Monday, August 22, 2011

Android’s $99 Tablet Enters Indian Market

According to reports, along with Bharti Enterprise’s Beetel Magiq and Reliance’s Tab 3G, a Bangalore-based company called Lakshmi Access Communication Systems (LACS), too, claimed that they were all set to launch another Android-based tablet in the Indian market and the best part of the announcement was that the device was priced as low as $99 (around 5,000 INR).
However, the LACS Company officials, while explaining the magical features about the device, accounted that the 7-inch tablet device, entitled as Magnum Pepper Tablet PC, runs Android 2.2 FroYo with a resistive touchscreen.
Moreover, besides all these features, the device, too offered 800 MHz processor; it includes 256 MB of RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB 2.0 port and a RJ45 LAN port for wired internet connectivity and the microSD card up to 32 GB, which had a front facing camera and 2GB of built-in storage, was the key feature of the device.
"The base price for the tablet is USD 99 but with taxes it goes up to Rs 6,250” and we will set up our 10,000 showrooms in 12 months across country”, Mahendra Kumar D Jain, from Lakshmi Access Communications Systems (LACS) said. “This will be mix of directly owned and franchised outlets. Our franchisee owner will not have to register for sales tax because we have central billing".