Swipe Halo Speed Tab Launched at Rs 6990: 5 Desi Tablets Which Could Be Tough Competitors

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California-based Swipe Telecom has launched their latest Android Tablet called Halo Speed. Swipe had earlier launched four tablets under its Halo brand that includes Halo Tab X 74S, Halo Edge, Halo 3G and Halo Value. The Swipe Halo Speed is priced at Rs. 6,990. It would be available at retails stores and leading online portals across the country.

Talking about the specifications, the Swipe Halo Speed specifications showcase nothing new, just the same old specifications. The tablet sports a 7-inch with 5 point HD capacitive multitouch display that offers the resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

The tablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform similar to that of Swipe Halo Value that was launched back in March. It has a 2-megapixel rear fixed focus camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera similar to the Halo Value but this one comes with 1GB DDRII RAM.

It has voice calling support and 2G data connectivity. It comes with several pre-loaded apps and has Flash Support 11.1, Olive Office Premium and audio recording. Connectivity ranges form 2G with Voice calling, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 and micro USB. The device weighs 345 grams and has 3.5 mm audio jack. The Swipe Halo Speed is powered by a powerful 3000 mAh battery. The tablet has G-Sensor, Accelerometer and flash support 11.1 as well.

The tablet which has voice calling support through SIM is priced at Rs. 6,990 in India and it will be soon available on online retail stores.

There are many tablets with the similar price range and the specs as well. Thus considering the same it may be compared to Karbonn TAFONE A34, Celkon CT888, Micromax Funbook Talk, iBall Slide I6516 and BSNL Penta TPAD WS708C which are already there in the market. Although this one has the advantage of having SIM support and latest Android OS, Swipe Halo Speed may have an upper hand in the tablet market in India.

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Karbonn TA-FONE A34

Karbonn TA-FONE A34 is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with 7 inch capacitive display. The tablet supports voice calling with it's dual SIM capacity. It has single core ARM Cortex A9 processor clocked to 1GHz and backed by 512 RAM for smooth performance. Regarding connectivity, it has GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB interface. The tablet has 2MP main camera & a VGA front camera for video calling. Other features include music player, social networking & IM clients, 2GB user available storage, and 32GB expandable memory.

This tablet is priced at Rs. 6,999. Price-wise this tablet is similar to Halo Speed and talking about the specs and features it has a slightly low processor and a RAM. This has a dual SIM support which adds an advantage to this device and both lacks on 3G support. Thus specs-wise and price-wise Halo Speed has the upper hand.


Celkon CT888

The Celkon CT888 is a 3G calling tablet that runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS is priced at Rs. 7,999. The Celkon CT888 runs on dual-core processor clocked to 1.2GHz backed by 512MB RAM. The Celkon CT888 has voice calling features, for using the tablet as mobile. The Celkon CT888 has a 7 inch display that gives 024x600 pixels display. The tablet has an internal storage capacity of 4GB and can be expandable via micro SD card up to 32GB.

Celkon CT888 has 2MP rear camera and VGA front camera. The tablet is powered by 3500 mAh battery. Other than these features the Celkon CT888 also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio and micro USB and 3G. The 3G support adds an advantage to this tablet. This may beat the Karbonn TA-FONE A34 and possibly Swipe Halo Speed.

Micromax Funbook Talk

Another tablet Micromax Funbook Talk sports a 7 inch capacitive touch screen which runs on Android 4.0 platform. This device is powered by 1GHz ARM cortex A8 processor and is backed by 512 MB RAM. Priced at Rs. 7,199, this tablet houses 4GB inbuilt memory which can be expended up to 32GB via Micro-SD card.

The best and most sought feature of Micromax Funbook Talk is the calling feature with GPRS integration. It enables you to make phone calls from your tablet and to surf internet with 2G speed via the SIM card out of the box. It also supports USB dongles to surf internet on a 3G speed.

This device has the very similar configuration as the Halo Speed but the only difference is that Halo Speed has a higher version of Android in it. But taken the price one may opt for the Android 4.1 Halo Speed.


iBall Slide i6516

iBall Slide i6516 comes with a 7 inches (17.5 cms) along with IPS Full Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen. This tablet houses an HDMI port to connect to televisions and projector plus a direct USB ports. This tablet is powered by Cortex A8 1.2 GHz Processor which is backed by 1GB RAM. It has got 8GB internal storage capacity which can be expanded up to 32 via microSD. It has a 2.0MP camera on the back and a VGA front facing camera. The tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This tablet has a staggering 4000 mAh Lithium Ion one battery. iBall knows best about your favourite applications such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Zomato and CricketNext among others, so has preloaded them on this sleek beauty.

Priced at Rs. 6,499, this tablet supports 3G but lacks on voice calling. This may add another flaw in the tablet making it lesser in comparing with the others.


This tablet comes with inbuilt 2G supportive dual SIM slot with GPRS feature to keep you connected all the time. The 7.0 inch tablet with 800 x 400 pixels, multi-touch capacitive screen is priced at Rs. 6,899. The device features strong Cortex A9 1 GHz processor backed by 512MB DDR3 RAM. The Penta T-pad has Bluetooth, Dual camera, Mini-USB Port, HDMI Port and a TF Card Slot and WiFi. The tablet houses 2.0MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front facing camera. It runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 platform. The tablet has the internal storage capacity of 4GB which is expandable up to 32 GB.

This device has a very good chance of taking over the show. With higher Android version and dual SIM support. but even this one has a lower RAM compared to Halo Speed. Halo Speed may have the upper had if compared.

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