Recently, Karbonn unveiled the market's largest phablet with a 5.9 inch screen, and the first 10 inch Jelly Bean tablet, is gearing up for a big conversion next year. Now the Indian handset maker, Karbonn is planning to unveil handsets with LTE and NFC technology as many telecom players are now planning to unveil 4G services next year.
A spokesperson of the company stated,"We are planning to focus on LTE and NFC technologies as we believe these are the next frontiers of technology where the real growth is" .
However, the spokesperson of the company did not explain the kind of devices that will be unveiled or the releasing date but it is expected that the first few devices will be available within the next six months. Recently, NFC and LTE devices are very expensive. NFC is present in a handful of flagship products from Nokia and Samsung. Although, with Karbonn coming into the picture, the cost of these devices will come down drastically.
Near Field Communication is a technology that permits easy sharing between devices nearby and it is slated to be the preferred technology for transforming mobile phones into access control and cashless transaction devices. Till the time the transaction part has not been taking off, person to person sharing is already in use. It is expected by all that Karbonn might include WiFi Direct, which permits wireless streaming of video to nearby devices, as it is very well complemented by NFC and is the new rising standard for WiFi devices. LTE is a 4G wireless technology which offers speed up to 100 Mbps. Presently, only Airtel has TDD-LTE network in three cities, but by the mid of next year more cities will be covered by operators such as Aircel, RIL, and Tikona and Airtel. For LTE device vendors this will be a big opportunity. The advance entry of Indian brands in the space will also assure that users will get inexpensive alternatives right from the beginning.
Source : Themobileindian