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News  28, Jan 2013

Vietnam’s mobiistar launches sub-US$200 flagship Android phone


mobiistar-touch-lai-462-thumbmobiistar has unveiled it’s flagship Android phone running Opera Mini mobile browser in the Vietnamese market.

Popular Vietnamese smartphone brand, mobiistar, launched its flagship Android phone today. The mobiistar touch KEM 462 is equipped with a 4.6 inch 16-million-colors LCD screen, 8 megapixel camera, dual-core 1GHz CPU and 1GB RAM. The phone also features dual SIM card options, the Opera Mini mobile browser and runs on Android 4.0 OS.

The touch KEM 462 will be available in Vietnam from

30th January, the same day that Canadian smartphone manufacturer Research In Motion is launching their BlackBerry 10 devices globally. The touch KEM 462 will retail at VND 3,990,000 (around US$190)

mobiistar touch KEM 462

In the press release, Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software said, “Over 60% of internet users in Vietnam access the web via mobile phones, and millions of Vietnamese people use Opera Mini to surf. mobiistar knows that the browser is the soul of the mobile phone for people in Vietnam and has made its Android phones even smarter by preinstalling Opera Mini. The company has freed consumers from the hassle of downloading and installing their favorite browser from the store. That convenience truly makes a difference.”

mobiistar is own by Mobile Start Corporation in Vietnam. The smartphone brand was launched in June 2009.


Joash Wee

Joash Wee

Joash is passionate about tech startups and building the technopreneur community. While completing his undergraduate business degree, he decided to take a programming class just for kicks. Fortunately for him, he managed to scrap a pass and it now helps him get by with the geek talk. When he is not discussing about startups or the latest technologies, you can find him reading off his Kindle or taking photos with silver halide salts, old school.

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