It’s Raining Budget Android Tablets

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As blogged by us earlier, this year many domestic players would show aggression in introducing budget tablets in India to take maximum share of ever increasing market of tablets. Currently, Micromax and HCL are leaders in budget segment. To get foothold in this segment, many domestic players have launched their economically priced tablets in India this week.

Go Tech Digital has unveiled the new addition to its fun Tab range of tablets. The funTab “2G Talk” has 7-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480, run on  Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, is priced at Rs. 6,999/ and has a SIM slot that also supports voice calls. This tablet is powered by a Boxchip A13 Cortex A8 1.2Ghz CPU, a dual-core Mali-400 GPU, and a 3000 mAh battery. It also has 512MB of DDR2 RAM, and internal memory of 4GB, which is expandable up to 32GB. This tablet sports 2-Megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera.

The funTab 2G Talk has some preloaded applications such as the exclusive Guide My Treatment app, which the company claims will “help bridge the gap between the medical world and the patients, and also help them get timely attendance to their problems in a simple and hassle-free manner.” Then there are apps like Attano Edu TV and Ebook Player, which are targetted at students and offer them a chance to access interactive educational content – both to read and to watch. Furthermore, it has music and video entertainment apps called Hungama My Play and Bollywood App. The tablet has a dedicated games market called Funbazaar, which offers pastimes such as Tic Tac Toe, Sudoku, crossword, chess etc.

Another company called Simmtronics has introduced a new tablet named “XPAD X-1010”, which features a 10.1-inch capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The tablet runs Android 4.0 ICS and is priced at Rs 8499.

The Simmtronics XPAD X-1010 is powered bya 1.2 GHz A8 cortex processor and 1GB RAM. The tablet has 8 GB of internal memory, and  can be expanded up to 32 GB. It sports a front VGA camera for video chat. The X1010 is packed with a 5600 mAh Lithium polymer battery which is claimed to offer 150 hours of back up and six hours of internet browsing time. For connectivity, the tablet also offers Wi-Fi and HDMI. It also supports 3G via USB dongle.

And lastly, Pantel Technologies  has launched the Penta T-Pad WS707C with built-in SIM card slot for voice calling and 2G connectivity, for Rs.7,999.

The Penta T-Pad sports a 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device features a 2-megapixel rear and a VGA front camera as well. This tablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor with 1 GB DDR3 RAM and a Mali 400 GPU. It comes with 8GB of internal storage with additional support for upto 32GB via microSD. The tablet is equipped with a 3,000mAh battery and comes pre-installed with a host of popular applications including Facebook, Skype (for video calling), NexGtv and more.  The device supports various connectivity options like WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 3G (via external dongle), 2G (via SIM card Slot), Bluetooth 2.1, USB OTG and HDMI.

The above three tablets are ideally suitable for first time buyers especially the students and younger people, who can’t afford expensive devices to start with. Keeping in view of their prices and features, these tablets will prove good value for money.

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