India is flooded with budjet tablets to tap the huge market here. Hardly a week pass, when we do not hear about arrival of new economically priced tablet. To join the party, Hongkong based based tablet PC maker EKEN Electronics on Thursday launched its Android tablets in the country. EKEN unveiled its Android tablets under the brand name of ‘EKEN Leopard’ with a price range of Rs. 6,900 to Rs. 11,999.
Eken Leopard tablets are available in 7″ inch, 8″ inch, 9.7″ inch display size and 3G and GPS models are also available. These tablets will run on Android OS and will come with eight GB internal storage. It has 1080p HD video play back capabilities, while it gets data support through Wi-Fi and 3G dongle. EKEN tablets support 32 GB of additional memory with the on-board SD card slot for expansion. It comes in sleek and slim design and weighs only 230 grams.
To market its tablets and to provide after sales service, Eken has tied up with Kerala based Aldous Glare Trade & Exports (AGTE). This company is hopeful of selling around 10,000 units a month by December, 2012 in Kerala.
“India is an exploding market with huge potential for cost effective tablets. This factor influenced us to launch quality budget tablets in India and this will enable computing advantage to everyone”, a press release quoting Edison Chang, CEO EKEN Electronics said.
These tablets will be ideally suitable for students keeping in view of its low prices. But these tablets will have to face stiff competition from recently launched Funbook Infinity range of tablets of Micromax,which are also budget tablets and come pre-loaded with lot of education material. And then there are ME tablets by HCL, which are quite popular and they are also competitively priced and are especially targeted for students.
Although lot of tablets have been announced in India, we are not sure the fate of so many tablets. How many of them are still being sold and what is the response of many of these tablets, which apparently look impressive with prices but are they really the worth of spending? No agency has tabulated the data so far as far as budget tablets in India are concerned. How many of them are still available on retail shelves and what is the feedback of their users.