Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Micromax fires up the cheap tablet market with ' Funbook'

The cheap tablet market is really getting fired up with companies jumping into this lucrative market with these amazingly cheap portable tablet devices. After the announcement of the Akash 2 tablet a lot of companies have come up with tablet devices like Zync's Z-990, WishTel's Ira, Beetel's Magiq and just announced yesterday, the HCL's ME Tab U1.

To give a brief look in the specifications, The Tablet runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich OS its powered by an ultra powerful 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Processor,features 512MB of RAM with 4GB of internal memory expandable up-to 32GB via microSD card. 
It has a 7 inch Capacitive touch screen with a native resolution of 800 x 400. 
Most importantly it features a Dual Mali 2D/3D Graphics processor, making it capable of playing 1080 HD playback with Adobe Flash support. It also has mini HDMI out. The form factor of the device is pretty slim too. The tablet supports 3G connectivity via USB dongle and comes bundled with a Tata Photon EVDO datacard with 1GB of data for 2 months.

Detailed Specifications

Micromax is marketing the device as an 'Edutainment' device. It features interactive study materials for students from class 1 to 12 with the entertainment features such as Apps, Games, Live TV, Movies, Songs and obviously its got Android 4.0 so you never run out of the amazing library of apps available.

The Micromax Funbook is available in 2 colours and is available here, it is promised to ship within 4 days. It is also expected to be available on leading electronic stores soon. For now the specifications look quite appealing for the price point. A look at the review of the product is needed though, as to determine if it really stands up to its promise.


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