Micromax Funbook P255 for Rs.4,499 Only

Micromax has added one more tablet to its catalogue of budget tablets, the Funbook P255, which is now available with online retailers for Rs.4,499.

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The Micromax Funbook P255 features a 7-inch capacitive display with a resolution of 800×400 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor with Mali-400 GPU. It sports a 2 megapixel rear camera along with a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.The P255 also comes with 512MB of RAM and includes 1.15GB of in-built storage that is expandable upto 32GB via microSD card. The Funbook P255 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The tablet has a 2600mAh battery that gives around 150 hours of stanby time and upto 4hrs of browsing time. In terms of connectivity it supports, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB and 3G via dongle.

LG Announced, LG G-Pad 8.3 tablet.

LG has unveiled its 8.3-inch tablet before IFA 2013. The device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will launch towards the end of the year.

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LG has announced its foray into the tablet market with the announcement of the G Pad tablet. The South Korean electronics giant will launch the tablet in North America, Europe and Asia towards the end of the year. There is no information available on the pricing of the tablet.

The G Pad has an 8.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. LG claims that this is the first 8-inch tablet with a full HD display. The tablet runs on a Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.7GHz. It also houses an Adreno 320 GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM. The tablet also comes with 16GB built-in storage. The rear of the tablet has a 5MP camera and the front has a 1.3MP camera. The tablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 4600mAh battery powers the entire package.

The LG G Pad is 8.3mm thick making it thinner than the recently launched Nexus 7, which measures 8.65mm in thickness. At 338 grams, the weight of the tablet is however a bit more than the Nexus 7. 

LG has announced the QPair app that comes pre-loaded with the G Pad 8.3, along with a number of other software customizations. The app allows you to connect any smartphone to the tablet. You will be able to sync your messages, calls and even notes created by QMemo (an app available for free on the Play Store) on both the devices.

We think that the the launch of the G Pad tablet will be timed to coincide with the launch of the next gen iPad mini, which is expected before the end of the year.

Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet Available In India For 15,999

 

 

The most awaited Google tablet, Nexus 7, is up for pre-orders in India via Google Play store for  15,999. It will be first Google device to be sold on company’s virtual store in the country.

At only 12 oz, Nexus 7 is the lightest 7” tablet on the market today, but boasts all the premium features you need on the go, including a compact but crystal clear HD display, 1.2 megapixel camera, and both WiFi and bluetooth connectivity.

With the latest version of Android, a stunning 7-inch display, powerful quad-core processor, and up to 10 hours of web browsing or 300 hours of stand-by time, Nexus 7 was built for grab-and-go performance and portability.

 

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Writing messages is easier than ever with Gesture Typing – glide your finger over the letters to compose emails or texts in a snap. The keyboard can anticipate and predict the next word, so you can power through your messages like never before.

With Google Play, all the entertainment you love is just one tap away. With over 700,000 apps and games, there’s something for everyone. Shop on your device or on the web, and download your apps to any compatible Android device.

Nexus 7 comes with all of Google’s best in class Apps — like Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube — all in the palm of your hand. With tons of free cloud storage and features you’ll find nowhere else, Nexus 7 brings the best of Google together in one simple, beautiful device.  (Source – http://www.google.com/nexus/)

7 Cheapest Android Tablets In India

Entry-level budget Android tablets are driving the popularity of tablets among the masses. The tablet market is being seen as the new blue-eyed growth opportunity in India and therefore it comes as little surprise that several indigenous and international players are jumping on the bandwagon.

1. Micromax funbook

Micromax launched funbook cheapest android tablet in India for past few months.  That runs Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system with 1.2GHZ processor. It has 4GB inbuilt memory and can expand upto 32GB. Funbook is the first in the cheapest tablet war. If you like to buy new cheapest android tablet funbook is a best choise for it’s great features. Price – Rs.6,499

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Specification:

Processor 1.2 GHz Cortex A8
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Price Rs. 6,499
Screen

17.78 CM capacitive, Multi touch, Pinch zoom

Resolution 800 x 480 pixel
Memory 4GB (in built)
Expandable up to 32GB
Camera  Front 0.3VT
RAM 512MB
Media HD video(2160 pixels), MPEG2/4,AVI,WMV,MOV
Sensor Gravity Sensor, Accelerator Sensor
Connectivity 3G doungle support via USB HDMI out, WiFi802.11b/g, USB2.0
Battery 2800mAh (Browsing time 5 hours)
Colors Gray and Midnight Black

