The craze behind Apple's new iPad offering hasn't even died down and three different companies- Zync, iBerry and Intex have launched their own Tablets in the Indian market; albeit targeting a very different price segment. The new Tablets run on the Android operating system (OS) and are priced below Rs 12,000. Let's have a look at the specifications of the Tablets.
Zync Z-990 For Rs 8,500
The Tablet has a 7 inch TFT (800x480 pixel resolution) capacitive touchscreen display and it runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS (the company claims it is the first Tablet in India to run on Android 4.0). It is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and has 1GB of RAM. The device comes with 4GB of internal memory which can be extended with an additional 32GB.
The Tablet has a 0.3 mega pixel front facing camera for video calls that can also record videos (there is no mention of a rear camera). On the connectivity front, the Tablet has Wi-Fi (with Wi-Fi Direct), 3G (via external dongle) and it comes with a USB 2.0 port, a HDMI port and a microUSB port. The Tablet is available in black colour and the company has provided a Li-on 3600mAh battery that should provide decent battery life.
The official price of the Tablet is Rs 8,990 but it is already available for Rs 8,500 (Rs 490 less) on e-commerce websites like Letsbuy.com and HomeShop18.com. The company is also providing an optional keyboard especially designed for the Tablet.
iBerry Auxus AX02 For Rs 9,900
The Tablet has a 7 inch LCD (800x480 pixel resolution) capacitive touchscreen display and it runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It is powered by a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of this Tablet is also 4GB which can be further expanded an additional 32GB with a microSD card.
The device has a 2MP rear camera that can also record videos and a 0.3MP front facing camera for video calls. On the connectivity front, the Tablet has Wi-Fi and 3G (via external dongle) and it also comes with a mini HDMI port. The Tablet offers 2D-3D rendering support and its browser comes with support for Indian languages. The company has provided a Li-on 4000mAh battery in the Tablet which the company claims will provide up to 25 hours of music, up to 5 hours of video and up to 6 hours of Web browsing.
The Tablet is available for a price of Rs 9,900.
Intex i-Tab For Rs 11,900
The Tablet has 8 inch capacitive touchscreen display and runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor and has 512MB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB, which can be further expanded by an additional 32GB.
The Tablet has a front facing VGA camera for video calling and on the connectivity front, it has Wi-Fi, 3G (with an Intex dongle provided free of cost) and it also comes with a USB 2.0 port. The Tablet weighs 475 grams and the company has provided a Li-on 5000mAh battery in the Tablet which should provide good battery life.
The price of the device is Rs 11,900, but to further attract customers, the company is also providing a host of free topups that include an Intex 3G data card, LAN adaptor, leather cover and a pair of Reebok sunglasses (weird) bundled with the device.
Although there is nothing much to compare in terms of specifications here (since they are all low end devices), we would still edge in favour of the Zync Tablet since it has the most powerful processor (at least on paper), more connectivity options and is also the cheapest among the three.
Also, probably feeling the pressure of the growing competition in the Indian Tablet market, Gurgaon-based Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions has further reduced the price of its Tablet aimed at women professionals. The Tablet was earlier priced at Rs 13,990 and is now available for just Rs 9,900 (almost a 30 per cent price slash).