Last week, iBall added a new smartphone - Andi 5T Cobalt 2 to its Andi line-up and now the Indian smartphone maker has released a new tablet in the country. Called Slide 3G 7271-HD70, it comes with dual-SIM, offers 3G network support in one of the SIM slots and also supports video calling. An affordable 7-inch tablet priced at Rs. 8,299 can be termed as the successor to company’s Slide 3G 7271 HD7, which was launched earlier this year. The tablet is also available for purchase on Infibeam at Rs. 7,799.
Specs wise, the device comes with a 7-inch (1024 x 600) pixels capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 4.2 JellyBean OS. It is powered by a dual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 processor integrated with 1 GB RAM, instead of 512 MB that was seen in its predecessor. Further, the tablet offers 8GB Built-in storage (approx. 2 GB of built in storage is used by OS and application files) with memory card slot expandable up to 32 GB. To power the device there is a 3000 mAh polymer battery on the back. Moreover, this tablet also supports phone calling with built-in earpiece receiver. On the camera front, there is a 2MP rear camera with a flash and VGA front camera for video calling. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b\g\n, Bluetooth, GPS and a micro USB port. It also has a 3.5 mm audi jack and a Wireless FM Radio with antenna that was not seen in its predecessor.
With the mid-range tablet market being captured by Samsung, it will be interesting to see if this tablet manages to create buzz for itself. I am still unable to understand as to why the companies prefer JellyBean OS while Google is stressing to go for KiKat. What are your views on this new tablet from iBall? Share your views with us in comments.