2. T-PAD IS701R

BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launched T-PAD IS701R cheapest  android tablet by tie up with Pantel technologies. It runs Android 2.3 OS with 1GHZ processor. Inbuilt 2GB memory you can expand upto 32 GB using micro SD cards. Price Rs. 3,499

FEATURES

  • Browse the web, watch Youtube® videos, check e-mail, and much more with Android™ 2.3.
  • High-speed 1 GHz processor and DDRII 256MB RAM.
  • Integrated HDMI port for connection with LCD/LED TV.
  • Plays popular video, music, and photo formats.
  • Download and Install Google Andriod apps.
  • Connect to the Internet wirelessly with high-speed networking support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g) .
  • Easy Access to Email, Office and Games.
  • Experience Facebook and social networking at your fingertips.
  • Seamless Digital Media Experience.
  • E-Book Reader .
  • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

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Specification:

CPU IMAP210 1GHz
O/S Android 2.3
RAM DDR2 256MB
FLASH 2GB
TF card  TF card support to 32G
Wifi 802.11b/g/n
LCD resolution 7” TFT, 16:9, 800*600
Touch screen Resistive touch screen
G-Sensor Rotator screen, 3D games
Camera 0.3MP
USB USB x 1
Battery Li-ion3000mah 5V2A
Video Max.1280*720 mkv(H.264 HP) avi rm/rmvb flv wmv9 mp4
Flash Adode Flash 10.3
Email Send/receive email online
Audio MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG/AC3/WAV

3.  Zync Pad Z990

Z990 also one of the cheapest Android tablet in India. It runs android 4.0(ICS) with 1.2 GHZ processor. And the special specification is it has 1GB DDR3 RAM. Price Rs. 8, 990. The price slightly high from compare to other android tablets. But it has special features like 5-point multi touch and 8GB inbuilt memory.

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Specification:

Processor 1.2 GHz
O/S Android 4.0
Price Rs. 8,990
RAM 1 GB
Screen  7″ Five point touch screen
Memory 4 GB (In built)
Expandable up to 32GB
Camera 0.3 mega pixel (Front)
Keyboard External
Weight 380 grams`
Connectivity 3G USB Doungles, USB, HDMI Port,

4. HCL ME U1

HCL launched new android 4.0 tablets with low cost. It has Cortex A8 1GHz Processor, Multiple Connectivity options – USB port, Wifi and 3G USB Dongle, Capacitive Touch Dispaly,7 inches 800×480 pixels, 24×7 HCL Touch Support. Price Rs. 7,999.

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Specification:

Operating System Android 4.0.3 – Ice Cream Sandwich
Sytem on Chip Cortex A8 (1Ghz processor)
No.of CPUs One
3G Support Not inbuilt but supports through external USB 3G dongle
Touch panel Projected Capacitive Glass Touch screen – Multi touch points support
Inbuilt speaker & Mic Inbuilt Mono speaker system 1.0 Watts, Inbuilt one Mono Microphone.
SoC Clock Speed 1 Ghz
Integrated Graphics Video Processing Unit (VPU inbuilt into SoC) supporting OpenGL ES2.0 and Open VG 1.1 and video decoder for H.264/H.263/MPEG1/2/MPEG4/SVC-1/RV and JPEG
On board Audio In built on SoC
Card Reader One inbuilt – only MicroSD card support upto 32GB
Camera Front side camera – 0.3 Megapixel
G- Sensor Inbuilt 3-Axis Orientation/Motion Detection Sensor – for landscape/portrait mode change only
L1 cache 32KB Data + 32KB Instruction Cache Inbuilt
L2 cache 128KB Inbuilt
High definition video support 720p and 1080p capable
B.Storage
Internal RAM 1GB
Internal Flash Memory 4GB – Flash (MLC – MultilevelCell technology) expandable up to 32 GB through external microSD Card
C.I/O Ports
DC -IN Jack One
Card Reader Port One (MicroSD card Reader)
External Audio Out One (3.5mm Headphone output jack)
USB Port One
mini-USB Port One
Internal MIC One
D.LCD Display
Screen Standard 7.0″
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Brightness 300 cd / m2
Native Resolution 800 x 480 (WVGA)
Backlight Type LED
E.Wireless (WLAN) (Wifi)
Inbuilt Antennae One In-built Antennae
Wireless chip/module Form factor / Interface Embedded on the coreboard
Wireless chipset RTL8188CUS (WLAN 802.11b/g/n)
F.In Built Battery Pack
Battery type Lithium-ion – Polymer
Battery pack Capacity (mAh) 4000mAh
Voltage Rating (Volts) 3.7 Volts
G.Physical Specification
Tablet Dimensions 192.8 x 117.28 x 12.53 mm
Tablet Weight 350 gm
H.External AC Adapter details
DC Output Voltage/Current 5V – 2 Amps
AC Input Rating 100-240V,0.3Amps, 50/60Hz
AC power connector / adapter type 2 pin Indian standard (wall mountable type)
Wattage 10 Watts
I.Chassis Material
Chassis Type PC+ ABS plastic on top side and on back side
Top side Pure White with UV Glossy finish
Rear side Pure White with UV Glossy finish

