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

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 | Full list of Tablets in India – The story so far...

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 | Full list of Tablets in India – The story so far...

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 | Full list of Tablets in India – The story so far...

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 | Full list of Tablets in India – The story so far...

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 | Full list of Tablets in India – The story so far...

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.

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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 | Full list of Tablets in India – The story so far...

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.

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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]

Accord Pad Binatone Indian tablets infibeam Phi Motorola Xoom Olivepad Samsung Tab tablets in India top tablets Wespro Pad
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108 comments

  1. tablets wow, hope to buy one soon.

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

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

  4. I think we need comparison bet Tablet.

  5. bekar

  6. except galaxy and ipad all of them suck.

  7. Dhrubajyoti Chetia

    nice

  8. Vishwanath Vishwa

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

  9. Vishwanath Vishwa

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

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

  11. Chetan Jain Chajjed

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

  12. Chetan Jain Chajjed

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

  13. ipad is best……..

  14. ipad is best……..

  15. ipad is best……..

  16. ipad is best……..

  17. ipad is best……..

  18. ipad is best……..

  19. ipad is best……..

  20. SUPBERB

  21. 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

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

  23. Good compilation! Thanks :)

  24. 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.

  25. 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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