HCL Me Y3 is the latest 7 inch android tablet from HCL Infosystems and the successor of its Me Y2tablet which was released in August last year. ME Y3 comes with a dual-sim capability which can be used for both data service or voice calling purpose. This feature will give it an edge over the other tablets available in the market today.
HCL ME Y3 tab has a 7 inch high resolution capacitive touchscreen display of resolution 1024 x 600 pixels. It is powered by Android ICS operating system running on 1GHz cortex A9 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. The two SIM slots supports Dual standby mode which means both the SIM will be active. The tablet pc also supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mini HDMI, USB Port, GPS and has dual camera, 2MP rear and 0.3MP front for video calling on the 3G network. HCL Y3 ME come with 4GB of internal memory and an microSD card slot expandable Up to 32 GB and an average battery of 3100mAh capacity. HCL ME tablet Y3 can be purchased from Snapdeal.com for Rs 11,999 in India. Last week the company had released HCL ME V1 low budget 7inch android tablet for Rs 7,789.
Key features of HCL ME Y3 Tablet: – Os: Android 4.0.4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich OS – CPU: 1GHz Cortex A9 processor – Display: 17.8-cm (7-inch) 1024 x 600 pixels multi touch capacitive screen – RAM: 1 GB DDR3 – Storage: 4GB of in built memory, further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card – Camera: 2 megapixel rear camera, 0.3 megapixel front camera – Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, video calling, FM radio, USB, HDMI, GPS – Battery: 3100mAh – Price of HCL ME Y3 in India is around Rs 11,999 – Release Date: Jan 2013
Here is the list of 5 best android tablets from Indian manufacturers between Rs 7k and Rs 8k.
1. HCL ME V1:
HCL ME V1 is a 7inch tablet from HCL Infosystems released in the first of Jan 2013 for Indian market. The tablet supports 2G SIM Slot from which one can make voice calls and send SMS. The device comes with a poor battery power of 3200mAh compared to other tablets in this price range. But it supports a Full HD video recording. Price of HCL Me V1 is around Rs 7, 789. It can be purchased from the official site HCL Stores.in or from other online retail stores.
2. Karbonn Smart Tab 8 Velox:
Released in last week of December 2012 Karbonn Smart Tab 8 Velox is an 8 inch android jelly bean tablet which is available for Rs 7, 290 in India. The tablet doesn’t support built in voice calling feature. One has to use the 3G Dongle to access the 3G networks via USB port. In the system specs the tablet nearly beats all the others in this price range as it is packed with a 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor and 1GB RAM running on the latest android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean platform.
3. iBall Slide i6516:
iBall Slide i6516 is the latest tablet from iBall Company which was released in December 2012. The 7″ tablet comes with an IPS HD Capacitive touchscreen display which gives it an advantage compared to all others. Slide i6516 has 8GB of in built storage and a microsd card slot expandable upto 32GB. It doesn’t support 2G Calling facility but has the capability for a 3G dongle to be connected via USB. The tablet is available for Rs 7, 674 in India
4. BSNL Penta T-PAD-WS802C:
BSNL Penta T-PAD-WS802C from Pantel Technologies is a 8inch android ICS tablet with voice calling feature. Penta T-Pad WS802C-2G is packed with 5000mAH battery capacity and has Wifi, HDMI and USB conectivity. The tablet can be purchased from the leading stores for Rs 7, 490.
5. StarPad SP-7029 Pro
StarPad SP 7029 Pro is another 7 inch android 4.0 tablet which has a IPS LCD panel with capacitive touch. The tablet is powered by 1.5GHz CPU supported by 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The tablet has value for money features and it is priced for Rs 8, 007 across the online retail stores.
The below article contains the information of the latest devices in the Tablet Market the Microsoft Surface RT and the Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet Computers.
On June 18th 2012 in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled its two new hardware devices named as SurfaceTM RT and SurfaceTM Pro running on the latest and beautiful metro tiles packed Windows 8 Operating System. The device has a dual identity, its a tablet as well as a computer. SurfaceTM is a series name given to the Microsoft branded tablets. All the future MS tablets will be named under the Surface series. Microsoft designed and branded these tablets but the actual manufacturing is done by some other company.
As published earlier the Microsoft’s Windows 8 Os comes in three editions – Windows RT(or Windows Runtime) which is based on ARM architecture, Windows 8 Pro which is based on x86 Intel i5 chipset and Windows 8 Enterprise similar to Windows 8 Pro but with more reliability and targeted only for the serious business purpose.
Surface and Surface Pro tablets come with a Convertible Form Factor meaning the tablets can be used with or without physical Keyboard. The devices have an in built kick-stand for better viewing experience.
