The Indian handset makers seem to have taken an oath to dominate every aspect of the mobile and tablet market India. Be it the 7 inch tablets or the 10 inch tablets, they’re gearing up to spoil the party of the iPads and the Galaxy Tabs. Videocon, the trusted electronics maker in India just announced their arrival in the budget Android mobile market and as promised at the mobile launch, have announced their 10.1 inch tablet which is on sale now.
The VT10 tablet features a 10.1 inch screen as the name suggests and the screen has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and is priced at a meager Rs.11,200. It features a 1.5 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is the most noteworthy feature of the tablet. They’ve used a Qualcomm chipset instead of the budget Mediatek chipset like their competitors and usage of this chipset alone makes it the leader of the pack. It comes with 8 GB of internal storage expandable by 32 GB via a microSD card.
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Intex technologies considers India as their one of the most important markets and it is quite a leading electronics manufacturer known all over the world. The tablet comes out as a successor of their highly popular iBuddy tablet which was rolled out in June. This one comes loaded with similar features and adds the voice calling functionality to the long feature list. Also, the voice calling feature is being offered for the first time by Intex in their tablet range.
“Intex iBuddy Connect is an interesting blend of latest technologies and smart look. Today, youth segment both in urban and semi-urban cities and towns are looking for a computing gadget which comes with calling facilities as well. Addressing to the evolved needs, we have introduced this compact tablet. It is company’s one of the most technologically advanced models in the tablets category but we will be doing further innovations and keep introducing other variants of the device for all kinds of users,” said Sanjay Kumar, General Manager – Mobile Business, Intex at the launch of the device.
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Micromax, Karbonn and all other Indian mobile manufacturers have been launching a wide range of Android based products for quite some time and those have even developed a certain liking in the minds of the people. The Micromax tablets for instance, are the second highest sold tablets in India after Samsung and Micromax seems to be catching up to that number 1 spot quite fast. But there’s another lesser known Indian mobile manufacturer that is slowly, yet steadily catching up to the Indian giants.
Simmtronics, an India based electronics and tablet manufacturing has just launched their first tablet device in the country, the XPAD X-720. As is the industry norm these days, it ships with Android 4.0 ICS and has a 7.0 inch capacitive display and the price is something which makes the device worth considering. Its launched at a very low price point of just Rs.4,600 and at this price point, it does not really have a competitor but the commercial version of the Aakash tablet being the sole competition.
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Hewlett Packard seems to be quite aggressive off late when it comes to the Indian market where it continues to have a strong hold and faces cut throat competition from the likes of Dell and Lenovo. Now the Indians have started favoring ultrabooks and tablets over conventional laptops and in-sync with their recently launched ultrabook , a hybrid tablet and an AIO computer, HP looks to foray into the slowly heating up tablet market and has just announced about their next product.
Rajiv Srivastava, president of printing and personal systems, HP India, stated to a website , “HP will be launching a 10 inch Windows 8 based tablet in January next year.” Windows 8 is the next big thing in the computing world and there is not a single company which is not releasing products to capitalize on the huge opportunities the OS brings. The new tablet has been named ElitePad 900 and according to a commercial release by the company had been readied up in July this year.
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HP Launches Envy X2 Windows 8 Hybrid, Envy Touchsmart Ultrabook 4, Envy 23 AIO
HP has launched three new Windows 8 devices in the Indian market and these are going to be the first devices in their Windows 8 portfolio and shall be instrumental in giving them a momentum to gain a market share in the premium segment where Dell and Lenovo dominate. HP was one of the first computing giants to capitalize on the Indian market but has lost its market share considerably over the years. Here we have a quick run through of their three new products.
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When Zen mobile started its operations in India, it had its work cut out. They knew they were going to be competing with Micromax and hired someone to sell their products whom Micromax hadn’t. They had the power of Amitabh Bachchan but Big B could not really sell their phones that well. To enhance the youth appeal , they got Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone to sell their mobiles but even they could not sell the brand well. Then they realized that it were the products they needed to focus on and they better start concentrating on the product power rather than star power.
Zen Mobile had brought in the UltraTab A900 in October and today has launched its smaller screened sibling, a 7 inch inch tablet with ICS , namely the UltraTab A700 3G, for Rs 9,499. The USP of the tablet is that it offers 3G connectivity through a 3G external dongle as well as a SIM card. Adding to it are the voice calling capabilities of the device which lend it a big plus in its favour over other budget tablet makers. The screen is a 5 point Multi-touch capacitive unit with a 1.3 MP in the front for your video calling.
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