It is the season of economical tablets in India. Yesterday, it was the day for HCL to launch two tablets starting at price of Rs. 7,999 and today another Indian manufacturer- Micromax has unveiled a 7″ inch ‘Funbook’ priced at Rs 6,499, making it the cheapest Android tablet in India from a prominent brand, and which is cheaper by 19% than the HCL ME U1.
Funbook tab is running on latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and a 1.2 GHz processor. It features 7″ inch capacitive display with 800x480p resolution , 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB Internal storage which can be expandable up to 32 GB, and 0.3 megapixel (VGA) front camera. Funbook also supports 3G connectivity via USB dongle and Micromax is bundling a Tata Photon EVDO datacard with the tablet.It is available in two colours – slate grey and midnight black.
To make this tablet more useful for education purpose, Funbook will come with pre-loaded e-learning app that will have host of educational content from Pearson, Everon, GK Publishers, Scholarshub, Vidyalankar, Universal Tutorials, CAPS and Zion. On the other hand, the company has also joined hands with Bigflix, Indiagames and Zenga to bring entertainment on its tablet.
Deepak Mehrotra, CEO, Micromax Informatics Limited has claimed it to be the slimmest tablet in India. Besides, it is touted to be the first made in India tablet. It will be available at 1,00,000 retail outlets across 50 cities in India.