HCL is not new to the tablet market as it has come out with a couple of 7 inch tablets in the past. Now, the company is prepping another tablet with the Android ICS operating system. The new HCL tablet dubbed Y2 will have a slot for a SIM card to access the 3G network and the Wi-Fi connectivity feature as well.
HCL will be launching Y2, the Android ICS powered 7 inch tablet with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity features in August for the Indian users, said the executive vice president of HCL Info Systems, Guatam Advani. He added that the price in India of the tablet will be announced only during the launch and it will not be less than Rs 15,000.
Coming to the specifications front, the HCL Y2 will have a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512 MB RAM and a 7 inch display. The tablet has access to the HCL Me App Store for users to download applications.
HCL launched the X1 ME tablet in October 2011 for a price of Rs 10,490. The tablet was based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor and has a 7 inch screen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The Android tablet sports a 2 MP camera and has 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory that can be expanded to 32 GB.
A couple of months back, the brand came out with another tablet called U1. This is also an Android ICS tablet as the Y2. Even this has similar specifications such as a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512 MB RAM and 3G connectivity (through dongle). However, both the previously launched tablet lacked the access to the Google Play Store. Still, they were having the access to the HCL Me App Store.