The rain gods have been generous in most parts of India this year though there is also a different kind of rain that the Indians are having to contend with. Its raining tablets and its raining cats and dogs.
The latest to join the growing list of tablet manufacturers in India is Beetel which happens to be a subsidiary of Bharti Enterprises. However, everything is being kept under wraps as of now with the only few aspects of the upcoming tablet that has pilfered out are this: the tablet will be in the 7 inch category and will run Android 2.2 Froyo. The last bit is surely disappointing as its Android 3.2 Honeycomb that is fast getting associated with 7 inch tablets elsewhere in the world. Let’s just hope better sense prevails over those in charge of the project.
Bettel boffins though have said its the budget segment they are eying at and will make sure the tablet isn’t too hard on the wallet.
“It will have Android 2.2 Operating System. It will be sold at a very affordable price,” said Mr Rahul Mahajan, Head of Mobile Business of Beetel Teletech.
There is no word though as what the expected price tag the tablets would sport though Rahul Mahajan did say they are here for the long run with more tablets to be launched in future.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email