HCL Infosystems has launched a new 3G-enabled tablet named HCL ME Y2. It incorporates a 7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen with a 1024×600 display. The tablet offers 3G connectivity with an in-built SIM slot. It is priced at Rs. 14,999. The Y2 runs on Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It features a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera for video conferencing.

The ME Y2 tablet sports a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor complemented by 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. HCL includes a memory card slot that expands the memory to up to 32GB. On the connectivity front, the device packs in mini-USB and mini-HDMI ports. Also included are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios for seamless connectivity with accessories and wireless networks respectively. The battery is rated at a capacity of 4000mAH, which HCL claims will deliver extended runtimes even with high definition video playback.

The Android 4.0 tablet is priced at Rs 14,999

The HCL ME Y2 tablet Android 4.0 tablet is priced at Rs. 14,999

“This third generation tablet delivers enhanced experiences to our customers through advanced connectivity and innovative features. With the growth in tablet market and increasing adoption, on-the-go connectivity has become vital and the ME Y2 promises seamless connectivity with great user interface,” says Gautam Advani of HCL Infosystems Ltd.

The HCL ME Y2 tablet, touted as a third-generation tablet from HCL's repertoire, comes preloaded with applications tailor-made for the sensibilities of the Indian consumer. The Bollywood Hungama app comes with a special offer for HCL ME Y2 customers. Buyers of the tablet get three months' subscription free for downloading unlimited music, videos, and ringtones. In addition, customers get unlimited streaming of movies for a month from Reliance BIGFlix for a token amount of Re. 1. The bundled ThinkFree Office Mobile lets users create, view, edit, and share MS Office documents.

Other assorted, preinstalled applications include LinkedIn, Twitter, 3D Digital Weather Clock, Games, Sweet’N‘Spicy (a huge collection of Indian recipes), iBrowser (makes downloading and browsing on the tablet easy and smooth), ICS Browser (to view multiple open pages at once), and Saavn (Bollywood and Indian music app). Apart from the pre-loaded apps, the Y2 has exclusive access to the ME App store, which houses over 15,000 tablet applications for the Android platform.

The tablet sports a 1 Ghz Cortex A9 processor complemented by 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory.

1GHz Cortex A9 processor complemented by 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory