Unless you like lugging round two handsets, or fiddling with your mobile SIM cards, there’s not really an easy way to manage two mobile phone contracts.
Now Chinese company Doubao has released what it claims is the first dual-SIM mobile phone with full functionality. It means you can squeeze the best bits out of two different tariffs and forget the rest.
The 728 phone, on which it appears, also features a 2.2in touch screen with support for handwriting recognition, a microSD slot, and a VGA camera. As Trusted Reviews say, it’s not a spectacular phone. What’s important is that it’s the first in its class.
Whilst they don’t reckon it’ll make it much further west, the concept could be an attractive one for other manufacturers. Whether the operators will be as happy? Probably not.