5.Beetel Magiq II

Beetel Magiq II runs android 2.2 with 768MHZ processor. 8GB inbuilt memory and you can extend upto 32GB. Voise calling is the main feature in Magiq II. And it has 2MP camera both front and back. Price Rs. 9,500.

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Key features :-

  •  Free 8GB SDCard inside
  • Snapdragon Processor
  • Android 2.2
  • 7.0″ WVGA Screen
  • Dual Camera – (2MP + 2MP)
  • Comfy Stand
  • Track Pad
  • 3G Tablet
  • Android Market (Free Apps)

6. Acer -Iconia B1

Acer has launched its Iconia B1 tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 7,999. The price, as well as the launch timeline, is in line with what we had reportedearlier this month before the tablet’s official launch.

The Acer Iconia B1 was unveiled at CES last week. It sports a 7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek processor (MTK 8317T) alongside 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It features a microSD card to expand the available storage by another 32GB. Connectivity options on the Acer Iconia B1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro-USB. A 0.3-megapixel front camera is thrown-in for good measure.

Announcing the launch, Mr. S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India, said, “The tablet PC market in India has been one of the fastest growing segments and has potential to grow even further in 2013. As a global leader, we are committed to introducing devices that follow high standards of quality and reliability. The Iconia B1 is a product that is geared to exceed consumer expectation while guaranteeing a wholesome experience.”

While the 512 RAM does seem slightly underwhelming, at the price point of Rs. 7,999 a branded tablet running Jelly Bean seems like a pretty decent deal. We can’t wait to see how the tablet performs in the real world – stay tuned for a detailed review, which should be up within the next few days.

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Acer Iconia B1-A71 key specifications

  • 7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1024×600 resolution display
  • Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
  • 512MB DDR3 memory
  • 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot with up to 32GB support
  • Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 4.0
  • GPS
  • Micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
  • Internal speaker
  • Front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam
  • Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
  • Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
  • Weight: 320 g

7. Karbonn Smart Tab3 Blade Tablet

Touted as the slimmest tablet from the Karbonn stable, Smart Tab 3 Blade belies its budget price tag of Rs 4,990. The 7-inch tablet flaunts a capacitive 5 point multi touch screen and a 2-megapixel front camera along with Full HD video playback up to 1080p.

The device is powered by the delicious Android OS 4.0 ICS and a 1.2 GHz processor. In addition its also comes equipped with an amazing 3D-G-Sensor for excellent gaming experience. On the connectivity front, the device houses Wi-Fi and supports 3G via USB Dongle.

Karbonn Smart Tab 3 features an internal memory capacity of 1 GB with option to expand upto 32GB through a Micro SD card, giving you ample space for all your multimedia needs – be it songs, movies, pictures or more. There is also a HDMI port that enables users to plug in the tablet  to connect HDTV and enjoy movies.

The device houses a moderate battery back up at 2600 mAh – which provides 7 hours of surfing time, 8 hours of videopPlayback, and 25 hours of music playback – in short an uninterrupted fun time.

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Tablets Are Ready for the Classroom.

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Since the debut of the iPad, tablets have captured the imagination of consumers. In just one year, the iPad surpassed even the most optimistic of projections to define a brand new product category and become the best-selling gadget of all time, and Forrester analysts project that in 2011, tablet sales will more than double.

