While the normal practice of every other company is to upgrade their product that is already in the market, for some strange reason unknown to us, Beetel, maker of the budget Magiq tablet PC, has decided to do just the opposite. So while the original Magiq tablet came with a 1 GHz processor that earned it some respect in the sub 10K price bracket, its successor, the Magiq II, boasts of 768 MHz processor that no doubt will lead to the tablet having a reduced performance characteristics. Everything else remains unchanged, which means there still is the not so impressive resistive touchscreen display that one has to live with.
However, there still is a slight reduction in price perhaps to make the downgrade in processor palatable among future buyers, though at Rs. 9,800 (down from the original RS. 9,900) the price reduction isn’t enough to really be worth it. Also, if you still crave the original Magiq, there is still a chance of picking it up at Flipkart or any other store that might have some stocks of the original Magiq.
In any case, while Beetel might have just robbed some magic off the original Magiq, there isn’t reason forthcoming from them to explain such a move. However, chances are that Beetel might be busy developing a higher end model with a better processor and price it in the range of the 14K to 15K price segment.
Keep watching as we keep track of developments here.