Corporate Reporter

CHENNAI: Coolpad Communications, the Indian joint venture of Hong Kong-listed China Wireless Technologies, on Tuesday rolled out its first touchscreen CDMA phone S100 here. The handset will be retailed through Reliance World Stores. The company has already introduced its dual-mode handsets.

According to company Managing Director, Sami Al-Lawati, CDMA subscribers would be the key drivers of mobile data business in India and Coolpad was targeting sales of one million handsets annually.

In the current fiscal it would be launching 15 CDMA phones, he said.

Mr. Sami Al-Lawati said the company would be setting up a manufacturing facility in India once it touched sales of five million handsets.

Reliance Webstore Circle Head (Tamil Nadu), Rajeev Chandravally said the newly launched sets would be sold across 58 towns in Tamil Nadu and the distribution tie-up with Reliance Webstore would offer Coolpad direct market access to 700 Indian cities. Tamil Nadu would contribute nearly 20 per cent of Coolpad's CDMA volumes, he said.