Challenger's USB modem sees high number of takers

DQW Bureau
13 Apr 2009
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In a bid to tap into a new product line, New Delhi-based Challenger Computers

has recently launched a USB wireless modem under the brand name 'Robotics'. The

new range of USB modems, launched in the month of January, supports several

operators including Airtel, Dolphin, Idea, Vodafone among others.

Sharing details on the product, Manoj Gupta, Proprietor, Challenger Computers

stated, “We have been into the distribution of leading brands including LG,

Canon and Lenovo, among others. However, we were planning to offer something

from our end that was very much in tune with the latest technology. Given that

laptop users these days need a USB modem to stay connected even when on the

move, we resolved to launch Robotics. This USB modem offers a speed of 236Kbps

and a user simply needs to plug and play it without installing any CD.”

Talking about the demand for the modems, Gupta mentioned that the product

range has been widely accepted in markets including Delhi and NCR region, and in

order to extend added benefits with the product, Challenger is bundling K7

Computing anti-virus software free with the USB.


“In the past three months since its launch, we have sold over 6,000 units of

the product and keeping in mind the demand for it, we are now extending support

by offering K7 Computing anti-virus for free along with the USB. We want to go

slow in promoting the product further and are also planning to add other

features to the USB device. We will be launching an enhanced version of the

same, in which the USB can also be alternatively used as a pen drive.”

Challenger is offering a one-year warranty on the USB device. The company has

also been approached by various laptop vendors to sell Robotics as a bundled

product with their laptop but Challenger is yet to evaluate the offer.

“Several leading laptop vendors have approached us whereby they have offered

to club our USB modem with their laptops, but we are at the moment more keen on

pushing the device as an independent product,” stated Gupta.