Yuan and can be bought online from 3gsogi