We recently brought to you the news of Spice launching its first calling tablet and joining it will be the Intex i-buddy connect tablet which is a dual SIM tablet and offers calling functionality. It has been launched at a price of Rs.9,990 and the specifications of the device are such that they make the Spice Slatepad seem overpriced by a big margin as the Intex offering has the same pricing as the Spice Slatepad but offers way more in terms of functionality and features.
Intex i-buddy has dual SIM slot and one of them will support 3G connectivity while the other one will support 2G connectivity. It will feature voice calling as well. It is a 7 inch tablet and it runs on a slightly older version of Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich when most of the companies are shifting to Jelly Bean. The tablet will support 5 touches at one point and powering the device will be a 1GHz dual core processor which will team up with a 1GB RAM.
The tablet has dual cameras as well with the front camera being a 1.3 megapixel unit while the rear camera will have a resolution of 3.2 megapixels. It will come with an internal storage capacity of 4GB which can be expanded by another 32GB with the help of a microSD card. It will come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connectivity in addition to 3G. A HDMI port will be present as well which is a big plus as most of the budget tablets usually omit it.
It will have a 3,500 mAH battery giving the juice and Intex claims a 3 hour talktime for the tablet and 300 hours of stand by. It will come in Black and Brown colours. It will come pre-loaded with NCERT text books from classes 1-12 and applications such as Facebook, Nimbuzz and G-Chat will come pre-loaded as well. In the era of budget tablets, people are slowly shifting towards tablets with calling functionality and a dual sim tablet makes all the more sense.