Budget tablet seekers in India have one more choice in the form of the iBall Slide. Best IT World (India) Pvt. Ltd, makers of the iBall range of products will soon have the tablet ready to battle it out with the other budget tablet that got to see the light of the day in the last few weeks. These include the Reliance 3G Tab, the Beetel Magiq and the Mercury mTab. The iBall Slide is the costliest of the lot with a sticker price of INR. 13,995.
The spec story goes like this: the iBall Slide is powered by a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor at it core while up front, its a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen that greets us. The tablet runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has an internal storage of 8 GB, which is expandable to 32 GB by way of SD cards. The iBall Slide gets its juice from a 4400 mAh lithium ion battery, which the company claims is good enough to allow for almost 6.5 hours of music and 5 hours of video playback. Then there also is a 2 megapixel camera in the front while the HDMI out port will allow users to enjoy HD quality video.
The iBall Slide though lacks integrated Wi-Fi or 3G support, both of which can be attached by way of an external dongle. Further, the tablet will come installed with apps that will allows users to accomplish a range of tasks such as visual search, voice actions, web browsing, e-mail, chat, social networking, gaming, and such. Not to mention, the tablet will also make up as an e-book reader while the pre-loaded “Documents to go” will allow users to work with their MS Office documents seamlessly.
However, iBall failed to mention a specific launch schedule for the iBall Slide though a launch during the upcoming festive season is what is expected.
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