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Full list of Tablets in India – The story so far…

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India is warming up to tablets. The sales are at 8000 units per month, but that will only pick up when two things happen – hardware prices fall and so does the data plans. Hardware prices have a wide range right now. The cheapest can go for Rs. 8000 (check out on Ebay, you may get it even lower) and the most expensive one can run up to Rs. 40,000. The data plans, lets just say, one hasn’t settled yet – subscribers and providers alike.

So what does this nascent market look like? It is not the most vibrant of the markets like in America, Europe or China. It is picking up slowly. Indian consumers had a chance to buy from a choice of 10 tablets launched at various stages. Two new tablets which have received rave reviews across – iPad 2 and Motorola Xoom – are rumored to hit Indian shores. The new tablets not withstanding, India has seen some decent tablets. It all started with Olivepad and reached the crescendo with the launch of iPad. In between, there were quite a few tablets. Let’s take a look at them all.

Olivepad

Olivepad is the pioneer. It could probably be the first tablet to be launched in India. Priced at Rs. 25,000, Olivepad packs in a lot of hardware. OlivePad is ideally suited for mobile internet and browsing with 3.5G HSUPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It comes with a 3 megapixel in-built camera and a front camera. Olivepad comes with a 7-inch capacitive touch screen.

olivepad

Binatone HomeSurf

Dubbed as poor man’s iPad, Home Surf has 128 mb RAM, ARM11 667 MHz processor and 2GB internal storage and an 8-inch resistive screen. Built-in Stereo Speakers and microphone, Li-Ion Rechargeable battery which can support up to 4 Hrs video playback on full charge  and one miniUSB port. Cost : Rs. 8995. More

binatone-tablet

Infibeam Phi

Phi runs ARM9’s 600 MHz processor with 8GB storage and 256 MB RAM. Though, it has a 7-inch resistive touch screen. Phi has Wi-Fi but doesn’t have Bluetooth or microphones on-board. Infibeam Phi costs Rs. 14999.

infibeam-Phi

Accor @Pad

7-inch TFT Full touch display, Built-in Wi-Fi 2GB flash memory. Expandable to 32 GB through MicroSD card, battery backup : 4 to 5 hours, USB ports available – Can connect external mouse, keyboard or hard drive and Ethernet. @Pad comes with 128 MB RAM and is powered by 400 MHz VIA VM8505. Price : Rs. 9999. 

Accord-pad

Wespro ePad

At Rs. 7999, this is still the cheapest tablet launched in India. Wespro pad has 7-inch resistive touch screen, VIA WM8505 400MHz, 2GB NAND flash memory, WiFi, 128 MB RAM and Ethernet connectivity. But you can imagine at 400 MHz there is not much you can do with it !

Wespro-tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Launched at a price of Rs. 37,000, Galaxy Tab has settled at a price of Rs. 24,900. Though Olivepad was launched much earlier, Galaxy Tab was the one which created flutter. Probably the ad spend of Samsung and the ‘star power’ of Karan Johar helped Galaxy Tab reach that status. Galaxy Tab’s specs include :  7” TFT-LCD, front-facing and rear-facing cameras, 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi and in-built speakers. Read our Samsung Galaxy Tab Vs Olivepad comparison article.

Samsung galaxy tab

Notion Ink Adam

A 178 degree rotating swivel camera, a touchpad at the back, pixelQI screen to facilitate sunlight reading and a radio to go with it. All these are features of Notion Ink Adam. Though Notion Ink isn’t retailing at any stores, there is a strong family sentiment in selling the tablets. The tablets are sold to people who comment on Notion Ink blog. A nice way to get around the supply problem.

Notion Ink Adam

Apple iPad

Two weeks after iPad was launched, the price was dropped by 3K. The cheapest iPad is available for Rs. 24500. iPad has a 9.7 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixel and a lot of apps which Android tablets can only dream of. Everyone just love to have one of these. Enough has been said about this tablet.

iPad2 cover

Motorola Xoom, the first decent Android tablet and iPad 2 are rumored to be hitting Indian ports sometime soon. Until that happens, these are the noteworthy tablets India has seen and bought.

Needless to say, iPad still rules the roost.

[This post has been reproduced from The Gadget Fan]

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About Sriram Vadlamani

Sriram Vadlamani is the Editor and co-founder of The Gadget Fan and a columnist at Asian Correspondent. You can follow him on twitter @6sv

108 comments

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  2. nice one .

  3. Kumar Kulwinder

    koi mujhe bata skta hai k sasta aur takau tablet kon sa hai?

  4. Kundan Bhardwaj

    What do you personally think about Akash Tablet ? Is it worth buying ?

  5. 1 Company Also launch a new Tablet. Only Rs.2200 /- please visit http://www.tabonly.com/

  6. gand marwa loooo bhan ke lodo.

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  8. I just bought the all new Wpad from http://www.wickedleak.org and i must say its really a very good tablet and website to buy it from. I am really happy and recommend this to all who would love to buy a tablet at a economical rate which is as good as 4500 Rs.

  9. You like this tablet ? Please tell me .

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  11. a lil bit costly

  12. galaxy tab is useless…. its damn costly, cleaver people will go 4 bike akash tab is best if problem is their u wont feel bad in throwing also just 3000 rs (y) cool

  13. tabletpcworld.in

    Visit tabletpcworld.in for best deals. 10 inch (capacitive (multitouch), builtinSIM slot, Cortex 1.2Ghz, HDMI, USB,Android 2.3, Mem Card Slot upto 32GB) costs 13k only 7inch (capacitive (multitouch), Cortex 1.5Ghz, HDMI, USB, Android 2.3, external3g, Mem Card Slot upto 32GB) costs 7999 only..

