Wishtel, Mumbai based low cost tech manufacturer known for its Ira lineup of tablets has launched Ira Icon HD, a new Android ICS tablet priced at Rs 12,999 in India.
Recently, with the launch of iPad Mini, several budget tablet vendors have started launching 8 inch tablets that are priced competitively in order to offer a tough competition to the Apple tablet when it arrives in India.
Wishtel also seems to join the club as its new tablet packs an 8 inch capacitive touchscreen display and it has an in-built SIM card that supports voice calling features.
Lets take a look at the specs of the new Wishtel offering below.
Display: Ira Icon HD packs an 8 inch TFT LCD multi-touch capacitive display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.
Processor:The tablet has a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor under its hood.
OS: The device is flavored with Android 4.0 ICS operating system like the other budget tablets in the market.
Camera: Ira Icon HD comes with a 2MP rear camera and VGA front camera for video chatting.
Storage: When it comes to storage, the Wishtel offering has 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: Ira Icon HD comes packed with connectivity features such as in-built 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mini HDMI.
Battery: Ira Icon HD is powered by a 6,000 mAh battery with up to 6 hours backup.
Ira Icon HD comes with access to WishLibrary, which allows consumers to access over 5 lakh free and subscribed e-books from over 2000 renowned publishers and also enjoy subscribed Bollywood and entertainment content on Wish Studio. Further, the tablet is pre-loaded with productivity tools, social media apps, Office Suite and entertainment applications.
As informed in the company press release, Wishtel Ira Icon HD tablet will come bundled with wireless headphone, WLAN to USB cable and a card reader along with the package.
Price & Availability
Ira Icon HD is priced at Rs 12,999 and it can be purchased from the Wishtel eStore or from the leading online retailer sites.
When it comes to competition, the latest Wishtel tablet with 8 inch display and voice calling feature will be standing as a direct competitor to the recently launched Panel tablet dubbed as Penta T-Pad WS802C-2G.
This can be said as when analyzing the specs of the Pantel tablet they are quite similar to the Wishel new tablet. The Penta tablet features an 8 inch multi-touch capacitive screen, 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor, Mali 400 GPU, Android 4.0.3 ICS operating system, VGA front camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage. micro SD card slot, mini-USB and HDMI ports, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options and a 5,000 mAh battery of unknown backup.
Further, the 2G Pantel tablet also comes with a SIM card slot with bundled BSNL plans as a special launch consumer promotion. Under this offer, BSNL provides a SIM card with 4GB data free for 2 months.
With a price tag of Rs 8,299, Penta T-Pad WS802C-2G could be a better option for those consumers who are highly concerned on the price of the device, but if the concern is on the specifications, the Wishtel offering with a better rear camera, 3G connectivity and an improved battery backup should be a right choice.