As the trend of owning a voice calling tablet that comes with budget price tag is on the rise, the manufacturers seem to come up with several offerings. The main use of such devices is that they eradicate the need to old a smartphone and a tablet both as the latter can perform the voice calling functionality.
With the rising trend, a plethora of manufacturers who were so long involved in the making of accessories, tech products, smartphones and other electronic devices have stepped into the tablet market. One such manufacturer is Videocon, who is well known for its range of consumer electronic products.
Earlier this week, Videocon was in the tech news as a new voice calling tablet dubbed Videocon VT75C was spotted online at Infibeam. On Wednesday, the company made an official announcement of the 2G voice calling ablet priced at Rs 6,499. As the listing on Infibeam stated that the tablet will be shipped in two to three days, it was already speculated that Videocon will release the tablet soon.
As far as specifications are concerned, Videocon VT75C packs a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1GHz processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera for video calling, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 2G SIM card slot, 3G via external dongles, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI port and USB OTG.
Videocon VT75C is preloaded with several applications including Saavn, TOI, Facebook, Skype, Diamond Twister, ET News, Movie Studio and more.
Price & Availability
Priced at Rs 6,499, Videocon VT75C is currently available online on Infibeam at a lesser price tag of Rs 5,965.
Videocon VT75C vs Competition
By launching a low cost Android Jelly Bean tablet 2G voice calling facility, Videocon has entered a direct rivalry with the other similar offerings in the country. Several companies have already launched voice calling tablets in India in the similar price range and might be competing with the Videocon offering. Have a look at them below.
Datawind UbiSlate 7C+ Edge
Datawind, the maker of Aakash tablet has announced the launch of a 2G voice calling tablet called UbiSlate 7C+, which was spotted online at a price of Rs 5,999. The UbiSlate 7C+ comes with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, USB, VGA front camera, Android 4.0 ICS operating system and a 3,200 mAh battery.
With a rear camera for better performance and Jelly Bean operating system, Videocon VT75C could be a better offering at the budget price point.
Pantel Penta T-Pad WS708C
Pantel technologies launched a dual SIM tablet - Penta T-Pad WS708C with 3D support in March. Penta T-Pad WS708C packs a 7 inch mutli-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and 3D support, 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI port, mini USB port and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Priced at Rs 6,999, the Pantel offering comes with more features including 3D support, however, Videocon VT75C comes at a lesser price tag.
Go Tech FunTab 2G Talk
Go Tech launched a 2G voice calling tablet called FunTab 2G Talk in February 2013 at Rs 6,999. FunTab 2G Talk comes with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2GHz Boxchip A13 Cortex A8 processor, dual core Mali-400 2D/3D GPU, Android 4.0.3 ICS OS, 4GB flash memory, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, USB flash drive support and a 3,000 mAh battery.
With a faster processor, the Go Tech offering could be a better one, but the Videocon VT75C comes with Bluetooth and Android Jelly Bean user experience.
Micromax Funbook P362
In March, Micromax launched a 2G voice calling tablet Funbook P362 at Rs 8,000 approximately. Funbook P362 features 7 inch capactive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz Cortex A9 processor, Mali 400 GPU, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, 2G voice calling, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G via dongle, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera and a 3,000 mAh battery with over 3 hours of Wi-Fi usage.
With a lesser price tag, Videocon VT75C might be a better offering as compared to Micromax tablet, but the latter comes with a faster processor.
Zync Z99 2G
Zync, an India based manufacturer of budget tablets has launched Z99 2G, its first 2G tablet with voice calling feature at Rs 6,990. Zync Z99 2G packs a 7 inch TFT LCD 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz processor, Mali 400 3D GPU, Android 4.0 ICS operating system, dual 0.3MP front and rear camera, 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, in-built Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE, micro USB, 3G through dongle, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Priced at Rs 6,990, with a faster processor, Zync Z99 2G could be a stiff competitor to Videocon VT75C, but the latter comes Android Jelly Bean out of the box.