Update: Tech Support from Mercury has confirmed that the Mercury mTab will have a Telechip 8803 – Cortex A8, up to 1.2GHz three core processor with CPU, GPU and VPU. The 7-inch display has been confirmed to be a multi-touch capacitive touch screen. It will feature Wi-Fi, but there will be no SIM card slot. An external 3G dongle can be connected to access the net. Depending on the distributors, the model would be available in either 4GB or 16GB capacities. The mTab will not be equipped with a rear camera, which could be one of the reasons for the low price. As confirmed by their Tech Support, it will be a three core processor and not a tri core processor. 

Computer peripheral manufacturers, Mercury have announced the launch of their new mTab tablet, which runs on Google’s Android 2.3 OS. After the launch of Beetel’s Magiq tablet, Lakshmi Access Communications’ Pepper tablet, and Reliance’s 3G tablet; it’s only fair to say that the tablet market is getting extremely competitive.

Mercury's mTab

Mercury's mTab

Mercury’s mTab is powered by a 1.2 GHz 3-Core processor and 512 MB of RAM along with an in-built storage of 4GB (supports up to 16GB optional memory) and a microSD card slot support up to 32GB. It has a 7-inch WVGA TFT LCD touch display with a 1.3 megapixel front camera and a G sensor. The device weighs 400gms and no battery information has been provided so far, but the company claims that it supports continuous video playback for upto four hours. The mTab will also be 3G-enabled, which means, that while it doesn’t have inbuilt 3G, an external 3G USB dongle can be used to access the services.  

The Mercury mTab is priced at Rs. 9,499. The specs seem impressive and at that price may just give the mTab an edge over its competitors. What do you think about the mTab? Let us know in the comments section below.

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