Reliance Communications (Rcom) has launched it’s First Android Tablet ‘Reliance 3G Tab’, manufactured by ZTE a Chinese Manufacturer. It will have 512 MB RAM and will likely come with a 1 GHz processor,. It weighs 389 gms and is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab when it comes to dimensions. It will sport a 2 MP camera, and a lower resolution secondary camera for video calling. It comes with support for 3G, as well as GPS. It supports up to 32 GB microSD cards.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab costs Around 23K+ INR (current Indian Market Price) and with the same specifications you can get the Reliance 3G Tab for just 12,999 and it is running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread when Galaxy Tab is still on Android 2.2 Froyo. Now you can do the Math which one looks more suited for the Price.
The Reliance 3G Tab will be avialable in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata and will be available in Reliance World and Reliance Mobile stores across the 13 3G circles in the next few days.
There are Rumors that Airtel will also be launching an Android Tablet with similar Specs and Looks for even a Cheaper price of 8,900 INR called the Beetel Magiq
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Note: The Specifications of the Device look very good and attractive on paper but we are still to see how the device performs in the real world and can it really perform Tablet like functions or is it just a big Android Phone.
Google has released a Tablet version of Android called Honeycomb but it is incompatible with Screen Smaller than 8.9inches and Android 2.3 User interface is Designed for a Phone and that is the Same reason so called Android Tablet like Dell Streak and the Galaxy Tab completely lives up to it’s name and are still considered a Phone. So for the Reliance TAB to be categorized as a Tablet it need its user Interface to be optimized accordingly like the HTC Flyer. But then Again we may be asking too muchlooking at the Price they offering it for.