And to bestow further competition upon the market local players are venturing into this segment. The highlight of such local moves was the announcement of a new Tablet pc from the Bangalore based company not heard of much before, EAFT Technologies.
The new tablet pc which the company has given the name Magic Tile Marathon is a revolutionary product as far as the Indian technological arena is concerned. It is hailed as one of the lightest new Tablet pcs available in the market as it weighs in under 1 KG.
The sad part is that even though it is introduced with an Android operating system, it is the 2.2 Froyo version that powers it. The Android Honeycomb version is the best choice as far as Tablets are concerned and the manufacturer could have made arrangements for Magic Tile Marathon to be made available with the Honeycomb OS.
However that aside the device is by all means a great rival to the iPad from Apple. It features a large 10.1 inch full touch screen based display with multiple touch sensitive controls along with multi touch gesture recognition technologies.
Tile Marathon comes fully loaded with a 1GHz Dual Core ARM processor that delivers superb performance and multi tasking ability.
It comes with 512 MB of internal storage which is weak by a Tablet standard but has a 16 GB Micro SD external memory coupled to it which can be expanded further.
Magic Tile Marathon has the ability to offer full HD playback and with the large screen resolution is ideally suited for viewing high definition movies and games.
Tile Marathon is 3G ready and also sports built in GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules.
The Magic Tile Marathon specficiations are
1 GHz processor
Android Froyo OS
Full HD playback
Magic Tile Marathon is available in select outlets in Bangalore initially and is available for just under Rs 30000. The formidable price tag makes it a worthy attempt to challenge the iPad but it is up to the users to determine whether such a small company can pose a challenge to the industry leader.