Call it the Karbonn A24 effect or something else, but the most awaited handset the Spice Mi-500 or Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 has been delayed. You can expect the launch to happen by end of August 2012 or by early September.

The Spice Mi-500 and Spice Mi-355 was expected to be in the market by June end but for some unknown reasons the handset was delayed. I was waiting desperately for this handset but then Karbonn A24 was announced, and I am planning to go with A24.

The Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 comes with a 5 inch screen running ICS with a 1 GHz processor (dual core). The Mi-500 is priced at Rs. 12,000. The key features are 5MP autofocus camera, 2150 mAh li-ion battery, Wi-Fi, GPS, front VGA camera, 3.5mm jack, 512 MB RAM and internal storage of 4GB. Micro SD card up to 32GB is also supported.

Karbonn is busy working to launch some more handsets with impressive features and even the not so popular G-Five have now entered this smartphone segment, any further delays by Spice isn’t going to help the company.

Spice Mi-500, Mi-355 delayed

Spice did launch the Mi-425 that got a good response, however Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355 and Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500 never made it. I am not sure if the delay is because of production or in response to other handsets that were recently announced. This August will be a very important month for smartphone manufacturers and the consumers; who will be the first one to do it!

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -