In order to expand its market presence, a couple of weeks back, Karbonn Mobiles announced the launch of two new tablets under its Smart Tab product lineup – Smart Tab 3 Blade and Smart Tab 9 Marvel – prices at Rs 5,990 and Rs 7,990 respectively.
However, recently both the power packed Android ICS tablets have received an official price cut on the online retailer site Infibeam, which has listed both the tablets at new discounted price tags of Rs 4,990 and Rs 7,111 respectively.
Announced in October 2012, Smart Tab 3 Blade has a 7 inch 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, 1.2GHz processor, 2MP front camera, 1GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G through dongle and 2,600 mAh Li-ion battery. Wi-Fi b/g/n and 3G through dongle.
As far as the specs of Smart Tab 9 Marvel are concerned, the Android 4.0 ICS tablet has a 9 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 1.2GHz processor, 1.3MP front camera,1GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, 4,000 mAh Li-ion battery, Wi-Fi b/g/n and 3G through dongle.
Does Micromax Needs to Worry?
Micromax with its Funbook tablet lineup has surpassed Samsung – the world's largest smartphone vendor when it comes to the Indian tablet arena. So far, Micromax has released Funbook, Funbook Pro, Funbook Talk, Funbook Aplha and Funbook Infinity.
Karbonn, which is aiming to become the market leader with its Smart Tab tablets is targeting at Micromax with its new product offerings as Karbonn has always launched products that pose direct competition with Micromax.
In the last two months, Micromax released Funbook Alpha and Funbook Talk priced at Rs 6,499 and Rs 7,499 respectively and Karbonn has also come up with Smart Tab 3 and Smart Tab 9 in order give a stiff competition.
Moreover, the specs and features packed in the Karbonn offerings are almost similar to that of Micromax. If Karbonn continued to offer such attractive discounts to the cosumers, making the already affordable devices even more cheaper, then Micromax would need to worry about its tablet dominance in the Indian tablet market.