Reliance has announced launch next better version of its predecessor Reliance 3G tab. According to press release sent to us, the new 3G tablet will be priced at Rs. 14,500/-
In August last year, Reliance had launched 3G tab priced at Rs. 13000/-. It was moderately popular with users, given that Reliance Tab was the only sub 15k tablet that had inbuilt 3g.
Though, this new announcement has left me somewhat baffled. The newer version of Reliance 3G does not have anything mind-blowing nor has huge upgrades in hardware as compared to its predecessor and still more expensive.
Given the market conditions and plethora of new ultra-cheap tablets being launched, Reliance should have offered a sub 10k price on this one for it to be attractive to users.
Reliance 3g Tab specifications
Like I mentioned previously, the specifications are only slightly better than its predecessor. The new Reliance 3G Tab comes with a 7-inch capacitive touch screen with Android 2.3 OS (same as previous) and with a better processor speed of 1.4GHz.
It has a better screen resolution of 1024 x 600, loaded with 512 MB RAM (same as previous) , and a 5 point touch experience. The new Reliance Tab weighs 402 grams and comes with a 3.0 MP rear camera and a front camera (the only significant upgrade) which enables Video calling.
The tab also has support for Mobile TV, Voice Calling, GPS and Video recording.
Reliance 3g Tab Special Offers
Being locked to Reliance Network, Reliance 3G tab comes bundled with special offers. Reliance claims to offer free benefits worth Rs 6250 to its 3G customers. Reliance 3G tab users can enjoy Free 3GB of 3G data for 3 months, 3 months Free video calling for Local and STD to Reliance 3G, Free voice rental for 12 months (Postpaid) along with Free Global calling worth Rs. 250, 1 year free subscription on McAfee Mobile Security, 2 months free subscription of BigFlix, a Free 4GB micro SD card all together valued at Rs. 6,250/ –.
Our Take on new Reliance 3G Tab
In recent times there have been slew of cheap tablets in India including Google, who launched much powerful tab recently (probably 4 times more powerful) at much lower rate. The price point at which Reliance 3G tab comes makes it relatively expensive. Also, it has OS (Android 2.3) which is already sort of outdated.
For a tablet which has average specs and expensive price (relatively), I doubt if Reliance 3G Tabs will fly off the shelf.
What’s your take?