But are tablets ready for the classroom? Though tablets have caught on with consumers, the higher education market has been slower to adopt, and understandably so. From grades to degrees to job placement after graduation, the devices that are used in classrooms are tied to important outcomes.

As a result, colleges and universities must proceed carefully when considering whether to adopt a new technology on a large scale. However, reports from recent iPad pilot programs at schools across the country have been positive, and some colleges have even begun distributing tablets to all of their students. As we wrap up the first post-iPad school year, do we know enough to make the “fad, fail, magical” call? I think so.

By looking at all that tablets offer in the context of student behavior and some of the recent trends in education, it’s clear that tablets are ready for the classroom. Here’s a look at the top reasons why.

1. Tablets Are the Best Way to Show Textbooks

Tablets are cable of offering enhanced ebooks featuring images, video and audio. These elements are impossible to include in print or in a standard ebook. Read about music? No thanks, I’ll follow my auto-advancing sheet music as the audio plays. See a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr. as I read his “I Have a Dream” speech? I guess that’s fine, but with one tap of my finger, I’m watching it. The result is a more integrated learning experience, which is more engaging for students. This isn’t the future — this is today.

By allowing students to highlight text, take notes in the margin and access a dictionary directly within the book itself, tablets are matching (and in some cases, surpassing) everything that a traditional book — print or digital — can offer.

2. Classrooms Are Ready for Tablets

Though tablets are a recent phenomenon, many students in high school and college have been using Smartphone for years, and are already well-acquainted with touch-screen technology. Because they’ve become so accustomed to using these devices, students are increasingly expecting to use them in the classroom setting. When classrooms don’t implement what has now become “everyday” technology, we’re doing students a disservice.

Additionally, students — and consumers in general — are becoming more comfortable using tablets for advanced tasks. According to a new Nielsen survey, 35% of tablet owners said they used their desktop computers less often or not at all now, and 32% of laptop users said the same. Most tellingly, more than 75% of tablet owners said they used their tablet for tasks they once used their desktop or laptop for. While tablets can’t totally match laptops in terms of functionally (yet), they can get today’s students most of the way there.

3. Tablets Fit Students’ Lifestyles

The appeal of tablets to a college student is obvious: They’re thin, lightweight, and spring to life without delay, making them much easier to take to (and use in) class than a laptop or netbook. Longer battery life means that students don’t have to worry about carrying a charger with them. Forgot what the professor said at the end of class about the mid-term? Launch Tegrity, tap the lecture and replay it in just seconds. That’s faster than texting a half-dozen classmates and waiting for what might be an inaccurate response.

4. Tablets Have the Software to Be Competitive

Some of the most innovative software around is being developed specifically for tablets. In addition to the thousands of exciting educational apps available, tablets are fully compatible with online teaching and learning platforms, such as Blackboard, which are becoming the norm at colleges and universities. In fact, tablets’ current shortcoming — limited multitasking — could be their greatest asset in education, as it forces students to focus on one task at a time.

5. Tablets Integrate With Education IT Trends

Cloud-based solutions have become ever more popular with colleges and universities, which are looking to deliver synchronized experiences that are device agnostic. Tablets align well with this trend, given their portability and options for constant connectivity. With tablets and cloud-based systems, students can work anywhere on campus and make sure that their work is saved in a central location and accessible from all of their devices. They also don’t have to pay for computing power that they no longer need.

6. Tablets Are Becoming More Available

One of the primary reasons that tablets have been slow to penetrate the higher education market was their limited availability. Apple’s supply chain issues and the difficulty that some Android tablet manufacturers have faced in getting their products to market have made it difficult for schools to get serious about adopting. As these issues are resolved over the coming year, expect to see more and more tablets popping up on campuses.

Lower price points will make tablets even more appealing to colleges and universities. For close to a year, Apple went virtually unchallenged in the tablet market. Increased competition should drive down prices. The wave of tablets introduced at CES in January is just the tip of the iceberg. With dozens to hundreds of offerings, many based on Google’s open source Android OS, expect price points to fall quickly just as they have for laptops, smartphones and HDTV sets. Heck, Apple’s original iPad can be had for as little as $349 if you get the timing right and don’t mind a refurb.