After the resounding success of the Q55 Bling phone, Micromax Informatics Limited has launched the A55 Bling-2, which is the second model in its Bling series of phones designed for the fashion-savvy woman. True to its name, this trendy mobile phone sports a glossy finish frame made with Swarovski Zirconia and comes with a white leather carry case enclosed with a compact mirror and special pouch to keep your lip gloss, making it easy for you to retouch your makeup anytime and anywhere. Then there is also the Swarovski encrusted Home button adding a touch of style.
Apart from the glamour of the phone, it runs Android 2.2 Froyo and you can therefore install different apps from theMarket to make the phone more useful. There are also built-in apps such as MiRoamer- Mobile radio, Saavn- Music on Demand, Mosho- Mobile shopping, Mundu Live TV (1 month free trial) and Whatsapp- a messenger that works across platforms (VAS) to meet the demand of today's demanding women. On the hardware front, this phone is powered by a 600 Mhz processor and sports a 7.1 cm capacitive touchscreen. Capable of 2G as well as 3G, the phone supports quad-band GSM networks (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and WCDMA(2100 MHz) technology. It also features Mi-Fi pocket wireless internet feature, which turns the phone into your personal Wi-Fi hotspot on the move. A 3.0 Megapixel camera is also present with lens framed in Swarovski Zirconia. Phone memory can be expanded up to 32 GB with microSD memory card. Thanks to the 3.5 mm headphone jack, you can plug in any standard headphones to listen to your favourite music. The phone also features Bluetooth for wireless file transfer and audio, and GPS to aid in navigation. Micromax Bling-2 (A55) is available at an M.O.P. of Rs.8,999, which is a bit expensive for the hardware that is included, but then it is the "bling-factor" for which you are paying the premium.