week after India’s telecom major Reliance Communications launched a $286 Android tablet, the country’s top telecom firm Bharti Airtel’s sister unit Beetel Teletech has rolled out its $220 tablet with matching features.
India is likelyt to see a flurry of tablets and latest smartphones with the 3G spectrum rolled out recently. While Beetel’s Magiq tablet with its 7-inch display, mobile radio and WiFi chip runs on Android 2.2 Froyo operating system.
Beetel Magiq sports 1 Ghz Snapdragon Processor with external memory support of up to 16 GB, front and rear facing 2 megapixel camaera, WVGA touch screen, 3G wireless and Wifi, HDMI Port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is priced 9,999 rupees.
Reliance’s tablet, manufactured by Chinese copmany ZTE Telecom, is also a 3G tablet with 7-inch display running on Android 2.3 OS. With 512 MB RAM, it comes with a 4GB SD card and is extendable up to 32 GB.
Among others, it promises features like push mail, video streaming, documents to go, Mobile TV, and Video Recording. Apart from these telecom providers, tablet makers like Samsung and Apple are also in the race.
Samsung’s Tab 750 10.1 inch Android tablet and the 8.9 inch Galaxy Tab 730, released on Aug. 10 are priced rather high at 36,200 rupees and 33,900 rupees respectively and will be available by end of August.
The Apple iPad 2 3G version starts at 36,900 rupees. Apart from this, HTC Flyer, the first Android tablet from HTC, which runs on the Android 2.4 version is likely to hit Indian market soon.
Equipped with the HTC Sense UI and HTC Scribe technology, the tablet features a 7-inch touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz processor, 5 MP camera, front facing camera and 3G connectivity