Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablets have just started entering the market. All the major tablet and smartphone manufacturers have new devices being launched in the Indian market. Handset manufacturer, Micromax was expected to launch a tablet in the Indian market and it appears that it’s not too far from the final launch date now. The tablet, being called the P-300 has already made an appearance on Homeshop18’s site. The P-300 is being priced at Rs.7,999 - i.e. lower than most tablets being sold in the market. The standard features of the tablet are known, but there’s no mention of the processor on the site.
ICS tablet for under Rs. 10,000
The tablet has a 7-inch capacitive multitouch touchscreen, which is good to hear as some of the cheaper tablets in the past have included resistive touchscreens which haven’t offered the best possible experience. The resolution is unknown, but it’s safe to assume that it would be somewhere in the 854x480 range - similar to other tablets priced under the Rs.10,000 bracket. There’s 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and Homeshop18 mentions external storage as 32GB. All popular media formats ranging from the commonly used AVI video format to the FLAC lossless audio formats are supported. The integrated camera isn’t too great - it uses a 0.3MP sensor, which should be useful for video chatting.
Full HD 1080p video rendering is possible as well and support for a 3G dongle is present, so you can easily get Internet access on-the-go. Few details on the battery are present, but Micromax claims that the P-300 can handle four hours of browsing. The product isn’t ready to ship just yet, but interested parties can add their details to be notified when the product is available. Micromax is said to be offering a year’s worth of warranty. Clearly, ICS is the future as far as Android tablets are concerned. Honeycomb (Android 3.0) was the platform of choice for most of the high-end tablets, but with ICS, it looks like tablets across the price ranges will be able to handle it.
Published Date: Mar 15, 2012 07:11 pm | Updated Date: Mar 15, 2012 07:11 pm