Whoa! A fresh week with a fresh new dual SIM tablet. Well, as the dual SIM devices are gaining increased fame in the country with over 43 million subscribers in the country using them, many tablet vendors are incorporating this technology in their devices.
The latest addition to trigger the market share and the competition in the dual SIM tablet segment comes from Pantel Technologies, with the launch of Penta T-Pad WS708C at Rs 6,999. Interestingly, apart from dual SIM support, the tablet also comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Display: Penta T-Pad WS708C comes with a 7 inch mutli-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and 3D support.
Processor: The tablet is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with Mali 400 3D GPU.
Operating System: Based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS, Penta T-Pad WS708C seems to be a good budget tablet.
Storage: Penta T-Pad WS708C comes with 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot.
Camera: Penta T-Pad WS708C has 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera.
Connectivity: Being a budget tablet, Penta T-Pad WS708C is packed with connectivity features including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI port and mini USB port.
Battery: Penta T-Pad WS708C is loaded with a 3,000 mAh battery of undisclosed backup.
According to the press release, Penta T-Pad WS708C comes preloaded with applications including Facebook, Youtube, Angry Birds and more.
Supporting 3D content, Penta T-Pad WS708C comes with free 3D goggles allowing the consumers to enjoy 3D experience. Also, the tablet comes with a smart cover and a free data cable.
By launching a low cost Android Jelly Bean tablet with dual SIM support, Pantel has entered a direct rivalry with the existing dual SIM tablets in India. However, it has to be noted, though there are a plethora of dual SIM tablets in the country, not all of them are based on Jelly Bean OS and moreover, they do not have low price tags. Hence, it can be said that Pantel might have a good time in the market for the time being.
Lets have a look at three dual SIM tablets that will have to worry with the launch of Penta T-Pad WS708C.
Swipe Legend Tab
Legend Tab sports a 7 inch TFT LCD 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, dual core 1.5GHz processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 2MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera for video calling purposes, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and a 3,600 mAh battery.
Priced at Rs 10,999, the Swipe tablet is definitely an expensive offering as compared to Penta T-Pad WS708C.
Byond Mi-book 7
Byond has also come up with Mi-Book Mi7 priced at Rs 10,999 sporting a 7 inch capacitive display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, Android 4.0 ICS OS, 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, 512MB RAM. Furthermore, the tablet will house 2 MP rear and VGA front camera, 8GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB with micro-SD card slot, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 3,200 mAh Li-ion battery.
Again with an expensive price tag, Byond may have to struggle with Pantel Penta T-Pad WS708C.
iBall iSlide 7334
iBall Slide 3G 7334 comes along with a 7-inch HD capacitive touchscreen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 2MP camera rear, VGA camera on the front, internal memory of 8GB, the capacity can be expandable up to 32 GB with a microSD card, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi capability, USB ports and a host port.
With a price tag of Rs 10,999, iBall iSlide 7334 could be also be in trouble due to launch of the Pantel tablet.
At the launch event Mr. Vijender Singh, MD, Pantel Technologies said, "It gives me immense pleasure to announce the latest, Penta T-Pad WS708C with DUAL SIM slot and latest OS. The tablet pc will further confirm our commitment to deliver an exceptional user experience at an affordable price range. The latest Penta T-Pad is laden with an assortment of exciting features which are fine tuned to our consumers' demands."