  14. I like only apple iped.

  15. I have galaxy tab.

  16. 'Chaitanya Saphale

    wah… so cheap….

  17. wowwwwwww..but price is tooo costly.

  18. mast tab bhalo che…………………………..

  19. I am waiting for new comer.

  20. dear sir i want to purchase a tablet between 10k 2 15k with key pad and internet nd huge memory status.

  21. nice…

  22. jaffa entra edhi worst ga pettav cheap ante ardham thelusa.

  23. how is akash tablet?

  24. akash the tablet taaaaaa lao.

  25. Which Tab is good? Samsung or Reliance 3G?

  26. sir i want to buy a tablet having price near abut 10 to 15 thousand which company u preefer a good

  27. SAW GALAXY TAB FEW DAYS EARLIER, REALLY AMAZING! EVERY ONE SHOULD BE PASSIONATE AB8 IT..

  28. Chiranjit Mohanty

    its nice

  29. use this tablets byaro.

  30. very good

  31. I want Binatone HomeSurf tab. But I don't know from where I can get this.

  32. mujhe galaxy tab bechni hai 7inch wali 16000 tak me! Mobile puri condition me hai! Contact no :- 9835629950.

  33. tablet at rs 3000 android froyo http://www.aakashtablet.com.

  34. awsummm….

  35. India Gov lunch world law cost tablet.what will be the features.

  36. Apple iPad is better than galaxy tab.

  37. Mohd Maqsood Ahmad

    Tablet phone

  38. Seralathan Palaniappan

    Aandroid is not supporting indian languages, whereas apple does.

  39. ipad 2 is too good with lot of new features.

  40. great buy.

  41. what about zte?

  42. mast h yarrrrrrrrrr bt thoda paisa kam karo na aur kam paise wale tablets ka processer bdao yrrrrrrr.

  43. sdfgbs

  44. Nice tool to buy.

  45. Nice infoooo

  46. I'm thinking to buy a tablet, budget – 25k, can anyone suggest please, people who have used it can share their experience about speed, userfriendly, irritations points etc.

  47. I will do it bro.. IGS tab will be in the market in 2012 starting Rs, 5000.

  48. I will do it bro.. IGS tab will be in the market in 2012 starting Rs, 5000.

  49. I pad is best last month I was by in 25,000.

  50. the govt. of india is about to launch its own version of tab "sakshat" for just $35…just Rs.1500/-….waiting for that too….

  51. thoda sa paisa kam karao na galaxy tab ka.

  52. I m gadget fan but I have no money to buy all this….

  53. all tabs r ausum I liked them alll.

  54. Kuku Padayattil

    can anyone can recommend me a tab which will b helpfull for me to use sound cards or sound softwares..

  55. Vishnu S Tiwary

    tablets are good but it is little bit costly I guess.

  56. Vishnu S Tiwary

    Tablets are wonderful things but little bit costly I guess.

  57. Jegan Jeyaseelan

    WAR…. of Tablet PC in INDIA.. Which side r u?

    • na, dont buy any android tablet just yet… wait for next year… better ones (even the OS will be better suited for tablets) are on the way… with Google buying Motorola, it will get more interesting…

    • Jegan Jeyaseelan

      I dont have aplan to buy any tablets as of now…. I am always really getting confused with the tablet and a mini laptop… whats the pros and cons????

  58. great list of tablets but will these can beat iPod? I don't think so……..

  59. Zinglife amazing..

  60. The Tablets revolution has begun. As more and more companies offer tablets with added features, the tablets will replace the laptops soon.

  61. Check out 10.1 inch zinglife tablets http://facebook.com/zinglife.india.

  62. tablets wow, hope to buy one soon.

  63. Beetel MagiQ BMQ-01 android based tablet coming soon.

  64. try http://www.blackelemente.com its an amazing tab! love it

  65. I think we need comparison bet Tablet.

  66. bekar

  67. except galaxy and ipad all of them suck.

  68. Dhrubajyoti Chetia

    nice

  69. Vishwanath Vishwa

    the cool stuffs with cheap price in market that's good…………..

  70. Vishwanath Vishwa

    the cool stuffs in market that's good…………..

  71. Is there any ipad or tablet with GPS, GPRS facility along with wi-fi and camera?

  72. Chetan Jain Chajjed

    I really love this gadgets n I want to 1 fro this……

  73. Chetan Jain Chajjed

    I really love this gadgets n I want to 1 fro this……

  74. ipad is best……..

  75. ipad is best……..

  76. ipad is best……..

  77. ipad is best……..

  78. ipad is best……..

  79. ipad is best……..

  80. ipad is best……..

  81. SUPBERB

  82. Is there is any tablet availble with 3g conectivity and capable of makin calls, basicaly a large screen phone around 15k , nd plz tell me some retail points for binatone home surf pad in capital , thnkx

  83. HCL has also joined the bandwagon http://www.hclmetablet.com

  84. Good compilation! Thanks :)

  85. Nice compilation. But I am wondering why for such a big country as ours, the sales are in thousands instead of either hundreds of thousands or even millions? May be thats why we are not commanding the respect of NI Adam guy (I refer to your previous article) @ Arpan :) Well!! The proof of the pudding is in the eating :) Just kidding.

  86. Arpan Kar @ Business Fundas

    I somehow fail to grasp if these larger than life phones really as useful as they are portrayed to be?

    • 100 % agree with you @arpan one more cheapest tablet company will launched cheapest tablets. here follow the link http://www.dtplus.in/2012/03/ateb-android-tablet-in-5000-rupees.html

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