Between the two the Intel based Surface Pro is stronger as it is packed with some extra features like more memory, Full HD display, more battery power and more apps available in the market. This could be the replacement for all the models of Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Both the devices have a 10.6inch HD display with multitouch support (5-point digitizer). Infact the Surface Pro has a full HD display with 1080pixels where as the RT version comes with the 720pixel HD display. RT edition is lighter (676grams) and thinner (9.33mm), the Pro edition is little heavier (903grams) and thicker (13.5mm). Both the tablets have two cameras (front and rear) and come with a configurable memory models. Surface Pro comes with 64GB/128GB internal memory and Surface RT comes with 32GB/64GB of memory. Memory can be expanded using the microSD card slot on both the devices. It is said that the tablets doesn’t support LTE (4G Network) but this is yet to be confirmed.
Currently there is no details regarding the price or the availability. But looking at their features (and internet sources) the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablet can be priced anywhere between $450 – $600 and $600 – $700 respectively and will be released in three months from now.
Specifications of Surface RT:
– Chipset: ARM based NVIDIA Tegra CPU
– Os: Windows 8 RT edition
– Memory: 32GB and 64GB model
– Display: 10.6” ClearType HD display with 720 pixels
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), microSD, USB2.0, Micro HDMI port, 2×2 MIMO antennae
– Software: Office 15 apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover
– Weight: 676grams
– Thin: 9.3mm
– Power: 31.5 Watt Hour
– Accessories: VaporMg Case & Stand
Specifications of Surface Pro:
– Chipset: Intel x86 i5 based Dual-Core processor
– Os: Windows 8 Pro edition
– Memory: 64GB and 128GB model
– Weight: 903g
– Thin: 13.5mm
– Display: 10.6” ClearType Full HD display with 1080 pixels
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), microSDXC, USB3.0, Micro Display port, 2×2 MIMO antennae
– Power: 42 Watt Hour
– Software: Office 15 apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover
– Accessories: VaporMg Case & Stand
BSNL and Pantel Technologies have revised the price of one of their low cost tablet TPAD IS701R from Rs 3499 to Rs 3999 with BSNL connection and Rs 3250 to Rs 3749 without BSNL data plan.
“Till now, we have received more than 250,000 bookings. We have already started with the delivery process and lined up customers can expect the tablet to be delivered within two months. As far as the price is concerned, it is revised to Rs 3,999 with BSNL data plan and Rs 3,749 without BSNL connection respectively,” said Nishant Mishra, marketing head, Pantel Technologies. The company also mentioned that the new price will be applicable only for the new customers. Customers who had booked the TPAD 701R earlier has to pay the old quoted price itself.
TPAD IS701R also popularly known as the ‘Rs 3200 BSNL tablet’ has a 7inch high quality resistive touchscreen of resolution 800 x 600 pixels. 701R is powered by 1GHz processor running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread version with the support of 256MB DDR2 RAM and 2GB of internal memory. The tablet has a microSD card slot expandable upto 32GB and a VGA camera. The battery of capacity 3000mAh can last upto 8hours.
BSNL launched its two Pantel made low cost tablets TPAD IS703C and TPAD IS 701C on 15th June in Indore.
Quick glance on the Features & Specifications of BSNL T-Pad IS701R Android Tablet: – CPU: 1GHz processor – Platform/Operating System: Android 2.3 Gingerbread – RAM: 256MB DDR2 – Internal Memory: 2GB – microSD Card slot: available, expandable upto 32GB – Wifi: 802.11b/g/n – Display Size: 7” Inch resistive touchscreen – Display Resolution: 800 x 600 pixels – Sensors: G-Sensor – Camera: 0.3MP – Supports Micro USB – Battery: Li-ion 3000mAh – Email: Send/receive email online – Audio Formats: Supports MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG/AC3/WAV – Video Formats: Supports AVI RM/RMVB FLV WMV9 MP4 – Flash Support: Adode Flash 10.1 – Price of BSNL Penta Tablet TPAD IS701R is Rs 3999 with BSNL Connection and Rs 3749 without BSNL Connection in Indian Market. – TPAD IS701R is released and available in India.
Lava Mobiles one of the Indian Cell phone Manufacturing company has announced that it will be investing around Rs 55 Crores in its R & D department to develop Tablets and more Smartphones. Recently in the month of April the company has released the world’s first Intel processor powered Android Smartphone called as Lava Xolo X900 in India. With the success of Xolo X900 the company is keen to invest for producing more of this kind. Indian market is rapidly growing in the Tablets segment. Many domestic cell phone manufacturers like Spice, Karbonn, MicroMax, Intex have lined up their low cost tablet pc’s in the market. And now even Lava Mobiles has also decided to invest in this segment to compete with these companies.
“This year we are investing close to Rs 55 crore…Next month, we will launch tablet PC in the price range of Rs 7,000-8,000,” Lava Co-founder and Director S N Rai said.
The tablet from Lava will be having a 7inch capacitive touchscreen powered by 1.2 Ghz processor, 4GB internal and 16GB external memory and will be released in August this year. Along with this tablet the company is also planning to launch its two Intel powered smartphones by September. In which one of the phone will be a high-end costing around Rs 35,000-40,000 while the other being a mid-end will be priced somewhere in the Rs 15,000 range.