HCL has just pulled the wraps off their new tablet, the X1 which will retail for a low price of Rs.10,490. The tablet is packed to the hilt with features and on paper ticks every box when compared to the competition. Its biggest competition will be the Mercury mTab, the Reliance 3G Tab and the Beetel Magiq, all of which hover around the same price bracket. Just like the others, the X1 is designed for mobility in mind compared to home or office use of the much larger 10-inch tablets.
Cheap and compact
In order to make the X1 stand out from the competition, HCL will be bundling India-centric content on the tablet along with plenty of apps. It will also have a back-up service through HCL Touch. Users will also have the option to book discounted tickets on Cleartrip, while the Hungama app offers discounted music downloads. Wink eBook app will also offer discounts on books through their store. HCL will also bundle their own PC connect software called ME Connect, allowing users to transfer files to and from the tablet. For this price, you also get 3G (not carrier locked), 1080p video playback support, mini-HDMI, expandable memory and a 3500mAh battery.
Here are some of the highlights of the device:
- Google Android 2.3 running on 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
- 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution
- 3G,EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi ‘n’
- 2MP front camera
- Expandable memory up to 32GB
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
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