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MoFirst to launch Indic handsets in all languages by next year; Gujarati App Store

Mumbai-based mobile app development company MoFirst which recently launched its first self-branded Android smartphone under the brand Firstouch, plans to launch smartphones with support for all Indian regional languages by March 2015, reports PTI. MoFirst Solutions co-founder and CEO Rakesh Deshmukh told the publication that they recently launched a smartphone which supports Gujarati language and going forward, they plan to launch 10 regional Android smartphones in the price range of Rs 3,500 to Rs 12,500 over the next year. They plan to launch Hindi and Marathi variants next month, Tamil, Telugu & Bengali variants by September, Kannada & Malayalam variants by November and the rest of the regional languages by March next year. MoFirst claims to have developed a swipe technology, which allows consumers to translate messages from English to Gujarati and vice-versa with a single swipe. It has also apparently developed a 48-key predictive Gujarati keyboard which has features like auto-complete and word suggestions among others. Gujarati App Store What's particularly interesting is that the phone seems to have a dedicated Gujarati app store featuring Gujarati apps across various categories. This is quite significant, since Google Play Store primarily consist of English content and doesn't offer much regional content to consumers yet. The phone also comes pre-loaded with eight apps including Hungama, Ver Se's NewsHunt and Ganeshaspeaks along with a call recording app and dedicated Gujarati stocks, entertainment and games app. Update: Firstouch website previously had a screenshot which suggested that the app store will also feature Gujarati variants of international apps like Pocket, Ingress and…

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