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Kobian, a computer peripheral manufacturer in India, who sells tech products under the brand name Mercury has launched a dual SIM Android ICS tablet dubbed as mTab StreaQ with a price tag of Rs 11,500. Earlier, Kobian launched Mercury magiQ - a dual SIM phablet with Android 4.0 ICS.
At the launch event, Sushmita Das, Country Manager - India, Kobian Pte Ltd. was quoted stating, "The mTab streaQ Tablet is designed on the latest chipset and is packed with high resolution display, faster core processor and higher storage space. Mercury has always focused on higher specification and thus we did not compromise on processor, storage and design to make the product cheaper. We are confident that people appreciate quality and would want a higher satisfaction than what they pay. We guarantee that satisfaction! The product is an experience of style, smart working and total entertainment."
Display: mTab StreaQ packs a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution.
Processor & Storage: In this segment, the tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A9 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable storage.
OS: mTab StreaQ is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Camera: The tablet has a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Connectivity: In terms of data connectivity, mTab StreaQ is packed with features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual SIM support, HDMI port, inbuilt GPS and inbuilt FM.
Battery: As of now, there is no information on the battery spec of the Kobian tablet.
Price & Availability
Kobian has priced Mercury mTab StreaQ at Rs 11,499 in order to make it competitive in the already haunted low cost 7 inch Android tablet market in India.
Recently, voice calling tablets, which means tablets with SIM card support are gaining more and more popularity as they have the ability to replace the smartphones. With this in mind, several budget tech manufacturers are launching such devices in the price conscious Indian market. Some of them have gone a step further by launching dual SIM tablets.
Lately, Swipe Telecom launched a dual SIM Android tablet called Legend Tab at Rs 10,999. Talking about specs, the dual SIM tablet boasts 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, 3G, Wi-Fi and a 3,600 mAh battery.
With a relatively lower price tag, better processor and improved front camera performance, the Swipe offering could be a rival to Mercury mTab StreaQ. However, the latter has increased internal storage option.