To get maximum space in crowded tablet market in India and to catch up with holiday season sale, HCL has launched a new budget tablet in India – HCL ME G1. The G1 is the latest model in its highly successful ME series. HCL ME G1 is a 9.7 inch tablet with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels. It is a 3G enabled tablet that runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.4).
This tablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU on-board and a 7000 mAh battery. HCL ME G1 boasts of 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB. There is a 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera. The price of this tablet is Rs. 14,999.
The biggest advantage that HCL ME G1 is currently offering is 16 GB of internal storage in the sub Rs. 15,000 price category, which is currently not being offered by any other tablet manufacturer. Apart from ME G1, HCL is also offering the HCL ME Y2 and the HCL ME U1. The Y2 and U1 are powered by the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and are priced at Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 6999 respectively.
To make the offers of its tablets more attractive, HCL has announced the festival offers on its range of tablets. The festive offer has started on October 15 and will be valid till November 13, 2012. Apart from a chance to win fabulous prizes such as a HCL ME Tablet, HCL ME Laptop and High-end Bikes, each buyer gets an assured silver coin with every purchase of a HCL ME Tablet.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gautam Advani, Executive Vice President and Head Mobility, HCL Infosystems Ltd said, “These offers are an initiative to bring more excitement to our customers in this festive season. Festival is the time for change and everyone is looking forward to embrace newness in whatever they do. Shopping is not an exception and consumers are looking forward to the latest gadgets in the market to bring more joy in their festivities. We at HCL Infosystems have made sure that with the exciting offers from us they not only enrich their festivities but also start a long term relationship with ME Tablets.”
There is proliferation of locally made tablets running on Android OS in India but besides few companies, HCL has the added advantage of providing efficient after sales service as it has large network of service centers The tablet space is going to be more suffocated in the coming months after arrival of many more locally and overseas made tablets. Only those companies which can give good return on investment and provide professional support will survive in the long run.