International carrier WorldSIM wants to do more to live up to their title of “international roaming specialists.” To that end, the company has just announced the release of a brand new dual SIM smartphone which will enables users to receive free international roaming in almost 100 countries.
There aren’t too many 3G-capable quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz), dual-SIM phones on the market, and that makes this mid-range phone arguably one of the best to use when roaming internationally. The Orbizz, as it’s called, will work with WorldSIM or any other global roaming SIM since it comes unlocked out of the box. Of course, it comes with a WorldSIM travel SIM card so users can start enjoying low-cost calls and data out of the box and also features the WorldSIM branding on the back.
The WorldSIM Orbizz was designed “with international travellers in mind”
The Orbizz features a 4.0” 480×800 WVGA display screen and 4.2.2 Android powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 processor with 512MB RAM with 4GB ROM, expandable by up to 32 GB with an SD memory card. The phone also includes a 1,500mAh battery under the hood and supports wireless tethering, so you’ll be able to connect any WiFi enabled device to your WorldSIM service.
WorldSIM’s CEO, Arif Reza, commented “We developed the Orbizz with international travellers in mind and we have had really positive feedback. It will make life much easier for frequent travellers and those wanting to benefit from the best tariffs without the hassle of doing the dreaded SIM card swap.”
This isn’t the first time a global carrier has launched their own smartphone. GO-SIM also launched their own device last June with similar intentions. However, WorldSIM Orbizz is the first to support dual SIM technology.
The Orbizz costs £179.99 with no contract whatsoever, and also includes £20 of free WorldSIM credit to start. The device officially went on sale publicly via the WorldSIM website today and will be distributed worldwide to over 4000 resellers over the coming months.