2012: A year for Cheaper Tablet computers?

It looks like “Aakash” a made in India tablet which made huge news in media and gained the huge popularity last year for its low cost ($23 for students and $30 for others) is now experiencing rivalry due to other few entries of low cost tablet computers being launched in Indian market.

Aakash's newer version called “Ubislate 7+” priced at Rs. 2,999 which runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread O.S., has Cortex-A8, 700 MHz processor, 256MB RAM, and battery 3200 mAh, GPRS and Wi-Fi connectivity and bunch of other features will now face major challenge from its top rival BSNL’s Penta Tpad IS 701r which is priced at Rs. 3,250. BSNL’s Tpad runs on same Android 2.3 O.S., has  1 GHz (ARM11IMAP210) processor , 256 MB RAM, HDMI port to connect to a Television set, battery 3000 mAh, Wi-Fi connectivity and also has a VGA front facing camera for video calling.

Not yet finished another tablet is announced to be coming soon in the market ,”ATAb” a 7 inch tablet priced at Rs. 5000 which is manufactured by Delhi-based Go-Tech, is said to be launch by the second week of March. Said to be running on Android O.S., 1.1 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity with an external 3G USB Dongle.

Well it's just the beginning and much more is yet to be witnessed in the coming days. No matter whichever tablet wins this tablet war, students and other consumers will definitely get more option to choose from. Hope, this will also help to bring down the price ranges of other high end tablets available in the market.

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