Micromax, the Indian company is trailing behind the market leader Samsung in terms of market share. But, that may not be the case always going by the launches company is having within the first month of the 2014 itself. What’s even more interesting is that all these launches are not just ordinary devices, they are something innovative and different. In the month of January, it has showcased devices like its largest smartphone ever- Canvas XL A119 and its first Windows-based tablet cum laptop named as Canvas LapTab.
Now the manufacturer is looking for software as a means to differentiate with the launch of Canvas Mad A94, latest addition in its Android powered Canvas series. Users buying the device will be able to make some money by using the inbuilt app to watch ads.
Before discussing about this unique app, let’s take a look at the features of the Micromax’s latest offering Canvas Mad A94.
Brief Specifications of Micromax Canvas MAd A94
- 4.5 inch IPS Display with resolution of 854 x 480 pixels
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 4GB Internal Memory
- 32GB expandable memory through microSD card
- Dual SIM Support for 2G/ 3G network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS
- 5MP primary camera
- 5MP front camera
- 1800 mAh Battery
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system
- Pre-installed apps such as M!Live, BBM, Hike and Spuul, Kingsoft office, etc.
MAd APP: What is it and How it Works?
As you can see from the features of the smartphone, the highlight of the device is rather the app which serves ads. It is called as MAd app, which stands for Micromax Advertising Application. This is an opt-in app which means users have to register themselves to use the app to make some money.
Once the app is opened, users can see options for dialing a phone number, watching an advertisement, earn points (for viewing ads) and win free recharge. For watching each ad, the app offers some points to the user. Once good numbers of points are accumulated, user can convert them to money and recharge their phone number. Micromax has partnered with all telecom operators, which means the recharge will work for all the operators and both prepaid and postpaid connections.
However we must mention that the concept of MAd app is interesting, it is nothing new. A couple of years ago, Aircel offered similar feature under the name Blyk.
Micromax Canvas MAd A94 Price in India
The phone is priced at Rs. 8,490 available in Black and White colors and can be purchased from retail stores or online websites.
The Canvas MAd A94 seems to be an amazing phone for people who are looking to get paid for watching advertisement on their phones.
Will you be buying a phone just for getting paid for watching ads or specs matter more to you?