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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Spice launches Android tablet @ 13K

The country's tablet portfolio seems to be growing by each passing day. Close of the heels of Reliance Communications (RCom) and Bharti launching budget tablets, Spice Mobility too has jumped on the tablet bandwagon with the launch of a 7-inch MiTab tablet priced at Rs 12,990.

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 MHz Turbo Processor, the tablet comes with a screen resolution of 800 x 480. MiTab will run Android 2.2 version (Froyo). As for the memory, MiTab supports up to 32GB expandable memory.

The tablet also packs a 2 megapixel camera at the rear and a VGA camera for video calling. For connectivity, the tablet comes with built-in 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. The tablet will also support HTML browsing and Adobe flash player.

Over the past few months, the Indian market has witnessed a slew of budget tablet launches. Mercury launched its first Android tablet mTab priced at Rs 9,499. Measuring 19.3 X 11.7 X 1.4 cm, mTab sports a 7-inch WVGA TFT LCD touch display, G sensor screen rotation for 3D G-games and weighs mere 400 grams. The tablet runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by 1.2 GHz triple core processor.

ADAG group telecom company Reliance Communications (RCom) too entered the tablet computer space with the launch of Android-based Reliance 3G Tab for Rs 12,999. The Reliance 3G tablet has a 7-inch touchscreen with Android 2.3 OS. The device has 512 MB RAM and a micro SD card which can support up to 32 GB data.

A Bharti Enterprises group company Beetel Teletech also launched Beetel Magiq, a low-cost Android tablet. The seven-inch tablet, which runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo), has been priced at Rs 9,999.

Magiq's screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The tablet has two 2 megapixel camerac and supports phone calls through a compatible Bluetooth headset. It is powered by a 1Ghz processor. It has 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 24GB through a 16GB SD card. According to some tech experts, the tablet is a re-branded Huawei S7 tablet.


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