Kobian, a leading player in computer peripherals and tablets announced the iXA Tab, especially designed for the growing number of students and masses, in general. Tagged at a sub-4K price, iXA Tab will compete directly with Datawind’s UbiSlate 7C tablet, another soon to be released tablet in this price bracket. The iXA Tab allows web surfing, access to one's e-mail, viewing videos, music, games, e-books and much more. Bookings for the tablet start from May 23, 2012 for a price of 3,999. The Ultrathin iXA Tab comes loaded with Android 2.3, weighs 341gm, sports a resistive touchscreen and is powered by a 1GHz core processor. You also get 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage, which is expandable to 32GB through microSD.
The tablet also features Wi-Fi that allows users to access Internet, work on emails, video chat and much more at all Wi-Fi enabled spots. The built-in 0.3MP camera allows one to capture those moments and also video chat. It has good multimedia features as well, like mp3, wav, wma, aac etc. One can watch movies and videos from office, home or while traveling with avi, mp4, mov, 3GP and many more video formats the device supports. Optional accessories, like case with keyboard shall be available for users as well. While the tablet is fairly slim, the two things that would hurt it a bit is the OS and the fact that it has a resistive screen The UbiSlate 7C which is priced similarly packs in a capacitive screen, so that may be reason enough to go in for that, rather than Kobian’s tablet. Some people may fuss over the fact that this comes with Gingerbread and not ICS. However, as long as it’s implemented well enough, we don’t see it being a major problem.
The trouble with all these new cheap tablets is that companies are just trying to make them as cheap as possible without paying too much attention to the actual functionality. So while they make for good media players, they are pretty bad when it comes to everything else. Hopefully, things get better down the road and we finally get a tablet that’s capable of playing with the big boys.
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