While the tablet was already available in the market well before the “launch”, Airtel’s sister brand Beetel who was until now, famous for its landline telephones has officially announced the launch of their first Android powered tablet in India. The tablet, known as the “Magiq” packs in a 7 inch display with a resolution of 800*480 pixels – the same as most of the Android powered smartphones out there. The resolution makes sense because the tablet as of now runs Android 2.2 Froyo.
The device is powered by a 1 GHz processor with a quote sufficient 512 MB of RAM. It gets 8GB on onboard memory which, can be expanded to 32GB using memory cards. With a 2200 mAH battery, the Magiq promises decent battery life. Note that this tablet has a SIM card slot and that it is 3G capable. Of course, at home you can always switch to Wi-Fi – thanks to the onboard Wi-Fi chip.
Like most other tablets of today, this one too gets a camera. The main rear camera can take images at 2 megapixels while the front camera manages to home in with VGA resolution pictures. It is unclear as of now whether it is capable of capturing videos.
The Magiq has been launched at the price of Rs.9999 although there have been reports of it selling at a much lesser price of Rs. 8900. Airtel has said that it intends to target Tier 2 and tier 3 cities with this tablet where people would prefer spending much lesser on a tablet – unlike their counterparts in bigger cities.
Anyway, a full-fledged tablet for under 10,000 looks sweet. What say?
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